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Like designer shoes, fathers don't come in one-size-fits-all—and shopping for men (especially those who raised you) is sometimes as impossible as finding a Jimmy Choo sample sale. But it is still possible to give the man in your life a necktie that's tailored to his personality. Whether he's preppy or football-crazy, there's a tie for every guy in your life.
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There are few things more infuriating than trying to talk to someone who has to “one-up” everyone she talks to – someone who views each piece of small talk as a chance for supreme conversational dominance.
Girl crushes – we have all had one. She may have flawless hair or a kick-butt wardrobe. She could be a celebrity, coworker, or random woman on the street. Just like a boy crush, a girl crush can make you sweat or crack stupid jokes. Don't worry, it's not just you.
Want to spice up the present-opening portion of the next wedding shower you attend? Buy the bride-to-be one of the best bridal shower gifts (outside of her registry of course).
When we’re just getting to know someone—a friend, a business associate, a romantic partner—being inquisitive about the other person’s background and interests is a healthy and inevitable part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to fire off just any question that pops into your mind, no matter how burning your desire to know the answer is. In the case of these seven topics, your curiosity will get you nowhere fast.
When ‘splitting the bill' isn't an even split, group dining can feel like competitive eating.
I used to ask my mom why there was a Mother's Day and a Father's Day but no Kid's Day. She said there are 365 Kid's Days. Poor Mom. One day a year we celebrate all she does for us, and we do that with a World's Best Mom mug and breakfast in bed on dishes and sheets she'll end up washing herself. Every mom is different, and surely she will cherish that macaroni necklace, but doesn't she deserve more? If you're contemplating any of the following 12 gifts, it might be time to re-evaluate.
Making friends used to be so easy. It happened after you swapped your PB&J sandwich for her tuna fish, or maybe when you shared a bunk at summer camp. In college, you might have commiserated about your crazy roommates or met when you rushed your sorority. Learning how to make friends after college can be more difficult than getting your diploma.
How well you fare with your boyfriend's mother will, at least to some degree, influence your relationship with him. Unrest between the mother and the “new woman” is an age-old dilemma and one that could potentially disrupt happiness in your love life. Use these tips for meeting the parents and starting off the relationship as one big happy familyl.
There is no greater love than that of a best friend. And if she also happens to be the hippest grandma on Snapchat, well then... you've hit the jackpot.
When it comes to friendship--best friendship--it's easy to focus on the fun stuff and forget about the hard stuff. Shopping, talking, getting drunk on white wine, and watching Real Housewives, that's easy. But not everything about being friends is always an exciting whirlwind of Bethenny and Bordeaux. There's also, you know, the being there for each other through thick and thin-type stuff. So make sure to make these pacts with your BFF. Although, if she (or he) is really your BFF, it all probably goes without saying anyway.
We all know someone who just talks too much. We would all love to be polite, but sometimes major conversationalists can cut into our busy days. Here are some goods ways to stop someone chatty, without being catty.
Times are changing, and the pay gap between the wealthy and everyone else keeps getting broader. Now, your best friend from high school is a lawyer and you're a teacher-- so what do you do when she wants to go on a reunion cruise and you can barely afford camping?
Over the last few decades, touchy-feely self-help books have painted a picture of male-female relationships as something between an ongoing battle and a complete exercise in futility. They lecture that gender differences ensure that men and women have different styles of communication, thinking, and behavior. They're not just different sexes, they're from entirely different planets, and never the twain shall meet.
We are at work as much as we are at home; in some circumstances we are at work more than home. With these long hours at the office, you're bound to bond with co-workers.
A run-in with a drama queen can happen at any stage in life – in high school, at work, on the subway – sometimes it seems inevitable. Whether you are stuck in the middle, trying to avoid it, or a little melodramatic yourself, learn more about what causes drama and how to deal.
We've all had that friend--the partner in crime, the hoe before all bros, the BFF--and, sadly, many of us have watched that infallible bond waver, fray, or even break. But what do you do when your oldest and dearest friendship seems to be doing more harm than good lately? Here's everything you need to know.
Things change when your best friend starts dating someone new, but it isn't all bad; third-wheeling definitely comes with some perks.
It may be well-intentioned to believe you’ve really found a match for your single friend and want to set her up. However, take a minute to ask yourself these questions before telling him or her that you’ve found “the one.” After all, the role of matchmaker is not one to be taken lightly.
Whether you've been together for years or two months, the stress of the holiday season can take a toll on your relationship. 'Tis the season to be jolly, not fighting in your boss's coat closet, so here are 11 seasonal relationship pitfalls and how to avoid them.