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13 Signs You Could Have Secondhand Stress

Conditions Marissa LaliberteSep 30 Stress is contagious, but don’t let other people’s anxiety drag you down. What is secondhand stress? iStock/monkeybusinessimages If you’ve ever gotten caught up in another person’s catastrophizing, you’ve experienced secondhand stress. Just as you yawn right after someone else does, your body is programmed to mirror the actions and emotions of […]

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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? We Asked 3 Relationship Experts

Maybe the infidelity was committed by a serious partner you trusted. Or your significant other confessed that they were previously unfaithful in an earlier romance, or that their marriage had ended because of their affair. Amid the shock and pain, that age-old cliche was probably running through your mind: “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” Is it accurate—can […]

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11 Small Talk Tips That Will Make You Less Awkward

Relationships Juliana LaBiancaAug 09 Forget those awkward introductions: These tips will help you instantly connect with anyone. Start with a handshake iStock/opolja A proper handshake conveys trust, respect, and equality. Make eye contact, smile, and shake from the elbow (shaking from the wrist comes across as limp). Touching hands signals our brains to release oxytocin, […]