SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Connecting

Connections and recommendations are essential when you’re switching fields.

Network Your Way To Career Change

Connections and recommendations are essential when you’re switching fields.

by Kerry Hannon, AARP

You can’t change your life alone. Here’s how to connect in a way that enriches your life (and theirs!).

Connect: How the Right People Can Move You Forward

You can’t change your life alone. Here’s how to connect in a way that enriches your life (and theirs!).

by Rich Feller

The Best Kinds of Friends

by Bruce Jay Friedman, AARP

Isolation can be as bad for your health as smoking. Here are 7 things you should know.

Are You Alone Too Much?

Isolation can be as bad for your health as smoking. Here are 7 things you should know.

by Becky Squires

Distractions are everywhere, but but take this marriage advice on mindfulness and deepen your relationship with your mate.

The Mindful Marriage: Try It, You’ll Like It

Distractions are everywhere, but but take this marriage advice on mindfulness and deepen your relationship with your mate.

by Janice Holly Booth

 How a high school reunion can make you a happier adult

Let’s Party Like It’s 1976!

How a high school reunion can make you a happier adult

by Mary-Ellen Banashek

Making this one little tweak to your communication style will improve all your relationships.

How To Talk So Others Will Really Hear You

Making this one little tweak to your communication style will improve all your relationships.

by Janice Holly Booth

Make this one commitment to be more adventurous and reap multiple rewards, now and forever.

The Last Resolution You’ll Ever Have To Make

Make this one commitment to be more adventurous and reap multiple rewards, now and forever.

by Janice Holly Booth

Seek to know your neighbors, even—and especially—if they scare you.

Pushing Past the Differences That Divide Us

Seek to know your neighbors, even—and especially—if they scare you.

by Janice Holly Booth

Reuniting with people from your past isn’t just a lovely memory stroll; it has surprising health benefits too.

3 Reasons To Look Up an Old Friend Today

Reuniting with people from your past isn’t just a lovely memory stroll; it has surprising health benefits too.

by Janice Holly Booth

Creating a new circle of friends is easier than you think. Click through our slide show to explore 10 fun ways that bring people together.  —Adapted from ”Pocket Neighborhoods” by Ross Chapin

Slideshow: Come Together, Right Now

Creating a new circle of friends is easier than you think. Click through our slide show to explore 10 fun ways that bring people together. —Adapted from ”Pocket Neighborhoods” by Ross Chapin

by Jay Walljasper , *Writer *Speaker *Storyteller

Seeing the world through the eyes of a friend provides the fastest path to deeper and more rewarding relationships.

Grow Your Empathy To Put Your Marriage Back on Track

Seeing the world through the eyes of a friend provides the fastest path to deeper and more rewarding relationships.

by Janice Holly Booth

Happiness—and health—depend on strong social bonds. Is it time for some connection corrections in your life? Click here to learn your C2 Quotient to find out whether you are getting your recommended daily requirement of vitamin C2—Community Connection.

Do You Have Lasting Connections?

Happiness—and health—depend on strong social bonds. Is it time for some connection corrections in your life? Click here to learn your C2 Quotient to find out whether you are getting your recommended daily requirement of vitamin C2—Community Connection.

Village life comes in many shapes. Whether you live alone or with others, you can form a family of friends and neighbors who will be there when you need them.

It’s a Small World After All

Village life comes in many shapes. Whether you live alone or with others, you can form a family of friends and neighbors who will be there when you need them.

by Jay Walljasper

People of all ages rediscover that living in a friendly community boosts
health and happiness.

How to Create Your Own Hamlet

People of all ages rediscover that living in a friendly community boosts health and happiness.

by Jay Walljasper

 It’s a proven fact that helping others makes you happy too.

The Road To Happiness Begins With Giving

It’s a proven fact that helping others makes you happy too.

by Janice Holly Booth

There’s somebody out there for everybody. But here’s the catch: Your perfect match probably isn’t perfect.

Do You Have a Soulmate?

There’s somebody out there for everybody. But here’s the catch: Your perfect match probably isn’t perfect.

by Donna Childress

A noted scientist talks about why finding purpose in life is the best defense against aging

Purpose: Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life

A noted scientist talks about why finding purpose in life is the best defense against aging

by Janice Holly Booth

Asking the right questions can improve everything from how fast you succeed to how well you get along with others.

Why You Should Stop Trying To Have All the Answers

Asking the right questions can improve everything from how fast you succeed to how well you get along with others.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Try these 60-second pleasure points to strengthen your relationship.

Add Sauce To Your Marriage in Less Than 6 Minutes a Day

Try these 60-second pleasure points to strengthen your relationship.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Going vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free? Don’t let it mar your marriage.

Keeping the Peace With Your Partner When Your Diets Diverge

Going vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free? Don’t let it mar your marriage.

by Janice Holly Booth

 New programmable pals and pets can help ease loneliness and keep us all better connected.

What To Do When Your Parents Are Lonely

New programmable pals and pets can help ease loneliness and keep us all better connected.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Enlist the power of others to make your idea stand out

Building a Contact List Into a Community

Enlist the power of others to make your idea stand out

by Janice Holly Booth

You’ve found the home of your dreams; now fill it with beloved new friends.

Making Friends in a New Place

You’ve found the home of your dreams; now fill it with beloved new friends.

by Christina Ianzito,

I’m grateful for the people—family, friends, kids and mates—who make me happy, day out and day in.  From <em> Purple Clover</em>

The Loves of My Life

I’m grateful for the people—family, friends, kids and mates—who make me happy, day out and day in. From Purple Clover

by Nina Giovannitti

 The husband’s attitude is crucial to couple’s long-term happiness, reveals new research

The Surprising Manopause-Marriage Connection

The husband’s attitude is crucial to couple’s long-term happiness, reveals new research

by Janice Holly Booth

A little imagination can make a second date the kind of experience that leads to a new relationship.

Second Date—Much More Telling Than the First

A little imagination can make a second date the kind of experience that leads to a new relationship.

by Janice Holly Booth

What’s always kept you safe may actually be harming your relationships

How Broad Are Your Boundaries?

What’s always kept you safe may actually be harming your relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

It’s easy to see why we’re seduced by guys who know how to fix anything. It’s easy to see why we’re seduced by guys who know how to fix anything. From <em> Purple Clover </em>

Toolbelts Are My Weakness

It’s easy to see why we’re seduced by guys who know how to fix anything. It’s easy to see why we’re seduced by guys who know how to fix anything. From Purple Clover

by Barbara Graham

With these 5 tips on how to say No, you can start living a more fulfilling life today

Are You Always Last on Your Own List?

With these 5 tips on how to say No, you can start living a more fulfilling life today

by Janice Holly Booth

Chatting on the subway boosts your happiness, research reveals

The Conversation That Can Make Your Day

Chatting on the subway boosts your happiness, research reveals

by Janice Holly Booth

Got a problem neighbor? Time to create a community

Don’t Live in a Strangerhood

Got a problem neighbor? Time to create a community

by Janice Holly Booth

There’s a simple—and curable—cause for couples’ breakdowns in relationship communication.

Help! My Partner Won’t Tell Me Anything!

There’s a simple—and curable—cause for couples’ breakdowns in relationship communication.

Redefining Love

by Melissa Balmain for Live Happy magazine

By now, you’ve figured out how good helping others can feel. New research shows how to intensify that glow

Get More From Giving

By now, you’ve figured out how good helping others can feel. New research shows how to intensify that glow

by Sarah Mahoney

The case for rethinking the relationships you avoid—because opposites should attract

Get the Right People Into Your Life

The case for rethinking the relationships you avoid—because opposites should attract

by Janice Holly Booth

Doing good and helping others is where it’s at

This Valentine’s Day, Spread the Love

Doing good and helping others is where it’s at

by Janice Holly Booth

What’s the secret to long-lasting romance? Is it about being truly “in love”? Or more about lust? Do we chalk it up to chemistry? And, if so, then why hasn’t science—or somebody’s fairy godmother—mixed up a quick-fix potion we can enjoy at cocktail hour? Because we all know storybook romance when we see it. A typically dashing George Clooney left this year’s Golden Globe audience slightly weak at the knees when he paid special tribute to his new wife, Amal, during his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award. “Amal,” he said, “whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”

For Love … and Alchemy

What’s the secret to long-lasting romance? Is it about being truly “in love”? Or more about lust? Do we chalk it up to chemistry? And, if so, then why hasn’t science—or somebody’s fairy godmother—mixed up a quick-fix potion we can enjoy at cocktail hour? Because we all know storybook romance when we see it. A typically dashing George Clooney left this year’s Golden Globe audience slightly weak at the knees when he paid special tribute to his new wife, Amal, during his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award. “Amal,” he said, “whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”

by Janice Holly Booth and Kristina Johnson

 Dinner with Afghan royalty taught me the great privilege of being a commoner in America

My Blind Date With a Prince—a Real Prince

Dinner with Afghan royalty taught me the great privilege of being a commoner in America

by Janice Holly Booth

The right trip can reboot your relationship

Travels for Two

The right trip can reboot your relationship

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

 Putting your eye behind the lens limits your recall of a scene or event

Want Better Memories? Stop Taking Pictures

Putting your eye behind the lens limits your recall of a scene or event

by Sarah Mahoney

Yes, there’s someone out there for you and no, it doesn’t have to be scarier than the first time around. Here is advice on how to date again.

Field Guide To Dating After Divorce

Yes, there’s someone out there for you and no, it doesn’t have to be scarier than the first time around. Here is advice on how to date again.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Hot or not, looks aren’t the only quality speed daters are assessing, new research shows

4 Fast Rules for Speed Dating

Hot or not, looks aren’t the only quality speed daters are assessing, new research shows

by Janice Holly Booth

 Resolved! 2015 is the year you put intimacy first

Write a New Script for Sex

Resolved! 2015 is the year you put intimacy first

by Janice Holly Booth

 Cary Elwes, star of one of the most romantic movies ever, talks about forging friendships that last

What I Learned About Relationships From The Princess Bride

Cary Elwes, star of one of the most romantic movies ever, talks about forging friendships that last

by Janice Holly Booth

Research confirms the paintball principle: when discomfort is shared, bonding blooms

I Feel Your Pain—and That’s Good

Research confirms the paintball principle: when discomfort is shared, bonding blooms

by Janice Holly Booth

Alone time can help your dreams take wing, but spending too much time alone can be bad for you.

Why Too Much Solitude Can Be Bad For You

Alone time can help your dreams take wing, but spending too much time alone can be bad for you.

by Janice Holly Booth

When men do housework, their partners see them as sexy. Discover the surprising sex benefits of sharing housework.

Men, Grab a Mop. It Could Be an Aphrodisiac

When men do housework, their partners see them as sexy. Discover the surprising sex benefits of sharing housework.

by Janice Holly Booth

Do men like bad girls? Surprise. Surprise. A new study shows that nice women finish first.

Do Men Really Prefer Bad Girls?

Do men like bad girls? Surprise. Surprise. A new study shows that nice women finish first.

by Janice Holly Booth

It may serve no reproductive purpose, but there are some excellent reasons to smooch. The following kissing benefits will surprise you.

Good News About Kissing

It may serve no reproductive purpose, but there are some excellent reasons to smooch. The following kissing benefits will surprise you.

by Janice Holly Booth

Rats do it. So do dogs, humpback whales and, especially, humans. Now scientists are striving to learn just how play impacts your body and mind.  Plus: how to bring more fun into your life!

This Is Your Brain On Play

Rats do it. So do dogs, humpback whales and, especially, humans. Now scientists are striving to learn just how play impacts your body and mind. Plus: how to bring more fun into your life!

by Dana White

Recognize the office affair danger signs and readjust that relationship…now!

When You’re Closer to Your Coworker Than Your Spouse

Recognize the office affair danger signs and readjust that relationship…now!

by Janice Holly Booth

Relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz offers a simple solution to this classic couple’s concern

Are You Even Listening to Me?

Relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz offers a simple solution to this classic couple’s concern

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Coming up with new ideas for together time can be hard. Why not let others do the thinking for you!

Can Groupon daily deals improve your relationship?

Coming up with new ideas for together time can be hard. Why not let others do the thinking for you!

by Janice Holly Booth

Want to keep memories alive forever? All you need is proper equipment, the right documentary approach and a few smart, sensitive questions. Action!

Capturing Family Stories, Part 2: How To Interview a Loved One

Want to keep memories alive forever? All you need is proper equipment, the right documentary approach and a few smart, sensitive questions. Action!

by James A. Martin

“Our deepest friendships are created through shared experiences over time. We have history with our friends, and that is what you’re missing.”

“I moved to my dream town. Why am I miserable?”

“Our deepest friendships are created through shared experiences over time. We have history with our friends, and that is what you’re missing.”

by Pamela Mitchell

“We need to let go of this myth that everybody is having more sex, and more perfect sex, than we are.” Midlife sex tips from Iris Krasnow

Does Sex Change at Midlife?

“We need to let go of this myth that everybody is having more sex, and more perfect sex, than we are.” Midlife sex tips from Iris Krasnow

by Kara Baskin

The hottest sport for boomers is also one of the oldest: road biking. Discover the joy and excitement of seeing the world from behind a pair of dropped handlebars.

Breaking Away: Wheel Life Adventures

The hottest sport for boomers is also one of the oldest: road biking. Discover the joy and excitement of seeing the world from behind a pair of dropped handlebars.

by Kent Black