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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Jun 11, 2019. 6 comments

Be a Better Conversationalist by 'Supporting' Instead of 'Shifting'

Be a Better Conversationalist by 'Supporting' Instead of 'Shifting'

The last time a friend told you how busy they’ve been, did you respond with “Omg, SAME”? If you did, you might be what one sociologist calls a “conversational narcissist ,” and it could be damaging your relationships.

Human often sympathize with others by drawing on their own experiences. Got stuck in a traffic jam this morning? Let me tell you about the EPIC traffic jam I experience a couple...

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David Murphy David Murphy May 10, 2019. 12 comments

I Can't Get Gmail to Load and It's Driving Me Crazy

I Can't Get Gmail to Load and It's Driving Me Crazy

When the boss says “I have a problem,” my ears perk up. Lifehacker is fine; we haven’t been blown up by PAM . However, Melissa can’t get her Gmail to load no matter what she tries—an issue that’s been plaguing her for months. It’s a peculiarity that makes me go “hmmmm,” since I never have issues loading Gmail.

Melissa didn’t write me an email about this, but to keep the reader-questions...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert May 01, 2019. 15 comments

How to Support Someone You Love Through Infertility

How to Support Someone You Love Through Infertility

About 10 percent of women have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, so chances are good that someone you love is facing or will face infertility. But if you haven’t experienced it yourself (or even if you did but your circumstances were different), it might be hard to know what to say or do to support them.

When I asked friends, family and the members of the Offspring Parent...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Feb 01, 2019. 19 comments

How to Talk to a Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health

How to Talk to a Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health

When a friend is trying to open up to you about their depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue, it can be hard to know how to respond. We’ve come a long way, but there is still considerable stigma to admitting that you’re coping with mental health issues. If your friend is talking to you at all, they’re taking a huge step.

Writer Anne Thériault explained for Flare.com what it was...

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Michelle Woo Michelle Woo Oct 12, 2018. 10 comments

How to Support Someone Who's Had a Miscarriage, Explained By Redditors 

How to Support Someone Who's Had a Miscarriage, Explained By Redditors 

Close to 30 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, by one estimate. And yet so many moms and dads still suffer in silence. How do you support a friend or family member who has lost a baby? October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and in a powerful Reddit thread, people shared what you can really do to help.

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You may be sincere when you say “Please let me know if there’s...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Jul 20, 2018. 16 comments

What Not to Say to Someone Who's Sick

What Not to Say to Someone Who's Sick

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness that requires a lot of medical intervention is an extremely stressful experience. There’s a lot to navigate, and as the friend, family member or even casual acquaintance of someone going through a difficult health scenario, you want to help ease the burden, not make it worse. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t say to someone who is ill.

Don’t Give...

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Dave Greenbaum Dave Greenbaum Dec 16, 2017. 18 comments

Xtra-PC Helps Non-Technical People Install Linux on an Old PC

Xtra-PC Helps Non-Technical People Install Linux on an Old PC

If you still have an old PC, you're in luck. A new Linux distribution based on Lubuntu will give any old PC a new lease on life, designed for non-technical users and optimized for popular web sites.

We covered some ways of installing Linux on an old Windows XP computer before, but Xtra-PC makes the process easy for non-technical people—and it comes with a lot of popular stuff...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Nov 27, 2017. 8 comments

The Best Way to Reach Your Goals May Be Publicly Recording Your Progress

The Best Way to Reach Your Goals May Be Publicly Recording Your Progress

We’ve talked about using the public to motivate you before , but a recent meta-analysis of 138 different studies and experiments suggests it may, in fact, be the best method for making any real progress toward your goals.

How to Work Towards and Achieve Your Goals... In Public

Setting goals is easy, but working towards them, making life changes, and starting new habits is…

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Nov 15, 2017. 3 comments

Get Mental Health Help With the Crisis Text Line

Get Mental Health Help With the Crisis Text Line

When you're dealing with a crisis and feeling desperate, it's important to talk to about it. But it can be hard to open up or find someone willing to listen. The Crisis Text Line aims to make it a little easier.

The group offers free, 24/7 emotional support for young people, and it's as simple as sending a text. Trained volunteers are on standby to listen and help talk you through a crisis. ...

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Catherine Winter Catherine Winter Nov 03, 2017. 13 comments

How to Feed a Grieving Friend With a Meal Train

How to Feed a Grieving Friend With a Meal Train

The circumstances surrounding death are always a surprise. Even when it isn’t sudden, when it has been expected for weeks—months, even—there is always the shock of absence and loss, and the overwhelming feeling that comes with all of the details that need to be tended to while in the throes of grief. It’s in those moments that people tend to neglect their own well being, as self-care often...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Oct 02, 2017. 14 comments

This List Shows When Nexus Devices Will Stop Receiving Android Updates

This List Shows When Nexus Devices Will Stop Receiving Android Updates

Reliable Android updates are a key selling point of Google’s Nexus line of phones. Even Nexuses have an expiration date, though. Now, Google has a published list of when you can stop expecting updates for your Nexus phone or tablet.

The list can be found here, on one of Google’s support pages under “How long your Nexus will get updates.” Currently the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are the safest, with...

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Heather Yamada-Hosley Heather Yamada-Hosley Sep 05, 2017. 6 comments

How to Support a Loved One Through a Major Life Change

How to Support a Loved One Through a Major Life Change

It's never easy to go through a major life change alone. So, when someone close to you faces a big change, you want to help them the best that you can. Here is how you can offer them support during a major life change.

Create a Safe Emotional Space

To be able to fully support your loved one during this change, they need to feel that their relationship with you is a safe emotional space.

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Sep 05, 2017. 6 comments

Develop and Improve Your Relationships by Honoring People's Dreams

Develop and Improve Your Relationships by Honoring People's Dreams

When you boil things down, your relationships with others are a support structure. If you wonder from time to time how you can be a better partner, or be a better friend, it’s incredibly simple: support their dreams.

It’s difficult to achieve things on your own, but it’s even more so when you don’t have someone that wants you to do it. You look for that support to let you know that someone has...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Aug 31, 2017. 8 comments

An Ongoing Group Text With Friends Makes a Great Instant Support System

An Ongoing Group Text With Friends Makes a Great Instant Support System

Group texts can be annoying sometimes, especially if you got added to a conversation with people you don’t know. But they can also be a great way to reach out to your closest friends all at once and bring you closer together.

When you need to vent, want some honest second opinions, or just feel like being your goofy self and making jokes, friends are the best thing you could ask for. That’s...

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Aug 21, 2017. 21 comments

How to Support Someone When They Decide to Quit Smoking

How to Support Someone When They Decide to Quit Smoking

Earlier this year, my fiance decided to quit his heavy smoking. Of course, I wanted to help, but as someone who’s never had a true addiction, I had no idea how to make it easier on him. After months of living with someone who finally kicked the habit, here’s what I’ve learned.

When a loved one takes on any difficult task, it’s only natural to want to encourage them and understand what they’re...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Aug 20, 2017. 17 comments

Būband Adds Support to the Sports Bra You’re Already Wearing

Būband Adds Support to the Sports Bra You’re Already Wearing

Finding the perfect sports bra can be tricky. You need a wide band, full coverage in the front, straps that don’t dig in, and the right material that allows for comfort without bouncing. That’s a tall order, so Būband went a different direction. Their band suppresses bounce, and your regular sports bra does the rest.

Large Chested? Look For These Features In a Sports Bra

It’s hard to build an...

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Alan Henry Alan Henry Aug 17, 2017. 11 comments

Top 10 Free and Affordable Mental Health and Counseling Resources

Top 10 Free and Affordable Mental Health and Counseling Resources

This week’s roundup isn’t so much a top 10, since this isn’t ranked, and there’s way more than we can cover, but here are ten of our favorite mental health resources to keep handy for you or someone you love who may need someone to talk to, whatever the reason.

10. Dial 211

Not enough people know that most municipal areas have a 211 service you can dial to find out about mental...

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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Dec 15, 2016. 1 comments

Apple Support for iPhone Simplifies Talking With Apple's Tech Support

Apple Support for iPhone Simplifies Talking With Apple's Tech Support

iOS: Apple Support is a new app from Apple that’s hoping to make tracking down tech support for your various Apple devices a little easier.

Inside the app, you can chat, call, or email an expert for general tech support, schedule appointments at the Apple Store, and see an overview of all the Apple devices you own as well as their tech support history. The workflow for getting to support is...

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