20 Creative and Fun Things to Do with Friends

20 Creative and Fun Things to Do with Friends

To keep our friendships strong we know we need to devote quality time to them. But often we default to uninspiring get-togethers like lunch or happy hour. But what if we turned to more fun experiences to enrich our relationships while also stretching ourselves and our social network? Following are 20 creative and entertaining ways to spend time with friends—the ones you’ve known for years and the ones you’re soon to meet. 

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A Simple Guide to Being Authentic

A Simple Guide to Being Authentic

In today’s world we get mixed messages about what’s real and what’s fake. Everything seems to be crafted for optics. And as a result, we’ve become so desperate for authenticity. We long to have clarity and trust in everything in our lives down to our own views of ourselves. How can I be more authentic with myself, in my relationships, and in my work? Through six simple suggestions, one can begin to live out a more authentic life—step by step and day by day. It need not be hard, it just needs to be sincere. 

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How I Made New Friends in a New City

How I Made New Friends in a New City

In the United States approximately 11% of the population moves every year. While the move may be exciting, it can also be daunting. Especially when you think about finding new friends. In this article, I share the story of how I created a new personal and professional network from scratch when I moved to a new city and entered a new industry. I share my 7 suggestions for those who may have to do the same thing or for anyone looking to expand their existing network.

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Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Less than 10 percent of our communication is verbal. We share much more than we realize with our body language. How we communicate with our body through facial expressions or gestures can reveal our innermost feelings (whether we want to share or not). It can also establish our reputation while deepening our social bonds. By examining and fine-tuning our body language in four main categories, we can grow in confidence in our overall communication skills. Plus feel more ease and relatability in our in-person exchanges.

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How to Deal with Bullies, Trolls, and Otherwise Miserable People

How to Deal with Bullies, Trolls, and Otherwise Miserable People

As long as there have been people socializing there have been bullies. Unfortunately today it seems bullies are more aggressive than ever. They’re certainly prevalent in the lives of kids and teens but they also show up in the workplace and in families. How to deal with a bully has to do with understanding his motivations and then becoming untouchable through planned words and actions. Through these 6 strategies anyone can display invincible confidence while neutralizing a bully’s power.

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How Small Daily Interactions Can Help Overcome Loneliness

How Small Daily Interactions Can Help Overcome Loneliness

When we think of our social wellbeing we naturally think of our closest friendships. But they don’t fully encompass the entirety of our social circle. Acquaintances, too, have a place in our lives. Our interactions with them, which may seem inconsequential, can actually help us feel like we have a broader and more diverse social network. They can also help us expand our connections for finding new career opportunities, hidden resources, or even other new friendships. Within this post, I share five ways to get more acquainted with acquaintances in your life

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