Archive for January, 2008

Singled Out (Part 2 of 2): Friendship Among Singles

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This is the second part of my interview with social psychologist Bella DePaulo, PhD, author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. Do single women have more or less problems making and maintaining friendships? Explain. From a scientific perspective, the answer is unknown. That’s something that […]

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Singled Out (Part I of 2): Friendship among singles

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Earlier today, I was very pleased to interview Dr. Bella DePaulo about friendship and the single woman. Dr. DePaulo is a social psychologist living in Summerland, CA., and the author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. She blogs for the Huffington Post, and has published […]

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Sophia’s Blog

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Lessons From A Recovering Doormat

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The company we keep: Do our BFFs define us?

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Two more celebrity pairings this week reinforce the notion that people define us by the company we keep.

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Friendship and forgiveness

January 27, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

All female friendships, even very close ones, hold the potential for disappointment and hurt. It is common for unexpected and unfortunate lapses to occur (as opposed to consistent patterns of toxic behaviors—which also occur!). A friend may have been insensitive to your feelings, forgotten your special birthday, failed to be there when you needed her, […]

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People who need people

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What do lonely people do when they need friends but have none? According to new research, they tend to anthropomorphize: They attribute human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena. “When people lack a sense of connection with other people, they are more likely to see their pets, gadgets or gods […]

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Why they call it—My Friend Flickr

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When Matt Raymond of the Library of Congress needed help tagging more than 3100 photos, he teamed up with the Flickr, the photo-sharing website.

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Preteen Worries: My family, my friends and me

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Preteens tend to worry. Why? As they’re simultaneously growing into awkward new bodies and tackling the social challenges of middle school, they’re also victims of the emotional roller coaster created by their fluctuating hormones. With these stressors, it’s a difficult time for kids well as their parents. Preteens tend to be tight-lipped—preferring to share secrets […]

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Making Friendships Stick

January 15, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Women are: Daughters, girlfriends, sisters, mothers, lovers, wives, workers, students, caregivers and FRIENDS! The significance and order of these roles vary according to the person and change over time. In a 24/7 society, where multi-tasking is not only expected but often demanded, it’s not surprising that even the best of female friendships sometimes get short […]

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