LIFE AND STYLE

Five ways to maintain long-distance friendships

Five ways to maintain long-distance friendships

Set a regular date A 2008 study found that long-lasting friendships share the characteristic of reciprocity, meaning that both sides equally contact and share with one another. With busy schedules and clashing time zones, squeezing in long-distance phone calls can be a challenge. Finding a time that works for both of you and sticking to it […]

My rich and grumpy dad said my Christmas gifts were awful

The dilemma My father complained to my wife that the Christmas presents I bought for him and his partner weren’t good enough. He is 66. I bought them some artisan chocolate, which he described as “broken chocolate” because it came wrapped in a clear plastic bag (it was from a small local business that hand-wraps items), and a […]

Are you a sleep texter? You’re not alone

Name: Sleep texting. Location: In bed. Appearance: “I legittt wish veggird were enough to fuelme,” at 5.22am. Sorry … what? That is what a sleep text looks like. Not those words, exactly, but about halfway between sense and nonsense. It sounds like good old-fashioned sleep talking. Yes. As with most things, people have found a way to do it with their […]

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