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I moved back to the US after 25 years in the UK. People abroad were more polite than Americans, but I never quite fit in there.

She moved back to the US after 25 years in the UK. Now, she cringes when Americans demand a free me…

Dana Mayer   


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Making friends in my 30s is hard. I seek out casual interactions with strangers to feel less isolated.

The comedian and podcast host shares what he has learned about making friends as an adult. He sugge…

Kelly Burch   


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I've been lying about my age since I was 24, and I don't see anything wrong with that

Lying about your age can be seen as a dating red flag because you'll lie about other things too. Ni…

Nicola Prentis   


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My husband and I have been sleeping in separate rooms for 4 years. I've never slept better, and our intimacy hasn't suffered.

Tami Shadduck says her husband has sleep apnea and snores. She started sleeping in the spare room, …

Claire Turrell   


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I'm 28 and close friends with my 80-year-old neighbor. We talk on the phone every day and she's like a grandmother to my daughter.

Sasha Gaston is 28 and her neighbor Charlette is 80. They talk on the phone every day and drink ice…

Conz Preti   


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After my husband died, I changed my parenting style. I let my kids swear, eat in front of the TV, and sleep in my bed.

A mom shifted from a structured to a flexible parenting approach after her husband's death, focusin…

Jane Ridley   


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I ask men if they have a pension plan before I seriously date them. It's not because I care how much money they have.

As a single mom who has secured her own finances, she is only interested in dating men who have don…

Nicola Prentis   


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At 72, I'm still constantly making new friends. I look for people with similar interests and am always open to new connections.

I'm a baby boomer, and I'm still making new friends. I'm always open to new connections, and I look…

Louisa Rogers   


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Falling birth rates are freaking countries out and spawning dubious fixes like tax breaks, cheaper cars, and free surgery

Countries are trying everything to combat declining fertility rates, with some eye-popping approach…

Joshua Zitser   


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My son needed brain surgery to stop his seizures. Even though I'm his mom, I had a hard time making decisions.

Samantha Harney's son Trevor has epilepsy and was having daily seizures. Doctors removed a part of …

Kelly Burch   


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I weighed 420 pounds and had no moderation when it came to food. I lost half my weight with diet and exercise.

By getting strict with his diet and exercise, comedian Ian Karmel lost half his weight. He went fro…

Kelly Burch   


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At 33, I was a new mom and couldn't move my hand. 3 years later, I got a diagnosis that changed everything.

Despite Parkinson's causing this 39-year-old mom to struggle with things like buckling seat belts a…

Snehal Amembal   


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Celibacy might suck, but it's better than dating apps. Hooking up with old friends is the way to go.

Bumble's ad campaign appeared to make fun of celibacy and struck a chord with this single mom. She …

Nicola Prentis   


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My son had seizures every day, and we worried about his future. A brain implant changed his life.

Liz Bronson's son had seizures multiple times a day and medication didn't help. A brain implant hel…

Kelly Burch   


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My parents named me Denise, but I never liked it. After my mom died and my dad had dementia, I changed it to Elizabeth.

Her parents named her Denise, but she never liked it. She didn't want to hurt their feelings so she…

Jane Ridley   


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I've been living in Spain for 12 years. I've stopped dating locals because too much gets lost in translation.

Nicola Prentis says she doesn't feel like herself when she tries to date in Spanish and finds herse…

Nicola Prentis   


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My husband and I combined our last names when we got married it started as a joke, but then it just made sense

What started as a joke for a couple ultimately led to them legally changing their last names. They …

Jane Ridley   


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My parents gave me a name that I hated. At 38, I legally changed it as a birthday present to myself.

Lissy Dunning — whose birth name was Phyllis — changed the name her parents gave her be…

Jane Ridley   


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I felt a lack of direction after I retired from being a CEO. Then I found a new career as a model at age 63.

A 63 year-old reinvented himself after getting bored in retirement. He went from former CEO to beco…

Jane Ridley   


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I left Goldman Sachs after 20 years to become a pastor after I lost my sense of purpose. I get paid next to nothing but I cherish my freedom.

The excitement of working at Goldman Sachs kept Kristin Breuss there for almost 20 years. Then she …

Kim Schewitz