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Types of Friends You Need in Your Inner Circle

Types of Friends You Need in Your Inner Circle

Have you ever spent an evening with a friend who turned every positive emotion into something negative? I bet you walked away feeling mentally drained. On the flip side, when you spend time with friends who lift you up, you are inspired to conquer the world. There is an old saying that goes something like […]

KPMG Watched as Guptas Moved S. Africa Public Funds for Wedding

KPMG Watched as Guptas Moved S. Africa Public Funds for Wedding

KPMG South Africa failed to raise the issue when businesses controlled by the Gupta family — friends of President Jacob Zuma — diverted the equivalent of $3.3 million of public money to pay for a family wedding and their auditing firm, documents show. KPMG was also aware that the family’s companies were categorizing the wedding […]

Be Your Child’s Parent, Not Their BFF

Be Your Child’s Parent, Not Their BFF

We see it all over social media, at the mall, and around town.  Moms and daughters arm-in-arm, shopping, gossiping, lunching … just like BFFs. The male counterpart can be just as alluring: the “cool” Dad, always the hit of the party, the lenient Dad who can be counted on to bend the rules. DON’T DO IT […]

The Science of Making Friends

The Science of Making Friends

I’ve been going on a series of dates lately. I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my dog. I reached out to people from my past I haven’t seen in years, to […]

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

If you were to look at my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, it would seem that I have lots of close friends — but the truth is, I’m one of the loneliest people I know. I don’t have a significant other, I don’t have many friends, and my weekends usually consist of solo Netflix binges and gossiping with […]

25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

Is it more important to love … or to be loved? Most of us would agree with George Eliot’s words, “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” Valentine’s Day is the occasion when you can experience both. We asked FamilyLife Facebook friends and e-mail readers to share […]