If you can't go see your family or play charades with your friends, why not smash some decorative gourds in the street with a bat?
There will come a season where all of our favorite things are possible again. Strongly consider that this isn’t the one.
While staying with your folks from Thanksgiving through the end of the year might make logistical sense, it's a whole other story emotionally.
If you're feeling nervous about how to make conversation/tell a good joke/otherwise have fun, even with your close friends: Same!
In China, instead of "How are you?" people often ask, "Have you eaten?" During the pandemic, sending my mom a picture of my dinner was a reassurance that I was safe.
If someone you care about has to live with ignorant relatives, offer them things to focus on besides another night of spaghetti alla MAGA.
The events of this year have made it hard to ignore massive differences in core values.
You don't always have to intervene, but if you decide to, make sure you have everyone's side of the story.
The news right now is bleak, and any personal stressors—like a breakup, job loss, or a pet getting sick—can make it even harder to have hope for the future.
When we shrink our lives down to bubbles and pods, we lose access to the low-stakes connections that are good for our well-being. Here's how to fix that.
Humans tend to fare poorly at predicting how we are going to feel in the future—and often totally misjudge what will make us happy.