Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

When Meeting Someone New, Try Skirting the Small Talk and Digging a Little Deeper

A series of experiments explored the seemingly radical idea that opening up to strangers can be deeply satisfying.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Secret to Small Talk

The rules of etiquette only count for so much, argues the author of a new book. You also have to care about people.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

12 More Questions to Instantly Upgrade Your Small-Talk Skills | Inc.com

For some folks, small talk comes naturally. Others, like me, find it excruciating in all but the smallest doses. For the chitchat challenged, one way to make small talk more bearable is to arm yourself ahead of time with less boring conversation openers.