The winter holidays are a time of giving, but too often that means nonstop spending, shopping and stress. Read how one family boldly reimagined their family gift swap.

Want to persuade a friend or family member to open up to your perspective on a hot-button issue? Former debate coach Julia Dhar tells you how.

We’re distracted like never before — and our phones are probably the biggest culprit. But there is a way you can live with one and still get things done. Productivity expert Chris Bailey shares what worked for him.

It’s only human to avoid discussing death. But when we do, we run the risk of not knowing how our loved ones want to live — and die. Advocate and journalist Ellen Goodman tells us how to kick off this critical conversation.

Thoughtful advice from 7 TED speakers on creating better connections.

There’s no need to silo our professional and personal relationships; multiple ties can actually help us succeed, says management researcher David Burkus.

For us to make the greatest impact at our jobs — and also feel the greatest satisfaction — we need to tap into work’s deeper meaning, says Leah Weiss, a compassion expert and researcher.