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Richard A. Chance

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Need a friend?

It's hard to find new ones as an adult—but it's not impossible. Researchers say we tend to gravitate toward people who are similar to us and have shared interests, and that it can take 40 to 60 hours to form a casual friendship. Your best bet? Join a club.Quartz

Making friends as an adult is hard, but these simple tips can help

The process of making adult friendships is hard, confusing, and emotionally draining — much like its close cousin, dating.

I wrote about two pieces of advice social psychologists often give to those struggling through it, and how they both helped me when I moved from Washington DC to London.

Mike Bloomberg's unprecedented presidential campaign

Elizabeth Warren showed how easy it is to nullify an NDA. In a shot against Michael Bloomberg, the law professor proved how simple it would be for not just her opponent’s past employees but scores of workers across the US to be freed from their gag orders.Quartz

In a shot against Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren shows how easy it is to nullify an NDA

Whether she's your candidate or not, Elizabeth Warren was clear, passionate and FIERCE without ever descending into pettiness. The lawyer in me was mesmerized by how she broke down her rivals' arguments and cut straight to the core. I think a lot of women were proud to see a woman on stage be unapologetically

Whether she's your candidate or not, Elizabeth Warren was clear, passionate and FIERCE without ever descending into pettiness. The lawyer in me was mesmerized by how she broke down her rivals' arguments and cut straight to the core. I think a lot of women were proud to see a woman on stage be unapologetically "aggressive." Women in politics continue to be held to a double standard when they aren't "nice," but Warren's performance was a step forward for all of us.

Bloomberg is a smart guy but he's never been a law professor and he just doesn't have Warren's knack for showing the law in action. The jurist showed the businessman just how transparency is done using a clever tool that made a damning point about the billionaire presidential candidate and served as

Bloomberg is a smart guy but he's never been a law professor and he just doesn't have Warren's knack for showing the law in action. The jurist showed the businessman just how transparency is done using a clever tool that made a damning point about the billionaire presidential candidate and served as a teachable moment for American workers.

Primary concerns in American politics

Sparks fly at the US Supreme Court

Justice Sonia Sotomayor accused her fellow judges of doing the government's bidding. In a fiery dissent, Sotomayor argued that the court has granted an extraordinary number of "emergency" requests from the Trump administration, undermining lower courts.Quartz

Justice Sotomayor calls out the US Supreme Court in a sharp dissent

The "shadow docket" is not much discussed but a disturbing pattern has emerged under the Trump administration. The government continually goes straight to the Supreme Court for emergency relief in an extraordinary number of cases. No other administration has done this and justice Sonia Sotomayor called

The "shadow docket" is not much discussed but a disturbing pattern has emerged under the Trump administration. The government continually goes straight to the Supreme Court for emergency relief in an extraordinary number of cases. No other administration has done this and justice Sonia Sotomayor called out her colleagues for being its supreme enforcers in a damning dissent yesterday.

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Let Quartz plan your weekend

Should you stay in or go out? If you spend much time online, you may have noticed that homebody-ish sentiments are increasingly popular year-round—particularly among millennials. And while it's true that going out can be a drag—it builds character.Quartz

Should you stay in or go out? These principles can help you decide

"Horrified, you hear yourself saying clichéd things like 'it is what it is' at a dinner party." This made me smile with recognition. I also appreciated Sarah's perspective that despite the homebody cultural moment, maybe we should go out anyway. I love the idea that going out when we're feeling reclusive

"Horrified, you hear yourself saying clichéd things like 'it is what it is' at a dinner party." This made me smile with recognition. I also appreciated Sarah's perspective that despite the homebody cultural moment, maybe we should go out anyway. I love the idea that going out when we're feeling reclusive can build character—like sending a kid to basketball practice or something. But also...no plans on Friday nights.

You're all done—now go out and enjoy your weekend!