Steve Calechman

Steve Calechman is a freelance journalist who regularly writes about anything under the wellness umbrella from stress management to fitness to communication. He was a long-time contributing editor for Men’s Health and his work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Mindful, Harvard Health, and Vox. He lives just north of Boston with his wife, two sons, dog, and pathetic lawn.

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How to Be a Little Wiser: 3 Practical Tips From Wisdom Experts

Here's how to build a bit more wisdom into your life, according to those who study it.

Self

7 Small Tactics To Help Improve Your Self-Discipline

Trying to stick to a new goal? Adopt a new habit? This is the advice worth remembering.

Good to Know

4 Phrases That Make It Hard For Others to Trust You (And 4 That Don’t)

If you want to gain more trust at work, it’s important to watch your words.

Say the Right Thing

9 Things Boys Need To Hear Their Father Say At Home

Often, in parenting, it helps to say the quiet parts out loud.

Not Gonna Happen

7 Extremely Clear Ways to Tell Someone “No”

Listen, you can't say yes to everything. Here's how to say no to people without it coming across the wrong way.

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The Secret to Being More Charming (Without Being Obnoxious)

Displaying authentic charm is easier than you think.

Life

6 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Partner

Chances are, you know these. Because of course you do. But it's good to remind yourself.

Life

How to Get People to Actually Listen to What You’re Saying

Master these expert techniques and you'll break through more often.

Life

6 Important Skills Everyone Needs to Succeed in the Modern Workplace

Want to make a real impact at work? Here are skills you need to emphasize.

Life

Need Your Partner to Make a Big Change? Here’s the Best Way to Ask Them.

We're not saying it will be easy. But there is a best way to go about asking.

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How to Self-Promote Without Sounding Obnoxious: 5 Tips to Keep in Mind

Like it or not, talking yourself up is a crucial skill. Here's how to do it the right way.

Life

Parenting Disagreements Happen. Here’s How to Make Them Less Frustrating.

Every couple has parenting disagreements. The key is learning how to make them as productive as possible — and picking your battles.

Life

8 Important Questions About Your Partner You Should Be Able to Answer

Knowing the answers will help your relationship in many ways.

Life

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s The Right Way to Tell a Child That You’re Stressed

Being honest about your emotional state is a good thing. But there's a right way to let a child know how you're feeling.

Life

How to Tell Your Partner That You Cheated

There isn’t a good way to deliver the news. But there is a best way.

Life

8 Simple Relationship Goals to Set For 2022

Don't call them resolutions. These easy-to-establish goals are ideal for building connection and bringing more fun into your relationship.

Life

How to Keep Your Friendships Alive After Becoming a Dad

About to have your first kid? Your friendships are in jeopardy. This is how to make sure they don't all slip away.

Life

7 Things to Say to Help an Angry Person Calm Down

And no "calm down" isn't one of them.

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Paying Extra Attention to This Will Stop Arguments Before They Start

Watch your tone, mister. Seriously.

Life

How to Win Your Wife Back From the Kids

It's common to feel that, after children, your relationship with your wife is not a priority. This makes sense. But you can do a lot to make it one again.