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Can You Truly Be Friends with Co-Workers?

One of the strongest indicators of a happy work life might be dependent on your relationship with co-workers. Even the best of jobs can become unbearable if you detest your boss and co-workers. While the importance of being friends with your co-workers may matter more depending on the type of job you have, if you work […]

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How to Deal With Being Ghosted and Ease the Heartbreak

Though it may seem like a new phenomenon, “ghosting” is quite possibly the most earth-shattering way to break up with someone and has become a huge part of our growing culture. Regarded as a way of cutting off all communication with an individual without any valid explanation, ghosting is not only the most disrespectful and […]

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Starting a Relationship: Friends Versus Friends With Benefits

There is no ‘best way’ to meet your partner. Sometimes you may come across your partner when (or where) you least expect it. Other times you may find yourself actively searching for a partner. For some individuals, being single may present an opportunity to realize that someone you considered a friend could become something more. For others a […]

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Keeping the Friendship Alive: How to Survive Being Friends and Roommates

Daniel and I have been friends for over 10 years. We met in high school, and even though I froze him out at first, I began to learn what a funny, thoughtful person he is. We managed to become best friends in our 20’s, despite the fact that I was in college and living in a […]

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Letter from the Editor: Celebrating Our Third Anniversary

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to […]

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Michael Johns: Commemorating Our American Idol

The Hudsucker is a true testament to the power of dreams, dedication, and friendship. Our site owes a lot to the late, great, Michael Johns because of the influence he created and the bonds of friendship he shaped. To celebrate and honor his memory, our team shares with readers how this extremely kind, thoughtful and warmhearted soul impacted our lives in a piece commemorating his life.

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The Relationship Balancing Act

We’ve all been in the position of being “ditched” by a friend before. Maybe you’ll have to rewind back to high school, or maybe it’s happened to you as recently as yesterday, but no matter when it happens, it’s safe to say that it hurts. I bring up high school because that was back when […]

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He Said, She Said: The Jealous Best Friend

Jealousy is a powerful human emotion that touches all of us at least once in our lifetime. It’s best defined as an insecurity and fear; a feeling of being threatened in a situation where you might lose someone. It typically refers to negative thoughts or feelings of anxiety over an anticipated loss and most times, […]

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He Said, She Said: The Infamous Three Words

In a romantic relationship, the exchange of the words “I love you” mark a big milestone for the two involved. It may look simple in three words, but it packs a ton of meaning and follows with commitment or the “forever” factor. Professing these words can convey a sense of happiness beyond compare but for […]

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He Said, She Said: Deciphering The “Sighs” Within a Long-Distance Relationship

A long-distance relationship, known as an “LDR” is typically an intimate relationship where two individuals are separated by a considerable amount of distance. They each face a geographical impediment and most times lack any real face-to-face contact. Quite often LDRs are formed through the online medium where two people will meet and be romantically inclined […]

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Find A Role Model

I’d like to clear something up right off the bat. I have an obsessive personality that I’m well aware of, I probably get it from my Father. But I often struggle to decipher the difference between being passionate about believing in something, or just being easily obsessed with things–and that’s for another post. However, I […]

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Letter from the Editor: One-Year and Counting

“There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.” ~Orison Swett Marden Dear Readers, Happy birthday to us! Today marks one year since The Hudsucker was officially created. It’s been an interesting journey thus far, and in just one […]

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He Said, She Said: Being The Third Wheel

At some point or another, we’ve all experienced being a third wheel. You may have heard the expression before and while it’s not the most pleasant experience, it is something we most often can’t avoid when hanging out with friends and their new significant others. Being one is usually considered a negative thing in any […]

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