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    17 Ways To Keep In Touch With Your Long-Distance BFF

    BFFFFA = BFF from far away.

    This is what happens when you and your friends separate:

    1. Set a specific time every week for Snapchat updates.

    No matter where you are or what you're doing at 9pm Thursday night, you take a pic.

    2. Use Rabbit to watch ~your stories~ at the same time.

    3. Use a countdown jar to keep track of the days before you see each other.

    4. Celebrating a new job or birthday? Send a little packet of confetti to throw in the air.

    5. Use a site like to listen to the same music together.

    6. Set aside #throwbackThursdays for actual letter or postcard-writing time.

    7. Surf the web together using Same Surf.

    8. Go head-to-head on any Sporcle quiz by hitting the "challenge" button.

    9. Start a book club over Skype or Google Hangouts as an excuse to talk every week.

    10. Make matching state mugs for impromptu coffee dates.

    11. Send creative care packages filled with goodies and (printed!) photos.

    12. Send a postcard pillow as a you substitute for cuddle times.

    13. Use Miranda to get organized with friends who live in different time zones.

    14. Try the app Glympse to send your location to buds.

    15. Turn major food events into a reason to chat.

    16. Plan meet-up spots exactly half way between the two of you.

    17. Or you can buy a pair of pants that magically fits and send them back and forth to each other.

    And [as always], Skype, call, and obsessively like each other's Instagrams.