Amanda Truesdale

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The Formula for a Spiritual Relationship

Something exciting happens when you make the decision to pursue a spiritual relationship. I can remember the moment Salle and I decided to work towards this deeper spiritual connection together.<p>One year we found ourselves arguing regularly. The quarrels usually looked like this one: I wanted to …

Communication Skills

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

Happiness

Tinder is for more than just casual sex, says CEO Sean Rad

App boss says while hook-ups happen, 80% of users are looking for long-term relationships<p>Tinder users are looking for long-term love, not just casual sex, according to the dating app’s chief executive, Sean Rad.<p>“We just conducted a survey of over 300,000 of our users. What we found was over 80% of …

U.S. women paid less in all industries, every level: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report released on Thursday showed the widest discrepancy in wages is between married men and women with children.<p>Workers box jars of pasta sauce at a plant run by Chelten House …

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

This Eggless Edible Cookie Dough Is A Gift From The Dessert Gods

No raw eggs to make you feel queasy here.<p>Cookie dough is glorious in so many ways -- it turns into cookies, after all -- but it has one major pitfall: we can't eat it by the bucket load. Actually, to be safe, we're not even supposed to eat it by the spoonful either, for fear of salmonella because …

Don't Even Think Of Storing Your Thanksgiving Potatoes In The Refrigerator

If the United States Potato Board says so, you listen.<p>If you've been storing your spuds in the fridge, you've been missing out on the real flavor of potatoes.<p>Many of us return home from grocery shopping and place all of our produce in the fridge ― it’s perishable, so the logic makes sense. Only, …

Onions

15 Signs You're in a Healthy Relationship

Being in love is great and all, but what you really need for a lasting, healthy relationship is a solid, compatible partner. Here, experts share 15 things that happy, thriving...

University of Illinois

Sweet Potato Recipes That'll Last You Through The Cold Months

Orange is better.<p>Sweet potatoes are a very special kind of spud. They offer all the comfort and starchy goodness of a regular potato, but they're loaded with sweetness, too. Often times these root veggies show off their sweet flavor with a bright orange color -- though, not always -- which only …

Cooking

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

'Fresh Dressed' documentary explores hip-hop fashion through the years

Long before Jay Z was rapping about fashion designer Tom Ford, Pharrell Williams was pitching for Chanel or Kanye West was a front-row fixture at Givenchy, kids were customizing jean jackets with spray paint and accessorizing shell-toed Adidas shoes with starched laces.<p>Hip-hop fashion, born from …

Rap & Hip-Hop

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Research

Who Is the 21st Century Man?

For much of our country's history, the picture of the traditional "American man" has been dominated by the machismo stereotypes of the Provider, Emotional Rock, Powerbroker, Cowboy, Jock, Good Ole Boy, Macho Man, Mad Man.<p>But these days, there's a whole new mix of images fighting for space: the …

Mad Men

5 Money Tips for Vacationing With Friends

It can be tricky to navigate trip planning and financing, but vacationing with friends can be fun and frugal.<p>You love hanging out with some …

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

Charleston Celebrates Its Culinary Clout

Photo by Andrew Cebulka<p>For ten years now Charleston has been holding an annual Wine + Food Festival that has become one of the stellar events of the springtime and one that brings a great number of visitors and millions of dollars to the city. I've been delighted to have attended most years' …

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Want to be a CIA spy? Be careful on Facebook.

Oversharing on Facebook is posing a unique challenge for the CIA's recruitment of future spies.<p>Every year, the agency has to drop five or six stellar candidates because of things they said on social media networks like Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and LinkedIn (LNKD), the CIA's top recruiter said …

Social Media

Many barriers to work/life balance

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week, Google CFO Patrick Pichette made headlines when his resignation memo announcing his retirement surfaced in the media. But the uproar wasn't that Pichette was quitting so much as why.<p>"After nearly seven years as CFO," he began, "I will be retiring from Google to spend more time …

Shopping Hungry? You'll Spend More (Even If You're Not Buying Food)

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. What you may not know is that you shouldn’t go to the mall, either, even if you’re shopping for non-food items.<p>Being hungry amps up your desire to acquire things, according to new research from the University of …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

Kobe Bryant explains why he never got along with Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant said he tried to show Howard how to win a championship, but Howard didn't want to deal with the challenge.<p>Kobe Bryant is no longer afraid to speak his mind. He was never shy about his opinions, but previously tried to maintain an aura of mystery around his persona that just isn't there …

A Perfect Storm Is Heading Toward Higher Education

Colleges are facing a perfect storm that could shutter hundreds of them and leave many more wondering how to survive. Yet much of higher education’s …

Higher Education

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles …