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10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

My Boyfriend and I Can't Find a Place to Have Sex

We both live with our parents and we're too tall to do it in our cars!<p><b>I've been dating my boyfriend for about seven months now and we have a really nice relationship. It's just we have a hard time figuring out how to have sex. Or, more specifically, where. We both still live with our parents. They</b> …

8 Small Ways to Show Your Spouse Some Love

Gretchen Rubin says, “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” This is true for relationships. Love is in the small …

The Ultimate Fat-Frying Tabata Workout

These high-intensity interval workouts are popular in gyms around the world. Here’s how you can use them at home to shrink your belly<p>Tabatas. The word strikes fear into the hearts of fitness enthusiasts around the world.<p>But the 4-minute, high-intensity interval workouts named after Japanese …

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Relationships

Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

There’s always time to incorporate these healthful habits.<p>The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here …

Why women are smarter than men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

This Is How Much Rent You Can Afford to Pay

Many landlords require that your income is 40 times the monthly rent.<p>Are you looking for a new place? Not sure how much you should be spending on …

Personal Finance

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

Meditation yields a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased …

Psychologists discovered a surprising secret to reducing your stress levels

You may think you're too overwhelmed with your personal troubles to cheer up a sad friend, the same way you're too busy at work to take a moment to recognize a colleague.<p>But research suggests you're hardly doing yourself any favors by focusing on your own problems at the expense of supporting …

300 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams

An epic collection of inspirational quotes for any occasion.<p>Need a quick dose of inspiration? Need a quick surge in motivation? You'll definitely find it here ...<p>"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." --Chinese proverb<br>• "If you set your goals ridiculously high …

Motivation

Forget the Listicles: A Happy and Successful Relationship Depends On Just One Thing

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Nor do they keep a mantra of all the things the listicles tell them to do or not do.<p><b>Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention</b> …

Relationships

The 4 most common relationship problems — and how to fix them

Most of the people giving advice don't know the research. So where are the real answers?<p>I decided to call an expert: Dr. John Gottman.<p>You might remember him as the researcher in Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" who, after just a few minutes, could predict whether a couple would end up divorced.<p>John is a …

Husband's Note on Mirror to Wife Struggling With Depression Is the Most Beautiful Thing You'll See All Day

"She's the kindest person I know."<p>An Imgur user posted a photo of the touching note her husband drew on their mirror, as a show of support while she was struggling with depression.<p>Mollywho wrote on Imgur that she's faced a lot of difficult times since marrying her husband, including not being able …

When Did Marriage Become Disposable?

To no one's surprise, the divorce rates have been rising steadily since the 1970s. According to Historical Divorce Rate Statistics, from 1867-1900 the divorce rate was 3%-7%. From 1901-1930 the rates were 8%-16%. From 1931-1967 the rates made a slow increase from 16%-26%. According to a 2011 report …

Here's How To Do Therapy On Yourself, According To A Therapist

It's not always easy, or affordable, to go to a therapist. But that doesn't mean you can't do a little DIY therapy on your own.<p>Therapy is a powerful tool for personal growth, and it can be beautiful in its own way. That being said, as a trained counselor and as someone who has been through …

My Meditation Was in Analysis Paralysis Until...

I didn't need my spiritual advisor to keep telling me "you need to meditate." I <b>knew</b> that I needed to. Not only because life was well, in a word, challenging! It was also needed to focus and energize me as I searched for my life's purpose.<p>I read up on meditation techniques. I searched and searched …

5 Reasons Why You Should Do an MFA

Writers ask me all the time if they should do an MFA, a degree that gets lots of negative criticism these days.<p>I tell them that my own experience was very positive, a great start to a long career, and I list the main things I got out of the MFA:<p>1) I learned to write under deadline. I took lots of …

At Last, A Device To Help Men Strengthen Their Penises

It's a better idea than it sounds.<p>Men, get ready for a different kind of workout.<p>A new device will help you perform a variety of pelvic floor exercises -- a.k.a. Kegels -- that can boost sexual stamina and prevent leaks from your bladder, making it a nice idea for guys young and old. It's called …

Why This Woman Believes Her Husband Tricked Her And Now She Feels Trapped

“When I first met Don, he was so nice and so friendly. Don was such a gentleman. He would open doors for me. He would do everything a girl would want,” says Brenda, who married her husband -- who is 26 years older than her -- six years ago. “The age difference did kind of attract me to him. It …

The 6 Most Common Complaints Men Have About Marriage

What do men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>What do married men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>Below, marriage therapists open up about the gripes they hear most often from long-married men -- and the advice they give both …

Overcoming Anxiety: Self-Help Anxiety Relief

We all experience some worry. We can all probably think of unpleasant thoughts that we cannot get out of our head. They are like annoying bugs that …

Daily Meditation: Truth

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a song by American singer-songwriter Alexander Ebert. "Truth" is a tribute to the …