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Understanding which ‘love language’ my husband speaks changed our relationship

“Do you love it?” A college boyfriend asked as we sat beside the ocean, my brand new necklace reflecting the sunset’s low light. He’d surprised me with a dream weekend away; painstakingly planned activities and classically romantic scenes were punctuated by gifts at regular intervals. But all I …

6 Ways to Dress Better and Make a Great First Impression

If you're like me, your wardrobe can use an upgrade -- and so can the impression you make on others.<p>I'm the furthest thing from a fashion plate or style guru. My go-to wardrobe is jeans and a T-shirt. "Dressy" for me is a golf shirt.<p>Would I like to dress better? Sure. But to me -- and to most …

clothing

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sexual Satisfaction

• People who have regular orgasms live longer, seem to have less stress and enjoy lower rates of heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and …

This Is How One Pot Smoker Learned That Weed Plays a Mysterious Role in Psychosis | VICE News

<i>This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today</i> <i>and VICE News.</i><p>In the year before his first and only psychotic episode, Devan Fuentes, who was then a 19-year-old community college freshman, was smoking four or five joints a day. Marijuana didn't affect him the way it affected most other …

Mental Health

Woman describes what it was like to be the only survivor of a flight obliterated by a thunderstorm

Everyone on board died that night except for Koepcke, who was believed to be dead before she reappeared after trekking through the jungle for 11 days.<p>In a 2010 interview with Vice News and a 2000 German documentary about her story, Koepcke goes over what happened during those days that changed her …

Meet the Woman Who Is Bringing Back the Fanny Pack

As you may have seen in your inbox this morning, we’ve officially taken our love of fanny packs to the next level: we designed an exclusive one with Avenue Dee just for all of YOU. You can check out our colorful design right here, and buy this hot-ticket number in the B+C Shop! But our fanny pack …

Could Sexting Help Your Relationship?

Sexting is scandalous, dangerous and downright dirty behavior.<p>Or, at least, that seems to be its reputation, maybe because most studies of the behavior have focused on teens. Among young adults, exchanging explicit messages and photos by phone has been linked to higher rates of early sex, sexually …

There Is a Female Coach in the NFL for the First Time Ever

In a historic move, the Arizona Cardinals have announced that they have hired the first-ever female NFL coach.<p>According to NFL.com, Jen Welter played …

NFL

Samsung's latest monitors wirelessly charge your phone

It's not coated in gold, but Samsung's newest screen -- a monitor this time -- packs wireless charging for mobile phones and other Qi-compatible gadgets. (Yes, functionality you'd actually <i>want</i> in your office monitor... if you have a wirelessly charging phone.) The full-HD 24-inch S24E370DL and …

There’s a biology to lasting happiness, and there may be way to train yourself for it

That uplifting feeling you get when something good happens to you? Researchers now think they know the part of the brain responsible for it—and they suggest we may be able to train ourselves to make those positive emotions last longer.<p>Their conclusions are based on a study (paywall) conducted by …

Happiness

This simple mathematical equation will show you how much time you're really wasting at work

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark, who studies digital distraction at the …

5 Texting-While-Dating Rules to Simplify Your Love Life

Of all of the dating dilemmas people come to me with, texting is at the top of the list. I have no doubt that texting etiquette and texting interpretation faux pas have tanked more budding relationships than anyone could actually count!<p>Here are a few rules of the road to help you navigate this …

Ask Men's Fitness: Sometimes my girlfriend seems to want what you’d call “passionate love-making,” and the next day she wants something more akin to “f**king.” Why?

Thanks for putting it so bluntly. When you’re having sex with the same person over and over and over again, you still want to feel like you’re …

7 Things All Unhappy Couples Do (And What You Should Do Instead)

Learn from their mistakes.<p>We all know <i>that c</i>ouple: The one that bickers at dinner parties and makes snide remarks behind each others' backs. The one that prompts the question: <i>Why are they still together?</i><p>But contemptuous couples don't get that way overnight. To help you and your partner avoid the …

11 Little Things Men Adore About The Woman They Love

<i>By James Michael Sama</i><p>In previous articles, we've discussed things that men secretly love, as well as things women secretly love. Some, admittedly, aren't so secret. But many of these points were general and it's a worthy conversation to get into the specific things men love about the woman in their …

How Facebook Posts Help Couples Stay Together Longer

Couples that broadcast their love on Facebook may be annoying, but they seem to have their relationships figured out. According to a study out of the …

15 Weird Risk Factors for Kidney Stones

Anyone who’s ever passed a kidney stone before has probably wondered how something so small (usually, anyway!) can cause so much pain. Unfair, we …

Holistic Medicine

5 foods that hurt your brain

Forget your waistline for a sec—some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here, 5 foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits about you.<p><b>Tofu</b><br>The soy controversy continues with a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive …

10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional

These rules are so straightforward and simple, and they enhance your credibility. Why do so many people ignore them?<p><i>(Author’s note: Quite a few readers contacted me after this column was published. You made some really good points, and I listened. So, I wrote a sequel: 17 Simple Habits That Make</i> …

unprofessional

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | The Star

People who are highly analytical have more activity in their left frontal lobe. And people who are highly insightful have more activity in the right …

12 Foods for Stronger Nails and Thicker Hair

Get tougher nails and thicker hair by filling up on these beauty-boosting foods.

Nutrition

15 F*cking Brilliant Hiking Hacks You Need To Try ASAP

Upgrade your outdoors skills.

Love Or Lust? How To Determine If Your Feelings Are Real Or Temporary

We’ve all had that one person (okay, maybe more than one) who we fell for, hard and fast.<p>Everything seemed perfect, in a too-good-to-be-true type of …

Relationships

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Podcasting

Does More Sex Make You Happier?

We bet your fiancé's argued this point before: that you'll both be happier if you have more sex.<p>Now you can have an informed discussion about this age-old couples conundrum, with data from a new study to be published in the August issue of <i>The Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization</i> .<p>Here's how …

Carnegie Mellon University

5 Ways to Find Emotional Intimacy with Your Sexual Partner

Sextimacy is the effort to find emotional intimacy through sex. I use the term to facilitate communication in therapy because other generalizations-- …

Relationships

Why You Should Date Someone You Admire, Not Just Someone You Love

Shares 0<p><i>In order to make love last — and grow — you need to move past the shallow and emotional to a state of mutual admiration and respect.</i><p>——<p>What …