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Facebook is annihilating your self-esteem, and you’re not alone

The dopamine high of a notification is never enough. Research ties the social media site to depression and anxiety<p>Last month, I reactivated my old Facebook account for 15 minutes before realizing I’d made a terrible mistake.<p>I deleted my profile last year because I didn’t like the person I was when …

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 …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

13 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?" and the latest scientific research, …

7 Things Your Husband Isn't Telling You He Needs

What your tight-lipped spouse really needs from you.<p>What makes makes men truly content in their marriages? Below, marriage therapists share seven things husbands say they need from their wives.<p><b>1. Men w</b><b>ant their wives to say "I love you."</b><p>After years of being married, don't assume that your husband …

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 …

The Most Devastating Betrayals Come From Those You Love

I made eye contact with the stray llama that was set away from the pack before I succumbed to my sudden and violent nausea, doubling over and dry heaving in the field. Holding the brown, splintering fence outlining the pasture for support, I fought my way back up, noticing that the llama had …

How to Hack Your Own Network and Beef Up Its Security with Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi …

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Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

Can You Fall Back in Love With Your Partner?

Is it possible to fall back in love with a mate who has become unexciting? It's a question I am asked with some frequency, and the answer I usually …

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

23 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier

<b>By Alexandra Duron</b><p><i>If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!</i> Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of …

I Forgot To Find My Husband At A Black University

I was told to find the love of my life at Howard. At the time, I barely liked myself.<p>“I’m going to Howard to find a husband.”<p>I remember saying this to a group of friends my senior year of high school, as we spent yet another lunch period musing over our big plans for life after graduation over …

I Left My Sexless Marriage For an Ex-Boyfriend

I used to think marriage was forever. I know people get divorced. The rate’s at like 50 percent now but, same as most people who take the plunge, I thought I’d be married longer than 28 months. Just sayin’.<p>You might think it’s a given to get any dealbreakers ironed out before that all-important …

Why Women Leave Men They Love - What Every Man Needs To Know

• shares<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>Justice Schanfarber on why some women leave the men they love.</i><p>As a …

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What Men Should Know About Love By 30

Regardless if you’ve been in a relationship for years, are dating or if you could care less about marriage right now, it’s important to develop a healthy attitude toward love. And I hate to break your balls about it — but by the age of 30, you should have a firm understanding of what you want, what …