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Here's What It's Actually Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."

The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

When does a broken relationship start to go wrong?<p>Whatever you’re thinking — an awkward conversation with your boss, the white lie you told about …

Self-help

5 Ways Toxic Relationships Are Ruining Your Life

We are created for relationships. We long for connection, and often this longing can lead us to settle for less than healthy relationships. Even worse, we may be so hungry to belong, or desperate to connect that we continue in toxic relationships when they are actually ruining our lives and …

Relationships

I'm a Family Psychologist and These Are the 20 Most Common Parenting Mistakes I See

<i>Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common parenting mistakes.</i><p>What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children's mental and physical health …

Parenting

Here are the dead giveaways to spotting a liar

Have you ever bent the truth? Maybe embellished a résumé or failed to mention an after-work outing to your significant other? That fib may have bailed you out of some explaining you didn't want to do.<p>But what if you're on the receiving end of someone else's lies? Then what?<p>Experts who study …

7 Differences Between a Healthy Relationship and a Toxic One

There are a few glaring hints that a relationship isn't good for you, like if someone is out-and-out abusive. But when it comes to figuring out whether a relationship is toxic, things get a little murkier. Here are seven key things to look out for that will help you figure out whether you're in a …

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Mindfulness

The Most Loved Wedding Dresses, According to You

Fashion<p>Claire Aven ·<p>There’s just something so romantic about a gorgeous wedding gown. From delightful lace details to beautiful backs, we just can’t get enough. And apparently, Loverlies, neither can you. You’ve been loving these 6 wedding dresses hard everywhere from Facebook to Pinterest to …

Weddings

9 Genius Ways to Stick to Your Wedding Budget, Danggit

<b>1. Get Time on Your Side</b><br>If there's no major rush to walk down the aisle, a longer engagement will give you more of an opportunity to nab preferred vendors at lower prices before yearly increases. Stephanie Sica, founder of Orchard + Broome event planning and design services, says this approach …

Weddings

7 Ways Real Brides Can Save Money On Their Wedding

The phrase “till death do us part” has many implications -- like committing yourself to someone forever, merging bank accounts with that person indefinitely and forever intertwining your life with theirs (both the good <i>and</i> bad parts). But perhaps no implication is as extravagant, or as binding, as …

Weddings

Grand Canyon gets surprise visitor — a gray wolf

Nobody is sure who saw it first.<p>A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October.<p>A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer forest just north of Grand Canyon National Park.<p>They …