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If You And Your Partner Make Each Other Feel These 3 Things, It's True Love

True love is not something that happens immediately. I don't agree with the old adage that true love takes work, but I do believe that it requires …

Relationships

25 Cozy Slow-Cooker Meals That Basically Make Themselves

The ultimate comfort food recipes, right this way.

The 5 most important things to look for in a partner, according to professional matchmakers who find love for a living

There's no secret formula or magic combination of characteristics that make someone a perfect romantic partner, but there are certain qualities that up your chances of building a happy, fulfilling relationship.<p>INSIDER spoke with professional matchmakers who make it their business to know how to …

Relationships

How To Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According To 5 Expert Bakers

There’s no cookie more universally loved than the chocolate chip cookie, so we all owe it to ourselves to bake the best darn chocolate chip cookies we can possibly make ― for us, for our friends and family, and for the dignity of the chocolate chip cookie itself.<p>We’re here with help. We reached out …

Dessert

Why I Changed My Mind About The Catcher In The Rye

When I found out that a movie about the writing of J.D. Salinger’s <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> was coming out, I rubbed my hands together demonically, …

Literature

​7 High-Fat Breakfast Ideas That Will Help You Lose Weight All Day

​Bring on the avocado and eggs.<p>Getty Images<p>Good news if you love yourself a morning avo toast: Eating lots of the right fats first thing might help you lose weight in the long run. “Along with protein and fiber, fat fills you up," says Lindsey Pine, R.D. "Including fat in your breakfast is a great …

The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Is Dairy-Free

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>By now we hope every home cook knows the pure dinnertime pleasure that is chicken in milk. The original dish, credited …

Cooking

How to be friends with benefits — without anyone getting hurt

Most people start out with the right intentions. You make a mutual agreement with a friend to use each other solely for sex. Easy right? Well not …

Trader Joe’s New Avocado Yogurt is On-Trend

You can’t deny it: Trader Joe’s has been getting trendier and trendier. They jumped on the cauliflower pizza crust craze with their affordable …

Tone and Sculpt Your Entire Body With These 5 Moves

When we’re crunched for time on busy days, our go-to workout is a total body toning routine. A total body workout will sculpt your gorgeous bod from head to toe and boost your metabolism to burn calories all day long.<p>This five-move circuit uses compound moves that work multiple muscle groups at the …

Workouts

This Is the Best Meal for Staying Full While Trying to Get in Shape

When it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, finding satisfaction in lighter, less carb-focused meals is one of the most difficult parts. If you …

Food

Stormtroopers Crashed This Elegant Star Wars Wedding, Bringing the Bride to Happy Tears

An elegant and stylish Star Wars wedding came to life on Winnie and Danny's big day. It all started with a geeky proposal when Danny asked for her hand with a lightsaber instead of a traditional engagement ring since Winnie had hinted before that she wanted to keep her hand diamond-free. A …

Creativity

What to Eat Before and After Every Kind of Workout

Sports-nutrition pros reveal how to snack smarter to get the most out of that sweat session.<p>Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for …

Nutrition

The Weird Stuff People Keep from Old Relationships

Proof that love fades, but the teddy bear your boyfriend gave you in high school is forever.<p>The initial instinct after a messy breakup is to purge. Tearfully erase the person you once considered your soulmate from your life forever. That means getting rid of everything your ex wore, drank, slept …

Relationships

Love, marriage, kids — life doesn’t follow a set timeline. So don’t expect it to.

When I was 24, my great-aunt and -uncle asked about my life goals. At the time, I was working nights as a copy editor and dreamed of someday shifting into a full-time writing job. (One where I got to write more than headlines and didn’t have to work until midnight!) I also remember telling them …

Relationships

14 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without having to worry about packing on the pounds.<p>According to nutritionist Dr. Lisa Young, these foods generally fall into one of two categories: non-starchy fruits or vegetables.<p>Young …

Nutrition

Surprisingly Light Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Slow cooker recipes are synonymous with winter because of the comforting ingredients, but a few simple swaps make those recipes lighter and fresher, …

Cooking

We Asked Young People What It's Like to Date While Anxious and Depressed

"I convince myself that I can't open up to people because there's definitely a stigma."<p>Dating with a mental illness can really fucking suck. Stigmas abound, and often make otherwise promising prospects turn cold.<p>Guy A. Boysen, associate professor of psychology at McKendree University, recently …

Relationships

Why You Need to Stop Your Irrational Pursuit of Happiness | Inc.com

Americans, more often than not, struggle with happiness. We're in a constant race against ourselves to find it. We meditate and seek a transcendent experience the first time we try. We medicate, and flat line our emotions. We push for adventure on the outside, and forget to find fulfillment under …

Happiness

Read a crucial set of essays from the progenitor of “mansplaining”

Rebecca Solnit, an author long esteemed for her thoughtfulness and variety of interests, jumped to the kind of weird prominence made by the internet …

Books

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Cuddling Is More Intimate Than Sex–Here’s Why…

Yes, you read that right–cuddling.<p>When talking about levels of intimacy, it is my belief that snuggling with someone is a lot more affectionate than engaging in the hormonal no-pants dance, and I’m going to try and explain why that is the best I can by sharing a little story with you first.<p>Once …

Relationships

9 Overlooked Hip Hop Albums That Deserve More Recognition

The last 15, or even 20 years, saw real Hip Hop gradually lose ground to mainstream rap music. Generic – and often negative and dumb – rap music …

Rap & Hip-Hop

15 Movies You Love That Have Some Fucked-Up Messages

The parents from The Parent Trap are monsters.

8 signs you're in a strong relationship — even if it doesn't feel like it

In this case, it's an opportunity to consider how your relationship has evolved, and (gulp) whether you think it'll last.<p>Psychologists have spent years studying the traits that are fundamental to successful long-term relationships and have come up with a few key ideas. We rounded up some of their …

Relationships

17 People Tell Us How They Knew Their Partner Was The One

OK, so love really does exist.<p>1. I had an ex that would never let me get guacamole on my Chipotle burrito bowl when he was paying, because it “cost extra”. I would even offer the extra money and he would lecture me on why I didn’t need it. When my now husband treated me to Chipotle the first time …

The 100-year-old couple – still married, still going strong

Morrie and Betty Markoff, 103 and 100, say that there’s no particular secret to their very long marriage, other than tolerance, respect and luck. But why has Morrie never told Betty that he loves her?<p>‘We don’t know anyone else over 100. We are really oddities: two people married for 78 years, one …

Immune System

Ask Polly: Why Don’t the Men I Date Ever Truly Love Me?

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>This weekend, after 18 months together, my boyfriend told me that he cared very deeply for me and that we had the best partnership he’d …

Ice Cube on Donald ‘Easy D’ Trump: ‘Everybody Is Getting What They Deserve’

The hip-hop legend sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss his new film ‘Fist Fight,’ the state of rap emcees, and the chaotic first few weeks under …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature