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How to ask out a stranger without seeming like a creep

Like, splurge on ridiculously expensive champagne and jewelry for their partner. Or join a flock of tourists at the top of the Empire State Building.<p>Or ask a total stranger on a date.<p>If you're in that last category (go you!), there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it.<p>Jordan Harbinger, host …

Disarm

7 Websites Every Psychologist Should Bookmark

The life of a psychologist is filled with research studies, academic journals, online sources, and books. Catching up on all the latest psychology …

New York Times

Feminist Quotes About Relationships

When I feel frustrated or disappointed I often find inspiration in feminist quotes about relationships. These quotes prove that everyone deserves to …

George Carlin

20 Questions That Could Strengthen Your Relationship

Source: Kichigin/Shutterstock<p>Most intimate couples work hard to keep their relationship functioning and secure. They try to avoid conflicts that …

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again

There’s not really any normal way to start a relationship. Some people go on a date, and then another date, and then another, and one day it’s just …

Relationships

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Sleep

7 tips from a hostage negotiator that will help you be more persuasive

But much of what you read doesn't work in tough scenarios. So I decided to call someone who has handled the most challenging scenarios imaginable — ones where lives are on the line …<p>Chris Voss was the FBI's lead international hostage negotiator and he's the author of an excellent new book: "Never …

Self-help

Have children? Here's how kids ruin your romantic relationship

Matthew D. Johnson, <i>Binghamton University, State University of New York</i><p>Lots of women look forward to motherhood - getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding …

Men, step up your shoe game and impress your date

Many men worry unnecessarily about the first date. You drive a 2005 Civic? Got a bit of a bald spot? You’re not in triathlon-shape?<p>A female friend with discerning taste once shared some crucial intel for normal guys: “None of that stuff matters. Shoes, though? Shoes are important. A guy can have a …

Shoes

January 2016

<i>We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what</i> …

Three Steps to Opening Your Marriage: A New Permissive Monogamy

Can we really have it all? A committed partner or spouse and sex partners on the side?<p>It's a delicate balance; finding a marriage that works and exciting, adventurous sex. But how does one cross the line and venture into the stormy seas of an "open marriage" without losing the safety of a …

This Bedside Gadget Will Completely Change How You Sleep

It’s no secret that sleep plays a critical role in your health and happiness. Little to no sleep can lead to the telltale signs of burnout that impact your productivity, and can even lead to you napping at work. Yikes! Whether you suffer from insomnia, work the graveyard shift or are just generally …

Sleep

Europe's Most Overlooked Smaller Cities

By: <i>Barbara Woolsey</i><p>@barbarawoolsey<p><i>Credit: Stefano Termanini/Shutterstock</i><p>If you learned anything from repeated late-night viewings of the movie <i>EuroTrip</i>, it's be wary of absinthe. Also, nude beaches and sex clubs are <i>never</i> what they're cracked up to be.<p>But what you should've also taken away is that a …

How to Be More Productive with Your Time

Life is hardly fair. We’re all dealt different hands, and everything from the country you’re born in to the school district you’re assigned can …

Time Management

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Dessert

12 Fascinating Political Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now

Break the endless Netflix browsing spiral with these smart and engaging docs.<p>Here at HuffPost Politics, we enjoy a "House of Cards" or "West Wing" binge as much as anyone. But if you're seeking a deeper look at American politics, here are some compelling documentaries to get you started.<p><i>Most of the</i> …