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10 Things You Need to Know About True Love

<i>Many want a relationship, but do they really know what that means?</i><p>In many ways, true love is similar to marriage, or having children. We have romantic fantasies, fueled by society, about these life choices. And yet, rarely do we think -- what makes them really work? Often, more thought, and …

9 Newlywed Couples Reveal What They Wish They'd Saved and Splurged on for Their Wedding

Note to future self: Go easy on the cake.<p>When planning a wedding, most couples want the cake, the music, the place settings, and pretty much everything to be perfect. But are all those huge expenses really worth it? These nine couples share what they think in retrospect were valuable splurges and …

This Man’s Hilarious Journey To Weight Loss Should Be An SNL Sketch

This viral video is unlike typical fare because it features a few recognizable faces, but it suitably parodies self-improvement videos across the internet. The short film, directed by Ben Berman, premiered last month at Sundance, and now it’s bursting across YouTube. Current <i>SNL</i> star Beck Bennett …

Sarah Silverman

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

<b>Tips You Won't Find Anywhere Else</b><p>Nothing is quite like a good night's sleep. For the past 30 years, I have been collecting strategies for dozing off into the abyss. First, please note that I do not take pills. The following tips work for me without pharmaceuticals or supplements.<p>1. <b>Go to sleep lying</b> …

This Scholar Says She's Unlocked The Secrets Of The Pyramid Texts

Susan Brind Morrow has developed a new translation of the world's oldest sacred texts.<p>For years, scholars thought that the Pyramid Texts were merely a series of funeral prayers and magic spells intended to protect Egyptian royalty in the afterlife.<p>But renowned classicist and linguist Susan Brind …

Risk-taking key to good sex and relationships, says Orthodox therapist

LOS ANGELES (JTA) – What makes for good sex? It’s an unusual question for the wife of an Orthodox rabbi to talk about publicly, but Doreen …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

5 Treadmill Hacks That Can Help Shave More Pounds

Burn more calories on the hamster wheel every time.<p>If you're trying to lose weight but you run at the same speed and incline every time you hit the treadmill, you can run right into a rut—which is a) boring and b) lacking in calorie-torching power.<p>The good news: Jogging on the dreadmill <i>can</i> go from …

Fitness

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

Sparkling Espresso Recipe with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

Talk about these issues now to stave off problems later.<p>When you make the decision to commit to someone, no topic of discussion should be off the table. Sure, some conversations may be more awkward than others, but having the tough talks now could help you stave off major problems in the long …

Getting married this summer? Stick to a small and simple wedding

When you’re lusting after more, more, more, and digging yourself into debt to pay for it, what is it all for? The wedding? Or the marriage?<p>My little sister is getting married this August. She’s an incredibly sweet, smart woman and her fiance is a gem. It goes without saying that I love her dearly; …

A woman who lost 75 pounds tells us what she used to eat — and what she eats now

NOW WATCH: An exercise scientist reveals the exercise regime that will burn the most fat<p>More: Diet Weight Loss Instagram

Fitness

What Married Men and Women Want You to Know

When it comes to marriage advice and the inside scoop, it's best to ask people in-the-know. So we turned to married couples to ask them what they think you need to know — and what you should expect — when you commit your life to someone else.<p>"When you go into marriage, the first thing you need to …

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie, According to Science

No one is complaining about a warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie, right? Except, well, maybe it would be even better if it were crispier? Or …

5 money questions for your spouse that might improve your sex life

Twenty percent of surveyed couples say they would have sex more frequently if they had more money, according to financial analyst Pamela Yellen.<p>Yellen, author of "The Bank on Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future" (BenBella Books), …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Improve Relationships

You fall in love hard, but it’s not your fault. As much as you try to resist the allure of <i>amor</i>, you just can’t help but want to connect romantically with another human being. And science backs this up. In the early 2000s, researchers discovered that our brains are wired to connect with one another …

Dim Sum Recipes

Dim sum, a distinctly active and fun style of Chinese dining, is a Cantonese tradition. It began in small roadside teahouses, which served simple …

Top 31 Buddha Quotes To Enlighten Your Mind and Soul

Our lives have become so stressful that we had almost forgotten about our true self. Clearly, in search of materialistic things, we are damaging the …

Spirituality

8 Small Ways to Show Your Spouse Some Love

Gretchen Rubin says, “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” This is true for relationships. Love is in the small …

Relationships

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Event horizon snapshot due in 2017

<b>A network of nine radio telescopes, dotted around the globe, is set to take the first ever picture of a black hole's event horizon in 2017.</b><p>The project, called the Event Horizon Telescope, has completed most of its technical preparations as well as extensive theoretical calculations.<p>It will focus on …

Astrophysics

Here's a Meditation App You'll Actually Use

Meditation Studio App<p>Most of us aren’t so great at being alone with our thoughts. What’s the first thing you do when you’re waiting for a friend at …

How To Decorate a Blank Wall With Chic Styling

Make the most of your unused wall space, and transform boring into beautiful.<p>Make the most of your unused wall space, and transform boring into beautiful.<p>Color Pop<p>A Statement Mirror<p>Living Room Collage<p>Stack It Up<p>Bar Cart Scene<p>All About Antlers<p>Chic Shelving<p>Elegant Entryway<p>Dressing Display<p>Stylish Side …

Swoon-Worthy Bathrooms to Inspire a Renovation

If remodeling your bathroom is one of the projects you've resolved to tackle in 2016 (or even if you just like dreaming), feast your eyes on this …

5 Tips to Make Your Small Kitchen Feel Large

<i>By Miranda Agee for Architectural Digest.</i><p>(photo: Patrick Cline)<p>New York-based interior designer Jenny Wolf is known for refined interiors that have relaxing qualities and offer a sense of calm in the bustling city. When involved in a full renovation, Wolf often finds that she is tasked with …