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Clean Floors, Missed Deadlines: How Procrastination Can Hurt Your Freelance Writing Career

Here’s a secret about me: when I’m putting off working on freelance writing assignments, I suddenly become the perfect homemaker that I certainly am …

instagram: is it really to blame for our insecurities?

This week Australian social media star Essena O’Neill re-captioned all the posts on her Instagram account to highlight what really went into creating the images. But is Instagram really causing us low self esteem?<p>Last week, I posted my first ever selfie. It hit all the textbook selfie tropes on the …

You Can Wake Up From the Illusion of Your Insecurities

"<i>Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself -- and there isn't one.</i>" -- Wei Wu Wei<p>There are times when self-worth is not an issue for me. I don't think about it. I confidently do whatever I need to do. I feel self-assured. These …

Powerful Photo Series Explores One Man's Battle With Depression, Anxiety And Insecurity

For those suffering from depression and anxiety, it can be difficult to put your feelings into words. That's why one photographer decided to turn the …

How Did You Get Over Your Insecurities During Sex?

Tell us how you learned to let go of your inhibitions.

Those Braggy Couples on Facebook Are Probably Insecure About Their Relationships

If you’ve ever felt a little envious when scrolling through your Facebook feed, passing post after post of loving couples that just won’t quit, don’t fret. Things might not be as hunky-dory as social media might make it seem, at least according to the science-folks over at <i>Personality and Social</i> …

How to Get Over Insecurity by Embracing It

How easy it is to forget that my self-worth has nothing to do with what I create or don't create, inside or outside of me. I recognize that I still have beliefs running that I am unworthy because (fill in the blank). <b>My latest proof of unworthiness is my shyness.</b><p>I occasionally find myself feeling …

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

We all feel unsure about ourselves at least occasionally. It's what we do about it that makes the difference.<p>Let's be real. Everyone feels unsure.<p>Some may struggle with it more than others, but nobody is exempt. It's how we respond in the face of that uncertainty that makes the difference--whether …

3 Steps To Overcome Your Deepest Insecurities

Yes, it can be done.<p>We all have insecurities. These self-doubts become personal battles in which we can rise victorious, but some of the deeply rooted, longest-held insecurities seem impossible to overpower. Where does one even begin?<p>Life coach Iyanla Vanzant always advises people to "do the work" …

How Alicia Keys Stopped Hiding and Learned to Face Her Insecurities

Why the musical icon is embracing #nomakeup.<p>We all get to a point in our lives (especially girls) where we try to be perfect.<p>Does it start somewhere in second grade after picture day when you wear your frizzy hair out 'cause your mama says it's beautiful but all your "friends" laugh at you?<p>You grab …

8 Women Get Real About Their Body Insecurities — & How They're Overcoming Them

Body insecurities may be highly personal, but their universality is undeniable: When we polled our readers this year, nearly 80% of them said they …

The Unsexy Experience of Insecurity and the Joy of Setting Myself Free

I can experience them as an acute rush of feelings that settles down or have them become a chronic experience that sets the tone for my day. <b>Knowing that thoughts cause my feelings gives me the clarity to not fuel the thinking behind the feelings of dread and anxiety.</b> So when I wake up at 5 a.m. …

What Famous Women Say About Being Flawed, Insecure, and Loving It

Celebrities may get to live a privileged life -- with designer clothes, hot wheels, spacious mansions, and personal assistants, chauffeurs, makeup artists, beauticians, and stylists. Being famous comes with its perks, but also comes with an endlessly annoying side of being nit-picked about whatever …

Take A Swing At Your Insecurities

Unless and until we take a swing at our insecurities we cannot begin exploring our possibilities.<p>We often talk about success, reaching for the stars and awakening the giant within us. In my opinion however there are two fundamental elements in life, the first one is knowing who we are at the very …

5 Powerful Ways to Outsmart Your Insecurities

Sometimes our thoughts are backed by so much insecurity, that they create lies we believe. Learn how to outsmart those thoughts in effectively.<p>Our insecurities tend to stem from our deepest fears of not being good enough and not measuring up. If we don't learn to outsmart these feelings, they can …

Self-help

Insecurities: The Importance Of Awareness So You Can Overcome Them

I was talking to a male friend of mine the other day, and he was telling me about how he was going to reunite with a lost love from over 20 years ago. They live several states a way from each other, and had been talking on the phone and texting. But they haven't seen each other in long time.<p>As he …

How To Appear Confident When You Feel Insecure

Whether you’re about to step on stage to give a presentation, or you’ve just entered an important job interview, self-doubt could lead to failure. If you look insecure, your audience may be distracted from your message and they might not take what you have to say seriously.<p>A little insecurity and …

Self-help

Next Time Before Saying "I Love You", Think If You Have These 6 Things In Mind

To say <i>I love you</i> to someone special in your life can come easier to some than others, but it ultimately shows your feelings and commitment in that …

Relationships

Love Story Of An Old Couple That Would Make You Smile

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Will Power

Secret To A Long-Lasting Marriage: Put Your Personal Happiness Aside

“If both of you are putting each other first then no one comes second.”<p>–Author Unknown<p>Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões on Flickr<p>Shortly after …

13 facts about flirting that single — and married — people should know

Luckily, social science has figured out what makes flirting work — or not.<p>Below, we've rounded up some of the most intriguing findings on the art of flirtation, so you can saunter over to the object of your affection with confidence.<p><i>This is an update of an article originally posted by Drake Baer.</i>

Relationships

4 Signs You've Found Your Perfect Match, According To A Relationship Expert

Is your partner the one for you? If your life is showing these 4 signs, you may have found your perfect match! According to relationship expert Talia …

5 Surprising Facts About Happy Couples, According to Science

The proof is in the puddin'.<p>Wondering what the secret sauce is that makes some relationships blissed-out for the long haul? Well, scientists and researchers have spent years studying happy couples to find out what exactly keeps them joined at the hip as opposed to heading for the nearest exit sign. …

Choosing The Best Condom

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>Condoms are generally ruled as a necessary evil. While they protect us from the dangers of STIs — or a male yeast infection — and help with pregnancy prevention, they also mute a large part of the …

7 Relationship Milestones That Are Just As Meaningful As Marriage

Expert reveal the moments that truly define real intimacy.<p>Getting married is a huge milestone in a relationship, but there’s <i>a lot</i> more to love and building a partnership than saying “I do.”<p>Below, relationship experts share seven overlooked accomplishments that are just as meaningful as marrying …

Sherman Oaks

Science says couples are deluded about how likely they are to cheat on each other

When asked to rate themselves on attractiveness, intelligence, driving ability — you name it — they consistently say they're above average, which obviously isn't mathematically possible.<p>So it makes sense that people also believe their relationships are healthier than other folks'.<p>Specifically, …

Relationships

Are Extrovert Wives Happier In Their Marriages?

Four psychologists from Iran came together to say there is a positive relationship between extrovert personality in women employees and marital …

The 6 Most Common Reasons Relationships End, According To Therapists

Chances are, you're guilty of a few of these.<p>Marriages and long-term relationships don’t end overnight. They end after years of negligence and indifference on the part of the couple.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the most common issues they’ve seen long-time couples ignore until it’s too …

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My Husband and I Had Sex Every Day for a Year — Here's How We're Doing Now

It didn't make our relationship divorce-proof, but it did make me more confident.<p>Three years ago, I had sex every single day for one whole year.<p>To answer the most popular questions I've been asked since: No, it was not with 365 men. It was with one, my husband. Yes, even while I was on my period. I …