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Acne Aftermath: How to Cover Up The Scars That Are Left Behind

Unless you’ve been blessed with completely immaculate skin, you’ve may have experienced face or body acne at least once in your life, as well as the …

Skin Care

The 7 things I did to get over a big breakup — and why research says they work

Tom and I broke up a few weeks before he was due to start medical school.<p>Our relationship had been a whirlwind. We had known each other since childhood but had been dating for just 10 days before he moved down from Connecticut to Pennsylvania and into my small one-bedroom apartment. A few months …

Why it’s so hard to get over your ex, according to a relationship psychologist

Few things knock your emotional world off its axis like a breakup. When my first long-term relationship ended, I woke up for several days in a row not quite remembering that my ex and I had split. This lapse would only last one or two seconds, but each time the reality hit, I switched from my usual …

Psychology

5 Signs You'll Probably Get Back With Your Ex

Working through the various stages of a breakup can be nauseating. First, there's shock that it's happened, then pain for the loss of the …

Breakups

12 Situations That Sum Up Every 20-Something’s Life Before After A Breakup

In the profound words of Katy Perry, <i>"We fight, we breakup, we kiss, we make up."</i><p>We're a generation that is fearless, unapologetic and ready to love. …

Meet a Woman Who Helps Dump People for a Living

We talked to a breakup coach about exit plans, dealing with breakups on social media, and whether it’s better to be the dumper or the dumpee.<p>Breaking up with someone, if you have any semblance of a soul, is not a pleasant experience. How do you do it? Do you really need to meet in a public place …

Study Says Women Hurt More After a Breakup But Recover Better

IMAGE Unsplash<p>Feeling a surge of emotional hurt after ending a long-term relationship is not new to anyone who has experienced it – and a new study …

University College London

5 Alternatives to Ghosting for a Classy Virtual Breakup

As increasingly popular dating apps put us through bad online dates while trying to find the good ones, the practice of ghosting is on the rise. A sad term for a phenomenon that’s arguably worse than dumping someone by text, ghosting is the practice of breaking off a relationship by just abruptly …

Relationships

How to Get Over A Breakup and How Long Does it Take?

There’s no getting around it: Breakups suck no matter who does the dumping. Still, when you’re on the bad side of a split, not only does it sting a little worse than it might have if you had pulled the plug, but you're also faced with one question that no doubt keeps circling in your head: “How …

9 Crazy Breakup Stories That Will Make Yours Seem Normal AF

Breakups are the WORST. I mean absolute, kick-you-in-the crotch, spit-in-your-face worst. Most of us have experienced the pain and heartbreak of …

Researchers say relationships fall into one of 4 patterns — here's the one you want to avoid

According to 2015 research, led by Brian Ogolsky, Catherine A. Surra, and J. Kale Monk, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg and cited on Science of Relationships, you can help predict the eventual outcome of a relationship by …

How to Deal with a Breakup in Your 20s

It's a rocky road back to happiness, but get over yourself—it's a road that's been traversed before.<p><i>Photos by Chris Bethell</i><p>Congratulations! You've probably reached this page because it's 3 AM, and you're googling self-help advice and some variation on the words: "Am I dead?" Has this broken heart …

6 science-backed ways to get over your ex

Going through a break up can be challenging. Whether or not you were the instigator, the pain of moving on is hard to handle.<p>Since relationships aren't one size fits all, people react in different ways. That's why it's so difficult to narrow down a single cure for heartache. But don't fret — while …

New York City

The Science Behind Heartbreak And How To Heal

Going through a breakup or a heartache? Here's the science behind why your heart aches and how to get back up.<p><b>It's the chemicals that are causing you to idealize your ex</b><p>When we are in lust, we have rose-tinted glasses that highlights only the positive qualities of the apple of our eye, and not the …

The “Should I Go or Should I Stay?” Relationship Checklist

The “Should I Go or Should I Stay?” Relationship Checklist<p>Updated on March 14, 2018<p>You might have asked yourself if there is a scientific way to …

Why you should stop waiting for ‘The One’ and love the one you’ve got

<b>Stop waiting for ‘The One’. Because the chances are, there is more than ‘One’ for each of us.</b><p>Why do people set themselves up for disappointment by …

Relationships

Why Your Superstitions Might Actually Be Good For You

Due to confirmation bias, people tend to look for days when their lucky shirt gave them great fortune and overlook the times it didn't work. They are also more likely to interpret ambiguous evidence, such as their favorite sports team playing well but losing the game, as support for their …

Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea

I’m standing on a pier at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, fifty feet above the Atlantic. To the left and right, forward, back, and below, all I can see is ocean. I’m wearing a light blue hat that looks like a bejeweled swim cap, and a heavy black cable snakes down my back like a ponytail. Even …

The Luxury Of Solitude

There are people who have no idea what they would do with themselves if they had a little under two weeks with no commitments, a car, a duffel bag, and a series of motel reservations making a loop around New England with a spur up into Maine.<p>I am not one of those people.<p>On my Late Fall Foliage Solo …

How to Do Valentine’s Day Like an Italian Lingerie Designer

Carlotta Danti’s lingerie collection, Rosamosario, is an exceptional balance of chic and sensual. Here, the Italian designer shares the women who inspire her creations and her must-haves for an ultra luxe Valentine’s Day.<p><b>How did you get your start as a designer?</b> At age 18, the Queen of Punk …