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How to Keep Your Hair from Thinning

Take these steps to preserve your strands as you age.<p>“Can you give me thinning hair that makes me look older?” said no woman ever to her stylist. Thick, vibrant hair is a hallmark of youth and vitality, which is why we all want it. Shampoo commercials promise us luscious locks—plus, watch any red …

He Won't Stop Cheating? Yes, It Is Your Fault!

I know that sounds harsh to blame you for the heartache that has been inflicted upon you by your lover, but it's the truth! Sometimes the truth is hard to embrace, but if your partner is a perpetual cheater, you must embrace the blame. It is not as if you lined women up in front of him and forced …

Give your kids chores and they'll thank you someday

<b>The Montessori chart of age-appropriate chores shows that kids are capable of doing far more than we often think. Here's why you should insist on</b> …

5 Tax Deductions That Could Save You Big Bucks in 2016

Photo: www.stockmonkeys.com<p>Even if you haven't filed your 2015 tax return yet, there's little you can do at this point to increase your tax refund or reduce your tax liability -- aside from contributing to an IRA. However, it's not too early to start thinking about your 2016 taxes. Some of the …

4 Important Words to Define in Dating and Relationships

A couple of months ago, I identified a real issue in regards to communication in relationships. As a dating coach, I talk with my clients a great deal about boundaries. We as a society, especially women, are not taught nearly enough about them. But I realized, both within the relationship I was in …

Top 10 Reasons for Being -- and Staying -- Monogamous

Monogamy gets a bad rap these days -- people say it's unnatural, impossible, outdated, stifling. And, yes, sometimes it is! Especially if your wedding anniversary now contains two digits. But anything worth fighting for will usually put you through the ringer, and monogamy is no exception. So …

The wisdom of casual sex: This anthropologist says it can be a good path to commitment

The last time you had a one-night stand, were you hoping for something more lasting?<p>According to Match’s annual survey of unmarried Americans, a quarter of singles have converted a one-night stand into a long-term relationship.<p>The Match study also found that, while online daters have sex more …

4 Secrets for a Happy Marriage

Being married in the modern world can be difficult and confusing. What are the rules for a happy marriage? It doesn’t seem like there are any easy …

Domestic Violence

15 Dumb Things You're Doing That Hurt Your Marriage

Most couples fight are over little things, but these kinds of squabbles often mask bigger problems.<p>1 You're constantly pointing fingers.<p>If you find …

5 Ways to Move on After a Relationship Ends

Most of us have experienced the loss of a relationship and its jarring effects on us physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Sometimes it's a feeling of unbearable loss and confusion. We become sad, distressed, lonely, and often angry. It can feel like the end of the world. The impact of this …

20 Everyday Habits That Sabotage Weight Loss Goals

If you Google “how to lose weight” you get nearly a million results. You’d think with all the weight loss tips out there, we’d be a nation of people …

Fitness

9 foods you thought were healthier than they are

Countless products in the health foods aisle of your local grocery store don't belong there.<p>Many of them boast labels like low or reduced fat.<p>The problem with low-fat products is simple. To accommodate for the loss of flavor that comes with removing the cream or richness in a product, food …

Nutrition

This Cara Delevingne Painting Is A Masterpiece

that’s some mighty fine art, cara d.<p>In so many things, and in so many ways, Cara Delevingne is a true-blue muse. Personally, we like her best when she’s sticking out her tongue or dressing as Jabba the Hutt—but one really shouldn’t limit her ability to inspire and delight to those admittedly …

Art

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

Here Are 7 Things That Will Make You Happier in 7 Seconds, According to Research

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Cocaine

Five Everyday Activities That Hurt Your Memory

Turns out there are several surprising and common activities people do that make them more forgetful.<p>You can’t find your phone. You don’t remember if you answered your client’s email. And you forgot the question you wanted to ask your colleague when you bump into her in the hallway.<p>If you’re …

The Brain

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

Procrastination

Your Horoscope: Are You Going to Meet a Lover or a Loser?

Have you ever asked these questions about your relationships?<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who take advantage of my kindness?"<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who are abusive?"<p>• "Why do I end up in relationships with men who are either alcoholics, …

10 great video games about the meaning of life

Love, death, romance, regret – video games can tell us about all of these things and more. Here are our favourite examples<p>We don’t often look to video games when we’re feeling confused about life, the universe or anything else. This is traditionally a medium of escape, the place you come to forget …

Swimming Pools

7 clever ways to prevent wrinkles while you sleep

You’ve said it before—“I need my beauty sleep!”—as you crawl under the covers for a well-deserved full night of rest. But while you might be saying it facetiously, there <i>are</i> ways to slow down signs of aging overnight.<p>But first: doesn’t sleeping cause wrinkles?<p>Yes, it can. According to Dr. Debra …

9 science-backed ways to immediately boost your mood

And as it turns out, there are a bunch of healthy things you can do to lift your spirits.<p>We've scoured the research to find some of the best ways to improve your mood — no pill or special elixir required.<p>Here are a few:

12 Steps to Clear the (Mental and Physical) Clutter From Your Life

Make time and space for what really matters with this step-by-step guide.<p>Clutter, both mental and physical, is a productivity and a joy killer. And you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what one study out of Princeton concluded about clutter:<p>"If you want to focus to the best of your ability …

Productivity

How to Improve Your Relationships With Others

Most of us periodically struggle to manage our relationships, whether we’re trying to manage a company, a team, a marriage, or a friendship. The …

Self-Criticism

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health

Research shows that social media may not be so good for our mental health.<p>For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of …

Social Media

All Couples Fight. Here's How Successful Couples Do It Differently.

There's an art to arguing.<p>All couples argue, but it's the <i>way</i> they argue that determines if their relationship will go the distance.<p>"Instead of attacking the other person’s character, happy couples color inside the lines and express their own feelings," psychotherapist Vikki Stark, director of the …

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), …

53 Gorgeous Ways To Dress Your Blank And Boring Walls

Are your walls looking just a bit blah? Wall decor is the easiest feature of your home to change around and update, so why not do it more often to keep your style fresh and fabulous? Check out these amazing wall candy ideas from Hometalk bloggers, to make your space look great in an instant.<p><b>1. Hang</b> …

6 ways simplifying your home can simplify your life

The other day I arrived home just as my 18-year-old daughter was walking out the door. Rather than saying hello, she blurted, “I’m in a rush, so I didn’t have time to replace the toilet paper on the toilet paper holder.” This may seem like a bizarre greeting, but both my kids know that failure to …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want To Be Happy

Consider this your excuse to treat yourself to fresh flowers on the regular.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to …

Happiness

Tony Robbins on Acing the Age-Old Question 'What Does Your Company Do?'

What business are you in? No, I mean what business are you really in? In other words, what core benefit do you deliver to your prospective client beyond the category or industry in which you've built your career? Here's how to pivot to a much more powerful response.<p>One of the most powerful lessons …

Business Strategy