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21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

26 Insanely Good Snacks You Can Make Ahead And Eat All Week

Prep once, snack like a champ for a week. No more sad handfuls of sad almonds.

When You Are Lonely In Your Marriage

<i>By: Katie Parsons</i><p>When you get married, you are psyched for so many reasons. You are finally with your one-and-only, forever. You've got a partner in crime. It's you and your spouse against the world. You've got each other's backs, you're best friends. Shall we go on? Oh, yeah. One more. You'll …

Marriage Advice: 6 Ways to Stay in Love Forever

Relationships don't coast by on autopilot. They need active effort to keep the love alive. Here is a sampling of marriage advice to stay in love forever:<p>1. "Us" Time: You may spend lots of time with your spouse but is it quality time? Whether it's a weekly date night, a few overnights, or an …

The Overnight Oats Recipe That Can Help You Lose Weight

Not a morning person? Make this amazing overnight oats recipe before slipping under the covers, and the thought of the sweet and chewy coconut oatmeal, crunchy almonds, and chocolate chips will practically pull you out of bed.<p>It's the perfect breakfast if you're watching your weight because it …

Breakfast

What Your Sleeping Position With a Partner Says About Your Relationship

<i>By Elyse Wanshel, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>We all sleep, but did you know that the way you sleep says <i>a lot</i> about who we are as individuals?<p>For instance, if you sleep on your back, it often means your the strong, silent type; and if you sleep on your stomach, it typically means you have an open, …

Four All-American(-ish) Escapes for Your Next Long Weekend

There’s more to this country than what you can see from your Netflix account. So grab your keys, your friends, and the aux cord<p>There's nothing wet, hot, or American about the increasingly deep ass imprints forming on your couch from a summer lost to binge-watching the Sopranos (so much nuance the …

Hiking

Data Scientist Computes the Best American Road-Trip Route

Randal Olson is a computer science graduate at Michigan State University. He’s the head moderator for the subReddit r/dataisbeautiful, which focuses …

Healing From Anxiety And Depression Five Areas Of Theraputic Self Care

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

America’s 20 Most Charming Cities 2015

The town that dubbed itself Charm City—granted, as a long-ago marketing strategy—clearly has planted its flag in the charming top 20. (That flag may …

Travel

How to Create Marital Bliss: Make a Love Template

If you have just 10 minutes and you want to create some relationship bliss -- make a love template on your spouse. What is a love template? It's a blue print describing the specific actions that makes your partner feel happy and adored by you. The next time you and your beloved are out to dinner, …

9 Things You Can Do to Live a Happier Life, According to Science

We all know what we can do to live a happier life, but when those claims are backed up by science, we tend to take them more seriously. After all, if it's been poked and prodded at by scientists, the findings definitely sound like they have more validity. It's up to you to figure out what works for …

Happiness

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

The Secret to Well-Being

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likely to cultivate within ourselves than stumble upon in our wanderings. As the Dalai Lama said, "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from …

Divorce, Life and Reconciliation

I heard them arguing as I sat in the living room watching the television. At the time, I could not have been older than four or five years old. My earliest memories are of my parents arguing, and even at such a young age, I knew this was not good. Before I knew it, my maternal grandparents were …

Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Real and Imagined Cities From Around the World

Canadian artist Steve McDonald has released "<b>Fantastic Cities</b>," an illustrated coloring book featuring 60 cities from around the world. From Paris to …

15 Essential Keys to True Happiness

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.<p><b>1. Authenticity.</b><p>You are a once-in-humankind event. …

10 Truths About Real Love (It's Not Always Like the Movies)

<b>“No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.” ~Unknown</b><p>In a world duped by wild …

Relationships

The official website for award-winning and historical romance author, Ashley York. Amazon Bestselling Author of the Norman Conquest Series.

And, sad to say, this is the last of our Medieval Monday snippets for now. Check back for our next set of excerpts.<p>Astrid took a step closer.<p>“I am …

Books

How 1 Celebrity Trainer Says You Should Eat to Lose Weight

Counting calories <i>is</i> important; you need to take stock of just how many you should be eating every day in order to make smarter choices about your meals. But dietitians, nutritionists, and fitness experts recommend looking beyond the sheer quantity of calories — especially when it comes to quality …

Nutrition

How exercise can make you happier

A growing body of research suggests exercise can provide a powerful buffer against anxiety and depression.<p>A swimmer runs with relish toward the …

15 Universal Truths About Love

I’ve done numerous interviews and talks about what makes for a successful relationship. I’ve been a marriage counselor for 35 years, and have also …