Jamie Howard

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The 3 Worst Aspects of Social Security (and Why They Won't Change)

Social Security's importance is virtually unparalleled in this country. It's a program that's making a payment to nearly 62.5 million people each …

12 Things You Can Do with Bar Keepers Friend

Have you ever used Bar Keepers Friend? This hard-surface cleaner has a cult following in some circles. It's made by a family-owned company that …

Biodegradation

If You Can't Answer These Questions About Your Partner, You're In Trouble

Have these conversations with your significant other now to avoid a breakup later.<p>Forget “we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” For your relationship to last, you have to talk openly and honestly about weighty issues early on, and often.<p>It might not be easy to ask, “Will you go therapy with …

What Divorced Men Wish They Had Done Differently In Their Marriages

Looking back, these men reveal some of the missteps they made and the regrets they have.<p>After a marriage ends and you’ve gained some time and distance from the relationship, you can slowly start to see where things went wrong. As they say, hindsight is 20/20.<p>Your own mistakes and shortcomings― …

Divorce

I Filed For Divorce 3 Months After My Wedding Day

I can’t really pinpoint the exact moment when everything began to fall apart, but I want to say it started while we were registering for our wedding china.<p>I remember that day like it was yesterday, standing in the middle of Macy’s arguing over which plates we would scan with that stupid gun. He …

Wedding Planning

6 Critical Things Marriage Counseling Taught Me

The initial year of our marriage was perfect. My wife and I were the envied couple, and everyone wanted to know the secret recipe of our marriage. Both of us were succeeding in our professional as well as personal lives. It was all cheesy 'love is in the air' kind of romance, and I could not have …

Marriage Counseling

I Age-Shamed Myself When I Tried To Get My 'Sexy' Back

It goes without saying -- it was imperative that I go on several preliminary shopping trips in my little town last week, to procure a few smart outfits to wear on my actual shopping trip to New York City. I wasn't going to just show up at the <b>Fashion-Mecca-Of-The-Free-World</b> representing</b> …

New York City

'Reconciling With My Ex-Husband But His Family Still Hates Me'

How do I handle his family if we reconcile?ᅡᅠ He did stand up for me at the time, but now he is insisting that I let it go because he doesn't want to deal with it.ᅡᅠ He says me and his family just have to "get over it" if we get back together, otherwise it's pointless.<p>Reader Reconciling With Inlaws …

Coparenting

The #1 Secret You Must Know to Stop Fighting & Start Loving Again

It happened once again. For the millionth time a couple in crisis contacted me for help.<p>As usual, my first question was: “How may I help?”<p>As usual, both partners proceeded to present a laundry list of complaints about what the other partner said that was wrong - or didn’t say that was wrong. Or I …

Fighting

The Problem With "The Nice Guy"

One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples. For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife. We don't talk too much about the …

Therapists Tell Couples To Ignore This Common Marriage Advice

No, relationships aren't supposed to be hard work.<p>Word to the wise (or couples who want to stay married): Just because certain relationship advice is popular doesn’t mean it’s worth applying to your own marriage.<p>Below, marriage therapists share seven pieces of advice you’d be better off ignoring.<p>1. …

3 Foolproof Habits To Keep Your Marriage Happy And Strong

Wouldn't you agree that in any long-term committed marriage/relationship, the one constant that remains the same is change? Learn 3 foolproof ways you can keep your marriage strong in the midst of change!<p><b>1. Take care of your own needs</b>. In a world filled with selfie obsessions and an “it’s all about …

Hobbies

Brad or Angelina? How No One Wins the Blame Game

So it's over. The love-affair-turned-celebrity-marriage-for-the-ages between Angelina and Brad has run its course. And the only thing I want to know is: who blew it?<p>So it's over. The love-affair-turned-celebrity-marriage-for-the-ages between Angelina and Brad has run its course. And the only thing …

Divorce

Communication Tools to Help Your Marriage/Relationship

Isn't it a relief to know that you can learn how to communicate better in your marriage/relationship? Watch this video where I share 3 communication tools that will help you stop fighting in your marriage.<p>#911MarriageHelp #MarriageExpert #CommunicationExpert<p>To learn more about Dr. Patty Ann …

Communicate

3 Basic Choices To Empower Our Relationships

When it comes to our relationships, we seriously think that we have to be very cautious about the subtle effects of the "endless choices society" we live in. We think it's time for all of us to make basic choices that will empower the relationships we cherish.<p>There are so many things we can all do …

Relationships

10 Anti-Aging Foundations That Actually Make You Look 10 Years Younger

Thanks to a potent combo of endless news alerts/a busy work schedule/a constant sense of existential dread, 2018 has not been kind to my complexion. …

Skin Care

How does music reveal your personality?

Discovering Dopamine's Role in the Brain Dopamine is a simple chemical, made...

<b>Discovering Dopamine's Role in the Brain</b><p>Dopamine is a simple chemical, made in the body from an amino acid called tryptophan. Despite its simplicity, …

9 Things That Interviewers Really Want To Hear From You In The Interview

Professionals tend to make things seem very complicated, in an effort to make the the recipients of their advice feel stupid, afraid, intimidated and prone to follow orders. Let’s pick a profession like medicine. Why do doctors use such ridiculously complicated terms? They could easily substitute …

Middle School

21 Modern Farmhouse Finds That Won’t Break the Bank

While <i>Fixer Upper</i> may be over, our love for crisp, clean modern farmhouse decor sure isn’t. Leather details, linen textiles, rustic metals and warm …

Home Decorating

Here's What Happens in the Orgy Dome, Burning Man's Wildest Sex Party

"At one point, I was being fingered by one of the guys, while his wife was going down on Luke."<p><i>More than 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada, is Black Rock City, an expanse of desert ringed by distant mountains that has been home to the annual Burning Man festival since the 1990s. Started by a small</i> …

Black Rock

Try This Military Meditation Routine to Fall Asleep Fast

Need to fall asleep fast? One mid-century relaxation technique, developed in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, supposedly works within minutes. It may …

Meditation

Who needs bug spray? Wristband scares off mosquitoes by mimicking a thunderstorm

Anyone who has been caught in a summer storm knows that it kind of sucks. Evidently, mosquitoes think the same thing, as they apparently choose to …

Mosquitoes

What happens if you die without a will

What happens if you die without a will?<p>Singer Aretha Franklin reportedly died without leaving behind a will, according to TMZ. The singer's net worth was about $80 million, according to People. Plenty of famous figures like Howard Hughes, Prince, and Pablo Picasso died without wills, Forbes …

Siblings

Are Employers Ready For Old Employees?

Here’s an article by a Forbes staff writer earlier today: “Employers Say 64 Is Too Old To Get A Job.” This headline is based on the replies employers gave in a survey conducted by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, “Striking Similarities and Disconcerting Disconnects: Employers, …

Employment

What does grief feel like? You asked Google – here's the answer | Eleanor Morgan

“People who have recently lost someone have a certain look, recognisable maybe only to those who have seen that look on their own faces. I have noticed it on my face and I notice it now on others,” writes Joan Didion in The Year of Magical Thinking<i>,</i> her devastating exploration of grief in the year …

Hawaiians prepare for the worst amidst threat of Hurricane Lane

HONOLULU — Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy …

Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 5 Things Differently, According to Research

Raising kids who thrive in the world takes work and intention, but researchers have found that several specific tactics help.<p>Raising children to grow up safely and thrive in the world is certainly the top priority for most parents. But it takes work and intention. Here are several habits which …

Kids

Apple HR couldn’t care less if you have a college degree

The traditional life plan includes four years of college then a good job. But not everyone takes this path, and sometimes the lack of a college degree keeps some people from getting a job they are otherwise qualified for. But not at Apple.<p>Following a non-traditional career path is no problem …

Technology

Gordon Ramsay Is Getting Sued Over an 8-Year-Old 'Kitchen Nightmares' Episode

Food & Drink<p>By Sam Blum Published On 08/21/2018<p>@Blumnessmonster<p>By Sam Blum @Blumnessmonster Published On 08/21/2018<p>It turns out Gordon Ramsay's …