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7 Reasons Being Single Makes You Healthier, According To Science

By <i>Aly Walansky</i><p>Being in a relationship just to be in a relationship isn't a good enough reason, no matter how badly you need to feel "complete," or fill that facet of your life.<p>Astroglide's resident sexologist, Dr. Jess, says, "I don't believe that it's universally healthier to be single just as …

The Perfect Storm: Real Love Is The Combination Of Timing And Chemistry

Love itself isn't complex; people are complex. And people manage to complicate even the simplest things.<p>Love isn't a difficult concept to understand …

How to Tell If He Really Wants a Relationship With You

It's not always easy to tell the difference between a guy who's wants a relationship with you and one who's wrapped up in the moment. The reason? Lust is a powerful thing, and some men will do just about anything in the sweet spot between "nice to meet you" and "sex." Closing the gap between point …

5 Things to Know Before Your Next Relationship

<b>“Relationships are about two individuals who maintain their own lives and create another one together.” ~Unknown</b><p>I’ve never been one to casually date …

Relationships

6 Signs You Shouldn't Pack Up and Move to Be with a Guy

If the guy you're dating didn't for a moment consider relocating himself to accommodate your life—or decided to move on his own without asking you and making you part of the discussion, it's not a good sign, says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., author of <i>Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy</i> …

6 Golden Rules For Strong Relationships That Are Backed By Science

The formula for keeping love alive isn’t always straightforward, but these golden rules can keep your relationship fresh and vital for years.

Relationships

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …

University of Washington

Why Texting Should Not Be Used in a New Relationship

<b>Disclaimer:</b> If you are not willing or wanting to commit to the development of a healthy relationship... this post is not for you.<p>Okay. If you are still reading, we most likely share these things in common: We want to be in a healthy relationship with someone. We have witnessed the benefits of good …

Why You're Still Single—Even Though You Say You Want a Relationship | Women's Health

When you're in a scary situation—say you're confronted by a bear—it's easy to know what you're feeling. You're afraid. And you know that what's causing the fear is a very definite threat to your physical wellbeing.<p>Fear has a purpose—to keep you safe. You want to get the heck away from that bear as …

Here's What Healthy People Actually Eat All The Time

For when you're trying to eat healthy but you also have zero idea what to make and don't want to be sad.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Healthy Eating

9 Strong Mental Habits That Successful People Never Give Up

For most people, success in any endeavor is not an overnight phenomenon but is achieved through years of consistent effort and the development of …

Self-improvement

5 Things That Real Love Isn't

My husband's an international boardroom coach and interacts with people from all kinds of backgrounds and nationalities. And he says there's a common denominator. There comes a moment when he realizes, "This is not what it's really about." And then he can hear the question that everyone's actually …

Ten Signs Your Relationship Is All Wrong For You

Has your relationship reached its expiration date?<p>It's easy to stay in a relationship even when you know deep down it's not going to last. In the beginning, you look beyond your partner's flaws and the relationship's shortcomings, holding out hope that things will change with time. Later, when …

10 Signs It's Time to Let Go and Move On

After listening to me complain about my boyfriend one night, my friend had me watch the Saturday Night Live skit, "Red Flag Perfume by Chanel". We decided that what I had was one big red banner. There were many, many signs that this wasn't the guy for me but I needed to be 110 percent sure that it …

The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …

12 Reasons You're Spending More Than You Should

<b>Guest post from Jennifer of The Intentional Mom</b><p>If we are not careful, the money we earn can slip right through our fingers. Hidden fees, a lack of …

6 weird diet tricks that actually work

Some clients come to me in search of a complete eating overhaul, including a meal plan with specific portions and recipes. Many others, however, simply want the shortcuts.<p>While it’s true that obtaining long-term weight loss success isn’t that simple, I am happy to report there are several …

How to Work Out for Optimal Weight Loss with Minimal Time | Women's Health

<b>1. Keep track of your steps:</b> You may not have time to fit in a workout every day, but you do have time to walk, says celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. Invest in a simple pedometer—you don't even have to spend hundreds on an activity tracker; a basic $25 pedometer (or the free Runtastic pedometer …

Woman's Honest Portraits Show What Major Weight Loss Really Looks Like

She wanted people to see the physical as well as the emotional transition.<p>When you look at the average weight loss story, you typically see a "before" and an "after." In the "before," you see a sad-looking person wearing the clothing equivalent of a burlap sack, and in the "after," you see what …

Sorry, Your Vitamin C Megadose Is Basically Useless

Maybe just wash your hands more?<p>It’s Fall which means flu season and a germy free-for-all — but we’re on it! Here’s our guide to staying healthy ’til Spring:<p>Schools are back in session, which means the common cold is not too far behind.<p>To avoid a cold or cut one short, you may be tempted to stock …

Wellness

10 books that will expand your brain

And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or built a robot. Or discovered DNA or walked between the twin towers.<p>He or She DID something. …

What Your Cravings Are Secretly Telling You About Your Health

They speak volumes!<p>There's no surefire way to figure out exactly why you want to eat a particular food at a particular time. But some food cravings can hint at nutritional deficiencies or other health issues, according Joseph Colella, M.D., weight-loss expert and author of <i>The Appetite Solution</i>.<p>So …