Jessica Cook

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Fly to Paris for Valentine’s Day for $418 Round-Trip

C'est bon!<p>Most amazing flight deals come with horribly inconvenient blackout dates — long weekends and holidays are pretty much guaranteed to come …

17 Signs You're Ready for Marriage

How do you know you’re ready for marriage? Well, did you and your partner recently purchase the matching house slippers? Have you started wearing retainers and college sweatpants during sleepovers? Still wondering, "Am I ready for marriage?" Pose that question to the outside world, and you'll get …

12 Most Beautiful Gardens‬‬ to Visit in England

There’s something nerdy (and kind of adorable) about England’s centuries-old fascination with—and subsequent mastery of—gardening. “It’s certainly …

Two Cat Mamas and Their Seven Kittens Found in a Mobile Home Park

Two cat mamas and their seven kittens were saved found in a mobile home park. The older mama had been living as a stray for a few years.<p>When they …

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Bored of movie night? Try these five fun family projects

<i>Vogue</i> rounds up five projects that will keep your family entertained when the monsoon has you cooped up at home:

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12 Little Things That Can Improve A Relationship

People in relationships often think they have to do absolutely everything and make it big and bold to express their feelings for their partners. But …

Making The Most Of Family Relationships

<b>Making the Most of Family Relationships</b><p>As our children grow into adulthood, so do our families. Our kids enter the next phase of lives as they create their own families. When our families grow, it's up to us to navigate new and different relationships, and to embrace the challenge of recreating and …

5 Ways Couples Sabotage Their Relationships Without Knowing It

And how not to."I just want to be married," my friend Stephanie revealed in despair. Her shoulders shrugged. The pain in her voice was obvious. She …

Relationships

The 9 Most Obnoxious Things You Can Say To Your Wife

Don't even get us started with "calm down."<p>Sometimes, marriage and family therapist Becky Whetstone can't help but cringe when she hears the things men say to their partners.<p>"Every marriage therapist has experienced a 'cringe and wince' factor when it comes to what couples say to each other, both …

4 Powerful Ways to Show Your Spouse You STILL Choose Them EVERY Day

Once upon a time, your spouse was your FAVORITE person on Earth. His or her every thought, word and deed captivated you ... so much so that you pledged your undying devotion to each other "until death do us part."<p>Flash forward a few years (and perhaps a few kids) later and suddenly your spouse …

19 beautiful waterfronts you need to experience in your lifetime

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3 Tips to Feel More Confident During Your High-Risk Pregnancy

<i>Photo by David Castillo Dominici / Freedigitalphotos.net</i><p>Every day of a high-risk pregnancy feels like you're holding your breath, desperately hoping to make it to the next milestone.<p>Hearing a heartbeat.<p>Making it to the second trimester.<p>Good news at your anatomy scan.<p>Being on this roller-coaster can …

Benefits of eating fish during pregnancy may outweigh mercury risk

For pregnant women, eating fish every week may benefit the brain of their future child, and may even decrease his or her risk of having some of the early signs of autism, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers in Spain followed about 2,000 mothers and their children, beginning in the …

My Husband Forgot Our 24 Years of Marriage

After his brain injury erased our life together, we had to start anew if we wanted a future.<p>On our first date after my husband's brain injury, we sit in a red booth at a small Mexican restaurant, known to be quiet in the late afternoon. Because Richard — a man who once was a charming raconteur — …

16 2016 Wedding Trends That Are Going to Be Huge This Year

You can just picture it now: your friend walking down the aisle last year wearing a dress with intricate lace sleeves, your cousin’s minimalist wedding with a bouquet full of greenery and the multi-day wedding of your high school BFF whose pictures you saw all over Facebook. These were just some of …

21 Intensely Beautiful Places You Need to See Before You Die

It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.<p>It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.

Watch This Grandfather-To-Be Have an Adorable Pregnancy Announcement Freak Out

His reaction is everything.<p>Taking a cue from Jimmy Fallon's Whisper Challenge game, Alexa Goolsby surprised her parents with the news that they were about to become grandparents. But it was her father who stole the show with his over-the-top joyous reaction.<p>In case you're unsure of what the Whisper …

America’s Five Best Road Trips

For The Foliage–And The Cheese: Vermont Cheese Trail<p>Stowe, Vermont. Image Source: TravelLatte<p><i>Sites: Bennington – Green Mountain National Forest –</i> …

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10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

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10 best adventures to have with your teenagers

Imagine: your children protesting as you wake them in the pre-dawn chill and then, just one hour later, their eyes wide open in wonder as your camels crest the last dune to greet the Sahara sunrise. Or their gasps at the hydraulic exhalation of a pod of orcas, whose dorsal fins break the surface …

The Best Cities in Europe

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in Europe in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. From long-time winners like London and Paris, to newcomers that include Lucerne in Switzerland and Norway's Bergen, the variety showcases the diverse nature …

November is the cheapest month to travel - here's where to go

Travel is all about supply and demand. If you run a hotel or an airline, you keep prices high when you know you can sell all your stock; and you cut them when you can’t. The one month when the travel industry consistently struggles to sell rooms and seats is November. Traditionally, most people …

12 Things Men Do That Make Women Fall Deeper in Love

Men -- we love them. Like <i>really, really</i> love them. We can't live without them and we certainly don't want to. We enjoy all of the little things they do that make them so much hotter. Here are 12 things men do that women really adore.<p><b>1. Planning is amazing.</b><p>When a man plans, it's almost as exciting …

6 Super-Cheap Europe Trips for Winter

Paris in the snow sounds nice.<p>What do you feel like exploring this winter? A labyrinth of colorful covered market stalls? Peaceful canals under …

7 Universal Truths of Parenting a Newborn

When you have a new baby, you realize a few things: Every birth story is unique. Every newborn has his or her own little personality and individual needs. Each couple goes about the task of parenting in their own customized way.<p>In spite of all these differences, there are seven truths that almost …

Parenting

18 Cats Who Are Very Happy With Themselves

Yes, they can be jerks and yes, they're very happy with themselves about it.

7 Ways To Spot Your Future Ex-Husband

Save yourself the headache of divorce later on and don't marry him.<p>We hate to break it to you, but just because the guy you met over the weekend looks <i></i>good on paper doesn't mean he's good for you.<p>Below, relationship experts share seven signs your relationship isn't likely to last.<p><b>1. He puts you down</b> …

Why The Way We Talk About Marriage Is Bad For Women

<i>"Yeah, I'm miserable in my relationship, but I can't bear the thought of being 29 and single."</i><p>If I had a dollar for every time I've heard some …

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Yoda is back — sorry, <i>Star Wars</i> fans, not that Yoda.<p>A cat that went missing 16 months ago, after slipping through a locked cat flap, has returned to his owner, Catherine Lang, according to Scotland’s <i>Edinburgh Evening News</i>— and now there’s more of him to love. The News reports that the cat is double …