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4 Ways Childhood Adversity Teaches Us a Wrong Understanding of Love

<i>The feeling of being valuable—”I am a valuable person”—is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline. It is a direct product</i> …

Mental Disorders

5 Essential Colognes That'll Always Be in Style

You need a good scent—and you can't go wrong with any of these.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Style is more than the clothes on your back or the watch on your wrist—it's how you present yourself. …

Men's Fashion

7 People Who've Been Cheated On Reveal If They Tried To Make It Work Again, & Whoa

Finding out that your partner cheated is easily one of the most crushing feelings imaginable. And even if they try to convince you it was a one-off …

Relationships

Travel Safety in Asia

Just as at home, travel safety in Asia is largely a matter of common sense. However, visiting a new continent does bring a few unexpected, unfamiliar …

National Parks

The Best Natural Deodorants Are Kind to Your Skin and Your Clothes. Plus, They Actually Work.

You don't need a bunch of harsh chemicals to smell good.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am well aware of the stereotypes about smelly dudes who blather on about natural deodorants and how your …

Skin Care

35 Signs You're Dating A Boy, Not A Man (According to Study)

The official beginning of adulthood has always been on a sliding scale. The process starts at 18, when you’re allowed to vote, die for your country …

Relationships

7 Brutally Honest Phases Of Casual Relationships, Because It’s 2018 & This Is Life Now

It seems like everyone these days is looking for a casual relationship, and maybe you are, too. But if you've never been in a casual dating situation …

Relationships

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

Self-improvement

According to a Trainer, These Are the 4 Things You Need to Do to Get Stronger

Getting stronger doesn't happen overnight, although that would save us a lot of time and soreness. If your goal is to improve your overall strength, you're going to need to make sure the way you're training is helping you get there. Instead of having you do a billion Google searches, we spoke with …

Exercise

22 Week Marathon Training Schedule for Beginners

This simple marathon training schedule (see below) gives beginner runners two more weeks than the 20-week marathon program for beginners. It's …

Marathons

The Key to Looking Better in Shorts

Planning on wearing shorts this summer? Then make sure your legs are strong and toned.

Workouts

Ryan Reynolds Is Absolutely Crushing the Style on His Deadpool 2 Press Tour

He's wearing everything from full suits to T-shirts and jeans.<p>Ryan Reynolds has been making the media rounds to promote <i>Deadpool 2,</i> and because he is Ryan Reynolds, he's been looking pretty damn good doing so. Plus, he's having some fun within the confines of expectations (safe, but stylish) by …

Deadpool

How To Turn Your Spouse Into Your Soulmate (Even If You Think You Married The Wrong Person)

Marriage can be very difficult at times. There are stages or seasons that every relationship goes through. Some of those seasons require more work on …

Relationships

Flirting Masters Reveal Why Guys Never Get The Hint When A Woman Flirts With Them

Learning how to tell if a woman is flirting with you, or otherwise, is something that a lot of men are struggling with.<p>The flirting signs that most …

This Sex Position Reliably Gets Women Off

Sex therapists give us all the NSFW details on making the position work.<p>All good things in life could use some improvements, including your go-to bedroom moves.<p>Case in point? The missionary position. You and your partner may count this classic sex position as a favorite because of the intimacy it …

Relationships

8 National Parks Where You Can Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation

Natural beauty, history, education, and relaxation await at our country’s national parks. This year, many have enhanced their tours, lodging, dining, …

National Parks

9 Differences Between Being Friendly Vs. Flirty, According To Experts

Some people are naturally friendly, no matter who they’re talking to or interacting with. Sometimes, however, friendliness may be construed as …

10 Office-Friendly Shoes That Are Actually Comfortable

Fit for any type of work environment.<p>A comfortable, sturdy pair of work-appropriate shoes is as essential to your wardrobe as a suit is. After all, these are what you spend the majority of your time wearing—they better be as comfortable as possible. Look for pairs with solid construction, a …

Why Everyone’s Talking About Scarlett Johansson’s Met Gala Look

As the world looked upon the vision that is the Met Gala red carpet, one might have failed to notice a certain Scarlett Johansson.<p>The “Avengers” …

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

Top 10

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

What to Wear to Every Type of Job Interview

From a tech start-up to a law firm.<p>There are a select few times in your life where stressing over what to wear is inevitable. Take, for example, a job interview. You're trying to land a gig through people whose actual jobs are to judge you. Your outfit is going to be part of that judgment—whether …

The 5 Best Stories I Read This Week: Jess Eggert, Flipboard

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

How Quitting Casual Sex Changed Everything for Me

My mother doesn’t think she’s a feminist, but she is. She chose to quit working to raise her children, and probably identifies more with Carmela Soprano than Hillary Clinton. But since I was young, she always told me that I didn’t have to choose the same life as she did. “Don’t just get married and …

The Three-Year Itch: The Make Or Break Of A Millennial Relationship

After a couple has been together for three years, they are probably serious enough to know whether or not they want to be together for the long run; …

“I guess the lesson here is: don’t get divorced.”

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

12 Ways Cats Show Love Without You Even Knowing It

Cats are often accused of being unaffectionate, aloof, and maybe a little <i>too</i> independent. Dog people will argue that their preferred pet's feline …

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement