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5 secrets to a strong marriage

<i>Dani Shapiro is a writer and bestselling author of five novels and four memoirs. Her latest memoir "Hourglass" explores her 20-year marriage. Here, she shares what she learned during the writing process.</i><p>When I set out to write a memoir about my marriage, I was most interested in what keeps a couple …

Jokes

How to choose (and use) the right wrenches

Nearly every time you’re working on your bike, there are three types of tools that you’ll need: Wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers.<p>Let’s start with wrenches, or spanners as they’re usually called in Britain. Since your motorcycle is mostly bolted together, you’ll need different types of wrenches to …

Woodworking

Relationship advice: five experts reveal the secrets to long-term love

Relationship advice: five experts reveal the secrets to long-term love ‘There are different qualities to sex at different stages in a long …

Non-fiction

Apparently, Couples With the Best Sex Lives Do These 11 Things

After you've been dating a while and you've experienced many or all of your firsts in the relationship together, sex may just be on the back burner. …

How to Not Suck at Relationships

My latest recurring nightmare is that I’m back with one of my exes. I’m bewilderingly unhappy, because I know there was a time I was deeply loved and …

Relationships

The Ultimate Guide To Men's Tool Kits

Ask any red-blooded gear-loving guy and they’ll tell you that there is something viscerally satisfying about hunkering down and getting your hands …

Woodworking

9 Divorcées Confess Exactly What Ruined Their Marriages

"It wasn't something I could forgive and forget."<p>Shutterstock<p>When two people promise to spend a lifetime together on their wedding day, they expect those vows to last forever. But even after swearing to be there through the good and the bad, sometimes the bad is enough for one person to serve the …

How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

Want to convince someone you’re worth taking a chance on romantically? It might help to know a little bit about their zodiac sign.<p>Below, Jennifer Angel, one of New York’s most well-known astrologers, shares how to win someone over based on astrology.<p>Aries wants passion in all areas of their lives ― …

Relationships

New ideas to try in the garden for 2016

My garden is like an outdoor laboratory. I am forever trying different plants, new ways of building things and making maintenance more efficient. This past year I discovered a fair few products and plants that I will definitely use in future. I’d like to share them with you…<p>The cutting edge<p>A few …

Ghostly Light Inside Abandoned New Orleans Hospital Captivates Internet

Mysterious light coming from a window of an abandoned hospital<p>A ghostly light photographed shining from inside an abandoned New Orleans hospital is captivating armchair detectives and online thrill-seekers.<p>In a number of chilling photos, Charity Hospital is seen completely dark except for a single …

New Orleans

How To Make Your Own Swimming Pool From 9 Pallets

<b>Ever looked out at your garden and thought; “You know what we need? A swimming pool.”? (Haven’t we all.)</b><p>Now’s your chance! DIY skills to the ready, …

Stop! Don't Sign Your Divorce Papers Until You Do This One Crucial Thing

When you think about it, you probably haven't heard a whole lot of divorced folks say, "I got such a great divorce settlement! I'm so pleased with the outcome!" If you know any of these rare creatures -- and they're not formerly married to Rupert Murdoch -- direct them my way. I'd love to interview …

Divorce

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

How to Have a Super Sexy Marriage

What makes married sex life hot is totally subjective. What works for some may not work for others, so what matters is if you're happy with your circumstances.<p>With that being said, when you're in a long-term, forever relationship, you have to work to keep sex hot. It doesn't just happen on its own; …

Relationships

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

8 ways to connect with your spouse when life gets crazy

On my blog, I shared 10 tips for staying connected with your husband and preventing outside activities from taking over your life. Since then I've …

15 Sneaky Signs a Marriage May End in Divorce

At least according to these (somewhat strange) statistics.<p><b>1. The bride had pre-wedding jitters.</b> If the future Mrs. has cold feet, the couple's risk of divorce more than doubles, according to a study published in the <i>Journal of Family Psychology</i>. The good news? A groom with "I do" doubts has almost …

4 Secrets for a Happy Marriage

Being married in the modern world can be difficult and confusing. What are the rules for a happy marriage? It doesn’t seem like there are any easy …

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

Researchers interviewed 732 married couples between the ages of 57 and 85 and found that those who reported having little to no sex reported lower levels of marriage satisfaction. The more often couples reported getting busy, the happier and more positive they said they felt about their marriages. …

Why It's Important to Remember the Date You and Her Started Dating

You don't have to spend a fortune: Simply spending time together or coming up with a creative, thoughtful gift will win you points. But you have to know which benchmarks are truly meaningful to her.<p>Therapist Robert Taibbi, L.C.S.W.—the author of seven books, including <i>Doing Couples Therapy: Craft</i> …

How Do You Help Someone You Love Who Is Depressed?

One in five of us will experience depression in our lifetime. Here are some tips on how to help someone who is unwell.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>There was a time, earlier this year, when my girlfriend and I were lying in bed talking about her depression. She was in the middle of her …

Mental Health

13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

1. Depression is <i>not</i> a choice.<p>Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, …

When Your Partner Wants To Do It But You Don't

<b>This post was co-authored by Lisa Day and was originally written for the website Science of Relationships.</b><p>If you’re in a long-term relationship, you …

Psychology

4 Creative Ways to Ask for What You Want in Bed

<b>2. Leave Him Naughty Hints</b><br>Whether it's a browser window that you just happen to leave open or a magazine flipped to a particular page for him to find, articles about sex tips or sex toys for couples can really educate and encourage discussion on the topic. Even sending a suggestive text linked to …

13 Ways to Keep Love Alive

You may have heard that long-term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring. Many people believe this myth and expect this to …

Relationships

The #1 Piece of Advice Sex Therapists Give Their Clients

The #1 Pieces of Advice Sex Therapists Give Their Clients<p>Turn your sex life up to insane levels with these pro tips.<p>Couples often rely on sex therapists to haul them out of deep ruts, but in an ideal world, we'd be able to preemptively use the nuggets of wisdom a therapist provides to make sure …

Increase Intimacy in Relationship, Get Closer to Boyfriend, Husband

When you think of getting up close and personal with your partner, you likely envision being body-to-body between the sheets. But if you haven't hit the sexual phase of your relationship yet, or just need another option to increase the intimacy, there are plenty of other ways to get there.<p>"Sex is …

8 ways to fall in love with your spouse all over again

It's normal and natural for every couple to leave the honeymoon phase behind at some point in their relationship. After all, can you imagine being …

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