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16 Books to Check Out in April 2014

This month we're reading a novel that explores a passionate affair, an enigmatic thriller from Emma Donoghue, a tale of a gender-bending artists and …

The Book That Changed Pharrell's Life

When one of Pharrell Williams' managers suggested he read Paulo Coelho's <i>The Alchemist</i>, Pharrell didn't realize the book would have such a profound …

Paulo Coelho

Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

We already know the answers to life.<p>Health? Eat well and exercise.<p>Success? Work hard and smart.<p>Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more …

Emotional Intelligence

Mel C Teases ANOTHER Spice Girls Reunion

It won't be the same without Posh.<p>Melanie C has teased the possibility of another Spice Girls reunion.<p>The singer said that the group will most likely mark the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut single 'Wannabe' in 2016.<p>Speaking to <i>PA</i>, she said: "It's funny isn't it because people are …

10 Signs You Know It's Really Love

Two days after Thanksgiving, I went to Buffalo Wild Wings to simultaneously watch the Arizona vs. ASU and USC vs. UCLA games. Though I attended the …

Why Women Are The Stronger Sex, According To Science And Other Anecdotal Awesomeness

Sure, things are undeniably sunnier for women in the “Lean In” culture of 2014, but we’re not fully there yet. Here are some cold, hard facts:<p>We've still never had a woman president, or vice president...<br>• ...or Chief Justice of the Supreme Court....or White House chief of staff, or director of the …

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was 13

How excited you are to start high school! I know you have all these big ideas and expectations of what it’s going to be like and I don’t want to …

When You Think You’re One Of The Unloveables

By Samuel Leighton-Dore,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1nswwp4<p>There’s a pleasant, dull kind of safety that comes with rendering yourself …

How You Will Know When Someone Loves You

By Chelsea Fagan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/PXvgzh<p>You won’t be waiting by your phone, hoping that they will text you back, wondering if you …

21 Signs You’re In An Unhealthy Relationship With Forever 21

1. When you walk by the store, you immediately know when they’ve changed stuff around. You see the mannequins out of the corner of your eye and …

6 Things Men Will Literally Never Get

By Mena Coticelli,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1p0N9N5<p>After years of meticulous field research, I have finally discovered that men will literally …

How To Tell If Somebody Loves You

By Ryan O'Connell,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/R5fKOs<p>Somebody loves you if they pick an eyelash off of your face or wet a napkin and apply it to …

How To Tame Your Inner Demons

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1jJ1Crz<p>I used to think that taming your inner demons was a matter of transcending them. I used to …

The Red Flags I Mistook For Idiosyncrasies

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect; you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”<p>Although I’ve never read <i>My Sister’s Keeper</i>, …

I’m Not In Love With You Anymore

I’ve been tiptoeing around this.<p>I didn’t want to say this, but I’m not in love with you anymore.<p>I’m in love with the man who sat down next to me at …

10 Little Defining Moments In A Woman’s Life

By Almie Rose,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1pheevF<p>As I grow older (and I’m writing about this as though I’m about to turn 70), I’ve hit certain …

Self-Love Is A Journey

By Jessica Jensen,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/QlbRbB<p>I’ve been trying to figure out how to write about self-love and somehow I keep getting drawn …

20 Questions That Men And Women Are Afraid To Ask Each Other (With Answers!)

In the name of research, and also in the name of awesome Gchat conversations, I decided recently to sit down with my good buddy and most blessed …

10 Everyday Things That Can Save A Relationship

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/152V39Q<p>1. Don’t listen to what they say any less than you did your college lectures. Pay attention …

From A Guy’s Perspective: 9 Things We Want Out Of A Relationship

By Derek Marshall,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/L8ILd7<p>1. Someone Who Gets Us In The Weird Ways<p>Not on like a deep, sappy emotional level. That too …

What You’ll Know When You Marry

Being married is a funny thing. We take someone we love and are so excited about and then we make them ordinary. I am a yoga teacher and every once …

You Vs. Feelings

Everything was just fine. You were content in every sense of the word. Then one day there was a knock at the door and it was your old friend, …

Tell The People You Love That You Love Them

By Rachel C. Lewis,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1kjexRA<p>I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how …

Stop Thinking Of A Relationship As A Life Sentence

“I knew it. I was as sure of it as I’ve ever been sure of anything—you were falling in love with me. But what I was not prepared for was for it to …

The Power Of The Little Things

It’s always the little things. The unsung heroes that are not distracted by glory. The characters you disregard who have been secretly stashing …

The Love You Deserve

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/Vf8Wg1<p>When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Not in a literal sense. Not the actual …

23 Signs You’ve Got A Toxic Friend

1. You find yourself keeping good news from them because they always somehow manage to make you feel undeserving of whatever good fortune comes your …

34 Ideas About Love And Other Facets Of The Human Condition Worth Considering

By Troy R.,<p>The most universal secret is, “I hurt.” Everyone has a secret, and it’s a secret for a reason.<p>Secrets exist to protect oneself or others …

You Can’t Get Through Your 20s Without A Best Friend

My best friend Caitie has really amazing hair. Like, if she could insure any part of her body, I’m sure she would choose her hair because it’s just …

We Met At The Worst Possible Time

We have control of a lot of things in life, but who comes in and out of it isn’t one of ‘em. Sure we can decide who we allow access to our heart and …