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Here's What It's Like When Mental Illness Affects A Relationship

We're told that love conquers all. But sometimes antidepressants help, too.<p><i>Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice.</i><p>One …

Mental Health

Articles about residents tiny floating home can dive water two feet bed on Dwell.com - Dwell

After three years ashore, a Copenhagen couple return to the city’s waterways on a floating home for two.<p>Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green...<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>Graham …

Mad Men

How to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and …

Breakfast

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

27 Times Tumblr Was The Realest About Anxiety

Me: Don't worry. Anxiety: You gotta.<p><i>To learn more about anxiety, check out the resources at BeyondBlue Australia on 1300 22 4636, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or ReachOut. Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only,</i> …

Mental Health

20 Celebrity Breakups of 2015, Ranked From Least to Most Heartbreaking

Why can't famous couples just stay together for the fans? WHY?<p><b>20. Ariana Grande and Big Sean</b><p>Allegedly, the final straw for these two was when he, apparently without her approval, released a song about — ugh, it's gross even typing this — her "billion dollar p*ssy." Ariana hasn't had the best year …

5 Lessons I Learned By Traveling Solo

Hike Bealey Spur in Arthur's Pass | Photo: Vincent Frascello<p>Written by Alexandria Yepsen, Contributor for The Outbound Collective<p>I took the leap two years ago. I decided that my white college apartment was getting too stuffy for the dreamer inside of me. I needed an adventure to challenge myself …

12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive

Gym memberships, massages, and the best brows money can buy—<i>W</i> editors share the beauty splurges on their holiday lists.

Beauty

Hair Salon's 'Quiet Chair' Is A Dream For Haters Of Smalltalk

Introverts welcome. 💇<p>Not everyone feels like chatting all the time, especially when it's for an hour (or three) in the salon chair.<p>That's why a salon in Cardiff, U.K. has debuted the "quiet chair," a special spot where you sit, your stylist cuts and not a word is spoken between the two of you.<p>"We …

Hair

The 100 best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable

To compile the ranking, OpenTable pored over more than five million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for 20,000 restaurants, covering all 50 states and Washington DC.<p>St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California, earned the No. 1 spot, with Mama's Fish House in …

“I did so many bad things with my genitals”: Blink-182’s Travis Barker opens up on sex, drugs, plane crashes and Christianity

A pill addiction. A horrific plane crash. The nickname “Dumpster Dick.” The rock star tells Salon what has changed<p>Travis Barker is probably the most famous — or at least, the most recognizable — drummer on the planet. He joined Blink-182 in 1998, and as the band found mainstream success with its …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Opaques and open-toe shoes? Our tights tips for winter

Can you wear tights with an open-toe shoe? What about a sling-back? These are the sorts of serious discussions we’ve been having here at Telegraph Towers as the weather turns cold. Collectively, the fashion team owns more opaque tights than we’ve enjoyed hot dinners, but, we’ve realised that said …

2,400-Year-Old 'Bong' Found In Ancient Burial Mound

In a vast and ancient burial site in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia, archaeologists have discovered what appear to be 2,400-year-old solid …

Archaeology

Charming Illustrations Highlight True Love in All of Life's Little Moments

True love doesn't always consist of grand, cinematic gestures. In fact, it's often the little things that mean the most when you're in a long-term relationship. Spending a lazy morning together, helping each other get through a bad day, and even assembling furniture side-by-side can end up …

Love Stories

It's Not You, It's Me: The Real Reasons Why I Travel Solo

Aside from "How do you make money to travel so much?" and, "If you're traveling solo, who's taking the picture?", the next most common question I get asked is, "Why do you choose to travel solo?"<p>My immediate logical response is usually something along the lines of, "Because if I want to go …

5 Ways Texting Can Improve Your Relationship

Communication is key in any and every relationship! With today's advanced technology, we have a vast variety of ways to communicate with one another (i.e. Cell phone, house phone, Skype, email, social media and texting to name a few). Although we live in what appears to be a "digital world," people …

Leaky Gut Syndrome: What You Should Know About Your Gut Bacteria

There's a universe of living organisms in your digestive tract, and the little critters can do a ton for you. Up to 100 trillion cells live in your gut microbiome, forming a world that scientists are still working to understand. 100 trillion cells -- that's enough microbes to make it the highest …

Wellness

11 Key Activities for Creating Trust in Successful Relationships

Trust is one of the most important components of any relationship. Nothing brings people together like trust. When trust is broken, it is severely damaging and hard to overcome.<p>When we establish trust, we are able to let our guard down and feel comfortable with the other person. We know we can rely …

10 Promising Franchises for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are multiple ways people become millionaires. Some launch a successful startup. Others are a whiz with stocks. But, one of the most common yet overlooked ways is to become a franchise owner.<p>If you're not sure what a franchise is …

42 Book Lovers' Gift Ideas For Women Who Can't Stop Reading

I like big books and I cannot lie.<p>Nora Ephron once wrote, "Reading is bliss." That couldn't be more true as December ushers in cozy winter nights spent curled up with a good book.<p>In honor of the holiday season, we've rounded up some of the standouts in the world of literary swag.<p>Without further …

Books

Scientists come face to face with angry deep-sea squid

In the black depths of the deep sea, scientists have captured rare footage of two person-sized squid with giant flashing lights at the ends of their arms.<p>The animals, both of the species <i>Taningia danae</i>, approached and latched onto a remotely operated vehicle scientists were using in a part of the …

Zoology

'The Affair' Paints Realistic Picture of Cheating and Divorce

I have to admit I wasn't a huge fan of season one of Showtime's <i>The Affair</i>. While I loved the concept -- a happy family man and father of four falls for a younger, sexy, married woman, has an affair with her and blows up his marriage, I found the two main characters to be unlikeable and the …

A Family Has Been Making These Amazingly Awkward Christmas Cards For 13 Years

They WIN at Christmas.

Time I

Essences: The Korean Skin Care Product You?re Not Using but Should

The flood of Asian skin care imports has changed the beauty game for the better, thanks in no small part to their new, novel technologies. The thing is, though, that while some products are super-straightforward (hello, sheet masks), others can be pretty tricky to figure out—like essences. Are they …

Do You Know Your Biological Age? This Blood Test Can Tell You.

A new test may help show how your lifestyle affects your cellular aging.<p>You know how old you are -- but do you know how old your <i>body</i> is?<p>Not everyone ages at the same rate. The aging process is associated with a number of physiological and cellular changes, not all of which are directly correlated …

This Is What 60 Days of Yoga Did to Me

<i>The pixels would have you believe these two people are Geoff Teehan, but they're not.</i><p>It's interesting, my relationship with pixels.<p>I realize I had both slowly and quickly parsed my own self into many, many discrete pixels.<p>But unlike work, where I do it in a mindful, creative, deliberate way, I …