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6 Rules for Doing the Whole Open Relationship Thing Right

Although open relationships are somewhat taboo, a March 2015 poll of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by YouGov and <i>The Huffington Post</i> found that 13 percent of the people surveyed are currently in one or have been in one in the past. What's more, another 14 percent said they would consider opening up …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

22 Men Dish on the Hottest Oral Sex They’ve Ever Received

It never hurts to give your guy some incentive to return the favor…<p>There are lots of great reasons to have guy friends, but one of the biggest ones is that they are amazing advice givers. Since you’re not dating them, they have no problem telling it exactly how it is—and from a dude’s perspective, …

Why This Piece of Zen Wisdom is Critical to Helping Your Relationships Thrive

Buddhaimonia.If you love a person, you say to that person, “Look, I love you, whatever that may be. I’ve seen quite a bit of it and I know there’s …

Relationships

The Beginner's Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

6 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Love Life

<b>2. Falling into a Rut</b><br>“It’s easy to get stuck in your comfort zone without realizing it in a way that makes it hard for you to meet people," says Greer. "For example, maybe you always hang out with your sister and her husband or you give up free nights to babysit their kids." While it’s fantastic to …

Sexy, Sensual or Intimate -- What Is Your Sexual Style?

When I ask my patients this question, most of them believe that their personal sexual style is a blend of all three, and they just change the percentages depending on their current partner. Yet, when we take the time to thoroughly examine their sexual history, they are often surprised to find that …

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>Getty Images<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of …

10 Life-Changing Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Break out the lemons!<p>Cleaning the kitchen is never going to be as fun as, say, a weekend at the beach. But it's gotta get done. And even if you don't have a single cleaning product in your home, you can still totally make your kitchen sparkle. Plus, there's a certain feeling of pride you'll get …

5 Ideas to Steal from a Beautiful Boston Kitchen

(Image credit: Bunker Workshop)<p>You guys, this kitchen by Bunker Workshop is like whoa. There are so many things to love here, but we've picked out …

10 Things to Ask Your Roommate Before You Move In

They often call getting married and moving in together as "taking the plunge," but if you ask us, moving in with someone you know and love is a lot …

Recipe Roundup: The Perfect Picnic Menu

I can’t remember the last time I had dinner indoors. March? January? It seems like a distant memory. I hope summer lasts forever. Meanwhile, the only …

Time I

4 Things To Consider When Picking A Wall Color

(Image credit: Leah Moss)<p>Sure you can always paint over, but that doesn't make picking the color that you'll see everyday any easier. I've seen more …

Cool, Cozy Reading Nooks

Sometimes, you have to make do with what you have. While I dream of jetting off to a sunny vacation spot this summer, it looks like the closest thing …

10 Stylish, DIY Kitchen Countertop Projects

Creating your own countertops may seem intimidating — but we've rounded up 10 stylish DIYs that demystify the process. Your kitchen will look …

Stylish

Garden Visit: At Home With Canada’s Favorite Garden Writer

Gardening is not in my family or in my blood. But one fine morning nearly 30 years ago, the sun slanted seductively into my Toronto backyard and my …

Landscaping

Trending on Remodelista: Block Party

This week, Remodelista editors have been celebrating the start of July by rounding up the ingredients for easy summer gatherings: screened porches, …

Trends

Composting: Are You Obsessed?

Is an obsession with composting a peculiarly male trait? I can’t imagine a woman thinking, “I must go out and cover the compost” when it starts to …

Gardening

How to Clean Copper Naturally With Just Lemon & Salt!

Have some gorgeous copper tools or utensils in your kitchen that are looking a little, <i>not gorgeous</i> these days? Today could be the perfect time to …

Before & After: A Sorry-Looking Ceiling Gets Some Stunning DIY Ingenuity

Emily and Shane hated their textured ceilings, but felt stuck with them because they weren't ready to deal with the mess and trauma of drywalling. …

Design

Listen to the Most Relaxing Song Ever

Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn't involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester …

GDS and TDS: How to Calculate Your Debt Service Ratio

When you decide to buy a home, the lender will want to know that you are able to make your payments. There are a number of factors that can affect …

Personal Finance

How To Claim Business Income and Business Expenses

Shares 468<p>One of the best ways to improve your income overall is starting a home business as a sole proprietorship. The good news is that you can …

Small Business

What Helps People Live A Long And Good Life

Besides being Japanese and living long lives, Jiroemon Kimura and Toyo Shibata shared something in common: they both had a strong interest in life, staying active all the way to the end.<p>Kimura passed away at the age of 116. Shibata passed away at the age of 101. After retiring from his post office …

The 7 Books Every Spiritual Person Needs to Read

We all want to lead more meaningful lives. Discover the profound texts that inspired Phil Jackson, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. …

Books