Mandy Simmons

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Correcting Behavior In a Child Who Won't Listen

Getting a reluctant child to listen to his parent can be a real trial for parents, and especially fathers. Dads often tend to see listening behaviors …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

What You Need To Know If You Want To Get Into Your Horoscope This Year

Two days in, and 2018 is already proving to be the year of the horoscope, stargazers. If getting more familiar with your astrological DNA was one of …

How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

According to experts, the key lies in your fears.<p>From the outside, self-sabotaging behavior seems like a problem with a simple fix: If you realize you keep flubbing opportunities to better your life, simply channel your inner Terry Crews and tell yourself to knock it off already. But the problem is …

15 Fascinating Things You Probably Have Never Asked Your Long-Term Partner, But Should

Even though it may feel like you've asked all the questions you should ask your partner, I highly doubt that's the case. There are likely a few …

9 Things I’ve Learned From Eavesdropping on Couples Therapy Sessions

<b>In the middle of troubling discussions on grief, betrayal and regret, relationship therapist Esther Perel always manages to make her clients laugh.</b> …

Why and How I've Cheated On Every Person I've Ever Dated

A confession.<p><i>Infidelity is not what it once was. Like premarital sex or getting regular invasive cosmetic surgery, cheating has become fairly normalised, relatable enough to be the subject of a hundred-thousand #relatable memes. In the UK, one in five adults admit to having had an affair, while</i> …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Codependent Relationships, Explained

Needless to say, relationships are complicated, and it can be difficult to objectively evaluate the ones you're in whether they be friendships or …

5 Easy Love Hacks That Make Any Marriage Better

These simple strategies take just a few minutes, but the relationship rewards are real.<p>There's no way around it: A happy relationship takes hard …

This Skeleton Halloween Makeup Tutorial Is Scary Good

If you’ve ever spent hours spiraling down a wormhole of Halloween beauty tutorials on YouTube or searched the #HalloweenMakeup hashtag on Instagram, you’ve probably seen your fair share of cool-but-impossible-to-achieve-IRL makeup looks. And skeleton makeup? That definitely fits the category. …

Makeup

Halloween 2017: The Best Mermaid Makeup Tips From Instagram Beauty Stars

You can thank Hans Christian Andersen for the latest social media beauty trend: mermaid makeup. The look is taking Instagram by storm and we're calling it now: The ocean-themed...

Makeup

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Here's why you shouldn't be jealous of your narcissistic ex's new partner

If you ended the relationship, they might still be trying to get back into your life. This is why the "no contact" stage — where you completely erase them from your life — is so important for you to move on.<p>However, if they broke up with you, you might be still grieving for what you once had. It's …

Narcissism

7 Real-Girl Secrets to a Happy, Blissful Marriage

<i>The following post was originally featured on Today's the Best Day and was written by Danielle Davis, who is a part of POPSUGAR Select Moms.</i><p>Do you want to know a little secret? Maybe seven secrets?<p>Every couple has hard days — someone may wake up on the wrong side of the bed, someone may have a hard …

Want a Happy Marriage? Do This 1 Thing, According to a Clinical Psychologist

It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.<p>You already know that a strong marriage can be an important boost to your career. But are you wondering if your own union is as solid as it could be? Is there something you can do to make a new marriage last or an already-pretty-good marriage even …

4 Ways of Choosing Happiness from Within

<i>What makes you happy?</i><p>Reflect on what you’ve done today. <i>What do your behaviors say about your approach to happiness?</i><p>These are the question I usually …

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won't help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress and achieving success are best approached <i>like you're overcoming addiction.</i> Because, …

Self-improvement

Your Ultimate Guide to Relationship Advice

A wise person once said, “the best advice is your own” — but that person had probably never read Ask Polly. At the Cut, we’ve spent years covering …

Relationships

5 Ways You Can Learn To Trust Again After Infidelity

Learning to trust someone again after an affair can be really difficult... but not impossible.<p>When my ex left me for another woman, it threw me into …

Self-esteem

Why an inclusive classroom isn’t the best fit for my autistic daughter

“I wish I got to spend more time with Charlotte,” the teacher told me with a slight frown. “It’s hard for her to make friends when she’s not here very much.”<p>We were sitting at a child-sized table, perched awkwardly on small blue plastic chairs. It was parent-teacher conference day, and I shivered a …

Why you will (eventually) marry the right person

As 2016 drew to a close last month, I opened my newsfeed with dread, braced for more gloomy tidings. Sure enough, amidst the news round-ups and “best of” lists was The New York Times’ most popular article of the year: “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person.”<p>In a year when Americans voted to turn back …

Relationships

9 Things People Struggle With in a New Relationship

Embarking on a new relationship is one big leap of faith. New love can be so exciting, but there are also some struggles that come along with it. If you are facing any issues or hesitations, don't freak out! Everyone feels that way at one point or another. It's all about getting to know your …

How Shopping Around While Dating Someone Can Sabotage Your Relationship

It’s natural to be jealous of other people’s situations from time to time. As this video points out, though, if you’re mentally weighing your options …

Duke University

16 Secrets To Staying In That Honeymoon Phase Your Whole Life

In November this year my wife Jessie and I will celebrate five years of marriage.<p>I'm lucky to be able to say it really has been the most amazing five …

7 Relationship Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Break Up

So your partner's done something that scores major points against them in your book. Maybe they've expressed a belief you ardently disagree with, or maybe they've wronged you in a way that's not <i>totally</i> unforgivable but still pretty troubling. Perhaps they've even cheated, but you're just not sure …

Relationships

The War of Independence In Relationships

The idea that partners shouldn't be needy and should be independent creates a lack of security in the relationship.<p>Kim and Kevin were on the verge of breaking up. Neither of them wanted to end things, but they were exhausted from fighting and blaming each other.<p>Kevin values his quality time with …

Relationships

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

Are You Ready to Date Again? This 15-Question Test Will Tell You

After experiencing heartache, the decision to date again is anything but casual. Not only are you opening yourself up to the potential for hurt, but …

16 Signs You Married the Right Person

It's the holidays, a time when emotions run high. But you and your spouse can get through this difficult period together.<p>Marriage can be tricky and challenging at times. So it's only natural that when you're in one of those funks, you begin to ask, "Did I marry the right person?"<p>It's the holidays, …