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My Husband and I Had Sex Every Day for a Year—Here's How We're Doing Now

It didn't make our relationship divorce-proof, but it did make me more confident.<p>Three years ago I had sex every single day, for one whole year.<p>To answer the most popular questions I've been asked since: No, it was not with 365 men. It was with one, my husband. Yes, even while I was on my period. I …

Psychiatrists say these cartoons may help you understand your feelings

"Psychobook" is a new coffee table book featuring interesting psychological tests through history. One of the most striking varieties is still widely used today.<p>In the feeling test, psychotherapists and counselors show their client an image and ask them to identify with one of multiple figures, …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share59<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 104<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

Mindfulness Strategies for Anxious Children

A lot of children are overwhelmed as the new academic year approaches. Even kids who enjoy learning and have always found school easy can worry they …

Mindfulness

How to Get Rid of Yellow Underarm Stains in 20 Seconds Flat

There's nothing worse than putting on your favorite white T-shirt or blouse, only to realize that it's actually unwearable due to not-so-pleasant …

12 Under-$50 Fragrances That Smell Like A Million Bucks

Carrie Underwood once sang, "I can tell by the smell of that perfume, it's like 40 dollars too cheap." <i>Burn</i>. Most of us hear "cheap perfume" and think …

5 Insanely Useful Books That Helped Me in My Writing Career

Note: If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks with no obligation.<p>I eat people's brains...<p>I love to crack open their skulls and peek into the inner workings of their mind.<p>Methophorically, of course.<p>Reading feeds your …

Writing

8 Yoga Poses That Will Help Ease Chronic Pain

These are the definition of relief.<p>Yoga can be an excellent way to release anxiety, but perhaps one of its more underrated benefits is the magic it can do for chronic pain.<p>Those who suffer from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can reap the perks from the gentle motions of a yoga practice. And …

Yoga

I Wore a Wig to See If Men on Dating Sites Really Do Prefer Long Hair Over Short Hair

Up until recently, I had been in a relationship for about seven years. I’ve also had short hair—like pixie cut short, sometimes even buzzcut short—for the same amount of time. So when I recently found myself single and on Tinder for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder (in my best Carrie …

Connections between gut, brain, and immune system strengthened

Over recent years, researchers have given the common phrase "gut feeling" scientific backing. The interplay between the two systems is slowly being …

7 Refreshing Skincare Products for When It's 10 Million Degrees Outside

Did we just hallucinate, or does the weather app say it’s 10 million degrees outside? Perhaps it was just a mirage? Either way, it certainly <i>feels</i> …

Organize your home life with family management app Picniic [App of the Week]

Keeping your home life organized is never easy.<p>There are meals to plan, rides to organize, chores to divvy up and important events to remember. With …

6 Yoga Poses You Can Do In Bed Before Sleeping For Better Health

There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and …

Is This Breathing Practice the Antidote to Stress and Anxiety?

We lay on yoga mats, sprawled across the floor of a small, second-story yoga studio in Manhattan, as Michelle taught us the breathing technique that …

How I Learned To Have Mind-Blowing, Intimate Sex Every Time

Sting was sitting on Oprah's couch talking about sex. It was 2003 and I was 30 years old. He waxed poetic about his hourslong lovemaking sessions. …

Relationships

7 Motivational Songs for Badass Entrepreneurs Who Hustle Hard

In the sage screamed words of Eminem: “You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime…”<p>Sure, we doubt Slim Shady, the <i>real</i> Slim Shady, was talking directly to …

Music

5 Health-Boosting Items A Doctor Always Brings On Vacation

Summertime is getaway time, be it to a nearby beach, a cabin in the woods, or a far-off land a plane ride or two away. And, of course, some folks …

Wellness

25 Zucchini Recipes for Weight Loss

Confession: I'm a bit spoiled, thanks to the fact that my family owns a local farm in my hometown. Every summer, I get to take full advantage of the …

Healthy Eating

Why It's 'Self-Reg,' Not Self-Control, That Matters Most For Kids

As parents, it can be natural enough to conclude that when our kids act up or act out — at home, at school, away at the beach or park on family summer vacation — we should tell them to calm down and be sure they follow through.<p>After all, isn't it our job to teach our kids to learn some self-control?<p>…

Afropunk Paris Creates Space for Complex and Necessary Discussions of Style

"No matter where we live, our stories are universal and they manifest in how we dress, how we regard our hair, and how we honor ourselves."<p>For over a decade, Afropunk Fest has been one of the most popular events held in Brooklyn, NY in celebration of black music and culture. In June, the festival …

Women divorce better than men: They’re happier, more confident and less likely to self-destruct

<b>(Bacho via Shutterstock)</b><p>New research debunks the sexist stereotype that women grow bitter and jaded after separating from their husbands<p>Kali Holloway<p>July 1, 2016 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Women love four things, according to hack comedians and romantic comedies: …

Divorce

Is American Culture Asking Too Much of Marriage?

The relationship therapist Esther Perel thinks so—and argues that it’s time to rethink matrimony and, with it, infidelity.<p>Think of the last wedding you attended. Did the couple’s vows to each other involve promises to be, for the rest of their lives, friends and family and companions and lovers and …

Romantic Comedy

6 Steps To Avoid Losing It During Relationship Conflcits

Tough relationship conversations can turn into a perfect storm.<p>They can flood the streets of love with the sewage of personal attacks. From what I've learned, beating up a loved one is never a fair fight. You know their deepest vulnerabilities, their most important values. This gives you the power …

Emotional Intelligence

Book Recommendations From A Therapist

I love self-help and self-improvement books.<p>The kids are out of school. I’m preparing for my summer vacation. That means it’s time to compile a …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

Happiness

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …

Feminism

It’s #TattooDay — Check Out These Inkers Who Elevate The Art Form

Tattoos are becoming damn near ubiquitous these days. It’s pretty hard to think of a celebrity under 40 that doesn’t have at least one (or more). Any amount of time spent watching sports, scrolling through Instagram, or drinking at a bar, and you’re going to see some ink.<p>I’ve been getting tattoos …

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