Melissa Marino

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Remodeling 101: What to Look for When Buying a House: 9 Small Signs That Signal Big Problems

It goes without saying that buying a house is a huge investment. However dazzled you may be by the location and spacious closets, you need …

Home Improvement

38 lessons that will help you write a good business email

I had to write emails every day for 4 years in a high-pressured sales environment. During that time I screwed up a lot. I let my emotions show in …

Productivity

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

Leadership

FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life

The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars, but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.<p>Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Rockefeller …

The 5 Special Challenges of the Doubly Emotionally Neglected Couple

Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is a subtle, often invisible experience that happens to many, many children. The children don’t know it’s …

The relationship red flags that signal when your time as a couple is over

opinion<p><b>So I have this friend – let’s call her, err… Maud.</b><p>Maud and her boyfriend – who we’ll improbably name Skip – recently hit a rough patch and, …

Straight Men Who Have Sex with Other Men, Part One

For the majority of the twentieth century research on lesbians and gay men focused on a circumscribed number of topics based on an understanding of …

Small wonders: Miniature gardens are the creative antidote to India’s concrete jungles

A tray garden is fun for everyone, especially young children who can use their imagination and understand nature.<p>When I was growing up in a hill …

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 …

How to lose belly fat in 2 days

How to lose belly fat in 2 days<p>If you’ve often faced a situation where you’re struggling to button up your pants, you need to ask yourself ‘how to …

Fixer Upper Star Chip Gaines Warns: Don't Make This Mistake When Buying a Home

<i>Originally published by Money</i><p>For the last five years, Chip and Joanna Gaines have hosted the mega-popular HGTV show <i>Fixer Upper</i>, where they take …

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes

Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

Skip the salt, start exercising and add these 20 delicious and nutritious foods to your diet!<p>New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has …

Why cheating doesn't always doom a marriage, according to a couples therapist

After more than 30 years in practice, couples therapist Esther Perel has seen firsthand the havoc that infidelity can wreak on a relationship. She's also witnessed the blossoming of new love and understanding between partners after the discovery of an affair.<p>Which is why, when people ask her …

Numb

WATCH: It Turns Out You Really Shouldn't Rake The Leaves in Your Yard

If you’ve been looking for a way out of one dreaded autumn chore, you’re in luck: the National Wildlife Federation is urging people <i>not</i> to rake the …

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

This Is Why People In Happy Relationships Still Cheat On Their Partner

Ouch💔<p>Finding out your partner has cheated on you is never good news, but it can be especially painful if you felt you were in a happy relationship …

Relationships

This Animated Short's Pastoral Beauty is a Perfect Respite

“Fox and the Whale” is a brief animated film about a fantastical meeting between two creatures from different parts of the natural world. It’s the …

Cheating doesn’t have to kill a relationship. Here’s how to survive it.

“If you Google me, one of the first things that comes up is a Cosmo headline that’s like, ‘Why I Cheated on My Husband,’ ” laughed author Ada Calhoun. “I’m not mortified by it, but oh, God, it’s one of the first things. And my husband thinks it’s hilarious. He’s like, ‘That’s a good title. I’d …

Time I

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

11 Signs of a Partner Who Will Be With You Until the Very End

It's not every day that you find your perfect person, so when you do, you want to make sure you never lose them. There are certain qualities you should look for in a life partner, but there are also telltale signs that say he or she is in it for the long haul, <i>and</i> that they're a great choice. Here …

This foolish bird lover brought a few sparrows to America, and now there are 540 million of them

Don’t even mention the 220 million starlings…same guy<p>In the early 1850s, New York City’s trees were being ravaged by the larvae of the linden moth. …

10 easy tricks for making your home look more expensive!

Whether your home is worth a lot of money or not, you want it to look as classy and pricey as you can, especially if you ever plan to sell it, so we …

Home Improvement

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

Literature

31 Ways To Make Your Home Cozy AF

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25 Ways To Transform Your Home For $50 Or Less

Get your dream home at prices that are like a dream.

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If You Want Your Kid to Help Pay for College, Read This

A couple of smart rules to follow.<p>You’ve been preparing your child for adult responsibilities for years. Now, in your kid’s senior year of high …

Top Free and Cheap Things To Do In Philadelphia

Philly, check out the city’s many low-cost or no-cost attractions, including historic <b>Independence Hall,</b> student recitals at the <b>Curtis Institute of</b> …

Museums

The most interesting buildings in the wizarding world

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban<p>Some are homely and more similar to Muggle residences, while others are grand and dramatic and have magic …

Books