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10 Signs Your Relationship Is Rock-Solid and Going to Last

Find out how your bond stacks up.

Relationships

Here's What Texting Really Does to Your Spine

This image will make you sit up straight, immediately!<p>Pop quiz: Are you currently reading this while hunched over your phone? If so, here's a very scary wakeup call: Looking down at your phone can force up to 60 pounds of weight on your spine, according to a new study in the journal <i>Surgical</i> …

Women's Health

3 Weight-Loss Myths You Keep Falling For

Allow us to clear up a lot of misconceptions.<p><i>This article was written by Markham Heid and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The smaller your dish, the less you'll eat. You've heard health experts offer this as a simple psychological trick to lower your calorie intake. But a new study suggests …

Weight Loss

The Truth About the 'Five-Second Rule'

The Truth About the Five-Second Rule<p>What science has to say about how legit it is<p>Pixland/Thinkstock<p>It's a familiar situation: You've just cooked an amazing dinner, complete with bacon-wrapped scallops (!), when you drop one on the floor. All of a sudden, you're faced with a <i>very important decision</i>: …

8 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood and Help Battle Seasonal Depression

It's getting darker outside. For a lot of us, it seems like it's getting darker inside, as well.<p>Since the clocks fell back, and the sun started going down right after lunch, a lot of people have been complaining about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's one of those conditions that comes with …

The Best Strong-and-Steady Workout Playlist

Faster isn't always better—and this mix from Row House is proof.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Row House shares one of its go-to playlists.</i><p>Certain things are better when speedier, no questions asked. Take the …

Music

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.<p>Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential …

Healthy Eating

13 Healthy Frozen Dinners

The freezer aisle has come a long way in the 60 years since the first TV dinners entered the scene. Instead of Salisbury steak and sad, rubbery peas, …

8 Moves That Will Help You Stay Fit for Life

Fire up your muscle memory so you can return from a fitness hiatus FAST.<p>Have you heard of the super-cool phenomenon called muscle memory? The idea behind the concept is that you can train your body to maintain a physiological blueprint. It means that, even if you take a break from your workout for …

Exercise

Can't Stop Procrastinating? This Might Be Why

If you're a procrastinator, you know the feeling of being sidetracked by a bunch of kitten videos when there's a huge project you should really be working on. It doesn't feel great, not getting anything done. So why do we let ourselves procrastinate in the first place?<p>A recent video from School Of …

The 5 Stages of Grief: Sobriety Edition

Sometimes, I still ache for the rush of an alcohol-fueled night of the unknown. Sometimes, I miss the way booze could make problems dissipate. Sometimes, I wish that I could be a normal 22-year-old.<p>And sometimes -- hell, most times -- being young and sober is really f*cking hard.<p>Don't get me wrong; …

3 Keys of Life

1.<b>Gratitude.</b><p>We all have a lot of good things in life. Good health, education, nice family, beautiful home, car, etc. -- the list is endless. What is important is to be grateful for all the blessings that we have. There are millions of people who don't have even the basic amenities of life, like …

Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make

How good are you at reading another person’s emotions? $50,000-a-year good? Or $150,000? Your level of emotional intelligence may predict how much …

Tips for Multitasking With Time Management

Multitasking is not for everyone. A lot of people think that they are multitasking when all they're doing is making more work. When we multitask we need to take into consideration time management. We also need to have the ability to actually focus with intensity on each task equally. Many people …

Does Your Husband Really Need to Be Your Best Friend?

Because, well, you might already have a BFF<p>I remember how it felt when my best friend in elementary school announced that someone else was her BFF. It sucked, and I’ve shied away from using the term ever since. In my mind, labeling someone as a "best friend" can make other people feel excluded and, …

Sex and the City

4 New Ways to Add Resistance to Your Workout

Weight plates can amp up your gym routine all on their own.<p>Weight plates aren't just for Olympic-style lifting: Their form factor makes them uniquely suited for adding resistance to exercises all by themselves. "Most plates have cut-out handles that work perfectly for you to be able to hold it …

Workouts

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

Exercise

A 5-Move Workout to Fire Up Your Muscles and Boost Your Metabolism

Adding weights can help you subtract weight.<p>Research shows that one of the best approaches to creating a real change in your metabolism is through building muscle. The strategy is key because it boosts your basal metabolic rate 24/7—even when you are sleeping. These five strength-based moves will …

Workouts

6 Powerful Things to Say (and Never Say) to Your Partner

From deep-seated sentiments pour forth powerful words. And nothing stirs the storm of emotions within us quite like love. Indeed, what we say under the influence of heavy feelings can be truly potent -- in an incredible or terrible way. We may scream things we don't mean, confess falsehoods we …

The Bizarre and Random Thing That Could Make You Want to Have Kids Sooner

Hint: You might want to invest in a digital clock.<p>When do you want to have a baby? The answer depends on a lot of things, like your career, bank account balance, relationship status, and—according to a new study published in <i>Human Nature</i>—your choice of clocks.<p>To reach these head-scratching findings, …

Weird

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<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 the daily …

Time I

11 Fulfilling Ways to Keep Your Relationship Youthful

We all want to do more for our significant others, but sometimes we get so caught up in the stress and hustle of everyday life that we don't do as much as we could to let them know that we love them.<p>To keep your relationship feeling young and spontaneous, try a few of these simple and fulfilling …