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Want a Better Relationship? Ask Your Partner This Question

Four little words may be the perfect fix when your relationship needs a tune-up.<p>“How are you feeling?”<p>In eight years of marriage, it was the question Sunshine Spoils Milk blogger Kimberly Zapata never thought to ask her husband. The duo had been together since they were high school sweethearts …

Marriage

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

The key life skills parents should be teaching their children

Over a Thanksgiving dinner our family hosted last fall with four international students from George Mason University, a female graduate student from Peru recounted her experiences as a resident assistant in a freshman dorm. “I had students coming to me with no idea how to do laundry,” she said. “I …

Parenting

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover’s life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. …

Exercise

3 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Throughout the fall and winter months, it's easy to let your post-work exercise routine devolve into lifting a full glass of wine to your mouth and …

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

Procrastination

16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

Relationships

19 simple garden ideas with spectacular results

We gathered 19 ideas to help you improve your garden, for big spaces or small, it doesn't matter, as you will see, you can great ideas that will suit …

10 things to say to your husband when marriage is hard

When your relationship is on unstable ground, it can be hard to know what to say. Every word could be misunderstood and lead to an argument. …

7 Key Things Happy Couples Avoid Doing

My wife Ashley and I have spent years learning from some of the healthiest and happiest married couples on the planet. We’ve interviewed people, read …

Happiness

13 Life Lessons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

<i>by the editors of Prevention</i><p>Forget the Mom guilt--these basic health, nutrition, fitness, and happiness 101s are easy to impart to your family. In fact, you've probably ingrained most of them already! But it never hurts to reflect on how well your kids are hearing--and adhering to--these life …

Cyberbullying

20 Small Habits That Create Lasting Happiness

Be proud, happy, and excited when you walk out the door in the morning.<p><i>How do you simplify your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker,</b> …

Happiness

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Happiness

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Self-help

Why You Should Treat Your Child Like an Adult

<i>This article by Brian Davis appeared on Fatherly.</i><p>What are some unique, effective ways to discipline a child?<p>Stop treating your kid like a child.<p>No, really. I'm serious.<p>Our son started talking early and one of his first tricks was to parrot what we said and how we said it. I know that it sounds cute …

Parenting

The Only 3 Knives Your Kitchen Needs

It's safe to say that the Schmidt Brothers, Jordan and Jared, are knife experts. Born and raised in New Jersey, the two grew up in their family businesses--a butcher shop, deli, and restaurant. After starting their own careers, Jordan and Jared came right back to the kitchen, designing their own …

Kitchens

These Women Defy the Stereotype That Yogis Only Come in One Shape and Size | Women's Health

Photograph courtesy of Yulady Saluti<p>Yulady Saluti<p><b>Her story:</b> "I've had 26 surgeries in the last 11 years. The majority of these surgeries related to a colon-rectal tumor. The other surgeries were as a result of breast cancer. I've been knocked down 26 times, but I have <i>chosen</i> to get up 27 times. In …

Why Walking Is Better Than Running

<i>By Paige Greenfield, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time -- decades, in fact -- when he would routinely spend two to three …

Immune System

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6 Secrets to Making Your Manicure Last Longer

Whether done professionally or at home, there are few things more frustrating than dealing with chips and cracks almost immediately after a manicure. …

Coats

10 Steps To A Lasting, Loving Relationship

<i>By Dr. Lynda Klau</i><p>How many of us have learned how to build loving relationships? Where did we learn? At home? At school? There is an art and science to building strong relationships. These are indispensable tips, written with romantic relationships in mind, but with a little modification you can …

Cute

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

From Palestine To Estonia, The Journey Of A Female Entrepreneur To Make Her Startup Dream Come True

Contrary to what one might think given the stereotypes that surround the Arab world, there’s no shortage of women entrepreneurs in Palestine. While there are no official figures, a recent survey by Wamda, a website covering entrepreneurship in the Middle East showed that 38% of companies in Gaza …

Startups

How I Learned to Spend Time Alone

I take myself on dates. I go to the movies alone. I wander museums alone. I eat meals alone (and yes, that means I resist all temptation to scroll through Instagram while waiting for my meal). I sit in coffee shops and journal alone. I take the train and go to new towns and walk around alone.<p>I …

Relationships

How to Tell If He Really Wants a Relationship With You

It's not always easy to tell the difference between a guy who's wants a relationship with you and one who's wrapped up in the moment. The reason? Lust is a powerful thing, and some men will do just about anything in the sweet spot between "nice to meet you" and "sex." Closing the gap between point …

Relationships

9 Simple Habits to Start Now for a More Energetic Day Tomorrow

Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …

Mayo Clinic

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management