Nicole

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The Science Behind Why You Don't Save (And What To Do About It)

Psychological obstacles prevent us from making the right choices.<p>By now, you’ve probably heard the news that nearly half of Americans can’t come up …

7 Keys To A Fantastic Marriage

"I want a marriage just like yours and Charlie's." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that remark. People often ask me how I've been so lucky to have had two amazing marriages. I was married to my late husband Steve for almost 17 years prior to his passing from a massive heart attack. And …

'I thought newsreader dresses and kitten heels made me look grown up. Then I realised I needed to dress for me, not the person I thought I should be'

I call them the newsreader dresses. They hang in my wardrobe, stiff and structured, as if on military parade. The hems are knee-length. The necklines are square-cut. For the most part they come in block colours: pillarbox red, royal blue, grey-beige.<p>I take them out occasionally, not to wear, but to …

11 Powerful Ways to Create an Instant Connection With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that connecting with people is an innate skill that belongs only to the lucky few.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall …

How to Sleep Well Every Night

When I was younger, I often had significant difficulty getting to sleep. In recent years I’ve found a few surefire ways to prevent insomnia that I’ve …

What Distinguishes Good from Great from Outstanding Customer Service?

I’m currently staying at the Danna Langkawi, a hotel that–at least according to its Trip Advisor reviews–should have outstanding customer service. I …

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 …

What 5 Young Women with 5 Very Different Salaries Can Afford

From a part-time bartender with $15,000 of debt to a mortgage banker who bought a house three months after graduation.<p>For many college graduates, the first year out can feel like a gauntlet. As soon as mortarboards are thrown, everyone races, Tough-Mudder-style, to post a status announcing "some …

Tips on Boudoir Photography for the Minimalists

Over the years as a boudoir photographer, I have noticed a theme when it comes to new shooters about the "restrictions" they come across. Countless …

Small Spaces

Don't Speak Your Partner's Love Language? There's an App for That

Have you ever dated someone who just wasn't picking up what you were putting down?<p>Like you just Couldn't. Get. On. The. Same. Page? It's probably because you were speaking different languages.<p>But really.<p>Relationship therapist Gary Chapman pioneered the concept of the <b>Five Love Languages.</b> Your ideal …

This Eye-Makeup Trend Is Going To Be Huge — & It's SO Easy To Copy

<i>This story was originally published August 5, 2016.</i><br>Patrick Ta is <i>the</i> new makeup artist to watch in Hollywood. Since arriving in L.A. from Arizona just …

The Pattern of Thinking That Can Ruin Relationships

Once we're in a close relationship, most of us want to relax and not worry about the relationship ending. But this level of ease may not come that …

Vitamin D Benefits For Fertility, Pregnancy & Overall Health

Unless you live in the tropics year-round or take supplements proactively, chances are you aren’t getting enough vitamin D. And despite widespread …

Wellness

The history of dating reveals how consumerism has hijacked courtship

Dating was tedious long before Tinder and OkCupid.<p>If taken seriously, few activities may fill your life with such highs, and such lows, as dating.<p>Now that it's possible to frenetically juggle prospects on multiple sites and apps and then bounce from bar to bed with them, the roller coaster can get …

6 Keys To Keep The Magic In Your Relationship

Everything seems beautiful in the beginning and circumstances wear out even the most blissful relationships. Before the arguments, responsibilities, and kids, you were thinking of ways to spend more quality time. By the umpteenth year, you're contemplating ways to get away on your own. It's a …

Relationships

Money Talks You Should Have Before You Get Engaged

We know we should talk about money before we get married, but what about before we get engaged? Absolutely. As Elle Kaplan, finance expert and founder of LexION Capital, explains, "it's standard practice to discuss milestones like wanting kids, buying a house, or travel plans before getting …

Generation Break Up Then Make Up

Millennials are marrying their exes.<p>There's a certain kind of masochistic pleasure that comes from reading <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> Vows column. If this is your typical post-brunch fare, you're in for a lot of cute—the type of material more often found in saccharine romantic comedy plots. But the pages, as …

6 Relationship Bumps That Healthy Couples Should Avoid

<i>By David McFadden for YourTango.com</i>.<p><b>The secret is to avoid drama in the first place!</b><p>Sometimes maintaining a strong, healthy and growing relationship feels easy and natural, seeming to take no effort at all. Other times, that same relationship requires intention, effort, focus and genuine hard …

Dating App Shuts Down User For Being A Sexist Jerk

Bumble bans male user after he throws a sexist tantrum<p>A male user of the popular dating app Bumble learned that harassment isn’t the way to a woman’s …

The Power of a Weekly Marriage Meeting | The Art of Manliness

The institution of marriage arguably carries a heavier weight of pressures and expectations in the present age than it has in any time previous. …

11 Things to Know Before Dating a Woman Who Just Got Out of a Bad Relationship

*~Trust issues~*.<p>Anyone who has been in a seriously crap-filled relationship knows that when you try to date again, it's like being a person without skin going into a room full of glass shards. You feel super vulnerable and scared, and you act like a weirdo with new guys because you're just super …

Your inability to form a routine is a warning sign that something deeper is wrong

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How did you overcome your work routine? Don’t you feel that your life is just one infinitely repeated day?</i> <i>Answer by Michael Kilcoyne.</i><p>This was my routine before work:<p>Wake up at 2am in a complete panic.<br>• Fail to go back to sleep for another two or three …

Quora

How the Amazon Echo won me over and became the center of my smart home

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Despite the fact that I've only had an Amazon Echo for three and a half months, I already consider it to be one of the best tech …

Smart Homes

The Conundrum of Introversion and Leadership

We live in a nation that rewards the outgoing, but the ranks of effective introverted CEOs are legion.<p>In her book <i>Killosophy</i>, poet and aphorist Criss Jami says, "Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to hell."<p>I'm an introvert. I like to write. I like to read. I like to …

Domestic abuse doesn't just happen to young women - wake up 

Imagine the police arriving at an address where a husband is beating up his wife. What would you expect the couple to look like? A young woman with a couple of crying children and a man struggling to hide his aggression?<p>That’s very true in some cases. But we also need to envisage a very different …

Sociology

The Five Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You From a Better Life Experience

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie<p>The first steps in growth, not change, will always seem the hardest. Daunting even. Safety will always be in the known. Greatness is out there in the great big unknown however. Every day people …

Happiness

This tiny adapter packs an extra 200 GB into your Macbook

Today’s Macbooks are speedy, but Apple isn’t totally generous with storage space. Your Mac drive can quickly become cramped if you have gigabytes of …

The Under $10 Makeup Products The Internet Loves

Looking to update your makeup collection? Also looking to not blow your entire paycheck in the process? Head to the drugstore. When it comes to drugstore products, the only people we trust more than the dozens of bargain-beauty obsessed makeup artists for recommendations are the hard-core beauty …

Turmeric latte: how to make the hugely popular coffee alternative that’s good for you

Google’s Food Trends report recently named turmeric as the ‘breakout star’ ingredient of 2016, with internet searches for the yellow spice rising 56 per cent from since last November, and a whopping 300% over the last five years.<p>Pedro Pina, Global Client Partner for Top Food Brands at Google, says: …

Food