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13 Dating Commandments Grown Women Follow To Avoid Toxic Guys

Once you get to a certain point in your life, you realize a few things: carbs are worth every single pound, most things are far more simple that we …

Relationships

8 Tips So You Don’t Lose Yourself In Your Next Relationship

<b>“Never lose yourself in a relationship. Love your partner fiercely, but always follow your unique dreams and desires. Be true to yourself.” …

Love Myself

New Study Confirms That, Yes, Rear-Facing Car Seats Are Still the Safest — Even in Rear-Impact Crashes

It should come as no surprise to the modern parent that rear-facing car seats are indeed the most safe option for kids under 2 years old due to both their physical development and size. Despite this guideline, which comes straight from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), many parents still …

Research

Relationship OCD is a real thing - here's how to know if you have it

It's entirely normal to have doubts about your partner, but there are times when doubt can be destructive.<p>It's completely natural to overthink, analyse, and worry about your relationship - even if it's a healthy one. Being in a relationship for most people means allowing themselves to become …

Mental Health

This meal plan is paid for by medical insurance

When Christina Bognet pitched the idea for a personalized meal-planning startup in 2012, she told potential investors that one day the company’s services would be covered by health insurers.<p>This year, Bognet and her company, PlateJoy, made good on that promise. PlateJoy in late February debuted a …

Health Care

I Always Get Compliments on My Skin—These Are the 10 Products I Use Every Day

I'm certainly not a Type A person—not by a long shot. My vintage '70s bedroom chair barely sees the light of day, consistently draped in whatever …

Skin Care

How to Raise Grateful Children

“I urge people to tell their kids their stories of both success and failure, and to express kindness and appreciation daily—it really does go a long …

Parenting

When Mom Looks to Her Daughter To Be Her Emotional Partner- Why This Is a Problem

Help, my Mother won’t let go-<p>” Mom calls me many times a day and I don’t pick up.<p>I put off calling her back as long as I can. I know this hurts her …

Parenting

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Legend of Zelda

Whitney Port Says She Feels "Mom Guilt" All The Time, & Working Parents Can Totally Relate

Whitney Port became a mother about eight months ago, when she and her husband Timmy Rosenman welcomed their son Sonny. As a public figure (especially …

Parenting

Motherhood is like 2.5 full time jobs, study says

Everyone knows that moms are heroes, as it’s a job where you can’t just clock off at five, and you’re working every hour under the sun. But now research has confirmed what every mother knows – it’s actually more work than a full time job.<p>A survey of 2,000 American moms of children aged five to 12 …

Parenting

Some people can't commit to relationships because they have an 'avoidant' attachment style — here's what it means

When you are dating — unsuccessfully — it can feel like you're repeating the same mistakes over and over again.<p>Humans are creatures of habit, and out of a subconscious desire to re-live and correct the issues from our past, we may seek out the same sort of partners and find ourselves in a …

Self-help

6 Reasons Why Self-Care is Non-Negotiable for Working Moms

As a working mom who powers through pretty much any obstacle in my path, it often takes a full-scale calamity for me to realize my methods aren't …

Motherhood

7 Signs Your Partner Is Selfish In Bed & How To Get Them To Up Their Game

In an ideal world, sex between two consenting adults is pleasurable for both parties, and you leave sex feeling satisfied and happy. But sadly, we …

Amazon Fire TV

How to Teach Your Baby Sign Language So They Can Communicate at 8 Months

Baby sign language gives children as young as 8 months old the vocabulary they need to communicate want and needs with mom and dad.<p>By<p>Mar 07 2018, …

Toxic Childhood? 4 Exercises to Promote Healing

I always thought that how I acted was just a function of my personality—that I was born defensive, quick to anger, prickly. I didn’t occur to me …

Talking about yourself is more likely to indicate emotional distress rather than narcissism, study reveals

When someone can’t stop talking about themselves, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re a little self-obsessed.<p>There’s only so much “me, me, me” …

16 Delicious Ways to Eat Beans Instead of Meat

Like mushrooms, beans make a great vegetarian substitute in dishes like burgers, sauces, tacos, and other traditionally meat-centric recipes. And …

Healthy Eating

Children's happiness coach reveals 10 ways to make sure your kids are really happy

It might sound like an impossible task but you really can make your kids happy and turn even the most sullen child into a smiling delight.<p>Far more …

How Parents Fighting Affects Children's Mental Health

No matter how healthy a couple’s relationship is, there’s bound to be a few squabbles here and there. And a few occasional disagreements usually …

11 Signs Your Toxic Mom Is Still Affecting You As An Adult

If you grew up with a toxic mom, there's a good chance her toxic words echo in your head, and affect you to this very day. And that's all thanks to …

What to do about a child’s constant whining? Maybe nothing.

<i>Q: My 8-year-old whines and makes negative remarks about everything — whether we're eating dinner, doing puzzles (which she loves) or going on a bike ride (which she also loves). What do you think is happening?</i><p><b>A:</b> What do I think is happening with your whiny 8-year-old? I have no idea, but let’s …

Parenting

How 12 women realised their long-term partner wasn't right for them

"I saw us as a team and they saw me as their adversary."<p>Breaking up with someone can be a really simple decision to make - maybe they cheat, or you do, and that's just it. But it can also be really bloody difficult at times, too. Even after you've tried everything to make it work, you can still …

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

23 Quick Keto Dinners So You Can Make a Low-Carb Meal in 30 Minutes or Less

After years—no, decades—of being rejected by health circles, fat has finally made its way off the banned foods list. And nowhere is its moment of …

Cooking

Here's How Often You Should Clean Everything In Your House

While it can sometimes be hard to gauge how often to tackle certain household chores, keeping your living space tidy just got a whole lot simpler.</i> …

Raising My Son With My Ex-Husband Is the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

For years, I’ve been waiting for someone to come clean about co-parenting. Celebrities and social media would have us believe it’s easy, even …

Parenting

9 Meal Prep Ideas for the Week That Are Super Popular on Pinterest

The most delicious ways to avoid the Sunday scaries.<p>Who doesn't savor a lazy Sunday? Problem is, after you’ve brunched and binged on your latest …

Healthy Eating

5 healthy lunch recipes—all under $3!—that’ll fuel your work week

Weekday mornings can be hectic—doubly so if you’re *not* a morning person. In the a.m. scramble of trying to dress for the weather, speeding through …