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Why I didn't choose a marriage that would make me happy

If there's one piece of marriage advice that always makes me cringe, it's this: "Find someone who makes you happy." I've heard this advice countless …

8 Things We Learned in Couple's Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …

NASA's New Horizons gives final closeup of Pluto's puzzling dark spots

Pluto, the underdog of planetary science, finally gets its time in the spotlight this week. As the New Horizons spacecraft nears its historic …

Solar System

This couple sold all their possessions to fund a sailboat journey around the world

But that's exactly what Matt and Jessica Johnson did when they realized they were spending too much time in front of the TV, reports the Daily Mail.<p>Instead of taking up yoga or going on a run, the change they opted for was radical. They sold their house, learned to sail, and began an epic adventure …

Boating

This is the Coolest Mac App I’ve Seen in a Long Time, and it’s Ridiculously Simple

Sometimes things don’t have to be very complex to have an impact. In fact, Apple’s entire design esthetic focuses on the “less is more” philosophy, …

10 Relationship Tips From A Wedding Reporter Who's Seen It All

The author of The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter's Notebook shares her best advice.<p>Ellen McCarthy interviewed more than 200 couples and dozens of relationship experts during the four years she spent writing about weddings and relationships for the <i>Washington Post</i>. …

8 Books To Read Over A Long Holiday Weekend

Beware: These addictive reads will keep you turning the pages -- so much so, you might just forget to barbecue.<p><i>Girl Underwater</i><p>By Claire Kells<p>304 pages; Dutton<p>College sophomore and lifelong swimmer Avery Delacorte is heading home for Thanksgiving break when her airplane crashes over the Colorado …

9 Things You Never Knew Your Body Does While You Sleep

It wakes up a lot more than you realize.<p>You know you're supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night, but what's really going on up in your body during that time? Quite a lot, it turns out. Here's a peek inside your nighttime body factory.<p><b>1. As you fall asleep, you jerk. Every time.</b> According to …

Credit Cards That Will Get You First Class Flights | Investopedia

Everybody wants to fly at the front of the plane. The bigger, more comfortable seats, a constant supply of snacks and drinks, and boarding and …

When A Student's Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Did The Most Awesome Thing

Hebrew University's Sydney Engelberg is kind of a baby whisperer.<p>Fishbaine explained that her dad, a native of South Africa who has taught for 45 years, teaches for the master's degree program, so he has a lot of older students.<p>"There's a lot of young moms and a lot of them have babies, and he …

Epically detailed photos of Mercury

But besides small size and swift speed, little was known about this mysterious planet until NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft became the first man-made instrument to orbit Mercury in 2011.<p>On Thursday April 30, NASA crash landed the …

Craft beer: the top 10 beers to try

<b>New to craft beer? One sip of Brooklyn Lager or Bluebird Bitter and you'll be converted</b><p>Even though the term craft beer has been with us for a good many years, most drinkers still don't know exactly what it means. It's a term we've imported from the US, where it specifically means made by small, …

What All Women (and Men) Can Learn From Sheryl Sandberg's Marriage

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has told women, "Who you marry is the single most important career decision you make." And she's right: A study of Harvard Business School graduates (Sandberg received her M.B.A. from Harvard, coincidentally) found that husbands—not kids—were more likely to hold women …

10 Reasons Why People Who Like Sleeping Naked Are Healthier People

The individual health benefits of sleeping naked are more than you'd suspect. Once you know what they are, you'll put away the pajamas forever.

10 Action Steps To Help Restore Your Energy

How many times have we kicked ourselves after making a decision that drained our energy?<p>These include overeating, skipping the gym, watching too much …

Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting.<p>To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the truly best things to do in the city.

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …