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The 6 Very Best Things About Having a Husband or Wife

Aside from being able to love them for the rest of your life (which is obviously the best) there are also so many other great things that come along with having a husband or wife. While there may be too many to count, here are our six favorites.<p><b>Snuggle Buddy for Life</b><br>Let's face it — having someone …

Taxes

A Purring Rescued Leopard Directs His Human to Where on His Head He Wants to Be Scratched

In 2010, a beautiful African spotted leopard named Voodoo at the Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center in Louisburg, Kansas, purred and …

7 facts about relationships everyone should know before getting married

As the New York Times concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to this story.</i>

Divorce

Why it’s so hard to get over your ex, according to a relationship psychologist

Few things knock your emotional world off its axis like a breakup. When my first long-term relationship ended, I woke up for several days in a row not quite remembering that my ex and I had split. This lapse would only last one or two seconds, but each time the reality hit, I switched from my usual …

Breakups

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

Relationships

8 Date Conversation Topics for When You've Run Into an Awkward Silence

Look, getting to know someone can be intimidating, and even when both people are perfectly interesting and the chemistry is there, it's hard to know the right conversation topics to bring up with a stranger. You might be hesitant to ask something <i>too</i> personal when you're just getting to know …

Merciful chrome extension replaces photos of Trump with kittens

While you certainly won't be able to avoid Donald Trump for the next four years, it's possible you'll be able to replace his face with something …

Fish

Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

Any pet owner will tell you that their animal companions comfort and sustain them when life gets rough. This may be especially true for people with serious mental illness, a study finds. When people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were asked who or what helped them manage the condition, many …

5 Skills You Must Have For a Successful Relationship

You've got <i>skills</i>, we know. You're strong, competent, and communicative, to name a few. But, "while these are all important foundational skills for living a successful and happy life, they need to be built on in order to help an individual transition to a successful and happy partnership," explains …

7 Ways to Be a More Loving Partner

You may already be rolling your eyes at the vast oversimplification of this title…and if you were to go back to read the many articles I’ve written …

10 Things To Know When You’re Dating Someone With Depression

Relationships are hard, and they’re even harder when you or your partner’s mood isn’t in check. Though mental illness, especially depression, is scarily common in America, there is still a stigma attached to it. Society’s at a point where we can talk openly about sex and even the wildest of …

Mental Disorders

This rescued kitty in a sock sweater will melt your heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a kitten wearing a tube sock as a sweater.<p>Has your heart melted yet? If not, consider this: the kitten was rescued in Raleigh, North Carolina during the height of Hurricane Matthew.<p>Rodrigo Greco and his two children were browsing the aisles at a Pet Smart when an employe asked if …

How One Simple Phrase Can Defuse A Relationship Crisis

My husband came home from work the other day, completely stressed out. After a five-minute rant about how nuts his day was, he paused and I said the simple phrase, “How can I help?” Almost instantly, he visibly relaxed, said he just wanted to talk, apologized for getting worked up, and grabbed a …

The Secret to a Good Date: Have Sex First

Last summer, I found myself being led through Williamsburg by the hand, on the way to the apartment of Matthew, a guy I had been seeing, casually and …

3 Must Dos For Amazing Sex

I'm not talking about making sex a to-do list item. I'm recommending that you create an erotic space and time for your partner and you to connect.<p><b>Romance</b> - an emotional state that happens when two people nurture and encourage acts and thoughts that cherish each other.<p><b>Passion</b> - an emotional state …

Will Power

15 relationship facts everybody should know before getting married

Can you two <i>really</i> survive a lifetime together?<p>I mean, you adore them — but they constantly leave hair in the shower. They tell the worst jokes — but they're always there to comfort you after a hard day.<p>Perhaps it would help to turn to the scientific research, which has pinpointed specific factors …

University of California

Japanese photographer captures the lives of cats in Tokyo with beautiful results

It’s amazing to see what a <b>cat</b> can get up to in the <b>city</b> during the <b>night</b> and <b>day</b>.<p>Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki has a knack for finding and …

How a dad shapes his daughter’s lifelong relationship with love

By Vicki Larson<p>“Do you think Dad is having an affair?” I asked my mother one day, after he’d spent another late evening at work with an attractive co-worker.<p>I was maybe 14 or 15 at the time — an age when kids are well aware of their parents’ shortcomings.<p>“Of course not,” she said. “You know your …

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

How To Make An Insanely Awesome German Supermarket Ad With Shopping Cats

While people love cat videos, to make a truly original work of commercial art that will make a mark, a brand must take the level of LOLZ to new …

How To Know If You've Found The One

<i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p><i>Are you dating someone new or wondering about the future of your current relationship? Take this sage advice into consideration before you commit for the long-haul.</i><p>So you've been dating someone and you think they're pretty great. You have a lot in common, you have strong physical …

Japanese cat is either the world’s laziest kitty or cutest slinky substitute 【Video】

Turns out <b>cats</b> aren’t always such perfect models of graceful poise.<p>Do you ever have one of those days where you can barely find the energy to put one …

Ballet Cat takes internet by storm with amazing ‘dance’ photos

Meet the amazing dancing ‘ballet cat’ taking the internet by storm.<p>If you thought your cat was clever - then take just take a look at what fleet-footed ballerina cat Miruko can do.<p>The dancing white feline has amassed almost 40,000 followers on social media, with his photos regularly being shared by …

Women fall in love more easily with men who are good storytellers

Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?<p>Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.<p>For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and …

When Your Lover Really Becomes Your Partner

This is for the boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife who lit the spark that will warm your heart forever. It's for the lover that really and truly became your partner; the person who changed everything.<p>It's not a single moment. There isn't a magical strike of lightning to your heart indicating …

Finally, An Invention That Can Tell You What Your Cat Is Really Saying

Convinced that when your cat meows, it’s truly trying to tell you something? Now there’s a 3D printed talking cat collar to pick up on Fluffy’s …

Pets

Cats ahoy! Kitten sails around the world having the time of her life

Captain Liz Clark is something of a loner — after all, she's spent the decade of her life sailing around the world on her boat The Swell. But she hasn't always been alone, thanks to a lovely cat named Amelia who climbed onboard in 2013 and never left (well, hardly ever).<p>Clark has an enviable life …

It’s #TattooDay — Check Out These Inkers Who Elevate The Art Form

Tattoos are becoming damn near ubiquitous these days. It’s pretty hard to think of a celebrity under 40 that doesn’t have at least one (or more). Any amount of time spent watching sports, scrolling through Instagram, or drinking at a bar, and you’re going to see some ink.<p>I’ve been getting tattoos …

Kyrgyzstan

This High School Senior Surprised Every Girl at His School With Flowers

#ManOfTheYear.<p>File this under extreme acts of kindness: In honor of Valentine's Day, Hayden Godfrey, 17, handed out flowers to all 834 girls at his high school Thursday.<p>The gift was the result of years of planning. The high school senior from Utah originally had the idea in middle school, after …

How much sex will make me happy?

If you are in a couple, it will make you happiest if you have it once a week. But having it more often won’t increase your happiness<p>You can’t have too much of a good thing, can you? And sex is definitely a good thing. Several studies show that couples are likely to be satisfied with their …