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My Tinder date in Thailand: What a vacation fling taught me

“So, about this island romance. Are you going to kiss me or what?”<p>I was in a reggae bar owned by a passionate Bob Marley fan on the Thai Island of Koh Lanta when I befriended a couple of cigarette-smoking British girls. We swapped backpacking stories, but their tales included one anecdote mine was …

Relationships

Being 'zombied': What modern dating and horror movies have in common

"How are you?" he wrote cheerily, as if weeks of radio silence hadn't happened.<p>I was younger then, (OK, three years younger) and naive. I didn't …

Oprah tells grads secrets to her success

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful people on the planet, and she just gave a group of college graduates a peek at her playbook.<p>Speaking at the Agnes Scott College commencement ceremony in Georgia on Saturday, Winfrey told the crowd that being "full of herself" propelled her career.<p>"I used …

Oprah Winfrey

66 Life Lessons From Friedrich NIETZSCHE

LIFE LESSONS from my motivational life-coach– Friedrich Nietzsche: 1. The will to power is the will to live Don’t cower under suffering. Rather, know …

Motivation

When You Feel Empty: What It Means & What to Do

If you’re feeling empty, you’re not alone. Many of us feel empty in different ways. For instance, you might feel empty because something is missing …

Why Do We All Feel Empty Sometimes

Let’s imagine the situation when you struggle with ignoring and escaping the feeling of extreme purposelessness and emptiness. Although you know a …

Happiness

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

What is the Purpose of Life?

What if, you lived the rest of your life in Hanoi, Vietnam?<p>1. UTOPIA<p>Your rent is $380 a month. Your living expenses are $200 a month. You only need …

Street Photography

I just learned I've been motivating myself all wrong for years

<i>This guest post is by Paulette Perhach. Paulette writes about finances, psychology, technology, travel, and better living for the likes of The New York Times, Elle, and Slate.</i><p>I learned how to respect authority from my father.<p>At the top of a huge water slide at a theme park, he put me, my siblings …

Time I

I’m sorry for all the times my depression and anxiety made me a bit of a rubbish friend

Since I’ve started being honest about my mental health, I’ve noticed that my relationships have changed – mostly for the better.<p>There’s more trust …

16 Things You Can't Get Away With When You're Extremely Sarcastic

"OMG!" — Me, pretending I care

‘I Date Sugar Daddies—And Here’s Why I Love It’ | Women's Health

For the next eight months, he paid my rent in addition to mini shopping sprees. He also covered our fancy dinners. We almost always sat at some VIP secluded table in the back. He treated me like a precious doll.<p>Our entire relationship was like a dream until one night at dinner he told me he was …

My best friend dumped me. But it changed the way I view friendships forever

When I sat down to dinner with my close friend of 21 years at our favourite Italian restaurant, I was anticipating our usual genial get-together: two-parts laughs, one-part profound soul-baring. Despite being four years younger than me, Louise* was like the older sister I never had.<p>Wise, clever and …

Being ‘selfish’ in my dating was the best decision I could have made

Despite my adamant protests, my friends and family tell me that I’m a caring person. I’m still not convinced. I have little patience for incompetence, and I say nasty things behind people’s back more than I think a “caring” person would.<p>However, I used to often put other people’s needs before my …

Relationships

Why Not Everyone Is Worth Forgiving

Have you ever seen two kids have an argument? As a teacher, I mediate kid arguments all the time, and man, is it a fast process. Usually, I just …

There are three reasons why you can’t make the leap from date to relationship

Nobody wins on Valentine’s Day. The holiday puts everyone in an awkward situation.<p>If you’re not seeing anybody, then it’s an incessant and unnecessary reminder of your solitude. If you <i>are</i> seeing someone, but aren’t serious yet, then you have this awkward “Should I say something? Should I not?” …

Relationships

12 basic rules to find love

Just because the whole world seems to obsess about romance during one day in the middle of February, doesn't mean you have to. For happy singles, it's a good excuse to eat chocolate.<p>But if Valentine's Day has you thinking about finding love, the holiday could be a good motivation to start.<p>Our …

Relationships

Bates Smart Unveils Plans for Tallest Engineered Timber Building in Australia

Australia-based Bates Smart has released the plans for <i>5 King</i>, a high-performance commercial space and the tallest engineered timber building in …

13 crazy facts you didn't know about the Apple Campus 2

Apple Park - its new spaceship HQ will be one of the greatest offices in the world - find out about the build.<p>Apple Campus 2 is the multi-billion …

When it comes to love, just follow your ... brain? A neurologist explains why

If you're madly in love; if you're hearing violins and smelling roses; if the moments you're apart pass slowly as swamp water and those you're …

Relationships

Open Her Mind: 4 Things You Can Give Women That Is Not Sex

Entrepreneur and business extraordinaire, Gary Vaynerchuk once said that when you’re coming to a potential client, don’t only speak on why you would …

The end of air-conditioning? T3 Architecture Asia turns to bioclimatic architecture - CNN Style

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Architecture

10 Sex-Filled Foreign-Language Films You Can Stream on Netflix

If you think watching a half-naked woman or man whisper sweet nothings into their lover's ear is sexy, imagine how much <i>sexier</i> it is when those sweet nothings are in French. Foreign cinema isn't afraid to bring on the heat when it comes to romance and eroticism, and lucky for us, Netflix is full of …

Entertainment

15 tricks to get a quicker start in the morning

And we know it.<p>So we consulted productivity experts and scoured the internet for the best ways to cut out the silly stuff and save time in your morning routine.<p>Read on for practical and creative strategies you can use to get out the door faster — starting tonight.

Productivity

7 ways husbands break their wives' heart without saying a thing

We do everything for our husbands. We cook for them, clean for them, have their babies, do their share of parenting. What do they do for us? Earn? …

The Adventures of Angry Vagina and Her Dating App

Let me tell you a tale of a close friend of mine named Angry Vagina. One sexually frustrated day, she decides to join a mobile dating app against her better judgment. Dared to participate by a Penis Custodian friend of hers (technically not bangable because of "nobody's fucking business") she is …

Relationships

Three Terrifying Words: What to Say When Your Partner Asks 'What Are We?'

Dating's tough. Labels are tougher. So here's a scientific breakdown of every stage of your relationship.<p>"I'm going to block you now." Those are the last words I heard from a person I was... seeing? Hanging out with? Dating? I don't even know. When we were together, we felt like a couple, complete …

Relationships

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

5 Spiritual Teachings From Buddhism That Will Change Your Attitude (And Maybe Even Your Life)

Buddhism is one of the world’s most prolific philosophies and provides several antidotes to what we are taught in the West.<p>Learning and embracing the …

Life, Men, and Love: 26 Pieces of Advice From My Dad That All Women Should Hear

Some of the best advice I've ever received has been from my dad, but I didn't quite realize that until I got older. My "all-knowing" father spits out life lessons every other sentence, so I usually respond with an eye roll. But as I began to come across experiences in my life where his words were …

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