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25 Ways Your Partner Says "I Love You" Without Actually Saying It

Even if your significant other isn't a frequent sayer of "I love you," there are plenty of other ways they're showing it. Those who aren't particularly the gushy type may not downright express it in words, but you can decode their affection by looking at their actions. True love isn't about flowers …

12 Productivity Tips to Help You Reclaim Hours During the Week

Ever feel like you just don’t have enough time in the day? That you’re so busy <i>all of the time</i>? That time passes faster than you can get things …

Time Management

The 5 Most Common Procrastination Excuses Solved

From not knowing how to start to not having a deadline, here are some solutions.<p>Bad news: We’re biologically hardwired to procrastinate. Research shows we possess a limited amount of willpower that drains throughout the day, regardless of what we do.<p>We can’t avoid procrastination. Instead, embrace …

Procrastination

This Work-From-Home Mom Did the Math on the Reality of Work/Life Balance

With her kids in school, this mom thought her home-based business would really take off. But she soon realized the math didn't add up.<p>When my younger child started full-day kindergarten, I was elated. I had finally found the Holy Grail of work-at-home motherhood: two kids out of the house, in the …

Parenting

The scientific way to make your weekend last longer

You know what feels like a little bit of a rip-off? Sunday night prep. And I use that term liberally — I'm talking about meal planning, house …

20 Easy Dinner Recipes For Your Next Meal Plan

Come summer, there's a standing trend in my weekly meal plan: easy dinners. The easier, the better. Right now more than any other time of year I lean …

Sharing cute puppy photos with your partner will strengthen your marriage

Who doesn't love puppies?<p>Next time you are scrolling through social media and see a picture or video of a really sweet puppy, maybe you should try …

Cute

Selfies are related to low-quality romantic relationships, says study

Selfie is very common in social media culture. With a smart phone or webcam, one can take a photo of self and upload it to a social networking …

Pizza Is Proven to Increase Productivity at Work More Than Money

Can't say no to that cheesy goodness.<p>What could be a bigger motivator than crisp, green dollar bills in the workplace? Obviously, the melty cheesiness of pizza.<p>In his new book, <i>Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations</i>, Duke University psychology professor Dan Ariely detailed a study that …

Duke University

3 ways empathy can improve your life

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they're not listening? Only in it for themselves?<p>You're not crazy. Empathy is …

15 Habits That Are Costing You Happiness

<b>1. Comparing yourself to others.</b><p>Comparison has been called the thief of joy and for good reason -- every minute you spend wishing you were someone else is a minute of your own life wasted. Comparing yourself to others also misses the whole point of your life -- to be you, a once-in-humankind blend …

30 Things Parents Say In The Middle Of The Night

Mel and I are going on 12 years as parents. We have three children together, and let me just say that we’ve said some serious shit to each other, and …

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12 Ways To Improve Work Life Balance Beginning Today

The concept of work/life balance has struck a sensitive nerve.While clinical work addictions may be rare, lack of work/life balance is a pervasive issue that to some degree perhaps applies to us all. As someone who has been an entrepreneur through multiple companies and for nearly all of my life, I …

Blogger Gives Priceless Advice To New Moms: 'Cancel Everything Else, Not Friends'

Constance Hall reminds new moms that reaching out for support is essential<p>There’s a steady stream of advice hurled at new moms, but so little of it …

Parenting

The Price of Happiness in Cities

Recent research suggests that urban dwellers are significantly less likely to be happy than their suburban or rural counterparts.<p>Where we choose to live is arguably the most important decision we’ll ever make. But current research is conflicted as to what makes us happier: urban or suburban life. A …

Spring/Summer Gear Guide: Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock | Adventure Sports Network

It’s so simple and so perfect. Photo: Courtesy of Lawson Hammock Company<p>Hammocks are the greatest. Whether you’re casually swaying in between palm …

Camping

How Couples Can Live Well On $2,000 A Month In This Romantic European Locale

By Nazareen Heazle, InternationalLiving.com<p>Cosmopolitan cities, glorious sunshine, delicious cuisine, and low costs -- as a retirement or second-home destination, Spain is hard to beat.<p>Cobbled Street, Torrox, Spain<p>The southern province of Andalucia, particularly the area around the Costa del Sol, …

How To Clear Your Mind And Your Inbox And Actually Take A Vacation

Paid vacation time is one of the most prized forms of professional compensation. So why are we so bad at taking advantage of it?<p>A survey by travel industry organization Project: Time Off found that Americans took 16.2 vacation days in 2015, and 55 % left vacation days unused. The grand total of …