Samantha Decker

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11 Things to Know Before Dating a Woman Who Just Got Out of a Bad Relationship

*~Trust issues~*.<p>Anyone who has been in a seriously crap-filled relationship knows that when you try to date again, it's like being a person without skin going into a room full of glass shards. You feel super vulnerable and scared, and you act like a weirdo with new guys because you're just super …

The ultimate lemon cheesecake recipe

This one is for all you lemon and cheesecake fans out there. Not overly sweet, with just the right amount of tang, this dessert is a dream come true, from the crust to the filling. A rich lemon custard is beaten with cream cheese to make the filling, then baked in a crust made with lemon sandwich …

The 25 best kitchen gadgets you can buy for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are tons of kitchen gadgets and tools on the market that can make cooking easier and more efficient. A lot of them are also very …

15 Super-Lazy Dump Desserts That Are Delicious As Hell

All you need is a Crock-Pot and an appetite.

The Right Way to Handle Difficult Customers | Inc.com

<i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Harsh words are not always indicative of insight. A complaining customer is not <i>always</i> a sign that something is wrong.<p>Be that as it may, great customer feedback can be buried within a vitriolic message. Oftentimes, a negative customer experience can be …

8 Customer Service Quotes That Will Transform the Way You Run Your Business

Customer service isn't just what your business does after the sale in the form of addressing a support call or doing an exchange or issuing a refund, …

How to Use Flaxseed and Flaxseed Meal

Many people are adding flaxseeds and ground flaxseed meal to their diets as flax is gluten-free and low-carb. The flax seed also carries a big …

Making an Informed Transition to Veganism

Image courtesy of Virginia Messina, MPH, RD: www.theveganrd.comA 2011 Harris survey, conducted by the Vegetarian Resource Group, indicated that about …

'Hi, Anxiety': Women hide their mental illness out of shame, says author

Kat Kinsman’s anxiety began in kindergarten with upset stomachs and a nervous habit of picking at her thumb until it bled.<p>By 14, depression set in after being bullied, and her symptoms became so severe, she stopped going to school. Her parents finally took her to a psychiatrist.<p>But just as …

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

14 Things You Should Never Say to Girls With Anxiety

No. 7 is so annoying<p><b>1. "Have you tried meditation?"</b> Have you tried minding your own business?<p><b>2. "Calm down!"</b> I would if I could. I can't. I really can't calm down. Oh god, I'm freaking out again.<p><b>3. "Just think about something else."</b> Do you really believe that that's how thinking works?<p><b>4. "You</b> …

If You Want A Great Sex Life, Don't Be Scared To Work At It.

There is a powerful cultural script that many people agree with in terms of sex: it is believed to be instant chemistry from the very beginning. As we drink the wine of romance we become drunk in the belief that sex, even in long-term relationships, is easy, tension-free, and uninhibited.<p>Either you …

How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Will Help Your Personal and Professional Life

<i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence? What are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, Co-Chair of Nobel Peace Prize nominated campaign & NYT bestselling</b> …

12 Ridiculously Good Protein Shakes

Sponsored Content<p>It’s easy to fall into the routine of making the same old classic vanilla and chocolate protein shakes. Sure, they get the job done, …

How To Do Positive Reinforcement Dog Training?

The dog’s education is vital to learn good habits in his living environment and also allows the animal to become a good pet if you favor the approach …

Dogs

How clever is your dog? Take these tests to find out...

Telegraph vet Pete Wedderburn selects five exercises to test your faithful companion’s brainpower.<p>1. Observational learning<p>Choose a time of day that is not the normal time when you walk your dog. When the dog is looking at you, silently pick up your coat and keys, and the dog’s leash, then stop …

Facing my fear: how I overcame my terror of abandonment and fell in love

My father left my mother when I was five and cheated on her with a 19-year-old Finnish girl he’d met online. I don’t know how long they’d been sleeping with each other before my mother found out, but clearly my father valued their relationship over his family’s.<p>My memory of all this is blurry, but …

Relationships

A Helpful Guide to the Best Self-Help Books

1<p><b>“The Productivity Project”</b> by Chris Bailey, recommended by Amelia Diamond<p><b>What made you read it?</b><p>The cover, which apparently you’re not supposed to …

Oreo Cheesecake

<i>This is THE BEST Oreo cheesecake you’ll ever make! A perfectly smooth and creamy cheesecake loaded with chunks of Oreo cookies.</i>Let’s talk …

Follow Your Heart, Not Your Fear: How to Make the "Right" Choice

<b>“Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.” ~Jim Camp</b><p>Twenty years ago, my wife and I decided to move from …

If you choose your job over your mental health something's wrong

In the spirit of LinkedIn, I would like to congratulate myself on my own work anniversary. It’s almost a year to the day that I wiped my eyes, took a deep breath and told my employers I was terribly sorry but the role really wasn’t right for me and I’d like to hand in my notice. A year since I …

Mental Health

27 Amazing Campgrounds In America For When You Need Chill Vibes

America the zen.

9 Easy DIY Outdoor Planters To Make This Summer

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Why keep your beautiful blooms in a boring pot when you can create colorful and unique planters for your garden this summer? Spice up your succulents or make a floral masterpiece with upcycled DIY planters that really make a statement. From old tires …

STUDY: Your Cell Phone Addiction Could Be Killing Your Relationship

New research confirms that your partner hates it when you can’t put your damn phone away. Here’s how to break the habit<p>Your relationship with your phone could have serious consequences for your actual relationship, a new University of Arizona study suggests. The researchers surveyed people about …

University of Arizona

The Dalai Lama just launched a website to help you achieve inner peace

With the help of Paul Ekman, a psychologist who consulted on the 2015 Pixar film "Inside Out," and the data visualization firm Stamen Design, the Dalai Lama has launched a new website meant to give people a map for understanding their feelings.<p>It's called the "Atlas of Emotions."<p>"When we wanted to …

23 Easy Baking Tips That'll Make Your Dessert Dreams Come True

Life should always be this sweet.