Susan Penning

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49 Weird But Genius Items Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

If you've spent any time on Facebook lately, you've probably seen those videos of strange but trendy products — stuff like adhesive bras, painful …

Skin Care

7 young adults went undercover as high-school students and found that life as a teenager today is nothing like they remember

You couldn't pay most people to relive their high school experiences.<p>But that's exactly what seven young adults did for the new A&E documentary series "Undercover High," which premieres Tuesday.<p>The show follows the seven participants, ages 21 to 26, as they pose as students at Highland Park High …

High School

We're semi-retired and living in an RV. It's not as ghastly as it may sound

In 2017 my husband, Ralph, and I moved 23 times. It wasn't difficult because our house has wheels.<p>Two years ago, we decided to buy a 28-foot motor home and hit the road full-time, but our lifestyle change really began in 2009, when we realized that we couldn't hold on to our home in San Diego. My …

The Best Sex Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Reading is great and all, but when you’re at the gym or on a long car ride or tired from work—that isn’t really an option. At the same time, we’re always telling ourselves to reduce the amount of TV binge-watching we do.<p>We want to be informed, but we’re busy. Sometimes you just want to listen to a …

Thought Leadership

The 4 Phrases That Will Squash Any Relationship Fight Before It Spirals​ | Women's Health

Communication, communication, communication—yeah, yeah, yeah. You've heard it's the key to a closer bond and all that. But before your eyes glaze over, know this: It's also the number one predictor of relationship satisfaction, per a 2016 survey of more than 25,000 men and women in the <i>Journal of</i> …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Cooking

I spent this year reading about relationships, productivity, and success — and 15 insights stuck with me more than any others

As 2016 drew to a close, I published a list of nonfiction books I'd read that year. At that point, I thought I knew everything about how to be happier, how to achieve my goals, and how to become an expert at anything.<p>In 2017, I learned — surprise! — I was wrong. This past year, I read another …

John F. Nash

7 Essential Things To Reevaluate In Your Life Before Starting The New Year

It's nothing new to us that we should reflect on ourselves in the new year. It's become commercialized and mainstream, even, to take steps to a …

Career Development

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life | Inc.com

This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying off the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is going to be the year that we get work and life and everything in between, in order.<p>But if we have failed in the …

Keystone Pipeline

The best board game of 2017 is a wildly entertaining romantic comedy generator

It’s almost more fun after you’ve played than during a game.<p>The first time we played Fog of Love, my favorite new board game of 2017, the game was careful to remind my wife and me, over and over again, “This is fiction. This isn’t real.” We quickly sussed out what it meant: <i>T</i><i>his isn’t really …

Board Games

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

The Best Porn That's By Women, For Women

Finding the perfect porn site can be tough, especially for women. Many of the mainstream porn sites feel geared towards men, which I'm reminded of …

Moms Are LOLing Over How Long This Survey Says Sex Should Last

It’s obvious no one asked any moms<p>A recent survey of people around the world concluded that women, on average, want sex to last longer than an …

Is 'Winefulness' the key to having fun at the party without the hangover?

Christmas time. The chance to eat, drink and be merry. Healthiness is swapped for hedonism as our diaries become a whirl of festive frivolities. It can all turn into a bit of an endurance test and come Christmas Day, our livers are left desperate for respite and our minds yearning for peaceful …

I Attempted Reddit's 30-Day Sex Challenge and It Was H-A-R-D

I used to think I was "good at sex."<p>When my colleague looked over at me one dark October afternoon and said, "I've found a month-long sex challenge, …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

Couples therapist Esther Perel is an expert in cheating. She's spent the past six years of her career focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity — and she's heard a lot of stories.<p>"It's never been easier to cheat — and it's never been more difficult to keep a secret," she says. "The …

Marriage

Couple's Therapists Explain 11 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In A Long-Term Relationship

Losing the spark in a long-term relationship is often inevitable, just like realizing that Justin Bieber is actually making amazing music right now. …

Relationships

Couples think they go to counseling because of money, sex, and parenting — but therapists know the real problem is usually lurking underneath

Everyone knows marriage is hard, but it's easy to feel like your marriage is really hard — like your partner is the first partner in history to nag or nitpick or leave dishes in the sink and expect you to clean them.<p>But ask a couples therapist and they'll tell you: Not so much. No twosome is a …

Counseling

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The Best Sex Position For Clitoral Stimulation (You’re Probably Already Doing It)

Every now and then, a new, fancy term enters the lexicon to describe something people have been doing forever, and suddenly what's old is trendy …

How to Increase Your Sex Drive Naturally

There are countless articles that tell us that if we eat certain foods or dress a certain way, it will immediately increase our sex drives. Because …

Ask An Adult: Why Do People In Relationships Cheat?

Relationships<p>by Aimee Jakes | 13 06 2017<p>Why, why WHY?<p>Anyone who has been cheated on will tell you it is the equivalent of someone bagging up all of …

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Being on Antidepressants

News<p>by Kat de Naoum | 06 12 2015<p>Take them and be happy, right? Wrong.<p>There are so many misconceptions about being on antidepressants (i.e. you’ll be …

The Unusual Way My Husband and I Keep the Spark Alive

I am unrolling my yoga mat in the front row when I see him walk in. He takes the space next to me, as he does every Saturday morning, though I don’t …

Relationships

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

Meditation

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Mental Health

The Most Useful Life Skill Only Takes 1 Second to Learn (and It Will Instantly Change Your Life) | Inc.com

My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can take less than a second to have a mental shift, that mental shift can have huge ripple effects over the …

Self-improvement

A Quick, Cheap, and Effective Way to Fight Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Meditation is good for depression. And so is exercise. But, according to a small new study from Rutgers University, together—in a twice a week …

Research

The 3 Best Language Learning Apps (We Don't Travel Without Them)

Confession: I started learning Spanish when I was 12 years old, and I'm still not fluent. Granted, my earnestness to master the language has wavered …