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15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate patterns. Once the …

Body Art

10 Things To Understand When You Love Someone From A Broken Family

No one person that comes from a broken family is the same as another. For some, a broken family was caused by a divorce, abuse, neglect, or the death …

Relationships

Active Dates All Fit Women Need to Try

A fitness writer who met her husband at a gym shares her favorite alternatives to drinks or dinner.<p>When I was single, I went on a string of so-so dates. To be expected, of course—not everyone is going to be a match.<p>But here's some background about me: I love being physically strong, active, and …

15 Things the Very Married Have That You Probably Don't

"I thought people treating each other badly is the way life is," said Rhonda as I watched her leg nervously shaking during her marriage therapy appointment, motioning toward husband, Jose. "Growing up, dating, and now being married, ugliness is all I've known. My parents were always screaming. I …

Relationships

The 4 Things I Had to Give Up to Save My Marriage

"I watched my husband throw a bag over his shoulder and walk out the door, testing what life would be like apart."<p>When people tell you that marriage is hard, you think they're talking about arguments over the dishwasher and dirty socks. You know there'll be sleepless nights with newborns and maybe …

Why Is This Guy's Ex Obsessed With His Love Life

One of my readers sent me this email:<p><i>My ex seems to be obsessed with what I'm doing, where I'm living and my relationship status. She's the one who wanted a divorce and it's been final for over a year. Why do you think she's like that and do you have any advice on how to break her of it?</i><p>I feel like …

6 Unhealthy Habits That Lead to Divorce

Why can't we remember how intensely in love we felt while going through hard times in our marriage? If only life worked that way but it doesn't and if a marriage is going to survive, it's going to take work from each spouse. When you're in the honeymoon phase most of what happens can be easily …

The One Thing You Must Do Before You Can Find True Love

If you don't have what you truly want in a relationship, then you are right, something is seriously wrong. But here's the important part: What is wrong is not you. I repeat, the problem is not you. You are not a bad person. You are not failing to get a wonderfully rewarding relationship because you …

13 perfect ways a husband shows his children he’s crazy about his wife

When I was growing up, there was no delusion that my parents' marriage was perfect. Although I sometimes heard them fight (politely), I still knew my …

Parenting

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

Self-help

Controversial 'Homeless Jesus' statue looking for home in Detroit

A Canadian sculptor wants to install his controversial “Homeless Jesus” statue in every city in the U.S. but is wondering if there's a home for it in Detroit.<p>The life-size bronze sculpture has gotten mixed reviews in some cities where it has been installed. But artist Timothy Schmalz told the …

Los Angeles Fashion Blogger | LA Street Style - Part 24

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Radical Islam.’ There Are Only Terrorists Who Are Muslim

ISIS is about as Islamic as the KKK is Christian. They just use religion. Their real agenda is political. Get with it.<p>How many Muslims does ISIS have …

15 Unique 30 Day Challenges Guaranteed To Make You A Better You

The appeal of 30 day challenges is they offer just enough time for a new goal to be palatable yet long enough to be challenging. While many people wait until January to set their new year’s resolutions, the window of opportunity is always open for those who want to set new goals. In fact, the …

Will Power

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity