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The Science of Cohabitation: A Step Toward Marriage, Not a Rebellion

New research shows that the older people are when they make their first big commitment—cohabitation or marriage—the better their chances for marital success.<p>As more and more American couples choose to share the bills and a bed without a marriage license, a major question looms. In playing house and …

How to Get Rid of Relationship Baggage

<i>Editor's note: Finding the love of your life isn't always easy. Just ask self-help guru Gabrielle Bernstein, author of</i> May Cause Miracles, <i>who tied the knot this past year. Bernstein is the first to admit that getting to this point took work. Here she shares her story of how she got rid of what was</i> …

30 Sex-Life Resolutions to Make This Year

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, the usual suspects are a snooze. Dieting is boring, saving money is hard, and keeping your closet color-coded just isn't going to happen....

Want a Happy Marriage? 5 Simple Things Men Need From Their Wives

Daily Quote: First They Ignore You

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Top 10

The Scientific Way to Mend a Broken Heart

Most of us have experienced heartbreak, and when you think about how it made you feel, it's very similar to physical pain and suffering. That's no …

7 Ways To Let Go Of Insecurity In Your Relationship

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

10 Things Every Couple Needs To Stop Doing

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first …

Motivation

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. However, many people aren’t certain what they should be communicating about. Spend time talking …

Relationships

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

How to Increase Your Odds of Having an Orgasm During Sex

This one little trick could raise your chance of climaxing by 18 percent—seriously.<p>Want to boost your chances of having a mind-blowing orgasm? (That was a rhetorical question, obviously.) Science might be able to help. Previous research shows that you're less likely to climax during a casual …

"Make Yourself Happy So When Others Look at You They Become Happy Too"

Today is the United Nation's International Day of Happiness. It's a great time to reflect on our own happiness—but also how that affects others.<p>The …

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

15 Ways to Make People Smile Every Day

Because adding some cheer to someone else's day will lift your spirits, too<p>You don't have to be a comedian to get someone to crack a smile. And since smiles are contagious, putting one on someone else's face will almost always brighten your day, too. So try one (or more) of these 15 easy ways to …

9 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Is the winter weather making you feel more stressed? Here are some healthful ways to boost your spirits--and your productivity.<p>Despite the cold weather, winter can be a difficult time to keep your cool. You don't have to have full blown Seasonal Affective Disorder to feel out of sorts during this …

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

<i>The truth does not cease to exist when it is ignored.</i><p>You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it …

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their own mental and physical health, and that it's almost entirely dependent upon them getting enough sleep. That's why bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them - and why the very last thing most successful people do …

Success

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Paying bills: You’re doing it wrong

For the first time since 2008, people have changed the order in which they pay bills — but some experts say Americans still don’t quite have their …

What Are The 5 Most Addictive Behaviors Known To Science?

<i>By Jacqueline Detwiler</i><p>When it comes to addiction, the brain region everyone talks about is the mesolimbic reward system. Located near regions involved in emotion, pain and decision-making, it’s a motivational circuit that normally encourages humans to pursue evolutionarily beneficial activities, …

8 Strategies To Double Your Savings (Really!)

Photographed by <b>Ruby Yeh</b>.<p><i>Sure, women are bringing home the bacon in record numbers these days, but what if you're still not reaching your maximum</i> …