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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. So why not make a resolution you'll actually enjoy keeping? Read on for 30 sex-life resolutions to start off the year …

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

Marriage Advice for Wives: Notice his effort and sincerely thank him for it.<p>"Most of us think grateful thoughts but don't actually say thank you," Feldhahn says. "In my survey, this mattered to nearly all men, with 72 percent saying it deeply pleased them when their wife or girlfriend gave them …

Daily Quote: First They Ignore You

Mahatma Gandhi

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

I have felt unworthy of love for a lot of my life. A common question that replayed in my head during my high school years was: “<i>Why would anyone be</i> …

Self-help

10 Things Every Couple Needs To Stop Doing

Most couples develop some bad habits over time that can wreak havoc on the relationship. Here are 10 things every couple needs to stop doing before …

Self-help

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 …

Extreme Sports

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

Marketing

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

Awesome ways to decompress when a vacation just isn't in the cards<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 …

9 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

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 …

Nutrition

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 …

PAVE

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 …

Sleep

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> …