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National Heart Month: what is your heart age – and how can you make it more youthful?

Every February, the British Heart Foundation marks National Heart Month, a campaign to encourage everyone to make small changes for a healthier lifestyle.<p>There are currently about 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). One in 10 men aged 50 have a heart age that's 10 …

Holistic Medicine

Ethereal Wedding Dresses, from Monique Lhuillier to Marchesa, Perfect for Romantic Brides | Brides

Move over, heavy layers of ruffle, tulle, and organza—we're loving ethereal wedding dresses right now. As a ball gown favorite, you may have held the crown for quite a while now, but this season, designers have been working with a lighter hand.<p>From Theia to Marchesa, their craftwork creates a more …

This 20-Minute Yoga Flow Can Help Relieve Back Pain

Anyone who struggles with back pain knows how distressing it can be.Whether it’s soreness that impedes your sleep or aches that hurt your …

How to Survive Christmas Holiday Grief

Tips to help the bereaved cope with the Christmas holiday season<p>The Christmas season can prove particularly difficult to someone mourning the death …

Dear Grief: My Grief Better Have A Purpose!

Dear Grief, it's Laurie here.<p>As per your guidance, my current mantra is: "I am responsible for my own process." I know I can't rush this undertaking, as is my wont in so many things. Every day I have to exercise my grief muscles in a heavy workout. It's like lifting twenty pound weights. I know I …

An Angel Called Grief

<i>That time I thought I could not go any closer to grief<br>without dying — I went closer, And I did not die.</i><br>Mary Oliver, Heavy<p>It’s inevitable. We all will …

These 20 Stunning Engagement Photos Will Make You Believe in Love

Feast your eyes on the winners of this 2016 photography contest.<p>Every year, Junebug Weddings gives us major bridal envy by releasing the very best wedding photos of the year. And now they've presented us with some serious engagement envy with the fourth annual collection of the top 50 engagement …

Weddings

Wedding Website 101: Everything You Should Include to Make It Actually Useful

We've said it before and we'll say it again, a wedding website is one of the best ways to keep your guests informed and put all of your wedding information in one place. Whether you're tech-savvy and are designing the whole thing yourself, or are using a template and simply filling in the blanks, …

25 Cheat Sheets For Taking Care Of Yourself Like A Damn Adult

Being a well-adjusted human has never been easier.

Your no-fail guide to using sage to clear your home

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have believed that a person’s energy is like perfume—once you come in contact with someone else’s …

Financial Infidelity Can Ruin Your Relationship—And It's More Common Than You Think

Financial infidelity is a fancy phrase for hiding money from your partner, and it’s actually a pretty common issue. It can also be a hugely …

How to Use Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Relationship

Meditation is super in right now, with everyone from Katy Perry to Oprah reaping and publicly advocating its benefits. Practicing mindfulness — via mindfulness meditation — is the learned exercise of staying present in the moment by quieting the mind. So rather than letting your mind be hijacked by …

Mindfulness

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

10 Simple Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep

Get the rest you need.<p>It’s not the sex, drugs and rock’n roll that’s going to kill you, Keith Richards is proof of that. Surprisingly, the factor …

How to Book a Hotel Room Block That Your Wedding Guests Will Definitely Appreciate

<i>Whether you’re hosting a destination wedding or are just inviting a few guests from out of town, setting up a room block makes traveling for a wedding infinitely easier for everyone. We’ve asked our experts for a few tips that will make your room block helpful, comprehensive, and totally</i> …

The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

10 Spring-Cleaning Essentials to Add to Your Wedding Registry

As the days get longer the temps slowly start to climb, that can only mean one thing — spring is just around the corner! Between saying <i>buh-bye</i> to your winter wardrobe and <i>hellooo</i> to the first spring blooms at the farmer's market, here's so much to love about this time of year.<p>But let us address the …

5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

Happiness

21 Genius Ways To Track Your Mental Health

Staying on top of your feelings is so, so satisfying.<p>We rounded up some ~bujo~ layouts perfect for tracking your mood, symptoms, medications, sleep, and anything else that can help you stay on top of or improve your mental health. That said, you don't have to go full bullet-journal junkie to use …

A 30-Minute Yoga Series to Ease Neck and Shoulder Tension

We all tend to hold a lot of stress and tension in our neck and shoulders, especially if we're bent over our phones or sitting at a desk all day. …

23 Romantic Love Quotes That Instantly Make You Think of Someone Special

Though it may seem like the language of love is slowly getting killed by texting, all you need is a few reminders that romance is still out there. We looked to Instagram to find beautiful love quotes that will make your heart swell. You might recognize a few or discover your newest favorite, but …

30 Unique Anniversary Gifts Your Husband's Sure to Love

It's that time of year again: your wedding anniversary! Whether it's your first or tenth, we say why not go big with anniversary gifts for your husband that are guaranteed to knock his socks off? Instead of a fancy watch or a fresh pair of kicks, though, what about something that's just a tad bit …

Shopping

Fitness Checklist Reveals The Exercises You Should Be Able To Do At Different Ages

20 burpees in a row, anyone?<p>If you’re in your 20s, you should be able to run 5K in 30 minutes and complete 20 burpees in a row.<p>That’s according to a …

15 Calming Mindfulness Quotes That Will Help Soothe Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Mindfulness

What If My (Future) Mother-in-Law Asks to Get Ready in the Bridal Suite?

<i>One of the most challenging parts of planning a wedding is dealing with family, whether your fiancé’s or your own. You want to be respectful and inclusive, but also want to plan the day YOU want to have. So what’s a bride to do when her future mother-in-law decides to take matters into her own</i> …

How To Write A Memorable Thank-You Message

<i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Kamala Nair.</i><p>Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to dash off a note to friends and family. But while email, text, or Gchat might be a convenient way to confirm dinner plans or just say hey, when it comes to expressing gratitude, you can’t beat the charm of good, …

8 Ways You're Annoying Your Bridesmaids Without Knowing It

Even if a bride doesn't mean to annoy her bridesmaids, it can happen. What with all the decision-making, etiquette rules, and other specifications a bridal party needs to follow, no amount of good intentions can stop the inevitable. To help you be more cognizant of your 'maids during the …

How to Look Good Naked: Inside Dakota Johnson’s Fifty Shades Darker Workout Routine

“The joke was, ‘I’m about to be naked for six months,’” says Gunnar Peterson, the Beverly Hills fitness guru who, together with New York–based trainer Kacy Duke, helped get Dakota Johnson in shape ahead of the filming of <i>Fifty Shades Darker</i>. In order for Johnson to look and feel her best while nude, …

Dakota Johnson

How to Boost Your Metabolism (Without Hitting the Gym)

In theory, understanding metabolism should be simple: The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories your body burns when performing chemical …

Wellness