Chaitra Raj

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Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids and the Whole Family

It seems that up to age 11 the chore chart is a boon and then it becomes a bane. Nevertheless, everyone in the family must pull their weight. …

Marriage Isn't Over After Kids

Love is different when you are parents to small kids.<p>After the kids go to bed, it’s our only real time together.<p>We pry our own sleepy eyes open and hold hands while watching TV. We make love when we’re exhausted, because it’s our one chance.<p>He kisses me as he goes out the door to work every …

6 Things You NEED to Do to Make a Relationship Last

The secret to a happy and successful relationship is, in fact, no secret. A little effort from both parties is required to make things work, but it shouldn't be a constant struggle. The beginning of any relationship almost always seems easy because there aren't many problems to resolve just yet, …

16 Signs You Married the Right Person

It's the holidays, a time when emotions run high. But you and your spouse can get through this difficult period together.<p>Marriage can be tricky and challenging at times. So it's only natural that when you're in one of those funks, you begin to ask, "Did I marry the right person?"<p>It's the holidays, …

Washington University in St. Louis

The 10 Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos

No-suds cleansing.<p>Switching to a sulfate-free shampoo is the move for most hair types since they're color-safe and preserve natural hair oils. The only gripe? The lack of harmful sulfates reduces lather, making it tougher for natural products to remove dirt and oil (some even recommend shampooing …

This Algorithm May Well Save Your Eyesight

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>How transformative can it be …

A letter to my daughters: How to choose a life partner

To my two young daughters:<p>One day that will come all too soon, your father and I will have to reconcile with the fact that you're going to date and, …

26 Hair Products You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Lock down some amazing locks. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

What Your Kids Need To See In Your Marriage

I’ve been happily married for almost 20 years, but by no means am I an expert on relationships, love, or even marriage for that matter. Rather, it …

Parenting

These 15 Gluten-Free and Vegan Pantry Staples Are a Must!

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats<p>Enter any bakery or cafe in the morning, and you will likely feel like all of your choices have …

Gluten-Free

10 Delicious and Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Mondays (or Any Day)

Fresh Coleslaw with Walnuts and Apple Vinaigrette A simple...<p>If you were born some time in the last half-century, chances...<p>The outstanding …

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta (Vegan + GF)

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta (V + GF)<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>10 mins<p>Total time<p>20 mins<p>Simple, 6-ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta that comes …

3 Ways To Maintain Your Relationship When Your Spouse Hurts You

<b>3 WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WHEN YOUR SPOUSE HURTS YOU</b><p>"Fine. I'll just do it myself." Jane stormed out of the living room and into the kitchen to take care of an overflowing stack of dirty dishes.<p>Thomas leaned back in his recliner and turned the volume up on the TV. For a moment, he …

The Best New Beauty Products Coming to Sephora This Month

Now that it's November, fall is officially in full swing and it's time to adjust our beauty routines accordingly. Sure, you could get in on the Harry Potter makeup craze or the ...

Work Your Arms Without Weights With This 10-Minute Challenge

This 10-minute arms workout without weights was developed for SELF by FitFusion trainer Kenta Seki and is our new go-to routine for days when we want …

16 Telltale Signs You Really Did Marry the Perfect Person

You already know the standard qualities for a great relationship--but there are others.<p>At some point in every marriage the person you felt you couldn't live without becomes the person you actually do live with--and that's when you really find out if you married the right person.<p>By no means are the …

Self-improvement

25 Incredible New Beauty Products That Will Make You Say “Want”

Damn, there goes my money.

6 Signs Your Wife Is Totally Fed Up With You

"You had better wake up and hear what she’s trying to tell you before it’s too late.”<p>In any marriage or long-term relationship, you have to stay present. Unfortunately, far too many men take their partner’s satisfaction in the relationship for granted, said Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill<i>,</i> a marriage and …

The Magic Skin Care Formulas That Make Miracles Happen

No matter the season, we all want that gorgeous lit-from-within glow. Think ethereal, angelic ... almost otherworldly. The desired effect: a subtle …

These 11 Bad Habits Will Ruin Even the Strongest Relationship

Shares 0<p><i>Don’t let your marriage suffer the same fate.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p>For as much envying as …

How to Make Zhug, the Yemenite Hot Sauce You'll Want to Put on Everything

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Last week, when I wrote about my recipe for <i>phat phrik khing</i>, I tried my absolute darnedest to convince you that a good mortar and pestle belongs in the arsenal of any home cook. It will actually extract more flavor from …

6 Problems That Test Relationships, According To Couples Therapists

"You want to feel close to one another, on the same team and united against the problem."<p>The honeymoon phase doesn't last forever: Couples who stand the test of time experience countless hurdles throughout their relationships, some more common than others.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the …

Couples Need This Even More Than Love

Couples don't just drift apart for no reason.<p>I strongly believe that understanding is more important than love, especially when it comes to parenting …

Good Relationships Take Hard Work

The other day, I saw a couple in my office. They've been having a hard time and came to couples' therapy to try to help their marriage survive. Two kids, two jobs, five years of marriage -- and they both feel they're not getting what they want out of the relationship. He needs his alone time, she …

The "Power Couple" Illusion

My boyfriend recently asked me if we could "do more power couple activities together". I did not like this suggestion. What exactly are "power couple activities", I thought, and if we aren't currently engaging in enough of these activities, what does that say about the time we do spend together?<p>I …

Psychologists Confirm 5 Signs That Show You Are In A Long Lasting Relationship

Relationships have different colors. Some have a terrific start but fade away suddenly. Others have to rough it out in the beginning but make it …