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I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

Relationships

Top 100 Bistros In Paris: The New Gastronomic Stars At Affordable Prices

No need to be a connoisseur, a gourmet, or a millionaire to have a top dinner in Paris. No need to bankrupt yourself, either, at a Michelin-starred restaurant in order to eat well and make new gastronomic discoveries.<p>With the stamp of Paris City Hall, a group of seven internationally-renowned …

France

23 Soy Sauce and Mirin Recipes, the Dinner Power Couple

Cooking

Gouda Cheese with Balsamic, Onion and Pear Recipe

It's a triple threat: smoky (thanks to the Gouda), tart (hello, balsamic vinegar) and marvelously crispy. Its creator, Daphne Oz, slathers the bread …

Recipes

Journal Prompts to Find Out What You Really Want

Next to my desk lives Lao Tzu's wisdom: <i>At the center of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are, and you know what you want.</i><p>Okay, yes, …

Racism in America: It’s so pervasive that white people pay less for car insurance

Black people pay more than white people for car insurance, even when the risk is lower<p>It’s expensive to be black in America. From cradle to grave, for everything from starter home loans to burial insurance, African Americans are confronted with a paywall that demands they fork over more than …

Don’t Let Migraines Derail Your Career

I’m on a business trip, one I take almost every week. I am sitting in the back of a New York taxi hurtling forward on the FDR Drive. I’ve just landed after a bumpy shuttle flight down from Boston, and as I look down to check my phone it hits me: a wave of nausea, a punishing tightness, and a sense …

The One Question to Ask Yourself When You're Feeling Stuck in Your Career

We all have moments in which we need to make a difficult career decision.<p><i>Do you go for that promotion?</i><p><i>Should you go back to school?</i><p><i>Do you want to</i> …

A Happiness Experiment: Can You Make Every Day Feel Like Saturday?

We’re happiest on Saturdays at 7:26pm—at least that’s what this survey found. Yet while the exact time of 7:26pm seems strange, there have been …

Happiness

Skip The Treadmill And Try These 20 Fat-Blasting Cardio Moves Instead

You can literally do these moves anywhere.<p>Sometimes squeezing in your cardio workouts can feel like a drag—especially when you're stuck on a rotation that takes you from the treadmill to the bike to the elliptical and back again.<p>That's why we asked <i>Women's Health's</i> Next Fitness Star Selena Watkins …

11 Classic Comfort Foods With A Twist

What beats your favorite comfort food on a cold day? How about a new and improved version of it? From Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, these cozy, creative recipes will keep you warm all winter long.<p><b>1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto</b><p>…

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Here’s Who Gets Left Behind Corporate America’s Quest To Do Good

If so much of corporate America is now committed to doing good, how come so many workers still have it so bad, at least with respect to long-stagnant …

How to Talk About Race at Work: A Guide

Race. Racism. Bias. Discrimination. Privilege. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter. All Lives Matter – words and phrases that provoke powerful …

The 1 Reason Leaders Fail That Has Nothing to Do With 'Leadership'

After consulting for Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Spotify, and more, Chris Barz-Brown has an unconventional solution to the fundamental problem leaders face.<p>As a leadership coach, Chris Barz-Brown is an unconventional dude.<p>Even sitting next to Steve Wozniak in front of over 100,000 people at this …

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

‘Who is this Robert Smith?’: A quiet billionaire makes some noise with $20 million gift to the African American museum

In 2013, when the founders of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture were seeking donors, people directed them to one man: Robert F. Smith.<p>“We kept wondering, ‘Who is this Robert Smith?’ ” said Adrienne Brooks, director of development for the museum. Meeting Smith …

Museums

Any Mom Who Feels Like She Got Nothing Done Today Must Read This Husband's Note

This note goes out to every mom who worries she didn't get anything done today. Because actually, you did.<p>A simple note posted to the Story of This Life's Facebook page has garnered 25,000 reactions, more than 1,000 shares, and hundreds of comments because it reminds us that no matter how much we …

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Sugar and spice aren't the only things nice in this version of the beloved snickerdoodle: We added pumpkin puree. Besides infusing the cookies with seasonal flavor, it also results in a moist, cakey center. Rolling the dough in spiced sanding sugar lends sparkle and shine.

Dessert

19 Five-Ingredient Sides for Busy Weeknights

TBH, deciding on the main course for dinner isn’t that hard. It’s figuring out what to serve <i>on the side</i> that’s the difficult part. Do you want roasted vegetables? Or maybe your go-to cheesy pasta recipe? Does this dish go with steak or chicken better? If this part of meal planning gets you in a …

Cooking

#FabFourin15: This Shepherd's Pie Is the Perfect Way to Welcome Fall

<i>Every other week, Los Angeles–based</i> <i>certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and health coach</i> <i>Kelly LeVeque of</i> <i>Be Well by Kelly brings us a new</i> …

Self-defence

WHEN G.J.C.P., as she is known in court documents, was 13, gang members in her native El Salvador began tormenting her. The men offered her drugs, …

Why Sleeping in a Former Slave's Home Will Make You Rethink Race Relations in America

Gazing out from the columned manor of Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, S.C., visitors can admire green gardens, footbridges over burbling canals …

The Secret to Never Settling for Less in Your Career

If you’ve spent any time interviewing for a job in the past five years, it can seem like a one way street: A historically tight job market has given …

5 Tips to Supercharge Action and Personal Improvement

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talk is cheap. You probably already intuitively know the ones who talk the most about how busy they are are actually wasting time complaining.<p>Are you among the big …

Time Management

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

Books

Top 15 Cities You Need to See in Your Lifetime

8. Kyoto, Japan<p>Experience the essence of traditional Japan in the scenic city of Kyoto. The city is chockfull of grand castles, colorful gardens and …

Tiananmen Square

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? …

How to Make Your Relationship Last: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…<p>The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …

Relationships