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How to be Happy in Life: Happiness is a Choice of no Cost

Happiness<p>We all want to be happy. But we sometimes think of happiness as a thing that happens to us — something we have no control over. It's easy to …

This Best-Selling Moisturizer Is Perfect For Sensitive Skin

<i>You always want what you can’t have — especially when it comes to beauty products. That’s why we’re getting the inside scoop from your favorite</i> …

Skin Care

Cut Your Hours and Get More Done With These 4 Small Changes

Working better doesn't necessarily have to mean working longer. These 4 small changes to how you work could help you to drastically increase your productivity levels and enable you to get more done in less time.<p>Working smarter doesn't necessarily mean working longer hours. In fact, working hugely …

Time Management

The 7 Best Pieces of Advice for Living a Happy Life

This applies to everyone.<p>If truth is relative to what you believe, then happiness is directly correlated to what you pursue.<p>Everyone is in search of how to live a happy life--when in reality, the search begins with you. Happiness is not "found." It is realized.<p>It is already right here.<p>(For all of …

3 Ways to Be More Focused and Alert at Work

Feeling unproductive at work? Here's how you can become more focused.<p>How would you describe a normal workday?<p>Would you say that you are focused? Alert? Engaged in what you're doing?<p>If not, I understand.<p>Most Americans spend nearly eight hours a day in the workplace, and when most people are actively …

9 Ways to Use Fantasy Football to Improve Your Sex Life

Prepare to put the fantasy in fantasy football.<p>Football season comes with a lot to get excited about, like lazy Sundays and game-day snacks.<p>But how about we add orgasms to your list? If you and your S.O. are in a fantasy football league together, it's only natural to turn a little friendly …

How to Run a Half-Marathon Without Hating Life Afterwards

Yep, it's possible.<p><i>This article was written by Dominique Astorino and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>You know how they say, "third time's a charm"? That proved to be unbelievably true when it came to my half-marathon recovery. It went like this: first race, figuring it out; second …

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

Woodworking

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

Self-improvement

12 Things Happy Couples Do Every Single Day

It takes a daily commitment to keep that relationship flame burning bright.<p>It goes without saying that marriage takes work -- but what kind of work, exactly?<p>We recently asked coupled-up relationship bloggers and HuffPost readers<p>to tell us what they do every single day to keep the spark alive. …

The Internet Has Gone Crazy for This Spaghetti Recipe

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, people exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!" — and never hold back from sharing when you think something looks absolutely foul. It's our jobs to bring …

The Recipe for a Lasting Relationship

Source<p>Relationship. A word that can be defined as the way in which two people are connected. But with the connection of two people comes many other factors and once the initial honeymoon phase is over, things can start to go a little downhill. That is when many people choose to give up. "It's not …

16-Week Half-Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners

If you have a few 5Ks and 10Ks under your belt, you're probably thinking about running your first half marathon. Doubling your racing distance means building endurance by increasing your weekly mileage. Don't be daunted by this! Try this 16-week training schedule that adds miles safely. There are …

Coolest Winter Destinations in America

Yup, winter is on its way! Ready to have some fun? From bobsledding like an Olympian to viewing the Northern Lights, we've rounded up 11 destinations …

Bobsledding

Mindfulness Tips to Practice on Your Wedding Day

Being present at your wedding doesn't simply mean showing up, saying, "I do" and making small talk with your guests for the rest of the evening. It means turning your phone off and soaking in every single moment, focusing on the spectacular now instead of worrying about the future. Easy enough, …

The Best Birth Control For Every Married Couple

One birth control does <i>not</i> fit every couple. While 28 percent of women opt for the pill, says Alyssa Dweck, M.D., gynecologist and co-author of <i>V Is for Vagina</i>, there may be a better option for you and your spouse depending on your needs and family planning preferences. Here, we break down the right …

Women's Health

6 Things to Make Sure You Add on Your Day-Of Wedding Timeline

As the big day approaches, the sound of those wedding bells may start to buzz in your ear as you find yourself crossing off the final few items on your master to-do list. So while you're glossing over the finishing touches and plotting out what belongs on your day-of timeline, here are six …

Weddings

How to Have Hot Sex Tonight (and Forever) as a Married Couple

*Spoiler alert: Gettin' busy changes after gettin' hitched. Author of the new novel *Luckiest Girl Alive *Jessica Knoll explains how to make sure it's for the better. *<p>I sometimes make this corny joke that I have a PhD in human sexuality from women's magazines. Not from reading them (that might get …

Weddings

Why You Should Wait 5 Seconds Before Walking Down the Aisle

You've fantasized about walking down the aisle in your gorgeous gown, surprising guests with creative goodies, and slipping your toes into warm sand on your well-deserved honeymoon. Now imagine this moment: Your officiant has just announced you and your groom as "Mr. and Mrs." and it's time to walk …

Classy Bachelorette-Party Essentials

When it comes to bachelorette parties, you probably imagine a not so classy scene — drunk girls stumbling from bar to bar, phallic paraphernalia, and a little inevitable drama. We're here to turn something potentially gaudy into something gorgeous; just check out these pretty products we've rounded …

How to Have a Super Sexy Marriage

What makes married sex life hot is totally subjective. What works for some may not work for others, so what matters is if you're happy with your circumstances.<p>With that being said, when you're in a long-term, forever relationship, you have to work to keep sex hot. It doesn't just happen on its own; …

Relationships

Things That Will Make Your Grandparents Happy at Your Wedding

Whether you're fortunate enough to have both sets of grandparents in attendance on your big day or just one, it's important to try and see the event through their eyes. After all, "They're special people and should be honored but in a different way than your parents," points out wedding planner …

How to Make Your Out-of-Town Guests Comfortable at Your Wedding

While it's not expected, it's very nice to offer out-of-town wedding guests welcome bags — totes or boxes filled with edible local treats, a map, and more. "Providing comfort and hospitality to these special guests shows them how much it means to you that they have come to celebrate this brand new …

Weddings

How to Maximize Your Morning With Your Spouse

You likely have a well-oiled morning routine that gets you dressed and out the door as quickly as possible. But slowing down to soak up extra time with your spouse could be the key to starting your day — and marriage! — off right.<p>"Spending quality time with your partner in the morning allows you to …

3 Ways to Switch Up Your Wedding Reception Look Without a Dress Change

Not every bride has the budget for a second dress, but that doesn't mean you can't come out looking like a changed woman for your wedding reception! From putting on a party crown to letting your hair down, here are three ways to switch up your style after your walk down the aisle.<p><b>1. Glam up your</b> …

Weddings

How to Handle Wedding-Day Mishaps Like a Pro

You've planned everything to perfection, so we hate to be the ones to say this but there will probably be at least one wrench in your wedding day plans. That's not to say it will be catastrophic, but we just don't want you to be that bride who breaks a nail and bursts into tears. Here, common …

5 Creative Ways to Spend Time Together After Work

Raise your hand if your after-work routine goes a little something like this: You and your spouse exchange a few grunts about your days, then plop down for some quality time in front of the TV.<p>"The television is an easy ice breaker for couples," explains Lynn Gilliard, relationship expert and …

“Flower Power” Floral Ice Cubes

Brighten up your beverages this summer with<b></b> some<b></b> gorgeous “Flower Power” ice cubes! Whether you’re hosting a baby shower or enjoying a backyard …

Gardening

The $4 Item That'll Help You Make the Most Beautiful, Delicious Dinner Ever

Cooking "en papillote" is a classic technique for steaming individual portions of food in some sort of packet. All it takes is a few sheets of …

5 Romantic Spots In Paris You Need to Check Out

Paris-based journalist Sara Lieberman shares tips for the most romantic spots in the city.<p>There's no doubt about it—Paris is one of the most romantic …