Jennifer Neal

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I Tried Polyamory & Lost My Marriage

Multiple relationships are the latest craze to sweep the dating world and my (now ex-)husband and I went along for the ride a few years ago. …

Husbands, Doing Housework Isn’t A ‘Favor’ To Your Wife. It’s Called Doing Your Part.

I was 27, sitting at the kitchen table across from my wife, Mel, the first time I said, “I did the dishes for you.” Then I winked, seductively, as …

This Clay Mask Basically Vacuums Out Your Pores, And BRB I'm Going To Bathe In It

I need this in my life, stat.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>Amazon reviews have been edited for length and clarity.</i><p><b>Bonus:</b> …

Skin Care

This Year's Flu Season Could Be Devastating

Public health officials are warning the U.S. that this year's flu season could be worse than usual, according to the Association of Health Care …

14 Lessons in Power Dressing to Learn From Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney's street style is always impeccable. Time after time, she puts together looks that are perfectly demure but with a twist of personality.<p>The human rights lawyer has been busy at work all over the world, and while she always keeps her style fairly refined — no edgy ensembles here — each …

There are only ever five things going wrong in any relationship

It can feel very lonely when your relationship is on the rocks.<p>Despite your best efforts, you and your partner can't seem to get past whatever …

Relationships

3 Unmarried Couples Who Live Together Get Real About Their Expenses

Should you split your rent down the middle if one person has a lot more money?<p>While moving in with your significant other can often result in saving some cash, there are also other unique considerations to think about when your roomie is also your partner. When did you know it was the right time to …

5 Simple Ways To Strengthen The Friendship Part Of Your Marriage

<i>“True friends are never apart; maybe in distance, but never in heart.”</i><p>This quote rings true for couples. We all want to know the secret to making …

The Budgeting Methods Smart Finance Bloggers Swear By

Maintaining a budget is one of those things everyone knows they have to do, but not everyone actually understands how to do it (or rather, how to do …

The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances

You don’t have to learn everything about money at once, but a course can teach you a lot of useful information at a reasonable pace. Especially if …

Personal Finance

7 Differences Between A Healthy Relationship And A Toxic One

Your partner should complement your life, not complete it.<p>You feel like a better version of yourself when you’re in a healthy, mature relationship. That doesn’t mean your partner <i>completes</i> you, but they do complement your life in just the right way.<p>What are some other signs that you’re in the right …

Why You Can’t Reason with a Verbally Abusive Partner

Trivializing can be very subtle so that the partner is left feeling depressed and frustrated but isn’t quite sure why. Following is an example of …

Why People Struggle to End Verbally Abusive Relationships

After getting out of a verbally abusive relationship and entering counseling, Destiny contacted her abusive ex, Andy. She had just found out that she …

The Art Of Breaking Free. A Step-by-Step Guide To Forgiveness.

I am furious, disappointed and deeply hurt. "How could she have betrayed me so badly? A 'friend' of so many years? Really?!?"<p>Within the inner chaos caused by this shock, one thing is clear:<p>"I will never forgive her!" A longstanding friend has just turned into the enemy. It can't get any worse than …

Why Introverts Would Rather Avoid Church

You are different than the person next to you. That's a good thing.<p>In a community, others won't believe, look, or act like you. When it comes to personality types and temperaments, the differences get even more distinct -- especially between introverts and extroverts.<p>Whether intentional or not, …

7 Ways To Have A Happy Marriage, Even If You've Never Seen One

I grew up around a variety of marital situations. I had relatives that were single, that were married and then divorced, that were cohabiting (and I …

7 Steps to Take if You Got Zero Sleep Last Night

Here’s how to survive the day.<p>Sometimes—no matter how hard you try—solid shuteye just isn’t in the cards. And while a regular sleep schedule (waking up at the same time, going to bed at the same time, and logging seven or eight hours of sleep every night) is hugely important for your overall …

Sleep

19 Super Cute Dollar Store DIYs That Will Complete Your Bedroom

Holla for a dolla.

How Much These Money Habits Can Hurt Your Credit Score

Credit can impact everything from your monthly bills to your ability to buy a home. So if you have a solid score, you want to keep it that way. There …

Personal Finance

Explained: Why your iPhone 6s keeps dying suddenly, and how to fix it

In the grand scheme of things, Apple’s iPhone and iPad device lineup is remarkably stable. No computer is free of all bugs and no computer ever will …

It’s possible to upgrade your iPhone’s storage to 128GB for $60

When deciding what iPhone to buy so you end up with the right amount of storage capacity, you can get the bare-bones $16GB model, or you can end up …

How to recover money you didn't know was lost

Did you know that in 2013, there was $58 billion worth of unclaimed cash and benefits in the United States?<p>That figure may seem outrageous, especially if you track every dollar you earn or receive. You wouldn't let any money of yours wander away unaccounted for, right?<p>Maybe, but it's surprisingly …

A psychological trick to get anyone to like you

In "Thinking, Fast and Slow," psychologist Daniel Kahneman introduces the concept of "exaggerated emotional coherence," or what you've probably come …

Psychology

The Money Issues That Drive Couples Apart In Every State

Even more reason to talk about finances before you and your S.O. get too serious.<p>Your relationship with money could ruin your chances at having an actual relationship.<p>Personal finance site GOBankingRates recently asked Americans to share their biggest money-related deal breakers when it comes to …

7 Scientifically Proven Ways To Increase Your Influence

California Lottery I Won $63 Mil and State Won't Pay ... Sues for the Dough

A lottery player who claims to have won a $63 million lottery jackpot is now suing the state for holding his check on a technicality.<p>Someone named</b> …

Financial Infidelity: Secret Credit & Bank Accounts Rampant

Thirteen million Americans cheat on their spouses or live-in partners not physically, but financially. According to a new study from CreditCards.com, one in 20 people have either a credit card or a bank account that their spouse doesn’t know anything about.<p>Fights over secret money seem to pop up …

Research

We are experiencing a narcissism epidemic — here's how to deal with the worst offenders

From The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement:<p>In data from 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as fast as obesity from the 1980s to the present, with the shift especially pronounced for women. The rise in narcissism is accelerating, with scores rising …

This Video Shows You 15 Genius Ways to Use Binder Clips

You probably have a couple binder clips laying in the bottom of a drawer somewhere. You should probably go find them right now.<p>This video, from the …