Joël Sylvain

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12 Qualities That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. They succeed along many different dimensions of life--their friendships, their physical and mental health, their families, and their jobs (which they are not only good at but also enjoy).<p>TalentSmart has …

Self-improvement

10 Ways To Boost Your Daughter's Self-Esteem After Divorce

In a culture where girls are barraged with inappropriate images of what it means to be a female, it's no wonder that bringing up girls with a healthy dose of self-esteem can be a daunting task.<p>Fostering your daughter's self-esteem post-divorce is a top priority because girls are so vulnerable to …

10 Men You Shouldn't Date

As a Professional Matchmaker and founder of The Dating Lounge app, I am constantly being asked if there are certain types of men that a woman simply should not date. And the answer is, yes there are "do not date" men, especially if you truly want to get married and not waste time on "maybes." Many …

Relationships

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

We've all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you've planted your foot firmly into your mouth.<p>Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle …

Self-improvement

How To Be A Good Partner To Someone Who Always Dreams Big

Being with someone who is constantly dreaming big and chasing his or her dreams can be a struggle.<p>It can be a roller coaster ride filled with …

The New Sexy: Women Over 40

I’m 41.<p>Until recently, when a woman over 40 checked out my dating profile, the first thought that popped up in my head was “too old”–and then I …

Dating After Divorce Means Showing Your Saggy Mom Boobs to Strangers

Every mom knows that your boobs change sizes a million times throughout the course of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and postpartum weight …

Remembering How To Love My Spouse Again

A few weeks ago, I found myself checking out at a store in the mall when I looked around and saw them—a happy couple sitting on a bench outside. The …

My Wife Divorced Me Because I Left The Dishes By The Sink

<b>It's about way more than just the dirty cereal bowl.</b><p>My wife divorced me because sometimes I leave dishes by the sink. It seems so unreasonable when …

Relationships

7 Things Your Sex Dreams Really Mean

They can tell you a lot about your life.<p>Ever wake up in the A.M. confused about the crazy sex dream you just had? Before you jump to conclusions—like it's a sign that you should get a divorce or your hubby is texting another woman—there's something Ian Wallace, psychologist, dream expert, and …

26 Feelings You Should Experience At Some Point In Your Life

Embrace ALL the emotions.<p>With a birthday coming up, I've been thinking about feelings. I have a lot of them.<p>If there's anything I've learned in my short time on this earth, it's the importance of being in touch with yourself on an emotional level. Each interaction and experience you have sparks a …

Happiness

The Secret Language of Narcissists: How Abusers Manipulate their Victims.

Society assumes that everyone has a conscience and the ability to empathize.<p>In fact, 1 in 25 people in the United States are estimated to be …

60 Ways to Make Your Kid Feel Special Tonight

60 Ways to Make Your Kid Feel Special Tonight<p>For all the time we spend worrying about the "best" parenting techniques and the "right" school systems, …

To the Single Parent

There are days, more often than not, that no coffee in the world can touch your exhaustion. And when you're ready to tag in your partner... Oh, wait. That's you. You're it.<p>There are times that things just don't seem fair and you know what, it's probably because they aren't. But you rise above, …

Parenting

Research sheds new light on benefits of camp experiences, helps parents select ideal camps

CLEMSON — For years, children’s camp directors and counselors have championed the positive aspects of camping and attempted to reframe it as much …

Clemson University

The Truth About Single Motherhood

There's this empty space that sits across from me.<p>Emma's on one side, Ruby's on the other and then there's this hole that follows me everywhere, from the dinner table, to the bedroom, to those nights free of obligations when I actually want to talk and rub feet and have my feet rubbed, too.<p>That …

Parenting

MONEY and Love: How to Navigate the Nitty-Gritty of Finances in a Relationship

<i>"Money can't buy me love."</i><p><b>~The Beatles</b><p>How you handle your finances with your partner will tell you a lot about what kind of a relationship you have. Right away, you can know if it's a generous relationship or a stingy one. Do you share your resources, pool them, or keep them separate? Do you share …

Personal Finance

Steal These 5 Secrets of Extraordinary Couples

How many couples do you know that have been together for longer than a decade and are still passionate, intimate and truly adore one another?<p>An extraordinary couple can be hard to find! Especially, considering that 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and another 20 percent feel unhappy and …

Why the Golden Rule Doesn't Apply to Your Relationship

<i>"Help me understand what I'm doing wrong! I've done everything I can to show you that I love you... that I care. I do your laundry, I cook your food, I even put those cheesy little love notes in your lunch from time to time... the same you used to do for me! What more could I do or say to make you</i> …

7 Tell Tale Signs of Impending Divorce!

People ask me why divorce is so painful, I always answer with this, it generally isn't recent sharp pain, but a dull slow death, an awareness that all is not right between you and your spouse. Not everyone has a slow demise sometimes one person is blindsided by the divorce announcement, but even …

58 Pieces Of Advice I Hope My Sons Will Take To Heart –

1. Having good friends is a blessing. Being a good friend is obligatory.<p>2. Females have a better sense of smell—need I say more?<p>3. Covering your …

A Quick Guide to Treating Every Single Type of Stain

Think fast: You just spilled salad dressing/wine/ketchup on your new white jeans and there's simply no time to wait--or Google what to do. That's why we made you this super-handy infographic so you can MacGyver that stain stat.<p>How to Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes<p>How to Kill a Bug Without Touching …

5 Signs You've Chosen An Emotionally Healthy Partner

<i>By Good Men Project for DivorcedMoms.com</i><p>There are a lot of articles that attempt to explain how men can be better lovers, better husbands, or better boyfriends. And of course, there is no shortage of advice online telling men what it is that women really want. My web search for this last topic …

The Gift of Divorce.

<i>“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”</i><p><b>It’s hard to believe it</b> is …

Why An Alpha Female Is The Best Girlfriend You’ll Ever Have

A strong alpha female might seem intimidating at first, but there’s more to her than just her fiercely strong persona. The alpha female, if you dare …

13 Essential Tips if You Are Divorcing a Narcissist

Most people, understandably, will do almost anything to avoid going to court for any number of reasons, including the financial cost, the loss of …

Narcissism

Putting mental health and fashion in front of the camera

<i>This week (May 16-22) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with “relationships” as the theme. We’ll be running features all week about the mental health of those close to you, the mental health of the artists that inspire you and the different ways that communities and individuals deal with the issue.</i> …

Mental Health

Can Sipping Aloe Juice Really Help You Lose Weight?

Is this the new lemon water?<p>This summer, people aren’t just slathering aloe vera on their sun-scorched skin. They're chugging it in hopes of losing weight, too.<p>Aloe juice or aloe water—which can be found at health food stores—isn't as goopy or neon green as the stuff from the drugstore, but it’s …

Why Do We Run To Doctors For Everything? Because We Can.

We treat health insurance as a medical care plan instead of as insurance against catastrophic illness.<p>My husband and I are approaching the time of life when the statistics say people our age start to see doctors more often. My question is: Why? Why do we -- why does anyone -- rush to see a doctor …

Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumors - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The …