Julie Nicholls

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When Bad Stuff Happens, These 3 Things Will Make You Feel Better About it | Inc.com

I'm pretty sure all of us can recite first-hand accounts of being hit with an unexpected, unwelcome turn of events in life and business. The patent you put your life savings into was rejected, the new account that was going to save your business fell through, or your spouse hit you up for a divorce.<p>…

Self-help

10 Brutal Truths About Life That Are Difficult To Accept But You'll Benefit a Lot If You Do

Every single one of us have our own struggles to deal with. We worry, we procrastinate, we don’t feel good enough, we wish we had more money…the list …

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Plants

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7 Relationship Milestones That Are Just As Meaningful As Marriage

Getting married is a huge milestone in a relationship, but there’s <i>a lot</i> more to love and building a partnership than saying “I do.”<p>Below, relationship experts share seven overlooked accomplishments that are just as meaningful as marrying your partner.<p>1. When you recover from your first big …

Communication Skills

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This in Common

For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with how they interact outside of the bedroom. A …

11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bananas

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious.<p>They contain several essential nutrients and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight …

The 10 Best Fat Burning Eating Tips

If you want to get more from your diet by burning fat while feeding your muscles, here are 10 eating tips to burn more fat. Though these tips focus …

How To Fight If Your Marriage Matters

Love can be a battleground of mistakes, misunderstandings and conflicts. Oftentimes when we want to discuss a specific conflict with our partners, we also want the floor to discuss EVERY conflict with our partner; every one of their 617 boneheaded mistakes. After all, we are an "expert" analyst of …

Numb

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Relationships

6 Moisturizing Hair Mask

Knit hats, dry heat, and bitterly cold temperatures all conspire to ruin your hair. I swear by a good hair mask and use one religiously (my go-to is this one by Living Proof) once a week or more. But I've tried a ton of others over the past few weeks and was pleasantly surprised by them all. Let's …

This Habit Is the Number One Predictor of Divorce

Here's how to stop it.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying couples at the Gottman Institute in order to determine what <i>really</i> causes a rift between two people—and how to fix …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Meditation

8 Other Betrayals That Are As Bad As Having An Affair

Relationships and marriage are hard! There are some obvious things that would break a relationship, such as physically cheating on your partner, or …

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) add to their workout repertoires, most fitness professionals advise …

Exercise

Israeli navy intercepts vessel trying to breach blockade of Gaza

Israel's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of Gaza early Monday and was redirecting it to an Israeli port, the military and the activists said.<p>The military said that after exhausting all diplomatic efforts, the government ordered it to block the vessel. Israeli …

The Fastest Cure for Heartburn | Men's Health

Nope, according to Patrick Hyatt, M.D., a specialist at The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. They’re just old wives’ tales, and they might make your heartburn <i>worse</i>.<p>Heartburn occurs when stomach acid—the fluid that’s produced when you eat to kill …

Speaking Your Truth to Your Partner

People often believe that they are withholding their truth to spare their partner pain, but their real intent is to protect themselves from the response they fear. Speaking your truth can open the door to renewed love.<p>Mark sought my help because he was thinking of leaving his wife, Linda. He had …

Relationships

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

We all desire to have a relationship that is filled with happiness, joy, and -- most importantly -- love.<p>Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 …

30 High-Protein Foods for Metabolism

Whether or not you subsist on a ribs-and-burgers diet, or live a vegan lifestyle and carefully balance your vegetable proteins, chances are you need …

A Practice That Stops Binge Eating & Increases Happiness

<b>“Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.” ~Christine Arylo</b><p>When the alarm went off, the haze of a dream …

Self Compassion

People have very different dealbreakers for relationships vs. one-night stands

When considering a long-term relationship, most people have a wide range of dealbreakers. At top of that list are serious things like that the other person "has anger issues or is abusive," "is currently dating multiple partners," or "isn't untrustworthy."<p>When considering casual sex, most people …

Relationships

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

35 Drugstore Beauty Buys You Need for Fall

When it comes to shopping for beauty products on a budget, who says you have to sacrifice quality? If you're looking for amazing makeup, hair, skin, and nail buys at the right...

Skin Care

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Constructive Rest and Breath Awareness<p>Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet hip-distance apart. Place one hand on your heart and one on your belly. Breathe fluidly into your belly and chest, and focus on your on the breath. Feel your stomach and chest as it rises and falls. …

Yoga

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles …

Brides