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84 Questions To Ask On A First Date

Modern day dating is tricky. Perhaps, more of a challenge today than ever in history.<p>Why, with so many dating apps making it easier to meet people, has it become increasingly difficult?<p>I believe that because it has become so easy to find, talk to, and meet up with someone, there is little risk …

If You Have Sleep Cramping, You Need To Read This

Do you ever wake up with intense muscle cramps in the middle of the night? Then you suffer from what is called sleep cramping—which usually occurs in …

6 Life-Changing Hair Hacks We Learned This Year

From our friends at The Zoe Report<p><i>Curated by Rachel Zoe and her team of editors and stylists, The Zoe Report is not only your stop for all things fashion and beauty but all-around lifestyle as well. Check out their site for everything from shopping tips to dating advice, to the latest in celebrity</i> …

Hair

Holiday Gift Ideas: These Are the Most Popular Beauty Brands Across America

You've got about two weeks left to check everyone off your list for the holidays. Still need some gift ideas? Consider this your happy day then, because beauty product discovery and reviews platform Influenster just took the guessing out of shopping for the beauty-obsessed people in your life. The …

Makeup

Newspeak for the rest of us: Learning a new language can give new insight, improve tolerance

Why it’s important to be expand your mind<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of …

How To Win Those Pesky Book Challenges

Worried about not having enough time to read? Feel that a book challenge is going to get you reading just like an exotic <i>Good Morning America</i> diet will finally make you lose that stubborn belly fat?<p>Book challenges are everywhere at the end of the year, as threatening as holiday dinner with in-laws …

Boost Your Metabolism Naturally

This time of year, it's easy to overindulge on booze and sweets or snack mindlessly at parties or while watching a football game on TV. It can also …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

1. Dim the lights in your room<p>This might seem obvious, but it bears repeating: One of the worst things you can do for yourself at night is keep the …

The top five best home improvement tips of 2016

For the entire year, we have documented the many ways to makeover and improve your home—whether it's a student-budget apartment, an artists' loft, or …

The ultimate guide to the 104 new emoji in iOS 10.2

While the #1 internet treat is Beyoncé dropping a new album, Apple dropping new emoji comes as a pretty close second.<p>iPhone users are now able to …

New Albums

4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good

We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.<p>When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive person’s existence. Email and instant messages, phone calls, and co-workers with “just a quick question” can easily …

Feeling Overwhelmed? This Simple Ritual Will Bring Instant Calm

You're sitting at your desk when an uneasy feeling starts to unfurl. Your stomach clenches, you feel hot, and amid the holiday deadlines, events, and …

Mindfulness

How to Stop Your Bad Habits with Google Calendar

As we approach the start of 2017, we’ve all got the same questions on our minds. Did we accomplish everything we set out to do this year? What will we try next year? To get even more done in 2017, we found out about a brand new hack that will help you get a head start on your resolutions: Google …

Google Calendar

5 Bedtime Habits That Will Help You Sleep Better

Tired? Most of us are. With the pressures of everyday life and screens in our faces from the moment we wake up until our heads hit the pillow, …

Something for Everyone, 75 Homemade Gift Ideas

• By Joan<br>• December 13, 2016<br>• 3 Comments<p>I was going to post another diy gift idea that my youngest made last year but if you still haven’t finished up your …

52 Book Challenge: Attempt to Read One Book per Week

Last year I failed my reading challenge. I couldn’t finish reading 12 books in a year. At the beginning of 2016, I got competitive and wanted to …

Self-improvement

These Bedtime Stories Are Designed To Lull Grownups To Sleep

Sleeping pills are expensive and often ineffective. How about a soothing, boring story instead?<p>“Cozy up in bed,” says a quiet voice on an app on my phone. “Get nice and comfortable.” After telling me to take a few deep breaths–with a steady soundtrack of rain in the background–the voice launches …

13 Important Teen Texting Terms Decoded For Middle-Aged Parents

When your kid texts '143,' should you be alarmed?<p>Periodically, mid-lifers need a short refresher course in texting slang. How else do you know what your teens are telling you? Your answer to that question was probably IDK, amirite?<p>Help is on the way:<p><b>1. IDK means I don’t know.</b><p>In the same vein, IK …

How to wake up with perfect hair everyday

Speedy wash-and-go-hairstyles make sense for summer but once winter’s bone-chilling temperatures set in, doing a salon-style blow-dry after your …

Hair

How to Throw the Ultimate DIY Gilmore Girls Viewing Party

Oy with the poodles already! <i>Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life</i> is just weeks away, and we couldn’t be more excited to FINALLY return to Stars Hollow. In the 10 years since <i>Gilmore Girls</i> ended, fans have had plenty of time to rewatch, fine-tune theories and swoon over their favorite boyfriend, but we …

Stars Hollow