Denise Mckie

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Crock Pot Stew Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

Hearty, comforting and easy-to-make meals<p>The slow cooker is a wintertime staple. It whips up some hearty dinners, makes some incredibly easy breakfasts and can even put together a pretty mean chili. And that’s not all. The slow cooker is a master at one of our favorite cold-weather dishes. We’re …

How to Be Healthy: 9 Easy Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to know how to be healthy, but it seems like such a lofty goal. Setting out to make healthy lifestyle changes can feel simultaneously …

Fitness

How Sleep Affects Your Weight

<i>For</i> SELF, by Amy Marturana.<p>Another good reason to start getting more shut-eye.<p>The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We …

Should You Have Sex With Your Ex? A Helpful Flowchart.

Let us make those tough decisions just a little bit easier.<p>28.6K<p>SHARES<p>We've all been there: in a dry spell, unable to give up the ghost of partners …

How to get over a breakup, according to science

There are few universal truths on which we, as humans, can agree upon: The USB cable is always upside down on the first try, everyone poops, and …

Relationships

Drop everything and try this delicious hair growth smoothie

We always get so excited when there are new products to try for our hair. Whether it’s a new sulfate-free shampoo or moisturizing conditioner, …

'It's time ... eight years is enough': Michelle Obama reflects on time in White House as she appears on Vogue for third time

Michelle Obama says "it's time".<p>After eight years in the White House, the First Lady will be leaving the West Wing in January as one of the most popular presidential spouses America has seen.<p>Appearing on the cover of Vogue for the third time in seven years, Mrs Obama said she would miss waking up …

Zadie Smith interview: 'I've always made myself cringe'

Zadie Smith tells Jeffrey Eugenides why trauma and self-disgust lurk beneath the glittering surface of her new novel<p>Zadie Smith is there and not there. In the streaming image on my laptop she sits at a desk, backlit in her book-lined office, her right hand holding a goblet filled with liquid of …

The Most Overlooked Quality Needed for Relationship Success

How do we know if the person we're dating is the right choice for our long-term happiness? What steps can we take when the partnership we have is becoming less rewarding?<p>Picking the right partner is essential to a relationship's success. Most of us understand this foundational principle, and enter …

Men: Three Warning Signs That The Relationship Is Doomed

After blogging last week about some of the warning signs of a doomed relationship that ladies should not ignore, several gents have point out several relationship red flags that they failed to see until divorce was imminent. So men, here are the top three serious warning signs that you shouldn't …

10 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

Sweet dreams.<p>Want better well-being? Try sleeping your way there.<p>Healthy people know that logging Zs is a vital part of their wellness routine, so they prioritize it accordingly. Below are a few bedtime tricks you can steal from them so you can wake up well-rested and ready to tackle the day.<p><b>1.</b> …

25 Books By Black Authors From 2015 You Need To Read

These books are so necessary.<p>This year was filled with thought-provoking, page-turning, nail-biting and "aha" inducing literature.<p>From fiction to non-fiction, there were some undoubtedly moving books by black authors that deserves a spot on everyone's bookshelf or Kindle. The poignant words of …

EXCLUSIVE: Christina Milian Shares Near Death Experiences as a Victim of Domestic Violence

Thanks to the Internet, celebrities are forced to live transparent lives. Christina Milian shares most facets of her world on the E! hit reality show Christina Milian Turned-Up. She frequently engages her upwards to two million followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with daily happenings in …

Love

Apply These Five Concepts to Become More Successful at Anything

Whether you're an entrepreneur or in pursuit of more balance in your personal life, the road to success is not easy. It's a lot of work, very stressful and at times brings on emotional pain. That's the bad news. The good news is, every bump in the road leads to an eventual win when you crush it; …

Chicken Soup

These comforting recipes include classic chicken noodle soup and hearty chicken-and-sausage gumbo.

How to Heat Up a Lukewarm Relationship

As a family therapist, I often get calls from couples in distress. Like the story of the 3 Bears, these relationships are often too hot, or too cold. They're not usually "just right." "Too hot" couples come to my office exhausted from too much open warfare, too much drama, too much stress. You …

7 Ways to Feel Blissful and Free (Even When You're Stressed)

photo credit: Loto via photopin (license)<p>For the average working adult, stress is a fact of life. With demanding (and often competing) schedules between work and home, it's no wonder so many of us struggle to experience even a few moments of relaxation.<p>The good news is, you don't have to use all of …

Women: if you’re cohabiting, it doesn’t give you the same rights as a wife

It’s a myth that cohabiting gives you any legal protection after a break-up. Ensuring you have financial security should be a priority, especially for women<p>Data from the Office for National Statistics once again highlights the UK’s shift away from marriage and towards cohabitation; the number of …

Is Your Job Making You Fat? 3 Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Are you finding there's a little more of you to love lately?<p>If you're a little heftier than you used to be, the real culprit might be stress.<p>Stress can lower your metabolism; it also causes you to increase your consumption. Mindless eating is a mainstay in many offices. If you've ever been held …

'Ridiculous Fun' Helps A Blogger See Through Depression's Darkness

Humor writer Jenny Lawson has never dealt with her mental health issues the traditional way.<p>As a small child, for example, she had a toy box. When she was feeling anxious, she would take all the toys out of the box and climb inside it.<p>"I would close it," Lawson says, "and it was like a sensory …

Mental Health

A beginner's guide to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 5, all in one place.<p>If you're looking for top-of-the-line phones, the Galaxy Note 5 is bound to be …

Phones

When Stroke Happens... at Age 27

<i>Ever wonder what it's like to experience a stroke? Avid runner Emily Welbourn blogs about the day she had a stroke while running a race.</i><p>At the sound of the starting gun, I charge forward with the other runners selected from around the world. In spite of being at peak physical health, I slowly …

Relationships

Women May Internalize Relationship Problems While Men Get Frustrated

A new study suggests that straight men and women handle marital issues very differently.<p><i>Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.</i><p><b>The Background</b><p>Marriage is generally considered to be good for …

He Drilled A Hole In A Useless Old Tire, And Created The Coolest Thing I’ve Seen In A Long Time.

<b>Once the wood is secure, find the center, and begin gluing the rope in a spiral pattern outward.</b><p><b>Keep gluing as you spiral outwards towards the</b> …

Woodworking

20+ Of The Most Creative Bookshelves Ever

Despite the advent of e-books, many of us still value the tactile experience of flipping through a paper book. These creative bookshelves, then, are …

25 magnificent things to do in NYC this week

<b>October 19</b> <b></b><p><b>Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Anthology Film Archives; October 19–23 6–8pm, 8:30–10:30pm; single screening $18</b><br>See stirring …

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