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A Relationship Therapist Says This Is the Biggest Act of "Real Love and Romance"

• POPSUGAR<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Marriage<p>Why It's Important to Care About Your Partner's Interests<p>A Relationship Therapist Says This Is the Biggest Act of "Real …

How To Deal When Your Partner Is Being Passive-Aggressive

Telling your partner, "I'm fine" when you're not is one of the least-fine ways to communicate in a relationship (even though many people are guilty …

47 Things That Define True Love

Along with the new wrinkle on my forehead and the increasing severity of hangovers, getting older has also brought me something a lot more welcome — …

Relationships

7 Free Apps to Help You Stay Informed in 2017

From social justice pages disappearing from the White House website to an irksome immigration ban, the first month of Donald J Trump’s presidency has definitely sparked controversy. That’s why staying informed on the latest happenings in Washington is so important… especially with fake news sites …

Apps

The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of <b>The Emotion Machine</b> and it was easily one of our best yet. …

Psychology

'I Am Not Your Negro' Is A Race Documentary That Should Be Essential Viewing For All Americans

You won’t find a documentary over the next few months that’s more important than “I Am Not Your Negro.” Raoul Peck uses James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript about the civil-rights movement ― specifically Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers ― to frame America’s racial divide. The …

3 Practices For Letting Go Of Looping Thoughts

Your partner screams at you because there was a miscommunication. Your client takes an action that you specifically warned him against, then blames …

Mindfulness

Unless You’re Comfortable with YOU, You’ll Never Find Love

“Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” – Josh Billings<p>I hate to say it, but …

Relationships

10 Life-Changing TED Talks That Everyone Should Watch

Watching a TED Talk is a solid way to pass time, learn something new, or find much-needed sources of motivation, inspiration, and empowerment when …

Self-improvement

20 Incredibly Common Speaking and Writing Blunders

Like it or not, people make snap judgments about you all the time. Don't let these incredibly common mistakes affect how people see you.<p>How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success in life. Use words improperly and others will instantaneously--and often unintentionally and …

Language

10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier Without Thinking

Your environment has an incredible ability to shape your behavior. If you design your environment to be conducive to healthy habits, then you’ll find …

Self-improvement

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

5 Ways The Silent Treatment is More Damaging Than You Know

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the silent treatment. It’s a method of psychological punishment and manipulation we’ve all probably used or experienced …

Self-help

The Seven Things That Happy Couples Do

Why is it that some couples happily go the distance and so many others throw in the relationship towel along the way? The answer is that relationship …

The 65 Best Home Decorating Ideas Of All Time

How many do you already know?<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

We asked each other 36 questions to fall in love. Then we broke up.

Our first weekend as a couple, my boyfriend and I asked each other those 36 questions to fall in love, which appeared in a New York Times Modern Love column last year. We’d been friends for years and were giving things a shot, romantically.<p>In answering those questions — which covered our lives’ …

Relationships

How To 'Fake It Till You Make It' Back To A GOOD Marriage

Marriage is hard. Being a good partner in marriage is harder than being a good parent or excelling on the job. Both of those things take work, perseverance and patience. But marriage is just ... well, different.<p>Like most marriages, mine has had its share of ups and downs. Mostly ups but I'd be …

Self-help

Why Strong People Attract Difficult Relationships

I have seen spiritually awakened, amazingly strong people fall into relationships that are sometimes abusive, stressful and manipulative and often …

Spirituality

5 to 1: The magic ratio for a happy relationship

If you’re like most people you will probably find yourself dreamily thinking back to the early days of your relationship when you were first being …

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

12 Cool Psychology Tricks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Here are some useful psychology tricks which can help you improve your communication skills and make your life easier in some way.<p><b>To find out if a</b> …

The best book we've read all year: Guardian writers and readers look back

At the end of a wonderful literary year, we reflect on the books we’ve enjoyed most in 2015, new or not. From poetry to psychoanalysis, fiction to biography, Guardian writers and readers pick their favourites<p>• Check all our best books lists here<p>How to Be an Alien by George Mikes (1946)<p>I may have …

Jenna Wolfe's Easy-To-Follow Tips for Major Weight Loss - Great Ideas : People.com

Personal trainer and <i>Today</i> show lifestyle and fitness correspondent <b>Jenna Wolfe</b> believes the best way to achieve weight loss is through making …

Fitness

9 embarrassing grammar mistakes, and how to avoid making them

Some might consider grammar an annoying technicality, a detail of speech and writing not worth the time fussing over.<p>"That's bunk," writes Nick …

Linguistics

The Best Books Of 2015, According To O Magazine And Oprah.com

If there is a greater pleasure than reading, it is recommending to others works by writers one loves. During the holiday season, we're extra festive, figuring out which of the hundreds of books we've read since January we liked best.<p>BEFORE YOU GO<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

A teacher perfectly explained what teachers do all day

In a speech at a Campaign for America's Future event, National Education Association president and teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia gave a rousing explanation for what the teaching profession entails.<p>After starting the speech by saying teachers needed to educate politicians on what the typical teacher …

Teaching