Ruth Beattie

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What It Means When You Stay Friends with Your Exes

What does it say about you—and your current relationship?<p>It makes sense that after the demise of a relationship, you may still want to keep your ex in your life. Putting the kibosh on the romantic side of things doesn't automatically mean you hate each other, after all. "If you've gone through a …

19 Organizing Tricks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

A tidy space is just a few mini projects away.<p><b>1. Donate unused mugs.</b> <br>Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>2. Sort your food containers.</b> <br>Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and stack …

Depression Isn’t What You Think It Is

Millions of people are diagnosed with major depression, while a growing number of scientists are saying it isn’t a distinct condition. It’s part of a big shake-up in psychiatry as researchers attempt to define mental disorders by what’s going wrong in the brain rather than using checklists of …

Depression

21 Things That Happened On "Friends" That Would Baffle Kids Today

This Genius Tinder Hack Caused Straight Guys To Hit On Each Other

"The original idea was to throw that back into the face of the people doing it to see how they would react," he told <i>The Verge</i>, to whom he gave an exclusive interview.<p>(H/T <i>The Verge</i>)

Relationships

How to Lose Belly Fat at Any Age

Weight loss is definitely possible no matter how old you are.<p><i>This article was written by Marygrace Taylor and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>How many times have you been told that middle age spread—the weight gain that comes with hitting 40 and beyond—is unavoidable? Well, next time someone …

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

Cleaning

How to Have Your Longest Orgasm Ever

OOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOoooooooooo<p>You’ve heard about mindful eating, but what about mindful sex? That’s the idea behind Tantric sex, and even Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle publication <i>Goop</i> is talking about it these days. Tantra, which means "to weave energy" between two lovers in Sanskrit, is meant to …

Immune System

41 Genius April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Because kids don't get a free pass on April 1.

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Wild Coyote Finds A Toy And Proves That Wild Animals Are As Playful As Pets

Coyotes are known as clever and vicious wild animals, but photographer Pamela Underhill Karaz, who lives in a rural area in upstate New York, …

Best of Montana in Spring: Nature and Wildlife

Travel<p>Discover Montana's most beautiful springtime landscapes, and experience exciting animal encounters.<p><b>Triple D Game Farm, Kalispell</b><p>Professional and amateur cinematographers, photographers, and artists flock to family-owned Triple D Game Farm to capture spectacular wildlife shots in a controlled …

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7 Life-Changing Organizing Lessons We Learned from Marie Kondo

We found joy in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — and you can too.<p><i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> is everywhere lately, or so it seems — Japanese author Marie Kondo's unique, joy-based organizational method has spread across the States like wildfire, drawing millions of new followers to …

One Travelin' Woman Tested 9 Celeb Skin-Care Tips—Here's What Happened

Seven products, two cross-country flights, one face<p>Recently, I traveled to Hawaii—and was so ready to leave my snow boots and parka behind in frigid New York City (there's only so many two-degree days one girl can take!). The only thing standing between me and my island getaway? Two 10-hour (ish) …

10 Things You Should Never, Ever Apologize For

It's time to start owning your decisions.<p>How many times have you said the word <i>sorry</i> today? You might be using it more than you realize—and that's the message behind this provocative new commercial from Pantene (the same company that released a gutsy commercial about workplace double standards last …

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Are You Using Your Shampoo the Right Way?

Wash, rinse, repeat? Yeah, right.<p>When did washing your hair become so complicated? Not only is there major controversy over how often you should shampoo, but the variety of shampoo formulas out there is enough to make your head spin. To make cleansing your mane as straightforward as it should be, …

Hair Care

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9 Tips for Composing the Perfect Picture

From the Rule of Thirds to symmetry, Steve McCurry's photos show you how you step up your photography game.<p>Photojournalist Steve McCurry, who is most famous for his piercing portrait of the Afghan Girl, featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine, is a master at …

Seeing is the Essence of Photography, And You Can Learn to Do It Better

Photography is an analytic art form. We aim our lenses to specific parts of the world around us to pick a frame because, in our analysis, that …

What Your Shower Curtain Says About You

Let's not even get started on glass doors.<p>Your shower curtain sets the tone for your bathroom and, much like funky throw pillows, it's a no-commitment design element that you can have fun with. But what you may not realize is that it reveals more about your personality that you ever</b> …

How I conquered my anxiety — with a vitamin

Messing Around With Markers: Sharpies on Ceramic Tiles

This is a really neat technique that uses permanent markers, like Sharpies, and rubbing alcohol to re-flow the inks and make all sorts of mesmerizing swirly effects on the tile. Tiles are a popular material for creating DIY coasters. Be sure to seal the ink with a spray sealer as a final step to …

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Things Men Think Show Weakness...That We Wish They Would Do More Often

Tears most welcome<p>Women have known for a long time that being good at sports and knowing how to change a tire are nothing to be ashamed of. If anything, knowing how to open a beer with a lighter is a point of pride. (It took you a whole semester of college to learn how to do that!) Poor men, on the …

How-To's

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

5 Habits of Women Who Orgasm Every Single Time

We'll have what she's having.<p>While it may seem the stuff of mythical legends and daytime TV, there are women who do, indeed, reach that magical climax every time they have sex. And no, they're not faking it. We turned to two top experts to find out just what everyone else can learn from the women …

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