Veronica

35 Flips | 3 Magazines | 13 Likes | 5 Following | 2 Followers | @theartofsingle | Keep up with Veronica on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Veronica”

9 Signs You’re Dealing With An Emotional Manipulator

Emotional manipulators are easy enough to spot if you know what to look for.<p>We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell …

8 High-Protein Brown Bag Lunches You Can Take To Work

Packing a lunch in the morning, when you're also supposed to somehow make breakfast, exercise, shower, and put on pants all before leaving for work, …

25 Tips to Hyper Motivate and Inspire Your Team

Implement these 25 tips in your leadership strategy to find motivated and much more productive employees.<p>Are you constantly asking yourself how you can motivate and inspire your team? You can finally answer that question by realizing that it all starts with you. Yes. You.<p>But, where's the starting …

Team Building

You Are Who You Date

The case for being picky.The people we hang out with can determine the people we become. As Author Don Miller explains in his book <i>Scary Close</i>:A year …

3 Shortcuts to Success Every High Achiever Uses (That You Don’t)

Yes, there is a shortcut to success, and it’s not working harder — it’s working smarter.<p>The other day, someone commented on a Facebook post of mine …

Stop Using Plain Old Salt to Season Your Food

Why would you add saltiness only to your food when you can add complexity as well?<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>Where most chefs used to just reach for …

How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …

Coffee

5 Things Every Single Woman Needs To Remember About Men

Sometimes we all need to be reminded of something we already know - like to go to bed at a reasonable hour, or to say no to that last shot of tequila.<p>Men and women really do have differences beyond our anatomy, which we all know (of course) but often forget (when our emotions are involved).<p>Here are …

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

Marriage is losing ground in America. According to the U.S. Census, the proportion of married adults dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to 52 percent in 2009. For the first time ever, single adult women outnumber married adult women in the U.S.<p>Rebecca Traister says the declining marriage rates among …

The Extreme Diet of a Competitive Powerlifter (and Our Staff Photographer)

A week in the life our (very hungry) staff food photographer, Alex Lau.<p>Here at <i>Bon App</i> we get asked the question, "Do you actually eat all of the food?" all the time. The answer is "yes," we eat food like it's our job. (Because it is.)<p>But here's the thing: No one–and we mean <i>no one</i>–on our staff eats …

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

9 Warm Smoothies That Will Completely Change Your Breakfast Game

When your alarm starts buzzing at 7AM and it’s just too cold to get out from under the covers (we’ve ALL been there), the last thing you want is a cold smoothie for breakfast. What’s a girl to do when that seems like the only quick and healthy breakfast option and it’s absolutely <i>freezing</i> outside? …

10 Signs The Woman You're Dating Definitely Has Game

If you don't know by now that dating is a game, you are either in denial, or you're the world's most hopeless, romantic sap (with a lot to learn).<p>The …

I Get Paid to Write Dating Profiles—Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong

You’ve got your sweatpants on, ordered enough Thai for two but only for one, and there’s a bottle of open booze somewhere in the room — you must be …

The Red Flags to Look Out for When You Start Dating Someone

The first stage of dating someone can be exciting, invigorating, and intoxicating—but it can also be perilous if you’re not careful. If you see too …

What Dating Abroad Taught Me About Stateside Racism

By the time I hit my mid-twenties, after years of dating both inside and outside of the United States, I came to a terrible, lonesome conclusion: …

Relationships

How to Not Be Intimidating When Dating

If you're like a lot of independent and successful women, you may have bought into the myth that men are afraid or intimidated by this kind of woman when it comes to pursuing a romantic relationship. If this is true, how then do we find an appropriate man to date? Actually, it's not a true …

Yes, Even Online Dating Has White Privilege

Long before "White Privilege" was a Macklemore song, it was (and continues to be) a social reality with tendrils extending into virtually all facets of our society. Some of its manifestations are a matter of life and death; others are subtle annoyances known as "microaggressions" which can build up …

I've discovered the secret to online dating: Just chill out, preferably over In-N-Out

Dating in Los Angeles is hard.<p>Dating online in Los Angeles is even harder.<p>It's about as enjoyable as stopping at that fast-food joint you only eat at because you've been driving for miles and you can't find anything else, so you finally give up and decide to settle on that weird off-brand chain …

'It's Just a Bunch of Salads' and Other Healthy-Cooking Common Mistakes

So you want to eat better? It starts with healthy cooking. Don't make these mistakes, and you'll be eating healthier, tastier food in no time.<p>It's 7 p.m. You've been eating healthful, home-cooked meals and responsibly-portioned snacks all day. But now you've just arrived home from work, and you're …

Can You Date Without Drinking? 5 Dry January Questions, Answered

"Dry January" is a growing trend for many people who want to abstain from alcohol for a month to detox and start the new year off in a healthy way. But those that have decided to try it for the first time have to figure out how to stay social...without the most common social lubricant. Even more …

9 Ways to Use Quinoa in the New Year

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

The Number 1 Way to Tell if You're in a Healthy Relationship

New research uncovers the true secret of happy couples.<p>There are so many reasons why certain relationships just work—mutual admiration and trust, great sex, a shared obsession with <i>Game of Thrones</i>...But new research has found that one element in particular makes it more likely that you’ll stay with …

5 Reasons to Rethink Your New Year's Love Resolutions and Make Them Revolutions

Will you make a New Year's resolution for your love life this year? If you do, will it be the first time? Or will this feel like déjà vu? If so, don't be too hard on yourself. You're not the first repeat customer!<p>Many people make their New Year's resolutions knowing they'll likely be broken. In …

Doing It Wrong: Love in the Modern Age

Why Modern Relationships Suck.<p>We live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel like we’re together, …

Relationships

How I Found My Feminine Grace in Dating

SplitShire<p>I am a dating veteran.<p>Having never married, I have spent my entire adult life in dating mode. And now I have learned that I have been doing it all wrong. I was unaware I had been emasculating men when it came to matters of the heart.<p>That is, until I left the corporate world.<p>My success in …

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Relationships

The Prettiest Food You Can Bake This Holiday

<i>The holidays are all about celebratory moments, so we paired up with Simply Organic to find recipes you'll want to share with friends (and make again and again).</i><p>Winter is the best time to bake. When the weather turns punishingly bleak, you don’t want to be outside all day. You tromp around—skiing …

The best and worst things about undefined relationships

When I noticed the rise of casual dating and relationships without labels, it was something that put me into somewhat of a panic. During high school …