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How not to hate your husband after having kids

One afternoon, a few months after my daughter was born, my husband Tom was sprawled on the couch, eyes glued to the Tour De France. As I fed Sylvie, I asked him if he would tackle the mountain of laundry she had amassed. “But I did it last time,” he said. My pulse began to race as I explained that …

Parenting

Overcoming Addiction: 5 Powerful Habits You Learn Through Recovery

Recovering from addiction, whether it’s drug or alcohol, is a very hard and very long process. But after going through it; let me […]The post …

How To Use Mental Strength To Raise Emotional Intelligence

As an FBI agent, I was trained to size up a person with just a glance. But here is a secret—you can too, because humans have an amazing capacity to …

How I Use Evernote to Keep My Entire Life Organized

Evernote is life-changing. I've been a happy user for years now (this isn't an ad, just the ramblings of an enthusiastic evangelist) and I seriously …

Productivity

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

A Nurse and a New Year

As this year closes and a fresh start nears, there is something about being a nurse that makes me look at this "clean slate" a bit differently than I used to. The end of 2015 harkens times of deep reflection of the past and hope for the future -- not only for myself, but for so many others who are …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

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X-Pot Is The Best New Line Of Outdoor Cooking Gear For Family Camping Trips

Camping, backpacking, or day trips to the mountain are popular family destinations, and bringing your own food is not only necessary but economical. …

Camping

North Carolina Hiking Trails - Places to Hike

Hiking<p>The right trail can put you on a new path<p>North Carolina's hiking trails are as epic as they are plentiful. Plan a thru-hike on a storied route …

4 Rituals to Keep You Happy All the Time

Tim Kreider got stabbed in the throat.<p>The knife went in two millimeters from his carotid artery. He describes those two millimeters as the difference …

How to do a Breast Self-Exam

Learn how to properly inspect your pair—no stressing out necessary<p>Whether or not women should do breast self-exams has become the subject of debate recently, but one thing's for sure: The better you know your girls, the more likely you'll be to notice if something out-of-the-ordinary—and …

9 Things that Happen To Your Body When You Go Off the Pill

In case you’ve been thinking about it<p>You're probably well versed in all the changes that can happen when you go on the Pill (lighter periods, fewer cramps, hopefully no pregnancy scares, etc.). But what about when you go off of it? Whether you're ditching birth control to get pregnant or just …

7 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Getting Pregnant

Let the baby-making commence!<p>According to what you learned in middle school sex ed class, getting pregnant is easy-peasy. You practically high-five a guy, and you’ll get knocked up.<p>But getting pregnant can be way harder than it looks (especially if you’re relying on the high-five method). According …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

9 Things That Will Make You Happy Just by Looking at Them (Really!)

Consider this the lazy girl's guide to happiness.

6 Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

You can now retire the rest of your kitchen tools.<p>Cooking is overrated. And by that, of course, we mean laboring over a meal. Which is why we love mason jar meals. They’re ridiculously quick and easy to make. Stack them in your fridge, or throw them in your purse—these six dishes (er, jars) are …

3 Places to Go Tubing Near Washington

<b>Float Past Mountains</b><p>The <b>South Fork of the Shenandoah River</b> winds blissfully between the scenic mountain range of Virginia’s Skyline Drive and the …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

Motivation