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The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Teach Yourself to Become a Better Investor

Posted by jasonzweig on Oct 15, 2016 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts, Radio & Podcasts |<p>By Jason Zweig | Oct. 15, 2016<p>Image credit: “The …

Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

<b>“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton</b><p>I have a question for you.<p>What would you be willing to sacrifice …

Happiness

7 Signs You've Given Your Heart to the Wrong Person

I am no stranger to people talking to me about their relationships. Human psychology and how people interact with each other has always fascinated me, so I enjoy the conversation. Perhaps that's how I ended up writing about this topic in the first place.<p>I am seeing more of a trend lately, though. …

Relationships

Why Modern Relationships Are Falling Apart So Easily Today

Why are relationships so hard today? Why do we fail at love every time, despite trying so hard? Why have humans suddenly become so inept at making …

5 Texts You Should Send to Your Partner Every Day

Researchers Lori Schade, Jonathan Sandberg, Roy Bean, Dean Busby, and Sarah Coyne found that texting between partners could either help or hurt a …

Relationships

The 15 Elements of True Compatibility

Chemistry is often described as inner fireworks that go off when two people connect effortlessly. I hear people say, "I felt chemistry when we kissed," as if it were something spontaneous. When I ask them to define what they mean by chemistry they usually answer, "You know, that <i>spark</i>."<p>But the spark …

Relationships

I'm convinced there are only 5 ways to get rich

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>There are many definitions of what it means to be rich.<p>Being rich is more of a state of mind than a dollar amount. …

Self-improvement

Why My Husband Won’t Cheat on Me

Did you just roll your eyes at the title? Or, better yet, did you just Google-search me to see who the heck am I that I can be so arrogant as to not …

Using the 5 Love Languages to Reclaim Your Marriage

I had just returned from a four-night mission at a tiny little village on the outskirts of Zabul Province, Afghanistan when I stumbled upon this little gem. I was exhausted, hungry and in desperate need of a shower when an Army chaplain picked me up from the Blackhawk landing zone to take me back …

This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You’re Stretching

Ever wonder what’s going on in your body when you stretch? This series of images gives more than a skin-deep view of which muscles are targeted by …

Yoga

This Is What Happens When You Drink Only Water For 30 Days

The body—each molecular cell, tissue, and organ—relies upon water to remain alive and workable. Water provides a kind of health therapy, along with …

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

Happiness

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

Cooking

Five reasons you're not losing weight

<i>Libby Weaver is the health expert Hugh Jackman called 'a one stop shop’ for wellbeing. In a new book, she explains the underlying factors that thwart dieters’ best-laid plans...</i><p>When Libby Weaver was studying dietetics and later biochemistry at the University of Sydney in Australia it was the late …

22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes

Cooking

7 Things Your Wife Isn't Telling You She Needs

What does your wife need to be truly content in your marriage?<p>We asked marriage therapists and relationship coaches to share the most common things women say they need from their spouses. Here's what they had to say:<p><b>1. Women want a spouse who's aware of their wants and needs.</b><p>Awareness isn't simply …

Text Messaging

8 Ways to Be a Better Partner in 2016

I posted this a few years ago, however it is always good, as we approach a new year, to improve the ways we approach our relationships.<p>With the New …

How To Make The Best Slow Cooker Meals

If you're a busy cook, you'll appreciate the set-it-and-forget-it convenience of making meals in the slow cooker. A few easy tips help you get the …

Cooking

Where 5 Smart Investors Are Putting Their Money in 2016

<b>By Joshua Brown</b><p>Photographs by Reed Young for Fortune<p>December 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT<p><b>The global economy may be growing, but that doesn’t mean smooth</b> …

Markets

Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

"Moist and juicy pot roast done in a slow cooker with carrots, onion and potatoes."<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds chuck roast<p>salt and pepper to taste<p>1 packet …

Cooking

The 4 most common relationship problems — and how to fix them

Most of the people giving advice don't know the research. So where are the real answers?<p>I decided to call an expert: Dr. John Gottman.<p>You might remember him as the researcher in Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" who, after just a few minutes, could predict whether a couple would end up divorced.<p>John is a …

University of Washington

2.5 million men 'have no close friends'

Stark new research shows chances of friendlessness trebles by late middle age<p>It is among the most basic of human needs but stark new research suggests that more than two and a half million British men have no friends they would turn to for help or advice in a crisis.<p>A study of relationships in the …

5 Compliments to Make Your Spouse Feel Like a Superstar

We may think our love for our spouses goes without saying, but it turns out expressing our affections is very important. When we compliment our spouses, "we are validating them—who they are, what they have accomplished, and how much they mean to us," explains Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and …

10 Ways to Build a Strong Marriage -- Even When Life Gets Crazy

For most couples with children, just getting through each week requires almost all of their time and energy. And it never seems to let up - just when they think things might be getting a bit easier, the next phase of parenthood rolls in and presents its requirements and demands. Add in job, home …

Parenting

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing