What Your Dog’s Breed Says About You

From mutts playing in mud to Chihuahuas nestled in designer bags, your dog says a whole lot about who you are.

Our family dog Lucy is a rescue and a mutt. She always follows the rules, and she watches over our cat Rex obsessively to keep him out of trouble. She has sensitive, stressed-out eyes, and she melts when you hug her. She’s smart, and she worries a lot. Basically, she’s me in a fursuit.

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

A Q&A with author Sakyong Mipham on how to create genuine connections in an online world.

Our modern lives are overflowing with white noise and chatter but sorely lacking authentic interaction. As we exist in a constant state of digital connectivity, we are ironically growing further apart from one another. In his new book, bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, Sakyong Mipham shows us how to re-learn speaking […]

How to Work Through 3 Common Marriage Problems to Come Out Stronger Than Ever

There are a few milestones that every marriage goes through—here’s how to handle them.

It’s the question posed and grappled by many modern humans: “How do you make a marriage work?” To most people, marriage is a rightfully intimidating concept. It’s a lifelong commitment to someone, meaning your trials and tribulations are going to be shared with another person. As great as that can sometimes be, it can also be pretty scary and boding.

I Do…But Maybe Not Like You Did

A lesson in how marriage has evolved.

You may have heard about the demise of marriage in America. Maybe you were reading a newspaper or magazine article that outlined the reasons why. Perhaps you watched a lot of Sex and the City and are pretty sure things have gone downhill since. Possibly you’ve read about divorce rates. It’s even conceivable you were […]


Break a Sweat on Date Night

Strengthen your body—and your relationship—while you exercise.

Studies show that couples who work out together have stronger, happier relationships. It makes sense because many sports require communication and team work—whether you’re out mountain biking or spotting each other at the gym. Sharing a passion adds depth to your relationship, and learning a new skill builds confidence. You may even make new friends together.

Awaken Your Erotic Life

An Intimate Guide to Sex That Works.

Do you know the secret to good sex? Here's a hint: it has little to do with romantic dinners or lingerie or walks on the beach or even pheromones ... it's all about vulnerability, trust, resilience, and persistence. Loveologist Wendy Strgar explores all this and more in her new book Sex That Works.

How to Approach the Topic of Living Apart Together (LAT) with Your Partner

Here are a few suggestions on how to prepare.

LAT is becoming more prevalent in the United States, but it’s certainly not new. It’s a choice that appeals to those who want to maintain independence (socially and financially), family boundaries, and their own homes. It’s becoming a more common choice for older adults—who may have children and their own homes before the relationship begins—but younger people are also embracing it.

How to Survive a Best Friend Breakup

Best friend breakups suck. Learn to let go with love.

When adult friendships end, there’s usually a deep ache that comes with self-knowledge. We know ourselves better, we understand the world better, and we know we’re probably not going to make up over Snapchat that same night.

When Mother’s Day Isn’t Easy

How to cope when mom lives far away or isn’t around at all.

In June of last year, my husband and I packed up our lives and moved from New York City to Colorado—almost 2,000 miles away from nearly all of our family and friends. Consequently, this is the first Mother’s Day I’ll be spending from my mom. It got me thinking about the emotional challenges the holiday presents—not just for those of us who live far away from our mothers, but for those who have lost their moms or have strained/non-existent relationships with them.
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