4 Ways to Improve Any Relationship

Discover how fear gets in the way—and what you can do about it.

At a recent holiday party, I ponied up to the bar with two new acquaintances. Both single, both weary from it. “I’m a lazy dater!” one chuckled gleefully, realizing she had landed on the perfect way to explain her relationship status. “Me too,” the other agreed, with a reluctant sigh. Now married, I get it. […]

How to Spot a Sociopath and Avoid Getting Into a Relationship with One

Learn to recognize the remorseless with this simple tip from The Sociopath Next Door author, Martha Stout, Ph.D.

We all can recognize a sociopathic character in either a book, movie or television program. And the thought of encountering a person that displays these types of traits in our own lives is the stuff nightmares are made of. But with four percent of the population considered to be sociopathic, many of us will have […]

4 Tips to Help You Get Over a Breakup and Turn It Into a Break-over

Learn how to handle a breakup so you can come out stronger and better than before.

The aftermath of being dumped can shake you right to your core. The bed feels cold and empty, and despair disguises itself as a sinking feeling in your stomach that just won’t go away, nor will the many unanswered questions floating around in your head. Why me? What did I do wrong? Why doesn’t he love […]

Meeting Men is Easier Than You Think

Interested in meeting guys (who don’t suck) this holiday season? Matthew Hussey has your strategy.

Being single during the holidays can be a total drag. Canoodling couples, cheesy commercials—it’s enough to make even the strongest among us want to fall into a Netflix-induced coma till spring. But if you’re really interested in meeting men, relationship coach Matthew Hussey doesn’t want you relying on fate, writing Santa, or hibernating on the […]

4 Healthy Replacements for Those Unhealthy Pregnancy Cravings

Pregnant? We're offering up some healthy food alternatives for mommies-to-be.

There are plenty of unexpected physical changes and sudden food preferences that arise with pregnancy. Some women crave the refreshing taste of watermelon, some are drawn to the tartness of pickles, and others like myself, lean into the sweet, sugary and overall unhealthy indulgences like cookies and candy that satisfy and comfort, but carry little […]

How to Choose a Baby Name: A Simple Guide

To put it simply, a baby’s name is with them for life. Here's how to pick the best name for your baby without getting overwhelmed.

At some point in our lives, most of us have found ourselves sitting in front of a web browser about to Google search our own name, just to see what pops up. But why? What is behind this curiosity? In other words, why do we care about our names so much that we allow them […]

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.

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 […]

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