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Life Advice: Throw Out the Scorecard

I recently attended a party where a man delivered a long, fairly hostile monologue about his wife’s poor driving skills, giving everyone in the room blow-by-blows of each fender bender and exacting details about how much her snafus had raised their car insurance premiums. His wife, a beautiful and good-natured doctor, didn’t seem to mind. […]

10 Texts You Should Never Send to a Love Interest

I completely understand the lure of technology, how easy it is to shoot off a text as opposed to picking up the phone and talking. But it’s a problem that we’ve become so dependent on technology and gotten lazy with the way we communicate our most important thoughts and feelings. People shouldn’t be dealing with […]

Do You Live ‘For Yourself’?

“When someone is rude to you, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.” ~ Joel Osteen I love to travel. You get to see people, places, and customs that you would not otherwise see. I had the opportunity to travel […]

Paul Potts: How Taking ‘One Chance’ Changed His Life Forever

The inspirational story of opera singer Paul Potts contains everything I love — humor, perseverance, heart, romance, beautiful music, and courage. Little did Potts know when he walked onto the stage of “Britain’s Got Talent” that he would end up winning the show — and that some day a movie would be made about his amazing life. […]

The Common Denominator is … ME?

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation. But your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I highlighted my hair blonde hoping it would make me happy; it didn’t. I guess blondes don’t have more fun! I dated a man for six months hoping he would make me happy; he didn’t. What a useless […]

What Your Profile Picture Says (and Doesn’t Say) About You

You know the basics. No pictures of exes with heads cut out. No shots of you ten years younger or twenty pounds thinner. And guys, please keep your shirts on. But two recent studies published in the journal Psychological Science shows that the act of choosing the right profile picture isn’t always so intuitive. A […]

Want to Impress Someone? Don’t Try

Many years ago, I was talking to a woman at a party about relationships and mentioned that I hadn’t been in one for ages. She told me this wasn’t a problem for her. She always had a boyfriend—her current beau was a biologist at an elite university—and before him there were plenty of others. “Men […]

How Much Should You Google Your Date?

It’s an important stage in any budding romance. You know that moment — when you learn just enough about your date to look up him or her online. Perhaps you heard her last name in a voicemail greeting or when he checked in with a restaurant hostess. Or you discovered that you have a mutual […]

Signs You Move Too Fast in Dating – and Why

Is moving too fast in dating a problem for you? Do you get your hopes up only to have them dashed – no, obliterated – soon after? If you move too fast, you’re certainly not alone. Moving too quickly early in dating is one of the most widespread dating problems for men and women alike. […]

Should You Stop Searching for a Soulmate?

Singles are often told to “get out there,” but this advice changes when you actually take it. Then you’re told to relax and let love come naturally. This advice is frequently followed by someone else’s magical “how we met” story. You know the kind. They involve missed flights, traffic snafus, hilarious hijinks (“how did our […]