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10 Time-Outs To Tame Your Anxiety

Social scientists have labeled our modern era “The Age of Anxiety.” Boo. We’d much rather be known as “The Age of Opportunity . . . or Prosperity . . . or Equality.” But the fact is, there does seem to be a long list things to feel anxious about: job…

Finding Love: 15 Behaviors to Guide You There

Your ability to stay aligned with your goal of a healthy relationship is bound to be put to the test as you navigate the highs and lows of dating. There are times when you may feel the urge to give up, crawl up on your sofa, and never date again.…

Is It Love… Or Just Sex? Here’s How to Know

  Here’s a common scenario: You meet someone new, and one look is all it takes to light the fuse of sexual fireworks. You can barely keep your hands off each other — and the excitement of it all feels like falling in love. But is it really? Can simple…

How to Handle Income Inequality in a New Relationship

Money. According to numerous studies and surveys, it’s the number-one source of conflict in romantic relationships — and also the subject we are least likely to openly talk about. There are lots of reasons why. Sometimes friction occurs because we hold incompatible financial values and goals. Other times, trust is…

8 Things Divorced Singles Know for Sure

  No one enters a marriage thinking they will one day get divorced. Generally, all men and women get married bright-eyed and open-hearted, believing that divorce happens to other people. But if the well-known statistic is true, nearly half of marriages end this way. Everyone who has been through it will admit…

Looking for Love? 5 Things You Need to Know

What does it mean to be in love? Here are 5 things you need to know: Love is a responsibility, not a right. A long-lasting relationship works like two people carrying one of those egg baby projects from high school. Remember that experiment where kids carry around a hollow egg…

Why Every Woman Needs a Weekend to Herself

Unlike most college-aged kiddos, my sights were never set on studying abroad. I never dabbled with the idea of taking time off to backpack around Europe or do a gap year in Asia to find my zen. Instead, I was that overly high-strung type-A personality that began saving to move…

First Date: Planning For Success

Somewhere between deciding that I want to go out with someone and our first date, there is a question that I dread. “So, what do you want to do?” Occasionally, I’ve gone out with guys who had it all planned, who invited me into a narrative they’d already created, but…

A Mindfulness Survival Guide to Online Dating: 10 Tips

Can mindfulness and online dating coexist? Let’s be honest – browsing the wilderness of online dating can feel like sending your ego straight into a land mine field. Not only does online dating encourage a judgmental attitude – it requires it. We find ourselves making snap decisions based on superficial…

6 Tips for Successful Dating in the Digital Age

Technology has exploded our dating options and put dating effectively on amphetamines. The sheer quantity of choices gives us the feeling that we can and will meet someone through technology. How could we not? And yet, precisely because there is so much choice, we often don’t give the person we’ve…