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 Though all of us know the value of literature and the joy of reading a captivating novel, many of us find ourselves spending more and more time reading online content than actually sitting down with real books. Before the year comes to a close, consider expanding your horizons by going on a literary journey to another corner of the globe. These beloved works from around the world are just a few titles that might spark your interest! Russia: Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky One of the best-known works of Russian literature, Crime and Punishment is a fascinating exam... more ...
Whether you’re dating, in a new relationship, or are already in a committed partnership, physical intimacy probably plays a significant role in your romance. Unless you or your partner are asexual, intimate sexual touch is likely something you and your love interest engage in on a regular basis. With age, and over time, however, many of us neglect the physical sides of our romantic relationships. Erotic desire often waxes and wanes as a result of many complex factors, ranging from stress to hormonal changes.Remaining physically connected with your partner, however, is important. Sexual b... more ...
If you’ve been on the dating scene for years, you've likely had to endure multiple breakups. Though some of us are able to bounce back quickly, most of us struggle to process breakups, particularly when long-term relationships and serious feelings are involved.Before diving into a new relationship, it’s important to deal with the complicated emotions surrounding your last breakup. Are you feeling bitter about being single? Do you find yourself still reminiscing about your ex? Though, as Neil Sedaka once said, “Breakin’ up is hard to do,” processing the end of ... more ...
Many of us would like to believe that we live in a world where looks don’t matter. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case! Though you may consider yourself a person who doesn’t judge books by their covers, when it comes to dating, you’re probably interested in knowing what a potential partner looks like before entering into a more serious relationship. Why, then, are so many of us using online dating profiles without taking the time to select and upload profile pictures?! In this day and age, there’s no excuse for not having a profile picture! Here are just ... more ...
Mental illness is quickly becoming the most pressing health crisis of the 21st century. Ever-increasing numbers of individuals both young and old are being diagnosed with conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to ADHD and addiction. Our isolated, success-oriented culture appears to be triggering or worsening mental health conditions for many, too.  If you’re in a relationship with someone who is struggling with mental illness, you and your partner may sometimes find it difficult to cope. Though maintaining a happy and healthy relationship in spite of serious mental heal... more ...
When it comes to daily habits, many of us focus on the ways in which we can improve our overall well-being. We strive to drink enough water, eat healthy foods, exercise, and sleep deeply. Unfortunately, many of us neglect one of the most important aspects of our health: having a peaceful mind.  Just as physical exercise trains the body to be better both in action and at rest, daily meditation trains the mind to function better throughout the day. A growing body of research now suggests that meditation benefits the body in a number of other ways, too, leading to lower blood pressure, ... more ...
Many of us were brought up to believe that we should only have sex after getting to know someone well. Casual sex was often frowned upon. For women in particular, the notion of having sex right away has often been associated with a host of negative beliefs. Being “easy” might leave men with nothing left to “work” for. A woman who felt comfortable having sex on the first date might be seen as one who was more prone to cheat or sleep with others. Though most men haven’t endured quite the same judgments and stigmas, both genders may be left feeling uncertain regardin... more ...
If you’ve dated for a number of years and have reflected on your past relationships, you may have realized that certain patterns continue repeating themselves. Perhaps you’ve often found yourself in relationships with emotionally distant men or women who were clingy. Maybe you find yourself pushing others away, or, in contrast, desperately begging for others’ attention.  Why do we fall into these patterns? Why do these relationship dynamics seem to play out time and time again? A psychological model known as Attachment Theory explains why many of us tend to encounte... more ...
As we age, making sure our bodies receive all of the nutrients they need becomes increasingly important. As we enter our 50s and beyond, changes in the body make it more difficult to hit our daily vitamin quotas.Though we would ideally have all of our nutritional needs met by our diets, pills and supplements are often valuable in ensuring our bodies are receiving a full spectrum of nutrients. Is your daily diet packed with vitamins and minerals, or is there some room for improvement? Consider making the following dietary changes and including the following supplements in your diet to keep... more ...
In 1995, a self-help book entitled The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right hit the market. The book promoted more than 30 rules women should follow in order to attract the men of their dreams. This advice was controversial at the time, sparking many debates about gender roles and courtship patterns. Nearly 25 years later, the book continues to be read by women around the globe.  The world, and our approach to dating, has changed significantly over the past two decades. Do “The Rules” work, or are they a sexist and antiquated approach to dating?... more ...