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17 Signs It’s Time To Define The Relationship, Because “The Talk” Will Finally Get You Out Of That Gray Area

17 Signs It’s Time To Define The Relationship, Because “The Talk” Will Finally Get You Out Of That Gray Area

There’s nothing worse than being a relationship with someone—and you realize you define the relationship differently. You think you’re exclusive, then realize he/she is still swiping right on Hinge and Tinder. “We never had ‘the talk,’” they may say as a defense. Or maybe you’re […]

7 Good Reasons to Smile

7 Good Reasons to Smile

Smiling happens without much thought. When you watch a friend do something silly or embarrassing, you smirk. When a police officer lets you off without a ticket, you grin. And when you are recognized for your top performance in academics or at work, you beam. […]

Understanding Body Language

Understanding Body Language

Picking Up on People’s Nonverbal Signals Lauren sighed. She’d just received an email from her boss, Gus, saying that the product proposal she’d been working on wasn’t going to be signed off after all. It didn’t make any sense. A week ago she’d been in […]

How to Avoid a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

How to Avoid a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

If thoughts ranging from “I can’t do this” or “I’ll never be successful” run through your mind regularly, you could be programming yourself to fail if you’re not careful. Self-fulfilling prophecies can derail your success and trick you into taking action that prevents you from […]

7 Sneaky Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

7 Sneaky Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

In our seemingly always-on society, there’s great temptation to shortchange sleep. But sleep is a vital driver of every physiological system in the human body, and when we’re deprived of shuteye, health and wellbeing can suffer in myriad ways. Here, 7 signs it’s time to […]

The 8 foods everyone over 40 should eat: Tomatoes, cherries and oats – the diet essentials for the 40-plus club

The 8 foods everyone over 40 should eat: Tomatoes, cherries and oats – the diet essentials for the 40-plus club

We can afford to be a little cavalier with our diets when we are young. But once we reach 40 – as Hollywood actor Jude Law will later this year – the way our bodies cope with everything we eat begins to change. Studies suggest […]

7 Ways to Stay Healthy After 40

7 Ways to Stay Healthy After 40

Age 40 is a milestone when the risk of many health conditions increases. This makes the birthday a perfect time for taking stock of your health, experts say. Whether people have demanding jobs, aging parents, growing children or all of the above, it’s easy to […]

9 Ways To Be More Positive

9 Ways To Be More Positive

Life is easy with a positive attitude, wouldn’t you agree? Well, easier at least. One of my favorite sites, The Ririan Project, has a list of ways to perk up that disposition, if you need to. I’ve always been amazed by some people’s insistance on […]

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Incredibly Happy

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Incredibly Happy

It’s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is also a driver. One example: While I’m definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should not do every day), probably the best […]

The 40 Best Ways to Conquer Your 40s

The 40 Best Ways to Conquer Your 40s

A little more than 100 years ago, the average human didn’t live past their mid-40s. These days, being in your 40s means you may not even be halfway done. So, are you living a life in full? Are you prepping for a lifetime of the […]