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Your period can do many things: ruin your underwear, inspire works of art, and…boost your sex life? Sounds crazy, but it’s true. “Having sex while menstruating isn’t weird, uncommon, unhygienic, or unsafe,” says Sadie Allison, Ph.D.,  author of Ride 'Em Cowgirl! Sex Position Secrets for Better Bucking. Even better, it can help you bond with your partner. Try these tips to turn that time into the month into something you—and your vagina—can look forward to.

1. Embrace the dirtiness

Sure, it makes sense to minimize the mess by doing things like laying down a dark towel. Bedding isn’t cheap! But sex can be a little chaotic during the most normal of sessions, so getting it on with Aunt Flo as a companion practically guarantees a bit of bloodshed. Instead of being embarrassed, try to think of it as hot proof that you’re doing something that can be seen a a little taboo.

“Doing things that feel forbidden can be a turn on,” says Megan Fleming, Ph.D., sex and relationship expert. “When you’re doing something transgressive, it can induce physiological effects like your heart rate going up.” Your body can interpret that as either anxiety or excitement, depending in part on how you frame the situation mentally. To that end, think of yourself as a badass who’s breaking her previous sex rules, then keep at it. And don’t worry about him freaking out at the sight of some blood. “If he’s game to have sex on your period, he already knows that might happen,” says Fleming.

It's not always easy to tell if your partner's drinking habits are totally normal or a sign of a bigger issue. But a few key factors, such as how often he slings a drink and how much he downs, can clue you in.

"People who have a healthy relationship with alcohol don’t drink often enough or to the point of excess where they could have a problem," says Jasmine Aranda, addiction counselor and clinical director at The Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

But alcoholics function differently. "An alcoholic is psychologically and physically dependent on the chronic consumption of alcohol and often can’t stop drinking once they’ve started," says Randall Dwenger, M.D., psychiatrist and medical director at Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Connecticut.

It’s important to know that even those with healthy, happy lives can fall into the trap of addiction. If you suspect your partner has a problem, these signs can help determine whether your S.O. should seek professional treatment.

When my two closest friends invited me into their marriage, I thought it was the perfect relationship. Until it wasn't. ​

Champagne flute in hand, I stood with my two best friends at the front desk of a resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, confronting the situation with our room.

The hotel wanted to give us a room with two beds. "We'd rather have a king size," my best friend said.

I stood by with her husband, letting her do the talking. The three of us had been best friends for six years, since college. They'd been married four years that week. Standing there with them, sweating in the hotel lobby, amused at the concierge's confusion, nothing felt more right.

Just a few months before the trip, over a long weekend, all three of us had slept together like three spoons, her in the middle. It was her idea — she said she wanted the closeness. I thought it was sweet. It felt entirely natural to be in such close physical proximity to the two people I had often felt emotionally closest to.


Inevitably, we all got drunk the next day. Fueled by alcohol and the spirit of the weekend, she took things up a notch and showed me their sex toy collection. She dressed me up in costumes — then asked me to make out with her while her husband watched and made suggestions.

When you ask him to stop doing something, he thinks it's funnier if he just keeps doing it = NOPE.

1. He stares at his phone like it's a hot girl he wants to sleep with and stares at you like you're a pile of old cheese he keeps meaning to throw out. 

I know that pretty much our whole generation does this to some degree but if he's more interested in checking out his friend Mikey's #TBT Instagram photos of spring break '08 than he is talking to you about your upcoming scuba trip, there's no way he's going to focus on giving you orgasms. 

2. You have no idea whether or not he finds you pretty, even though you're dating. 

If you're dating a guy who doesn't make you feel like the Gisele of your bedroom, it's going to be hard for you to really let loose and have a great time in bed, because all you'll be thinking about is, Why are you having sex with me? Is it because you're just trying to be nice? Or did you think I was pretty at first and now you don't? I don't want to have sex with someone who thinks I am a troll because I am NOT a troll, Brian! and no one has ever had an orgasm that way. 

1. If this sucks, I'm leaving in an hour. 

Maybe I should set an alarm and label it, "Are you having fun, Lane? Really? Be honest."

2. Even if this is horrible, at least I can tell all my friends while they give me pitying looks. And then they'll say things like, "Ugh, I do not miss being single," and I'll be like, "I know!" and then we'll all get drunk. Not bad. 

3. What if this is seriously The One and then one day, we're like "And we met on Tinder. I know, lame, right?" But then what we really do is look at each other adoringly because awwww, modern love.

4. He looks exactly like/nothing like his photos. 

This is such a relief/gigantic disappointment for which I wish I could sue him.

Learn some helpful techniques to start manifesting an amazing intimate relationship today!

There are many things you can do to manifest an amazing intimate relationship, yet one of the fastest and most effective methods is keeping your attention on what you LIKE about the person, instead of what you DON’T like.  Whatever you put your attention on expands and grows, so why not look for what is Divine rather than hideous?  Whenever you find something negative in someone there’s that judgmental part in you secretly holding an attachment to what they “should” be.   Everybody is exactly the way they need to be right now.  The Universe is always exactly the way it should be in every moment!  Realize the deeper truth in this and you’ll free your energy up to attracting that amazing intimate connection that feels like you’re living in that sacred special loving paradise everyday.

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”  ~ Tom Robbins

The Universe is really quite brilliant in many amazing ways.  It is designed to awaken each of us to our infinite path, purpose and potentiality.  If you are going to discover your deepest spiritual depth and truly learn all the life lessons you are here to learn, you MUST open up and deepen in intimacy with someone.  An intimate open loving relationship is your ULTIMATE teacher, because it forces you to go deeper inside and heal all those wounded parts that feel unworthy of love.  Without true intimacy the mind will just make up stories that your relationship is O.K. as it is and while deeper inside you really feel disconnected from your partner.  Only through opening up to deeper intimacy can you discover total healing and the real reason why you are on this amazing journey called Life.

“If you want a place in the sun, you have to put up with a few blisters.” ~Abigail Van Buren

Intimacy (into-you-me-see) can be uncomfortable at first, especially when you have to look at parts of yourself that you don’t like to look at.  Yet, it invites you to release attachment from any protected, defended, velvet rut of an ego-trip, and forces you to reveal the most Divine aspects of your Being.  Sharing your heart openly, vulnerably and freely with another is the strongest and most courageous thing a person can do on this Earth.  The ultimate result is total freedom from suffering.  Sure, intimacy is like anything in life, it contains both the negative and positive aspects depending on how you view it.  Yet, on the path that truly fulfills your soul, intimacy creates a depth in understanding your real self that goes beyond anything you can do in your cave alone.

Staying positive during this era of information can seem impossible with all of the hatred and negativity that is being taught to the masses. Having a perception that gives off good vibes and vibrant energy, can be the defining moment that changes your life irrevocably. Accentuating all of the positive elements in your life is easy, once you know what to look for. These tips are meant to alter your perception into finding an equilibrium that aids your productivity. Having negative thoughts determines your future. Why not turn the frown upside down and make a serious change today?

1. Tell Yourself How Precious Life Is

Whatever your circumstances may be, there’s always something to be thankful for. Even during your worst days there’s something positive that happens during that particular day. And diverting your focus to that one variable can cause you to remain positive under duress. Life isn’t really without problems. Finding solutions are part of the test and must be respected. Remind yourself how wonderful it is to be alive, and see the beauty that surrounds you.

Telling yourself that great things will happen after an unfortunate situation has occurred is a sign of leadership. You are in the driver’s seat of your own life and get to choose the destination. Don’t let a temporary moment ruin your overall wellness.

2. Alleviate Stress Factors

Finding things you love to do can take your mind off of what is stressful. Everybody needs to experience stress from time to time, but don’t let it bring you down. If you are consciously aware of what makes you happy, put some time aside and focus on that particular activity, to take your mind off of what’s bothering you.

This will give you a sense of clarity and rejuvenate the soul. Recharging the spirit is important, by taking time out for doing something that relaxes you. Stress can cause numerous health problems. Changing your mentality can either ameliorate or exacerbate the situation.

Okay, you’ve finally done it—you’ve worked up your courage and left the toxic relationship behind. But what about moving forward? The breaking of any relationship, especially a toxic romantic relationship, can leave pain that may seem unbearable. However, moving past that pain is easier than you might think.

Ignite and Reaffirm Your Self-Esteem

It might sound ridiculous to some, but take time to tell yourself that you are smart, beautiful, and worthy of a good life and good relationship to boot. Say it out loud or within your mind, in the mirror, shower, car, wherever you feel comfortable. If you need to, create an affirmation to repeat to yourself on a regular basis. Maintaining your self-esteem, especially in the wake of a toxic relationship, can be difficult, but it’s essential for those who need a reminder of their worth as a person.

Go Beyond the Traditional Support System

Whether or not you have a good support system from family or friends you can still create support for yourself. A relationship counselor who earned their master’s degree in social work online says that exercise, meditation, and hobbies can all be excellent ways of coping with emotional pain. Simply adding a one-hour event into your schedule could be one hour that is pain-free. Don’t feel obligated to participate in activities you don’t enjoy just for the sake of exercising. Instead, discover what interests you. Whether it’s yoga, aerobics, swimming, tennis, or even extreme roller skating–whatever form of exercise appeals to you is the one you should be doing. If you’re not the athletic type and would rather meditate, find the method that works best for you. Not all meditation has to be done in cross-legged science–meditation takes several forms, of which there is sure to be one which appeals to you!

Make New Friends

Your friends that you have right now are probably fantastic people, however, it is often through meeting new people that you can rediscover your lost self and begin to move past the pain. Your friends may have been a support group during the toxic relationship—and they should continue to be—but it is easy to dwell on the past and your old relationship when talking to them. Keep those friends close, but look for other people and groups to relate to. By putting yourself out in the open and making some new friends or acquaintances, you are opening new doors and shutting out the pain involved in negative memories. You may also find that new friends offer a fresh perspective on your situation which could help you overcome some of the residual pain.

Here are 10 Questions man have about period sex:

1. Hey, why don't we put a towel down? 

He knows what's up. He's surfed your crimson wave before, and he knows doing that is less World Surf League and more Blake Lively in The Shallows. He's just saying, in the nicest way possible, that things are going to get messy.

2. Are you horny because you want me or because your period is making your hormones get you all jacked up? 

He doesn't care either way, because it still means sex, but still ... it'd be nice to know he's desirable. Sometimes you want to feel wanted, you know? Just kidding, he really doesn't care.

3. Is that, uh ... natural lubricant or, um ... natural blood? 

Probably a little of column A, and a little of column B. Some questions are better left without answers.

4. Did you want to keep this comforter? 

Because it might be possible to save it, but it might just be better to burn it.

Obviously, if you like someone you’re going to want to talk to them at some point in time – especially if you want to move things along and potentially date them. But the question is how to talk to a guy you really like.

Fear, nervousness, anxiety, and the reality that you could be denied creep their way into your mind and cause you to clam up and freeze whenever you’re given the opportunity to talk to a guy you like.

If this sounds like you and all you really want to do is be able to walk up to him and strike up a conversation like you’re old friend, you’ll need some of these tips on how to talk to a guy you like.

Easing Your Nerves When Talking to a Guy You LikObviously, if you like someone you’re going to want to talk to them at some point in time – especially if you want to move things along and potentially date them. But the question is how to talk to a guy you really like.

The ancient practice of yoga offers many benefits to modern day woman. With so many new exercise fads on the market, it’s no wonder why this one has stuck around. Not only is it safe, it offers much more than a six pack and weight loss. Yoga is a well rounded form of exercise that can improve all aspects of your life physically and emotionally. Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits a daily yoga practice can offer women.

1. Easy On The Joints

Yoga is one of the safest exercises available it doesn’t break down joint cartilage and is focused on joint health. It’s focus on alignment and balance help you learn how to listen to your body without pushing yourself too far too quickly. Unlike other forms of exercise, it’s not competitive and is focused on long-term physical maintenance. As you increase flexibility in your joints, you are less likely to twist an ankle, seriously injure yourself in a fall or doing other activities. Your joint pain caused by inflammation will also diminish with a healthy lifestyle and regular yoga practice.

First off, the things we don’t notice: if your nails are chipping, your elbows are dry, or you have an ingrown hair somewhere along your bikini line. These are details that generally sail right past us. We’re more inclined to notice the big-picture behaviors that give us clues about whether we have serious chemistry. Are the sparks flying? Are we turning you on? Are you genuinely excited to be naked right now? These questions are important to men, and here’s what we look for to find answers.

1. Your Initiative

If we’re doing all the work and you’re just sort of hanging out to see what’s going to happen next, we’re going to think you’re not all that interested. So show a little excitement, eh? Take the lead in unbuckling or unclasping something. Roll us over, and get on top. Help us make this moment awesome.

2. The Way Your Body Moves

If you’re stiff, it puts a chill on the moment. We wonder if there’s a problem or if you’re feeling self-conscious. But if you’re revved up and sensual, that turns us on. We want to feel your body writhe against us. We want your chest to press against ours, to feel your thigh slide up between ours. The more you engage your entire body in the moment, the more we feel like you’re excited to be with us.

Here are the seven regulations we've chalked out for you which one ought to abide by when in a relationship. While there is no rule book that Cupid donates to you after he has struck the arrow, there still are some (read: silent) hard and fasts that you should keep in mind lest you travel through choppy waters in your relationship. Be aware you don't lose balance when sitting on one plank of the love seesaw. Here's making things wee-simpler, we give you a rundown on major relationship rules you just shouldn't mess with.

1. Avoid anything you'd not want him to do

You've made things clear to him; he shouldn't talk with his ex, shouldn't go for those Friday night basketball games with the boys, no late night talks for him with his girl friends... with all this and more, just remember one thing. Rules are meant to be the same for both of you. Don't think you'll set all the rules out for him and, side-by-side, happily keep in touch with that ex of yours or chat with your guy pals without letting him know.

They tend to think of it as a escapade -one that can be fun, but with a healthy potency for disaster.But according to relationship counsellors, most don't take the first step because of the fear of the unknown, or rejection. These loners have a tendency to believe in the age-old myths that keep them single and always looking. Knowing these myths will help you reel the right fish successfully. Check out what keep you from finding love...

It's always love at first sight

So when you know, you know? Actually, no. Most of the times, we are quick to judge, and dismiss those who don't share similar interests.We'll make up our minds about someone even before we properly get to know them; forget giving them a chance.
But remember, being quick to judge ensures that no one will ever measure up. This will keep you in a constant state of despair. Come on, be practical. It takes time to get to know someone -especially if they are super quiet -so let them be and let things happen for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience before you decide how you feel.Patience is a virtue, and more often than not, it's rewarding.

Put your intuition to sleep

While keeping an open mind is key, it is also important to listen to your hunch. Our inner voice, or what we know as intuition, can give us information that our rational minds may not understand. This means you may find yourself on a date with someone who you didn't think was your type, but you find yourself attracted to.Listen.
Likewise, you may be on a date with someone who you thought is a right mark on all your check boxes, but when you are with himher, you don't quite think it is right. In that case, listen to yourself again. Your intuition may not seem logical at the time, but chances are, your inner light is guiding you in the right direction.

Love him or hate him, but you can't ignore him - yes, we are talking about the man of your life. He's probably the most loving creature in your life, but he can also be the perpetual torture in ways more than one.

Here are the top 10 cruel things that most men do to women.

1. Having the biggest ego

Ever wondered why men hate taking directions and prefer hunting out the place on their own, even if it means 2 hours delay and waste of gas. Well, the answer is the big ego they walk around with. This was the pettiest exemplar of a man's ego, which gets hurt at the drop of the hat and needs a massage whenever possible.

2. Living with a 'selective memory'

They'll not only remember the name of every cricketer and football player on the planet but will also know their scores by heart. But, the moment the deal is about remembering birthdays and anniversaries of people close to them, their brain suffers an ailment called 'selective memory syndrome'.

Western society has this odd notion that strong, independent women are something of a new phenomenon. I’d argue that women have always been strong, we’re just now choosing to acknowledge it. At any rate, strong women are those who don’t rely on anyone else to make their way through life. They do whatever it takes to reach their goals. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t want an equally strong partner by their side along the way.

1. Strong women are always on a mission

Strong women are deliberate in their planning. They know where they want to be in life and they set a clear path in order to get there. They always keep their eye on the goal. If you’ve found yourself dating a strong woman, know that you must fit into her greater plan somewhere.

2. Strong women go for what they want

After they set their plans in motion, strong women stop at nothing until they reach their goals. They don’t settle for second best or “good enough.” They’ll reach for the stars, and won’t be happy until they get there. Again, if you’re currently in a relationship with a strong woman, be sure that you’re the one she wants, because she’s not settling for anything less than perfection.

Most men make a few mistakes before they find a girl who is perfect for them. There are lots of things that you find out while you are with someone; for example they could be selfish or extremely high maintenance.

This can result in you feeling sad and unloved, but as you grow older you become more aware of what you want in a relationship. The perfect girl is out there – maybe you have already found her?

Here are 10 signs your girlfriend is one of the coolest in the world.

1. She is independent

No one wants to become a part-time carer for their partner, but some partners can be so needy and clingy that you end up feeling like their babysitter. A great girlfriend is independent and strong; instead of needing you there, she simply wants you to be there because she enjoys your company. Without you, her life doesn’t fall apart; she just gets on with it.

2. She is interesting

You and your girlfriend should be able to have conversations that last for hours and truly interest you. A relationship can last a lifetime, so it is important to find a girlfriend who interests and excites you.

3. She gets on well with your family and friends

Your girlfriend should be interested in your personal life, and she should be keen to meet the other people in your life. Even if she isn’t BBF with your little brother, it should be obvious that she is trying to love the people that you love.

There is a lot of advice online about being more productive and time management apps are popping up by the day. This is because more people than ever are facing sleep deprivation and often insomnia, due to the ease of access to communication tools and technology. Sleep is one of the most important things in our lives as it can increase our learning speed, helps us remember more information, and allow us to be happier individuals in general.

But… the biggest bottleneck that few of us attempt to improve is our morning habits. If you want to become more productive and effective during your day, then you need to optimize your morning habits. How we structure and spend the first few hours of each day will determine how the rest of our day will play out, and how effective we can be in our lives.

Luckily, there are simple and easy-to-implement habits that you can do today to increase your productivity for the day, and for the rest of your life.

1. Wake up next to sunlight

Studies have shown that those lacking sleep and suffering from insomnia is mostly due to artificial light confusing our internal clocks. When a group of individuals suffering from sleep deprivation went on a camping trip without exposure to artificial light or alarm clocks, their sleep inertia rapidly disappeared within days.

The conclusion from researchers was that the best way to fall sleep sleep and improve the quality of your sleep is to be next to natural sunlight, which is also helpful for waking up in the morning naturally.

Ever wonder why people gravitate toward some individuals and not others, maybe even you? It could be at a party or a professional networking event, but wherever you’re, there’s always someone people pay the most attention to. Being that go-to guy or gal will pay off at both work and in your personal life, notes Lolly Daskal, founder of Lead from Within, a global consultancy that has counseled heads of state, consulted with leaders of multinational companies and coached entrepreneurs.

But there are several reasons why some people just don’t seem approachable, even if they really are friendly and interesting. Here are ways to generate positive vibes and have people flocking to be your friends or bosses assigning you the next big project.

Reasons Why People Seem Unapproachable

1. Wearing a frown or unpleasant look on your face. This instantly steers people away from you. They perceive you as unhappy and negative and they don’t want that experience.

2. Being critical or judgmental. Most people don’t want to be the subject of your criticism or judgment, nor do they want to hear you bash others.

3. Using body language that closes yourself off. If you’re standing in a room with your arms crossed, that gives an instant signal that you do not want to be bothered and are not approachable.

4. Avoiding eye contact. If you stare at the ground or off in the distance, people cannot read your expression and will pass you by.

5. Putting up barriers. Even holding your glass in front of you or your mouth gives the impression that you don’t want to talk to anyone. Hold the glass at chest level or by your side.

How To Be More Approachable

1. Offer a compliment

By extending a compliment specific to a person, they’ll see that you’re taking the time to chat briefly with them. A quick “love that tie” or “great purse” to a co-worker in passing will give off positive vibes. Letting someone know that you love their shoes at a party may open up a window of opportunity to start speaking with them. Be sure your compliment is genuine, though, and not fake. Most people can sense the difference. Extending a compliment to someone and eliciting a smile in return also will brighten your day.

Is it time to make some changes in your life? It just might be. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.

Check out some signs it’s time to change your life.

1. Every week, you cannot wait for Friday.

Fridays are fun, but one thing I’ve discovered in my quest to find and do work I absolutely love is that almost every day can be really fun. If you’re saving all your living for the weekends, it’s time to truly think about your lifestyle and consider making some changes. Don’t get me wrong; it’s great to have plans you look forward to on the weekends, but what if you could have that excited Friday feeling most, if not all, days of the week? It takes a lot of self-discovery and work, but it’s truly possible to live a life you love—even on Mondays.

2. You live for your vacations.

Vacations are great, but what’s even better is building a life you don’t need to take a vacation from. As Seth Godin said, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Vacations are fun and exciting, but even better is building a life where you have the potential to do what lights you up many weeks of the year, not just your two allotted vacation weeks.

It's time for your best sex ever, check out these easy tantra positions and exercises to learn how to activate amazingly powerful mind-body connections with your partner.

Tantric sex is an ancient Hindu practice that has been going for over 5,000 years, tantric sex simply means the weaving and expansion of energy, it's a slow form of sex that increase intimacy and create a mind-body connection that can lead to powerful orgasms.

Here are 4 amazing Tantric sex positions and Tips:

1. Share a Tantric Kiss:

Continue to sit on his lap and rock together — you inhaling while he's exhaling and vice versa. As he breathes out, you'll discover yourself breathing his breath into your body and down to your sex organs. As you exhale, be conscious that you're sharing all of yourself with your partner. Then kiss and share the breath. "Intercourse is not even necessary because you're so merged," says Cartwright. "Tantra is about diving deeply into desire and pleasure. If you feel good and ecstatic, then you're on the right track."

1. Get Competitive

Sign up for a 5K race or schedule a game of tennis. Merely anticipating a competition triggers a 24 percent boost in testosterone for women, according to a study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. And any increase in that hormone also drives up your libido.

2. Turn Up the Heat

Prior to sex, take a hot bath, or, if you're short on time, place a warm washcloth over your vulva for a few minutes. Heat boosts blood flow to your vagina, leading to increased lubrication and sensitivity, says Hilda Hutcherson, author of Pleasure.

1.  You start with your top lashes.

You know those annoying dots you get on your eyelids and under your eyes? To prevent those, start with your bottom lashes when putting on your mascara. Otherwise your top lashes will smudge when you look down. When doing your top lashes, look straight ahead and place your wand at the base of your lashes. Then, use a zig-zagging motion while moving the wand up your lashes, recommends Marlena, founder and CEO of the blog Makeup Geek. "This will help give your lashes a curled effect. Keep repeating this until you get your lashes as thick as you want, usually two to three coats. When it comes to the bottom lashes, tilt your head forward slightly to keep from getting mascara onto your cheek." You can also use a credit card, business card, or small piece of paper to keep your mascara from traveling.

Ok I believe it makes you feel some type of way, but literally transforms your brain? Eh that’s doing in my brains thinking of it right now, but hey I am not a scientist, No Sir/ Ma’am. So I am going to go with the flow and along with you, see what scientists say happens to our brains when we head over heels, fall in love.

to those in the know aka Scientists, when we fall in love, we often think of the wonders it does to our heart and soul. But there’s another organ that’s deeply affected by your loving relationships: Your brain. And it goes far beyond feeling emotions from sappy love songs, puppy dog eyes and Emoji heart-filled texts. When you’re head over heels for someone, some parts of your brain are activated, and others are switched off. That’s right, love, both romantic and parental, is actually altering the way you think.

Now don’t come at me with, there is nothing like love, all these Lagos women want money, all these Lagos men are players… the list is endless. This write up is for those who ARE in love, willing to look for it and believe in it. Party poopers, go hate somewhere else. So  where were we? Smitten with someone? Here’s how your brain is handling your romance.

You Feel Addicted

Ever hear that love is a drug? Well, there may be some truth to that. Your brain houses these intensely passionate feelings using the same system that’s activated when a person is addicted to drugs, from the euphoria you feel to your cravings for more. Sure, it might bea much healthier addiction, but let’s face facts, shall we? You’re an addict.

1. "You look nice tonight."

Women may be used to hearing physical compliments from men, but it's not always so the other way around. A simple, "That sweater looks really nice on you," bolsters his confidence and puts him at ease. Be wary of "you're cute" though; it makes a guy wonder if you think he's a puppy.

2. That You Think He's Funny

Don't ask him to tell you a joke, but if he says something funny, feel free to laugh your head off. A woman's laugh, particularly if it's a little odd, is incredibly endearing. It also says to the guy that you get his sense of humor and find him delightful.

Moving in with someone is a big step emotionally and logistically, and after signing a lease, breaking up becomes a hundred times harder. If you've started to consider it, reference this list of things you ought to know to ensure a happy more-than-just-roommates situation.

1. Where This Thing's Going

In today's day and age, you don't need a ring on it to combine kitchens. Still, at this point you should have had a comfortable conversation about whether you're both on the same page in terms of the future.

2. The Best Friend

Distance can make physically meeting them a touch tricky, but you should at least know their stats: name, job, and connection with your partner.

1. The first time with your partner is never the best time. You've never seen each other naked. You have no idea how he is in bed. Is he going to be good? Is he going to think you're good? Relax! He's giddy as soon as you take your top off.

2. Foreplay is important. And don't let anyone ever convince you of otherwise. Sometimes you have to walk before you can sprint, as they say. It's more fun to slow things down and get into it before really getting into it.

3. If he ever (I mean, EVER) even begins to make a disparaging comment about your body, he's garbage. Kick him out immediately and don't look back.

4. NO baby talk allowed. Why would a grown man talk to you (a grown woman) like you're a baby? Try leading by example with more age-appropriate dirty talk and see if he catches on.

It's tough to acknowledge that the man you love is also the person who's making you miserable. Here's how to tell when it's time to kick him to the curb.

You've been "dating" this guy for over a year. You've broken up twice. You suspect he's cheated but never found any concrete evidence. You feel awful often, even when he texts you at 2:31 a.m. that he misses you (WTF?). So why on earth are you still hanging on? Oh right, he's the exception to the rule. He WILL come around one day and become that perfect boyfriend/husband/father.

I hate to be the Bad News Bear, but your guy will always have you jumping emotional hurdles. You'll sooner have a heart attack from stress than get this guy to commit and become the Prince Charming you've always imagined. But you've built him up in your head because sometimes, he comes through.

So, you've devised a plan with the help of your friends so you can make him realize how awesome you are (ahem, you're more awesome without him). You ignore him for a week and he begs like a dog. You only answer every other text and he starts sending you a million more. It's working (read: not really)!

Coconut oil is so good that everyone should consume on a daily basis. This healthy oil is extracted from the fruit of the coconut palm. It is consisted mostly of lauric acid. Coconut oil has rather firm consistency on a room temperature and has a long shelf life, which makes it a great addition to any diet.

There are so many ways to use this oil. Most of people use it for cooking and it has a high melting point. You‘ll see when you buy it, it will be in solid form. This oil doesn’t need too much heat to start melting. This healthy oil is certainly one of the best foods you eat. It has many health benefits and here are the top 13 Health benefits of Coconut.

1. Improves digestion and detoxifies the body

You want to know how to clean your body internally, you can use coconut to your detox your body.

It will detox your body from the inside out, maintain a healthy digestive system, and eliminate toxins that would stay in your body and cause many health problems.

A great benefit is that this helps you lose some pounds. Having poor digestion means that you’ll need more time to lose weight, because if nutrients that are not properly digested, a fair amount of this waste is reabsorbed into the body.

This also leads to food putrefaction in your body. Putrefaction makes your body more toxic and if you build up more toxic waste than you eliminate, it leads lead to waste being stored. Coconut oil can improve your digestion and improve you’re your general health.

2. Prevents cancer and strengthens the entire immune system

If you catch cold easily, this healthy oil can really help you. It can eliminate flu bug, measles virus, and help with even bigger health problems, like hepatitis.

The reason is because this oil contains medium chain fatty acids that can kill off viruses and bacteria that can cause many health problems. A healthy immune system helps to prevent cancer, and this is probably the most important reason to use this oil instead of other oils.

A few studies have shown that people who consumed coconut oil on a daily basis had a lower risk to develop tumors could fight off cancer cells. While more research needs to be done, it certainly can’t harm you, right? Just make sure that that you are using ‘virgin’.

Stress can appear in our lives at any time with varying levels of intensity. It could arise from a conversation you have or get triggered from an event that takes places. Stress can even emerge after a slow build up, with one event pushing you over the edge. No matter how it’s caused, the fact is consistent stress in our body is not only detrimental to our health; it’s also preventable and unnecessary. But the question is how to reduce stress.

Physiologically, stress exists as our body’s response to life threatening situations. When we feel endangered, our nervous system responds by releasing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. This is our body’s way of protecting us through the “fight or flight” stress response. In emergency situations stress can help us stay alert, energetic, and give us superhuman strength to get out of danger.

Once the threatening event is over, our body is designed to return back to its natural calm and relaxed state. Although life-threatening situations are not as common in Western Society, what is common is for people to be constantly living in “flight or fight” mode. Staying in this mode over extended periods of time can cause health problems such as nervous system disorders and fatigue. This in turn can create ongoing anxiety as we are constantly on alert waiting for a crisis to happen at any time. For a lot of us, entering the office switches our body into a life-threatening state.

Next time your chest gets tight or you feel overwhelmed, Here are the 10 simple ways to reduce stress:

1. Focus on your breath.

Your thoughts are directly related to your breath. If you have a tight chest, worried thoughts, or feel anxious, chances are, you are breathing too fast or shallow. Slow down your breath to balance your mind by inhaling for a count of 5 seconds, hold your breath for 5 seconds, and exhale for 5 seconds.

Having a long hair is often considered as a sign of beauty: It also means youth and vitality and many people associate it with health as well. Most of the women, if not all of them, would love to be able to grow their hair to a long, flowing length.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case did you know that there is no scientific formula that has been proven to accelerate or stimulate hair growth? This is due to the fact that hair growth largely depends on many factors, such as the weather, your age, the food you eat, living habits and overall health. These being said, there are various things you can do to grow your hair longer and we will give you 10 hair growth tips below, divided into two categories.

Here Are The 5 Habits to Help Your Hair Grow More Quickly

The hair of an average healthy person will grow about half an inch per month. This means that you can expect about six inches per year if it doesn’t break or slow down due to any of the factors we named above.

You can encourage fast hair growth by:

  • Handling your hair with care
  • Avoiding washing it every day
  • Trimming hair regularly
  • Massaging the scalp
  • Eating healthy

Hair consists of keratin, which is a protein made up of amino acids. In order to grow new hair, your body must produce these amino acids: high-protein diets are therefore great for your hair, so make sure that you are including to your diet ingredients like eggs, meats and even dairy products like yogurt. Besides proteins, it is very important to remember that beauty is a reflection of what you eat, so be sure to stick to an overall healthy diet.

Parenting is a tough job. Everyone wants to be a great parent, but no-one teaches you how to be a great parent – you have to pick it up yourself. There are lows and highs, and it can be tough to be the perfect parent every day. The main priority is making sure your child is happy, well-fed, loved and safe.

Here are the 50 small things you can do to be an Great and amazing parent.

1. Don’t try to fix everything. Often your child will need your help, but don’t run in to help every time without thinking. Sometimes your child will be able to solve their own problems, and letting them do so will teach them to be self-reliant.

2. Pay attention to your child’s interests so that you can help them to develop their interests.

3. Share as many different experiences as you can with your child. From sports to reading to dressing up, these experiences could turn into future talents.

4. Let your child decide what’s for dinner one night of the week.

5. Remember that discipline and punishment are two different things.

6. Read books with your child for at least a quarter of an hour each day. This is a great way to bond with your child.

7. Encourage family time. This gives your child the chance to bond with their extended family.

8. Admit when you are wrong. After a tough day you may snap at your child. Instead of secretly feeling guilty, apologise to your child to teach them about fairness and honesty.

9. Accept that your partner may have different ideas about parenting and then make a compromise that you are both happy with.

10. Don’t pressure your child to learn. If they complain repeatedly about their violin lessons, don’t force them to go. This is only making your child deal with stress and worry.

11. Have high expectations for your child, but always remain realistic.

12. Praise your child whenever they succeed so that they know they have supportive parents.

13. Ask your child five “you” question every day, such as “Did you enjoy school?” or “Did you like your lunch?”

14. Teach your child responsibilities while they are young. From putting their toys in their toy box to putting their juice carton in the recycling, your child is never too young to become aware of the world around them.

15. Eat one meal as a family together every day. Your child may not remember each individual meal, but they will always remember the tradition.

16. Love your children equally but remember they are unique in different ways.

17. Don’t label your child. Once you do, it can be very difficult for them to grow out of the label.

18. Be silly with your child. Tell your child silly jokes, and encourage them to make up their own jokes to tell you.

19. Listen to your child without dismissing their thoughts for being young.

20. Give your child open-ended toys like Legos or blocks. These will encourage your child’s creativity.

21. Savor the great moments. Being a parent is a wild ride with highs and lows – let yourself enjoy the amazing moments.

22. Don’t compare your child to others. They are a unique individual and comparing people is often more damaging than it is useful.

23. Encourage your child to think about their future without influencing their decisions.

24. Keep the TV in the living room. This encourages family time and provides your child with fewer distractions when they are supposed to be sleeping.

25. Keep sunscreen next to your child’s toothpaste, and put it on every morning during summer as part of the same routine.

26. Take your child to different places, like the museum, the swimming pool, the library and parks to to expand their interests.

27. Give your child gifts that encourage their interests.

28. Always put anything your child makes for you on display in your home to show you are proud.

29. Introduce your child to your most interesting friends.

30. Give your child choices to help them to work on their decision-making skills.

31. Set aside part of your home as a play-space for your child.

32. Accept your child for who they are.

33. Tell your child that you love to play with them, and that it is just as fun for you as it is for them.

34. Tell your child stories about them as a baby.

35. Let your child help you while you are cooking to help them to develop an interest in cooking.

36. Hug your child every day.

37. Put down your phone when you are playing or reading with your child.

38. Remember that when they are a teenager, they will be potty-trained, so don’t worry too much about it to early.

39. Don’t force your child to hug or kiss extended family or your friends if they don’t want to. They know what they are comfortable with and what they don’t want to do.

40. Keep a diary of all of the funny things your child says to show them when they get older.

41. Practise what you preach – follow the rules you teach your child to teach them about fairness.

42. Have a weekly movie night with your child. This is a cheap, easy and fun way for you two to bond.

43. Trust your gut instincts with your child – you know them better than anyone else does.

44. Get involved in your child’s education by always attending Parent’s Evening and helping them with their homework.

45. Take your child for long walks so they can experience the magic of nature while bonding with you.

46. Accept that both you and your child will have flaws.

47. Count to 10 before you react to your child’s anger or sadness.

48. Buy a joke book and tell your child a silly joke every day.

49. Show your child lots of affection. Hold their hand when you walk together and high-five them when they have good news.

50. Speak to your children as equals and respect their opinions.

1. Order Him a Single Malt

You're supposed to meet at the bar. He's running late and feeling stressed. Your phone lights up with a text: "Will be there in 5, sorry!" Order him a good drink, on you. If he's a scotch man, get him a single malt. If he's more into beer, select a unique IPA. It's super sweet that you know his drink order. And if you can take it up one notch price-wise to something he would not normally order for himself, but is in that same wheelhouse, he'll be charmed for sure.

2. Bring Home Dessert

You've been out with the girls all night but are crashing at his place, or perhaps you live together. On the way home stop by that Italian bakery he loves and grab a cannoli. He may not necessarily be hungry but he will love that you thought of him. And it's a cannoli—who can't rouse themselves to be hungry for a cannoli?

3. Get that Broken Thing Fixed

It could be that watch that needs a new battery or the defunct zipper on his favorite messenger bag, but when you spot that broken item sitting in his apartment scoop it up. These are often low cost fixes. It's the sort of thing that is just inconvenient enough that a guy won't do for months since it's not a priority, but will be so thankful that someone else did it for him. He'll always think of you when using it thereafter.

4. Buy Flowers

Traditionally men buy flowers for women, but why can't that gesture go both ways? Men like having their apartment lit up with beautiful sights and smells too.

When a relationship ends, it can be immensely heartbreaking. We all cope with breakups in our own individual way with some people seemingly getting over someone quickly while others take a lot longer. If you feel you’re one of those people who take ages to recover from a breakup then you are definitely not alone. We are always told that after the initial shock and sadness that it’s plain sailing from there on in. But is this really the case? Getting out there again can seem extremely daunting or not even close to being on our radar and this is okay. It’s okay to feel sad and numb for a while, after all, it is a grieving process and it needs to be seen through to the end before we can start to heal ourselves.

Whatever stage you’re at, whether you’re at the beginning or perhaps it’s been months or years and you still find yourself mourning over the relationship, it’s all normal. As much as they feel rubbish, your negative feelings and emotions are leading you on to the road to recovery so don’t feel bad for still feeling them – it just means you’re still healing and that’s a good thing. There are many actions you can take that will help you move in a positive direction; allowing yourself to heal while shifting your mindset to one of recovery and peace.

Remember There’s No Time Limit
The first thing that’s important to remember is that there really isn’t a time limit to how long it’ll take to get over someone you love. You have probably heard the phrase ‘time’s a healer’ and it is – but this also makes us feel pressured to get over something quicker than we can. We feel ashamed if it’s been months or even years and we still don’t feel we’ve moved on. Always remember that it’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up about taking your time to heal as there really is no time limit.

Let Yourself Feel Your Emotions
Negative emotions are often demonised and we are made to feel as though feeling sad, angry and hurt is not good for us. We absolutely need to go through the grieving process and that brings denial, anger, blame, depression, desperation, false hope and many more in between. Often these emotions go around in circles so it can feel as though you’re getting over it but then some come back to whack you straight in the face again. It may feel like the hurt is endless but remember to go with it – accept the feelings for what they are; a means to an end.

Remove Your Ex From Social Media and Your Phone
In this day and age, we are bombarded by other people’s lives. Seeing what your ex is up to is ridiculously easy to do but the problem with this is that you’re not giving yourself space to heal. If you’re finding it hard to let go of someone then you need to consider removing them from all social media including your phone. This may feel like the last thing you want to do but sometimes the best things to do aren’t always the most comfortable. Remember that you are doing this for yourself and no one else. Seeing what they are up to all the time is only opening the emotional wound over and over again and that wound will never have its chance to heal. After the initial sadness of deletion you will feel very empowered and this empowerment will be good for your soul.

Remember To Love Yourself
When we go through a heartbreaking separation, it’s very easy to blame ourselves and believe that we just weren’t good enough for them or the relationship. Even the most confident people can get an attack of unworthiness issues so don’t beat yourself up. However, it’s crucial to remember that your worth is not tied to them – you are your own person. As much as you may think it, your identity is not, and was not, tied to the relationship you had. Remembering to love yourself is probably the most important thing you can do after a breakup.

Write Down How You Feel
There’s a wonderful power in writing things down. Journaling your feelings may seem straight out of a 90s TV show but it has great healing qualities. Write down how you feel, read it back to yourself, throw it away or box it up. Seeing your feelings down on paper can help your mind gain perspective and see things from another point of view. Another great thing to do is to write down a list of all the parts of the past relationship that annoyed or irritated you. A lot of the time we romanticise about the past and remember it better than it was. Writing down the negatives will serve as a reminder and will help when you have moments of relapse.

Turn Your Energy Into Something Positive
Although sitting around eating all the chocolate and binge-watching TV shows is a great thing to do initially, there needs to come a time when being proactive is a must to get our lives going again. If you’re still not up for seeing people or socialising then start an exercise routine. Go running, walking or cycling – anything that will get those endorphins going. Exercise is an excellent catalyst to recovery – it will clear and calm your mind and reduce any stress. Being around people also really helps speed up recovery. Immersing yourself around people who love you serves as a gentle reminder that love doesn’t just exist in romantic relationships – friends and family can help you get out of that funk all the more quickly.

Don’t Hold On To Anger And Blame
Although embracing our negative emotions are good, holding on to anger and blame for too long can have a detrimental effect on ourselves and others. When we spend too much time in a space of blaming the other person for the way we feel, we are taking away our power and essentially giving it to them. It acts as a hinderance to our recovery and makes the process that much longer. Remember that no one is really to blame no matter what happened to end the relationship – bitterness can eat away at you and it’s important to recognise when this is taking over your thoughts and feelings.

Don’t Torture Yourself
It’s very easy to fall into the trap of over-analysing why the relationship ended and wondering if there was something you could have done differently. These thoughts really serve us no purpose other than to torture ourselves. It’s common to fantasise about how you could have done better or regretting something you said or did that you feel could have contributed to the end of the relationship but the reality is that there really is nothing you could have done. Your mind can go into over-drive sometimes but you need to do all you can to calm it down – whether it’s using yoga or meditation techniques or trying to focus on something else entirely.

Remember There Isn’t Just One Person Out There For You
We live on a planet with billions of people. It can feel like that person was the only one for you but we all know that isn’t the case. You probably believe that no one else will make you laugh like that again, or have so much in common with you and yes, that may be true. But everyone is unique in their own way and there will be someone (or many more people) who will connect and bond with you in so many awesome ways. There was a reason that the relationship didn’t work out and it’s simply because you weren’t meant to be together but that doesn’t have to be a sad thought. You grew as a person and that will only serve you well for the next amazing person to enter your life. It might not be soon but it will happen – just have faith it will all work out.

You Will See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Fundamentally, you will feel like you are in some kind of darkness for a while. It can be a scary and daunting place especially if you haven’t experienced a serious breakup before. But as much as you probably can’t imagine it or think about it, there will come a day when you’ll come out the other side. It will feel wonderful and natural, you’ll feel whole again, you’ll be able to laugh and smile without thinking of them and most importantly, you will be a stronger and better person because of it. You may feel alone but millions of people have been through the exact same process in their own unique way and have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Use this as a reminder and a testament to the fact that you will also get through this too.

Great skin year after year
Your skin can reveal the stories of your life, from the fabled glow of pregnancy to the less-welcome spots that surface from sun damage. You hear a lot about how to protect your skin from the sun’s rays, but there are many other simple health moves that can keep your exterior in fabulous shape, decade after decade.

Your 30s: Beat acne bumps
Hormone-related skin problems aren’t just for teens. Surging progesterone and testosterone levels before your period can cause adult acne to erupt around the mouth, chin, and nose. And hormonal stress can exacerbate eczema—dry, irritated skin, often on the face and hands. 

To treat adult acne, which tends to flare up in the 30s and is more inflammatory than teen blackheads and whiteheads, derms often prescribe benzoyl peroxide and retinol or Retin-A, says Gary Goldenberg, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City. Soothe eczema by using gentle, fragrance-free cleansers; if the problem persists, you may need a prescription for a topical corticosteroid.


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