While “healthy” isn’t exactly the first adjective that comes to mind when you think of wedding gifts, it makes sense: you want your friend(s) to have a fun, long and wonderful life together. A fun, long and wonderful life requires habits that encourage longevity and a higher quality of existence. So, why not give them something delightful, delicious and desirable? More
A new study shows that your Facebook account may reveal some interesting things about your brain and your intellect–and it has nothing to do with those deep, thought-provoking quotes people copy from someone else and post as their own. Nope, the clues to your brain–and just how big it might be–can supposedly be found by the number of online friends you have. More
Relationship Land is a fun place to be. There are only two inhabitants, so crowds are never an issue. Meals are optional, as the laws of R.L. allow you to subsist on love and love-making for days on end. In fact, time itself takes on a different meaning as the world outside of this fairy tale place slowly disappears. For these and many other reasons, Relationship Land is a truly wonderful place to visit. But please, don’t get lost there. More
There’s a woman I know who is a bit too chummy with my husband. We’re both runners and cyclists, but this girl–let’s call her Ms. Clueless When It Comes To Relationship Boundaries, emails him (not me) to join her on long runs and rides. In all fairness, she invites other guys too–but not me, and not any other women. More
Ladies, I need your help. There’s an epidemic that I’d like desperately to name, but cleverness and sarcasm are both failing me. Let me describe this oft-seen, rarely-talked-about, annoyance-is-too-weak-a-word: You’re at a party with your significant other. Lots of friends are there; everyone’s chatting and being all social butterfly-esque. The vibe is relaxed. Until SHE arrives. More
Check out this post from Jessie Rosen on Lemondrop.
My mom always said that there are three kinds of friends in this world: Friends for a reason, friends for a season, or friends for life. (My Mom loves rhyming advice.)
Lately, in the age of 500-plus Facebook friends, it’s a question everyone seems to be asking: Is real friendship dying? Which relationships really matter? And is it better to have one BFF — or an army of acquaintances?
I fall somewhere in between. I think we can splinter my mom’s three original categories into a list of the Top 10 friends every girl needs to get by — nay — to succeed, socially networked or not.
After all, you are the company you keep, but shouldn’t the company you keep help advance the you that you are?
Here are my recommendations if we were to take that number from 500 to 10:
1. A Photographer Friend More
New In Town? Or Just Sad and Lonely? Now you can RentAFriend, which provides exactly the service it says it does, starting at around $10 an hour. Just enter your zip code to find your BFF, or if not forever, at least for a couple hours. But just friendship, people. No funny business. (via The Frisky)
I have no patience for impatient people. The chronically impatient like to waste their time and energy (and everyone else’s) on situations that are of absolutely no consequence. After being forced to wait in any line (restaurant, bank, airport, grocery … More
Isabella Blyth just turned 106. Her secret? Never being romantically involved with anyone. (Why didn’t we think of that?) Ms. Blyth has never kissed – much less had sex with – anyone, and it doesn’t bother her one bit. She claims she’s had a full life, and was too busy with church, family, and friends to even think about romance.
Do you think entirely avoiding all romantic interaction could possibly make you live longer? More
Every relationship is fundamentally a power struggle, and the individual in power is whoever likes the other person less. More
For all the times we say “yes”, there are too many times when it’s difficult to say “no”. But instead of seeing it in a negative light, some say that using a “positive no” can guide us toward success, if we know how to do it the right way. Lifehacker borrowed some advice from the blog A List Apart to help figure out a way to say no that’s productive and agreeable – our desire to say “yes” stems from wanting to please others and be agreeable, but saying “no” doesn’t always have to be unpleasant and contradictory. More
This is the first post by Drew Grant, Associate Editor of our sister site, Crushable, about her efforts to quit smoking using the Become An Ex program. Telling people you’re quitting smoking just doesn’t have the same social impact that … More
Even though Oprah is God, she still can be wrong sometimes (though not very often). Here are 10 “oopsies” that this most powerful and influential woman in the world has made over the years – by endorsing, loving, trying, hiring, … More