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Ways To Fit In Time To Relax When Your Schedule Is Tight

August 25th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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When your day is so packed that you have to schedule time to take a deep breath, you need to prioritize a moment to decompress. Personal time is important.

How can you tell when it’s time for an emergency tweak of your schedule? When everything is on your last nerve, coffee doesn’t do it like it used to, and everything on your to-do list is taking much longer than it used to, it’s time to carve out some time in your day to focus on doing what makes you happy.

Even when it feels like you have no time at all, there are ways to squeeze a little relaxation time into the busiest schedule. Commit to blowing off a little steam here and there and you won’t burn out before the workday is over.

Times You’re Most Likely To Meet Someone

August 25th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Remember when announcing that you met your significant other online still raised an eyebrow or two? Now it seems like everyone is swiping their way to happily ever after. But while it feels as though everyone has a Tinder account, meeting and getting to know people the old-fashioned way, a.k.a., out in the world, is still in style. And when you’ve been swiping left a lot more than right, it’s always good to get a little reminder that there’s another option than what’s available through an app. Keep your eyes and air open and you never know where you might meet someone.

Simple Ways To Boost Your Metabolism During The Week

August 24th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We had no idea how many ways there were to slow down your metabolism. We always thought it was just a matter of putting in a little cardio at the gym, lifting weights here and there to help build muscle, and maybe eating more spicy food. But as it turns out, your metabolism is also affected by the decisions you make during the day — the little and big ones. And most of us do a lot of things every day that we don’t realize slow ours down.

Making these little changes could make a big difference in how many calories we burn each day.

Ways To Get Him To Do Better

August 22nd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Being a superwoman can sometimes be a thankless job: You make breakfast, clean up, and make sure he leaves on time for work and other responsibilities. But if you’ve heard a “Thank you” from your significant other in the past few weeks, maybe you missed it, because you can’t remember when it was said. After a while, being taken for granted works on the most patient woman’s last nerve.

While no one likes feeling underappreciated, it’s not always a sign of a bad partner. Sometimes a good man just needs a little reminder and maybe some encouragement for him to do better. Remembering to value each other sometimes takes work. Put a little effort in now and it can pay itself forward in the (near) future.

Before frustration gets in the way of a good thing, try some of the things on this list. Telling someone about themselves is never a comfortable thing, but trying it this way just might help make things better.

Signs You Need A Social Media Detox

August 22nd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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When Kerry Washington announced that she had taken a break from social media, it caught all of her fans by surprise. What was even more brow-raising was the reason she took a break: social media wasn’t good for her self-esteem.

“That thing that happens in social media where you’re comparing your day or your life or your food or your mood or your kids to somebody else’s. I felt like I needed to create a little more stillness around me.”

We’ve all felt negative feelings about social media and its effect on us from time to time. But when celebrities are even saying they need a break, it might be time to consider whether or not we could all use a detox from time to time.

Turning social media off altogether doesn’t work for everyone, but there are ways to take brief breaks from all the noise if you’ve suffered from the following feelings and issues.

Relationship Issues That Sound Petty But Really Aren’t

August 18th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Should you dump a man who doesn’t brush his teeth as often as he should? Or refuse a second date because he made you go Dutch on the first date?

These relationship issues may sound petty, but they’re actually a big deal. It’s never just about the breath or the money. The truth is that hiding behind these minor issues are major ones. And unless something changes, they can be a sign that things may not work at as hoped.

So before you judge yourself too harshly for wanting to give him the boot, read on to see if your issue is really petty — or if it will be a major issue down the line.

An Alpha Woman’s Guide To Getting In Touch With Your Softer Side

August 17th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Every strong and independent woman knows that being an alpha female can serve you well in life. You’re not afraid to speak up for yourself, make your mark in the world, and get in right where you fit in.

But life is about yin and yang. And sometimes you want to access your softer side — even when it’s tough. Whether you want to ease the tension in your relationship, get along a little better with those who aren’t so bold and confident, or just open up a little bit more, here are a few tips that might help. It’s hard out here for a boss, but it doesn’t always have to be.

Easy Ways To Turn Up Your Willpower When You Need It

August 16th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Raise your hand if you have goals you’re trying to achieve. Now raise the other hand if you’d get there faster if the struggle wasn’t oh so real.

“Just do it” worked as a Nike slogan, but just putting in the work to accomplish your goals can be harder than it sounds. The trouble? Sometimes willpower can be kind of fickle. It’s right there when you need to wake up early for a morning meeting on no sleep, but nowhere to be found when you walk past the vending machine an hour before lunch and end up buying junk food you have no business munching on.

But there are ways to turn up your willpower whenever you need it to work for you. All you need is a little bit of practice.

How To Take Care Of Your Emotional Health

August 15th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We all know that we should eat right and exercise every day to take care of our physical health. But when was the last time taking care of your emotional health was on your mind?

Your emotions can go through quite the roller coaster depending on what’s going on in your life. From breakups to co-workers who stay on your last nerve, emotional see saws are a part of life. With that in mind, it’s important to know how to heal.

Our emotional well-being is important, but it’s something many of us fail to take care of. Follow these steps and you can work on creating more happiness for yourself, no matter what life tosses your way.

Big Feet, Big Hands, Big Everything Else: How Accurate Are These Size Stereotypes?

August 11th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Can we press the pause button on political correctness for a moment and talk about these size stereotypes? #EggplantFriday may officially be history on Instagram, but size will never stop being a hot gossip topic.

We’ve all heard the rumors about big feet meaning big everything else, but have you heard of some of the other size-related stereotypes? Can you tell what a guy is working with by the sound of his voice? What about the size of his hands? Or how about the size of his stomach?

We’ve gathered all of the size tea we’ve heard and now we’re turning to you. Have you found any of these to be true?