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Life Lessons We All Had To Learn The Hard Way

June 23rd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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What’s the piece of advice you regret not listening to the most? Did it pertain to the boy your mother warned you about? Or the gut feeling you had but ignored about that so-called friend?

Whatever it is, you shouldn’t waste too much time feeling bad about it. There are some life lessons that we all have to learn the hard way. Until you’ve been through some struggles, it’s hard to believe how difficult they truly are. Thankfully, everything in life is a learning experience. And doing better is all about knowing better.

What are the lessons you learned along the way that you wish you would’ve known earlier? Add them in the comment section and we’ll cut down on some of the lumps and bumps of one of life’s toughest teaching methods.

If He Hasn’t Done These Things, Don’t Call Him Your Man

June 22nd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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If he hasn’t proved that he’s serious about you, should you get serious about him?

Once upon a time, making it official was as easy as circling “yes” or “no” on a “will you be my girlfriend” note in third period. But now that middle school is over, deciding whether or not to make a commitment is a little more complicated.

Just because a man asks you to take things to the next level doesn’t mean that he’s ready to (or worthy of you). So how can you tell if you should say “yes, please” or “maybe later?” If your relationship hasn’t passed these major milestones, it may be a sign that you should pass.

A man who hasn’t done these things to prove that he’s ready may not be, even if he thinks he is. So don’t go calling him your man just yet.

Simple Ways To Make Your Man Feel Special

June 21st, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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If you have a good partner on your hands, he knows exactly what it takes to make you feel special: flowers, jewelry, and a copy of that book you said you’ve been wanting to read.

But when is the last time you did something special for the good man in your life? If the answer is “I can’t remember…” you’re not alone. Men can seem so easy to please that it’s easy to overlook ways to do something extra special every now and then.

However, when he’s gone the extra mile, it’s always nice to go the distance, too. With that being said, we’ve put together a list of little things that are sure to put a smile on the face of a man who really deserves it.

What do you do for your man when you want him to feel special? Share your strategies with us in the comment section.

More Veggies, Less Sugar: Small Changes You Can Make To Be Healthier

June 17th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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In an effort to live a healthier lifestyle, we all do our research, but often end up left with a bunch of questions. Read four different publications or studies and you’ll get four different answers. Remember when eating fat-free foods was supposed to be the key to staying fit? Now it’s cutting carbs and eating bacon. And what exactly are the benefits of eating gluten-free?

What about those of us who want to be healthy but don’t want to have to live (and go broke) in Whole Foods to do it? We looked into what it takes to do better in regards to our health, and there’s good news: If you want to live a healthy and happy life, you don’t have to upend your life in the way some people think. In fact, as long as you’re doing something, it’s better than nothing and you’re living healthier than most.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: Ways You Can Appear Smarter Without Having To Open A Book

June 17th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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If you look at yourself in the mirror right now, on a scale of one to 10, just how intelligent do you appear? Everyone wants to put their best foot forward at business meetings and in interviews, and the smarter you appear, the better off you will be in those situations. With that in mind, we did the research to find out how to you can make that happen. As it turns out, it’s about more than reading the thickest novels and wearing the most interesting pair of glasses. These unexpectedly easy habits you can integrate into your daily routine go a long way to help you impress other people with your wisdom.

Reasons It’s Actually Hard To Find A Good Man (And How to Find One Anyway)

June 15th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Any woman who has been on a date in the past few years has asked herself the question: “Why is it so hard to find a good man?” Date enough men who seem like they wouldn’t be a good fit for anyone and the question just so happens to pop up. Are all of the good men in hiding or are you the only one having trouble finding them?

Well, we’ve talked to lots of women and we’ve discovered that the problem isn’t us. Every woman has experienced the struggle because it is hard to find a good man now more than ever. But once you know what’s standing in your way from finding one, it’s easier to know where to look.

Now we want to know how you found your good man. Did you follow these rules? Or did you find your significant other in a surprising place? Share your story with us in the comment section.

How To Keep Drama From Ruining Your Day

June 14th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Drama is the worst. You came to work, ready to sit down at your desk and mind your own business. Then suddenly, here it comes: a spectacle. Some days it’s your co-worker with all her chaos, and other days it’s your ex bombarding your phone with messages. Wherever it comes from, it threatens to ruin your good day. But why do other people get to be in control of your mood?

Unfortunately, you can’t control the drama that other people bring. But you can control how that drama affects your outlook. Try these guidelines for keeping your life drama free and you will find yourself unbothered when people try to come anything but correct. Bring on the shade. You will be able to shake off that load in no time.

Do you have your own personal tactics for dealing with drama when it gets to be too much? We’d love to add some pointers to our list, so feel free to share yours in the comment section.

Things A Good Man Gives You (Without You Having to Ask)

June 13th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Someone once said that when love is good, it’s easy. I don’t know about all that, but your relationship definitely shouldn’t feel like a chore. When you’re with a man who is good for you, things just seem to flow. Most of the time it’s because he’s giving you what you need without you having to ask. And that’s the mark of a good partner.

Rough patches in a relationship usually come about when you need something that he can’t or won’t give. Then the arguments start. And if you’re struggling to get basic needs met in your relationship, you might need to prepare yourself to move on.

Some gentlemen are rough around the edges, and no relationship is completely free of drama. But if you have to fight for these basic necessities, the rest of your relationship is probably going to be an uphill battle.

Things To Stop Caring About When You’re A Grown Woman

June 10th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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The best thing about becoming a grown woman? Handling your business like a grown woman. We all reach a certain age when it’s time to say goodbye to certain baggage. And when that time comes, it’s time to wave a hard goodbye to the things that used to bother us in the past. Gossiping girl clicks? Fashion faux pas? Those things are so high school — or they should be.

Once you stop wasting your energy on these worries, life gets a whole lot brighter. So whether you’ve shaken these loads off or you’re still in the process, these are things we should all work to let go. When we do it’s going to free up a lot of the time to handle grown woman business without the immature nonsense.

How To Keep Your Temper From Ruining Your Relationship

June 3rd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Fussing and fighting takes a lot of the positive energy out of a relationship. It also manages to leave you incredibly exhausted. When you focus on being mad, it’s harder to get to the real reasons behind your anger issues. When something is done that you don’t like, here comes the same old argument. Again. And if you have a real temper, those disagreements can turn the volume way up on your relationship and put it in a bad place.

So how can you dial down the drama? Controlling your temper and allowing it to take a back seat to your positive feelings for your partner can keep frustration from tearing you apart. Practice these calming techniques and you can keep your buttons from being pushed so easily.

From a simple “woosah” to a stress-relieving exercise program, these tools can keep us all from saying something we don’t mean when the moment gets heated.