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Please, Just Stop It: How To Conquer Behavior That’s Making You Unnecessarily Bitter About Love

November 29th, 2012 - By Julia Austin
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As irritatingly new agey as it may sound, you completely control how you perceive the events in your life. If you exercise the control you have to digest a situation any way you want, then the truth is, nothing ever happens to you. You either let things happen, or you don’t. And a great example is that you either let yourself become bitter about love, or you don’t. No matter how many deliriously happy couples there are around you, or how often your mom reminds you your “clock is ticking,” when it comes to being bitter about love, there is nobody you can blame except yourself. Here are 14 behaviors to quit today if you’re ready to stop throwing your plate at the couple kissing on TV.

Fear And Other Things: 14 Unhealthy Reasons To Stay In A Relationship

October 2nd, 2012 - By Julia Austin
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How can you tell if your relationship is unhealthy for you? (

A healthy relationship is the perfect balance between comfort and something that pushes you outside your comfort zone, rational and a little bit of fantasy, sexual and emotional chemistry. Lean a little far one way or the other and you have a relationship that could easily be broken by the ever-changing climate of life. Don’t even base your relationship on these elements.

For Single Women, A Recession Is A Time To Shop For Beauty Products

July 11th, 2012 - By Charlotte Young
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When the economy goes bad, women spend more on cosmetics and retail. Why? According to MSNBC, a new report observes that women are buying more in hopes of securing a man who was able to hold on to his job during the recession.

“We may not consciously think we’re buying them to make ourselves more desirable to men,” Sarah E. Hill, co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Texas Christian University said to MSNBC. “But our lizard brains go after these things even when we think we’re too smart to be lured in by manipulative advertising claims like, ‘these jeans will help get you a man.’”

Hill first noticed what she calls the lipstick-effect when she observed high Mary Kay sales in 2010 when many companies were suffering. She then decided to study whether or not the trend carried across companies and different time periods. She and her colleagues looked at 20 years of data to examine the relationship between unemployment rates and sales of beauty products and designer clothes.

“I was expecting to find sales of these products to at best be flat when unemployment was high,” she said. “That would have been interesting enough. But when we found that people were actually spending more during times of high unemployment, I thought that was fascinating.”

Hill decided to take the study a step further. She gave both men and women study participants a chose between reading story about a down economy or architecture. Participants were then asked to indicate their level of desire to buy six products: half included clothing and beauty products, the other half included a stapler, a wireless computer mouse and headphones. Turns out, women who chose to read the story on the down economy generally went for the beauty products.

By contrast, men didn’t seem to be effected by the lipstick-effect. Hill reasons that this is because when men look for a partner, they generally aren’t as concerned with a woman’s income level.

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Is He Dating Other People? 7 Signs You’re One Of Many

March 20th, 2012 - By Julia Austin
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It can’t be true. He seems to really like me. Do guys even do that anymore?? This is the typical reaction when a friend suggests that maybe that guy whose been dangling you along for months is juggling a couple other women. But, the guilty conscience associated with dating multiple people has been worn down over the years. We are serial casual daters. It is encouraged. And that means, monogamy has worn down too in the beginning stages of a “relationship.” Here’s how to know if you are one of many.

7 Negative Thoughts To Stay Away From When Single

December 19th, 2011 - By Julia Austin
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After you’ve been single for a while and all of your friends seem to be coupling up, it can be so hard to remember that it’s as simple as this: you just haven’t found the right guy yet. But you have to remember that, otherwise negative thoughts like these seep in and make it impossible to find him: