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Changes You Should Make During The Summer

May 27th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Summer sun puts everyone in a good mood. And that’s why it’s a great time to make changes in your life. From doing the big chop to working on a raise at work, summertime is a great time to take on a new project.

But what projects should you tackle? Some self-improvement work is perfect for the warm weather and long days that the upcoming summer season has to offer. Plus, we’ve tracked down a few of the great sales and opportunities that will help you not only make summer changes but try new things at an affordable price.

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The Big Chop

There’s no better time than during warm weather to fully appreciate the benefits of not having any hair on your neck

How To Keep Your Diet From Ruining Your Mood

May 13th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Has anyone else noticed that going on a diet can put you in a really bad mood? Cutting calories and hitting the gym are great for getting on that summer body before the weather warms up. But sometimes, it can be terrible for your attitude.

Some of us are more bothered by it than others. Cut too many calories a day, and you might find yourself snapping at your boyfriend, feeling “up to here” with your boss, and struggling to keep yourself from going HAM on the next co-worker who leaves a mess in the community microwave. (They know better!)

A crabby diet mood can get so bad that it could make you mad enough to say “forget it” and head to your nearest McDonald’s to feel better with a burger, some fries, and an apple pie. To keep your diet from ruining your mood (and keep your mood from ruining your plans to eat healthier) try these diet tricks.

How To Travel With Friends With Zero Drama

May 10th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We all love to travel, and the more friends and loved ones you can take with you, the better. When you find a good group of travel companions, the world opens up to fill your passport with stamps. But how do you go about finding good partners to see the world with?

We’ve all heard horror stories of friends who started out flying the friendly skies but came home swearing they would never travel together again due to misunderstandings. They do say that you never really know someone until you travel with them. But there are ways to keep that from necessarily being a bad thing.

How do you keep conflict off of your travel itinerary? Plan, plan, plan. Get everything cleared with your girlfriends before the visas are ordered, the passports are out and the plane takes off and you’ll minimize the chance that you’ll have any drama by the time the trip is done.

Surprising Signs You’ll Live Longer Than You Think

April 27th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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The honest truth? Most of us secretly want to live forever. The economy is getting better, we might be getting a woman president, and we can’t wait to see what Blue Ivy Carter and North West will grow up to look like. (Our guess? Fierce fashionistas.)

Lucky for us, people are living longer than ever. Your chances of living until way past your 65th birthday are ten times more likely nowadays, and that’s great news. And some folks are going to live even longer than that.

Why is that? Well, if you so happen to fall into one of these categories, chances are you’re going to live even longer than you think. So start putting your extra long-term retirement plans in order, put together an extensive bucket list and read on to find out some surprising reasons why some people are going to be around for quite a long time.

Times Men Deserve The “Crazy” Label They Try To Put On Us

April 8th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Calling women crazy for having complex emotions is the go-to move for some men. Their ex-girlfriend was crazy, their sister acts crazy, their co-workers are crazy, and they’re “hoping you won’t be crazy too.”

But for the men who think that everything women do is crazy, we wonder if they’ve ever looked at their own behavior and realized they act a fool from time to time, too. Men only think their behavior is normal because no one is every calling them out for their shenanigans all the time.

But today we’re turning the tables and calling out all of the things men do that could earn them the “crazy” label if we were petty enough to throw it around every time things didn’t go exactly our way.

And if we’ve missed anything on your list of male pet peeves — the kooky things that he does but doesn’t realize deserve a label too — feel free to leave it in the comment section.

Surprising Body Changes To Take Advantage Of In Your Late 20s

March 22nd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Women’s bodies are always changing. Puberty hit us all with hormones, mood swings, bigger bras and temporary attitude problems. But not all body changes are bad. Your late 20s are a big time for body change and those changes can be pretty amazing — if you know how to take advantage of them.

Get ready to give up your battle against chocolate cravings without anxiety, lighten up on your workout in the gym and say goodbye to all of your former insecurities. Learn how to manage your body the right way and your late 20s will have nothing but great surprises in store — give or take a bout of bad cramps or two.

The best change in our book? Finally being able to say goodbye to some of our worst cravings. Goodbye late-night chocolate cake binges, hello skinny jeans. What’s your favorite part of your late 20s? Let us know in the comments section!

To Go HAM Or Not To Go HAM: What Would You Do If These Headlines Happened To You?

February 4th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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These days, it seems like the news is full of headlines worthy of exclamation marks: Cheaters getting caught in the act, restaurants with surprises (rodents, fingers, etc.) in the food, and even teachers behaving badly with students just as bad. But what would you do if these headlines happened to you? Go HAM (hard as a mother…) or keep your cool?

We’ve compiled a few crazy stories of customers getting revenge, cheaters putting their exes in their place and parents standing up for their kids. Do you think they were right to take matters into their own hands or was there another route that would have been better to choose?

When the tables are turned, would you follow in their footsteps? Read on and just be glad that these moments didn’t happen to you. But if you’ve got stories that are just as crazy to tell, feel free to include them in the comment section down below.

Celebrities Your Man Can’t Stand

January 4th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Men and women don’t always appreciate the same things, especially when it comes to the celebrities you follow and admire, and why you do. If you like the following stars, and the man in your life doesn’t, here are some possible reasons. These are the celebrities some men love to hate.

Who You Gonna Call? 9 People Every Woman Should Have On Their “Team”

December 30th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Want to get the most out of life in 2016? Make sure you have the following people on your “team.”

From Fixing Glasses To Shoes: 15 Ways Your Hair Dryer Can Save The Day

December 3rd, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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From volumizing your lashes to breaking in your favorite shoes, you just might be amazed at the things your hair dryer can do.