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With summer swiftly approaching, many of us are beginning to plan vacations for the warmer months and beyond. Many of us, however, postpone traveling or limit our vacations to just a few days, believing that lengthy vacations to exotic destinations fall outside of our budgets. These beliefs, however, are generally based on false assumptions and misconceptions. With the right planning and a willingness to be flexible and creative, anyone can travel affordably! Are you looking to travel more this year? By considering the following factors, you can travel more extensively while saving money,... more ...
With the winter holidays far behind us and no upcoming celebrations in sight, most of us are unlikely to receive many presents in the months to come. As singles, we sometimes miss out on other gift-giving occasions, too, such as anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. All of us, however, deserve a little treat every now and then! The next time you’re out shopping, treat yourself to something you wouldn’t usually indulge in. If you’re looking for ideas, the following products and experiences are a few things almost anyone will enjoy. A Few Culinary Indulgences ... more ...
Dr. Brené Brown, arguably the world’s leading expert on vulnerability, defines being vulnerable as setting ourselves up for “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.” In our everyday lives, as well as in romantic relationships, being vulnerable can be highly uncomfortable, if not downright terrifying! Brown, however, emphasizes the fact that vulnerability is at the core of many positive emotions, including love, courage, empathy, belonging, hope, and joy. If you’re feeling unhappy and disconnected from both yourself and others, there’s a good chance ... more ...
You might think that it’s the most physically beautiful people who get approached most when at bars and other dating hotspots. This, in fact, isn’t necessarily true! Simple body language cues, signaling interest, availability, and self-confidence, are actually the best means of luring in potential mates!Though body language is often an unconscious art, you can also be proactive in your use of body language, actively signaling your interest. By becoming more literate in body language, you can also better “read” the signals projected by others, allowing you to more easily... more ...
Spring is the perfect time to open your windows, letting fresh air and sunshine fill your home. Unfortunately, longer daylight hours may also cast light on the dust and clutter that’s piled up around your home during the winter months! Though spring cleaning can be a hassle, you’ll be glad your home is tidied up before the summer heat arrives. Here are a few of our favorite assorted tips and tricks for helping you clean up your home quickly and more effectively. Start with a Schedule and a Timer Most of us avoid spring cleaning because getting started feels overwhelm... more ...
The month of April signals the beginning of spring. As the trees begin to sprout new leaves and flowers begin to bloom, the weather often becomes gray and drizzly. Though the growing plants need the precipitation, rainy days can often put a damper on our plans, particularly when they involve spending time outdoors. Have your plans been foiled by an unexpected downpour? If so, try one of these fun date ideas instead!  Get Gaming Gaming, in all of its many shapes and forms, is an excellent indoor dating activity. Visit an arcade and play retro pinball games or classics like P... more ...
Throughout history, individuals around the world have sought out lasting relationships, many of which were made official through the institution of marriage. In centuries past, the courtship process was far different than it is today. “Dating” as we now know it has only existed since the late 1800s. How did courtship and dating evolve over the past centuries and decades? Here are a few interesting facts that you might not have known! Courtship in Past Centuries Before the advent of modern dating, marriages were traditionally viewed as transactional bonds arranged for... more ...
Social justice is a broad term, describing the concept of fair relations between individuals and the world around them. In most societies around the globe, imbalances in power and opportunity have prevailed throughout the centuries. Some groups, such as minorities, women, the poor, the disabled, and the incarcerated have often had less access to certain opportunities and resources. Social justice movements tend to focus on eliminating these barriers, seeking to improve social mobility and access to public resources. Creating social and economic “safety nets” for those in need is of... more ...
St. Patrick’s Day, the religious and cultural commemoration of Ireland’s patron saint, takes place on March 17th. Though most of us don’t celebrate the holiday in a serious manner, St. Patrick’s Day is an apt time to celebrate Irish culture and cuisine. If you’re looking for a new recipe to try this March, consider drawing inspiration from Ireland and its many hearty dishes. Get started with one of these classic Irish staples! Soda Bread  Perhaps the most iconic Irish bake, soda bread is a popular staple of Irish cuisine. This quick bread gets ... more ...
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is defined by widespread musculoskeletal pain and other mental and physical symptoms, such as sleep problems, fatigue, stiffness, and cognitive difficulties. The condition affects millions of individuals worldwide, with about 80% of sufferers being female. If you’ve been experiencing pain throughout your body along with a myriad of other symptoms, it is possible that you’re suffering from fibromyalgia. Read on to learn more about the ways in which fibromyalgia is identified, diagnosed, and treated. Symptoms Though there a... more ...