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You Need A Shoebox Full of Birthday Cards, Organized by Month

Have you ever heard of emotional labor? The concept has been around since the sociologist Arlie Hochschild defined the term in 1983. It’s essentially the work that we do, either professionally or personally, to regulate and present our emotions in a socially acceptable way—and to care for the emotional well-being of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Do Instead of Faking an Orgasm

Faking orgasms doesn’t do anyone any favors. It doesn’t feel satisfying for you; if anything, it detracts from your experience because you’re more focused on faking convincingly than on enjoying yourself. It doesn’t help your partner learn what you actually need to feel pleasure, much less reach orgasm. And in a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Do Instead of Faking an Orgasm

Faking orgasms doesn’t do anyone any favors. It doesn’t feel satisfying for you; if anything, it detracts from your experience because you’re more focused on faking convincingly than on enjoying yourself. It doesn’t help your partner learn what you actually need to feel pleasure, much less reach orgasm. And in a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Do If Your Child’s Behavior Is Ruining Your Relationship With Your Partner

“You know those ABC after-school specials where the parents get divorced, and they tell the kids it’s not your fault,” asks Catherine, a mom of three in Florida. “They lied. If we get divorced, it is totally their fault.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Nextdoor to Get to Know Your Neighbors

Not all of us have an easy time getting to know the people who live above, below, or next to us. When you’ve only exchanged brief hellos, it can be tough to ask your neighbors for help or advice. Just like Facebook facilitates connecting with far flung friends and family, social network Nextdoor makes it […]

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How to Defuse a Conflict Better than Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

It’s hard to believe that the recent news events have actually drowned out the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea, but we live in interesting times. Just a quick refresher: On July 28th, North Korea tested a ballistic missile that could reach the United States. On August 8th, President Trump…Read more… […]

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8 Signs You Should Skip Mediation and Head Straight for the Divorce Lawyer

Once a marriage is far enough gone, the only remaining question is “How hard is it going to be to untangle our legal and financial lives and (if relevant) sort out custody?” For some couples, separating via mediation rather than litigated divorce has its appeal: Many people don’t want to cast their former spouses in…Read […]

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How to Try Out a Sexual Fantasy—Even If You’re Not Sure You’re Going to Like It

Fantasies come in many different intensities. Some are so compelling that you’ve just got to act on them. But other fantasies fall under another category: ones that pique your curiosity, but also make you a bit nervous. Maybe it’s a fantasy that’s lingered in the back of your mind, and you’re not sure you want […]

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