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How to Explain to the People You Live With That You’re Working

“You get to work from home? That’s awesome!” That’s what they all say to you. You nod and grimace because you know, while it is nice to skip the commute and avoid office politics, working from home comes with its own set of challenges. Namely, you know how difficult it is to make people understand […]

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The ‘DNA App for Couples’ Knows My Kids’ Hair Color

In science, replication is important. One experiment can be a fluke, but if you get the same results over and over, you know you’re getting close to the truth. So when a DNA app called BabyGlimpse said it could predict what my children would look like, I was ready. I have three children, so I […]

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For a Happier Marriage, Spend Less on Your Wedding

The first important decision a married couple makes is … how to get married. Black tie at the Ritz? Clambake at the shore? Backyard potluck? Research shows you might be better off with a cheap—but well-attended—wedding. Scott Stanley and Galena K. Rhoades, professors and researchers for the Institute of Family…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Go to a Casual Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

It is, ironically, difficult to have a pleasant date night on Valentine’s Day, when every “nice” restaurant replaces their normal menu with a mandatory and expensive prix fixe. Some couples actually like those dinners, and have a fun pre-packaged date night. Other couples like to cook at home, or to ignore the holiday…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Solve Big Arguments as a Couple

We don’t like to admit it, but a marriage (or any long, cohabiting relationship) looks less like an early romance and more like a business partnership. As organizational psychologist Adam Grant and his wife Allison Sweet Grant explain in Redbook, married life involves a lot of compromise and negotiation. They offer…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Nobody Wants to Date Someone Who Is Bitter and Jaded

If you’ve been on the dating scene for what feels like forever and you’re starting to feel frustrated and disillusioned with it all, it might be time to take a step back and do a little recalibrating. We project how we feel to others; people can sense your negative outlook from a mile away, which […]

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How to Respond to a Racist Comment  

People will say all kinds of offensive things if they think you share their views. Take, for example, this terrific essay by Katherine Fugate, in which a locksmith assumes she wants sturdy locks to keep out all the potential black intruders (though he uses an uglier word). Or Trump’s blithe assumption that everyone…Read more… Continue […]

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‘Suckin Dick While My Man Plays 2K’: When Video Games Meet Sex

Back in September 2017, one Twitter user informed the world that she was “suckin dick while my man plays 2K.” At first glance, it seemed like she was boasting about some video game foreplay, but no. She later clarified, “LMAO y’all thought i meant my mans dick?😂 fohhh.” Months later, I can’t stop thinking about […]

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The Best and Worst Workouts to Do As a Couple

When I took a dance class with my husband years ago, the instructor told us that any couples in the class should split up and dance with others. “We have a tendency to say things to our partner that we wouldn’t to other people,” I remember her saying. “Like, ‘Honey, you’re doing it wrong.’”Read more… […]

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