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Since the advent of the internet, pornography has proliferated. Instead of visiting an adult movie theater or grabbing a copy of Hustler or Playboy, anyone with an internet connection can now access billions of hours of pornographic content with just the click of a mouse. As porn use has skyrocketed, so has research regarding its effects on viewers and their romantic relationships. What sort of impact could pornography be having on your life and your relationships? Recent research has offered up the following preliminary conclusions. Porn addiction is a real problem for many. Vi... more ...
“Micro-cheating” is the latest buzzword in the field of relationship psychology. Though the term sounds self-explanatory, the behaviors that fall under the category of micro-cheating are diverse. Have you ever been guilty of committing a micro-cheating crime? Read on to find out! What exactly is micro-cheating? Australian psychologist Melanie Schilling coined the term “micro-cheating” in 2017. She defines the concept as “a series of seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused outside their relationship.”... more ...
Over the course of our lives, nearly all of us have been exposed to numerous “truths” about relationships. Happy couples, we’re told, never go to bed angry with one another. Having a baby is a good way to save a crumbling marriage. Such beliefs, however, are often inaccurate, if not patently untrue! Holding such misguided beliefs just might cause problems in your future relationships. Here are a few of the most common relationship myths and the truths behind these statements. Myth #1: If a relationship is right, it won’t require much work. Even the best r... more ...
With summer just around the corner, many of us have travel on our minds. With so many destinations to choose from, however, it can be difficult to settle on a place to visit. Instead of battling the crowds in Paris, Orlando, or Venice, consider booking a flight to a major city with a less touristy vibe. Packed with culture, history, and natural beauty, these four incredible destinations are among our top recommendations for travel this summer.  Tallinn, Estonia Tallinn, home to 450,000 inhabitants, is the charming capital of Estonia. With a culture influenced by the nation&... more ...
Spring is a season of new beginnings. As April showers turn fields to green, the first fresh crops of the year begin arriving at grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Hearty greens like cabbage, bok choi, and kale are among the earliest arrivals, followed by peas, onions, radishes, broccoli, and asparagus. Rhubarb, strawberries, and cherries add hints of sweetness to the springtime harvest.Take advantage of the season by utilizing these fresh ingredients! Get started with one of the recipes below. Kale & Sweet Potato Frittata Whether you’re in the mood for a savory bre... more ...
With age, our hormonal urges to mate and masturbate tend to decline. The old adage is true, however: it’s important to “use it” so as not to “lose it!”  Why Masturbate? Whether you’re dating, single, or in a relationship, masturbation remains one of the best and most pleasurable ways to maintain good sexual health. If you’re single, regular masturbation will keep you healthy and sexually engaged until you meet someone new. Even if you have a partner, medical issues or mismatched libidos may make masturbation an appealing or necessary alt... more ...
In his bestselling relationship book The Five Love Languages, marriage counselor and pastor Dr. Gary Chapman highlights five primary ways in which individuals tend to express their feelings of affection towards one another. After years of counseling adults who felt misunderstood in their relationships, Chapman realized that the primary challenge faced by most couples was that many individuals were speaking different “love languages” than their partners. By learning more about your primary love language and that of your current partner, you can radically transform the ways in w... more ...
Menopause is an uncomfortable subject for many women to discuss. One recent survey suggests that nearly 25% of women over the age of 45 feel uncomfortable talking about “the change” with their romantic partners. Every mature woman, however, will eventually experience menopause and the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of this major hormonal shift. These symptoms can have far-reaching effects, impacting not just the woman undergoing the change, but those around her as well. Don’t let hormonal changes wreak havoc on your latest romance! When menopause causes difficu... more ...
As the days grow longer and warmer, the spring sun begins casting its rays upon the dust bunnies lingering under our sofas. Spring cleaning can be hard work! Decluttering the home, scrubbing out old stains, and dusting surfaces are rarely easy tasks. By following a few pointers, however, you can increase the effectiveness of your seasonal tidying, resulting in visible improvements that will last for months to come.  Plan Window-Washing Around the Weather Many of us mistakenly clean our windows in direct sunlight, hoping to illuminate the dirt and grime we’re seeking t... more ...
Though action films and rom-coms can be great date-night entertainment material, sometimes we all crave a little realism in our lives! Online subscription services like Netflix make it easier than ever before to enjoy documentary films of all varieties. Whether you’re fascinated by history or have a passion for the true crime genre, there’s an excellent documentary out there with your name on it. For Sports Fans: Hoop DreamsReleased in 1994, Hoop Dreams is widely acknowledged as one of the best documentaries of all time. Filmed over the course of five years, the film prov... more ...