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Life After Dating: The Beauty Of Doing Your Own Thing

Life After Dating: The Beauty Of Doing Your Own Thing

Here’s a situationĀ most people in long-term relationships have experienced at one time or another:

You really want to do something. Say, a challenging hike that ends at an idyllic waterfall. And you really want your partner to do it with you, because you love spending time with them, don’t want to do it alone, and, hello, idyllic waterfalls are fucking romantic.

But your partner doesn’t want to do it. Their reason could be anything: they’re busy, they’re tired, they hate hiking, they have a phobia of romantic waterfalls — the fact is, they don’t want to do it, and they’re not budging.

I’ve been on both sides of this equation many times. It’s never easy, and whenever nagging enters into the equation (guilty!), it creates a perfect storm for conflict — not to mention resentment on both sides. Finding a balance between quality couple time and independence can be tough, but in this case, I’ve found that there is nothing more empowering and ultimately better for your relationship than learning to do your own thing. Keep reading »

The Pros & Cons Of Different Travel Partners

I believe that traveling is always a good experience (even a terrible vacation will give you stories to tell for years to come), but who you choose to travel with will make a big difference in what kind of experience you have. A cross-country road trip with your three best friends will be very different than a cross-country road trip with your dad, for example. And that dream trip to the Great Wall of China? Should you go it alone or take your boyfriend along? Click through to find out the pros and cons of different travel partners, and please share your own travel partner preferences in the comments!

Traveling Alone
Why one woman prefers to travel the world -- solo. Read More »

Guy Pastes Himself Into Britney Spears’ “Work B**ch” Video, Awesomeness Ensues

Guy Inserts Himself Into Britney Spears' "Work Bitch" Video
Go Call The Police! Go Call The Gov'nah!

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new role model, Gal Volinez. Gal decided that Britney Spears’ iconic “Work B**ch” music video could use a little less Britney and a little more … him. So he recreated all of Britney’s trademark writhing and neck-snapping dance moves, showed a little midriff, and pasted his performance right over the top of the video. The result is strangely compelling, and way more erotic than the original. Sorry, Brit. [YouTube]

The Daily Squee: A Wolf Pup With Hiccups!

Wolf Pup With Hiccups
Someone give this little guy some peanut butter!

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? The phrase takes on a thoroughly less menacing tone when the wolf in question is actually tiny and also has an adorable case of the hiccups, as illustrated by this 8-week-old wolf pup at the Wolf Conservation Center in Salem, New York. I’m not afraid of you at all, little wolf. In fact, I would be glad to snuggle those hiccups right out of you. [HyperVocal]

 

10 Things You Should Always Buy In Bulk

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10 Things You Should Always Buy In Bulk

I’ve been trying really hard to live a more minimalist lifestyle lately. I’m super choosy about the clothes I buy, have been cutting down on clutter like whoa, and am aiming to live in a super cozy storage container within the next 10 years. Now, that being said, no matter how much I trim down my earthly possessions, you will never catch me without a massive stockpile of cute greeting cards and a wallet full of fresh stamps. There are some things that, no matter how much you simplify and streamline, you should always have on hand. Always. Here are 10 more of them: Keep reading »

Life After Dating: Compromising On Compromise

Life After Dating: Compromising On Compromise

Yesterday evening, Nick and I were trying to hang up some pictures on a blank wall in the living room, and things were getting tense.

“I think that blue frame should go about a quarter inch to the right.”

“I think it’s fine where it is.”

“But the bottom edge lines up too perfectly with that black frame, and it’s giving me an eye tic.”

“Why don’t we move the pink frame down to where the silver frame was?”

“Over my dead body.” Keep reading »

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