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12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship

12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship

“My boyfriend is jealous. He gets furious when I won’t dump my friends and spend all of my free time with him,” the weeping woman shared with me. “I was so thrilled to have a devoted boyfriend that I ignored the warning signs of abuse. I convinced myself that he loved me, and that things […]

3 Ways to Instantly Silence Your Inner Critic

3 Ways to Instantly Silence Your Inner Critic

Whether you’re going through a grueling breakup or you flubbed the last slide in your work presentation, our inner critic can be all too vocal. Sure, we know that we should go easy on ourselves, but what does that even mean? To get some tips on treating yourself super well, we talked with Kim Nicols, a […]

How To Be Your Husband’s Best Friend Without Losing Your Identity

How To Be Your Husband’s Best Friend Without Losing Your Identity

Soulmates. Lovers. Friends. Partners. Companions. Roommates. Co-parents, co-bill-payers, co-everything. It’s a lot to ask of a marriage. And on your wedding day, you probably only thought about the first two titles. They are the reason you married your husband. You wanted to spend all your time with him, and it didn’t matter what you were […]

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm.” Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive thought-patterns and unhealthy habits. This leads to better decision-making and behavioral responses. Here […]

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

Remember the slogan from those old public service announcements, “It’s 10 PM, do you know where your children are?” If that campaign ever gets reinvigorated, a more fitting slogan for the sign of the times should be, “It’s 10 PM, do you know what your children are doing online?” If a recent study of online […]

Adult Skills Every 18-year-old Should Have

Adult Skills Every 18-year-old Should Have

This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs? Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host. 1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, […]

6 Relationship Habits All Really Happy Couples Have

6 Relationship Habits All Really Happy Couples Have

We all tend to fall into a routine in long-term relationships. We make habits and rituals as a couple that help shape and define our lives together. Perhaps it’s going to breakfast on a Saturday morning, one partner making the bed while the other makes coffee, or a particular way of celebrating a holiday. If […]

Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Become Junior Golfers

Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Become Junior Golfers

1. Wellness for life: With the youth obesity epidemic in our country, golf is a sport that helps young people get off the couch. When you play golf, walking the golf course and carrying your bag, a 150-pound person burns 350 calories and walks more than 10,000 steps. 2. Spend time with family: Golf is a […]

Love Yourself, But Not Too Much

Love Yourself, But Not Too Much

By others’ standards, it seems there’s very little a woman can ever get “right.” As women, we’re supposed to be a perfect combination of features… many of which require possessing a certain set of genetic attributes. Though this arbitrary list of characteristics varies greatly depending on whom you ask, one thing is certain: We are […]

Saying No Doesn’t Mean You Are A Bad Person

Saying No Doesn’t Mean You Are A Bad Person

Perks Of Being Over 40 We often hear aging used in negative terms; whether it’s beating the signs of aging or dealing with feeling of invisibility as we age, to name a few. Both of these are great examples of how we over-40 girls are consistently fed a line that aging is a barrier that […]