Below are the weekly requests for articles from Cris, Diana and the editorial team. Please use this list as inspiration to write pieces and publish them to your profile. And, as a reminder, Diana and her team will edit articles after they're published. Edits will be limited to content, typos, SEO help, image changes and clarity.
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Don't forget to answer an Ask YourTango question from our readers! Keep your answers under 400 words and please do mention that you are a YourTango Expert and link to your page.
- A man wants to impress his book-loving wife. What should he read?
- A woman would like to change the terms of her open relationship with her boyfriend.
As of 10/20/2014, we are looking for articles on the following topics. Remember to reference the news item (better yet, link to it!) when writing your article so it's clear to the reader why your article is timely and relevant.
HP-Worthy means it will be highly considered for homepage placement.
Ricki Lake & Christian Evans Split: How They ‘Tried To Make It Work’ With Couples Therapy Sessions: Ricki Lake and her husband of just over two years, Christian Evans, have decided to end their marriage, but a friend close to the former couple tells RadarOnline.com exclusively, “They really did try to make it work.” “For the last couple of weeks, they attended several therapy sessions together,” says the friend.
Article Ideas: 1. How much therapy should a couple have before they decide to call it quits? 2. The signs your relationship is over, and not even therapy can help.
Kris Jenner ‘In Shock’ After Learning Ex-Husband Bruce Jenner Dating Her BFF: Bruce Jenner has tongues wagging – and for once it isn’t because of his looks! The reality dad, who has been going through a very public transformation in appearance, has begun dating Ronda Kamihira, his ex-wife Kris Jenner’s longtime confidant. “Kris is devastated,” a source tells People. “This was her former assistant and best friend of 20 years.”
Article Ideas:1. Should couples have "rules" of who they can and can't date after their divorce? 2. Kris trusted this woman when she was contemplating going through a divorce. Should women avoid confiding in their single female friends?
Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home: A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside. Members of an urban search and rescue team extricated a woman who was trapped in a chimney at a home in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (Credit: Ventura County Fire Department)
Article Ideas: 1. The signs you're becoming too obsessed with a new relationship. 2. What to do if someone is obsessed with you.
What a Narcissist Needs Is More, Not Less, Self-Love: Defined by the characteristic of excessive self-love, narcissism seems to characterize primarily people who think of themselves in an unrealistically positive light. What happens, then, when something happens that threatens their inflated sense of self? Ideally, knowing that they’ve made a mistake or hurt someone would lead them to admit to their failing, at least in this situation. However, such an admission means that they must swallow at least some of their pride.
Article Ideas: 1. TK ways you can prove your love to a narcasisst. 2. How to figure out if your partner IS a narcasisst, and what to do if they are.
Study: Sex after 65 key to happiness: People like sex. A lot. Studies have shown that happiness is correlated with frequency of sexual encounters in adults, and marital happiness is strongly linked with sexual satisfaction. This finding applies to both men and women, although the effect is greater in men. A recent study from Johns Hopkins has extended these findings to older adults as well. The researchers examined data from 732 couples aged 65 to 74. They looked at physical health, mental health, marital satisfaction, and sexual activity.
Article Idea: 1. How to get back into the dating/sex game post 60s. 2. Safe sex tips for those in their 60s +.
The 'no rescue' movement: Could this be the cure for helicopter parenting?: When my fourth grader recently came home from school upset and told me he got yelled at for forgetting a notebook, I was not surprised. I’d seen the notebook on the kitchen table. But after years of schlepping cellos, books and lunches to the elementary school midday for my two sons, and leaving dinner prep on hold to take a kid to school as the sun was setting to retrieve homework, I finally made a decision to do no more rescues.
Article Ideas: 1. Do you agree/disagree with this parenting method? 2. A personal essay about your experience with your own children and the parenting method that works for you.
If you're interested in syndication, here is what our partners are looking for (updated 9/18) Please note that articles previously published elsewhere (i.e. your blog/website) will NOT be considered for syndication. Only original articles to YourTango will be considered.
- First person stories are highly desirable. Anything specific to you but relatable to all is the formula for syndication success.
- We cannot guarantee syndication but will work with you to ensure your article is the best it can be.
- HuffPost 50: HP 50 is looking for stories on issues that affect people who are 50+. They also like general news stories/posts about celebs in their demographic, like this post: http://www.yourtango.com/2012133346/ten-longest-hollywood-marriages
- HuffPost Divorce: HP Divorce is specifically interested in divorce and cheating/infidelity-related content. (General breakup-related content is less likely to be promoted.)
HuffPost Wedding: HP Weddings is looking for wedding content as well as stories about issues relating to engaged couples and women, i.e. "Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?"