A new study found that couples dieting together can be counterproductive—even if they're working towards the same goal. Mostly, because it ends up causing one person to feel as though they aren't as competent. Fortunately, there's no need to completely avoid working out together—the two of you must simply find a balance.
When your friends and coworkers are overly happy about Christmas approaching sometimes it's just a bit over the top!!!
When I was a kid, my mother and I joined a very large “non-denominational” Christian Church, one of the earliest versions of the Mega Churches that exist today. It was a very happy place. I was in the children’s choir, the community was lovely, and we sang from a song book with drawings of long-haired hippies.
Although trying to find someone who doesn't practice pre-marital sex isn't easy these days, they still exist. Whether they were raised to keep it in their pants for religious reasons, or gave it a whirl and are now remaining chaste until marriage for other reasons, not everyone is down for a sexually active relationship before tying the knot. Yes, some people just want to wait.
There are so many reasons as to why people break up. Sometimes someone cheats, or there's a moment of realization that you don't see the world the same way, or maybe in the saddest of terms, love just dies. While those tend to be the most common reasons for why people split, another reason, one that you may not have heard of, is that your microbes just weren't a match. That's right; your bacteria may have had their eye on someone else.
With a little bit of creativity, technology can be harnessed to improve your intimate relationship.
When one of your parents is a gynecologist, things can be a little … interesting. Now imagine having both of your parents looking at vaginas all day long. Yeah. That feeling you’re experiencing? That weird mix of morbid fascination and wanting to stick your head in a hole and never come out? That was my childhood! Don't get me wrong; it was also pretty cool. Having a mother who can answer literally ANY question you can think of is kind of fun as you get older. (Though there was the time that my mother tried to talk to me about menstrual cycles when I was 12, and I threatened to barrel roll out of the car into the street, but that's probably more my hang-up than hers.) And I was the only kid in the fourth grade who had ever seen sperm under a microscope (for the record, one of the nurses in my mom's office was responsible for that, not dear mama herself).
The holidays throw into sharp relief the fact that I’m alone. Every year I try very hard not to let that overshadow all the good, but it's still always there.
Although I do not want kids of my own, I can admit that my nephews are awesome. The stuff that comes out of their mouths never ceases to amaze me and I'm pretty sure, despite being only four and five years old, they have things far more figured out than I usually do. They see life with these new and open eyes, and because of that, they often say things that really put it all into perspective, even if sometimes it seems a bit confusing at first.
I accept that I’m not always going to be able to be there for them in the old-fashioned Earthly sense. Sadly, there are limits to this particular pageant we’re all playing at. But then I realize that my physical being doesn’t really matter that much because there are ways that I'll remain after I've passed on; there are little promises I can make to my kids now that might allow me to love them forever.