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Xmas Done Chic: 5 Levels Of Increasingly Festive Holiday Outfits

Tis the Season! As if shopping for everyone on your list isn't enough during the holidays, we then have to worry about WHAT TO WEAR to the countless number of family/friend/office/just-because holiday parties. I love mixing it up and creating outfits that won't strap me with pieces I know I can't use later in my wardrobe.

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Even the sweetest Cinderella stories have some sort of creepy angle.

20 Disturbing Love And Life Lessons From Disney Princesses

I grew up with a lot of love for Disney cartoons, and like most girls I love Disney princesses. But unfortunately, not all women and girls are able to discern the Disney fairy tales they love from how real life actually works. Disney princesses set a really high bar for women and girls to live up to: your waist to hip ratio needs to be preternatural, you'll probably need to be born royalty or marry into it, and Prince Charming doesn't really need to know you that well.

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10 Brutal Truths About Being Married To Someone Who's Bipolar

When your partner is diagnosed with bipolar, you won't know what is coming. This is because even if you understand mental illness- I was already struggling with anxiety and depression when my husband was diagnosed- you don't know what it's going to look like in this particular person. There are general parameters of symptoms, but they can vary wildly.

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Why It's Time To Stop Dieting As A Couple (Says Science)

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.

What It's Like To Marry An Atheist When You Believe In God

What It's Like To Marry An Atheist When You Believe In God

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.

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Why Women Won't Date You If You're Not Into Premarital Nookie

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.

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Why Your Bacteria Might Be The Reason You're Still Single

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.