What comes to mind when you think of the word "mother?" Both my professional and personal experiences have shown that the term "mother" can carry a wide variety of connotations. The quality of relationship that one has with their mother colors how they understand what it means to be nurturing or "mothering." When past experiences of one's mother are combined with the frenzied pace of contemporary life, it is possible to overlook the need to be mothered.
Nick Offerman, Ron Swanson from NBC's Parks & Recreation, has some advice to men: stop shaving. Not only is a nice beard incredibly virile, it also saves fresh water... a dwindling natural resource. As part of the Grow One, Save A Million campaign with Budweiser, Nick is advocating that men be more manly. It helped him land wife Megan Mullally and adding a person or two into your shower could be just what saves the earth.
Just in time for Earth Day, which is this Sunday, April 22, Jewish dating site JDate has surveyed hundreds of their members on going green. And hey, why not? After all, a couple that goes green together stays together.
Just a little tired all the time, dealing with vague aches and pains...or really sick? Is your body working overtime to keep you healthy? Maryanne has three live radio shows each week, and on Maryanne Live she interviewed Deanna Duke, whose journey to health led her to write The Non-Toxic Avenger. We think her results are so important that we're sharing them here.
Someone once told me, "Lower your expectations of others and you'll be a much happier person." Well that may be true, but it's not part of my makeup. I'm forever hopeful that others will care about and act on the things that I care about. We all have missions we're on and have something we wish to share with others. I thought I'd share with you some of what I'm doing to change the world... at least what I hope to change. Frogs Are Green
We here at YourTango love to love. But, now that Earth Day is fast approaching, we can't help but wonder: can we sustain love while also loving the Earth? According to experts such as Ethan Imboden, the founder of Jimmyjane, and Stefanie Iris Weiss, the author of Eco-Sex, the answer is a resounding yes. After all, when we're good to the environment, we tend to be—by extension—good to our bodies. And when we're good to our bodies, others take notice.
Contrary to what Kermit the Frog once told us, it's actually pretty easy being green—if you use your imagination and are willing to be a little adventurous. Here are ten eco-friendly date ideas, all of which require very little effort. Try them out this Earth Day—or any day you want to have some fun without being hard on the planet. Go green dating!
Earth Day is April 22, but a healthy planet requires everyday maintenance—kind of like a healthy relationship. Think relationships have nothing to do with being green? Think again! Every part of our lives impacts the environment, and love is no exception. Check out our green articles below.
Love Bytes: three must click sex, dating and relationship links. Women notice stinkiness. Men don't. Did we really need a study to tell us this? [Dear Sugar] How discard your old sex toys, without trashing the planet. [Em and Lo] Is it really lying if in your heart you feel like an astronaut? [Shine] Meeting people can feel like an advertising campaign. You accentuate the good and minimize the bad. So, stretching the truth is a tough balance. You want to have a good enough story to engage someone, but if you make it too good, they will be disappointed when it turns out to not be true. Setting the bar low might work-when you start dating you turn out better than advertised. But if you set the bar too low in the beginning, then that love interest may not want to follow up and get to know more about you.
Recycle your cans and bottles. Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Have more sex. The latest research says that we have to cut our rate of harmful emissions by 9% per year to forestall drastic climate change. Now, Love Buzz doesn't know much about the science behind this claim (go here for an explanation) but we do know about the proposed solution: more sex.