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Using Insecurity as a Tool for Growth

Using Insecurity as a Tool for Growth

By the JOY Professor, Johanna Lyman, for GalTime.com I’ve noticed that people tend to believe that feeling insecure is a character flaw. While it’s true that we don’t value insecurity in our society, it may be worthwhile to re-evaluate that position. When we face an insecurity, it allows us to access vulnerability, which can be a very powerful experience.

4 Sugary Sweets & 4 Bah Humbugs of Gift Card Giving

4 Sugary Sweets & 4 Bah Humbugs of Gift Card Giving

Remember the last time you were carded? Stop. We mean gift-carded! Most people in this land of plastic have either given or received at least one gift card. The National Retail Federation reports that 6 of 10 consumers say “they’d like to receive gift cards this year.” The to-give-or-not-to-give debate rages on, but all of The 5 Money Personalities™ may benefit from buying gift cards for others.  The Flyer c

Dating on the Down Low?

Dating on the Down Low?

Secret love affairs are the stuff of fairy tales aren’t they? Well, perhaps.  They are exciting.  You and this person have your own little secret.  Hiding from others.  Adrenaline pumping.  The two of you are in your own world.  No one else is allowed.  No one else can know. It’s dating on the down low. Wait a minute? Why are you dating on the down low anyway?

Attract The Partner Of Your Dreams

Attract The Partner Of Your Dreams

I’ll only ever be honest with you. To attract a partner takes more than just getting a fantastic online profile or getting out there dating. Becoming more attractive, having more confidence and more fun in your life will dramatically increase your chances of bagging the man or woman of your dreams. It doesn’t have to be difficult if you commit to the long game and make some simple lifestyle choices. 1. Take Pride In Your Appearance

Lose Weight while Cheating on Your Diet During the Holidays

Lose Weight while Cheating on Your Diet During the Holidays

Amid the jingle bells, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa lights and other holiday delights, you may be thinking, “There goes my diet and figure!” These tips can help you stay on track with your dietary and fitness goals while also enjoying a little holiday sweet so that by New Year’s Eve, you can still fit into your sexy outfits and rock in the New Year feeling healthy and strong. Create a Plan for Cheating

Delicious Life Lessons I Learned from My Father

Delicious Life Lessons I Learned from My Father

My Dad died. There…I said it out loud. Even though I was by his side and saw him take his very last breath, it’s been hard to believe he’s gone forever. F-o-r-e-v-e-r. I wanted to write this article for Thanksgiving so I could publicly thank him and show my gratitude. How trite, I thought. It doesn’t do him justice. So I write now. On a dreary Friday in November. Just another day like every single day since October 2 when I think of him and wish he were here.

A Few Words About Men And Porn

A Few Words About Men And Porn

Despite the phenomenal growth of the internet as a source of information, entertainment, social networking and product marketing, few businesses have profited more than “adult entertainment” sites – in other words: Porn.  Websites that appeal to the voyeuristic tendencies in men, consistently rank as the most popular and lucrative web-based destinations.  And why is this?  Because, like it or not, guys are very visual, and we love to see naked women engaged in sexual situations with men or (even better) ot

How To Tell If a Guy Friend Likes You

How To Tell If a Guy Friend Likes You

Lately, I have gotten a few questions from readers on how to tell if a guy they are interested in really likes them or not. Learning how to tell if a guy likes you often depends on the situation. Although I’ve written articles before explaining general ways to tell if a guy is interested, that advice doesn’t always apply to every situation. I wanted to take a minute to address some situations that you may encounter.

A Slice of Pi

A Slice of Pi

  Do you ever feel like you’re stranded on a raft in the middle of your life waiting for someone to come along and save you?  Don’t worry.  You’re not alone.  Ok.  Maybe you are alone on your raft, but there are lots of other people floating around on rafts waiting to be rescued just like you.  Take that kid in “The Life of Pi.”  He was floating around out there for over 220 days.  That must have been horrible, but it made a good movie and even better book.  Check it out.