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Women & The Workplace: Who Wins?

Women & The Workplace: Who Wins?

Recently, I blogged about my reaction to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's corporate mandate to end telecommuting for all employees. I'm not the only one talking about women and work right now. In fact, I'm in excellent company. Maria Shriver recently posted this article in response to Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: Women, Work, & The Will To Lead.

6 Tips For Your First Kiss With A New Lover

6 Tips For Your First Kiss With A New Lover

Kissing is one of the most basic and essential erotic acts. Yet it is not as simple as locking lips – there are many ways to kiss and learning how to kiss your lover in the way they like to be kissed is well worth it. Your first kiss with a new love interest is an incredible moment, and reveals so much about your compatibility as potential lovers.

30 Days To Revolutionize Your Relationship

30 Days To Revolutionize Your Relationship

Hit a rough patch or plateau in your most intimate relationship?  If so, don't freak out, just take 30 days to intentionally work to make things better - and use the following as a guide. 1. Know and meet each other’s relationship needs Everyone has needs.  And everyone looks to their partner to meet some of their needs.  It could be a need to feel safe, a need to feel sexy, a need for fun and entertainment, a need for support, or anything else.  Love comes in lots of forms, and it’s critical that you know your needs and all the ways

Conquering The Past To Improve The Present

Conquering The Past To Improve The Present

For years -- over twenty-five to be exact -- I stumbled through life and the fog in my head. Something bad had happened to me when I was thirteen and it seemed that since then my head was always in varying degrees of cloudiness. I spent a lot of time looking back to the past and forward to the future while suppressing all of the memories and emotions that threatened to engulf me. The end result: I don't remember a lot from those years and didn't exactly build a life I was very happy living.

How to Transform Retail Hell!

How to Transform Retail Hell!

Today we are going to be talking about how to turn retail hell into, well, peace on earth! Okay, at least we’ll get a piece of really great advice that will make us all feel a lot better! We are all under added stress today, just trying to make ends meet, so many things up in the air—our health care, our kids, our job security is in question for many of us, and we are simply trying to make sure we have a roof over our heads and food on the table.

Why Watching TV Is A Health Risk

Why Watching TV Is A Health Risk

For those of us who can remember back to the 1960s, TV was a special event. Our weekend home in CT boasted two working channels and many hours where there were, well, no shows on at all! Fast forward to our day and age where we can get almost any content on demand from our computers and on TV.

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What It Takes To Be Monogamous

Personally, I'm shocked that the TV show The Bachelor and its sister show The Bachelorette are still going strong! The shows' longevity speaks to how focused we are, as a society, on the dating portion of romance. As a culture, we have turned the search for love into a competition, a game, entertainment ... when what we really need are stories and examples of what happens after two people find each other.

Choosing Happiness In Our Lives, Revisited

Choosing Happiness In Our Lives, Revisited

Ten years ago, I wrote how we often make the choice of something else less important over our own and our loved ones’ happiness. This article has generated a lot of positive comments over the years apparently because it resonates with people. With another decade under my belt, I’d like to expand a little on the premise I put forward in that original article.

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How much would you spend on a sandwich?

How 5 Sandwiches Nearly Ruined A Relationship

It would be funny if it weren't so tragic. A recent CU grad and his girlfriend had been dating for almost three years and things were going very well. You could say they were "serious." Neither one had ever dated anyone else for this long. They enjoyed silly games, working out and healthy debates about editorials in the paper. They knew a lot of the same people, and were committed to finding "the one" and starting a family ... and then five roast beef sandwiches ruined everything.

What To Expect When Dating Foreign Men

What To Expect When Dating Foreign Men

In this chaotic world, dating someone from a country other than your own can be a real adventure. The fascination begins with his sexy accent or the way he mangles your native language. Perhaps he is more passionate than the local men, and he really treats you like a princess. But there are cultural differences to be aware of.