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About YourTango Experts
YourTango Experts was born out of the idea that in order to be the premier advice site on the web, YourTango would need to bring together the smartest and brightest voices in the love and relationships community. And while our staff includes brilliant leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs, it's you, the Experts, who make YourTango Experts so unique and special. Together, we bring a little more joy and a lot of expertise to the otherwise frustrating quest for love and happiness.
Over the past year we have scoured the web for the tools, tips and services that helping professionals need in order to create thriving practices. We also did a deep-dive into what readers need in order to feel both comfortable and motivated to connect with experts. Look around: you'll find all of those services here.
Our readers have diverse needs. They include single women struggling to find love, newly single men ready to start dating again, couples overcoming infidelity, parents coping with their kids' behavioral problems, individuals seeking spiritual guidance … and everything in-between. Our goal is to be a single-stop for experts and readers alike so we can bridge together people in need with those who offer the best advice, tools and experience for solving life and love’s most troubling headaches.
If you're an expert looking to grow your business, connect with potential clients, develop smart products or simply want to interact with your peers, this is one site you must join. Likewise, if you're someone interested in self-help, an avid reader on how to create a happy, joyous love life, or you're simply looking the smartest tips to how to live your "best life," this is also the site for you,
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Hot Topics:Editorial Requests For Articles, Topics and Brainstorm
Below are the weekly requests for articles from Cris, Kim and the editorial team. Please use this list as inspiration to write pieces and publish them to your profile. Reminder: Kim and her team will edit articles after they're published. Edits will be limited to content, typos, SEO help, image changes and clarity. If your article requires major edits, we may not promote it due to time constraints. more
AS OF 4/13/2015 —— WE ARE LOOKING FOR ARTICLES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ...
Please reference and link back to the news item when writing your article so it's clear to the reader why your article is timely and relevant.
A Californian man used a virtual reality headset to create the perfect proposal full of sweet memories from their early courtship days for his bride-to-be. Article Ideas: How to plan the perfect marriage proposal, How has technology has changed the way people show love?
A new dating app claims to help you find dates without all the awkward online small talk first. Each person submits a date and time that they are free to meet up for a drink, and those with similar availabilites can be set up. Article Ideas: Is this type of app (Tinder included) contributing to "hookup culture?" Can people actually find love through apps like Tinder and Rendeevoo that omit personality in finding a "match?" Are men who use these apps more likely to try to use a woman for her physical attributes rather than get to know her?
Article Ideas: Why parents should never fight in front of their children, How divorce affects not just children's mental
health but their physical health as well, Why showing your child positivity is so important
Our bodies are biologically predispositioned to be more receptive to love in the Spring.
Article Ideas: Why Spring is the perfect time to get out and meet someone new, Why men find women more attractive in the
Spring, Why women are more receptive to men's advances in the warmer months
ALSO, WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR ARTICLES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
1. Kanye's nude pics of Kim
Kanye West posted nude photos of wife Kim Kardashian on Twitter (link above) proclaiming how lucky he is to be married to
her. As usual, most normal people are shaking their heads as to why he'd share naked pics of his daughter's mother with the entire world. (Think about Teen Mom turned porn star Farrah Abraham.)
ARTICLE IDEAS: While we're not superstars and our pics aren't likely to be broadcast globally, should parents be concerned
about their kids seeing the sexy selfies they post on Facebook or the naughty nudies they text to their husband or boyfriend? What should a parent do if their kid does see photos of them naked?
Only 28 percent of parents make kids do chores even though 82 percent of them had chores growing up (link above). Instead, children are spending their time outside of school practicing Chinese, martial arts, soccer and hip-hop even though years of research have shown that doing household chores actually help children succeed in life. ARTICLE IDEAS: Why should kids be doing household chores? What are the benefits? What chores are age appropriate? How can you motivate kids who've never done them before? Are we making childhood too easy for kids?
3. "Sex helps your career" and other surprising benefits of getting on the regular
ARTICLE IDEAS: New research shows that people who have more sex do better in their careers. Are there any other surprising benefits of sex, both physical, emotional, professional, etc.?
ASK YOUR TANGO!
Don't forget to answer an Ask YourTango question from our readers! Keep your answers under 400 words and please do mention that you are a YourTango Expert and link to your page.
If you're interested in syndication, here is what our partners are looking for.
Please note that articles previously published elsewhere (i.e. your blog/website) will NOT be considered for syndication. Only original articles to YourTango will be considered.
We cannot guarantee syndication but will work with you to ensure your article is the best it can be.
+ HuffPost 50: HP 50 is looking for stories on issues that affect people who are 50+. They also like general news
stories/posts about celebs in their demographic.
+ HuffPost Divorce: HP Divorce is specifically interested in divorce and cheating/infidelity-related content. (General
breakup-related content is less likely to be promoted.)
+ HuffPost Wedding: HP Weddings is looking for wedding content as well as stories about issues relating to engaged couples and women, i.e. "Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?"
Please refer to the Better Blogger Guide for answers to your questions, and remember to bring questions/requests/inquires to Office Hours each Thursday at 12pm EST. If you need a copy of the Better
Blogger Guide, please let us know. You're also welcome to email Melanie or Tina with questions/requests. You can reach Melanie here and Tina here.