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What My 89-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me About Being Single

My role model for being single and fabulous? My nana. "Never marry for anything other than love," Nana said to me from across the dinner table on one of our Sunday date nights. We clinked wine glas…

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3 Ways Social Media Affects Your Happiness (If You Let It)

Social media — happy place or hater maker? It all depends on how you use it. Social media in one form or another is here to stay, but the reviews are mixed at best about whether all of this online "c…

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7 Healthy Benefits of Being Single

Single? Here's why you should be jumping up and down. Despite what the rom-coms might have us believe, living the single life isn't always such a cakewalk. It seems like all of your friends are get…

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4 Reasons Why It’s OK to Fall in Love with a Failure

What doesn't kill you ... really does make you stronger. Especially when it comes to love. Fourteen years ago when I met my husband, we were both failures. Relationship failures, that is. He was divo…

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60% of Men Would Rather Be Electrocuted Than Go Without This

In a new study, many people chose electric shocks over quiet thought. Change that with mindfulness! In a recent study at the University of Virginia, people were asked to sit alone for a few minutes…

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45% of Men Find This Unattractive

To top it off, 40 percent  think you're doing it too much. I once dated a man who told me my red Chanel lipstick made me look like a clown. It wasn't that I had any clown-like features, to be exact…

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Do Couples That Bike Together Stay Together?

In a new study, 66 percent of people who bike to work felt their relationships drastically improved. End of summer got down? Or maybe things just aren't going your way at work or on the home front? W…

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Only 50% of Women Can Locate Their Vagina–& That’s Not OK

And 40 percent won't even use the word "vagina!" If you were given a photo of a women's anatomy, do you think you could locate all its parts? Sure, it might be difficult to name each section of the b…

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NFL Finally Does Right By Women, But There’s More to Do

How the Pros can really make a difference. On August 28th, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL admitted he made a mistake when it involved the handling of the recent domestic violence case, …

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Why Rape Victim Emma Sulkowicz Is Our Hero

No one should ever have to be afraid of speaking up. "There's a reason survivors choose not to go to the police, and that's because they're treated as the criminals ... The rapists are innocent until…

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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