The Perks of Not Living Together

not togetherAre You Thinking About Living Together?

It’s true that nothing kills romance like reality. That’s why when trying to assess the perks of being in a relationship but not living together, the first thing that came to mind was the word “mystery.”

Perk No. 1: Keeping Romance Alive

Having an air of mystery around you is always part of the romance game. If you’re not living together, he’ll never know if you left the blow dryer plugged in after using it, or if your bedroom looks like a tornado went through it just because you couldn’t decide what to wear, or that you dropped makeup on the floor but didn’t have time to clean it up. And she’ll never know if you’re always this neat or you just shoved all your stuff under the couch before she came over, or if you typically leave the toilet seat up in the middle of the night.

When you’re in a good relationship, all you want to do is get more of a good thing. You want to make plans and spend as much time together as possible. Sometimes you want to … [Read More]

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Astrology: How Independent Are You?

The Qualities of Astrology and Independence

Are you a set-yourself-apart Cancer or an I’ll-do-it-myself Scorpion? Perhaps you’re a Capricorn who exerts your independence by being on top of the game. No matter your sign, astrology says that each person, place and thing has a date of birth, so everyone and everything has a Sun Sign. Each sign is uniquely independent and so they express themselves in different ways. So how independent are you? Let’s find out right now!


Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn (The Cardinal Signs)

As Cardinal Signs, Aries, Cancers, Libras and Capricorns are astrology’s “self-starters.” They begin the seasons and they initiate change. Whether or not they see a project through to the end, one thing is for sure, it takes an independent mindset to get things going in life and the Cardinal Signs are the ones to do it. Aries consider independence their birthright and as the head of the zodiac, they are leaders. Libras, although they are the partnership sign, have no trouble … [Click to keep reading …]

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5 Things Men Should Handle On Their Own

women_wish_man_20150616_300Little Things Men Should Do That Mean A Lot

There’s an old saying that goes, “A man can work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done.” No doubt it was penned by a woman, but who better to know all the little things women do that sometimes get taken for granted. And no doubt at one time or another we’ve all heard women lament about the things they wish men could handle on their own but don’t.

Let’s Take a Poll

I didn’t want to be biased in my research on this topic by relying on my own experiences or asking only women what they wish their men could handle on their own, so I asked men as well. Almost as expected, women came up with examples immediately, and even though I only asked for one example per person, women were often anxious to offer more. Then I asked men what they thought were things they could handle on their own but just don’t. Men were a little slower on the draw. Perhaps it was a stretch for men to view things from a woman’s perspective, but most pulled through and might I add, some even showed a hint of acknowledgement and even gratitude.

The Top 5 Hit List

Maybe some of these sound petty, but I picked the things that women wish men could handle on their own. These are the things men do over and over again and are therefore the most exasperating. Listen up men, because here’s what’s … [click here to read more]

How to Handle the Know-It-All In Your Life

know_it_all_20150611_300Anatomy of a Know-It-All

An online dictionary defines a know-it-all as, “a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.” And just about every know-it-all chooses a smart-ass delivery for their message. It’s as if they sense that their knowledge would be accepted better if delivered in a joking manner.

Witty Repartee

Not only does the smart-ass know-it-all want you to believe they’re the only one who is right, they’d also like everyone else to feel stupid. (Isn’t that special?) Therefore, most know-it-alls come equipped with the gift of “witty repartee,” also known as a smart-ass comeback to any argument, rebuttal or challenge to their insight.

Control Freaks

Know-it-alls are basically control freaks who can’t be controlled. You can’t really beat them at their own game, so as the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Handle the know-it-all in your life by doing exactly what they would do to counteract snarky, know-it-all sarcasm aimed at them:

Suggestion No. 1: Laugh

As mentioned earlier, know-it-alls can be dismissive and what better way to dismiss someone then to laugh in their face. By doing this you’re basically scoffing at … [keep reading]

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Your Mercury Retrograde Horoscope

mercuryMercury Retrograde: Rethink, Review, Reevaluate

Mercury Retrograde is here to stay for the next three weeks.  Plan, plot and ponder but don’t pounce until it’s over.

In 2015 we will experience three Mercury retrogrades, all in air signs, and those signs will feel them the most. The next (and second) Mercury retrograde of this year will occur between May 18 and June 11 in the sign of Gemini which is ruled by Mercury, making this retrograde especially strong for everyone. All of the common caveats should apply regarding maintaining mechanical items, postponing big-ticket purchases and avoiding possible mishaps in communication. As you may already know, this is not the time to initiate a project or enter into an agreement. Instead, focus on all of the words that begin with “re”—rethink assumptions, review past agreements and reevaluate recent decisions.

Mercury retrograde will affect each sun sign in a different area of life, so let’s see what your Mercury Retrograde Horoscope has to say about your sun sign:  [click here to keep reading …]

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