The Notebook: Why Men Hate It

Ask any girl what they think of the movie The Notebook and her eyes will change, she'll say “Oh I love that movie,” and visibly melt before your eyes. Ask a guy what he thinks of the movie and he’ll pull a face and mutter with utter contempt “Ugh, I hate that movie.” So why are there such opposing views of the film between the sexes? And why do men hate it more than every other romantic movie out there? Continue reading "The Notebook: Why Men Hate It"

How To Win An Argument

We all know that dating is hard. And even for those who have been lucky enough to find a significant-other, life is not always seen through rose colored glasses. Nagging is inevitable, fights become something of a regular occurrence, and we’re left wondering where those fairy tales managed to draw their inspiration from. But in knowing that these situations are unavoidable, the best thing you can do is play the game and try to do it as smartly as possible. Below, I’ll highlight a few tips on how go about winning any argument and calling it a day before things escalade out of control.  Continue reading "How To Win An Argument"

How to Break out of the Comfort Zone

Where do we go, when there’s a need to be loved like we need to be loved?This is a question that was brought up by then R&B singing sensation Vanessa Williams in her 1992 hit song and surreal music video ‘The Comfort Zone.’  Decades before ‘Single ladies‘ became the ultimate women’s anthem, Vanessa Williams was able to comfort many women by singing about how being in a stable and familiar relationship is the ultimate ‘comfort zone’ for any woman.  Ironically, the music video takes place in the middle of the desert with no boyfriend in sight. Continue reading "How to Break out of the Comfort Zone"

Should You Befriend A Frenemy On Facebook?

What do you do when you receive a Facebook friend request from a frenemy?  Frenemies give you backhanded compliments, they make you tow the line while they stand on the side munching on popcorn as if watching a movie.    It boils their blood every time something good happens to you like an on-the-job promotion or a first-time home purchase.  They seem to love attacking the things you love most about yourself , but do it subtly. Continue reading "Should You Befriend A Frenemy On Facebook?"

7 Worst Late Night Foods

Everybody knows that there are certain foods you simply should not eat at night … and I confess, I’m guilty of eating many of them anyway. A momentary lapse is forgivable, but some foods really should not ever be eaten before you go to bed at night. Before you decide on your next bedtime snack, you should definitely have a look at the worst late night foods you can eat. Continue reading "7 Worst Late Night Foods"

Manic depression has been rebranded as bipolar… But are so many of us really mentally ill?

When Lucy Johnstone began working in mental health nearly 20 years ago, bipolar disorder — or manic depression as it was known then — made up a small fraction of her workload.  ‘Now, every other referral is someone with suspected bipolar disorder,’ says Johnstone, a consultant clinical psychologist for Cwm Taf Health Board in Wales.  ‘More people turn up with it because they hear about it in the news. They go to their GP saying: ‘‘I think I’m bipolar.’’   This confirms the effect of what some feel is the ‘fashion’ among celebrities for being labelled bipolar, a condition the Royal College of Psychiatrists claims affects one in 100 people at some point in their lives.  The latest high-profile name is Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was reportedly admitted to a clinic for five days suffering from depression and mood swings brought on by the stress of her husband, Michael Douglas, battling throat cancer. Continue reading "Manic depression has been rebranded as bipolar… But are so many of us really mentally ill?"

4 Eating Tips For Women Who Want To Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight, the main thing you need to do is take care of your nutrition. Don’t let any infomercials for this ab gadget or that cardio machine fool you. Exercise may be important but your nutrition is the real key to weight loss.  By nutrition I don’t just mean what you eat but also how much you eat and when you do so. This can be rather complex but it doesn’t have to be complicated if all you want to do is to simply shed a few pounds. The following 4 tips will help. Continue reading "4 Eating Tips For Women Who Want To Lose Weight"