10 Smart, Introspective Questions to Ask Your Partner at the Dinner Table

“How was your day?” Every couple sharing an evening meal together has asked this question. It’s a fine question; you care about each other, after all, and are genuinely interested in what happened that day! But sometimes, especially for couples who’ve been together a long time, dinner conversations can settle into the same grooves night after night — work talk, complaining about the subway, what’s new with the kids. Here are 10 more questions to ask at the dinner table tonight, because just when you think you know everything about your partner, isn’t it lovely to be surprised? READ MORE Read More

The Mega List of Things to Do Together in Bed (That Have Nothing to Do With Sex or TV)

Let’s preface this by stating clearly that there is absolutely nothing wrong with sex or TV. They’re both fantastic when enjoyed with a loving partner (or by yourself). But whether your relationship is brand new or you’ve been together so long you’re inadvertently starting to dress the same, building intimacy as a couple is important. And real intimacy, well, that can sometimes take more than just a little Netflix and chill. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Parting With My Studio Apartment — and My Independence

When my partner and I left Chicago for San Francisco, we decided to hold off on moving in together. We hadn’t been dating for very long and wanted to establish our own, independent selves and lives in the new city. Plus, I had never lived by myself. I was enamored with the idea of creating my very own home, with no bathrooms to share or aesthetics to clash. I fixed my own appliances (with a little assistance from YouTube) and never split the rent or the bills for the wifi. My small studio quickly became a symbol of my growing Read More

Dating Sucks So Go On Ahead and Marry That Chandelier, Girl

Listen, dating in the modern age is hard as hell. So whenever someone finds their one true love, good for them. Amanda Liberty, a 33 year old British woman, recently announced that she is engaged to her 90 year old chandelier. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

These Empathy Cards Are For Anyone Having a Tough Year During the Holidays

Where’s the holiday card for, “I’m sorry your cat died” or “it really sucks to be sick when everyone is celebrating”? When a regular greeting card won’t do, we found some empathetic ways to say, “I’m here for you,” courtesy of Option B. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Real Estate Stalking Your Friends Is a Real Thing, But Is It Ok?

Have you cruised Trulia to find our how much your friend’s new condo cost? Want to see the sprawling new beach house of your company’s CEO, just weeks after massive layoffs? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

All the Hardest Things About Adult Friendships (And How to Deal with Them)

Among the list of myriad things that get more difficult as you get older–like sitting up from a low chair or touching your toes–is making and maintaining friendships. I know my own relationship dynamics have gotten a bit more difficult than just sharing a juice box at recess. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This Study Finally Figured Out if Men or Women are Better at Assembling IKEA Furniture

(Image credit: Marisa Vitale) Almost everyone gets frustrated when they build IKEA furniture, but a group of psychologists wanted to know who actually wins in the battle of the sexes when an Allen wrench is involved. The stereotype goes that men are more adept in the tool belt department, but is that just a generalization or is it actually true? This curiosity started when Petra Hesser, the previous head of IKEA Germany, claimed that women were more efficient at building IKEA’s flat-pack furniture because they took the time to read directions, unlike most men. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico