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August 22, 2019

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Proved Real Love is More Romantic Than Movies

When it comes to definitive rankings of the most romantic movies of all time, 2004’s The Notebook regularly makes the cut. Unfortunately for fans of the film, relationship experts actually…
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August 22, 2019

Aaliyah’s Forgotten Light: Her Powerful Legacy Beyond Death — and R. Kelly

Almost two decades ago, a bright star was lost. To this day, the world is still mourning that woman — and what she represented. August 25 marks the 18th anniversary…
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August 21, 2019

Cold Shower: How Complaining Made My Life Miserable (and How I Stopped)

My optimism used to be my greatest strength. Whatever happened, I always had the power to genuinely smile. Smiling made me feel better, and I was ten times happier when…
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August 20, 2019

My Dad’s Abuse Haunted My Relationships — Until I Learned How to Banish It

Fact: not everyone has an overall happy upbringing or nurturing, relatively sane parents. I was lucky enough to score one out of two: my mom’s pretty cool. My father on…
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August 19, 2019

20 Quotes About Brothers to Celebrate Your Favorite Sibling

When you have a brother, you know someone will always have your back and life will never be boring. Whether you’re blood related or he’s your “brother from another mother,”…
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August 19, 2019

25 The Picture of Dorian Gray Quotes on Beauty and Corruption

Oscar Wilde’s life was all about art, beauty, morality, and love. The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of his most controversial works that blends all these aspects into one…
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August 19, 2019

Big Brother Loses 175 Pounds to Donate His Kidney and Save His Little Sister

When Jonathan Coronado found out his little sister, Denise, needed a new kidney, he became determined to help. Jonathan found out he was a match to be a kidney donor…
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August 19, 2019

23 Ian McKellen Quotes on Acting and Being Honest

Sir Ian McKellen is so much more than Gandalf and Magneto, although many of us still like to name him by his most renowned characters. The British actor who has…
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August 16, 2019

Why Kurt Russell Stepped up for Oliver and Kate Hudson When Goldie Hawn’s Ex Left

Goldie Hawn, Academy Award winner, and Kurt Russell, action movie icon, aren’t your average couple — and that’s not just down to their glamorous profession. In fact, through their four…
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August 16, 2019

This Child Refugee Reunited With the Hero Who Gave Her a Life-Changing Gift

A former child refugee tracked down a man who, decades ago, gave her a special gift during an act of extreme generosity –- and then got to thank him in…
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August 15, 2019

What Happened When I Stopped Checking My Email at Night?

At a cafe table, at sunset, in Copenhagen, my partner and I shared the uncomfortable silence.  I had broken one of our cardinal rules for meals by looking at my…
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August 15, 2019

This Puppy With Six Legs is a Bullied Teen’s Saving Grace

Sometimes, people let us down, and it can be hard to trust again –- but friendship and renewed trust can come from the most unexpected of places — like man’s…
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August 14, 2019

The Misunderstood Brilliance of Pop’s Party Girl, Ke$ha

Madonna, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha. These are just a few powerhouse, brilliant, women, forces to be reckoned with, who have often been misunderstood, their bold, platform changing ways being relegated to…
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August 12, 2019

Einstein Didn’t Say That: Why the Genius is Misquoted So Much

Albert Einstein was an indisputable genius of physics with an overwhelming passion for science and theory. He has said many great and eminently quotable things — so why, in the…
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August 12, 2019

This Woman Lost 108 Pounds After Surviving a Heart Attack

After Kate Adams survived a heart attack and began cardiac rehabilitation, she quickly realized it was time to make lasting change. “It kind of dawned on me that pretty much…
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August 9, 2019

Why Susan Levin is Known as the Miracle That Saved Robert Downey Jr.

With over a decade of wedded bliss to their name, Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey (nee Levin) make up one of Hollywood’s most enviable couples. Their love story isn’t…
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August 9, 2019

Social House on Turning Pain Into Pop Art

Social House, made up of Mikey Foster and Scootie Anderson, are a musical duo who first made their footprint in the music industry by writing and producing for stars like…
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August 9, 2019

20 Gwen Stefani Quotes on Getting the Most Out of Life

Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer and songwriter who came to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer and founding member for the band No Doubt. In the…
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August 9, 2019

20 Quotes About Sisters to Celebrate Your Extraordinary Bond

There are sisters by blood and then there are soul sisters. We’ve wrapped up this list of sisters quotes to help you celebrate sisterhood in all its meanings. Having a…
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August 8, 2019

Actor Danny Trejo Saves Baby Trapped In Car Wreck

Character actor Danny Trejo may be known for his intimidating, tough-guy persona due to his villainous roles in movies like Desperado and TV shows like Breaking Bad and Sons of…
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August 8, 2019

Dead Set on Living: How Going “Straight Edge” Manifested Greatness for Liam Cormier

At 39, Liam Cormier is at the top of his game. As the singer and a founding member of punk bandCancer Bats, which he started in 2004 with guitarist Scott…
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August 5, 2019

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? What Difference Did It Actually Make?

Five years ago, the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS had taken over our news and social media feeds. Millions of people and plenty of major celebrities have dumped buckets of…
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August 5, 2019

When “Dad Bods” Bite Back: The Trap of Male Body-Shaming

When we consider body-shaming, it’s easy to get an image in our mind of a woman being attacked for her weight, how large or small her breasts are, or even…
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August 5, 2019

How My Daily Commute Changed My Life

Forty-five minutes each way — on days when it wasn’t snowing. Over a winding mountain pass surrounded by lakes, aspen trees, and granite. To this day, I have no doubt…
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August 1, 2019

Meryl Streep Fought Through the Tragic Loss of Her First Love to Find Happiness

Meryl Streep is an icon. The New Jersey native had starred in nearly 70 films, holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor and, at 70,…
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July 31, 2019

5 Daily Habits to Steal From Nicole Kidman

You know her most recently for her award-winning performance in HBO’s hit series Big Little Lies — but Australian-American actress and producer Nicole Kidman has been gracing audiences for decades.…
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July 31, 2019

5 Life-Changing Books That Inspired Leonardo DiCaprio’s Passion

You know him from his performances on the big screen for the past few decades — but there’s more to this suave actor than his career. Academy Award-winning actor, producer…
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July 31, 2019

I Took a Break From Meditation and the Results Surprised Me

Earlier this year, I attended my first Vipassana retreat. From 4am to 9pm for 10 days, with brief stops for breakfast and lunch, I meditated. Multiple times each day, I…
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July 31, 2019

Your Imagination Isn’t a Waste of Time — It’s a Secret Weapon

Mental visualization is an understated habit of the successful. According to Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Sadly, many of us…
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July 31, 2019

Why Greta Thunberg Refuses to Fly to the US

It’s easy to talk the talk, but it’s not as easy to walk the walk, and when Greta Thunberg travels across the Atlantic to attend UN climate summits, it’d be…
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July 30, 2019

Can Your Relationship Survive Living With Your In-Laws?

Since I’ve had the “chance” to witness two solid marriages fall apart after those couples moved in with their in-laws, I promised myself that I would never live under the…
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July 29, 2019

20 Mind-Blowing William Gibson Quotes on What the Future Holds

William Gibson is an American-Canadian writer, essayist, speculative fiction author, and novelist credited for pioneering the era of science fiction known as “cyberpunk.” Born on March 17, 1948, Gibson lost…
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July 26, 2019

Where Does Selma Blair Get Her Strength for Her Multiple Sclerosis Battle?

Celebrities may feel larger than life, like they don’t live with the same needs as the rest of us, but they do. Celebrities also go through hard times, and when…
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July 26, 2019

5 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Behavior Now so You Can Thrive

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Our inner voice often tells us we’re not good enough and we believe it. But it’s time to turn your self-critical mindset…
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July 26, 2019

25 Lucy Maud Montgomery Quotes About Embracing Life’s Challenges

Lucy Maud Montgomery (Nov. 30, 1874 — April 24, 1942), was a Canadian author, best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables, which was a smash success from the…
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July 26, 2019

20 Jennifer Aniston Quotes on Dealing With Yourself Head-on — and Winning

Over the course of a three-decade long career, Jennifer Aniston has become one of Hollywood’s most successful and beloved actresses. It took hard work and a strong personality for Aniston…
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July 26, 2019

Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith Rebuilt Their Marriage From “Trauma”

Mandy Moore and husband Taylor Goldsmith are in sync. Not only are they both musicians — Moore started out as a singer whose debut single, 1999’s “Candy”, went gold while…
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July 25, 2019

How Four Heroic Brothers Rescued This Little Girl Who Got Lost at Sea

There’s nothing more terrifying than feeling adrift and out of control – now imagine if you are a six-year-old girl in the ocean! When a little girl recently was swept…
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July 25, 2019

Your Relationship is Strong Enough to Survive — but You Need Space

Quality time together with your significant other is amazing, especially if you have similar interests. Spending leisurely Saturdays strolling in a park and then grabbing appetizers and drinks can be…
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July 24, 2019

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Ready to Shine in 2020

Do you know what date it is? Or rather, what month? The midway mark of 2019 has already come and gone — and we’re getting closer and closer to 2020.…
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July 23, 2019

The Silent Killer: How Not Talking About Relationship Anxiety Hurt My New Love

I will never forget the moment that I realized that I was toxic. I was standing in my living room, right next to the coffee stain in the carpet and…
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July 22, 2019

This Man Lost 92 Pounds to Be a Better Dad and Take His Life Back

When a family hiking excursion left Jeremiah Peterson out of breath, he realized it was time to focus on his health. “I remember being bent over heaving just trying to…
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July 19, 2019

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer’s Marriage Blossomed From Their Idiosyncrasies

Whirlwind romances are nothing new in Hollywood, but Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer’s fast-paced love story was quite a shocker, even by A-list standards. The pair went from never having…
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July 18, 2019

We Asked a Robot to Teach Us About Love — Here’s What We Learned

Being in her presence is thrilling and unsettling, interacting with her even more so. Her head turns, her eyes blink, and her mouth moves as she speaks. Her hair is…
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July 18, 2019

Beyond the Sun: 6 Unexpected Reasons You Need Vitamin D

As summer is entering its last few weeks of high season, you might be mourning the sun already. Especially if you happen to live in areas of the globe where…
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July 17, 2019

Jennifer Aniston’s Real Enemy is Our Expectations

As far as women’s empowerment and equality has come in this world — and it’s come pretty far. We’re able to vote, wear pants (believe it or not, that was…
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July 17, 2019

25 Sweet and Lovely Quotes to Send to Your Boyfriend

One simple and free way to show your appreciation toward your boyfriend is to send him some romantic quotes. And just in case you’ve ran out of inspiration, we’ve prepared…
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July 16, 2019

What My Grandmother’s Piano Taught Me About Life — and Death

Life is grand — rich and monumental, not unlike a grand piano. It inevitably uses gravity to return finally return us to a state of inertia, the same way gravity…
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July 16, 2019

22 Incredible Joan Didion Quotes on Self-Respect and Loss

Born in 1934, Joan Didion is a renowned essayist, novelist, and screenwriter, best known for her literary journalism and memoirs. After graduation, Didion worked for Vogue magazine for seven years,…
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July 16, 2019

20 David Letterman Quotes That Are Both Funny and Wise

Comedian and late-night talk show host David Letterman has been entertaining us for over three decades. His hard work turned him into the longest-serving late night host in history. Born…