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Help! My BFF Got Married!

Your bestie. Your girl. Your BFF. You had everything in common—same taste in clothes, music, and guys. You could finish each other’s sentences and crack each other up with a mere smirk or raised eyebrow. You agreed on virtually everything and naturally assumed your lives would progress along parallel paths. But then . . . she got married. She met her prince and took off to happily ever after, while

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5 Ways to Wear Confidence on the Inside and Out

Growing up an introverted child, I loved expressing myself through painting, music, and cooking. But once I reached my 20s, it all changed. I went dark and was diagnosed with generalized anxiety. I had problems facing the world head on with confidence, so instead I isolated myself and lived in fears. This caused panic attacks, self-doubt, comparisons, and lack of self-esteem and confidence. I really felt the struggle. Over the years,

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11 Ways to Feel More You on IWD2016

It’s International Women’s Day, peeps! The way I see it, this day is about celebrating who we are, where we’ve come from, where we’re going, and who’s coming with us. I’m just so inspired and elated and joyful watching all the #IWD2016 goodness exploding around the Interwebz today. For International Women’s Day, I’ve teamed up with U by Kotex and Sweet Spot Labs who remind us of our power. Period. (WINK.)

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9 Pieces of Dating Advice from a Psychic Matchmaker

If Tinder’s not working for you, maybe it’s time to get metaphysical. Deborah Graham, the psychic relationship coach from TLC’s “The Psychic Matchmaker,” has been helping people find their psychic match for decades. And now, lucky for those of you perhaps not-so-lucky in love, she’s released a new book, Get Your Head Out of Your App: A Psychic’s Guide to Attracting and Keeping True Love. A few clips show she’s a firecracker

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How To Love Yourself Even If You Have No Clue Where To Start

When we talk about self-love, sometimes it’s a foreign concept for some. Most, even. It begs the question, What does self-love look like, sound like, and most importantly, FEEL like?  After all, if you’ve never had it, how in the heck are you supposed to imagine it? If we’re lucky, we eventually find a cheerleader who can help us get there. If we’re #blessed, we’ll find a role model who’s

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Can Nice Guys Finish First? Yes! But…

I’ve recently found myself brain-deep in discussion and contemplation about nice guy behavior. Namely, as I was told, nice guys are around (everywhere, in fact) they’re just… waiting for you to make the first move. Cue the “UGH.” I’ve heard that the theory behind this nice-guy tactic of waiting in the wings comes from the assumption (sometimes backed by first-person experience, I’m sure) that, after a night of being relentlessly

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How To Get Rid of a Stage 5 Clinger (Or Anyone, Really)

Soo…. You’ve Tindered your way to a match. Congrats. The only problem is—and this is outside of the horrifying fact that your Tinder is a little less the JT look-alike his profile pic presented and entirely more ALF—you’re not feeling the feller. Many a reason could be the culprit, but it doesn’t really matter why you two aren’t clicking, you just ain’t. And what’s worse, is that Creepy McGee is pushy.

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Love Hack, Baby: Can You Fall In Love Through Texting?

If I told you there was an easy way to “hack” this whole love game, would you try it? Whoa, let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Let me explain first. Around this time last year, a New York Times article titled “titled “No. 37: Big Wedding Or Small?” went viral. The article contained 36 questions that, when shared with another person, supposedly led to love. The questions are divided into

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Make These 7 Online Dating Profile Updates to Date Better on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about bagging that date. Dating goals work similarly to career goals: You determine what you want, then break down that larger goal into actionable steps. Goal 1: Date smarter and better. Step 1: Revamp your online dating profile to attract who you truly want. These days, one in three people now finds love online. So, your

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Dating Dilemma: Introducing Him To Your Friends

A question came from a newly single sweetheart who wanted to know: How soon is too soon for a girl to invite the guy she is dating to meet her friends? Aww, I’m glad you’ve met someone whom you’re even considering introducing to your friends. That’s exciting. So let me just jump right in. Meeting the friends is kind of a big deal. It says, “Hey, I like you. That’s

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