Christian Vierig / Getty Images It's estimated thatВ 4% of people in North America are in consensually nonmonogamous relationships, meaning all partners agree to additional sexual andВ romantic partnerships. Although open relationshipsВ have been historically stigmatized as taboo and unfulfilling, new research shows that they are just as satisfying as traditional partnerships between two monogamous people.
For many people,В road trips offer an escape from everydayВ life, but for Roger TrombleyВ and Shimul Bhuva, the open roadВ is an extension of their office. TheВ couple both work at Ford as engineers, and occasionally, they're able to enjoy a major perk of the job:В taking a bucket list road trip in aВ Ford vehicle-all in the name ofВ research, ofВ course.
Leah Flores/Stocksy Age-old stories and advice would have us believe drinking a gallon of water a day will solve every problem we have, from weight loss to anti-aging. You can even trick your brain into drinking more water for those very reasons. But is it a myth? One might imagine it wouldn't help much more than the frequency of trips to the bathroom.
When the mood strikes for a movie night, think beyond romance films and lighthearted comedies, and turn to Netflix's array ofВ psychological thrillers to add a little suspense to your evening in. Pop the popcorn, pour a glass of wine, and find someone to share the couch with who won't mind you grabbing their arm mid-movie when an unexpected twist blows your mind.
Christian Vierig / Getty Images Have you ever had a friend tell you that it's too hard for them to break up with a long-time partner? The truth is that when it comes to endingВ a long-term relationship, sometimes it's difficult to know how toВ handle it. (This is especially the case when you've been together for a long time and you don't want to hurt the other person.
Stacie Flinner If you're among those on the East Coast who have woken to find the streets blanketed in a thick layer of snow, you're probably pondering the best way to use your newfound free time. After all, snow days can be fun if you're able to catch up with nearby friends or delight in snow activities, but it can also mean you're stuck inside for hours on end.
Some of us dabble in astrology to see how it might affect us in our careers, our design style, and-as is the focus of today's post-our love lives. In fact, many astrology believers find that some relationships are actually written in the stars, which is the case for twin flame relationships. And don't be surprised if you don't know what a twin flame relationship is because it's talked about far less than finding your soulmate.
Half Baked Harvest While we'll never tire of our favorite comfort foods,В JanuaryВ serves as a much-needed ending point for the debauchery and decadence of the holiday season. Unsurprisingly, Pinterest users follow suit, with searches turning from holiday cookiesВ and hearty Crock-Pot mealsВ to clean eating recipes and 30-day health challenges.
@Waityouneedthis The beginning of a new relationship can be a lot of fun. Someone out there thinks you're funny! And cute! And smart! They respond to your texts at once and want to know all about your day-even the parts you think are boring. Nothing they
@Brooketestoni Everyone knows what it's like to worry about something incessantly, even if you repeatedlyВ tell yourself to stop, just like that one song you keep replaying over and over in your head. While rumination and intrusive thoughts are common sym
Bon Traveler Thinking about visiting San Francisco, but not sure where to stay? With so many neighborhoods to choose from, it can feel daunting. Which areas have the best restaurants? Where are the cutest boutiques? What's the best hotel? That's a lot to think about. MyDomaine editor and San Francisco transplant Hadley Mendelsohn says it's good to stay near downtown, and then explore the various neighborhoods during the day, which is super easy since San Francisco is a small city and easy to get around.
You Look Lovely Photography for Fashionable Hostess In theory, creating a beautiful bouquet is easy, right? You pick a few of your favorite flowers, throw them in a vase, and hope for the best. But in practice, there's much more to the art than meets the eye: Which blooms are in season right now? How do you care for a bouquet to make it last longer?
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis It's part of human nature to compare ourselves with others, whether in our careers, social life, or romantic relationships. We can't help but wonder if our habits and desires are "normal," and that's especially true when it comes to our sexual experiences-something not everyone feels comfortable speaking about openly.
Christian Vierig /Getty Images Confidence seems like a somewhat elusive quality that's slowly earned over the course of a lifetime. A highly complex state of being, confidence is both innate and learned, and it can set the stage for many of life's triumphs. While the importance of confidence is no secret, many of us struggle to possess that strong sense of conviction in ourselves.
Breaking up isn't always easy, but thereВ are plenty ofВ strategies that can help you on the journey to healing-like cutting off all contact with your former partner and taking the necessary time to unpack your feelings. Another powerful tool?В Writing a cathartic closure letter to your ex. InВ an article publishedВ by the American Psychological Association, researchers found that therapeutic writing has positive effects on the immune system-but in order to reap the health benefits, it's key that you use the exercise to learn from your emotions instead of simply reliving painful memories through the act of writing.
@Freddieharrel Here at MyDomaine, we believe that the books you read have the power to shape who you are. Regardless of genre, they can empower you with new ideas, inspire you to spark change, and connect you with people who might look and think different
Christian Vierig/Getty Images How would we even live without social media? In a world where our phones are the first and last thing we see every morning and night, it's no wonder social media can affect our relationships, both online and offline. "Research shows that, on average, we spend two or more hours a day on social media," explains communication expert and author Leslie Shore.
This Time Tomorrow TO: Co-workers, work acquaintances, friends, and family BCC: Anyone who put my name on a mass email list SUBJECT: I'm Ditching Email-and Why You Should, Too I can pinpoint the exact moment in the morning when my heartbeat quickens, my shoulders tense, and my stress levels spike. It's usually 9 a.
There's no question that having an upset stomach is the worst -it can easily ruin your day. While uncomfortable, cramps and stomach pain can be managed, but when symptoms persist and you need to rush to the restroom, it's time to take action fast. "Diarrhea can be caused by many different reasons including a viral infection, a bacterial infection, food poisoning, medication, a food allergy or a food intolerance," Keri Glassman, a registered dietitian, writes in an article for Today.
Fashion Me Now Do we set resolutions because we want to make a change, or do we just love a good challenge? Or is it because it might mean something if we didn't? One thing we know for sure, if we don't hit our goals in due time, we are often left feeling unaccomplished or worse, like a failure. So why do it?
We've already talked about setting New Year's resolutions, but what about goals for moms this year? When you're a better version of yourself-healthy, happy, fulfilled-your little one reaps the benefits, too. Not to mention that it's wise to start teaching your kids goal-setting at a young age-and one of the best ways for them to learn is to watch you achieve your own dreams.