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  • Christmas couple
    Managing the holiday dinner while in the friend zone
    During Christmas, along with Valentine’s Day, emotions can become quite confusing for people still in the “friend” stage of dating. A kind gesture from someone that you’ve been dating can be misconstrued as something...
  • John Stamos
    John Stamos tweets about which song he'd play during sex
    As if we needed another reason to love John Stamos! Fans are swooning over the charismatic actor's holiday spirit when--as reported byABC reported on Dec. 24--Stamos surprised shoppers at a JCPenney by footing their bill. Today, Stamos...
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    Asexual vlogger runs afoul of Facebook's authentic names policy
    Vlad Draculea, who contributed to Asexual Awareness videos and the short-lived A Life podcast, fell victim to Facebook’s authentic name policy on December 16. Vlad used this name to prevent a stalker from tracking zem down. Ze explained why...
  • No explanation needed
    No explanation is needed
    Your friend tells you in private something that you did that they didn’t like. You didn’t mean any harm and they realize it but they feel it’s important enough to share it with you. Do you understand where they are coming from or...
  • Lonely Sculpture
    Tully Arnot's Tinder-inspired sculpture swipes right, shows emotional disconnect
    Artist Tully Arnot's piece, "Lonely Sculpture", serves as a cheeky interpretation of dating in the digital age. Comprised of an iPhone displaying the wildly popular Tinder app mid-search and a disembodied silicone finger, the finger...
  • New Year's Resolutions to Make Next Year the Best Ever
    New Year's Resolutions to Make Next Year the Best Ever
    Take more risks.Step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself, i.e. learn something new, change jobs, move, skydive, go to Europe alone. Do something you've always wanted to do but didn't have the nerve.Promise to set boundaries...
  • Give Yourself the Gift of Honesty this Year
    Give Yourself the Gift of Honesty this Year
    Going home for Christmas always caused mixed emotions in me. Although I wanted to see my family, I also dreaded it. Although I always hoped I’d feel close to my family, I usually ended up feeling phony around them.When my parents hugged me...
  • Handling Relationships During the Holidays
    Handling Relationships During the Holidays
    Emotions run high during the holidays. We talk about holiday stress, loneliness, and handling family issues. But what about your relationships with your mate, or a man you just started dating, your "acting out" 17-year-old son who lives...
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    Overcoming Holiday Depression
    Although many people look forward to the holidays, there are a large number of people who feel worse during the holidays. Holiday depression is often caused by the high expectations put on us by the holiday itself, and the way society portrays it...
  • The Best Christmas Gift
    The Best Christmas Gift (Gratitude)
    Most of us will run into some sort of family situation during the holidays – whether it’s having to see a family member we don’t get along with, or feeling old rejection issues from the past, or some family member refusing to...
  • Daddy's girl
    Daddy's Girl & Momma's Boy: The Misappropriation of Meaningful Relationships
    There is a special bond between a parent and a child. The dynamic between a mother and her son is, in a word, “deep”, to borrow a colloquial expression from my ‘native tongue’. The same is true of the special bond between a...
  • The reason for the season's thank you notes
    The reason for the season's thank you notes
    Giving gifts is one of humankind’s most important global rituals. It expresses love and hope. It spreads joy. It connects us with those who live near and far. People move away. They move away for good reasons and bad. They leave for better...
  • 8 Christmas etiquette tips
    8 Christmas etiquette tips
    Christmas is a busy time of year. There are parties, shopping, events to attend, gifts to buy, trees to trim…and the list goes on and on. In the midst of the Christmas crazies, it can be easy to forget one’s manners. Here is a list of...
  • Relationships 101: Why He Cheated
    Relationships 101: Why He Cheated
    A University of Washington study noted those making in excess of $75k annually are 1.5 times more likely to have cheated as opposed to those making less than $30k annually. However, the times are changing and women are now indulging in the act of...
  • Tips for an inspiring eulogy
    Types of speeches: The eulogy
    Alas, there will come a time in your life, whether you're a professional Long Beach speaker or not, that you will be asked to give a eulogy for someone you cared about. A eulogy is a speech of praise for someone who has just died. It is often...