10 ways your bedtime routine could be sabotaging your sex life

Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or your partnership is still pretty new, most of us will agree that there’s nothing sweeter than cuddling up next to that special someone after a long day. Maybe you look forward to your all-night Netflix sessions or having a pre-bed snack while you chat about your day … or you’re totally comfortable lying side by side while you both browse your feeds. Here’s the thing: That cozy bedtime routine could actually be wrecking your sex life, and you might not even realize it. It’s natural for passion to ebb and flow, especially in long-term relationships, but plenty of seemingly harmless bedroom habits are… Read More

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Trudy Rubin: Hold the Trump Nobel! Korea talks will be a long haul

By Trudy RubinPhiladelphia Inquirer In 1986, I crossed into North Korea for a couple of bizarre hours. That visit came to mind when President Trump recently announced that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. My memories offer a blunt reminder of the Kim dynasty’s long history of erratic behavior which should temper any overwrought expectations for the upcoming summit. So hold the Nobel! A glance at past North Korean behavior patterns should temper Trump’s expectations. Forewarned should be (but may not be) forearmed. In the 1980s, South Korean and Western journalists were allowed once a year to cross the demarcation line from… Read More

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A Week In Montreal, Canada, On A $60,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. From healthcare, to transportation, to food and drink, the norms and culture of spending (and saving) can vary from country to country. To see how women’s spending habits differ — and remain constant — around the world, we’re featuring international diaries this week. Today: a managing editor working in digital media in Canada who makes $60,000 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on cacti. Editor’s note: All prices… Read More

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Gwen Stefani Brings Blake Shelton To Her Parents’ House For Mother’s Day

It was a family affair! Gwen Stefani brought Blake Shelton along with her to her parents’ house to celebrate Mother’s Day yesterday, and if this isn’t the clearest indication yet that they’re in it for the long haul, we don’t know what is! The Oklahoma-born hunk has spoken openly about his love for his girlfriend’s children, and it’s pretty obvious he’s committed to co-parenting with his lady love, despite the fact that they haven’t tied the knot. “At this point in my life, I kind of had put [having kids] as like, ‘Well, that wasn’t meant to be.’ Then all of a sudden it happens one way or another and… Read More

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