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I’m Ugly. Will I Ever Stand a Chance in the Gay Dating World?
I’m 25, just moved back to my hometown, and on three dating apps with no years of relationship experience under my belt. Papi, the truth is I’m beginning to think I’m...ugly. I feel I have a lot to give, but when it comes to getting a boyfriend, I’m scared I don’t look the part. I know it might sound shallow, but it’s all I can think about right now. What should I do, and will I ever find love?
Science Says Doing These 11 Things Will Help Love Grow In Your Relationship
If you're looking for ways to help love grow in your relationship, you're in luck. There are all sorts of things you can do as a couple, and new habits you can adopt, to make your bond stronger. And what's even better is these tips can be applied at any time, during any stage of your relationship.
They can be a great way to keep your love going, throughout the years. But they're especially helpful if you happen to be feeling disconnected, unsure, or unhappy. "Many couples get into set routines and the relationship turns stale and predictable. Then, they grow apart," Jonathan Bennett, relationship and dating expert at Double Trust Dating, tells Bustle. "It’s always possible to increase your bond with your partner and there are many ways you can accomplish it."
How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood
Helicopter parenting, the practice of hovering anxiously near one’s children, monitoring their every activity, is so 20th century. Some affluent mothers and fathers now are more like snowplows: machines chugging ahead, clearing any obstacles in their child’s path to success, so they don’t have to encounter failure, frustration or lost opportunities.
Taken to its criminal extreme, that means bribing SAT proctors and paying off college coaches to get children in to elite colleges — and then going to great lengths to make sure they never face the humiliation of knowing how they got there.
Dear Therapist: My Boyfriend’s Depression Is Making Me Question Our Future Together
My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s, and we recently moved in together after being in a long-distance relationship for four years. I've always known that he battles depression and has mild Asperger’s. Recently, his depression has gotten much worse, and because this is the first time he has gotten very depressed since we’ve been physically together, I have no idea what I’m doing. It is like I’m walking on eggshells every time we speak, and if I say the wrong thing, he just shuts down. I can’t push him for information or try to get him to help me with something around the house. I can barely get a normal conversation. I feel so alone.
How sexual fantasies affect your relationship
The beginning of a relationship is exciting. You get to learn more about a beautiful person who wants to learn more about you at the same time. You both get the opportunity to make an increasingly deep connection with one another. But relationships can't stay in this exciting phase forever. Eventually, things slow down, less effort is put in, and interest might start to wane. However, it may be possible to restore excitement and interest in a long-term relationship.
Gurit Birnbaum and colleagues conducted a four-part study that examined how sexual fantasies affect relationships. Specifically, they looked at two types of sexual fantasies: dyadic fantasies—those that involve the other partner in the relationship—and extradyadic fantasies—fantasies that focus on some other person outside of the relationship. They found that by fantasizing about our significant others, we desire them more and behave in ways that strengthen the relationship.
Cargill ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled in an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of the nagribusiness giant Cargill, is recalling approximately 132,600 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of carcasses that may be contaminated with E. coli, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS, said in a statement.
Needle found in mango in latest chapter of Australia fruit crisis
Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned
Love Me Tender
Whether you’re grilling or stir-frying, ending up with tender, mouthwatering meat is always the goal. Achieving said texture isn’t always so easy. Here’s a trick for tenderizing meat that you may never have heard before:
Use baking soda to tenderize meat.
McDonald's salads were linked to a parasitic illness outbreak that sickened more than 500 people. Here's why this food-poisoning expert never orders salad in restaurants
A deep knowledge of thousands of food-poisoning cases across the United States means that there are some things that Bill Marler just won't order when he goes out to eat.
With more than two decades working as a food-poisoning advocate and attorney, there are simply some things that Marler has cut out of his diet. Marler has won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases — and has seen how restaurants are being forced to change to prevent more sicknesses.
"Chain restaurants, post-Jack-in-the-Box, they went through a sort of rethinking about how they do stuff," Marler said.
Today, many of the biggest risks for food poisoning at chain restaurants come from an individual worker who "picked his nose then made your burrito," Marler said. The action of a rogue restaurant worker can make a handful of people sick — but usually won't spark a huge outbreak.
If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why
What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to lose friends is to, well, not.
That sounds obvious, but a pattern I’ve observed again and again among the people in my social circle (a social circle that skews young and urban, to be clear) is that they often don’t have close, meaningful friendships. They want them, but they aren’t willing to go out of their way to dedicate time and effort to developing these relationships.
The secret to... raising unentitled children
Beware prioritising material possessions over time spent with your child. Children are like sponges and will soak up what’s around them, so your actions are important. If you want – and get – stuff all the time, they will expect that, too. Spend time with them, listen to them, talk to them. Help your child feel secure.
This Mom Is Warning Parents About a Tick-Borne Illness After Her Son Came Home With a Bizarre Rash
Although the Summer months have plenty of fun aspects like camping trips and family vacations, there are also a number of risks that come with letting kids play outside. Danielle McNair, a mom from Georgia, is warning parents about a less commonly known danger, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, after her 5-year-old son, Mason, contracted the tick-borne bacterial infection.
Danielle told POPSUGAR that Mason's grandparents first found the tick in his belly button while Mason was taking a bath at their house in LaGrange, GA. Despite removing the tick, the bite site remained red and swollen. Danielle decided to take him to the doctor's just to be safe.
Is Tick Season Going to Be Bad in 2018? Eek! Tick Season Is Supposed to Be Especially Bad in the US This Year, Warn Experts
"His grandfather saw the tick on May 10; we're honestly not sure how long it was there because it was in his belly button and he was at his grandparents' house," said Danielle. "They actually removed the tick and made sure the head was out. He came home that day, and we noticed that it was very red and looked infected the following day."
‘Stashing’ is the latest disturbing dating trend
Is your significant other not introducing you to his friends or family members? Congratulations — you’ve been stashed.
“Stashing” is the latest crappy relationship trend making couples miserable. It’s when one partner hides their better half from loved ones and doesn’t post about the relationship on social media.
...or maybe he doesn't want to ruin his relationship because his family is scary. You can always ask. 07-Jun-2018
America is being bombarded by food poisoning scares — here are 8 foods an expert says he refuses to eat
It feels as though the world is being bombarded by endless rounds of food poisoning outbreaks.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans avoid any form of romaine lettuce. Earlier in April, more than 200 million eggs were recalled for fear that they could be contaminated with salmonella. And, in late March, a South African listeria outbreak was dubbed the largest of its kind after 189 people died and hundreds more were sickened.
Bill Marler, an attorney with a focus on food poisoning cases, has been watching the outbreaks closely.
With more than two decades working as a food poisoning advocate and attorney, there are some things that Marler has cut out of his diet. Marler has won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases — and become convinced that some foods aren't worth the risk.
In an article by Health Insider from BottomLine and in conversations with Business Insider, Marler has identified certain foods that he avoids — and that others should be wary of as well.
A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane — and reveals the disgusting reason you should never drink coffee in the air
An unnamed flight attendant revealed secrets of the trade in an interview with Vice.
She says nobody switches off their phones on planes, not even staff members.
There's also an ideal time for joining the mile-high club, she says — but there's never a good time to order coffee in the sky.
She says there's only one way to score an upgrade, and it's all about bargaining power.
Mental health services are causing trauma, rather than healing
The mental health system continues to inflict trauma, violence and harm because it regards those it sets out to help as the ‘problem’ to be fixed, not the ‘customer’ it serves.
That’s the assessment of leading Victorian mental health policy adviser Indigo Daya, a survivor of childhood trauma and a former compulsory patient of mental health services, after years of working in mental health consumer roles and in government.
Daya, who is Senior Consumer Advisor in the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist in Victoria and a long-time consumer and human rights advocate, was a keynote speaker at the recent Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) conference in Melbourne.
She said a big challenge for the consumer movement is that the system still sees the general public as its ‘customer’ and its aims to be about public safety and a sound economy, rather than the health and recovery of the people it treats. (See her slides below.)