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A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. – V. Moran

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Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. – Joseph Addison

All bookworms have their favorite quotes from books and poems. Here a few even the most well-read people may not have heard of before.

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W.H. Auden, "The More Loving One."

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It’s hard to believe, almost unfathomable, how something so incredibly perfect could come to an end. It’s baffling. You always thought you’d be one of those who make it till the end, for what you had was so rare and intense. But turns out, they were right. First love rarely lasts. 

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Sex is good for you. Regular sex is like walking, like breathing: absolutely essential. Like coffee every morning and a glass of red wine at night, sex every day will make you look younger, feel younger, sleep better, even smell better. Sex relieves stress, burns calories, makes your heart fly like a bird and lowers the risk of heart attack.

 

I had so much fun developing this recipe.  Talk about kinda dangerous though.  This baby is baked in 60 seconds, no lie!! The cookie dough recipe is prepared right in your ramekin, so we are also talking about minimal dishes.  Win win, right?

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1. he was wearing an adult diaper and liked to be spanked

“When I first moved to New York, I was set up on a blind date with a Wall Street type; you know…the pinstripe-wearing, briefcase-toting, Scotch-and-soda-drinking charmer. The date went fairly flawlessly, until he invited me back to his place after informing me that he was wearing an adult diaper and liked to be spanked. I tried my hardest not to react. A few minutes later I excused myself to the restroom and ran to the closest train station.”

—Jenna

 

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Sex doesn’t get talked about enough.

The word “communication” can be found in 99 percent of modern relationship advice/literature… but it’s rarely to do with our sex lives. It’s usually focused around dissolving conflict, going deeper in your relationship, or expressing jealousy. All of which are totally valid things to want to work on.

And some arguments can be best served with a passionate, emotionally present night of sexual play faster than they can be with words.

That being said… sex! How are we not talking about it with our partners more? Well, we are now.

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Moving rapidly toward your goals can be difficult. In fact, it is impossible until you make fundamental changes in your life.

The truth is, we’ve been raised to be ineffective. We’ve been trained to be inefficient.

We’ve been sold a lie.

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

When you’re in a time crunch, you may be inclined to grab a muffin or pastry at Starbucks to take with you to class or to just skip breakfast all together. Coupled with a tasty but caloric drink, you could be looking at a 900-calorie breakfast. These cookies, made with no butter or flour, will let you have dessert for breakfast but without the health consequences. Mix them up on Sunday, and you’ll have enough for the whole week.

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I hope you fall in love with someone who always calls you back and never lets you fall asleep making you feel unwanted. I hope you fall in love with someone who holds your hand during the scary parts of horror movies and burns cookies with you while you’re both busy dancing around the kitchen.

Of the countless beauty products out there, which ones will actually work on you?

Makeup Primer

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What it’s meant to do: A primer is designed to temporarily smooth skin on the lips, the eyelids, or the face with silicones and polymers. “Most contain waxes that bond with cosmetics to give them longevity,” says Jim Hammer, a cosmetics chemist at Pharmasol Labs, in Easton, Massachusetts.

How to get the Smokey Eyes

Undoubtedly, eyes can please everyone’s heart and speak a thousand expressions sans word. So, express it right with the perfect eyes!

Eyes are the most appealing and expressive feature of one’s face. Any makeup is incomplete without the perfect eye makeup. So, if you want your eyes to steal the show get ready to try some exclusive eye-makeup.

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Mindfulness is a growing movement that encourages people to take a minute to notice their body and its surroundings. To get a little more information about mindfulness, what it is and isn’t, and how people new to mindfulness can begin practicing awareness, we spoke with Cheryl Jones — one of Aetna’s wellness program strategy leads, who is trained in mindfulness and completed the Teacher Development Intensive in Mindfulness-Based-Stress Reduction (MBSR).

I'm a huge fan of biopics, when they're done right. And nothing ruins a biopic more than when the casting is off. Either the lead doesn't look like the person they're portraying or they just don't do a good job of portraying them all together. Or both. coughcough LindsayLohanasElizabethTayler coughcough. Now you can do a great performance even if you're not a lookalike, but these 15 stars started off with a huge advantage--they kind of were. Here's 15 actors who really looked like the famous person the portrayed.

James Franco as James Dean

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This cocktail has a story. A few years ago, we were camping with a group of friends. The sun had set, and we were all sitting around a smoky campfire. A bottle of bourbon was being passed around, and everyone would take a sip between the laughter and storytelling. The next day, the bourbon tasted delicious. Why? Because the smoke from the campfire had infused itself into the spirit. Right then, we knew we had to recreate that flavor. 

Dressing with impeccable style is timeless. Although fashion tends to skew towards the younger population, a photographer and his grandfather prove that looking great can come at any age—even when you’re 85. The young creative, who goes by the name XiaoYeJieXi(@小野杰西) on Weibo, dressed the octogenarian in fashionable pieces like colorful three-piece suits, felted hats, and tailored denim. XiaoYeJieXi then photographed his grandfather among a vibrant cityscape, resulting in series that looks like it’s on the pages of a glossy magazine.

 
Dinner and a date? Puh-lease. You are so much more fun and interesting than that! Creative dates help you bond with your partner, problem-solve, and create the sort of memories you can chew on when you need a pick-me-up. Here are 20 you-won’t-believe-what-we-did date ideas. Try one this weekend!

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Find out how to lose belly fat in a week by reading through the great tips listed below. While you certainly can’t expect to see a miracle and see super tight ab muscles in a week, you can easily lose a couple of pounds within the first 7 days. If you continue to use these tips you’ll experience a snowball effect and you could very well end up losing a lot of weight over the course of a month.

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We got a great reaction from our previous post showing you interspecies animal friendships. So we think you are going to like this one! The Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas is a multi species refuge dedicated to keeping animals safe and healthy. They have created such a loving environment in fact, that the animals in this refuge are almost one big family. With species being no object these guys just spread love and joy all day, every day.