relationships

7 Tips for How to Budget as a Couple

Financial woes are one of the leading causes of conflict among couples in North America. But you can beat the statistics and ensure that money is a constructive part of your relationship by learning how to budget as a couple.

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6 Tips for Small Space Living

You don’t need a lot of space to make a home feel cozy and inviting. From a design plan to lighting ideas, there are some tips and tricks for small space living that can help you make the most of your humble abode.

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A Blood-Curdling Halloween Cocktail

Whether you’re hosting a bunch of ghouls and goblins on the weekend or waiting until October 31st to celebrate Halloween, you’ll be sure to please your thirsty guests with this vodka-based “Bloodshot” Halloween cocktail.

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Cleaning House 101

Cleaning house: It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. But you don’t have to go it alone. Split the chores evenly with your sweetie; you’ll feel a shared sense of satisfaction and you can balance out your elbow grease with a fun night out! Before you tackle the grime, take stock of […]

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weddings 101

6 Things You Must Discuss Before Marriage

Wedding planning involves a long to-do list, but planning your marriage deserves the same amount of time (if not more!) as choosing your cake and centerpieces.

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How To Survive Living With A Neat Freak

After a few months of blissful cohabitation during which my husband, Leon, and I spent the better part of our days gazing longingly into one another’s eyes–paying each other incessant compliments verging on platitudes, and declaring that ours was the most perfect love ever–we had our first fight.

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10 Ways For Couples To Get Fit

Watching your partner working hard at breaking a sweat may be one of the sexiest things you could do to spice up your relationship. Working out is good for your health, self-confidence and sex life. Here are a few heart-rate-raising activities I recommend you do together.

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How To Deal With A Neighbor From Hell

A few days after moving into our new semi-detached home, Stefan and I decided it was time to introduce ourselves to our neighbor. We would, after all, be sharing a wall with this woman, and we wanted to make a good impression. We’d learned from the previous owners that Olga* was a widow in her […]

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date ideas

To Market, To Market!

A trip to the market promotes a healthy diet and a healthy relationship. Load up on veggies and lovin’ as you stroll through the outdoor aisles of fresh produce and artisanal coffee roasters at your local farmers’ market. There may be a flower vendor too, in which case you should treat yourselves to a bouquet. Then head […]

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Slow Food Picnic

The first official day of summer is on Saturday, and there’s no time like the present to plan a romantic alfresco meal. Adopt the philosophy of the Slow Food movement, which counters fast food and fast life, and take time out to indulge in a laid-back picnic. Here’s what to do for this kind of date…

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