Why Millennials Are Postponing Marriage

June 05, 2017

Living on the 24th floor of a high rise apartment in downtown Indianapolis, 23- year- old Sukhmani Singh, an Indiana University graduate and associate technical consultant at Salesforce, is enjoying her life as a single, working woman.

Change is on the rise with the millennial generation. Getting married early is on a downward trend to say the least; only 20 percent of millennials between the ages of 18 and 30 are married, compared to the 60 percent of Gen Xers at their age who were already married, according to Gallup Polls.

Research shows that there are many different reasons why millennials are getting married later than older generations such as Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. Here are the top three...

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Brain Farts That Ruin Your Day And How To Fix Them!

June 01, 2017

Being a parent is not easy, and you may have to deal with brain farts every now and then. These momentary lapses in judgment are actually referred to as maladaptive brain activity changes by researchers, and they will happen. They are especially common if you are doing something you do every day because the brain gets bored. The best thing you can do is know how to fix those mistakes when they occur, which is what the following five tips will help you do.

1. The Wallet Situation

Kids can be stressful, and it might get to the point that you forget your wallet at home. You can call a friend or family member to bail you out, or you can talk to the manager. One of the best solutions is to leave the store manager something valuable like your watch or something similar. Then, you can go back home and get your wallet...

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Kate Kennedy Uses Largest ‘Freedom Fund’ To Fight Slavery

June 01, 2017

Kate Kennedy is a powerhouse freedom fighter with years of experience working to alleviate poverty, inspire justice, and combat modern slavery.                                                                                                   I think so many people have an ‘ah-ha’ moment when they realize slavery still exists. Mine was when I was working as Strategic Director of World Vision Australia and someone put down a map of slavery. I remember saying, “Hang on – what do you mean by ‘slavery’?” I was so shocked and appalled that I didn’t know. That was in 2008.

I got hungry for more information. I looked into an agency that World Vision funded in Southeast Asia that provided recovery programs for survivors of severe human rights abuses – appalling stuff like the sexual exploitation of children by foreign and local pedophiles for as low as two dollars.

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Ellen DeGeneres on Encouraging Women to Speak Out, Claim Their Power

May 31, 2017

One of Ellen DeGeneres’ biggest breaks in Hollywood? When she made it to the couch — Johnny Carson’s couch, that is, in 1986.

After performing that famous “phone call to God” bit on “The Tonight Show,” the legendary late-night host called her over to sit down. She was the first woman to earn that invitation.

“That had a huge impact on my career,” she said. “It was something that meant a lot to me. It was something that I wanted to accomplish, and it happened.”

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Happy Birthday, Stevie Nicks! 5 Ways to Channel Her Boho-Chic Style

May 27, 2017

“Time makes you bolder,” Stevie Nicks sang, a shrewd line from the iconic “Landslide,” which she wrote at 26. Today the singer turns 69, which is especially hard to believe considering the timeless appeal of her music and her boho style. Among her many claims to fame, Nicks employed multiple wardrobe changes during live performances, switching into a new outfit after almost every song. The dizzying number of transformations not only served to inspire a fleet of Stevie acolytes to wear leather and lace to her sold-out shows, they also helped Nicks combat stage fright when she first began touring with Fleetwood Mac. 

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How Pamela Des Barres, the World's Most Famous Rock Groupie, Reinvented Herself

May 23, 2017

Pamela Des Barres and I have met before. It was 1987 and I was two. My mother, through her job with an apartment rental company, had become acquainted with Pamela's then soon-to-be-ex-husband, the actor and musician Michael Des Barres. She babysat the couple's son a few times and scored an autographed copy of Pamela's just-released memoir, I'm With The Band. A brief encounter to be sure, but Miss Pamela, as she's known to those who know her, laughs when I tell her the story and says, "everything comes full circle, doesn't it."

 

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How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? ... from Miss Pamela to U

May 17, 2017

Many years ago the Bee Gees asked the plaintive question “how can you mend a broken heart?”. The same question has been asked over and over for eons, since modern romantic love came into being, some say in the middle ages, when romance began being celebrated in songs and stories. In the 12th century, people were encouraged to have a more emotional and personal relationship with the holy, when the church went from an uptight, austere image of God, to a new focus on the humane sweetness of Jesus. (I believe he was in love with his muse, Mary Magdalene, but that’s another groovy story for another blog)...

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16 Types of Guys You Will Always Meet at the Bar

May 17, 2017

                                                 

 

The weekend is making its grand arrival and that means you're going out, am I right? Whether you plan on hitting the bar scene with your girls or you're looking for a new guy, there are certain types of guys you will run into — there's just no avoiding it. Some men are tolerable, while others have behaviors that are downright repulsive. It's OK, we've all been there. Check out the different kinds of guys you just might encounter on a night out.

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13 Feminist Graduation Cap Ideas For Badass Women

May 15, 2017

It's not every day that you graduate from college, so make your cap decor truly mean something. We love these positive feminist messages that will leave graduates feeling powerful and capable of anything. Being an intelligent woman is something to be proud of, so say it loud and proud. Check out these badass cap ideas.

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Lorde's Growing Pains

May 15, 2017

 

 

 

It's not exactly how I thought the day would go, but in the mid-afternoon in a warehouse building somewhere off the 101 freeway, Lorde is stripping down to her skivvies. In all fairness, so am I. We're at Shareen Downtown, a 6,600-square-foot Los Angeles paradise of secondhand sartorial wonders where there are no dressing rooms and, not coincidentally, there is also a strict rule that there are no boys allowed, as a sign on the front door attests. "Isn't that great?" asked Lorde earlier. "I found out about it through my old tour manager's wife, who did the costumes on Mad Men. She was like, 'I always go to Shareen.' And so I go to Shareen now as well."

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2017 Summer Happiness Challenge!

May 10, 2017

If you're not smiling all Summer long, are you doing life right? The season is basically synonymous with happiness, so make the most of it. We have created a challenge for you - try to complete all of the following tasks by the end of the Summer. Doing these things will make you feel joyful and fulfilled, no doubt. Think you can do it? There's no better time to start than now! 

    1. Have a picnic with your best friends.
    2. Meditate outdoors.
    3. Run through sprinklers.
    4. Make ice cream.
    5. Stock up on fresh food at the farmers market.
    6. Go roller skating.
    7. Chill out on a pool float.
    8. Visit a national park.
    9. Fly a kite.
    10. Fill out a coloring book.                                                                                                                                

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Perfume Genius - 'Die 4 You'

May 10, 2017

 

Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and today, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that Hadreas's sultry voice teeters over. Subtle erotic asphyxiation, the lyrics don't give much away.

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