Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What’s Your December 2016 Netflix Horoscope?

You love Netflix. You love astrology. Then you need to find out what your “Netflix horoscope” is for December!

Monday, November 28, 2016

30 Self-Help Books That Permanently Changed My Life

When I got divorced at the age of 30, my perspective changed dramatically.

Dark wrongness permeated, and somewhere along the way I realized: If everything is wrong, then maybe nothing is.

This is when I first gave the whole stupid embarrassing oeuvre of self-help a chance.

God how glad I am that I did.

My brain is totally different now, and I know that I control my happiness — not anyone outside of myself. I owe it all to these 30 books.

1. “The Breakout Principle”

2. “Awaken the Giant Within

3. “The Secret”

The Secret
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4. “You Can Heal Your Life”

You Can Heal Your Life
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5. “The Road Less Traveled”

6. “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem”

7. “Many Lives, Many Masters”

8. “A Return to Love”

9. “How to Survive the Loss of a Love”

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10. “Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind”

11. “Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life”

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
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12. “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma”

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
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13. “Courage to Change”

14. “Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing”

15. “Zero Limits”

16. “New Psycho-Cybernetics

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17. “Your Erroneous Zones”

18. “A New Earth”

19. “Women Who Love Too Much”

20. “Mama Gena’s School of the Womanly Arts”

21. “A Gentle Path Through the 12 Steps

22. “The Success Principles

23. “7 Habits of Highly Effective People

24. “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway
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25. “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
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26. “Love is Letting Go of Fear

Love Is Letting Go of Fear, Third Edition
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27. “iWant

28. “The Wounded Heart

29. “The Four Agreements

30. “Handbook to Higher Consciousness

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Monday, November 28, 2016

5 Great #CyberMonday Clothing Deals (Ending at 9 p.m. EST)

1. Miusol Women’s Scoop Neck Optical Illusion Business Bodycon Dress

Price: $60.00
Sale: $27.99

2. Miusol Women’s Retro Neck Houndstooth-Print Peplum 1/2 Sleeve Formal Pencil Dress

Price: $63.80
Sale: $29.99

3. PrettyGuide Women’s Vintage 1920s Sequin Beaded Scalloped Hem Flapper Dress

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Price: $26.69 – $34.99

4. Tom’s Ware Womens Casual Fit and Flare Floral Sleeveless Dress

Price: $24.99
Sale: $16.99 – $18.98

5. Tom’s Ware Women Slim Fit Zip-up Hoodie Jacket

Price: $41.99
Sale: $29.99 – $39.99
Sunday, November 27, 2016

My 5 Favorite Retro Dresses I’ve Bought and Loved from Amazon

1. Viwenni Women’s Scoop Neck Vintage Casual 1950’S Retro Dress

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Sale: $26.99

2. Missmay Women’s Vintage 1950s Style 3/4 Sleeve Black Lace Flare A-line Dress

Price: $69.99
Sale: $35.99

3. MUXXN Women’s 1950s Retro Vintage Cap Sleeve Party Swing Dress

Price: $59.99
Sale: $19.99 – $36.99

4. Missmay Women’s Vintage Retro Plaid Patchwork A-line Cocktail Party Dress

Price: $75.00
Sale: $35.99

5. Miusol Women’s Vintage 3/4 Sleeve Navy Style Belted Retro Evening Dress

Price: $69.99
Sale: $34.99
Friday, November 25, 2016

13 Reasons to Be Grateful You’re Single This Holiday Season

Some of my happiest holiday memories are of being single, hovered over a jigsaw puzzle at my parents’ house in San Diego while bingeing on documentaries, cable news, and Gouda cheese. Obviously, being married doesn’t omit this as an option, but it’s not quite the same when the Holiday Pressure Monster bears down on you in the form of gentle inquiries from relatives like, “Maybe if you took your headphones off, your husband could help with the edge pieces?”

Of course, I treasure all the new seasonal traditions I’m creating with my husband (last Christmas we slept until 6 p.m. and listened to Cypress Hill; henceforth, we’ve decided to make this “our holiday thing”), but I also know that the evidence proving why it’s great to be single this time of year is plentiful.

Friday, November 25, 2016

My Favorite Black Friday Deals (Ending at 2 p.m. EST)

#1 Hyaluronic Acid – Facelift in a Bottle #2 – 100% Vegan Professional Hydrating Serum

Price: $39.90
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With Deal: $11.82

#2 First Botany Cosmeceuticals Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil with a Glass Dropper

Price: $39.90
Sale: $14.95
With Deal: $11.82

#3 Adaptive Sound Technologies – Sound+Sleep, Sleep Therapy System

Price: $99.95
With Deal: $70.99

#4 Coleman 8-Person Red Canyon Tent

Price: $139.99
With Deal: $99.99

#5 Just Love Critter Robe

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Price: $24.99 – $29.99


Monday, November 21, 2016

The War for Christmas: Whose House to Go to for the Holidays?

One nice thing about being single? There’s no battle for whose family “gets you” around the holidays. When you’re coupled up, you’re forced to choose between your family and your partner’s — and ultimately, one side’s going to get hurt.

My husband is from Tennessee. I’m from California. Decisions about where to spend the holidays have to be made. Any other year, one family would get Thanksgiving, and the other would get Christmas. But this year, we’ve had a wrench thrown in our plans: My husband is working this Thanksgiving, so we have to stay in Manhattan. We decide to make our respective cases for whose family gets Christmas.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Forget Optimism; Choose Realism Instead

Today is my one-year wedding anniversary.

And I’m trying to be less optimistic about it.

Hear me out.

Friday, November 04, 2016

When It’s Okay to Date Your Phone

“Text me,” I tell my husband as he heads to the airport for a week of comedy shows in Indianapolis. “Call me. Skype me. FaceTime me. I don’t really use Snapchat, but do that, too.” I know I should be telling him to break a leg, but I can’t help giving him a detailed to-do list for how to be in communication with me at all times. Because, thanks to the world of constant connectivity in which we live, he can be.

“Okay, babe,” he says. “I’m going to communicate every way there is. I’m going to Facebook you. I’m going to MySpace you. I’m going to create a new profile that pretends to be you.”