6 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage Before It's Too Late

When you first meet someone and pass the courting stage you will probably enter a period where you enjoy sex at every opportunity you get, this could be daily or twice daily.  However, every couple experiences a reduced need for sex as the relationship becomes more comfortable.  This does not mean the love has gone, rather that the time available has reduced.  Commitments at work and at home will often drain you physically and emotionally leaving very little time Read more

What to Do if Your Teenager or Young Adult Has a Drug Problem

Drug addiction can happen at any age, and nobody is exempt from the risk of becoming an addict. Teenagers may become addicted to drugs for a number of different reasons, whether they started trying a drug simply to experiment or have fun or as a result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, anxiety or chronic stress. If your teenager is using drugs and continues to use them despite the real risks of harmful consequences, you may need Read more

8 Surprising Reasons Why You Wake Up Tired

We humans need our sleep. Most of us feel at our best when we have had around seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We then wake up full of the joys of life, ready to face the world. It is a different story if you haven’t slept well. You wake up feeling like death, hollow-eyed and groggy, and then spend the rest of the day fighting to stay awake. Everyone has a few bad nights here are there, usually when kids Read more

Women’s Guide to Anti-Aging Skin

You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face. Pack Your Moisturizer No matter what moisturizer you use, anything that will soften your skin will go the distance to giving you supple skin that is less likely to show wrinkles. However, there are some ingredients that will make your skin even softer, Read more

5 Blogging Lessons We Can Learn from Supernatural (Guest Post)

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Okay… so the whole zombie thing is cool and all and yes, there are blogging lessons we can learn from the shuffling horrors but personally, I’d much rather be schooled by Sam, Dean, or Castiel of Supernatural. If I’m being honest, perhaps a demon who’s actually a really nice guy despite the horns, glowing eyes, and bulging demonic muscles.

Within its dark, gothic storylines Supernatural bestows 5 more blogging lessons to complement those found in zombie cult classic, The Walking Dead. Read more

5 Blogging Lessons We Can Learn From The Walking Dead

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I’m a little bit addicted to the whole zombie phenomenon. There’s always a good excuse for an undead movie marathon and when the apocalypse comes, I feel confident that I’ll survive for at least a week. Maybe two if I can get to Walmart before everyone else.

Like most zombie fanatics, I love The Walking Dead. There are many lessons to be learned from this post-apocalyptic gem. Some relate to life. Some even relate to blogging.

Whether you love or hate the show (we can’t be friends), here are 5 blogging lessons we can learn from The Walking Dead: Read more

Bloggers: 3 Simple Tips for Writing Better Tweets

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For some, Twitter is like a mythical land of wonder. They spend hours tweeting, retweeting, and measuring results only to find that they receive very little traffic from this social media powerhouse. If you’re currently shaking your head in agreement and questioning how you, too, can get on the fast-moving Twitter boat, it could be as simple as modifying what you’re posting.

Here are 3 simple tips for writing better tweets: Read more

Bloggers: 10 Places to Get Paid for Your Writing (Hobbies Edition)

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Every other week I share a list of 10 places where bloggers can get paid for their writing. This week I’ve compiled a list of places where your hobbies just might pay off. Whether you’re a weekend crafter or a hardcore golfer, those skills are worth their weight in gold. Well, paper, really.

Here are 10 places to get paid for your writing based on your hobbies: Read more

How to Boost Your Social Influence

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Five years ago the more followers and fans you had on social media, the better. It was a numbers game. Numbers meant that you were someone influential. How things have changed. Social influence is no longer measured in quantity. Today this important metric is all about quality, particularly the quality of your engagement. How are you effecting others’ emotions? When you post an update on Facebook, do your followers comment in droves? Do they share your tweets like they’re on crack? Are they interested in your product and service recommendations? If so, you just might be influential. Read more

Bloggers: Ten Places to Get Paid for Your Writing (Volume 2)

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I had such a great response to Volume One of Ten Places to Get Paid for Your Writing that I’ve decided to turn this into a regular bi-weekly feature. I’m always on the hunt for places to get paid for syndicated and original material, including longer, feature-rich articles. There are so many opportunities to get paid as a blogger/writer. You just have to know where to look!

Here are ten more places to get paid for your writing: Read more

Bloggers: How to Ask for Comments

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Recently the quantity of blog commenting has been on the decline. Even top bloggers are reporting a drop in the total number of comments on their individual blog posts. Seasonality has certainly played a role in less blog interaction. We are also reaching a saturation point in the sheer number of blogs that are competing for traffic and commenting love. There’s only so much time in a day for people to read their favorite blogs. Read more

Bloggers: Ten Places to Get Paid for Your Writing (Volume 1)

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Syndicating content is a great way to gain new readers and get your writing in front of a larger crowd. But syndicating rarely pays the bills. You also run the risk of losing SEO credit if you don’t take the proper steps to ensure the content originated on your blog.

That’s why bloggers should always be on the hunt for other platforms where they are paid for the fruits of their labor. Magazines and online periodicals are great places to start the search.

In addition, here are ten places to get paid for your writing: Read more