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    Health, Fitness and Wellness Tips, Tricks and Hacks.

    • How to Tell Your Partner About Past Trauma
      When you find a new partner you really vibe with, it’s supposed to be all sunshine and rainbows. But for people with trauma in their pasts, there’s a dark cloud hanging over every new relationship: Inevitably, they will have to tell their new love about the horrors of their past.Read more...
    • Your Out-of-Office Message Should Be Brutally Honest
      The out-of-office message is one of the most formulaic functions of the modern workplace, so much so that most of them seem to have been derived from a game of Mad-Libs: “I will be away from the office from [date] with limited access to email. If your message is urgent...” etc., etc.Read more...
    • 8 Myths About Ticks You Should Ignore
      Chances are, no matter where you live, you live in tick country. These parasitic arachnids love to crawl onto our bodies, explore for a bit, and then settle down and bury their little heads into our skin. They can transmit illnesses like Lyme disease, making them a safety issue in addition to simply being gross. But a…Read more...
    • How to Strength Train Faster, According to Science
      If you struggle to find enough time to exercise, you’re not alone. Even though an effective workout can be long, short, or anywhere in between, we often let the time commitment exercise requires become a barrier, and figure it’s not worth even starting. Fortunately, a new review paper by sports scientists has gathered…Read more...
    • You Should Freeze Your Juiced Lemon Peels
      Lemons are one of the few—or maybe one of two—fruits with peels as valuable as their juicy flesh. Lemon zest is one of the quickest ways you can add the essence of sunshine to your dish, but sometimes you don’t need juice and zest at the same time, and these out-of-sync moments can leave you with a whole bunch of…Read more...
    • How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon
      Prime Day is fast approaching (again), and maybe you’re planning to spend it scouting good deals on off-brand tech like wireless earbuds and phone cables. But for all its convenience, online shopping’s biggest shortcoming is still the inability to see or test products first-hand before buying. So to feel like we know…Read more...
    • Here Are Some Dad Jokes for You
      A Dad Joke is something to be appreciated any day of the year, but as we approach Father’s Day, it’s especially important to honor this specific genre of “humor.” If we can call it that.Read more...
    • Top Your Vegan Pasta With Fried Breadcrumbs
      Nothing finishes off a bowl of pasta like grated parmesan or pecorino—unless you’re vegan. Good vegan hard cheeses are probably out there somewhere, but I have yet to find a brand or recipe that comes close to the real thing. Instead of going broke betting my dinner on one failed contender after another, I gave up and…Read more...
    • What Should I Do With These Mysterious Cremains?
      Not all advice need be professional. Sometimes your problems merit a bit of unvarnished honesty from a dude equipped with nothing more than a computer and a conscience. Luckily for you, I’m that guy. Welcome back to Tough Love.Read more...