Blog Posts by Life2PointOh

  • Do You Believe In Soul Mates? Stories Of Finding Love

    By Brittany Galla,

    The existence of a soul mate has been explored in countless dating books, chick flicks and endless Taylor Swift songs (hang in there, girlfriend!). While no one can scientifically prove that soul mates exist, there are certain couples who define the mold. Here, Life2PointOh asks happily married women ages 28 to 89 how they unpredictably met their other half-proving that when it comes to love, fate just may be playing a hand.

    Ashley, 28, married for five years:

    "I met my soul mate, Chris, nine years ago and married him five years ago. I was a freshman in college staking out all the older hotties in the cafeteria with my roommates one day, when I saw this guy walk in. Right then and there I told my friends, 'That is the guy I'm going to marry one day.' My roommates, Maggie and Amy, chuckled while Ariel rolled her eyes. I sighed…if only life was that simple, I thought. For the next couple of days, being the stalker I am, I deliberately had

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  • Breast Cancer: Are 20-Somethings At Risk?

    By Ashley Rose Howard,

    It's any woman's worst nightmare. You're in the shower washing your body with soap and singing along to your favorite new tune when you come across a noticeable lump in your right breast. Panic sets in. Is it a bruise? A cyst? You're still in your 20s-the picture of youth and health. So should you really be concerned? According to theYoung Survival Coalition: Young Women Facing Breast Cancer Together, women ages 15 to 34 die more frequently from breast cancer than any other cancer. In dedication of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to make sure all of you are properly informed about your breast and self-examinations.

    First thing to remember: Don't Stress! If you've discovered a lump, you may develop anxiety over the possibility of getting diagnosed with breast cancer. But at the same time, you're putting an enormous amount of worry and stress on your body, which can weaken the immune system and cause other health issues. The

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  • Secret Dating Tests You Don't Know You're Taking

    By Kourtney Jason,

    Just as every girl has a checklist, well, so do guys! What's on it, you ask? Well, it's likely a list of traits he wants his future wifey and baby mama to possess. And as he's getting to know you, he is going to notice how you handle certain situations while also cross-referencing his dream girl checklist. Without further ado, here are the super secretive tests you didn't realize you're taking.

    Trait he's looking for: Caring
    Scenario: He's sick. Like can't-get-out-of-bed-and-called-out-of-work-for-more-than-two-days sick. Do you bring him soup, crackers, Sprite and medicine as a little care package or do you actually listen to him when he says he's fine and it's just a little cold?

    Trait he's looking for: Independence
    Scenario: The "big game" is just days away. He has an annual tradition of watching it with his buddies. You're cool with that, but do you then text him more than five times the whole night?

    Trait he's

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  • The Most Beneficial Foods For Women: Are You Eating Them?

    By Alana Brager,

    There's a constant push and pull between eating what's delicious (mmm…mac and cheese!) and eating what's good for you (broccoli with no cheese-blah!). Sometimes the two do overlap, but eating healthy 24/7/365 is no easy feat. Choosing the best foods for your body can be difficult if you don't know enough info about what you're actually consuming. After all, we are what we eat, right? Here, we bring you the best foods for women. Let's all make these more consistent fixtures in our diets!

    Salmon (Eat 2-3/week)
    Containing Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can help reduce your risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure. Salmon is also high in protein, low in cholesterol and contains zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium. And if you're preggers, studies have found that the oils in salmon can knock out the post-partum blues.

    Apples (Eat 1-2/day)
    An apple a day…well, you know how it goes! But did you know you might want to consider eating 2 apples

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  • Sings You're (Gasp!) an Adult

    By Sarah Howard,

    As you move further into your 20s (and closer to 30), it dawns on you: OMG I'm a grown-up! Enter fear, sweaty palms and a racing heart. But really, you should be patting yourself on the back. You're responsible, mature and all those other traits you've always admired about your parents. Here are some signs that you're conquering adulthood, kicking butt, and taking names.

    You have embraced adulthood if you . . .

    1. Know the difference between a 401K and a Roth IRA.
    2. Pass up nights out for a relaxing date with your couch.
    3. Don't feel right for two days after a wild night out.
    4. Take a multivitamin, and it has extra calcium and Vitamin D.
    5. Always remove your makeup every night before bed and apply an anti-wrinkle moisturizer.
    6. Try to get 64 ounces of water per day. And yes, you do pee a lot, but your skin has never looked better!
    7. Look forward to Friday nights in, catching up on your DVR'd shows.
    8. See college kids and
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  • The Best Inexpensive Beauty Products!

    By Kate Gleason,

    After 10+ years of "putting on your face" each and every morning (well…not every morning), it's not a surprise that you've developed beauty product brand loyalty, which could easily last another decade or two. (Don't even remind us of the heartbreak we felt when former faves were discontinued. Sadness.) And while it's fun to try a new product every so often, you run the risk of wasting $15 on an eyeliner that promised to stay put for 24 hours, yet 24 minutes later, it's already disappeared. Without wasting one (or 20) of your hard-earned dollars, we've got the editor-tested-and-approved shopping list you'll need for your next Target and Ulta runs, courtesy of Sarah Smith, associate beauty editor at Martha Stewart Weddings .

    Lip Balm: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom, $6.99.
    Sarah says: "This balm feels amazing on, and it's the perfect pink color to match your lips. It's great for every day wear."

    Mascara: Cover Girl Lash Blast

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  • What Your Favorite Disney Princess Says About You

    Disney PrincessDisney PrincessBy Sarah Rich,

    Do you fantasize about arriving to your wedding in a horse drawn carriage, or is running around the house in heels normal for you? Before the days of 3D animation, we grew up watching a good old fashion fairy tale in front of the TV, probably while wearing a Belle or Cinderella t-shirt. Which Disney movie did you wear out in your VCR? Your favorite princess could have influenced the 20-something you are today.

    Belle from Beauty and the Beast

    Like Belle, you judge a guy by his personality and not merely what he looks like. Plus, you've always been a patient person and usually give people the benefit of the doubt. That sometimes leads you to get screwed, but your motto still remains, 'The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward!'

    Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    You're a woman who can hold her own in a group of men. If you're a Snow White, your fearless attitude will lead to a successful career because you've mastered the art

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  • Ready to Live on Your Own? Read This First!

    By Amanda Shapin, Life2PointOh

    From the random pairing freshman year of college to living with friends post graduation, you've probably had your share of roommates over the past few years. But leaving the nest and heading out solo can be a bigger decision than you realize, so make sure your move is a smooth and positive one:

    1. Location, location, location. It's always important to find a good location when you're moving, but when moving out on your own, it's even more essential to be in a safe area and close to your friends. Coming home after a long day, you won't have your roommate nearby if you want to chat, but a friend down the street is just as easy!

    2. Live within your means. Moving out on your own incurs extra expenses, including covering the electric and cable bill all on your own. When thinking about a rent you can afford, add about $100-$200 per month to take into account the extra costs.

    3. Check the clock. If you're a known night owl, pay attention

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  • Become the Most Liked Girl in Cube-Land

    By Sarah Howard,

    You probably spend more time with your co-workers than your own family, right? Even if you normally wouldn't hang out with these people on a Saturday night, it's in your best interest to become an office best friend. Someone needs to take you out for a birthday lunch after all. Follow these tips for fitting in and finding office bliss.

    Pay attention to your co-workers' lives. If a co-worker mentions that she's throwing her sister a bridal shower over the weekend, ask how it went come Monday. Do you know via Facebook that a co-worker just got engaged? Pick up a card before work and have everyone sign it. Showing interest in your office-next-door buddy's life will flatter him or her (and make for easy conversation starters!), plus they'll reciprocate by asking about your life outside the 9-5.

    Eavesdrop. OK, hear us out on this one. With the majority of staffers working in side-by-side cubbies, it can be easy to overhear conversations-and that

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  • Make Your Long Distance Relationship Fun!

    By Christie Griffin,

    Even if your man is away, it doesn't mean you two can't play…. Check out these tips for making your long-distance relationship exciting!

    Schedule virtual dates - Whether you both Netflix the same movie at the same time ("Ready? Okay, press play NOW!") or you have wine and a conversation over Skype, there are plenty of ways to make technology bring you two "together." It might feel a little cheesy at first, but so what? It will still feel like you actually did something together!

    Get extra-psyched about your upcoming plans - Hopefully you know when you'll see your significant other next, and hopefully you have a decent idea of what you guys might do. If you know you're going to see a show, visit a museum, or whatever, then go ahead and email each other fun facts about the attraction or send texts saying, "10 more days until Ripley's Believe It or Not!" You're probably just excited to see your guy, but it's good to share excitement

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