Blog Posts by DivineCaroline

  • Eight Over-the-Top Ways to Commemorate the Titanic’s Demise

    A century ago, on April 14, 1912, the infamous R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg sending more than 1,500 people into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. For 160 horrifying minutes, the supposedly unsinkable ship plunged beneath the water's surface, eventually settling on the ocean's floor. As the 100th anniversary of the sinking approaches and people's enthrallment with the lux liner magnifies, the ways in which Titanic enthusiasts can commemorate the legendary disaster are multiplying, too. From a rerelease of the blockbuster movie Titanic in 3D to an opportunity to dine like the doomed passengers, we've rounded up eight dark (yet educational) ways you can celebrate the centennial of Titanic's doomsday.

    Dance Like It's Your Last Dance, Ever

    Dance Like It's Your Last Dance, Ever

    Visit Cobh, Queenstown, the ill-fated ship's last port of call for an event called Titanic's Last Waltz. Beginning at noon, Flemish ensemble Grupetto will play authentic and historically truthful music to reincarnate the tunes

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  • Six Things You Need to Know About Infidelity

    Six Things You Need to Know About Infidelity

    Why do men or women cheat? What is the primary reason? Time to get some clarity on this sensitive subject with the things you need to know about infidelity …

    1. Emotional Disconnect
    The biggest reason for cheating on a mate is a lack of emotional connection or feeling appreciated by their partner. According to relationship therapist Bree Maresca-Kramer, trouble starts when a couple stops meeting each other's needs, stops talking about things that matter and get distracted by daily schedules, work or business. "They stop trying. It almost becomes a business relationship."

    2. It's Not About Looks
    In couple's therapist Gary Neuman's new book The Truth About Cheating, 88 percent of men said the women they had affairs with were not better looking or in better shape than their partners.

    3. Biggest Signs of Cheating
    Neuman found that there are several common signs there could be something going on, or about to, including: spending more time away from home, having

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  • Want to Ace Your Interview? Be a Jerk

    Jeff Winger, the slacker narcissist on NBC's Community.

    If you're having trouble landing the job of your dreams, you might need to work on your résumé-or your narcissistic tendencies. In a new study out from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, narcissists performed better in simulated job interviews than did similarly qualified non-jerks.

    In the study, which appears in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, job applicants were interviewed on video. When the interviewers challenged the applicants on their qualifications, the non-narcissists dialed back on the self-promotion, while the narcissists redoubled their efforts. One of the study's coauthors, Peter Harms, explains in the university's release: "It's as if they say 'Oh, you're going to challenge me? Then I'm not just great, I'm fantastic.'" In other words, the arrogance that, in a bar, would get your drink swiftly handed to your face is the strategy to go with when you're blinking under those fluorescent lights, trying to keep your saliva from crackling.

    When a new

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  • Is it Appropriate to Discuss Your Relationship with Friends?

    Is It Appropriate to Discuss Your Relationship with Friends?

    For many women, talking about relationships and hashing out the ups and downs of our love lives with friends is an essential bonding experience. It helps us gain perspective on our behaviors and brings us closer to our gal pals. But as a relationship progresses, there comes a point when discussing it with a third party can feel less like harmless dish and more like a violation of trust with your significant other-even if you're doing so with your BFFs and if you've got no mal intent. Perhaps the more committed you become in a relationship and the more you agree to confide emotionally in your partner, the less room there is for this brand of BFF bonding. Or maybe it all depends on who your friends are. What do you think? Is it disrespectful to discuss your relationship with your girlfriends once you've passed a certain threshold of commitment? Or is dishing with your besties a necessary outlet?

    Let us know what you think at DivineCaroline.

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  • The Well-rounded Résumé: Six Jobs to Have by Age Thirty

    Jobs to Have by Age Thirty

    It used to be that your first job after high school or college was likely to be the only one you ever had. Then, in 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that younger baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) held an average of 10.8 jobs over the course of their lifetime, and that between the ages of eighteen and forty-two, 23 percent of the respondents even held more than fifteen jobs.

    Fast-forward a single generation, and people now switch jobs more than ever-especially in the teen and young-adult years. The jobs that you hold in high school, college, and early adulthood won't make you rich, but they are all enriching experiences because they expose you to many people, situations, and industries that you never would have encountered otherwise. You might even go so far as to say that the "worst" jobs-the most menial, underpaid, name tag-requiring positions-are the ones that teach you the most about life. While young people are switching back and forth between

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  • “I’m Single Because”: Tweeters Share Their Reasons

    It's a common question that many of us have been asked on a first date or by our candid great aunt at the annual family Christmas soiree: "How is a bright, beautiful girl like you still single?" At first, this seemingly innocent query appears to be a compliment, but behind the perplexed, pitying looks, it's apparent that Aunt Marge is truly wondering what exactly has perpetuated your single status. "I just haven't met the right person" is an easy go-to response, but there are a slew of more specific reasons why single ladies are flying solo. Tweeters used the hashtag #ImSingleBecause to explain their relationship status, and after scrolling through countless "Justin Bieber is taken" responses and bitter stabs at ex-boyfriends, we found some deeper answers that caught our attention. Click on the view the most unique, witty, straight-shooting ways women finished the sentence "I'm single because …" and feel free to share your reason as well!

    I'm Single Because

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  • Get the Glowing-est Body Skin Ever!

    Get the Glowing-est Body Skin Ever

    Summer's approaching, which means just one thing: swimsuit season! Everyone runs to the gym to get an amazing beach body, but the truth of the matter is that a large part of how you look in a swimsuit depends on your skin. Don't believe us? Just try these four tips and you'll be amazed at the difference.

    1. Use a glycolic acid treatment once a week.
    They're not just for your face-alpha hydroxy acids (like glycolic acid) make your body look sensational too. In the dermatological community, glycolic acid is well-known for exfoliating, unclogging pores, evening out pigmentation, softening fine lines, and hydrating the skin. It's available in lotions like Glytone with concentrations as high as 17%, or in the new Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel pads, at a concentration of 10%.

    2. Exfoliate your body before you cleanse.
    I think we were all brainwashed by the three-step system: wash, tone, then moisturize. However, for your body, it's always a great policy to

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  • Are Men More Likely to Believe in Love at First Sight?

    Are Men More Likely to Believe in Love at First Sight?

    Women are often deemed the more romantic of the two genders-chick flicks full of love-at-first-sight tropes and fairy-tale affairs are made for us, after all. But new research indicates that men fall in love faster and more often than women do. Nearly a quarter of the British men polled said they believed in love at first sight and knew whether a girl was "the one" after just the first date.

    Women proved to be much more cautious. While the average guy polled said he had been in love three or more times in his life, the average woman claimed to have loved just once and said that it took her at least a month to make up her mind.

    Does your experience match up with these findings? What's your take on love at first sight?

    More from DivineCaroline:

    The Six Biggest Reasons You Get Dumped

    Five Outdated Wedding Rules

    Do You Have a Date for Doomsday?

    Have You Ever Downplayed Your Success for a Guy?

    What Event Are You Slimming Down For?

    Six Ways to

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  • Seven Facebook Updates You Should Never Make

    Facebook Updates You Should Never Make

    It's one thing to peruse Facebook for a few minutes at work every now and then. It's another to use it as a way to communicate to the outside world how hungover, miserable, or bored you are during office hours. If your friend list contains one or two coworkers, those comments could ruin your status at the office. Here, seven off-limits updates.

    1) _____ wonders why everyone is so incompetent.
    Chances are, a few of those "incompetent" people are on your friend list. And if you just finished working on a project with one of them, they might have an inkling you're referring to them. Not only will this make for some awkward moments at work, but they could follow your lead and get back at you via Facebook ... and a raging Internet war could ensue for all of your co-workers to see.

    2) _____ is still waiting for my car service to the airport! So glad I have my new iPhone and that my meeting with the CEO isn't until four. If anyone else is in L.A., email me and we'll meet at

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  • Fifteen Fat-Burning Foods and Beverages

    Fat-Burning Foods and Beverages

    Wouldn't it be great if you could wave a magic wand and watch as your belly fat completely disappeared? But since we can't count on a fairy godmother to show up anytime soon, we have to keep ourselves in check via healthy foods like these!

    Grapefruit: Want to ingest fewer calories during meal time? Eating half a grapefruit prior to gathering around the dinner table can help fill you up enough to where you are able to resist that second helping of tortellini. The plentiful amounts of soluble fiber in grapefruit slow down the digestion process.

    Watermelon: Everyone has experienced the stuffed feeling that comes from this colorful fruit. The water invades the space that your stomach leaves open for food, thus making you less likely to pig out. Apples and pears produce a similar result, too.

    Berries: If Hollywood still made horror films based around foods, The Attack of the Killer Sweet Tooth could easily be the name of a new thriller. Instead of allowing

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