9 Tips and Techniques To Improve Communication In Your Relationship

9 Tips and Techniques To Improve Communication In Your Relationship

Communication is the life force that flows through healthy relationships, and partnerships can live or die on how effectively these channels of dialogue are kept open. Yet there's something about our very closest of connections that can make calm, considered and consistent communication challenging. No-one pushes our buttons quite like our other half, and when fragile feelings are involved, all bets are off. We could all do with a few pointers, so here's your ProperGirl guide to better communication with your beau…

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Powerful Ways Decluttering Your Life Can Help Improve Your Relationships

 Powerful Ways Decluttering Your Life Can Help Improve Your Relationships

Clutter is anything that you don’t like, use, or need. But clutter goes way beyond a crammed full closet. Whether it’s material, social or emotional, in our modern jam-packed existence, it can feel as though there isn’t an area of life that escapes the clasp of clutter. While this not only impacts on our own individual health and happiness, it may also be putting strain on your relationships with others.

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6 Signs that He's Not Ready to Date a Grown-Up

6 Signs that He's Not Ready to Date a Grown-Up

You’re an adult, he’s an adult, right?!...that’s what your driver’s license says. The problem is that, just like the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing, there are actually plenty of teenage boys lurking behind the disguise of a fully-fledged grown man. While some are simple to spot, they may not always be quite so easy to identify. Here are some of the signs that your man-child may not be ready to date a grown-up.

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Brand Building in the Digital Age: It’s not you, it’s them

Brand Building in the Digital Age: It’s not you, it’s them

Marketing is undergoing tectonic shifts. To navigate and accelerate the new era of social media, you should no longer ask what your followers can do for you, but ask what you can do for your followers. Following a seminar by Shama Hyder, social media guru and branding expert, at SXSW, we explore how rethinking your role as a brand in the age of social media can help you build brand loyalty.

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How to Feel Love, When You're not in Love

How to Feel Love, When You're not in Love

In today’s society more of us are facing singledom, at all stages of our life, than ever before. In fact, as the Washington Post highlights, there’s never been a time in US history where more adults are unmarried, with 109 million people either divorced, widowed or have never married. Whether you’re single by choice, or by circumstance, an absence of a partner in your life doesn’t have to mean the absence of love. So how do we make sure we still feel loved, even when we’re not in love?

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The Tale of Turning Points

The Tale of Turning Points

We have all heard a fair share of stories about turning points. That one all-defining moment that turns someone’s life around. The street singer, who gets her big break, when suddenly a producer of a major record label passes by her and signs her on the spot. The entrepreneur, whose business skyrockets into success after landing that one great business opportunity. Or the guy, who suddenly realizes that his true passion is landscape photography after he, by mere co-incidence, picks up an old Olympus camera and starts shooting.But here’s the thing about turning point tales: they are tales. They exist mostly for PR purposes and what makes them so incredible is not that they seem unlikely—it is the fact that they are unlikely.

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Balancing a Healthy Marriage and a Demanding Schedule

Balancing a Healthy Marriage and a Demanding Schedule

For many, modern life involves carefully juggling personal relationships, expanding careers, family time and personal growth. There are only 24 hours in a day, and a demanding ‘To Do List’ can quickly eat away at them all. Just remember that anything worth having in life is going to require effort, and a marriage is no different.

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Try to Win Back an Ex

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Try to Win Back an Ex

Do a quick search online and you will no doubt be inundated with articles offering tips on how to get him back “guaranteed” or “for good”. It’s actually pretty worrying to see so many, so called, dating experts over social media dishing out advice on ways to win over an ex. Before you start masterminding a plot to bring him back into your life, consider these three things:

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Brand Strategy 101: Building Your Company Identity

Brand Strategy 101: Building Your Company Identity

It can be both an exciting and overwhelming process building your company brand. There are tons of questions to answer, like what personality traits your brand will exemplify and how you'll communicate with your audience.. In a nutshell, constructing your brand identity forces you to ask, "Who am I?" Thankfully, there are a few keys to ensuring your brand comes off polished, effective and authentically you.

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The Perfect Man: When Good on Paper Isn't Good Enough

The Perfect Man: When Good on Paper Isn't Good Enough

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who seemed perfect for you on paper, but something was just off? He's educated, has a prestigious job, your parents would love him and he's even really good looking, but there's still something missing. These are the moments you may start to doubt your sanity or wonder if you're waiting for a fairy tale that doesn't exist. Maybe you should just settle for good enough and hope that a logic-based decision will eventually lead to an emotional connection and a satisfying relationship. But what if it doesn't?

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4 Ways Cliques Hinder Collaboration Among Women

4 Ways Cliques Hinder Collaboration Among Women

Consider yourself blessed if you have a trusted group of friends who genuinely love, support and are loyal to each other. A circle of trust is a gift. However, a clique is different. A clique is not simply a circle of close girlfriends who are encouraging and supportive of each other. The problem begins when that group of friends intentionally isolate other women. That's when the circle becomes a clique. 

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5 Ways to Support a Friend Suffering From Postpartum Depression

5 Ways to Support a Friend Suffering From Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as "a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth," and approximately one in seven new mothers experience it to some degree. Common symptoms include mood swings, feeling overwhelmed, unexplained sadness and/or irritability, and sleep and appetite issues. If someone you love is experiencing PPD, here are five ways you can offer your support.

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Our Top Destinations for the Perfect Girls' Trip

Our Top Destinations for the Perfect Girls' Trip

Planning the ultimate girls' trip? Look no further, we've based these preferred destinations on a few top requirements: walkable streets, boutique hotels and spas, plus lots of activities to keep your girlfriends entertained. What makes these types of getaways so charming, no matter who you bring on your trips, is that there's something in each city for every type of girl to enjoy.

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5 Simple Scientific Skincare Secrets for Achieving that Glow

5 Simple Scientific Skincare Secrets for Achieving that Glow

Do you have it? Have you had it? When did you lose it? The elusive glow, it’s not just for A-list celebrities and surprisingly it’s also as much about what you don’t use, as what you do.Skin glows with health when it’s cared for carefully, correctly and cautiously. It’s a happy space found only when understanding the foundational pillars of skin science. After all, how can you expect to work-with-it, without truly understanding it first?

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What Amazon Knows that No One Else Does

What Amazon Knows that No One Else Does

Have you read the news? Of course, you've read the news.  Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods in a deal worth $13.4 billion. It's huge - and not just for the price tag. Amazon is finalizing its push into the grocery business and acquiring another income stream into its already bustling enterprise - expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint.  Here's why that's smart.

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Bold. Bright. Stripes and White: Trends that we Love for Spring/Summer '17

Bold. Bright. Stripes and White: Trends that we Love for Spring/Summer '17

With Summer just around the corner, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe to be ready for the season. No wardrobe is complete without a few trend pieces to keep your look up to date, so we’re sharing some of the top fashion trends for this summer. Whether you go full out catwalk style, or just tease the trend with some statement pieces, you can try all these looks at home to be ahead of the curve for 2017.

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