We are constantly looking for ways to improve our closest relationships. Because intimacy is not the only important thing for our mental and physical health, most people seek to maximize their chances of finding and keeping the bonds of love alive in other ways.
As it turns out, it’s really not that hard to get a better chance of making a relationship work. In fact, it’s as easy as making each other laugh.
We all know laughter is the best medicine, and apparently, that goes for relationships too. If you know how to have a good laugh with your significant other, it’s a pretty positive sign for the two of you.
Jeffrey Hall from the University of Kansas has conducted 39 studies involving over 15,000 people over the course of 30 years. One of his findings was that humor is a critical part of building a successful relationship.
“People say they want a sense of humor in a mate, but that’s a broad concept. That people think you are funny or you can make a joke out of anything is not strongly related to relationship satisfaction.
What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples create together.
Say you and your partner share a quirky sense of humor, but romantic comedies or sit-coms do nothing for either of you… It’s not that any style or a sense of humor is any better or worse.
What matters is that you both see quirky humor as hysterical. If you share a sense of what’s funny, it affirms you and affirms your relationship through laughter.
Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing relational security. Particularly shared laughter is an important indicator of romantic attraction between potential mates.”
However, there’s a line between poking fun and being abusive. You both should be Laughing with each other, not at each other — please take note of that.
“Having an aggressive sense of humor is a bad sign for the relationship in general, but it is worse if the style of humor is used in the relationship. If you think that your partner tells mean-spirited jokes, then it’s likely you’ve seen that firsthand in your relationship.”
The Boyfriend Pillow Feels Like a Man to Cuddle With And Has No Dramas
Judging from the positive reviews online, it looks like the Boyfriend Pillow has become a hit.
Being single is great for those who relish their freedom. But not being part of a couple has also its downsides, one of which is not having anyone to cuddle with on the couch and in bed. Now if all you need is a comfy "body" to hold even without the warmth and conversation, here's the perfect gift of you -the Boyfriend Pillow.
This pillow is shaped like a real person with a strong but soft arm that you can wrap or drape around yourself.
You can buy this on Amazon at a very affordable price.
Amazon sure does know how to sell it. The description says it all:...
8 Other Foods You Can Cook Using A Rice Cooker (Aside From Rice)
Turns out rice cookers can do much, much more than cook rice!
This home appliance’s name may be a dead giveaway about what it is and what it can do. If you ask the experts, however, you will learn that the humble rice cooker actually has a lot of neat tricks up its sleeve.
Yes, your rice cooker can actually do more than cook you rice! As you will read below, you can use it for much, much more. If you’re a a new housewife or a college kid trying to add a little variety to your limited kitchen skills, we suggest you scroll down right now.
Here are 8 other foods you can prepare with a rice cooker:
#1. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Strong And Independent Dog Suddenly Got Scared When She Lost Sight Of Her Owner
She clearly looked concerned!
It’s no secret that dogs and their humans have a sweet bond and they usually consider each other their best friend. However, that doesn’t mean that the owner will lock their furry pets at home all the time to keep them away from danger.
Since humans take their dogs for a walk most of the time, this gave these canines the confidence to stroll around knowing that they’re with their pal. But one video shows that even an independent dog would still get scared when she lost sight of her owner.
The clip started with the dog walking alone while her owner was taking a video of her from behind. Since she can be seen biting her leash, the four-legged pet was clearly promised for a nice walk....