Whether you love a good argument or scurry at the first hint of a raised voice, how you handle discord can affect your happiness and health.
Use this flowchart to identify your fighting style, then read on for tips on how to make your conflicts more constructive.
What’s Your Conflict Style? [PDF]
Research suggests that couples must share at least three essential qualities to feel fulfilled in a partnership. They’re the nonnegotiables, the must-haves — and they’re different for everyone.
Take this quiz to identify your bedrock emotional needs, even those tucked away in your subconscious.
What Do You Really Need in A Relationship? [PDF]
When it comes to kindness, research suggests that most people have an easier time dishing it out than turning it inward. Where do you stand?
Take this quiz to find out where you rank on the self-compassion scale.
How Kind Are You to You? [PDF]
As Oprah has famously said, “The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.”
Take this quiz to discover how much you appreciate your blessings, big and small.
Is There Enough Gratitude in Your Life? [PDF]
In the years since Vail firefighter Ryan Sutter won Trista Rehn’s heart on the debut season of “The Bachelorette,” scores of TV contestants with Colorado connections have hit primetime.
From Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg to American Idol Ace Young, a roundup of Colorado’s biggest homegrown stars — and what they’ve been up to since their big breaks.
Aron Ralston, whose harrowing tale of desert survival is chronicled in the movie 127 Hours, opens up about his ego, being played by James Franco and the biggest sacrifice he’s ever had to make.
Aron Ralston is terrified of needles. “I can’t watch movies that show them,” says the 35-year-old Boulder resident. “Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, anything with heroin — it kills me.” Bold words coming from a guy who amputated his own arm.
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The world of calligraphy gets its very own rock star
Jake Weidmann is muscular and attractive, but it’s his handwriting that gets hearts fluttering.
The Write Stuff [PDF]
How entrepreneur Michael Goldberg and his club, the Belly Up, put Aspen’s music scene on the national map…with a little help from Jimmy Buffett, Jane’s Addiction and the Flaming Lips
On December 31, 2011, as the clock ticked down to midnight, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell stood onstage, peering over a screaming, sold-out crowd. The scene resembled something straight out of Madison Square Garden, but it happened somewhere far tinier: Belly Up Aspen.
Your kitchen counter might already hold the cure for what ails you.
Since time immemorial, humans have used spices to better their food — and their bodies.
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From Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, 20 U.S. cities with the healthiest — and tastiest — food. Plus: Where to stay when you’re there.
In great American cities where active lifestyles intersect with delicious food, it’s possible to plan a trip that’s both healthy and extremely fun.
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