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Good news! There’s more to expect from a long term relationship than the same boring stuff
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By: Amy Yew

They call it a seven-year itch for a reason. The common notion that romantic love dies after the “honeymoon phase” is certainly a prevalent belief. Some people even go as far to say that marriage and commitment is a romance killer. Is a long-term relationship as boring as it seems? Are there couples that still have a fiery passion for each other after years of being together or is it just an urban myth? After all, Oscar Wilde once said: “One should always be in love. That is the reason why one should never marry.”
Long-term relationships get a bad rep because couples are often faced with challenges associated with getting to know each other’s true self. By true self I mean the period in the relationship where you start to show your flaws or aspects of yourself that you wouldn’t share with the general public. The second reason has to do with assimilating your life with someone else’s. This could mean a new routine, moving in together or trying new things out you normally wouldn’t. This sort of change can be difficult for some and the adjustment period can feel chaotic.
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Jul 30, 2014

Good news! There’s more to expect from a long term relationship than the same boring stuff

By: Amy Yew

They call it a seven-year itch for a reason. The common notion that romantic love dies after the “honeymoon phase” is certainly a prevalent belief. Some people even go as far to say that marriage and commitment is a romance killer. Is a long-term relationship as boring as it seems? Are there couples that still have a fiery passion for each other after years of being together or is it just an urban myth? After all, Oscar Wilde once said: “One should always be in love. That is the reason why one should never marry.”

Long-term relationships get a bad rep because couples are often faced with challenges associated with getting to know each other’s true self. By true self I mean the period in the relationship where you start to show your flaws or aspects of yourself that you wouldn’t share with the general public. The second reason has to do with assimilating your life with someone else’s. This could mean a new routine, moving in together or trying new things out you normally wouldn’t. This sort of change can be difficult for some and the adjustment period can feel chaotic.

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Our Diner en Blanc guide took all the guess work out for you
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By: Amy Yew
Diner en Blanc is set for its annual return on August 21, 2014 in Vancouver. What is Diner en Blanc you might ask? The platform of it is based heavily on a secret dinner where everyone is required to wear white. Every summer since 2012 in Vancouver, the event has caught the attention of people by the masses. The concept behind getting an invitation is to know someone who knows someone that’s a member of the Diner en Blanc organization. The location is kept secret by the people who have been invited but is usually held outdoors. Those who are interested can apply online and if selected, will receive the reveal to where the dinner location will be held. Last year,  there were over 12,000 people on the waitlist for Diner en Blanc. 
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Jul 30, 2014

Our Diner en Blanc guide took all the guess work out for you

http://bit.ly/1zaRK0G

By: Amy Yew

Diner en Blanc is set for its annual return on August 21, 2014 in Vancouver. What is Diner en Blanc you might ask? The platform of it is based heavily on a secret dinner where everyone is required to wear white. Every summer since 2012 in Vancouver, the event has caught the attention of people by the masses. The concept behind getting an invitation is to know someone who knows someone that’s a member of the Diner en Blanc organization. The location is kept secret by the people who have been invited but is usually held outdoors. Those who are interested can apply online and if selected, will receive the reveal to where the dinner location will be held. Last year,  there were over 12,000 people on the waitlist for Diner en Blanc.

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Wall of flowers @atelierthree media opening.
Jul 23, 2014

Wall of flowers @atelierthree media opening.

Tuna salad 🍴
Jul 23, 2014

Tuna salad 🍴

Putting your partner on a pedestal may be harmful to your relationship
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By: Amy Yew

Most people would agree that having a partner who adores every quality—bad or good—is at the top of their wish list. While the idea of being put on a pedestal might sound great, it may not always be the case that being idealized is the key to a happy relationship. Consider the common question of why some people prefer “bad boys” and why nice guys sometimes finish last even though their heart is in the right place? 
According to researchers, putting someone on a pedestal or over-idealization of a partner “occurs when perceptions of a partner’s positive evaluation of oneself meaningfully exceeds one’s own positive self-evaluation”. 99 dating couples between the ages of 17-36 years old who averaged a relationship length of 19.35 months participated in the research. Relationships where one partner over-idealizes the other often involves some form of dependence and power.
To write off over-idealization might be brash considering that idealization can be beneficial depending on the stage of relationship. Partners in dating relationships early on are more intimate with partner who idealized them while married partners are more intimate with partners who viewed them realistically.
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Jul 23, 2014

Putting your partner on a pedestal may be harmful to your relationship

http://bit.ly/WDMpkC

By: Amy Yew

Most people would agree that having a partner who adores every quality—bad or good—is at the top of their wish list. While the idea of being put on a pedestal might sound great, it may not always be the case that being idealized is the key to a happy relationship. Consider the common question of why some people prefer “bad boys” and why nice guys sometimes finish last even though their heart is in the right place?

According to researchers, putting someone on a pedestal or over-idealization of a partner “occurs when perceptions of a partner’s positive evaluation of oneself meaningfully exceeds one’s own positive self-evaluation”. 99 dating couples between the ages of 17-36 years old who averaged a relationship length of 19.35 months participated in the research. Relationships where one partner over-idealizes the other often involves some form of dependence and power.

To write off over-idealization might be brash considering that idealization can be beneficial depending on the stage of relationship. Partners in dating relationships early on are more intimate with partner who idealized them while married partners are more intimate with partners who viewed them realistically.

For the complete article, click here.
The many ways Nicole Richie has schooled us on life and style
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By: Amy Yew
The premiere of Candidly Nicole on VH1 debuts tonight starring none other than Nicole Richie herself. While some people may be plagued with flashbacks of her reign with bestie Paris Hilton back in the day, she’s now come into her own (in style to say the least). She’s now an actress, mom, philanthropist, writer and designer for her own line House of Harlow. Quite the change from a once simple life.
The Candidly Nicole web series last year on AOL attempted to answer some important life questions such as: what does a flower say about you? Should you get rid of your tramp stamp? She even gives some great tips on how to think like a drag queen and some style signals we can all learn. She educates us on popular culture and helps us answer the question on what exactly is a homie hopper? and how to take a selfie.
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Jul 23, 2014 / 2 notes

The many ways Nicole Richie has schooled us on life and style

http://bit.ly/1nBtf48

By: Amy Yew

The premiere of Candidly Nicole on VH1 debuts tonight starring none other than Nicole Richie herself. While some people may be plagued with flashbacks of her reign with bestie Paris Hilton back in the day, she’s now come into her own (in style to say the least). She’s now an actress, mom, philanthropist, writer and designer for her own line House of Harlow. Quite the change from a once simple life.

The Candidly Nicole web series last year on AOL attempted to answer some important life questions such as: what does a flower say about you? Should you get rid of your tramp stamp? She even gives some great tips on how to think like a drag queen and some style signals we can all learn. She educates us on popular culture and helps us answer the question on what exactly is a homie hopper? and how to take a selfie.

For the complete article, click here.

Longer commutes are contributing to higher divorce rates
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By: Amy Yew

When you’ve lived in the city most of your life, being stuck in traffic becomes part of your everyday routine. As a driver in Vancouver, you’ll be invariably met with construction for bike lanes. This can reek havoc on your schedule and your patience. Having to put up with long commutes have become a reality in the lower mainland as prices of homes have increased astronomically forcing most people out of the city and into the suburbs for reasonable housing prices.
While longer commutes are often associated to feelings of frustration, stress and a test on your patience, researchers have also linked longer commutes to divorce. Apparently, studies have shown that couples that have lengthy commutes (30kilometers or 45 minutes) are at a 40% risk of separation.

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Jul 23, 2014

Longer commutes are contributing to higher divorce rates

http://bit.ly/WDJisU

By: Amy Yew

When you’ve lived in the city most of your life, being stuck in traffic becomes part of your everyday routine. As a driver in Vancouver, you’ll be invariably met with construction for bike lanes. This can reek havoc on your schedule and your patience. Having to put up with long commutes have become a reality in the lower mainland as prices of homes have increased astronomically forcing most people out of the city and into the suburbs for reasonable housing prices.

While longer commutes are often associated to feelings of frustration, stress and a test on your patience, researchers have also linked longer commutes to divorce. Apparently, studies have shown that couples that have lengthy commutes (30kilometers or 45 minutes) are at a 40% risk of separation.

For the complete article, click here.

Trying out the @kocost 15 min hair therapy.
Jul 23, 2014

Trying out the @kocost 15 min hair therapy.

Can we take a moment and talk Miroslava Duma @PFW?
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By: Amy Yew
Paris Fashion Week has brought out the best of the best. From Jennifer Lawrence basically palming Emma Watson in the face to the wall of flowers at the Dior couture show, we’re enjoying every fashionable moment wishing we could be there. In true fashion, editor of Buro24/7 and Harper’s Bazaar alumni Miroslava Duma hasn’t disappointed photographers and bloggers from around the globe earning her the title of the ultimate style muse. This 5’2” Russian beauty is showing us just how it’s done.
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Jul 9, 2014 / 3 notes

Can we take a moment and talk Miroslava Duma @PFW?

bit.ly/1qksUXb

By: Amy Yew

Paris Fashion Week has brought out the best of the best. From Jennifer Lawrence basically palming Emma Watson in the face to the wall of flowers at the Dior couture show, we’re enjoying every fashionable moment wishing we could be there. In true fashion, editor of Buro24/7 and Harper’s Bazaar alumni Miroslava Duma hasn’t disappointed photographers and bloggers from around the globe earning her the title of the ultimate style muse. This 5’2” Russian beauty is showing us just how it’s done.

For the full article, click here.

RG @daisygo : My beautiful wifies! Can’t wait to meet little Emily. #daisysbabyshower
Jul 8, 2014

RG @daisygo : My beautiful wifies! Can’t wait to meet little Emily. #daisysbabyshower