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A girl’s wedding day is supposed to be the best day of their life, but not every wedding is the magical day a bride was expecting. Whether it’s the pressure to put on the perfect day, or crazy family members, a lot of things can ruin the occasion, and some brides are now spilling the beans.

A new thread on the anonymous Whisper app has brides confessing to the reasons they hated their wedding, and after reading them, you may want to consider eloping.

Reasons brides hated their wedding include:

  • “Our wedding was pretty bad. His parents didn’t approve of us being married and showed up drunk. Worse wedding ever with lots of drama from everyone.”
  • “My MIL is awful. She made a big scene at my wedding because we had a table devoted to my mother (who died four months prior) and we didn’t give her the same special attention. Once again she made things about her.”
  • “I hated my wedding…my dad walked me down the aisle telling me everything I did wrong my entire life.”
  • “Wedding dresses are incredibly uncomfortable. I wish someone would have told me, because I really didn’t enjoy my wedding because of it.”
  • “At my wedding my sister announced she was pregnant. She stole my thunder and really made the night less enjoyable for me.”
  • “Seeing other people’s family excited for their engagement/marriage just makes me more angry towards my parents for ruining my wedding day. They were verbally abusive all day.”
  • “My mother announced that she was divorcing my father at my wedding reception. It was the worst thing I have ever heard in my life. Thanks to her my wedding was ruined.”
  • “I was too stressed out to even enjoy my wedding. There’s so much pressure to make everything perfect.” 

Source: Whisper

If you’re lucky enough to have a work BFF, it could be good for your career. This person who brings you coffee, shares eye-rolls with you over stupid stuff other coworkers say, and encourages you to go out for expensive lunches is also one of the most important factors in your overall success and happiness on the job.

Research shows that just knowing that we’re “in it together” with our work bestie makes us feel more satisfied with our jobs. And a series of studies from workforce intelligence company Evolv found that friendships among team members can massively increase productivity.

International author and speaker on happiness at work, Alexander Kjerulf also stresses the value of being friendly with your colleagues. “Socializing with your coworkers is essential for your career,” he explains. “Also, employees who have positive workplace relationships are happier at work (in fact, good workplace relationships are one of the most important sources of workplace happiness) and we know that people who are happy at work are more productive, more creative and more successful overall.”

So having a work best friend won’t just give you someone to vent to or go to happy hour with, it helps you get more work done and be happier while you do it. And it helps boost your career success. So just remember that next time you get the side eye from your boss for chatting too long with your work wife in the break room.

Source: Cosmopolitan UK

With expensive cocktails, flowers, heart-shaped jewelry, and a fancy dinner, it’s not hard to spend a small fortune on Valentine’s Day. But you don’t need to drop hundreds to celebrate with the one you love, or just like a lot. So if you’re looking for a low-cost way to celebrate with your Valentine or just want to do something different this year, here are some ideas for dates that’ll show you care and cost you less than $50.

Plan a wine and cheese night - Why squeeze your way into an overcrowded, overpriced Valentine’s Day dinner at a restaurant when you can customize a romantic wine and cheese night at home for so much less? Head to Trader Joe’s for their impressive selection of delicious yet inexpensive wine and cheese, grab some crackers and lay it all out in a living room picnic. Light some candles, queue up your Valentine’s Day playlist and you’re good to go.

A night at the museum - If you want to get out and soak up some culture with your Valentine, try an afternoon or evening at a local museum. Find an art show or an exhibit you both want to check out and for about as much as you’d spend for a night at the movies, you can shake up your routine and have a romantic Valentine’s Day.

Go out for just dessert - Make a late reservation at your favorite spot for desserts and treat your Valentine to some sweets. You’ll only spend a fraction because you’re not ordering a four-course meal and nothing says “I love you” like sugar does.

Source: Elite Daily

A freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning is one of life’s little pleasures, but some of us have a healthier caffeine habit than others. If your morning cup is some crazy concoction full of syrups and sweeteners, your coffee routine might need a makeover.

Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, liver cancer, cirrhosis, gallstones, and Parkinson’s disease, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, so you don’t want to give up your daily pick-me-up. But if you coffee habit could be healthier, registered dietitian Abigail Kinnear says this is how you do it.

  • Drink the right amount - It’s easy to overdo it if you’re tired or trying to power through work, but that’s not good for you. So Kinnear advises following the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for coffee consumption, which allows for three to five cups a day.
  • Cut back on added sugar - Stop adding all those empty calories to your coffee and try natural sweeteners like cinnamon and milk.
  • Check your portion size - Those guidelines suggest three to five cups of coffee is okay, but the size of the cups is important. Kinnear suggests checking the capacity of your mug to make sure you’re not getting too much buzzy brew.
  • Use real milk - Sweetened, flavored creamers have a super long list of artificial ingredients and added sugars, so you’re better off going with real milk instead. And if you don’t do dairy, nut milks like almond or coconut are healthy options, just read labels to know exactly what you’re drinking.

Source: My Domaine

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