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    Ron Howard believes happiness is about love, his favorite word. “It’s loving what I do and who I do it with.”
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    Two young documentary filmmakers are scouring the country to find America's happiest people.
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How Romantic Are You? [Quiz]


When it comes to romance, are you a dreamer with a heart of mush or a cold, hard realist?
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What's Love Got to Do With It?


Lasting love is not just about romance; as it turns out, there’s actually a science to making love last.
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33 Ideas for Romance


Watch love blossom with these 33 great ideas for romance.
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6 Relationship Resolutions for Valentines Day


Just in time for Valentine's Day--make lasting improvements to your love life with these six expert relationship resolutions.
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Valentine's Day Ultimate Gift Guide


Looking for Valentine's Day gifts for your sweetie? We've got you covered—with quirky, cool and romantic treats for every taste.
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Mixing It Up at Detroit's Eastern Market


At Detroit's Eastern Market—the largest open-air public market in the country—people as diverse as the produce have converged for 125 years to shop,...
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9 Tips for Low-Stress Holiday Entertaining


Don't let stress dampen your holiday fun. Use these helpful tips to make entertaining easy this year.
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Gretchen Rubin's Strategies for the Holidays


Author and happiness expert Gretchen Ruben explains how to avoid the holiday mishaps that can can distract us from joyfully engaging with our loved...
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Does Your Relationship Need a Tuneup? [QUIZ]


Have communication and connection started to fade? Take our quiz to find out the true state of your relationship.
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5 Tips to Survive the 2017 Election


Don't let the stress of the presidential election drive a wedge between you and the people you care about.


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