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Putting The Spark Back Into Your Relationship




Now that the first flush of romance is over, and you’ve gotten used to each other, it can be easy to become complaisant and forget about passion and love. To keep the romance alive even after a few years, take a look at the below tips so that you can both enjoy a long and happy relationship. 

Commit To A Dedicated Date Night

Choosing a specific night on which to have a date every week is widely believed to be the key to a successful relationship, so set aside one night a week when you both spend time doing the things you love and connecting with your partner. It doesn’t have to be an expensive meal out every week; a simple date night at home with your favourite film and a glass of wine is perfectly acceptable as long as you both have fun and spend the time remembering everything you love about each other. 

Spice Things Up In The Bedroom 

After a few years your sex life can get a little stale, so get things back on track by including sex toys such as dildos, clamps and restraints. There’s something out there for everyone, including lesbians, who can use a Wet For Her double dildo to make their relationship even more intense. 

Talk Things Over

Communication can drastically decrease in the later stages of a relationship, so make sure that you regularly take the time to talk together. You might choose to have a quick chat after work every day, or you might prefer to have long, in depth discussions about your feelings on the weekend; whatever you choose, make the communication honest and two-way. Listen to your partner and make them feel loved. 

Share The Chores

Women often take on a disproportion number of household tasks such as laundry, childcare and cleaning. To help overcome this issue and ensure that you’re both doing your fair share, map out exactly what tasks need doing around the house, then divide them equally. Create a rota for regular tasks so that you both do equal amounts and don’t come to resent each other. 

Remember, Emotional Labor Is Still Work

There is a strong consensus that taking on all of the emotional labor in a relationship affects women negatively and can cause problems in their work, social lives and relationships. To avoid this issue, make sure that you and your partner are supportive of one another and try to divide the emotional labor and caring between you as equally as possible. 

Change Things Up

When your relationship is getting a little stale make sure that you change things to get it back on track. This might include bringing in new ideas or positions into your bedroom activities, or something more drastic like going away for a short break to reconnect and relax. Making small changes can help you to keep the spark alive for longer, so consider how you can both make things better for one another and really reconnect. 

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6 Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets



Valentine’s Day Gifts

If you’re thoughts are turning to shopping as Valentine’s Day looms large, you’re certainly not alone. According to the National Retail Federation, spending on this amorous occasion last year was purported to hit a staggering $20.7 billion—an increase of 6 percent over the prior year’s $19.6 billion and dually breaking the previous record of $19.7 billion set in 2016. With this kind of historical high spending, throngs of consumers are indubitably itching for new ideas sure to impress their sweeties. With that in mind, here are a few gift ideas that, while some are on the “non-traditional” front, will undoubtedly delight your loved ones.

1849 Wine Company (

Wine is a quintessential staple on Valentine’s Day and here’s a great option to stock the wine cellar with: 1849 Wine. This design-minded brand draws inspiration from the 21st Century contemporary art movement. 1849 Wine’s vibrant labels designed by the artist SABER capture your attention away from the endless sea of white, off-white, eggshell and otherwise underwhelming labels that plague contemporary store shelves. Every handcrafted bottle of 1849 Wine not only reflects the company’s artistic spirit, but also their dedication for the finely-tuned art of wine making. Like an artist’s fascinating power to disrupt norms, transcend taboos and change perspective, this company’s overarching goal is to achieve all three with every bottle of 1849 Wine.

Carolina Herrera ‘Good Girl’ Valentine’s Day Set (

What girl doesn’t love spritzing themselves with a fine scent—especially on date night? This gift idea is a decidedly lovely way to realize the sweet smell of success(ful gifting) this Valentine’s Day. Spread the love with Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera’s “Good Girl” fragrance gift set crafted around the eloquent pair of Jasmine and Tonka. This set includes Good Girl Eau de Parfum, a sensual, evocative fragrance born of the beautiful contradictions and the ever-present duality of modern women and modern life.  This 2-piece set also includes Good Girl Eau de Parfum Légère, inaugurating a new phase in perfumery and the House of Herrera with the creation of an Oriental floral constructed around the DNA of Good Girl. This scent is built around the eloquent pair of jasmine, the emblem of Carolina Herrera, and Tonka, an intoxicating and surprising note. Included in the set is one ounce of each fragrance.

Wildflower Soap & Cool Stick (

Self-care is a Valentine’s Day must, and gifts related thereto are always a treat. And, you certainly can’t go wrong with the basics. But, here’s one with a twist. Wildflower’s all-natural CBD Soap in gorgeous scents of Lavender and Vanilla are made with the highest quality broad-spectrum CBD extracts and coconut oil to keep the skin healthy and hydrated. This gentle yet powerful face and body cleanser lathers into a rich and soothing foam, improving overall skin health without dryness. Lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties offer soothing comfort for your skin and may help reduce redness and irritation. Its benefits extend from gently removing excess dirt oils and dead skin cells to revealing the bright, fresh, radiant skin underneath. It is also an all-natural vegan option made with fresh ingredients including coconut oil, lye, water, broad-spectrum CBD and lavender essential oil.

Onyx Nail Design (

Next is an easy and super chic way for gals to look fabulous this holiday and beyond, or a great gift certificate idea if you want to consider proffering it to another as a present. It’s Onyx Nail Design’s Luxury Reusable Press-On Nails. This is a company that offers a fine collection of unique, high-quality luxurious press on nails that, unlike most press-on and glue-on can be reused over and over again. And, good thing, since these allow users to change their nails as often as their outfit! The company’s nails are made from the highest professional quality products available, eliminating concerns about discoloration or any other side effects that tend to come along with cheap and low-quality alternatives.

Emeril Lagasse Pressure AirFryer (

You don’t always have to go out to celebrate Valentine’s Day festivities, or maybe you’re attending—or hosting—a “Galentine’s Day” celebration with a potluck spread. Either way, an easy and tasty meal is the perfect way to spend time with your significant other or dear friends and family—and even better if that delicious meal is healthy to boot! So here’s a gift idea not to be overlooked, and one that can greatly simplify the in-home cooking experience year-round. It’s the Emeril Lagasse Pressure AirFryer. This stainless-steel system is supercharged, replacing up to 12 different appliances. It features no less than 44 preset cooking functions including sous vide, bake, canner, grill, sauté, roast and more—all in a healthier environment than traditional deep fryers or oil-based preparations. So avoid the constrained “Prix Fix” dinner out on the Valentine’s Day holiday, and otherwise enjoy perfectly prepped, healthy home cooked meals made extraordinarily easy.

The Hero Grill (

Also for those who love to cool and eat, and especially for those individuals and families that like the outdoors, is the opportunity for you to be someone’s true hero. This via The Hero Grill—a one-of-a-kind portable grill that makes anyone’s next outdoor adventure simple, clean and tasty. And, it’s also especially great for space-challenged apartment dwellers who have a hankerin’ for foods with fie-forward flavor. HERO Grill uses a self-contained, all-natural charcoal pod that is ready in 10 minutes and provides 60 minutes of cooking time, meaning no more messy bags of charcoal and lighter fluid. This device’s user-focused engineering combines the reusable grilling grid with an all-natural, biodegradable, single-use charcoal pod made of cardboard, lava stones and pre-stacked charcoal briquettes.  HERO defines the new standard in on-the-go grilling.


By Merilee Kern, MBA – an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist.

*Some or all of the item(s) adetailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.


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Rose Day 2020 – The Ultimate Buying Guide



Rose Day 2020 – The Ultimate Buying Guide

As February nears, Valentine’s Day looms over the horizon. However, this is no longer restricted to 14th February. Instead, the week leading up to Valentine’s Day is full of anticipation. Each day is a different day for a specific gift.

And we begin with the most classic gift of all: a bouquet of flowers. Or, as it is better known, Rose Day.

Rose Day, as the name suggests, is when you express your love through the elegant, sweet-smelling rose. The rose has always been the perfect metaphor for a relationship. The lushly coloured and fragrant flower has thorns, symbolising the hardships you fight through, which only makes the right parts better.

That said, if roses are not immediately available to you, luckily there are other means to make flower delivery in Salalah.

With giftsonclick, you get a large selection of bouquets to choose from for your significant other! Send roses to Oman and let your partner know you are thinking about them the moment the day begins!

Your Options for Rose Day 2020

While the red rose remains the classic option, there are several other colours to choose from in today’s day and age. And the colour you choose is critical – it shows how well you know your partner!

Making a thoughtful flower delivery in Sohar ensures your partner not only knows you are thinking about them but also that you know them well enough not to choose red.

But let’s begin with one of the most exceptional, most impressive bouquets we offer.

100 Red Roses

Whether you want it in a vase so you can surprise them by leaving it on their dining table or a bouquet to hand to them in person, the 100 red roses never fail to impress. Our expert flower arrangers even give you these 100 roses in a heart shape!

100 Roses

The deep red and high number make for a spectacular display sure to leave your partner speechless. After all, there is a reason this arrangement has survived the years, and we continue to provide it!

However, if you do not want this particular arrangement and this colour, we have several other options that ensure you make the perfect choice when you send roses to Oman!

50 Pink Roses

If your S. O. is a fan of softer, more pastel colours, then our 50-pink rose bouquet may be perfect for them. These cheerful roses are gentler on the eye while smelling just as sweet as their red counterparts.

Pink Roses

And, if pink is what your partner prefers, your love may make them smell even sweeter! So use our flower delivery in Salalah and make this a (Rose) day to remember!

Bliss to the Eyes – Assorted Roses

Maybe the relationship is brand new, and you are not sure of their stance on red roses. Perhaps you consider red a sign of too much, too fast. Or maybe your partner is not a fan of an entirely red bouquet but has no particular favourite colour in mind.

Regardless of the reason, our assorted bouquet is perfect for the occasion. Whether you want the easy-to-carry 50 or the over-the-top impressive 100, you get a gorgeous combination of white, pink, red, yellow and orange roses in a vase!

Shadows of Love – Red and Yellow

Balancing our your red roses with some yellow roses is definitely pleasing to the eye. This arrangement is the perfect half-and-half flower delivery in Sohar!

The 40 deep red roses are complemented perfectly by their cheery 40 yellow counterparts! Together, they come along for the perfect arrangement, depicting both the passion and the cuddles perfectly!

Ethereal Red Bouquet

If red and white is your ideal combination, this bouquet is for you! With 10 deep red roses forming the core of the arrangement and pure white roses, lilies and brassica in the centre, this romantic arrangement is shaped like a heart and becomes the perfect gift!

Red Bouquet

Complemented further by the green hypericum and silver twigs, this arrangement creates a heavenly image, giving you further reason to surprise your partner and send roses to Oman!

With giftsonclick, you get a plethora of arrangements, each more beautiful and meaningful than the last. Our well-thought-out rose arrangements are especially ideal for making your Rose Day brighter and more fragrant, helping you enjoy and express your love to its fullest!

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Getting Pregnant: Here’s How to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy



Getting Pregnant Here’s How to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

You have decided that you want to conceive and intend to plan your actions accordingly. Getting pregnant involves mental, emotional, and physical preparation to ensure the health and safety of the baby. And this pregnancy involves your partner too, as both of you have to be well and ready.

The physical aspect of preparing yourself for conception is a challenge within a challenge. Depending on your current condition, you may have to adapt or modify your behavior to make room for healthy choices.

So what do you expect when you want to expect?

Consult Your Doctor before and during Pregnancy




Mayo Clinic recommends women, along with their partners, trying to conceive to go on a preconception appointment that covers a tall order of critical issues relating to fertility and more:

  • Birth control
  • Vaccines, especially if you are up-to-date
  • Medications or supplements
  • Chronic conditions
  • Health history (yours and your family’s)
  • Age
  • Previous pregnancies
  • Weight ideal for conception
  • Lifestyle

This visit to the doctor sets you up for realistic and deliberate planning for your pregnancy. As you conceive successfully, you have to undergo ultrasound scans to monitor the growth of your baby. The ultrasound transducer typically glides over the abdomen to perform the scan. You can look into what ultrasound transducers that hospitals and clinics use here.

Go Easy on Coffee

A study reveals that there’s little association between coffee intake and fertility or achieving pregnancy. However, the study finds that consuming 300 milligrams of caffeine every day during early pregnancy is tied to a greater risk of spontaneous abortion (SAB). To be on the safe side, limit your coffee intake to less than 200 milligrams a day or a 12-ounce cup, according to the American Pregnancy Association.

What about herbal tea?

It may be generally safe for you to drink tea products while waiting to conceive. Still, consult with your medical practitioner regarding the consumption of such products and their effect on your fertility, if any.

A study notes that consuming more than four cups of green tea a day leads to low serum folate levels during the early stage of pregnancy. Folic acid reduces the risk of birth defects such as neural tube defects (NTD), and tea consumption may increase such risk.

Eat Healthy and Right

You may have to lose or gain weight to get pregnant. What’s important is to achieve this ideal weight prior to pregnancy.

Thus, eat a balanced meal by doing these:

  • Cut back on junk food, empty calories, and high-sugar foods.
  • Include fruits, vegetables, and grains in your meal plan.
  • Take vitamins and mineral supplements, including folic acid.

Ask your doctor about specific restrictions or inclusions to your diet.

Move Around

Exercise plays a role in improving fertility and helps you manage or control your weight for pregnancy. According to the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), obese women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but exercise regularly can increase their frequency of ovulation. That then leads to regular menstrual cycles and higher chances of conceiving.

Per FSA, do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity that includes brisk walking and dancing every day.

Can you travel during the preconception stage?

Traveling itself can influence the levels of melatonin and cortisol. That, in turn, affects your monthly cycle. The fluctuations in the levels of those hormones can disrupt the window of fertility. You may have to scale back on traveling that can unduly stress you and mess up with your cycle. Instead, bank on sleep and rest.

Abstain from or Quit Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

Medical experts always warn both men and women about consuming cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs and its effects on the unborn baby.

  • Alcohol: the substance can interfere with ovulation and may make it difficult for women to get pregnant. Alcohol can also decrease men’s sperm count.
  • Smoking: it can damage the eggs and cause miscarriages. Aside from lowering the sperm count on men, cigarettes have been linked to sluggish sperm motility.
  • Drugs: they can cause hormonal imbalance that leads to fertility issues. If your partner chronically smokes marijuana, then the sperm count and development of the sperm also take a hit.

Thus, you need to abstain or refrain from taking any such substances leading to and during pregnancy. You must also avoid environmental toxins, such as those from pollutants that can interfere with the baby’s development.

You can refer to this ultimate guide to flush drug toxins out of your body and pass a drug test if you or your partner needs to take one for the workplace. The key takeaway is that you have options to ensure you are clean months or so before you plan to get pregnant.

Follow these tips to physically prepare for conception, and coordinate your efforts with your doctor every step of the way.

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Fabulous Valentine’s Gifts to Rejoice the Bond of Undying Affection



valentines gifts

Valentine’s Day is devoted to lovers and married couples all over the world. It is a grand celebration that helps them to strengthen their deep relationship forever. The best part of this special occasion is the way of showing undying affection for each other. Most of the time, couples dedicate some romantic tokens of remembrance to mark this memorable event of the year. They even plan some extraordinary things to create some joyous memories of the day. It is an excellent time for you to provide an attractive gifts for valentines day to enchant your beloved partner. When it comes to choosing the best present to celebrate the bond of togetherness, then you have to put little effort to make it special for her. This V-Day, you can plan some exciting ideas to show how much you love your better half.

Here are some thoughtful gift ideas to rejoice your bond of endless love on Valentine’s Day.

Flowers Basket:

Fresh flowers always make a gesture of deep love and affection in relationships. You have the chance to design a beautiful floral basket to show your endearment. Add all your favorite flowers in a lovely floral arrangement to greet your beloved partner. It can be helpful to complement the beauty, love, care, and happiness of your relationship. If you add a handmade greeting that will be perfect to win her heart. It is going to be a meaningful gift to convey your deep emotions from the heart. 

Chocolate Bouquet:

The best idea to add sweetness into your relationship is to make a hamper of delicious chocolates. You can even order an attractive chocolate bouquet to spread some happy moments of the day. Make sure to select her favorite chocolates to show how much you care about her taste. The best idea is to add some assorted chocos of her choice to make it more adorable for her. Your better half will surely enjoy such mouth-watering chocolates on Valentine’s Day. It will be a nutritious food hamper to commemorate another special occasion.

Designer Dress with Ornaments:

The gift you choose for your beloved partner should be according to her preferences. On this memorable event, you can surprise her with a designer dress or something she may be planning for a long time. Another option is to take her to the shopping mall where she can select by herself. Ask her to buy a pair of ornaments to match with her beautiful dress. It would be a fantastic way to show your concern for her. She will be thankful for considering her particular choices in apparel and jewelry.

Delight with Photo Cake:

A cake is always a center of attraction on any occasion you celebrate. This time, you can amaze your better half with a personalised Valentine cake. You have to select her favorite flavors and ingredients to prepare a yummy cake for the celebration. The best way is to choose a memorable photo of your wedding day to personalise the cake to mark this lover’s day. You can even write a love message at the center of the cake. It will help to rejoice your deep bond of endearment.

A Big Wall Frame:

Every year you have to try new ideas to celebrate your relationship. If you want to refresh some joyous memories of your togetherness, then you should design a big wall photo frame for her. You can even choose a heart-shaped frame to give her moments of happiness. It can be another fantastic way to express your heartfelt emotions on this most awaited event. Another idea is to engrave a suitable caption on the photo frame to mark this memorable occasion. 

All of these are some of the fabulous gift ideas by which you can rejoice the bond of eternal love and affection with your beloved partner.

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A Common Divorce Alternative – Separation Agreement in New York



Not all marriages last forever. Many couples undergo rough patches; some come out of this as whole while; others may end up broken. In case, the couple have reconcilable differences that cannot be patched up, there are two alternatives available to them; either they get separated or divorced. A separation agreement is an agreement that is signed by a couple to get a legal separation from each other. It is usually signed by a couple when they want to live apart from each other for a period of time without dissolving their marriage. In such a case, a couple still has the hope of reconciliation and be together again in the future. It is an alternative to divorce which is quite common these days.

Just like in marriage, there are certain responsibilities and rights that are associated even during the time of legal separation. Both the spouses need to respect those rights and responsibilities which are mutually agreed upon and mentioned in the separation agreement.

What are the major issues dealt within a separation agreement?

When it comes to a separation agreement, the main issues dealt in it include:

  • Which partner will get to keep the house?
  • Details of child custody, support and visitation
  • Spousal support like alimony or maintenance is discussed
  • Issues of property division (marital liabilities or assets)
  • Any other provisions unique to the couple’s situation

Importance of a Separation Agreement in New York

In New York, mere physical separation from one’s spouse is not considered an actual separation. The couple needs to sign a ‘separation agreement’ and get it notarized by a notary in order to live legally apart under the New York law. Living apart from one’s spouse without a separation agreement will only be a physical separation. In this case, both the spouses will be entitled to equal distribution in any newly acquired property or in any debt incurred. This can further complicate matters if the couple chooses to go ahead with divorce after legal separation.

Additionally, if one spouse starts dating before signing a separation agreement, it is considered adultery, which is a crime under the penal code. Moreover, adultery can give a reasonable ground to file a divorce to the other spouse. Thus, it is important to sign a separation agreement to be able to dodge such problems.

Is there a need to hire an attorney for a Separation Agreement?

Though Sample Separation Agreement NY are easily available, hiring a highly competent attorney before drafting a separation agreement is recommended. This is because even a small, single mistake can render the entire agreement void and thus, not legally binding. A competent New York separation agreement lawyer will be helpful in drafting a separation agreement taking care of protecting your rights.

Can a couple of file for divorce after signing a separation agreement?

If even after the best of efforts, a couple fails to reach reconciliation even after living separately and apart for a year and wants to completely end their marriage, they can file for a New York conversion divorce under the terms of the separation agreement. However, there are a few requirements which must be met:

  • The couple must not be residing in the same place. It is mandatory for the couple to live separately and apart from each other at least for a year before filing for a conversion divorce.
  • The separation agreement must be filed in the residing county of the couple.
  • An index number, associated with the separation agreement, needs to be purchased. This index number is later used to file for conversion divorce.
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