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The Best Ways To Practice Self-Love This Valentine's Day, According To Experts

If Valentine’s Day planning for you means finding the perfect dress, making the fanciest of fancy dinner reservations, and catering to — and only to — your S.O., you’ve got this holiday all wrong, honey. Listen, I get it; my husband and I are super c…
By Julia Guerra

Take Time To Love Yourself This Valentine's Day With These 11 Self-Care Rituals

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and it might seem like people are suddenly scrambling to set up last-minute dates so they won't be alone on what's supposed to be the most romantic day of the year. However, what many people forget is that …
By Georgina Berbari

These Easy Spells For Love & Prosperity Will Help You Get What You Want In 2018

Curious about magic but you have no idea where to start? Fear not! You don’t have to be born with psychic gifts or talents in order to conjure magic into your life. Believe it or not, you have just as much access to the powers that be as even the mos…
By Roya Backlund

10 Body-Positive Instagrammers To Follow In 2018 For More Self-Love & Less BS

With the arrival of the new year, discussions of diet culture and unrealistic beauty standards are at an all-time high right now, and it can be easy to get down on yourself and feel overwhelmed. While there is, admittedly, a ton of BS to trudge throu…
By Georgina Berbari

Kylie Jenner's Best Nine Photos On Instagram Make It Clear Fans Love Her Selfies

If there's one thing 2017 has taught us, it's the power of a selfie. Kylie Jenner's best nine photos on Instagram collage is the greatest example of this theory. Out of all the literal hundreds of images the reality TV star and makeup mogul posted th…
By Jamie LeeLo

These Body-Positive Sweaters Are The Perfect Way To Spread Self-Love This Holiday Season

Body positivity is something that should be practiced the whole year through, and I genuinely believe our generation is doing everything in its power to become a more accepting, all-inclusive society. However, there's still plenty of progress to be m…
By Julia Guerra

4 Self-Love Practices That Double As Revenge Against Your Ex

So it's fall, or "autumn" if you want to be a fancy b*tch about it; and you've just had your heart ripped out and run over by a 16-wheeler truck, because the man you thought you were going to spend your life with turned out to be nothing but a gigant…
By Rosebud Baker

Women Are Taking "Chinning" Selfies To Fight Perfectionism On Instagram & We're So Here For It

For the last several years, the selfie has all but dominated our social media lives. News feeds on Snapchat, Facebook, and especially Instagram are dominated by selfies that, for the most part, are posted with the specific intent of looking "good," a…
By Caroline Burke

Domino's Is Testing Self-Driving Delivery Cars Because This Is The Future Of Pizza

You guys, the future of pizza is here. You might find yourself wondering where your fave delivery person is the next time you go outside to pick up your pizza order, because Domino's is about to shake up the delivery game. Domino's self-driving deliv…
By Collette Reitz

P!nk’s VMAs Acceptance Speech Was All About Living Your Truth: “Keep Shining”

P!nk delivered one of the most powerful speeches at the 2017 VMAs. Using her daughter as inspiration, her speech was something we all needed to hear. She spoke on gender, stereotypes, and living your own truth. Seriously, take the transcript Of P!nk'…
By Laura Rizzo

Women Are Sharing Photos Of Self-Love With The Hashtag #BigThighTwitter

Last night, women filled Twitter timelines with selfies showing off their thighs in a gorgeous demonstration of body positivity. The photos left much of Twitter drooling, not only because of the juicy thighs on our feeds, but also because "big thigh …
By Marquaysa Battle

Couple Took Selfies Every Year To Show How Different Love Looks As You Age

Giles Paley-Phillips, 39, and his wife, Michelle, 35, have taken a photo booth photo with each other every year for 16 years, and they hope they can continue for as long as they can. A lot has changed since their first trip to the booth in 2000. For …
By Hope Schreiber

Bella Hadid Shows Self-Love With Necklace After Her Breakup With The Weeknd

After a year and a half together, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd broke up and made us wonder:  is love real? To make matters worse, the ex-couple will be at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris where the musician will perform while the model walks…
By Hope Schreiber

4 Things Spin Class Taught Me About Self-Love

Exercising isn't always the best part of my day. Sure, there are some days where I can't wait to hop on my bike and get going, but there are some days where I'm really just not feeling it. Maybe I had a crappy day at work, maybe it's that time of the…
By Carolina Cal Muinos Di Roberto

How Giving Up 'Thinspo' Led Me To A Life Of Self-Love

In today's society, it seems like almost every woman is on a journey to health and happiness. At what point, though, does the effort to become healthy turn unhealthy? I can date my tireless goals of being fit back to high school. My family was into w…
By Kathryn Bianga

Dating Apps Admit Mirror Selfies And Swiping Aren't Helping Us Find Love

Does anyone else feel like they're failing miserably in the world of dating apps? No? Just me? OK. But really, swiping for love has become borderline impossible. It's like a chore -- better yet, a grueling game that you must play in order to find a p…
By Amanda Fama

Halsey's Powerful Message About Self-Love Will Give You Serious Chills

Halsey is continuing to spread her message of love around the world. On Thursday night, the 21-year-old performed at Festival Pier, a summer-long musical festival at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. First of all, she crushed it, but second of all, she…
By Anna Menta

Yes, Couples Who Post Annoying Lovey-Dovey Pics On FB Have Self-Esteem Issues

You guys! You know that couple on Facebook that's always posting annoying, nauseating AF statuses about how happy they are in their relationships? (I definitely have a few of them and blocked them in my newsfeed.) Well, apparently there's a scientifi…
By Sheena Sharma

Single Ladies Are Buying These Non-Engagement Rings To Commit To Self Love

Being a single lady is an odd mix of empowering and embarrassing. On one hand, there's Beyoncé in a unitard, vibrating her hips in the ecstasy of not being tied down at the club. On the other, however, there's drunk ordering an entire pizza and falli…
By Emily Arata

Now That You've Found Self-Love, Here's How You Can Make It Last

From birth until death, you will be the only constant presence in your life. Friends will come in and out of your life. Family members will too. Even the longest, closest relationships will never last as long as the relationship you will have with yo…
By Rick Riddle

Why True Self-Love Is Loving Yourself Even When You Feel Like Sh*t

I think there's a common misconception in today's society about what “self-love” really is and how we achieve it. There's this idea floating around that self-love means you are content, happy and dare I say “in love” with yourself, your life, and eve…
By Rachel Hook

5 Things To Remember When Dating A Girl Who Struggles With Self-Love

I am self-destructive. I used to punish myself for not living up to the impossible-to-reach expectations that I had put onto myself in high school by breaking the surface of my baby-soft skin with the sharp blade of a razor almost nightly. I underst…
By Unwritten

What Pretending To Have A BF On Instagram Taught Me About Self-Love

Let's make this clear: I am single AF. I was in a relationship with the same guy since I was 15, and it ended last summer. Now I'm 22 and going into my senior year of college, and I've never actually taken time to be by myself. So when my relationshi…
By Victoriana White

My Mother Made Me Hate My Body, But I've Finally Found Self-Love

To be clear, I don't have a relationship with my mother. Not anymore. We haven't spoken in many years; in fact, exactly half of my time on this earth now has been sans mom. What's funny -- despite all those years of space -- is how much that relation…
By Amy Horton

What's In A Number? What Never Being A Size 0 Taught Me About Self-Love

I’ve always wondered why men’s clothing sizes are so different from women’s clothing sizes. After going shopping with my father and boyfriend a couple of times, I learned that men have sizes based upon their measurements. When they want to buy a pair…
By Kristen Ulrich

How I Learned The Power Of Selfless Love Through My Parents' Divorce

Our society is built on the desire for ownership. We want to own things and call them ours. This book is “mine.” This car is “mine.” This person is “mine.” When this happens, love becomes synonymous with possession. “I love this person, and he or she…
By Brooke Serra

12 Ways Women Can Change Their Lives With A Little Bit Of Self-Love

When I think of self-love, my next thought is usually, “bullsh*t.” If you Google it, these are the tips you’ll find: 1. Get a facial. 2. Be kind to yourself. 3. Think positively. 4. Start exercising. 5. Repeat affirmations and mantras. 6. Meditate fo…
By Andréa Johnson

8 Things You Learn About Self-Love After Overcoming An Eating Disorder

When I was a sophomore in high school, I remember stepping down on the scale and seeing the number "149" pop up. I’m 5’10," so in actuality, that’s a decently healthy body weight. I was on the volleyball team at the time, and I was taking care of mys…
By Kendra Stowe

4 Ways Self-Love Will Help You Indulge Guilt-Free During The Holidays

"If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go f*ck yourself.'" -- Jennifer Lawrence October is like the pre-season to the holidays. Once Halloween is over, holiday season is in full effect. Usually around this time of year,…
By Jiselle O'Neal

How My Transgender Friend Taught Me The Power Of Self-Love

A woman in her 20s will always have some battles to fight, and modern times seem to have made a lot of things easier for us. Growing up, however, was not one of them. With the media dictating the definition of beauty, it is natural to feel a little b…
By Rachel Wegner

A Life Of Extremes: The Fine Line Between Self-Love And Over-Indulgence

I've spent the past couple of weekends with only these things: Tina Fey, Ben & Jerry's, a bottle of wine to the face and a blanket to snuggle with. I know spending an entire weekend avoiding human contact isn't exactly the healthiest way to spend one…
By Sheena Sharma

Model Shows Off Her Stretch Marks In Powerful Post Encouraging Self-Love (Photo)

Last year, seven months into Robyn Lawley's pregnancy, she read an article in a UK gossip publication claiming she considered a late-term abortion to avoid pesky stretch marks. Now a mother, Lawley posted a photo to Facebook of the stretch marks she …
By Taylor Ortega

10 Ways To Kick-Start The Daunting Journey Toward Self-Love

If you’re like most people in this world, you're waiting for that special thing to come along in your life that you think will grant happiness. It could be the perfect job, the perfect partner, the perfect house, the perfect family, etc., but they al…
By Amy Horton

Love And Cancer Drugs: How My Disease Taught Me Self-Love

You know that whole Corinthians, “Love is patient, love is kind” spiel? Well sh*t, I hope that’s true. I seem to be at that age when everyone is pairing up, getting engaged and having babies. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about these things. Even as a …
By Allie Vreeland

Feel-Good Game-Changer: How Yoga Taught Me Mindfulness And Self-Love

I had done a little yoga before this past summer. I made a mother-daughter habit of it during childhood; I attended sporadic classes with friends, and I went a few times during my freshman year whenever I was feeling particularly overwhelmed. But, th…
By Joelle Nanula

This Woman Is Teaching The Importance Of Self-Love With 'Big Gal Yoga'

Valerie has been practicing yoga for a little over four years now. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Valerie runs an Instagram account, Big Gal Yoga, that now has over 50,000 followers. It features a number of impressive yoga poses, cool yoga …
By Leigh Weingus

4 Ways To Practice Self-Love When Your Self-Perception Is At A Low

How much do you truly love yourself – wholeheartedly, authentically, genuinely — beyond the superficial definition? This is your life, and your life’s mission is to learn to love who you are. We are simply here, existing. We're existing to create wha…
By Sheena Amin

5 Reasons We Love To Hate Selfies, Even If We’re Guilty Of Taking Them

Isn't it a little strange that the "selfie" turned into a phenomenon of sending your own likeness to as many other people as possible? Shouldn't they be called "youies" or "lookies?" If you wanted to really take a selfie, you'd take a picture of your…
By Zuri Irvin

We're All A Little Self-Absorbed: 4 Reasons Why We Love Taking Selfies

Try to go on Instagram and not see a selfie within the first five posts. Mission impossible. Selfies have become a part of our everyday lives in a way I don't think people truly understand or realize. If you ask most people why they post selfies, the…
By Lester Lee

8 Daily Life Changes To Remind Yourself Of The Value Of Self-Love

Self-love is an action of providing yourself with unconditional love, nurture and support. It does not mean we are selfish humans (not all of the time), but we need to love ourselves fully and entirely before we can be loved by another human being. S…
By Avalon Hendricks

Me, Myself And I: Why Self-Love Is The Only Love You'll Ever Need

There’s a very big difference between what we need and what we want. When I was begging for something as a kid, my mom would always ask, “Now, do you really need it? Or do you just want it?” Obviously, I didn’t actually need that new toy or snack fro…
By Taryn Lachter

This Generation Is Destroying Its Self-Worth By Depending On Likes To Feel Love

We rock each diamond as if it represents a milestone in our lives, instead of investing in the experiences that expand our minds. It's as if we have completely forgotten about the things that make us truly happy. The moral code of our society is bein…
By Chris Riotta

Why Self-Love Is So Instrumental In Becoming Your Best Self

It's not easy to love yourself. You’d think it would be, but it’s not. We struggle with self-love constantly. Honestly, it’s understandable. We spend all day with ourselves. We're with ourselves every waking minute, even the minutes in dreamland. We'…
By Caitlin Jill Anders

Self-Love: 4 Reasons Why You Should Date Yourself Before Anyone Else

One night, I went on a date with myself and it changed my life. That night, I also overcame a huge personal fear: being alone. I had been dating this guy for a steady period of time when he decided to call it quits. I was devastated and hurt until I …
By Lena Oh

How Choosing Celibacy Helped Me Find The Self-Love I Need

In our Millennial world of late-night texts and almost-boyfriends, there are more gray areas in dating than there ever were before. We’re not ashamed of apps like Tinder or Grindr in the pursuit of hookups, and sex is not so much a deeply intimate ac…
By Sophia Wu

6 Simple Ways To Make Self-Love Your Number One Priority In Life

Self-love is one of the most easily and frequently preached concepts, but the most challenging of all feats. In one minute, you can be in love with yourself and, the next, find something you absolutely despise about yourself. Before you know it, you …
By Samantha Bun

4 Ways To Be More In Love With Who You Are And Improve Your Self-Esteem

One of the hardest things to learn is how to love yourself. It’s no easy feat. Spending each day picking away at the imperfections we see in ourselves is tiring and depressing. It changes our attitudes, our moods and our relationships, so why do we a…
By Jenny Meyers

Why Falling In Love Should Be The Most Selfish Act Of Your Life

I’d like to say that every person in the world who isn’t already with someone is surely looking for someone. Of course, there are those who have lost someone, who refuse to look for someone new or those who have given up on the search altogether. How…
By Paul Hudson

The 7 Reasons To Rid Your Self Of Inhibitions And Let Love In

I was scared of love for a really long time. I was nervous about what I'd read of couples in magazines, or had seen on the streets, or even the relationships that surrounded me growing up. I feared love because it didn't look like something that was …
By Elite Daily Staff

Selflessness Is The Only Way To True Love

I just got back yesterday from a week and a half long trip to Paris. The city truly is breathtaking and the women, jaw-droppingly beautiful. There really is no better place to go for good wine, women and parties. To be entirely honest with you all, I…
By Paul Hudson