Dreaming of a Techy Christmas? 10 Best Gift Ideas for Everyone!


What do you want from Santa this year? More than likely it is something electronic. Something with a screen or a cord or makes sounds (or all of the above). Something you hope will last for a couple of years and make you hum “Tech the halls with boughs of holly. Fa la la la la, la la la la la.” Below are ten (eleven really) of the best technological finds for anyone and [...]

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10 Funniest Ugly Christmas Sweaters Ever


Have an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Party to attend? Don’t just get an ugly sweater … get an ugly sweater that will make people laugh. We know, there is nothing technology and relationships (or “techlationships”) about this post.  But parties are about relationships and we just thought this would be a fun holiday post. These are, by far, the funniest ugly Christmas sweaters we have ever seen. And you won’t have to ham it up in the [...]

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12 Tackiest Christmas Ornaments on Amazon (UPDATED)


(UPDATED November 2015) How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Is it filled with sentimental decorations from the past or contemporary ornaments and lights that you saw on Pinterest? Whatever you do with your Christmas tree, avoid any and all of the following twelve ornaments and decorations while Christmas shopping on Amazon. They could make for lots of laughs at the White Elephant or a gag gift for a gift exchange.  But put them on [...]

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What Happens on Facebook … Can Ruin a Marriage


“Facebook doesn’t ruin marriages, people do.” This is the most popular comment on any online news story about how social networks affect marriages. We should know. Being the co-authors of Facebook and Your Marriage, we’re quoted and referenced in hundreds of articles and stories about social media and relationships and the “Facebook doesn’t wreck relationships, people using Facebook does” or some equivalent is posted in the comments almost every time. No duh!  No one is [...]

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10 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on Facebook

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Are you worried that you might be addicted to Facebook? Ever wonder if Facebook is sucking up too much of your life? Here are ten signs you might be spending too much time on Facebook: 10. The first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do before going to sleep is check Facebook. 9.   You are strongly considering naming your next child Mark Zuckerberg, regardless if it’s a boy or [...]

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Social Media’s Impact on Relationships Infographic


We have all bitten into the social media apple! And we like how it tastes.  And our relationships are forever changed! Don’t agree? Look at your Facebook News Feed. How many of your Friend’s Status Updates relate to dating, marriage, parenting, work or other relationships? What percentage of the pictures that people post are of their spouse, partner, kids, family, friends? Think about yourself. How many online dating sites have you ever subscribed to?  Why do [...]

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11 Biggest Social Media Idiots of 2011


There is no doubt that 2011 was a breakthrough year for social media.  Google+ was born, Twitter exploded, Facebook reinvented itself, and Pinterest emerged and pinned itself into millions of new followers. A lot of good has resulted from people’s use of social media. Friends connected, long lost relatives reunited, worthy causes raised money and awareness, and even a kidnapping was thwarted. While many people have integrated social media into their lives, this is [...]

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Five Ways to Send Card-less Christmas Greetings via Facebook


Step aside Hallmark! The 170-year old practice of sending holiday cards is about to become a fond memory. Don’t get us wrong…we’re not going all Grinch on the Yuletide tradition.  We love receiving cards. But the 19th Century concept of Christmas cards takes the 21st Century family a lot of time and money to pull it off. It all starts with trying to figure out what kind of Christmas card your family will send [...]

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10 Tips to Ensure Your First Christmas Together Isn’t Your Last


You know how people always ask, “if you could share just one piece of marriage advice to newly married couples, what would it be?” Here’s ours: “With your first Christmas, when you get married, take control of the holidays or you will feel like the Grinch stole your Christmas!” The reason? With the first Christmas, too many people have too many competing expectations for the newlyweds. Both sides of the families want to spend [...]

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How Porn is Damaging Facebook and Ruining Your Reputation


What do the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Manchester United, Bruno Mars and Monster Energy Drinks have in common? Graphic, hardcore porn images and links can be found on their Facebook Wall for all to see. And they aren’t alone. The most popular brands in the world are getting hit…daily.  The Facebook Pages for television shows (NCIS Los Angeles, Desperate Housewives, Chappelle’s Show, The Amanda Show, BBC America, Colbert Report, CSI Miami), sports teams (FC [...]

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