Are Dating Apps Killing Our Love Lives?

Bella Breakdown Finding love in the internet era should be easy, right? There are simple to use and free apps, you can create a profile in a minute, upload a photo and voilà! Your prince/princess is just a few swipes away from you. At least, that’s what we are supposed to believe, according to a $2.7-billion-a-year industry. But, can matters of the heart translate into algorithms? Bumble, Blendr, and Tinder offer a chance to filter your interests, so instead of bar hopping, or relying on destiny or your friends, you get to meet a proper mate with similar interests and...

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Are ‘Harry Potter’ Co-Stars Emma Watson And Tom Felton Dating?

Bella Breakdown For years there has been speculation that “Harry Potter” co-stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton have sparks, but nothing was ever confirmed. But that has never kept fans from hoping and wanting the two together. Recently, the two have created a buzz again as rumors of the two dating have once again resurfaced. According to reports, the two have been hanging out quite a lot, and although many people consider them best friends, that still leaves them wondering if they could ever be more. Back in August, Felton uploaded a photo of Watson and himself playing guitar...

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How Strong Family Relationships Can Help Your Kids Into Adulthood

Bella Breakdown It’s a well-known fact that having a close relationship with your family is better for everyone around you.  But did you know that your relationship with your kids can have long-lasting impacts even in their adult years? I’m talking about depression. Studies have shown that your relationship with your child can affect their chances of developing depression. For the study, families were judged based on how much fun they were having during events and what kind of problems they had. Studies concluded that teens who felt disconnected from their parents or cut off are more likely to...

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Four Things to Consider If You Haven’t Met “The One”

Bella Breakdown Most of us like to believe that we each have a soulmate (or maybe multiple soulmates) who are wandering the earth just waiting for us to find them. Others believe that there are many possible matches for one person, and that relationships just need time and nurturing. Whatever your philosophy on love, don’t be frustrated if you haven’t met your perfect match yet. Take some time to reflect and think about some things that might be in your way, even if you didn’t know it. 1. Do you have a good relationship with yourself? It may be...

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Making Long Distance Relationships Work

Bella Breakdown Do you think it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder? Some couples might agree, especially ones that are in a long distance relationship. Long distance is not easy. Proximity helps to breed love and intimacy. However, there are definitely ways to make and LDR work, and a lot of couples have truly gone the distance while being apart. So what is it that helps a long distance relationship thrive? A few couples weigh in: 1. Establishing Independence Long distance relationships are really great if you are down to be independent. You’re going to have your...

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