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Thanks to Pete Davidson dating Kate Beckinsale, the buzz is all about why younger guys go for older women. We should point out, this is nothing new in Hollywood. There’s Jason Mamoa and Lisa Bonet, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness,Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, and in France, the President is married to a woman 24 years older than he is.

So what’s the attraction? “Today” went straight to men who are in relationships with older women. One guy noted their partnership was built on trust, respect, and love instead of sex. Another says it’s the clarity and substance. Hands down though, life experience and the relaxed way older women handle life were the two common answers.

Many of the men say it’s easier to be best friends.Fred, happily with an older woman sums it up this way, “The way mature women carry themselves shows they know who they are. It equates to stability. They've already figured out who they are. Maybe not all the time, but a lot more often than younger women.”



There are new tax laws and that means confusion when doing taxes. That’s just one of the hurdles you’ll have to overcome to file this year. Then there are scams, finding the time to do your taxes, and even how to pay Uncle Sam if you owe money.

WalletHub has got you covered. They researched the best tips from experts and the government itself. Here are some of the best pieces of advice they have to offer:

  • Gather all your paperwork.
  • Seek free advice. Why pay if it’s free?
  • Use IRS approved software.
  • Use your losses to your advantage.
  • Make a plan.
  • Take the time to do itemized deductions.
  • Be prepared if you can’t pay.
  • Avoid Tax Refund Pre-Paid Cards. They come with fees.
  • Reevaluate your withholding levels.

The biggest piece of advice is ask experts. If you have a complicated tax situation, let someone who knows their way around tax forms do it for you.

Source: WalletHub


Organic foods are more popular each year. And why not? They’re rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and they are grown or raised “purely.” As we like it more, the industry is mirroring what mainstream eaters like. That means mac and cheese, sweets, and carbs.

It turns out, though, there are tricks being used in organic snacks that make them about as bad as junk food. High fructose corn syrup is now restricted, but in organic food you’ll find brown rice syrup which is equally as high on the glycemic scale. Granola bars are made with organic raisins, but the nutrient values are as poor. The more processed it is, the more it’s just like “regular” food.

Despite all the talk of organic food it does come down to the sugar being in there, in some form, and nutrients being cooked right out of the healthy treats.

You can certainly eat organic foods that are healthy for you, but reading labels is a must. The lower the processing, the better the food.


DATING APPS: Meet women who have used the app to get guys to do stuff for them!

There are some pretty typical first dates out there – happy hours, coffee shops, sometimes even events like concerts or farmer’s markets. But there are legit ladies out there who get to know their matches by having them do things for them. It’s…actually kind of genius. One user named Shelb even admitted to taking to Tinder when she needed help moving.

Shelb isn’t alone in this. When posting to your Instagram story comes up short of people who are willing to help, what’s the harm in seeking out help on the apps? A girl named Chloe revealed that she once had a dude she met on the apps come over and help her dispose of a spider she had trapped under a glass. Kirsty got DIY tips from a Tinder carpenter, and Lauran had her man help her out at the gym.

It seems these women are far from alone in this endeavor. It’s totally realistic to find a guy on the apps who’s down to help you build a bookcase, carry the couch you ordered up the stairs, and even tighten up leaky faucets. And who knows? Finding someone who’s willing to help, no strings attached, could be exactly the kind of dude you need to know you’ll get along just fine!


RELATIONSHIPS: Want to know if they're the ONE??! Check the FRIDGE!

You could look in all of the normal places for red flags – your date’s closet, their social media, even their texts – and you could still be missing one major indicator: refrigerators can be pretty telling. It shows if they’re prepared for guests, lazy about throwing out old items, or if they even shop for themselves at all.John Stonehill, who noticed the importance of refrigerators in his last relationship, calls this “refrigerdating.”

He’s even developed the Refrigerdating app to help people along with this method of learning about their dates. It works alongside of Samsung’s Family Hub smart refrigerator. The fridge’s screen function is supposed to allow you to see the contents of your fridge while you’re at the grocery store to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. But the app uses this info to reveal the truths of your fridge to potential matches.

While refrigerdating isn’t a fool proof way of finding your soulmate, it could get you that much closer to learning everything you need to know – from the way they socialize to their preferred non-dairy milk choices.

Source:The New York Times

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