Aly Walansky is a lifestyles writer with over a decade of experience covering beauty, health, and travel for various esteemed publications. Her blog, A Little Alytude ( was launched in 2006 and continues to be a strong voice in the lifestyles arena. Based in the ever-trendy Park Slope area of Brooklyn, she divides her time between her shih tsu Lily, her soap opera addiction, and scouting out fun new martini bars.

The Most Important Person in Your Relationship May Not Be Your Partner

It's not news that a strong social network is essential to being the healthiest version of ourselves. Now there's new evidence that friendships can help improve our romantic relationships, too.