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Etta James, known as the Matriarch of R&B, died today at 73 after battling leukemia.

Rest In Peace: 5 Love Lessons From Etta James

Etta James, known as the Matriarch of R&B, died today at the age of 73 after a long battle with leukemia. She's survived by her husband of 41 years, two sons, and all of us who fall in and out of love to her music.

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"He was asking to have an open marriage, and I refused," Marianne Gingrich told ABC.

Newt & Marianne Gingrich: Is An Open Marriage Still A Marriage?

Newt Gingrich reportedly offered his second wife Marianne two choices: an open marriage or a divorce, when he revealed to her he was having an affair with his now-wife, Callista Bisek (that plastic-haired blonde you always see with him on the campaign trail).

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Are men and women really from different planets?

Study Says Men Are 'Emotionally Stable' -- Uh, Really?

In the early 1990's, a writer and relationship counselor by the name of John Gray, Ph.D. wrote a little book you may have heard of: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. When the book was published in 1992, it became a pop culture phenomenon that eventually led to more books, seminars, a TV sitcom and even a one-man Broadway show.

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Heal your heart by breaking these unhealthy relationship patterns.

10 Unhealthy Relationship Patterns (And How To Break Them!)

If you feel like you missed the class that taught everything you needed to know about dating and you just can't make these things called relationships work, you may be stuck in some unhealthy romantic patterns.

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Try them all tonight and turn up the heat.

15 Tips To Spice Up Your Sex Life (From Men)

It's hard, especially if you've been a long-term relationship or marriage, to keep the sexy alive. It's easy to fall into a rut when it comes to a romp in the bedroom -- we've all done it -- and harder than ever to come back out of the rut with some new sexy moves.

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Betty White rules!

For Women, Sex Gets Better With Age—Right, Betty White?

Women like Betty White know that aging doesn't have to be something we dread. Yes, body parts may sag, faces may wrinkle and hairs may turn white, but getting older promises much more than a change in appearance—it promises high sexual satisfaction, too.

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Will your parents' divorce affect your own happiness in marriage?

Love Bytes: Are You Destined For Marriage Failure?

Everybody manscape now. What was your first time like? What is the first year of marriage "really" like? The importance of sexual chemistry. The truth about being a bridesmaid. How to have a quickie and not get caught. When is chivalry a little too much? The porn industry is mandating condom use. Great, non-hormonal birth control methods. Does your parents' failure at marriage doom you? Never date a guy named "Tom."

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What do you think of SOPA, the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act?

Sound Off: Do You Think SOPA Will Affect Your Relationship?

Since our minds are perpetually in the gutter over here, we're curious how SOPA would affect the porn industry. With many illegal-download porn sites out there, would you or your partner's use of it be restricted? Let us know what you think in the comments...

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The latest drama from 'The Bachelor?' It's all about Shawntel.

'The Bachelor' Recap: Should Ben Have Given Shawntel A Chance?

Seriously, ABC, this season's girls of The Bachelor are by far the worst crop ever in the history of the show. That said, these girls bring good ratings because they are completely mad and make great television. All that said, last night's drama all revolved around one woman in particular. It was all about Shawntel.