Over the weekend, my husband and I moved from our cramped, rundown, one-bedroom apartment near crowded Times Square in Manhattan, to a spacious, gut-rehabbed, state-of-the-art two-bedroom brownstone on a quiet, tree-lined street in Brooklyn. It was a long time coming, and in the weeks leading up to the move—the very first move Drew and I have ever made together—I wondered if we'd even make it to our first wedding anniversary next month. Few things in life challenge a relationship quite like moving does, but I'm happy to report we survived the hurdle.
There is nothing I love more than finding the perfect gift. I plan birthday and holiday presents months in advance. I'll spend hours on eBay emailing a guy in the Philippines trying to get the original record of New Kids on the Block's greatest hits album just to see the look on my sister's face when she opens it. I go above and beyond when I care about the recipients, of course, but I really do it because it makes me feel so good to see how happy they are upon opening my awesome gifts.
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Men may be synonymous with beer-chugging, but they'd be humbled to learn that women have the biological edge when it comes to tasting beer. In fact, professional female beer tasters are blowing men out of the water so consistently that companies like SABMiller (creator of Pilsner Urquell, Peroni, Grolsch, Miller and Coors) can say with confidence that it's women who are better at sniffing out (literally) the abnormalities in a batch of beer before it's bottled
My libido has never been particularly off the charts but, lately, I've come to feel that—due to the perpetually barren desert between my legs – I'll never find my way out of this vast Sahara of a sex life. It's disconcerting. It's frustrating. But I'm not the only one. Luckily, you can turn your libido around.
Getting back together with an ex, haven't we all considered it at one point or another? It would be so easy to slip right back into that comfortable routine, picking right back up where you left off. Or not. Here are 10 very, very, very good reasons not to back for round two at the ex-boyfriend buffet.
Everyone loves gifts, right? We get them for birthdays, holidays, special occasions or, sometimes, just because. If a meticulously wrapped box can make us feel so good, why don’t we give them when we break up with someone?
In relationships, compassion can often take a back seat. Life is busy. We stop making the effort to be in his shoes or to see his point of view when it's one we disagree with, or worse, one we believe is intended to or is actually hurting us.
The news recently broke that Steve Carell is leaving his role as Michael Scott on The Office. This leaves us bereft, huddled in the fetal position, our knees tucked up to our throats. Why? Well, aside from the fact that Michael Scott is the heart of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch, he's taught us an awful lot about love, and we don't know that our love lives will hold up without him. Jim and Pam? Dwight and Angela? Andy and Erin? They don't hold a candle to Michael Scott and his... rotating cast of awkward love interests. So what are the top 5 things he's taught us?
When we first met current Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, she was leaving last season's The Bachelor to fulfill obligations to her job. This season, in what is arguably the most dramatic departure the show has seen, it was contestant Justin Rego's lying schemes that put a damper on Ali's search for Mr. Right. Here, 4 signs a guy is too good to be true.