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4 Things To Know About New Contraceptive Ella

In mid-August, a brand spanking new 5-day contraceptive pill called ella was passed by the FDA. Proven to prevent pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected sex, Europeans have enjoyed the drug since May 2009 and us Americans will be able to purchase it later this year. So what exactly is ella, and should we all stock up?

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Women Can Be Sex Addicts, Too

When people think of sex addiction, they think of men like Tiger Woods and David Duchovny who got caught barreling headfirst down the hedonistic rabbit hole. But I am a female sex addict in the truest sense of the term.

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7 Ways To Transform His Style

Dying to burn your guy's closet to get rid of his baggy-jeans-and-free-promotional-tee uniform? We feel you. Before you light the match, read our tips on how to make him a better dresser.

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What We Wish We'd Known Before Getting Married

Choosing to marry someone is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make, which is why we've previously let you in on the 9 secrets a healthy couple shouldn't keep from each other if they plan to commit themselves to a lifelong relationship. These are the things you should share with each other in order to determine compatibility... things like faith, attitudes about money and the desire (or non-desire) to have kids. But what happens after you say "I do"? Do you have any clue what you're in for?

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10 Sad Love Quotes For The Broken Hearted

Just been dumped? Or worse, you caught someone you loved dearly cheating on you? Or maybe you did the breaking up. Whatever the situation, a broken heart is one of the worst feelings in the world. We've collected 10 sad love quotes for the broken hearted.

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The Many Ways Women Hate Their Bodies

I used to work retail and "fitting room" was my favorite shift. Let me tell you, what people say when they're in their underpants trying to squeeze into something is comedy gold! So, let's laugh together with these completely true, yet hilarious, things women are insecure about when it comes to their bodies.

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Love Advice For My Formerly Hot Self

My memoir, My Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches from Just the Other Side of Young (Ballantine) is all about life since I recently discovered I am a not-young woman, and all the tremendously cool aspects of being this age that no one tells you about. In that vein, below are five things I wish I'd known about love and romance when I was younger, the knowledge of which serve to make me wiser and happier in matters of the heart now than I was then (or at least give me pause before I repeat my mistakes—hey, older and wiser doesn't always mean smarter). A no-longer-twentysomething's wise love advice to her younger self proves useful to us all.

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Are You Ever Going To Get Married?

There's one worry that's taking up more mental real estate than any other. That, of course, is "Am I ever going to get married???" See, we all need to be very concerned about this issue; if we aren't, we might never achieve our true purpose in life before becoming old and dried up and useless. Luckily for all of us, though, our friends at the Daily Beast have compiled a helpful listoutlining factors that contribute to the likelihood of a given person getting married. Its main takeaway point: Rich, educated, white Americans who were never fat are more likely to tie the knot than other people. Color us shocked!

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Fighting With Your Family About Wedding Planning?

Wedding planning can be stressful as hell, and it's inevitable that—at some point or another—you'll end up fighting with your friends and family. Why? It has nothing to do with picking and choosing wedding vendors. In the end, one DJ is the same as another. And it has even less to do with time. With most couples planning their weddings at least one year in advance, it's easy to space out all the items on your wedding planning to-do list so that you don't break down into a weeping pile of taffeta and confetti. Nay. The number one cause of arguments during wedding planning? The ones you love (and who presumably love you). Thanks a lot, friends and family.