If you're happy and you know it, well, chances are you're young, married and childless. If you're British, that is. Initial findings from the U.K.'s Understanding Society study show that young, hitched couples without kids had the most satisfying relationships. The survey is tracking 40,000 households over the next two decades to get a better handle on people's lives, experiences and, presumably, bucket lists.
Remember these words: The poison is in the dose. They apply to all of the following nine items in this rogue's gallery of dangerous things we commonly do to relieve anxiety, stress and boredom. Every one of the following items has a split personality. They may be (and frequently are) a source of pleasure but all have the potential to wreck havoc with your life and health.
I've never thought the idea of The One was very fair or mathematically feasible. If each of us had one perfect love out of the billions of people on Earth, what are the odds he or she would ever be found? The sci-fi romance thriller The Adjustment Bureau explores these ideas with style, action, and some intense on-screen chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.
Love Bytes: 11 must-click love and relationship links. William and Kate's wedding website, men intimidated by female intelligence, and a surprising way to catch a guy's attention with (literally) no effort. The shocking new trend in virginity, women being blamed for being single, and when being friends with an ex will and will not work. These links, along with 10 tips for spicy oral sex.
Is your sex life steamy, or could you stand to turn it up? A lot of couples fall into the latter category. It's easy to get in a rut in the bedroom. If both partners don't communicate what they want, sex loses its luster and can become, well… boring. And no one wants that. Maybe you know your sexy time is in need of a serious pick-me-up, but are feeling a little tentative about opening that "Let's turn up the heat" discussion with your S.O. Well, no more! We've found just what you need to start chatting it up about "glazed donuts" and "money shots." Infuse a healthy dose of fun and games into your love life, all aimed at communication and discovery, with a great read from authors Christi Smith Scofield and Ted Scofield. Sexy Slang's Bedroom Challenges: 69 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life will help you along, and put the playfulness back into your intimacy.
In 1992, Madonna raised eyebrows when she released her graphic book Sex in conjunction with her seventh studio album, Erotica. The coffee-table tome included softcore pornographic photos of the recording artist with celebrity cameos from Vanilla Ice, Naomi Campbell and more. Now, according to Perez Hilton, two young Hollywood stars are looking to publish the same kind of book: Lindsay Lohan and James Franco.
Guys, you may not know this, but the morning after is just about as important as the night before. Many an awesome evening has been ruined by a crappy morning. Spending the night with you and, specifically, how you behave in the morning, tells us a whole lot about what kind of man you are. If the good times keep rolling when the sun comes up, you'll leave us wanting more good times. Consider the morning after make it or break it time. Add your morning after dealmakers and dealbreakers in the comments.
The latest research on happiness isn't so jolly: Great Britain's Understanding Society finds that happiness in marriage declines with age. Older couples are less content than their younger counterparts, while young, childless couples are the happiest of them all.
In honor of Women's History Month, we salute 15 women who changed the way we live and love. Who would you add to the list?
As part of ABC's continuing quest to circle the globe this season, Brad and his remaining three ladies flew to South Africa this week for their overnight dates.