Fifty-one percent of women would sooner dust than see their mother-in-law, reports a new iVillage survey. And 28 percent of women would prefer a root canal. And a truly intrepid 36 percent report they'd rather go to the gynecologist. While I actually greatly enjoy my annual visits to my charming Dr. Cherry, I also adore my 88-year-old mother-in-law Lucille, who has always been a generous, fabulous friend to me.
A newlywed who won't have sex, plus boob ogling and some thoughts on "failed" relationships. Check out Love Bytes, 15 must-click love and relationship links from around the web.
What's the secret to diet success? Well, first off, let's ban all those dreaded D words-like diet and deprivation. Getting svelte is all about eating healthy and staying satisfied. Snacking throughout the day will keep you and your tummy full and content. Try these five delicious ideas the next time hunger strikes.
I went stag to a bar, but going out without my better half is something we're both completely fine with. We trust each other implicitly, and if my man wants to stay home on a Friday night because his brain is absolutely pooped while I'm amped to pay a visit to the local watering hole, then we should be able to. In fact, we are able to.
Maybe it's because we're just barely out of a recession, or that vintage clothing is "in," but the idea of wearing a second-hand wedding dress doesn't sound as crazy as it once did. When it comes the environment, consumerism and our checkbooks—we're all a bit more averse to excess these days. Recycled Bride, a popular online marketplace for used wedding attire and paraphernalia, lets vendors sell everything from jewelry, veils, and table decor in addition to gowns. The website isn't some half-baked eBay knockoff, either. It's a business that attracts more than 100,000 women a month.
When Amy Tucker of Columbia, Ill., gave birth to a healthy baby boy last May, she made headlines. The 32-year-old cancer survivor was no ordinary new mom. Thirteen years ago, when Tucker was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, she knew the cancer treatment would leave her infertile, so she elected to have one of her ovaries frozen for later re-implantation when she was cancer-free and ready to have kids. Freezing ovaries is allowing women to prolong their fertility after 40.
Ladies, you know how we think our boyfriends would give us a "get out of jail free" card if we kiss another lady, because they think that's hot? Well, we are wrong. At least if our boyfriend is British. A British study reveals that girl-on-girl kissing isn't just hot, it's still cheating.
Need a reason to stay single? Watch my Big Friggin' Wedding on VH1. Just pull up a chair and watch the parade of trashy New Jersey brides-to-be and the men who want nothing to do with weddings. How Jersey can keep fist-pumping out such shocking specimens of humans is beyond me.
The person you date doesn't necessarily have a right to know every little thing about your past, including a three-week stint as a pole dancer at a strip club. Furthermore, there's no need to be sharing something like that about yourself with every guy you go out with.
Why are we convinced mismatched socks or a certain dress is what gets us lucky on a date? It's all part of the expectations game.