The medical community has long debated the extent to which the power of touch, even the power of presence, can help someone recover. They've noted that in Gabrielle Giffords' case, the consistent support of her love ones has ostensibly contributed to her consistent progression toward recovery. It's difficult to measure how much love, interaction, and encouragement is needed to summon someone from the brink of death. There isn't a standard dosage of emotional support required for countering physical injuries and health problems. People can't even handle medication the same way, let alone subjective experiences like love and familiarity. At the same time, countless studies have shown that love and intimacy can improve your health. Here's how.
Whatever happened to dinner and a movie? You have to give it to the cupids who come up with Bachelor Brad’s dates -- they're hard to beat. On tonight’s show, Brad and his date Ashley S., (the nanny from NYC who scored the first impression rose), hit up Capitol Records in Hollywood to record a rendition of the hit Seal ballad, "Kiss From A Rose." It just happens to be Ashley’s favorite song, one that her now deceased father used to sing to her. Hmm…coincidence? Doubtful. Why do you think those applications to appear on the show are so long? To find tearjerking information in hopes of causing breakdowns among the already fragile women in the house, naturally! I bet they know which hands she wipes with, too.
Sometimes it’s hard to prompt your man to action, even if that action will benefit him in the long run. Getting your man to the dentist would definitely fall into that this-is-slightly-difficult category. For your guy, having dental work done is sort of like buying a new car or running a marathon—he might want to do it, but he will probably put it off because he doesn’t think it’s possible or it’s just not at the forefront of his mind. But as you know, that’s what women are for! Give your guy a tiny nudge in the dentistry direction with help from our partners at TopDentists.com, who have it all figured out in terms of common problems and simple fixes. They provide the details, we provide the guide, and you can tell your man.
But after all this posturing as a top, something wasn't right. I felt like a fraud, like a woman trying to deny my own nature. I realized that, when I stopped thinking about it so much, sex was my way of letting go and feeling free. I was tired of making all the decisions and doing all the planning; when I get naked, I want someone else to do it for me. I like having the guy plan the date. Pay for it. Undress me. Push me up against a wall, bend me over and spank me. As it turns out, I am a total bottom in the bedroom.
When it comes to friends, there's bound to be a few bad apples in the bunch. For whatever reason -- maybe they're overly critical, perpetually depressed or just plain annoying -- you can't stand to be around them. Yet rather than keeping them in your life, consider giving them the heave-ho or you could suffer. "Keeping toxic people around could take away time and energy from positive friends, damage your self-esteem or put you in harm's way," says Jan Yager, Ph.D., sociologist and author of "When Friendship Hurts." Here, she deconstructs a dozen so-called friends you may want to break up with.
This week, The Minneapolis Star Tribune claimed all our zodiac signs had shifted. This story caught fire on the internet and all of a sudden TIME, The Huffington Post, CNN and a host of other media outlets were talking about new signs, a thirteenth zodiac and major changes. Apparently the Earth has changed alignment, the constellations have moved, and one astronomer claimed that the zodiac signs had shifted as well. Is it true, and does it mean anything for our relationships? We turned to an astrologer to find out.
Looking for a little low-key romance this Valentine's Day? Get that loving feeling with a few of our favorite passion-infused flicks. Celebrate the spirit of this holiday by grabbing some chocolate, pouring a little wine and cozying up with your significant other to enjoy the funny, sad, messy and wonderful sides of movie love.
One young woman as fallen out of love with her deployed boyfriend. When's the right time to break up with him?
Brooklyn Kinda Love, a new series on the Playboy channel, comes from the same masterminds that created Taxi Cab Confessions. The show follows 4 very diverse Brooklyn couples and documents their relationship ups and downs.
Love Bytes: 12 must click love and relationship links. This week, we learned how to tell off creepy guys, keep mutual friends after a breakup, and how to tell if you're too clingy in your relationship. We sounded off on whether separate bedrooms are a bad idea and the idea that cheaters may be genetically predisposed to have a wandering eye. These links, along with 10 winter date ideas and why treating your man like a dog may be the best thing you ever do for your relationship.