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Does Winning The Lottery Ruin Relationships?

Winning the lottery is something we all fantasize about. And though many of us believe scoring the Mega Millions would solve all our problems, there's a chance we could be wrong. Here we take a look at the pros and cons of a couple winning the lottery, exploring the possibility of how lottery winnings could ruin your love life.

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13 Kinds Of Sex Every Couple Should Try

Every couple needs to change up their sexual routine every now and again so it doesn't become just that -- a routine. Sexual experimentation is key for keeping a long-term relationship fresh, fun and fulfilling. Opening up about your desires can also bring you and your partner closer together. "Experimenting with each other requires a willingness to be vulnerable, which improves intimacy," says Mort Fertel, a Baltimore marriage counselor and creator of the Marriage Fitness Program.

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If He Really Wants To Marry You, He'll Put A Ring On It

Holly Madison wanted to marry Hugh Hefner for a very long time. She was his long-term "main" girlfriend for seven years, and for awhile that was enough. Pretty soon though, she wanted more. She wanted a wedding, and children and the ever-important privileges of being a someone's wife. He was unwilling to tie the knot. After seven years, Holly finally packed her bags. We can see why the girl might be a little peeved about Hugh's engagement to Crystal Harris after less than two years of being together. But for Holly, and women everywhere, this should serve as a wake-up call. Even Hugh Hefner will get married if he really wants to, no matter what he has said in the past to the contrary.

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The Bachelor: Nice To Meet You, I'm Your Biggest Fang

The Bachelor is back. And it’s Bradier than ever. Yup, that’s my new verb. Learn it. Love it. It’s take two for Bachelor Brad, who broke two ladies hearts a few seasons back… something that the ladies of America have not let him live down. Until now. After some soul searching, three years of therapy and whole lotta ab crunches, Brad is finally ready to find love.

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The Allure Of Arranged Marriage

At 31, I was already a world traveler and a world-class dater. I had lived at various times in two other countries, and as the proverbial "nice Jewish girl," had dated every type of unavailable man from Orthodox to Sikh to WASP. Everything ended badly and I was starting to consider myself an expert in cross-cultural heartbreak. The way some women carry pepper spray in their purse for protection, I carried a checklist of red-flag warning signs and dating requirements. By the time my sister Skyped me to see if I could join her for a yoga workshop in the hot beach town of Goa, I had decided to take a break from love.

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Want a Happy Marriage? Put Yourself First.

People may throw around the words "commitment," "faithfulness," "perserverance," and "compatibility" when it comes to discussing what makes a happy marriage, but according to an article in the New York Times, the most satisfying marriages occur between spouses who help each other become more interesting people. In her piece titled "The Happy Marriage is the 'Me' Marriage," Tara Parker-Pope argues that since people view modern marriages as emotional and intellectual partnerships, it's not enough to marry someone for security or social status. Nor is it enough to simply stay married. People want to enjoy themselves and to grow in the relationship, which means marrying someone who will help you grow as an individual. So much for relationship first, right?

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America's Most Chivalrous Cities

In a recent "chivalry smack-down" between five major cities, young women and elderly men were stationed on high-traffic corners and loaded up their arms with boxes until they were visibly struggling to hold them. Which cities were the most helpful, and which gave the struggling shoppers the cold shoulder?

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Safe Sex Etiquette For Singles

Condom etiquette is something that single women don't discuss nearly enough. If we are being put in this position—even occasionally—we need some open dialogue to take some of the awkwardness and confusion out of these situations. So, we have for you our eight condom commandments. No matter what your views are about casual sex, dating, or relationships, it's important to know where you stand on condoms before the moment "arises."