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How To Have Sex Like You Just Met

When you've been together for awhile, the sizzle in your relationship can oftentimes reduce to a low simmer. In Joselin Linder and Elena Donovan Mauer's "Have Sex Like You Just Met," a new book due out this month, you'll find a multitude of tricks for keeping the intimacy alive, and the sex life sizzling. Because monogamy without makin' love can be very monotonous, indeed.

Flirting Mistakes We All Make

Flirting Mistakes We All Make

One night, over a shared bottle of wine, she was explaining the finer points of her technique, when a cute guy walked over and poked his head between us. "What are you drinking?" he asked. "What does it look like we're drinking?" I answered snottily. That night was filled with valuable lessons. The main one being, if someone asks you a question—even a dumb one—they're trying to engage you on some level, so don't shoot them down. Here are a few other flirting don'ts I discovered along the way.

Love Bytes: Huxtables Gone Wild

Love Bytes: Huxtables Gone Wild

Ten must-click love and relationship links: hottest guy in the world, homosexual Sherlock Holmes, what we can learn from Robin Hood, hooking up with your cousin, what not to say at the dinner table, and 10 worst post-breakup books.

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Signs Of A Bad Boyfriend: One Man Tells All

In the interest of full disclosure, one man decided to chronicle several of the things that make him a bad boyfriend. This way, once we start dating and things go terribly wrong, he can at least say you were warned.

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How To Woo A Literary Lady

At the beginning of the month, blogger Lauren Leto wrote up a hilarious list of stereotypes, based upon the authors people most love to read. It's insulting, but we can't help nodding our heads and chortling because—you know what?—we judge others based on their writing abilities and book choices as well, especially when we're considering spending a lot of quality time with them in the future. Some prosal faux pas to avoid when it comes to the literal language of love?

Handling The Holidays When Your Life Is In Limbo

Handling The Holidays When Your Life Is In Limbo

Sure, the holidays are filled with great food, fun parties, and general good cheer (I was at a crowded Macy’s yesterday, and I wasn’t shoved once!), but for a lot of people, this is anything but the most wonderful time of year. Those of us in periods of transition—even positive ones—are especially susceptible to the feelings of loneliness, frustration, depression, and the stress the holidays can elicit. After the jump, a few tips for surviving the holidays during some of life’s biggest transitions

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Need A Last-Minute Gift? Don't Buy These.

If you really want to be helpful this Christmas why not give your best friend with the marital problems a divorce advice voucher. A London law firm, Lloyd Platt & Company, offering Christmas vouchers for a half hour session with a divorce lawyer.

"Sexy" Gifts That Women Don't Actually Like

"Sexy" Gifts That Women Don't Actually Like

Some might say a lacy teddy or a feather tickler is more of a gift for him than for me—selfish, even. But I love sexy holiday gifts. Not only am I a little greedy when it comes to my lingerie drawer, but I love the reminder that my guy thinks I'm a sex goddess! That said, I get why some guys are afraid to shop for lingerie. The best sexy-gift shopping occurs through interpreting another person's fantasies; the gift should really reflect the way the woman sees herself in bed, not the way the man sees his lady. If she's classy, then don't go klassy. In my mind, I'm burlesque star Dita Von Teese in bed, so I'll be bewildered, to say the least, by a present in the style of Boob Job McGee, Tara Reid.