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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.

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3 Viral Videos To Send Him For An Easy Laugh

The humor quotient of viral videos is an area where genders often disagree. Guadalajara Joe, for example. Men got a kick out of the Speedo-wearing songster. Ladies? Not so much. Cats, on the other hand, are a hit with both XXs and XYs. Case in point: icanhascheezburger.com. Before holiday season passes, we pulled together three holiday-themed viral videos sure to please us and them. Watch and forward for an easy (and free, hallelujah) dose of holiday cheer.

4 Things Happy Couples Know

4 Things Happy Couples Know

The 2009 report on the national state of marriage in America is out from the National Marriage Project. Check out tips from the country's leading marriage academics. Hint: none of them involves cleaning the kitchen in stilettos!

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How Diamonds Became The Stones Of Love

Newly engaged women flaunt their "rocks," Marilyn Monroe sang about "a girl’s best friend," and being "iced" is the style on the streets. Diamonds have become American icons of wealth and refinement, and while there’s no question that the little gems are something special—diamond is the hardest natural substance known to man—their status today has much more to do with marketing strategy than any inherent quality, and being aware of their history will help you sparkle with both intelligence and style.

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No-Fail Fashion Staples For A First Date

While a first date is like an interview in many respects, you certainly don’t want to dress like you're preparing for one. The key to dressing for a first date (or the first few) is to put thought and effort into your ensemble, but not look like you did. Don't overdo it! The result? A classy and stylish outfit that reveals a little about yourself without giving it all away at once. The destination, time of day, and expected weather will no doubt have some impact on your wardrobe selection, but you might consider using these guidelines to help you when making that decision, shopping for a new outfit, or when you're trying to avoid the last-minute "I have nothing to wear!" stress fit.

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Male Perspective: Women, Grow Out Your Pubic Hair

Ladies, let your pubic hair grow. Allow it to run riot like a wild, verdant jungle. Shave not your delicate triangle of womanly power. Not all dudes demand a shorn 'gina. I know that many do, and I apologize on behalf of those creeps. And it is creepy – I can't help but think a lot of dudes drool over the bare look because it's infantilizing. This might not be a conscious kink, but it's true. I'm not so into the pre-pubescent look. In fact, I'm all about '70s porno bush.

5 Ways Love Prevailed in 2009

5 Ways Love Prevailed in 2009

The last year of the '00s was marred by a drawn-out healthcare debate, a staggering celebrity death count, a nasty unemployment rate and more scandals than a season of Dallas. Ah, 2009. We've compiled a list of 2009's more hopeful love fests.

Don't Get Lost In His Eyes: The Mouth Says It All

Don't Get Lost In His Eyes: The Mouth Says It All

People often say that the eyes are the windows to the soul...the best way to tell how a person REALLY feels. But the mouth can be just as important a signifier when it comes to true feelings, and its messages are much harder to mask...