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Second-Hand Wedding Dresses: Sad Or Savvy?

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.

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The Secret To Fertility After 40

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.

Men Say Girl-On-Girl Kissing Counts As Cheating

Men Say Girl-On-Girl Kissing Counts As Cheating

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.

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My Days As A Stripper Still Haunt 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.

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Annoying Couple Habits Reveal A Shaky Relationship

If your partner calls you "pookie," beware: a new book claims that mushy pet names actually indicate relationship problems. In Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex, authors Maggie Arana and Julienne Davis elaborate on a number of couple habits that ruin relationships by eroding sexual attraction. Besides the use of cute nicknames, these practices include sharing hygiene habits and having sex on the kitchen table to revive an interest in sex itself.

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Women Without Kids Up 80 Percent From 30 Years Ago

The number of American women without children has risen to an all-time high of 1 in 5, a jump since the 1970s when 1 in 10 women ended their childbearing years without having a baby, according to the Pew Research Center. About 1.9 million women aged 40-44 - or 18 percent - were childless in 2008, an 80 percent increase since 1976, when just 580,000 -- 10 percent of those in that age bracket -- had never given birth, the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey shows.

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How To Avoid An Abusive Relationship

The first thing anyone asks a battered woman is: "Why did you put up with that?" Author Judy McGuire, herself a domestic violence survivor, discusses the warning signs to watch for in your relationship.

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The 5 Styles Of Flirting

Researchers at the University of Kansas have been busy interviewing a ton of people about their flirting styles and their dating histories, and they've managed to pretty much solve some of the mysteries of dating.