These real-life couples have been in the marriage trenches and they're still laughing, smiling and having a ball. Here, their secrets to making love last for the long haul.
It wasn't so long ago (1980, to be exact) that the average age of American women marrying for the first time was 22. Less than 30 years later, the average age for a first marriage has jumped to 26 for women and 28 for men. In a recent column for the Washington Post, Mark Regnerus argues that this trend is dangerous because women are putting off marriage during their most "marketable" years, before they have to "beg, pray, borrow and pay to reclaim" their fertility. He writes: "Marriages that begin at age 20, 21 or 22 are not nearly so likely to end in divorce as many presume," but he certainly fails to convince me, a 32-year-old woman not quite married for the first time yet.
Barack Obama lives with his mother in-law. So do 5% of Americans over the age of 18. What are the pros and cons of this particular living arrangement?
A Croatian designer, Roland Lodoli, has created boxer briefs with a padded pocket that literally takes a man's family jewels and "thrusts the contents up and out." He says they're selling like hot cakes at his shop in Zagreb, Croatia. Just in time for summer, Lodoli says he's working on a swimwear line so the men he designs for will "never have to feel ashamed on the beach again"
Is chivalry dead? Or has it just changed shape? One man weights in. "When I'm feeling jaded I can't help but agree with Dave Chappelle's assessment that chivalry is dead—and women killed it. Don't get me wrong, I honestly enjoy opening the door, picking up the check and planning dates (OK, planning dates can get a little old). But what really makes me nervous are all of the obscure rules, most of which seem a little antiquated to me."
MTV announced their nominees for the annual movie awards today. While there are few new categories this year (like Best WTF moment), the most endearing and hotly contested award continues to be the Best Kiss. 2009 is no different than past years in that MTV has mixed comedic smooches in with heart-racing lip locks. The winners of this award traditional accept the trophy and reward the audience with a reenactment of the winning kiss. So, will rumored real-life couple Freida Pinto and Dev Patel get a chance to recreate their star-crossed kiss on stage, or will tweens rack up the votes for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's dangerous kiss from Twilight? Luckily you get a chance to vote at MTV's site to determine the winner. Here's a complete list of this year's nominees: Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, Wanted Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
ScienceDaily reports the natural hormone oxytocin, often referred to as the "love hormone," may actually help couples communicate. Oxytocin is naturally present during orgasm and when women breastfeed; the synthetic version, Pitocin, is used to help induce labor. Time recently reported that a synthetic oxytocin nasal spray has been seen to reduce anxiety and shyness, and to increase generosity.
Love Bytes: three must click love, sex and relationship links. Vagina allergies, what boys and girls want, and a boyfriend's responsibilities.
On June 23, 1993, John Wayne Bobbitt returned home drunk after a night of partying and allegedly raped his wife, Lorena. After he fell asleep, Lorena cut off more than half his penis, drove away from their apartment, and threw the severed penis out her car window and into a field. Soon after, realizing the severity of the situation, Lorena pulled her car over and called 911. After an exhaustive search, the penis was located, packed in ice, and — over the course of nine and a half hours — reattached to John. The incident, which is still very much a part of our national consciousness, led to countless jokes on late-night TV, a pornographic movie career for John, and two very high profile trials. Last Friday, the two met on The Insider for a strange and heated reunion mediated by Lara Spencer.
No, they're not real. That'd be the answer to your question if you had been wondering about Miss California's Barbie-doll-like cup size. The runner up to Miss North Carolina for the Miss USA title (who has been no stranger to the headlines lately) was outed Friday when a Miss California pageant official admitted, during an interview on "The Early Show," that the pageant paid for Carrie Prejean (Miss California) to receive breast implants, reports Huff Po.