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Do Couples Who Look Like Siblings Have a Better Shot At Love?

Some people look like their dogs, but even stranger? People who look like their significant others. It's one of those things you sometimes don't notice at first, until you do and then it's all you can think about. Well, turns out, those lookalike couples might be on to something: the secret to relationship success.

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6 Sexy Mardi Gras Date Ideas For Couples

Mardi Gras is here (!), and you can bet New Orleans will be a spectacle of booze, boobs and beads. However, if you didn't get a chance to visit "The Big Easy" for this year's celebration, it doesn't mean you can't still celebrate. As a way to include you and your partner in the last hurrah before Lent begins (tomorrow), here are six ways the two of you can celebrate the indulgence that is Mardi Gras right from your own home. Low-Cost, Last-Minute Mardi Gras


YourTango Is Hiring A Fashion And Beauty Blogger

YourTango is looking to hire an experienced fashion and beauty blogger to contribute one fashion/beauty post a week to Love Buzz, YourTango's signature news and trends blog. Posts run around 250 words and incorporate studies, news, products and trends related to fashion, beauty and body image, as they intersect with relationships. Please check out our fabulous outgoing fashion/beauty blogger's archive to get a better sense of our content.

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Quick To Forgive? Thank Your Mother

There are countless studies out there on couples' fighting styles, but new research is finally focusing in on how pairs recover from arguments. As it turns out, how well you patch things up in your current romantic relationship has to do with the quality of attachment in your very first relationship—the one you had with your caregiver as an infant.

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7 Happiness Boosters To Try Right Now

Daily happiness doesn't have to be elusive. The trick: Seeking out easy ways to boost your satisfaction in every moment. While conducting research for her book, Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness, Ariel Gore found that by tending to our happiness, we can boost it. "What we focus on grows, so if you water your happiness, you will search for and notice your happiness more, and therefore it goes up," she says. Here, we give you seven simple ways to help your happiness bloom.


Uh-Oh: 50 Percent Of Men May Have HPV

Well, this isn't good news. A study released in the Lancet by Moffitt Cancer Center indicates that half of men aged 18 to 70 in Mexico, Brazil and the U.S. may be affected by the human papillomavirus (HPV), known as the leading cause of cervical cancer. Until now, most of the attention given to HPV has focused on how the disease endangers women. What most people may not know is that in addition to causing cervical cancer and genital warts in women, HPV can cause cancer of the head, neck, mouth, the tongue, tonsils, genitals and anus in both sexes.

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Your Cheating Dreams Decoded

You are guilty of nothing by dreaming about or fantasizing about other men. There is a certain mourning that goes along with ending your time as a single lady. Just because you are in a relationship doesn't mean that you stop being human. Humans are sexual animals. You will never cease to notice hot dudes around you and find them making cameos in your nightly visions. That's just how we do.

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Women More Likely To Cheat Than Men!? Here's Why

Got a bad case of wandering eye? You're in good company—a survey of 3000 people found that women are more likely to cheat than men. The poll, taken by British dating firm Coffee & Company, showed that while 9 percent of men were certain they'd be unfaithful if they fell for somebody else, a whopping 25 percent of female respondents said they would definitely have an affair if an outsider piqued their interest.

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Are Young, Married, Childless Couples The Happiest?

If you're happy and you know it, well, chances are you're young, married and childless. If you're British, that is. Initial findings from the U.K.'s Understanding Society study show that young, hitched couples without kids had the most satisfying relationships. The survey is tracking 40,000 households over the next two decades to get a better handle on people's lives, experiences and, presumably, bucket lists.