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5 Surprisingly Sexy Winter Olympic Sports

The 2010 Winter Olympics are off and running and, with all of the hot athletes strutting their stuff and steaming up our chilly winter nights, we thought it was time to get organized about our event viewing. While ice skating is certainly the most glam and obviously provocative to watch, we're getting interested in some of the more high-octane, masculine events at the games. Fearless men in top physical form with fierce competitive streaks? Yes please!

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Chinese New Year, The Year Of The Tiger

The Chinese New Year kicked off this year on Valentine's Day. On February 14th, 2010 it officially became the year of The Tiger. Tigers, not too unlike their feline namesake, are thought to be rebellious, colorful, passionate, impulsive and vigorous.

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Does Love Negate The Language Barrier?

This is why I always thought it'd be impossible to seriously date someone with whom I didn't share an equal level of fluency in at least one language. Idiomatic intimacy is important to me. I'm a writer. I like my conversations snappy and tangled with random references. I am also incredibly impatient. But eight months ago I met this guy from Paris who lives in New York. He was wicked smart and beautiful and treated me like a goddess. He also said things like, "Where iz zee restaurant? I'm so hungry I might pass away." Hmm. I figured we'd make sweet love a few times and move on. One date turned into 10, though, and now he's my boyfriend. Never in a million years did I think it would work out so well. Here's why.

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Love Bytes: Valentine's Day Edition

love bytes: 10 must-click love and relationship links: nerdy e-cards, 7 romantic hot spots to avoid, how to pick up a guy on Valentine's Day, 7 inexpensive gift ideas, 8 inexpensive outfits, and a movie mashup.