It seems like there are varying degrees of astrological devotion these days. Some pass it off as ambiguous social commentary that can apply to anyone, some watch in awe as the characteristics of their sign so closely parallel their lives, and some live and die by what the stars have to say. Whether you casually read your daily horoscope at Starbucks each morning (that is SO me!) or if you spend hours learning every detail of your rising sign, the stars don’t discriminate when it comes to having a say in your relationship. For better or worse, your love life may be about to change! On January 22nd (at 12:12 PM EST, to be exact), Jupiter moves into adventure-loving Aries, where it will remain until June 4th, 2011. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, meaning this is the start of a whole new 12-year cycle. Look back to where you were a dozen years ago. The decisions and new starts you implemented then are now drawing to their natural conclusions, and it's time for fresh beginnings, especially in your love life!
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Kiri Blakeley was one of the enviable ones. Happily ensconced in a giving, loving,10-year relationship she marveled at her luck while watching the rest of her New York City gal friends tried to negotiate the waters of the meet-and-greet market. Until the night her fiance cried gay.
Who says it's a bad idea to go to bed angry with your partner? New research has found that quite the opposite may be the best way to deal with your guy when he's been "bad."
When it comes to dating, there are some rules that should not ever be broken. Here are 10 dating commandments—for men!—that should be etched in stone. (Don't worry—we'll do 10 for women too ... eventually.)
A new poll by British company MyPhoneDeals.co.uk recently tracked customer phone use and to obtain some stats. They took numbers on pretty interesting questions, and we'll just say the answers were "interesting" as well, for lack of an all-encompassing word. One survey question asked users whether or not they had ever taken a phone call in the middle of sex. A ridiculous 25% of people admit to answering a call while doing the deed. Yes, that is one in four!
One of the reasons free online dating sites are so popular is that paid sites sound like a ripoff. Who wants to shell out hundreds of dollars to meet the love of their life? Last spring, OkCupid argued that people should never pay for online dating because there aren't enough people willing to pay a fee for dating services. Since fewer people means fewer matches, online daters should stick to free sites that may have a larger base of active users. Although OkCupid are right in that people hate paying for websites, others argue that matches on paid dating sites will take the service more seriously since they'll want to make the most of their financial investment. The Big Think cites a study published in Current Psychology that tested this idea on a group of undergraduates last year.
Although we all know that men tend to think about sex more frequently than women do (one in 20 think about sex once a minute—wow!), a new survey of 5,000 people shows that women may be substituting those hot and bothered thoughts with worries about what they're eating. The British survey found that 25 percent of women think about food every 30 minutes, while only 10 percent report thinking about sex that often.
The medical community has long debated the extent to which the power of touch, even the power of presence, can help someone recover. They've noted that in Gabrielle Giffords' case, the consistent support of her love ones has ostensibly contributed to her consistent progression toward recovery. It's difficult to measure how much love, interaction, and encouragement is needed to summon someone from the brink of death. There isn't a standard dosage of emotional support required for countering physical injuries and health problems. People can't even handle medication the same way, let alone subjective experiences like love and familiarity. At the same time, countless studies have shown that love and intimacy can improve your health. Here's how.
Whatever happened to dinner and a movie? You have to give it to the cupids who come up with Bachelor Brad’s dates -- they're hard to beat. On tonight’s show, Brad and his date Ashley S., (the nanny from NYC who scored the first impression rose), hit up Capitol Records in Hollywood to record a rendition of the hit Seal ballad, "Kiss From A Rose." It just happens to be Ashley’s favorite song, one that her now deceased father used to sing to her. Hmm…coincidence? Doubtful. Why do you think those applications to appear on the show are so long? To find tearjerking information in hopes of causing breakdowns among the already fragile women in the house, naturally! I bet they know which hands she wipes with, too.