Do you ever feel bad for having a bit of a foul mouth? Well, new scientific research assures us you can ditch any sense of guilt—as long as your cursing is in the name of better health. A recent study shows screaming out profanities can relieve stress and give you a higher pain-tolerance. It's basically recommended and encouraged. Seriously!
Like the rest of the fashion universe, I am dying to see Kate Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The anticipation and speculation has been swirling since November: What will her gown look like? Who will design it? Will she sport a train? A veil? Lace sleeves? I'm beyond glad the wedding is this week, because I'm not sure I can wait much longer! No one knows for sure what Kate will wear. Her style choices have been kept under lock and key. But it's wedding week, so let's celebrate by furthering the speculation. I've compiled a few predictions for Kate's wedding-day look. In just a few days, we'll know if I'm spot-on or if I've totally missed the mark (finally!).
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Love Bytes: 15 must-click love and relationship links. Is a first date too early to learn about a guy's sordid past? What if he's a sex offender? Luckily, Match.com plans to do the work for you. How NOT to fight about your finances, why we still expect men to be the providers, and when it is best to just keep quiet about your past.
Do you feel safe participating in online dating? Or do you worry about who you might meet online? If you fall in the latter category, you're not alone. Sexual assault is a real threat among daters looking for love online.
Catalonia's festival of St. Jordi is like Valentine's Day, but cooler. Forget February 14th. The most romantic day of the year is April 23rd... at least, it is if you're in Catalonia, Spain. This Saturday, Catalonian lovers will celebrate the lovey-doviest day of the year on the festival of Sant Jordi. In Catalonian culture, the festival is marked by an appealing tradition: men give women roses, and women give men books. Hey, there's nothing sexier than a man who reads.
When the perfect couple breaks up after a long-term relationship, which partner gets to keep the mutual best friends? ABC's new sitcom, Happy Endings explores that very question, chronicling the split of Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert), the couple that, for years, acted as a gravitational center to a tight-knit group of pals.
I know this sounds crazy, but I believe it is best to prepare for divorce before you even get married. As a romantic, I hate this. As a divorce attorney, mediator and coach, I've seen the worst of the worst walk through my office door and cannot tell you how priceless this advice actually is. Being prepared for the unexpected may be one of the smartest decisions you'll ever make.
What's the correlation between Twitter use and sex drive? Or between the word "grammar" and rough sex? This week, OkCupid published a series of infographics revealing the quirkiest sex trends among their extensive user base. You can see the charts for yourselves over at the OkTrends blog, but here are a few of our favorite factoids:
We're happy for princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Really we are. While we could do without the 24-hour news coverage of her dress/diet/ex-boyfriends/previous family homes, who doesn't love a good royal wedding? By all accounts, Prince William and Kate seem like they've thought this through and are ready for their very public walk down the aisle. We'll even admit, we wouldn't mind the tiaras, lady-in-waiting and new Audi-cum-driver that reportedly await Kate. But we're just as happy it's not us. Here's why…