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5 Style Trends Men Hate...That I Refuse to Give Up

Ladies aren't the only ones with opinions. We may hate his stupid tees and creepy turtlenecks, but our guys are just as puzzled by some of our style choices. That's fair—I'll keep my giant underwear to myself thankyouverymuch—but there are just some (admittedly questionable) beauty and fashion trends I refuse to give up.

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Why I Got Married On 9/11—One Woman Explains

On September 11, 2010, Jessica Dunne married her high school sweetheart, James Greilick. While the choice of date may be questionable at the very least to some if not many, Dunne and her then-fiancé had decided to give the numbers 9 and 11 a bit of their own personal significance—instead of letting terrorists decide for them the meaning of that date. On a day when much of the country was preoccupied with grieving, mourning, and furious, politically-charged shouting over religion, Dunne and Greilick happily took their wedding vows and honored the victims of 9/11 in their own beautiful way.

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Are You More Than Just Friends?

If you're wondering about the status of your relationship, today's list might help you figure it out. After the jump, 15 signs you're more than just friends (or friends with benefits).

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How To Cope When HPV Steals Your Fertility

After 13 years of regular pap tests and generally healthy living, a then-31 year-old Christine Baze was diagnosed with cervical cancer two weeks after her gynecologist had informed her that she had HPV—human papillomavirus. There are nearly 200 known types of HPV; some lead to a variety of cancers, including cervical cancer. In the eight years since then, Baze has founded The Yellow Umbrella, a nonprofit dedicated to educating women about HPV prevention. In this article, she tells her story and gives valuable advice on how to deal with—and prevent—this tricky virus.

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Do Racial Stereotypes Affect Your Dating Life?

How does your race affect what you enjoy? It's a question everyone ponders, but that people rarely try answering for fear of non-PC implications. Enter the popular free dating site, OKCupid. Earlier this week, the company released a trend report, titled "The REAL 'Stuff White People Like,'" which used infographics to present the hobbies, tastes, interests and self-descriptions of various ethnic groups. To complete the study, OKCupid analyzed the personal essays in half a million of its user profiles to isolate words and phrases specific to each racial group. The results were funny, if not stereotypical and a little pop-culture heavy. White males like Tom Clancy, Harley Davidson and Van Halen, while white females went the escapist, sentimental route, claiming to enjoy Nicholas Sparks, bonfires and horseback riding.

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What Happens When You Go On 51 Dates In 50 Weeks?

Lemondrop sits with author Kristen McGuiness and talks about her new memoir, "51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life"—and a lot more. In a candid, personal interview, McGuiness discusses her love life—or lack thereof—and the harsh yet true realities of her rather long season of discontent: she hadn't had a boyfriend in years (among other things...). And yet, despite her 30-something-and-single syndrome, she discovers how singleness can be as much a blessing as it is a curse.


6 Ways To Cheer On An Unemployed Partner

Today's job market has many couples well aware of the strain unemployment can put on a relationship. Constant stress can cause fights, break up an otherwise healthy relationship, and really put "for better or worse" to the test. Often, coping with this anxiety and pressure can be just as taxing for the employed spouse as it is for the one who is out of work. But this doesn't have to be the case. Instead of letting unemployment destroy your relationship, allow it to strengthen your bond as a couple. We show you how to cope:

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7 Sex Truths Everyone Should Know

From "don't sleep together too soon" to "sow your wild oats before settling down," society is full of mixed messages about sex, love, dating and the intersection of the three. To get help deciding which advice to heed and which to skip, I asked scientists to explain some of their discoveries about human sexual behavior (yes, scientists do study such things). It turns out that their findings are often the exact opposite of what we tend to believe. Here are 7 surprising sex facts everyone should know.