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Break Up. Cancel Wedding. Throw A Party.

Here's to hoping this isn't a new type of breakup. On NYTimes.com, there's a story about a couple who was engaged to be married, er well make a life commitment to one another, but decided against it. However, they still own two abodes together, have two mortgages together and are really interconnected. Now, we realize things are getting harder during the recession, but if we had to cohabit with our ex, well, let's just say only one of us would come of it alive. However, we still wish Benjamin Dixon and Bradford Shellhammer the best of luck in this endeavor.

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7 Traits Of Irresistible Men

We're not going to lie. A man boasting abs chiseled to perfection and biceps that pop just enough when flexed (without shredding shirts He-Man style) will no-doubt turn our heads. And even if caught mid check-him-out glance, we're not about to look away. But for a man to achieve a skyrocketing score on the sexiness scale there's got to be more to him than physical assets. Throw in these seven traits and he's guaranteed irresistible.

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Reasons Not To Get Back With Your Ex

If anyone ever had a reason not to get back with an ex, I did. He was the quintessential on-and-off Bad Boyfriend and not only were all my friends painfully aware of this fact, when he dumped me on the same day my father died (think Jessica and Tony birthday sitch x 10), then again after a similar life tragedy, it had finally become clear to me as well. I moved on fast. Literally days after he'd hit me with yet another, "I can't do this anymore," I somehow managed to enter into a relationship with a man who was easygoing and ridiculously sweet, so I hardly had time to mourn.

4 Guys Every Girl Should Have In Her Life

4 Guys Every Girl Should Have In Her Life

There comes a time in every woman's life when she finds herself blissfully boyfriend-less. Which is why it's imperative to have an arsenal of testosterone at your disposal. The platonic male friend with no sexual tension, the platonic male friend with sexual tension, the gay friend, the out of town flirt buddy.

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3 Tips For Dealing With Your Kids' New Stepmom

Kevin Federline, Britney Spears' baby-daddy, is in talks to star in a new reality show starring himself, his new, live-in girlfriend Victoria Prince, and possibly his and Brit's two kids, Jayden James and Sean Preston, according to MTV News. Normally there's be nothing remarkable about this—D-list celebrities signing their lives away for money and dubious notoriety is nothing new. The interesting part of this story is that Kevin Federline lives with another woman. And since he has full custody of his two children, the new girlfriend sees the kids more than Britney does. What do you do when your ex-husband's new girlfriend sees your kids more than you do?

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Love And Death And The Solar Eclipse

Today, Asia was treated to the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century. And in most cases, people were excited about it. Indian scientists observed the eclipse from fighter jets. In Japan, spectators flocked to the southwest islands, where the moon blocked the earth's view of the sun for over six and a half minutes. And in China, the government took the eclipse as an opportunity to educate the masses about science and dispel superstitions.

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A Can't-Miss Rule Book For Singles

In case you missed it last summer, the famed writer of television-series celebrity, Liz Tuccillo, who wrote saucy episodes of Sex and the City is back on shelves. The reprint of her debut fiction novel, How To Be Single, reads as a smart, funny guidebook for unattached women.

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Are Apologies Enough After Domestic Abuse?

After being accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and world famous pop star Rihanna, Chris Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault charges. While the assault occurred back in February, not much was heard from Brown, apparently on the request of his lawyers, until now. Hollywood Life reported that the R&B singer issued a video apology where he accepted responsibility, expressed remorse and promised to take steps to ensure he does not repeat his abuse. Read: The Real Reason For Chris Brown's Apology It can be argued whether Brown's apology was sincere or whether it was just a ploy to win back fans, but the bigger question remains as to just how far does an apology go in a domestic violence situation. Rihanna had the means and capability of leaving Brown after he assaulted her, but many women who suffer from domestic abuse do not have the same power.