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4 Reasons To Love Your Independence On The Fourth

On July 4th, 1776, the American Colonies broke their ties to a tyrant King and began "The Great Experiment" of Democracy. This year, we celebrate 234 years of independence and the rights and freedoms that came along with it. And really, when you think about it, which among us has more of a claim to that inheritance than any of the single ladies out there? Because, as YourTango sees it, they remain the true residents of this land of the free and home of the brave! In this spirit, we've rounded up the top 4 reasons why all the independent women out there should light a roman candle for their life, liberty and ongoing pursuit of happiness. Top 4 Reasons to Love Being Independent on the Fourth 1. Because at 4th of July barbecues, just like with burgers and beer, there's no better time than to bring what you have to the table, take what you want and indulge for a day.

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Women Don't Agree On Who's Hot, While Men Do

According to new research, males agree on attractiveness more than females. "Men agree a lot more about who they find attractive and unattractive than women agree about who they find attractive and unattractive," study researcher Dustin Wood, assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, told LiveScience.

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4 Things You Didn't Know About Romance Novelists

We remember being young, hanging at our grandmother's house, and seeing this brown cardboard box being passed around. The mystery box was teeming with paperback romance novels, the pages of which made thick from page turning and dog earing. She'd read her way to the bottom of the box and, then trade with friends and, with relish, begin on a new stack of inky steaminess. When we recently spotted a day-in-the-life profile about none other than Nora Roberts, one of the most successful romance novelists of all time, in The New Yorker, we were thrilled to have a glimpse into a day in the life of a real-life romance novelist.

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Number One Sex Tip For Women

If it weren't for the covers of women's magazines like Glamopolitan, my time standing in grocery lines would be spent reading the copy on my frozen dinners. It's amazing how reading "succulent tenderloins cradled by fluffy mashed potatoes" makes a meal squeezed out of a nozzle and flash frozen taste that much better. It was standing in line with my pathetic pyramid of bachelor food that I learned that there are, like, 1,342 different ways to drive me wild. And here I was, thinking there was only one, 100% guaranteed way to drive me wild, and that was to touch my penis.

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How To Orgasm From Giving A Blow Job

Susan Crain Bakos is a research sexologist, sex journalist and author. Here, she tells us how to have an orgasm while giving a guy oral sex -- a tip from her book "The New Tantra." If you're in a relationship, you probably have quid pro quo sex: You arouse him with some oral sex, he returns so you can orgasm, you shift to intercourse for his peak and finish with The Cuddle for your benefit. Give your sex life a jolt with fellatio that will rock both of your worlds (really!). It's time modern women got down on our knees for something other than a yoga class -- to really worship his penis.

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Davidoff Cigar Ads: Breath Of Fresh Air?

Davidoff cigars released a new advertising campaign that features men with blissed-out "O" faces and a cursive quote that reads "Every Man Has A D-spot." Is the advertising world finally learning how to objectify men with orgasms and O-faces?

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Survey: Most Americans Married By 40

Wondering if you'll ever get married? According to new federal data, you probably will. According to a study of almost 13,000 people, about 80 percent of Americans are married by age 40. A more general finding shows that 70 percent of people ages 25 – 44 have been married at least once.

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10 YourTango Users Who Rock

The YourTango community offers invaluable contributions to the site. Thanks to Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Group for supplying ten copies of Holly Williams' new CD Here With Me for ten YourTango users. Whether writing compelling Community Blog posts, offering thoughtful questions and answers in AskYourTango or crafting clever comments, these users—much like Williams' vocals—rock.

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Green Card Marriage: 60% Of Women Would Do It

It's a plot as old as the movies themselves: girl meets boy, boy needs to be married for some reason or another, girl agrees to marry boy as a business-only arrangement, wackiness (and maybe a bit of love) ensues. Indeed, it's a crowd-pleasing formula. Who doesn't like to see power dynamics turned on their ear and love blossom from unexpected arrangements? But one can't help but wonder when watching such movies, how many of us would do the same thing if faced with similar circumstances?