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4 Books For Every Couple's Summer Reading List

The summer weather has been so great, that amidst all of the outdoor brunches, pondside picnics, and trips to the beach, it's easy to forget that the best most romantic summer experiences often occur when there isn't much activity around you. When you feel a little heatstroke coming on, why not pick up a good book and chill out? If there's someone special in your life, we recommend doing a joint summer reading list. You'll keep each other accountable, you'll develop your taste, and nothing says chemistry like bonding over shared love of a book. Here are four to get you started:

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Is He Worth A Second Date?

My pal Stella is going through a terrible breakup with a horrible man. Like most of us, Stella knows how to deal with their split (time, wine, chocolate, more wine, more time), but she was concerned about the bigger picture. Why had she gotten herself mixed up with this jackass in the first place?

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Is Sex And The City 2 Right About Marriage?

If there's one thing we learned from the Sex and the City 2 movie, it's that we're in the wrong income bracket. If there's a second thing we learned, it's that we're not trying hard enough. (Seriously; do we need to start wearing stilettos around our condo in order to keep the fires burning? Some of us have just been wearing bunny slippers.) If there's a third lesson to be had, it's that when it comes to marriage, you can make your own rules.

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How To Balance Your Love Life And Your Career

No one ever said managing a career was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you've got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we'd all love to forgo a day of work in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn't mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It's quite the opposite! Extensive research on the subject of relationships and careers shows that people in successful relationships not only make more money, they're healthier, live longer, and get more promotions than singles do. So how can you juggle your relationship and your career? We've got the five tips that’ll keep your work and love life harmonious—and YOU sane!

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10 Sexiest American Idol Moments

Well friends, yet another season of American Idol is drawing to a close. We know—we're sad too. As we wait anxiously for the country to dial in and decide between Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze, we would like to take this time to recognize the sexiest moments of Season 9—from the auditions, to Hollywood Week, to the top three.

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Love Story Website Gives Us Hope (And Goosebumps)

LoveGivesMeHope.com is a site regaling in sappy, good-natured love stories. Reading the posts gives you warm and fuzzy feeling that's a little addictive, to be honest. Who doesn't want to read about someone finding his soul mate or a boyfriend who's so smitten he donates a kidney to his girl.

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9 Surprising Things Men Think About Your Hair

It seems that gentlemen no longer prefer blondes, according to a new study conducted by Garnier. So what do they prefer? We took a look at recent research and polls to find out. Here, the nine surprising things men think about your hair.

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I Refused To Date A Don Juan

It’s 12:30 a.m. on a Saturday night, and Matt—who you may remember as the guy who slept with 150 woman, but wouldn’t sleep with me—asks me back to his house to watch a movie. Although we’re not officially together, he’s become my non-boyfriend—we see each other at least twice a week.

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Real Women, Real Backup Plans

I was watching a trailer for the movie The Back-up Plan when I got to thinking. I always had a vague back-up plan in high school: If by the time I was 30 I wasn't married, I decided, I'd have a baby with a gay friend. I think a lot of us girls have had that plan, but how many have actually carried it through? I decided to ask a few friends. Maybe life doesn't work out exactly the way we want, and yet we still want children, a career, a partner or something else that hasn't quite come on the scene yet. So what are you gonna do? Sit around and lament over what you don't have? No! Life is short. You set a time frame and you say, "If this doesn't happen by this date, then I'm gonna do this, take action, make it happen for myself." I talked to some ladies who know what they want—and have back-up plans to make those dreams happen.