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We all have ugly stories we could tell about the people we've loved over the years (or hooked up with, as the case may be). In some cases, such stories help to remind us of why we're better off without those people. In others, they help us to better assess who we're with right now. And sometimes, with a few close friends, they simply make for hilarious happy hour conversation. But airing dirty laundry to more than our very nearest and dearest (whether it's by Twitter feed, in the office cafeteria, or on television) isn't just bad form, it's bad for your future social life. We suggest you don't do it. Here's why.
After you spend a certain amount of time with a companion the time comes when you must have the "What About Us?" talk. Here are three tips on how to navigate the discussion to end up with the relationship you want.
In a study labeled, "What's Love Got to Do With It" a team of Australian researchers followed 2, 500 couples from 2001 to 2007 and unearthed a slew of surprising facts about what actually keeps a couple together and what makes them divorce.
Marilyn Manson step aside, it seems that everyone is going goth and getting into vampire sex. Plus, sex questions, unrequited love, sluts and texting blind dates.
(500) Days of Summer is an enjoyable character-driven movie about love and fate. While it plays out nicely, we longed for more resonance. (500) Days of Summer opens with a narrator clearly stating that it is a story about a boy meeting a girl. And that it's not a love story. The first is true; the second is kind of true.
There's nothing wrong with a hot-n-heavy game of dirty cowboy. And according to Deborah Yvette Parker, that's all she and her commonlaw husband, Broderick Craig Crachian, were partaking in when he died of an accidental gunshot wound to the chest. Describing her as "extremely distraught," Parker's court-appointed attorney, Murray Newman, explained to the Houston Chronicle that: "She loves him, and this is just a terrible accident."
One way technology is making infidelity more seamless than ever before. There's an app that allows you to find an adulterous partner with a few taps of the keyboard – or handheld device. A website named AshleyMadison.com is a dating site specifically for committed individuals who want to cheat, and now it can be accessed by Blackberry and iPhone, reports Jeremy Caplan in this week's Time magazine.
Beshert is a Yiddish term that expresses how soul mates are "meant to be together." Building on my family's unwavering faith in this beshert thingy—my parents met when they were 17 and my grandparents when they were 16—I assumed that I, too, would be welcomed into the warm, loving arms of this soul mate phenomenon. I vowed to keep my eyes peeled for my one and only perfect, dream lover—the man who would sweep me off my feet and love me as no one else ever had, my soul mate.
The UK's NHS is handing out pamphlets to school children touting "An Orgasm A Day Keeps The Doctor Away." The pamphlet asks the question: why promote healthy eating and exercise and not the maintenance and upkeep of one's sexual organs? They are also saying sex is good form of cardiovascular exercise.