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Weeds, Mary Louise Parker

3 Things Weeds Teaches Us About Love

Even after 53 episodes, two towns and numerous romantic liasons, Nancy Botwin, played by the doe-eyed Mary Louise Parker, doesn't seem to have improved her decision-making skills. Same goes for the rest of the Botwin clan and their friends. But, everyone's blunders have made for great TV. In honor of the recent premiere of the 5th season, here are three things we've learned about love from watching Weeds.

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The Bachelor Party Lives Up To Reputation

In the newly released wedding flick ('tis the season) The Hangover, we get a glimpse of a Las Vegas bachelor party spent among four guys. We see them in the car, driving out to Vegas in a borrowed luxe car. We see them check into the $4,000-a-night party suite. We see them getting on their sleek going-out clothes (well all of them except for the one socially inept character who throws on jeans and a tee that his pot belly pokes out from).

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What Not To Do On A Blind Date

I screwed up last night. Bigtime. I had a date with the last of the eHarms batch. Mr. Grand Finale and I had been playing phone tag for months. Finally we nailed down a date and time. 8:00, Opia Lounge. But first I pre-partied at a Glamour BBQ in the West Village, and that’s where the trouble began. Here’s what went down on my blind date.

Woman looking at reflection in mirror

Are You Looking To Date Yourself?

Everyone knows that there are lots of fish in the sea. Some fish travel in schools and enjoy the security of being identical to their underwater neighbors. I always preferred the beta fish, however; colorful and unique, the beta fish swims alone and exudes individuality. Just like the beta fish that attacks any gilled creature that resembles his reflection, Carbon Copy and I were doomed from the start. The pond simply was not big enough for the both of us.

Is The Recession Changing Men's Values?

Is The Recession Changing Men's Values?

"I feel like in the time that I've been laid off, I've become a family man," he continued as I listened while stuffing my mouth with sustenance from the hen. "Maybe I've been growing that way anyway, but being laid off has given me another level of awareness. It makes me want to be somewhere where you can hear the roosters crow—like back in Puerto Rico."

Does Casual Sex Screw Up Emotional Intimacy?

Does Casual Sex Screw Up Emotional Intimacy?

NPR.com published an article a few days ago titled, "Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships." We're all supposed to analyze whether or not stable, long-term, monogamous relationships are on the way out due to our casual college-like view of sex into adulthood.

Reasons For Breaking Up

Why He Dumped You: 5 Potential Reasons

No longer content to just smile and start over, women want answers from the men who waved them goodbye. Luckily, one male writer was brave enough to offer up a few suggestions as to why guys dump girls they dig. We're not saying we agree with them, but listen up ladies. You'll need to know how to deal if on the receiving end of one of these excuses.

Kate Hudon and A-Rod

A List Links: Faux-Breakups And Unlikey Hook-Ups

Doug Reinhardt is ready to take Paris Hilton back. [TMZ] She told him she loved him and had made a mistake by breaking up with him. She was texting him all night and then showed up at his house at 4 AM this morning, banging on his door. Apparently Doug succumbed to her charm.