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The 7 Commandments Of Social Networking

The Internet: Depending upon how you choose to use it, it can be a benign tool useful for expanding your social and romantic circle, or a hellish hosebeast whose thirst for ruined reputations knows no bounds. Basically, it's like Reese Witherspoon (wholesome, open, fresh) meets any of the trolls from any Real Housewives iteration (unbalanced and hell-bent on airing your personal business to anyone willing to listen to irrational nonsense.) So how does a classy lady network socially with dignity and self-respect? Tristan Coopersmith, relationship expert and owner of Menu Dating Online, advises that there are seven deadly sins women should avoid if they wish to maintain digital dignity.

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Couple Stranded By Volcanic Ash Wed Via Skype

An Australian-British couple almost missed their wedding in London after the volcanic ash stranded them in Dubai. But determined to make the best of things, Sean Murtagh and his Aussie bride Natalie Mead rounded up the best clothes they could find in their suitcases and tied the knot in Dubai. Back in London, their family and friends watched their nuptials and cheered them on via webcam.

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Holding Hands Is Ridiculously Good For You

Why is it that when we're upset, stressed, or scared we instinctively reach for our partner's hand? Or conversely, why is it that we always seem to reach for our partner's hand to comfort them when they're upset? Well a recent study by University of Virginia psychologist, Dr. James Coan, showed that the answer doesn't lie between our fingers, but in our brains. The study involved subjecting 16 happily-married women to stressful situations while monitoring their brain activity. The results showed less activity in the stress-related areas of the women's brains even while holding a stranger's hand, and a whole lot less when they held their hubby's hand.

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Dating Red Flags: 5 Signs He's A Control Freak

At first it might have been charming: he orders for you on dates, wards off creepy guys at the bar, wants to protect you. What girl doesn't like being taken care of? But there's a thin line between wanting what's best for you and deciding what's best for you. Here are 5 signs the man you're dating is a control freak.

The Number One Place To Meet Your Future Husband

The Number One Place To Meet Your Future Husband

Are single women more likely to meet their husbands at work, online or out at bars? A recent Match.com study of 11,000 revealed that one in six surveyed met their wives or husbands online. Online dating trumped bars and clubs as the third most popular place to meet prospective dates, trailing only behind work/school (#1) and mutual friends (#2).

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The Bedroom: Playing Nice Isn't Always Best

Mike was smart, interesting and nice ... too nice when we slept together for the first time. There had been no throwdown, no frantic disrobing, no moaning loud enough to wake the neighbors, no playfulness. Instead, there was soft music playing in the background, gentle kisses on my eyelids, careful caressing, uncomfortable, unwavering eye contact, and ... Oh, God, is he making love to me?

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8 Most Scandalous Work Affairs

Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing to chance it? If so, you're not alone. Celebrities, politicians and high powered executives have been known to risk everything for an on-the-job fling.

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4 Green Date Night Beauty Products

It's easy going green! Prep for your next date night in eco-friendly fashion with these beauty product suggestions from Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable, by Stefanie Iris Weiss.