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5 Ways To Get Psyched For Valentine's Day

Now that the Christmas trees and Menorahs are packed away, it's obviously time to start preparing for Valentine's Day. The festive among us have already put up red heart-shaped lights, and we're still not sure how to compete. It shouldn't be this hard. Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and, well, we love love! For some reason, however, the thought of celebrating this Hallmark holiday has some of us feeling homicidal. How to get in the mood?

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What Should We Call Male 'Cougars'?

Ever since fortysomething Demi Moore started dating then-twentysomething Ashton Kutcher in 2003, the term "cougar" has grown to become one of the most popular reference points, and punchlines, in popular culture. But... you may ask yourself, what about the MEN?! It's time they get animal nicknames, too.

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Can A Cat Lover Date A Dog Guy?

The Gosling-Potter Internet Personality Project recently polled 4,500 participants and analyzed their personality traits in relation to their pets. Are all the stereotypes true?

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12 Inappropriate Times To Break Up

I've gone through breakups on the day before Valentine's, on Yom Kippur, and once even naked. Actually, that was probs the best one, strangely enough; it felt so honest and, hey, at least I spared myself bad sex. Anyway, as someone who dates a lot—pretty unsuccessfully—I know about breakups. They're a fact of life, love. So, if you're planning on dumping your boo, here are some times you're gonna have to carry that weight just a little bit longer. Otherwise, you might wind up in a situation similar to this tragic Dater X Christmas story. As they say, timing is everything!

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Why Women Can't Rely On Male Birth Control

Yesterday, National Geographic ran a piece designed to once again whip us up into a frenzy over the possibility that a male contraceptive might finally be developed and released unto the world. Color us unconvinced. Similar pieces seem to run every few years, yet our prayers are never answered. And, now that we think about it, this initiative's continued failure might actually be a good thing.

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Pep's New TV Show: The Next 'Sex and The City'?

For someone who recorded a song called "Let's Talk About Sex," Sandra "Pep" Denton, (of Salt-N-Pepa fame), isn't getting a lot of it. In fact, she hasn't gone on a date, let alone done the deed, in over four years. After suffering a series of bad boyfriends, Pep removed herself from the market in hope that she would magically meet her soul mate. Surprise, surprise, he never made an appearance. "I've had my share of relationships," Pep, 45, laments in the trailer for her new show, Let's Talk About Pep. "But believe it or not, I'm still single! And now I'm ready to get my feet wet again."