Following the success of a book of six-word memoirs, SMITH magazine's Six-Word Memoirs On Love & Heartbreak By Writers Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial) offers all the highs, lows and in-betweens that define matters of the heart in 130 pages-worth of six-word accounts. Here, a few favorites, which capture the humorous, happenstance and heartbreaking sides of the thing we call love.
When Bitkom, a German broadband association, surveyed 1,000 Germans, ages 19-29, asking them what they'd pick if they were forced to choose between their spouses or Internet connections and cars or cell phones, technology won out big time, reports Reuters.
A recent study revealed that red states purchase more porn than blue states. While the differences weren't astronomical, Utah (home of Salt Lake City mormon settlement) enjoyed their staged O faces most with 5.47 adult content subscriptions per 1000 home broadband users. Red states like Montana and West Virginia also secured themselves a spot on the top ten as did true blue Hawaii and recently blue Florida. The ten lowest porn buying states were, not surprisingly, liberal. As Benjamin Edelman at Harvard Business School said, "Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by."
Who says married couples can't air their dirty laundry — on national TV — if they want to. Not Seinfeld. There have been reality shows on how to nab a bachelor or bachlorette. And reality shows on how to win over a guy's mom. We've even caught glimpses of what celeb marriage is like through footage of life at home with the Osbournes and the Hogans.
Love Bytes: three must-click love, sex and relationship links. Admitting to faking the big O, 70 years of sex advice and stress vs. romance.
You ladies nickname us according to our jobs, our sexual proclivities, or some flaw in our character, as if the act of nicknaming is some preemptive, passive-aggressive revenge tactic. It should be noted that a nickname is the polar opposite of a pet name; essentially, one is accentuating the negative, the other the positive... Women objectify men when they nickname them. Nicknaming a man reduces him to a character that women use in their narratives where they are eternally victimized by dudes who fail to live up to their superficial, fantasy definition of romantic fulfillment.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, every 15 seconds a man or a woman becomes a victim of abuse. An abuser may seem gentle, loving, and kind to begin with. A woman might start a relationship thinking she had met her soul-mate, only to discover her mate had no soul at all.
It's that time of year again. Every year, Filene's Basement in New York City holds its 'Running of the Brides' sale. Hundreds of eager women line up with friends and family for a chance to storm the bargain department store for their dream dress. With sizes ranging from 2 to 26, there's a good chance a bride-to-be can walk away with a $10,000 Vera Wang for the bargain price of $300. Sounds like a dream opportunity, right? Wrong.
Historically, researchers have found women to be turned off by racy ads showing excessive nudity and sexual language. New experiments are showing, though, that the problem for advertisers may not be that sex doesn't sell to women, but rather that women don't often agree with the way sex is portrayed.
Love Bytes: three must click sex, dating and relationship links. The way we flirt now, what makes sex great and is adultery an addiction?