Growing up, I thought I was "too cool" for some of the traditions in my hometown. But my husband, also from my hometown, loves every little bit of it. My job in our marriage was to keep things hip but then we had sons and they became involved in the Memorial Day parade. It found deep meaning for me and the family tradition brought all of us closer than scrapbooks or costume parties ever could.
It's no secret that places like Paris and Rome rank high on the romance scale. Looking for somewhere truly exotic to get away to? Whether you need some serious snuggle time in the sunshine of the southern hemisphere, or the adrenaline rush of a foreign city, look no further. Let the romance potential of these far-flung destinations lull you and your partner back into love.
Even if you don't speak Spanish, you know what Cinco de Mayo means. Margaritas. Enchiladas. And yes, plenty of muchachos y muchachas mingling. The holiday's a staple going out night for singles and couples. Dancing to mariachi music or doing tequila shots may take practice. But sharing these Cinco de Mayo facts is an easy way to impress your date.
From now through May 23, 2011, register for YourTango's daily e-newsletter and you'll be entered to win a $200 gift card to hip LA boutique Kitson LA, brought to you by new hip novel Beneath A Starlet Sky. Beneath A Starlet Sky (St. Martin's Press, April 2011) is the new book by Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper.
Who better to write a novel about the inner workings of Hollywood's elite than daughters of Hollywood royalty? The New York Times bestselling authors of Celebutantes, Amanda Goldberg (daughter of film and TV producer Leonard Goldberg) and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper (Dennis Hopper’s daughter), are back with a glittering, new inside-Hollywood novel: Beneath A Starlet Sky.
Are you a career woman? A stay-at-home mom? An unpaid intern? An entrepreneur? No matter where you are on the spectrum, work affects your life. YourTango and Forbes Woman are exploring this intersection, and we want to hear from YOU! Take our survey and let us know about your career (and/or your partner's) and your love life.
On March 20, the Sun moved into Aries, where it will stay until April 20. This movement marked both the first day of spring and the first day of the astrological year. Out with the old and in with new!
Are you as excited as we are to see Jane Eyre on the big screen? The classic Charlotte Brontë tale hit select theaters March 11. If the film's not yet in your town, it's high time you got in on the buzz. Between now and midnight ET on April 1st, you have the chance to score a Jane Eyre prize pack, which includes:
We know you like to travel, but we want the details. Would you rather do a romantic weekend in wine country, or a winter cruise to Alaska? Hike the Grand Canon or bungee jump in New Zealand? Do you prefer traveling alone or with your family? Are you a green traveler, a luxury traveller, or both? Take our short survey and let us know what you think!
Since late January we've been living with Aquarian energy, which is the perfect for the dead of winter—Aquarius is intellectual, detached, and highly independent. Now, however, spring is just around the corner and it's time to start focusing on our mutual emotional needs. When we enter Pisces people will be a lot more available, especially for love.
When two people start a relationship, their joy is shared by friends, parents—and microorganisms. Those lucky little germs that once only had one person to invade now have a second body to consider home. You don't have much choice about accepting these new residents—there's plenty of evidence out there that shows when one person in a relationship is sick, the other is going to be fully exposed to his or her germs. If your immune system isn't up to the task of fighting off the microscopic enemies, you and your partner can help it out by taking some fairly easy steps to boost its chances.
We put our craft and cooking hats on and came up with 10 crafty gifts that are not cheesy and are sure to be loved. And for those who are allergic to the phrase "do it yourself"—or those who are simply too busy—we've found a last-minute version of each that doesn't reek of "I totally forgot to buy you a gift and just picked this up at the drugstore."
Let's face it: The world is still a scary, unstable and uncertain place. The lesson learned: What's here today may very well be gone tomorrow... whether it be our 401ks, our jobs or our relationships. So what will 2011 bring? YourTango went to the experts for their predictions, and has come back to you with the following list. May it serve you well.
Between sex robots, vajazzling and inappropriate love affairs, love in 2010 was larger than life. There's no question about this: love changed in 2010. It got bigger. It became more dramatic. It went viral. Here, we've rounded up the top 10 relationship trends of 2010.
Ah, his fam. Whether you’re dying to impress his parents on your first holiday with them, or trying to win over his sister on your tenth, buying for his relatives can be nerve-wracking and complicated. These crowd-pleasing gifts are sure to make everyone happy—without breaking your bank account.