I have a pattern when it comes to stories about celebrities who overdose. The day the news breaks, I scan the headlines. I react with a mix of sadness and disgust—and familiarity, as I was raised by two addicts. But in cases like Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, I'm not interested in the 'juicy' details. My eyes scan these stories looking for the little people: the kids left behind.
When my boyfriend told me, just shy of our one-year anniversary, that he didn't want a girlfriend anymore, I almost choked on my savory pork belly dish and $12 cocktail. My girlfriends rose to the occasion, but it was the advice of a married, middle-aged dude that changed the course of my fate. He said that if I wanted to get different results, I had to change my behavior, trust him implicitly and do exactly as he said. Who was he to tell me who I am and how to date? His words were harsh. He was aggressive, obnoxious, cocky. And he was right.
Baby, it's still cold outside! As we get snowed in with winter storms, we cooked up some recipe ideas to warm you both up on date night. This week, we're serving up a mouthwatering menu featuring a cherry and chocolate-stuffed grilled cheese sandwich, cherry soup, a French cocktail, and Cabernet Sauvignon brownies.
Nothing dials up the romance like a change of scenery, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to leave home. Your next romantic getaway is as close as your bathroom shower. Read on for a look at the good, the bad, and the slippery — and 12 tips for safe and steamy couples' showering.
We think staying in is the new sexy. That's why we've kicked off our Dinner For Two series! This week, we're serving up a mouthwatering menu that's sure to impress your date — sneakily flavored with aphrodisiac ingredients, like this traditional French stew. (Ooh la la!)
Learning to recognize a guy's cues sooner rather than later can be one of the most important skills in your dating arsenal. Here's how to speak his language.
This writer's health battles have had a surprising positive effect on her love life: When it comes to marriage ups and downs, she no longer sweats the small stuff. Instead of getting in an argument, she turned to journaling for stress relief. What couples advice has helped your relationship?
We're serving up a mouthwatering array of dishes that are sure to impress your date — all of which are sneakily flavored with aphrodisiac ingredients. This week's menu features a hearty meal of red wine poached filet mignon, asparagus (catering to vegetarian and carnivorous tastes), bourbon truffles, plus a cozy cocktail recipe perfect for beating the cold!
We're serving up a mouthwatering array of dishes that are sure to impress your date — all of which are sneakily flavored with aphrodisiac ingredients. This week's menu features a healthy twist: Thai salmon sliders, baked fries, and lemon and ginger bars, plus a skinny cocktail recipe!
It's been seven years since the publication of the wildly popular self-help book 'The Secret'. The principle at the book's core—the Law of Attraction—still holds many under its Vulcan mind-meld grip. I can see why: Who wouldn't want to believe that all you have to do is think the right thoughts and the love of your dreams will find you? But key premises of the Law of Attraction can do you more harm than good in the search for love and partnership. Here's why.
The Koran, Torah and New Testament all vilify homosexuals. As much I think Phil Robertson is an ignorant buffoon, the man was simply abiding by the tenets of his faith—he even paraphrased from the New Testament. Our culture is now starting to move past centuries-old biases against sexual orientation, but organized religion has not—and cannot—do the same without abandoning scriptural teachings. if our culture is to advance, we may need to more openly question the ancient Middle-Eastern documents on which we still base it.
We're giving sexy makeovers to seven wholesome holiday traditions to help you not just face but embrace the season with your special someone.
Even the most cynical among us can agree that the holiday season has an element of magic to it. But before a single egg is nogged or Christmas goose stuffed, there's that little matter of buying gifts. And that's when, for many of us, the magic disappears. But here's a very good reason not to throw up your hands and admit defeat this holiday season: Gift-giving can also work magic on your relationship.
His demeaning tone and need for togetherness may be red flags for abuse. Read on for seemingly normal behaviors that could signal you (or a friend) is in an abusive relationship.
When my husband and I first came together as a romantic couple three years ago, we agreed to practice a pretty radical rule to ensure the long-term success of our relationship. The rule can prove more challenging to abide by than you might suspect at first. But both of us feel it's well worth the occasional angst we experience in order to enjoy a romance that lets us feel totally connected and utterly trusting of each other.