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"Waiting On You" Book Sweepstakes: OFFICIAL RULES

"Getting Rowdy" Book Sweepstakes (Brought to you by YourTango) OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. SPONSOR: Tango Media, 236 West 27th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10001, is solely responsible for all aspects of this giveaway ("the Giveaway").

Taking birth control pills in your relationship
Pro tip: Ditch the birth control alarm and switch to a more discreet text reminder.

Awkward Birth Control Moments: How To Avoid Them Like The Plague

There's no denying it: Birth control can be awkward. That's why YourTango and Bedsider have teamed up to present you with genius tips for preventing and dealing with awkward moments, from the 'condom conversation' to using a birth control method

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'American Hustle' is the top date night movie, according to a Match.com survey.

We're All Con Artists: 5 Love Lessons From 'American Hustle'

'American Hustle' — nominated for 10 Academy Awards and voted the #1 date movie of all this year's Best Picture nominees — is also a fascinating study in love and relationships. Here are four profound things this film brought to light about love, life and what we all do to get by.

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Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, lead actors in the Oscar nominated film.

5 Surprisingly Timeless Love Lessons From The Movie 'Her'

There's now an entire generation that will never know love without cell phones. They express affection with smiley-faced graphics — winking and kissy-faced emojis. Our relationships are becoming undeniably entangled with technology. The movie 'Her' takes this idea a step further. The film is set in the not-so-distant future, in a fantasy Los Angeles (where people actually walk to work), but it has plenty of timeless insights about love. Here's what we learned.

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The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your ticker.

Dinner For Two: Get Your Heart Pumpin' With This Savory Salmon

We think staying in is the new sexy. Enter our Dinner For Two series! This week, we're serving up a mouthwatering menu that's sure to impress your date and keep your heart healthy — featuring this sweet-and-savory salmon dish certified by the American Heart Association.

time marriage app: TIME's Offensive New Marriage App Is A Blessing In Disguise
You're probably more upset with yourself than the actual app.

Why You Should Thank TIME's New Marriage App For Trolling You

Last week, a new Time magazine Facebook app sent women into an uproar by daring to suggest when they "should" be getting married. The app purports to mine the Facebook data of you and your friends and plug that information into handy graph that tells you, meddling mom-style, when you should get (or should have gotten) married. But like any good wake-up call—even an intrusive app that is trying to troll single women and scare them into submission—will make sure you're spending your time wisely.

PsychicSource Contest: OFFICIAL RULES

PsychicSource Contest (Brought to you by YourTango) OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. SPONSOR: Tango Media, 236 West 27th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10001, is solely responsible for all aspects of this giveaway ("the Giveaway").

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One tip? Heat things up with a warming lubricant.

How To Stimulate All Five Senses Through Couples' Massage

We asked three prominent massage practitioners to spill the beans on what it takes to stage an at-home environment so serene, so sexy, it borders on sensory overload. So grab your significant other and your best massage oils, and read on: You're about to get a crash course in the practice of pleasure.

friends breaking up
Have you ever found yourself reevaluating a friendship?

Friendship Breakups: Exploring A Different Type Of Heartache

For all the advice we hear about breakups of the romantic variety, friendship usually gets the shaft. Rather than inspiring stories, words of wisdom, or stories of the nuanced phenomenon of breaking it off with a friend, we get all-out spectacle. Should women be exploited as drama queens and catfight instigators just because our friendships are a bit more dynamic? I decided to reach out to other women and ask if they'd ever had a friend breakup and what it really felt like.

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Instead of calling his dealer, he could have picked up the phone and called for help.

Like All Addicts, Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Have A Choice

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.