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Father (and mother and sister and minister) knows best.

10 Secrets Of Healthy Marriages—From The People I Love Most

Last June, my husband and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. 

Last June, we celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. 

We're happier together now than we were on our wedding day, but that doesn't mean that life has been perfect...or even easy. We've had plenty of setbacks over the years, from soul-crushing jobs to my miscarriage last August. But we've managed to stick it out, thanks to our commitment—and some important lessons from people who love us. 



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Chicken rollatini: an easy meal you can whip up using Plated's subscription service.

Home-Cooked Dinners For Busy Couples? It's Possible With 'Plated'

I always find time to cook because I love doing it—and more importantly, I love the person I cook for. But finding time during a busy work week is, well, you probably know how it is. Enter Plated, a service that that lets you order dinner subscription boxes online. It's perfect for busy couples who want to prepare home-cooked meals with a dash of convenience.

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It helps to have an ally.

'Coming Out' Isn't A Moment; It's Way Of Life

Today is National Coming Out Day, and it always finds a way to creep up and pummel me with a fist of emotions. This day reminds me of the journey I've been on for nearly seven years—from the torment of the closet to the proud, open person I see in the mirror now. See, coming out is not a one-shot deal. It begins with a finite moment, of course, but coming out is an infinite expedition in the life of a homosexual.

Boyfriend: My Top 5 Dream Men (That Aren't Actually Human)
Who doesn't love a musician?

My Top 5 Dream Men (That Aren't Actually Human)

I've never had an "ideal boyfriend list." On one particular night of consumption and reflection, however, I came up with a list of men who, if combined, might create the perfect man. They aren't human men, though, and I'm not sure they're all even really male, but they possess traits that rock my world regardless of gender. If given the chance, I'd totally date them, for a while at least. I'd also have to break up with them eventually because dating made up dudes who only exist on TV would make me a legit psycho.

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"You can learn a lot about a person by looking at their grocery cart."

Vegan & Carnivore: A Sweet Story Of Love And Compromise

When it comes to eating habits and dating, what ends up on the dinner table can be just as important as what goes down in the bedroom. So, in a world dominated by carnivores, what's a bacon-free bachelor or bachelorette to do? We chatted with New Yorker Kristin Jackson. While she's vegan, her boyfriend Jake is a full-fledged BBQ-lovin', steak-makin', meat-eating man. Kristin keeps a blog, My Fit Decision, where she chronicles her healthy lifestyle, including the his-and-hers meals she creates. Here's what Kristin told us about how these two lovebirds make it work.

What Real Women Really Think About Manscaping
Bare-ly notice or is it un"bare"able -- what do you think about your guy's body hair?

What Real Women Really Think About Manscaping

Manscaping may be having a moment according to one hair removal expert. Plus, real women sound off on whether or not this is a trend they'd like their man to embrace.

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More dopamine, please.

The Pleasure Is Yours: How Your Brain Interprets Food As Love

We all yearn for deep, enduring love. We burn for exotic, erotic sex. We crave...well, you name it. Why? Not because we are all hot to trot, but because our brains are. That's right. A segment of the brain called the limbic system governs our reward circuitry, or "pleasure centers," which in turn rule our wants and desires, especially when it comes to love and food, the two things the body—and the species—need to survive. But that's just where the story begins.

Win Everything You Need For A Simple, Scrumptious DIY Dinner Date
Love is sweet ... and so is this giveaway.

Win Everything You Need For A Simple, Scrumptious DIY Dinner Date

YourTango is giving away five DIY dinner kits complete with everything you need to make a delicious ethnic meal, chocolate fondue for dessert and hot chocolate as an after-dinner snack. Just answer our question in the comments and you'll automatically be entered to win!

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Don't crowdsource your love life. Trust your gut.

I Found Real Love...Once I Stopped Listening To My Friends

We live in a culture of crowdsourcing. I rarely buy a shirt without sending a pic to my stylish BFF and asking what she thinks. But putting back a piece of clothing because she reminds me that it's not my color is different from tossing aside a perfectly lovely guy, one I might really have something special with, based solely on a friend's commentary. For too long, when I considered whether to date someone, my inner voice said something like: "Well, I'm into him. But how will everyone else feel?"

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Scared yet?

History Of Halloween: 7 Creepy Tales of Love And The Supernatural

Love is one of the great themes throughout history—a history that stretches back far beyond our modern age into a time of legend and folklore. So it figures that many folktales seem to revolve around matters of the heart. In true Halloween spirit, let's recount seven bone-chilling folk tales that are scarier than any horror movie in your Netflix queue.

300 Sandwiches To Get Married: We're Missing The Point
That's a lot of sandwiches...

300 Sandwiches To Get Engaged: Why We're All Missing The Point

So now we know that Stephanie Smith — who told the world she's a mere 124 sandwiches away from an engagement ring — is actually embarrassed by the whole incident. She went on the Today Show and basically said, "Geez guys, it was a joke." And I'm saddened by that, because she backed down and surrendered her power. Here's why that sends the wrong message to her detractors — and why her 300 sandwiches ploy wasn't the disgrace to feminism that everyone's making it out to be.

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