What do you do if you feel like your stomach is eating itself because of the torment of dating a married man? Make yourself a Sky-High Banana Cream Pie, says Heather Whaley, author of "Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing." Whaley is an advocate of taking the time to comfort yourself—especially when no one else will—with food. Feeling guilty? Sad? Unrequited? Read on.
The holidays are right around the corner, and if egg nog, stuffing and Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" do mysterious things to your libido—fear not. We suffer from the Holiday Friskies, too. We feel your sexually frustrated pain. Whether your parents' guest bedroom has you aching for another's or a holiday getaway is in order, there's nothing like a few guilt-free days off to initiate a bold try with what's-his-name from high school or that-one-over-there at the resort bar (if you're fancy). Regardless, the holidays are a perfect time for a no-strings-attached fling. Here are a few ways to make it run exceptionally smooth.
You felt like a lucky woman that your husband offered to stay home while you went out and earned the dough, until you walked in on him chatting online with other moms as your kids are watching cartoons. Or you come home to find your unemployed boyfriend playing video games instead of vacuuming. Don't get mad, make quiche, says author of Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing, Heather Whaley, who is all about emotional eating. This is what Whaley recommends you make for yourself when you are hating your S.O.
Dating can be as thrilling as a roller coaster ride, giving you butterflies in your stomach and so much excitement that you briefly lose your sanity, but it can also make your stomach turn in a less pleasant way if your date turns out to be a rotten egg. In Heather Whaley's book, "Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing," she explores the idea of cooking for life's not-so-kind moments. "Treat yourself right, with delicious, succulent, home-cooked comfort food," Whaley says.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a happy couple must be in want of another happy couple to be BFFs with for life. Fred and Wilma had their Barney and Betty; Lucy and Ricky had their Ethel and Fred. It seems that for every dynamic couple, there exists an assumed want for a complementary pair of friends, who are also a couple, to bond mutually with.
Good love advice can come from unlikely sources, such as your local grocery store. We Love Buzzers don't exactly have cold hard correlations, but it sure is interesting to think that a study about consumerism can speak volumes about human relationships. Here are three consumer food studies that translate well into love lessons.
A woman with a wheat allergy explains what it's like dating someone who just doesn't get it. "Men of the world, in case you missed the memo detailing all of the things you should understand about women, let me give you a refresher on item # 503: Food is just as important, if not more important, to [most of] us as love. Acknowledge me, acknowledge my food allergies. Really want to find out what makes me tick? Share a meal with me."
Apparently, red red wine does make one feel so fine and in more ways than a mellow '80s reggae hit would have you believe. In a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Italian researchers claim that levels of sexual desire are higher in women who prefer red wine as opposed to those who favor other alcoholic beverages.
Everyone knows that veggies are good for you but some people don't like broccoli and kale and all those other delicious, healthful foods. When you're in a relationship, this is problem, for two reasons. First, because when you live and eat with someone, you tend to consume the same things, so if your significant other isn't eating their veggies, chances are you aren't either. Second, if you love someone you want them to be healthy. Here's how to get him to love salad.
Road trips can be full of adventure and discovery, from figuring out where the nearest available bathroom is to finding the cheapest diner. As timesunion.com points out, a road trip can be the perfect way to bond with your partner, using those long uninterrupted hours to uncover the name of his imaginary childhood friend or finally getting him to spill about his secret dream to be on Dancing With The Stars.
Poll: What Do You And Your Beau Do For Late-Night Hunger?: Grab fast food Head to the nearest diner Heat up leftovers Order take out Ramen anyone?
Poll: What's Your Favorite Bedroom Food?: Sauces (chocolate syrup, strawberry sauce) Whipped Cream Fruit (grapes, cherries) No food for me, thanks.
This isn't another story about the current state of a mother's breasts, the kind that—if you've never had kids—makes you decide right there and then that you will not be nursing any future children. Solely because you can't imagine ever describing your own breasts as "saggy," "lifeless," or "uneven." This is, however, a story of ownership. From one relationship stage to the next, these breasts seem have fallen under someone's else's domain—except my own.
A recent study from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany discovered that male chimps who share their meat with the ladies are twice as likely to mate with them. Researchers studied a group of chimpanzees in the Tai Forest reserve in Ivory Coast and recorded hunting and mating patterns. They discovered sharing food not only helps the males get laid, but helps the women beef up and become more fertile. Meat, the scientists explain, is an important element in their diet because it's high in protien, and lady chimps don't hunt so can't get it on their own. Which, is unlike us. We're fully capable of buying our own dinner, but like us, the ladies don't always put out immediately following the meat-sharing.