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We're (hopefully) all going to get the chance to see some fireworks this Independence Day but not everyone is so lucky as to experience the feeling of fireworks you get when you first realize you've fallen in love with someone. It's the moment of knowing he's the one; that you realize you're meant to be. Flashes of light can be seen throughout the sky every year but a real, genuine spark between two people is sometimes a little harder to find. Betty Confidential asks their readers to disclose their most personal moments, when they experienced this unique feeling of fireworks.
If you're anything like us, you're too enamored with the long weekend to focus on work today. We can't wait to start barbecuing and baking patriotically-frosted cupcakes. And while the Fourth of July isn't necessarily a romantic holiday, there are few activities more romantic than watching a fireworks display on someone's rooftop. So tell us — how are you spending the long weekend? Complete this sentence: My plans for the Fourth of July are....
Have you ever given an awesome Father's Day present? Because we could use some gift ideas.
Growing up, I was a 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.
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.
Amy Pugh, 38, from Michigan initially used Facebook to gather her former classmates for their high school reunion. Only 10 days after the event, Pugh's husband abandoned her and their two young children for an affair with over Facebook. When Pugh revealed her situation to concerned classmates, nearly 250 of them teamed up to offer Pugh financial and material support. Take a guess at which website they used to organize their efforts.
My husband came with me to pick out a tree and he put it up in the stand for me. But then he sat down on the couch, turned on the TV and tuned me and my good tidings out. I, of course, responded by getting upset. And then I was upset because I was upset on Christmas. It was all downhill from there. Three hours later, I had decorated the tree amid gripes, nags and sniffles, and I wasn't feeling any sort of goodwill toward men.
It's holiday time again, which for me means lots of parties to go to ... solo. My first instinct is usually to try to snag a pal to bring with me to party crash, but recently, I was invited to a party where the host explicitly instructed guests not to bring a plus one. I was dreading showing up there, thinking it would be uncomfortable, but once I arrived, I embraced it and ended up having a great time. After I deftly extricated myself from a dull conversation with an awkward woman with a neck twitch, I hit it off with a group of dudes with nerdy glasses who shared my love of stupid dance moves. Needless to say, I have a new appreciation for going to parties alone. Here are some tips for making the best of a stag situation.
Are you tired of hearing the endless holiday advertisements for “door buster” sales? Seriously, is there really a need to stand in line at a retail chain at 4AM?! American consumerism has distorted the true meaning of the holiday season. The holidays are about honoring religion, as well as expressing affection and gratitude for loved ones.
From the "Christmas Cheer Has Gotten Out Of Hand" Files: Canadian lingerie company La Senza introduced the Cup Size Choir just in time for the holidays this week. The choir is comprised of models showcasing bra sizes from A to G flirtatiously piping out Deck the Halls while lying on white mattresses. Is this cute or creepy?
I love Christmas. Its a great time of year for family, getting together, Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks, and gifts. Gifts rock. I like getting them. My wife and I differ on gift giving - she is one who likes to give ‘experiences’ not ‘stuff’. A trip together would be a better gift, in her mind, than say, diamond earrings. I'm the opposite, I like getting 'stuff'. I don't connect with ‘experience’ as much as I do a physical ‘gift’. No matter what your gift giving style is, this time of year is a great reminder of the gifts we should be giving throughout the year, and if it takes this particular season to help us remember what we need to be doing more often, that's a good thing.
I love the holidays, but they make me so tired. I am sure there are husbands out there who do all the baking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, card writing, schedule arranging, cooking, cleaning, and advance thinking and planning that goes into the holidays. That's a fantasy I cling to, at least. But in my case, I’m the one who does all of this. To keep myself going and hold it together, I’ve created some strategies to help me survive the Claus season.
"When are you going to give me grandchildren? What ever happened to Paul? He was such a nice guy. So, are you seeing someone?" If you've ever heard a question like this and not known what to say, you're not alone. "I have so many clients who freeze when they get asked these types of questions," says dating and relationship coach and YourTango Expert Marni Battista. Your life is your own, and you should only talk about things you're comfortable sharing. Here's how you can steer clear of these potential social landmines.