Debts are up, jobs are down. How have your romantic relationships fared during the recession?
Poll: How Has The Recession Affected Your Love Life?:
Made it worse. My love life definitely suffered because of the economic downturn.
Made it better. The recession improved my love life.
No effect. My love life's had ups and downs, but the economy's not to blame.
4 reasons why Twilight isn't an example of love in the real world.
Some of you told me I wouldn’t like Twilight, but I bought the book anyway just to see what all the hoopla was about. Well, I finally finished it, and…I appreciated the romance-factor, but I couldn’t help thinking it was giving girls the wrong idea about love and relationships. I did a feminist reading of Twilight and here’s what bugged me:
Magic objects from the Harry Potter series that, if they actually existed, we'd use for love.
As the latest Harry Potter movie installment, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, hits theaters, teenage hormones are running at an all-time high at Hogwarts. The sixth book in J. K. Rowling's insanely popular series took us to a major turning point in Potter and Co.'s love lives as Harry's relationship with Ginny develops and Hermione and Ron realize their antagonism was really amoré. In honor of the Potter nerd in all of us, we re-imagined eight magical objects from the Harry Potter world in the context of how they could benefit our not-always-magical love lives.
It's time to take out the trash, both literally and figuratively.
Now that the snow is no longer falling and our bare legs are finally reappearing, we can embark on that ages-old tradition enjoyed by hygenic people the world over: spring cleaning.
For most of us, this includes mopping up mud from the entryway, throwing out those raggety old long johns, donating servicable but unwanted jackets to the Goodwill, and recycling about fifty pounds of winter catalogs and magazines.
After all this, however, there might be one additional task left to do in order feel truly decluttered: tossing that sorry-assed boyfriend of yours to the curb.
Star magazine's latest cover, has the 'world' exclusive claiming to have the skinny on Angelina Jolie's next pregnancy. If you choose to take Star magazine's word for it (hopefully with a big pinch of salt), Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt are expecting baby number # 7, with a "source" claiming, "Angie is two and a half months along."
Dr. Helen Fisher explains how brain chemistry affects personality and our love lives.
Dr. Helen Fisher, world renowned biological anthropologist, discusses her book Why Him? Why Her?, which explains the connection between biology and human attraction. She's identified four main personality types: Explorer, Builder, Director and Negotiator.
Are you an Edie or a Bree? Cast your vote and see where you stack up!
Poll: Which Character On "Desperate Housewives" Is Living Your Love Life?:
Lynette (Felicity Huffman)
Gabrielle (Eva Longoria Parker)
Edie (Nicolette Sheridan)
Susan (Teri Hatcher)
Bree (Marcia Cross)
Katherine (Dana Delany)
US Presidential love lives and their influence on our own bedroom behavior.
As we approach the 2008 presidential election, we're naturally inquisitive about our future leader: his standpoint on the economy, his views on foreign policy and his choice of running mate. Many are also curious to know what his relationship with his wife (or potential other woman) is like. The secret love lives of our presidents are not only indicators of their character, but they can shape our values about sex and relationships as a nation.
It’s just so easy to make fun of young’uns in long-term relationships. In our mid-twenties, my friends (and I) still love to harass the goodie-goodie, disciplined, got-it-together couples that can successfully nurse a long-term relationship. Even if some of them are in these elusive relationships themselves.
In the hip hop world, these people are known as “haters”, i.e. someone who is unamused by their own shortcomings, therefore projecting their displeasure upon those who succeed in the field, which in this case is a love life.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a love life. Some days, it’s more eventful than others, but it exists. But the traditional, conventional definition of what it’s supposed to be for a woman my age? No.