The whole Salsa thing started with my wife's friend, Autumn. Autumn is a Salsa-dancing junkie. She Salsas the way most of us brush our teeth, which is to say, pretty frequently. Recently, Autumn got Tara all fired up about how much fun Salsa dancing is, how sexy it is. Soon, Tara wanted us to go, despite the fact that I cannot dance, that I do not understand dancing. Dancing, I am the title character in a short film called "White Man in Terrible, Self-Conscious Pain." My wife, by contrast, doesn't do self-consciousness. Which I admire, no end. Preferably from the couch, in my own house.
Heather Graham, star of The Hangover, revealed to the Mail on Sunday that she practices tantric sex and got into while filming The Guru in 2002. She says, "What most people know about tantric sex is that Sting does it and it lasts eight hours. But he's not having sex continually. You can take a bath, massage your partner, listen to music. The idea is that you let the whole thing build very slowly until finally you merge with your partner. It works for me."
Kanye West is always great for the good, ol' sound bite. In his most recent Details magazine interview, Kanye West delves into his youth and admits he thinks he was a sex addict. In fact, he says his voracious appetite for some lovin' is what fueled his music. Kanye says he simply transferred over his obsession for getting laid into making records and building his burgeoning fashion design empire. ow we know about sex addiction. As profiled in the New York Times a month or so ago, having a healthy bed-hopping libido of too many strange bodies and unidentified cell phone rings the following week doesn't necessarily qualify you, Kanye.
When He's Just Not That Into You, Liz Tuccillo and Greg Behrendt's book about identifying dead-end relationships, debuted in 2006 it empowered confused women everywhere to move out and move on (well, at least it happened that way on Oprah). This "you go, girl" attitude arrived to the big screen Friday, February 6. The movie version has a celeb-studded cast including Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Justin Long (the Mac guy and Drew's ex) and Scarlett Johansson.
A bride and groom decide they "like big butts" and they "cannot lie" when their first dance song morphs from The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" into Sir Mixalot's "Baby Got Back." More newlywed couples are ditching the slow ballads in favor of upbeat dance songs that let them "get jiggy with it."
Breakups are like snowflakes: no two are exactly the same. So, too, are the songs that get us through them. Lucky for those in the throws of a breakup, 2008 brought us an array of tunes for the wounded heart. A "good divorce" might feel even better after a listen to Pink's empowered breakup anthem, "So What," written about her own split from husband Corey Hart. Wondering whether to stay or leave? Adele's "Chasing Pavements" sings to your conflicted heart. Finally, those moving out of mourning must have Beyonce's "Single Ladies" in the mix. Musical genius it might not be, but getting out, shaking your thing and reminding yourself why he wasn't worth it all while mimicking B's fierce dance moves can't lead a broken-heart-on-the-mend girl wrong.
The holidays are upon us, and, unfortunately, so is a recession. Times are tough, wallets are tighter, but you want to give your one and only something to show how much you care this Christmas or Hanukkah. One writer explains how she gave—and received—the very best gifts without spending a dime.
Nothing can strike fear into the most confident of women like a mother-in-law. A close second? A future mother-in-law (FMIL), or even more terrifying, meeting his mom for the first time (contain your shrieks of terror!) as she hosts you for the holidays. Sure, most FMILs are warm-hearted, apron-donning rays of sunshine. But just in case you need to win her over, here are the perfect hostess (with a twist) gifts. With these in hand, you'll prove you're the one for her son.
I'm sitting here in my apartment in (almost) silence, touching up an article I need to get out of the way before I leave for dinner with a friend who's visiting the city. The sun is spilling through the window, taunting me a little, since I could be sprawled out with a book on the grass in the park today. Instead, I'm here stressing. The lease to my overpriced apartment is expiring in September and my roommates and I are in a state of desperation, trying to find a better deal on another one in the same complex. There are some rotten complications, as there always are when it comes to moving in New York, and it's got me on edge. The feeling of mortality has come over me; I can be consumed at any moment, left without a roof over my head! So I sit here waiting for the leasing agent to call back with any news.
Boy, people really have money to throw around these days. First, the $15K proposal, and now this. But did we mention $25,000 gets you a live performance? Even if your bank account won’t allow for such luxuries, musician Brian Alex might have something in your price range, as Yahoo! reports. The songwriter and performer will create a custom love song for you for your loved one, from $2,000 and up. The former wedding singer noticed that men had difficulty expressing their emotions and thought up Custom Love Songs. Says the article: