Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if you've been good, chances are that you've already got the perfect gift picked out and on its way to dear old mum. She's earned it, right? Of course she has! But what about all the other people in your life? Those folks who represent, in some way, all the virtues that motherhood embodies—sacrifice, nurturing, unconditional love? For example: your wife, your single father, your new-mommy friend. They're worthy of gifts, too.
They say a girl's first love is her horse. Maybe that's true—if she's lucky enough to have one. In American culture, horses have long symbolized adventure and a return to nature in an increasingly industrialized world. It's no wonder that My Little Pony and its ilk are still popular today. The Kentucky Derby wouldn't have the same appeal if there were cars instead of horses racing around Churchill Downs. In literature and film, horses serve their riders in multiple ways. The beautiful animals are strong and often wild, but in need of love and care.
With Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding bonanza mere weeks away, we can't help but feel a bit envious—not of Kate Middleton or what is sure to be her amazing gown—but of the glitz and glam that a royal wedding signifies. (Of course, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are better role models than your average European princess, but do they ever get to wear tiaras or swan across a ballroom floor with John Travolta?
In honor of Women's History Month, we salute 15 women who changed the way we live and love. Who would you add to the list?
Every actress dreams of bagging that gorgeous golden Oscar statuette, but if the Best Actress Curse is to be believed, scoring an Academy Award means tanking a relationship (think Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon, whose relationships fell apart within a year of their Best Actress wins). If the curse is real, can we then predict who will win the 2011 Best Actress by looking at whose love life is least stable? We hope not!
With the Sundance Film Festival wrapping recently, we've had to move to greener pastures (also known as Awards Show Season) to get our fix of celebrity sightings and outstanding cinema. Certain films from the festival are lingering in our minds as some of the most beautiful love stories we've encountered in years, and lucky for you, all of these films have been purchased by larger film studios and will be released in theaters in 2011. So grab your love and suggest a movie date when these films hit the silver screen.
It's officially the glitziest, glammiest, starriest time of the year—Awards Show Season. As A-listers make the rounds to accept Golden Globes and Oscars galore, we get to see them dressed to the nines in Versace, Alexander Wang, Valentino, etc. But that's just the beginning. Whether celebs walk the red carpet arm-in-arm with their rumored loves/co-stars, live-in partners or husband/wife, Hollywood's finest always offer up a different kind of eye candy for the keen observer: intriguing body language. Here, body language expert Dr.
Breakups are hard. There's no question about that. And we'd hazard a guess that they're harder when both you and your former inamorata are famous. There's no getting away from memories of him or her when you're both splashed on the cover of In Touch, or when his album hits number one from a song calling you a cheater, or when she rebounds in St. Tropez with the costar she left you for. As Neil Sedaka once sang, breakin' up is hard to do, no matter who you are. But there is such a thing as over-mourning, and these ten celebs are guilty of that.
Looking for a little low-key romance this Valentine's Day? Get that loving feeling with a few of our favorite passion-infused flicks. Celebrate the spirit of this holiday by grabbing some chocolate, pouring a little wine and cozying up with your significant other to enjoy the funny, sad, messy and wonderful sides of movie love.
Looking to liven up your New Year's Eve? Why not ring in the new year with a sexy gift for that special someone? We've pulled together our favorite sex toys, books and more, so you can make sure 2011 is sexier than ever.
She's cleaned up scraped knees, wiped away tears, soothed sick tummies, offered sage advice and a little bit of coddling. She teaches right from wrong, and put up with you when no one else would. She's a (constructive?) critic and your biggest fan. She's your mom—or your wife—and there's no way you can repay her for giving birth to you—or your kids. These gifts will at least show her how much you appreciate her, whatever type of lady she is.
Sigourney Weaver, Susan Sarandon and other sexy stars play out the cougar fantasy for the silver screen. Related content from More.com: Want to see 32 younger men we love? Click here for cougar bait.