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.
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.
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.
Valentine's Day is just over the horizon, and dudes will probably start thinking of gifts right around the 11th. While most ladies will try to read into what a fella means by a gift, I'm far more interested in what the presents have to say about the gift-giving guy. Here's what some very standard gifts reveal about your special guy. Read: Valentine's Day Traditions Around The World
Valentine's Day always sticks us somewhere in gift-giving limbo: how can we celebrate the guys we love without getting too sappy about it? Well, for starters, try some of these gifts on for size (no matter the size of your budget). Whether he's an outdoorsman or a music, meat or travel lover, we have something for every type of guy.
Men think women are hard to figure out, but the female set spends countless hours pondering, reading about, and brainstorming with girlfriends to answer the perpetual question: what do guys really want? YourTango went directly to the source: we polled real men on their favorite gifts of all time, and suggested affordable and luxury options based on their most-loved presents.
Sure, we've all read about how romantic or commitment-shy each zodiac sign is—but do you know what a person's sign says about how they feel about sex? Who likes role-playing and who likes a bed of roses? Who needs a long warm-up session and who's ready for take-off after a peck on the cheek? With the help of Phyllis Vega, author of Erotic Astrology: The Sex Secrets of Your Horoscope Revealed, we found out what your—or your love interest's—sign indicates about sexual style, turn-offs and turn-ons. Plus, find out which signs are sexually compatible. Written by Justine van der Leun for AOL Health. More from AOL Health:
My husband and I rolled the dice, shuffled the cards and broke all the rules to bring you a roundup of the 10 hottest games for couples and group. Among the dozens of activities we reviewed, we found that the best were usually the ones with the simplest rules and the fewest playing pieces (which aren't very fun to find in your sheets). These romps made it easiest to get down to business, which after all, is the real objective. I've rated the fun and sexiness of each game on a scale of 1 – 5.
Complex magazine's recent list of hot women in Hollywood who are actually funny (their phrasing, not ours) inspired us to highlight the funny blokes out there who are actually good-looking. While most of us lady folk are wise to the fact that laughs last longer than looks, we still appreciate a side of smoking (hot) with our joking. Hey, if supermodels were hilarious, they'd be on this list. As is, here are men who make us sweat with their perfect combo of humor and handsomeness.
The master bedroom is the intimate heart of your household. When designing the master bedroom do so with awareness; the bedroom you share with your partner is a container for your love. Creating a master bedroom with your significant other is a perfect opportunity to honor each other. The process of designing your bedroom with consciousness will deepen your lives and nurture your bodies, minds and spirits on many dimensions. The following slides show some elements to consider when designing your master bedroom. To learn more, read "How To Make Your Master Bedroom A Sacred Space."
It’s not necessary to spend a ton of money on lingerie to please your man. Our panel of guys let us in on a simple secret when it comes to your underwear, less is more and simple is better. Here are some of the best pieces of lingerie that our panel of guys say are a must have for every woman.
The year may be coming to end, but the time to get closer to your partner is just beginning. The holidays are an opportunity for couples to introduce the traditions that have been passed from one generation to the next—but also to create new traditions that enhance a relationship for years to come. Here we've collected ten holiday traditions (some a little spicier than others) that you and your boyfriend or husband can make your own. Happy holidays! – Maureen Dempsey and Elizabeth Narins
You think you've gotten a bad gift? You'll think twice about exchanging your present—or your partner!—after seeing some of the awful gifts women have actually received from the men in their lives. We polled women in New York City's Union Square to see how clueless guys can really be; here are the ten worst.