Are your love handles ruining your love life?
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Are your love handles ruining your love life?

I got a question from a woman today who wanted to know what men think about during intimacy. Specifically, she wanted to know if men “think about the love handles or the Jelly belly or all the other imperfections that are just staring at (them)?” Of course, we can assume this question applies to any other perceived “imperfection” which is ironic when you consider that “perfection” is a mental construct anyway that varies anyway both person-to-person and over time. But let’s address the specifics...

ananda marchildon
Dutch model Ananda Marchildon.
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Would You Call This Woman 'Too Fat'?

As if women didn't struggle with body image enough these days, the following news comes from Holland: "A former winner of the television show 'Holland's Next Top Model' has won a lawsuit against Elite Model Management after she was dropped for having hips the agency considered too large."

how to stay thin when married
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Are Single Gals Thinner?

The New York Times recently featured a study of 6,000 Australian women that revealed significant weight gain after marrying or even moving in with a significant other. Keeping our waistlines while cohabiting in domestic bliss comes down to being vigilant with how we eat. And, perhaps we could all aim to be a little sportier with our significant others. Go bike riding, take up a class at the gym, train for a marathon, play kickball or the Wii, even. Or if you really aren't the sweat-in-public type, at the very least you could aim to have more athletic sex.

Sleeping Woman
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Sleep Your Way To A Better Relationship

Mom always got on us about getting our Z's every night. As annoying as that could be, as much as we wanted to stay up and talk on the phone/watch late night TV/read magazines, she was on to something. And who is the most sleep-deprived in our culture? You guessed it: single, working women and mothers. What do you think, can you and your S.O. vow to get a full night of sleep every night for a month?

Seth Rogen on Coming Out
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Seth Rogen on Coming Out

Seth Rogen has come out. (No, not out of that closet! But let's face it: the nice guys never make the tabloids!) More literally, the "Knocked Up" star has come out of hiding as a fro-rockin, chubby –but always charming– geek to reveal his leaner, greener self; his weight loss served as preparation for his upcoming role as lead in the big screen adaptation of "The Green Hornet", according to a Celebitchy report. "I certainly don't feel like a movie star – not in this body anyway," Rogen told the UK’s "Independent" in September. "I think when you do comedy, you play by a different set of rules. No one really wants you to be in that good shape. Being in good shape implies a level of vanity that isn't necessarily funny." Well, we still think he's funny. And that he's never looked better.

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Lose Weight, Gain Sex

The New York Post reported today that thin couples have hotter sex lives, according to a recent Readers Digest poll. Forty-five percent of men and 46 percent of women believed that losing weight would improve their sex lives. I can’t say I’m completely surprised, although one quote in particular really stood out: “Twenty-six percent of women who are overweight would much rather eat live bugs than let their partner watch them walk out of a well-lit room naked.” Eek.