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Brittany Wong is the Associate Editor of Huffington Post Divorce.

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This Prank Is Proof That We All Blindly 'Like' Engagement Photos

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 3:30 PM

 

LA-based comedian Zach Broussard is 31. These days, his Facebook and Instagram news feeds are pretty much inundated with engagement photos.

"It can get really depressing when your entire feed is people celebrating life events and all you're doing is sitting around, checking Facebook," Broussard told The Huffington Post Monday. 

Given that -- and because Broussard is the type of guy who likes "posting fake brags on social media, just as a goof" -- pulling a prank centered around engagement pics seemed like a no-brainer. 

The setup was simple: Broussard and some friends -- including his girlfriend Mary -- headed to Barnsdall Park in L.A. and asked people to pose and post engagement photos with total strangers. Here's Broussard's "engagement" pic, with a woman who is not his girlfriend.

 

The pranksters racked in the "likes" -- and few of their Facebook friends seemed to care or notice that the other person in the photo was a complete stranger:

 

Broussard himself admitted that it felt great to get over over 350 "likes" on his faux-engagement pic on Facebook. Reading the comments was easily the best part. 

"I've got a few friends on Facebook that I don't know in person and their reactions were the best," he told us. "They were so sincere... despite not knowing me at all. That was kind of sweet." 

Of course, reactions from people who weren't just high school acquaintances were more along the lines of "CALL ME. What the hell is going on here?!"

In the end, Broussard said the prank "was a real confidence boost for everyone involved. And totally unearned."

Watch the video above to see how the whole social media experiment played out. 

 

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How I Learned To Let Go Of The Life I Thought I Would Be Living

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 2:21 PM

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package series. With each post, we'll show you what things -- books, movies, recipes -- helped others relieve stress in the midst of divorce, in...

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14 πράγματα που πρέπει να γνωρίζετε πριν βγείτε με κάποιον που έχει παιδί

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 3:43 PM

Έχετε αρχίσει να βγαίνετε με κάποιον/ κάποια που έχει χωρίσει ή μεγαλώνει μόνος παιδί; Σίγουρα δεν χρειάζεται να σας πούμε ότι το παιδί πάει πακέτο με αυτόν τον άνθρωπο, αλλά υπάρχουν και ορισμένα ακόμα πράγματα που πρέπει να γνωρίζετε πριν μπείτε σε αυτή τη διαδικασία.

1. Όσο υπέροχοι κι αν...

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Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert's Duets Remind Us Of Better Times

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:16 PM

 

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's divorce may be playing out like a country song come to life (the initial news of the divorce on Monday, the "she cheated" -- "no, he cheated" -- tabloid reports that followed) but let's not forget: the pair shared some really good times, too. 

In the clip above, the folks over at Taste of Country take a look back at the power couple's best duet performances, including their 2005 rendition of "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" at CMT's 100 Greatest Duets concert.  

“Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her right there onstage," Shelton said of the performance a few years back.  

Watch the clip above to see the moment -- and for confirmation that love, indeed, is dead. 

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5 Inspiring Friendships Between Bio-Moms And Stepmoms

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 6:42 PM


 


For many, the word "stepmom" conjures up some ugly connotations: the wicked stepmother from "Cinderella" perhaps, or someone who presses their stepkids to use words like "bonus mom" while crossing every parenting boundary in the book.


As pervasive as those images may be, it couldn't...

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What Makes This Mom 'So Proud' Of Her Blended Family

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 3:51 PM

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life! Want to share...

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14 Things You Need To Know About Dating Someone With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 7:14 PM

Dating a divorced or single parent? It goes without saying that your partner and their kids are a package deal. But there's so much more you need to know than that. Below, we summarize some pointers from single moms and dads on our Facebook page about dating someone with kids. 

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10 Ways Divorce Changes Your Parenting -- For The Better

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 2:24 PM


 You don't know how strong and capable you are as a parent until you're forced to raise your kids on your own. Whether you have full or shared custody, parenting after divorce is a tough road to walk.


As difficult as it may be, it doesn't have...

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Ce que les hommes reprochent le plus souvent au mariage

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 12:56 PM

De quoi les hommes mariés se plaignent-ils lorsqu’ils se retrouvent en thérapie de couple?

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les 6 complaintes que les thérapeutes spécialisés dans les relations de couple entendent le plus souvent sortir de la bouche des hommes mariés, ainsi que les précieux conseils qu’ils prodiguent aux deux personnes...

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Quotes Every Person Going Through A Divorce Needs To Read

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 4:08 PM


 


When we first launched HuffPost Divorce in 2010, we featured a series called "Divorce Aphorisms of the Day." 


The series -- just like the section itself -- was the brainchild of the late Nora Ephron, a woman whose wit and wisdom on the subject of...

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Gwyneth Paltrow Offers Up Some Real Talk On Conscious Uncoupling

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 1:40 PM

 

Gwyneth Paltrow may have introduced us to the concept of "conscious uncoupling" when she and Chris Martin 

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You Can Now Buy A Divorce Dress If Your Marriage Doesn't Pan Out

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 6:08 PM

One British therapist/designer is giving divorced women another chance to say "yes" to the dress. 

London-based therapist, designer and astrologer Nicolas Aujula created the "divorce dress" for women who "feel ready to begin their new life with renewed optimism -- all while making a style statement." 

"Apart from looking and feeling like...

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Ce que les hommes reprochent le plus souvent au mariage

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 5:20 PM

De quoi les hommes mariés se plaignent-ils lorsqu’ils se retrouvent en thérapie de couple?

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les 6 complaintes que les thérapeutes spécialisés dans les relations de couple entendent le plus souvent sortir de la bouche des hommes mariés, ainsi que les précieux conseils qu’ils prodiguent aux deux personnes...

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8 Awkward Confessions From People Who Can't Flirt To Save Their Lives

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 4:36 PM

Sadly, we can't all be as suave and debonair as dudes like Ryan Gosling. (If you're like us, your flirting skills are better described as, "Michael Cera in pretty much every Michael Cera movie.")

But hey, it helps to know you're not alone. In the video above, BuzzFeed highlights some of the most awkward flirting confessions people have made on the secret-sharing app Whisper. 

 Our favorite: "Met a really cute girl. She started to flirt with me and asked what my name was. My response? 'I don't know.'" 

 Yeah, that person definitely does not have Gosling-like game. 

 

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6 Things That Helped This Comedian Get Over Her Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 3:07 PM


If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package series. With each post, we'll show you what things -- books, movies, recipes -- helped others relieve stress in the midst of...

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Getting Married Past This Age Increases Your Risk Of Divorce, Research Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 3:30 PM


 Want to get married and stay married? Don't rush to get hitched when you're young -- but don't wait too long, either. Once you're past your early 30s, the risk of divorce starts to creep up again, according to new analysis. 


Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University...

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12 choses que tout beau-parent aimerait savoir

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 12:29 PM

Être parent est déjà loin d’être évident, si vous êtes un beau-père ou une belle-mère, la tâche n’en est que plus ardue.

Nous avons demandé à nos lecteurs et blogueurs de nous partager ce que tout beau-parent, devrait, ou aimerait à tout le moins savoir sur cette réalité. Voici ce...

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9 Must-Read Parenting Tips From Long-Time Stepparents

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 5:37 PM


As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own...

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The Memo I Must Have Missed About Being A Divorcée In Your 30s

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 3:28 PM


 "This Is Divorce At..." is a HuffPost Divorce series delving into divorce at every stage of life. Want to share your experience of divorcing at a certain age? Email us at divorce@huffingtonpost.com.


Kelly Aylesworth is the vice president of a commercial landscaping business and...

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This Guy's Instagram Account Is The Definition Of #ThirdWheelGoals

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:10 PM

Peter Alden is a single 29-year-old man who works at a 3D interactive software start-up in New York City. He's also a total third wheel, but don't tell him that.   

"Collectively, my brother, his fiancée and I are the tripod," said Alden, who runs the Instagram account imnotathirdwheel

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