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In Love With Love: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 01.15.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

I must confess it's a saying that is so cliché, but I'm going to use it anyway: a picture is worth a thousand words. But in this case it's worth more...

Single and Loving It? Or Single and Looking?

Susie Lee | Posted 01.15.2017 | Women
Susie Lee

Being ready to meet someone means being ready to shed preconceived notions and open to the possibility of being taken by surprise. It means making an effort to put yourself into vulnerable situations and curbing negative expectations.

Tacit Liaisons: 'What's Never Said' By Susan Shapiro

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Jocelyn Jeffery

The New York Times bestselling author, Susan Shapiro's twelfth book, What's Never Said, tackles the interminable question of romance gone awry. The pl...

Can a Song Charge Up Your Current Love Relationship or the One to Be?

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 01.13.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

When an outstanding performer meets a great song, magic happens. The piece of music ends up going through eras as ageless. Think of the late Michael J...

The Pros and the Prose: Book Bloggers Turned Authors

Mara White | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Mara White

I've been thinking about the dual and sometimes controversial role of being both an author and a blogger. About what it's like to inhabit both of those roles, and whether or not you have to access a different part of yourself or if you can perform both things simultaneously? I was lucky enough to interview some of the most prolific romance book bloggers-turned-authors, who are writing today.

The World's 8 Sexiest Hotel Suites for a Romantic Getaway in 2016

Oyster | Posted 12.14.2016 | Travel
Oyster

Have an anniversary coming up? Or just want to spice things up with your partner? Booking a hotel room with a cozy bed, scenic views, and two-person hot tub is a tried-and-true way to dial up the romance.

CAT AND DOG--Ep.16

Spottoon | Posted 01.10.2017 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A brooding actor named Seul-Woo and a naïve country girl named Young-Woo were arranged to be married when they were kids. Now adults, the time for their marriage has arrived. Essentially strangers, the newlyweds must now learn how to deal with living together, clingy exes, betrayal and their own complicated feelings for each other.

Work On My Marriage? Why Bother?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.07.2017 | Divorce
Marcia Naomi Berger

The payoff from investing in periodic maintenance on your relationship is that the two of you can to continue to enjoy love, intimacy, and passion; and an all-around satisfying relationship. Together, you can create and maintain a fulfilling marriage that lasts for the rest of your lives.

What Is Authentic Love? Simone de Beauvoir on Romance

Skye Cleary | Posted 01.07.2017 | Women
Skye Cleary

Does finding "the one" and living happily ever after sound ideal? Has your happiness ever depended on a lover? Has your lover ever tried to stop you from pursuing your hopes and dreams (or vice versa)?

Online Dating is Dead. Long Live Online Dating

Susie Lee | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Susie Lee

As makers we know how to create. As artists, we know how to set the tone and harness community energy. Each space, physical or digital, has its own internal codes of behavior and standards, and we make social contracts with each other.

First Frost: An Interview with Sarah Addison Allen

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

In Sarah Addison Allen's First Frost, we return to Bascom, North Carolina, and the magical Waverly family first featured in Garden Spells. Addison Allen's books feature a splendid use of magical realism that immerses us into the hearts and minds of her characters. We spoke about the nature of belonging, magic, and writing.

How Do You Live Happily Ever After When There's a Love Triangle?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.02.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

CAT AND DOG--Ep.15

Spottoon | Posted 01.03.2017 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A brooding actor named Seul-Woo and a naïve country girl named Young-Woo were arranged to be married when they were kids. Now adults, the time for their marriage has arrived. Essentially strangers, the newlyweds must now learn how to deal with living together, clingy exes, betrayal and their own complicated feelings for each other.

Balance and Breaking Even with Lisa De Jong

Mara White | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
Mara White

Bestselling contemporary romance writer, Lisa De Jong, balances motherhood, a full-time job and the responsibilities of being a prolific indie author. Her latest book, Break Even, released right after Christmas and has been topping the Amazon genre lists.

How to Save Your Love Relationship: An Interview With Arielle Ford

Ken Page | Posted 12.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

I was delighted to interview Arielle Ford during the release of her new book, Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate: A Practical Guide to Happily Ever Aft...

CAT AND DOG--Ep.14

Spottoon | Posted 12.27.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A brooding actor named Seul-Woo and a naïve country girl named Young-Woo were arranged to be married when they were kids. Now adults, the time for their marriage has arrived. Essentially strangers, the newlyweds must now learn how to deal with living together, clingy exes, betrayal and their own complicated feelings for each other.

Siren's Holiday Survival Guide for Singles

Susie Lee | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women
Susie Lee

The holidays are upon us. From the forced displays of merriment to the awkward questions from well-meaning family members, sometimes the holidays feel like they were invented just to make you feel like you are lacking something essential.

11 Reasons to Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies

Cathy Sikorski | Posted 12.21.2016 | Comedy
Cathy Sikorski

Okay, I'm a sucker for these treacly, wonderful pieces of froth. I wanted something sweet when I have given up sweets. Can one get cavities from watching TV?

10 Men You Shouldn't Date

Samantha Daniels | Posted 12.21.2016 | Style
Samantha Daniels

As a Professional Matchmaker and founder of The Dating Lounge app, I am constantly being asked if there are certain types of men that a woman simply ...

When You're in a Relationship With a Blamer

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

There is no better time for growing than the holiday season. And not just growing in the belly, but in the heart and mind as well. Family interactions, particularly those that go on over a period of consecutive days, offer profound opportunities for self-awareness, learning, and evolution.

CAT AND DOG--Ep.13

Spottoon | Posted 12.20.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A brooding actor named Seul-Woo and a naïve country girl named Young-Woo were arranged to be married when they were kids. Now adults, the time for their marriage has arrived. Essentially strangers, the newlyweds must now learn how to deal with living together, clingy exes, betrayal and their own complicated feelings for each other.

Oh, You Little Heartbreaker! The Ultimate List of Ugly Cry Novels

Mara White | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Mara White

Sometimes it just feels good to let it all out. Why do we love to read sad stories? Are we masochists, or does a good cry maybe serve a cathartic purpose in our own lives? Here are 18 novels about love that will tear out your heart and turn on the water works like nothing else.

The 'Look'

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.17.2016 | Style
Mike Domitrz

Dating can be a very anxious experience. We have found a person we are interested in, we have gotten up the courage to express our interest and now we are exploring the relationship by getting to know each other.

Lose Them the Way You Find Them

Josh Sabarra | Posted 12.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Sabarra

"If you weren't married," I said, "I would be all over you." Our chemistry was undeniable, and gone were the days that I kept my feelings bottled up. Whatever was between us had to be acknowledged because the butterflies in my stomach refused to settle down.

5 Sweet Lessons I Learned From My Grandfather's Love Letters

Deb Besinger | Posted 12.16.2016 | Weddings
Deb Besinger

As I read them a few months ago, I savored each one... it was nice to see that even though in today's world we may often wonder if love like this still exists, the thing I learned is that the patterns of early relationships and blooming love are still the same.