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Middle of Nowhere (****)

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

"You were on your way to something. Don't stop." That kind of encouragement, greatly needed by a forlorn young woman, is the spirit that drives this ...

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover--or a Woman by Her Wardrobe

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I've been thinking a lot about clothing lately--more than usua...

How to Date Like a Mad Woman

Melanie Notkin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

If you want to date a man, be a woman. Be a strong, confident woman, but be a woman.

Paris Is for Lovers

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel
Vivian Norris

Sartre wrote that France was a woman, and I would add that Paris is the beloved lover. A less romantic soul may not agree. But Paris must be earned.

10 Ways To Know If Your Marriage Is Good Enough

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Ginger Tobias Are you expecting too much? Are you just "settling"? Ginger Tobias asks 10 pointed questions about the state of your union. ...

5 Things My Dog Made Me Learn the Hard Way

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure When I was 21 years old, I made a list of reasons why I can and...

Blocking My Ex on Facebook Got Me Over the Breakup

Cristen Conger | Posted 12.01.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

"So I noticed that someone de-friended me on Facebook," he said with an uncomfortable chuckle. "I didn't de-friend you," I responded, taking a sip of my beer and trying to think of a way to casually change the subject. "I just blocked you."

The Loss I'm Not Allowed to Grieve

Melanie Notkin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

A generation ago, women who did not marry and/or have children by age 40 grieved and moved on. But today, with the advancement of assisted reproductive technology, women are no longer given permission to move on.

First Kisses: What I Learned from Bruce, Kenny, Jason, and the Avetts

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure This summer, I was lucky to see a few great concerts. In the mi...

I Started An Affair -- Over Twitter

Salon | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women

A man I never met broke my heart. He followed me on Twitter, on the account I use for occupiers and politics. We flirted about anything: waterfalls, s...

What Love Shouldn’t Feel Like

Thought Catalog | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

Love shouldn’t feel circumstantial. It shouldn’t feel as if I love you more than you love me or vice versa. There shouldn’t be conditions, level...

For Readers Drowning in E-Books, Author Collectives Offer a Lifeline

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.17.2012 | Books
Karen Dionne

In an ocean of self-published titles, two questions keep bobbing to the surface: How can readers find quality e-books, and how can authors of quality e-books find readers?

What Does the Popularity of 50 Shades of Grey Say About Our Sexuality?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

admit, I have not read 50 Shades of Grey. Because of that, I wouldn't pretend to know what either the storyline or the writing style says about female sexuality.

This "Guilty Pleasure" Is Soooo
Good for You

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The other night I was trying to explain historical romance nov...

The Best Relationship Advice Ever

Deborah Lange | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women
Deborah Lange

After being in a narcissistic and sadistic relationship where I tried everything to "fix me and my partner," the best relationship advice I was ever given was to make a choice.

10 Crystal Clear Ways To Know You've Found Your Ideal Mate

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.12.2012 | Weddings
MeiMei Fox

Together, Kiran and I have come up with this list of 10 signs that you've found true love. The clues were there for us both from the start--if only we'd known to look for them.

Why You Shouldn't Believe in Love at First Sight

Neely Steinberg | Posted 11.11.2012 | Women
Neely Steinberg

In today's world of smartphones and texting and tweeting, we might very well fool ourselves into believing that instant gratification can also apply to matters of the heart. If I can send and receive communication immediately, why can't I be in love with or love someone immediately?

What I've Learned About Men

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 11.10.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

If you want one key piece of life wisdom to live by, use this: Never marry your coke dealer.

The Real Reason Celebrity Divorces Break Our Hearts

Cristen Conger | Posted 11.07.2012 | Divorce
Cristen Conger

When the Internet told me that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are splitting after nine years of marriage, I audibly gasped.

Casting Doubt on Organic Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I don't care about the nutritional differences between organic ...

Why Women Love 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Jennifer Hamady

The requirement of pleasure, delivered by a gorgeous, skilled, and smitten someone who knows our bodies and desires better than we do.... Is there really any question as to why these books are so popular?

Why Teen Popularity May Be Miserable

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I think that you should encourage your daughter to make a few good and solid friends. This will be much more beneficial to her than chasing after the often elusive popular kids.

The Art of Going Back to School (When You're...Older)

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure At the age of--well, never mind that--I have gone back to school....

You Don't Miss Him, You Miss the Idea of Who You Wanted Him to Be

Yashar Ali | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

You're not going to stop missing "him" until you first acknowledge that he was never really there to begin with.

Finding Love at the Apple Store

Julie Spira | Posted 10.27.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

This week I celebrated a very important anniversary. Just three years ago I fell in serious "like" at the Apple store with a special guy whom I now fondly refer to as the "Apple Guy."