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10 Tips for the Divorcee During Wedding Season

Lisa Thomson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Thomson

'Tis the season...for weddings. Yay or nay? Sometimes the last thing we feel like doing is attending a wedding as a single, divorcee. The romance, the dancing, the 'love' in the air is enough to choke the bitterness right out of us.

'Dead. Gay. Fictional.' Short Film Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Wes Janisen | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Wes Janisen

Coming home after yet another bad date, what single woman hasn't poured herself an extra large glass of wine and thought, "I guess what they say is true: the only good men left out there are either dead, gay, or fictional."

8 Keys to Attract Good Energy Today

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your mind, body, and soul are composed purely of energy. For this reason, what you feel translates into how you feel. And if you often feel sick, depr...

Why I Read Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

I started reading romance novels in college at my mother's insistence (long-ish story). As a student of women's literature, she declared that I couldn't legitimately receive such a degree without reading the most popular and profitable books by women, for women, about women.

Romance Novels 101: The Infamous Book List That Changed My Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels When my mother insisted that I, the snobby academic, read romance novels, I ...

The Most Powerful Word in the English Language: Hope

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jennifer Probst, author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance I remember I was hanging with my family one afternoon, and we were g...

Summer Reading: Women's Fiction Style

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

As the summer season heats up, some people like to take a dip into the ocean or the pools, others like to dip into their summer reading. Here are some titles to get you started whether you are at the beach or just wish you were.

Where the Wild Things Aren't

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

These days, even finding an online hook-up takes too long.

Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Romance, Body Image and Joan's Best Motherly Advice

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers delivers a tribute to her mom with a lot of life and a lot of laughs.

Lessons In Gratitude From Two Very Special Women

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamsen_Fadal

I have lots of pals and people with whom I have a good time. True friendship, however, is a rare and precious commodity. I understand now what my mother was telling me: It is not the quantity of the people in your life; it is the quality and depth of your bond with them and theirs with you.

7 Reasons She Will Lock You Out of Her Heart

James Michael Sama | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
James Michael Sama

Yeah, I know, you've got swag for days, but a strong woman with class is not going to be impressed by your shiny watch, how much you make or what kind of car you drive. If you try to sell yourself too hard, she will see right through you.

Who Is the Romance Novel Reader?

Maya Rodale | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Maya Rodale

The romance industry is big -- it's the second largest category of fiction, outselling science fiction, fantasy and the classics -- which means there are a lot of readers, who may or may not fit the stereotype. It means that you or someone you know might be reading romances.

Social Media: A Threat to Your Marriage?

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

People need friends and community. They're lonely, either literally or shut off in their marriages or families. So many marriages become cold places, and people need to connect. They feel shut off from those around them, so they reach beyond.

7 Qualities To Seek In A Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Often, we overlook flaws because we fall in love with a person. This is admirable, but we also have to recognize the principles that mold a partner into a soulmate -- those elements that fortify a loving bond for the long run. Consider these seven qualities as essential to fostering an incredible, lifelong partnership...

Why Does the Engagement Ring Have More Bling Than the Wedding Ring?

Quora | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Quora

Before the 20th century, only the wealthiest of the wealthy could afford diamond rings. One of the first recorded examples of a diamond ring was in 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to Mary of Burgundy. After that point, diamond engagement rings became a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and accordingly, limited to the furthest arches of the upper class.

I Spent 7 Hours At A Workshop Learning How To Attract Men

Metro | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Metro

Hussey promised the 800-something women in the auditorium that he could help them manage these situations and empower themselves to be more proactive in their love lives without appearing desperate.

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

At Last: I Want the Last Word as to How My Story Ends

Jennifer Glass | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I'm doing everything I can to extend my life. No one should have the right to prolong my death. Endings matter, and I want the last word as to how my story ends. I want this for myself and for the people I love. Every Californian should have this option. At last.

The Unsparing Genius of Esther Perel: A Fresh Perspective on Healthy Loving Intimate Relationships

Ira Israel | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

If there is one person currently spearheading the movement towards conscious loving relationships it is Esther Perel.

The Longest Ride, a Romantic Drama With a Heart-warming Message

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.27.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride intertwines the love stories of two couples, decades apart, in this romantic drama.

The One: Myth or Reality?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

Girls of any age who were brought up on a steady diet of rom-coms and Jane Austen have dreamed about meeting The One since we were old enough to play with Barbie. There's that glance from across a crowded bar. The soundtrack. The meet-cute with snappy dialogue.

A Love Letter to Anna Kendrick, Earth's Sweetheart

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 06.21.2015 | Comedy
Jonathan Savitt

Hi A-Ken. How are things? Probably not that good because we're not dating. Haha. Not a joke. I know you're probably busy being "famous" and "making blockbuster movies" and having "millions of fans," but I thought it would be irresponsible of me not to alert you of our undeniable compatibility.

Rules for Successful Dating

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Comedy
Elodie Cheesman

At times it's fun, even exhilarating. At other times you'd rather lop off a limb than participate in any more rounds of this bizarre social ritual.

The Love Stories of 'Toy Story'

Eric W. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric W.

In the Toy Story films, the primary personal relationship on display is friendship. And yet, although the films are not romances, there are more realistic representations of romantic love threaded through the three movies than you'll find in a multiplex full of romantic comedies.

5 Reasons Our Generation Just Isn't Cut Out For Marriage

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 06.13.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

It's a pretty simple concept -- fall in love and share your life together. Our great grandparents did it, our grandparents followed suit, and for many of us, our parents did it as well. Why the hell can't we? Our generation just isn't equipped to handle marriages -- and here's why.