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If These Hotels Did Not Exist, Neither Would These 9 Things You Love

Oyster | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel

The Bloody Mary? First concocted in a hotel. The heart-shaped tub? Well, some of us love them -- and they, too, were first introduced in a hotel.

14 Ways Fall Makes Us Feel Like Falling In Love

Sonya Matejko | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

Somewhere between the thicker threads and longer fabrics we find a rekindled joy. We fall in love with the season with our first sip of hot cocoa; as it hits your tongue, warm and quick, you can't help but smile.

How to Know If You're Settling

Wes Janisen | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Wes Janisen

I want a creatively inclined dog-lover with nice teeth. These are things I want in a partner, but not one of them is a thing I deserve. What I deserve is someone loyal, someone who will be there for me when I really need the support.

10 Best Hotel Suites for Honeymooners

Jane Anderson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Weddings
Jane Anderson

The moment has arrived. You've said 'I do', been showered in confetti, cut the cake, danced your first dance, and jetted off on honeymoon. You've arrived at your hotel and are walking hand in hand to your suite. Expectation is soaring...

The Most Romantic Weekend Getaway in Every State

Thrillist | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shutterstock At a certain point in every relationship, dollar pizza date nights just don't cut it anymore. You've got to s...

Viva la Smut! That's What She Said

Mara White | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Mara White

While our fictional female characters may lean toward submissive, the real, hard-working women behind them are anything but. We are a powerful community of women who are supportive and closely knit.

Your Heartache Does Not Make You Interesting (It's a Drag)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

I know it's hard to hear this, but I'll say it anyway: The world does not owe you love, affection, intimacy, or a perfect partner. This is Earth, not a fine dining establishment, and you cannot just order up a dish and then be all bent out of shape when it doesn't just show up as you sit there, starving. We're all brown bagging it.

6 Signs That Divorce Is Closer Than You Think, After a Summer Vacation!

Jim Halfens | Posted 09.16.2015 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

How was the communication with you and your partner during vacation? Did you take the time to talk with each other? Did you have subjects to talk about or interests you shared? Did you listen to each other? Or were you more preoccupied with your iPad and cell phone?

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.

A Single Girl's Dating Manifesto

Stella J. McKenna | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Stella J. McKenna

Don't compare yourself to your high school friends. Don't compare yourself to your college friends. Don't compare yourself to coworkers. Don't compare yourself to anyone. You're doing just fine.

What You Need To Know About Dating While Introverted

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

I used to have a friend who'd say, “Dating is nothing but a numbers game.” She believed that going on more dates was equivalent to a high...

The Inspiring, Butt-Kicking Way One Woman Healed Her Broken Heart

SELF | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living

After a bad breakup, Alyssa found her balance--and eventually, romance--by getting back in the saddle. By Alyssa Shelasky, SELF (Photo: Thomas Ianna...

Watch Real Couples Kiss All Over the World

Glamour | Posted 09.11.2015 | Weddings

By Suzannah Weiss, Glamour In this adorable new video, "Kissing Around the World," filmmakers capture real couples from all over smooching against t...

'The Gates of Evangeline': A Conversation With Hester Young

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.10.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"I've had some odd dreams of my own, but nothing of that caliber. But yes, as family stories go, it's a pretty dark one, and it stayed with me. I was close to my grandmother, and the story of the dream had been bubbling in my head for a while before it came out in the form of this novel."

Romance Changes After Marriage, But Our Love Stays The Same

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.09.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer S. White

The thing about marriage is that it does take work. Romance -- that's the easy part. Love -- that's fairly easy too. But loving someone day in and day out, with annoying personal habits and work and kids and life -- that's the kind of thing that can get old, fast.

I Know My Husband Loves Me Because He Gave Me His Password for His Cell

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Style
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Some people are very private with their cell phone passwords. Other people wish they didn't even have to have one. I'm not sure why different people f...

7 Things We Truly Miss About Old-School Dating

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.07.2015 | Fifty

Many of us remember, appreciate and long for the days of traditional dating. You know, proper courting. Yes, way before the world of swiping left and ...

Existential Fashion Philosophy

Skye Cleary | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style
Skye Cleary

While we don't know what was in Søren or Regine's bag, below are a few suggestions regarding what your bag might reveal about your existential lifestyle.

Came and Went: A Dispatch From the Dating Trenches

Josh Sabarra | Posted 09.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Apparently, Sean had one thing on his mind, and it wasn't a subject with any emotional substance. After all, our courtship was just 24 hours old, and he already wanted to have phone sex.

"Hello, Are You GSI (Gay, Single and Interested)?"

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Just as a coach or trainer would say to his players, "get up, collect yourself, and get yourself back out there!" I say the same to anyone who is looking for love or, a little fun, and not to allow one setback take you out of the action.

Moving Beyond Old Movie Plots

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

In the movie, as in real life, the couple find themselves being challenged to interpret what is going on before them. Do they respond to each other with trust? Do they inquire, or assume? Do they believe, or doubt?

Are You Taking Action to Materialize Creative Visions?

Melissa Mae | Posted 09.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Mae

I royally sucked at romance, (translation: dated emotionally unavailable men) until one day I gave up that BS and drafted a letter to The Universe r...

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

10 Rules for a Romantic Staycation

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Staycations played by these rules are the quickest stress-reducer I've found. Even it it's just for one day, give it a try -- and enjoy.

Do Parents Know What's on Their Teenager's Mind?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

There's a lot of drama in a teenager's life that can build or lower self-esteem on a dime. These teens are vulnerable as they struggle to find their sense of belonging. If they act in unexpected ways or seem difficult to be around, it's essential for us as parents to recognize what may be churning in their minds.