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What Does Jeremy Meeks' Viral Mugshot Say About Our Obsession With Bad Boys?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Had Meeks been launched into public consciousness as a model, would anyone have noticed him more than we notice other mannequins with flawless skin and impossible cheekbones? The tattoos gave him a boost. The mugshot setting sold him. Crime didn't pay, but it made him a star.

10 Reasons Why Don Draper Is Not the Man For You

Lisa Copeland | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Don is the ultimate bad boy: slick, sophisticated, rich and fun. He's also a terrible husband who is only totally committed to himself. There are lots of men out there in real life just like Jon Hamm's character. Let's face it; If you're like most women, you probably love the infamous bad boy.

Porn Chic, Gender Performance and Halloween Fashion

Jackson Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jackson Katz

It's Halloween season, so naturally there is an uptick in social commentary about what children's costumes reveal about the state of U.S. culture.

Don't Sleep With Mean People: The Allure of Badness and the Power of THAT Rolling Stone cover.

Rob Brooks | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Rob Brooks

Don't sleep with narcissists, manipulators or psychopaths. Great advice we wish our mother had given us when we were young. And yet there is no denying the lust-inducing appeal of the right level of badness.

An Open Letter to Will Smith: Please, No Wild Bunch Remake

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Wild Bunch -- well, I won't go so far as to say that it's sacrosanct. But there's really no way to improve upon it and no need to revisit it. Comparisons are odious, as Christopher Marlowe noted.

Detroit Is for Lovers: Talking Home, Family and Basketball Dreams With Poet Matthew Olzmann

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Matthew Olzmann is one of a handful of poets I know that can win over those who think they hate poetry. He wins over the haters because he is funny, but also because the poems have doors that open and invite you inside.

Pain and Gain Belongs to Michael Bay

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Though Pain and Gain will leave you feeling a bit spent, you will have deposited your emotions in a worthwhile experience.

Do We Ever Outgrow Our Lust For Bad Boys?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When I was in my 20s and 30s, I specialized in dating bad boys. Call it the lure of the forbidden fruit or the ultimate revenge on my parents; I don't actually have a good explanation of why I spent more than a decade with men who had a less-than-sterling track record in the relationship arena.

The Appeal of the Bad Boy and How Women Get Sucked In

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

It will take "anywhere from five to 15 laser sessions, with eight weeks of healing time in between" for Kat Von D to remove her tattoo of Jesse James' face. That sounds about right, because when you date a bad boy, it will take just as long or maybe longer to get him out of your heart...

6 Guys You're Probably Not Going to End Up With

Jill Knapp | Posted 12.13.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

Here are some of the signs I, or people I know, have seen and flat out ignored, only to have our hearts broken months (or even years) later.

Haitian Vodou's Bad Boy: The Exhibition

Carine Fabius | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
Carine Fabius

This is the guy who kills, who decides when you die, and who controls the zombies -- a fate worse than death in Haiti. Plus, he looks and sounds scary with his slow, drawn-out, nasal speech pattern. He can be downright spine-chilling. You do not want to cross him. So why do Haitians love him so?

The Attraction to Bad Boys Explained

Carine Fabius | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Even after outgrowing the lure of the bad boy, the syndrome still perplexed me. Why was this self-defeating pattern so prevalent among women? Unsolved mysteries stay with me, and this one was no different.

Not Even Michael Bay Can Do What He Wants In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Entertainment

It's a little strange to listen to Michael Bay complain about how difficult it was to get his next feature film, "Pain & Gain," financed and produced....

Are Nice Guys Really Unappealing?

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 09.01.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Courtesy, respect and confidence are attractive qualities. Going overboard to please someone isn't.

The Most Embarrassing Moment You Never Had in The '80s -- But I Did

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

You know how whenever you're feeling a little big for your britches, you'll get an earth-shatteringly embarrassing flashback that puts you right back in your place?

How to Tame A Bad Boy

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Toni Nagy

It happens to every woman. You wake up and realize you're living a cliché. You're a good girl who is infatuated with a bad boy.

Rapper Who Admitted To 1993 Murder Faces Trial

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Almost a decade after a brief turn on rap's fast track, G. Dep was aiming toward a comeback. But then he went to a police station to ...

The Allure of the 'Bad Boy'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.20.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Young men who are kind and consistent may also be interesting, different, and edgy but may not be wearing their edginess on their proverbial sleeves.

Sure, Sleep With Him, But Don't Expect To Change Him

Juliet Jeske | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Juliet Jeske

Sexual prowess will not convert him, your never-dying devotion will not turn him around, nothing will change the man he is fundamentally.

Too Old for Romantic Heartache

Ora Nadrich | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty
Ora Nadrich

When I speak to women who are in their 50s and are still carrying on a relationship with a guy who's unavailable, or manipulative, or keeping them guessing about anything they don't want to communicate, I want to say to them, "What are you doing!?"

Dipping, And Other Ways We Touched As Teens

Nancy Alvarez | Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty
Nancy Alvarez

I wonder if my daughters played the kind of games at their parties that we did. Though there isn't much we haven't talked about over the years, back then I never asked.

A Traveler's Map to Michael Bay's Demolitions

Posted 08.30.2011 | Travel

Far be it for us to second guess a true American artist, but it sometimes seems like director Michael Bay has it out for everything beautiful or inter...

(VIDEOS) Bad Boys and Runaway Husbands?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

This article was originally published by RH Reality Check. Early last Friday morning, I started a workout at the gym by getting on the elliptical and...

Which Part of 'Bad Boy' Was Unclear, Sandra Dear?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

This article is here to help you spot Bad Boys before you get involved with them. Dating a bad boy is like obesity: solving the problem after it's occurred is costly and ineffective. Prevention works best.

The Nice Guy: Fact or Figment of Our Imaginations?

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

Like many other women out there, I am attracted to the cocky and emotionally unavailable types. My sister calls them "bad boys." I call them delicious.