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The Wave: The Single Greatest Threat to New Relationships

Ken Page | Posted 12.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

The most common way we sabotage new love possibilities is through what I call the Wave of Distancing (or simply, the Wave). The Wave occurs when we ...

This Is What It Looks Like When a Lingerie Designer Styles a Hotel

Oyster | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel
Oyster

There are a lot of surprising people who have turned their creative talents toward hotels, from celebrities to restaurateurs to fashion designers. So we were intrigued, if not actually shocked, to learn that the Hotel Vice Versa in Paris was decorated head to toe by lingerie designer Chantal Thomass, known for her sassy and glamorous wares.

Playing Party Politics in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

Political parties in East-Central Europe are like amoebas. They are constantly splitting apart (mitosis) and then banding together in coalitions (aggregation). For someone coming from a U.S. context of two relatively stable parties, the political scene in East-Central Europe seems hopelessly complex. That goes double for Romania.

6 Stunning U.S. Mini-Moon Getaways for Newlyweds

Adam Warner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Don't have enough vacation days or funds for that ultimate honeymoon getaway to Paris or Bora Bora? A shorter "mini-moon" trip can still be extremely rewarding and unforgettable.

6 Hotels That Have All Your Bases Covered (For Once You've, Er, Rounded the Bases)

Oyster | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you've booked the room with the sole purpose of getting down with your significant other, or waves of passion spontaneously overtake you, the following hotels have everything you need to stay happy after you get lucky.

Need A Gift for A Book Lover?

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.05.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Finding a great book for someone else can be quite the challenge during the holidays. Here are some suggestions to help you on your merry way!

5 Things Single People Hate About the Holidays

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Thebarge

Every year when the holidays roll around, I brace for the inevitable wave of emotions the season brings -- emotions that I know are supposed to resemble peace and joy, but instead feel suspiciously like irritation and resentment.

Lesbian Romance on Gotham

Meg DeBussey | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Meg DeBussey

The increasing popularity of comic-book adaptations and the success of the Batman franchise have garnered the latest installment of Batman-oriented entertainment: the new show Gotham.

Mothers and Lovers: From Parenting to Romance

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships. They wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships.

Amazing Hotels in Rome You've GOT to See

Oyster | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Oyster

After all, the "eternal city" a) is beautiful and b) has a rich history dating back to 753 BC, with so many historical sites that seeing them all is nearly impossible.

The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Oyster | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.

How To Get The Right Man To Commit To You

Caroline Zwick | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Caroline Zwick

What I have seen over and over again is that the missing link to a committed relationship isn't a flatter stomach, flawless skin or a perfect life.

The One Thing We Should Consider Before Using Tinder

Ashley Crouch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Technology
Ashley Crouch

The smartphone dating app Tinder has been catching fire faster than Katniss Everdeen can wield a bow and arrow. Currently, Tinder boasts over 50 milli...

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

Nine Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness

Oyster | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

he more modest features these hotels offer include steamy whirlpool tubs or intimacy kits in the minibars, while more elaborate options include rooms equipped with erotic photographs, rotating beds, and mirrored ceilings.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

12 Reasons Why Divorced Women Rock

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
Mark Radcliffe

I, for one, think being divorced can actually be a stamp of awesomeness to us men willing to look past the stigma. I think this experience actually means you're a cut above your never-been-married friends.

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.

Would You Date Yourself?

Dougall Fraser | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dougall Fraser

Your perfect soul mate will not complete you, because you are already complete. Invest more energy in seeing your own greatness, because this sends out a signal to the world that you are desirable and self-confident!

Navigating Relationships In A Digital World

Ellie Burrows | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Ellie Burrows

We are masters at digesting thoughts in 140-character sentences, stalking an ex lover, keeping up with the Ebola outbreak, scoring a Soul Cycle bike, finding a city's best ramen.

Why Do We Love Fall?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 11.08.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Because cold causes cuddles.

8 Skinny-Dipping Tips for Any Inappropriately Nude Occasion

Jay Clark | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Jay Clark

Try not to doggy paddle unless you're trying to be funny or survive. It's much sexier to make casual arm circles while thrashing like a kiddie-pool stalwart underneath the surface.

5 Adorable English Inns

Oyster | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Oyster

From former coach inns to historic guest houses, these hotels remind us of the quaint buildings and homes we dreamed of holing up in for the season after watching The Holiday on repeat.

Love: The Second Time Around

Cindy Tansin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Cindy Tansin

Contrary to popular belief, love the second time around can be even better than the first. You're older. You're wiser. You know yourself a little better. Don't be afraid to take a chance. Keep your eyes and your heart open.

Why Some Kisses Are So Much Better Than Others

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

After I was divorced and middle-aged and back in the dating pool, I unfortunately had to kiss a few more frogs. One I recall was a tongue-darter -- very disconcerting and unromantic. And another one was worse, he had bad breath and tasted like a dried-out steak every time I kissed him. Beef is okay to eat, but NEVER to kiss.