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Can You Have Great Sex in a Healthy Adult Relationship?

Ira Israel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

It does not appear that the youth of America have surpassed the drunken fumbling in backseats of the previous generation or of their fathers' fathers. And what would healthy intimacy resemble in a world of texting, sexting, swiping, Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking?

Romance Writers Told This Type of Hero Would Never Sell. These Authors Showed How Hot They Could Be.

Maya Rodale | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

When I first began writing romance novels there were very few rules, including the book must end happily and do not write a sports hero. Seriously--even though women crush on them in real life (Hello, Beckham)--they were deemed off limits if you wanted to sell a romance.

Love by the Hour in the City of L'Amour

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Whatever rocks your boat. A new concept hotel in the capital of love and romantic ballads is all the rage in Paris these days.

Best-selling Author Sarah J. Maas Talks About Her Latest, Heir of Fire

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.05.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Talking with Sarah was an absolute treat. Besides discussing her books, we laughed about our love for pop culture, Netflix, and all things paranormal. Seriously, Sarah is the kind of person you could sit and have coffee with and chat for hours.

Dating and Romance: The Problem With Kindness

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.04.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

If choosing a partner is such an important life decision, why do so many of us get it wrong?

Joyce Lamb Lives Happy Ever After

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Joyce Lamb is curator of USA Today's Happy Ever After blog about romance novels, a USA Today best-selling author of romantic suspense and three-time RITA finalist. She's been a professional journalist for 25 years.

How To Make Your Summer Love Last

Debra Rogers | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

As the summer starts winding down, you may be thinking, "Is my summer fling the real thing?" If you think your hot-weather hookup has post-summer potential, be honest about how you feel. It's better to know if the feeling's mutual and not play an endless guessing game with, "He loves me, he loves me not."

Why Scott Wolf is 'All in' As a Father and Family Man

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

When it comes to his wife, Kelley, and his three children, actor Scott Wolf is "all in." He enjoys sharing equally in the day-to-day duties, including diaper changing and making lunches. Wolf always new that he wanted to find a soulmate and partner to create a family with...

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

Bestselling Author Marie Force Provides Her Path to Success

Michael Price | Posted 08.19.2014 | Books
Michael Price

Like so many successful writers of this era, Marie Force has built her career as a hybrid-writer, having published books on her own as well as through traditional publishers.

Surf's Up! 8 Top Destinations for Riding the Waves

Oyster | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're a total pro or a complete amateur, there's nothing quite like the rush of surfing.

3 Relationship Secrets From Fifty Shades of Grey

Taylor Marsh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

As I learned in the trenches, the only thing keeping each of us back from satisfaction is our unwillingness to say yes to adventure that scares us and shakes our comfortable status quo.

'Outlander' Starz Episode 2 Review: Women's Rights Reversal

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica McNeill Azar

When Claire arrives at Castle Leoch, her torn white dress from 1945, which the Highlanders all believe is her "shift" or slip, sets her even further apart in similarity from the other women at the castle.

A Hybrid Author Busts the Myths: Should You Self Publish?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I'm a hybrid author who has jumped from a traditional publisher to indie publishing and back to a traditional house again. As I start my fourth novel, I have no contract for the next one. Do I want to go solo when I publish my next book, or stay where I am?

Giuliana and Bill Rancic on Parenting, Romance and Their New Restaurant

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Giuliana and Bill Rancic aren't just any celebrity couple; they are a couple you want to root for. I talked with Giuliana and Bill on opening day of RPM Steak and had a down-to-earth Q&A with the affable couple about parenting, romance, and their coping strategies during the tough times.

Babymoon Like a Celeb: Six Gorgeous Hotels Where Celebrities Celebrated Their Babymoons

Oyster | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We're always looking for an excuse to go on vacation, and thanks in large part to pregnant celebrities, "babymoons" are becoming a very real thing.

Our Impossible Romances Reflected in Biblical and Courtly Love

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

A love at once illicit and morally elevating, passionate and disciplined, humiliating and exalting, human and transcendent. Francis X. Newman, ed. (19...

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

3 Ways Your Fear of Being Alone Sabotages Your Relationships

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you continue to end up in dead-end relationships, your fear of being alone is probably keeping you with the wrong partners.

8 Relationship Secrets From The Trenches

Taylor Marsh | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

How happy are you with the life you've created? Are you working a job you hate or building a career that resonates? If you haven't dealt with your own happiness all by yourself, stop reading now. If, however, you know what you want, this is for you.

Your Biggest Story Doesn't Have to be a Love Story

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 08.05.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

A couple nights ago, I was looking for something to watch on TV, and I stumbled on 27 Dresses. A movie that I remember really enjoying when I first watched it. But, as I re-watched it, I found it myself basically cringing at half of the scenes.

A Proposal Wasn't The Only Surprise In Store For This Bride

Michele Velazquez | Posted 08.05.2014 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

Little did Heather know, that directly underneath her feet, her dream proposal was being set up. After dinner, Bryan excused himself and snuck down to the beach.

5 Things I Learned About Life on My First Backpacking Trip

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

For three days, I didn't brush my hair, I didn't wear makeup and I wore the same pants. Pee splattered on my ankles, and my nails were full of dirt. I gave up on my appearance. Instead, I looked at lakes, mountains and wildflowers. The result? My inner beauty felt alive and healthy.

Am I Good Enough?

Michael McNair | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

All of those things that we believe to add value to our lives should only be applied to our lives for the sake of our own desire and love for them, not because of what we perceive someone else to desire from us.

The Case of the Clingosaurus Cripple

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Soon-to-be lovers, friends or others, know that when I text or call you immediately following our hang out, I'm not trying to be clingy or needy, I am simply ensuring that the potential normalcy I am feeling doesn't crumble to the floor.