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Thoughts for College Dropouts: Love, Part II

O'Brien Browne | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
O'Brien Browne

This is Part II of "Love," started on the 8th of last month. I didn't plan on a Part II because I thought this little blog should be pointed and pithy...

You Don't Need To Be In A Relationship To Live Your Life Romantically

Justin Huang | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

A "slut" is what haters call a liberated person, and that's what I am. I'm liberated. And the most liberating truth I've learned in the past few years has been this: You don't need to be in a relationship to live your life romantically.

What You Should Always Bring Up On A First Date

Cristen Conger | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

Politics is one of the four topics -- alongside money, sex and religion -- Emily Post says young ladies must never, ever broach on a first date. Here's why women should ignore that advice.

The Princess and the Power: A Fairy Tale for Modern Women

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women
Kristin Boekhoff

As a businesswoman, I learned to think and act like a man because to rise to the top. Now, twenty years later, successful but single at the age of 37, I no longer feel comfortable in my "female skin."

Courage

Charlie Maffei | Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

As you meet your next special someone, have the courage to overlook tiny imperfections. Too many of us overlook wonderful people in hopes that someone better might be right around the corner. Find the courage to be a little less scrutinizing.

Should We Dumb Ourselves Down?

Natasha Scripture | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Natasha Scripture

It was my great aunt who first got this idea into my head. I was getting ready to go to graduate school when she said, "Never let a man know you're smarter than him. He won't want to marry you."

Ultimatums and the Irrational Economics of Relationships

Cristen Conger | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

To puzzle out whether this kind of romantic bargaining is worth the risk, it might be wiser to consult an economist than a relationship expert.

Puff, the Magic Relationship

Meredith Fineman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women
Meredith Fineman

Are you expecting to board the platform 9 3/4 Train to Boyfriendland, where everyone looks like Javier Bardem and they're waiting for your arrival holding three bags of Louboutins and a puppy?

5 Ways to Talk to Your Mom About Your Love Life

Jessica Massa | Posted 07.14.2012 | Women
Jessica Massa

Share enough to convince her that just because you aren't "dating" someone in a way that she easily understands doesn't mean you are romantically doomed or considering another sexual orientation.

How The Notebook Has Ruined Me

Rachel Weight | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women
Rachel Weight

When we go through our inevitable breakup, it will start to rain. I have a good idea how I'll slide down a wall when I cry after we breakup and how I'm supposed to look out the window at the rain.

50 Shades of Politics

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure While our government schemes to limit women's access to contrac...

Hollywood is Trying to Kill Me

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

Popular culture doesn't simply condone love addiction; it teaches us how to do it.

Exercise Your Love 'Mussel' Part 10: Have You Ever Dreamed of Going To Culinary School?

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

I realize the truth behind my reasons to go to culinary school. It wasn't about turning 40 or about reaching a new level of skill or perfection. For me, cooking makes people happy.

What Is the Difference Between a Prom Invitation and a Marriage Proposal? Not Much

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Marriage proposals have always been expected to be beautiful, creative, and memorable events. Well now, too, prom proposals or invitations are expected to be equally creative.

Why is Public & Private Behavior so Different?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Why is it that people are frequently on their best behavior outside of the home?

Women Are Writing Honestly About Farting -- It's About Time.

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.03.2012 | Comedy
Lisa Guest

In my book, I write about a man who loved my farts. I'm leaving it in because, well, it's about time more women write more honestly about sex, about gratification, about their needs for both receiving and giving, even about farting.

The 'Steaks' Are High When it Comes to Relationships

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

When I arrive, she's giddy as a schoolgirl, and I'm forced to remind her that the only thing extra-virgin in the room is olive oil.

Kissing

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

As a writer I pull from various data sets to complete any one of my articles. One of my favorite areas to extract content from is music. I utilize ly...

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

Romancing Earth Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure This Sunday marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, which will...

Reinvent Date Night

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

When the salesperson arrives, Lisa promptly asks if the dress comes in the size "women who eat." Horrified, I lead the way out the door.

Why I'm Thrilled It Rained On My Wedding Day

Avital Andrews | Posted 07.10.2013 | Weddings
Avital Andrews

I'm married. That's the first time I've typed those words. It's been a long time coming, and it's a very good thing. I didn't always know that it would be.

The Map

Gary North | Posted 06.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

That our relationship disintegrated for reasons other than my sexuality per se is, in a quiet way, positive testimony of the then-young woman's integrity and, yes, love.

My Ex-Boyfriend Started A Blog About Me

The New York Times | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women

When I broke up with my boyfriend almost four years ago, he started a blog about me. This was a reversal of our entire relationship. I had always been...

18 Guys You Should Never Date

BuzzFeed | Posted 04.11.2012 | Women

It can be rough out there. Here's a guide to all the dudes to avoid. 1. Wake and Bake Guy Get ready for a lifetime of late-night pizza and breakf...