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9 Rules Every Woman Should Break

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

Excerpted from It's My Pleasure, a book by Maria and Maya Rodale Women should be seen and not heard. John Adams once laughed at his wife Abigail imp...

Are You a Good Dater?

Samantha Daniels | Posted 08.07.2012 | Women
Samantha Daniels

Are you getting asked out for a second date by people you are really interested in? Or are you sabotaging your chances with "the one" without even realizing it?

Lola Versus: Daryl Wein's Ode to the 21st Century Girl

Tribeca | Posted 08.07.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Lola Versus does not pull any punches about the challenges faced by a single woman in her late 20s in the big city.

Interview With Annabel Monaghan, Author of New YA novel, 'A Girl Named Digit'

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Julie Gerstenblatt

You know that feeling you get from holding a new book in your hands, excited by the promise of the first few pages? That's how I felt when I first read A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan.

When Ordinary Moments are Extraordinary

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

What small things make your day a little bit sweeter?

A Very Blind Date

Randi Miller | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Randi Miller

A long time ago my friend from church decided to set me up with a friend of hers from college and invited me to a small gathering where we would have the opportunity to meet, but I found myself completely bored with the object of the setup and totally smitten with Dana, our hostess.

What Fifty Shades Of Grey Can Teach Us About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 07.29.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

Fifty Shades Of Grey, which many say is simply erotica for the middle aged, is really a love story, and one that touches upon the very core of what effortless, extraordinary love is all about."

Too Sexy For My Shirt

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

I am not a member of the Mile High Club, but I once made a crash-landing because I was making out with the man who was supposed to be manning the controls -- not man-handling the passenger.

Reinventing Happily Ever After

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 07.28.2012 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

For as long as girls have floated on their daddies' shoes, the elusive Happily Ever After has been a perennial must-have. When should, or can, we learn that bliss is only tangentially connected to some swept-off-your-feet love?

Hysteria

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The movie Hysteria is an absolute gem. It's about the invention...

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?