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Bestselling Author Marie Force Provides Her Path to Success

Michael Price | Posted 10.19.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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.

Is It Gluttony or Starvation That Is Killing 'Marriage' in the United States?

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.29.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

With most marriages lasting a tad over twelve years presently (harboring four years of "separation" within and numerous concerted attempts at marriage counseling, marriage boot camp, marriage retreats, and reconciliation be damned), it is no wonder that marriage in the United States is on the decline

Chicago's Top Chefs at the Screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.28.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The success of the movie, produced by Steven Spielberg, Juliet Blake and Oprah Winfrey, is that it serves to remind us of the joy of eating together and the connection that food can bring to families, communities and love affairs.

Starz Outlander World Premiere and Tartan Carpet Gala

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica McNeill Azar

Walking up to the scene of the Starz Outlander Red Carpet Premiere on Friday, July 25, 2014 was a truly thrilling sight to behold. Huge throngs on fans wrapped the sides of The Spreckels Theatre in San Diego in eager anticipation of seeing the premiere of Outlander.

Why Are We So Turned On By Vampires?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 09.26.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Don't Worry, Millennial Gays: Your Summer Will Be All Right

Michael McNair | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

Sometimes it's difficult for us millennial gays to let our guards down, because a lot of us are afraid of intimacy, not just romantically but even in terms of loving friendships.

The Sexiest Adults-Only Pools in Florida's Kid-Friendly Hotels

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Summertime is often when families choose to get away as a group for some family togetherness and sibling bonding. But that doesn't mean Mom and Dad (or any other couples along for the family reunion) shouldn't be allowed some alone time of their own, as well.

6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Both Love

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The next time your marriage or long-term relationship lands in that predictable rut, as in, same restaurants, movie n...

The Art and Science of Flirting

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Truly listening involves hearing what the person is saying and also paying attention to their non-verbal communication. Respond by paraphrasing and reflecting on the conversation to move it forward -- it shows them you genuinely care about what they have to say.

How to Kill a Spider if There Are No Men Around to Do It For You

Reductress | Posted 09.14.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

You get home from work, go into the bathroom to turn on the shower and there it is: a terrifying, one-inch monster. Your obvious reaction is to call a man, but what happens if your man isn't around to do it for you?