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The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

The Body Language of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Body language is an essential ingredient of attraction. When we talk about love, dating and romance, body language plays a big role. So many people wonder, "What happened in this relationship?" "Why didn't they call?" Body language will give you the tools to know where you stand.

How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books

Jim Kukral | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Jim Kukral

Meet Marla. Marla was a struggling independent author who wrote mostly fiction books in the Horror genre. Then one day Marla said to herself, "If I want to make a living at writing maybe I should write more of what people want to read?" Smut!

How to Make Your Next Marriage the Best One (and the Last One)

Pamela Dussault | Posted 11.19.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

Having the ultimate marriage is entirely possible. Once your heart and soul is awakened to that fact, there will be no stopping you.

Intimacy: One Woman's Search for the Relationship Holy Grail

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

A funny thing happened. It was a classic "boy meets girl" scenario, but with a unique twist: the boy in this scenario was moving to London, England in just over two weeks.

And It's Back! Cuffing Season

Francina Morel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Style
Francina Morel

Beware to not confuse cuffing season as an opportunity to score a serious relationship. Cuffing season is strictly for people looking for a temporary winter cuddle buddy.

Falling in Love, With Food

Food Riot | Posted 11.17.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

There was nothing in our wedding vows about eating tasty vittles forever and forever, but there may as well have been.

He Said/She Said: Top 5 Ways to Get Back Into Dating After a Breakup

Alex Furmansky | Posted 09.27.2013 | New York
Alex Furmansky

After the mandatory mourning comes to a close, the only way to truly move on is to meet new people (gasp!).

Romantic Beach Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Sure, strolling hand-in-hand along the beach is cliché. But there's an undeniable romance to being by the ocean. It's in the salty air, the relaxed pace, small-town charms and sunsets -- preferably enjoyed from a boat. And the appeal of a seaside vacation continues long after summer ends.

Honolulu Flower Shop Spreads The Aloha

Posted 09.19.2013 | Good News

Completely contrived holidays that rake in the cash for greeting card companies are easy targets for cynics. But sometimes made-up holidays (and their...

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The less frustrated and disappointed we feel, the less likely it is that our attempts to create shared emotional closeness will be experienced as criticism by our partner, and consequently, the less likely it will be that they will respond defensively to us.

5 Things Romantic Men Know (That The Others Should)

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Sometimes I have to just ask myself 'Why aren't men smarter about showing women how they feel?' I look at the women I know and honestly, we're a pretty predictable lot. It's pretty easy to figure out that we want to feel loved. But so many women feel that their man doesn't show them enough love that I have to wonder why this is so hard for men.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Author Holly Black on Vampires, Vine & Violence

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Her latest YA release, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, is Black's first vampire tale. Before you say "not another vampire book," let me reassure you that this novel is not the average blood-sucking scene.

What My First Kiss Taught Me About Love

Wes Janisen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Wes Janisen

When I compare my first kiss with a girl to my make-out session with what's-his-name, I realize that sexual orientation sometimes takes a back seat to other tenants of our identities, even as it relates to love.

Never Been Kissed?

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy

People in movies never kiss. But they "almost" do. Just when you think your favorite stars are about to steal a smooch, and put an end to the building...

WATCH: Couple's First Kiss Occurred The Same Day He Proposed

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Many Americans believe in love at first sight, though few are willing to take their love to the next step and get married shortly after they meet. But...

Online Dating: You Can't Handle the Truth

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

I was sincerely curious as to whether someone could find me appealing enough to date -- if I came clean and represented myself as I really am. The results were disastrous, as the majority of readers found my honesty worthy of their scorn.

Forget Romance: Relationships Need to Get Contractual

Simone Collins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Weddings
Simone Collins

If your relationship cannot even withstand a discussion of responsibilities and shared expectations, you have no hope of surviving real challenges as they come your way.

The First Kiss of the Future

Paul Ratner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects." ...

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The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.23.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Aziz Ansari has nabbed $3.5 million to write a book about the perils of dating in the 21st century, according to Publisher's Weekly. Everyone...

Why You Should Hold 'Marriage Meetings'

GalTime | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weddings
GalTime

My wife and I rarely argue, never fight, and are genuinely each other's best friends. The one thing that we have recently realized though, is that we don't really communicate everything that is on our mind or bothering us about the other person.

Find Love: Start a Date a Month Club

Susan Orlins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

Creating a Date a Month Club is a great way to make love happen. Just ask my friend's daughter, Jenny, who also happens to be my friend.

Where to Go for Romance and Health in the British Virgin Islands

Alison Lewis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

If you're looking for a place to completely disconnect and rejuvenate in a healthier way, put this destination on your list. With no televisions in rooms and Wi-Fi located only in the rooms and restaurants -- not common areas -- you can unwind completely here.

Reduce Stress: Make Time for Romance in 3 Easy Steps

Anat Baniel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

Romance is of immeasurable value to help create long-term successful partnerships and a great environment for your child to thrive. Just having special time together where you're not taking care of the children or taking care of business is very, very important to have on your calendar every week.

You Slept With My Stalker?

Mike Diamond | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Diamond

I did have a stalker once, and a friend did sleep with him and tell me about it afterwards. That little factoid proves that there is a dearth of sane, sexy, available men. My stalker was a manic-depressive Brooklyn plumber with one testicle, yet I was still wildly upset when he "betrayed" me.