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How Much Sex Is Healthy?

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Robert Weiss

As a sexual addiction and intimacy disorders specialist, I am often asked about the frequency of sex. Couples want to know what is "healthy." Usually, they're afraid they're either having way too much sex or not nearly enough.

4 Scams to Watch out for in Paris

Budget Travel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Paris, like any other city, is no stranger to petty theft. On our first night in Paris, our knowledgeable Tour Manager took us aside and told all of us to watch out for these three popular scams practiced throughout the City of Light.

5 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Last month my daughter got married. During the ceremony, she and her husband gazed at each other ado...

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

'Maybe This Time...'

Robert Levithan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Recently I met a fellow. He's about to turn 30 and is just so curious and engaging and sweet and sexy. Logic says, "Run the other way!" but my heart says, "Take a chance! You'll give and get and see." My heart usually wins, but this time, I'm going to step back.

Hey Aziz, You Got One Thing Wrong About Dating

Courtney Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

The mass consumption of love makes us all out to be generic products, itemized by size and shape, listed with some amalgamation of ingredients, and requesting to be sampled. The more you look, the more they all sound the same, so you figure you'll try a bunch of people out.

7 Things I Learned About Life from Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure In days of yore, there was a tremendous fear that young, impres...

14 Tips for Fighting Fair With Your Partner

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Healthy fighting begins with empathy. After all, this is your beloved with whom you are fighting. The empathic process is a positive way to disagree, problem solve and find compromise.

More Than a Matchmaker

Susan Orlins | Posted 12.29.2013 | Style
Susan Orlins

Francesca Hogi is more than just a matchmaker. She will literally pound the pavement to find matches for her clients. As a former lawyer, "Survivor" contestant and lifelong romantic, Hogi has what it takes to help singles stop relying on chance meetings to find their destinies.

The Art of Kissing Your Husband

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I rolled over and kissed my husband. Not a quick peck to say goodnight. Not as a gesture of marital love. But as though I were kissing him for the first time.

Love, Fidelity and Sex: French Style

Mary Duncan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mary Duncan

When Americans move to France, they frequently find the French have different attitudes towards dating, love, romance, fidelity and sex.

5 Dating Don'ts For Women Over 50

Lois Tarter | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

Going from a divorce or a long-term relationship to dating again is not a simple lifestyle change. Women over 50 who haven't been single for some time can easily fall into dating no-no's. These can actually prevent them from meeting the kind of people that they're looking for.

The Benefits of Talking About Sex

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Firestone

Talking about sex, while it may feel uncomfortable at first, can be the key to maintaining a healthy sex life and a positive sense of one's own sexuality.

Boys and Girls and Their Prince Charmings

Amelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My son's romantic feelings toward a gay male character raise eyebrows. People worry about it being too adult and wonder what my son could possibly know about sex. But these are never things we worry about when little girls want to be Cinderella and profess their love for Prince Charming.

Sex, Lust, Romance and Foreign Policy

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The impact of romance on international affairs could never have been more evident than during the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15, an episode still hailed as one of the most important diplomatic events in modern history.

Marion Winik Has Kissed a Lot of Frogs

Roz Warren | Posted 12.07.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Writer Marion Winik has ridiculously bad taste in men. She's an intelligent woman and a terrific writer, a good mom with a good heart, and ALL of her romantic relationships are train wrecks.

5 Reasons Why Good Old Friends Can Make Great New Lovers

Lois Tarter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

With grey divorce on the rise, many couples over 50 are looking to leave their disappointing marriages and reinvent themselves. The older you are when you divorce, the more variables there are to consider. However, even though it's difficult and there are many challenges, you can't stay in a situation that no longer works for you and one that you know will never work again.

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Budget Travel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

These resorts really are all-inclusive: a double room, three meals a day, drinks (from soda to cocktails), and lots of activities. And each one has an added bonus, too, from tennis lessons to scuba instructions. The only thing not included? Caveats.

Best Gay Honeymoon Destinations (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The historic Supreme Court overturning of DOMA in June 2013 coincided with simultaneous gay marriage victories in France, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, creating a boomlet of honeymoon spending among this pink dual-income, no-kids demographic.

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.