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- Anderson Team | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Feb 14, 2013 7:36 PM EST
The "Real Housewife" says she didn't cheat on then husband Eddie Cibrian, however, once he moved in with LeAnn Rimes, she "did her own thing for sure." Who do you believe? Take a look...
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Trojan Safe Rides TaxiBy Melissa Wall for HowAboutWeRead More »from Things to Do on V-Day: Hail a Condom Cab
Did you know that, according to Nielsen data, condoms sell better the week of Valentine's Day than any other week of the year? Trojan certainly does, which is likely why they've dubbed February National Condom Month.
Whether or not you're contributing to this mid-winter sex surplus, you can still benefit from it if you live in New York City. On Valentine's Day, three "Trojan Safe Rides" taxis will be roaming downtown Manhattan, offering free rides to anyone who's lucky enough to hail them (they will make you take a quiz about sexual health, but that's never a bad topic to learn more about). The cabs will be operating from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., and they'll be sticking primarily to Greenwich Village and the NYU main campus (so no free rides to Harlem, alas). If safe driving is your worry, fear not: a Trojan rep will administer the sex ed quizzes, so cab drivers won't be distracted (or at least, any more distracted than usual).
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Whether you're cooking for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day or dining out, we've compiled a list of some of the West's best wines and perfect pairings that will be sure to impress the apple of your eye on the year's most romantic day.Read More »from 12 Varieties of Wine and Pairings
Sauvignon Blanc: crisp and refreshing
Taste: Tart lemon, grapefruit, melon, and tropicals like passionfruit over a pleasant grassiness and herbal quality.
Pair with: Cheeses, green vegetables, oysters, delicate fish, fresh herbs, mild vinaigrettes, dishes with tangy dairy, pesto.
Try it with: Roasted Artichoke Salad with Lemon and Mint
Cabernet Sauvignon: the king of reds
Taste: Plums, blackberries, and black currant; sometimes violets or rose petals, and often mint, mocha, and eucalyptus or cedar; strong tannins underneath.
Pair with: Well-marbled beef, hearty fowl, spice rubs and sauces, marinades with soy sauce, long-braised stews, pot roast, grilled red meat.
Chardonnay: rich and complex white
Taste: Green apple, pear, melon, creamy lemon, and
If you're in a long-term relationship in 2013, you've probably thought about shacking up with your mate. If you aren't yet in a serious relationship, this will definitely be a topic of conversation that comes up-and one that you'll need to be prepared for. There are certainly both pros and cons to living together before marriage.
In order for you to make an informed decision, we have a list of Dating with Dignity pros and cons of living together before marriage:
If you've been footing the bill solo for an apartment or house for a while, going splitsies on rent can be pretty amazing. Not only would you be sharing rent, but you'd split also all living costs as well! The days of your own grocery and cable bills will be long gone, and saving up for a down payment on a house or car can seem much more attainable when you have someone to share the financial pressure. This can be especially important if you feel you've been spending almost all your daysRead More »from Pros and Cons of Living Together Before Marriage
Ellen sent her two young presidential experts to the White House, where they got the full tour, and took a presidential quiz given by the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama, and Bo!
- InStyle.com | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Feb 12, 2013 2:42 PM EST
Jason Merritt/GettyNew York & Company has a new designer-and it's Eva Mendes! The actress teamed up with the retailer to create a collection that will launch this fall in stores and on nyandcompany.com, and continue for following seasons. "New York & Company is focused on delivering affordable fashion with the energy, excitement, and style of New York City, and I'm thrilled to collaborate with the design team to infuse my personal style and aesthetic into this core direction," Mendes said in a statement. "I can't wait to launch the fall line and to help women across America feel empowered, glamorous and confident in the way they're dressed." Not only is she designing the office-to-evening apparel and accessories, she'll also serve as the brand's official ambassador, and model in the yet-to-be-released ad campaign. What a gig!
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Preparing a Valentine's Day dinner can seem daunting, especially for someone who's not so comfortable in the kitchen. But if you can chop, mash, stir, and spread ricotta on toast, you can pull off this menu. Each dish is a take-your-time dish, a kind dish, a forgiving dish -- all while staying impressive, elegant, and confidently simple.
Dust off your stove. Warm up your oven. And if all goes wrong, there's always champagne.
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