7 Reasons to Date Someone Who is UnemployedThere's definitely stigma about dating someone who is unemployed, but come on guys - We've all been there at one point in our lives or another. Here are 7 reasons it's awesome to date someone who is unemployed.
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1. They have too much time on their hands… And they want to spend it all with you! Yes, looking for jobs is a full time job. Yes, they should be focusing on networking, making their resume presentable, applying to 3 million positions a day (and writing a specific cover letter for each, despite knowing no one will ever read that cover letter), connecting to anyone and everyone on Linkedin, etc. But even with all of that stuff, there's no getting around it: unemployed people have a lot of time on their hands.
2. It's nice to feel needed sometimes. It's true, being unemployed can be a bit depressing. Everyone handles it differently, but the most common response is to just need your SO a little more
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7 Reasons to Date Someone Who is UnemployedThere's definitely stigma about dating someone who is unemployed, but come on guys - We've all been there at one point in our lives or another. Here are 7 reasons it's awesome to date someone who is unemployed.Read More »from 7 Reasons to Date Someone Who is Unemployed
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:53 AM EDT
For some reason, celebrities like to taunt the public by keeping tight-lipped about their trueloves. They say things like, "I keep my private life private." Boring! Maybe they're just afraid of the dreaded Love Gush Curse: Got her name tattooed on you? You're gonna break up. Jump up and down on a couch on TV professing your love? Yup, you're gonna be single soon. But not all romantic admissions have to be a one-way ticket to Splitsville. To wit, here are six love declarations from happy, healthy as-yet-still-together lovebirds. - Charlie Fish for HowAboutWe
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By Marla Pachter for HowAboutWeRead More »from Would You Ban Cellphone Use at Your Wedding?
Betabeat is reporting a new, alarming wedding trend: couples at weddings are banning the use of cellphones so their special day can be all about them.
"Many couples are using passive-aggressive signage to suggest their guests put the phones away. Others, like Diva Extraordinaire Sean Parker, take things a step further and ask their guests to physically separate themselves from their phones and leave them at the door, which is actually just a cruel and unusual way of trying to control other people."
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Now, on the one hand, I get the appeal. As someone who still doesn't have a smartphone, I find it unbelievably annoying when you're sitting with someone, having a nice dinner, and instead of talking to you they're checking their Facebook. On the other hand, this is a wedding, not a prison. The attention will be on you whether you let people use their phones or not, I promise!
Plus you can get even
Nothing tops the sexy allure of the iconic figures from way back when. There will always be tons of celebrities, but these are the select few who stood the test of time and will always be considered beautiful. Until now, we've only had black and white photos of these historical sex symbols - but black and white just doesn't do them justice, does it? So some artists on Reddit took these iconic photos and colorized them for us, bringing these sexy icons of the past to life.
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By Jo Piazza for HowAboutWeRead More »from Would Your Relationship Survive Prison?
Would Your Relationship Survive Prison?"Orange is the New Black," Netflix's comedic drama about a yuppie shipped off to prison for 15 months on a decade-old drug charge has gotten me thinking.
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I wondered about what prison food really tastes like, if I would be tough enough to survive women's prison, what kind of shower shoes would be most likely to eschew fungi, if I would join a gang and if a gang would want to have me.
But most of all, I wondered whether my own relationship would survive prison. In the show, Piper Chapman, based on the real life author and former inmate Piper Kerman, struggles to maintain her relationship with her fiancé Larry Smith. By the end of the first season Larry and Piper are in limbo. In real life they are still married.
Watching the first episode I peppered my boyfriend with questions that began with: If I went to prison. If I went to prison, who would take care of my giant dog? Him (no one else wants her apparently). If I
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:09 PM EDT
By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWeRead More »from Katie Perry Shows Us What a “Love Giggle” Sounds Like
Katie Perry and John Mayer just released their duet, "Who You Love."
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The track is….fine. But towards the end, Perry lets out what she describes as a spontaneous "love giggle."
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"It's like the ones that Mariah Carey had in 1990 and stuff like that . . . Yeah I think I was going for that, I think I was just so happy," she tells MTV.
It's sort of a nice thought, that falling in love gives you shades of Mariah Carey, but exposing the masses to your love giggle is something that only the very rich and the very famous can get away with without ostracizing their entire community.
If you want to hear for yourself here, it happens at around 4:07 of the track.
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 12, 2013 3:06 PM EDT
By Jillian Lucas for HowAboutWe
This Is How You Fall In (And Out) Of Love When You Have OCDMental illness is a struggle in every day life, let alone in love. Neil Hilborn, a slam poet, tells his side of the disease at the 2013 Rustebelt Regional Poetry Slam.
Listen to him speak about how much falling in love with someone truly means to someone suffering from OCD.
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Check out this must-see video and poem below:
The first time I saw her..
Everything in my head went quiet.
All the ticks, all the constantly refreshing images just disappeared.
When you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, you don't really get quiet moments.
Even in bed, I'm thinking:
Did I lock the doors? Yes.
Did I wash my hands? Yes.
Did I lock the doors? Yes.
Did I wash my hands? Yes.
But when I saw her, the only thing I could think about was the hairpin curve of her lips..
Or the eyelash on her cheek-
the eyelash on her cheek-
the eyelash on her cheek.
I knew I had to talk to her.
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by Jo Piazza for HowAboutWeRead More »from Does Every Breakup Have a Silver Lining?
In the days and weeks following a breakup I fall into the "woe is me" camp- constructing a monologue about what a waste of time my last relationship was.
My shrink has long told me that this is irrational, but a woman scorned is rarely rational.
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I recently wrote out a program in my new novel, Love Rehab, about how to get over a breakup in a productive and gratifying manner. One of the very productive steps was expressing gratitude-or finding the silver lining in every single relationship.
I am a big proponent of practicing what you preach and so I cataloged the silver linings of my past relationships. Lo' and behold there was one for each and every single one.
Here are my 6 favorites.
1. My high school boyfriend, KS taught me how to drive when I was 14 and he was 16 (the age difference now feels a little pervy to me). This was why I learned to K-turn in a vintage Mustang convertible that was the spitting
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 1:22 PM EDT
By Jillian Lucas for HowAboutWeRead More »from How to Enjoy the Best Meteor Shower of the Year: A Complete Guide
It's time for the year's most spectacular meteor shower (and perfect summer date activity). Here's how to get your astronomer on, while keeping it date-worthy.
Where to Watch:
These meteors are generally the most active of the showers that pass by Earth, but you have to get good seats. So head out of the city, away from any light pollution and get high up. You should be in for a show of something like 70 meteors an hour, given there's a clear sky and you can manage to stay awake.
Even as the sun starts to set you could catch yourself seeing a few meteors fall, but be patient. With a waxing crescent moon, there should be no interference in the late night into early dawn hours for peak viewing. The best viewing comes from when this half-moon sets, around 1 a.m. Monday morning.
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What to Bring and How to Make It Romantic:
You don't need special equipment for this shower. You don't even need
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 1:11 PM EDT
By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWeRead More »from Science Explains Why You Dated that Loser for Two Years
Most of us have a some sort of blip in our dating lives - an ex that, looking back, makes us question our sanity. ("What was I thinking? How did I stand it?")
Well, Science has an explanation. The next time a friend or family member brings up your worst ex and asks you, for the billionth time, why you dated that loser for so long, you can simply place the blame on the perceptual processes of your brain.
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"Our brains, you could say, are the original autocorrectors. In her book Being Wrong - a meditation on human error of all kinds - Kathryn Schulz explains how we constantly take sensory messages from the world and unconsciously alter them slightly. She points out that, for the most part, these alterations serve us well: take the blind spot, which is the part of the eye where the optic nerve passes through the retina and blocks the reception of visual information. Even though each of us has one,