How I'm reinventing myself this spring, after a tumultuous period in my love life.I'm a big proponent of spring cleaning. I actually do a thorough cleaning of my closet every other month or so, because I get bored and realize I have much to unload from my wardrobe. However, this spring I'm taking my self-reinvention to a whole new level and making changes that aren't just closet-specific. In other words, I'm spring-cleaning my life.
After a month abroad and a roller coaster of a love life in the last few years, I've decided to slow down and focus on me. I have zero desire to complicate my life and am going to turn this season into one that is all about rejuvenating my soul - both literally and metaphorically. Here are the 11 (because I couldn't stop at 10!) ways I'll be kicking my single life into gear this spring.
As someone who thinks that the tomato on pizza counts as a veggie, one way to spring-clean my life was to get back on track to healthy eating. Or rather, on track, period, as I've never really been on it. I signed up for a juice cleanse
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How I'm reinventing myself this spring, after a tumultuous period in my love life.I'm a big proponent of spring cleaning. I actually do a thorough cleaning of my closet every other month or so, because I get bored and realize I have much to unload from my wardrobe. However, this spring I'm taking my self-reinvention to a whole new level and making changes that aren't just closet-specific. In other words, I'm spring-cleaning my life.Read More »from 11 Ways to Spring-Clean Your Life This Year
- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 24, 2012 8:56 PM EDT
Do you find it difficult to make time for sex? Are you always either too tired or too busy for intimacy with your partner? Don't worry, you're not alone, and there is hope.
In this video, licensed phychotherapist, author and YourTango Expert Dr. Tammy Nelson explains that it's common for sex to become less frequent over the course of a long-term relationship. Fortunately, there are some things you can try to increase the eroticism in your love life. Related: I Caught My Man Looking At Porn. Is He Cheating? VIDEO
Dr. Tammy says that couples should work on the sexual side of their relationships just as much as they work on the companionship element. Otherwise, she warns, "it's not gonna take care of itself."
Want more of Dr. Tammy's advice? Check out the video above.
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These famous ladies really wowed us with their wedding day style.Leave it to the rich and famous to take traditional wedding day style and completely flip it on its head!Read More »from The Top 8 Wildest Celebrity Wedding Gowns
When celebrities like Gwen Stefani and Sarah Jessica Parker were preparing to walk down the aisle, they didn't want to wear plain ol' white numbers like the rest of us. They made it a point to find (or design) gowns that truly embodied their big, bold taste and personalities, and what resulted were some of the most unique wedding dresses the industry has ever seen.
Lucky for us, we can now revisit these fashion statements whenever we feel the need for some matrimonial inspiration. Check out our list below to see which ladies rocked the most shocking and rule-bending gowns over the years!
1. Marilyn Monroe's Dress
When Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in January 1954, the Hollywood starlet wore a black skirt suit with a white fur collar. It was her second wedding (she was married to a police officer James Dougherty before), and accessorized her dress by carrying a bunch of
- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 23, 2012 5:28 PM EDT
So, you met someone online, you really hit it off, and now you want to take things to the next level ... adding him as a friend on Facebook. The question is, how soon is too soon? Fortunately, Dating Coach and YourTango Expert Annie Gleason has just the advice you need about when to add your online love as a Facebook friend.
"I think that you should wait quite a long time," says Annie. Don't be fooled by romantic emails and flirty text messages, she warns. You can't really know a guy until you meet him in person, and you shouldn't add him until you know him. As a rule of thumb, Annie suggests waiting until he asks you to be friends on Facebook, then make your decision.
For more of Annie's advice, check out the video above.
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The stigma associated with divorce is certainly all doom and gloom, but sometimes couples seem so much happier after they split. How does it all add up? In this video, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and YourTango Expert Dr. Shoshana Bennett explains why sometimes couples are actually happier after divorce and debunks the myth that divorce can't be good for anyone.
"The old model is that divorce is always bad, painful, devastating ... and it doesn't have to be that way at all," says Dr. Shosh. "Even the divorce process itself and your relationship with your ex during and after your divorce can be friendly." Related: Whose Needs Should Come First: Mine Or My Kids'? VIDEO
How is this possible? How can you and your ex have a positive experience with your divorce? Check out the video above and find out!
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About 60% of my friends love spanking, so The book Fifty Shades of Grey has brought to the forefront of modern society and readers' minds the fact that some women (and men) enjoying BDSM play in their sex lives. Shocking, right? What sort of deviant wants to be spanked or tied up or told they're a "bad girl?" I'll tell you: about 60 percent of my friends - mostly women, but some men, too.Read More »from "I'm a Feminist and I Love S&M Sex: So What?"
As with any book that explores a realm diverging from the mundane, there has been a lot of talk about not only the writing (apparently it sucks), but also the topic. While some are appalled by it, others, like myself, are just giving my fellow friends who enjoy some spanking action high fives. It's about time that a woman wanting to play the submissive role in the bedroom is portrayed in a light that makes it seem like a normal sex act, not something that goes on in a creepy S&M dungeon.
Enter anti-feminist and overall newbie to the concept (read: completely ignorant to the world to BDSM), Katie Roiphe. The Daily Beast hired Roiphe to write
Love spinning? It might be time to rethink that class.Spinning class may have just become a woman's worst enemy.Read More »from Guess Which Exercise Could Hurt Your Sex Life?
More specifically, the traditional bike seat we sit on as we cycle our way through such workouts may be affecting our sexual health. Previous studies have shown that those hard seats are linked to erectile dysfunction in men, but now women are at risk, too.
Here's the problem: When we sit on a bike seat, the nerves and blood vessels in our genital area get compressed. Researchers at Yale already knew that female cyclists had less genital sensation than female runners (based on a 2006 study). They hypothesized that these bike-riding ladies, then, thanks to the aforementioned seat design, were at risk for sexual problems.
This time around, the experts at Yale studied 58 women who cycled at least 10 miles a week. The participants pedaled on "mock bikes" in the lab (with seat position and handlebars adjusted according to each woman's preferences, to mimic her everyday ride) and told researchers when they felt sore, numb or a
Don't have sex in a Port-a-Potty, and more tips for surviving the Coachella music festival.I've been to Coachella once. It was back in the day when I could stomach outdoor concerts that consisted of thousands of people whacked out of their mind on drugs and alcohol, and each one of them hoping to get laid. I'm not judging these people, because I was one of them.Read More »from How to Find Love (Or Just Hook Up) at Coachella
Coachella, which is coming up on its second weekend this year, has come a long way since it started in 1999 when on-site camping was not even permitted, and has evolved into something more mainstream. Although the bands that play run the gamut from totally obscure to obscenely famous (Madonna played in 2006, for example), it still seems to be the go-to destination every April for both music aficionados and wannabes looking to prove to themselves and others that why yes, they are cool. Related: Celebrity Romance Thrives At Coachella Festival
Whether you're going to Coachella, already there, or just curious about it, here are some tips for finding love (likely very short-term love) at the annual festival:
- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 20, 2012 10:42 AM EDT
If having your heart broken has caused you to put up emotional walls, it can be difficult to open up to a new relationship. Letting someone in is the last thing you want to do when you know it might only end in heartache.
In this video, Dating Coach, Matchmaker and YourTango Expert Jasbina Ahluwalia explains how to let your guard down and let love in. First, she wants you to know that being selective about who you let in is actually a good thing. "This quality will serve you well," she says, "in both finding and maintaining a great relationship." Related: Should I Stick To My List Of Must-Haves For Dating?
Next, she says, instead of focusing on protecting yourself from rejection, work on strengthening your sense of self. Want to learn how? Check out the video above and find out!
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