Sarah Cascone was here for a taping. She had no idea she was about to be on the show, or that her fiancé was back from Afghanistan and here to surprise her. This might be the most moving reunion we've ever done.
- vetstreet.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Dec 20, 2012 12:16 PM EST
By Caroline Golon
Bringing Bugsy home was worth the risk of a big fight.When Ronni and Bruce Keller's 15-year-old dog, Jaden, passed away, they were devastated. So was their other dog, Harris. After weeks of seeing Harris become more and more depressed, Ronni decided to get another dog to keep him company, much to her husband's chagrin.
Ronni says of Bruce, "He was either going to kill me or divorce me."
The Kellers, who live in Las Vegas, hadn't expected Harris to be so blue when Jaden died. "We tried everything. New toys, extra fun exercise, begging … pleading," Ronni says. But nothing seemed to make a difference in Harris' mood.
After two months of watching Harris mope around the house, Ronni finally broke down and went looking for a new dog, unbeknownst to Bruce. She found a Lhasa Apso who was in desperate need of a family and brought him home … while her husband was at work.But … Another Dog Means More Work
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Being nearly-engaged doesn't absolve you from wedding-related drama. Our experts weigh in on whether you need your dad's "OK" to say "I do," and more, in our daily wedding etiquette post.
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Does my boyfriend have to ask my father for permission to marry me?
While it's more of a tradition than a requirement, many dads appreciate the gesture of being asked for their daughter's hand in marriage. However, since you can marry whomever you like, regardless of your father's wishes, nowadays most men ask for a father's blessing, not permission. If you think your dad may be upset if your future groom doesn't consult him ahead of time, tell your boyfriend to make sure to talk to him before proposing. If you're not sure what your dad would like and don't want to ask him, talk to your mom. She'll be able to tell you if your father expects to be asked.Read More »from Should My Boyfriend Ask Permission to Marry Me?
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- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Wed, Dec 19, 2012 11:37 AM EST
The Magician card reversed suggests that your ego could get bruised if what started as a passionate affair is revealed as a way to get some action or as part of an agenda to gain material advantage or a position of power. Try not to place too high a priority on the trappings of romance or dating or else you might fall victim to a player who could use pressure and manipulation in order to get what he or she wants. As long as you are aware of the game, enjoy playing it.
- Oprah.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Dec 18, 2012 10:32 PM EST
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Love Is Location
You might have learned this one before, when you were off in college in California and your high-school love was off in college in Maine. Sooner or later, somebody got lonely and fell for a more conveniently located mate. Long-distance adult romances have similar issues. Yes, you have a job, a car and a condo with a reasonable mortgage. So does he. But sooner or later, one of you is going to have to move if the two of you want things to work. Skype doesn't let you e-cuddle or e-go-to-the-movies (where you find out that you both crack up during the supposedly scary scenes). I'm not saying you should pick up and relocate two weeks into the relationship. But then again, two years can be too late. All of us fear being the ding-dong who gave up her whole life for some guy. But that guy probably fears the same thing. Nobody talks about it, but love requires bravery--and the kind of closeness that's not just in your minds.
No Expectations are Not Low
Sometimes it can be hard to tell just what your new man is looking for. If you've just started dating, and things are going great, you can begin to collect data to determine if he is Mr. Quality Casual, or is actually at a place in his life that he wants a relationship. Learn how to recognize the seven give-away signs he wants a relationship so you can find lasting love and partnership:
1. He is truly attentive to you. A man who is ready to settle down, really listens when you talk. He comfortably makes eye contact, asks questions about your life, hopes, dreams and even is amused by the quirky story about your cat! He will also ask for your input, and make you a core part of your conversations.
2. He wants to see you all the time. Although it might not be right away, he will want to see you at minimum one or two times a week (if not more, based on your work schedules). He will call/text you at regular intervals. He wants to see you as much as it is humanly possible!
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If you're not part of their inner-circle, the private moments of Kate Middlton and Prince William's marriage are best left to imagination--or photographer Alison Jackson. For the past two years, Jackson has been staging royal scenarios, with the help of a camera and some very convincing lookalikes. There's the photo shoot of faux Will proposing ('marry me' is scrawled on his chest), and another of fake Kate taking a pregnancy test in a bathroom. Jackson's work, which hangs in galleries from London to Los Angeles, satirizes the public's insatiable hunger for royal insight, and meditates on "voyeurism, on the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe," according to her website.
Even if you know her royal images are fake (her debauched Harry shots are pretty spot on), it's hard not to imagine 'what if'? What if we had access to more princely private moments? What if we really knew how Kate and Will reacted to the baby news, how they spent their holidays, howRead More »from Kate and Will's Christmas: A Facebook Photo Album
8 Great Gifts for the Various Men In Your LifeIf there's one thing we've learned from dating, it's that the men you encounter are all totally different… but they all probably like getting stuff. Here's a guide to some really interesting gifts for the dudes who serve different purposes in your life.
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So your better half is a yogi! The ancient practice is good for the mind and body, improving concentration, balance, endurance, flexibility, and muscle tone. But for the uninitiated it can be confusing. What is a good gift for a yoga practitioner? All of the contraptions seem so odd… Here's a little help.
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- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Tue, Dec 18, 2012 5:25 PM EST
By Brandon B Werner for HowAboutWe
Over the years, being a geek has become a lot more acceptable. After all, what's more attractive in a person than being passionate about something? Still, that doesn't change the fact that you may be stumped thinking of a gift for your significant other who seems to see every movie (and know about every gadget) before you do. Here are some ideas to help.
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