Would you elope?Who knew: Couples can marry themselves, no priest or rabbi in sight, in the state of Colorado. One daring couple did just that on 12/12/12, with only two guests. Each other.
By Danielle Hult
On Dec. 13, 2012, I took a deep breath and told the world via Facebook status update that my fiancé, Steve, and I, had eloped.
"I did this really sneaky thing yesterday," I said. "I married my best friend. On a mountain. In the cold. Just us two!!!"
"There's this funny thing you can do here in Colorado," I continued, as 144 "likes" started popping up. "You can marry yourselves. No priest, no rabbi, no justice of the peace, no witnesses. Just you and the person you love."
Steve and I got together 10 years-to the day-before our mountaintop marriage on 12/12/12. We met the very first day of college at New York University, and were soon friends. I thought he was handsome but strange, largely due to him wearing Hawaiian shirts every day (even though he's from New Jersey, not far from my hometown in
Would you elope?Who knew: Couples can marry themselves, no priest or rabbi in sight, in the state of Colorado. One daring couple did just that on 12/12/12, with only two guests. Each other.Read More »from "We Married Ourselves on a Mountaintop"
- Jessica Ferri | Love + Sex – Thu, Jan 24, 2013 3:23 PM EST
Don't mess with Carrie Underwood.The revenge anthem is undoubtedly one of pop music's best genres. There's no better satisfaction than screaming Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know" at the top of your lungs after a bad breakup, or pounding Kelis's "Caught Out There" with its refrain "I Hate You So Much Right Now," in your car to blow off steam. These songs are certainly more satisfying than weeping into a pint of Ben & Jerry's. (Full disclosure: Okay, so sometimes I listen to Kelis and eat ice cream at the same time.)
In the past few years, however, the videos for revenge anthems by female artists have upped the ante, introducing violent fantasies about murdering the men who have done them wrong.
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Country star and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood released a video today for her new single, "Two Black Cadillacs." In the grand tradition of country music, the song tells of two women who discover they are sleeping with the same man and plan to exact revenge.
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Last week my wife Ronnie shared how she knew I was "the one." She talked about wasting her time with a host of random dudes before finding her knight in shining honor…yours truly! Well, I thought I would return the favor and answer the question that I've gotten from a lot of men over the past 5 years that we've run our site BlackandMarriedWithKids.com. It will normally come up from a guy who's dating someone who he thinks may be the one, but he's just not sure. When this happens I go through a quick list of ways that I knew Ronnie was the one for me. The list includes what made her stand out and what made me pop the question. In case any of you are wondering the same thing, or want to know how a man arrives at the engagement, check out my personal list below! - By Lamar Tyler
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The Knave of Chalices card reversed suggests that a troubled childhood, being possessive or a lack of or emotional validation could be responsible for hurt feelings or the loss of certain long-held romantic ideals. You could be asking, 'What was I thinking?' or 'Why bother?' If you are caught up in petty quarrels, manipulation or promiscuity, or are feeling defensive, victimized, confused or paralyzed by fear, you may not be able to move forward in your love life or relationship. A heart-to-heart could renew enthusiasm or help you to become emotionally available.
I heard a strange, high-pitched screaming coming from my son Henry's room and rushed in to see what was going on. I should've known--Serge, my husband, got poop on his finger again. Just a smear, but you would've thought he lost an appendage. Now, my husband makes his own furniture out of barn wood, can tile floor like a pro and apparently has no problem gutting a deer. But a little poop smeared on the same hand that reached inside hot deer guts, and OH MA SWEET JESUS, all bets are off. Me? I get a little poop on my finger during a diaper change, and I'll go make myself a nice sandwich after I'm done. Poop schmoop. Our varied reactions to poop got me to thinking about all the ways in which women are more tenacious than dudes. Seriously, have you ever met a man who, when sick, doesn't act worse than your teething baby? Exactly. Here then are seven ways women are tougher than men. - By Monica Bielanko
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- Redbook | Love + Sex – Thu, Jan 24, 2013 10:14 AM EST
Yes, what he sees has changed, but that doesn't mean how he feels about you has. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from What Your Husband's Thinking when He Sees You Naked, Now
"After being married for half a decade and having two kids, I still look at my wife each and every day and am amazed at how hot she is. I always think, 'Thank goodness I am an overachiever!'" - Mike B., 42
"How did I get so lucky? Of all the men in the world she picked me. Woot Woot!" - Ben Y., 36
"When I see my bride of 16 years naked, I think of poetry in motion! I invested in a high-end photographer for her 40th birthday. He took some stunning nude photos-one is on our wall in the bedroom. We both believe in living happily ever after and - in spite of two young children and a thriving business - we both do our best to stay lean and fit for ourselves and each other." - Evan Money, 42, who is remarrying his wife in different state or country every year and documenting it on EvanLovesSusan.com
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If you're single, v-day can be just as fun.Who says V-day is for couples? Defy Cupid by indulging in these seven solo pursuits, inspired by e-mails from other single Cosmo girls!Read More »from The Single Girl's Valentine's Day
By Christie Griffin
1. Just because you're single doesn't mean you're alone! Round up some unattached chicks and hit the bars, a restaurant, the local karaoke joint, the bowling lanes, whatever. Revel in your ability to have an amazing time, no men needed. -Katriona, 30
2. Whether it's George Clooney or Johnny Depp, spend the night with your ultimate celeb crush. Rent a handful of his movies and treat yourself to an eye-candy marathon. -Jillian, 22
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3. Organize a Secret Admirers gifting sesh, à la Secret Santa: You and a group of friends draw names and then deliver items like chocolates, flowers, and teddy bears to each other. That way everyone can have a Valentine... -Mary, 23
4. Since you aren't spending your dough on some dude, might as well spend it on yourself. Give yourself some
- Jessica Ferri | Love + Sex – Wed, Jan 23, 2013 5:26 PM EST
Josh Lucas and wife Jessica.It's bad enough that you have to see your high school friend's sonogram photos all over social media. Now there's a whole new breed of internet oversharers: celebrity wives! Run for the hills!Read More »from Celebrity Wives Dish Juicy Details on Social Media (and We Love It)
We'd like to say that we've resisted the urge to subscribe to these overindulgent tweeters and bloggers, but we just can't look away.
Take Jessica, wife of actor Josh Lucas (you may remember him as the charming Southern ex-husband who competes with Patrick Dempsey for Reese Witherspoon's heart in the 2002 film Sweet Home Alabama). This celeb wife's bio on her Tumblr, "In Other Words," says she's a "drinker of white wine, writer, world traveler, blogger, speaker of multiple half languages, and addict of French kissing."
According to Jessica, being married to a celebrity is annoying. On September 24, she wrote a post called "Celebrity is Stupid," in which she recounted an aggravating conversation with a bank teller:
Teller: Oh.my.god. Josh Lucas is your husband?
Jessica: That he is, and I'd
Kink, a new documentary about the world of BDSM and life inside Kink.com, the premier BDSM website. The film, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is produced by actor James Franco who took time out of his busy schedule of writing poetry for Obama, rolling around in body paint, and appearing on General Hospital."If pornography was high school, we would be the goth team," announces the voiceover in
Franco agreed to produce the film in 2011 after visiting the San Francisco Armory, a historic building that houses 50 movie sets. While there to work on the film adaption of Stephen Elliott’s 2009 book The Adderall Diaries, Franco came into contact with the Kink.com crew who were also shooting inside the Armory.
“I was given a tour of the place, and then I got to watch a video being made,” says Franco. “It was very interesting because the dynamic in front of the camera was very different from what was happening off camera. It was a BDSM scene of a girl in a cage, andRead More »from 50 Shades of James Franco
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