By Margaret Hartmann
Here's one way Eliot Spitzer can distinguish himself from Anthony Weiner in the minds of voters: While Carlos Danger had his beleaguered wife speak on his behalf as he casually admitted to another round of extramarital sexting, Spitzer confirmed on Thursday night that his wife Silda won't be joining him on the campaign trail. "I think it's fair to say I'm running for office. No other member of my family is running for office. And I think the public is going to judge me, not who else is with me or not with me," Spitzer told the Post. He noted, "She's got a career," but the paper claims it isn't Silda's job that's keeping her from shaking a few voters' hands, but the fact that she's on the verge of divorcing the former governor and prostitute enthusiast.
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- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 26, 2013 2:42 PM EDT
The Nine of Pentacles card suggests that the hard part is over. You've paid your dues and you have nothing to prove. Let the results speak for themselves and don't dirty your hands with idle, trendy or high maintenance indulgences like lovers who don't give back. Take appropriate precautions and nurture the finer things that are in tune with your needs and that faithfully satisfy multiple senses. Craft a flowing comfort zone, retreat, home or romantic paradise from these established simple pleasures or self-renewing efforts. Maintain self-confidence, self-control, independence and the art of being alone. Consistent feeding of your spirit creates a rich and replenished soul.
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 26, 2013 1:48 PM EDT
A new study found that a woman who is wearing luxury items and designer brands is perceived to have a more devoted partner...You know that new Marc Jacobs bag you're coveting right now? Well, guess what, ladies: The real reason you want it is because, somewhere in the depths of your womanly brain, you think it will keep other chicks from stealing your man.Read More »from Stupid Sexist Study: Designer Duds Keep Other Women Off Your Man
By Natasha Burton
Yeah. So says a RIDICULOUS new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, who talked to 649 women and found that buying designer duds is a tactic of sorts to tell other women to step away from our boyfriends.
"We found that a woman who is wearing luxury items and designer brands is perceived to have a more devoted partner and as a result other women are less likely to flirt with him," says Ph.D. student Yajin Wang, one of the authors of the study. "Regardless of who actually purchased the items, other women inferred that the man had something to do with it and is thus more devoted to her."
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So…let's get this straight: No matter who bought the handbag in question,
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"I'd rather be spending time with you."
Yes, there's a "Save the Library" march tonight, which you must attend because your town is closing branches right and left. And yes, your husband understands the gravity of the situation and has even brought up supportive points like: "Libraries aren't just about books! They have free DVDs!" But as you race out the door to fight for universal literacy (and free DVDs!), or to meet up with your old friend from England, or to make the last-minute meeting at the office, letting your significant somebody know that he is preferable to any of your causes, obligations or goals not only keeps him from feeling like just another check-off on your to-do list, but also affirms that he is item number one on your to-adore list.
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Photo: Getty Images"The best thing about how you play Monopoly is that you let the kids win."
The reason to mention this--oh so casually--is not so much about the particular board
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 26, 2013 12:42 PM EDT
I am definitely a sucker for all of those marriage advice articles. I can't help but read all of the headlines and tips splashed around the web an Pinterest like, Schedule in sex! Put in on the calendar! Make date night a priority! I pin "10 Ways To Make an At-Home Date Night" and once in a while, actually follow through on them. The only problem is that sometimes all that good ol' advice, gets a bit, well, old. So while I'll be the first to admit that marriage does take work, when I hear marriage advice that is a little off the beaten path, like some of the advice in Iris Krasnow's book "The Secret Lives of Wives," I can't help but take a second look. Click through for 7 surprising secrets of successful couples! -By Chaunie BrusieRead More »from Love Lessons: 10 Surprising Secrets of Successful Couples
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Technology has been complicating romance for longer than we thought: Tech blog Collision Detection unearthed a Victorian example in Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes, a novel about a telegraph operator who falls for a mystery man she meets "on the wire." Mistaken identities and madcap antics ensue. "I hope sometime we may clasp hands bodily as we do now spiritually, on the wire," the enigmatic "C" tells heroine Nattie Rogers.
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The Cut Here's a scene where Nattie and friends wonder if "C" is misrepresenting himself - a phenomenon modern audiences might call catfishing:
"It must be very romantic and fascinating to talk with some one so far away, a mysterious stranger too, that one has never seen," Miss Archer said, her black eyes sparkling. "I should get up a nice little sentimental affair immediately, I know I should, there is something so nice about anything with a mystery to it."
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Now you have no excuse not to ask out that hottie in accounting...Work is where we spend our days, explore ourselves, and build our networks--so why should dating be excluded? That said, deciding whether or not to date the hunk 10 cubes down and two rows over from you is extremely personal. And while there are no right answers, there may be a company policy. Legislation doesn't regulate matters of the heart, but you definitely want to understand the potential implications of going out with an officemate.
First, find out how your organization views at-work relationships, and start your decision-making process from there. If you think you want to give it a try and ask him out, use the following strategy to help you sort through both the emotions and the day-to-day realities of dating at work.
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1. Know your intentions. No shame here, but the parameters of the relationship and the level of risk are directly proportional to your purpose. Are you having a one-night-stand with
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 26, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
tHuma Abedin stood by her husband Anthony Weiner's side yesterday as he gave a press conference regarding the latest round of dirty chats to be exposed between him and a 22-year-old anonymous woman. During the press conference he admitted that he continued to send sexual texts, chats and photos to women online after his resignation from Congress, and as recently as last summer. Weiner is running for New York City mayor, and warned the public when he joined the race a few weeks ago (much later than the other candidates) that more texts of this nature might come out.
During his mea culpa yesterday afternoon, Weiner offered a sort of robotic apology to the public and his wife, saying, "This behavior that I did was problematic to say the least, destructive to say the most. It caused many stresses and strains on my marriage, but I'm pleased and blessed that she has given me a second chance." Abedin looked at the floor awkwardly almost the entire time Weiner was saying these things,Read More »from Is it Ever Okay to Stay in an Unhappy Marriage? Huma Abedin Thinks So
- Lover.ly | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:34 AM EDT
Engagement parties, bridal showers, couples showers, wedding gifts...let's face it, there's lots of opportunities for the bride and groom to receive a little token (or a very big one, in some cases!) of congratulations during their wedding planning and again on the actual day. Bridal registries definitely make it easy for your friends and family in search of the perfect gift. But what isn't always easy? Picking out the perfect gift for your bridesmaids, as a 'thank you' for helping you prepare for your big day. As always, we've got some great ideas for you in our slideshow round-up of our top 10 favorite bridesmaids' gifts. Enjoy!
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4 Signs He's Not Ready For MarriageThese days, more guys are taking their time to get hitched. Is yours one of them?Read More »from 4 Signs He’s Not Ready for Marriage
He's crazy about you, sure, but that doesn't mean he's ready to put a ring on it-at least, not so fast. New research reveals that men are waiting longer to get hitched than they used to: According to the most recent stats from the U.S. Census Bureau, 64 percent of men aged 25-29 had never been married, as opposed to just 19 percent in 1970.
While it's hard to pinpoint the exact cause of the Great Marriage Crash of twenty-something millennials, experts say a few factors may be contributing to the trend. "These days, people are taking longer to finish school and launch their careers," says Brad Wilcox, Ph.D., a sociologist and director of the National Marriage Project. "Men have that natural provider instinct, so they want to feel financially secure before making that kind of long-term commitment." And when it takes longer for him to get to a comfortable place in his career (thank you, crappy economy), it
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