The Ace of Pentacles card suggests that the conditions may be rife with possibilities. Whatever you are nurturing is growing and may provide the first fruits of security, comfort or sensual pleasure. All of the five senses are at your disposal and tempt you into staying put and indulging your appetites, particularly as they relate to your love life or relationship. Now may be the right time to enjoy physical intimacy and to appreciate beauty and other sensual pleasures. You can also strengthen your connection and explore your sexuality. Romantic or feel-good physical encounters or even pregnancy are possible. Share tokens or symbols of love and affection. And don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.
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By Rachel Wilkerson, Lover.lyRead More »from Wedding Registry Dos and Don'ts
Ah, the gift registry. Depending on who you ask, this staple of the modern wedding is either the best thing in the world...or completely evil. Some couples love it, while others are made extremely uncomfortable by it. Guests may think it's great...or believe it's tacky and filled with ridiculous expectations. It's enough to make any couple go crazy, but here are our tips for using the registry, whether you're the bride-to-be or a wedding guest.
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DO register for items at all different price points; DON'T register at a single (read: expensive) store. The biggest thing guests hate about registries is when the couple makes the options feel limited. Make sure you hit a couple stores, and DO try to choose at least one that is located in most of your guests' hometowns (like Target) so they aren't forced to deal with $20 shipping costs for the $20 item they want to buy you.
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- Lover.ly | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 6:19 PM EDT
Your bachelorette party is the ultimate girls' night out. However, before your best friends jump into planning - they've likely already started - make sure they know what your dream night entails. If barhopping is the farthest idea from fun for you, then you may want to opt for a different plan. The whole point is for you to go out and have fun!
Are you dreaming of a ski trip with your bridesmaids? Maybe you just really, really need to press pause on your wedding planning for a day at the spa. Sound more like you? Here are five ideas from Lover.ly for your party that will have you enjoying your dream bachelorette far away from your local bar scene.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 5:38 PM EDT
"Lean In." Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns jokes that the trick is to "marry someone 20 years older." But executive coach and Princeton University grad Susan A. Patton offered up some "have it all" advice last week that has left many women baffled: Find a husband before you finish college.Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says the key is to
"For most of you, the cornerstone of your future and happiness will be inextricably linked to the man you marry, and you will never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of you," Patton, who earned a degree in art and archaeology from Princeton in 1977, wrote in a letter published in The Princetonian. "Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate."
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 4:45 PM EDT
,Here's something I didn't know: according to experts, 93% of human communication is non-verbal. But the 7% of our communication that is verbal is so essential to forming and maintaining positive bonds with others that when you're speaking to those you love, you must make sure you're not making these common mistakes that can bring otherwise healthy relationships to an end.
1. You stop telling the whole truth.
The love experts at YourTango call this the "lie of omission." You know what a lie of omission is. You haven't lied about something going on in your life or something you did, you just haven't come clean about it, either. Relationship coach Virginia Clark says, "If something is important you need to tell your partner the truth; even if your voice shakes and you're scared. More often than not the anticipation of [your partner's] reaction will be worse than the experience itself. When you withhold a truth it's like you have a "secret" you're keeping that can't help but createRead More »from What Did I Say? 3 Communication Mistakes that End Relationships
By Sandy M. FernandezRead More »from 4 Signs You're in an Abusive Relationship
In one study, 77 percent of college women copped to being, or having been, in an abusive relationship. Experts don't have a single, set definition for emotional or psychological abuse, but it's generally described as any behavior-short of physical violence-used to manipulate, degrade, humiliate, or punish another person. This can be extreme Lifetime movie stuff: threats, stalking, vandalism, phone or email monitoring. But, just as often, it can be more subtle: overreactions that keep you walking on eggshells, underhanded compliments, barbed advice that's allegedly for your own good, even offers to "help" by managing your money, career, or relationships with others.
Most of these relationships won't escalate to physical violence. But some will and it's difficult to tell until it's too late. The best thing you can do for yourself-or for a friend you suspect might be in such a situation-is to know the warning signs. Here are four actions you might be
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 2:38 PM EDT
The Knave of Swords card suggests that you should try to clear your to-do list. Make time for witty chats or conversation. Reminisce or talk out issues that might need to be resolved and be clear about what you want. Put promises, itineraries or plans in writing to avoid misunderstandings later on. It may not be romantic, but being fair and practical in this case can help alleviate suspicions and avoid mind games.
Your proposal story is one you'll be asked to tell again and again, so we pulled a few proposal planning experts aside to find out exactly what it is that makes the perfect proposal. The conclusion? Skip the YouTube proposal or flash mob and come up with something truly personal. Here, five ideas to get you started on the right track.
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Check out surprising statistics that could improve your own bedroom behaviorBy Marlisse CepedaRead More »from 9 New Sex Findings You Won't Believe
You know sex feels good and is good for you. But researchers recently tackled some of the things you may not know-like how money affects intimacy-and may think you know-like how many calories doing the deed actually burns. Click through for the sexy scoop on the nine most interesting studies-and their shocking results. After all, the more you know about sex, the more you might get it! Photo by Getty Images
1. The higher a woman's desire for sex, the higher her standards for potential partners.
You'd think the more someone craves sex, the more willing that single would be to settle. Not so with women. According to the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, as a lady's longing for a one-night stand heightens, she becomes more discerning, seeking out only the most physically attractive men. Guys, on the other hand, consider all women as potential partners, regardless of beauty. That's because men just want sex, so they take whatever they can get.
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