Photo: Marianne HaasBy Jena Pincott
Your Parents Were Yuppies
A person born to a couple in their 30s grows up to find older faces more attractive than does one with younger parents, finds a study from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. That is, college-aged women with "older" parents were likelier to find wrinkled, weathered faces attractive for either a fling or a marriage. The same was found for young men when considering a woman for a long-term relationship. (Take note: Only a man's mother's age, not his father's, influenced his attraction to older women.)
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Your Limbal Rings Are Riveting
The eye's limbal ring goes in the category of overlooked but not unseen. It's the dark circle around the iris that enhances the whiteness and brightness of the sclera (the whites of the eyes). Researchers at the University of California at Irvine asked people to rate sets of faces that were identical except for the eyes--one had dark and distinct limbal
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 3:02 PM EDT
Valentine's Day blew right by my husband and I, in a blur of an adoption home study, basketball practice, Girl Scout field trips, and more. We did, however, manage a weekly date night throughout the month as we took a free class together. It was a fun way to reconnect without putting a strain on our budget. A regular date night is incredibly important to us, but we're keeping a tight rein on our finances these days. Being a little more creative and flexible helps us keep our marriage a priority, without spending a lot of money. Check out these 7 simple ways to save some green on date night! - By Heather Sokol
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Get the equality in your relationship you deserve.You're both busy at work, so why do you get stuck with all the at-home stuff? Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober, authors of Getting to 50/50, tell you how to get your guy to do his share. These simple tips will get him to be a true partner--so you can stop feeling like a nag.Read More »from The Real Way to Have it All
Ask for what you need and be specific. You think you and your guy should both clean up around the house, but he can't read your mind. So ask him--nicely, not in a critical way--and listen to his response. Saying "I want you to do more around the house" won't get you as far as saying "Let's agree on what needs to get done around the house and divvy up the list." He may even have ideas for getting the job done better and/or faster (really).
Be direct (not directive). Consider the household to-do list as something to tackle together. If one of you needs to be home when the electrician comes to fix the ceiling fan, invite him to the appointment on his Outlook calendar; this way, it's clearly a shared
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By Natasha Burton
In fact, a recent survey by The Knot and WeddingChannel.com found that the average price people spend on their weddings rose in 2012 to $28,427. Which is like the price of a car or even a down payment on a house in some states. Spending that on just one day seems a bit crazy, right?
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I thought so-until I started planning my own wedding. Lemme just break down how fast you can spend $30K on a wedding for 100 people:
Five-hour venue rental: $5,000
Day-of wedding coordinator (required by our venue): $2,000
Food: $10,000 (If we were having our wedding at a hotel, we would have had a $30,000 food minimum.)
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Okay, so that's already $25,000 and doesn't include flowers (which could be as much as $5,000), the
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
I never liked first dates. Even when they went well, there was this constant worry that maybe things wouldn't go as well next time. What do I wear? Where should we go? Should I pay for my meal or let him pay for all of it? Do I shave my legs? What if I can't stand him? What if he smells? WHAT IF? Thankfully I haven't had to go on a first date in over a dozen years, but I've recently realized that every outing with my toddler, Vivi runs the risk of being very similar to a terrible first date. From the risk of embarrassment to the awkward conversations, here are some of the reasons I stress about outings with my little bundle almost as much as I worried about those first dates. Click through for 7 things toddlers and first dates have in common. -By Casey Mullins
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 1:18 PM EDTKFOR
Flash mobs are usually staged as silly bursts of entertainment but the one that erupted outside security at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Monday night had a very romantic purpose.
Brittany Jones organized the event to propose to her boyfriend, Austin Spitler, who had been on a church mission trip for two years. The couple had only been able to communicate by letter or email for the duration of his time away.
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As Spitler exited the security area, he was greeted by a large group of people led by Jones doing a choreographed dance to "Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)" by The Contours. The dancers then grooved to Bruno Mars' "Marry You" while Jones stepped forward. “I’ve waited two long years for you. I’d wait an eternity to have you as my husband. Will you marry me?” she said, before getting down on one knee.
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- By Carly Totten, Lover.ly
As much as we adore warm summer days, we have to admit that spring may in fact be our favorite. We love watching trees and flowers begin to bloom for the first time after a long, cold winter. And there are few palettes we love more than those filled with soft pastels, which are perfect for the season. As a celebration of making it through another chilly winter, we thought it only fitting to kick off spring (and the official start of wedding season!) with our top 10 favorite bouquets filled with gorgeous in-season blooms.
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- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 11:55 AM EDT
The Five of Swords card reversed suggests that at this time, it may be best to leave well enough alone or to take the moral high ground, as issues or memories of disrespect, abuse, cheating or trickery may be lying right below the surface. Opening this can of worms may bring everyone down. Keep your information or knowledge of a hidden truth to yourself, and just privately enjoy any personal victory without resorting to public embarrassment. All the parties involved have had an equal hand in bringing about the current circumstances, so any attempts to 'win' will be ultimately fruitless. Let it go -- it isn't worth it.
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Mar 12, 2013 6:11 PM EDTGetty Images, Twitter
Here's your teen report of the day: One Direction star Harry Styles is so over Taylor Swift and has reportedly moved on with new girlfriend Shaniece Nesbitt—quick, someone get her a body guard! Apparently dating a teen idol is downright dangerous.
According to every teen gossip website, One Direction fans discovered that the Irish beauty began dating Styles recently after meeting him in the audience of his concert in Belfast. Upon merely hearing that the two hung out for the evening (and sources deny the two even slept together), Nesbitt's Facebook and Twitter accounts were bombarded with angry messages saying Nesbitt "deserves to die", forcing her to shut down her Facebook account.
It's no secret that celebrity couples get their share of harassment but when a teen idol couples off particularly with an "Average Joe", the union can be even more vulnerable to public scrutiny. In February 2009, former hairdresser Danielle Deleasa, wife of Jonas Brother's star Kevin Jonas allegedly gotRead More »from Harry Styles' Girlfriend Receives Death Threats. Is it Safe to Date a Teen Idol?
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Mar 12, 2013 5:09 PM EDT
With the exception of Chelsea Handler's measly (but awesome) half-hour show, late-night talk remains a good ol' boys club of shameless, boyish hosts who can't get enough of their hotties in the hot seat. And believe us: Jay Leno's crazy-flustered "Interview" with Halle Berry Monday night was just the latest in a long line of offenses.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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