The Four of Swords suggests that you might feel isolated as the result of a previous heartbreak or hurt. This is not the moment to react or cut loose. Your willingness to be receptive to circumstances no matter how harsh is what will ultimately revitalize your self-image and love life. You can get back in the game and bounce back better than ever, but you need to wait for a sign of encouragement. Bide your time wisely, tune out negativity and slow down. Give yourself time to know where you stand. Seek a retreat so you can recover your nerve, and don't be so hard on yourself.
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 11:07 AM EDT
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:49 AM EDTLovers Day. It’s a lot like Valentine’s Day: roses are handed out, marriage proposals spike, and a national awareness of sexy time is promoted courtesy of a 15th Century Saint (in this case St. George) This year, some folks (slash publicists) are trying to import the holiday to the States, proclaiming today National Lovers Day right here in the U.S.Today is for lovers. Every year on April 23, Spain celebrates
One problem: People really, really hate the word ‘lover’. To quote the late Liz Lemon, "that word bums me out unless it's between the words meat and pizza."
It's difficult to pinpoint what makes it sound so perverted-nails-on-a-chalkboard, but I’ll give it a try. First of all, it's a little too specific. If you’re referring to a lover in conversation, you’re daring the person you’re to talking to not to picture you having sex in a champagne glass-shaped bubble bath in the Poconos. There are other words to describe the person you've chosen to bed, so the decision to use feels a bit Read More »from It's National Lovers Day: Why does the word 'Lover' feel so wrong?
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Recently, Kristen Stewart fell out of the con-artist comedy Focus after Will Smith replaced Ben Affleck as the male lead; according to Variety, she was nagged by "the feeling that the age difference between the two would be too large a gap." For the record, Smith is a mere four years older than the 40-year-old Affleck, and if it seems a little odd that either of them would be considered a romantic partner for the 23-year-old Stewart in the first place … well, welcome to Hollywood. It seems like time and time again, male movie stars are allowed to age into their forties, fifties, and even sixties while the ages of their female love interests remain firmly on one side of the big 4-0, but is this a perception borne out of reality? To find out for sure, Vulture has analyzed the data of ten middle-aged leading men and the ages of the women they've wooed onscreen; you'll see the results in the charts below.
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:50 PM EDT
All those buttons, he hates them.Everywhere you look, there's a new list of tips on how to "Drive Him Wild!" The message they send? "Hey, girls, if you'd only try harder, he'll like you more." But actually, most guys we know are pretty simple. As long as you skip these seven moves you think he wants, but really doesn't.Read More »from 7 Moves You Think He Wants You to Make – but He Really Doesn’t
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1. Join him in his prework morning shower.
A GUY'S GUT REACTION: Oh, you mean the only 10 minutes of alone time I get all day?
WHY IT'S NOT THAT SEXY: Getting intimate in the shower can be a divisive issue. Taking it to his prework morning shower ups the ante. This might be the only time all day a guy isn't dying for sex. As D, 26, says, "Unless you have a seat in there, a shower romp is never as fun as it sounds. Who gets to stand under the water? And she can't like it when she goes down on me and there's scalding hot water blasting her in the face." Sure makes the climax kind of anticlimactic.
2. Strongly hint that you're in the mood, then play hard to get and make him
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:35 PM EDTThis will show her (Photo by Twitter/Ahow)
Well, this is awkward. A man was having a spat with his girlfriend at an Olive Garden in Charlotte, NC on Sunday night when he decided to resolve the matter in the utmost mature manner: defiantly building a fort of menus to shield his face from his girlfriend.
Fellow diner Adam Howell caught the incident on his camera phone, tweeting it out to his 650 followers, and the photo soon went viral. "A grown ass man is mad at his girlfriend at Olive Garden & has made a menu fort," he wrote, later updating his Twitter audience that the waitress eventually gave the man a time out by dismantling the his fort and taking his menu away. His date, on her cell phone, apparently was unfazed.
Building a menu fort is an obvious sign of relationship strife but what are some other clues you are that miserable couple at table five?
You physically turn your body 180 degrees from your guy who smirks behind your back.
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 2:02 PM EDT
Time to schedule some good solid time with your best friends, don't you think? This past year I've had the opportunity to spend some time with some of my favorite people who are friends forever even though we can go years without seeing or talking to each other. They are people who have supported and counseled and cried and laughed with me when I've been most vulnerable. They are constant and loyal and true. Sometimes I think they have saved my sanity, and the truth is that maybe they have. Time with friends has a way of smoothing out the frustrations and defraying the nerves in a way that few other things can. Click through for 7 ways friendship is even more valuable than you think! -By Lizzie Heiselt
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The Death card suggests that when love goes wrong, nothing goes right. Whether you are avoiding an inevitable break-up, are in a rut or are simply trying to deny issues that are standing in the way of romantic happiness, you know what this means. You may miss opportunities or even hit all the red lights when you are running late. This could be a sign that something's got to give in order for you to move on to the next chapter in your relationship -- or even beyond that. Continued resistance may be futile.
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:32 PM EDT
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At least it felt that way for the bride, who was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in late March. Told by doctors that she may only have a few months to live, Batugo, 29, and her fiancé decided they would move their August wedding to April. “We were given kind of a deadline, you could say,” Gargano told Yahoo! Shine. But they had no concrete plans set, and found themselves daunted not only by Batugo’s prognosis, but by the idea of pulling off a wedding so quickly.
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Feel like you've lost your mojo? For inspiration on how to bring your sexy back, check out this hard-won advice from real women on what makes them feel most confident and attractive. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from "Why I'm Sexy — and I Know It"
I appreciate my body for what it can do
"My new, post-nursing breasts are a bit deflated compared to the ones I had when I got pregnant. I thought I would care, but I actually don't. The only person who sees them all the time is my husband, and to me, they are a badge of pride and honor. After all, I fed my amazing daughter from my own body for a full year." - Felicia B., 38
I hit the dance floor
"If there's music, I want to dance. I feel sexy as soon as I start moving. Who knows how I actually look to anyone else? I feel sexy, and that's all that matters. You can always tell a woman who knows she's got it. It's almost impossible not to believe her." - Jenny Block, relationship writer and author of Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage
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Body confidence comes from within
"In my twenties, I sought out pretty vapid, sex-based relationships that were designed to boost my body-confidence. I thought that the more men who wanted me, the better I'd feel about my stomach or the size of my chest. Then, at 33, I started performing burlesque for fun. Once I realized that an audience of both strangers and friends could appreciate me with all my flaws on display, I didn't need those pointless relationships anymore. After a year of performing, I found my current boyfriend, who loves me unconditionally. The sex is amazing because it's meaningful, and I realize that loving your body - not being a certain weight or specific body type - is what makes it attractive in the first place " - Lisa, 36, in a
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