The Temperance card suggests that the timing may be right for sharing your feelings, getting together, creating something new or pouring your heart out, but don't expect a quick fix. This could be the beginning of a creative process of cooperation, diversity, sexual compatibility or testing of the romantic waters, so be prepared to go with the flow or to set new relationship goals that can work for the long term. Patience, trust, compromise and self-control can bring moderate, consistent and stable results as long as you are not afraid to get your feet wet.
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 8, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
By Jamie Miles for TheKnot.com
Have you heard? Alexis Bledel is engaged to her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser. In light of their engagement and the season six premiere last night, we dreamed up a very 1960s Mod-inspired wedding with all the sleek suave details representative of the period drama. We're talking bateau necklines, impeccable tailoring and a vintage getaway car. Get the look!
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In a relationship, it's not only women who like to hear that they look nice, or that they're wanted. Whether it's a simple compliment to kick off his day or something deeper, these affirmations will strengthen your bond. By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.Read More »from The 10 Sweet Nothings He Needs to Hear
"You look handsome"
It may sound obvious, but men enjoy a good ego-stroking, especially when they're not trying to impress. "Whenever my fiancé groggily tells me I look nice in the morning, before I head out the door for work, it makes me feel unstoppable for the rest of the day," says New Yorker Charles C., 30. "It's one thing to hear it if we're going out to a nice place, but when she tells me I look dapper when I'm on my way to the office, it gives me a renewed confidence."
It's easy to overlook the small gestures, like when he swaps out his toothbrush head for yours or straightens up the apartment even if you're not having friends over. Instead of issuing a passive aggressive, "it's about time!" thank him. "Catch him doing
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Today... let's discuss how to flirt with nerds, shall we?
After an exceptionally fun evening of speed-dating with the nerds, I decided to get in touch with the man who organized and MC-ed the whole event, one Matt Wasowski, a.k.a. "The Boss of Nerd Nite" (as well as the author of the very nerdy book It's Okay to Like Sports: How Women, Artists and Intellectuals Can Find Cultural Value in Athletics.)
Anyway, I asked Matt if he had any special advice about how to flirt with the nerds.... Here's how our conversation went.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A NERD
MAURA: Let's get serious now - very serious.... What's your definition of a nerd?
MATT: As the Boss of Nerd Nite, I've always maintained a very broad - and thus, very inclusive - definition of nerd. The word applies to anyone who is both passionate and
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make time to make outGUYS: Enough with lazy bedroom techniques! Women love (and miss) foreplay. We also love just making out (without expecting sex to come next). Kissing, touching, licking and whispering can be more intimate and an even greater turn-on than getting down and dirty. Here are 8 essentials that you often seem to forget, but that will actually rock her world. It's time to get back to basics...
1. Kiss Until You're Sore
Some girls dump guys who are bad kissers, so get with the program. Soft, teasing lip kisses are flirtatious and let us know you know what you're doing. And don't stop once things have progressed to the actual sex; you don't have to lock lips the entire time, but check in regularly to keep her happy. Oh, and if you have dry, flaky lips, start using lip balm please.
But, never… attempt to force your tongue into a woman's esophagus - as many of you often do. Yes, you should use your tongue when kissing, but be conservative and limit how
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 5, 2013 5:58 PM EDT
When General Hospital debuted in 1963 as a staid, doctor-centered drama, it was immediately put on life support. But producers quickly figured out the key to getting the show's ratings sky-high: non-medical hijinks, love triangles and hotties galore. What passed for hunky in the 1960s, though, didn't quite stay the same in the decades that followed. Allow us to present a mini-retrospective.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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Jeane Stockheim was born in 1913. When she was 4, she marched with her mother in her first Women's Suffrage rally on Broadway. From there, she went on to a career in nursing and teaching, with an emphasis on sex education. While working as a Red Cross nurse, she earned a BS in public health from NYU and an MA in maternal and child care from Columbia, all while married and raising two children. But her lasting contribution came later on, in the sixties and seventies, when she played a part in getting the city schools to teach kids the real facts of life. Robert Kolker spoke with Stockheim from her home in Florida, where she was preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday.
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CorbisYou were a Red Cross nurse through the war years and then a married mother of two. Why did you change careers to teach sexual education in the schools?
When I was growing up, if I asked my mother where babies came from, I got slapped
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If you were in a celebrity marriage, would you allow your husband to cheat?Read More »from Jada Pinkett Smith and Hollywood's Open Marriage Trend
Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about this very topic on Thursday when during an interview with HuffPo Live, she addressed longstanding rumors that she and her husband of 15 years Will Smith are allowed to sleep with other people. "I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay," said Pinkett Smith. "Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice versa."
It's not the first time one half of the power couple as spoken out about their unconventional relationship. In 2008, Will Smith told British magazine Now, "Our perspective is, you don’t avoid what’s natural and you’re going to be attracted to people. If it came down to it, then one would say to the other: 'Look, I need to have sex with somebody. Now I’m not going to
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 5, 2013 3:08 PM EDT
Guys tell how they knew their girl was The One.With wedding season just around the corner, we asked some real guys what made them realize they really wanted to get down on one knee and ask their girlfriends that big question. Here's what they had to say. Spoiler: Guys watch When Harry Met Sally too!Read More »from 11 Real Guys Reveal When They Knew She was the One
By Natasha Burton
1. "My wife and I have massive amounts of fun together, finish each other's sentences, love planning out our collective future and play house relatively well, but the thing that sealed the deal was when I realized that even when she is being the absolute worst, I not only still want her in my life but I want to wake up next to her. " -Rob T.
2. "Her little sister sent me a Facebook family update asking to name me as her "brother-in-law." And that's when it hit me - I can't see myself being with anyone else for the rest of my life. -Aaron S.
3. "We were at a charity event for a cause I hold really dear to my heart. A father was talking about how our charity saved his kid's life. She was watching him talk
CosmopolitanBy Ariel NagiRead More »from 6 Surprising Signs You Should Break Up
We all know the obvious signs to tell if a man isn't the one for you: he cheated, he can't keep a job, he's abusive-emotionally or physically-the list goes on. But sometimes, subtle red flags are waving in our faces and we don't realize they mean it's time to dump an undercover loser.
1. All of his friends are single
If all of his friends are bachelors, he probably thinks he still is too. Men who are ready to be committed will stop acting like they're single (i.e., hanging out at strip clubs with all his single amigos) and keep around the dudes who are in serious relationships like him, says relationship expert April Masini of AskApril.com. In fact, studies show that couples who are friends with other couples have stronger romances. Plus, friends like his single boys will likely tease him for being the "taken" one or get upset when he doesn't have time for them, which can put him in an awkward position of choosing between pleasing his buddies or pleasing his girlfriend.
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