Did You Know Hallmark Has 'Troubled Relationship' Cards?By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe
This is news to us, but apparently, Hallmark has been selling cards under the "Troubled Relationship" category since 2008. Sentiments include "It's Not Perfect, But It's Ours," and "I Wish I Could Go Back," - because nothing says "Sorry I cheated" better than Hallmark. If your marriage is in trouble, you might consider giving your wife an "Unexpected Turns" Anniversary Card. ("Though this anniversary may come at a time when things are uncertain, your love will give you strength and see you through.")
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Not to miss out on an opportunity for card-giving, the greeting card company is also selling cards geared towards long-distance relationships. (Wish I May, Wish I Might, Be Where You Are Tonight. Love, Chad.)
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I'm not going to rail on this too much, because a cheesy mass-printed card is probably better than no card at all. But if
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Thu, May 23, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
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- Redbook | Love + Sex – Thu, May 23, 2013 10:03 AM EDT
What if we told you that in less than the length of an episode of New Girl, you could up your passion, improve communication, and feel closer to your special someone? These science-proven expert tips from popular TED Talks explain how. By Diana Kelly, REDBOOK.Read More »from 8 Tricks to Reignite Your Relationship in 20 Minutes or Less
1. Create space in your relationship
To desire your mate, leave each other for a bit, says Esther Perel in "The Secret to Desire In a Long-Term Relationship." Our need for security, dependability, and reliability are vital to our relationships, but so are our innate desire for risk, danger, adventure, the unknown, and surprise, which can be hard to find when you've been with the same person for a long time. When researchers asked people when they were most drawn to their partners, about half responded, "When they're away, when we reunite after being apart, when I see them from across the room at a party talking to another person." So make plans to see separate friends this weekend. You'll be more likely to appreciate - and want
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Love + Sex – Wed, May 22, 2013 2:08 PM EDT
When 18-year-old Shalom Rokeach married 19-year-old Hannah Batya Penet in Israel on Tuesday, it was more than just a lavish wedding -- it was the launch of a new era. The groom is the future leader of the revered Belz Rebbe, a Hassidic Jewish sect that began in Poland in the early 1800s. More than 25,000 guests attended the hours-long ceremony, which was filled with traditional significance and lasted until dawn the next day. Though the bride was surrounded by thousands of well-wishers, she wore a heavy veil throughout the ceremony, keeping her face hidden from her guests. -- By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine.Read More »from Incredible Photos from the Wedding with 25,000 Guests
Temper tantrums, clothing meltdowns, and gift demands. Sound like a bratty child? Nope, it's the profile of a modern man, according to the results of a new British study.
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The study was conducted by the money-saving site Quidco.com and included 2,000 people. Researchers found that 20 percent of women consider their significant other a full-fledged diva— these guys are in need of constant reassurance and affection, hog the bathroom to primp, and have champagne tastes. Their poor female partners report spending almost $169 on gifts, extravagant dates, and luxe holidays for their men. More than a third rack up over $2,000 in debt trying to keep their partners happy, and 30 percent worry that they'll crack under the pressure. Unsurprisingly, 80 percent of these couples argue over such issues with more than half splitting up because of them. So what are the signs that a man is high maintenance?
- Throwing a fit when things
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:31 AM EDT
The King of Wands card reversed suggests that you should try not to torment yourself over the past or over that which you can not control, especially through denial, which could make for a defensive attitude. Be open to a move or to reassessing relationship goals, for there may be little or nothing left to get out of this situation as it stands now. Watch out for a tendency to drown in nostalgia, for reminiscing over past achievements take precedence over planning for future endeavors. That could intimate that the glory days or passionate adventures are all behind you. Use this energy to plug your relationship or love life back into a power source.
- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger | Love + Sex – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
Brad Pitt in
Oh Brad, last week you had our hearts puffed up with your moving tribute to partner Angelina Jolie after she revealed she underwent a double mastectomy to lower her risk of cancer. This week, we feel like a flaccid, old balloon: the air just leaked out of our regard, "pssssst."
Speaking with Esquire, the actor did perform a backhanded Aniston diss that has become something of a trademark interview technique: "I spent years f***ing off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany…" i.e. his marriage to Aniston was a waste. Yes, yes, we know, you hung around the Malibu house smoking pot, drinking Margaritas, and eating lots of guac. Actually sounds fun.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, May 21, 2013 5:27 PM EDT
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Getty ImagesWe have edible underwear. We have glow-in-the-dark underwear. Now, thanks to a campaign on My Major Company, France's answer to Kickstarter, we may soon have scented men's underwear. Why? To once and for all squash the long-held stereotype that the French are...a bit casual about personal hygiene. (You know, Pepé Le Pew and all that.)
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French underwear company, Le Slip Français, is raising funds for a line of men's briefs that will smell of "musk and pears." How they landed on that particular fragrance profile is anyone's guess. (Well, if you speak French, maybe there's an explanation in their promotional video. Mon français is pretty rusty.) The fabric will be embedded with teeny scent capsules that release the scent as the wearer moves around, and will last through 30 washes.
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All they need to do is raise $25,000, and voila! Musky-pear
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Tue, May 21, 2013 4:59 PM EDT
Here's all you need to know about Mono.You decided where you're going to school next fall, and you've been duly warned about the 15 pounds thing. But did you know up to one in four college freshmen get mono?Read More »from 5 Things You Need to Know About Mono (aka the Kissing Disease)
By Amanda Macmillan
1. Yes, kissing spreads it
People pass the Epstein-Barr virus (which causes mono) through saliva, often during hookups that involve, as docs say, "deep kissing with tongue." Sex won't up your odds of catching it, a new study found.
2. Who gave it to me?
It can take four to six weeks after exposure to feel symptoms, so you may never know whose saliva (or which beer-pong cup) is to blame. Healthy again? Wait at least four to kiss anyone.
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3. When should I see a doc?
Get a blood test if you feel any of these for a week or longer: fever, sore throat, I'm-huffing-and-puffing-just-walking-to-class exhaustion, or swollen lymph nodes.
4. How is it treated?
There's no magic pill for mono antibiotics don't work on viruses. You can help your body fight off the
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