Namaste Adam Levine. (Photo by Eric Ray Davidson/Details) Poor Adam Levine. He's pretty, rich, business-minded and not at all rock and roll. There's no tribal tattoo on the planet that can obscure the fact that he writes love songs for mom's car when she's picking you up from the train. But look, he's good at it. He's also good at coaching reality show competitions and translating his pop star status into lucrative cross-branding opportunities. But Levine wants more. He wants to be taken seriously.
That's a tall order from a rock star who tweets about his Macy's fragrance.
Because before he had his own fragrance he was making fun of people who did. Remember when he called celebrity perfumes a sin "punishable by death"?
Because he has an interior design philosophy: "Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music," Levine told Architectural Digest. "You want to make sure you've pared down all the extra
Namaste Adam Levine. (Photo by Eric Ray Davidson/Details) Poor Adam Levine. He's pretty, rich, business-minded and not at all rock and roll. There's no tribal tattoo on the planet that can obscure the fact that he writes love songs for mom's car when she's picking you up from the train. But look, he's good at it. He's also good at coaching reality show competitions and translating his pop star status into lucrative cross-branding opportunities. But Levine wants more. He wants to be taken seriously.Read More »from Adam Levine: Ridiculous Man
- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 3:04 PM EST
CN Digital Studioby Meredith Turits, GlamourRead More »from 5 Not-So-Obvious Signs He's Avoiding Valentine's Day
I was having coffee with a friend a couple of weeks ago, who mentioned he'd purposely booked a trip out of town to see his grandmother during Valentine's Day because he didn't want the girl he was seeing to think he wanted to celebrate.
I'm not a V-Day kind of gal myself, but flying halfway across the country to avoid a date on a calendar? The lady he was seeing probably had no idea how evasive he was being. Were there other things guys were doing to avoid the Day of Hearts and Roses and Candy, besides mysteriously coming down with the flu? I did some digging from my male friends and turns out, there are.
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1. He goes out of his way to spend time with his family that day. As demo'd by the grandma example. While sweet, turns out there may be some ulterior motives lurking. Whomp whomp.
2. He crutches on the "work" excuse more than a week out. "If he's building up talking about a big proposal he's putting together and it's
PERSONALITY: An even-tempered, family-oriented homebody who checks the date book before doing anything.
BIOLOGY: Builders tend to have higher levels of serotonin, a brain chemical known for instilling calm.
IDEAL MATE: A fellow Builder, who appreciates crucial details like alphabetizing the owner's manuals for appliances dating back to 1987.
OUR FAVORITE COUPLE: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, whose marriage lasted for 50 years. In Hollywood, no less.
PERSONALITY: A sensation-seeking creative type who would rather let dishes pile up in the sink than miss a chance to go bungee jumping.
BIOLOGY: Explorers have high levels of dopamine, a chemical in the brain associated with feelings of euphoria and optimism. Explorers love sex. Love.
IDEAL MATE: A fellow Explorer. In short, a partner who won't flinch if you ask him to play hooky and go to Bangkok on a whim.
OUR FAVORITE COUPLE: Duh. Brad and Angelina, the jet-setting, tattooed,Read More »from How to Find Your Soul Mate
Every Valentine's Day boyfriends and husbands struggle with an age-old dilemma when it comes to gift-giving: "Is buying lingerie cheesy or romantic?"
It's a conundrum. If the recipient is a long-term love, she'll worry he's bored with their sex life. If it's a new relationship, the gesture seems awkward and pervy. Shop too high-end and she'll feel obligated to wear it. Aim too cheap and she'll feel like a hooker. It's no wonder men just give up and run to Hallmark.
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"For men, buying lingerie on Valentine's Day is fraught with confusion," says Scott Haltzman, M.D., psychiatrist and author of "The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity." "On the one hand, guys are visual creatures and love to see their partners in sexy underwear but they're usually self-conscious of the message it sends to women."
More on Yahoo! Versace Challenges Men to Lacy LingerieIt came as no surprise that the men Shine asked unanimously agreed that lingerie is a romanticRead More »from A Man's Guide to Lingerie
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 1:35 PM EST
The Two of Pentacles card suggests that this matter may put you in a bit of a bind. However, it may offer two distinct possibilities for handling your time, attention and resources as they affect your relationship or love life. With careful consideration, this could actually be a win-win situation for you, provided you are not sending or receiving mixed messages. This could be a chance to double your pleasure or your chances for material or physical success especially when it comes to physical intimacy or children, provided you are adept at walking the fine line between practical realities and your appetites. You just may need to be reminded of the old sayings 'for better or worse' and 'all things in moderation.'
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 1:13 PM EST
Valentine's Day is right around the corner! It's a day where men go out of their way to pamper their lady loves, and women feel extra-sexy because of it. But what about that pregnant woman in your life? She might not feel quite as sultry this year in her maternity pants, but that means she needs even more love and attention on this romantic holiday. After all, she is growing life inside of her -- doesn't she deserve something special? A gift that celebrates her transition into motherhood while still appreciating her femininity is just the ticket this Valentine's Day. Check out these 7 totally beautiful and appropriate gifts for any mom-to-be! - By Aela H. Mass
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I know I sound like a broken record about the benefits of dating online, especially if you are single and over 40. I'm going to continue to nag you about this because I want what you want: for you to find the man of your dreams, and to never let each other go.
Getting online is the best way to make that happen.
Go ahead, take the test, I promise you'll learn things about how to meet the RIGHT MEN online, the RIGHT way. Like your mother used to say "You'll thank me later."
True or False:Read More »from What is Your Online Dating IQ?
1. You should never respond if a guy just "winks" at your profile and doesn't email first.
2. Spelling or grammatical errors tell you a lot about the man.
3. It's important to list your requirements and deal breakers in your online profile.
4. Run your profile by your best girlfriends to get their feedback before posting.
5. Never overtly flirt in your initial emails. He'll get the wrong idea.
6. It's OK to email him again if he doesn't respond at first.
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 12:34 PM EST
I've shared a lot of earth-shattering kisses in my day, and even though the best kissers tend to be the worst partners, I still cherish every smooch and smack laid on me by every charmer I've tangled with. I've been intoxicated by kisses, so much so that the marks of certain encounters implanted themselves in my DNA. I can recall the exact sensations of a few of them, the sights and sounds and smells and tastes. I remember some sad kisses and some hopeful kisses, and some desperate ones, too. The memory of a good kiss can last for a lifetime, because the best kisses are soul stirring and leave you somehow changed, as if an electrode of bliss blew a fuse inside your heart. In celebration of love's greatest gift, here are 8 incredible quotes that capture the rapture and delight brought on by a world-class kiss. - By Carolyn Castiglia
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February 10 rings in the Year of the Snake, and four days later, Valentine's Day falls in the sign of sensual Pig. This romantic sign is ideal for honoring your lover, so you can expect a smooth and harmonious day of fun and frivolity!
How will Valentine's Day spark your lover's passion? Find their Chinese animal sign below and learn more!
Don't know your Chinese animal sign? Visit Astrology.com's Chinese astrology section to find out!
Since Rat is a true connoisseur and appreciates the best things in life, only the finest will do. Paired with a gift of glimmering jewelry, a decadent meal at a top restaurant will suit the day nicely. Nothing shabby will do if you hope to bring out the smolderingly passionate side of the Rat!
While Ox can be serious and a dutifully hard worker, it also likes the idea of taking a break for Valentine's Day. Head to a spa to indulge in a relaxing full body massage, or simply enjoy one in the privacy of your boudoir. And if you include lots of
Workers in the food service industry are the most likely to date a coworker. Cooks made the list three times--they are most likely to fall in love at work, hook up with a coworker for a fling, and also be on the hunt for a relationship with an office mate.
If you happen to live in Chattanooga, TN and are looking for long-term love, you are in luck. Chattanooga is the top city for meeting a spouse at work. The same goes for folks in Tucson, Tulsa, and San Antonio.Read More »from Who's Finding Love at Work? (Survey)
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