The fascinating, the gross, and the totally inexplicable things men like to do alone, courtesy of our spy, Aaron Traister. REDBOOK.
1. We (try to) fix things
It sounds crazy: You've asked us repeatedly to deal with some D.I.Y. project, and when do we tackle it? When you're not even there to see. I'm more inclined to plaster the holes in the playroom (what are they doing up there-jousting?) if my wife, Karel, isn't around to needle me. Also, it helps when "someone" isn't hanging over your shoulder making "helpful" suggestions about how to "apply the plaster in the smoothest possible fashion." Of course, Karel's happy when she comes back to an improved home, but I'm not sure how she'd feel about the rest of my while-you-were-out list...
2. We park the kids in front of the TV
A six-hour Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles marathon is not an option when Mom is home. Karel's finely tuned guilty conscience will lead her to believe she's being a "bad mommy." But when people talk
The fascinating, the gross, and the totally inexplicable things men like to do alone, courtesy of our spy, Aaron Traister. REDBOOK.Read More »from 11 Things Men Do when You're Not Looking
E! Online, Beyoncé is preggers!And...drumroll please...According to
E! says that "multiple sources" have confirmed that Blue Ivy is going to have a little brother or sister. The Internet has been abuzz since only a few days ago, when the New York Post asserted that Bey was expecting, courtesy of their own "exclusive sources." Baby-watchers have been pointing to a blue, sequined jumpsuit she recently wore on stage during her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" that emphasized her lower half.
Fanning the flames was an interview Beyonce gave last Monday to Good Morning America, during which she said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister...” adding, “at some point, when it’s supposed to happen.”
Suspicions were further deepened later that night when Beyonce wore a high-waisted black, strapless Givenchy gown that concealed her tummy to the Met Gala. Beyonce's reps could not be reached for comment.
Congrats, Bey and Jay!
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 2:27 PM EDT
No granny, no.Attention all cougars, boy-toys, sugar daddies, and everyone else looking to date way outside of your age bracket: It could be time to wise up.Read More »from Why Dating Someone Your Own Age Makes You Smarter, Hotter, and Richer
By Carson Griffith
A new study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder shows couples with large age discrepancies aren't the Hollywood happy endings we imagine them to be (cue Simon & Garfunkel's Mrs.Robinson).
Instead, overall, people who marry someone significantly older or younger have lower earnings, are less educated, and are less attractive compared to those who marry someone their own age.
"Hugh Hefner is an outlier," says Hani Mansour, Ph.D, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver. Apparently. The study found that men who shack up with women who are significantly older or younger (cough, cough, Hef) make less money than those married to women of a similar age.
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And if that not-so-bulging-bank-accounts wasn't enough of a confidence crusher for guys who may be
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 1:52 PM EDT
The High Priestess card reversed suggests that turning on the charm could be part of a romantic strategy, and emotional resolve may crumble in favor of satisfying lust, desire or revenge. The attraction or release may seem sweet at first, but it could backfire, resulting in remorse or anger. Make a conscious effort to see beyond the moment or control your passions, otherwise you may end up feeling dissatisfied. You don't have to be sexual to feel valued.
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 1:26 PM EDT
After the big day you may find yourself tucking away that wedding dress you cherish into the back of your closet. While saving it for your daughter to wear at her wedding is one option, why not try out one of these 8 ways to recycle your wedding dress? Some involve wearing parts of it, but the creativity doesn't stop there. The possibilites are endless…
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 1:22 PM EDT
It takes two to tango, but often the burden of teen pregnancies falls on the one who's actually pregnant. Girls can wind up alone and burdened with not only the task of taking care of her unborn baby, but also the child-rearing as well as all of the financial issues that are intricately tied into parenting.
The Chicago Department of Public Health wants boys to know that it's not just the girls' responsibility, however. According to MyFoxChicago.com, they recently rolled out an ad campaign with billboards showing pregnant teen boys in an effort to spark a conversation on the topic and get a powerful visual message across to those who don't seem to want to listen.
They're not the first city to start focusing on boys as it relates to teen pregnancy. The New York City Human Resources Department came out with a controversial campaign earlier this year which aimed to get kids - and boys in particular - thinking about how becoming a parent would affect their wallets.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 12:32 PM EDT
Imagine being able to glimpse your parents' relationship before you were born. Read More »from Wartime Love Letters Reveal Passionate Affair Between Soulmates (Get your hankies out)
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Author Loraine Fergusson, 61, of Didcot, Oxfordshire has unearthed 300 love letters between her late parents during the throes of their courtship at the end of World War II, many of which she's published on her blog With Love from Graz.
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Fergusson had been recording her mother’s recollections of the war for about a decade as research for a historical novel she planned to write, when she finally asked to read the letters her mother had long kept private. “She said they were soppy and might embarrass me, but finally decided I could have them with the promise that I wouldn't read them or publish them until after she was gone," Fergusson told Yahoo! Shine.
In April, four years after her mother died, Fergusson decided to open the letters. “I was at the point where I could read them without
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Graduates, Here's What You Need to Know About Dating Post-CollegeBy Chiara Atik from HowAboutWeRead More »from What Graduates Need to Know About Post-College Dating
Just graduated college? Oh, the places you'll go! And also: the people you'll date!
Dating in the real world is a bit - okay, WAY - different from dating in college. The rules change literally the moment you hand in the keys to your dorm room. To help you absorb the culture shock, here are the key tips you'll need to prepare you for this new reality:
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You're Going to Have to Put In a Bit More Effort.
Meeting people in college is as simple as going to class. That is literally all you have to do to meet people. If going to class isn't really your style, there are a myriad of other ways to meet potential love interests - walking across the quad, for example. Going to that party with your roommate. Studying in the library instead of your room. Not to depress you (or sound like the Princeton Mom), but never again will you be presented with so many single, available options of guys
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
Survey Finds Cheating Via Text is Worse Than Cheating in Real LifeBy Melissa Wall for HowAboutWeRead More »from Survey Finds Cheating Via Text is Worse Than Cheating in Real Life
When it comes to the definition of cheating, just about the only thing that all couples agree on is that if you have sex with someone else, that counts (and even then, it all depends on the kind of relationship you have). Still, in an era of digital personalities and cyber-encounters, there are myriad different ways to get into a cheating gray area. Like Facebook messaging exes. Or going into sexy chatrooms. Or sending R-rated texts.
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So what is "cheating," and what is not? The answer, of course, is purely subjective, and depends on the comfort level of each person in the relationship. Still, it's always good to know what everyone else thinks.
And thus the Huffington Post, in partnership with YouGov, set out to poll 1,000 U.S. adults about what they consider to be adulterous behavior. Here are some highlights of the findings:
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 9:40 AM EDT
Pat RobertsonUgh. When a viewer of the CBN show "The 700 Club" asks for advice about how to forgive and move past her husband's infidelity, Pat Robertson advises her to understand that men tend to wander, and to focus on what's really important: her husband's ability to buy her clothes.Read More »from "Males Have a Tendency to Wander": Pat Robertson Offers the Worst Marriage Advice EVER
Robertson tells the woman to stop worrying about the cheating, and to remember what's really at stake: "Does he provide a home for you? Does he provide food for you to eat? Does he provide clothes for you to wear?"
Because that's totes all any woman should expect out of a marriage, right? And if a man brings home a paycheck, we should keep our mouths shut and be grateful.
"Like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit," the Rev. Robertson advises. "What you want to do is make your home so wonderful, that he doesn't want to wander."
Because obviously it's all your fault, lady.
"Think of the temptations that are out there," he continues. "The Internet is filled with
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