Mother's Day is nearly upon us again, time to consider what to get that most special of ladies in your life. You're the only one who knows your mom the way you do, so any outside ideas for what to get them for a day as huge as Mother's Day from the likes of me just seems ridiculous. However, I believe I might still be of service to you. I think I have stumbled upon a list of the things that actually exist in this world that no matter how dire or desperate your shopping situation becomes you must NEVER EVER purchase and give to any woman for Mother's Day. You certainly won't come away with any new ideas for gifts that will fly…but you will definitely see the ones to be avoided at all costs for the rest of your life. Click through for 7 of the worst Mother's Day gifts on Earth! -By Serge Bielanko
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, May 9, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
Mother's Day is nearly upon us again, time to consider what to get that most special of ladies in your life. You're the only one who knows your mom the way you do, so any outside ideas for what to get them for a day as huge as Mother's Day from the likes of me just seems ridiculous. However, I believe I might still be of service to you. I think I have stumbled upon a list of the things that actually exist in this world that no matter how dire or desperate your shopping situation becomes you must NEVER EVER purchase and give to any woman for Mother's Day. You certainly won't come away with any new ideas for gifts that will fly…but you will definitely see the ones to be avoided at all costs for the rest of your life. Click through for 7 of the worst Mother's Day gifts on Earth! -By Serge BielankoRead More »from Fifty Shades of Dumb: 7 of the Worst Mother’s Day Gifts on Earth
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, May 9, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
With spring and summer comes wedding bells aplenty! Chances are good your summer calendar is booking up with showers to attend and weddings for which to don your prettiest garb. With all of those celebrations going on, I love the idea of gifting really beautiful handmade wedding gifts - pretty things for the newlyweds' home that they'll love for years to come. Think pretty gilded candle holders, the perfect planter for succulents and super cute customized pillowcases. Click on through for 7 DIY wedding gifts you and the love birds are sure to love! - By Cyd Convserse
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- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Thu, May 9, 2013 11:28 AM EDT
The Knight of Wands card reversed suggests that you might have a tendency to place too much value on sex as the barometer of a good relationship. Remember that commitment or love can be measured in many other ways. In fact, using passion as a prize or a weapon could get you into a situation that's way over your head -- this Knight may not deliver what you thought he was promising. The trick is to find a balance. If this is true love, you don't need to play that game to prove his sincerity and your relationship could become stronger and ready to move to the next level. In fact, playtime may be over and it might be time to consider settling down, getting serious or quitting the game.
- The Bethenny Show | Love + Sex – Wed, May 8, 2013 5:52 PM EDT
ShutterstockRead More »from Girl Talk: 5 Conversation Stoppers that Could Kill Cocktail Hour
The last thing you wanna do when you're out with your girls is to record-screech the conversation. You know, a bitchy comment that throws the chatter off-kilter -- whether it's a dig at a friend's dates, decisions, or lifestyle.
Here are a few phrases to steer clear of when you're sipping Skinnygirls with your inner circle.
No-no #1: "You're complaining about not having any money? Maybe you'd have more if you didn't spend it all on restaurants/electronics/shoes. "
Whoa there, judgy! Her life, her choices. If your buddy is complaining about being broke, let her. If you're gonna pipe up, offer a helpful solution, like sharing a tip on how you do small auto-deductions from every paycheck to go into a high-interest savings account, or forwarding her the recipe for a budget-friendly pasta dish to make at home that lasts for several meals. A cash-strapped friend doesn't want to hear a litany of her money sins.
No-no #2: "We have such different lives."
- Lover.ly | Love + Sex – Wed, May 8, 2013 3:38 PM EDT
By Carly Totten, Lover.ly
Because of the importance of photography, couples are going beyond only hiring their favorite photographers to capture their engagement photos and wedding day memories. Instead, the newest popular trend is to call a photographer again for a session in honor of your first anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with photos? Maybe you've just purchased your first home together or reached a major milestone by adopting a new dog. Include both and opt in for a photo session!
We've filled the gallery with these ideas and even more as we round out our list of top 10 favorite first anniversary photos from Lover.ly.
Weigh in: will you be opting in or out of the first anniversary photo trend?
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, May 8, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
The photography of Sarah and Thad Lawrence is nothing short of incredible. Inside of most superbly written sentences, painted detail, or pieces of true art, we are often swept away by the fact that someone captured something so familiar to us so perfectly. Sarah and Thad are pros at that. The amazingly talented couple decided to take part in a photography project that required them to take a picture together every day for a year. The results are pure art. From touchingly unpretentious photos depicting their love for each other to satirical images showcasing the frustrations experienced as part of a couple, it's pretty tough to tear your eyes away from their Photoshop magic. Thad and Sarah say that the project taught them more about each other than they ever could have expected. Click through for 7 freakishly amazing photo portraits of married life! -By Serge Bielanko
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, May 8, 2013 2:42 PM EDT
I'm not writing because I'm interested in you. I'm writing because I feel sorry for you. Your online dating profile makes me cringe; it floods me with embarrassment for you. Your emails help me to understand why you're single. Now, in real life, I don't go around judging a person based solely (oh, and speaking of sole, it's soulmate, not solemate and honestly, you really shouldn't even be using the word at all) on their ability to write and take a decent photograph, but on an online dating site, that's all I have to go by. When I receive a couple dozen emails, winks, and likes a day, I have to weed through them and yes, unfair as it may be, I skip over those of you who start emails with "Hey Hotstuff", have pictures of your dog sitting on your Harley, and have phrases such as "herpes-free" in your profiles.
Although I don't know you personally, I want to help you. I want to give you some advice so you don't end up a lonely old, (hmmm, what's the maleRead More »from OK Stupid: 10 Things Guys Should NEVER Do on Dating Sites
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Wed, May 8, 2013 11:45 AM EDT
The Queen of Swords card reversed suggests that putting up a wall may have served its purpose, but it might be time to let go of the false security that could be interfering in your love life. What was once a defense could now be reinforcing feelings of abandonment, irrational thinking or self-deception. It may take more will and courage to try again than to remain the long-suffering martyr. When you find you are tired of being right but alone, you can change your mind and find resolution or healing beginning with an honest acknowledgement of the situation, along with responsible and direct communication. Grieve for your losses and accept that love isn't perfect. An underlying belief that perfection can exist is what creates such disappointed expectations in the first place.
Grand Central Ceilingaries (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th)Read More »from Your Weekly Love-Life Horoscopes
So maybe there's no Santa Claus, and perhaps the tooth fairy turned out to be pretty useless once you'd got all your grown-up teeth. But yes, Virginia, there is a Cupid, and this week, he's in your corner. So make like Rocky and own the ring; with any luck, by sundown Friday you'll be yelling "Adrian! Adrian!" in the throes of passion. Actually, come to think of it, best not to say "Adrian" unless you're actually sleeping with one. Using your luvver's own name adds a nice personal touch.
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You know that old trope that you don't have to end up alone if you don't choose to? We'd like to state for the record: That's kakapootie. Sure, you can always be with someone, as long as standards aren't an issue for you. ("No personality, no manners, no oral skills? No problem!") What you can control is how often you get out and about and meet people - and the more people you meet, the less likely you are to have to lower your standards. Hey, it's
We suppose you could do dinner and a movie again. But better yet, make your next couple-outing special with these truly awesome activities all across the states. By Rachel Mosely, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Great, All-American Dates
The Love Letter Train TourPhilly is for lovers
The whimsical Love Letter Train Tour run by Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program lets you explore the City of Brotherly Love via murals that, when viewed together, form a string of love notes and messages. Another charming touch: the tour takes place in elevated trains that provide prime views of the city.
All lit up
Sin City may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think "romantic getaway," but it's a perennial favorite for - likely spur-of-the-moment - weddings and honeymoons. Vegas lovebirds eager to escape the casino and club scene should try the Neon Museum, located about 10 minutes off the Strip. With an eye-popping collection of historic neon signs dating as far back as the 1930s, it makes for a one-of-a-kind photo op.
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