The assumption is men do not like to cuddle. There is nothing further from the truth. Men like to cuddle, they just aren't crazy about it. While writing this article I came across some studies proving men value cuddling more than women. As a married man, I have no issues with cuddling. I really do like to cuddle, but I'm just not crazy about it. Sometimes I want to be all snug with my wife. Sometimes I need a little bit of breathing room. Honestly, sometimes she wants to cuddle, and sometimes she doesn't. Cuddling can be good, but it can also be uncomfortable. It will also trigger certain thoughts and feelings in a man. The important thing to remember is men like to cuddle, so it doesn't always mean they want something. And it definitely doesn't mean they are less of a ma. Click through for 7 reasons men like (but don't love) to cuddle! -By Jackie Bledsoe Jr.
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Sep 3, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
The assumption is men do not like to cuddle. There is nothing further from the truth. Men like to cuddle, they just aren't crazy about it. While writing this article I came across some studies proving men value cuddling more than women. As a married man, I have no issues with cuddling. I really do like to cuddle, but I'm just not crazy about it. Sometimes I want to be all snug with my wife. Sometimes I need a little bit of breathing room. Honestly, sometimes she wants to cuddle, and sometimes she doesn't. Cuddling can be good, but it can also be uncomfortable. It will also trigger certain thoughts and feelings in a man. The important thing to remember is men like to cuddle, so it doesn't always mean they want something. And it definitely doesn't mean they are less of a ma. Click through for 7 reasons men like (but don't love) to cuddle! -By Jackie Bledsoe Jr.Read More »from Snuggle Buddies: 7 Reasons Men like (But Don’t Love) to Cuddle
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Sep 3, 2013 11:16 AM EDT
My oldest daughter is getting married next month, which means we're down to the wire on getting crafts done, finalizing the flower arrangements, and doing all the tedious things one does when one gets married. Though, this is really 2 people getting married, 8 sets of parents and co-parents giving away their children, and a whole mess of family that is getting ready to be blended together. I am, naturally, considering what wedding advice to give my daughter as she plans on starting this new adventure of her life and have come up with some things I have taught her growing up, and also some things that I've had to reflect upon in my own experience as a previously-married woman. The following advice I have for her is both for her actual wedding day and the marriage the comes after it. Click through for7 things I want my daughter to know on her wedding day! -By Kelly WickhamRead More »from Advice to the Bride: 7 Things to Tell Your Daughter on Her Wedding Day
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Make a special request
"When we began dating (back in college!), we used to occasionally request songs on the radio and dedicate them to each other. We still occasionally do that, since we have the same taste in music and have listened to the same old-school radio stations since forever. It's a large reason why I never listen to anything in the car but old-fashioned radio, just in case my guy has a request for me." - Kelly, 31
Put it in writing
Are you and your guy going to be separated for a bit? Instead of relying on text messages, pack a few letters in his suitcase-with specific instructions about when he should open each.
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Spell it out
"I always text my husband the numbers 5683-when they're spelled out on the phone, they read L-O-V-E. Since we're both teachers, I don't want to
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 30, 2013 4:55 PM EDT
The Two of Swords card suggests that not only is love blind, but once bitten, twice shy. Take precautions and protect your interests. Be aware that keeping score, emotional detachment, hiding your feelings or keeping secrets may not bring understanding -- it might only put you on the defensive or create a romantic impasse. If you are turning a blind eye to what is going on around you in an effort to avoid emotional involvement, the resulting tension might impede your ability to move forward in your love life or relationship. Keep conduct or communications aboveboard to establish respect and boundaries.
Jon Oliver and DJ Eko of Love Junkies NYC are experts at curating vast music libraries and creating playlists to make parties rock. They gave us advice on what to expect when hiring a DJ for your wedding, and how to ensure your guests have an amazing time on the dance floor.
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Jon Oliver: First, ask friends for a referral. Go see them live, or get a sample CD and listen for the vibe, the mix, and the transitions between songs. Watch out for talking over the music. And keep in mind that it's just a sample; each wedding is different, so the music varies.
DJ Eko: Then talk to the DJ, ideally in person. You want a good communicator who's responsive to your ideas. If they say anything that smacks of a preset playlist, that's a red flag. You don't want something premade or cookie-cutter. And they should mix and beat-match, which means blending records together seamlessly.
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What does the DJ fee include?
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 30, 2013 3:43 PM EDT
Diane Keaton loves beautiful men and she wants you to know it. During the wee hour of Thursday, the actress proved she is like any other woman with insomnia and a Wifi connection by tweeting to her 202,000 followers, "Ok. Let's exchange pictures of beautiful men! Please! I'm begging you to lift my spirits." Keaton got the ball rolling with her own crushes, then asked her fans to send more (Plus, she promised to follow up next week with a Twitter exchange of beautiful women). Here are Keaton's picks for the most gorgeous men alive-plus, yours (and Shine picks), too! -Elise Sole
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Let's go up, up and away with this charming wedding photo trend! Besides being budget-friendly, balloons add the perfect pop of color to your engagement photos and are oh-so-romantic in your decor. Here are our favorite images of these whimsical beauties being used in weddings.
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- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
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Getty Images Somebody call our own Jess because she's gonna have to send Josh Duhamel over another order of celebratory cupcakes!
Yup, Josh and Fergie have welcomed their first child today, confirms People. It's a boy for the couple, and they gave him a pretty interesting name: Axl Jack Duhamel.
And it looks like Josh is already turning to Twitter for parenting advice, tweeting: "Curious how your pets reacted when you brought home your first newborn child. Any advice?"
So cute! Congrats to the couple. What do you guys think of the name?
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by Lexi PetronisRead More »from The No. 1 Simplest, Smartest Tip I Wish I Had Done for My Wedding
This tip is courtesy of a bride-to-be friend who also happens to be very organized and a lot smarter than I was during those hectic days of planning.
She created a separate email address solely for wedding-related stuff.
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So simple! So easy! This way, she explains, she can streamline the messages coming in from caterers, flower boutiques, the venue, musicians, and even her mother-in-law-to-be who is, uh, very into being involved, let's just say. If you think of how many emails you get during the course of an ordinary day--work, friends, family--and then add in the myriad you receive during wedding planning, it makes total sense to keep them as separate as you can.
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Plus--and this is such a big plus--when the wedding is over, all spammy messages from the random wedding businesses that got your original address during planning won't go to your everyday
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:03 AM EDT
manThe American Psychological Association today issued a news release with the headline: "Men Feel Worse About Themselves When Female Partners Succeed."
Here's a quote: "It makes sense that a man might feel threatened if his girlfriend outperforms him in something they're doing together, such as trying to lose weight," says the study's lead author, Kate Ratliff, PhD, of the University of Florida. "But this research found evidence that men automatically interpret a partner's success as their own failure, even when they're not in direct competition."
Ratliff and her research team arrived at this conclusion based on several related experiments. In one of them, men who were told that their partners scored in the top 12 percent on an intelligence test suffered lower levels of implicit self esteem than men who believed their partners scored in the bottom 12 percent. In another experiment, men who were asked to think about their partner's success felt worse about themselves than menRead More »from Behind Every Successful Woman is a Meek Little Man, Says Study
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