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  • Top 5 Guy (BS) Breakup Excuses

    By Your Straight Male Friend's Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com

    We guys take a lot of heat for …oh…I don't know...everything. At least when it comes to relationships. I'm perfectly willing to debate topics and dispel rampant male mythology at anytime. Not that guys are perfect. Clearly we are not. There is some granular truth to common stereotypes about guys in relationships.

    • Men aren't as open with their feelings.
    • Men don't listen.
    • Men are selfish in bed.
    • Men are insensitive

    Well, as accurate as many of those things may be at times, you would also have to concede that, at least from a generational standpoint, those things are changing. Younger men seem to be a bit better (or at least pretending to be better!) at all of the above than their more mature counterparts. But one thing seems to never change.

    Break ups.

    Guys just aren't great at it. But I suppose you never want to be great at breaking up, right?

    Related: Top 5 Reasons Men Stay Single

    "Dude,

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  • Measles on the Rise Again

    By Shira Scott, GalTime.com

    A once common childhood disease is on the rise again and that has health authorities around the world concerned. Measles cases are up dramatically in some parts of the United States, as well as in France, Germany, Belgium, Romania and the United Kingdom.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 98 cases of measles have been reported in the US so far this year. That's twice as many as the CDC expects in an entire year. In fact in 2004, there were only 37 cases in the US. The UK has had 275 confirmed cases in the first four months of 2011 and France has had more than 5,000 cases in that same time period.

    The majority of patients are children and young adults. Most were not vaccinated against the disease and were exposed either through recent travel abroad or infected after coming in close contact with foreign travelers visiting their locations. There is no treatment for measles, though doctors can help treat the complications.


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  • Done Deal: Ashton Kutcher Joins 'Two and a Half Men'

    By GalTime Entertainment Diva Andrea Krivelow

    CBS and Warner Bros. officially announced today that Ashton Kutcher will be joining Two and a Half Men.

    Ashton released the following statement:

    "I can't wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers' homes. I can't replace Charlie Sheen but I'm going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!"


    Related: Ryan Seacrest: $55 Million Payday

    Chuck Lorre, creator and executive producer of Two and a Half Men, said:

    "We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family. Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it'd be illegal."

    Related: Bethenny Frankel Sued For More than $100 Million

    President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler added:

    "Ashton is a pop culture triple

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  • 6 Unique Wedding Registry Websites for Every Type of Bride

    By Consumer Expert Andrea Woroch, GalTime.com

    Every bride is different and although they may all be a bit (or totally) crazed, no two wedding celebrations are ever the same. With every detail planned to the couple's specific tastes, from the music to the flowers, food and seating arrangements, no detail goes unnoticed including the gift registry. With modern day bride's moving away from traditional gift registries, many opt for more unique gift options that allow these happy couples to make more considered choices.

    Instead of pots and pans, today's couples-to-be want gift cards, homes and a chance to make the world a better place. Here are six unique online registries for every type of bride:

    THE ROMANTIC: Lingerie Registry

    If there ever was a gift designed for the groom, this is it. BedroomIsBoutique.com (pronounced "bedroom eyes boutique") carries trendy and classic "Just Married" pieces suitable for brides of every age and style. Brides (and grooms) can register online

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  • How Stressed Are You? Take This Test...

    By Carissa Wright, GalTime.com

    Often, our susceptibility to stress gets the best of us. When the to-do lists seem everlasting, work gets out of control, and bills begin to pile up, that's when we feel its influence the most. It lurks in the back of our minds, and in a moment that feels inopportune to us, the side effects take hold. Ultimately, stress is unavoidable. However, if we learn to recognize the warning signs and manage our lives effectively, we can find ways to minimize the impact of the worry and anxiety.

    Patricia Farrell, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, has a lot of experience in dealing with people who find themselves overwhelmed by stress. She offered GalTime her suggestions for knowing where to draw the line when it comes to stress, unwinding, and making sure you're taking care of your body.

    Related: 7 Ways to Find Inspiration in Times of Stress

    When Your Body Signals for Help

    While the human body is amazing and complex, it is not immune to effects

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  • 5 Reasons Men Stay Single

    By Rabbi Arnie Singer for GalTime.com
    If you're a woman who's finally decided to settle down and look for that serious man ready for marriage, you've probably met or dated more than your share of men who seem to have all the requirements necessary for marriage, but just aren't interested in tying the knot. Sure, some of these guys might just not be ready to marry YOU, but I think it's safe to say that many of them really aren't ready, or don't want, to marry period. Age plays no factor in this.

    Related: Is It Wrong For Men To Carry 'Purses'?

    Men in their early 40's can be as unwilling or unready to marry as men in their early 20's. On the other hand, there are plenty of men who marry right out of college. In the "good ole' days", most men (and women) in their early 20's would be married with a child or two. So what happened? Why do men stay single?

    I know some men will attempt to claim that they just haven't met the 'right one', but the overwhelming majority will admit (if

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  • Do You Fear Friday the 13th? Why Millions Do...

    By Shira Scott, GalTime.com

    Is Friday the 13th really the most unlucky day on the calendar? It is for people suffering from friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th. Between 17 and 21 million Americans are affected by the fear, according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in North Carolina. Many of them won't get out of bed on this fated date for fear something terrible will happen to them.

    Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the second most searched phobia on Yahoo this week. What tops the list? Agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder in which you avoid situations that you're afraid might cause you to panic.

    Other top searched phobias include:

    Triskaidekaphobia -- Fear of the number 13

    Xenophobia - An unreasonable fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture

    Social Phobia - A persistent and irrational fear of situations that may involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties and other social events

    Related: Creating

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  • Is It Weird If a Woman Grooms Her Guy?

    By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com
    Your guy's got it all--the looks, the success, the charming personality--and those three nose hairs sticking out that drive you crazy every time you look at him. And don't even get us started on that bushy unibrow. In a world of metrosexuals and manscaping--should we, as women, attempt to groom our guys? Or just accept them just as they are--au natural?

    We asked Manhattan Life and Relationship Coach Julie Melillo of YourDreamLifeCoach.com. She's worked with CEOs, entrepreneurs, actors and financial professionals. Her first piece of advice--don't get too critical.

    "It's important, in a relationship, to not criticize your partner," she insists. "Whether the issue is extra pounds or personal grooming, making your honey feel horrible is never the answer."

    Related: Is It Wrong For Men To Carry 'Purses'?

    Instead, she suggests, if it's really bugging you, try turning the negative into something positive--like a fun spa day for the two of you.

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  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Retain Their Childhood

    By GalTime.com Parenting Pro, Michele Borba, Ed.D.
    REALITY CHECK: Thong undies for preschoolers, periods at 7, push-up bras at 8, Botox at 16...it will all add up to missed childhoods if we don't start parenting!

    It's almost as though our kids are living in an X-rated world... bomboarded by sexually-explicit movies, sexually charged pop music, mature-rated video games and provacative "way before their years" type fashion.

    Data shows that for the past few years, teen girls have been begging parents for Botox injections (around $300 to $500 per pop). A hot new teen craze is now Sweet Sixteen birthday party requests for Botox injections. And the newest high school girls' graduation present request: "Breast implants!"

    Related: Underage and on Facebook

    Childhood is a terrible thing to lose. There is no rewind button and there are serious consequences to allowing our kids to be on the fast track.

    Dangers of decompressed childhood

    1.6 million dollars in sales for thong

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  • Is It Wrong for Men to Carry Purses?

    By JL Watkins, The GalTime Guy

    While hurrying along on my way to work, I found myself several feet behind a guy who was walking even more briskly than I was. My eyes were immediately drawn to his keys, which he was nervously shaking against his hip like a tambourine. And that's when I saw it...

    His purse.

    Okay, I'm not exactly sure if was an actual purse. When I first presented the photographic evidence on Twitter, the immediate reaction from my friends was that it was a messenger bag. Yeah, right. Maybe, if we were back in medieval times, when messenger bags only carried a scrolled up parchment and an apple. Today's modern messenger bags (according solely to me) should be at least be the minimum width to carry legal sized documents. So perhaps it's a satchel, right? Well, I still think that's kinda weird, even if he was wearing it across his chest, instead of on one shoulder - which brings me to the point of this discussion...

    Why does it seem so wrong for a man to carry a

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