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  • Why Bald Boyfriends Are the Best

    Source: Why Bald Boyfriends Are the Best

    I like bald guys. It's not just that I don't mind if a guy is losing his hair. I think it's hot. While I recognize that not every 16-year-old girl has a crush on her balding biology teacher, I think women should give bald men another look. In my well-informed opinion, they make the best boyfriends. So find yourself one, or don't, because that means more for me.

    • They look like Men, with a capital M. If you don't believe me, take it from society, which finds bald men manlier. Much like a beard, a bald head reminds you that you're not sleeping with a child.
    • They possess stealth hotness. Even if a bald guy is super hot, most women won't notice right away. You have a special gift.
    • They won't use all of your shampoo and hair products.
    • They don't get bad haircuts.
    • Because Jason Statham.
    • Hats are a bald man's best friend, which means a whole new category of gift-giving opportunities.
    • They often have extensive grooming routines (for
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  • 30 Things to Do After a Breakup

    Source: 30 Things to Do After a Breakup

    One thing to keep in mind if you got dumped on breakup day is that no matter how bad your breakup is, someone else has an even worse story. Sure, it feels awful, but you aren't the first person to get dumped or to dump someone. Being on either side of a breakup is hard, but it's important to maintain some perspective through all your moping and self-pitying. For instance, though I recently split up with my husband, I often remind myself that I'm glad we didn't buy a house or give birth to any kids during our years together.

    While the circumstances of every breakup are different, many of us exhibit the same symptoms: not knowing how to cheer yourself up, worrying that you'll burden friends with breakup talk, and suddenly finding yourself with a lot of free time but zero attention span.

    So based on extensive research - that is, getting dumped and talking to friends who have been dumped - I've compiled a list of things to do in the weeks and

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  • 43 Reasons the Holidays Will Make You a Happier Human

    Source: 43 Reasons the Holidays Will Make You a Happier Human

    As if you needed another reason to love the holidays, we're breaking down 40+ things that put the fattest smiles on our faces this time of year. We're not talking expensive presents, either; it's all about the little things. From mistletoe kisses to caroling, not even Scrooge can deny the power of these feel-good moments.

    • Sipping on hot chocolate with marshmallows
    • Listening to holiday music on repeat
    • Eating out of the popcorn bin
    • The comfort of going home
    • Snuggling by the fireplace
    • Glitter nail polish, glitter pine cones, glitter everything
    • Watching little kids open presents
    • Baking and decorating cookies
    • Decking out the house with holiday decor
    • Kissing underneath the mistletoe
    • Egg nog!
    • Taking flights and road trips to see loved ones
    • Eating and drinking till you stuff yourself silly
    • Holiday DIY projects
    • A Christmas Story and Love Actually movie marathons


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  • 10 Best Things About Being Single

    POPSUGAR Love & SexSource: 10 Best Things About Being Single

    Forget Valentine's Day - earlier this week in China, they celebrated Singles' Day! We rounded up some of our readers' thoughts, and added in a few others, to come up with the 10 best things about being single (illustrated with GIFs, for added fun). Warning: if you're in a relationship, this story might make you miss being single. And feel free to add what you love about being single in the comments.

    • Dating: Checking out restaurants, movies, museums, or sporting events with a potential love interest (or multiple love interests) can be a lot of fun.
    • Flirting: Being single means you can flirt guilt-free! You're also free to kiss anyone you want!
    • More Free Time: Single? Now's the time to read a good book, take that yoga class, learn how to cook, learn a new language . . . The list of all the things you can do with your time goes on and on.

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  • 5 Reasons to Be Thankful You're in a Relationship

    POPSUGAR Love & SexSource: 5 Reasons to Be Thankful You're in a Relationship

    With Thanksgiving on the horizon, you may be bugging about all of the family-filled time about to ensue. Maybe your significant other has spent lots of time with your family in the past, or maybe this is his very first time hanging with everyone. Whether you're nervous, excited, or feeling a little ambivalent at this point, here are five reminders of why you should count your blessings that you're in a solid relationship.

    • Quality time together. Holiday time off means you get to spend much-needed quality time together. No need to stress about the regular grind of the workweek. The two of you will have a shot to relax and enjoy each other.
    • Tighten your bond. Meeting the family translates to things getting real. Spending the holidays together will only solidify the foundation of your relationship.
    • Partner in crime. Since you're not flying solo, you won't need to worry about getting bored! Having your significant
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  • 5 Tips to Set Healthy Boundaries at Thanksgiving

    Source: 5 Tips to Set Healthy Boundaries at Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving can be one beautiful holiday, but depending on your situation, it can also be a lot of condensed family-filled time. Since your family is obviously interested in your life and what you've been up to, lots of questions are bound to pop up. Some will be easy to answer, but others you may not be comfortable with. In order to make your Thanksgiving as smooth and painless as possible, read through these five easy tips to help you set healthy boundaries before you set the table.

    • Tune into your feelings. Start getting comfortable with tuning into yourself and what makes you tick. If someone says something or is acting in a way that makes you feel uneasy, that's a cue that they're crossing a boundary.
    • Give yourself permission. This seems pretty straightforward, but for many this is the hardest tip to master. In order to set boundaries with your family or friends, you've got to know that you and your emotions are
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  • A Guide to Dating Dudes in Their 20s Vs. 30s

    POPSUGAR LoveSource: A Guide to Dating Dudes in Their 20s vs. 30s

    Your mid-30s are like a golden age for dating. You still have plenty of age-appropriate single people to choose from. No one bats an eye if you hook up with a 45-year-old. Yet, that 25-year-old with the tight abs still thinks you're hot. So rather than mourn the fact that you're still unattached at 35, recognize what a beautiful opportunity this is to get the best of both worlds.

    Of course, there's a huge difference between dating people in their 20s vs. their 30s, and men aren't the only ones guilty of tangling with younger mates for recreational reasons. Based on my own experience and on polls of my 30-something single friends, I've pieced together an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of 20-somethings and 30-somethings. Consider yourself warned.

    20-somethings start their night out at 11.
    30-somethings
    are too tired for happy hour on Fridays.

    20-something dudes have amazing bodies.
    30-something
    guys will make you

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  • 7 of the Stupidest Things People Have Done for Love — Ever

    POPSUGAR LoveSource: 7 of the Stupidest Things People Have Done For Love - Ever

    "If you love me, prove it." We have no idea how many times that phrase has been uttered, but what we do know is that people take the challenge seriously. Sure, we've all done outrageous things for the ones we can't be without, but some people REALLY make an effort - and even go as far as to donate a kidney. A kidney! Ahead, hear from seven people on Quora who have done some crazy stupid things (not by force, mind you) in the name of Cupid and have the stories to back it up. Warning: get ready for your mouth to drop.


    The Ballsy Proposal
    I proposed to a girl who I knew was already engaged in front of her fiancé (talk about big balls, huh . . .). It was the summer of 2010, I was at the University of Houston working as an intern, and she was doing her masters at a different lab in the same university. I would go to her with fake doubts about my computer programs and she would help me solve them. I was having the timeRead More »from 7 of the Stupidest Things People Have Done for Love — Ever
  • Scary but True Bachelorette Party Horror Stories

    POPSUGAR LoveSource: Scary but True Bachelorette Party Horror Stories

    When planning a bachelorette party, it's important to be prepared for a variety of mishaps, but no matter how on top of things you are, disasters can still strike. After all, drinks, a wild night or weekend, and a group of women who may or may not be friends can be a recipe for mayhem. We asked if you had attended any horrible bachelorette parties, and you shared some truly nightmarish bach bashes. This Halloween, read these scary but true bachelorette party horror stories - you've been warned!


    Dangerous Liaisons
    "This doesn't sound like a true story, but it is! I had a friend who went to a bachelorette party in New Orleans. Everyone in the bridal party, including the bride, had a serious boyfriend/fiancé, yet made out with a random guy that night. The girls all came clean to their significant others later that night, but it came with a lot of tears, including my friend who was the maid of honor and tried to stop the

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  • Killer Costume Idea: Ursula the Sea Witch

    Source: Killer Costume Idea: Ursula the Sea Witch

    Halloween is a glorious time to be a single lady. You don't have to coordinate with your significant other for a couples costume, you've got plenty of parties to attend, and you can dress up in a getup that expresses your inner awesomeness way more than your work blazer does. Our bad girls costume club already tackled the incredibly fierce Cruella De Vil, and now it's time for another Disney villain to take the stage: Ursula from The Little Mermaid. She wins major points for knowing exactly what she wants and doing anything to get it. Create the look with the items below, then swim past those poor unfortunate souls on your way to best costume winner.

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