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  • 5 Baby Names Fit For Prince William & Kate's Queen Daughter

    Our favorite royal couple may not have any immediate plans to start their family, but as soon as they do, some new rules in place by the Prime Minister will allow a first-born daughter to one day become queen!

    People reports that, as it stands in England right now, if Kate and William have a daughter first and a son second, the son would be able to bypass his older sister and one day inherit the thrown. Say what?! This rule isn't only sexist, but totally outdated! With the royal couple in the know about the changes, Prime Minister David Cameron is making some adjustments to update the monarchy and get rid of silly rules that would prevent a first-born girl from taking her rightful place on the throne.

    "We espouse gender equality in all other aspects of life, and it is an anomaly that in the rules relating to the highest public officer we continue to enshrine male superiority," Cameron wrote in a letter to the government.

    We could not agree more, Prime Minister!

    Who

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  • Study Says Most Women Are Bisexual

    Like most women, I have no shame in admitting that I find other females attractive. I have even admitted to being open to experimentation ("Of course I would sleep with Halle Berry! It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"). For women, it's perfectly acceptable to be a little bi-curious (cue every male fantasy), and according to the latest research, it's the norm.

    A new study reveals that women's sexual preferences tend to be a gray area (yep, identity confusion wasn't just for those college dorm days). In fact, researchers at Boise State University found that in a group of heterosexual women, 60 percent were physically interested in other women, 45 percent made out with a woman in the past, and 50 percent had fantasies about the same sex.

    I fall into that 60 percent.

    Sometimes when I catch myself staring at a beautiful woman in the grocery store, I wonder about my own sexuality. I'm not supposed to like girls! (At least according to society.) Would I date a woman?

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  • Bridget Marquardt Talks Love And Life After Hugh Hefner

    Bridget Marquardt was not your average Girl Next Door. How could she be when her boyfriend was Hugh Hefner, she lived at the Playboy mansion and her life was the subject of a top rated E! reality series?

    If there's one thing that is true, it's that Bridget is indeed as sweet as the girl next door. She just happens to have a slightly less than conventional story: Back in the day, she went to L.A. (even though she was married at the time) to visit the mansion in hopes of becoming a Playboy Playmate. The trip turned into a three-day stay, and made Bridget decide she needed to move for good... and divorce her husband. A few months later, she was invited to stay at Hef's place, where she would spend the next seven and a half years, eventually rising into the spotlight as one of Hef's main ladies on The Girls Next Door.

    After her relationship with Hef ended, Bridget found love with director Nicholas Carpenter, whom she met, interestingly enough, at the mansion. On one of his

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  • Ladies, It's OK To Fake Your Orgasms...Sometimes

    Ladies, 60 percent of us are liars. As in, we're liars in the bedroom.

    It doesn't come as much of a surprise to hear recent findings that 60 percent of women fake orgasms. Nor is it really shocking to hear the reasons why. We're tired. Our guy is trying hard, so we want him to feel good. We just want sex to be over.

    Again, no surprises there. But some men - one blogger in particular - are speaking out against the fake orgasm, claiming (as Jezebel puts it), "ladies faking orgasms perpetuates the idea that sex is for men and that their pleasure doesn't matter." Essentially, the blogger, Yashar Ali, believes that by faking our sexual climax, we're boosting the already-inflated male ego.

    Fittingly, the title of the post in question is, "He doesn't deserve your validation." He goes on to say, "The fake orgasm is just another moment in which a woman sacrifices for a man without receiving anything in return and worse, it leaves them feeling sexually unfulfilled."

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  • Sir Paul McCartney Gets Married

    Sir Paul McCartney was all smiles on Sunday after he and his lady love, Nancy Shevell, said, "I do!"

    The couple were married in an afternoon ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London, according to People. The former Beatle and his American wife were greeted with cheers and tons of rose petals as they exited the Town Hall as newlyweds. Guests included fellow Beatle Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, Shevell's cousin Barbara Walters, as well as Shevell's son, Arlen, and McCartney's youngest daughter, Beatrice, 7, who served as the flower girl. Both McCartney, 69, and Shevell, 51, wore designs by (who else?) Stella McCartney, Paul's famous fashion designer daughter.

    "It was terrific - thank you!" Paul beamed after the ceremony.

    Following their wedding, the newlyweds (who started dating in 2007, and were engaged in May) partied the night away in a lavish reception held at Paul's private home in St. John's Wood. Guests such as Twiggy and Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood

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  • Childless Men More Likely To Suffer Heart Disease

    In the "largest-ever study in the United States to examine the relationship between fatherhood and cardiovascular disease," Michael Eisenberg, MD, has found that childless men are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than fathers.

    Eisenberg, an assistant professor of urology at Stanford University, first became interested in the topic when doing his urologic residency at the University of California-San Francisco. Over a 10-year period, he "tracked 135,000 male members of the American Association of Retired Persons" in order to determine if the number of a man's offspring and his long-term health could be positively correlated.

    All of the studies participants were all over the age of 50 when they study began, and they were either married or had once been married. Researchers excluded men with any previous history of various health conditions that might prevent them from successfully reproducing.

    Naturally, since some participating in the study were older, there was

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  • Exclusive! Ryan Gosling On His Looks, Longest Relationship...And Unicorns?

    Please don't mention the S-word to Ryan Gosling.

    But I do anyways.

    What does the new sexiest actor alive think of the whole "soul mate" idea? Ryan, 30, just smiles and wants to talk about who shares his heart these days. "Yeah, it's a dog whose name is George. Eleven years," he says of his mutt.

    "He looks like Jim Henson made him. It's the longest relationship I've ever had in my life," he muses.

    Ah, to be young, hot and have no time for romance (though he's very hush-hush on the status of his relationship with Eva Mendes). Gosling's star is rising with hits like this summer's Crazy, Stupid, Love, and now, a hot political film directed by another hottie named George Clooney. He also plays a mystery man behind the wheel in the cool fall flick, Drive, in which he romances an engaged Carrey Mulligan.

    We talked to Ryan recently about his new role and how his life has changed dramatically in the last year:

    Is is true that you consider yourself quirky looking?

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  • All My Children's Cameron Mathison Reveals His "Ultimate Proposal"


    Countless videos on YouTube can prove: when it comes to marriage proposals these days, bigger is better. If you're a fan of watching spontaneous flash mobs break out into dance all in the name of love (like me), then you're going to love Yahoo!'s new original show, Ultimate Proposal. The online reality series is helping ordinary men plan and execute the most extraordinary marriage proposals with the help of an expert team. Better still, it's hosted by hunky All My Children and Dancing With the Stars alum, Cameron Mathison.

    Cameron, 42, is the perfect man for the job. He happens to love well-and meaningful proposals, something he showcased when popping the question to his wife, Vanessa Arevalo. Clearly, Cameron knows how to get a woman to say yes! The soap star and his model wife were married in 2002 and have two children, Lucas and Leila.

    We caught up with Cameron to learn more about Ultimate Proposal, the best love advice he's ever received and what's next for him and All

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  • 5 Things We Learned About Love From Steve Jobs

    My first experience with an Apple product was in 2003, when my parents got me one of the old-school bulky iPods for Christmas. For a music lover, it was hard to believe that after years of carrying around tapes or CDs, you could haveall your songs in one little device - little did I know just how little it would get once the nano arrives. That Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who died today, Oct. 5, 2011, was a visionary on a large scale is undisputed, but it's the small-scale personal ways in which he has affected all of our lives that really resonate. And not just by making our lives more convenient with his products, but by inspiring us to live better with his own life.

    Yes, Steve Jobs has made important contributions to the world of love and relationships. The 2005 Stanford University commencement address he made that everybody's quoting on Twitter is full of proof. Here is what we've learned about love from Steve Jobs:

    1. Don't give up on love. After getting fired from Apple when

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  • Do You Have 'Baby Fever'?

    If the sight of an adorable infant sends your biological clock into a frenzy, you're likely experiencing what researchers are calling "baby fever."

    Though you may have passed off this fever as a joke in previous conversations with girlfriends or loved ones, new research in the journal Emotion is calling the sudden irrepressible, inexplicable urge to make a baby a legitimate emotional and physical phenomenon. And men experience it, too.

    The research was conducted by a husband and wife pair at Kansas State University, inspired to investigate the phenomenon after the birth of their second child. They began by conducting a formal survey and found that both sexes develop the fever, though the intensity of the sensation varies greatly over time. Interestingly (although expectedly), when asked to rank the importance of being famous, having sex, having money and having a baby, women rated having a baby higher than men, who greatly preferred just having sex.

    In attempt to explain

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