• 5 Things Every Woman Should Know Before Traveling with a New Beau

    There are certain defining moments in every new relationship; the first time you spend the night, hang out with his/her friends or get introduced to a new partner's parents are just some of those milestones. Perhaps the biggest turning point is when a new beau suggests a vacation, trip or weekend away, just the two of you.

    It's a proposal that can launch multiple emotions ranging from excitement (wow, he must really like me) and panic (how am I going to keep my hair from frizzing up) to fear (what if we fight the whole time.) Those feelings are generally accompanied by equal parts primping, prodding and prepping.

    Despite planning and best intentions, things get a lot trickier the second you embark on your getaway. Tiny peccadilloes only get magnified and people either mesh or clash as travel companions. Quite frankly (and often), that first trip as a twosome can be a deal breaker. So here are some simple insights for single ladies to take on the road with them which may

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  • Six Hot New Travel Essentials Practical, Portable & Personal Products that Are Hot Summer

    We found some hot new products you can take away with you to make your travels easier and a lot more enjoyable. So, wherever you are, we hope that you make some time to give yourself a break - if not for a vacation at least a mini-getaway. And whatever your travel plans, we hope the sun follows you!

    Suite Arriva l: This new web-based service takes the pain out of packing and airport security concerns. Suit Arrival delivers personal care and other essentials you need for your trip right to your hotel room, so you don't have to schlep them with you. There's an a la carte menu or several "care packages" from which to select which include organic products, intimacy items and a great selection of snacks you may want to grab from the mini-bar at a more reasonable price. Safe to say, you can leave home without your condoms and still be protected.

    Aromafloria Plane Defense Inhalation Beads : Germs spread easy when you're traveling by plane but this aromatherapy kit lets you filter

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  • Does First-Love Ever Die? How To Deal With A Flame That Still Flickers

    Some of you may recognize the name Donna Hanover - she is the ex-wife of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Don't feel bad for this former first lady, she has a "happily ever after" story and is living proof that first love is everlasting. Several years ago Hanover reunited with her high school sweetheart more than three decades after their breakup in college.

    In her book released soon after, "My Boyfriend's Back," Hanover chronicles the timeless reunion tales of couples, raising the question which many of us struggle with years after the love is lost: "What should, could or would have happened if you stayed with the one that got away?"

    If you've secretly hung onto those old love letters or find yourself tempted to reignite the spark with an old flame, you're not out of the ordinary. According to, a new online surveying tool, 71% of women polled have kept love notes from an ex-flame and another 64% of them admit to days, weeks, even months where they

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  • 5 Profile Faux Pas Single Fathers Should Avoid

    By Lori Bizzoco for

    Dan, a hardworking father of eight-year-old twins, was single for over a year before he started dating again. "It's not that I didn't want to meet someone. I had no idea where to begin," he said. "I was married for 10 years."

    For most single parents, the dating world has changed drastically since the days when they were single. Online dating, speed dating, and matchmaking have taken the dating world by storm. In order to catch up, Dan joined an online dating service but unfortunately, finding someone new wasn't as easy as everyone said it would be.

    A careful review of Dan's information revealed some common mistakes that many single fathers make when looking for love online. The biggest of which is the online profile and photos. Remember, the only information that a woman has at this point is what you tell (or show) them. If you're ready for the world of cyber dating, follow these do's and don'ts to increase your odds of meeting

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  • Tackle Your Summer Reading List, Hands-Free

    Whether you are on the beach, roadtripping for a long weekend or just sipping margaritas on the patio, the next hundred days are a perfect time to catch up on your reading. New devices like the iPad and Kindle expect to make on-the-go reading a lot more user friendly this season but, as we all know, the sun and (LCD) screens do not always go well together.

    That's when audio books , downloaded to your iPod, come in handy! Hands-free reading can make everything from outdoor workouts to grid-lock beach traffic more inspiring and all the more manageable when there are no books to lug around. Don't believe us? We searched through to give you some terrific books, guides and tutorials to listen to this summer. Have a laugh, have a cry, get lost in a great story or even learn something new...all hands free!

    Up in the Air: When traveling for work or play those long hours en route don't have to be so mind-numbing. Overseas flights are a perfect time to pick up new language

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  • 5 Lifesaving Mobile Health Apps

    From monitoring orgasms to locating clean bathrooms in your neighborhood, there seems to be an application for everything. But amidst all the hokey and often useless tools there are some real lifesaving and changing technologies, particularly where self-health management is concerned. We took a trip to the iPhone Apps Store, and found 5 helpful health applications for you. Take a look and see what we uncovered!

    Health Trackers: One minute you're feeling fine, the next you start feeling that knee pain that seems to come and go. It's next to impossible to keep track of each new ache, pain and symptom that affects you in between visits to the doctor. Thankfully, there are several mobile gizmos that promise to remember your health history so you don't have to! iHealthTrax, MyHealthRecords and MyMedical each let you keep track of illnesses, allergies and historical medical records. Plus, they store information for physicians, emergency contacts and insurance providers in one central

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  • Sex: More People Are Doing It: Fewer Single Adults Are Using Protection

    Free love has not ruled since the 1970's but apparently unprotected intercourse among older unmarried Americans is on the rise. According to a recent A.A.R.P. study of singles in the 45 plus category, only 12 percent of the sexually active single men and only 33 percent of sexually active women report using condoms.

    While more than 30 percent of boomers are living the single life, this segment is also the fastest growing group of subscribers for on-line dating. (Source: 2007 Lehman Brothers Equity Research). As a result of the love boom, sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis and HIV are on the rise among mature adults.

    Dr. Terri Orbuch, a relationship consultant to, the nation's largest online dating site devoted to boomers, is in the trenches addressing the epidemic. According to Orbuch individuals in this age bracket still lack the confidence and vocabulary to discuss sex, STD's and condoms with partners. Many also maintain the double standards

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  • Flower Powered Cocktails: 5 Fresh Fleur Liqueurs

    There is something about fresh cut flowers that inspires us to feel pretty, sexy and alive. It's no wonder petal powered potions are making a comeback this summer. If you are entertaining friends or in the mood for a fresh and flirty night cap, here is a selection of flower-infused liqueurs (and recipes) that are bound to make a splash this season!

    Lavender Cello Liqueur by Loft : In the culinary world, the herbes de Provence combination of lavender, thyme, rosemary and savory has become a classic cooking staple but not until now has a stand-alone liqueur made use of the sweet taste of this pretty purple flower. Much like the lemony Italian digestive limoncello, Lavender Cello liqueur has a sweet taste but with the light floral flavor and scent of lavender. For a new twist on the traditional Daiquiri try the following:

    Lavender Daiquiri

    ¾ oz LOFT Lavender Cello
    1 ½ oz white rum
    ¼ to ½ oz agave syrup
    ¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
    Lime wheel for

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  • Top Chef Tastings in Your Town

    Are you a gourmet food lover or aspiring cook? Now's your chance to celebrate because the month of June is a gastronomic delight! Tasting events are happening in cities across North America and it's a terrific chance to sample delectable dishes from some of the country's most renowned chefs. Here's a little sampling of what they have in store for you:

    Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation : For more than two decades top chefs and mixologists have come together during the spring and summer months to help put an end to childhood hunger. This cooking for a cause event showcases the latest culinary innovations in cities across the county. This year, The Taste of the Nation benefit will be happening in Los Angeles (June 6th), Ithaca, New York (June 15th) and Minneapolis (June 24th) and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Share Our Strength foundation.

    Taste of Chicago : This year marks the 30th anniversary of the biggest food extravaganza in the world. From June 25

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  • The New Universe of Virtual Dating: Find Real Love in an Alternate World

    If you could do anything on a first date with no strings or fees attached, what would it be? Would you choose to fly to Rio and sip on caipirinhas by the ocean, play intimate board games in front of a roaring fire at a mountain lodge in Switzerland or have a picnic in the Jardin de Luxemberg in Paris?

    Now imagine that the next time you log on to your favorite dating site you could invite a person who caught your eye to join you?

    Welcome to the world of virtual dating, where anything is possible and your wildest romantic dreams can come true.

    Omnidate, the company we are about to describe, is taking online dating to new heights and you may just want to fasten your seatbelt before taking the ride. The technology, which has been rolled out after several years of development under CEO and founder Ravit Abelman, allows end-users to simulate dates and make connections before making a commitment to take things offline.

    Unlike video dating which uses a webcam, the

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