by Cristina Goyanes for SHAPE.com
Do you fall for bad boys?NOTE: Breaking Bad spoilers ahead
Sure, Jesse Pinkman is a high school dropout and former junkie who works in the drug business and has killed a man, but he has also captured the visceral adoration of every woman in America with a beating heart and a cable TV subscription.
Attraction to the "bad boy" is hardly a new phenomenon, but this character, played by two-time Emmy-winning Aaron Paul on AMC's addictive drama Breaking Bad, has a singular ability to make the average female viewer feel like she has been in a tumultuous relationship with a meth cook since 2008. (It has been a rough few years but I'm getting through it!)
In honor of the much-anticipated premiere of the series' final eight episodes on August 11, we decided to take a deeper look at what it is about Jesse that makes us love him against our better judgment. Ladies, if you tend to choose the wrong guy, take note. This analysis by clinical psychologist and SHAPE advisory board member Belisa
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 12, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
Lost friendships - we've all endured them. For me, it happened back in high school. At the time, my previous friends and I were losing common ground, heading in different directions, and I was feeling a little alone. What I really wanted was just one companion I could relate to, someone to eat lunch and hang out with on the weekends. I didn't think that was asking for too much. But, before too long, it seemed I'd found her. We were fast friends, eating lunch together, hanging out on weekends and the like. Suddenly, we became best friends. In fact, I was her only friend. She didn't know what she would do without me. However, our friendship didn't work out and she ended up as a bit of a Trojan horse: amazing and awe-inspiring on the outside, but filled with subterfuge. As her only friend, I was surprised to discover how many parties she didn't invite me to, and how little I actually knew about her life. Relationships are like that sometimes. You think you've found someone you reallyRead More »from Cut Your Ties: 7 Toxic Friends You Need to Kick to the Curb
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 12, 2013 12:02 PM EDT
If it has been awhile since you and your spouse have had sex it is easy to worry if something is wrong. It can be especially worrisome when you are constantly hearing other people talk about how much sex they are having. But occasional dry spells are very common and not necessarily a sign that something is wrong with your relationship. What they might be is a sign of the fact that you and your spouse have a lot more going on since the days when newlywed sex was one of the best parts of being married. Take a look at 7 possible reasons for why you and your spouse are experiencing a dry spell. - By Krishann Briscoe
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That has become a matter of debate—especially as more couples than ever are already cohabitating when they tie the knot, and are most likely already the proud owners of a toaster, blender, coffeemaker and cabinet full of dishes.
In reaction, couples are getting more creative with their wedding gift registries— requesting everything from matching sleeping bags to down payments for dream homes. At least they're asking for gifts they feel they need, but should they be asking for gifts at all?
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“While suggestions are nice, even registry lists are just suggestions, and the choice of a gift is always up to the giver,” the New York Times's Peggy Post offered as advice in a recent Wedding Q&A. She
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In the days and weeks following a breakup I fall into the "woe is me" camp- constructing a monologue about what a waste of time my last relationship was.
My shrink has long told me that this is irrational, but a woman scorned is rarely rational.
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I recently wrote out a program in my new novel, Love Rehab, about how to get over a breakup in a productive and gratifying manner. One of the very productive steps was expressing gratitude-or finding the silver lining in every single relationship.
I am a big proponent of practicing what you preach and so I cataloged the silver linings of my past relationships. Lo' and behold there was one for each and every single one.
Here are my 6 favorites.
1. My high school boyfriend, KS taught me how to drive when I was 14 and he was 16 (the age difference now feels a little pervy to me). This was why I learned to K-turn in a vintage Mustang convertible that was the spitting
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The author of Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream and founder of The Chopra Foundation helps us understand how to revitalize our lifelong unions.
Join Oprah and Deepak Chopra for a transformational three-week guided meditation journey into the heart of true love. Register for the all-new meditation challenge Miraculous Relationships for free.
Relationships are hard work, and the idea that you can be in a miraculous relationship needs explaining. What is a miraculous relationship? It's one where both partners grow spiritually, increasing in love, personal evolution and shared experience of the soul.
Three major obstacles keep this from happening, and you can watch them operating in your own relationship if you look closely, with open eyes and honest intent: control (the need for one person to coerce the other into doing things "My way"), competition (the need to turn every situation into win or lose) and lack of communication (the refusal to share how
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 1:22 PM EDT
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It's time for the year's most spectacular meteor shower (and perfect summer date activity). Here's how to get your astronomer on, while keeping it date-worthy.
Where to Watch:
These meteors are generally the most active of the showers that pass by Earth, but you have to get good seats. So head out of the city, away from any light pollution and get high up. You should be in for a show of something like 70 meteors an hour, given there's a clear sky and you can manage to stay awake.
Even as the sun starts to set you could catch yourself seeing a few meteors fall, but be patient. With a waxing crescent moon, there should be no interference in the late night into early dawn hours for peak viewing. The best viewing comes from when this half-moon sets, around 1 a.m. Monday morning.
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You don't need special equipment for this shower. You don't even need
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By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWeRead More »from Science Explains Why You Dated that Loser for Two Years
Most of us have a some sort of blip in our dating lives - an ex that, looking back, makes us question our sanity. ("What was I thinking? How did I stand it?")
Well, Science has an explanation. The next time a friend or family member brings up your worst ex and asks you, for the billionth time, why you dated that loser for so long, you can simply place the blame on the perceptual processes of your brain.
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"Our brains, you could say, are the original autocorrectors. In her book Being Wrong - a meditation on human error of all kinds - Kathryn Schulz explains how we constantly take sensory messages from the world and unconsciously alter them slightly. She points out that, for the most part, these alterations serve us well: take the blind spot, which is the part of the eye where the optic nerve passes through the retina and blocks the reception of visual information. Even though each of us has one,
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Lovelace: Behind the Scenes
The new biopic about Deep Throat's leading lady lays bare the life of America's first porn star.
Amanda Seyfried on the set of Lovelace, a film about the Linda Lovelace, the star of Deep Throat.
In terms of memorable sex, 1972 was a banner year: The Joy of Sex was published, then banned from many libraries; Marlon Brando starred in the X-rated film Last Tango in Paris; and John Waters's comedy Pink Flamingos acquainted audiences with the intricacies of incest. And then there was Deep Throat, a porn movie that turned an unknown young woman into a pop culture icon, seemingly overnight. Linda Lovelace played an orgasm-starved vixen with a special physical feature-her clitoris could be reached only through her mouth. "She embodied the sexual revolution of the time," explains Rob Epstein, who with Jeffrey Friedman directed Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried as the harlot starlet.
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Their film captures both Lovelace's giddy rise to fame and the relationship with her abusive husband, Chuck Traynor
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 12:54 PM EDT
I think one of the hardest situations for a couple to make it through is infidelity. I'm thankful that it's not been an issue in my marriage, but I do know it's been a contributing factor in many breakups of couples who seemed to "have it all." I also think that cheating is not only one of the hardest things to get past in your current relationship, but it can have quite the negative effect on your next relationship as well. It has to be an awful feeling to wonder if your partner may be cheating. There are some who exhibit classic signs that something may be going on and others who seem to hide it better. The classic signs that your partner may be cheating doesn't necessarily mean they are, but it may be something to keep an eye on if you're worried. Click through to read 7 signs your partner may be cheating. - By Devan McGuinness
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