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Meeting The Family Dos & Don’ts From Movies

The holidays mean lots of family time, and if you have a significant other, you could be meeting his family for the first time over the Christmas dinner. Whether you're in a serious relationship or dating someone new, meeting the family — and especially the parents — can be nerve-racking. While there's no predicting how the…
By: Tres Sugar / December 22, 2012

A Taylor Swift Song For Every Relationship Status

Over the past few years, Taylor Swift has become the queen of love songs, writing lyrics about relationships that everyone seems to relate to — the good, the bad, and the teen angsty. To celebrate her 23rd birthday, we've chosen a Taylor Swift tune to suit every…
By: Tres Sugar / December 16, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions About Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy

News of Kate Middleton's pregnancy broke only days ago, but already there's been a steady appetite for updates about her condition and the royal baby growing inside of her. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby will be third in line to the British throne, bumping Prince Harry down to the fourth position. Since Will…
By: Tres Sugar / December 6, 2012

5 Tips For Setting 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…
By: Tres Sugar / November 22, 2012

10 Things Obama Supporters Love About Tuesday’s Election

1. Our social media kicked your Super Pac's ass. Sheldon Adelson, called by The New York Times, "the biggest single donor in political history" backed eight conservative Republican candidates through Super Pacs. None of them won. People have been wondering when America would have its social media driven "Arab Spring"? This was it. 2. Karl Rove's $300 millio…
By: Tres Sugar / November 11, 2012

Artistic Twists On Disney Princesses (And Other Heroines)

Merida, Disney Pixar's first leading lady, was a popular costume for women this Halloween, according to Google. Between Merida, Kate Middleton, and the recent Snow White movies, we've had princesses on the brain this year. While our adult selves may cringe at princess culture and the outdated stereotypes that come along with it, there's just…
By: Tres Sugar / November 4, 2012

Strippers In Pop Culture

After a New York nightclub tried to justify its dancers getting the same "artistic" tax exemptions as ballerinas, New York's highest court ruled this week that strip clubs will have to pay their state sales taxes (guess the lawmakers don't see the artistry in stripping). This means the club's cover charge and lap dances will…
By: Tres Sugar / October 25, 2012

Now And Then: Getting Women To Vote

There are just two more weeks left until the presidential election will decide if Barack Obama will stay in the Oval Office for another four years or Mitt Romney will become our country's next commander-in-chief. With the final presidential debate tonight and early voting starting in some states, now's the time to make sure you're…
By: Tres Sugar / October 23, 2012

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz

No matter who you think won the debate Thursday night between Vice President Joe Biden and VP hopeful Paul Ryan, you have to hand it to moderator Martha Raddatz for having better control over the faceoff than Jim Lehrer did at the first presidential debate last week.Both Biden and Ryan had no choice but to…
By: Tres Sugar / October 13, 2012

Snappy & Saucy Lines From Hitchcock Heroines

The trailer for "Hitchcock" has been released, heightening our already Halloween-inspired itch for an Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the famed director and centers on his relationship with his wife (played by Helen Mirren) in additio…
By: Tres Sugar / October 11, 2012

Marriage Does Not Have To Wait For Money

As a man, when I think about marriage I ask myself: When can I afford it? I understand that the formula for eligible bachelors weighs income and wealth very heavily. Recently, an article on The Atlantic entitled "All the Single Ladies" reinforced this notion, with its many implications that men who are not doing well financially are…
By: Tres Sugar / October 7, 2012

Prost! 18 Handsome Reasons To Celebrate Oktoberfest

With Oktoberfest officially under way, it's time to enjoy your favorite German brews — and swoon over some of the hottest German men in the spotlight. From sexy actors and gorgeous models to hot, talented Olympians, we've rounded up the best-looking reasons to celebrate German culture this month. Craving a bit of eye candy? Take…
By: Tres Sugar / September 29, 2012

9 Types Of New Single Leading Ladies On Fall TV

Fall TV has officially begun filling our DVRs, and we're especially excited to see the new shows featuring strong female characters (like Mindy Kaling in "The Mindy Project," which premiered last night). Whether they're doctors, lawyers, or country singers, this fresh crop of leading ladies includes plenty of driven, professional single women who have aspiratio…
By: Tres Sugar / September 26, 2012

Life & Love Advice From Emmy-Nominated Characters

The Emmys are tonight, and there are some pretty talented ladies up for outstanding lead actress and outstanding supporting actress in both the drama and comedy categories. Dramatic actresses like Maggie Smith of "Downton Abbey" and "Mad Men"'s Christina Hendricks play some of our favorite strong female characters. And we sure wouldn't want to be the one…
By: Tres Sugar / September 23, 2012

Reasons I Have Rejected Guys Based On Their OKCupid Profiles

Mentions morals he inherited from his grandfather in first five sentences. Even if your grandfather is dead, it is still very unsexy to mention that basically you don’t believe in women’s rights and think that Russia is planning the downfall of the American empire. Everyone knows it’s China. Three references to finding an "*HONEST*" woman i…
By: Tres Sugar / September 16, 2012

A History Of Onscreen Women And Abortion

Abortion has been a hot-button topic for years, but it's been resurrected as one of the most talked about issues this election season with debates about Planned Parenthood and Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remark still ringing in our ears. The heated political and religious discourse on the issue of whether or not abortion should be…
By: Tres Sugar / September 9, 2012

The Secret To An Amazing Hookup

First date, second date, kiss, have sex, meet the parents, move in, get engaged, get married, have kids. This is the default for men and women living today in the United States (other countries may vary). Why is this our default? Mostly because of Disney movies. That’s how we were programmed as a kid and…
By: Tres Sugar / August 12, 2012

5 Reasons Why Being A Single Man Is Kind Of Overrated

While most will probably remember 2012 as the "Year Of The YOLO" (and by "most" I mean "like seven people"), it holds special significance for me because it’ll likely be the first year since 2002 where I spent the entire year single. I haven’t completed a full calendar year yet — May will make it…
By: Tres Sugar / August 5, 2012

6 Things To Know About The Birth Control Mandate That Begins Today

Happy free birth control day! President Obama's free birth control mandate begins today, but before you get your hopes up there are some important things to know about what it means for you. A part of Obama's healthcare reform stipulates that private insurance companies must be required to provide contraception without copays beginning today, Aug.
By: Tres Sugar / August 1, 2012

Take This British Slang Quiz!

The Summer Olympics in London have begun, which means fast-talking British reporters using words like daft, dodgy, slag, and snog. If this is all codswallop to you, brush up on your Brit lingo so you don't end up looking like a prat watching the big event! If you're barmy … A) You're drunk. B) You've…
By: Tres Sugar / July 29, 2012