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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…

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)…

By: Tres Sugar / July 29, 2012

What’s Your Relationship Status? There’s A Movie For That!

Romantic comedies and dramas that hit close to home can be the best medicine for whatever relationship situation you are in. When you relate to the ups and downs of film characters you’re able to work through your own romantic entanglements, and it makes those movies all the more emotional, powerful, and enjoyable. Who hasn’t…

By: Tres Sugar / July 27, 2012

Zoe Kazan On Writing And Starring In “Ruby Sparks” With Boyfriend Paul Dano

In Ruby Sparks, out today in limited release, two things elude young novelist Calvin (Paul Dano): an idea for his second book and a meaningful relationship. When an enchanting redhead named Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) comes to him in his dreams, she fills both those needs. Calvin starts writing Ruby’s story as fast as he…

By: Tres Sugar / July 25, 2012

9 Books By Inspiring Female Olympians On Age, Body Image, And More

With the opening ceremonies approaching this Friday, we’re celebrating the 2012 Olympics with must reads by some of our favorite female athletes. Inside stories, inspirational tips — these books offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of some of the most popular Olympians. Jennifer Sey writes about controversial issues in gymnastics, swimmer Dara Torres offer…

By: Tres Sugar / July 24, 2012

8 Lessons Learned From Anne Hathaway’s Characters

Today, Anne Hathaway is gracing the silver screen as the sexy and cunning thief Catwoman alongside Christian Bale’s Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Seeing Anne don the iconic catsuit got us reminiscing about her other films and the variety of characters she’s portrayed. In honor of the alluring actress and her blockbuster role, check out a few…

By: Tres Sugar / July 20, 2012

10 Words That Make French A Language Worth Preserving

I don’t like hearing about any languages disappearing, but the idea of French’s demise seems intolerable. Fortunately, it is also probably impossible, at least in the near future, but French is a language in decline. Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) is an organization dedicated to promoting democracy, peace, and human rights in the 70…

By: Tres Sugar / July 14, 2012

6 Reasons We’re Excited For “Bachelor Pad 3″

After being booted off “The Bachelorette” on Monday night’s episode, Chris Bukowski is confirmed as the final “Bachelor Pad 3″ contestant. Get ready for a heaping helping of drama, hookups, and roses when “Bachelor Pad” returns for its third season on July 23.

This season’s contestants include the standard “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” rejects — some more entertaining than other…

By: Tres Sugar / July 6, 2012

Erotica Titles For Hot Summer Reading

Fifty Shades of Grey is heating up The New York Times best seller list, making BDSM erotica an official trend of the Summer. But the author, British Twilight fanatic E.L. James, isn’t the first to let the racy sex fetish inspire a novel. That form of fantasy has filled the pages of many books over…

By: Tres Sugar / June 18, 2012

Autobiographies From Rock N’ Roll Groupies

Rock of Ages is out this weekend, and if there was anything the glam metal rockers of the ’80s were known for — besides their big hair and sweet music — it was their groupies. These half-naked superfans were a lot edgier (and hopefully older) than the Beliebers of today.

We got another glimpse at…

By: Tres Sugar / June 16, 2012

Our Favorite TV Girlfriends From The ’90s

When we look back on our favorite TV shows from the ’90s, sometimes it’s the romances that stick out, like Zack and Kelly or Rachel and Ross — but what about the female friendships? Memorable girlfriends like the ladies of Sex and the City and the Beverly Hills, 90210 frenemies were always there to watch…

By: Tres Sugar / June 10, 2012

Words Of Wisdom From Mad Women

After an eventful season, the “Mad Men” season finale airs this Sunday. Don Draper might be the star talent of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but Joan, Peggy, Betty, Trudy, Megan, and the rest of the ladies of the show have always intrigued us, and we love their quippy one-liners on life, love, and sex. Check out some of…

By: Tres Sugar / June 7, 2012

What To Know About The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee is another way to say 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II became queen. Technically, it kicked off on Feb. 6, 2012, 60 years since her father died in 1952 and she replaced him as monarch at the age of 25, but the main event starts Saturday. Queen Elizabeth II is only the…

By: Tres Sugar / June 2, 2012

Life According To Kristen Wiig’s “SNL” Characters

This weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” was a bittersweet finale, as one of our favorite funny ladies, Kristen Wiig, said farewell to the show after being on the cast for seven years. While we can’t wait to see more of Kristen on the big screen — especially after she killed it in “Bridesmaids” — we will mi…

By: Tres Sugar / May 22, 2012

8 Mistakes Every Bridesmaid Should Avoid

It’s an honor to stand up in a friend’s wedding, and along with that recognition comes a range of responsibilities — but just how far do those responsibilities stretch? Where’s the line between helpful and overbearing, between celebrating and insulting? When it comes to wedding dos and don’ts, the boundaries aren’t always clear. If you pla…

By: Tres Sugar / May 19, 2012

Does His Single Facebook Status Matter?

We have been dating for two years now, already talking about marriage. A year ago I changed my facebook relationship status into “in the relationship.” He didn’t. He is still single in Facebook. I never brought this up as it is sounds childish. Two months ago I changed mine into “single.” I figured why would…

By: Tres Sugar / May 18, 2012

The Rise Of Weight Watchers In The 1960’s

This week on “Mad Men“‘s “Dark Shadows” episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jealousy, and insecurity dominate Betty’s life as a 1960s housewife on her second marriage, and she’s turned to bags of Bugles to pass the time. Now determined to lose the…

By: Tres Sugar / May 14, 2012