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Science Explains Your Relationship With Mom

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. If you’re lucky enough to spend time with your mom, you might spot some of these mother-daughter relationship realities explained by science. Many research dollars have been spent to find out why your mom loves to text you or why she always seems to mimic your fashion sense. Scientists have also discovered the very positive, and sometimes negative, influences moms can have on their daughters’ lives. Keep reading to find out what they are.

As She Gets Older, She Likes You More Than Dad.  If you noticed that your mom texts and calls you more and more, British researchers say that’s totally normal. A 2012 study analyzed two billion cell phone calls and half a billion texts and found that in early adulthood, women communicate most with romantic partners. But when a woman reaches her 40s, the attention goes to her daughter. And by 60, communication between a mom and daughter peaks. Read more on Tres Sugar…

The Dos And Don’ts Of A First Date (In GIFs)

Every situation may have its exceptions, but when it comes to a first date, there are certain rules everyone should follow. First dates are uncomfortable enough to begin with, so we’re sharing advice on fashion, conversation, and date-night etiquette to help you ease the awkwardness. Take a look at these memorable moments from “The Office,” “Mad Men,” “The Parent Trap,” and more to learn the dos and don’ts of a first date! Read more on Tres Sugar…

How Women Have Protested Through History

Ladies, now’s the time to get vocal about what you believe in. Women around the world are wielding signs, donning body paint, and marching in parades in support of women’s rights and gender equality, against violence toward women, and to raise awareness for other important political and social causes. As we continue Women’s History Month, let’s look back at the evolution of female protesters. From the French Revolution to the women’s suffragist movement to civil rights, here are some memorable moments involving women around the world getting their protest on. Read more…

10 Good, Bad & Ugly Vacation Movie Flings

Since it was a movie — “Where the Boys Are” — that changed Spring break into what it is today, it’s only fitting that we look at some of the best (and the worst) Spring break flings from flicks. And while that film was explicit for 1960, it’s a far cry from the bare-chested and drug-filled “Spring Breakers“ that’s out Friday. But both have one of the key elements to the season’s beach party: sex. Spring break is eponymous with spring flings, and we aren’t talking sweet Summer love. More like quick, week-long lust — not exactly a recipe for relationship success. So grab your bikini and a brewski for a look back at the most memorable onscreen sand-filled hookups! Read more…

The 22 Stages Of Your High School Reunion (In GIFs!)

Anyone else remember watching “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion” and thinking, “When I’m that old I’ll have my life together way better than those girls”? Then you get your Facebook invitation to the group “10-Year High School Reunion Coming Up! Yay!” and realize that the time is now, people. Is your sh*t together?

Your reunion happens whether you’re ready or not. So don’t stress about whether you’ve invented something cool like Post-Its and if you’ll win the “most changed for the better since high school” award, because who really cares what these people think about you. Grab a free drink, find your best friend on the dance floor, and party like it’s 2003 … or 1993. If you’re still nervous, see how the process will most likely play out, courtesy of our favorite Romy and Michele GIFs! Read more…

17 Scandalous Women In History

This International Women’s Day, it’s important. to pay tribute to the commendable women who’ve made a difference for the better — but what about the bad girls in history, who are notorious for their sexy, shocking, and sinister deeds? Here are 15 scandalous women who have become legendary for everything from stripping to having lesbian affairs to naked horseback rides. Get a tawdy history lesson on these controversial female figures now!

Bettie Page:

Who she is: An American pinup model from the ’50s who has been called the “Queen of Pinups.”

Why she’s scandalous: Besides being one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine (Miss January 1955), Bettie Page was famous for her fetish and sadomasochistic modeling. In fact, she’s considered the first famous bondage model.  Read more…

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