First Date Dos & Don’ts

Don’t: Misrepresent yourself. While online dating is a valuable resource for the savvy single, there are people out there who misrepresent themselves. Don’t be one of them. Just as your online dating profile should accurately represent who you really are, your in-person encounters should be equally authentic. Don’t pretend to be something or someone you’re not to try and impress a potential partner. You’re fabulous just as you are and if somebody else can’t see that, it’s their loss. Besides, a relationship founded on lies and/or insincerities will quickly crumble.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot In The Head In Tucson, Arizona

Gabrielle Giffords, a congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head this morning outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, by a white male in his mid-20s. Witnesses said she and members of her staff were greeting the public when a gunman approached her from behind and shot into her head. He reportedly fired about 20 rounds; approximately 12 others were injured in the shooting. A staffer tackled the young gunman, who has been taken into custody. Rep. Giffords, 40, a Democrat, has been in office since January 2007. In March, her Tucson office had been vandalized right before the health care reform vote; her office spokesperson said she received “nasty and rude and hateful comments” at the time as well. She was recently elected to a third term. NPR and CNN have reported that Giffords died, but as of 3:20 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, her husband, an astronaut named Mark Kelly, had confirmed to a local TV station that she is still alive. Our thoughts go out to Gabrielle Giffords’ family and loved ones.

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New Year’s Resolutions For Couples

New Year’s resolutions tend to get a bad rap for being, well, fruitless. But making resolutions with a partner can help you stick to your promises and can also strengthen your relationship. This list of resolutions-for-two will help you ring the New Year in right, and keep your relationship rockin’ all year long. Keep reading »

Is Your Spouse A … Stranger?

It can be difficult to stay connected to our loved ones in today’s hectic world. We struggle to keep friendships strong with coffee dates and quick emails, and we diligently pencil in phone calls to our grandparents even when we’re swamped. But our romantic relationships rarely receive the same type of attention that our friends and families do, and the results can be devastating. Imagine looking across the kitchen table at the familiar contours of your husband’s face … and realizing that the man you married now feels like a total stranger. Keep reading »

Quickies: A Baby Boy For Miranda Kerr And Orlando Bloom & Lauren Conrad Goes Brunette

  • Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom welcomed a baby boy today. No name has been revealed yet. [Celebuzz]
  • Aretha Franklin wants her fans to know she is “feeling great and coming along.” [PopEater]
  • Sammi from “Jersey Shore” is launching her own fragrance. Now everyone can smell like the kind of girl only an adult baby like Ronnie could love. [Racked]

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How To Get Kristen Stewart’s Sexy, Retro Hair

When Kristen Stewart stepped on stage last night at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards to accept her “Best Actress” award, all eyes were on her sparkly gold mini-dress, towering black heels, long shapely gams and, of course, her beautiful lengthy locks.

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