Okay, so this isn’t really graffiti per se, but how often do you see a little heart in a tree? Reader Katelyn sent us this photo in Philadelphia.
Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Couples that live together are twice as likely to become obese than those that live separately, according to new research. Although cohabitation does result in some health benefits, like decreased cigarette smoking and lower mortality, Penny Gordon-Larsen, associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina, found that married couples and those living together had greater weight gains than other people of the same age, and the couples had a greater risk for obesity. She said age may not be the cause of the weight gain, but the pressure of changing behaviors could be. People living together tend to eat together, cook bigger meals, and eat out more frequently than when they were single, said Gordon-Larsen. Spouses, she added, can be good influences on each other, as long as, they realize what’s going on. That may be how they avoid packing on the extra pounds. [Telegraph via Impact Lab] Keep reading »
Ever sent a sexy text to your boyfriend… and then realized it was actually to your boss? Do you know your partner’s email password? Are you constantly checking your Blackberry—even when you’re on a date? Even if you’ve never experienced these tech troubles, it’s likely that you’ve encountered the intersection of technology and relationships—and maybe you’ve wondered how to set some rules for yourself and your partner. After the jump, 20 dos and don’ts when mixing love with the latest technology. What are your rules? Let us know in the comments. Keep reading »
There’s no better way to get everybody fighting than to bring up the “having kids” or “not having kids” debate. The so-called “mommy wars” are a surefire way to make everybody defensive!
But the discussion gets the nastiest and most infuriating when women with kids accuse women sans kids of being “selfish”—which happened repeatedly in the comment section when I posted a joke-y list last week — “10 Reads Not To Have Kids Now…Or Ever” — which was pegged to Cameron Diaz talking about childless women.
In January, I left a live-in relationship after three years. The experience was all the sad adjectives you can imagine. But after the sobbing spells and the heavy drinking, the fog lifted—I was finally single again for the first time since after I graduated college.
Naturally, I expected my single friends to react with equal doses of giddy glee. For the record, I’m not the kind of girl who ditches my ladies when I’m dating someone. But lots of time does free up when you become single. Keep reading »
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, might have a reputation of a womanizer. But according to a new study by the site MySingleFriend.com, he may be one of the few guys named “Andrew” out there doing well with the ladies. The site says that even though a full tenth of their members are Andrews, these guys don’t get nearly the same number of clicks as guys named James, Nick, Mark, and Ben, even when the specific guy is “gorgeous, clever, and available.” [Metro UK]
So how do you feel about Andrews? And do you feel like you’re more or less attracted to men of a certain name? I know I once turned down a date with a boy named Eugene because of his name, though I swear he had other issues, too. Keep reading »
I love my dad. Dorky though it may be, he’s one of my favorite people and I can’t imagine my life would be as good with any other one. I do, however, have one complaint: really liking my dad has totally screwed me in the dating department.
Aside from the standard complaint that most of the morons I’ve gone out with just aren’t as likable as my dad, I’m also borderline incapable of dating much older men. I can’t help but make skeevy involuntary associations. Keep reading »
I am 30 years old, single, and have been that way for a while. As I approached the big 3-0, starting around mid-28, I began to panic about my singlehood, asking myself some tough questions: “What am I doing wrong?” “Are my standards are too high?” “Do I have too much baggage?” I made a new dating motto for myself: “No guy left behind,” ensuring that all dudes got a chance. This equal opportunity dating model led me straight into the jaws of a string of freaks, losers, liars, a-holes, guys with girlfriends, and one very, er…unique guy I’ll call H.
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“For some bizarre reason, Jason Priestley (aka Brandon Walsh from “90210″) has been a recurring character in my sex dreams since I was a teenager. Sometimes he’s the one I’m having sex with—I remember one dream in high school where we were doing it in the rain by some lake. It got really muddy and messy, but it was still hot sex. Sometimes Jason just makes a quick appearance. More recently, I remember a dream where I was getting it on in a bar bathroom with my boyfriend at the time (P.S. I am the kind of person who is disgusted by the idea of any physical contact in a bar bathroom), and right in the middle, the door swings open and there’s Jason! He was like, “Oh, sorry,” awkwardly and shut it again. But still, why is he always there? Yes, I’m a big “90210″ fan, but in truth, I am much more of a Dylan lover than a Brandon girl. What does this mean?” – 90210 Girl
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This isn’t your time to vocalize your feelings or try to get your honey to get with your program, because the understanding won’t be there and will instead only drive you insane. Save your energy for other activities, as trying to get your way won’t be happening. Instead, think of this like a vacation and let all the rules fly out the window.
Dream up an adventure and go out on a limb. If your baby doesn’t follow, then take that as sign of Christmas future. Yes, your tedium in your current situation is only going to end when you put out the efforts to fan the flames again. However, once you give it a breath or two, it should catch. Otherwise, consider the heat dead.
Intimacy on that level you always dreamt of isn’t as far off as you think. Seems that certain someone has been holding back and this week, the damn gets broken, unleashing heavy passions and creating big revelations. This will cause a major 180 in your relationship trajectory, one in which the target is finally going to hit you where it counts.
Petty arguments and weird conversations will be taking center stage with your boo, making it one of those weeks you both try to outsmart the other and may only wind up creating more confusion than necessary. While the mental sparring gets old fast, do trust at the end of the day you are on the same emotional page and that is a beautiful thing.
Your romantic nature will be inspired to go up and beyond to prove to that special someone how dedicated you are. Don’t hold back, as this is the time your boldness will be received in the right way and in turn, putting you in a whole new mindset that has you fearlessly in love, which is exactly anybody with any balls would wish to be.
There will be a lot of dreamy promises made, leaving you to wonder how many of them will hold true down the line. However, instead of playing on the defensive, get yourself on the offensive and jumpstart those plans into action by being part of a team that doesn’t expect everyone else to play initiator and executor. Remember, it takes two to make a thing go right.
A new feeling of love will come over you, turning you into a shut in with your baby. Seems a new energy arrives, creating an irresistible quality that’ll make you both feel like horny teenagers. Chances are this is one of those weeks where the future will seem so bright, you might promise it all. Of course, next week, that could be a whole other story.
Boning will seem too exhausting to you this week, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want your stimulation. This week, it’s all about the intellect, as your brain will be in the most need of attention. If your baby can come through on this end, all will be well. If he can’t, the repercussions won’t be pretty.
You’re going to have to step up the speed of your love life right now, because at the rate you are going, who knows what will come first—you or your social security check. Seriously, this is not the time to be on the fence, wondering how your love life will fall into perfect place. Now is the time for action, as motion is the only answer to make it happen.
Puzzles are your thing to figure out and sometimes that can be to your detriment, while other times that is your tease. This week, clarity comes for you big time and seeing a certain matter straight can mean finally seeing a certain someone for who they really are — which can be totally traumatic or insatiably sexy.
Nostalgia and sentimentality will be creeping up on you and the easy emotions you thought were disposable won’t prove to be such. Seems you have bitten onto something bigger than you and the normal apathetic route you prefer to take won’t be so possible, as curiosity, lust and respect will be tugging at your heartstrings hard.
Shocking information you hear from a friend is not be taken lightly. Accept it now; despite how harsh it might feel, as it’ll save you time and your ego from ruin. This could include a dose of tough love advice or learning something disturbing about your boo that’ll stop you dead in your tracks. Whichever the case, hold on tight, life is about to twist quite uncomfortably.