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Dear Wendy Updates: “Offended Bridesmaid” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Offended Bridesmaid” whose sister, the bride, chastised her for not being skinny enough to fit into her bridesmaid dress. Offended Bridesmaid explained that she was worried she might have a thyroid problem, to which her sister responded: “I know your eating habits — you just eat too much.” After the jump, find out how the two sisters are doing today. Keep reading »

For The Week Of April 4-10, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Sudden offers that come in may leave you staring back with a condescending side-eye, but don’t be quick to judge anything now, as there is substance under the insanity. You know it — miscommunications will be underway and semantics can lead you astray, but experience will explain all, so forget the word, “No,” and make it a, “Yes,” all the way!

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Relationships are a never-ending series of compromises that can tire the soul out and make you wonder what the point is. To say the least, this week that indecision will break you down even further, making you wonder what is so wrong with a life of solitude? However, the cross you bear is you are the sign of partnership, so understand there aren’t any easy answers or exits now.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Passion is going to make you want to leap off the ends of the earth to chase after the impossible, and there’ll be no reason not to. After all, it takes only one dream to lead the way and if you can’t believe in the fantastical, then what exactly are you living for? You are the lady that loves to prove the odds, so trust in them and redefine your limits now!

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Forget trying to make any more excuses! If there isn’t a smile on your face and laughter pouring from your heart, then you aren’t in the right place and it’s time to change your trajectory back to what matters — a happy state of mind that has you feeling hopeful, rather than harmful. If this mean a sudden break, then so be it. After all, nothing beats a clean getaway.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You can’t always get what you want, so be ready to adapt and be resourceful. Not to say the circumstances that unravel this week are set in stone, but it won’t start off with you at the vantage point. Of course, playing victim does also have its rewards, so choose your position and work it for all you can.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Speak the truth and whatever happens, will happen. After all, you are doing no one any favors, especially yourself, with trying to candy-coat the circumstances if they aren’t for real. Besides, how will anyone learn any better if you can’t even come clean? Time to suck it up and just let it out, fast and straight up. From there, it’s out of your hands.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The safe comfort zone is not where your best comes out, so time to switch it up and let your creativity open some more doors for you — as in dreaming up new schemes and places to be. Changing things up now will bring on the best rewards, as it’ll take a surprise to activate bigger surprises.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This won’t be one of the most graceful weeks, but who cares? As long as you stay true to yourself, at the end of the twists and turns, you will come out the winner — and that is all anyone will remember anyway. So, don’t be scared to look the fool every so often now, as a little egg on your face might wind up being a look that works for you.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Let your past teach you something; someone will come back trying to rope you into a not-so-hot deal and if you think back on your history, you will be able to see how this travesty will play out. While compassion may fill your heart, don’t let it drown out your mind, as it’ll be the only thing partially making any sense now.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Who cares what others think or say, as it’s you that has to live with your curiosities and consequences. Yes, no matter what anyone is spewing, it’s you that has to walk through this fire called life. Try all you might to project yourself to what you want, but realize what you conjure up now will lack the real meat you need, so stop avoiding it and take that bite.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

This week, be prepared to defend your turf as another will try to close in on it and take it in as their own — and there’s no reason you need to play that kind of submissive role now anyway (at least not for anything outside the boudoir). Yes, get ready to speak out and act loud, as knowing who you are and what you want will make all the difference between winning and losing.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Forget trying to win every battle, as it’s about seeing the bigger picture now and taking the entire war. Yes, struggles will be happening, as philosophical differences take front-and-center in the drama department and will have you wondering how progressive you have to be. As it goes, there may be only so much rope you can let out before you’ll start to feel choked.

Romantic Breakups Can Cause Physical Pain, Study Shows

Love hurts. It sounds like a cliche, but new research suggests it might literally be true. Rejection by a romantic partner during a breakup activates regions of the brain associated with physical pain, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study.

“Rejection literally hurts,” researcher Edward Smith, a cognitive neuroscientist at Columbia University, told LiveScience.

People have long described the sadness over a lost love or a romantic breakup in much the same way, using words like “pain” and “hurt.” They often sounded as though they’re speaking interchangeably about mental anguish and physical suffering — making scientists wonder whether the two feelings might be triggering the same areas of the brain. Read more… Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Can Men Smell It When A Woman Is Suddenly Unavailable?

So, you know, I have a boyfriend now. It’s pretty awesome. I’m psyched. I’m happy. I must be radiating blissfully coupled up vibes into the stratosphere because in the last two days, three dudes with whom I have had serious romantic feelings for, hooked up with and/or dated have come out of the woodwork after a lengthy absence and have tried to bark up my tree. It’s like Cupid’s Evil Cousin whispered in their ears, “Amelia is happy, fulfilled, and no longer interested in dating or DTF — don’t you suddenly want to give her a shout?” Keep reading »

365 Days In Paris: An Update From Our American Girl In Paris (Who’s Back In America Now)

Chers amis,

It’s been a while since we last chatted. Last time, I was saying farewell to my 365 Days in Paris blog. Ending the blog was a tough choice especially because so much good stuff was going on in my life—I’d finished up my first year in Paris, was heading onto the next, and had finally met an amazing guy, “Henri.” But I just had a feeling that because things were going well that it was time to live my life offline. I so enjoyed hearing your advice and comments each week, and was pleasantly surprised to hear from Amelia that some of you had actually been asking about me. Moi? I’m touched. So, here’s my update for you.

I’ll start with the end: I’m not in Paris anymore. Keep reading »

Is Skipping Rings The New Wedding Trend?

When Prince William and Kate Middleton get married on April 29, Kate will receive a ring made from gold mined in the Welsh mountains that has been in the royal vault since the days of Queen Elizabeth. But Kate will not be slipping a ring on William’s finger. Apparently, William has opted against the tradition of wearing a wedding ring. As a royal spokesperson explains, “There is only going to be one ring, in accordance with the couple’s wishes.” [People]

This has me wondering: is skipping wedding rings becoming a trend? Keep reading »

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