Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
We’ve all had those moments. First, you feel your face start to tingle, then your heart begins to pound, and then you ball up your fists and feel like kicking a wall (or at least tearing to shreds that “service agreement” that after three weeks brought you no service at all.) Anger can be powerful– but there are healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with it. Handle your frustration properly, and it can get your blood flowing and spur you on to make positive changes. Here’s how to tame your inner raging bull… Keep reading »
Watching Kate Winslet’s acceptance speech last night for her Best Actress Golden Globe award, I was struck by several things. First, my God, the woman has tremendous skin. What do you think is her secret, besides, you know, regular facials, expensive creams and living the good life? Second, was that an orgasm Kate was having as she stepped on stage? If so, does that make her the first person in history to experience a live, televised climax during an awards ceremony? Is there a separate award for that? Third, do you think Kate would seem as elegant and lovely if she spoke with, say, a thick Jersey accent? And fourth, Kate really, really loves her some Leo. She loves him so much, in fact, it’s a bit, well, awkward. All her gushing (“Leo, I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you and how much I’ve loved you for thirteen years.”) even elicited some nervous laughter from the audience, which got me thinking: what are the rules for platonic male-female friendships? Is there a line — especially when either party is romantically involved with someone else — that shouldn’t be crossed? Who decides what the line is? And if there’s a line, did Kate cross it last night when she told Leo, “I love you with all my heart, I really do” as her husband sat by and watched? Keep reading »
“Dinner and a movie” may sound like the most boring, clichéd date ever, but I think movie dates are hot. When you go to the movies with someone, you learn a lot about them: what kinds of films they like, whether they pay for the tickets, how they behave in the theater. You may not be talking during the movie, but there’s a lot to be said for body language. Keep reading »
Recently, I committed the ultimate relationship taboo: I told a man who wanted to spend the rest of his life with me that I couldn’t marry him. Even worse, I broke off my engagement at a time in my life when many of my close girlfriends are blissfully picking out wedding dresses and drafting tender vows of love to their soon-to-be husbands. Welcome to your late twenties, ladies.
During my engagement purgatory phase, when I’d finally gathered enough courage to share my indecision with a few confidantes, I was met with a collection of theories on how I would know if my fiancé was “the one” or not. After the jump, find out why all the nuptial advice I got amounted to a load of courtship crap when it came to my relationship. Keep reading »
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Trust there isn’t anything you can say to your honey that he doesn’t know himself. Although you would like to emphasis certain flaws in his character a little more intensely, so he really gets it, hold back the fire. Be willing to be the bigger person and be his supporting cast. Time to do those little tasks that’ll help him along instead, AKA the silent partner.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Cocky behavior might be the thing that sparks your interest with a certain someone, but when that act goes on longer than necessary with no intermission, it’ll have you running for an exit. Forget trying to curb this wild one under your control, as it won’t be worth it. To say he’s an unaware narcissist would be an understatement.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Your psychic powers will be on red alert and there won’t be anything you don’t know. Don’t fight the urge to test out your powers by asking questions and seeing what your mind conjures up. However, know you’re playing with fire, as all that you will learn might not be as sunny as you’d hope.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Don’t bother trying to make any decisions. In fact, if you want to keep yourself happy, do the opposite of whatever you plan to do. Seems the grass will be greener on the other side this week and the more you can take a trip on over there, the more satisfying the results. Seems this week waking up on the wrong side of town will have its rewards.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
A stubborn someone will be ruining your bliss, making you feel like your stuck in a barrel of glue. Yes, it’ll make you feel less than sexy and wonder why this certain someone can’t get it together to see clearly. Take this as a sign of worse days to come and use it as an opportunity to understand not all is so pretty beyond the surface.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Watch what you say as tempers will flair easily this week, causing whatever you’ve been building in your love life to crumble. To avoid wrecking a good thing, play the mysterious card to concentrate on smoothing out dilemmas in other areas of your life. Not only will this save you from hassles in general, it’ll keep getting you laid.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You’re the sign of the imagination, so instead of letting nostalgia get the better of you, pick up those paintbrushes, guitar or put on those dancing shoes and work it. There are many more things to do in life than wallow and despite the heavy feeling that will be swarming into your mind, know you also have the power to fight it. You have the choice, be a victim or a volunteer.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Birds of a feather flock together, so don’t be too surprised when a friend starts spouting off her mouth in the most unapologetic way about you and your honey. Sure, you can chalk it off as jealousy or you can use it as a springboard for some self-awareness. Not to say you have to air out your dirty laundry, as some quite time in your journal can be just the trick to work it out.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Nothing you’ve been striving for is going to happen this week, as it all goes into standstill mode with the mercury in retrograde action that begins on the 12th. Yes, the world just won’t hand over rewards easily and in fact it might even snatch a few away. With this little info in your hands, feel free to take those personal days from work and go full out into slug mode.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your emotions will be on fire, blowing everything you hear and feel out of proportion. Of course, this will give you the fire to lay on some of the most intense and drama-laden monologues you’ve given in a long while, so to make the most of it. Put on your most outrageous looks, get under a spotlight and let it out. Your bravado alone will win you applause.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
If you find yourself hooking up with someone from your past that was once no good, chances are there might be a small rip in the universe that somehow makes it work now. Not to say it’s forever, but for right now, the lust will be able to hold you steady and give you some of the best confidence boosting sex you’ve had in ages.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Sudden changes in your relationship are going to have you scrambling for your sanity. Not only are agreements going to hit the rocks, but your overall morale with your current state of affairs will go down the tubes too. Seem those cracks you saw ages ago have started to work their damage, as for patching them up? Instead, it might be time for a complete renovation.
You’ve got your favorite lip gloss, mints, and enough money to cover your share of dinner, but are there first-date essentials you’re forgetting to bring — or forgetting to leave at home? Learn from my mistakes and make sure these things are on your first-date checklist. Keep reading »
My birthday is May 1st. My boyfriend’s birthday is June 15th. In March we’ll have been dating for eight years. I’m ready to get married and move the relationship forward. I was going to move in with him a few months back, but he said he knew that wouldn’t “entirely get him off the hook.” I know he is not ready to get married, nor does he know if he wants to have kids, while I know I do. He says I’ll just spend all his money, while I’ve said I would sign a pre-nup. Should I stick it out? I think I know the answer, but I’ve been too scared to break up with him.
To make my life more complicated, there is a guy; he is a Cancer (and seven years younger), and he has been wanting to date me badly. I can’t stop thinking about him. I keep stalling on doing anything because I don’t want to cheat on my boyfriend and I also don’t necessarily want to jump from my boyfriend to another guy. Please help! I need some advice! – Lost Taurus Gal Keep reading »
A good friend of mine recently reminded me of some advice I’d given her back in college. She was about to sleep with a new boyfriend for the first time and had been fretting about some body part. Apparently I shrugged and told her, “Please—boys are just happy to have a naked girl in the same room as them.”
I was kind of surprised and impressed when she told me I’d actually said these words. Over the years I have had pre-sex panic attacks over (in no particular order): my eyebrows, nasally voice, bad breath, body hair, belly roll(s), teeth, table manners, inner thighs… basically if I had it, I wasted valuable lady hours worrying about it. Keep reading »
Finding the perfect partner may soon be as easy as sharing a little love potion cocktail with some random guy at a bar. Scientists have identified two hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin — the hormones released during sex — that make us feel bonded to another person. Tests in sheep found that a single injection of oxytocin was enough to make a mama lamb form an immediate bond with baby lambs that were not her own. Such research suggests that love could be nothing more than a “cocktail of brain chemicals.” The idea that chemistry matters way more in the search for love than, say, common interests and mutual attraction “raises important issues for society,” according to Larry Young, an expert in the neuroscience of social bonding. “For one thing, drugs that manipulate brain systems at whim to enhance or diminish our love for another may not be far away.” As a result, Young says, “It won’t be long before an unscrupulous suitor could slip a pharmaceutical love potion in our drink.” Theoretically, the same love potion could be given to couples who want to “rekindle faded passions or diminish problematic feelings.” Sure beats spending thousands of bucks on a marriage counselor, right? [Guardian.co.uk] Keep reading »