Ayanda Matsane

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What You Need to Know About Birth Control Before Your Wedding

You know you need to be on it — but there's no shame if that's where your knowledge of pre-wedding birth control ends. But with the help of ob/gyn Dr. Alyssa Dweck, author of <i>V is for Vagina</i>, we've got you covered and your questions answered with this quick guide to birth control before your wedding.<p>…

How a Couple's Text Messages Changed After Marriage

Photo: Getty Images<p>Sure, the age of the perfume-scented love letter is over. But one blogger discovered the age of the text message can reveal some really sweet sentiments about love and marriage.<p>Data scientist Alice Zhao and her now-husband gave each other the fantastically nerdy "gift of data." …

Relationships

Wedding-Night Sex Tips

How's this for scary? Only about half of newlyweds' first nights as husbands and wives end with a bang (no pun intended), according to experts. From indulging in one too many drinks to expending all your energy on the dance floor, many couples retire to their room post-reception simply to sleep. …

This ALS Love Story Is The True Definition Of 'In Sickness And In Health'

Adam and Hollie first met at a doctor's office in Thousand Oaks, California in November 2009, when Adam was getting treated for Lyme disease and Hollie was his nurse.<p>The pair met for treatments three hours a day, two to three times a week for a year. During those appointments, they talked about …

The Totally Pointless Fights All Couples Have

No matter how awesome your relationship is, certain arguments and annoyances are inevitable. Such is the reality of sharing a home and spending an inordinate amount of time with one person.<p>In a BuzzFeed video posted on Saturday, Elizabeth Triplett and Justin Abarca -- who are actually married in …

15 Truthful Reasons Men Want To Get Married

If movies and TV shows are to be believed, men only settle down when a woman forces it on them with an ultimatum.<p>But as we all know, that's not really the case. A recent Reddit thread asked men why they want to tie the knot, and the responses were a far cry from that outdated gender stereotype. …

Attention, Kate Middleton Fans! The Duchess' Go-To Brand Hobbs Is Coming Stateside

Calling all Kate Middleton fashion fanatics! The Duchess' favorite British label Hobbs London is hopping across the pond and landing in a …

Letters to My Maid of Honor

To my older, always-one-step-ahead-of-me sister, written with a lonely heart<p>September 5, 2008<br>Dear Liv,<p>Your plane left last week. Seppi and Cecilia …

15 Things Single People Are Tired of Hearing

What's that sound? It's white noise blocking out the well-meaning person proclaiming groundbreaking news about where you can meet someone, asking why you're still single, or...

8 Times Your Mom Was Totally Right About Your Love Life

There was a time when anything your mother said to you resulted in an eye roll and a petulant "But Mom!" whine. But now that you're a little older (and not living under her roof)...

Love in a Dumpster: Where Does It Go and Where to Find It

I'm (Doug) sitting in a restaurant and pondering life, marriage and some of the pressing questions we all ask. Questions like this one. Where do the waiters and waitresses go while you're waiting to be served? It seems at times they just disappear and you're left wondering hard at their temporary …

These Things Would Be Deal Breakers If We Didn't Love Our Spouses So Much

Living with the love of your life can be awesome -- the nightly Netflix binges and cuddle sessions are definite pluses, not to mention the convenience of regular sex and someone to help you eat all of your Trader Joe's groceries before they go bad. But despite all the obvious perks, let's be …

14 Famous Quotes About Soulmates to Use in Your Wedding

When writing a wedding ceremony, I often search for great quotes about love that are fitting to each particular couple. Often we will blend one or two into the ceremony. Some couples also use romantic quotes on their wedding programs.<p>Here are some of the favorite famous quotes about love and …

The Best Things To Do With Your Spouse Outside The Bedroom, According To Redditors

One of the many perks of being in a committed relationship is sex. But for a lot of couples, the hanky panky is a great part -- but not necessarily the <i>best</i> part -- of marriage.<p>SkyGuy182 posed a question to his fellow Redditors on Friday, asking, "Besides sex, what is your favorite thing to do with …

Wedding Confessions: Why Being Married Is No Excuse to Stop Dancing

Early on in our relationship, we decided that if we ever got married, our first dance would be to the song "Someone to Watch Over Me." Although she passed away before we made it to our wedding day, we still had the chance to dance to our song.<p>Every time we went to a friend's wedding, I'd find an …

7 Ways That Ordinary Routines Can Bring You and Your Spouse Closer

In the dating world, sparks of attraction fly from every direction. It begins with the lust phase, characterized by not being able to keep your hands off of each other. This is of course coupled with a constant barrage of texting and calling. Each moment is filled with spontaneous adventure as …

6 Mistakes You've Been Making With Your Flat Iron

Um, whoops?<p><i>By Augusta Falletta for Beauty High</i><p>Let's be honest: Perfect blowouts typically only happen at a salon. If you want super-straight hair at home, a flat iron is the way to go. Once you find a hot tool that you like, avoid these big mistakes to protect your hair and perfect your straight …

10 Fascinating Things That Happen to Your Body When You're in Love

Those butterflies in your stomach aren't the only way your bod responds when you're head-over-heels

25 Ways to Keep Sex Hot When You Have Kids

Because sometimes you need a play date, too.

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

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