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Farting in love

<b>(DUSAN ZIDAR via Shutterstock)</b><p>It’s a dreaded but inevitable stage in every relationship: Admitting the basic fact of our human digestive tracts<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>March 23, 2013 10:00pm (UTC)<p>I placed headphones on my boyfriend's ears with a sheepish grin, picked the most beat-heavy tune I could find …

It Happened to Me: My Christian Girlfriend and I Decided to Have Pre-Marital Sex

Michelle and I had been dating for nearly three years when we decided to break with the Christian sexual ideals I was raised with.<p>I carried those standards with me into college and deep into our relationship not just because I felt obligated to by God or my family, but because I genuinely agreed …

I'm Learning How To Be In A Relationship After a Decade of Not Being In One

So, I've been in a serious relationship for about 3 months now and things are going pretty awesome. More awesome than I'm even allowed to talk about just yet, but trust we're good.<p>It's been years since I've been in a serious mutually committed (not just me being committed) relationship and by …

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME? I Can't Use A Telephone

I never wanted to be the kind of reporter who has to ask the "tough" questions.<p>In fact, I never wanted to be a reporter at all. As a kid, I didn't know what I wanted to do when I grew up, only that I wanted to be able to get the Playboy channel and buy artificially blue foods, both of which were …

I Went To New York and I BOUGHT & ATE EVERYTHING IN IT

So, I am back in the UK and finally clean and unpacked, and I've had time to sit back and have a period of reflection on what was a truly fabulous birthday weekend.<p>After a bit of a crappy last few months of not being able to shake off some health issues, it was the tonic I needed. Now, even if the …

Here's My No. 1 Secret For Not Letting Jerks Get to You: Detach With Love (I Swear, It Works)

I was on the phone with a girlfriend today who was absolutely distraught over the state of her relationship with her long-term boyfriend.<p>"He's not being fair! We work together, and whenever a deadline approaches, he freaks out and yells at ME over the littlest things," she said. "I'm so sick of it. …

If I Hadn't Had An Office Mum, I'd Probably Have Died Of A Headache

Just a warning -- that headline is a massive exaggeration, so please don't get annoyed at the end when it turns out I never ACTUALLY nearly died of a headache. Although you never know! It could have happened! Stranger things have happened at sea!<p>I am a complete nightmare 80% of the time in the …

My Dad Almost Died From Oral Sex He Had 40 Years Ago

<i>For more from Marci, check out our sister site xoVain.com -- she's the Beauty Director!</i><p>I’ve always figured my father would eventually die of heart disease sometime in his 80s. It’s a morbid thing to think about it, but it’s the logical conclusion I came to a while back.<p>He had a heart attack a week …

35 Things I Wish I Had Done Before Turning 35

I'll be 35 in a little under two months, and while I generally don't get melancholy about turning a year older, birthdays are a good time to take stock of where you've been, where you are and, more importantly, where you want to be in life. So, I've been doing some thinking. In actuality, 35 is not …

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Umbrellas, Jumper Cables, and Other Things I Should Own As An Adult

Recently, I have become increasingly amazed out how much stuff I own, and how much stuff I don't own. I can have 26 pairs of shoes -- things I want -- and yet when it comes to practical objects, things I actually need, I find myself coming up empty handed.<p>My car battery died recently, and between …

Fashionabe Fitness with Sofia by Sofia Vergara Activewear

As some of you know, two months ago I became a mommy! Aside from having my hands full, getting back in shape has also been on the top of my list …

On the Internet, As In Real Life, the Onus Is On The Woman to Not Get Burned

To paraphrase Smashing Pumpkins, “The Internet is a vampire, set to troll.” It can get pretty ugly out there and it’s gotten very ugly for Adria Richards, who after tweeting about lewd language at a tech conference her employer was co-sponsoring, found herself out of a job. The ensuing publicity …