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Questions to Consider Before Getting Married, Whether You're Straight or Gay

Twelve topics that the Dean of the National Cathedral encourages engaged couples to discuss<p>In her cover story for the latest issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, Liza Mundy considers what heterosexual couples can learn from gay couples in light of the fact that gay marriages are happier on a variety of metrics …

The Top 10 Arguments Against Gay Marriage: All Receive Failing Grades!

Both in the U.S.A. and internationally the marriage equality movement is gaining momentum. Accordingly, more and more people are starting to acknowledge the flawed nature of all arguments which oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage. This article discusses 10 of the most common positions …

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Dan Savage: Why Gays Are Better At Sex (VIDEO)

"Gay people are better at sex, know more about sex and have more sex," sex advice columnist Dan Savage said Thursday.<p>Savage, whose book <i>American Savage</i> was published this week, joined HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps and explained why he thinks that gay people are better at sex than their straight …

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover's bestseller gets even sportier.<p>“Land Rover Range Rover Sport” is quite a mouthful, but the lengthy moniker hasn’t disadvantaged the British luxury sport-utility in the marketplace. In fact, the Range Rover Sport was Land Rover’s top seller in the U.S. last year, finding more Yankee …

Steal This Look: An Airy Outdoor Shower

When you build a backyard shower next door to a 25-story apartment building in downtown Toronto, questions are going to arise. Like, how can it …

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Lettrs for iPhone Takes Your Letter-Writing to the Cloud

I don’t know about you, but I can count the number of times I pick up a pen each week on, maybe, 3 fingers.<p>Birthday cards, signatures and perhaps the odd calendar reminder on the front of my fridge – that’s it. Everything else is keyboard-based. Handwriting is a dying art, which is where Lettrs …

2014 Range Rover Sport First Look

Putting the "Sport" Back in Range Rover Sport<p>Cars are like people in many ways. They have moods, personalities, faces, and sometimes even weight problems. The Range Rover Sport was one of those vehicles that needed to lose some weight. We say was because the 2014 Range Rover Sport that just made …

BikeSpike, a GPS Security Tracker For Your Bike

The Bikespike is a GPS-enabled cellular device which lets you track your bike. And while you can use it as an iPhone-connected bike computer, complete with speed, calorie and location stats, its main purpose is as a security device.<p>Clamp the Bikespike to your bike and you can do one of several …

Lamborghini Veneno: 360-Degree Photography of the $4 Million Three-Off [In the Round]

Here at <i>C/D</i>, we use words to put you behind the wheel of the cars we cover and review, but there’s often a compelling story to be told through simply <i>looking</i> at a car. So we came up with a way to bring you closer to the coolest and newest rides: Full 360-degree views, which we’ll be posting regularly …

Lamborghini Veneno: Just Three of These Will Ever Exist

Nothing says "happy birthday" like a street-legal racer based on the Aventador.<p>Lamborghini is evolving its styling language, and it’s more evident than ever in the Veneno shown at the Geneva auto show. Based on the Aventador LP700-4, it will be built in exactly three units, plus the company's …

2014 McLaren P1: $1.15M, F1-Style Tech, and Limited to 375

The successor to the iconic F1 has arrived.<p>Inflation has been kind to McLaren supercar buyers. When we tested the iconic F1 in 1994, the price was a then-staggering $815,000. The same car bought new would cost $1.34 million today. So this $1.15 million P1, the successor to the F1 in both spirit and …

2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS

Porsche's powerful hair-splitter has been hard at work.<p>The sound you hear emanating as you read this sentence is not that of Porsche’s 4.8-liter V-8, which is bolted into this 2013 Cayenne. Too bad, too, because it sounds fantastic.<p>No, we’re talking about that high, reedy noise. That, friends, is …

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

Wonka's Golden Ticket.<p>Fall through the looking glass, pass through the wardrobe, hit all the buttons in the Wonkavator, or take the Hogwarts Express one stop past the wizard school and there’s Aston Martin’s updated, five-door Rapide S sports car. It’s engineered for an alternate reality where up …

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT

Turning the XKR-S into an apex predator.<p>A Jaguar, most will agree, is an animal that inspires with its awesome beauty. Part of that beauty is the sense of danger associated with the deadly predator. This trait, we believe, has been convincingly translated into automotive terms with Jaguar Cars’ …

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Even with $43,000 in options, the Cayenne diesel makes sense to someone.<p>You just have to love diesels. No, not you specifically—we’re talking about the people who would buy this Cayenne. They will have to love diesels. Why else get it? (Other than an all-consuming desire to piss off Porsche …

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish First Test

The Name of the Game: This Grand Tourer Comes With a Velvet Glove<p>You have to love a car named Vanquish. Like Challenger, Viper, and Diablo, a great name hints at the vehicle’s persona. In this case, it suggests you’ve not only defeated an opponent, but obliterated him from existence. It’s a proper …

2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster First Drive

Roofless, but Still Ruthless: Lose the top, lose anything else?<p>After I turn onto Ocean Drive, he steps forward, nearly into my lane, and beckons with a low wave and smooth Cuban inflection. “Pay whatever you like — just valet with me!”<p>This is why we’re here. As big cities go, Miami is as good at …

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Quick Drive

Think the Black Series is the Most Outrageous SLS? Think Again...<p>There’s probably nothing wrong with an SLS Black Series that an additional 118 hp, 270 lb-ft, and all-wheel-drive couldn’t cure. Such are the delusional musings that drift into one’s head after a giddy hot-lapping session in Mercedes‘ …

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series First Drive

A Great Car to Scare Your Rival Club Racers With<p>Tobias Moers is no Zora Arkus-Duntov. The godfather of the Corvette would never allow his baby to wear the moniker SS because, he explained, “All Corvettes are Super Sports.” But AMG’s head honcho senses no such redundancy in hanging the analogous …

McLaren P1 First Look - 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Plug-In Hyper Car<p>When you read “plug-in hybrid,” you think of Volts, Prii, and the like. You don’t think about 900-hp supercars. Or didn’t, as that’s going to change thanks to the McLaren P1, which was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.<p>We’ve known for some time now that the McLaren P1 would be …

DIY: A Secret Hiding Place for Your iPad

Luddites with furtive iPad addictions, take note: Canadian artist Sally Scott, cofounder of Shim Shim Co. and one of the most creative women we know, …

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5 Favorites: Bathroom as Garden

With spring officially under way as of today, we can’t think about anything except gardens—indoors as well as out. Why not in the bathroom, where the …

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