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Behind the Scenes With The Little Couple's Dr. Jen Arnold, Bill Klein, and Will!

Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold have managed to do what most reality-show couples can't: lead a drama-free existence that still is entertaining to viewers. After all, how do you explain how their show, TLC's <i>The Little Couple</i>, has enthralled fans since 2009 and recently had its highest-rated …

The Dos and Don'ts of Meeting Your Boyfriend's Ex

There comes a time in every woman's life when you know a run-in with your boyfriend's ex is going to happen. Weddings, college reunions, high school friends' birthday parties: The woman your man once loved is out there, and you're gonna have to meet her. But this doesn't have to be the completely …

These animated illustrations from French artist Laurene Boglio are just amazing! 

These animated illustrations from French artist Laurene Boglio are just amazing!

Are You Good in Bed? Here's an App That Will Tell You...

Sure, it might seem like you and your guy have really hit a good rhythm in you sex life. But how can you really know <i>for sure</i> that you're amazing in bed unless an app tells you so?<p>Wait, huh? I feel like it's pretty easy to gauge how a sexual encounter is going. But there is, of course, an app for …

Sesame Street: Sons of Poetry (Sons of Anarchy Parody)

Here Is a Ring That Doubles as a Wine Glass. How Convenient!

Here's a first-world problem to wrap your head around this Friday afternoon: How on earth are guests meant to gracefully handle drinks, <i>hors d'ouevres</i>, <b>and</b> air-kissing at cocktail parties—especially if you're carrying a clutch?<p>Say hello to designer Merve Kahraman's amazing ring-glasses—part of …

3 Light-as-Air Recipes for National Lemon Meringue Day

Today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day—if you were ever looking for a natural excuse to whip up something fluffy and lemony, this is it!<p>And here are some inspirations for you to get cooking: healthy variations on traditional lemon meringue, which usually uses relies on lots of eggs to get those …

5 Things I Learned About Oprah When I Met Her (Besides the Fact That She's Awesome)

Four years ago, my dad almost had a fit when I had him (and my mom) get up at 4:30 A.M. so we could go see a taping of <i>Oprah</i>. My dad grudgingly joked, "If I'm getting up this early, we better win a trip somewhere"—only to see a show with Oprah and her pals talk about some new fad called Twitter. …

Hey, It's OK to be Rude on a Date Once in a While. But Could You?

I don't normally advocate rudeness, but I'm thinking this is a situation that called for it...<p>My friend A. had been looking forward to a date last night, so when I got a text from her before 10 P.M., I knew it hadn't gone well. Over a G-chat dish session, she spilled the beans about a sticky date …

11 Things You Must Know Before You Meet Your Boyfriend's Parents

Meeting the parents? You're going to be totally fine! <i>If</i> you go in prepared. Here are the things you need to know when you walk in the house:<p><b>1. Their political affiliation</b><p>Regardless, you should probably avoid the topic, but it's good to know whether you're in the same basic camp or not.<p><b>2. Any taboo</b> …

Whoa, HOW Many Couples Sleep in Separate Beds?

If your eyebrows raise so high you grow an inch whenever you hear of a couple sleeping in separate beds, you're probably in the majority of people. I think most people consider it a stop on the train straight to Splitsville. But maybe we should all stop being so judgmental about it...<p>Because it …

Back-to-School Nostalgia: How Did You Handle Your High School Relationship When Heading Off to College?

Despite the fact that I haven't gone back to school in about, oh, six years, I always get a rush of excitement at the end of summer remembering that old feeling of new beginnings that came with a new school year. And there was no greater (or scarier) sense of a totally fresh start than taking off …

Dreaded Single-Girl Phenomenon: Breaking the Seal on Your Love Life

Over the course of the various years I've spent being single, compared with the years I was firmly part of a couple, I've cooked up a little theory I'd like to run by you guys and see if you agree. I'm calling it "Breaking the Seal," but it could alternately be entitled, "Why I Never Want to Hook …

Now You Can Carry Your Pet Around...in Your Accessories!

Dutch artist Cecilia Valentine has come up with a conceptual capsule collection of accessories that are simultaneously brilliant, charming, and totally bizarre. Behold: two pieces from Valentine's series "Fur is Alive" — a teeny-tiny birdcage headband that can house one teeny-tiny bird (probably …

Reader's Dilemma: Should I Confess to Snooping Through My Boyfriend's Texts?

Pinterest<p>Uh-oh, our reader has a guilty AND suspicious mind. It's a troublesome combo.<p>She writes:<p>I'm insecure about my relationship at times, though for most part I'm not given any reasons. It's just my mind being mean. My boyfriend and I have been dating for eight months. We're serious—so serious …