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Thanks to fashion magazines, fast food and size-0 actresses, American women live in a crazy funhouse mirror — the more the obesity rate rises, it seems, the tinier and more unrealistic our idealized standards of beauty become. But is it that way all over the world? Globally, for most women, what determines beauty comes from more meaningful influences than Cosmo. We asked her to tell us about five countries who don’t idealize the Keira Knightley physique — though they each have their own set of body issues.
Men are proud of their sexual exploits. That’s why we brag about them like idiots. However, during the actual act, some guys are much more uptight than they let on—sometimes uptight enough that they fail to really enjoy the experience. Here’s a look at some common reasons for male self-consciousness during sex, and what you can do to boost a nervous guy’s ego.
This year’s sexiest female stars have not only unearthly good looks, but also oodles of talent. Check out out Top 10 list.
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So, she dumped you. Sorry! Sometimes women do that sort of thing. Now, you want to know why? Your buddies say: “Who cares!” You want to know anyway. There are many reasons she may have thrown your heart out with the trash, but more likely than not it’s one of the top 10 most common reasons that women dump men. Was it something you said? Was it something you did? Was it all that eating Cheetos in bed? After the jump, find out why she dumped you, but, trust us, the answer isn’t always pretty.
John Edwards. Justin Timberlake. Tiger Woods. With new stories of infidelity popping up every day, is it any wonder we sometimes feel as if we’re only biding our time—stomachs clenched—until we catch our partner in the act? After all, it’s inevitable. Right?
We’ve all done a few things we aren’t proud of in the midst of a heinous breakup. Breakups bring out the very worst in people, but that tendency seems to exist to an extreme degree in celebrities. It seems as if their relationships always ends less with tears than with potential jail time. Tiger Woods’s wife’s coming at him with a golf club (allegedly) is just the latest in a string of incidents in which seemingly normal celebrities have turned into downright psychotic exes.
2009 was a blockbuster year, especially in terms of big-screen eye candy. It’s tough to choose the 10 who had our hearts fluttering the most, but we did it (whew!). Below, the top 10 guys who had us glued to the screen all year long.
Despite the slack economy, people still spent their time and money on entertainment this year, and it wasn’t always worth it. Need proof? Check out these low moments of on-screen sexuality. From the silver screen to live television, here are 2009’s worst offenders of tasteless, icky or just plain unsexy sex scenes.
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There are many ways to feel more confident about your relationship, but here are 20 to get your started. Take the reigns or the bull by the horns (or whatever else comes to mind), and start feeling more confident!
2009 was darn sexy, what with all the vampire lust, werewolf lust, and plain old regular-people lust. So which sex scenes kept us on the edge of our seats? Here, our favorite erotic on-screen moments of 2009.
How do guys choose one woman over another? Here, one man explains his reasoning.
Breaking up is hard to do no matter what, but it sure does help to have a wordy companion during your time of need. Whether it’s advice on healing, tips on creating a new life or just stories from people who have been there, a good breakup deserves a good read. Here are this year’s best breakup books.
Here comes the roundup of this week’s YourTango stories. This week’s Best Of is all about marriage.
2009 was rife with chick lit. How to choose the best tales of dating, love and lust? From Stephanie Meyer to Candace Bushnell, we’ve selected the best books by women for women. Check out YourTango’s top five chick lit picks from the year and let us know what we missed.
Between the fight for gay marriage, the prevalence of open marriage, prenuptial agreements, infidelity, and more, the actual institution of marriage can be a bit… bewildering. So why is it so easy to enter into something so binding, when the chance of failure is so high? And why do we do it? The “American Marriage” documentary aims to answer our questions.
As this alleged Tiger Woods affair has played out, surely you, like me, have heard numerous friends or significant others say something to the effect of, “How could he have cheated on his wife? She’s so gorgeous!” Yes, Elin Nordegren is a freaking blonde-haired Swedish former model and her turd husband allegedly still cheated on her. What I want to know is why we insist a woman’s beauty—which is highly subjective!—is some kind of barometer—which is highly shallow!—of whether or not her hubby will cheat.
We love our partners. We really do. I mean, that’s why we promised not to canoodle with anyone else while we seeing each other. (Talk about sacrifice.) But there’s only so many nights we can stand hanging out with our “couple friends,” sipping wine and sampling cheeses. We don’t want to be one of those people who starts dating someone only to morph into a two-person unit, while our single friends disappear one by one. To fight off codependence, we’ve compiled a list of 20 things to do without your significant other. Things that will make you feel good and, most likely, improve your couple time, too.
The end is rarely easy. And, God, can it be awkward. Personally, I don’t apply specifics for each gender on how to end a thing (a “thing” being anything that lasts a couple months or seven dates, give or take; ending a “relationship” is a whole other bag of misery). When it comes to the end, whether you’re a man dumping a woman, a woman dumping a man, or a gay dude dumping a gay dude, you want it to be as humane as possible. But which method of ending a “thing” is most humane? Let’s have a look, from least to most kind.
I’d never been one of those girls who’d dreamt about her perfect wedding. The virgin-white dress, the exorbitant costs, the fuss over a big, shiny rock—none of it ever appealed to me. I wanted to find a lifelong partner, and a family sounded nice, too, but honestly? I never cared much about that piece of paper. So why did I just marry my boyfriend after pondering it for a mere two hours? One (evidently all-too-common) reason: health insurance.