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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelorette (Andi, Ep 1)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell When on a date, follow the same rule of the writer: show, don’t tell. Do not say “I have a lot to offer” as your opening gambit. Prove it by being charming, smart, funny, compassionate and so on. Do not refer to your date as “ma’am” at any point, even [...]

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The Top 10 Love Lessons of “Sixteen Candles”

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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This week marks the 30th (!) anniversary of Sixteen Candles, one of the greatest teen movies of all time (right next to John Hughes’ other classic, The Breakfast Club). At a time when most high school/college movies were raunchy, sexist tales of young men’s pursuit of sexual conquests — think the¬†Porky’s franchise, Losing It, The [...]

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A Love Poem for National Poetry Month

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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photo via Flickr APRIL IS National Poetry Month. So to have your new book of poems be named one of the Books of the Week by Publishers Weekly this week has got to feel doubly good. Thus, a big congrats to our friend¬†Mark Bibbins, whose new book is called “They Don’t Kill You Because They’re [...]

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The Best Way to Fix Love (According to the New Book “Love Sense”)

Friday, March 21, 2014

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photo via Flickr The new book¬†Love Sense¬†by clinical psychologist¬†Dr. Sue Johnson tries to take some of the mystery out of that big emotion. While that may not sound very romantic, Johnson is dedicated to the scientific exploration of love so that we may have better, more-fulfilling, more intimate long-term relationships — especially in a world [...]

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The New Science of Love (from the Book “Love Sense”)

Friday, March 14, 2014

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photo via Flickr The new book¬†Love Sense¬†by clinical psychologist¬†Dr. Sue Johnson tries to take some of the mystery out of that big emotion. While that may not sound very romantic, Johnson is dedicated to the scientific exploration of love so that we may have better, more-fulfilling, more intimate long-term relationships — especially in a world [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor Finale (Juan Pablo)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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photo courtesy of¬†ABC/Rick Rowell When your partner’s family tells you he’s rude, he makes his mama cry, he won’t stick around when things get hard, he’s not an easy guy, he’s self-centered, he’s a know-it-all, he’s simple, he watches TV all day, and there will be lots of fighting, dump him. When your partner’s dad [...]

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A Brief History of Love, from the New Book “Love Sense”

Friday, March 7, 2014

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The new book Love Sense by clinical psychologist¬†Dr. Sue Johnson tries to take some of the mystery out of that big emotion. While that may not sound very romantic, Johnson is dedicated to the scientific exploration of love so that we may have better, more-fulfilling, more intimate long-term relationships — especially in a world where [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, The Women Tell All)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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photo courtesy of¬†ABC/Rick Rowell Ladies, never say you “think too much.” Serious reflection, internal debate, philosophical pondering — these are all good things in a woman, in a romantic partner, in a human being (even if they may seem surprising to Juan Pablo). Honesty is the best policy when it comes to non-exclusive relationships — [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from the Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Hometown Dates)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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photo courtesy of¬†ABC/Guy D’Alema Dudes: No sleeveless tees over long-sleeved ones (even if they’re attached and it’s supposed to be a “look”). In fact, better yet: No sleeveless tees, period. If one of the parents of your date asks for either a private dance performance or a private dance lesson from you, quickly but tactfully [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 7)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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photo courtesy of¬†ABC/Michael Fullana If you’re looking for an “intellectual connection” with a potential mate (like Sharleen), don’t go on “The Bachelor.” If your date makes you wish you were a little dumber (like JP makes Sharleen wish she were), then that is a clear sign this relationship should be kept squarely in the booty [...]

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