He Who Shall Not Be Named

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Dating is dead and hookup culture is ruining modern romance – declares every article on the internet right now. I, for one, can’t speak to what dating was like before a drunken hookup constituted a relationship building block. But I do think every experience is different. It’s true, I’ve called someone my boyfriend before we’ve ever gone on a proper …

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In Two Weeks I’ll Be Married…And I’m In Love With Another Man!

I’m head over heels in love with John Michael Courtney. My wedding date is set for two weeks from next Sunday. That’s exactly three hundred ninety-eight hours and thirty-two minutes from right now. I know because I’m counting. I’ve taken care of nearly all the details. I have one gown fitting left and my appointment is for twelve-thirty tomorrow afternoon. …

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5 Reasons We Need A Breakup Leave of Absence

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There is a reason you feel so awful after a breakup: breakups are another form of loss. And even if the person didn’t die, it sure can feel like it. There will be a giant, gaping hole in your life that will make you feel like something is missing. And this hole doesn’t fill up over night! The healing process …

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4 Buddhist Mantras To Help You Breeze Through A Breakup

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Moving on after a breakup is easier said than done, especially when being bitter and petty about it is just so much more satisfying. It’s called being human. And it’s alright to feel this way for a certain amount of time, but as soon as you cross over into key-his-car-a-la-Carrie-Underwood territory, you’ve gone too far. This is where Buddhist teachings come in; …

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Happy Birthday to March-Born Mystery Writers!

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Because I was born in this month, I am naturally curious about other writers with March birthdays. If you look at the whole literary realm, from children’s book great Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) to the Roman poet Ovid, the list is overwhelming. So I narrowed it down to just March-born mystery/crime fiction writers. And they’re a varied lot!   Start …

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Why It’s Totally Normal To Lose Yourself In Love

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“The only person you should ever fear losing in a relationship is you yourself.” – Miya Yamanouchi. So, here I am… two years out of a relationship and still single as a dollar bill. And while I’d like to think that I am putting myself out there, I’m not. I haven’t had the slightest crack open for a relationship to find …

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1000 Men Paid To Watch Me Bathe

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  Read my story before it happens to you— “Are you sure this is the right apartment?” I asked the realtor after she’d told me the rent. “I mean, that sounds so low for such a great place.” She watched me take in the high ceilings, the beveled glass windows, and the rich, polished, wood floors. “The owner wants a …

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

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The tradition of St. Patrick’s Day began hundreds of years back. A boy in Roman England was captured and taken to Ireland as a captive where he found God. It is said that St. Patrick could hear from the angels, and that he had raised people from the dead. He was a very active missionary throughout Ireland for 30 years, …

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My St. Patrick’s Day Romance

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My St. Patrick’s Day started like ever other day. I awoke in my small, dreary apartment to the sound of my leaky bathroom faucet dripping slowly. I sighed and then I crawled out of bed and put on my green-colored clothes because it was St. Patrick’s Day. I pinned a small, round button on my sweater which said, KISS ME …

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Are You A Good Date?

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In the world of contemporary romance, it has become common knowledge that there isn’t one perfect solution for finding love. The large number of dating platforms in existence today has created numerous opportunities for both men and women to find the perfect mate and, in the process, make the best possible impression on a date. While most singles today seem …

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