Category Archives: Romance

James Bond and S & M

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A whole generation of women discovered S & M with Fifty Shades of Grey. But fans of the Bond franchise know the kinky sex delivered by Fifty Shades author EL James pales when compared with the heat and violence of the Bond franchise. The Bond movies have always had an element of sado-masochism, the love-hate see-saw play of good-bad men […]

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Share the Love with Aphrodisiac Menu

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If Valentine’s Day hype is getting you down, share the love and fight back with a February 14 menu composed entirely from “aphrodisiac” ingredients. The idea comes from Dr Dolores Lamb, a leading reproductive medicine researcher with a great sense of humor, who has held an “aphrodisiac luncheon” with prizes for the best dishes with her lab colleagues for the […]

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Why Do People Fall In Love?

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  Frankie Lymon was only 13 years old when he topped the 1956 charts with the pop song Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (Subsequently made into a 1998 movie.) Life didn’t turn out so well for him. His career was over in five years and he was dead of a heroin overdose in seven, but nearly 60 years later […]

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Worried About Personal Info Being Shared Online? Why Not Sign A Social Media PreNup?

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Belgian World Cup fan Axelle Despiegelaere discovered the hard way how career-destroying old pictures posted on line can be, when her days-old L’Oreal modelling was torn up after a “hunter trophy” photo she’d posted of herself on Facebook went viral. The cosmetic giant, sensitive about the controversy over animal testing in the beauty industry, decided they could do without a […]

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25 Years After When Harry Met Sally

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The much-loved rom com When Harry Met Sally – coming up for its 25th anniversary on July 14 – only ever won one award – and that was a Bafta for Nora Ephron for Best Screenplay. But director Rob Reiner’s question – “Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?” – provided the hook for […]

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Great Sex: Heaven On Earth At Any Age?

FADING GIGOLO

Fading Gigolo may have a preposterous premise – that beautiful women would pay an aging gigolo for sex – but Canadian research shows optimal sex has more to do with state of mind than body parts. Its really not all about technique or the amount of time it takes.

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The Heart Attack That Changed Everything

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Three and a half years ago Tim McEown was a nearly 50-year-old with a 26-year-old girl friend named Sarah, a life he didn’t much care for, and no way out that he could see. Then he had a heart attack while he and Sarah were having sex. As the emergency medics were confirming he’d suffered a myocardial infarction and were […]

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What’s Quantum Energy Got To Do With Gwyneth Paltrow’s Famous ‘Uncoupling’? You’ll Be Surprised!

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest Goop newsletter contains a bread crumb trail that hints at some curious conclusions about what goes down between her and Coldplay frontman ex-husband Chris Martin. You’ll recall Goop is the lifestyle advice website launched in 2008 which draws hundreds of thousands of well-educated women making more than $60,000 a year and aspiring to a lifestyle just like […]

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How Science Can Save Relationships

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Want to know proven ways to make your relationship more satisfying and successful?  Here’s five things we have learnt from science on how to make your love life go smoothly, from author Laura Schaefer. 1)      Choose a partner friends like A 2013 study shows we feel reinforced and assured in our choice when our friends approve. In the Facebook era, […]

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Who Is the ‘Marrying Type?’

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We’ve probably all got memories of friends from younger days who we “just knew” would be married before not-too-long.  We even dubbed them “the marrying kind.’ Now science has tried to quantify just what makes someone marriage material. A new study reported in Atlantic magazine looks at how attractiveness, personality and grooming influence your “marriageability rating” and comes up with […]

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