DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


I was recently reading my daily edition of Glamour when I came across this article regarding: Photoshopping Your Ex out of Pictures. I have to say I have contemplated this situation as I ended my previous relationship, going through old photos of holidays, birthdays, or special events. Many of which I look amazing and have fond memories except for the fact my ex is in many photos. Now, as I am trying to figure how I can save this picture of a great day (LSU TIGERS FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2007). I decided to block out my ex face and put in LSU TIGERS mascot Mike the Tiger. Grant it, years ago I wouldn’t have thought about photoshop my old pictures of ex’s or what not. But, given the thought I look amazing why should I trash a special moment, all for the reason I cannot stand the sight of my biggest mistake/ex. You just make it work to your benefit!
What do you think…would you photoshop your ex from a picture?

DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures

by Gena Kaufman
Glamour 3/15/2013

Some of us might just straight up destroy all evidence of a previous relationship, but for those who want to keep their memories without having their ex paraded in front of their faces, what do you think of this solution: Keep the photos, edit out the offending ex?

The Huffington Post recently pointed out a trend of Reddit users submitting their edited photos. First, a graphic designer who had been asked to photoshop a photo for a woman who wanted her ex-daughter-in-law removed from a family photo:

Ouch. Sorry, ex-wife.

Then, there was this post by a regular non-graphic-designer guy who took it upon himself to edit his own photo of himself with his ex-wife. His version is a bit more rough around the edges but also infinitely more hilarious:

Ouch, but…yum?

Would you guys ever go to such lengths to doctor a photo? Even though the idea of replacing all my exes with giant hot dogs (yes, there’s an intentional wiener joke in there) is pretty appealing for the hilarity, I can’t see myself ever seriously altering a picture. I can see why you wouldn’t want to sit around staring at your ex or your son’s ex, but…you can’t change history, you know? Everyone is still going to remember that the ex was there no matter how many delicious burritos you put in their place.

Source: Reddit

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Sex and the City Quotes Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


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“When you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there’s no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?”

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex and the City

Gossip Guys: It Turns Out Gossiping Might Be Essential For Bromance Thursday, May 24 2012 


As women, we always get the bad end of the stick when it comes to “gossip”. Men especially will throw their 2 cents in as they casually listen to our conversations with our girlfriends and comment on how catty or gossipy we are. But, in fact the whole roles gave been reversed. See, men are just as bad with the gossip. I can remember divulging a secret to my boyfriend about a friend of ours, which I made him swear to secrecy to not tell anyone about this problem. Well, what do you know I happen to overhear a conversation with my boyfriend and 2 other friends of his discussing the “secret”, I of course was infuriated by his actions. Or how bout when the guys get together and hang out they are talking smack about this girl or this guy, how their dressed or who they’re dating. Really, I guess boys will be boys, they gossip just as much as girls. So I found this article and thought it was interesting.

Gossip Guys: It Turns Out Gossiping Might Be Essential For Bromance

by Gena Kaufman
Glamour May 2012

Do you know any guys that are always like, “Ugh, you and your friends gossip sooo much!” but then he secretly listens and laughs, while simultaneously checking TMZ for the latest celebrity news? I do. All of them.

OK, I’m exaggerating, but the point is: everyone gossips. A new study of gossip and its effects on friendships in men and women, originally published in the journal Sex Roles, has revealed some expected and unexpected information. In unsurprising gender stereotypes that are actually true, women tend to gossip more than men. I’d roll my eyes but I’m such a big gossip that I can’t even pretend to deny I’m not totally guilty of being a gossip girl.

Here are some noteworthy gossip stats:

Women prefer to gossip about the physical appearance of others. Sigh. To be fair, it’s not necessarily all catty.

Women were more likely to be up on “social information gossip then men, i.e., who’s dating whom, who broke up, etc.

Men actually are the bigger gossips when it comes to “achievement related gossip” such as information about grades, salaries, and other status-related information.
Most surprisingly however, was the suggestion that gossip can actually strengthen male friendships. Apparently, gossip has a moderately strong effect on male friendships because amongst men, bonding is linked with more status. When a guy has more knowledge and control of information, he has more status. Women, on the other hand, characterize their friendships by communion or intimacy. Gossip doesn’t strengthen female friendships and might even be a threat to them.

Huh. Who knew that gossip, not crushing beer cans on their own foreheads, might be a bro bonding activity?

Are you a big gossip? Is your guy? Does it affect your friendships?

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Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Thursday, May 24 2012 


Don’t I know about buying the preggo test, actually bought three just to be sure…

Carrie (Purchasing a pregnancy test): Which kind do I get?
Miranda: Here. This one’s on sale — half-off.
Carrie: I just spent $395 on a pair of open-toed Guccis last week. This is not the place to be frugal.

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex & the City

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Jerseylicious Quotes Wednesday, May 23 2012 


Oh Gigi…

I think that Frankie’s different when his hair isn’t done. When he doesn’t have gel in his hair, he’s sensitive. And when he does have gel in his hair he’s very tough and masculine. He’s like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Gigi

~Jerseylicious

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How to Read His Beach Body Language Tuesday, May 22 2012 


I’m a big people watcher, especially at the beach. I mean it’s a classic form of entertainment watching complete strangers setting up camp, wondering “why in the hell would you choose to wear that article of clothing”, or the watching the group of hot boys not to far from you play in the sand.
I’ve always wondered what is he thinking as he’s all muscled out, walking with his friends, or with a girlfriend applying sunblock on her back. Well, if you’re interested check this out…

How to Read His Beach Body Language

Body language experts say that guys are way flirtier at the beach. (Hello, that’s what your slammin’ body on display does to a dude.) His actions can tell you a ton about his hook-up potential and availability, so here’s a guide to the sand and surf behavior that screams “I Want You.”
By Brittany Talarico
Cosmopolitan June 2012

•He Strolls the Beach With a Bouncy Step
If you spot a hottie walking back and forth near your chair or towel with some pep in his step, pay attention. “A lively stroll conveys confidence and interest,” says body language expert Lillian Glass, PhD. He’s showing himself off for you, and it’s an early clue that he wants you to notice him.

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•His Toes Are in the Sand…Pointed At You
“Even if his eyes and head are focused somewhere else, if his feet are directed your way and dig into the sand, he’s planted himself next to you to show interest,” explains Glass. Same goes for his upper body: If he positions his chest and shoulders at you, even if he’s looking at someone else, he’s still set his sights on you.

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•He Plays With
His Board Shorts
When a guy grabs at the clothing around his waist, he’s subconsciously trying to draw your attention to his package. So if you see him pulling at the drawstring on his trunks or fiddling with the waistband, steamy thoughts are most likely running through his head. Thing is, this can also be a sign that he’s immature—he’s thinking only about sex, not getting to know you, adds Glass.

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•He Stands Above You
“This is a power stance and he’s trying to dominate and show sexual attraction,” says Glass. Check how far apart his legs are too: If his stance is wide and his pelvis is facing you, then yowza—he’s really hot for you.

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•He Splashes Around Solo
Uh-oh, beware this beach behavior. “It’s a childish, immature move; he’s jumping around in the water to try to get your attention when he should be spending more time connecting face to face or inviting you in for a dip with him,” says Glass.

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•He Touches Your Bare Arm
Sure it’s hard for a guy to resist touching the sexy skin revealed by your bikini, but grazing your arm is a tip-off that he’s feeling a serious connection. Where he touches you tells you what he has in mind. “If he touches your shoulder, it indicates friendship,” says Glass. “Anywhere below that suggests he’s sexually attracted to you and very interested.”

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•He Takes Off His Sunglasses
He may as well just get down on one knee right along the shoreline. Kidding! But if a guy removes his sunnies and engages in direct eye contact while chatting with you, he’s displayng real interest and is looking for more than just a happy hour companion.

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9 ways to impress your man… Friday, May 18 2012 


9 Ways to Impress Your Man

It’s not easy to think of ways to make your boyfriend feel special (flowers just aren’t going to cut it). But a recent study from Florida State University found it’s crucial to let him know you care in order keep your bond solid. Go with these gestures—they’ll let him know just how lucky you feel to be his girl.
By Brittany Talarico
Cosmopolitan June 2012

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Fix Him Dinner in Your Sexiest Bottoms
Not only will he dig the meal you’ve put together for him, he won’t be able to take his eyes off your butt as you bend down to open the oven and reach for ingredients in the back of the fridge.

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Draw Him a Steamy Bath
The next time he’s super stressed, fill the tub with hot water and offer to hop in and massage his tense muscles. Skip the candles and bubbles—they’re not dude-friendly—but set up some of his favorite slow jams to help him chill.

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Say “Thanks”
A recent study found that acknowledging small acts of generosity strengthens your relationship. Reason enough to tell him you appreciate his fixing your PC, replacing lightbulbs, killing spiders, and all the other tasks guys take on for us.

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Initiate a Surprise Smooch
Next time you’re sitting together close—say you’re catching a rerun of The Office or he’s showing you a funny viral video—plant one on his cheek or forehead. An unexpected kiss will make him feel so desired and so close to you.

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Pack His Lunch
Send him off to work with a brown bag containing his favorite sandwich, snack, and dessert. Add a sweet (or naughty) note for him to discover when he takes his lunch break, and he’ll feel like a king.

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Stock His Kitchen
Before a big game, fill his fridge and pantry with beer, soda, microwavable pizza, and other man-friendly grub he can easily grab when he’s glued to the screen.

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Give Him Man-Time
Bro-bonding time is ridiculously important to guys, and not coming off as controlling or clingy whenver he wants to meet up with them will impress the hell out of him…and maybe make him want to cut the night short to come back to you.

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Make a Spotify Playlist
Compile all his favorite tunes on one go-to playlist, incorporating some 90s hits you know were on constant repeat during his high school days. It’ll show him you that you get his taste…including his goofy nostalgic love for Mmmbop.

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Plan a Cool Outing
Skip the dinner and a movie thing and surprise him with an adernaline-pumping date, like a visit to a rock-climbing gym or amusement park. Guys love being active, and the rush he’ll get will make him feel super close to you.

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Life Quote Friday, May 18 2012 


This is what I’m looking for in a man….

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10 Ways to Get Over an Ex Thursday, May 17 2012 


As I’m reading the daily version of my bible a.k.a. Cosmopolitan, I found this article to be interesting. Trust me we all have our way of dealing with a breakup. You go through all these different types of emotions: sadness (crying and listening to some song that is as depressing as one could get), anger (the I hate you or you’re a loser voicemails), depression (you realize you probably screwed up the from your drunken, sad ridiculous message to the ex), the jealousy show (you know the moment you see the ex you make sure you look gorgeous and jump the first guy catches your eye and start the jealousy show-laughing and touching his arm or butt, to show the ex you have better than him, and lastly the stalker phase (you are stalking this person on facebook, twitter, 4square. Any movement on this ex, you know about it). I know when my ex-husband divorced me a year later I got a dog because he never wanted one and redecorated my house the way I wanted (all at which I charged on his credit card, it was the least I could do to thank him for walking out on a 12 year relationship).
Whatever it maybe we all have our different coping methods for a breakup. Here are a few ways to move on and find that Mr. Right…

10 Ways to Get Over an Ex

Facebook stalking, endless shots, and sleeping with the bartender will only make you feel worse (okay, maybe not the third one). Here’s how to get over an ex instead.
By Anna Davies
Cosmopolitan June 2012

•Be Sad… for a Little While
Having an “emotional flu” helps you get it all out, fast, says Sandra Ann Miller, co-author of A Sassy Little Guide to Getting Over Him. So sob, scream, listen to “Someone Like You” on infinite repeat, whatever you want. Just give yourself a time limit so you don’t wallow forever.

•Tweak Your Feed
The last thing you need is to see his status updates and tweets—even an innocent one about how much he loved his sandwich at lunch can remind you of “that time we ate a sandwich.” So if you don’t want to unfriend or unfollow him just yet (hey, it’s not easy to go cold turkey with his life), at least hide him from your news feed.

•Bitch It Out
Hit up your most supportive BFFs and have a no-holds barred venting session. Research reveals that putting feelings into words makes sadness and anger less intense. But do it over pedis or tapas—going on a total bender will only make you weepy—and likely to give into the temptation to text him at 3am.

•Do Something He Hated
Did Mr. Sensitive Tummy ban Indian restaurants from your Saturday nights? Order some vindaloo, extra spicy. Did he think all bungee jumpers have a death wish? Doing something that’s so “not him” is an easy way to bring you back to yourself, suggests Miller.

Change Your Space
It sounds New Age-y, but moving around your furniture literally gives you a fresh perspective, which kind of gives you the kick you need to move forward. At the very least, spring for new sheets—it’ll help get him off your mind now that he’s off your bed.

(Slightly) Make Over Your Look
A “breakover” shouldn’t mean going from mermaid-like locks to a super short pixie cut. You’re emotions are out of whack right now, so you might regret a drastic change later. But altering your look a little—by getting subtle highlights, or painting your nails a bold shade if you usually stick to neutrals—can make you feel refreshed, suggests Miller.

Don’t Sweat Him, Just Sweat
Sticking to a regular workout routine reduces stress and tires your body (which makes it virtually impossible to find yourself staring at the ceiling at 2 a.m., wondering WTF went wrong). Hit a new class with a friend, or sign up for a group run (many local running shops, and stores like Lululemon and Nike, offer these).

Pamper Yourself
According to research, the brain can’t tell the difference between emotional pain and physical pain, so by giving your bod some TLC, you’re also helping to soothe your mood, too. Now’s the time to cash in on that spa certificate from ages ago, or just go in for a quickie 10-minute massage at the nail place.

Challenge Yourself
Always wanted to learn to surf/speak French/play guitar? Miller says doing it now’s a great idea since it will give you something to focus on besides him. Even the tiniest challenge (like coming up with a new outfit combination every day) can have an impact.

Get Frisky
Okay, so you’re not ready to get back out there just yet. But that doesn’t mean you should quarantine your libido until further notice. Take a striptease aerobics class, finally download 50 Shades of Grey, or just flirt with the scruffy barista at the coffee shop. Just do something to keep your sexual energy burning—even if it is on low for now.

5 Kisses Everyone Should Master Wednesday, May 16 2012 


You know every woman will tell you, that she can tell by the way a guy kisses her is a foresight into how he will do in the sack. To me if you’re not a good kisser, then we may need to re-evaluate the situation before we go any further. Don’t get me wrong but nobody likes a face full of your saliva, a jackhammer in the mouth, or a dead tongue. Personally, I’m a big fan of number 3 all the time. So here are some pointers to show you how it’s done, good luck!

5 Kisses Everyone Should Master
by HowAboutWe
Glamour 2012

You can’t hit a home run without rounding first base. Or at least I never have. Hell, I don’t even think Derek Jeter has. And call me old-fashioned, but I wouldn’t want to, despite Chloe Anderson’s assertion on Modern Man that women assign a much higher value to kissing prowess than their male counterparts.

Don’t sell us short, Ms. Anderson. We too enjoy a good hard kiss in the rain, or with our backs pressed against a barfront wall, or naked and shivering in post-coital clench. While women may be more sensitive than us in some areas, the lips are not one of them.

Underestimations of our fondness for the lip-lock aside, Anderson goes on to present a comprehensive how-to guide on the five kisses every guy should master. I would go a step further and de-gender-alize things: let’s call them the five kisses everyone should master.

1) The First Kiss

Chloe says: “Brush your lips softly against hers before you start with any serious tongue action.”

I say: Touch his/her face (lightly). Doubling down on physical contact will intensify sensations for both of you.

2) The Public Kiss

Chloe says: “Don’t go overboard; public kisses should be … G-rated.”

I say: You can occasionally surpass G-rated—just make it brief. A stolen kiss in a dimly-lit bar that involves some darting tongue and perhaps a lingering nibble of the lip on the pull-away is a great way to hint at greater things to come later on.

3) The “I Want You” Kiss

Chloe says: “Push her up against a wall, run your hands through her hair, and press your tongue into hers with purpose.”

I say: The onus always seems to be on the guy to make this kind of aggressive play. I cannot impress enough on you how hot it is when a girl flips the gender script and takes control from time to time.

4) The Sex Kiss

Chloe says: “I recommend softly pressing your lips up against her the moment you enter her, and then backing off for a minute or so while you two find your groove before kissing her again.”

I say: Try the phantom kissing game. What the heck does that mean? Open your mouth and hover in as if you are going to lay one on him/her. At the last second, pull back, leaving contrails of dewy breath behind to suggest the kiss that almost was. Hopefully your partner will take a cue and do the same. It becomes a game of chicken. Continue the charade till someone gets too worked up and simply has to kiss the other. This is great during pre-coital makeouts, too, but it’s especially awesome mid-deed.

5) The 10,000th Kiss

Chloe says: “I am personally a fan of an old-fashoned makeout session that only goes about as far as second base.”

I say: I mean, we’re not going to object if it perhaps goes to third, rounds third, sets its sights on home, lowers its shoulders for a play at the plate … Wait, we are still talking about the baseball game that’s on in the background, right?

—Written by Walker James Loetscher for HowAboutWe.com

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