Can You Marry Outside Your Class? Yes, If You Talk About It

General progressiveness of 2015 aside, most of us still date and marry folks from the same socioeconomic background as us: as the New York Times put it in 2012, "Doctors used to marry nurses. Now doctors marry doctors." But what happens when you reach across the aisle and date or marry outside your class? » 2/26/15 12:10pm Thursday 12:10pm

Your Relationship Is Only As Good as the Lies Holding it Together

If lies are not the glue that binds us, then they are at least the sticky tape. This isn't only true just for us overly sensitive beings who can't face being told what we're really like, but also for lovers who can't stand knowing what our significant others are really thinking (about us). In this arena, some argue… » 2/11/15 4:40pm 2/11/15 4:40pm

Watch Run The Jewels Ask Children About a Woman President, Their Moms

Run the Jewels have had an excellent year: the powerhouse rap/production duo of Killer Mike and El-P dropped Run the Jewels 2 in October and it topped many a critic's best of 2014 list. They also appeared on Letterman, dropped a trippy video, and gave salient dating advice to teenagers. » 2/04/15 2:50pm 2/04/15 2:50pm

How to Be Pretty in Iran

Mehrnoush Shafiei's grandmother Hamdam Farahani was the youngest of five daughters growing up in what is now part of Tehran, Iran. Born with blond hair and blue eyes, she was considered the most beautiful girl in the village – so beautiful that her mother took her to the public bath at night in order to dodge the evil… » 2/04/15 1:30pm 2/04/15 1:30pm

How Long Do Your Relationships Typically Last, and Is That On Purpose?

Sometimes relationships end quickly for obvious reasons: Too much fighting. Or maybe he likes the band MAGIC! But when all goes well, have you ever noticed a recurring length for your relationships? Have you ever considered imposing one? Singer and actress Jill Scott did, and it's six months. Let's discuss. » 1/31/15 2:45pm 1/31/15 2:45pm

Wanna Predict When You'll Die or Who You Should Marry? Ask Your Pals.

You can only know yourself to a certain point, in that all the introspection in the world can't compete with your ego always inserting itself into situations and mucking it up. And it turns out that your friends know you better, anyway—so much so that their assessment of your character can predict, more than you can,… » 1/30/15 5:00pm 1/30/15 5:00pm

Report: Picky Woman Who Refused to Settle Has Found True Love

It isn't every day that a story comes back full circle to spite its haters directly, but such is the case for the proudly picky Amanda Lauren, who, back in 2013, incurred 'Net wrath by admitting that, in search of The One, she'd gone on too many dates to keep track. That search has ended: Bitch is engaged! » 1/28/15 10:30pm 1/28/15 10:30pm

Very Blessed New Mom Wishes She Had Been Warned More About Blessings

Unsolicited emotional forecasting is a well-known side effect of pregnancy: the unavoidable comments, questions and advice from complete strangers thirsty to tell you how your life will change for the worse. But one new mother would like you to know that the real warning for expectant women revolves around how utterly… » 1/22/15 12:10pm 1/22/15 12:10pm

The Right Way to Make a Hard Choice: Just Pick Something and Relax

The bigger the choice, the more importance we attribute to it. We assume that every choice—every time we have to weigh facts and feelings in an attempt to arrive at the Right Thing to Do—contains a right outcome and a wrong outcome. But what if big choices don't have to be harder than small ones? And what if there is… » 1/09/15 5:10pm 1/09/15 5:10pm