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A Real-Life Spy Couple
    Robert Baer and Dayna Williamson hid their real identities and spent their lives trying to be invisible. Then they got married.

Do You Have Engagement Rage?
    For some women, getting a marriage proposal means losing their single friends.

Women Who Hate Their Engagement Rings
    Kate Middleton got Prince William's mother's sapphire from her failed marriage. What to do if you don't like the rock.

Red-Carpet Ready 101: Pro Tips Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Want to hit up your next big event like an A-list celeb? We consulted top fashion and beauty experts to find out how you can take a paparazzi-approved pic, avoid wardrobe malfunction, and rock any red carpet.

Exclusive: Diary of a Call Girl Turned Teacher, Part II
    In college, she stripped. In graduate school, she sold sex on Craigslist. Then Melissa Petro became a popular grade-school teacher, known for inspiring her students. Her secret past could have stayed that way — until she blogged about it.

10 Resolutions You Should Never Make Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Have you ever swore to lose 15 pounds, quit dating unavailable men, and take up a new hobby? This year, we advise against it.

Exclusive: Diary of a Call Girl Turned Teacher, Part I
    In college, she stripped. In graduate school, she sold sex on Craigslist. Then Melissa Petro became a popular grade-school teacher, known for inspiring her students. Her secret past could have stayed that way — until she blogged about it.

The Incredible Shrinking Portia (December 2010)
    In Portia de Rossi's extraordinary new memoir, she discusses the heartbreaking disease that almost killed her and the love that finally saved her.

Your Guide to Hosting Dinner with the Boss Pages: 2
    You've invited the boss to dinner, but now what? We asked the experts how to make your foray into business entertaining a success ... and found out what to serve.

The Prison Whisperer
    For wives of white-collar convicts, help is now at hand.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas
    We've done the shopping for you! From your boyfriend to your dad, from your sister to your dog, use this roundup of the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

The Best Dressed Celebrities of 2010
    Click through to see how these A-listers stealthily avoid the fashion police.

The Worst Dressed Celebrities of 2010
    Quick, someone get a new stylist on the horn! Even stars have bad fashion days.

Most Awesome Stocking Stuffers Ever Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Celebrate chic lit this season with this Penguin Ink 75th anniversary special edition gift.

Best Gifts for Guys We Heart Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    The Sodastream "Genesis" kit is a great gift for any man in your life who loves bar accessories.

Feel-Good Gifts That Give Back Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    This limited-edition Smashbox makeup palette is a unique gift and a feel-good buy.

Dream On: Super Luxe Gift Ideas Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Carita's 1.7-ounce antiaging cream is luxurious gift that's infused with diamond powder.

Sexy Gifts for You and Yours Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    This Agent Provocateur piece of lingerie will surely get him in the mood.

Cute (& Budget Friendly!) Christmas Gifts Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    This bottle of sparkling wine is a great, inexpensive gift to ring in the New Year.

Adorable Gifts For Pups and Kitties Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    A Molly Mutt dog duvet is a great holiday gift for your favorite furry friend.

Why My Husband and I Started Searching for Another Woman
    One woman's infertility taught her, among other things, how men really look at the opposite sex.

Bad Girls Throughout History
    Naughty by nature, these famous faces have proven how good it looks to be bad.

Famous Sex Addicts
    Tiger Woods is not alone. Take a look at the sex-crazed stars who have battled this addiction at one time...or several times.

Do Girls Need Guns? (October 2010)
    A controversial new book says every woman in America should own a gun.

How Women Will End the War in Afghanistan (October 2010)
    In search of peace in the war-torn nation, the Marine Corps has embedded one of the first all-female engagement teams.

The 13 Scariest Halloween Movies of All Time
    Always in search for the next big fright? Addicted to chills down your spine? Here are the most terrifying horror movies of all time.

11 Craziest New Wedding Trends
    Out-of-control bachelorette parties, life-sized cakes modeled after the bride, extreme theme weddings -- excess is the new rite of passage for the bride-to-be. Here, the 11 craziest wedding trends.

I Had a Baby with My Gay Best Friends
    Kitty Stillufsen opens up about how she used her two best male pals -- and a baster -- to conceive her daughter.

How to Nab a Sugar Daddy
    One woman tells her story of becoming a professional kept woman and how she managed to get four men to pay her way.

Summer Party Ideas
    From which dress to wear to what lantern to hang, this is your A-to-Z guide to summer entertaining.

The Twilight: Eclipse Premiere Red Carpet!
    Kristen, Taylor, Dakota, and, yes, Robert moseyed down the red carpet last night for the Twilight: Eclipse premiere.

10 Coolest Gifts for Father's Day
    This Father's Day, don't get him another boring tie or power tool. Prove that Dad raised you well with one of these quirky yet cool gadgets and electronics, fashion accessories, bath sets, and even man toys.

The Whole-Body Detox
    From your hair, skin, and nails to your daily eating habits and brain function, here are expert tips on how to reboot your body, make over your mind, and detox to the max.

World Cup Soccer's Hottest Players
    Your guide to the 15 sexiest (and potentially shirtless!) athletes on the field at the 2010 World Cup games in South Africa.

6 Easy Outdoor Dinner Recipes Pages: 2 3 4
    Prepare this simple, seasonal menu plan -- complete with appetizer, entree, sides, and dessert -- at your next fete.

4 Best New Outdoor Gadgets
    Transform your lawn into a five-star entertainment venue when you gear up with these high-tech gizmos

5 Picnic Basket Essentials
    You can't go wrong with these outdoor eating must-haves.

Outdoor Grilling Tips for Women: 5 Common Problems Solved
    Grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel solves the most common grilling dilemmas.

Mood Lighting: 3 Best Outdoor Lighting Tips
    Apartment Therapy lighting expert Laure Joliet has tips on easy, inexpensive ways to light your backyard party.

4 Cheap and Easy Ways to Decorate Your Backyard
    Ready to party? Follow these expert tips and get your lawn in shape for grilling and entertaining

What if Your Best Friends Are Your Worst Enemies?
    In Marie Claire's February issue, Lori Gottlieb provoked hundreds of furious e-mails from you by suggesting that women are too picky. Now she argues that female friendships are a sham.

The Day My Cousin Vanished (June 2010) Pages: 2 3
    Sentenced to death this spring for murdering five women, Rodney Alcala, also known as the "Dating Game Killer," posed as a photographer to lure his victims.

Dating Dilemma: Racial Profiling
    One African-American woman pleads not to be set up on a blind date with the only black professional you know.

The Amazing Race (June 2010)
    One husband-and-wife team competed in a 150-mile race across New Zealand, but that wasn't their real adventure.

Married to the Google Billionaire
    Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google cofounder Sergey Brin, is on a mission to get your spit -- and give you lifesaving genetic information.

Sex and the City-Inspired Cocktails
    Taste-test these fun drink recipes created for the four leading ladies of "Sex and the City 2."

Pregnant? Depressed? You're Not Alone
    Ashamed, confused, and afraid to take meds, thousands of mothers-to-be struggle silently with depression. But avoiding treatment could be the worst choice for mom and baby.

Attack of the Bridesmaidzillas Pages: 2
    Grinding with the father of the bride, ruining toasts, even ditching the wedding: You've never seen attendants like these.

Serial Killer Rodney Alcala's Secret Photo Stash
    Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala's photographs of women and children, whom authorities hope to identify.

Freeze Your Fat Away (June 2010)
    A new, high-tech procedure at the dermatologist's office zaps unwanted bulges — no needles or scalpels required.




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