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‘Our friendship was intimate on all levels’: Robyn Crawford on her love for Whitney Houston

The stars former assistant opens up about a 20-year relationship that weathered addiction, fame and secrecy The story told by Robyn Crawford in the pages of A Song For You, an account of her decades-long relationship with Dionne Warwick, was a veteran star; her mother, Eddie Murphy, and rap star Bobbi Kristina, died from a combination of drowning and drug intoxication at the age of 22; before she died, she spent months in a coma. Thats when I really tuned into Whitney, Crawford says. The tone of everything was negative…

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Is testosterone really the answer to my post-menopausal sexual problems?

I can no longer get aroused, and my doctors suggested solution horrifies me. Is there anything else I can do? I am a 58-year-old lesbian. Since the menopause, I have not had any sexual feelings: masturbation doesnt work and I dont get wet any more and am very upset about it. The only kind of arousal I feel is during fantasies about a Hollywood actress on whom I have the most massive crush. My GP suggested testosterone, which horrified me. Is there anything I can do to restore my sexual…

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Blind date: There was little leeway for a two-way conversation

Rachel, 22, client services co-ordinator, and Ty, 27, consultant Rachel on Ty What were you hoping for?To meet the love of my life, obviously. First impressions?Considering I was 10 minutes late, I thought his first impression of me would be fairly low. But he was 15 minutes later than that, so I was both relieved and a tad irritated. What did you talk about?His friends, his family, his job… there was little leeway for a two-way conversation. Any awkward moments?Our debate about Pip from Great Expectations turns out you either…

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‘I wanted sex on my terms, and it was’: readers on the joy of losing your virginity in your 30s

Our article about later-in-life virgins generated a huge response much of it from readers who had finally found love, or started having sex, in their 30s or later. From the woman who lost her virginity six months ago, to the thirtysomething who no longer feels alone, here is what you told us When Preeta vaginismus which the NHS describes as the bodys automatic reaction to the fear of vaginal penetration. Their marriage lasted 10 years; Sarah eventually left her husband, whom she came to see as a bully. She subsequently…

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My life in sex: I have always loved spanking womens bottoms

Away from spanking, Im a light-hearted, mild-mannered chap This morning, I visited my next-door neighbour and spanked her. Afterwards, I drove down the motorway and spanked another woman, whom I visit twice a week. Tonight, Im having a first meeting just drinks and a chat with a woman who wants to be spanked. Then, tomorrow, Im driving to Plymouth to see another woman whom I discipline regularly. There are others, too. Im a graphic designer (freelance, hence the daytime freedom) in my late 40s, and I have loved spanking womens…

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32 Uncomfortable Truths About Relationships For Everyone Thats Single

These cartoons – originally published in the Washington Post as part of the widely-syndicated Carolyn Hax advice column – point out how complicated people and relationships are, and how sometimes you just have to shake your head and laugh. Nick has a book of his work available in print: “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You.” The forward is written by his struggling actor cousin, Zach Galifianakis. The perfect gift for anyone with a sense of humor, or for that Ex without one!…

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Goodbye Tinder: Facebooks New Dating App Finally Allows You To Romantically Connect With Your Dads Friend Who Likes All Your Posts Even Though Youve Never Met Him

Online dating can be a serious headache, and it’s more likely you’ll find yourself stuck in an endless cycle of dead-end first dates than in a compatible match. But if you’re experiencing dating app fatigue, don’t lose hope of finding that special someone just yet, because Facebook just announced a brand-new dating feature that will finally allow you to romantically connect with your dad’s friend who likes all of your posts even though you’ve never met him. Unveiled yesterday at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, the social media platform’s incredible…

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I Often Overhear People Say Funny Things, So I Started Illustrating Them

The characters in the world of “#ThingsThatiHear” are people we all know: They are our office mates who complain to us about the daily grind. They are the awful online date we are trying so hard to forget. They are the people silently stalking our Facebook. More than anything they are the US when we think no one is listening. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/overheard-conversations-illustrated-avner-geller/

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5 Outrageously Awkward Text Message Breakups

You should NEVER break up with someone via text, but if you have to for some reason…definitely don’t do it like these people. 1. Ugh…so awkward. 2. Yikes. We can barely look at this one. 3. This couple takes the awkward text breakup to the next level! 4. This text breakup got REAL. 5. 🙁 Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/article/5-outrageously-awkward-text-message-breakups-1433

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90-Year-Old Couple Play Impromptu Piano Duet in Mayo Clinic Lobby

Filmed in 2008, this serendipitous moment was filmed by Jodi Hume who was at the Mayo Clinic visiting her mom. On the piano are Fran and Marlo Cowan, a 90-year-old couple that have been married for 62 years at the time. The song is ‘Old Grey Bonnet’ and Jodi describes the day she happened across the piano playing couple: “From the balcony we could see an older couple sitting side by side at the piano playing together and entertaining a host of people. Some were in wheelchairs, others were sitting…

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26 Heartwarming Memes And Comics That Will Improve Your Mood

Let’s turn those frowns upside down, people.  1 Via: raidaisy 3 Via: raidaisy 5 Via: raidaisy 7 Via: raidaisy 9 Via: raidaisy 11 Via: raidaisy 13 Via: raidaisy 15 Via: raidaisy 17 Via: raidaisy 19 Via: raidaisy 21 Via: raidaisy 23 Via: raidaisy 25 Via: greencaptain Read more: http://cheezburger.com/3161093/26-heartwarming-memes-and-comics-that-will-improve-your-mood

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My life in sex: I have found that young men are very willing to please

The 52-year-old dating younger men Four years ago, I separated from my husband after a 25-year marriage and three children. Our sex life had become a once-a-fortnight duty shag, with no orgasm even expected. The problem was, as I hit 50 I felt hornier than ever. Since Ive been on my own, Ive been making up for lost time. I met a guy through work soon after the split. I knew he was younger, but didnt realise just how much. He was 34 and took me to places I didnt…

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Youre Allowed To Leave

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. Mo Willems. Youre allowed to leave any story you dont find yourself in. Youre allowed to leave any story you dont yourself in. Youre allowed to leave a city that has dimmed your light instead of making you shine brighter, youre allowed to pack all your bags and start over somewhere else and youre allowed to redefine the of your life. Youre allowed to quit the job you hate even if the world tells you not to and youre allowed…

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This Is The Kind Of Guy You Should Wait For

Wait for the guy who reaches for your hand on the street and holds it proudly. Wait for the guy who grabs your sides after stepping off the curb too soon. Wait for the guy who reaches for you through the heavy mountain of blankets in the middle of the night, pulling you close. Wait for the guy who slips out of bed as quietly as possible in the morning to shower, letting you catch a few more minutes of sleep. Wait for the guy who almost always places his…

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