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Most actors surveyed think directors and producers are biased against them, study finds.

By Associated_Press Sep 30, 2013 3:17PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.

Christian Adams/Getty ImagesThe Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists commissioned the survey released Friday showing that more than half of the actors who identify as gay, bisexual and transgender say they think directors and producers are biased against them.


Is it impossible to be monogamous — or do we just not want to?

By YourTango Sep 27, 2013 3:23PM

By Lesli Doares for YourTango.com

It seems that no matter where you turn these days, there's lots of talk about infidelity, sexting, the obsoleteness of marriage and the impossibility of being monogamous. Call me old fashioned, or just plain obtuse, but is remaining physically and emotionally faithful to your partner really that difficult? Are humans that beholden to their impulses ... or just that unwilling to deny themselves pleasure?

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Single? Here's why you should be jumping up and down.

By YourTango Sep 26, 2013 4:36PM

Cavan Images/Getty ImagesDespite what the rom-coms might have us believe, living the single life isn't always such a cakewalk. You eat your feelings in chocolate while watching "The Bachelor," it seems like all of your friends are getting engaged and flashing their rings in your face (or newsfeed), you're tired of the annoyingly concerned looks you get from your grandma when you show up to another holiday without a steady boyfriend, and I won't even get started on all the stark statistics about couples who are allegedly leading these healthy, love-filled lives.

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Scruff? Goatees? Soul patch?! We asked ladies for their input on the subject.

By YourTango Sep 25, 2013 2:38PM
Even though we don't have it, women certainly have some very strong opinions about facial hair. So strong, in fact, that certain facial hair can make or break a guy's shot at even a first date with a woman. Personally, unless it's Walter White, of course, I think goatees should be banned. Yes, they were cool once, but that was for a hot minute in the '90s and, if we've learned anything from the '90s, it was a bad time for style — even for facial hair.

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Although the full-beard trend is currently alive and well, research covered in the journal "Evolution & Human Behavior" found that it's actually stubble, or more specifically heavy stubble (which takes 10 days of living a razor-free life), that has women swooning the most. We're not talking about a mere five o'clock shadow, but rather a six o'clock one, and maybe even a six-forty-five one.


Sometimes, a bridesmaid doesn't need a dress — because it's a brides-man! Are there different responsibilities or attire requirements for a brides-man or man-of-honor?

By Brides Mag Sep 24, 2013 7:32PM

My best guy friend will be my "maid-of-honor." What are his duties/what does he wear?

It's fine to have a close guy friend as part of your bridal party, and whether he is filling a "bridesmaid" role or even the "maid-of-honor" role, he is typically called an "honor attendant." (It's nice to check with your fiancé first, to be sure he's comfortable with this new tradition.)

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A Pennsylvania pastor says his congregation fired him for supporting same-sex marriage.

By Kristin Wong Sep 24, 2013 7:28PM

A Pennsylvania pastor says he was fired for officiating a same-sex wedding in the home of State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham.

(From left) Gregory Scalzo & Jospeh Davis, of Bushkill, Pa., were married by Pastor Ken Kline Smeltzer in August (Centre Daily Times/ MCT /LANDOV)


A wedding surprise is ruined thanks to a sleepy owl.

By Kristin Wong Sep 23, 2013 10:17PM

She had one job.

A bride in England wanted to surprise her husband on their wedding day, so she picked Darcy, a trained barn owl, to be the ring-bearer. The plan was simple: the rings would be tied to Darcy’s feet, and a hired falconer would cue the owl during the ceremony.

Darcey, the barn owl carrying wedding rings that landed in the rafters of the Holy Cross Church in Sherston, Wiltshire, U.K., thus halting the service for a few minutes (Reverend Chris Bryan/SWNS.com)


Unreasonable behavior and too much arguing are more likely to ruin a marriage than adultery.

By Kristin Wong Sep 23, 2013 5:38PM

More couples divorce due to “unreasonable behavior” than adultery, according to a new study.

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