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Slang you gotta know before that vacay to the UK

Brexit, Regrexit, whatever. What matters most is how the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union can benefit you. The pound sterling is the weakest it’s been in decades, which means one crucial thing for Americans: cheap vacations to the country we’re celebrating our independence from...

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  • Is it cheating to kiss your gay friend? Or watch Netflix without your partner?

    Is it cheating to kiss your gay friend? Or watch Netflix without your partner?

    I’m a straight woman, 27, and have been with my boyfriend for two months. Sometimes I’ll go out drinking and dancing with my gay boyfriends, and occasionally we will make out. It’s totally platonic and fun, but my boyfriend sees this as cheating. I do not. Is it cheating? I’m not trying to be an...

  • Help! She's the worst at kissing and oral

    Help! She's the worst at kissing and oral

    I have been in a new relationship for the past three months. I am 35, and she is 34. I really like her, and we get along great. Two issues, though, are making me question the relationship. First, she is the worst kisser I have ever dated. Second, the oral sex is not much better and sometimes can...

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    We might have the same future as U.K. Millennials if we don't vote in the U.S. election

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    What do you call a dating partner when you're in the awkward in-between dating phase?

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    How to totally fit in at Ravinia this summer

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  • Am I a jerk for breaking up with my boyfriend during a difficult time?

    Am I a jerk for breaking up with my boyfriend during a difficult time?

    I want to break up with my boyfriend. I’ve wanted to for a while. It’s not the decision I’m worried about—it’s that he’s got a lot of shitty stuff going on in his life right now (work stuff and some health stuff), and I don’t want to add to it. It makes it harder for me to know he’s struggling...

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    She hates romantic gestures, so how do I show her I care?

    The girl that I have been seeing hates romantic gestures. Everything from flowers to telling her how beautiful she is, etc. She doesn’t care. I’m stuck on ideas for things I can do to show her I care. Any ideas or recommendations will be appreciated. —Question via Reddit, edited for length THREE...

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