Ben Affleck, Jen Garner, and the Soul Mate Myth

  Let’s hope Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher don’t think of each other as soul mates. If the two—who married last week after dating for the past few years and having a daughter—do embrace the “soul mates” label, they’re in for a rude awakening. Because soul mates—the idea that there is one other person out … Continued

Celebrities, Culture

Getting Divorced “For the Kids” Is a Mistake

Question: What is the common denominator of nearly every celebrity divorce? Answer: Some comment or reference to the kids. Some variation on, “we are doing it for the kids,” or “we are focusing on our kids right now,” or, “we are more committed than ever to our children.” In Jewel’s disappointing divorce statement, in which … Continued

Culture, Parenting

Robin Thicke Takes the High Road

Poor Robin Thicke. His latest album Paula is a certified flop, selling a measly 24,000 units in the United States its debut week. Coming after his highly successful Blurred Lines, which sold 177,000 units its debut week in July 2013, this is no doubt quite a surprise to the soft-voiced R&B singer. What’s interesting is … Continued

Entertainment, Music

Dealing With the Post-Breakup Blues

You’ve probably heard the news that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez split up. While teenage girls everywhere were probably delighted to learn of this development, one thing is for sure: Bieber and Gomez, the erstwhile young lovers, are now coping with post-breakup life. Breaking up is hard–especially when you’re young and especially when you’re in … Continued

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