• An X-ray in Scotland revealed quite the surprise(Newser) - A 38-year-old female patient was presented with symptoms including mild incontinence, sepsis, lethargy, and unexplained weight loss.

    Diagnosis: She'd had a sex toy inside her body for 10 years without knowing it, reports the Scottish Daily Record. Doctors in Aberdeen discovered the 5-inch toy, which was pressing against her bladder, after X-raying the woman's abdomen. The woman then recalled using it with a partner a decade ago in a night of drunken love-making, explains Fox News.

    Surgeons removed the toy, and the woman is now fine. As goofy as it sounds, the case outlined in the Journal of Sexual Medicine represented a life-threatening condition.

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  • By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

    Gabe McClintock PhotographyWould you expect photos of a romantic elopement in Iceland to be anything less than absolutely stunning?

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    Photographer Gabe McClintock traveled with Sarah and Josh to Iceland for their elopement, capturing the couple atop breathtaking cliffs and walking along deserted plains.

    Sarah even wore two different wedding dresses in the photos - one white and one black!

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    "It's been a dream of mine for a few years now," Gabe wrote. "A line on my bucket list…to shoot an elopement in Iceland. There is something beautiful about the intimacy of an elopement. Just two people in love. Sharing their love for each other with each other. And then there is Iceland. Having seen hundreds of images of this small little island, I knew it would be something special. Something amazing. But I was shocked at how unprepared I was for the raw natural beauty it really is. It's so much Read More »from These Iceland Elopement Pictures Will Take Your Breath Away
  • By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

    Mike Shay via Instagram; Gretchen Rossi via FacebookFor all the Vanderpump Rules fans out there, this weekend was a big one for Bravo reality star Scheana Marie, since she married her fiance, Michael Shay, on Sunday! Scheana and Michael wed at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California, according to Us Weekly.

    And who better to be on their guest list than several of Bravo's A-listers?

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    Guests included: former stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley; Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Leila Gharache of Shahs of Sunset; former and current The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Joyce Giraud and Lisa Vanderpump; and Big Brother couple Rachel and Brendon Villegas.

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    Fellow Vanderpump Rules stars Ariana Madix and Pandora Vanderpump were two of Scheana's bridesmaids.

    All we want to know is: Was there drama (there had to be, right?), was it filmed for the show's

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  • By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

    Dave Robbins PhotographyPiper Perabo skipped the "something blue" and went with "something yellow" instead on her wedding day! The Covert Affairs (and yes, the Coyote Ugly) star married director and producer Stephen Kay over the weekend in New York City, and from the looks of it, this was one fun wedding.

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    Piper's Michael Kors wedding dress certainly earns her points for being a daring bride. She wore a metallic silver and nude long-sleeve gown, with her hair swept up and covered by a yellow tulle veil, and held a large bouquet of white roses. We've never seen a yellow veil before, but hey, we appreciate the bold look.

    Stephen wore a casual blue suit (that could be denim!) and a gray fedora.

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    You may have seen Piper's dress before on the red carpet though, since Jennifer Lopez wore the same Michael Kors gown at the 2013 Met Gala in black, and Naomi Campbell wore an Read More »from You’ve Got to See Piper Perabo’s Silver Wedding Dress and Yellow Veil!
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    Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine may be only one week deep into marriage, but the Namibian-born Victoria's Secret Angel has "definite" plans to have children with the Maroon 5 front-man and The Voice judge.

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    In her Net-a-Porter magazine cover story, Prinsloo divulged her wedding date (at press time, the wedding had not yet happened), her views on modeling, and one gem of a detail: She's already thinking about producing a genetically-blessed Levine-Prinsloo offspring.

    And while baby is on the brain for the stunning model, she also plans on staying in the moment - at least for now. "I have no expectations. Not in a bad way, but I've learned that you can't plan ahead," she said. "I live day by day and see what happens. It's vague, but I like it that way."

    There is one plan she has on her newlywed agenda - a South African honeymoon to follow their blowout Cabos San Lucas bash for which Jonah Hill was the

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  • How Your Partner's Sun Sign Can Help Keep Your Relationship Fresh!
    While relationships need a certain amount of excitement and unpredictability to remain interesting, ongoing traditions are also important to maintain stability. The element of your significant other's Sun sign can offer insight into what types of activities they enjoy most, allowing you to explore ways to not only keep the fire of love alive, but also make it thrive!

    Air signs: Get the Word Out
    Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius like to communicate, so a ritual that involves talking, writing, or anything to do with words will certainly engage them. Air signs need to be mentally stimulated to prevent boredom, so plan activities that keep their mind active.
    Activity ideas: A Saturday night of word games (Scrabble, Boggle, etc.) for just the two of you; a monthly poetry exercise, in which you take turns composing poems about your feelings for each other; attending a poetry jam, or perhaps a book reading featuring one of your favorite authors.

    Discover the personality of your relationship

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  • Mercury Enters Leo: Open-hearted Communication
    Following a long retrograde phase in June, the planet of communication, Mercury, has finally finished its trek through the signs of Gemini and Cancer. On Thursday, July 31, it lands in a new sign at long last -- the loving, open-hearted constellation of Leo. After months of over-analysis and mood swings, you'll be ready to lay your feelings on the table without fear, regret, or passive-aggressiveness.

    If you've struggled to relate to your partner throughout the last few months, it's no wonder. Any Mercury retrograde can cause communication havoc, but these issues become even more intense in Gemini, where it's almost impossible to get people to say what they mean. Before Mercury returned to Gemini on June 17, it spent the first few weeks of its retrograde in Cancer, where it heightened all emotions past the point of no return.

    Take an intimate journey with your beloved and see what lies on the horizon with a free sample Lovers' Lane Tarot Reading!

    Thank the stars that this energy

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  • By Tori Rodriguez

    With an abundance of relationship advice in constant circulation, it can be tough to know who to listen to.
    Sometimes it's best to go right to the source-which is exactly what we've done. If you've ever wondered which tips marriage therapists use most in their own relationships, we have the inside scoop. Check out these top tips couples counselors commonly put to practice with their own mates. Photo by Getty Images

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    1. Have a tension-tamer on standby. After you've been with your sweetie a while, you can tell when tempers are about to flare. Use that awareness to be proactive: Therapist Meredith Albert, LCSW, suggests being prepared with a go-to phrase to bust tension as soon as it starts to rear its ugly head. "I use the phrase 'Are you sassin' me?' or 'Okay, Sassy," and we both can't keep a straight face," she says. "We end up laughing and smiling at each other and whatever we were about to

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  • Seven of Swords
    The Seven of Swords card reversed suggests that the jig may be up. Remorse, guilt, fear or having someone discover your secret could have you waving the white flag. Romantic games are all well and good, but this moment finds you reluctant to follow through, especially if you have been in pursuit of someone you thought knew the score; conversely, you could be the person on the receiving end of the deception. You could be feeling exposed, vulnerable, betrayed or desperate. If you have little left to lose by maintaining your cover or if you have been covering for someone else, you may feel the need to show all your cards. If you are not the love 'em and leave 'em type, you might actually feel relieved, albeit a bit startled to be caught with your hand in the cookie jar.

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  • These eats can kill your vibe with gas, bloating, and more. Yikes.These eats can kill your vibe with gas, bloating, and more. Yikes.

    Some snacks are the perfect aphrodisiac, but others can put a stop to your night altogether. Avoid these mood-busting culprits:

    1. Coffee
    Too much caffeine raises your cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone. According to Nicole Kasal, a health and wellness coach and founder of Cleanse Culture, high amounts "make it more difficult for your body to relax, and lower your libido."

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    2. Anything too salty (think French fries or movie popcorn)
    They increase water retention and bloating explains Dr. Robert Kominiarek D.O., FACOFP, author and medical director of the Alpha Male Medical Institute. Another downside? "Blood flow is what makes an orgasm possible, and too much salt will make it more difficult to get to that point," says Kasal.

    3. Fruits
    Avoid them, especially post-meal. "Fruit digests really quickly -- a lot more quickly than anything you could possibly eat," explains Kasal. And that can lead to cramping,

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