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2012-06-21 10:25:44

NEW YORK, LONDON, TORONTO and SYDNEY, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin (Harlequin.com), a leading publisher of books for women, and Mills & Boon, their international romance imprint, today announced the inauguration of a global English-language writing contest that offers aspiring authors the chance to win a publishing contract. The free 24/7 online conference, So You Think You Can Write (soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com) will take place September 17-21, 2012 and will be the first event...

2012-06-18 02:27:35

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Worried about a lack of intimacy in your relationship? Worried that boredom in the bedroom may make infidelity a real possibility? Do you just want better sex? Getting the Sex You Want, a three-part tele-class presented by Dr. Tammy Nelson, addresses these and other intimate concerns. Dr. Tammy Nelson, licensed psychotherapist, author, and practicing sexologist, will present the three-part tele-class, Getting the Sex You Want, on June 19, 26,...

2012-05-03 14:22:51

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadthink, a boutique branding and new business development media company, is bringing the world of vintage and new romance content to the underserved target market of women through its newest company BroadLit®. By combining the popular genre of romance with the emerging world of new media technology BroadLit is putting a new slant on romance and delivering it to today's women. With the launch of its online romance hub...

Women Drive Romance, Cellphone Records Prove It
2012-04-23 08:50:41

A new study finds what most men have known for a long time: Social structure and romance are largely driven by women, according to various media reports. Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford anthropologist and author of the study analyzed 1.95 billion cell phone calls and 489 text messages to conduct his research. He and his team worked with a single cellular provider in undisclosed European country and kept all location data anonymous in order to protect the identities of the cell phone...

2012-03-01 05:59:00

NEW YORK, LONDON and TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Harlequin, one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, added a compelling epilogue to its tremendously popular So You Think You Can Write event by announcing Katrina Williams of Allen, Texas, as the winner of its unpublished author competition and offering the Dallas-area resident a publishing contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/NY62394LOGO)(Logo:...

2012-02-14 15:01:32

Do romance movies warm people up? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that yes, consumers choose romance movies over other genres when they feel cold. "We often think of love as being warm. This link between love and warmth appears in everyday language, songs, and poems," write authors Jiewen Hong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Yacheng Sun (University of Colorado, Boulder). "But is the connection between romantic love and warmth just a metaphor or is...

2012-02-08 09:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sociologists have long debated the merits of "hook-up culture," and whether or not casual relationships might have their place alongside long-term, monogamous relationships as a respectable lifestyle choice. What they haven't done much research on is whether a casual (or "booty call") relationship could actually turn into a monogamous one ... but OnlineBootyCall.com (OBC), the world's #1 casual dating site, announced today that they have evidence to...

2012-02-07 07:00:00

Love, romance and social activity in later life has important health, quality of life benefits, says expert gerontologist For more in-depth love stories, interviews with local seniors in GTA and Calgary are available; Infographic also available TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Seniors are setting the record straight - love and romance aren't just for the young, according to the Revera Report on Romance, a new survey by Revera Inc., Canada's leading provider of seniors care and...

2012-01-31 05:59:00

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Once upon a time, in the land of books and publishing, Harlequin asked readers, authors and fans to help choose the recipients for the 2012 Harlequin More Than Words award--a program that recognizes and rewards women making extraordinary contributions to their community. The story continues when the winning recipients are paired up with Harlequin authors and the recipients' journeys become the inspiration for three fictional short...

2012-01-30 09:09:27

Love can bring out both the best and the worst in people. Which way it turns depends on the best way to protect the relationship, say researchers studying the evolution of romantic love. "Love is not merely sexual desire nor a unique emotion but rather a motivational drive-like state," says Arthur Aron of State University of New York at Stony Brook, whose research involves the use of fMRI brain scans in understanding love. New research, being presented today at a conference of personality...