10 Awful Costume Ideas for Couples

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Classic costumes, like this zombie couple, are a safe way to go for costumes with your significant other, but some should just be avoided.

We're not opposed to dressing up in couples' costumes, but every year, there are some couples who insist on wearing terrible costumes together. Personally, we think it's best to play it safe if you're going to be a couple, and just be police officers or lumberjacks or something more generic.

Here are 10 costumes that you and your boo probably shouldn't try out for Halloween this year (or any year, for that matter). Bonus points to any couple who goes as Spider-Man and zombie Gwen Stacy or Elsa and Olaf (because no one wants to be Anna).


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10 Texts You'll Get While Dating (And What They Really Mean)

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In a dating world of text messages and emails, not everything can be read at face value.

Sometimes, we don't text what we really mean. That's totally understandable, but there are some texts that pretty much never mean what they say, and have pretty strong connotations or impacts on your relationships with the opposite sex.

If you've dated in the age of texting, then odds are you've encountered at least a few of these. Here are 10 simple texts your date might use, along with translations.


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10 Tinder Tips for Women

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Josh Chesler
"Guess which person you're supposed to be looking at" is about the worst game you can play on Tinder.

Whether you use the social media/online dating platform known as Tinder, you've probably at least heard about it by now.

For the three of you who don't know what it is, Tinder is an app that allows you to communicate with people with whom you have a mutual attraction (based on geography, a few photos, and a short description).

Generally speaking, guys take a lot of crap for making fools out of themselves on Tinder, but the truth is that the ladies do some things just as badly as the dudes. Here are 10 tips for women using Tinder.


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10 Fall Workshops to Attend in Metro Phoenix

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Learn how to use three different flatbread presses in Hazel & Violets letter press workshop.
Usually, it's the spring that's associated with new beginnings and turning over a new leaf. But why would you wait when all over the Valley fall workshops are offering fresh starts? Of course, there are autumn-themed ones, like Pith + Marrow's fall floral workshop, but there are also more out-of-the-ordinary ones, like Mesa Art Center's shield-building workshop. Basically, there's something for everyone.

So grab your mallets, flowers, silkscreens, and paint brushes, and check out our list of the 10 most anticipated fall workshops.


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10 Must-See Art Exhibitions in Metro Phoenix This Fall

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Richard Baudet
The Phoenix Art Museum accepted submissions of mail art from around the world for "Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope."
As stores slowly switch out their stocks of beach towels and pool floaties for pumpkins, plastic ghouls, and even some fake snow-covered wreaths (for shame), something is happening in Phoenix that we care so much more about: Galleries and museums are presenting new exhibitions for fall.

It would be impossible for us to list every new exhibition cropping up in the Valley, but there are 10 shows that we are most excited to see this autumn.


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10 Things We Learned at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

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Evie Carpenter
Is it just us, or is Junk in the Trunk getting a little intense?

The bi-annual Vintage Market made its return on Saturday, September 20, at WestWorld of Scottsdale and was well-received by junk fiends and hoarders of handmade home furnishings.

It was almost too well-received. There were long line, lots of crowding. And parking? Parking was bananas. For those haven't ventured out to Junk in the Trunk just yet and those who have but now find themselves sitting on the floor with a have-empty bottle of vodka and $2,000 worth newly-purchased antiques, here are 10 valuable lessons you can take with you to the next Junk in the Trunk market happening Saturday, May 2, 2015.


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10 Best Pet Stores in Metro Phoenix

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Katie Johnson
Step inside Puff and Fluff Grooming and you're likely to meet unofficial co-owners Ruby and Rosey.
Whether they're four-legged or feathered, man's best friend deserves the best treatment. Depending on pet owner income and eccentricity, pet pampering can range anywhere from doggy day spas to gilded bird cages and organic catnip. For the animal-lover looking to spoil their one and only, we've rounded up the 10 best pet stores in metro Phoenix.


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10 Things Found Only in Bachelor Pads

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Empty beer cans aren't the only telltale sign of an all-male household, but they're a good start.

It shouldn't shock anyone that men and women might prefer to live in significantly different situations, but the truth is a lot of guys will clean up their lives (or at least their homes) when they get into at least a semi-serious relationship. You might think your boyfriend or husband leaves your home a dirty mess now, but just ask him about his place before he got together with you. Not every guy lives in a pigsty, but there are some things that can be found in most bachelor pads and generally not any other adult's home.

Here are 10 things that you probably won't see anywhere a woman's living.


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10 Joan Rivers Quotes to Live By

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Joan Rivers offered us many worrds to laugh at and live by.
Comedian Joan Rivers has died. The 81-year-old performer, writer, and television personality passed away on Thursday, September 4, after suffering complications from throat surgery the week prior.

She will be remembered for her numerous contributions to the entertainment world. From her appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to hosting her owns shows such as The Late Show, Fashion Police, and decades of stand-up specials, Joan Rivers was not only pop culture icon but a pioneer for Female entertainers

Here are 10 quotes that confirm what many of us already knew: She was a genius, a brassy, ballsy genius.


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10 Things Women Think Men Care About -- But They Don't

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Spending a lot of time and money on nails is cool and all, but most men probably won't even notice them unless you point them out.

Ladies, there are a lot of things you can do to make yourself appealing to guys. Unfortunately for many of you, it's usually not the stuff you think it is. Believe it or not, most dudes aren't going to notice a lot of the little things that you think you're doing for them. To save you some time and energy, here's a list of 10 things (in no particular order) that the majority of heterosexual males couldn't care less about.


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