Brian Whitehead was recently on trial after putting an unidentifiable object up a woman's skirt.Some men have an excuse for everything-why they're always late, why they bailed on your date, why they forgot your anniversary.
But we'd bet that no excuse you've ever heard from a guy can top this one: A British guy named Brian Whitehead was recently on trial after he was spotted putting an unidentifiable object up a woman's skirt at a bar, which prosecutors thought might have been a camera.
By Natasha Burton
Not so, said Whitehead. He wasn't trying to take a photo of a woman's nether regions: He was-maybe-trying to light her fart on fire.
Yep, that's right. (We'll give you minute to collect yourself before giving you his full statement.)
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Apparently, Whitehead told police after he was accused via surveillance footage: "Maybe I was trying to light a fart. It could have been a joke. Maybe someone says 'I bet you a fiver if you light her fart.'"
Yeah. Maybe. Or maybe you're just a creepy perv who thinks everyone else is a
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Brian Whitehead was recently on trial after putting an unidentifiable object up a woman's skirt.Some men have an excuse for everything-why they're always late, why they bailed on your date, why they forgot your anniversary.Read More »from Peeping Tom or Fart-Loving Pyro? You Decide
Your phone might be messing with your skin. You feel panicked without it. But your lifeline to your friends, family, and work can be seriously messing with your skin.Read More »from How Your Phone is Messing with Your Skin
By Nicole Catanese
1. Squinting to read the small type on your screen
HOW IT'S MESSING WITH YOU "I have a surge of 20somethings coming in with crow's-feet and 11 lines-the vertical furrows between the brows-which normally don't show up until your 30s or 40s," says NYC derm Dendy Engelman, MD.
QUICK FIX Increase your font size to "Grandma" (20 points or bigger), and up your screen's brightness. If Botox seems extreme, try a moisturizer made with argireline (like DDF's, right), which temporarily "freezes" muscle movements. "Some studies show up to a 60 percent reduction in wrinkle depth in one month," says Dr. Engelman.
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2. You talk long enough for your phone to get hot while chatting.
HOW IT'S MESSING WITH YOU "Prolonged exposure to heat from any source can increase melanin production in that area," says Dr.
Amy Poehler, feminist.We're taking a look at feminism. Defined as "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes," plenty of women believe in it, but don't want to call themselves the "f-word." Where do our favorite celebrities stand on feminism? Ahead, 11 make their position known in their own words...Read More »from A Handy Guide to Celebrity Feminists
By Michelle Ruiz
1. Amy Poehler: Self-Proclaimed Feminist
After learning that Taylor Swift was upset with her Golden Globes joke, Amy let the world know: "Aw, I feel bad if [Taylor] was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff."
2. Stephanie Meyer: Girlfriend-Loving Feminist
"I think there are many feminists who would say that I am not a feminist. I love women, I have a lot of girlfriends, I admire them, they make so much more sense to me than men, and I feel like the world is a better place when women are in charge. So that kind of by default makes me a feminist. I love
WHAT?! Kids have strong desires to be tan.When I was younger, getting a tan was pretty much my only goal for the summer. That is, until I realized that routine sun exposure would make me look like an old leather handbag someday if I wasn't careful-not to mention that it could lead to deadly cancer.Read More »from Kids Start Coveting a Tan at Scarily Young Ages
By Natasha Burton
It's a good thing I traded my baby oil for sunscreen sooner rather than later: According to a company spokesperson for Superdrug, which just released the results of a poll on sun exposure, the average person gets 80 percent of his or her lifetime skin-to-sun contact before hitting age 18.
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Of course, this means that slathering on the sunblock is super-important when you're young. Only, scarily enough, the Superdrug poll found that 50 percent of children age six to eight are jonesing for a tan this summer and one in five say they won't wear suncreen. Um...where are their parents?
We just hope this doesn't lead to a creation of a Tan Kid. Tan Mom is quite enough for us.
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Guys with engagement ring funds want to avoid pulling a Joey.We've heard of girls saving up for their wedding dresses way before they even have a man. But a completely single guy stashing money away for an engagement ring? That's unheard of...until now.Read More »from "I'm a Guy with an Engagement Ring Fund"
By Juan Garcia
Ten years before he would ever meet and propose to his wife, my longtime friend and former roommate Ian invested in a diamond for a future engagement ring. He was 100 percent single at the time.
His engagement ring fund began when he was 18. Ian's father knew an old German Gemologist and encouraged him to start saving up for a rock. "It's a smart thing to do," his dad said. The idea behind this early investment was simple: He knew a wife would eventually come into his life and diamonds don't really go down in value. Why not get a jump on one of the biggest purchases in life? Inspired by his father's wise words, Ian began putting his pennies away and asked the jeweler to keep an eye out for a quality stone that was well-priced. It wasn't too long before the jeweler
Michael Douglas claims cunnilingus gave him cancer. Things were going so well for cunnilingus. Charlie from Girls was suddenly great at clit-tickling. Fitz was going down on Liv in the White House on Scandal. Even the Game of Thrones virgin Jon Snow knew the importance of "the alphabet method" in his saucy cave encounter with Ygritte, who adorably called it, "that thing you did…with your mouth." Sex and the City's Mr. P**sy was finally going mainstream! Surely all of this pop culture oral-on-her signaled a larger commitment to female pleasure-or so we hoped.Read More »from Is Michael Douglas Killing Cunnilingus?
By Michelle Ruiz
Then came Dougalingus.
"SEX GAVE ME CANCER," blared the New York Post headline recapping Michael Douglas' instantly epic comment to The Guardian that orally-transmitted HPV led to his stage-4 throat cancer in 2010.
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"Without wanting to get too specific," Douglas said before BLOWING UP THE INTERNET, "this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus."
We've since confirmed Douglas'
We ran mom advice by experts to find out if they contain a kernel of truth. Don't get us wrong-we love and respect our moms and all that, and they've steered us right plenty of times (it's scientifically proven that chicken soup helps cure a cold, you know). But sometimes, mom's words of wisdom seem, like, completely absurd. We ran these gems by experts to find out whether they're total BS, or contain a kernel of truth.Read More »from Mom Advice You Should Never, Ever Take
By Molly Triffin
1. Never shave above the knee or you'll get super hairy thighs.
Expert Consensus: BS
So many of you reported being told this whopper. Where did it come from? We think mothers across the country must have banded together to posit this theory in the hopes of putting the kibosh on sex. (Maybe we'd stop his hand from creeping up our thigh if we thought his fingers would get entangled in fuzz.) Nice try, moms: "There is no science to support that your hair will grow in thicker if you shave it," says Wanda Filer, MD, an American Academy of Family Physicians board member practicing in York, PA. "Hair growth is a function
- Cosmopolitan.com | Beauty – Mon, Jun 3, 2013 4:18 PM EDT
Pat on your eye cream from the inner to the outer corner of your eyes You know how you feel when you find out you've been singing the words to a song totally wrong for years? I recently had the beauty editor equivalent.Read More »from The One Beauty Technique You’ve Been Doing Wrong for Years
By Carly Cardellino
I attended a Japanese product launch this week and was informed that the proper way to apply any skincare product to your face is by patting it on, not spreading it over your skin.
But I wasn't totally sold on why you should pat instead of spread, so I had to do my own recon before switching up my entire routine.
"Patting is better than spreading on your skincare," according to Francesca Fusco, M.D., a cosmetic dermatologist in NYC. Why?
- "It's more gentle, because patting doesn't tug and pull at your skin, eventually contributing to more fine lines over time."
- "It doesn't mess up the flow of your lymphatic system. If you spread on your cream, you can accidentally push against the flow of your lymphatic system, which can actually make you puffy-especially around your eye area." Okay, nobody wants
Allie Cohen, celebrity trainer at Barry's Bootcamp, shows how to do Tank top season's just around the corner! So we asked Allie Cohen, celebrity trainer at Barry's Bootcamp for a workout routine that keeps women like Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, and Stacy Kiebler armed and dangerously sexy. Do the following three times a week, and you'll start seeing results in just a few weeks.Read More »from Arm Workouts for Women (See Ya, Chicken Wings)
By Molly Triffin
1. Chicken Wing Zapper
Stand on the middle of a resistance band, grab a handle in each hand, and lean forward at the hips. Press your arms straight back as high as you can, keeping your back flat and knees slightly bent. Next, bend your elbows, bringing your hands up to your shoulders, and then extend back again. Do three sets of 15 reps.
2. The Hammer
Lift your right leg a foot off the ground. Hold a weight in each hand, arms bent at a 90-degree angle, palms facing each other. Extend the weights down to the sides of your hips, then lift back up. Do 15 reps; switch sides. Complete three full sets on each side.
3. The Runner
Hold one weight in
When we recently reported that Channing Tatum thinks one-night stands are "sad and empty," it touched a nerve. Lots of you got fired up and wrote in-whether you thought he had a point or was out of line. So we decided to get an expert's POV on the topic, and asked Amy Levine, sex coach and founder of Ignite Your Pleasure, to break down the pros and cons of a one night stand...Read More »from One-Night Stands: The Real Pros and Cons
By Molly Triffin
1. Pro: It's a Good Chance to Sexperiment
Hookups give you an opportunity to explore what gets you hot before you meet The One. Ultimately, knowing what you need to be satisfied will help you make sure your sexual needs are met once you're ready to be monogamous. What's more, a 2011 University of Ottawa study found that having one-night stands later help a person make better decisions in an LTR.
2. Con: You Might Want More
Sure, you go into it with the intention of being no-strings-attached…but despite your best efforts, you could still end up falling for the guy. When you sleep with