Take a breakup tip from these celebs.We know it's a little crazy, but it hurts our hearts when cute couples like Michelle Williams and Jason Segel (and Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill) call it quits. But perhaps we civilians can learn few lessons from these celebrities on how to break up-and move on…
By Natasha Burton
1. Keep Mum on the Dirty Details
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have yet to even comment about their breakup (the news came from those mysterious "sources"), which is a lot classier than spilling the deets via Twitter. No need to give the world a lengthy explanation of what happened when you split from a guy-that's your business and your business only.
2. Make a PC Joint Statement
It might be hard to resist telling your respective circles of friends what happened between you two. So, take a cue from Bachelor Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson, who jointly announced they had "grown apart" after a year of dating. (To the surprise of no one, we might add.) Planning a neutral, agreed-upon
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Take a breakup tip from these celebs.We know it's a little crazy, but it hurts our hearts when cute couples like Michelle Williams and Jason Segel (and Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill) call it quits. But perhaps we civilians can learn few lessons from these celebrities on how to break up-and move on…Read More »from 6 Ways to Handle a Breakup like a Celebrity
Show him who's in charge.Nothing is sexier than an assertive dude. It means he's confident with himself...and that's freaking hot. But, it being 2013, it's also hot for girlfriends to step up and pull the reins. Yee-haw! We got experts to dish on the times your man wants you to be in control.Read More »from 6 Times He Wants You to Take Control
By Dara Adeeyo
1. In the Bedroom
Most dudes love doing it doggy style because they're the ones who can control how fast or slow you guys go. But feel free to switch it up! Get on top and tell him to not move as you go for a ride. Or, initiate having intercourse somewhere unusual like the kitchen counter. Taking him by surprise will turn you both on...
2. Date Night
Traditionally, the guy is the one who plans the date. Grab him by surprise by telling him, "Don't book anything for Saturday night. We're going out." You'll leave him on the edge of what is going to go down on your date and longing to see you ASAP.
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3. Vacation Plans
Some guys are totally okay with getting
You need to try this lip color.If you're wondering what lip color will get you through the next couple of seasons, we're one step ahead of you.Read More »from The Hot Lip Shade You Need to Wear Immediately
By Carly Cardellino
A coral-orange-colored lip not only works for Spring and Summer, but it's suitable for Fall, too.
We saw the shade in super bright form at Moschino for Spring 2013 (right) and then toned down a bit for Fall at Oscar de la Renta (shown left).
So why coral? For one, the color complements all skin tones and instantly brightens up your face (and mood!) after you swipe it on.
Want to start your stash off right? Try Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in It Girl, $10, drugstore.com.
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Anthony Bourdain dishes date advice.Anthony Bourdain, TV's most adventurous chef, explains why it's hot to lose your inhibitions and go all in on a meal. Relax, experiment, get messy.Read More »from The Sexiest Thing You Can Do on a Date
As told to Liz Plosser
You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together. If your date makes the experience uptight and restrictive, well, the sex is going to be horrible too. Eating is best when there is spontaneity and variety. I'm very type-A, and many things in my life are about control and domination, but eating should be a submissive experience, where you let down your guard and enjoy the ride.
I don't have much patience for people who are self-conscious about the act of eating, and it irritates me when someone denies themselves the pleasure of a bloody hunk of steak or a pungent French cheese because of some outdated nonsense about what's appropriate or attractive. Stop worrying about how your breath's going to smell, whether there's beurre blanc on your face, or whether ordering the braised pork belly
Guys reveal what they want in a girl.Freezing temps can leave even the biggest commitment-phobes craving someone to snuggle with. So we got guys to open up about just what they want in a Little Spoon they'd love to curl up with long after the seasons have shifted.Read More »from 12 Things Men Really Want in a Woman
By Lauren Otis
1. A Woman Who Will Let Me Impress Her
"I kind of want the opposite of most guys I know: I'd secretly love a girl that's bad at cooking-all the easier for me to wow her with some of my home-cooked specialties." -Christian B.
2. A Woman Who Can Hold Her Own
"I want to be with a girl who, if she's on a different page from me on something, can hold her own in a debate about it. Disagreements can keep things fun." -Andrew H.
3. A Woman Who Goes With The Flow
"I want a woman who doesn't act like a child when things don't go her way. You've got to be able to lose occasionally and show grace and poise in those moments (And I do too)." -Brady C.
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4. A Woman Who Motives Me
Eat a cucumber. It's good for your hair.Let's be real, come-hither hair is all we ever want-and all he wants to run his hands through. So, to figure out how to achieve a Victoria's Secret angel-like mane, we asked Kim Snyder, celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution, the upcoming The Beauty Detox Foods and founder of Glow Bio smoothie shop in Los Angeles, what exactly we need to eat to score sexy strands.Read More »from 7 Foods that Will Give You Healthy-Looking Hair
By Carly Cardellino
1. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are one of nature's top hair-building foods and are an excellent source of zinc and vitamin A, which help strengthen your hair.
They also contain B vitamins, which include biotin, an essential nutrient for strengthening hair, helping to prevent thin and brittle hair, and increasing growth.
Try throwing them into your salads to work them into your diet!
These veggies have the highest amount of beta-carotene, the precursor for vitamin A, among the common vegetables. Vitamin A is necessary for a shiny,
Workout as you work.It's so hard to find the motivation to hit the gym after work. But, a new study shows you can get in your workout while you're at still at work. We asked ACE Certified Advanced Personal Trainer Renita Brannan to give us a few at-work exercises that torch calories without ever leaving your cube.Read More »from Burn 150 Calories Without Leaving Your Desk
By Meagan Morris
1. Seated Strong Woman
Stretch your spine and work your core with this simple desk chair move. First, pull your body away from the chair back so you're sitting with a long spine. Then, take 10 deep breaths. With each exhale, pull your belly "in" to your back, like you would during a crunch. You'll feel totally relaxed afterward.
Estimated calories burned: 15.
2. Chair Squats
This one takes a steady chair-and some strong core work-to pull off. Sit on the edge of your chair with your arms either in front of you or above your head. Pull your body up to standing position and slowly inhale as you lower your buns toward the chair. Gently touch the seat with your rear and stand
Get rid of zits for good.Scientists at UCLA, along with researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, have discovered that there are actually two kinds of acne-related bacteria. There's the one many of us know all too well, the bad, zit-creating bacteria. But there's also a mystifying "good" bacteria that fights off the stuff that clogs up your pores.Read More »from New Research Could Make Zits Go Away Forever
By Natasha Burton
This pimple-fighting miracle bacteria is usually found on healthy, clear skin, typically on the faces the lucky 20 percent of people who only get a random zit here and there over the course of their lives. (Hate. You. Guys.)
So, scientists want to use these findings to help prevent acne before it starts, perhaps with a probiotic cream or treatment that will eat away all that bad stuff on our skin. All I know is, I'll definitely be first in line to try it.
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Another reason to get busy with your man."One reason so many American women are overweight may be that we are vacuuming and doing laundry less often," begins a recent New York Times article, "What Housework Has to Do With Waistlines."Read More »from Forget Housework, Making Love Burns 440 Calories
By Jessica Knoll
No, you did not just hop into Doc Brown's DeLorean and travel back to 1963, when according to the study cited in the story, women spent an average of 25.7 hours a week cleaning, cooking, and washing mistress-lipstick off their husbands' shirts. Activities like these helped keep the women of decades past slim and sexy, say researchers. Sure, most of them didn't have a college education, professional skills, or the means to earn their own money, but their waists! Tiny like miniature ponies.
Understandably, some women are irritated by the study's implication that because we now spend a measly 13.3 hours a week logging housewife-like labor around our house, we're more fat-Betty Draper than skinny-Betty Draper. But the fact remains that we are burning 360 fewer calories a day than
Some tips for first time tax filers.Don't have an accountant boyfriend or mom and dad helping you file your tax return this year? Whatever, you got this! Cosmopolitan columnist and LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel dishes on all the need-to-know financial info for tax season.Read More »from How to Finally Master Your Taxes
By Dara Adeeyo
Where do I even start?
First, decide if you need to call an accountant or not. If you have simple taxes, you won't need to contact one.
How do I figure out if I have simple taxes?
That's easy. This will be super straight-forward if you are a standard, salaried employee without fancy stock options or partnerships who doesn't freelance on the side. You don't own a home and aren't planning any big life changes.
What's the best way to file my taxes?
Well, a lot of people prefer e-filing. It's faster, more convenient and more secure than paper filing. You'll get confirmation within 48 hours that your tax return was received. And, you can get your refund (if you have one) deposited directly to your account within as few as 10 days.