This year skip the flowers and mushy cards and steal these tips to make your guy wish V-Day happened every weekend. Hey, aren't rules made to be broken?
By Yelena Shuster
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Do This: Make Him See Red With a bold red pout, nothing will stop him from staring at your lips all night. Feel free to mark your territory all over his body when you get home.
Not That: Go for the Natural Look Your guy loves your everyday pout, but drawing extra attention to your pucker will remind him where to zero in on V-Day.
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Do This: Try a New Style Down There If you've been sporting a Brazilian-style landing strip since your first night together, grow it out to a fuller triangle shape or go totally bare. Not only will you give him a sexy surprise, but it'll also create new sensations in bed. If you don't want to mess with your bikini line, accessorize it with a stick-on crystal body tattoo.
Not That: Rely on Your
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Feb 7, 2011 7:01 PM EST
This year skip the flowers and mushy cards and steal these tips to make your guy wish V-Day happened every weekend. Hey, aren't rules made to be broken?Read More »from Do This, Not That: Good Girl Moves to Ditch on Valentine's Day
You know those friends who post endlessly about how unbelievably awesome their lives are? Don't buy the hype. We translate what their updates are actually saying.
By Jessica Knoll
So, you log onto Facebook during your lunch break, and as you're scrolling through your feed, read things like "Taking the red-eye sucks, but first class eases the pain. Miss Hawaii already!", "It's been a month since Dan popped the question and I still can't stop staring at my ring.", "Dinner at Maison Pierre, dancing at Legend, oxygen facial, Marc Jacobs shopping spree (oops!)-yep, it was an epic weekend." Cue eye-roll and audible sigh.
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With all that bragging, it's no wonder a Stanford University study found that social networking sites create feelings of loneliness and dissatisfaction. The reason? Since we generally use FB to report only on the good things we have going on, reading status updates makes you think everyone else is happier and having more fun thanRead More »from What Your Friends' Facebook Statuses Really Mean
There are three simple reasons for why many guys don't recognize February 14 as a special day. (Hint: It's not that he doesn't care about you.)
By James Bassil
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Valentine's Day is around the corner, and there's a good chance your boyfriend or husband will forget it. You're aware of this possibility; in fact, if he's forgotten on previous occasions, you may even already be getting aggravated in anticipation of it. Before you focus your rage on him, however, remember that the man who forgets Valentine's Day is a cliché for a reason: A lot of men forget Valentine's Day.
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The male editors of AskMen.com have helped a lot of dudes survive the aftermath of doing so, and in the process we've learned a lot about why they do. Today we impart those lessons to women in the hopes of sparing some of our fellow men some future pain. Here are the three reasons men forgetRead More »from Guys Uncensored: Why Men Forget Valentineâ€™s Day
Depending on where you are in your cycle, you could be craving chocolate, chips, mac and cheese, or a one-night stand with someone besides your boyfriend.By Zoë Ruderman
Related: Guys Confess: Why I Cheated
Scientists recently discovered that during ovulation (about two weeks into your cycle), women "who were in longer relationships had an increase in desire for someone other than their mate", according to research reported on PsychologyToday.com.
The researchers didn't examine whether or not women actually ended up cheating on their boyfriends and husband-they just looked at whether or not the subjects had the urge. And they explained that the feelings passed as soon as women stopped ovulating.
Have you ever noticed that you think about cheating on your guy during a certain time of the month?
Find out the day when couples are most likely to break up.
When you're in line for a job upgrade, bosses pay attention to everything-your attitude, your work ethic, and yep, your day-to-day look. So ditch the jeggings and follow these wardrobe pointers by Jessica Kleiman and Meryl Weinsaft Cooper from their new book Be Your Own Best Publicist, and you'll be climbing up the ladder in no time.
By Gabrielle Frank
Related: How To Ask For a Raise1. Rely on the Basics
Stock your closet with six essentials: a fashionable black dress, a white button-down, dark-wash jeans, a black pencil skirt, a black blazer, and black pumps. They project a polished, pulled-together image, which bosses love, and can be easily accessorized so you rock different looks every day. Plus, having these on hand means you won't waste time standing in front of your closet in the a.m. freaking out over what to wear.
2. ...But Show Off Your Own Style
You know the workplace requires you to tone down your usualRead More »from What to Wear to Score a Promotion
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 3, 2011 7:36 PM EST
Stumped about what to get your boyfriend or hubby? Our gift guide has got you covered.Read More »from What To Get Him on V-Day for Every Stage of a Relationship
By Molly Triffin
Valentine's Day is a loaded holiday when it comes to picking out the right gift for your man. What you buy reflects how you see him and the relationship, so you want to get something thoughtful, creative, and appropriate for the amount of time you've been together. We know guys are notoriously tough to shop for, so our guide is full of great outside-the-box ideas for every stage of coupledom.
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Less Than 3 Months If you've just started dating, keep your gift casual. At this point, anything expensive or too personal will send a scary I-like-you-a-little-too-much message. Plan to spend around $20-$25 on something simple but sweet, like a DVD of a movie he really liked - such as Inception - or a book by one of his favorite authors (a Michael Crichton novel is always a safe bet). For a different route, bake him a batch of chocolate chip cookies (step away
These sneaky beauty busters are doing a number on your mane. Get them out of your routine ASAP and you'll stop wanting to b---- -slap your locks - finally. We talked to Matt Fugate, stylist at Sally Hershberger salon; Ryan Trygstad, stylist at Marie Robinson Salon and Rona O'Connor, owner of Lukaro salon to find out how to iron out these pesky hair problems.Read More »from 7 Hair Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making
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By Kelly Thore
You wait forever between cuts.
The problem with letting your hair grow out for months before getting it trimmed again is that your stylist won't be able to follow the shape of your last cut. If you really love a style, you should aim for an upkeep trim every six weeks or so.
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You wash your hair every single day. Sure, a fresh style feels good...but sudsing up that often strips your locks and scalp of healthy oils, making them super dry. You can keep a good balance by alternating your shampoo every other day with a volumizing
"Everyone loves bite-size appetizers at a party," says party planner Rafanelli. Serve these at your Super Bowl Sunday and trust us, even the most die-hard fans will have trouble concentrating on the game.
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Makes 16 bites
Chimichurri Sauce:2 c. stemmed fresh parsley, ideally Italian flat-leaf 5 T olive or vegetable oil 3 T freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium shallot, minced, or 2 T minced onion 2 T sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar 1 t. red pepper flakes 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper
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Gaucho Steak: 3 T salt 1 T cayenne pepper Two 1-lb. New York strip steaks, ideally 11/4 inches thick 1 sourdough baguette, sliced into 16 1/4-inch-thick slices
Place all chimichurri ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree, then set aside. Preheat grill to high heat. In a small bowl, mix salt and cayenne pepper, then rub the mixtureRead More »from 4 Super Bowl Snacks To Serve This Sunday
- Cosmopolitan.com | Fashion – Wed, Feb 2, 2011 6:52 PM EST
Want to make your boyfriend's jaw drop on Valentine's Day? The following beauty ideas will do the trick.Read More »from Seduce Your Boyfriend on Valentine's with These Fool-Proof Beauty Moves
By Andrea Lavinthal
Related: 30 Ways To Turn Him OnIt's a sad truth that the thrill of primping for date night tends to wear off when you're in a serious relationship. But, if you want to bring back that early excitement when you first started dating and couldn't keep your hands off each other, it's important to pull out all the beauty stops once in awhile. And what better excuse than Valentine's Day to do it up? Here, tricks that'll totally turn on the man who's seen you naked a zillion times.
Related: V-Day Gifts Every Guy Will Love
1. Look and taste sweet.
Instead of using a regular shimmer powder or body lotion to make your shoulders and chest gleam, try a flavored formula. That way, he'll get a sweet surprise when he goes in for a kiss. Two good ones: Urban Decay Honey Body Powder, $26, and Booty Parlor Dust Up Kissable Body Shimmer, $28.
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Suggest one of these dates and we promise he won't say, "Nah, I'd rather just take a long walk on the beach and talk about my feelings."
By Ashley Womble
Related: Your Guy's Vacation Wish List
The Date: Rent a Vespa and Go for a Ride
Why He'll Love It: Your guy will feel like a badass on two wheels and you'll have the perfect excuse to wrap your arms around him.
What to Wear: Channel Kristen Stewart and wear a leather jacket, skinny jeans, biker boots, and a helmet.
The Bad Girl Move to Make: After your joyride, head back to your place and take off everything...except the motorcycle boots.
The Date: Take Him to a Classic Rock Concert
Why He'll Love It: He's been dying to see Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, or Cheap Trick since he was a kid - and you'll be the girl who made his dream happen. If his favorite band isn't touring in your city, find a local paper and pick out an up-and-coming band you both want to check out.Read More »from 8 V-Day Dates He'll Remember Forever