It's been a scorching 12 months of man candy - and as the year draws to a close, we present our favorite examples of male hotness. By Stefanie Tuder
That voice, that face, that melt-you-on-the-spot smile. He's the reason we're such devoted Gleeks.
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He's been on tons of magazine covers and stars in an Oscar-buzzed movie, 127 Hours. And we'll be seeing more of him in 2011, when he's slated to cohost the Academy Awards.
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We were so impressed by his intense solo performance in this year's Buried. 90 uninterrupted minutes of close-ups of Ryan's face? Yes, please!
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Smoldering eyes + bad boy attitude = official vampire obsession.
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Did you see how ripped he was in Love & Other Drugs? Enough said.
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It's been a scorching 12 months of man candy - and as the year draws to a close, we present our favorite examples of male hotness. By Stefanie TuderRead More »from 5 Guys We Wish Were Under Our Mistletoe This Year
Check out these A-list babes. Their photos prove that no one - not even someone in the hands of a pro - is immune to beauty slipups. That's why our simple goof-proofing tips are so valuable. Follow them and you'll always be picture-perfect.
By Jessica White
Bold crimson lip color has an all-eyes-on-you effect - the reason it's so popular on the red carpet. Trouble is, its rich pigment seems to have a magnetic pull toward teeth. What's the deal? "Red shades can be packed with three times more pigment than paler shades," explains alan Farer, vice president of color research and development at Coty. "The stark contrast of red on white is simply more noticeable than pink or nude on white."
Solution: Try this trick from celeb makeup artist Brett Freedman: apply lipstick, and blot. Next, rub a cotton swab across your teeth to remove any trace of pigment. Then dip the opposite end of the swab into petroleum jelly, and rub it over your front teeth. The barrierRead More »from The Worst Beauty Blunders of 2010
- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Thu, Dec 16, 2010 4:26 PM EST
Apparently there's a market for ridiculous holiday-themed bedroom apparel and we just couldn't keep these little numbers to ourselves...Read More »from The Outrageous Holiday Lingerie No One Should Ever Wear
By Katy Lindenmuth
We wouldn't be amused either, Mrs. Claus, if our man's adorable face was plopped on some other chick's boobs. topclubwear.com
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What guy wants to be alone in a room with a lifesize nut-freaking-cracker? electriqueboutique.com
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With elves like these, no wonder Santa spends so much time in the workshop. costumesupercenter.com
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Thank god for the hood on this get-up. Otherwise, she might freeze. prettyimpress.com
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You know the tip about leaving one piece of clothing on while having sex? It should not be this Where's Waldo scarf. amazon.com
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Welcome to the dark days of winter: fewer daylight hours, plus freezing temps, can be pretty cruel to your mental state. These tips will help you stay sane.Read More »from 10 Easy Ways to Stay Happy When It's Dark Outside
1. Turn on your lights as soon as your alarm goes off-trying to get ready for work in the dark will only make you sleepier and more sluggish.
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2. Wake up to the smell of coffee. Set your coffeemaker to turn on a few minutes before you rise and breathe in the irresistible scent.
3. Bundle up and take a walk during lunch. The artificial light you're under all day is no substitute for the real thing. Getting out and actually soaking up whatever sun you can while breathing fresh air will lift your spirits.
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4. Make happy hour pacts. It can be so easy to run home straight after work, but parking yourself in front of the TV or Facebook every night will only depress you. Agree to meet your friends once a week for drinks.
5. Have before-dinner sex. Is there any better way
Dieting sucks and never seems to work long-term anyway. These easy habits will slim you down just in time for all the holiday parties. By Zoe Ruderman
Losing pounds doesn't have to be torture (we're looking at you, cayenne-pepper cleanse). Adopt at least three of these behaviors - they're simple to integrate into your day-to-day routine, and all are enthusiastically backed by nutritionists - and you'll be thinner and healthier in days. (Plus, the weight will stay off.)
1. SNACK, BUT SMARTLY
Grazing between meals used to be on the weight-loss hit list. But nutritionists now know that it's better to satisfy a craving with healthy grub than ignore it and risk a junk-food binge later. The best picks are filling, protein-packed snacks, such as one stick of string cheese, a tablespoon of peanut butter on a piece of fruit, or a medium-size bowl of edamame.
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2. TURN OFF THE TV
Dining while viewing can make you take in 40 percentRead More »from The 10 Best Weight-Loss Tips of 2010
Financial worries got you down? Here's how to keep the numbers in your bank account up for the new year!Read More »from 12 Ways To Save Money Fast For 2011
By Lenora Epstein
1. Shave some extra cents off your gas costs by checking out GasPriceWatch.com to find the cheapest offerings in your area. For example, you'll find that the Chevron on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles is selling gas for 22 cents less than a Mobil station a few blocks down the road.
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2. Nix name brands and start buying generic toiletries and cleaning products in bulk. Better yet, take shopping trips with friends to Costco so you can all split that bulk pack of toilet paper.
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3. Join your local library. You might be shocked to find that its DVD collection is stocked and up-to-date (not to mention totally free). If you normally rent one movie per week from the video store or Netflix, you can save over $200 in a year!
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4. Unplug your appliances like
scientific study proved what Cosmo's been telling readers for years: women who lubed up reported significantly higher levels of pleasure.
Ladies, you can set aside the naughty lingerie and turn off your sex toys.
By Yelena Shuster
The key ingredient to a steamy sack session is something pretty basic - lube. Exhibit A: The stuff can turn your guy into an orgasm whisperer. Exhibit B: There's no better way to pamper his package.
Related: 8 Ways To Feel Closer After SexThe Indiana University survey found that 70% of the 2,453 participants said they used lube to make sex more enjoyable, while 60% used it for the same reason during solo time. Plus, there were fewer reports of post-sex pain.
Related: The Best Lingerie For Your Sex LifeAnd scientists aren't the only ones paying attention: shelf space for lube has grown significantly over the years.
Do you use lube during sex? How has it changed your sex life? Share your Read More »from The Secret Ingredient To Better Sex
Each of these behaviors is a dead giveaway that a man is sweating you. Catch your date doing one? Awesome. Catch your BF of five years? Even more awesome.
By Kelly Thore
He orders the steak.
Even if a guy secretly prefers the pasta, he'll opt for a more macho choice to assert his manliness, according to a Northwestern University study. So if he consistently goes for the most dudelike thing on the menu, like a big slab of meat, you know he's trying to impress you.
Related: The 13 Best Relationship Tips EverHe starts talking like you.
Research from the University of California at Riverside shows that people subconsciously pick up each other's speech patterns (even accents) in conversation. "A man will unknowingly mimic how you talk to seem more likable," says Jessica Lakin, PhD, a psychology professor at Drew University. In an LTR? Slip a new verbal tic (like "anyways") into convos and see if he does it too.
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Warning: These tips could cause anyone from your long-term BF to the pizza delivery guy suddenly do whatever you say.
By Korin Miller
Of course, you've flirted like a demon on dates: working your mojo cements the bond you already have with, say, your long-term crush or new boyfriend. "Flirting with someone lets them know you still find them as appealing as ever," says relationship expert Susan Campbell, PhD, author of Truth in Dating.
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Winning someone over in a matter of seconds doesn't have to involve using your boobs (although there's a time and place for that too), so we pulled together a list of spunky, sexy, silly, and undeniably fun ways to flirt, no matter who you're looking to lure in.
To Pick Up Hot Guys:
1. Check out a cutie on the subway for two seconds, look away, then glance back at him through lowered lashes.
2. Sitting in a room full of guys? Turn sideways in your chair, cross your legs, arch your back, andRead More »from 10 Ways To Become A Legendary Flirt
- Cosmopolitan.com | Fashion – Wed, Dec 15, 2010 1:24 AM EST
You can recreate the most lustworthy Hollywood looks in a few easy steps!Read More »from 5 Easy Celeb Party Hairstyles to Copy on Christmas
By Kelly Thore
Taylor Swift's Poker-Straight Strands
Divide wet hair into six or seven sections, and blowdry one by one using a round brush. "Drying small sections instead of large chunks makes the hair super straight," notes Ammon Carver, artistic director for Matrix. "If your hair's naturally curly like Taylor's, pull your locks tightly as you draw the brush through - the tension stretches out curls." Once you've blown out all the sections, run a flat iron quickly through the ends of your hair (this will help keep it from kinking up later on). Finish by smoothing on a frizz-fighting cream or serum.
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Eva Longoria's Tousled Twist
Flip your head over and blowdry wet hair completely. "Tug gently at your roots as you dry to build fullness," says Matt Fugate, a top stylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown in NYC. Once dry, massage a dime-sized dab of volumizer into roots. Now stand back