Texas Republican Congresswoman Jodie Laubenberg.If we believed everything politicians said about women's reproductive health, then rape kits would be abortions, our bodies could magically shut down pregnancy if we were raped, and fetuses would be masturbating up a storm in utero. There's so much misinformation spewing from some politicians' mouths, we actually worried that some people might believe it. So we decided to separate fact from fiction in this Complete Idiot's Guide to Women's Health. For the love of your uterus, please read on!
By Michelle Ruiz
1. The Jodie Laubenberg Theory:
The Republican state congresswoman from Texas believes rape kits = abortions, arguing against an exception for rape and incest in Texas' sweeping abortion ban by saying: "In the emergency room they have what's called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out."
Rape kits are not abortions. Rape kits collect physical evidence from a victim following an allegation of rape or sexual assault. According to RAINN, rape kits, commonly
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 12:28 PM EDT
Texas Republican Congresswoman Jodie Laubenberg.If we believed everything politicians said about women's reproductive health, then rape kits would be abortions, our bodies could magically shut down pregnancy if we were raped, and fetuses would be masturbating up a storm in utero. There's so much misinformation spewing from some politicians' mouths, we actually worried that some people might believe it. So we decided to separate fact from fiction in this Complete Idiot's Guide to Women's Health. For the love of your uterus, please read on!Read More »from 8 Biggest Misconceptions About Abortion and Women’s Health
Feel like you always gain weight on vacation? Read here so next time you won't!
"Everyone focuses on slimming down before vacation," says Marissa Lippert, RD, owner of Nourish Kitchen and Table. "But that shouldn't be license to go overboard once you get there." You're on vacay, so enjoy the food and have the cute cabana boy bring you that second margarita. But work some of her strategies into your day so you'll come back rejuvenated, not bloated.Read More »from How to Not Gain Weight While on Vacation
By Jessica Knoll
Keep some semblance of your normal routine - eat a breakfast and lunch similar to what you would eat at home. Save the damage for dinner, which is the fun meal anyway.
2. RIGHT YOUR WRONGS
If you do have a big lunch, go light at night. The rule is that after an indulgence, the next meal should be a healthy reset.
3. SAVE IT FOR LATER
You're eating out for most of your meals, so be aware of the facts that the portions are twice as large as they should be and leave leftovers on the plate at every meal (or box 'em up and eat 'em for lunch).
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Yoga, which is considered a healthy activity, can actually be very dangerous.A frozen marg or two (or three), a gooey grilled cheese, a gratuitous hookup with your dumb-as-bricks neighbor who has a Gos-tastic bod: While you know these things aren't exactly good for you, they're massively enjoyable as an occasional indulgence. But what's really gets our panties in a twist? When stuff you've been led your whole life to believe were super healthy turn out to be fucking with you in one way or another. Check out the six biggest culprits here.Read More »from 6 Healthy Things that Can Actually Kill You
By Molly Triffin
Just shoot us now, why don't you. Vitamins, yes vitamins of all things, can destroy your health: A and E in particular have been linked in numerous studies to increased mortality (from cancer, heart failure, etc.). The reason? Their high levels of antioxidants-which, WTF, have always been hailed as the holy grail of health-weakens your immune system.
Torn tendons and cartilage. Destroyed hips. Arthritis. Retinal tears! Back and neck trauma! Blood clots!! Permanent nerve injury!!! Brain
- Cosmopolitan.com | Royal Baby Buzz – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 2:16 PM EDT
Kate Middleton at one of her last outings before the birth. The 13-Step Guide to How Kate Middleton's Royal Birth is Going to Go Down We're already having sympathy contractions because THE ROYAL BABY IS GOING TO BE BORN SOON! The Royal Heir is reportedly due in mid-July, but then again, so was North West, so we best be prepared. A world-famous baby waits for no one. Here's how the Royal Birth is going to go down, and how it will affect your life.Read More »from The 13-Step Guide to How Kate Middleton’s Royal Birth is Going to Go Down
By Michelle Ruiz
1. The Palace will make the world aware when Kate goes into labor.
Citing royal sources, CNN reports that the media will be alerted once Kate is setlled in her hospital room. You'll likely also see a triple rainbow form overhead, or a pack of doves flying in a heart formation.
2. Kate will head to the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital in London.
That is the same hospital where William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, were born to Princess Diana and that snake Charles. Maybe Di will be there in spirit? This makes us sort of verklempt.
3. The Duchess won't just have one
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 12:09 PM EDT
Weiner chat partners: Ginger Lee, Genette Cordova and Traci Nobles Anthony Weiner is mounting a political comeback-gunning for New York mayor, focusing on the issues, even cracking jokes about Twitter. But his tented erection pics are still haunting the four women implicated in the scandal that brought down his career.Read More »from Anthony Weiner Tore Apart the Lives of These Five Women
By Michelle Ruiz
Talking to The New York Times, Weiner's women say his unwanted advances cost them their jobs, their reputations, even their sobriety-and his re-election bid is only dragging up the past and making their lives worse.
Gennette Cordova, the 21-year-old college student who was the recipient of Weiner's most famous weiner shot-the grey boxer brief crotch shot-says her online chats with the then-Congressman were strictly politics, until Weiner sent her the unsolicited penis pic (the worst kind of penis pic, if you ask us.) She moved from Seattle to New York to escape scrutiny in her hometown, but now that Weiner is running again, reporters are badgering her at her office.
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 24, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
Texas Rep. Jody Laubenberg (R-Parker)Even as 800 demonstrators packed the Capitol with pro-choices signs - and after the wrenching testimonies of hundreds of Texans who traveled to Austin to beg them not to - Texas legislators have given preliminary approval to Senate Bill 5, a full-scale attack on abortion clinics in the state which involves banning abortions after 20 weeks, shuttering 30 of the state's 40 abortion facilities, and limiting abortion to surgical centers.Read More »from Texas's Drastic Abortion Law Closer to Passing Even After Absurd Rape Kit Comment
By Anna Breslaw
Related: Hundreds of Texans Speak Against SB 5 In Front of State House of Representatives
Basically, it would render abortions obsolete in Texas. (Why these lawmakers never seem concerned that women will still abort, but resort to horrific measures and back-alley procedures to do so, has always been a total mystery to me.)
I've said it before and I'll say it again: We should probably not be allowing restrictions on American women's abortion rights made by people who literally do not know their biology. Contrary to popular
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Jun 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT
Is your guy secretly cheating on Facebook too?Oh, man - cheating. Whether it's in real life, online, in the sun, in the shade, or on the top of Ludacris's escalade, it sucks balls to be cheated on.Read More »from Study: Facebook Cheating is Just as Awful as Any Other Kind
By Anna Breslaw
And unfortunately, among the many things we can thank the Internet for - Seamless Web, online shopping, Lil Bub - are the myriad new ways to cheat (emotionally or physically) on your partner. Not only can creeps take to OK Cupid to pretend to be single, but ex-girlfriends or boyfriends are readily available on social networks like Facebook.
Related: He Cheated: Do You Take Him Back or Dump Him?
Whether or not reconnecting with an old ex or establishing contact with someone new actually becomes physical, the significant others of "Facebook cheaters" go through the same stages of sadness and betrayal you'd find in any other form of cheating.
Related: Cheating Statistics About Men and Women - How Many People Cheat
A team of researchers at Texas Tech University found this out over the course of their study this year,
- Cosmopolitan.com | Beauty – Thu, Jun 20, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
Khloe's stylist uses eyeshadow along her hairline to make her hair look fuller.Who knew eyeshadow could make your hair look instantly fuller? Khloe Kardashian's stylist Jen Atkin, that's who.Read More »from The Celebrity Hair Guru's Trick to Faking Fuller Hair
By Carly Cardellino
Recently Atkin told Cosmo that she uses eyeshadow along the hairline, in the same shade as her client's hair, to shade the scalp a bit. "This makes their hair appear thicker in real life and, most importantly, in pictures," explains Atkin.
Related: How to Get a Temporary Glow
Unfortunately, we can't all have luscious Armenian locks like Cosmo's former cover girl Khloe, but don't get depressed just yet. Atkin told us that she even uses the makeup trick on Mrs. Odom!
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"Everyone has a different hair pattern, so this trick not only helps your hairline look full, it also offsets the highlight on your scalp that the flash brings on, which can make your hair appear that it's thinning," adds Atkin. "Just brush a shadow that best matches your hair color onto your hairline using an eyeshadow brush,
We totally understand the constant love-hate relationship with long hair. But if you've recently cut your hair into a pixie, lob, bob-whatever-and want to grow it long like Rapunzel's (well, maybe not that long), or you're just jonesing to put your hair into a ponytail, try out this advice from "The Mane Expert" Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist (aka hair and scalp specialist) at Philip Kingsley Trichology Clinic.
By Carly Cardellino
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Who should play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of the sexy book Fifty Shades of Grey? Waiting to find out is like Red Room torture. Naturally, we wanted to know who you'd love to drool over in the role-so we asked you to weigh in. The voting was heated (kinda like the book itself), but these hotties ultimately came out on top.
By Korin Miller
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