Don't do this during your next fight.A recent study from Penn State University found that while arguing helps women de-stress, it makes your guy's anxiety skyrocket. Unfortunately, fights are inevitable. We got experts to spill on how to avoid World War III and emerge from a spat more in love.
By Brittany Talarico
1. Take Five
Fighting can trigger the sympathetic nervous system, which shifts your body into fight or flight mode. Adrenaline courses through you at this time, making you less able to think logically. If you want to have an actual discussion (not a hell-raising blowout), your bod needs to be relaxed. Sometimes the only way to do this is to take a time out. Remember, if he needs to leave the situation, he's trying to calm down too. It's not about you.
2. Use "And" Instead of "But"
Once your bod is relaxed, start by acknowledging that you heard your guy and validate what he said. For example, "I understand that it may frustrate you when I spend too much money on clothes. I know we're saving up to move in
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Don't do this during your next fight.A recent study from Penn State University found that while arguing helps women de-stress, it makes your guy's anxiety skyrocket. Unfortunately, fights are inevitable. We got experts to spill on how to avoid World War III and emerge from a spat more in love.Read More »from 8 Ways to Fight Fair with Your Guy
JWoww and SnookiFour months after giving birth to her son, Lorenzo, Snooki is ready for another meatball!Read More »from Snooki Wants Another Baby
By Michelle Ruiz
"I already want another baby," a lace-and-leather clad Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 25, told Cosmopolitan on a recent visit to our New York office. "Jionni and I are building our house right now, but once it's built, then we're going to pop them out."
With fiancé Jionni LaValle by her side, the former Jersey Shore starlet gives birth (in a leopard-print top, obviously) on season two of MTV's Snooki and JWoww, premiering Jan 8.
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Seeing her best friend and former party animal become a mom has inspired Jenni "JWoww" Farley to consider skipping her wedding to fiancé, Roger Mathews, and going straight to babymaking.
"I was like, 'Screw the marriage. I just want to have kids," JWoww told us. "I just really love Lorenzo and I think I need to give him a friend. He's just so cute and she makes it look so easy, too."
Long hair is, was, and will always be ridiculously hot. From Veronica Lake's flirty wartime curls to Gisele's piece-y, beachy waves, here are our 15 favorite long hairstyles of all time.
By Tia Williams
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You probably shouldn't do this.Among the hundreds of candidates you're probably competing with for a job, many are going to commit one of these interview mistakes. Good thing you won't.Read More »from 8 Surprising Job Interview Mistakes
By Anna Davies
1. Your Twitter Feed Is Lame
"I always look at potential employees' Twitter feeds," says Alison Brod, president of Alison Brod PR. "I know it's informal, but a stream littered with u's and luv's makes you look 12 years old- definitely not hiring material." Other stuff to avoid: tweeting during work hours, always talking about social plans, and swearing. What's good? Smart retweets and mentions of industry players. "A recent candidate's feed mentioned a few clients we rep," says Brod. "It was clear she cared about the industry. She got the gig."
2. You Overused Your "In"
Employers expect candidates to use connections to get their foot in the door. But a recent survey by Michigan State University found that 32 percent of large companies have received résumés from parents on behalf of their kids-a
Don't worry. He won't notice these things during your next bedroom romp.Sure, we all have little things we get insecure about in bed. But apparently guys are so happy that they're getting laid, they never notice our so-called problem areas. Experts swear these don't even register with them.Read More »from 7 Things Guys Never Notice During Sex
By Natasha Burton
1. Your Extra Lbs
According to sex expert Ian Kerner, PhD, author of She Comes First most guys aren't seeing-or thinking-straight during sex because they're too busy being overtaken by a neurochemical cocktail-a mix of the love hormone oxytocin, testosterone, and the pleasure neurotransmitter dopamine-and your inherent sexiness. So, if you're worried about your fupa or the fact that your thighs touch-don't.
2. Your Breast Shape
Trust us: Only you notice that your left tata is slightly larger than your right. Most men are just excited to be in close proximity to your girls, Kerner says-they could care less what size they are, or even if they are two different sizes.
3. Your Bacne
Sure, we all want perfect, smooth skin, but
If you're going to make new year resolutions, choose one of these!New Year's resolutions are the height of negative self-talk. Lose weight! Work harder! Quit smoking! (Well, that's a pretty good one, actually.) You spend the last week of the year reflecting on what you want to fix about yourself, then the first week of January feeling bad about it all over again. That's no way to live, so we came up with some positive resolutions to set for 2013.Read More »from 10 New Year's Resolutions that Don't Suck
By Emma Barker
1. Eat More Fruits and Veggies
You'll probably fail if you command yourself to go on a strict diet, but if the goal is to grab a banana at breakfast or a salad for lunch, no problem.
2. Choose to Be Happy
We've all fallen into a grumpy rut. Sometimes it's easier to be a real B, but this year make the choice to be happy daily.
3. Volunteer Once a Month
This one's in every "Chicken Soup for the [fill in the blank] Soul" book for a reason.
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4. Express More Gratitude
Saying "Thanks" goes a long way with strangers and an even longer way
The best short and sweet beauty tips ever.Sometimes the best beauty advice is short and tweet. Cosmo Beauty Director Leah Wyar shares the easy-breezy hair and makeup tricks that will keep you gorgeous in 140-characters or less.Read More »from 9 Genius Beauty Rules All Girls Should Live By
By Leah Wyar
1. Put On a Mask
Quench dry strands by substituting conditioner with a hair mask once a week.
2. Liquify Your Lashes
Dot liquid liner between lower lashes for the most natural look.
3. Pucker Up
Cure dry lips by buffing them with sugar a few times a week, then wearing a Vaseline mask before bed.
Related: How to Get Rid of Bacne
4. Pimple Prevention
To prevent period breakouts, start using an acne wash for a week beforehand.
5. Static Strands
Use a dryer sheet as a fast fix for flyaways.
6. Prep 'n Glow
Keep glittery makeup in place by applying a primer lotion beforehand. It works like a glue!
Related: Long-Lasting Party Makeup
7. Under Your Condition
Make your own DIY conditioner: Mash up a banana, then add some olive oil and an egg.
8. Forever Scent
For fragrance that lasts
Take an extra sip of your bubbly. It's good for you.The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry... but mostly drink. And good news-new studies have found that there are serious health benefits to doing it in moderation. Um, yes please!Read More »from 6 Reasons You Should Drink More
By Pat Sandora
1. It Keeps You Thin
Seriously. New research found that wine can help keep your weight in check. Um, how? Over a 13-year study, scientists found that women who drank a glass or two of red wine a day were 30 percent less likely to be overweight than non-drinkers. One reason: Drinking booze encourages your body to burn calories.
2. It Makes You Smarter
Scientists from the University of Illinois found that people who drank two pints of beer during a series of bar games solved 40 percent more problems correctly and came up with their answers 3.5 seconds faster than study participants who were sober. Heck. Yes.
3. It Prevents Pneumonia
According to a new study from Japan's Sapporo Medical University, the hops in beer contain a chemical called humulone which helps protect your bod
Try these money-saving tricks in 2013.We know: Your New Year's resolution is to get so toned, you're recruited for the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. But getting financially fit is almost as popular a resolution as hitting the gym, according to a new study. Cosmopolitan columnist and LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel gives us her money-saving tips.Read More »from 9 Money-Saving Tips for the New Year
By Michelle Ruiz
1. Make a Three-Year Plan
"Think three years out: Where do you want to be financially? It might be to pay off student loans, or credit card debt, or buy an apartment. Figure out how much you will need to achieve it, and then compute how much you will need to save each year, month, and week."
2. Get Organized
"Run your finances like you run you social life! Set up calendar alerts for your bills. Make a separate email address for your bills so they never get lost in the shuffle. Plan for the year ahead-I do my taxes every January and buy all of my holiday gifts in September."
3. Follow the 50/20/30 Rule
"Allocate 50 percent of your
Yeah, don't fall for his games.We kind of hate ourselves for getting so into The Bachelor every year, but another season premieres on Jan. 7 and we already have our tickets for the Sean Lowe gun show. So in honor of the show that idolizes dating 20+ women at once, we asked Chiara Atik, dating expert at HowAboutWe.com and author of Modern Dating: a Field Guide for the signs your man is a total player.Read More »from 7 Signs He's a Total Player
By Emma Barker
1. He's Out of Sight; Out of Mind
If a guy's really into you he makes concrete plans and follows up. A player is only interested in you when you're physically in front of him.
2. You Haven't Met His Friends
Mah-jor warning sign: If he has a lot of other girls that he's hanging out with, he's not going to introduce all of you to his group of guys. That opens up the chances that one of them will spill that you're not the only girl in his life. And that would mess with his game.
3. He Guilts You About Unannounced Calls
If you just call once out of the blue and he's mad about it, that's cagey. It could be