Don't let the Thanksgiving pounds sneak up on you!Holiday feasting doesn't mean you have to plump up like a Thanksgiving turkey. Yes you can nosh on stuffing, chocolate and wine and still shed some poundage. Nutritionist Robert Ferguson, author of Diet-Free For Life, weighs in on how to lose weight during the holidays.
By Michelle Ruiz
1. Seat Yourself
Where you sit can make a big difference in how you eat at a holiday meal. Snag a VIP seat near the turkey (or protein of choice) and make it the first thing on your plate. If you sit at the end of the table near the mac and cheese, you'll load your plate with the carbs first!
2. Drink Up
Look at alcohol as either a component of a meal or as a snack. Substitute your usual snack of pretzels or an energy bar with wine or a shot of vodka.
3. Chomp on Chocolate
If you're cocktailing at a holiday party, don't snack on carbs like crackers or pretzels. Choose something high in fat like cheese or chocolate (seriously!) and you'll be more satiated, more likely to eat less and keep your body
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Don't let the Thanksgiving pounds sneak up on you!Holiday feasting doesn't mean you have to plump up like a Thanksgiving turkey. Yes you can nosh on stuffing, chocolate and wine and still shed some poundage. Nutritionist Robert Ferguson, author of Diet-Free For Life, weighs in on how to lose weight during the holidays.Read More »from 11 Ways to Lose Weight During the Holidays
Keep mum on these topics.When Jennifer Lawrence said she and her bf talk about how hot other girls' butts are, we thought, um… . Obviously you're comfortable with your man, but some topics can shut down the romance-fast. Curious to know what other minefields you should avoi, we consulted Diana Kirschner, PhD, CEO of LoveIn90Days.com. Her advice…Read More »from 7 Things You Should Never Discuss with Your Guy
By Korin Miller
1. How You Really Feel About His Parents
Don't go there. Just don't. Even if he knows his mom is a controlling nightmare, he's still going to defend her if you point out the obvious.
2. Why You Were in the Bathroom for 15 Minutes
Sure, everybody poops. But nothing kills romance faster than discussing what went down on the porcelain throne.
3. Your Celeb Crush
Sure, we all know Ryan Gosling is freaking hot. Heck, your guy knows he's freaking hot, too. But mentioning it in front of him will just make him feel bad…or jealous. Either way, you don't want that reaction.
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Here's a great excuse to buy a new pair of shoes!We love shopping. No, make that we freaking love shopping. So when someone gives us an excuse to do more of it, well, we won't say no.Read More »from New Study: Shopping is Good for You
By Natasha Burton
And according to new research, shopping makes you feel young.
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After interviewing people in their late 80s, their family members and their caregivers, a researcher at Oregon State University found that old age seems to officially begin when you...stop shopping. The study showed that when older people maintain the ability to shop for themselves, and perform other tasks on their own, they are less likely to be viewed and treated as "old."
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While the study specifically looked at grocery shopping, not clothes shopping, we'd like to think that choosing a new cute dress for your 90th birthday party is a way bigger accomplishment than simply being able to pick up some milk on your way home from bridge. Or at least, that's what we'll be telling ourselves every time
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 9:02 AM EST
Sure, you could ask a guy how he feels about you. Or you could skip the awkward convo and analyze the male body languag. Suss out whether your guy is head over heels using these celeb couples as your guide. Lillian Glass, PhD, author of The Body Language Advantage, has the lowdown.
By Korin Miller
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This might cramp his bedroom style.Since guys are usually down for sex anytime, anywhere, something's probably up when your man's suddenly not up for naughty time. Sure, stress or relationship issues can kill his sex drive, but research has found these random things affect his libido, too.Read More »from 8 Random Things that Kill His Sex Drive
By Natasha Burton
1. Neon-Colored Drinks
Animal testing has shown that brominated vegetable oil, a common ingredient in both citrus-flavored flavored sodas and electrolyte-replenishing drinks can cause testicular damage. Bromine has also been connected with impotence and low sex drive in men. So if your guy is a fan, it might be time to get him to cut back.
In a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that men's testosterone levels dropped dramatically when they were given licorice supplements to eat. Random, right?
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3. Forgetting to Floss
Not only does flossing keep your choppers healthy, according to the Journal of Periodontology, men who don't
These tips will help you get your way.Sure, relationships are a partnership but sometimes, you just want to get your way. Curious to know how we can make that happen, we pumped the guys at ModernMan.com for more info. Their tips on how to get a man to do just about anything…Read More »from How to Get a Guy to Do Anything
Take You to a Chick Flick
Appeal to his sense of fairness and tell him that the next time you see a movie, he can pick. And if you don't want him to pick Boobs and Explosions 3: Boobsplosion when the time comes, save the super chicky chick-flicks to see with your friends and bring him to one that he might actually wind up sort of enjoying.
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Hook Up Your Stereo
Guys love playing the "hero" for women. But they also tend to love women who don't come across as helpless princesses. So let him know that you made an attempt, but that you couldn't figure it out, or that you quickly realized you'd much rather cook dinner for your boyfriend as a thank-you for him doing it instead.
Drive You to
Don't get blindsided in an interview!Job interviews can be super stressful. After all, it's hard to know which qs your would-be boss might ask. We got Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, to dish on the questions you should be prepared to answer.Read More »from 6 Job Interview Questions You Need to Know
By Dara Adeeyo
1. How much do you want to be paid?
Do your homework on what an appropriate wage range is for the job (try Glassdoor.com). Then, give a number a little higher than that range to give yourself room for negotiation.
2. What did you make at your last job?
This one sucks, but employers are asking it more, so be prepared. You can either say that your company asked you not to disclose that info when you were hired, or give a range. They can probably check, so be truthful. That said, your current salary shouldn't dictate your future one.
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3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Don't pull the strength as your weakness card. They won't fall
Here are the real reasons you can't sleep.It may not actually be that late-night cappuccino that's keeping you up. Read on for 10 surprising things that cause insomnia…that you have to ditch now.Read More »from 10 Surprising Things that Cause Insomnia
By Esther Crain
1. Total Silence
When it's too quiet, you're more easily awakened by a random sound, like your guy getting up to go to the bathroom or a car outside. Get a whitenoise machine or turn on a fan, both of which drown out light noise, says sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan.
2. The Wrong Blinds or Curtains
If your window coverings are too short or sheer, slivers of light may sneak their way into your bedroom and thwart the production of melatonin, a hormone crucial to nodding off, says William C. Kohler, MD, medical director of the Florida Sleep Institute, in Spring Hill, Florida. Replace them with blinds, curtains, or shades that truly fit, preferably the kind labeled "blackout," which use heavier fabric or material (one to look for: nonwoven polyester).
3. Your Furry Bedtime Buddy
This is exactly why women should have the right to choose.Abortion was a hot-button issue in this past presidential election and the subject has been passionately debated for decades now. This week, the real life consequences of not having the right to choose came into the spotlight when a woman died after she was denied a legal abortion in Ireland.Read More »from Woman Dies After Being Denied an Abortion
By Natasha Burton
Savtia Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist, was hospitalized 17 weeks into her pregnancy due to severe complications. When she and her husband were told that the fetus would not survive, Halappanavar asked to terminate the pregnancy. While abortion is legal in Ireland when the life of a woman is at risk, her request was refused because the fetus' heartbeat was still detectable. Two days later, her fetus' heart stopped beating and Halappanavar died of septicemia (a bacterial blood infection) soon after.
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The Irish Times reports that Halappanavar was told "this is a Catholic country" in response to her request to
The crisper the bill, the better.Holiday shopping season is almost here. If you've looked at your bank account lately wondering how the heck you're going to afford gifts for everyone on your list, we've got a sweet money saving solution for you: head to the bank and trade in your wrinkled, worn cash for crisp new bills.Read More »from The Easiest Way to Save Money—Ever
By Natasha Burton
Okay, yes, that might sound a bit weird, but according to the Journal of Consumer Research, the crisper the bills in your wallet are, the less inclined you'll be to spend them. In a number of studies, consumers were given either shiny new bills or worn out ones, then they were asked to complete various, shopping-related tasks.
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Those who had the worn bills were more inclined spend their cash than those who had newer money. Not only that, people were more likely to break a worn bill to get rid of it than they were to pay an exact amount using crisp bills. (Crazy, right?!)
Researchers believe that the appearance of money can influence