Pat on your eye cream from the inner to the outer corner of your eyes You know how you feel when you find out you've been singing the words to a song totally wrong for years? I recently had the beauty editor equivalent.
By Carly Cardellino
I attended a Japanese product launch this week and was informed that the proper way to apply any skincare product to your face is by patting it on, not spreading it over your skin.
But I wasn't totally sold on why you should pat instead of spread, so I had to do my own recon before switching up my entire routine.
"Patting is better than spreading on your skincare," according to Francesca Fusco, M.D., a cosmetic dermatologist in NYC. Why?
- "It's more gentle, because patting doesn't tug and pull at your skin, eventually contributing to more fine lines over time."
- "It doesn't mess up the flow of your lymphatic system. If you spread on your cream, you can accidentally push against the flow of your lymphatic system, which can actually make you puffy-especially around your eye area." Okay, nobody wants
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Beauty – Mon, Jun 3, 2013 4:18 PM EDT
Pat on your eye cream from the inner to the outer corner of your eyes You know how you feel when you find out you've been singing the words to a song totally wrong for years? I recently had the beauty editor equivalent.Read More »from The One Beauty Technique You’ve Been Doing Wrong for Years
Allie Cohen, celebrity trainer at Barry's Bootcamp, shows how to do Tank top season's just around the corner! So we asked Allie Cohen, celebrity trainer at Barry's Bootcamp for a workout routine that keeps women like Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, and Stacy Kiebler armed and dangerously sexy. Do the following three times a week, and you'll start seeing results in just a few weeks.Read More »from Arm Workouts for Women (See Ya, Chicken Wings)
By Molly Triffin
1. Chicken Wing Zapper
Stand on the middle of a resistance band, grab a handle in each hand, and lean forward at the hips. Press your arms straight back as high as you can, keeping your back flat and knees slightly bent. Next, bend your elbows, bringing your hands up to your shoulders, and then extend back again. Do three sets of 15 reps.
2. The Hammer
Lift your right leg a foot off the ground. Hold a weight in each hand, arms bent at a 90-degree angle, palms facing each other. Extend the weights down to the sides of your hips, then lift back up. Do 15 reps; switch sides. Complete three full sets on each side.
3. The Runner
Hold one weight in
When we recently reported that Channing Tatum thinks one-night stands are "sad and empty," it touched a nerve. Lots of you got fired up and wrote in-whether you thought he had a point or was out of line. So we decided to get an expert's POV on the topic, and asked Amy Levine, sex coach and founder of Ignite Your Pleasure, to break down the pros and cons of a one night stand...Read More »from One-Night Stands: The Real Pros and Cons
By Molly Triffin
1. Pro: It's a Good Chance to Sexperiment
Hookups give you an opportunity to explore what gets you hot before you meet The One. Ultimately, knowing what you need to be satisfied will help you make sure your sexual needs are met once you're ready to be monogamous. What's more, a 2011 University of Ottawa study found that having one-night stands later help a person make better decisions in an LTR.
2. Con: You Might Want More
Sure, you go into it with the intention of being no-strings-attached…but despite your best efforts, you could still end up falling for the guy. When you sleep with
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 29, 2013 5:28 PM EDT
Chia, what?Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Minka Kelly, and Alessandra Ambrosio have all been spotted toting this year's hottest accessory: A green smoothie. It's basically the food equivalent of the latest Marc Jacobs bag. We got Carlotta Mast, senior director of content and insights for New Hope Natural Media, producers of Natural Products Expo, to dish up buzzworthy health foods you'll want to stock your cabinets with.Read More »from 13 Trendy Newest Health Foods You Need to Know Now
By Molly Triffin
1. Chia Everything
Although this omega-3 rich seed popped in 2012, the chia frenzy has now reached Bieber Fever proportions. Add a tablespoon to virtually any drink, coat tofu with chia and sauté it, or mix a quarter cup with almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and dried fruit to create a tapioca pudding-like dessert.
2. Meat Cookies
When we first heard about this "healthy" trend our BS detector went off. But it's actually legit. Influenced by the popular paleo diet, companies like Epic Bar are introducing snacks made of a combo of grassfed meat, nuts,
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 29, 2013 4:36 PM EDT
What's really wrong with Amanda Bynes?In a matter of weeks, Amanda Bynes has invited Drake to murder her vagina, been arrested for allegedly hurling a bong out her window, accused New York policemen of slapping her in the cooch, announced that her mugshot has inspired her to get a nose job, called Rihanna and Courtney Love ugly, and declared herself a budding rapper. Suffice to say this is a public meltdown of Bald Britneyesque proportions.Read More »from Amanda Bynes: A Reminder that Mental Health Woes Flourish in Our 20's?
By Michelle Ruiz
"I'd have to say, probably Lindsay Lohan or Charlie Sheen were the last time someone's name has been showing up this much," Dr. Adi Jaffe, a UCLA addiction specialist who also runs Alternatives Treatment Center in Beverly Hills, told Cosmopolitan.com. Word.
While fans of The Amanda Show and What a Girl Wants (myself included) wonder what the heck happened to that bubbly star of yore, pointing and staring via Twitter in spite of themselves, consider that Bynes, 27, is one of many twentysomethings who develop (or potentially develop, as no one really knows what
Sunglasses that open beer?You're going to want to pack these shades in your weekender: William Painter's Unisex Titanium Sunglasses, $145, wpainter.com.Read More »from Why Yes, My Sunglasses Can Open that Beer
By Carly Cardellino
Not only are these wayfarers the coolest shape, but they also have a bottle opener built into the stem of the glasses. So in a pinch, when you find yourself without a bottle opener surf- or lakeside, you'll be able to save someone's eye teeth (why do boys try to open bottles with their pearly whites?) and pop the top with ease.
Related: The Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape
Anyway, here's to the genius who created these double-duty shades!
Will you be wearing these wayfarers this weekend?
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Beauty – Fri, May 24, 2013 4:02 PM EDT
Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls, $7, avon.comEven the most strikingly gorgeous women have a few imperfections they'd love to correct. Forget resorting to injections, fillers, and plastic surgery -- instead, try out these time-honored beauty secrets! All it takes is a few simple tricks to instantly transform you from pretty to pretty vampy. Hope you're taking notes.Read More »from Sleight of Hand: Sly Beauty Fixes that Beat Plastic Surgery
By Tia Williams
1. Boost Your Bust
Listen up, A-cups! You can create the illusion of cleavage with this supermodel secret (most fashion plates are lacking in the boob department). Simply dip a fluffy brush in a sheer, shimmery bronzer, and then apply vertically between breasts -- the shading creates much-needed depth. Va-va-voom. Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls, $7, avon.com
2. Complexion Perfection
You don't need a ton of makeup to look your prettiest. Use a champagne or pearl-colored luminizer to add "oomph" to an otherwise natural face! Simply blend it under your brows, at the inner corners of eyes, and along the tops of cheekbones for a
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, May 23, 2013 1:57 PM EDT
Female cadetsThe past year has been a banner one for recognizing and speaking out about sexual assault in the military: Last summer, it was uncovered that 12 of the 400 Lackland Air Force Base instructors had conducted unwanted "seuxal improprieties" with 31 female recruits. (One of them had a whopping 28 charges brought against him.) Earlier this month, two high-ranking military officials - one Fort Hood sergeant, another, the head of the military's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP), both whose job description involved protecting female cadets against sexual assault, were charged with that very crime. Facepalm.Read More »from West Point Sergeant's Been Taping Female Cadets in the Shower for Four Years
By Anna Breslaw
Yesterday Sgt. First Class Michael McClendon, stationed at West Point to train and mentor cadets, was charged with videotaping more than a dozen female cadets in the shower and latrine between 2009 and 2012. He's since been transferred to Fort Drum and given a desk job, reports CNN. Because apparently violating the privacy and rights of over a dozen
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
The aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.In the wake of this week's deadly tornado in Oklahoma, 22-year-old Oklahoma State University student (and Cosmo reader) Cinnamon wrote to us to share her story.
When I woke up on Monday morning, I never thought my Oklahoma hometown would be so devastated by the time I went to sleep.Read More »from "I Hid in a Freezer to Survive the Oklahoma Tornado"
I was leaving an eye doctor appointment in Moore (where I went to high school) at around 2:50 pm on Monday afternoon when I heard a newscaster on TV announcing that everyone needed to take shelter-immediately-because the tornado was going to hit within 30 minutes. I called my mom, who lives nearby in Oklahoma City, to come pick me up so we could make it home before things got scary. But while I was waiting for her, the doctor's office decided to close so everyone could get home. I ran next door to a gas station, but when I got there, my mom called saying the road was blocked and she was unable to reach me.
Needless to say, I was really afraid. We go through tornado watches all the time here in
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Tue, May 21, 2013 4:59 PM EDT
Here's all you need to know about Mono.You decided where you're going to school next fall, and you've been duly warned about the 15 pounds thing. But did you know up to one in four college freshmen get mono?Read More »from 5 Things You Need to Know About Mono (aka the Kissing Disease)
By Amanda Macmillan
1. Yes, kissing spreads it
People pass the Epstein-Barr virus (which causes mono) through saliva, often during hookups that involve, as docs say, "deep kissing with tongue." Sex won't up your odds of catching it, a new study found.
2. Who gave it to me?
It can take four to six weeks after exposure to feel symptoms, so you may never know whose saliva (or which beer-pong cup) is to blame. Healthy again? Wait at least four to kiss anyone.
Related: 10 Things You Don't Know About Kissing
3. When should I see a doc?
Get a blood test if you feel any of these for a week or longer: fever, sore throat, I'm-huffing-and-puffing-just-walking-to-class exhaustion, or swollen lymph nodes.
4. How is it treated?
There's no magic pill for mono antibiotics don't work on viruses. You can help your body fight off the