The three-day date rule doesn't exist anymore.When it comes to outdated courtship decrees, the three-day rule is probably the worst.
By Natasha Burton
So, you go out with a great guy, you both have an amazing time, you're clearly really into each other, but then you're both supposed to wait at least three agonizing days to contact each other again? Isn't the whole point of dating to find someone you dig and then actually get to talk to and hang out with that person?
Makes zero sense to us-and kinda sounds like playing games, which we are so not into.
Well, it seems like we're not alone in thinking this stipulation is beyond lame: According to a recent survey by Match.com, 78 percent of guys and 49 percent of gals typically reach out to the other person within three days or less after a good first date.
What's more, an overwhelming 61 percent of men and women prefer to call after a good first date, while only 14 percent like to text.
We don't know about you, but this info gives us hope for the collective dating community. Or
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The three-day date rule doesn't exist anymore.When it comes to outdated courtship decrees, the three-day rule is probably the worst.Read More »from No One Follows the Three-Day Date Rule Anymore
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Dr. Kermit Gosnell is now on trial for the deaths of one female patient and seven newborns.You've most likely heard about the sad, horrible case of the unlicensed abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, whose Philadelphia clinic was exposed last week as a house of horrors. Gosnell and eight of his employees are now on trial for the deaths of one female patient and seven newborns, born alive, only to be immediately murdered by Gosnell. The death penalty is on the table.Read More »from How Strict New Abortion Laws Relate to Gruesome Dr. Kermit Gosnell Case
By Anna Breslaw
The investigation actually began three years ago as an expose of potential prescription drug abuse, and both pro- and anti-choicers are angry that it wasn't stopped right then, when law enforcement agents were confronted with the grisly sight of the clinic: 47 dead fetuses in a freezer, stray cats and feces everywhere, unclean medical tools. Anti-choice lawmakers like New Jersey's Rep. Chris Smith (R) think that the lack of coverage was skewed on behalf of abortion rights, and are now using the case as representative of the horrors of abortion at large.
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Another reason to not get botox.As I careen toward my 30s, I know that the realities of aging will soon ravage my face. I've considered my options: Age "gracefully" and embrace the sags and wrinkles I am due, invest in whatever face creams Jennifer Aniston uses and hope for the best as I rack up a mean credit card bill, or just get Botox and be done with it.Read More »from New Study: Botox Can Make You Depressed
By Natasha Burton
But there are many problems with Botox, as far as I'm concerned. While needles don't freak me out, needles going INTO MY FACE do. Also, I'm pretty sure that there have to be some really bad side effects to injecting poison into one's body (if you can't eat food from dented cans because of botulism, I can't imagine you're A-okay filling your face with it).
Now, there's another reason not to stun those wrinkles into submission-it might really, really bum you out. Like, forever. According to Cardiff University psychologist Michael Lewis, Botox in certain areas of the face can actually make women depressed.
Lewis studied several Botox patients
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 11, 2013 5:57 PM EDT
Breast implants could soon be coming from your butt fat.Got some junk in the trunk you'd rather have up top? That's not exactly the way a new technique in breast augmentation works, but pioneering plastic surgeons are now indeed grafting fat from other parts of women's bodies and repurposing it as implants.Read More »from The Breast Implants of the Future Could Partially Come from Your Butt
By Carson Griffith
Thanks to a combo of fat grafting and the usual silicon/salt water implants, doctors are saying augmentation and breast reconstruction can be more natural and more real-boob-looking than ever before.
The procedure, which is already available to interested parties, was discussed by surgeons from South America to France at the first annual Composite Breast Workshop this week in New York.
"This isn't only the future (of breast augmentation), this is the present," Dr. Stafford R. Broumand, MD, who received his medical degree from Yale University and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, told Cosmopolitan.com.
While breast implants combined with fat grafting doesn't last any longer (yep, you still may
These are the lies men often tell.When they're hoping to avoid embarrassment in front of their bros, or try to get you into bed, guys can tell some pretty ridiculous lies. (Didn't their mothers tell them that the truth always comes out?!) So, in honor of National Tell a Lie Day (yes, it's actually a thing), we got a few brave men to reveal some of the funnier fibs they've told to save face.Read More »from 8 Lies Guys Tell to Save Face
By Natasha Burton
1. "I've never, ever gotten a facial."
"Once a month, I get a facial and a manicure/pedicure," says Justin H. "If my friends will want to do things like brunch, day drink, hike, or play video games on a weekend that coincides with one of my manscaping days, I say I have a meeting. I never go into detail. I've never told this to friends, girlfriends, or my parents."
2. "No, I'm not crying."
"A bunch of us guys were sitting with our girlfriends on 'movie night' watching Ghost," says Jim D. "Normally, all of us manly men would make fun of whatever movie we chose to watch. We were silent this time around. None of us
It looks like a clutch, but it's not!
Rebecca Minkoff really knows how to get the party started. She recently designed four clutches that encase speakers (yes, you read that right), for the brand Stellé Audio Couture.
By Carly Cardellino
Available for $400 each at nordstrom.com, you'd never guess that these chic Rebecca Minkoff for Stellé Audio Couture "Clutches" were actually speakers. Cool, right?
However, there is just one minor downfall: Don't even think about popping your lipgloss right next to the volume button, because girl, there ain't room for anything else in these cool-girl clutches other than the mini music maker.
But, if you usually bring the noise to whatever soiree, bash, par-tay you attend, we assure you this "clutch" is right up your alley. So, we say go for it!
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Here's how you can finally get over him.Breakups suck (Bieber and Selena, we feel you.) But lots of times, they're for the best. (Repeat after us: It's for the best.) Susan Elliot, relationship counselor and author of Getting Past Your Breakup, and Caryn Beth Rosenthal and Maryjane Fahey, authors Dumped and founders of dumped411.com, have tips on moving on.Read More »from 10 Ways to Finally Get Over Him
By Molly Triffin
1. Go Cold Turkey
Staying in touch with him just keeps you stuck in the past, so at least in the beginning, break off all contact: Unfriend him, remove his name from Gchat, and delete him from your phone. If you have friends in common, take a temporary hiatus from them, too.
2. Travel Somewhere Fabulous
Take a trip to a place that's the total opposite of where you live. So if you're in the city, head to a yoga retreat or spend the weekend at a spa in the country; if you're in a small town, party in Austin or Miami with your bestie. Travel not in your budget right now? At least hang out in a different part of town. When you're taking in a ton of new
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 5, 2013 3:08 PM EDT
Guys tell how they knew their girl was The One.With wedding season just around the corner, we asked some real guys what made them realize they really wanted to get down on one knee and ask their girlfriends that big question. Here's what they had to say. Spoiler: Guys watch When Harry Met Sally too!Read More »from 11 Real Guys Reveal When They Knew She was the One
By Natasha Burton
1. "My wife and I have massive amounts of fun together, finish each other's sentences, love planning out our collective future and play house relatively well, but the thing that sealed the deal was when I realized that even when she is being the absolute worst, I not only still want her in my life but I want to wake up next to her. " -Rob T.
2. "Her little sister sent me a Facebook family update asking to name me as her "brother-in-law." And that's when it hit me - I can't see myself being with anyone else for the rest of my life. -Aaron S.
3. "We were at a charity event for a cause I hold really dear to my heart. A father was talking about how our charity saved his kid's life. She was watching him talk
This can help your libido.Your diet affects everything: Sleep, mood, weight, heart health, and yep, your libido. Gwyneth Paltrow says her clean eating has made her marriage better, while PETA has asserted that veggie-lovers are getting the best action. We asked Keri Gans, RD and author of The Small Changes Diet and Vanessa Wissing, RD: Which foods rev up our libidos and lead to the best sex?Read More »from Eat Leafy Greens, Increase Your Libido?
By Jessica Herman
Who knew that steamed tofu steak might turn you into a horn dog? Soy products like tofu and edamame contain phytoestrogens, which basically mimic the effects of estrogen, the chief female sex hormone.
Consider this one a double-whammy. Not only are oysters thought of as an aphrodisiac (the smell of salty ocean air alone turns us on). They're also extremely rich in zinc, which helps with the production of testosterone, says Wissing, which boosts sex drive and your man's sperm count. Raw bar date, anyone?
3. Dark Chocolate
Like oysters, many say dark chocolate is an aphrodisiac… all the
Why are so many female celebs afraid of the F word?What do Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Marissa Mayer and, now, Beyoncé have in common? For one, they are all kick-butt, uber-successful women. But they're also loathe to call themselves "feminists."Read More »from Beyoncé Says She's Not Really a Feminist
By Natasha Burton
Mayer recently made a statement in a PBS documentary saying, "I don't think that I would consider myself a feminist," adding that she finds the f-word super negative. In an interview for the latest issue of British Vogue, Queen B revealed that she feels similarly about labeling herself as a "feminist."
"That word can be very extreme," she said. "But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I'm just a woman and I love being a woman."
I'm a huge Bey fan (um, how can you not be?!), but I am so confused as to why she and other awesome women are so averse to identifying with feminism. Sure, the feminist movement has been extreme at times, but the only