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Whether you're determined to lose those last few pounds or just want to slim down so you can indulge without guilt on Turkey Day, we've got a fat-torching plan that really will subtract up to 5 pounds from your bod in seven days. How? It's all about small sacrifices combined with specific techniques. And rather than giving you a one-size-fits-all regimen, we figure you're more likely to stick with the plan if you pick the eating and exercise strategies that fit your lifestyle.
1. Make One Food Sacrifice
Cutting out one indulgence - such as the chips you have with lunch or the chocolate dessert you eat after dinner - can subtract a few hundred calories from your diet, which translates into less flab, says Blum. "Your body won't even notice their absence." Replace junk food with one of these tasty treats. They practically melt flab away!
2. Do Cardio 30 Minutes a Day
Any workout that gets your heart rate up will burn calories. But you'll use more calories if you pick a cardio
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Whether it's a first-time hookup or long-term lusting, these phrases are sure to make a woman put her pants back on - fast. Send this to your guy and tell him to commit this list to memory. And ladies, you'll want to ban these 10 lines from your bedroom library.Read More »from Things Women Never Want to Hear in Bed
"Well, that was fun."
When we sleep with you for the first time, we can't help but wonder if we're just another notch on your bedpost. So when you make a flippant comment, especially if it's followed by a mad scramble for your boxer shorts, it's sure to freak us out.
"Um, I think your Aunt Flo is in town."
Guess what? Only our Great Aunt Mildred would call it that. Be a grown-up and try not to make a big deal having sex while we're on our period it or we'll pretend you have cooties and never have sex with you again.
"Your tummy feels so soft."
We love it when you compliment our body, but you better be damn sure it's a part we're proud of before you praise it in bed. Even the most confident chicks can use a boost to feel
Whether you're addicted to the micro-blogging site or just in it for a few laughs, you'll love these famous tweeters. Some of these oversharing celebs aren't afraid to tweet TMI. Make sure you follow us @CosmoOnline, and let us know your favorite feed.Read More »from 5 celebs you should follow on Twitter
Cosmo says: Did you even know this celeb is just as hysterical as his character on The Office, Dwight Schrute? Read our interview with Rainn.
Recent tweet: "My new band is called "Fail Whale"."
Cosmo says: The funny girl and Cosmo columnist can make a joke out of anything, and does. Got a question for Chelsea? Go ahead and ask.
Recent tweet: "There's a new "15 minutes to flat abs" cover every month on fitness magazines. Call me when someone figures out "4 minutes to flat abs""
Cosmo says: The sexy star of Animal Planet has been one of our biggest crushes ever since he showed us how to be a total animal- in love, at work, and on the prowl. Keeping track of the gutsy zoologist's every move
- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 3, 2009 6:49 PM EST
As the relationship bible, Cosmo knows that love can change the world, and we want you to join us and Estée Lauder in The Cosmo Karma Project mission. Tell us how you are making the world a brighter place by spreading awareness and love with one tiny act of kindness with this Facebook application.Read More »from 5 Ways to Boost Your Karma and Spread Breast Cancer Awareness
Help us exceed our goal of 30,000 actions by January 31st and get some great Cosmo Karma back for you! Enter to win a spa weekend for two, plus beauty loot from Estée Lauder.
All types of random acts of kindness are welcome. Try one of these ideas.
1. Wear a pink ribbon.
2. Read up on these symptoms so you'll be able to tell the breast cancer warning signs from normal lumps and bumps.
3. Encourage a friend to do her breast self-exam.
4. Buy products from companies who support the cause. Check out these limited-edition beauty products that give back!
5. Take a survivor out to lunch.
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Sure, being single during the holiday season has its charms: one less present you've gotta buy, and a whole lot more flirting on the party circuit. But lots of chicks yearn for a steady guy to ring in the new year with. And hey, if your guy's been acting like a major jerk, maybe you should dump him before '09 is over and find a new guy by New Year's Eve. If that's your MO, grab that guy that you've been hanging out with and try out some of these creative, wallet-friendly (and bond-strengthening) date ideas. They just might tip you two over into "serious" territory by Thanksgiving.Read More »from How to Get a Boyfriend by the Holidays
1. Go day-hiking and marvel at the amazing autumn colors on a woodsy trail. You'll both feel alive and connected to nature...and to each other. Check out more almost free dates.
2. Invite him over for homemade s'mores you make on your stove-top. It's a sweet gesture that's not as loaded (or time-consuming) as cooking an entire fancy dinner. Mix up one of these festive cocktails.
3. Meet up at a local college
Whether you're looking for a steamy scare or a frightful flick, these picks should have you quivering in no time. Oh yeah, and they're the perfect excuse to get close with a guy! Plus, here are five ways to make your spooky holiday extra-sultry.
1. Interview with the Vampire
Dracula ain't got nothing on Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, the provocative vampire stars of this film. These days it seems like everywhere you turn there's a dude with pointy teeth in your face. Two Cosmo editors face off on this rampant fang-banging craze.
2. The Craft
This flick sets you up with the perfect role-play scenario: uniforms, Goth attitudes, and a spell that can control the hottest boy in school.
Skeet Ulrich and Neve Campbell portray a sexy-turned-scary couple. With tons of suspenseful scenes, it's the perfect excuse to request your crush for protection.
4. American Psycho
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Getting up at the crack of dawn sucks. We know, and experts know - which is why they've been studying sleep patterns to find out why it sucks so much. Turns out, being an early riser isn't a matter of just setting the alarm; it requires a strategic plan to reset your body's clock by making little tweaks throughout the entire day. This info couldn't have come at a better time, considering that nowadays, being the first one at work could actually help you hold on to your job. (If you still miss your alarm, here's how to handle walking in late.)Read More »from How To Make It Easier to Get Up Early
1) Fool Your Internal Clock
Setting your alarm back a full hour is jarring to your system, so take baby steps. Every two days, set the alarm for just 10 minutes earlier. And don't stress out about shifting back the time you go to sleep. You'll naturally adjust to an earlier bedtime after a few days.
2) Sip All Your Coffee by 10 A.M.
Get your caffeine fix right when you roll out of bed. It'll take effect within half an hour and stay in your
When you're dressing up in an teeny tiny costume, you want to look damn good. Oct. 31 is just a few days away, but there's still time to banish bloat so you'll feel confident whether you're a slutty nurse or a Kardashian sister. These slenderizing effects may not be permanent, but they'll help you look hotter in your sexy Halloween costume on very short notice. Have a little more time? We have shortcuts to get you looking head-to-toe spectacular in just 48 hours.
1. Eat Salmon for Lunch
It's packed with nutrients that build muscle tone and give your skin a healthy glow. Some nutritionists claim that consuming a portion (doesn't matter how it's cooked) may immediately make your face look a bit more contoured. More: Foods That Melt Away Flab
2. Stand Up Straight
Keeping your spine rigid and your shoulders back while sucking in your belly toward your spine gives you a slimmer, more streamlined middle.
3. Do Squats and Sit-Ups
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Whether your man groans about dressing up in Halloween garb, or revels in the idea of donning some ridiculous duds, some costumes for couples can be totally cool.Read More »from Top 10 Halloween Costumes for Couples
Here are nine ideas for you and your guy to consider...plus, the one duo that is guaranteed to get some gossip.
10. Pilot and Flight Attendant
9. Jon and Kate Gosselin
8. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia (bonus points for if you dress your dog up like yoda!)
7. Hugh Hefner and a Playboy Bunny
6. Football Player (for the girl) and Cheerleader (for the guy)
5. Police Officer and Jailbird
4. Doctor and Naughty Nurse
3. Edward and Bella from Twilight
2. Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf
And the best Couple's Costume of 2009 that we can't wait to see...
1. Kanye West and Taylor Swift
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You can ease annoying symptoms by eating like this.Read More »from 3 Foods That Fight PMS
1. Skip fast food and processed food.
Burgers, fries, and packaged products, such as soups and frozen meals, tend to be high in sodium, which makes the bloating you're prone to during your PMS week much worse.
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2. Add more olive oil, sunflower seeds, and almonds.
They're rich in vitamin E, which has been shown to reduce breast tenderness.
3. Load up on fruits and veggies.
These help cut down on the production of prostaglandins, chemicals in your body that cause menstrual cramps. Also, they have lots of fiber, which will keep you regular, so you won't suffer the diarrhea many women get on the first day of their flow.
PLUS: Your Most Pressing PMS Q...Answered!
A: "Why do I get insane cravings when I'm PMS-ing?"
Q: Blame the brain chemical serotonin: Levels of this natural mood stabilizer plunge during the days before menstruation. "As a result, your body strongly desires certain