A wedding without Bridesmaids. Would you do it?When I pictured my wedding as a young girl (okay, okay in college), I always imagined standing at the altar flanked by my and my unknown husband's closest friends, all of whom dressed in color-coordinated attire.
By Natasha Burton
But now that I am planning my wedding for reals now, I feel like a total asshole asking people to be in my wedding. First of all, it's time-consuming: Your friends feel forced to commit to things like invitation stuffing and ceremony rehearsing. Plus it's just not necessary-does it really matter if your pals stand next to you or sit two feet away? So, I'm pretty sure that my fiancé and I are simply not going to do it.
Related: 7 Wedding Traditions That Need to Die
A new poll by American Express reinforces another reason why we're forgoing this wedding tradition: Because it's damn expensive. According to the company's recent survey, bridal party members are expected to spend more money than ever to be part of their pals' special days, with the
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A wedding without Bridesmaids. Would you do it?When I pictured my wedding as a young girl (okay, okay in college), I always imagined standing at the altar flanked by my and my unknown husband's closest friends, all of whom dressed in color-coordinated attire.Read More »from Why I’m Not Having Bridesmaids
Your next make out session will be epic.The best sex often starts with a make out session. Kissing-just like you did in high school-is actually a hotter form of foreplay than you may realize. Sonia Borg, PhD, sex therapist and author of Marathon Sex: Incredible Lovemaking Experiences Hotter and Longer Than You've Ever Done It Before and Jessica "Dr. Jess" O'Reilly, PhD, sexologist, and founder of sexwithdrjess.com, have tips on how to make out in a ridiculously sexy way.Read More »from 13 Ways to Have an Epic Make Out Session
By Molly Triffin
1. Play With Positioning
How you angle your bodies affects the mood of your make-out sesh. If you feel like being in charge, sit on his lap and wrap your legs around him so you're kissing him from above. Want him to take the reins? Stand up so he towers over you (if he's taller). A hot horizontal option is to kiss him while spooning-push your butt into his pelvis and grind against him.
2. Sense His Breath
There's something so sensual about feeling your guy's breath on your mouth. Lightly brush your lips against his,
Your mom will love this!The mark of a good Mother's Day gift is something so cool, you'd want it for yourself. Is there any other way to thank the woman who made you so awesome?Read More »from 27 Genius Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
By Elisa Benson
1. Candy Gram
When this e-card arrives in mom's inbox, she'll get a coupon code to select four sample sizes of her favorite candy on this stylish, fun-to-use site. Then her sweet treat will be delivered to her door in super-chic packaging. You know what they say about moms in a candy store! (JK. They say nothing.)
Candy Gift Card, starts at $25, sugarwish.com
2. Tick Tock
Give to mom and give back-for every purchase of this striking emerald and gold watch, Michael Kors will donate $25 to the United Nations World Food Programme.
Watch Hunger Stop 100 Series Watch, $295, michaelkors.com
3. Facebook Gifts
Now that you've come to accept that your mom is on Facebook, impress her-and her 86 friends-by using Facebook Gifts to send a cool pressie straight to her page. This coffee mug, which looks exactly like a DSLR
Would you put this on your baby?Everyone knows that newborn baby girls are extremely insecure about their baldness. Why do you think they're always crying? Baby wants to get her weave on! Well, not to worry little diva, your dream of luxurious locks is now a reality! Introducing the fantastic Website Baby Bangs with the tagline, "For the girl that has everything--except hair!"Read More »from Insane Beauty Products...For Your Baby
By Rose Surnow
Baby Bangs sells headbands that come with fake hair sewn in, so your mini-me can stop feeling hair shame and start working hair game! According to the Website, "Our patent pending HAIR+band accessory combination allows baby girl's (with little or no hair at all) the opportunity to have a beautifully realistic HAIR style in a SNAP!!" This is a huge relief to infants everywhere that have been dying to sex up their look.
The brains behind Baby Bangs, Lisa Grigg-Campbell, says that after her first granddaughter was born she, "began experimenting with the possibility of creating a miniature hairpiece suitable for newborns to wear."
Girls share their best and worst kisses. Guys, take note.Kissing rocks-when it's done right. But a bad makeout can turn you off a guy ASAP. To help dudes out, we polled girls on their best and worst experiences sucking face. Take notes, boys.Read More »from 'The Best-And Worst-Kisses I've Ever Had'
By Emma Barker
"This one time, a guy and I went into a closet at a party and started kissing. His tongue was so long and he didn't know how to control it so he started licking the entire bottom of my face. I still get chills thinking about it. It was so disgusting. I pulled away and he was like, 'Why did we stop?' SERIOUSLY?! You just slobbered all over my face. I don't want anymore." -Dara A.
Wet and Wild
"My best one was night swimming in a pool with my boyfriend. The water, the clingy bathing suits, the silence. So hot." -Jenn S.
"I recently went out with a seemingly cool, normal dude. When he kissed me, he shoved his tongue so far down my throat that I started choking. He either didn't notice, or didn't care. And his mouth tasted like he had smoked a pack of cigarettes AND
This is where cheaters go.Maybe we're a little too obsessed with Mad Men but, when we imagine a steamy, salacious affair, we certainly don't picture it all going down in the middle of The Cheesecake Factory.Read More »from You’ll Never Believe Where Cheaters Go on “Dates”
By Natasha Burton
However, a new poll by the notorious dating website for cheaters, AshleyMadison.com, finds that chain restaurants and steak houses are the prime locales to take your cheating partner/mistress/whatever the male equivalent of mistress is. (BTW: Why isn't there a male equivalent of mistress?)
Related: 5 Realistic Reasons Why Women Cheat
According to the site's founder, places like P.F. Chang's and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse are not only "larger and less conspicuous," but they are "also commonly found in business districts, close to hotels where these type of dates typically end." Iiiiiinteresting.
The survey also found that most of these chain restaurant rendezvous take place 20 miles from where the cheaters in question live. (Well, we guess they're not driving all that way for the food,
Breast implants can delay a cancer diagnosis.Researchers found that women who have breast cancer and artificial bosoms were more often diagnosed at a later stage than women without implants. (As we know, early detection is key when it comes to fighting breast cancer.)Read More »from How Breast Implants May Affect Your Cancer Risk
By Natasha Burton
After scientists looked at information from 12 previous studies, they saw that 26 percent of women with implants were diagnosed at a later stage of breast cancer than women without them (which, they do admit, could be totally by chance). However, they think that this late detection may happen because it's more difficult to really get a good look at a woman's breast tissue during a mammogram when she has implants in. Considering that some women who survive breast cancer have reconstructive survey, during which artificial breasts are inserted, this could mean that a resurgence of cancer might be harder to spot as well.
Related: Why It's Good to Be an A-Cup
More research needs to happen before we really know whether or not implants are at fault
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 1, 2013 4:19 PM EDT
Drink water!Feeling tired more often than not? Girl, we feel you: A study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that women are typically more exhausted than men. (Running the world takes it out of you…) So we asked Shilpi Agarwal, MD, and Equinox group fitness manager Jenn Hogg for eight ways to stay alert throughout the day.Read More »from 7 Ways to Boost Your Energy when You're Struggling Big Time
By Jessica Herman
Start the day with a glass of room temperature water (your body has to work to heat it up if it's ice cold, which could tire you out even more), and keep hydrating until you hit the sack. "Everybody puts too many starchy carbs in their diet, and sodas, which negatively affect your blood sugar," making you feel pooped, says Hogg. Water moves those downers through your system faster.
2. Move It
Agarwal says that 25 to 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise five to seven times a week will help you fall asleep faster and go into a deeper sleep so you're more rested during the day. Plus, you'll enjoy that natural energy high after
- Cosmopolitan.com | Pets – Wed, May 1, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
Dogs getting tattoos? Uh...If you feel bad about your most recent indulgence - say, a $200 splurge on shoes, or your first Groupon order for a housekeeper - take heart, because there will always, always, be people who are on a planet even further away from the Earth.Read More »from Upper East Side New Yorkers Are Tattooing Their Dogs
By Anna Breslaw
The proof? Sentences like this: "Sometimes, my dog and I dress in the same color if we're going to a red carpet event." (I told you.)
The above, spoken by an Upper East Side Manhattan resident (naturally this would go down in the birthplace of Gossip Girl), isn't even the craziest part of this article in the New York Observer, which exposes a new trend in the hoity-toity neighborhood's canine grooming. Specifically, glitter tattoos for dogs. You heard me. Since the heydays of Paris Hilton, little purse dogs have long been a status symbol, and now that we've run out of room on our own bodies (Tramp stamps - check! Vajazzling - check!), getting a bling-tastic rose or heart glued to our pooch's rump is the next crazy-a*s cultural
Sarah Dill and her boyfriend Ben.Online dating comes in many forms. But who knew a Web site as salacious as Chatroulette could render a real relationship? Sarah Dill, a senior at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, shares her sweet story of how her now boyfriend went from Internet stranger to man of her dreams. As told to Dara Adeeyo.Read More »from I Met My Boyfriend on Chatroulette
By Sarah Dill
It started on February 19, 2012 when I was hanging out in my friend's dorm room. It was late and her other friend popped open her laptop and suggested we go on Chatroulette just for fun. I had never been on the site, but always thought it was a place where most people only had the intentions of flashing their goods. (Chatroulette is a place where you can interact with random strangers around the globe via Webcam.)
We got started and crossed paths with some pretty, um, interesting people: A super drunk dude with a British accent, and so, so, sooo many weird men dancing (what's up with that?!). Several sudden clicks later, we came to a guy with a guitar named Ben.