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?
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
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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?
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
Nude lips were all over fall runways, and we're not talking wallflower neutrals, either. Paired with smokey eyes or a big, bodacious 'dos, the new naked lip colors were all glam, all the time (so much so, that Tom Ford and Dior were inspired to create all-nude lipstick collections!). From high-shine glosses to velvety mattes, here are the sexiest nudes of the moment.
By Tia Williams
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Find out how you should NOT spend your tax return.It's tax season, and chances are, you're about to get a check in the mail from the IRS. Cosmo's financial guru, Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest, says you can have fun with (some of!) it.Read More »from How Not to Spend Your Tax Return
By Alexa Von Tobel
If $2,700 suddenly hit your bank account, you'd feel like you pretty much just won the lottery, right? That's the average refund awarded by the IRS last year (and more than 80 percent of people filing taxes qualified for a refund), so you may experience that "I'm rich!" feeling soon.
Quick reality check before you buy tickets to Cabo: Your refund actually isn't "free money." It's your money-you just didn't see it on your paychecks because the IRS was holding it throughout the year. (The amount they stow is based on the withholdings you selected on your W-4, that tax form you filled out when you started your job.)
Related: How to Finally Master Your Taxes
If the IRS withheld more than you ended up owing in taxes at the end of the year, you get a refund check. By the way, the
Find out how one writer moved away from NYC all on her own.When living in New York City became more stressful than satisfying, single writer Sarah Z. Wexler knew she needed out. But first, she had to figure out where to go. Here, the first chapter of her ongoing moving diary.Read More »from Why I Moved 3,000 Miles Away—Alone
When my grandmother was 26, she moved from Texas to New Jersey for my grandfather's business. When my mom was 22, she moved from New Jersey to Virginia, because that's where my dad got into grad school. When I was 25, I felt proud to reverse the pattern-my boyfriend and I moved from Pittsburgh to New York City because I was the one with a job offer.
When we broke up a few months later, I bonded with my crew of single ladies. I spent years finagling half-price tickets to Broadway, paying $14 for cocktails, and apologizing to my Saint Bernard for our 400-square-foot apartment with long walks in Central Park. Although it was more Girls than Sex and the City in terms of budget, I did get to interview Manolo Blahnik. I was living the dream I'd had since I
- Cosmopolitan.com | Beauty – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
Here's what happens after you do botox.More young women are needling their face to smooth out lines that hardly exist yet.Read More »from The Truth About Getting Botox in Your 20’s and 30’s
By Carson Griffith
Botox: It's not just for Real Housewives anymore.
Young women in their 20s make up 30 percent of Botox fans, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. And the number of teenagers springing for Botox-coined "teentox"- has risen 800 percent in the last year alone, a recent CBS report said.
Botox babies might not realize that the prickly procedure, which involves paralyzing wrinkles and lines with toxin injections, doesn't instantaneously transform your mug into a flawless dream. This was the case for Christina, 29, who first got a combination of Botox and wrinkle-filler Juvaderm at the age of 26, with the encouragement of her friends. "We got it as a package deal together," she explains. At the time, she had it injected "in between my eyebrows, throughout the majority of my forehead, and above my eyebrows," but admits: "I don't think anyone can even tell (that I got
The right shoe can change a guy's perspective of you.He's a Ryan Gosling lookalike. You lock eyes across the bar. What is he noticing about you? Researchers have discovered that everything from your hair color to your strut can reveal certain behaviors about your true being. Find out what you-and your guy-announce to the world whetherRead More »from 10 Crazy Things Your Appearance Says About You
By Yelena Shuster
1. Your Clothes Broadcast Your Mood
Science says there's such a thing as "happy clothes." Ever notice how a case of the blues has you reaching for your cozy blue jeans? So have researchers, who discovered after surveying 100 women that denim (and anything baggy) are the preferred item of choice for depressed people. Instead, glam up the next time you feel down, and you'll be letting potential boyfriends know you're actually fabulous.
2. Your Eye Color Reveals Your Trustworthiness
You may have hit the beauty jackpot with your baby blues, but there could be a downside. After looking at 80 photos, a significant number of participants in a study from the Czech Republic found brown-eyed
You man hates it when you say this...You may not even realize you're doing it, but saying these three little words is an instant turn-off to guys, not to mention awful for your own self-esteem. Writer Josh Aiello wants to put a stop to the pervasive phrase forever.
By Josh Aiello
If you want to turn off a guy fast, allow me to recommend three magic words. To guys, these words are the Holy Grail of annoying things girls say, the abracada bra of instantaneous mood killers, the uglier cousin to the infamous lose-lose query: "Do I look fat in this?" The three words we pray you will never say to us: "I look fat."
Related: How Jealous Should You Get?
Imagine the worst thing a guy could say to you (thought joggers: "I'm in love with your sister," "I killed a man..."), multiply it by 10, add a full weekend of nothing but golf on TV--and you'll start to understand just how awful it is for us to hear "I look fat" coming out of a girl's mouth, especially a girl we really like or, worse, love. Take it from myRead More »from 3 Words He Never Wants to Hear You Say
Be the best girlfriend with these moves.We know you wanna make your guy happy as much as you can, so we got experts to dish advice on how you can please your man. These tips are so simple, you'll be able to execute ASAP and soon your dude will be calling you the best girlfriend ever.Read More »from 5 Easy Ways to Please Your Man
By Dara Adeeyo
1. Leave Him Alone
Not all the time. But when he first comes home from work, or when he's really stressed out about something, sometimes what a guy wants most is to be quiet and by himself for a little while. When a guy's lady recognizes this and gives him that space, he notices and is grateful.
2. Let Him Be in Charge
Let's face it. Guys like to feel like they're in control. Try letting go of your need to be right (even when you probably are). Sometimes you just need to let him pick the route, the restaurant, or the movie without interjecting your "better" idea. This will make him feel like he's in charge and that you trust him.
Related: 6 Times He Wants You to Take Control
3. Give Him A Sexy Surprise
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 10:58 AM EDT
Edith Windsor The Supreme Court is set to hear two cases on same-sex marriage this week-Hollingsworth vs. Perry on Tuesday and United States vs. Windsor on Wednesday-and at the root of these these two pivotal cases are some damn courageous women.Read More »from Meet the Two Lesbian Couples at the Heart of the Same-Sex SCOTUS Case
By Natasha Burton
The first case is between Kristin Perry, who married her partner Sandra Stier in San Francisco in 2004 only to have the nuptials reversed by the Supreme Court, and former state senator Dennis Hollingsworth, who staunchly defended Prop 8, the California measure banning gay marriage. Perry and Stier, who have been together for 10 years and have four children together, felt compelled to take action with the passing of the marriage ban in 2008, when they decided to become advocates of the cause. Now, Perry's name could end up being as recognized as "Jane Roe," the alias as the heart of Roe v. Wade.
In the second case, Edith Windsor (pictured above), is taking on the entire country, challenging how the Defense of Marriage Act banned federal