Put. Down. The. Margarine.You already know you should limit how much junk food you eat on a regular basis in order to be healthy. But nutritionist Stephanie Middleberg, RD, founder of Middleberg Nutrition, says you should avoid some foods altogether. Her list of foods you should never eat…
By Korin Miller
1. Artificial Sweeteners
In small doses (think: one teaspoon per serving), sugar is totally fine. But it gets a little dicey when you have too many artificial sweeteners. Here's the deal: Sweeteners are way, um, sweeter than sugar, and they can reset your taste buds to crave sugary foods. As a result, you end up eating more junk. Plus, people who limit their artificial sweetener use find that they have more energy, and don't have as many cravings.
Most of us think it's a healthy alternative to butter (err, guilty), but margarine has loads of trans fats, which increase your cholesterol. And it contains a lot of ingredients vs butter's one or two. The calorie count is also similar to butter, but
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Put. Down. The. Margarine.You already know you should limit how much junk food you eat on a regular basis in order to be healthy. But nutritionist Stephanie Middleberg, RD, founder of Middleberg Nutrition, says you should avoid some foods altogether. Her list of foods you should never eat…Read More »from 5 Foods You Should Never Eat
Whether you need fancy night-out locks or a simple get-that-hair-off-the-back-of-my-neck look, one of these pretty updo hairstyles will do the trick.
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Does your guy do any of these things?It's no secret that guys can take for-ev-er to drop the L-word. But just because he hasn't said "I love you" yet doesn't mean he isn't head over heels for you. We got real men to spill on the signs a guy is crazy about you.Read More »from 8 Ways to Tell a Man is in Love with You
1. You Catch Him Staring at You
Men always ogle the objects they desire - it's the reason you're always busting us cleavage-peeping. So consider: With all that eye candy out there, if it's you he's staring at, his affection runs deep. There's the secret stare (you'll have to catch him in the act). "Watching my girlfriend at a party allows me a private moment when I can pinch myself and wonder how I deserve this amazing person in my life - a perspective I can't get when she's right there in front of me," says Patrick, 30.
2. He Gazes in Your Eyes
Another I-love-you look is the steady gaze. Guys are guarded when it comes to showing emotion. If they lock eyes for a full-tilt, unabashed stare, they're lowering their shield to let you in.
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 15, 2012 5:39 PM EDT
Who deserves your vote?2012 presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney clash on the topics that matter most to you. Consult this crucial cheat sheet before you cast your vote.Read More »from Where the 2012 Presidential Candidates Stand on Women's Issues
By Lauren Panariello
Obama: Pro-choice. He strongly supports Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, and says he'll continue federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Romney: Pro-life. Despite recent remarks that he has "no legislation with regards to abortion...that would become part of my agenda," Romney has called Roe v. Wade "one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history" and believes abortion access should be decided by each state. (BTW, He later back-tracked on his most recent comments, saying that he would govern as a "pro-life president.") He also wants to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
2. Equal Pay
Obama: Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which ended the 180-day statute of limitations
Be the best kisser he's ever had.In our opinion, kissing is underrated. The right kind of kiss can nail a second date, get you both insanely turned on-even make him fall more deeply in love with you. We got real women to spill on the go-to moves that made them good kissers.Read More »from 10 Tips on How to Be a Good Kisser
By Molly Triffin
1. "I start off really slowly. First, I just rub my closed lips against his, without actually kissing. Next, I take his bottom lip into my mouth and very gently suck on it; then I do the same to his top lip. Finally, I take both of his lips inside of mine and bite them softly. By that time, he's all over me." -Liliana D.
2. "I wear a gloss that contains cinnamon oil. It makes my lips look plump and feel super pillowy." -Megan A.
3. "Every so often during a very passionate kiss, when our lips are sealed together, I'll inhale through my mouth instead of my nose. It almost feels like I'm taking his breath into my body-it's incredibly intimate and intense." -Lili C.
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An excuse to go to the gym less? Yes, please.We're all for eating right and working out to stay fit. But when scientists tell us we can slack a little…yeah, we're not going to say no to that.Read More »from Burn More Calories by Cutting Back at the Gym
By Korin Miller
That's why we were amped to read a new study that found you can burn up to 200 extra calories a day after working out for just 2.5 minutes. Yup, you read that right.
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For the study, researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado tracked how much energy participants burned on two different days. On one day, they did a sprint interval workout on a stationary bike; on the other day, they didn't work out.
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Scientists discovered that participants had a big uptick in calorie burning on the workout day, even though they only did intense sprint intervals for five 30-second periods with four minutes of slow pedaling with little resistance in between. After their short workout, the participants mostly hung out, watching movies and
These diet tricks will rock your world.Here at Cosmo, we hate the D-word. After all, if you eat right and work out, you'll look and feel great-so there's no need for extremes. That said, sometimes you want to tone up. That's why we found the best diet tricks that don't involve depriving yourself. Now that's our idea of a diet.Read More »from 8 Diet Tricks that Don't Involve Dieting
By Korin Miller
1. Eat More
Yup, you read that right. According to research from Penn State, eating bigger portions of food will help you feel fuller longer. The catch: You want to fill up healthier stuff, like fruits and veggies. So a massive salad is good; Massive steak...not so good.
2. Read Labels
A survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that women who read food labels have a lower BMI than those who don't-and the difference ends up being about eight pounds.
3. Get Slice-Happy
An Arizona State University study found that people who cut up their food eat less than those who don't, but feel equally satisfied. So try slicing your meat before you eat
He likes you, he likes you not... These cues tell all.If you're waiting for your man to instigate the define the relationship talk, chances are...you'll be waiting for a while. Since putting yourself out there can be scary, we got Bill Nichols, cofounder of 100RedFlags.com, to spill on the signs a guy really likes you-so you can skip the awkward DTR.Read More »from 9 Signs a Guy is Ready to Be Exclusive
1. He Calls to see How Your Day Went
Texts don't count, unfortch. These are those phone calls that come at the end of a boring Tuesday, made for no other reason than checking in to see how you're doing. Guys will normally avoid these "just because" phone calls; so if he's making them, chances are good he's been thinking about you all day.
2. He Suggests Staying at Your Place
Guys want to make life as easy as possible for themselves, which is why they tend to prefer to have you sleep over instead of crashing at your place. When you start staying at your place more frequently and he doesn't resist, that's a good sign. But when he thoughtfully suggests your place, that's even
Oh the things you can do with brown sugar!You know us-we love saving money. That's why we're obsessed with homemade beauty treatments. We consulted smoking hot celebrity chef Candice Kumai, author of Cook Yourself Sexy, and a judge on Iron Chef America for her cool beauty recipes. Not only are they easy to make, the ingredients are already in your kitchen. Um, score.Read More »from 6 DIY Beauty Treatments that Will Save You Money
By Carly Cardellino
1. Olive Oil
There are a lot of ways to use olive oil to stay beautiful-here are two of Candice's favorites:
Deep conditioner: Massage one teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil into dry, clean hair (pay extra attention to the ends). Then, wrap your hair in a warm, damp towel and let the oil absorb into your strands for up to 20 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water.
Eye makeup remover: Dab a few drops onto a cotton ball, and then swipe it over your eyes to gently wipe off your makeup. Bonus: It serves as a great moisturizer, so no need to rinse it off.
2. Brown Sugar
A cheap and easy way to exfoliate your skin, this ingredient helps
So...science says the size of you guy's peen might matter.New Study: His Size Does Matter Bad news for guys on the, um, smaller side: A new study found that size does matter in bed…for some women.Read More »from New Study: His Size Does Matter
By Korin Miller
For the study, researchers from the University of the West of Scotland had 323 women answer an online survey that tracked what they did in bed over the previous month. In the survey, they noted how often they orgasmed, what type of orgasm they had, and the size of their partner's penis.
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According to the survey results, women who have frequent vaginal orgasms have an easier time hitting the big O with guys who have a longer penis. Women who prefer to have penile-vaginal sex (instead of oral or other types of sex) also say it's easier for them to climax with a guy who is bigger.
Related: Kegel Exercises You've Got to Try
Okay, it's worth pointing out that the whole size issue only matters to women who usually have vaginal Os instead of clitoral Os. So, if your man isn't the biggest you've ever seen