Uh, oh. You're going to see your ex at work.Kristen Stewart swears she and ex boyfriend Robert Pattinson will be "fine" while promoting Breaking Dawn-Part 2, but, um easier said than done. Have to work with your ex? Check out this advice from Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's connection director and author of Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules Into Career Success.
By Korin Miller
Talk It Out
Yeah, it's probably the last thing you want to do, but talking to your ex about how you can work side-by-side shows that you're mature and professional. If it was a horrible breakup, you might also want to talk about whether you can switch projects so you can avoid each other for a while. Having a plan takes some of the awkwardness out of it (instead of just ignoring the elephant in the room).
Keep a Lid on It
If your coworkers didn't know that you and your ex were dating, they def don't need to know that you split. And if they knew about it, keep the news of your split simple. Just say, "We broke up" and leave it at that. Giving
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Uh, oh. You're going to see your ex at work.Kristen Stewart swears she and ex boyfriend Robert Pattinson will be "fine" while promoting Breaking Dawn-Part 2, but, um easier said than done. Have to work with your ex? Check out this advice from Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's connection director and author of Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules Into Career Success.Read More »from 7 Tips that Will Make it Easier to Work with an Ex
THIS will get you that promotion you deserve.Want to get ahead at work? Start bragging about yourself. No, seriously.Read More »from Why You Should Brag at Work
By Korin Miller
A new joint study from Northwestern University, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago found that people who talk themselves up are more likely to be chosen for leadership roles. And, get this: Since women usually aren't braggers, we tend to fall short.
Related: Why You Didn't Get Promoted
In the study, researchers divided male and female MBA students into groups and asked each group to select a leader. Each leader would compete against leaders from the other groups in a task that everyone in the group had done in a past experiment together.
The outcome: Women were chosen less frequently for the leadership positions than men, even if they had already proven in the previous experiment that they were great at the task.
Related: 10 Ways to Get Ahead at Work
Why? Scientists discovered that men were more likely to brag about how great they were-and convinced their group that they would
Trying out new hairstyles can be just as fun as shopping for some key new pieces this fall. These celebrity 'dos are must-haves this season.
By Carly Cardellino
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Get your mack on.Britney Spears recently confessed that she made the first move on her now-fiance. Of course, asking a guy out can be a little intimidating. You can talk a good game about being a modern chick, but it's time to you put your money where your mouth is...with our help, of course.Read More »from How to Ask a Guy Out
By Bethany Heitman
Just Do It
Sure, it can be a little intimidating to approach a dude, but it puts you in control of your dating destiny, and besides - guys really like it. "Men find it refreshing when a female asks them out," Says Rhonda Findling, psychotherapist and author of The Dating Cure. "Beyond that, it's empowering for the woman." Some tips...
Buy Him a Drink
If a guy catches your eye while you're out with friends, send over a beer. Since it forces him to make the next move and say thank you, it's a stealth way of letting him know you're interested.
Related: What He Wants You to Wear to Bed
Suggest a Super Guy-Friendly Outing
Try to gauge what the guy you've set your sights on is into. Here's how: As
Dance for him, girl.Usually, you're both so psyched to get to the good stuff that just you rip off each other's things and hit the sheets. But stretching out the process makes sex hotter. Work some of these tips whether you want to give him a full-on striptease, or just make getting naked a little more fun.Read More »from 19 Sexy Ways You Can Strip for Your Man
By Molly Triffin
1. Slip Into Something Sexier
When selecting your outfit, dress in layers so you'll have more to peel off. And make sure you're comfortable in whatever you have on. Of course stilettos and knee-high boots are wicked foxy, and if you feel confident in them, great. But being in bare feet and one of his button-downs (you can slowly undo those buttons...) is just as alluring.
Sources: Catherine Smith, instructor at Diva School, which offers striptease and pole dancing tutorials in New York City; Natasha Zee, co-owner, instructor, and dancer at Hells Bells Burlesque in Los Angeles
2. Set Your Stage
Dim the lights or toss a sheer scarf over your lamps. Arrange a
Show him you care.Your guy may not want to admit it, but the truth is, he wants to be wined and dined just as much as you do-but in his own way. Our guy-approved tips let you send a clear romantic message no warm-blooded man can resist.Read More »from 25 Ways to Be Romantic with Your Man
By Kelly Thore
1. If you catch him playing Wii, pop down beside him and challenge him to a two-player duel. Even if you're not so into gaming, he'll dig that you're making an effort to try something he likes.
2. If he's having a crazy week, tackle the dirty dishes in his sink or return that Netflix DVD he's had for days. You'll show you're in tune with his needs and are willing to go out of your way to help.
3. Suggest a fancy-ish place for dinner and drinks...and grab the check when it comes. He was probably expecting to pay, so you'll catch him by surprise-and he'll find it sweet you're treating him this time. 4. Surprise him during the week by showing up at his place with his favorite treat-brownies, pizza, whatever. It sounds old school, but it's no secret that
Action packed date? He's trying to see if you can be friends.When you go on a first date with a dude, he usually picks the place. And good thing, because Bill Nichols, co-founder of 100RedFlags.com, says you can tell a lot from a man by what kind of date he takes you on. Here's how to suss out his intentions.Read More »from What His First Date Choice Says About Him
By Korin Miller
The Neighborhood Bar
He's a laid-back guy, and while it might not seem like he's trying, he is. Chances are, he's conscious of where he took you since he's looking for a girl who is equally laid-back.
His Deal: He's open to having a relationship, but his life isn't dependent on it.
The Indie Coffee Shop
He's making an attempt to be different. There's a certain level of maturity and confidence needed to choose a date that involves a lot of (sober) conversation. He places value in getting to know someone and isn't aiming for a one-night stand, which is more than you can say for a lot of guys.
His Deal: He knows what he wants and doesn't want to waste time finding it. If a connection is there, he'll explore it.
What are you searching for?Like to, uh, peruse your guy's texts every now and then? You're in good company.Read More »from Survey: Women Think It's Okay to Spy on a Man
By Korin Miller
Thirty-seven percent of women said it's perfectly okay to spy on a S.O. if they suspect he's engaging in "bad behavior," according to a new survey of 2,000 people from the online dating site OurTime.com.
Here's something that might made you feel bad (just a teensy bit): Only 29 percent of guys said it was acceptable to snoop on their girlfriends and wives.
Related: Sexy Texts to Send Him
The survey also delved into other pressing dating questions and the answers are pretty surprising. People over the age of 55 think dating more than one person at a time is totally fine, while just 41 percent of people 18 to 34 years old think it's okay. So basically, Mom and Dad are cool with you dating a few guys at once...but you might not be.
Another tidbit: Only half of women 18 to 34 years old are willing to date someone with health issues.
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Liar, liar. Pants on fire.Odds are, you and your guy have a great relationship, and the only lies he tells are little fibs. But it's good to know how to spot the signs he could be telling a whopper. Lie detection expert Janine Driver, author of the new book, You Can't Lie to Me, fills us in on the words that give away a liar.Read More »from 8 Words that Most Liars Use
By Korin Miller
Sure, sometimes 'left' is the only word you can use in a situation, but there's some kind of drama involved when he uses it in place of another word that will do (think: "I left the bar at six" vs. "I went home at six"). It could be due to his desire to "leave" the lie behind.
The big thing to look out for is when he says "never" when "no" will do. It's a sign he's overcompensating. For example, if you ask, "Did you just look at that girl's butt?" and he says, "Never!"
Like never, it depends on how he uses it. If he puts "that" in front of a noun, like "that woman" or "that money," it's a subconscious attempt for him to
Listen to a certain type of music next time you eat.Eating out is awesome, but the extra calories we tend to consume when we do it are…not so awesome.Read More »from How Music Can Help You Cut Calories
By Korin Miller
According to new research, there's an easy way to eat less without tapping into your willpower reserves.
A Cornell study found that people tend to eat less at a restaurant when the lighting and music is softer (think: ambient lamps and chill jazz music). Even better, they enjoy the meal more in that setting.
Related: 7 Foods That Burn Fat
For the study, researchers made over a restaurant and found that diners ate 175 fewer calories with the lighting and music tweaks. That's not bad for a one-time visit, but if you eat out a lot, it can really add up.
What's up with that? Scientists say that soft lighting and relaxed music help you chill out and take your time eating. And when you eat slowly, you feel full faster, leading you to consume less overall.
Sure, the research was done at a restaurant, but odds are the same thing applies at home. So next time you're eating