Try these money-saving tricks in 2013.We know: Your New Year's resolution is to get so toned, you're recruited for the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. But getting financially fit is almost as popular a resolution as hitting the gym, according to a new study. Cosmopolitan columnist and LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel gives us her money-saving tips.
By Michelle Ruiz
1. Make a Three-Year Plan
"Think three years out: Where do you want to be financially? It might be to pay off student loans, or credit card debt, or buy an apartment. Figure out how much you will need to achieve it, and then compute how much you will need to save each year, month, and week."
2. Get Organized
"Run your finances like you run you social life! Set up calendar alerts for your bills. Make a separate email address for your bills so they never get lost in the shuffle. Plan for the year ahead-I do my taxes every January and buy all of my holiday gifts in September."
3. Follow the 50/20/30 Rule
"Allocate 50 percent of your
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Try these money-saving tricks in 2013.We know: Your New Year's resolution is to get so toned, you're recruited for the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. But getting financially fit is almost as popular a resolution as hitting the gym, according to a new study. Cosmopolitan columnist and LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel gives us her money-saving tips.Read More »from 9 Money-Saving Tips for the New Year
Yeah, don't fall for his games.We kind of hate ourselves for getting so into The Bachelor every year, but another season premieres on Jan. 7 and we already have our tickets for the Sean Lowe gun show. So in honor of the show that idolizes dating 20+ women at once, we asked Chiara Atik, dating expert at HowAboutWe.com and author of Modern Dating: a Field Guide for the signs your man is a total player.Read More »from 7 Signs He's a Total Player
By Emma Barker
1. He's Out of Sight; Out of Mind
If a guy's really into you he makes concrete plans and follows up. A player is only interested in you when you're physically in front of him.
2. You Haven't Met His Friends
Mah-jor warning sign: If he has a lot of other girls that he's hanging out with, he's not going to introduce all of you to his group of guys. That opens up the chances that one of them will spill that you're not the only girl in his life. And that would mess with his game.
3. He Guilts You About Unannounced Calls
If you just call once out of the blue and he's mad about it, that's cagey. It could be
This will cure that hangover of yours.The best way to avoid a hangover, of course, is to avoid drinking so much you end up sick. (It's really not a good look, gals.) But, we get it: With all the holiday parties going on, you might feel a little, uh, under the weather at some point. Read on for 11 hangover cures, including the slimy prairie oyster.Read More »from 11 Proven Ways to Cure a Hangover
By Michelle Ruiz
1. Drink Water
An evil hangover is all about dehydration. So gulp plenty of water post-party and the morning-after to rehydrate. Better yet, prevent a hangover altogether by drinking a water for every cocktail you sip!
2. Chow Down
Pizza, egg sandwiches-hangovers often lead to fast food feasts. But docs at the Mayo Clinic say bland snacks like toast, and crackers are best for boosting blood sugar and settling an upset stomach
3. Globe Artichoke
Holistic health says that these delicious, yet tough-to-crack, veggies contain substances that can reduce bloating and nausea, two common symptoms of hangovers. According to Sarah Brewer, MD,
- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Wed, Dec 19, 2012 5:03 PM EST
Huh? New research says women should stay out of men's professions.In gender-(in)equality-news-that-makes-me-angry today, new research shows that the more men and women stick to different trades and professions, the more equal the overall pay average is for the two sexes. Um...what?Read More »from New Study: Women Should Stay Out of Men's Professions
By Natasha Burton
Looking at various countries' workforces, researchers at the University of Cambridge, found that pay is most equal in countries like Slovenia, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, and Hungary where men and women work in different occupations to a greater extent than in many of the other countries examined. Countries like the U.S., Japan, the Czech Republic, Austria, and the Netherlands, where men and women tend to work in the same fields, showed larger gaps in pay, with men's being higher.
Related: The Hot Jobs for Women
The study didn't highlight the fields that men and women typically work in for those countries with more occupational segregation and less of a wage gap. But, we'd imagine that women aren't holding the high-paying, high-power jobs in business,
Tis' the season to look back on the best and brightest celeb beauty looks of the year! And what's more fun than a fierce makeover? These superstars went from ho-hum to hot in 2012, thanks to super-chic makeup and hair upgrades. From Jennifer Lawrence to Alicia Keys, here are our favorite A-list makeovers of the year.
By Tia Williams
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Here's why most of us lie at work.Lying is a funny thing: We all know honestly is the best policy, but we tell, on average, two fibs a day. The upside? We're less likely to lie when we're at home.Read More »from Why We Lie More at Work
By Meagan Morris
So, where are we lying? The only other place we spend a large amount of time: Work.
Related: 7 Friends You Need at Work
Researchers at the University of Oxford and Bonn University came to the conclusion after conducting a random study of nearly 750 people. In the studies, researchers asked the volunteers to flip a coin and report what it landed on-if it landed on "heads," they got nothing; If was "tails," they received money.
The results? Nearly 56 percent reported that their coin landed on "heads," meaning no cash. On the flip side, participants in a tightly controlled lab study that felt like a work environment were more likely to fib about the coin flip to get the cash.
Related: How to Deal With a Mean Coworker
The researchers concluded that people are more likely to lie if they felt they had "wiggle
Eat this to get your insides going."Having a fast metabolism is everything," says Lisa Lynn, a metabolic weight loss specialist (and former Martha Stewart trainer!) behind the LynFit diet program. "You can win the health war with foods that are metabolism boosters." Lisa schools us on what to eat to speed up our metabolism and burn, baby, burn calories.Read More »from 10 Foods that Will Boost Your Metabolism
By Michelle Ruiz
1. Green Apple
"The biggest thing to keep your metabolism going: Eat! Look at metabolism like a fire: You have to keep feeding it in order for it to burn. So have a green apple around 3 p.m. each day; that's when metabolism starts to decline. An apple a day keeps the fat away."
2. Protein Shake
"Protein is the best way to boost that fire of your metabolism. Nothing is better than a whey protein shake-it's full of the amino acids that you need to burn calories."
3. White Fish
"The lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism. You know when fish is so light and flaky, you can just break it with a fork? That's how easy it is to
Running does whaaat to your brain?!After a long day of being cooped up indoors, there's nothing more freeing than lacing up my sneakers to go for a jog or bike ride outdoors.Read More »from How Running Outside Can Mess with Your Brain
By Natasha Burton
Exercising outdoors is more scenic and less boring than using a machine at the gym-plus there's no chance of having a sweaty mouthbreather sidle up next to you. However, despite these benefits, researchers are now saying that working out al fresco may actually pose a major health risk.
Related: This Liquid Diet Won't Leave You Starving
After separating two groups of outdoor exercisers into urban and a rural locations, Belgian researchers have found that those breaking a sweat in a busy city had higher levels of inflammation (which is associated with mental illness) and lower scores on cognitive tests than those who exercised in the suburbs. In fact, the high levels of air pollution reduced urban exercisers' ability to absorb new information and negated important workout benefits, like a lower chance of developing mental health
Feeling down? Might be your diet.It's no secret that dieting can make you a bit, well, crazy. (Or at least, it's no secret to me-my single day of trying the Master Cleanse left me crying and yelling at innocent bystanders, but I digress.)Read More »from How Your Diet Can Make You Depressed
By Natasha Burton
But, while you might think that going on a diet would give you a new sense of purpose or boost your self esteem, new research from the University of Montreal shows that, at least as far as your brain chemicals are concerned, going on a diet can actually just make you super depressed.
Related: How to Do a Detox Diet Without Starving Yourself
Doctors studied two groups of mice-one twas fed a high fat-sugary diet; the other was fed a healthy diet. They found that the brain chemistry of the mice eating the unhealthy diet actually changed over time and concluded that, should the mice shift to a healthy diet, they would likely experience withdrawal symptoms, depression, and a greater sensitivity to stressful situations, which could launch them into a vicious cycle of
He likes to do what?!We cracked up when we saw a recent study that found most men don't know basic info about their girlfriends, like her bra size or birthday. But apparently there's plenty we don't know about our S.O.s, too. We got the guys at ModernMan.com to spill.Read More »from 7 Things You Don't Know About Your Man
By Ky Henderson
1. He Doesn't Tell His Guys Much About You, But Still Talks About His Exes
Don't freak-it's no big deal at all. For starters, women are way worse than men when it comes to what they reveal to their friends about the man they're with right now. A man, on the other hand, remains pretty tight-lipped about his girl; after all, he doesn't want his buddies picturing her naked. But sometimes guys need to brag about something if sexual escapades are being discussed, so they'll trot out old stories about exes.
2. He Thinks Your Bestie Is Hot
Oh, and also your frenemy. And your best friend's frenemy. And your friend from work. And your little sister. And …you get the idea. It doesn't mean he's going to make or move or even would want