These tricks will help you perk up.Even if you don't have full-on Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.), chances are you still get a little down in the winter. Just the fact that the sun sets at 4 p.m. these days is enough to make a grown woman cry. That's why we reached out to Nieca Goldberg, MD, for the best ways to boost your mood until spring.
By Emma Barker
1. Let There Be Light
Part of the reason we feel so bummed out in the winter is that we're not exposed to sunlight as much as we are in, say, the middle of the summer. Enter HappyLight. It's a lamp that mimics sunlight in your gloomy apartment. It sounds hokey, but 30 minutes in front of one of these will pep you right up.
2. Load Up On Tryptophan
Foods like turkey, milk, and egg whites contain the famously calming chemical, but turns out it also boosts your mood. Aim to have at least one serving a day.
3. Become a Home Chef
Incorporate basmati rice into your diet to keep your blood sugar level even When your blood sugar is good, you feel more
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These tricks will help you perk up.Even if you don't have full-on Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.), chances are you still get a little down in the winter. Just the fact that the sun sets at 4 p.m. these days is enough to make a grown woman cry. That's why we reached out to Nieca Goldberg, MD, for the best ways to boost your mood until spring.Read More »from 6 Ways to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder
This might be why he's so smitten by you. You know, aside from your awesome personality.According to scientists, there's a whole lot more that goes into attraction than looking hot and having a killer personality. We asked biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD, scientific advisor for Match.com, to give us the lowdown on the science behind attraction. You'll be surprised at what really turns men on.
By Meagan Morris
1. Your Posture
Heels don't just make your legs look great. They also help our bodies get into lordosis, or the spinal posture where our backs are naturally arched and our rears are tipped upward. This pose attracts dudes on a primal level because female mammals naturally crouch down and angle their butts when they're about to mate. Um…hot?
2. Your ScentRead More »from 6 Weird Reasons We Fall in Love
A recent study by German researchers revealed that our bodies put off a natural "scent" to help us find mates that have strong immune systems. However, our vaginas also release a musky smell during that time of the month-known as copulance-that stimulates testosterone and sexual
A healthier diet will help you get more zzzs.Eating a balanced diet is not only good for your waistline, it's also good for your sleeping routine (which is, in turn, good for your waistline). Go figure.Read More »from The One Unexpected Perk of Eating Healthy
By Natasha Burton
According to a study done at the University of Pennsylvania, people who eat a large variety of foods-which other research shows is an important indicator of an overall healthy diet-have the healthiest sleep patterns. Why? Certain nutrients and food may effect our snoozing habits.
In comparing people's diets to how long they slept each night, researchers found that people who get too little shut-eye ate more calories, but typically drank less water and ingested less vitamin C and other important nutrients than people who slept the normal seven to eight hours a night. Not surprisingly, people who slept too much typically consumed more alcohol than the "normal" sleepers. And, both the too little and too much sleep groups also had less food variety in their diets.
So, if you're having trouble getting enough rest
We'll be the first to admit that some celeb beauty and fragrance lines can be cheesy (do you really want your BF to smell like Michael Bolton?). But a handful of superstar collections are sexier than sexy! From Drew Barrymore's happy hippie Flower Cosmetics to Kat Von D's bad-girl vampy makeup brand, we're crazy about these A-list product lines.
By Tia Williams
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Do you and your guy share passwords?Imagine this scenario: You break up with your (seemingly) normal boyfriend. Everything seems cool, but then his inner crazy comes out: He hacks into your Facebook account, steals personal photos, and generally makes your life hell.Read More »from 50 Percent of Couples Share Passwords
By Meagan Morris
And yes, it can happen to you: A new study by online security firm McAfee found that one in 10 Americans have been cyber-threatened by an ex. Of those threats, the jilted ex followed through 60 percent of the time.
And the most disturbing part of the study? A staggering 50 percent of us share our passwords with our significant others.
WTF? That's just 50 shades of stupid.
First of all, you're allowed to have some semblance of a private life, even if you're married or a long-term relationship. Second of all, what happens if you break up? That just gives your ex all he needs to cyber stalk you-or worse, steal your personal photos and post them all over the Web.
And don't think he wouldn't do it, either: 56 percent of survey respondents
Help your guy step-up his style game with these tips.Sure, you don't want to be shallow, but sometimes your guy isn't living up to his full fashion potential. We called up stylist Brad Goreski, star of It's a Brad Brad World to walk us through ways to get your man to up his style game-without hurting his feelings.Read More »from 7 Tricks to Get Your Guy to Upgrade His Style
By Emma Barker
1. Be a Giver
Start small and subtle. Get him a gift of something you'd love to see him in, like a thinner tie or some slimmer cut jeans.
2. Stay Positive
Never make it about him looking bad in the clothes he has. Instead, tell him how hot he looks when he's in something you like.
3. Get Fit
The biggest problem with modern guys' style is fit. Most shirts and suits are too big. Jeans are usually hemmed too short and they're too wide in the leg. If you can't get him to ditch the weird orange shirts, at least get him to start buying the right size.
4. Suit Up
If you really want to invest in his looks, give him a suit for a formal occasion. Inviting him to a big family wedding?
This will keep you and your guy happy.Want the key to a happy relationship? Get intimate a lot and sleep naked.Read More »from The Secret Happy Couples Know
By Meagan Morris
Yep, it's really that easy, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Washington in Seattle. Researchers interviewed over 100,000 people and found that 40 percent of the couples who say they're happy to get it on three to four times a week.
As for the nude sleeping? Thirty-four percent of satisfied women and 38 percent of men admit to sleeping in the buff at all times.
So, people are getting in a lot of naked sexytime, but what about romance?
That's where we're lacking, according to the survey results published in the just-released book The Normal Bar. According to researchers, people on a whole are "somewhat romance starved"-44 percent of people in the U.S. "hardly ever" or "never" go out on a date.
Despite that, 60 percent of couples admit to being happy in their relationships.
The takeaway for your relationship: Don't cut down on the time
Don't feel bad about being selfish with these things...Sure, you should always give to others whenever you can. But sometimes, you've just gotta do you. And research backs that up: Studies have shown that being a little selfish can actually make you a happier person. Olga Levancuka, author of How to be Selfish (And Other Uncomfortable Advice) says you should be a little more self-absorbed in these areas.Read More »from 6 Ways You Should Be More Selfish
By Dara Adeeyo
1. Your Relationships
Finding the right guy can be hard work. However, you shouldn't settle for just any dude. If he's doing things like canceling plans last minute or picking silly fights, you need to ditch him.
2. Your Body
So you have a weekly exercise class you like to go to after work. But, ugh. Your friends hit you up with spontaneous plans for that night. Take a rain check. Don't skip out on getting in a good workout like you normally do. There will be plenty of other opportunities for you to hang with your friends-and those workout-induced endorphins will make you more fun to be around.
Find out what that sexy dream of his meant..Researchers recently identified the five most common man-dreams. We asked Gillian Holloway, PhD, author of The Complete Dream Book, for her expert take.Read More »from The Meanings Behind 5 Common Male Dreams
If he dream-cheats on you with another woman, it's because he's attracted to one of her nonphysical qualities, like her ambition or quick wit. And if he dreams about a fictional person he's never met, pay attention to the particular sexy adventure. That's what he really wants to do--but with you.
2. Being Chased
He's feeling pressured by something, but that doesn't mean he's necessarily running away from it. The pursuer could be a symbol for something that motivates him and is merely pushing him in a certain direction.
Related: What His Sheets Say About Him
He is overwhelmed and feels out of control, either at work or in his personal life.
4. Studying for a Test
Surprisingly, this dream becomes more frequent once guys have graduated and entered the workforce,
Some cultures believe that everyone has a doppelganger (ie, somehow who looks exactly like you) somewhere on the planet. This seems to be especially true in Hollywood! Check out our favorite faux-twin celebs-from two redheads you'd swear were sisters to a pop icon and New Girl who appear to be separated at birth.
By Tia Williams
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