This might cramp his bedroom style.Since guys are usually down for sex anytime, anywhere, something's probably up when your man's suddenly not up for naughty time. Sure, stress or relationship issues can kill his sex drive, but research has found these random things affect his libido, too.
By Natasha Burton
1. Neon-Colored Drinks
Animal testing has shown that brominated vegetable oil, a common ingredient in both citrus-flavored flavored sodas and electrolyte-replenishing drinks can cause testicular damage. Bromine has also been connected with impotence and low sex drive in men. So if your guy is a fan, it might be time to get him to cut back.
In a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that men's testosterone levels dropped dramatically when they were given licorice supplements to eat. Random, right?
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3. Forgetting to Floss
Not only does flossing keep your choppers healthy, according to the Journal of Periodontology, men who don't
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This might cramp his bedroom style.Since guys are usually down for sex anytime, anywhere, something's probably up when your man's suddenly not up for naughty time. Sure, stress or relationship issues can kill his sex drive, but research has found these random things affect his libido, too.Read More »from 8 Random Things that Kill His Sex Drive
These tips will help you get your way.Sure, relationships are a partnership but sometimes, you just want to get your way. Curious to know how we can make that happen, we pumped the guys at ModernMan.com for more info. Their tips on how to get a man to do just about anything…Read More »from How to Get a Guy to Do Anything
Take You to a Chick Flick
Appeal to his sense of fairness and tell him that the next time you see a movie, he can pick. And if you don't want him to pick Boobs and Explosions 3: Boobsplosion when the time comes, save the super chicky chick-flicks to see with your friends and bring him to one that he might actually wind up sort of enjoying.
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Hook Up Your Stereo
Guys love playing the "hero" for women. But they also tend to love women who don't come across as helpless princesses. So let him know that you made an attempt, but that you couldn't figure it out, or that you quickly realized you'd much rather cook dinner for your boyfriend as a thank-you for him doing it instead.
Drive You to
Don't get blindsided in an interview!Job interviews can be super stressful. After all, it's hard to know which qs your would-be boss might ask. We got Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, to dish on the questions you should be prepared to answer.Read More »from 6 Job Interview Questions You Need to Know
By Dara Adeeyo
1. How much do you want to be paid?
Do your homework on what an appropriate wage range is for the job (try Glassdoor.com). Then, give a number a little higher than that range to give yourself room for negotiation.
2. What did you make at your last job?
This one sucks, but employers are asking it more, so be prepared. You can either say that your company asked you not to disclose that info when you were hired, or give a range. They can probably check, so be truthful. That said, your current salary shouldn't dictate your future one.
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3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Don't pull the strength as your weakness card. They won't fall
Here are the real reasons you can't sleep.It may not actually be that late-night cappuccino that's keeping you up. Read on for 10 surprising things that cause insomnia…that you have to ditch now.Read More »from 10 Surprising Things that Cause Insomnia
By Esther Crain
1. Total Silence
When it's too quiet, you're more easily awakened by a random sound, like your guy getting up to go to the bathroom or a car outside. Get a whitenoise machine or turn on a fan, both of which drown out light noise, says sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan.
2. The Wrong Blinds or Curtains
If your window coverings are too short or sheer, slivers of light may sneak their way into your bedroom and thwart the production of melatonin, a hormone crucial to nodding off, says William C. Kohler, MD, medical director of the Florida Sleep Institute, in Spring Hill, Florida. Replace them with blinds, curtains, or shades that truly fit, preferably the kind labeled "blackout," which use heavier fabric or material (one to look for: nonwoven polyester).
3. Your Furry Bedtime Buddy
This is exactly why women should have the right to choose.Abortion was a hot-button issue in this past presidential election and the subject has been passionately debated for decades now. This week, the real life consequences of not having the right to choose came into the spotlight when a woman died after she was denied a legal abortion in Ireland.Read More »from Woman Dies After Being Denied an Abortion
By Natasha Burton
Savtia Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist, was hospitalized 17 weeks into her pregnancy due to severe complications. When she and her husband were told that the fetus would not survive, Halappanavar asked to terminate the pregnancy. While abortion is legal in Ireland when the life of a woman is at risk, her request was refused because the fetus' heartbeat was still detectable. Two days later, her fetus' heart stopped beating and Halappanavar died of septicemia (a bacterial blood infection) soon after.
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The Irish Times reports that Halappanavar was told "this is a Catholic country" in response to her request to
The crisper the bill, the better.Holiday shopping season is almost here. If you've looked at your bank account lately wondering how the heck you're going to afford gifts for everyone on your list, we've got a sweet money saving solution for you: head to the bank and trade in your wrinkled, worn cash for crisp new bills.Read More »from The Easiest Way to Save Money—Ever
By Natasha Burton
Okay, yes, that might sound a bit weird, but according to the Journal of Consumer Research, the crisper the bills in your wallet are, the less inclined you'll be to spend them. In a number of studies, consumers were given either shiny new bills or worn out ones, then they were asked to complete various, shopping-related tasks.
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Those who had the worn bills were more inclined spend their cash than those who had newer money. Not only that, people were more likely to break a worn bill to get rid of it than they were to pay an exact amount using crisp bills. (Crazy, right?!)
Researchers believe that the appearance of money can influence
This workout move will help you burn fat quick!Sure, you hit the gym to tone up and get fit. But sometimes...you just want to torch calories. Stephanie Vitorino, a group fitness manager at Equinox, swears these exercises will burn fat ASAP.Read More »from 7 Easy Exercise Moves that Burn Fat
By Korin Miller
1. The Reverse Lunge
Hold a eight to 10-pound weight in each hand and hinge forward at the hips as you step back into a lunge. This uses more of your glutes and lower body-and using more of your bod burns more calories. Then extend your arms out at your sides into a rear fly. Do 10 reps on each side.
2. The Burpee Pushup
This move builds lean muscle by using your own body weight. Instead of just doing a pushup, start from a standing position, hop back into a pushup, and then hop back up to a standing position. Do 10 reps.
3. The Single Leg Bridge
Start out laying on your back, bed your knees, and raise your hips, pushing your lower bod into a "bridge" position. Then, raise one leg and hold the position for five seconds before lowering it and raising the other leg. Do this
Munching on this could help you blast your belly fat!Flat, toned abs are right up there with Ryan Gosling's digits-every chick with a pulse wants them. If you're looking to lose belly fat, try these expert tips. They target that pesky pooch to score you abs so tight, could bounce a quarter off of them.Read More »from 12 Ways to Lose that Stubborn Belly Fat
By Kelly Thore
1. Exercise in Bursts
Awesome news: Turns out that marathoning for an hour on the treadmill isn't only boring as hell, but it doesn't even really give you that great of a workout. Experts say that if you're trying flatten your abs, one of the most effective methods is actually interval training, which means incorporating short bursts of high-intensity burnouts into whatever you're doing, whether that's running, squats, whatever. And bonus-it'll keep you burning calories for up to 16 hours post-exercise. Um, we'll take it.
2. Stretch, Then Crunch
The most common mistake you're probably making when doing abwork is jumping in without limbering up, which causes you to do most of the work with your hips and back. See, your
The guys clue us in on what to do on a first date.First dates can be tricky. That's why we got the guys at ModernMan.com to spill their advice on the first date tips they wish women knew. (Um…we're totally shocked by No. 5.)Read More »from 7 First Date Tips from Men You Need to Know
1. Be Decisive
Don't say stuff like "I don't know, what do you think?" or "It's up to you" constantly. That doesn't mean you have to make all the decisions, but you should definitely have some input. So if he gives you some options for where to go on your date, pick one. It saves you both from that awkward back and forth.
2. Handle the Bill Gracefully
When the bill comes, wait for him to make a move for it. When he does, reach for your purse/wallet and continue the payment process until he says "I've got it" (and then say "thanks" and drop it). If he doesn't say it, you'll have to split it. But don't say, "Can we split this?" or "I'd really like to split this" because he may think you actually mean it.
3. Wait for Him to Get in Touch Afterwards
Is it fair? No. But after the first date, resist
Office of J. Crew's Jenna Lyons.To be successful, you have to be a little chic," advises Heather Clawson, blogger and author of Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work. After visiting the offices of successful business leaders, Clawson learned that how your desk is set up can really influence how you perform at work. If you're itching for a promotion, check out her insider tips.Read More »from How Your Desk Can Get You Promoted
By Michelle Ruiz
Studies have shown that flowers help put people in a great mood. Clawson found that fashion gurus like J. Crew's Jenna Lyons boost productivity with fresh flora and fauna.
Make a Mood Board
Tack inspirational images right where you can see them, like fashion designer Chris Benz. If it's right in front of you, you're always striving for it-whether it's something that moves you or to remind yourself, 'I want a vacation on that beach.'
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Display the Write Stuff
"It's nice to have notes and cards to remind you of great achievements," Clawson suggests. One fashion insider