Aww! Look at the cute puppy.Dragging at work? Scientists say you should take a time out to eyeball YouTube vids of puppies playing or otters holding hands. Seriously.
By Korin Miller
A series of studies from Japan's Hiroshima University found that people are more focused and careful after they look at adorable images.
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In one of the studies, researchers had participants play the game Operation. They were asked to work at their own pace and try to get the highest score before they were divided into two groups.
One group was then shown seven photos of puppies and kittens, and asked to rate how cute and exciting (um...very!) each pic was. Another group was shown pics of adult cats and dogs and ask to rate them, too. Afterward, they all played another round of Operation.
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Get this: People who saw the puppy and kitten pics did 44 percent better in the second round than they did the first time. And the cuter they
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Wed, Oct 3, 2012 6:02 PM EDT
Aww! Look at the cute puppy.Dragging at work? Scientists say you should take a time out to eyeball YouTube vids of puppies playing or otters holding hands. Seriously.Read More »from How to Be More Productive at Work: Watch Baby Animals Videos
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 2, 2012 4:55 PM EDT
We've rounded up the most over-the-top, super-sexy (and sometimes scary) couple costumes. Check them out here!
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It's not all about watching the scale...We love the attitudes that Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera have had about their weight lately. They've basically said, "this is what I look like, and if you don't like it, too bad." Sure, we all want to look crazy-toned, but it's not natural for everyone. That's why we consulted the experts on how to find your ideal weight-and keep it. Keep this on the back burner when you're trying to firm up.Read More »from 7 Ways to Find Your Ideal Weight
By Korin Miller
1. So, What's Your Ideal Weight Again?
This is basically the weight where you're the healthiest. You look and feel great, and everything in your bod is working the way it should.
2. Why It's So Important
So many things are affected by this. When you're at your ideal weight, your skin is clear, you have loads of energy, and it's fairly easy to maintain that weight. Plus, it's nice to not stress about trying to fit into a size four dress when you know you're healthiest when you fit into a six.
3. Do Some Math...
Everyone's ideal weight is different, but it's usually
Help him get better at kissing.Your new man is perfect in every way...except he kinda sucks in the making out department. According to a new Match.com study, 81 percent of women will give a bad kisser a second chance. Okay, don't freak-experts swear he can be fixed. These kissing tips will set him straight, no matter what his issue.Read More »from 8 Ways to Fix a Bad Kisser
By Korin Miller
1. He Sucks Really Hard on Your Tongue
When he starts to do this, caress his cheek and gently pull your tongue away. Then say something like, "I really love it when you kiss me like this" and start again with light kisses to set the tone.
2. He Presses Too Hard With His Lips
Sure, a little pressure is hot sometimes, but constant force hurts. Run your fingers through his hair and pull his head back a bit so his lips are lighter on yours. Then say something like, "Mmm. I like that."
3. He Makes You Do All The Work
He could just be nervous or clueless. Either way, make a game of it. Tell him where you want to be kissed and work your way up to the lips. Once he's there,
Watch what you tweet.When Miley Cyrus recently tweeted out a bunch of sad thoughts on love, it got everyone speculating that her engagement to Liam Hemsworth might be on the rocks. That's never good for a relationship. We asked experts what other online behaviors are turn offs for guys.Read More »from 8 Online Habits that Are Total Turn Offs for Guys
By Casey Gueren
1. The Virtual Vent-Fest
Posting status updates about a fight with your guy is not only immature, it's mean. Even if you're being obscure about it-"Guess my expectations are just too high for some people" -come on, everyone knows what's up. Before you know it, friends are commenting with questions like "Uh-uh, trouble in paradise?" You can be sure your BF doesn't appreciate being outed as a "bad boyfriend" on Facebook.
Plus, when you make up, having that post out there, and friends still commenting on it, keeps the spat alive. "By the time all your friends see it, you're already having makeup sex-and that post is just extending the shelf life of your fight," says online dating expert Julie Spira, author
Step. Away. From. The. Computer.Breakups suck. Whether it was a peaceful or crazy split, trying to get over your former man will be hard. Want to move on fast? Defriend him on Facebook.Read More »from Why You Should Defriend Your Ex on Facebook
By Dara Adeeyo
According to a new study from the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking journal, keeping tabs on your ex's life online will keep you kinda hooked on him. In the study, researchers evaluated the Facebook usage, emotional recovery, and personal judgement of 464 participants after they went through a breakup. The results were totally shocking.
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Study participants who kept tabs on their exes, felt more upset about their breakup than those who didn't. Researchers also discovered that Facebook, uh, stalking an ex basically makes you feel as crappy as you would if you were forced to hang with him as "just friends" on a regular basis.
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Bottom line: Taking a look at what your ex is up to is just not a
Before you flip and possibly get fired, try these tricks.Rumor has it Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey hate each other-and they're forced to work together on American Idol. Well, that sucks. Unfortunately you can't always pick who you work with. We consulted career experts Marc Dorio, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Career Advancement and Alexandra Levit, author of Blind Spots for their tips on how to work with someone who is, um, difficult.Read More »from 8 Tricks for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers
By Korin Miller
1. Rise Above It
Yeah, it's tough when the office bitch seems to have it out for you, but you don't want to stoop to her level-even on the DL. Why? Your coworkers (and your boss) are looking to see how you deal with her craziness.
2. Figure Out Your Hot Buttons
Something about this chick drives you completely nuts, and she's pushing your buttons. You can best her by figuring out what she's doing that makes you so crazy. Is she harping on a secret work insecurity you have? Always trying to steal credit for work you do? Once you figure them out, write them down. It'll be easier to
Take these steps to ensure you and your ex never breakup again.According to reports, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are back together after that whole cheating scandal. Huh. Experts weigh in on if getting back together with your ex is a good idea - and share the rules you must follow, if you do decide to get back with your ex.Read More »from 7 Things to Do After You Get Back with Your Ex
By Korin Miller
1. Go Slow
It's hard to slam on the brakes when you're making up for lost time, not to mention enjoying being so familiar with each other. But admit it or not, you've both changed and need to take time to get reacquainted. "Try to look at it as a brand-new relationship," says relationship therapist Bethany Marshall, PhD, author of Deal Breakers.
2. Think About Why You Want to Be Together
While you might be dying to fast-forward to cozy Saturday mornings in bed, it's important to stop and think about why you want to be together…just like you would while getting close with any guy.
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3. Make Sure It's Not Just a Quick Fix
Be honest with yourself: If the idea of going to
On a bad date? Let him down easy.Unfortunately, disaster dates happen. But when you're stuck on one, what the eff are you supposed to do? We tapped relationship expert, Rachel DeAlto, for her savvy tips on how to get out of a bad date ASAP (without hurting his feelings).Read More »from 7 Ways to Get Out of a Bad Date
By Dara Adeeyo
Create a Deadline
You'll know in seconds if you're interested, so if you're not feeling it, or just realized he's totally weird, set a deadline at the start of the date with an excuse. Try saying something like, "I'm so sorry. I can only stay a half hour. I completely forgot that I promised my friend I would let her dog out by [insert time here]."
Plant a Phone Call
It's an old trick, but it works. Have a friend call you 30-40 minutes into the date. lf the date is going badly, pretend that they need your help immediately (with a work crisis, relationship issue, etc.).
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He's not going to know you're faking it if you suddenly feel "nauseous." Excuse yourself to
You know you and your man are ready to get married when...When Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds secretly tied the knot, we were thrilled. But still, Blake is only 25-a little on the young side. So we got a bit curious and asked the experts for signs that let you know you're ready to get married. Be sure you check these off before you walk down the aisle.Read More »from 7 Signs You're Ready to Get Married
By Annie Daly
1. You've Dated Around
We're not saying you have to pull a Jen Aniston and go through tons of dudes before you find The One. But having a few solid long term relationships under your belt does help you figure out what qualities are important to you and what makes a relationship work-so you truly appreciate your future hubs when you find him.
2. You Share Similar Goals
Let's say he wants to do the suburbia thing stat, while you'd love to travel the globe for a few years. If you get hitched, one of you will end up disappointed...you're in separate mind-sets right now and prioritize different things. Settle down with a man you're more or less on the same page