Well, this is cooler than the other side of the pillow.Sure, it can be annoying when your man steals the covers or snores his head off, but there's an upside to putting up with that: Research has found that sleeping with a partner can make you healthier.
By Korin Miller
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered that women in LTRs fall asleep more quickly and wake up less during the night than single women. They also tend to be healthier and live longer.
Related: Moving In With Your Guy? Read This First
Researchers aren't exactly sure why this happens, but one theory is that sleeping with someone else may lower your bod's production of the stress hormone cortisol, and boost production of the cuddle hormone oxytocin. They point out that oxytocin is created in the same area of your brain that is responsible for your sleep cycle, so more of the hormone could possibly help you catch better ZZZs.
So next time you're ticked when your man insists on keeping your bedroom at freezing temps, just know that it's good for you.
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Well, this is cooler than the other side of the pillow.Sure, it can be annoying when your man steals the covers or snores his head off, but there's an upside to putting up with that: Research has found that sleeping with a partner can make you healthier.Read More »from The Benefit of Living with Your Guy
Make. Him. Green. With. Envy.We get it: No matter how good your breakup was, there's still a teeny part of you that wants your ex to cry himself to sleep at night over letting you slip through his fingers. Ahem. That's why we got the guys at ModernMan.com to spill on little ways to make him jealous. (Bonus: They all benefit you, too.)Read More »from 8 Little Ways to Make Your Ex Jealous
By Korin Miller
Post Pics of You...With Hot Guys
Actually, they don't even have to be hot. Any photos of you on Facebook with a dude that he doesn't know will make him go crazy.
Tweet About Fun Stuff
You know your life didn't end when you split. And it doesn't hurt for him-heck, everyone you know-to know it, too. So write about that cool concert you went to with your girls, or the hilarious thing your barista said this morning. Make it look like he's missing out...because he is.
Related: 10 New Ways to Get Over An Ex
"Set" Him Up
If he's the type to think you're still pining away (ugh, get over yourself, dude!), try this little mind game: The next time you see him at a party, tell
How often does your guy look at porn?It's no secret that a lot of dudes have a thing for porn. Some just check out the occasional YouTube vid, while others have a serious obsession. And, according to new research, a man's porn habit can have an impact on your relationship...and you.Read More »from How His Porn Habit Can Affect You
By Korin Miller
For the study, scientists from the University of Florida asked 308 women to fill out questionnaires about their guy's porn habits, how "normal" women think their guy's porn use is, and how his porn use made them feel.
Researchers discovered that women who say their boyfriends or husbands look at porn often tend to be less happy in their relationships than women who said their guys just look at it occasionally.
Related: 9 Bad Habits-And How to Break Them
They also learned that women who believed their guy looked at porn more than the average man felt less satisfied with their sex lives, and were more likely to feel like they weren't good enough.
Sex experts have repeatedly told us that men don't look at porn because they're
See that desk? It's way cleaner than your male coworker's.Over at Cosmo, we love men. But we kept coming across tons of studies proving women have some amazing abilities that men lack. So, we rounded up some of our favorites. Hello, ego boost!Read More »from 12 Things Women Do Better Than Men
By Christie Griffin
1. We're cleaner.
A study from San Diego State University of offices across the U.S. found that men's desks and offices are germier than women's. Researchers discovered that men had anywhere from 10 to 20 percent more bacteria in their workspaces than women-and scientists say it's because they tend to be less hygenic. Ick.
2. We interview better.
A new study out of the University of Western Ontario found that women are better at handling the stress of a job interview. Researchers found that, while women get more freaked beforehand about interviewing, we do better in the actual event. Why? We prepare more before the big moment.
Related: 8 Things Men Notice About You Instantly
3. We evolve hotter.
A recent study revealed that women are getting better looking through evolution;
Banana beats Gatorade.Love chugging a sports drink after you work up a sweat? According to new research, there's a cheaper way to get an energy boost.Read More »from Are Bananas the New Energy Drink?
By Korin Miller
Scientists from Appalachian State University discovered that eating a banana will give you the same benefits as chugging a sports drink after a tough workout. Even better, they provide antioxidants and more nutrition than energy drinks, like fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6. Plus, they have less sugar and cost a fraction of the price.
Related: 8 Surprising Foods That Are Loaded With Sugar
For the study, researchers monitored cyclists who downed a banana or a sports drink during an intense workout, and analyzed their blood afterward.
Cyclists who ate half a banana every 15 minutes had just as much energy as the ones who consumed sports drinks, but got more nutrients in the end.
Related: 12 Foods That Won't Make Your Bloat
Not a fan of eating while you work out? Noshing on a banana after you hit the gym should give you the same boost.
He wants to play teacher and student. You game?When we heard that 31 percent of dudes fantasize about getting it on in the White House, we were a little shocked. But when we realized this probably just symbolizes his lust for power and scandal (and not a man-crush on the president), we totally get it. Here, an expert weighs in on what his other sex dreams really mean.Read More »from What His Sex Fantasies Really Mean
By Casey Gueren
Getting It On In Public
He's an adrenaline junkie who craves excitement, but he also enjoys showing off a little. Whether he's proud of you or his own bod, this guy likes the idea of someone watching him, says Gloria Brame, PhD. Tap into this by subtly grabbing him under the table at a busy restaurant and whispering in his ear that you think the waitress knows exactly what's going on.
Tying You Up
If he's getting all Christian Grey on you, this dude desires control. Relax-he doesn't have a sex dungeon in mind. He wants the power to spend the night pleasing and teasing you, says Brame. If you're weirded out by being bound or handcuffed, have him hold
The ParachuteOld-school crunches are great and all, but Jaime Morales, group fitness instructor at Equinox, swears these exercises will give you tight, toned abs even faster. Try out a few or tackle them all for one crazy-hot bikini bod.Read More »from 8 Ways to Get Amazing Abs
By Korin Miller
The Reverse Plank
Lay down on your back and, keeping your abs tight, lift your feet and legs a few inches off of the floor. Hold for four seconds, then do 10 to 15 reps.
Start by lying down on your back, with your legs straight and spread wider than shoulder-width. Crunch up while clicking your heels together for a second. Move them back to their original starting position, and do 10 to 15 reps.
Related: 10 Shocking Weight-Loss Tricks That Work
Lay down on your back, with your hands behind your head and your legs spread apart. Crunch your knees and elbows together, hold, and squeeze your abs. Return back to your starting position, and do eight to 10 reps.
The Twisting Scissor
Start on your back, and raise one leg
He said WHAT?!The average dude fabricates something six times a day-that's twice as often as women-and with #LiesMenTellWomen trending on Twitter right now, some dudes are being called out. To try to get why guys are so crafty, we reached out to male relationship experts. Here are the most common whoppers men tell their girlfriends and wives-and what the real deal is behind each.Read More »from Top 10 Lies Men Tell Women
By Robin Hilmantel
Lie # 10: "I'm Stuck in Traffic"
"He figures it's much easier to just say this than to try to explain the real reason he's running late," says John Amodeo, author of The Authentic Heart. "Remember, men aren't as good at communicating as women are." The funny thing is, a guy will toss this line out even if what held him up is perfectly legitimate. Still, you shouldn't let it slide - it's a lie nonetheless.
Lie # 9: "It Wasn't That Expensive"
"Men like toys, and they don't like sensing your disapproval, even if you don't share a bank account," Amodeo says. He could also be dropping this fib to try to
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Tue, May 29, 2012 5:40 PM EDT
Oops, did you just? Heh...Every couple will have awkward situation now and then. What matters is how you handle it. We talked to Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D., author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating, for relationship advice on navigating these love dilemmas.Read More »from How You Should Handle Those Awkward Relationship Moments
By Carolyn Kylstra
You Accidentally Farted
Laugh it off. Sure, you'd obviously prefer your guy think you're perfect 100 percent of the time. But that's just not realistic and that's okay. So giggle about it... and then move on quickly. He'll dig that you're down to earth, and that you feel comfortable around him.
He Doesn't Introduce You As His Girlfriend
Wait to address it until you get home. Bringing it up at the party, or correcting him in front of others, can make a totally normal situation turn uncomfortable. When you're alone (and not tipsy) ask him about it. The key is to be non-confrontational-you don't want him to feel attacked. Make it a conversation about the both of you, which makes him feel as if you're on a team. Say, "When we're at a party
Avoid bra-less blunders.Bras: they're not the most comfortable underpinning but they are necessary when it comes to supporting what your mama gave you. Still, we get it-sometimes you just want to skip the straps, hooks, and underwire and go free-boobin'-especially if you're wearing a top or dress that exposes your back or dips low in front.
By Carly Cardellino
But, going bra-less isn't exactly for everyone. Stepping out sans support is easier for women with smaller breasts since their tatas stay in place, while those with larger chests tend to jiggle around. Case in point: Lindsay Lohan's recent boob-bouncing entrance into a photo shoot.
Wanna go bra-less but not sure how? Use these tips as your guide:
1. Never go to work without wearing a bra. Period.
2. Skip silk or lightweight fabrics. Their sheer quality will give people more than an eyeful.
3. Beware of loose-fitting tops. If you bend down they may lend to a wardrobe malfunction that you won't be able to live down.
4. If you're aRead More »from Wanna Go Bra-Less This Summer? Here's How!