Emma StoneWhen Emma Stone recently confessed that she took a month off from working out (and loved it), we thought, "Damn, that sounds awesome!"-especially when she pointed out that she felt more relaxed since she wasn't a slave to the gym.
By Korin Miller
But Emma also admitted that she didn't feel her sexiest at the time, and ended up wearing looser clothes to cover up her imperfections. Yeah, that didn't sound as great to us.
Sure, working out is important for staying healthy and fit, but Emma's comments really made us think. Should we be taking more breaks from the gym?
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Definitely, says certified personal trainer Doug Sklar, founder of PhilanthroFit Training, LLC in New York City. "There is nothing wrong with scheduling little breaks from exercising now and then," he says. "In fact, it's a good idea to allow your body time to recover and rejuvenate from the stresses of your daily routine."
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Emma StoneWhen Emma Stone recently confessed that she took a month off from working out (and loved it), we thought, "Damn, that sounds awesome!"-especially when she pointed out that she felt more relaxed since she wasn't a slave to the gym.Read More »from Why You Should Take a Vacation from the Gym
Women love it when their guy is upset.There are so many factors that go into making a relationship work, but researchers from Harvard Medical School have just tracked down another one-and it's a little random.Read More »from How to Make Your Relationship Work
According to their study, men like to know when girlfriend or wife is happy, and women like to know when their boyfriend or husband is upset.
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For the study, scientists recruited 156 couples and asked them to describe a recent incident with their S.O. that was frustrating or upsetting. Researchers then had each couple discuss the incident for 10 minutes while they videotaped them. They then played the tape back for each person and had them rate how they felt in each moment, as well as how they thought their partner felt.
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Researchers discovered that men feel the most satisfied with their relationship when they can correctly guess that their girlfriend or wife is happy. Women, on the other hand, feel the most satisfied with
Can you and your guy bff remain just best friends?It always seems to happen with a guy friend: At some point, one of you wants something more from your relationship. Sometimes, you actually start dating, and sometimes…it just gets awkward.Read More »from Can Guys and Girls Just Be Friends?
By Korin Miller
That's why we were psyched to see a new study from Boise State University that pinpointed why some of these friendships keep going, while others totally bomb.
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Researchers interviewed people who had a thing for a friend, as well as that friend, and realized there were some common factors in the friendships that lasted.
Here's the breakdown:
•Both people kept working at it.
Duh, right? But most people shut down when a friend says they're into them, and then…things fall apart. People who said they really valued the friendship and kept working at it stayed buddies.
•They really wanted to be friends.
You've probably been a in a situation where you're tight with a guy, only to have him disappear when you make it clear you
Selena Gomez & BF Justin BieberForget spending the day after a night out untagging unflattering pics of the two of you on Facebook. These tricks will leave you looking your hottest every. single. time.Read More »from How to Pose for Pictures with Your Guy
By Korin Miller
When Selena Gomez tweeted out a photo from boyfriend Justin Bieber's birthday party earlier this week, our first reaction was "Aww." (Seriously, could this couple get any cuter?) And our second was "Wow. Selena looks…amazing."
Taking photos with your guy can be tricky-pose the right way like Selena and you've got a gorgeous new Facebook profile pic. Do it wrong and you're left giving a half-assed story about how you "accidentally" deleted it from his phone.
That's why we consulted award-winning fashion photographer Alexa Miller and celebrity and fashion photographer Eric Ray Davidson for their tips on how to look your hottest in pics with your man. Keep these on the back burner next time you get snap-happy.
Pressing your body into your guy (think: tilting your pelvis up against his
Save up for that vacation!Lacking the funds for a much-needed vacay? Try these tricks to beef up your bank account now, so you can be lounging on a tropical island in no time.Read More »from 9 Easy Ways to Save Cash
By Brittany Talarico
It's that time of year when vacation itch sets in. But it can be a real downer if you don't have the dough to finance a trip. That's why we consulted Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC's Today show and author of Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. Follow her cash-saving tips, to shore up money for a beachy vacay...with a little extra for yummy drinks.
Lay Off the Plastic
It's very convenient to just swipe away when it comes to spending, but by only using cards for purchases, you're doing yourself a disservice. "We spend more money with credit than with debit and more with debit than with cash," Chatzy says. "You need to put yourself on a cash diet, so you see where your money is going." Watching hard-earned dollar bills slip away stings more and makes your money harder to part with.
Now you're married. Should you take his last name?Vanessa Minnillo married Nick Lachey months ago, but she just announced that she's decided to take her hubby's last name.Read More »from Should You Change Your Name when You Get Married?
By Korin Miller
Why did she wait? Vanessa said in an interview that she just didn't have the time before. But ultimately, she said she's just "old fashioned" and wanted to take on Nick's name.
Sure, Vanessa took the traditional route, and research has found that most women do, too, but…there are plenty of women who don't. A recent study published in the journal Social Behavior and Personality found that 18 percent of brides keep their names after they get married. The study also discovered that women with more education or a high-powered job were more likely to stick with their maiden name.
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Another recent study from Pennsylvania State University found that women who plan to keep their names after they get hitched don't feel any less committed to their marriage than women who take on their husband's name.
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Get busy this leap year!February 29 only happens once every four years-like this one. Take advantage of the extra day to work your man into a sizzling sexual frenzy.Read More »from Why You Need Leap Year Sex
By Carolyn Kylstra
Trying new, naughty things in bed is key to keeping sex with your man hot. Though we know you don't need an excuse to try out different mattress moves, why not dedicate February 29 to it? Since it's a leap year (which only occurs every four years), we have an extra day at the end of this month to play. Go ahead, we dare you to test-drive one of these wild tricks....
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Here's a position that feels ahh-mazing for you both: Pull a sturdy chair the wall and kneel on it, so your knees are facing the wall and your toes are pointing backwards off the chair-your lower half looks like the bottom of the 2. Then have your guy (he's the 9) squat behind you, so he's entering you from behind. Your bodies stay super close, creating lots of feel-good friction, says Lou Paget, author of
The best stuff on Earth!Know how sometimes you feel like you're addicted to Ben & Jerry's? Well…you might actually be.Read More »from Why Ice Cream is Addictive
By Korin Miller
According to a new brain scan study from the Oregon Research Institute, your brain pretty much thinks ice cream and drugs are the same thing.
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In the study, researchers gave participants milkshakes and scanned their brains. Later, they showed them a photo of a milkshake to measure how much their brain craved it, and then gave them a milkshake.
Over time, those who ate the most ice cream enjoyed it less during the new few weeks, but still wanted more of it. Scientists also found that the area of their brains that is associated with pleasure wasn't activated as much when they had a shake.
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That effect is similar to drug addiction-addicts get less and less pleasure from drugs over time, even though they continue to crave it.
Researchers said they decided to use milkshakes in this study
These moves will turn your guy on.Justin Theroux recently confessed that Jennifer Aniston thinks it's hot when he...breakdances. Naturally, that made us wonder about the random things we do that get guys riled up-besides, you know, cleavage and killer stilettos. Real dudes share the moves they find completely irresistible.Read More »from 10 Weird Things that Turn Guys On
By Zoe Ruderman
"During sex, if I'm talking or grunting too much my fiance will clamp her hand over my mouth, and it gets me even more aroused. I like that she knows what she wants-or doesn't want-and has no problem letting me know." -Ty
"I love that my girlfriend hates girly drinks. She usually only sticks to vodka on the rocks, tequila, or beer. There's something really bad-girl hot about it." -Antoine S.
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"Whenever I'm focused on work or just playing a video game, she just senses when I'm hungry. Suddenly, she'll appear with a snack right as I realized I'm dying for one. It's amazing!" -Ernesto G.
"It's sexy when she gets up for work, but
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of Sex and The Single Girl, Helen Gurley Brown's original guide to rocking a sexy, satisfying single life. This iconic book inspired a movie, and ever since, the single-chick-hits-New York story has been done about … oh, a million times. And as far as we're concerned, it never gets old. Check out some of our favorite kickass characters.Read More »from The Coolest Single Women Ever to Take Manhattan
By Amary Wiggin
Helen Gurley Brown
You Know Her From...Cosmo (1965-Present)
She wrote the manual on how young women should rock their sex appeal and financial independence in Sex & The Single Girl, and went on to edit Cosmopolitan, of course.
You know her from...That Girl (1966-1971)
In this 60's sitcom, a wide-eyed aspiring actress moves to the Big Apple - and makes scraping by seem glamorous.
You know her from...Working Girl (1988)
Melanie Griffith owns the 80's power suit and super-sized hair in this Oscar-winning flick about a working-class 20something who takes charge on Wall Street.
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