Bet you didn't know your flat iron could do this!Your flat iron is your go-to tool for stick-straight strands, but it's way more than a one-trick pony. Here are the secrets to becoming a flat iron ninja.
By Elisa Benson
Put a Crimp in Your Style
Crimping (the non-80s way) is one of the easiest things you can do with a flat iron-and the effect is subtle and current, not dated.
To create a cool crimp, start with straight locks, grab a one-inch section of hair and position your flat iron at the root. Begin twisting your wrist back and forth, slowly, as you glide the iron all the way down to your ends. Repeat until all strands have been tended to.
Related: 20 Sexy Ideas For Long Hair
Chalk Your Hair
Love the pink tips so many celebs are sporting these days? Try it, temporarily, by "chalking" your hair with soft chalk pastels (available at any art supply store). After running the chalk over your strands to saturate your tips with color (do it outside 'cause the stuff gets everywhere), use your flat iron to seal in the "new" hue so it
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Bet you didn't know your flat iron could do this!Your flat iron is your go-to tool for stick-straight strands, but it's way more than a one-trick pony. Here are the secrets to becoming a flat iron ninja.Read More »from 5 Cool Ways to Use Your Flat Iron
Read this before you go on Facebook again. You already know how important it is to clean up your Facebook and Twitter accounts when you're job-hunting-especially now that some employers are asking to look at your social media pages during the interview process. But now we know what they're looking for.Read More »from What Employers Are Looking for on Facebook
By Korin Miller
According to a new CareerBuilder.com survey, employers say they're on the hunt for these red flags:
* Inappropriate or provocative photos (49 percent)
* Information about a candidate drinking or using drugs (45 percent)
* Poor communication skills (35 percent)
* Discriminatory comments about other people (28 percent)
* Lying about qualifications (22 percent)
Apparently you don't have to stress over your Twitter feed as much: 65 percent of employers said they home in on Facebook, while 63 percent look at LinkedIn. Only 16 percent look at Twitter.
Oh, hello. Need help applying sunscreen?Body language experts say that guys are way flirtier at the beach. (Hello, that's what your slammin' body on display does to a dude.) His actions can tell you a ton about his hook-up potential and availability, so here's a guide to the sand and surf behavior that screams "I Want You."Read More »from How to Read His Beach Body Language
By Brittany Talarico
He Strolls the Beach With a Bouncy Step
If you spot a hottie walking back and forth near your chair or towel with some pep in his step, pay attention. "A lively stroll conveys confidence and interest," says body language expert Lillian Glass, PhD. He's showing himself off for you, and it's an early clue that he wants you to notice him.
Related: Sneaky Stuff His Body Language Reveals
His Toes Are in the Sand...Pointed At You
"Even if his eyes and head are focused somewhere else, if his feet are directed your way and dig into the sand, he's planted himself next to you to show interest," explains Glass. Same goes for his upper body: If he positions his chest and shoulders at you, even
But we heard milk does the body good...Sugar has gotten a bad rap recently, and with good reason-it can make you pack on lbs, and a new study even found that it can screw with your smarts. Sure, ditching candy will help you cut back, but sugar is hidden in some foods you wouldn't expect. Experts called out the biggest offenders.Read More »from 8 Surprising Foods that Are Loaded with Sugar
By Korin Miller
Drinking milk is a great way to get your daily calcium intake, but it has a whopping 12 grams of sugar per serving. Want to skip the extra sweetness? Get your calcium from broccoli and dark leafy greens like spinach, and limit your milk intake to one cup or less (think: a small latte) per day.
Greek yogurt is a wonder food-it's packed with filling protein and loaded with calcium-but flavored versions can contain up to 20 grams of sugar. Opt for an unflavored one instead (it has nearly a third of the amount of sugar) and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for extra taste.
Related: 12 Foods That Won't Make Your Bloat
Energy BarsWhyyyy? It's so tasty! Snack bars that are packed with
He wants to hear you say THIS...Lately, we've been hearing the same relationship complaint from dudes. Even though they know to call out how awesome your hair/dress/sense of humor is, they feel like they're not getting the same love back. We consulted the guys at ModernMan.com for their take on the ego-boosting compliments guys are secretly craving from you.Read More »from 8 Compliments Your Man Wants to Hear
By Korin Miller
"No One Makes Me Laugh Like You Do"
Guys place a lot of weight on being funny, and they want to know you dig their sense of humor, too. This statement is better than a simple "you're hilarious!" because it broadcasts that he's the funniest guy you know-a massive ego-booster.
"You Give The Best Advice"
Not only do men like to be asked to help solve problems, they want to know that you're listening (and appreciating) what they have to say.
Related: Top 10 Things He Doesn't Want to Hear About Your Ex
"You're So Big"
That's pretty much a given, right? Even if they're crazy well-endowed, a lot of guys aren't sure how they stack up against other,
Cameron may hate her new haircut, but we love it!If you've ever had a less than fortunate haircut (who hasn't?!), or are currently trying to grow one out now, these tips from celebrity stylist Jeanie Syfu can help save your strand sanity. (And possibly prevent a tress tragedy from happening at your next appointment.)Read More »from How to Deal with a Bad Haircut
By Carly Cardellino
We think her hair looks ah-mazing, but even A-lister Cameron Diaz recently said she "burst into tears" after getting an accidental new short haircut (she just wanted a trim).
Read on for ways to get through the dreaded grow-out phase with ease...
Accessorize Your 'Do
Incorporating chic hair accessories or exposed bobby pins into your style helps lessen the look of a cut gone wrong. Got a too-short cut? Twist a few sections away from your face and secure it with a pin to create a quasi-updo.
Related: 7 Ways to Look Hot While You Travel
Have Fun with Your Hair
Changing up your look with a curling iron, flat iron, or diffuser can make your tresses more tolerable until they grow out. Who knows, you
Texting him will get you a more honest response.Next time you need your man to answer a pressing question, you might want to ask him over text.Read More »from How to Get Your Guy to Be Honest
By Korin Miller
According to a new study from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, people give more honest answers when they text, and also tend to provide more details than they do when they answer a question in person.
For example, if you snap a pic of a dress you're not totally sold on and text it to him, your man is more likely to say something like, "I like it because it makes your boobs look great" versus "I like it" or "it's okay" if you ask him in person.
Related: WTF Texts From My Guy
For their research, scientists asked 600 iPhone users questions-some in person and some via text-like "how often do you exercise?" and "during the last month, how many movies did you watch?" Overall, they found people answered questions better over text-even when they were distracted by walking around or shopping.
Researchers say they have to do more work to find out why-it
Okay, none of us are perfect (and really, we don't want to be). But there are some bad habits that deserve to be kicked to the curb, like chewing your nails or needing that 3 p.m. chocolate fix. We consulted experts for the best ways to make that happen.Read More »from 9 Bad Habits and How to Break Them
By Korin Miller
Hold on to your cash!
Using ATMs That Charge
Using an ATM that isn't affiliated with your bank can really add up-especially if you do it a few times a week. Solve the problem by hitting up your bank to pull cash out on pay day-not just when you need it. Instead of using the ATM, visit the teller and ask to get your cash in bigger bills, like a 50 (research has shown we're more reluctant to spend large bills). Leave the spare cash at home, and take out what you need on Saturday night.
Put. The. Chocolate. Down.
Your Daily Chocolate Fix
Having a fully-loaded candy bar every day at 3 p.m. won't help your bikini bod. And we get it-it's a hard habit to break. You can have your chocolate and stay trim too by snacking on a 1.6 ounce bar of dark chocolate instead. It's
Hold up! Don't tweet that.Whether you're in a relationship or just got the hell out of one, dealing with your love life on Twitter can be tricky. We pumped relationship experts for their tips on how to cope without pissing anyone off. Take a pass on these moves.Read More »from 9 Relationship Screw-Ups to Avoid on Twitter
By Korin Miller
1. Unfollowing an Ex
Just went through a split? Resist the urge to unfollow him ASAP. Getting unfollowed feels harsh, and most people keep tabs on how many followers they have so your move won't go unnoticed. (And really, you don't want to let him think you care enough to unfollow him right away.) Take a cue from Russell Brand-wait at least a month after the dust settles before you drop your ex online.
2. Following Check-Ins
If you noticed your man checked in at a bar with five people last night, give him a chance to clue you in before you bring it up. Even if you make a joke about it, mentioning that you saw he was at your local hangout will just make him feel like you're keeping tabs on him.
Following your celeb
Sunscreen isn't the only way to prevent Skin Cancer...Melanoma is no joke. It's the No. 1 cause of cancer among women in their twenties and has even skyrocketed by 72 percent in New York over the past 10 years, according to the American Cancer Society. New research also shows that half of adults under 30 have had a burn in the past year, which doubles their chances of contracting melanoma. Don't want to become a statistic? Try these tips from dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D.Read More »from 5 Ways to Save Yourself from Skin Cancer
By Carly Cardellino
Seek Out Tan in a Can
Get a safe, sexy, sun-kissed glow with a sunless tanner. Exfoliate first, then apply one from head-to-toe for a natural-looking faux "tan."
New studies show that those who use sunless tanners are much less likely to use tanning booths or lay out in the sun.
Make a Difference in Your Hometown
Contact local politicians for support and sign petitions to restrict tanning bed use. As of January 2012, minors under the age of 18 have been banned from indoor tanning in California, and New York State is requiring in-person signed