Try these makeup tricks for your next date.Try one of these makeup moves and we promise he won't be able to take his eyes off of you-whether he's the guy you met out dancing or your man of five years.
By Carly Cardellino
The Trend: Orchid Eyeshadow
Date It's Best For: An outdoor concert
Get the Look: Swipe a sheer wash of this color over your eyelid, then softly shade it toward the crease. (Just don't go past the crease to avoid looking straight out of the 80s.)
Related: The Secret to Looking Sexy in Photos
The Trend: A Rich, Red Lip
Date It's Best For: Off to the theatre
Get the Look: Go for an opaque red hue with a patent, shiny finish. This alluring color and sheen will direct all of the attention to your mouth...where he'll be kissing you later.
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The Trend: A Coral-Colored Blush
Date It's Best For: Dinner and a movie
Get the Look: This hue, with its peach and pink tones, emulates the look of a faux flush that he won't be able to resist. Apply it onto the apples of
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Try these makeup tricks for your next date.Try one of these makeup moves and we promise he won't be able to take his eyes off of you-whether he's the guy you met out dancing or your man of five years.Read More »from Makeup to Wear on a Date
Boys just don't understand...After being forced to wear a thong for an upcoming role as a stripper, Joe Manganiello says he can't believe women wear them. That made us LOL and wonder what other things we do that dudes just don't get. So we consulted the guys at ModernMan.com, who revealed their top head-scratchers...Read More »from 8 Girly Habits Guys Don't Understand
Carrying Flats Around
Wearing heels out for the night is sexy, but what's up with needing a spare pair that you can actually walk in? Shouldn't you just wear comfortable shoes in the first place?
That Massive Purse
Okay, you really only need your wallet and maybe some lip balm. Unless that thing is secretly full of money, guys don't get it. Also, if it is, we want you to treat.
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The Thong Thing
You wear a rope between your cheeks so we won't notice the barely-noticeable lines that reveal you're wearing underwear. But we like thinking about you in your underwear.
When you complain about a friend one day and then hang out
Do this and you'll get unfriended.You already know that posting loads of duckface photos and humble-bragging 24/7 are good ways to get unfriended on Facebook. But new research from Arizona State University found that sometimes it's the little things you don't think of that make people want to ditch you online.Read More »from 3 Ways to Get Unfriended on Facebook
By Korin Miller
Through a series of studies, researchers found that these ticked off Facebook friends:
Ignoring Postsbr> Study participants said the most important ingredient to maintaining a Facebook friendship is reciprocity. So, if someone writes something on your wall, they expect a response. Otherwise, they feel ignored or disrespected.
Related: WTF? Things That Only Happen On Facebook
Forgetting To Say "Happy Birthday"
According to researchers, people were "adamant" that you should pass on b-day wishes on the big day-even if it's just the guy you kinda knew in middle school.
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Posting Unflattering Pics
You know how annoying it is to see less-than-awesome photos of
Women are taking WHAT vitamins?!Lately, we've heard friends (and even some of you) talk about the perks of taking prenatal vitamins even when they're not pregnant or trying to get pregnant. People swear these pills make your hair shinier and your nails stronger. But is it really safe if you're not prego?Read More »from The Vitamins You Shouldn't Be Taking
By Korin Miller
Nope, says Cosmo Radio women's health expert Jennifer Wider, MD: "Most experts would not recommend prenatal vitamins for women who are not trying to conceive or who are not pregnant."
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Here's the gist: A fetus takes a lot of vital nutrients from your body when you're pregnant, which is why you need certain vitamins during those nine months to keep you and the baby healthy. Doctors recommend that women who are trying to get pregnant also take these vitamins to make sure they have all the nutrients they need to make sure the fetus is healthy from the get-go. These vitamins are specially designed to target the needs of mommies-to-be, so if you're not pregnant
Read this if you're dating a sports fan...With the NHL playoffs underway, the NBA playoffs kicking off on Saturday, and baseball season in full swing, it's sports central out there. Got a guy who's all over the game? NHL star (and Philadelphia Flyers hottie) Claude Giroux offers up his tips on how to hold your own if you haven't got a clue about his favorite sport.Read More »from What to Do If You're Dating a Sports Fan
By Korin Miller
Don't Fake It…
Even if you love sports, you can't be on top of them all. It's okay if a dude's a basketball fan and you wouldn't know a free throw from a three-pointer. Guys actually like explaining it. Plus, you can avoid those awkwardly obvious "I-have-no-idea-what-I'm-talking-about" moments.
...But Be Open to Learning More
If your man is obsessed with a team, check out a game or two-you might realize why he loves it so much and become a fan yourself. If not, at least you tried.
Related: 8 Things Guys Are Secretly Insecure About
Tweet About It
See a game that you like? Tweet or Facebook about it, like, "Wow-the Flyers were on fire tonight."
These crazy random studies will crack you up!We sift through a lot of research over at Cosmo. And lately we've found ourselves saying "duh" after reading new reports-we can't believe scientists have spent money studying things that are so obvious. Check out our favorite WTF studies.Read More »from 9 Random Studies that Will Crack You Up
By Korin Miller
Guys Don't Think Red Vaginas Are Sexy
Research has repeatedly shown that men are drawn to women wearing the color red, and some scientists theorized that they love the hue because it reminds them of a woman's vagina. (Side note: Has anyone ever seen a red vagina? Pink, yes, but fire-engine red?) A new study from the University of Kent showed men photos of vaginas in different shades of pink, as well as red. They rated the red va-jay-jays as the least attractive of the bunch.
Women Care About Other People
According to a UK study, women are more likely to make decisions based on how they will affect other people. Men, on the other hand, are more self-absorbed. Yeah, we think pretty much any woman who has ever been in a relationship
Try these exercises to get sexy legs.Warm weather is finally here and you know what that means-way less clothes. And between short skirts and teeny bikinis, your legs are going to be front and center. Feel like yours could use a boost? Try these easy expert tricks a few times a week. They'll leave your stems looking so toned, you'll be flaunting them like Angelina.Read More »from How to Score Sexy, Toned Legs
By Korin Miller
Start in a squat position, rise up, and kick your leg straight out to the side at hip level with your leg. Return to the squat position and kick with the opposite leg. Do 15 on each side.
180 Squat Jumps
From a squat position, jump up and twist 180 degrees in the air so you land (in a squat) facing the opposite direction. Do these for 30 seconds.
Related: 10 Surprising Weight-Loss Tricks
Plie Heel Raise
Embrace your inner ballerina with this one: Stand with your feet wide, with your toes and knees turned out as you lower down into a plie squat keeping your knees above your ankles, with your arms extended out to sides (need help
Read this before you decide to move in with your man.Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield reportedly shacked up recently-after only a few months of dating. Here's hoping the Spiderman superstars sussed out their compatibility by asking themselves questions first.Read More »from Moving in with Your Guy? Read This First
By Anna Davies
How do you feel when you spend a night apart?
If you feel kinda relieved to have your space to yourself for a bit, you may not be ready to share an address, says Cindy Butler, Executive Director of the Alternatives to Marriage project. If, on the other hand, you already pretty much spend every night at each other's places, combining casas seems like the next logical step.
Have you been on vacation together?
From figuring out budget stuff to spending 24/7 together, a trip is a good test drive to what living together will be like.
Related: How to Make a Guy Fall for You
Are you on the same page when it comes to budget?
Figuring out who pays what is key, says Vikki Ziegler, Esq, a family attorney and author of the forthcoming book The Pre-Marital Planner. If one of you
Professionals give their beauty advice.These must-try tricks from the industry's most-trusted experts will help liven your locks, mix up your makeup routine, and freshen your skin.Read More »from 12 Beauty Tips from the Pros
By Megan Cahn
Achieve Facial Harmony
Celebrity make-up artist Troy Surratt says a monochromatic look is classically feminine. So mix a bit of your lipstick (whether red, poppy pink, or coral) with moisturizer to make a cream blush and dab it on the apples of your cheeks.
Don't See Red
On pollen-filled spring days when you know your allergies will be acting up, Surratt advises to stay away from green eye makeup because it makes your eyes look even more bloodshot. Instead, go for midnight or navy blue shadow, since it has an optical effect, leaving the whites of your eyes looking brighter.
Fuller eyebrows have surpassed their overly plucked, thin counterpart as today's arch of choice. But all of those untweezed hairs can get a little unruly. Surratt suggests brushing them up using a toothbrush spritzed with hairspray to put them in
Save money, and be richer than your parents.Let's face it: There's nothing fun about sticking to a strict budget. But there are easy money-saving tricks you can use to cut back here and there that won't feel like a massive drag. Financial expert Zac Bissonnette, author of the new book, How to be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents, shares his tips:Read More »from 3 Easy Ways to Save Money
By Korin Miller
Rethink Your Cell Plan
Most people don't have the right plan-and you could be shelling out too much for extra services that you're not using. Zac recommends using Billshrink.com. It analyzes your service plan and susses out whether you're overpaying.
Related: 10 Easy Ways To Save Money For A Vacation
Go Crazy With Coupons
Sites like TheCouponClippers.com have great deals on groceries for a small handling fee. Here's how it works: you spend literally 10 cents to "buy" coupons-some of them are as big as $2 off. And you can buy loads of coupons for the same thing at once. So if you find one for your fave cereal, you can stockpile the savings.