These are the lies men often tell.When they're hoping to avoid embarrassment in front of their bros, or try to get you into bed, guys can tell some pretty ridiculous lies. (Didn't their mothers tell them that the truth always comes out?!) So, in honor of National Tell a Lie Day (yes, it's actually a thing), we got a few brave men to reveal some of the funnier fibs they've told to save face.
By Natasha Burton
1. "I've never, ever gotten a facial."
"Once a month, I get a facial and a manicure/pedicure," says Justin H. "If my friends will want to do things like brunch, day drink, hike, or play video games on a weekend that coincides with one of my manscaping days, I say I have a meeting. I never go into detail. I've never told this to friends, girlfriends, or my parents."
2. "No, I'm not crying."
"A bunch of us guys were sitting with our girlfriends on 'movie night' watching Ghost," says Jim D. "Normally, all of us manly men would make fun of whatever movie we chose to watch. We were silent this time around. None of us
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These are the lies men often tell.When they're hoping to avoid embarrassment in front of their bros, or try to get you into bed, guys can tell some pretty ridiculous lies. (Didn't their mothers tell them that the truth always comes out?!) So, in honor of National Tell a Lie Day (yes, it's actually a thing), we got a few brave men to reveal some of the funnier fibs they've told to save face.Read More »from 8 Lies Guys Tell to Save Face
It looks like a clutch, but it's not!
Rebecca Minkoff really knows how to get the party started. She recently designed four clutches that encase speakers (yes, you read that right), for the brand Stellé Audio Couture.
By Carly Cardellino
Available for $400 each at nordstrom.com, you'd never guess that these chic Rebecca Minkoff for Stellé Audio Couture "Clutches" were actually speakers. Cool, right?
However, there is just one minor downfall: Don't even think about popping your lipgloss right next to the volume button, because girl, there ain't room for anything else in these cool-girl clutches other than the mini music maker.
But, if you usually bring the noise to whatever soiree, bash, par-tay you attend, we assure you this "clutch" is right up your alley. So, we say go for it!
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Here's how you can finally get over him.Breakups suck (Bieber and Selena, we feel you.) But lots of times, they're for the best. (Repeat after us: It's for the best.) Susan Elliot, relationship counselor and author of Getting Past Your Breakup, and Caryn Beth Rosenthal and Maryjane Fahey, authors Dumped and founders of dumped411.com, have tips on moving on.Read More »from 10 Ways to Finally Get Over Him
By Molly Triffin
1. Go Cold Turkey
Staying in touch with him just keeps you stuck in the past, so at least in the beginning, break off all contact: Unfriend him, remove his name from Gchat, and delete him from your phone. If you have friends in common, take a temporary hiatus from them, too.
2. Travel Somewhere Fabulous
Take a trip to a place that's the total opposite of where you live. So if you're in the city, head to a yoga retreat or spend the weekend at a spa in the country; if you're in a small town, party in Austin or Miami with your bestie. Travel not in your budget right now? At least hang out in a different part of town. When you're taking in a ton of new
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 5, 2013 3:08 PM EDT
Guys tell how they knew their girl was The One.With wedding season just around the corner, we asked some real guys what made them realize they really wanted to get down on one knee and ask their girlfriends that big question. Here's what they had to say. Spoiler: Guys watch When Harry Met Sally too!Read More »from 11 Real Guys Reveal When They Knew She was the One
By Natasha Burton
1. "My wife and I have massive amounts of fun together, finish each other's sentences, love planning out our collective future and play house relatively well, but the thing that sealed the deal was when I realized that even when she is being the absolute worst, I not only still want her in my life but I want to wake up next to her. " -Rob T.
2. "Her little sister sent me a Facebook family update asking to name me as her "brother-in-law." And that's when it hit me - I can't see myself being with anyone else for the rest of my life. -Aaron S.
3. "We were at a charity event for a cause I hold really dear to my heart. A father was talking about how our charity saved his kid's life. She was watching him talk
This can help your libido.Your diet affects everything: Sleep, mood, weight, heart health, and yep, your libido. Gwyneth Paltrow says her clean eating has made her marriage better, while PETA has asserted that veggie-lovers are getting the best action. We asked Keri Gans, RD and author of The Small Changes Diet and Vanessa Wissing, RD: Which foods rev up our libidos and lead to the best sex?Read More »from Eat Leafy Greens, Increase Your Libido?
By Jessica Herman
Who knew that steamed tofu steak might turn you into a horn dog? Soy products like tofu and edamame contain phytoestrogens, which basically mimic the effects of estrogen, the chief female sex hormone.
Consider this one a double-whammy. Not only are oysters thought of as an aphrodisiac (the smell of salty ocean air alone turns us on). They're also extremely rich in zinc, which helps with the production of testosterone, says Wissing, which boosts sex drive and your man's sperm count. Raw bar date, anyone?
3. Dark Chocolate
Like oysters, many say dark chocolate is an aphrodisiac… all the
Why are so many female celebs afraid of the F word?What do Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Marissa Mayer and, now, Beyoncé have in common? For one, they are all kick-butt, uber-successful women. But they're also loathe to call themselves "feminists."Read More »from Beyoncé Says She's Not Really a Feminist
By Natasha Burton
Mayer recently made a statement in a PBS documentary saying, "I don't think that I would consider myself a feminist," adding that she finds the f-word super negative. In an interview for the latest issue of British Vogue, Queen B revealed that she feels similarly about labeling herself as a "feminist."
"That word can be very extreme," she said. "But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I'm just a woman and I love being a woman."
I'm a huge Bey fan (um, how can you not be?!), but I am so confused as to why she and other awesome women are so averse to identifying with feminism. Sure, the feminist movement has been extreme at times, but the only
Nude lips were all over fall runways, and we're not talking wallflower neutrals, either. Paired with smokey eyes or a big, bodacious 'dos, the new naked lip colors were all glam, all the time (so much so, that Tom Ford and Dior were inspired to create all-nude lipstick collections!). From high-shine glosses to velvety mattes, here are the sexiest nudes of the moment.
By Tia Williams
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Find out how you should NOT spend your tax return.It's tax season, and chances are, you're about to get a check in the mail from the IRS. Cosmo's financial guru, Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest, says you can have fun with (some of!) it.Read More »from How Not to Spend Your Tax Return
By Alexa Von Tobel
If $2,700 suddenly hit your bank account, you'd feel like you pretty much just won the lottery, right? That's the average refund awarded by the IRS last year (and more than 80 percent of people filing taxes qualified for a refund), so you may experience that "I'm rich!" feeling soon.
Quick reality check before you buy tickets to Cabo: Your refund actually isn't "free money." It's your money-you just didn't see it on your paychecks because the IRS was holding it throughout the year. (The amount they stow is based on the withholdings you selected on your W-4, that tax form you filled out when you started your job.)
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If the IRS withheld more than you ended up owing in taxes at the end of the year, you get a refund check. By the way, the
Find out how one writer moved away from NYC all on her own.When living in New York City became more stressful than satisfying, single writer Sarah Z. Wexler knew she needed out. But first, she had to figure out where to go. Here, the first chapter of her ongoing moving diary.Read More »from Why I Moved 3,000 Miles Away—Alone
When my grandmother was 26, she moved from Texas to New Jersey for my grandfather's business. When my mom was 22, she moved from New Jersey to Virginia, because that's where my dad got into grad school. When I was 25, I felt proud to reverse the pattern-my boyfriend and I moved from Pittsburgh to New York City because I was the one with a job offer.
When we broke up a few months later, I bonded with my crew of single ladies. I spent years finagling half-price tickets to Broadway, paying $14 for cocktails, and apologizing to my Saint Bernard for our 400-square-foot apartment with long walks in Central Park. Although it was more Girls than Sex and the City in terms of budget, I did get to interview Manolo Blahnik. I was living the dream I'd had since I
- Cosmopolitan.com | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
Here's what happens after you do botox.More young women are needling their face to smooth out lines that hardly exist yet.Read More »from The Truth About Getting Botox in Your 20’s and 30’s
By Carson Griffith
Botox: It's not just for Real Housewives anymore.
Young women in their 20s make up 30 percent of Botox fans, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. And the number of teenagers springing for Botox-coined "teentox"- has risen 800 percent in the last year alone, a recent CBS report said.
Botox babies might not realize that the prickly procedure, which involves paralyzing wrinkles and lines with toxin injections, doesn't instantaneously transform your mug into a flawless dream. This was the case for Christina, 29, who first got a combination of Botox and wrinkle-filler Juvaderm at the age of 26, with the encouragement of her friends. "We got it as a package deal together," she explains. At the time, she had it injected "in between my eyebrows, throughout the majority of my forehead, and above my eyebrows," but admits: "I don't think anyone can even tell (that I got