Dry, flaky skin sucks almost as much as breakouts. Whether you're dealing with an all-over moisture problem or a few annoying spots, these products will do the trick-even during the worst winter months. And for head-to-toe softness, check out these ultra-moisturizing body products.
By Dawn Davis
Wash it Away
Most derms agree that a basic face wash is best. This one is ideal for sensitive skin and it cleans without drying.
Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash, $4.79, target.com
Even if your skin is pretty tough most of the time, it can get sensitive in winter. If you've noticed it getting red and irritated easily, switch to a special moisturizer like this one, which contains softening cotton extract.
Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream, $15, burtsbees.com
Related: 13 Ways To Look Hot This Winter
Yes, You Still Need SPF
UVA rays (the ones that cause wrinkles) can be even stronger in winter. Don't forget to wear sunscreen. Every. Single. Day. This one is also extra-gentle with SPF ingredients that won't bother your skin.
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Dry, flaky skin sucks almost as much as breakouts. Whether you're dealing with an all-over moisture problem or a few annoying spots, these products will do the trick-even during the worst winter months. And for head-to-toe softness, check out these ultra-moisturizing body products.Read More »from 5 Facial Products that Will Help You Fight Winter Dry Skin
Women reveal the sex moves they crave.More than 1,000 women took our poll and confessed the top things they wish guys would do in bed. Behold, the 10 most popular, ranked in order. We included tips on exactly how to pull off every last move...right down to number one.Read More »from 10 Sex Moves All Women Crave
By Bethany Heitman
10. Give her breasts more attention
Lots of guys pamper a woman's breasts during foreplay but forget about them during the main event, which is a shame because the extra stimulation can lead to a bigger orgasm for her. Plus, it's important to pay attention to more than just her nipples, since her entire breast is packed with nerves, especially the underside. When she's on top, use your fingertips to draw wide, slow circles, starting around the perimeter of one breast and spiraling in until you're just about at her nipple. Then use your hand to cup and lift the underside of her breast, and lick around her nipple before covering it entirely with your mouth and sucking gently.
9. Give her a G-Spot orgasm
This much-talked-about area is
These stars prove that you can look hot when it's cold outside. Try these tricks for a very fashionable winter.Read More »from 13 Ways to Look Hot This Winter
By Dawn Davis
Wear a Tuxedo Jacket Out at Night
Just because it's too chilly to don a dress, doesn't mean you can't rock a super-hot date-night look. In a slim-cut, white jacket, Jessica Alba proved that menswear can be seductive.
A Fur Collar Makes Any Outfit Cooler
Add a fur (real or faux) collar, shrug or scarf over your jacket or coat and you'll instantly look more stylish. Rihanna used this trick to dress up jeans and a T-shirt.
Related: Styling Tips For The Holiday Party Season
Invest in a Statement Coat
Olivia Wilde's Chanel topper is so gorgeous it doesn't matter what she was wearing underneath. Look for a version with jewel embellishments and a fun pattern or fabric.
Mix Bold Colors
On the set of Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester paired an orange, printed coat with blue cap. Try combining hues that seem to clash for a quirky-cute result.
Take it to the Max in Thigh-High Boots
Nothing says sexy quite like a pair of black, leather, over-the-knee boots. Kim Kardashian lives by this rule.
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Casual sex might benefit your future relationships...Remember when we revealed The Big Fat Myth About Friends With Benefits and how 74 percent of FWB relationships DON'T destroy the friendship? Well, looks like there's more positive news about relationships where casual sex is involved.Read More »from The Real Benefits of 'Friends with Benefits'
By Dara Adeeyo
A recent study done at the University of Ottawa and published in The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality revealed that friends with benefits, one-night stands, booty calls and casual sex relationships can ultimately help a person make better choices when they're ready to enter a long term relationship.
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F-buddies, booty calls, and one night stands can actually be beneficial to your future love life? Jocelyn Wentland, a PhD psychology student who helped perform the study, explained to National Post that the lapse between high school and marriage for many young people is more than 10 years. "It's a long time to be a free agent. These relationships offer an in-the-meantime kind of access to sex.
These finds are capable of making him look hotter, party harder, work out longer, oh, and give you hotter, harder, longer orgasms. So, uh yeah, look no further.Read More »from 8 Gifts Your Guy Will Love
By Zoë Ruderman
The Non-Murse Man Bag
He no longer has to choose between asking you to hold his sunglasses, water bottle, and iPad (annoying) and carrying around an unnecessarily large messenger bag.
Flight Lessons. Yes, We Said Flight Lessons.
For less than a hundred bucks, you can do something for him no other woman has: put him in the pilot seat. The courses, which last a few hours, are offered at 3,000 locations around the country.
letsgoflying.com , (Around $99)
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Does he like sports? What about things that make him laugh? The Onion's got you covered.
Hand-constructed leather kicks with rawhide laces and brass detailing-like the ones sold at Bonobos-fit and feel like an old pair of worn-in sneakers, but look nothing like them.
bonobos.com/ (Starting around $130)
Headphones That Do It All
These New Balance buds convert into
The holiday season usually means a lot of picture-taking. Whether you'll be posing with your fam or rocking a sexy santa outfit for a naughtier pic, these makeup products will help you look your best in front of the lens.Read More »from 7 Beauty Tricks to Look Better in Pictures
By Dawn Davis
Look great in pictures with a couple beauty tricks.
Sure, the camera, lighting and the way you stand all help you look better in photos (you can read those look-sexy tips here), but your makeup can make a serious difference, too. We've rounded up the products that guarantee a great pic.
Start With a Primer
A primer will help even out your skin so your foundation glides right on. This one also has light-reflecting particles-translation: the flash from the camera will give you a soft, pretty glow instead of showing every tiny imperfection.
NP Set Pre Foundation Primer, $29, target.com
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Opt For HD Foundation
If you're going to be taking serious pictures (we're talking engagement photos or your hottest profile pic ever), invest in a high-definition foundation. They were originally developed for
And the second best thing about all these presents is that they're so cool, the recipients will assume you dropped way more than a Jackson on their behalf. Go on, let them think that...Read More »from Awesome Gifts for Under $20
By Zoë Ruderman
Sunglasses Photo Frames
Everyone and their mother (and grandmother) has a pair of Wayfarers. Not everyone has a Wayfarers photo frame, though. #hipsterdelight
Give your friend the gift of looking chic while she grocery shops, goes to the gym, or lugs around her work heels.
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The One iPhone Accessory Your Friend Doesn't Already Have
Thus far, there is still not an app that will open a beer bottle for you. So until some genius invents it, stick with this protective case with a built-in party trick.
An It Girl Wallet
Animal print always feels luxe (even when it's faux) and never goes out of style. And this will make any girl feel like a million bucks-even if she just has seven bucks in the wallet.
Spooled Earbuds Caddy
You know how frustrating it is to wrestle the tangled octopus this
Make him want you while you're away...The holidays are all about catching up with family, eating loads of yummy food, and…being away from your guy for a long stretch of time. Luckily, there are easy, low-dough tricks (hel-lo, Gchat!) that'll keep your bond tight when you can't be together.Read More »from 12 Ways to Keep Things Hot when You're Apart
By Korin Miller
This time of year is awesome, but, let's face it: It plain sucks to be away from your man over the holidays-especially when you're forced to watch your cousin make out with her new husband under the mistletoe and listen to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" on repeat. "Some separation can be good for a relationship because you get the chance to miss each other, but, no matter how much you're in love, it's important to do some creative stuff to stay connected," says psychotherapist Tina Tessina, PhD, author of The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You're Far Apart. That's why we came up with these fun and foxy things anyone can do to make their holiday-mandated LDR go the distance.
Stress from work can ruin your love life.If you're unable to check your work problems at the door when you get home each day, you're not alone. Researchers at Baylor University's Hanmaker School of Business recently learned that employees who have really crappy bosses are more likely to have strained romantic relationships.
By Zoë Ruderman
But here's the good news: It's not actually your boss that directly affects your relationship with your boyfriend or husband; it's stress caused by your boss. How is that good news? Well, unfortunately, there's not a whole lot you can do about a truly horrible boss (besides quitting, and that's not savvy unless you already have something lined up), but there is a lot you can do to combat stress. We rounded up expert-backed moves that don't take much energy or time and can help you keep cool both at your nine-to-five and after you punch out.
Related: Why Love is Harder in The Winter
-It's tempting to put off the most annoying/anxiety-inducing tasks until the end of theRead More »from Could Your Boss Be Sabotaging Your Relationship?
It's party time! The holidays are here, and it doesn't matter if you're only hitting up the office fiesta or if you've got three events each night, you'll need something great to wear. Fortunately, our favorite celebs are full of festive style inspiration.Read More »from Styling Tips for the Holiday Party Season
By Dawn Davis
Sure, this crimson hue is somewhat predictable this time of year, but it's also wildly sexy! We love the way Nicole Richie paired her look with cool, houndstooth pumps.
Related: The 20 Guy-Approved Heels That Will Turn Him On
Sleeves To There
Long-sleeve dresses are crazy-popular this year. We especially love jeweled, sequined or beaded versions like Anne Hathaway's.
Two Piece Trick
Our number one tip for making any skirt-top outfit seem dressier: Go monochromatic. Here, Ashley Greene wears a slim skirt and tank in a red-ish hue and the result is seriously sophisticated.
Related: 10 Date-Night Dresses No Man Can Resist
Bling it On
If you don't already have a sequined piece in your wardrobe, it's time to get shopping! A dress like Audrina Patridge's will be