Look great in your winter white with these beauty tricks.No white after Labor Day? Psh. Lately, we've seen a slew of gorgeous white gowns on the red carpet and we have a feeling we'll be eyeballing a lot more before winter is over. If you're planning to jump on this trend (and you should-it's stunning), keep these beauty rules in mind.
By Jenny Studenroth
Keep It Natural
A crisp white gives off an innocent vibe. Play up that girl-next-door image by keeping some hair loose around your face. Think: Soft waves, like 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden, or a loose chignon.
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Prep Your Skin
White dresses draw a lot of attention to your skin and if yours is dry and flaky...it won't look pretty. So, for a few days leading up to your white moment, moisturize with a rich night cream. On the day of, cover up any pimples and dark circles with concealer and apply a touch of peach blush to the apples of your cheek. Adding a tinted moisturizer or light foundation after the concealer and blush will make your skin appear naturally
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Feb 6, 2012 10:07 AM EST
Look great in your winter white with these beauty tricks.No white after Labor Day? Psh. Lately, we've seen a slew of gorgeous white gowns on the red carpet and we have a feeling we'll be eyeballing a lot more before winter is over. If you're planning to jump on this trend (and you should-it's stunning), keep these beauty rules in mind.Read More »from 4 Beauty Rules to Follow when Wearing Winter White
She did it. Can you?Jennifer Lawrence practically became a household name after she accepted the lead role in the upcoming The Hunger Games movies, based on the best-selling novels by Suzanne Collins. But, even though she knew playing tough-girl Katniss Everdeen would make her career, Jennifer recently confessed that she waited for three days to accept the role because she was stressed about how it would change her life.
By Zoe Ruderman
Like Jennifer, we all have to make tough decisions. Sure, they might not involve accepting an offer to star in a sure-to-be blockbuster movie, but making any big big move is freaky. Follow these expert tips to guarantee the next decision you make will be the best one for you.
1. Go with Your Gut
A study found that when making simple choices (like what cereal to buy), it pays to be rational. But when it comes to bigger ones (like which job to take), you're better off listening to your instincts. That's not to say you should buy a car on a whim, but if you have weighedRead More »from How to Make a Choice You'll Never Regret
Are you guilty of any of these annoying twitter habits?If you love Twitter, you probably have a friend or two whose tweets make you cringe every time they pop up in your news feed. Apparently so do researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the UK's University of Southampton.Read More »from 6 of the Most Annoying Twitter Habits
By Korin Miller
They banded together for a joint study that analyzed 43,000 ratings of tweets to find out which types were the best…and which made people's skin crawl.
According to what participants reported, 36 percent of all tweets are worth reading, 25 percent aren't, and 39 percent are just so-so.
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If you want to put out a killer tweet every time, make it informative (like, "Thongs are half-off at Victoria's Secret today!") or funny ("My eyes are up here")-both types rated well. People also said they liked it when a tweet made them stop and think for a sec.
As for ones people hated, the list is, err, long.
Here's the breakdown:
Scarlett Johansson has changed her type of guy. Can you?Scarlett Johansson's got a new man...and he doesn't seem to be anything like her exes (minus the fact that he's totally hot). Got a dating pattern like ScarJo? Find out whether your type is working for you.Read More »from Are You Dating the Right Guys?
By Korin Miller
According to new reports, Scarlett Johansson has a new man-and he's a total departure from her usual type. In the past, ScarJo has gone for famous fellow actors like Sean Penn, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Harnett, and Jared Leto, but her new man of five months is an advertising executive.
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Scarlett's new romance got us thinking about dating patterns. According to relationship expert Andrea Syrtash, author of He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing), we all have one-it can be a physical type, like you always gravitate toward muscular dudes, or a personality, like extroverts or shy guys. (Scarlett's seem to have been cute actors.) Here's her advice on sussing out your dating pattern…and how to tell whether it's working for you.
- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Thu, Feb 2, 2012 9:40 AM EST
So you got laid off, now what?Whether the unthinkable happened or you're just curious about what to do in case it does, these moves will help keep you sane when things get crazy.Read More »from 5 Things You Should Do Immediately After Getting Laid Off
By Korin Miller
We were floored when we heard the news that The X Factor's host and half of the judging panel had been laid off. Even though the new reality show had good ratings, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, and Steve Jones were given the ax with apparently no warning.
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Unfortunately, their situation isn't unique. The unemployment rate is at 8.5 percent-better than it has been in the last three years-but some companies are still downsizing. That said, we're not trying to freak you out. But just in case the unthinkable happens, we want you to be prepared. If you're handed a pink slip, take a sec to spazz in private and then make these moves to cover your butt.
1. Ask For Severance Pay
Usually when you get laid off, it's not because of anything you did or didn't do; it's because the company just
Stuck in a beauty bind? Try one of these tricks!Even the most put-together chicks can get stuck in tricky beauty situations. And, when you don't have your full hair and makeup arsenal on-hand, those OMG moments (wine teeth, anyone?) can be even harder to bounce back from. That's why we pumped experts for their top-secret skills-whip these out next time you're in a bind.Read More »from 7 Quick Ways to Fix a Beauty Blunder
By Korin Miller
You Got Caught In The Rain-And Your Hair Is Soaked
First, don't freak. The wetness can actually give you a sexy disheveled look when your locks finally dry, says stylist Matt Fugate of Sally Hershberger Downtown. When you can, take cover and quickly wring out your hair. Then, smooth it back with your fingers and twist it into a knot at the top of your head, securing it with bobby pins, if you have them (if not, use an elastic). Pulling your hair back ASAP helps keep some parts dry to save the volume. When you're finally indoors, let your bun air-dry and then shake it out. You should have a loose, messy texture that's perfect for going out.
Drink coffee after your next workout.Recently, we noticed a growing trend in Hollywood. We've spotted loads of celebs like Mila Kunis, Nicole Richie, and Molly Sims leaving the gym with what appears to be a cup of coffee in their hand.Read More »from Meet Your New Workout Buddy: Caffeine
By Korin Miller
We get the whole idea of sipping on some java before you work out-studies have shown it can help you exercise harder and longer than usual. But won't it dehydrate you after a sweat fest?
Nope, says Cosmo Radio health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D. Yes, coffee is a diuretic that can lead to dehydration, she says, but it doesn't dry out the average person unless you drink a ton of it.
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Not only that, having a post-workout brew can actually be good for you. Studies have found that caffeine can decrease muscle pain after you work out. Dr. Wider says the theory is that caffeine blocks a biochemical that plays a role in the pain cycle, so you don't feel achy or sore after a tough gym session.
Another recent study published in
Here's how guys get over a breakup.When Seal started making the talk show rounds, most people were surprised at how calm and mature he seemed about his split from Heidi Klum. He even told Ellen DeGeneres that he's keeping his wedding ring on because it makes him feel "connected" to his ex.Read More »from How Men Get Over a Breakup
By John Devore
Of course, what he says in public and how he privately feels could be two totally different things. Even though guys usually play it cool after a split, what happens to a man after a break up depends on who did the breaking up.
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If he did it, he's sad for one-billionth of a nanosecond before he starts daydreaming about the new chicks he's going to hook up with. If he's the one who got run over by the dump truck, however, his post-breakup behavior is far different. Yes, psycho guys do psycho things. But normal dudes like Seal, who are saddened by the end of a relationship, focus on fighting that soul-crushing feeling-figuratively and literally.
Here, a guy tells us the real deal
More the reason to want to do the work yourself.Know those mind-numbing meetings you're forced to sit through at work? They could actually be screwing with your smarts.Read More »from Working in Small Groups Affects Your IQ
By Korin Miller
According to new research from Virginia Tech, working together in small groups can make some typically smart people less intelligent in the moment. To get the results, scientists gave university students IQ tests, then paired up those who had similar levels of higher-than-average intelligence, and had them solve problems as a team.
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Overall, most participants ended up with worse scores than they did on their individual IQ tests. For the next part of the study, scientists told the students how they were doing in comparison with their peers. Those who were told they weren't doing so hot ended up getting even lower scores.
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The crummiest part? Women were way more likely to be affected by the group dynamic than men-even though they had the same scores on their
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Jan 26, 2012 1:10 PM EST
Marriage vs Cohabiting Good news for commitment-phobes: A new study found getting married won't make you any happier than just living with your guy.Read More »from Getting Married Might Not Improve Your Relationship
By Korin Miller
For the study, researchers from Cornell followed 2,737 single men and women-896 of whom got hitched or moved in with a partner during the study. Over the next six years, they were polled on happiness, health, and how much they socialized with friends and family.
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Researchers found that all couples had a honeymoon period right after they got married or moved in together-they were happier and less depressed than those who stayed single. But eventually, both the married couples and cohabitators had less contact with their friends and family than single people, which can definitely put a dent in your social life.
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The study also found that couples who just lived together had bigger leaps in happiness and more self-esteem than they did when they were