Don't be this couple.We're all for showing affection when we're out and about with our dudes. But there is certainly a line where displaying some love goes from warm and fuzzy to downright grody. Here are eight can't-believe-they're real stories of PDA that was taken to a whole 'nother level. Don't try these...ever.
By Natasha Burton
1. The Double Cup-Age
"I was at an outdoor concert listening to the band play when I saw the couple in front of me sitting with their hands down the backside of each other's pants, cupping each other's butts if you will. The dude's crack was totally showing, too. Ick." -Alex, 26
2. The Mile High Fondle
"On a recent flight, I sat with a European couple who was very touchy. But I was still surprised when I woke up from a mid-flight nap to see the woman giving the guy a handjob under the airline blanket. Right next to me." -Rene, 27
3. The Sea Monster Spotting
"Every time I go on a tropical vacation, it seems like there is always that one couple obviously sexing it up in
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Don't be this couple.We're all for showing affection when we're out and about with our dudes. But there is certainly a line where displaying some love goes from warm and fuzzy to downright grody. Here are eight can't-believe-they're real stories of PDA that was taken to a whole 'nother level. Don't try these...ever.Read More »from 8 Cringe-Worthy Stories of when PDA Goes Too Far
Prepare for a "gang of rainbow warriors" with some French Riviera glamour for good measure.
By Carly Cardellino
New York Fashion Week is nigh-inspiring the usual mix of excitement and anxiety. Allow these lovely croquis sketches-as well as what inspired these designers' collections-to give you a closer at what to scoop up come March!
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For your own sake, don't say these things about him post-breakup.Obviously, when you end things with your a-hole, jerky ex, all you wanna do is talk about what a jerky a-hole he is. But before you launch into a tirade about his emotional unavailability, check out these expert tips on the etiquette of what not to say after your relationship is dunzo-at least for your own sake.Read More »from 10 Things You Should Never Say About Your Ex
By Natasha Burton
1. He was broke.
Everyone has a different lifestyle and just because he couldn't match yours, that doesn't mean he's a bad guy-or even cheap. Don't sound high maintenance by complaining about his lack of funds.
2. Everything he thought/did/said was terrible.
Even though you broke up, you shouldn't systematically annihilate of every good thing he did or every good time you had. If someone brings up a great memory of the two of you, take a deep breath and avoid the urge to say, "Yeah, but what about the time he did [insert something horrible here]." And definitely don't badmouth your ex to the max in front of your new man. If your current BF thinks you may
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 22, 2013 5:37 PM EDT
Snooki credits her weight loss to her lifestyle change.If you've been cutting carbs, sugar, or actual food this summer to keep that bikini bod looking svelte, well, stop. Not only because depriving yourself of yummy delights like bread is sad face central, but because diets alone don't actually do much, new research shows.Read More »from New Study: The Best Way to Lose Weight is to Change Your Lifestyle
By Natasha Burton
Here's the skinny: Researchers Sherry Pagoto of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Bradley Appelhans of the Rush University Medical Center have pulled together a number of studies showing that various types of diets only produce moderate success rates when people simply change how they eat.
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"The amount of resources that have gone into studying 'what' to eat is incredible, and years of research indicate that it doesn't really matter, as long as overall calories are reduced," Appelhans explained to LiveScience.
What will help with weight loss? Three lifestyle changes must take place in order for those pounds to come off:
1. Dietary counseling,
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 22, 2013 5:30 PM EDT
Elle MacPherson is the number one celebrity bikini body women desire.While we as a gender are trained to wake up every morning in a cold sweat because we are one day closer to the inevitable droopy, saggy, leathery, non-sexual phase of our lives, twenty-something women who splash out on too many anti-aging creams and serums can chill out.Read More »from Women Are Happiest with Their Butt-Naked Selves at Age 34
By Anna Breslaw
According to the Telegraph via Jezebel, who reported on a study from a UK skin care and body firm, the average age of women's peak satisfaction with their bodies is 34.
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That's somewhat older than I thought it would be, but it makes sense - you're old enough to give two shits about how you look naked, but young enough that you're not hitting the dreaded mid-life physical changes yet.
Related: Women Be Bugging About Their Madonna-Esque Grandma Hands
Researchers also attributed this to women in their 30s knowing what diet and exercise works best for their systems, as well as possessing the image self-confidence that comes with being in a stable, loving
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 22, 2013 5:22 PM EDT
Charlie HunnamOh, Fifty Shades of Grey movie. So many questions. So few answers.Read More »from "Fifty Shades" Casting Update: Charlie Hunnam Will Not Be Playing Christian Grey
By Natasha Burton
First, the director's husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, put rumors to rest that he'd be taking on the role, now Pacific Rim's Charlie Hunnam is out too. At this point, we'll take any solid info we can get on the movie's casting, so we were delighted to learn that yet another actor is out of the running to play Christian Grey.
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According to a statement from Hunnam's rep, the British babe will not be starring in the film/going full frontal to play our fave kinky sex stallion. Which we weren't really all that sad about until we saw the picture above.
Are you sure you don't want to reconsider, Char? For us?
Still, any news is good news in our books because…process of elimination, yo. Now, we just need every other adult male in Hollywood to chime in that he's not playing Christian until there is one man left standing: Ryan Gosling.
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Aug 14, 2013 1:37 PM EDT
The college hookup culture has been the same for years.There's been a lot of hand-wringing among a certain faction of the older set about the overly liberal sexual proclivities of the next generation. (I think there has, at least - I feel like I saw a 60 Minutes segment about "sexting" on an airplane once. Hi, I'm old.)Read More »from Millennials Might Not Be the Hookup Generation After All, Says Study
By Sam Lansky
And yet! A new study out of the University of Portland suggests that sexual behavior among college students has remained largely consistent over the last 25 years, with recent college students of the so-called hookup era no more likely to have engaged in "frequent sex or more sexual partners during the past year or more sexual partners since turning 18 than undergraduates from the earlier era." Findings are to be presented in full at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, which basically goes down like the movie Caligula because age ain't nothin' but a number - at the end of the day, we all freaks. Am I right or am I right?
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 12, 2013 4:35 PM EDT
Your summer fling: a Danny & Sandy affair.Oh, summer flings. They are the best and the worst. It's never easy deciding if you should dump your summer dude or hold on to him through fall. We had dating expert Marni Battista help us figure out if you should ditch his ass or keep him.Read More »from 5 Sexy Summer Flings—Should You Love Him or Leave Him?
By Dara Adeeyo
1. The High School Boyfriend
The Situation: He's the Zach to your Kelly, and you love him and everything, but you're going to different colleges hours apart. Should you try to make it work long-distance or forget it?
What You Should Do: Ditch his ass.
Hear us out: It'll be hard, but holding on to your high school boyfriend is like holding on to your past. "College is your time to re-invent yourself, not spend hours on video chat talking to your high school flame while the rest of your dorm is exploring new adventures and making new friends," Battista says.
2. The Summer Coworker
The Situation: You bonded over fetching coffees, bitching about your boss, happy hour drinks, and make outs. But should you take Intern Boy
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 2:01 PM EDT
Read More »from Study Says Drinking Hot Cocoa May Prevent Dementia
A new study suggests that drinking hot cocoa may prevent dementia.Oh, no! Terrible news! Medical nightmare! Stop your entire life! A new study published by the American Academy of Neurology (via The Washington Times) suggests that drinking hot cocoa may improve memory in patients with impaired blood flow to the brain, which could stave off dementia.
By Sam Lansky
(In related news, a new study published by me right here suggests that drinking hot cocoa may improve deliciousness in everyone, especially near the holidays, when you're wearing a cable knit sweater by a crackling fire with your boyfriend while the snow falls delicately outside, or whatever.)
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In the study, 60 people who had never been diagnosed with dementia drank two cups of hot cocoa each day for a month while taking memory and thinking tests; researchers monitored blood flow to their brains. Out of those 60 subjects, 18 had impaired neurological blood flow when the study began; blood flow improved by 8.3% by the end of the study, while their memory
Read More »from Do Stay-At-Home Moms Want to Go Back to Work?
Do Stay-At-Home Moms Want To Go Back To Work?It's been ten years since the media highlighted what they called the Opt-Out Revolution, the trend of women with high-paying, prestigious jobs leaving their careers to become full time mothers. Now, a follow-up article in the New York Times magazine revisits the issue after a decade that's seen radical shifts in the economic climate and job market.
By Sam Lansky
Surprise! It's tough out there for the opt-out revolutionaries, many of whom were unable to return to their careers with equal success after years out of the workforce. Although most found work, the jobs were more junior and less lucrative than their former posts.
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But the more subtle consequence, as drawn in the piece, has to do with shifts in the power dynamics of their marriages - husbands reluctant to see their wives abandoning responsibilities they've since come to associate with women, but frustrated by their wives' inabilities to contribute financially during