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By Zoë Ruderman
That's because Japanese researchers just discovered an interesting factor that plays a big part in the likely sex of a woman's baby. (Sidenote: We would still highly suggest you wait till you're expecting before discussing baby names with your boyfriend. Two words: boner shrinker.)
But if you're curious, here's the deal: The earlier you got your first period, the greater the chances are that you'll have a girl. Scientists in Japan studied 10,000 mothers and learned that women who started menstruating at 10 are more likely to have girls (54 percent of this group of moms gave birth to females). The women who didn't get their period till 12 had a 50/50 chance. But those who were 14 when their period started had a higher chance of giving birth to a boy (53 percent versus of the time).
Read More »from The New Surprising Way To Predict The Future Sex of Your Children
royal wedding kissWills and Kate probably have a banging sex life. That's the conclusion we're drawing based on body language expert and Cosmo contributor Lillian Glass's analysis of their balcony kiss last Friday.
The first kiss was perfunctory and really just part of a script, but the second one (and the fact that there was a second one at all!) revealed just how into each other they are, says Glass. The number one clue that the newlyweds are totally in love is the forehead-on-forehead contact.
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"Their foreheads are pressed together, which means they're like-minded and very into each other," she explained. And while there wasn't tongue [insert sigh of disappointment], Glass added that the way Wills and Kate's lips were perfectly lined up as if their mouths were a mirror image signifies a whole lot of passion.
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Many people took the couple's lack of an embrace to mean neither of them were enthusiasticRead More »from The Surprising Sign a Couple's in Love (Hint: Look at Their Foreheads)
Getting too much sleep might be holding you back at work. No, you didn't read that wrong. New research found that, despite what you've heard, sleeping too much can have a negative effect on brain function.
By Zoë Ruderman
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Scientists at the University of London discovered that about eight percent of people who consistently get more than the recommended amount of shut eye (six to eight hours) performed worse in a number of cognitive tests, according to an article in The Daily Mail.
And even scarier, regularly spending more than eight hours a day sleeping can age your brain up to seven years. Yikes.
We can't say we're totally shocked, though, since we've definitely noticed that logging a lot of Zs often leaves us feeling even more exhausted.
So what's the perfect number? Seven hours, say researchers. Subjects who slept that much received "the highest score for everyRead More »from Exactly How Much Sleep Should You Get?
Are the monster pangs that hit you every month normal...or a sign of something more serious? Below, we help you decode the pain.
By Jessica Knoll
Whether it's a mild, dull ache that lasts one night or a form of torture that sidelines you for days, many of us are no stranger to menstrual cramps. In fact, more than 50 percent of women have some level of pain each month.
Before you reach for the heating pad again, though, there are a couple of things to know. First, these days, there are effective remedies that help ease the agony. But more important, not all period pain is normal - sometimes it can signal a potentially serious condition. Here's a crib sheet for recognizing subtle signs that may mean you should visit your gyno for a checkup.
Symptom: "The monthly pain can be pretty bad. But if I take over-the-counter meds early on, I'm fine."
Possible Culprit: JUST PLAIN MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
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Want those first few moments following a hook-up with a new dude to feel really special? Well, then take the advice of comic Amy Schumer and don't mutter any of these phrases.
1. "This made me want to learn to read."
2. "Do you always cry like that in the middle?"
3. "Are we engaged yet?"
4. "Sorry I ripped out some of your back hair. Can I keep it?"
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5. "I hope we made a baby!"
6. "Wait, you already had crabs, right?"
7. "Wow, I was so loud I hope I didn't wake the kids."
Want more hilarity from Amy Schumer? Download her brand new album, "Cutting", on iTunes right now!
And check out her site amyschumer.com
Last month in the April issue we told you about how evidence collected from thousands of rape victims never makes it out of police storage or sits in a forensic lab while predators remain at large.
By Zoë Ruderman
In the article, former New York City sex-crimes prosecutor and Cosmo contributor Linda Fairstein explained that this backlog of rape kits "sends a dangerous message to women that the justice system isn't concerned with solving sex-related crimes".
Apparently, the article had an impact. Because it was just announced that the Los Angeles Police Department has analyzed all of their rape kits, ending a backlog that, at one time, included over 6,000 pieces of DNA evidence.
The LAPD had pieces of evidence that had been sitting around for 10 years. They blamed a lack of staff and a budget crisis for the delay. But at a news conference the Mayor promised thatRead More »from Promising News About Rape Kit Backlogs
Even if the two of you have been busting bedsprings for years, marriage can bring your lust to a whole new level. Learn how to claim the best sex of your life.
By Jennifer Benjamin
Reportedly, one of the hottest trends these days for engaged couples is to declare sack sessions off-limits in the weeks before the wedding. The thinking: Banning booty guarantees that honeymoon sex will be as hot as possible. After all, if you're marrying someone you have dated for years or even lived with, chances are, the scorching sexual excitement you had when you first started banging headboards has probably been replaced with more sensual lovemaking.
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But you don't need to become a born-again virgin to get your groove back. Because, believe it or not, just being married can launch your lust life into the stratosphere. "You're starting a new chapter in your relationship, which gives you the kind of rush - physically and emotionally - that you had when you
Lately, there've been a lot of new va-jay-jay trends for women who, uh, think outside the box. Some could be appealing, but some are so ridiculous, you'll swear we made them up. Sadly, we didn't.
By Mina Azodi
1. V Bling
When we first heard about vajazzling, we thought it had to be a joke - a bedazzled hoo-ha seems more like an SNL skit than a sexy new trend. And now suddenly, it's everywhere. Even Jennifer Love Hewitt professed her love for the sparkle during an interview on The George Lopez Show, saying it's like a "little disco ball down there." TMI? Probably. But we wanted to know what the fuss is about, so we asked Cindy Barshop, founder of the Completely Bare Spa, in New York City, one of the first to offer jeweled waxes. "Now that the Brazilian is mainstream, women want new ways to make the area special," says Barshop. When you get vajazzled, you can choose from patterns like a flower or a heart, or ask for a custom design. The crystals have an adhesive on the back of them