Stand-up comic Amy Schumer (you may have seen her cameos on 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm) reveals the trick to being so damn confident that nothing - not even people screaming "You suck!" - can cause you to doubt your awesomeness.
"Wow, you've got balls!" This is the typical response when people find out I make my living as a stand-up comedienne. "Nope," I say. Well, at least the last time I went in for a Pap smear, my doctor didn't mention anything. What I have is unbridled confidence. I am one of the lucky women in this country who can look in the mirror and like what I see.
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I think of myself as a fairly attractive girl and always have, thanks to my mom. I was brought into this world thinking I was gorgeous because my mother was extremely devoted to this notion. I remember being 8 years old, and she would say to me, "Look at you. You're an angel. You sparkle!" I bought it. I believed I was God's gift to the world.
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Stand-up comic Amy Schumer (you may have seen her cameos on 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm) reveals the trick to being so damn confident that nothing - not even people screaming "You suck!" - can cause you to doubt your awesomeness.Read More »from How to Be Confident â€” in Any Situation
- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Wed, Apr 13, 2011 7:59 PM EDT
Sure, Kate Middleton is gorgeous (oh, and she's marrying a prince!), but she's still a real girl with real girl flaws - just like the rest of us. And we can all use a little beauty advice from time to time.
By Dawn Davis
We recently talked with Hollywood brow guru Eliza Petrescu (she's created some fabulous arches, from J. Lo to Mary J.), and she had a few things to say about Kate's biggest beauty blunder: Her eyebrows. "If I could put my finger on those eyebrows, I would work wonders," said Eliza. "They are so bad. She needs to let them grow out. They need to be in the right place, and the top of the eyebrow needs to be fixed."
With less than three weeks until the royal wedding, we're curious to see if someone intervenes to whip Kate's brows into shape. Although Eliza hasn't been called, she said she'd drop everything to fly across the pond and help out the future princess. Kate, we'd be happy to put you two in touch!
Do you think Kate needs an eyebrow makeoverRead More »from Does Future Princess Kate Middleton Need A Brow Do-Over?
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Apr 13, 2011 7:50 PM EDT
If you're like 10 percent of the population, you know how uncomfortable and frustrating it is to suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome, the disorder that makes a person have a near constant desire to move her limbs. Part of what makes it so frustrating is that doctors know very little about what can be done to ease the symptoms. Until now.
By Zoë Ruderman
In a letter published in the journal Sleep Medicine, researchers report on a case in which the patient, who suffered from RLS found relief by having sex or solo sex.
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It's important to note that this is just one case, but AOL spoke with another doctor who noted that a handful of his RLS patients also reported a reliefRead More »from The Surprising Health Benefit of Having Sex At Night
- Cosmopolitan.com | Fashion – Tue, Apr 12, 2011 4:51 PM EDT
This is me on vacation last week! Wish I were still there! I've found beachy dresses and cover-up styles work on a pregnant body in the summer. They are loose and have easy, forgiving shapes.
By Amri Kibbler
This one is from is Lemlem. I have it over my bikini here but plan to layer it over a stretch American apparel white tank dress back home.
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When I'm anywhere near a beach I wear Havaianas with everything. I gravitate to the bold colors. I wore this same pair with everything the whole trip and they totally worked. Jewelry is my favorite vacation souvenir. Two of the necklaces and one of the rings I'm wearing were purchased from vendors on the beach. I combined them with an arm full of rubber bracelets and a couple of silver rings that I brought along with.
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Mixing colors and prints is easy-just keep them all the same intensity. I've combined neon orange, blue, pink, and red, stripesRead More »from A Cosmo Fashion Editor's Secrets For Rocking Bold Prints With a Baby Bump
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Apr 12, 2011 4:48 PM EDT
What if, at your annual checkup, your doctor told you to hit the mall more frequently? Well, if the findings of a recent study hold true, your new stay-healthy plan may very well include getting a daily retail fix.
By Zoë Ruderman
The research, published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, examined adults and elderly subjects and discovered that those who shopped during the day were 27% less likely to die during the duration of the study than those who went to stores a few times or just once a week.
The scientists acknowledged that it probably had less to do with the act of shopping and more to do with the fact that going to stores meant increased social interaction and extra exercise (hey, a few laps around the mall with heavy bags is like a mini-workout).
So, it's not as if you can start eating whatever you want, cancel your gymRead More »from The Surprising Health Benefit of Shopping Every Day
Chances are you've heard of Benefit's classic rosy lip and cheek stain, Benetint, before. But, you likely don't know the slightly-scandalous reason it even exists, and neither did we until this week.
By Marta Topran
In telling us about their new mango-hued stain, Chachatint (coming out in July), Benefit let us in on the secret behind Benetint-it was originally made in the 70s for an exotic dancer who needed something to "enhance her nipples while dancing." Um, what?!
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At first, we thought this was hilariously crazy, but then realized it would actually come in handy post-spray tan.
Anyone who's ever been sprayed knows it turns everything (yes, even your nips) tan. The way we see it, a dab of Benetint on your ta tas is way less painful than scrubbing your nips back to their natural hue.Read More »from Would You Tint Your Ta Tas?
No matter how confident and qualified you are, experts say this common slip-up can ruin your chances of getting the gig. The annoying part: It's something guys never have to worry about.
By Korin Miller
You'd never wear a plunging V-neck or micro-mini to a job interview, but we were shocked to discover just how offensive sexiness can be to some hiring managers. A new UK study of 2,000 bosses found that you can seem unprofessional if you wear a fitted top in an interview - and that includes a turtleneck. The same applies on this side of the pond: In a recent Cosmo survey of more than 500 US job recruiters, nearly 70 percent said "dressing provocatively" is a deal-breaker.
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What makes them so skittish about clothes that hug or flaunt your curves? "Interviewers who are men won't be thinking about your qualifications if they're thinking about your sex appeal, and interviewers who are women will assume you'd be a distraction in theRead More »from The Interview Trap Smart Women Fall Into
What it means when a guy touches his nose and three other surprising body language signals you've never heard before.
By Zoe Ruderman
There are a few physical cues that almost everyone misreads, according to body language expert Janine Driver, author of You Say More Than You Think. For example, most people tend to think that when a dude scratches his nose, it's a sign he's lying. But turns out, that gesture means something else altogether. We got Driver to share the secrets to reading boys' sometimes baffling behavior.
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The move: He crosses his arms while you're talking.
What people think it means: He's disinterested or hostile.
What it really means: He's problem solving. Folding your arms across your body requires you to use both sides of your brain, explains Driver, so this gesture signals that you're engaged and thinking analytically about what's being said. A dude that gets in this stance when you're talking is actuallyRead More »from 4 Baffling Guy Behaviors Decoded
Fuller arches are so sexy right now, but not everyone is blessed with a set. Fortunately, it's easy enough to get the look with a few tricks and the right products. These are some of our favorites-like a great push-up bra for your brows.
By Dawn Davis
The Inspiration We spotted this model backstage at the Spring 2011 DKNY runway show. While her makeup looks fresh, it's her full brows that give her that extra-special, come-hither something.
Related: 7 Little Things That Spoil Your Look1) Pencil Them In NYC brow artist Hibba Kapil uses this brow pencil to outline the shape of the brows. Then, you just have to fill them in.
Origins Fill in the Blanks, $15, origins.com
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2) Pick a Powder You can use a powder to make your brows look lighter or darker, depending on your hair color, what you're wearing and the thickness you're going for. This set is a major splurge, but you get three shades, brushes and tweezers.
Chanel powder, $65, chanel.com
Read More »from 8 Easy Ways to Get (or Fake!) Thicker Brows
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 8, 2011 4:43 PM EDT
Scientists have long known that men are biologically built to check out certain features on a woman-like their hips or hair-to figure out if she's healthy. (It's left over from their cavemen days, when males were choosing mates and had to look for visual cues that the female was fertile and would be a good future mama.)
But researchers just discovered some surprising new information about how men-and in fact, everyone else-judge us ladies.
By Zoë Ruderman
It turns out, people may be hardwired to look at the whites of your eyes, and judge you based on how white they actually are. Yeah, we know, it sounds a little crazy, but according to a new study published in the journal Ethology, humans subconsciously associate bloodshot eyes with being unhealthy and reproductively not as appealing.Read More »from The Surprising Thing Men Notice When Talking to You