by Christine Coppa, Glamour
Rule 1: DO think twice about hooking up with your neighbor.
There are, without a doubt, many pros to having a FWB living in close proximity: Your walk of shame is substantially less embarrassing, you don't have to worry about driving home after one too many glasses of wine, and usually you'll be able to tell if he's home. On the other hand, when the reality of how your sex buddy spends his time away from you--and vice versa--sets in, that geographic proximity could very well be the downfall of your casual relationship, says Rachel Russo, a dating, relationship, and image coach based in New York City. And after several 3 A.M. sightings of his empty parking space in your building's garage, you'll start to wonder how things got so complicated.
Rule 2: DON'T convince yourself the relationship is more serious than it is.
"No matter how hard sex buds try not to fall in love, there is always the possibility that one or both parties will catch feelings," says
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Never untag a picture again! Makeup guru and celeb photographer Davis Factor gives his camera-ready Dos & Don'ts.
1. "Do apply makeup in the lighting you'll be photographed in so it's not too heavy," says Factor. "For natural light, avoid sparkle. It accentuates fine lines and ages you."
2. "Do use a light-reflecting concealer to combat undereye shadows," he says. We like Simply Vera Vera Wang Illuminating Concealer ($19.50, kohls.com).
3. "Do use an anti-shine product to keep skin matte. Oily skin gets shinier thanks to the flash." Try Smashbox Anti-Shine ($27, smashbox.com).
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Your Photo Essentials: * Factor's must: Great Primer. He recommends Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36, ulta.com)
* Beauty Editor Addiction: YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking in No. 1 Deep Black ($30, yslbeautyus.com)
* Our Pick: A Real Red. Try NYC New York Color Ultra Moist Lipwear in Retro Red ($2, drugstore.com).
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by Megan Gustashaw, Glamour
The fall 2012 New York Fashion Week shows were jam-packed with trend after trend. Here are our tips on how to wear 'em all without entering into the dangerous DON'T zone.
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by Emily Mahaney, GlamourRead More »from What Men Think About Babies
Eleven percent of guys have had baby names picked out for years. Read on for more truths about having kids, from our monthly man survey.
Guys: Which word best describes your thoughts on babies?
So do you ever want to have one?
Yes, definitely: 33%
Maybe, assuming I find the right girl: 23%
Never. Bring on the birth control forever: 13%
I already have one (or more): 31%
What's scariest about having a baby?
The lack of sleep a newborn causes: 7%
The actual birth. It's intense!: 9%
Parenting-I could screw up royally: 33%
The financial pressure of raising a kid: 51%
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Have you picked out names for your future kids?
Yes, I've had them chosen for years: 11%
Not yet, but I've got a few in mind: 36%
This has never occurred to me: 22%
Actually, I already have kids: 31%
What do you most hope your baby will get from you?
My athleticism: 7%
My looks: 11%
My humor: 38%
by India-Jewel Jackson, Glamour
We've all made makeup mistakes and committed cardinal hairstyling sins. Thankfully there's a fast fix for (almost) everything. Instead of stressing out and starting over, try these easy beauty fixes.
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by Amy Ahlberg, Glamour
In a battle with the munchies that you're destined to lose? We've all been there. Snack smart with these tasty, nutritionist-approved picks, whether you're craving something sweet, salty, creamy or crunchy-they're delicious and low-calorie!
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by Kelly DiNardo, Glamour
Yes, some common daily beverages pack the calorie count of serious junk food! Back in 2010, experts reported that women were downing 56 percent more calories a day from drinks than they had been 30 years ago. Now a new study from Purdue University tells us why: Researchers found that when subjects ate solid food, they mentally registered the calories they were taking in-but when they drank a liquid form of the same food, they didn't. "We often equate consumption with chewing, not drinking," explains Joan Salge Blake, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. But guess what: Calories are calories, whether you chew 'em or chug! Check it out.
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by Brenda Della Casa, GlamourRead More »from Men's Secret Bedroom Fears
Think guys have a one-track mind when it comes to sex? Think again. These dudes confessed the between-the-sheets worries your man will never share.
Guys' Bedroom Fear: He's Not Big Enough
The fact that a lot of guys look at porn every once in a while is hardly a secret, but all that browsing can lead to a bruised ego. "Porn stars are often well-endowed, and it's only natural to compare your goods with the ones you see on-screen," says Lyle, 33. "Most guys can't help but feel they are on the smaller side and not big enough when in bed with a girl."
Guys' Bedroom Fear: You Won't Like His Body
You're not the only one concerned about bulges and soft spots. Nearly all the guys we talked to admitted to having some serious body insecurities. "I don't have sculpted shoulders or a buff chest, and a lot of girls like that, so getting naked can be intimidating," says Dan, 27.
Guys' Bedroom Fear: He'll Soak the Sheets
Uh, no, not that way. "Some guys sweat more
Maybe you don't think of it as "snooping," but if you've Googled a blind date, rifled through a boyfriend's sock drawer or peeked at his e-mail after he accidentally left it open, you've officially snooped. The good news? You've got company: 83 percent of glamour.com readers copped to snooping. So right or wrong, since most of us are doing it, we wanted to share some ground rules-you know, to keep you out of jail, er, trouble.Read More »from The Dos and Don’ts of Snooping
by Kristin Koch, Glamour
CN Digital StudioDO consider just asking.
Most guys don't volunteer details about their personal business so freely, but not necessarily because they have something to hide. "We think differently-we don't want to know about your ex, so it doesn't occur to us that you'd want to hear about ours," says John, 27. If you're curious, ask.
DON'T jump to conclusions.
Monique, 33, learned this lesson the hard way. "My boyfriend's phone started ringing off the hook in the middle of the night," she says. "He said he didn't recognize the number, but I didn't
Photo: Courtesy of MTVAda Calhoun, Glamour magazineRead More »from DOs and DON’Ts of Being a Good Friend
Snooki and JWoww share a bachelorette pad for their new Jersey Shore spin-off, Snooki & JWoww-and have some rules of BFF-dom that every woman should hear.
DON'T lie, ever-not even about looks.
JWoww: I can't stand girls who are "best friends" to people's faces and then talk s-t behind their backs.
Snooki: Especially girls who say, "Oh, you look hot," when really you don't, just because they want to look better.
JWoww: Yeah-she'll call me out if I look like a mom. She'll be like, "Show boob. Show more boob." And she's always right.
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DO respect each other's opinions about men.
Snooki: I always make sure the guy I'm seeing meets her before I fall in love. It's important to know what she thinks of him.
JWoww: You're like, "Say this if you like him, and say that if you don't."
Snooki: Yeah or "Scratch your eye."
JWoww: You have to introduce your boyfriends to each other right away. If you don't, it's easy to get in one of those