In the last week, Britney Spears has been all over TV performing songs from her latest album, Femme Fatale. The music is pretty awesome but what really made our jaws drop was her body.
By Bethany Heitman
She looks better than ever and we just had to know the drill. So we asked celebrity trainer, and author of Ultimate You, Joe Dowdell how to score the pop icon's slim and toned physique. He says these are the three key things:
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Sleep, a lot
Dowdell swears that getting enough rest (about 7 to 8 hours for most people) and drinking lots of water is the first step to getting a slammin' bod. The reason: Your body needs to be well rested and hydrated in order to burn calories properly.
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Mix Up Your Cardio
For maximum results, you've got to do intervals - alternating slower with more intense cardio. Studies show the easy-hard-easy-hard pattern encourages your body to refuel throughout your
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In the last week, Britney Spears has been all over TV performing songs from her latest album, Femme Fatale. The music is pretty awesome but what really made our jaws drop was her body.Read More »from 3 Easy Ways To Get Britney's Hot, Toned Body
No, that's not a typo. It really is possible to climax for that long if you follow the instructions in a new book, The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferris (the guy behind the bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek). Everything you need to know to have an seriously extended O is right here. So send this link to your guy, cancel your plans tonight, and get ready for major pleasure.
First, get undressed and lie on your back using a pillow for neck support. Your legs should be bent and spread, feet together in the butterfly position. If this makes your hips uncomfortable on one or both sides, just put pillows underneath the knees.
Your guy should sit to your right side on top of at least two pillows and straddle his bent left leg perpendicularly across your torso, foot flat on the opposite side. (It almost looks as if he's on top in reverse cowgirl position, except his weight will be to the side of your torso.)Related: Experience "OMG Yes!" Pleasure Tonight
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Yes, we know you're groggy, but maybe you shouldn't be so annoyed by his a.m. desires.…It packs perks for you as well.
By Bethany Heitman
Sure, most guys will take sex whenever they can get it. But there's one time of day that guys really, truly crave it. "Many men are at their horniest first thing in the morning," says sex therapist Arlene Goldman, PhD, coauthor of Psychology Today Here to Help: Secrets of Sexual Ecstasy. And while you may feel more like Megan Mullally than Megan Fox when that alarm goes off, getting it on in the a.m. can be amazing for you too. We asked top experts to explain why the hour after he first wakes up is so hot for him and suggest a few tricks for making it just as satisfying as sex after dark.
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There's a biological reason that men are so revved up for sex after a night's sleep. "That's when testosterone levels peak," says Harry Fisch, MD, author of Size Matters, "and testosterone is a
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Apr 1, 2011 7:12 PM EDT
Most diets call for eating less and cutting out certain foods completely. Which is why, when we came across a new weight-loss tip that involves eating more of something that's both delicious and-get this-pretty damn fatty, we had to share it.
By Zoë Ruderman
In a small-scale study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a hospital in Boston affiliated with Harvard Medical School, found that when subjects ate walnuts at breakfast, they felt more satiated than those who didn't snack on nuts. In fact, the walnuts were so filling that hours later, at lunch time the people in the study reported still feeling full.
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That's partly because nuts don't have carbs, which tend to cause surges in blood sugar. Without going into the whole scientific explanation, when blood sugar levels spike, it sends a message to our bodies that we should start storing fat. This leads to packing on pounds and, in some extreme cases, theRead More »from What to Eat for Breakfast to Get Slim for Bikini Season
Now that it's finally spring-although you wouldn't know it by the weather-I'm antsy to try out one of spring's biggest trends, maxi dresses.
By Amri Kibbler
The one I'm wearing is Gryphon (Check it out here!) It has a halter style top, which twists in the back and can be worn with a bra, a must for me and most moms-to-be whose chests are suddenly seem super-sized!
A sweet rope belt above the belly creates a waist and gives shape to the looser fabric. I'm planning to wear this on my vacation next week so I've paired it with gold and tropical color enamel jewelry and a camel snakeskin flat.
But even if you're not heading out of town for a trip, you can work the maxi-dress by adding wedges, tough jewelry, and crop jean jacket.
Do you like the new maxi dress trend? Think you will buy one (or a few) for the summer?
You can glean a ton about a guy's libido and reproductive health just by eyeballing him. Harry Fisch, MD, author of Size Matters, reveals how to read the clues.
By Molly Fahner
A guy may talk a big game and wear jeans that are tighter than Adam Levine's, but that doesn't mean he has what it takes to keep up with you in the sack...or get you knocked up when you're ready. The real signs of a highly sexual male are a lot more subtle and surprising. According to urologist Harry Fisch, the following six traits and behaviors indicate that a man is truly made for action.
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He's Trim Around the Middle
You've no doubt heard that a dude with a gut is more likely to keel over from a heart attack later in life, but it's also a bad sign in the sexual realm. Testosterone is broken down more quickly in belly fat. So that big stomach? It's literally sucking him dry of the stuff.
"Testosterone is the gas that drives the car," Dr. Fisch says. "If it's low,Read More »from 6 Surprising Reasons His Size Does Matter
- Cosmopolitan.com | Financially Fit – Thu, Mar 31, 2011 5:42 PM EDT
Turns out the expiration or generally accepted toss-by date on certain products is total BS. And we hate being a sucker so we rounded up six things you can hold on to for longer than you thought. Read on, then start thinking about how you want to use the hundreds of dollars you're going to save each year.
By Zoe Ruderman
You're told to toss them after: 6 weeks
But they can really last for: 4 monthsKeep your blade sharper for longer by dipping it in rubbing alcohol after each use. And rather than leaving the razor near the shower head, where it will get sprayed with water and is more likely to rust, place it at the other end of the tub.
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2) Running shoes
You're told to toss them after: 6 months
But they can really last for: up to 2 yearsYou can quadruple the life of the shoes by keeping them at room temperature when they're off your feet. Leaving them in the garage or in a car overnight in the winter, or packing them in your Read More »from 6 Ways To Extend The Life Span of Your Most Commonly Used Products (And Save A Ton Of Cash)
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 31, 2011 5:28 PM EDT
Here at Cosmo, we're always on the hunt for the latest trends. And we started noticing that there are a lot of new goodies on the market designed with your front (and back) doors in mind - and it goes way beyond vajazzaling. We just had to fill you in on the five most ridiculous products we've seen.
By Jessica Knoll
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Fashion – Wed, Mar 30, 2011 6:25 PM EDT
We know how our favorite lipgloss makes us feel, but what about the men in your life? After reaching to all our guy friends, boyfriends, and husbands, along with interviewing experts, we found some pretty surprising results.Read More »from The Top 10 Things Men Secretly Think About Your Makeup
1) Guy Hot vs. Girl Hot: Eye Makeup
Guys prefer darkly lined eyes, but a lot of chicks are tempted to be more playful with bright colors. FYI: the smoky look - dark liner plus shadow smudged in - makes your eyes seem bigger, which men find more appealing, says anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD, and author of Why We Love. For an awesome smoky eye, do black liner topped with charcoal gray to define your shape.
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2) Guy Hot vs. Girl Hot: Eyelashes
Hot date? If you're not skilled with faux lashes and glue, you may want to rethink falsies. "Men don't like anything that looks fake," says Fisher. "It's distracting, and they want to see the real you." Women, on the other hand, enjoy full-on fringe for the attention it
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 30, 2011 5:48 PM EDT
Apparently it's possible to literally spice up your love life.
By Zoë Ruderman
Consuming ginseng and saffron is thought to boost performance in the bedroom, say researchers at University of Guelph in Canada. The study, to be published in the journal Food Research International, claims that these two spices are natural aphrodisiacs.
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Ginseng is available in many bottled teas (just check the label) and is a common ingredient in Korean food. It can also be consumed in the form of a supplement or a candy. To get a dose of saffron, order the rice-based dish, paella, at a Spanish restaurant or buy a container of it at the grocery store and sprinkle it on chicken sandwiches, roast turkey, or in soup.
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Though more studies are needed, the scientists examined hundreds of foods and drinks that are thought to make sex hotter. And lead researcher Massimo Marcone claimed that theirRead More »from The Surprising Ingredient Proven to Boost Your Sex Life