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  • Texas's Drastic Abortion Law Closer to Passing Even After Absurd Rape Kit Comment

    Texas Rep. Jody Laubenberg (R-Parker)Texas Rep. Jody Laubenberg (R-Parker)Even as 800 demonstrators packed the Capitol with pro-choices signs - and after the wrenching testimonies of hundreds of Texans who traveled to Austin to beg them not to - Texas legislators have given preliminary approval to Senate Bill 5, a full-scale attack on abortion clinics in the state which involves banning abortions after 20 weeks, shuttering 30 of the state's 40 abortion facilities, and limiting abortion to surgical centers.

    By Anna Breslaw

    Related: Hundreds of Texans Speak Against SB 5 In Front of State House of Representatives

    Basically, it would render abortions obsolete in Texas. (Why these lawmakers never seem concerned that women will still abort, but resort to horrific measures and back-alley procedures to do so, has always been a total mystery to me.)

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: We should probably not be allowing restrictions on American women's abortion rights made by people who literally do not know their biology. Contrary to popular

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  • Study: Facebook Cheating is Just as Awful as Any Other Kind

    Is your guy secretly cheating on Facebook too?Is your guy secretly cheating on Facebook too?Oh, man - cheating. Whether it's in real life, online, in the sun, in the shade, or on the top of Ludacris's escalade, it sucks balls to be cheated on.

    By Anna Breslaw

    And unfortunately, among the many things we can thank the Internet for - Seamless Web, online shopping, Lil Bub - are the myriad new ways to cheat (emotionally or physically) on your partner. Not only can creeps take to OK Cupid to pretend to be single, but ex-girlfriends or boyfriends are readily available on social networks like Facebook.

    Related: He Cheated: Do You Take Him Back or Dump Him?

    Whether or not reconnecting with an old ex or establishing contact with someone new actually becomes physical, the significant others of "Facebook cheaters" go through the same stages of sadness and betrayal you'd find in any other form of cheating.

    Related: Cheating Statistics About Men and Women - How Many People Cheat

    A team of researchers at Texas Tech University found this out over the course of their study this year,

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  • The Celebrity Hair Guru's Trick to Faking Fuller Hair

    Khloe's stylist uses eyeshadow along her hairline to make her hair look fuller.Khloe's stylist uses eyeshadow along her hairline to make her hair look fuller.Who knew eyeshadow could make your hair look instantly fuller? Khloe Kardashian's stylist Jen Atkin, that's who.

    By Carly Cardellino

    Recently Atkin told Cosmo that she uses eyeshadow along the hairline, in the same shade as her client's hair, to shade the scalp a bit. "This makes their hair appear thicker in real life and, most importantly, in pictures," explains Atkin.

    Related: How to Get a Temporary Glow
    Unfortunately, we can't all have luscious Armenian locks like Cosmo's former cover girl Khloe, but don't get depressed just yet. Atkin told us that she even uses the makeup trick on Mrs. Odom!

    Related: Hair Inspiration: The Great Gatsby Edition
    "Everyone has a different hair pattern, so this trick not only helps your hairline look full, it also offsets the highlight on your scalp that the flash brings on, which can make your hair appear that it's thinning," adds Atkin. "Just brush a shadow that best matches your hair color onto your hairline using an eyeshadow brush,

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  • How to Grow Your Hair Longer

    We totally understand the constant love-hate relationship with long hair. But if you've recently cut your hair into a pixie, lob, bob-whatever-and want to grow it long like Rapunzel's (well, maybe not that long), or you're just jonesing to put your hair into a ponytail, try out this advice from "The Mane Expert" Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist (aka hair and scalp specialist) at Philip Kingsley Trichology Clinic.



    By Carly Cardellino



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  • 10 Guys Who Should Play Christian Grey

    Who should play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of the sexy book Fifty Shades of Grey? Waiting to find out is like Red Room torture. Naturally, we wanted to know who you'd love to drool over in the role-so we asked you to weigh in. The voting was heated (kinda like the book itself), but these hotties ultimately came out on top.



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  • 10 Things We Wish Guys Who Aren't into Us Wouldn't Do

    Guys can be pretty skilled at sending mixed messages. Guys can be pretty skilled at sending mixed messages. Women can be hard to read, but guys, you're pretty skilled at giving us mixed messages too. Like when a guy acts like he's into you, when really...he's just not that into you-like at all. Here are things we wish men wouldn't do when they clearly have no intentions of making us their girlfriend. In the name of Girl Code, read and pass on!

    By Dara Adeeyo

    1. DO NOT be ambiguous about what we are to you.
    If you only like us as a friend, refer to us as your friend. In front of us. There will be no confusion that we are on lockdown in the friend zone if you're frequently calling us your buddy.

    Related: How to Escape the Friend Zone

    2. DO NOT ask us out after hooking up.

    If what we're doing is only hooking up, then let it be just that. Only reach out to us when you need a booty call. It makes us think you want more when you ask us on a date.

    3. DO NOT pay for our meals.
    It's a really sweet gesture. But if you don't fancy us in a romantic way at all, then let's split the

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  • Cute Beauty Products for $10 or Less

    By Loni Albert


    Budget-friendly buys that make you look (and feel) like a million bucks.


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  • The Royal Baby is Expected to Revive Britain's Economy

    A new report says that Great Britain is relying on the Royal Baby to single-handedly revive its flailing economy. A new report says that Great Britain is relying on the Royal Baby to single-handedly revive its flailing economy. As if Kate Middleton wasn't under enough pressure and scrutiny already (yes, she wears the same coat sometimes, deal with it), a new report says that Great Britain is relying on the Royal Baby to single-handedly revive its flailing economy. That's a tall order for a fetus, don't we think? Are you guys trying to make Kate's hyperemesis gravidarum resurface?

    Related: 10 Royal Wedding Pics You Don't Want to Miss

    By Michelle Ruiz

    The British economy has been flat of late, but according to The Associated Press, Britons are hoping that the Royal Heir will boost consumer confidence in the same way Kate's Reiss dresses and L.K. Bennett pumps have-by sending royal-stalkers out shopping.

    "Kate has made a point of choosing brands that are both accessible and British - and retail experts expect that trend to continue with her royal offspring," the report notes. "New moms and dads will want not only the baby Windsor's onesie, but also the baby carriage, the rattle and the teddy

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  • Super-Involved Dads Get Treated Worse by Coworkers

    David Beckham and his adorable daughter Harper. David Beckham and his adorable daughter Harper. One of the major relationship lessons we took from Lean In was that, when you and your man share the money-making and the domestic duties, everyone wins.

    By Natasha Burton

    Except that now, it seems like the men actually kinda lose in this scenario-when it comes to getting respect, that is.

    According to new research from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the Long Island University Post, men who take on more of a caregiver role in their families are treated worse at work than guys who stick closer to gender norms. Which is total BS in our books: Not only is it awesome when dads are just as involved with their kids as moms traditionally are, but have you ever witnessed a hot guy holding a baby? (See: David Beckham, left, for reference.) If that doesn't make your ovaries tingle with joy, we don't know what will.

    Related: 14 Hot Celebrity Dads and Their Kids

    The study also found, however, that women who break outside the norm as far as their caregiving

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  • 9 Foods that Help You Lose Weight

    Oatmeal and nuts: a healthy meal that can actually help you to loose weight. Oatmeal and nuts: a healthy meal that can actually help you to loose weight. Of all the weight-loss methods out there-the baby food diet, prancercise, swallowing a tapeworm-this is by far the most appealing: Eat a cookie for breakfast. (We are not messing with you.) Check out these yummy foods that practically melt away calories, courtesy of Jessica Crandall, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    By Molly Triffin

    1. Cake

    A study from Tel Aviv University found that people who had a carbohydrate- and protein-packed breakfast followed by dessert lost more weight than those who started the day with a low-carb, sugar-free meal. Participants who indulged in a small treat-chocolate, a doughnut, a cookie, or a piece of cake-reported feeling less hungry and having fewer cravings throughout the day. At the end of the eight-month trial, they'd lost an average of 45 pounds, compared to just 11 pounds for the low-carb dieters.

    2. Soup

    Torn between the gazpacho vs. tuna tartare starter? Order the gazpacho. According to research out of Penn State, eating

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