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  • 27 Genius Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

    Your mom will love this!Your mom will love this!The mark of a good Mother's Day gift is something so cool, you'd want it for yourself. Is there any other way to thank the woman who made you so awesome?

    By Elisa Benson

    1. Candy Gram
    When this e-card arrives in mom's inbox, she'll get a coupon code to select four sample sizes of her favorite candy on this stylish, fun-to-use site. Then her sweet treat will be delivered to her door in super-chic packaging. You know what they say about moms in a candy store! (JK. They say nothing.)
    Candy Gift Card, starts at $25, sugarwish.com

    2. Tick Tock
    Give to mom and give back-for every purchase of this striking emerald and gold watch, Michael Kors will donate $25 to the United Nations World Food Programme.
    Watch Hunger Stop 100 Series Watch, $295, michaelkors.com

    3. Facebook Gifts
    Now that you've come to accept that your mom is on Facebook, impress her-and her 86 friends-by using Facebook Gifts to send a cool pressie straight to her page. This coffee mug, which looks exactly like a DSLR

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  • Insane Beauty Products...For Your Baby

    Would you put this on your baby?Would you put this on your baby?Everyone knows that newborn baby girls are extremely insecure about their baldness. Why do you think they're always crying? Baby wants to get her weave on! Well, not to worry little diva, your dream of luxurious locks is now a reality! Introducing the fantastic Website Baby Bangs with the tagline, "For the girl that has everything--except hair!"

    By Rose Surnow

    Baby Bangs sells headbands that come with fake hair sewn in, so your mini-me can stop feeling hair shame and start working hair game! According to the Website, "Our patent pending HAIR+band accessory combination allows baby girl's (with little or no hair at all) the opportunity to have a beautifully realistic HAIR style in a SNAP!!" This is a huge relief to infants everywhere that have been dying to sex up their look.

    The brains behind Baby Bangs, Lisa Grigg-Campbell, says that after her first granddaughter was born she, "began experimenting with the possibility of creating a miniature hairpiece suitable for newborns to wear."

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  • 'The Best-And Worst-Kisses I've Ever Had'

    Girls share their best and worst kisses. Guys, take note.Girls share their best and worst kisses. Guys, take note.Kissing rocks-when it's done right. But a bad makeout can turn you off a guy ASAP. To help dudes out, we polled girls on their best and worst experiences sucking face. Take notes, boys.

    By Emma Barker

    Puppy Love
    "This one time, a guy and I went into a closet at a party and started kissing. His tongue was so long and he didn't know how to control it so he started licking the entire bottom of my face. I still get chills thinking about it. It was so disgusting. I pulled away and he was like, 'Why did we stop?' SERIOUSLY?! You just slobbered all over my face. I don't want anymore." -Dara A.

    Wet and Wild
    "My best one was night swimming in a pool with my boyfriend. The water, the clingy bathing suits, the silence. So hot." -Jenn S.

    Choke Hold
    "I recently went out with a seemingly cool, normal dude. When he kissed me, he shoved his tongue so far down my throat that I started choking. He either didn't notice, or didn't care. And his mouth tasted like he had smoked a pack of cigarettes AND

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  • You’ll Never Believe Where Cheaters Go on “Dates”

    This is where cheaters go.This is where cheaters go.Maybe we're a little too obsessed with Mad Men but, when we imagine a steamy, salacious affair, we certainly don't picture it all going down in the middle of The Cheesecake Factory.

    By Natasha Burton

    However, a new poll by the notorious dating website for cheaters, AshleyMadison.com, finds that chain restaurants and steak houses are the prime locales to take your cheating partner/mistress/whatever the male equivalent of mistress is. (BTW: Why isn't there a male equivalent of mistress?)

    Related: 5 Realistic Reasons Why Women Cheat

    According to the site's founder, places like P.F. Chang's and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse are not only "larger and less conspicuous," but they are "also commonly found in business districts, close to hotels where these type of dates typically end." Iiiiiinteresting.

    The survey also found that most of these chain restaurant rendezvous take place 20 miles from where the cheaters in question live. (Well, we guess they're not driving all that way for the food,

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  • How Breast Implants May Affect Your Cancer Risk

    Breast implants can delay a cancer diagnosis.Breast implants can delay a cancer diagnosis.Researchers found that women who have breast cancer and artificial bosoms were more often diagnosed at a later stage than women without implants. (As we know, early detection is key when it comes to fighting breast cancer.)

    By Natasha Burton

    After scientists looked at information from 12 previous studies, they saw that 26 percent of women with implants were diagnosed at a later stage of breast cancer than women without them (which, they do admit, could be totally by chance). However, they think that this late detection may happen because it's more difficult to really get a good look at a woman's breast tissue during a mammogram when she has implants in. Considering that some women who survive breast cancer have reconstructive survey, during which artificial breasts are inserted, this could mean that a resurgence of cancer might be harder to spot as well.

    Related: Why It's Good to Be an A-Cup

    More research needs to happen before we really know whether or not implants are at fault

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  • 7 Ways to Boost Your Energy when You're Struggling Big Time

    Drink water!Drink water!Feeling tired more often than not? Girl, we feel you: A study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that women are typically more exhausted than men. (Running the world takes it out of you…) So we asked Shilpi Agarwal, MD, and Equinox group fitness manager Jenn Hogg for eight ways to stay alert throughout the day.

    By Jessica Herman

    1. Hydrate
    Start the day with a glass of room temperature water (your body has to work to heat it up if it's ice cold, which could tire you out even more), and keep hydrating until you hit the sack. "Everybody puts too many starchy carbs in their diet, and sodas, which negatively affect your blood sugar," making you feel pooped, says Hogg. Water moves those downers through your system faster.

    2. Move It
    Agarwal says that 25 to 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise five to seven times a week will help you fall asleep faster and go into a deeper sleep so you're more rested during the day. Plus, you'll enjoy that natural energy high after

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  • Upper East Side New Yorkers Are Tattooing Their Dogs

    Dogs getting tattoos? Uh...Dogs getting tattoos? Uh...If you feel bad about your most recent indulgence - say, a $200 splurge on shoes, or your first Groupon order for a housekeeper - take heart, because there will always, always, be people who are on a planet even further away from the Earth.

    By Anna Breslaw

    The proof? Sentences like this: "Sometimes, my dog and I dress in the same color if we're going to a red carpet event." (I told you.)

    The above, spoken by an Upper East Side Manhattan resident (naturally this would go down in the birthplace of Gossip Girl), isn't even the craziest part of this article in the New York Observer, which exposes a new trend in the hoity-toity neighborhood's canine grooming. Specifically, glitter tattoos for dogs. You heard me. Since the heydays of Paris Hilton, little purse dogs have long been a status symbol, and now that we've run out of room on our own bodies (Tramp stamps - check! Vajazzling - check!), getting a bling-tastic rose or heart glued to our pooch's rump is the next crazy-a*s cultural

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  • I Met My Boyfriend on Chatroulette

    Sarah Dill and her boyfriend Ben.Sarah Dill and her boyfriend Ben.Online dating comes in many forms. But who knew a Web site as salacious as Chatroulette could render a real relationship? Sarah Dill, a senior at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, shares her sweet story of how her now boyfriend went from Internet stranger to man of her dreams. As told to Dara Adeeyo.

    By Sarah Dill

    It started on February 19, 2012 when I was hanging out in my friend's dorm room. It was late and her other friend popped open her laptop and suggested we go on Chatroulette just for fun. I had never been on the site, but always thought it was a place where most people only had the intentions of flashing their goods. (Chatroulette is a place where you can interact with random strangers around the globe via Webcam.)

    We got started and crossed paths with some pretty, um, interesting people: A super drunk dude with a British accent, and so, so, sooo many weird men dancing (what's up with that?!). Several sudden clicks later, we came to a guy with a guitar named Ben.

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  • Study: Women Are into Funny Dudes for One-Night Stands, but Not Relationships

    The Chandler effect.The Chandler effect.Sorry, Chandler. Today in studies we completely disagree with, UK social researchers have discovered that while funny guys are often the first to get laid, they're the last to be chosen to, say, meet her mom or pick out shower curtains with her at Crate and Barrel. That is to say: Ladies don't want to get serious with dudes who are funny, according to Metro UK. Boo.

    By Anna Breslaw

    The study filmed 40 psychology students - half men and half women - answering a basic hypothetical question. Nineteen students whose answers contained humor were termed "actors," and their videos were played for the following students, who were asked to rank them in terms of suitability for a short-term relationship (as short as a one-night stand, in fact) or a long-termone. Based on the answers, the researchers determined that male wit "nurtures an impression of not being serious or willing to invest in a mate."

    Related: Funny Compliments From Guys

    Personally, I shudder to imagine being

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  • Wait! 6 Essential Things to Consider Before Moving in Together

    Read this before moving in with your guy.Read this before moving in with your guy.When it comes to love, some manic-pixie-dream-girl types like to say there are no rules. But there are definitely certain things that you should never do, like sleep with your therapist or have a baby with a drummer. The point is follow your heart but don't be a dummy.

    By Rose Surnow

    Moving in with your partner is not like trying a side part. It's a BFD and you should really think it through before you take the plunge. Below are six essential tips, gathered from relationship experts and seasoned friends, to consider before sharing a lease with your lover.

    1. The "Talk"
    An essential question to ask yourself before moving in together, is WHY? Why are you doing this? Is it out of financial convenience? Is this a step toward marriage? Whatever the reason is, make sure you are in sync. Remember on Girls when Shoshanna suddenly realized that her boyfriend, Ray, basically moved in even though they never discussed it? Let's all learn from Shosh and not let a guy twice our

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