Blog Posts by Cosmopolitan.com

  • 19 Heartbreaking Tearjerkers Every Girl Should See

    We dare you to try and not cry when watching Titanic.We dare you to try and not cry when watching Titanic.Sinking ships. Cancer. Daughters who need to drink their juice and are secretly dying. These are just some of the topics that pop up in our most favorite tearjerkers. There's just something about a movie that inspires a good cry that we just love in a super-sick way. If you haven't seen one on our master list, grab your gal pals and make it happen stat.

    By Michelle Ruiz

    1. My Girl
    Before Macauley Culkin was kinda weird and Anna Chlumsky was a real grownup on Veep, they were Thomas J. and Vada Sultenfuss, the two best friends that anyone could have. Until a swarm of bees attacks a certain allergic, adorable someone. Cue: Us bawling our eyes out.

    2. Titanic
    Leo DiCaprio at his hottest. Kate Winslet at her naughtiest. Billy Zane just being Billy Zane. This three-hour epic thrusts you into a rollercoaster, er, sinking ship of sadness. We'll truly never let go.

    3. Stepmom
    When Susan Sarandon gives a quilt stitched with a lifetime of memories to her daughter for Christmas. That's all we

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  • How Do You Feel About Dudes in Frilly Lingerie?

    Lingerie, for men?Lingerie, for men?When it comes to lingerie, guys don't exactly have many options: It's basically a choice of banana hammock, tighty-whities, or boxer briefs. (We're partial to the third one.)

    By Natasha Burton

    However a just-launched line of lacy duds for dudes seems to be filling the void. The HommeMystere collection features teddies, padded bras and delicate man-thongs. In fact, the line specifically targets straight dudes: The website depicts guys and gals fooling around pre-sexy time in coordinating skivvies. (See above. Yes, that is a real photo of a man-cami.)

    Now, we consider ourselves pretty darn open-minded when it comes to sex. And we appreciate the fact that this company is making frilly lingerie tailored to guys' bodies for dudes who are into this sort of thing. (To each his own when it comes to pleasure of the flesh, we say!)

    But, try as we might, we're not all that turned on by the image of a dude in a matching bra and panties. In fact, we'd probably be more than a little turned off

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  • 7 Moves You Think He Wants You to Make – but He Really Doesn’t

    All those buttons, he hates them.All those buttons, he hates them.Everywhere you look, there's a new list of tips on how to "Drive Him Wild!" The message they send? "Hey, girls, if you'd only try harder, he'll like you more." But actually, most guys we know are pretty simple. As long as you skip these seven moves you think he wants, but really doesn't.

    By Josh Aiello

    1. Join him in his prework morning shower.

    A GUY'S GUT REACTION: Oh, you mean the only 10 minutes of alone time I get all day?
    WHY IT'S NOT THAT SEXY: Getting intimate in the shower can be a divisive issue. Taking it to his prework morning shower ups the ante. This might be the only time all day a guy isn't dying for sex. As D, 26, says, "Unless you have a seat in there, a shower romp is never as fun as it sounds. Who gets to stand under the water? And she can't like it when she goes down on me and there's scalding hot water blasting her in the face." Sure makes the climax kind of anticlimactic.

    2. Strongly hint that you're in the mood, then play hard to get and make him

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  • How to Pull Off Changing Careers

    Ready for a career change?Ready for a career change?Whether you're a doctor who dreams of doing hair, or a hairdresser dreaming of climbing the corporate ladder, we believe changing careers shouldn't mean losing your mind.

    By Carson Griffith

    Making the jump from one job industry to another can be one of the biggest decisions of a woman's life (right up there with moving cross country, finding a great partner... or lobbing off all your hair a la Karlie Kloss). But don't fret: It's not an impossible task. It just takes some thought-and great advice.

    "A lot of times people don't like what they're doing in their current job, but they haven't defined what they want to be doing in their potential new job," Nicole Williams, career expert and author of Girl On Top, tells Cosmopolitan.com.

    She says nabbing your dream job starts with doing some soul-searching: "I ask people to assess components of their current working life, and match them against the career they are looking to get into."

    Try asking yourself these questions...

    Time: How many hours do

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  • The 7 Important Steps to Ending a Friendship

    Is it time to end your friendship?Is it time to end your friendship?Having really great girlfriends is the best. They can offer you dating advice and share a drink or two with you. But sometimes, friendships come to an end. Breaking up with your boyfriend is the worst, but breaking up with your friend can be even tougher. Shasta Nelson, a life coach and C.E.O. of GirlFriendCircles.com, walks you through the important steps on how to end a friendship.

    By Dara Adeeyo

    1. See the Warning Signs
    If you notice that she makes you feel worse about yourself, time to reevaluate. The sooner you can see that you're in a friendship that isn't serving you in a positive way, the sooner you can either fix your relationship or part ways.

    2. Maybe You Just Need a Break
    Perhaps you need to cut back on the time you guys spend together. When you hangout with someone a lot, you can also become irked by their quirks you once loved. Try only seeing each other once a month instead of weekly. Cutting back on time together will help you decide if you want to continue your

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  • The 14 Best Jobs for Women

    Find your career here...Find your career here...Whether you're still in school and figuring out what career to pursue, or on the hunt for something new, we rounded up the absolute best jobs for women out there. Career consultants Alexandra Levit, author of How'd You Score That Gig? and Laurence Shatkin, coauthor of 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality, break them down.

    By Molly Triffin

    1. Reputation Manager
    It's the hot new PR job-think Scandal on a smaller scale. Fine-tune a company's online presence by strategically tweaking its Website, social media platforms, and search results to making sure it has a positive image for average annual pay of $58,000.

    2. Digital Strategist
    Play around online all day…and get paid about $60,000 for it? Yes, please! Digital strategists advise clients on how to improve their tech presence-making Websites user-friendly and entertaining, etc. You don't need a specific degree to nab one of these jobs, but digital experience helps, and you have to be on the cutting edge of the latest

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  • Part 2: Why I Moved 3,000 Miles Away—Alone

    When she no longer felt at home in the bustle of New York City, single writer Sarah Z. Wexler up and moved to laid-back Portland, Oregon. In the second chapter of her moving diary (read part one here!), she deals with some inevitable culture shock…and loneliness.

    By Sarah Z. Wexler

    When I get off the plane at the cute little Portland airport, I'm greeted by my friend Lindsey, who'd made the same move from New York City a year before. She informs me that she's leaving on a 10-day trip starting the next morning. That brings my friend count within a thousand-mile radius to a grand total of zero. She drops me off at my apartment, where I'm greeted by piles of cardboard boxes. I officially enter panic mode. Who picks up and moves 3,000 miles away from friends and family-alone except for her dog-because a city she visited for three days seemed cool? I plunk down on my shrink-wrapped couch and try not to bawl.

    Projects always make me feel more in control, so my first order of

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  • No One Follows the Three-Day Date Rule Anymore

    The three-day date rule doesn't exist anymore.The three-day date rule doesn't exist anymore.When it comes to outdated courtship decrees, the three-day rule is probably the worst.

    By Natasha Burton

    So, you go out with a great guy, you both have an amazing time, you're clearly really into each other, but then you're both supposed to wait at least three agonizing days to contact each other again? Isn't the whole point of dating to find someone you dig and then actually get to talk to and hang out with that person?

    Makes zero sense to us-and kinda sounds like playing games, which we are so not into.

    Well, it seems like we're not alone in thinking this stipulation is beyond lame: According to a recent survey by Match.com, 78 percent of guys and 49 percent of gals typically reach out to the other person within three days or less after a good first date.

    What's more, an overwhelming 61 percent of men and women prefer to call after a good first date, while only 14 percent like to text.

    We don't know about you, but this info gives us hope for the collective dating community. Or

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  • How Strict New Abortion Laws Relate to Gruesome Dr. Kermit Gosnell Case

    Dr. Kermit Gosnell is now on trial for the deaths of one female patient and seven newborns.Dr. Kermit Gosnell is now on trial for the deaths of one female patient and seven newborns.You've most likely heard about the sad, horrible case of the unlicensed abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, whose Philadelphia clinic was exposed last week as a house of horrors. Gosnell and eight of his employees are now on trial for the deaths of one female patient and seven newborns, born alive, only to be immediately murdered by Gosnell. The death penalty is on the table.

    By Anna Breslaw

    The investigation actually began three years ago as an expose of potential prescription drug abuse, and both pro- and anti-choicers are angry that it wasn't stopped right then, when law enforcement agents were confronted with the grisly sight of the clinic: 47 dead fetuses in a freezer, stray cats and feces everywhere, unclean medical tools. Anti-choice lawmakers like New Jersey's Rep. Chris Smith (R) think that the lack of coverage was skewed on behalf of abortion rights, and are now using the case as representative of the horrors of abortion at large.

    Related: Arkansas: Now Home to the

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  • New Study: Botox Can Make You Depressed

    Another reason to not get botox.Another reason to not get botox.As I careen toward my 30s, I know that the realities of aging will soon ravage my face. I've considered my options: Age "gracefully" and embrace the sags and wrinkles I am due, invest in whatever face creams Jennifer Aniston uses and hope for the best as I rack up a mean credit card bill, or just get Botox and be done with it.

    By Natasha Burton

    But there are many problems with Botox, as far as I'm concerned. While needles don't freak me out, needles going INTO MY FACE do. Also, I'm pretty sure that there have to be some really bad side effects to injecting poison into one's body (if you can't eat food from dented cans because of botulism, I can't imagine you're A-okay filling your face with it).

    Now, there's another reason not to stun those wrinkles into submission-it might really, really bum you out. Like, forever. According to Cardiff University psychologist Michael Lewis, Botox in certain areas of the face can actually make women depressed.

    Lewis studied several Botox patients

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