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  • The Sneaky Motive Behind His Smile

    Watch it. His smile might have ulterior motives.Watch it. His smile might have ulterior motives.You might want to think about it the next time your guy flashes you a sly smile while asking for a favor. According to researchers at the University of Granada, women are more likely to comply with a man's request-even a derogatory one-if he flashes his pearly whites.

    By Meagan Morris

    In the study, a man doled out commanding instructions to various women. The women did what he asked (and often adopted a submissive posture) if he smiled while he made his request. Researchers theorize that a smile gives off an air of friendliness-dubbed as "perceived warmth."

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    While we're all about friendliness, this sort of domination can spell trouble for women at work. One way to stop it from happening to you? Be aware of this sneaky guy-move.

    So, be confident-and don't let that guy in accounting get away with that outlandish request because he looks so adorable when he smiles.

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  • How His Sense of Smell Affects Him in the Bedroom

    His sense of smell might tell you how many women he's slept with.His sense of smell might tell you how many women he's slept with.Dating someone who's got a bad sense of smell? Well... Aside from him possibly being a freaking psychopath, he probably hasn't slept with a lot of girls.

    By Dara Adeeyo

    Researchers analyzed men with anosmia (aka no sense of smell) to see how the disorder affected their lives. As a result, they found that men who could smell better, had an average of nine sexual partners in their lifetime. Meanwhile, men with poor sense of smell averaged three.

    Related: Guys With a Bad Sense of Smell Might be Psychopaths?

    Hm. Scientists believe that it's because sense of smell is linked to our emotions. Most of those who suffer from anosmia, are generally more insecure because they can't smell things properly. So... they don't know if they have bad breath, stinky armpits, and etc. Thus, making them socially awkward. This behavior then lingers into the dating world, causing these men to rarely go out with girls.

    What do you think? Know a guy with a poor sense of smell? What's his sex life like?

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  • 12 Celeb Inspired Holiday Hairstyles

    The eggnog-swilling, tree-trimming season is upon us yet again - and the holiday party invitations are flooding in. So many opportunities for divine hairstyles! For your soiree inspiration, we've complied eight supremely gorgeous looks for every hair type. Thank us later.



    By Tia Williams



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  • There's a Sperm Shortage in France

    The guys over in France have a wee problem.The guys over in France have a wee problem.Sorry, ladies of France: Your guys' little swimmers aren't swimming so strongly anymore.

    By Meagan Morris

    Researchers just released the findings of a 16-year study of 26,600 French men and found that their sperm counts dropped a staggering 32.3 percent-a rate of about two percent a year. According to the study, the average concentration of a 35-year-old man in the country is 49.9 million per milliliter-not low enough to be infertile, but enough to limit his baby-making skills.

    "This constitutes a serious public health warning," researcher Dr. Joelle Le Moal told the BBC.

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    Uh, yeah. We assume the guys involved aren't too thrilled about it, either.

    As for the reasons behind the decline? Scientists didn't measure smoking or weight in the men, but they assume it has something to do with diets and chemical exposure.

    The biggest WTF of this study: Why are they measuring national sperm quality anyway? Don't they have a few other things to

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  • 11 Hot Jobs for Every Girl

    Try snagging one of these jobs.Try snagging one of these jobs.You're smart, hard-working and ready to take the world by storm-but you're not sure what career path you want to take? Not to worry, there are plenty of hot jobs in demand. The number of women in the work force is expected to jump 11 percent by 2014, so polish up those résumés and get hot job-hunting.

    By Michelle Ruiz

    1. Data Communication Analyst
    Love the Web? Want to make $80,000 a year? Plug in as a data communications analyst-a clunky title for the whizzes who design computer systems for businesses and wireless carriers. It's one of the fastest-growing, well-paying jobs in the game, according to the Department of Labor.

    2. Physical Therapist
    Feel good and stay fit as a PT. Of all the open jobs out there, physical therapists (and their assistants) are in the highest demand. Bonus: they make an average salary of $73,000.

    3. Environmental Engineer
    How many jobs literally change the world? EE's work on recycling systems, protecting water supplies and public health, and get paid

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  • Maternity Style Inspiration for Kate Middleton

    Not that Kate Middleton doesn't have impeccable taste in fashion already, but we figured since she's sick in the hospital with horrible morning sickness, we'd help a Duchess out and gather some maternity style inspiration for her. Lord knows every single move is going to be even more documented than ever, so we looked to some Hollywood stars who did pregnancy style just right.



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  • 10 Weirdest Celebrity Diets

    It's no secret that being trim is practically part of a star's job, but some celebrity diets are a little, um, bizarre. Whether they slimmed down for a role for just 'cause, one thing's for damn sure-we won't be trying these wacked-out meal plans.



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  • 8 Weird Aphrodisiac Foods from Around the World

    Um... Would you eat this to get you going?Most of us are familiar with aphrodisiac foods like oysters, figs, and chocolate, but there are plenty of other time-honored sex-starters that are a bit, well, surprising, to say the least. Here are nine of the weirdest things that supposedly make us want to get it on.

    By Natasha Burton

    1. Tiger Penis
    Traditional Chinese medicine says that eating the member of this wild animal boosts male stamina. But it's not the only phallus-inspired aphrodisiac out there. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean men have been known to sip on deer penis wine-which is a rice wine made with herbs...and the obvious.

    2. Sea Cucumber
    Perhaps because of its penis-like shape and ability to, err, squirt, this sea creature is available for purchase in China as an edible aphrodisiac. We hear it tastes like…sea cucumber.

    3. Skink Skin
    This type of lizard has been associated with sexiness since ancient Greece, when parts of it were used to make wine. Now, the skink's skin (say that three times fast) is a delicacy in

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  • 8 Ways to Deal with a Mean Coworker

    Shut down the Regina George of your job, now!Shut down the Regina George of your job, now!Nothing sucks more than having a mean coworker. Studies show that working with someone that makes your job hell can really screw up your personal life. To help you out, we got Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, co-authors of Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal to dish how you should handle your job nemesis.

    By Dara Adeeyo

    1. She Gives Harsh and Demeaning Feedback
    Ignore her or hit her with some humor. To be funny, you can say something like, "You say the sweetest things." If you want to stay neutral, simply say, "Thanks for the feedback" and walk away.

    2. She Critiques Your Appearance
    Don't try to explain why you look the way you do (because, bitch please). The best way to deal with this is to just tune her out. Realize that you're dealing with someone who thinks their feedback is helping you. If you want to take it a step further, you can always respond with an insincere smile and an equally fake "Thanks!"

    3. She Spreads

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  • The Scary Truth About Cell Phone Addiction

    Are you addicted to your cell phone?Are you addicted to your cell phone?It's no secret that cell phones are our lifelines: We do...pretty much everything on them.

    By Natasha Burton

    But a new Baylor University study shows that over-using our phones is actually a sign of materialism and impulsiveness that's similar to vices like compulsive buying and credit card misuse.

    Related: New Study: Cell Phone Use Is Contagious

    The study looked at 191 business students at two U.S. universities and found that they send around 109.5 text messages a day-a whopping 3,200 texts each month. Um...whoa. Students also check their phones around 60 times on a typical day, which amounts to seven hours overall. As for what would happen if students lost their devices, well, it would be "disastrous" to their social lives, the study's researchers found.

    In fact, researchers go as far to say that our phones have become "status symbols" that can "erode our personal relationships." The solution? Make sure you're not compulsively checking your phone every three seconds, and maybe

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