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  • New Study: His Size Does Matter

    So...science says the size of you guy's peen might matter.So...science says the size of you guy's peen might matter.New Study: His Size Does Matter Bad news for guys on the, um, smaller side: A new study found that size does matter in bed…for some women.

    By Korin Miller

    For the study, researchers from the University of the West of Scotland had 323 women answer an online survey that tracked what they did in bed over the previous month. In the survey, they noted how often they orgasmed, what type of orgasm they had, and the size of their partner's penis.

    Related: 25 Sexy Ways to Use Lube

    According to the survey results, women who have frequent vaginal orgasms have an easier time hitting the big O with guys who have a longer penis. Women who prefer to have penile-vaginal sex (instead of oral or other types of sex) also say it's easier for them to climax with a guy who is bigger.

    Related: Kegel Exercises You've Got to Try

    Okay, it's worth pointing out that the whole size issue only matters to women who usually have vaginal Os instead of clitoral Os. So, if your man isn't the biggest you've ever seen

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  • 7 Fall Date Night Ideas Your Man Will Love

    Your guy is bound to dig one of these dates.Your guy is bound to dig one of these dates.Coming up with date ideas is, well, freaking stressful. You want to plan something your man will love, but it's not always easy to figure out what that'll be. That's why we got Bill Nichols, cofounder of 100RedFlags.com, to spill on the fall date night ideas men freaking love.

    By Cosmopolitan

    1. Make it a TV Night (Seriously)
    There are a ton of new TV shows this season-and, really, everyone's watching. Find a new show you're both interested in and watch the premiere together. If you both love it, you'll have a whole series of dates lined up to watch more together.

    2. Have a Cocktail Competition
    Guys love competition, so capitalize on that. Gather some drink recipes and stock up on supplies before you invite him over for a little one-on-one contest to see who can make the best fall-themed cocktail. Hey, you'll get a nice buzz in the process, too…

    Related: How to Talk Dirty

    3. Sports, Sports, Sports
    If he's a sports fan (and he probably is), take advantage of the cooler weather and

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  • 7 Ways to Know You're Actually in Love

    Is it like, love, or lust?Is it like, love, or lust?We've heard celebs like Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian confess recently that they fall in love easily. Okay, we get feeling crazy about a guy right away, but how to do you know if you're really in love? Experts break it down for us.

    By Korin Miller

    1. You're Invested in His Happiness
    We're not just talking about rooting for his fave football team on Sunday. You're really in love when you're willing to put his happiness above your own, like skipping a concert that you want to see to stay home and help him get over a bad day.

    2. You Want Him to Branch Out
    That means you want him to find his own challenges and grow as a person. If you just want him to stay the same and not have any cool adventures, it's not love.

    3. You're Cool With His Differences
    Sure, if he's a horrible dresser or could use some kissing tips, obviously you'll want to tweak that. But if you're okay knowing that he's obsessed with Jay-Z's music and you're more indie, or that you have different political views and

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  • 7 Ways to Have a Successful Morning Before You Get to Work

    Work will seem more bearable with these early morning moves.Work will seem more bearable with these early morning moves.Studies show that morning people are actually happier than night owls, so when Kim Kardashian tweeted about her morning mani-pedis last week it got us thinking. What do these early risers know that we don't? The answer: Some of the items on your to-do list are best done before breakfast. Try these early morning moves to be successful at pretty much every area of your life.

    By Lauren Panariello

    1. Hit The Gym
    Studies show that pumping iron when you wake up can lead you to eat less throughout the day. Plus, everyone has more willpower in the morning since you haven't been worn out by everything else in your day, so pushing yourself to put on sneakers won't be as rough.

    2. Get A Mani-Pedi
    Last week, Kim Kardashian tweeted about her morning ritual, saying, "Up early. Mani-pedi time. Still half asleep." Turns out, the girl knows what she's doing. Experts say getting posh treatments like a massage or manis are ultra relaxing when your early-morning dream-like state hasn't worn off yet. So

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  • How to Be More Productive at Work: Watch Baby Animals Videos

    Aww! Look at the cute puppy.Aww! Look at the cute puppy.Dragging at work? Scientists say you should take a time out to eyeball YouTube vids of puppies playing or otters holding hands. Seriously.

    By Korin Miller

    A series of studies from Japan's Hiroshima University found that people are more focused and careful after they look at adorable images.

    Related: How to Work With Someone You Can't Stand

    In one of the studies, researchers had participants play the game Operation. They were asked to work at their own pace and try to get the highest score before they were divided into two groups.

    One group was then shown seven photos of puppies and kittens, and asked to rate how cute and exciting (um...very!) each pic was. Another group was shown pics of adult cats and dogs and ask to rate them, too. Afterward, they all played another round of Operation.

    Related: 15 Ways to Save Money (And Still Have a Life)

    Get this: People who saw the puppy and kitten pics did 44 percent better in the second round than they did the first time. And the cuter they

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  • 15 Totally Ridiculous, Over-the-Top Couples Halloween Costumes

  • 7 Ways to Find Your Ideal Weight

    It's not all about watching the scale...It's not all about watching the scale...We love the attitudes that Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera have had about their weight lately. They've basically said, "this is what I look like, and if you don't like it, too bad." Sure, we all want to look crazy-toned, but it's not natural for everyone. That's why we consulted the experts on how to find your ideal weight-and keep it. Keep this on the back burner when you're trying to firm up.

    By Korin Miller

    1. So, What's Your Ideal Weight Again?

    This is basically the weight where you're the healthiest. You look and feel great, and everything in your bod is working the way it should.

    2. Why It's So Important
    So many things are affected by this. When you're at your ideal weight, your skin is clear, you have loads of energy, and it's fairly easy to maintain that weight. Plus, it's nice to not stress about trying to fit into a size four dress when you know you're healthiest when you fit into a six.

    3. Do Some Math...
    Everyone's ideal weight is different, but it's usually

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  • 8 Ways to Fix a Bad Kisser

    Help him get better at kissing.Help him get better at kissing.Your new man is perfect in every way...except he kinda sucks in the making out department. According to a new Match.com study, 81 percent of women will give a bad kisser a second chance. Okay, don't freak-experts swear he can be fixed. These kissing tips will set him straight, no matter what his issue.

    By Korin Miller

    1. He Sucks Really Hard on Your Tongue
    When he starts to do this, caress his cheek and gently pull your tongue away. Then say something like, "I really love it when you kiss me like this" and start again with light kisses to set the tone.

    2. He Presses Too Hard With His Lips
    Sure, a little pressure is hot sometimes, but constant force hurts. Run your fingers through his hair and pull his head back a bit so his lips are lighter on yours. Then say something like, "Mmm. I like that."

    3. He Makes You Do All The Work
    He could just be nervous or clueless. Either way, make a game of it. Tell him where you want to be kissed and work your way up to the lips. Once he's there,

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  • 8 Online Habits that Are Total Turn Offs for Guys

    Watch what you tweet.Watch what you tweet.When Miley Cyrus recently tweeted out a bunch of sad thoughts on love, it got everyone speculating that her engagement to Liam Hemsworth might be on the rocks. That's never good for a relationship. We asked experts what other online behaviors are turn offs for guys.

    By Casey Gueren

    1. The Virtual Vent-Fest
    Posting status updates about a fight with your guy is not only immature, it's mean. Even if you're being obscure about it-"Guess my expectations are just too high for some people" -come on, everyone knows what's up. Before you know it, friends are commenting with questions like "Uh-uh, trouble in paradise?" You can be sure your BF doesn't appreciate being outed as a "bad boyfriend" on Facebook.

    Plus, when you make up, having that post out there, and friends still commenting on it, keeps the spat alive. "By the time all your friends see it, you're already having makeup sex-and that post is just extending the shelf life of your fight," says online dating expert Julie Spira, author

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  • Why You Should Defriend Your Ex on Facebook

    Step. Away. From. The. Computer.Step. Away. From. The. Computer.Breakups suck. Whether it was a peaceful or crazy split, trying to get over your former man will be hard. Want to move on fast? Defriend him on Facebook.

    By Dara Adeeyo

    According to a new study from the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking journal, keeping tabs on your ex's life online will keep you kinda hooked on him. In the study, researchers evaluated the Facebook usage, emotional recovery, and personal judgement of 464 participants after they went through a breakup. The results were totally shocking.

    Related: 10 Things You Must Do After a Breakup

    Study participants who kept tabs on their exes, felt more upset about their breakup than those who didn't. Researchers also discovered that Facebook, uh, stalking an ex basically makes you feel as crappy as you would if you were forced to hang with him as "just friends" on a regular basis.

    Related: How to Stalker-Proof Yourself Online

    Bottom line: Taking a look at what your ex is up to is just not a

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