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  • 7 Little Ways You Can Spice Up Your Love Life

    A little of this and a little of that will get you and your guy going.A little of this and a little of that will get you and your guy going.No matter how steamy sex was in the beginning, almost all couples settle into a more relaxed routine once they've been together for a while. And that can be a bit disappointing-not to mention, make you feel a little less connected with your guy. Luckily, there are simple tricks to turn on your man and reignite the spark.

    By Carolyn Kylstra

    Do the "Swirl"
    In a nonsexual setting, lightly trace your fingertips in unpredictable patterns against his arm, his lower back, or even his thigh (like, say, when he's driving). Guys go nuts for unexpected touches because they never know where you're going to put your hands next. And the vaguely sexual touches in public will feel naughty for both of you, leaving you both eager to get back home, where raunchy behavior is not only okay, it's encouraged.

    Just Touch More
    Hugs, kisses, booty swats, shoulder rubs-the more loving touches you give your partner, the more oxytocin you'll both release into your bloodstream. Known as the cuddle hormone, it

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  • Why You Should Never Date Your Boss

    Just don't do it.Just don't do it.According to new reports, the chairman of Restoration Hardware has resigned from his job after the company discovered that he was in a relationship with a 26-year-old female employee. The employee has also reportedly left the company.

    By Korin Miller

    Okay, we get it-sometimes people fall in love at work. But there's a big difference between getting cozy with a coworker on your level, and dating the boss.

    According to executive coach and management consultant Marc Dorio, starting a relationship with your boss is a no-win-situation for you. Why? It puts you in a vulnerable position. If you break up, you're in an awkward spot and, depending on the guy, he could make your work life total hell.

    Related: How to Date a Coworker

    And if you stay together, people will find out-not matter how discrete you are, says Dorio. Once that happens, any work success you have, like a promotion or raise, will be seen as a result of your relationship, not your hard work. Coworkers might also get jealous

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  • 9 Places Your Man Wants to Be Touched

    Touch his temple, then touch his...Touch his temple, then touch his...Touching these little-known moan zones won't just relax your guy-they'll send his libido soaring. Next time he comes home stressed from work, call him into the bedroom, have him strip down, and see how many moves you can try on him before he begs for a different kind of action....

    By Brittany Talarico

    1. His Face
    In Chinese medicine, many of the "yang channels" run over the face, and yang energy is associated with male sexual energy and arousal.

    Your Move: Using two fingers from each hand, press gently into his temples for several seconds simultaneously. Then, slowly glide your fingers down his cheeks at the same time, making tiny circular motions as you inch down his face. When you reach his jaw, trace around his lips softly with one index finger. The outer edge of the lips are packed with sensory neurons which elicit strong surges of pleasure.

    Related: 6 Sexy Massages Your Man Will Love

    2. The Front of His Neck
    Caressing here stimulates his thyroid, a tiny neck gland that

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  • Are Eggs Really as Bad as Cigarettes?

    Should you keep eating the yolk?Should you keep eating the yolk?Sure, there are plenty of studies out there that say doing [insert anything fun here] will kill you. But a new one caught our attention just because it was seemed so…random.

    By Korin Miller

    According to research from the University of Western Ontario, eating egg yolks is almost as bad for your heart as smoking. For the study, scientists surveyed more than 1,200 patients and found that those who ate egg yolks on a regular basis for years had about two-thirds of the same hardening of the arteries as those who smoked.

    Related: 7 Foods That Burn Fat

    And hardened arteries put you at an increased risk for a stroke and heart attack later in life.

    But don't run screaming from the omelette bar just yet. Cosmo Radio women's health expert Jennifer Wider, MD, points out that several studies have found that eating four or less egg yolks a week won't increase your risk for heart disease. The key is moderation.

    Of course if you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease and you

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  • Why Women Care More About Their Looks Than Their Health

    Your health matters too!Your health matters too!Scary new research out of the University of Missouri: Scientists have discovered that young women are more interested in how they look over how healthy they are.

    By Korin Miller

    Researchers conducted several focus groups of college-aged women and discovered that they paid more attention to calorie counting instead of making sure that they ate a balanced diet. As a result, they're not always getting the nutrition that they need.

    Related: 9 Ways to Deal With Stress

    What's up with that? Nutritionists say that a lack of time to prepare a good meal and unhealthy food environments are to blame. They also said that a lot of women might not know how to make a healthy meal, either.

    Sure, we know it can be tough to eat healthy sometimes-especially when you don't have much time to cook-but it's important to take care of yourself. Try these little tricks to add more nutrition to your diet when you're in a bind.


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  • 10 Signs He Wants to Marry You

    He's ready to put a ring on it!He's ready to put a ring on it!Summer is wedding central, so we don't blame you for wondering when you're going to walk down the aisle. Luckily, we got our experts to reveal the secret hints that he's ready to go ring shopping.

    By Yelena Shuster

    He Says Things Like "You're The Only One"
    When a man makes it clear how special you are (obviously), by saying you're the only woman who's ever done fill-in-the-blank for him or made him feel this way, he's on his way to don the tux.

    You're Invited To His Family Events
    If he imagines you having a lead role in the big picture, he will include you in family holidays and bring you as his plus one to other special events. He wouldn't want his family and friends to get close to you if he didn't want you to stick around for the long haul.

    He Considers You Part of His Team
    Because a guy's career is a main part of his identity, confiding in you about work problems or crediting you for work successes means that he values you as an equal. Ditto for referring to you as a proud

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  • 9 New Dating Rules that Will Help You Get the Guy You Want

    These dating tips will get you the guy.These dating tips will get you the guy.In her new book, The Gaggle: How The Guys You Know Will Help You Find The Love You Want, Jessica Massa coins a new dating term every girl should know. Say hello to your gaggle: the group of guys already in your life that will lead you to Mr. Right. Here's how it works...

    By Yelena Shuster

    Think of Every Guy as Part of Your Gaggle
    "Your gaggle is the group of guys who you might not be 'dating' or in a defined relationship with, but who fulfill some sort of need in your life," Massa explains. "They are helping you figure out who you are, what you want, and what type of man you ultimately desire." These dudes can include The Hot Sex Prospect, The Career Booster, and The Ex-Boyfriend Who's Still Around.

    Don't Wait for a Date
    Let this be your new mantra: Everything and nothing is a date. "You'll be missing out on all sorts of opportunities to connect with guys if you're simply waiting for them to ask you out," Massa says. Every interaction counts, from the conference

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  • How to Give Your Guy a Tantric Massage

    Try these massage moves on your man.Try these massage moves on your man.Love foreplay (who doesn't, right)? Take it to the next level by giving your guy a steamy tantric massage. This sexy sequence, designed by Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels, co-authors of The Essence of Tantric Sexuality and Tantra for Erotic Empowerment, is the perfect way to get his blood pumping-and yours.

    By Korin Miller

    Warm Up His Traps
    People tend to have a lot of tightness in this muscle, which is located between the shoulder blades. Loosen his by putting some massage oil or lotion at the base of his spine. Cross your thumbs and slide them up the spine to the point between the shoulder blades. Then use your thumbs to massage his upper back and release the tension that's stored there.

    Get His Juices Flowing
    Lightly tap the small of his back with the edges of your hands. This stimulates erotic energy, and the nerve impulses will go right to the genitals.

    Use Your Lips
    Wipe off any excess oil or lotion from his bod. Then, take a deep breath, and run your lips from the base of

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  • 10 Healthy Ways to Get Epic Confidence

    Pump up your ego!Pump up your ego!Even if you've got a Rihanna-like ego, you're bound to need a good self-esteem boost every so often. Next time your confidence is on shaky ground, crank it up with one of these easy tactics.

    By Casey Gueren

    1. Fiddle with your Facebook timeline. Sure, reading a bunch of humblebragging status updates from friends may just piss you off, but a Cornell University study found that spending time editing and adding to your own profile actually makes you feel better about yourself and the awesome things going on in your life. The kudos you just scored from your boss? Yeah, hit post.

    2. Put on the one outfit or item of clothing you already know you look fantastic in. When you're wearing something you really can rock, your self-assuredness skyrockets, says clinical psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, author of A Happy You. There's a reason Kim Kardashian is always sporting the same bandage dress silhouette-she looks banging in it, and she knows it!

    3. Have a dance party. "Any form of

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  • Girly Habits Men Don't Understand

    What's up with all those flowers?What's up with all those flowers?After being forced to wear a thong for Magic Mike, Joe Manganiello says he can't believe women wear them. That made us LOL and wonder what other things we do that dudes just don't get. So we consulted the guys at ModernMan.com, who revealed their top head-scratchers...

    Vases
    If we bought you enough flowers to fill up all the empty containers of varying shapes and sizes in your house, we'd bankrupt ourselves.

    Foot Lotion
    Is what goes on your face or hands not good enough for your feet?

    Bathroom Scale
    You never use it, but thinking about it collecting dust under the sink makes you cranky. It'd be like us keeping a bag full of our fallen-out hair.

    Clutches
    No, we will not hold your wallet, keys, brush, and cell phone. You chose to carry that useless bag.

    Decorative Pillows
    If we're not allowed to rest our heads on them, and you're not using them to playfully beat your cute yoga instructor, Amber, during a slumber party, there's really no point.

    Related: 7 Signs He's Probably an

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