Blog Posts by Glamour Magazine

  • What Your Guy's Taste in Music Says About Him

    Fairchild ArchiveFairchild ArchiveBy Amos Barshad, Glamour magazine

    Is he sensitive? A player? A DO? A DON'T? That new album he just bought reveals all.

    See more: Man Candy: 6 of the Hottest Guys of 2012

    If he likes...Justin Bieber, Believe

    Worried your guy is a permalescent if he's into the Biebs? Think again! The buoyant Canadian kid is set for the Justin Timberlake Teen-to-Adult-Pop Transformation Trajectory, thanks to the influence of Kanye West and Drake on Believe. So far his love songs have been of the "puppy" variety. Now he's bringing the sexy. Sure, it's a little weird if the Biebs sings your guy's go-to jam, but it's not as weird as it would have been a year ago.
    VERDICT: He is immature but might surprise you.

    If he likes...The-Dream, The Love IV: Diary of a Mad Man

    The-Dream was widely branded as the bad guy after scandalous photos of him on a beach with his assistant surfaced right before his split from ex-wife Christina Milian. On his last album, 1977, he attempted to apologize...and came off looking

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  • What Will Help You Lose Weight and What Won’t

    Condé Nast Digital StudioCondé Nast Digital StudioBy Shaun Dreisbach, Glamour magazine

    Cynthia Sass, R.D., tells what's fast, what's healthy-and what's both.

    1. A Juice Fast
    Answer: No. "I have yet to know one person who has done a juice fast and kept the weight off," says Sass. "You'll gain it back when you eat real food again."

    Related: 12 Secret Signs He's Into You

    2. The Master Cleanse
    Answer: No. "Subsisting on a mix of cayenne pepper, maple syrup and lemon juice is like an extreme juice fast-but it doesn't contain any substantial food. At least with juice you're getting some calories and antioxidants."

    3. Going Raw
    Answer: Maybe. "All the veggies you eat certainly keep your overall calories low, but I've also known people to gain weight on raw diets because they eat so many nuts and seeds. It's also really hard to stick with!"

    4. Cutting Out "White" Stuff
    Answer: Yes. "Refined foods like white flour and sugar have been stripped of vitamins and minerals, not to mention fiber-which leaves you with a more compact grain that has

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  • 11 Ways to Finally Meet the Man of Your Dreams

    Conde Nast Digital StudioConde Nast Digital StudioMeredith Turits, Glamour

    Good guys do exist. Here's the dating advice you need to let go of your relationship hang-ups and start meeting men.

    1. Ex-tract! Remove ex-everythings from your space.
    Move forward by not actually being able to go backward: Hide your ex on chat, delete his phone number, defriend him on Facebook and unfollow his Twitter. And we're not just talking about ex-boyfriends-this includes ex-hookups, ex-booty calls, ex-FWBs and any other Bad News Dudes.

    2. Rethink your type-especially if you keep dating the same kind of guy.
    "Write down all the traits of the type of person you have liked, are attracted to or have dated, and whittle it down to 10 qualities," says Whitney Casey, author of The Man Plan. When picking guys in the new year, you can keep three of those 10 qualities-for the other seven, go for different types of traits. "Any time you're on a date and you notice that there are more than three common traits from your list, you don't give it another date. Stop

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  • The Best and Worst Fast Food Meal Choices

    Courtesy of McDonald'sCourtesy of McDonald'sJenna Williams, Glamour

    When you're in a rush, it can be hard to judge the nutritional value of your favorite value meal. Read our tips for making your fast-food choices both fast and healthy.

    McDonald's: Bad and Better Food Choices
    We know it's tough to resist the lure of the golden arches, but DO pay attention to portion size when ordering from McDonald's.

    Breakfast
    BAD Deluxe Breakfast, with a large biscuit and no syrup or margarine (1,150 calories, 60 grams of fat)
    BETTER Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, made with a regular-size biscuit (430 calories, 24 grams of fat)

    Burger
    BAD Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese (740 calories, 42 grams of fat)
    BETTER Cheeseburger (300 calories, 12 grams of fat)
    *Leave off the cheese and you'll save 50 calories and 3 grams of fat!

    Salad
    BAD Premium Southwest Salad With Crispy Chicken (430 calories, 20 grams of fat)
    BETTER Premium Caesar Salad With Grilled Chicken (220 calories, 6 grams of fat)
    *Totals are without dressing. Remember, Caesar dressing

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  • Do Men Prefer Brunettes?

    Fairchild ArchiveFairchild ArchiveBy Beth Shapouri, Glamour magazine

    A new study has found that gentlemen prefer brunettes. Well, sort of. There's more to it than that. And "study" is strong-it was really more of an experiment.

    Related: 12 Secret Signs He's Into You

    According to the Daily Mail, researchers sent a woman into nightclubs in three different wigs (blonde, brunette and red) to see which one drew the most interest from dudes. Now, the interesting thing is that she was approached most often as a blonde (the numbers: 60 times as a blonde, 42 approaches as a brunette and 18 as a redhead), but when they questioned all 130 men later, they found that she was rated most highly for attractiveness and intelligence as a brunette. So, in theory, the blonde will get approached but the brunette would actually get called in this scenario.

    Related: The Top 10 Ways to Wake Up Prettier

    One of the possible explanations posed by one of the researchers: "Perceptions of the blonde confederate as being more needy may have

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  • Super-Cheap Superfoods

    Condé Nast Digital StudioCondé Nast Digital StudioglamourglamourBy Courtney Rubin, Glamour magazine

    If the high prices of health foods like açai and goji berries are keeping you from eating well, both your wallet and your waistline are about to get a major break. We found nine less-than-$1-per-serving nutritional powerhouses with full membership in the superfoods club.

    Related: 12 Secret Signs He's Into You

    1. Golden Raisins
    31¢ and 125 calories per 1/4 cup serving
    Never mind trying to count your wine as a fruit; choose golden Thompson Seedless raisins instead. You can feel smug about their price and their antioxidants (called phenols), which protect you from aging and disease. Raisins are also a natural source of inulin, a fiberlike carbohydrate that helps support the growth of the good bacteria that can help keep your digestive system healthy.

    2. White Potatoes
    70¢ and 110 calories per 1 medium potato
    White potatoes are often passed up, but one medium russet potato will set you back only 35 cents, and the calorie price tag is minimal too. One

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  • 13 Gorgeous Beauty Ideas Kourtesy of Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian

    Fairchild ArchiveFairchild ArchiveBy Baze Mpinja, Glamour magazine

    Their bodies! That hair! Their gorgeous skin! Man, those Kardashian girls hit the genetic lottery jackpot. But we don't hate 'em because they're beautiful-we love them for giving us loads of hair-and-makeup inspiration. Sisters Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian mastered the kind of beauty style that's as trendy as the runways but not too out-there for real life. Warning: The following slides may cause a sudden urge to go crazy at Sephora. Proceed with caution!

    Related: 18 Pretty Celebrity Haircut Ideas To Take to the Salon

    Beauty Idea #1: Kim Kardashian's Go-To Dramatic Eyes and Nude Lips
    This is a look we all know and love on Kim-major lash drama paired with flesh-tone gloss. "This has been her signature for years now. Kim feels the most beautiful with this kind of makeup," says Mario Dedivanovic, Kim's makeup artist. For standout yet believable false lashes, go with individuals instead of strips. Stick short or medium ones

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  • 11 Ways to Reclaim Your “Me” Time

    By Liz Kruetz, Glamour magazine

    With new research linking pressure at work to heart disease in women, it's more important than ever to take some time to unwind. Turn off the BlackBerry, take a break from tweeting and try one of these simple stress-relievers from experts and women like you.

    1. Listen to music.

    Studies show that listening to the music you like can have a positive impact on your life and happiness. "Plus, music can trigger memories, give a sense of youthfulness and nostalgia, and take people into different places," says Karol Ward, L.C.S.W., author of Find Your Inner Voice. "So put on your earphones and let those sounds take you from restless to restful."

    2. Reorganize your life.
    Living and working in a sea of clutter can stress you out without your even realizing it. Each week, spend a few hours clearing out your office or reorganizing your apartment. "Cleaning is therapeutic," says Elizabeth Kari, 21, from Chicago. "It creates order in my life, and I always feel

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  • Why Guys Feel Thankful for Women

    When he bows his head in thanks this holiday, he could be thinking about you. Feel the love!

  • 8 Foods That Can Fix Anything

    By Cara Birnbaum, Glamour magazine



    If someone told you there were eight foods that could make you more beautiful and help you feel a lot healthier, you'd want to eat up, right? Consider this your grocery list:




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