Blog Posts by Glamour Magazine

  • What Sugar Really Does to Your Body

    There's bad news, and there's good news. Here's how you can stay healthy.
    by Jessica Girdwain

    Mark LeibowitzMark Leibowitz
    Another day, another headline about all the dangers sugar poses to your health. But here's something you may not have read: Consumption of added sugars (the sweeteners food companies frequently put in their products) actually decreased 23 percent between 1999 and 2008. That's a huge improvement, but some experts wish we'd get the number even lower, given the hazards scientists are uncovering about these additives. "Sugar is not a toxin in the sense you should never eat it," says Richard J. Johnson, M.D., a professor at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver and author of The Fat Switch. "We're just eating too much." If you think you've been overindulging, here are four new reasons to cut back--and a simple plan to help you do just that.


    It dumbs you down. Diets high in sugar basically put your brain in a food coma: Cells are sapped of the energy they need to communicate

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  • Cutest News We've Heard All Day: Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Are Expecting Twins!

    by Lindy Segal

    Getty ImagesGetty Images
    Remember back in November when we found out Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, were expecting another baby this spring? Well, the gorgeous couple have even more to look forward to: Their rep confirmed to People that they're having twins!


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    If you follow Chris and Elsa's every move like Marissa and I do, you know that they already have a 19-month-old daughter, India Rose, who Chris is often spotted lovingly nuzzling against his muscular Thor chest. Now, just think how hot it will be with him holding two more little Hemsworths! Not to mention the adorableness that will ensue when Uncle Liam comes to play. Ahhhh, it's just so exciting!


    Congrats to the growing family!

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  • This Just In: Ciara's Pregnant and Expecting with Her Fiance Future!

    by Anna Moeslein

    Getty ImagesGetty ImagesThe "Body Party" singer announced the news on The View today, and her rep confirmed to Us Weekly.


    Ciara and Future got engaged in October as a surprise birthday present with a gorgeous 15-carat diamond engagement ring, and they've been dating since early 2013.

    Congrats to the happy couple!

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  • Do You Use Uptalk? This "Bad" Habit Could Actually Help Your Career

    by Tanya Edwards

    Paul Bradbury for Getty ImagesPaul Bradbury for Getty ImagesYou've heard about uptalkers, right? You know, people who pitch their voice at the end of a sentence so that their statement turns into a question? (See, I did it right there!) In pop culture, it's usually Valley Girls and ditzy women who use it...people being portrayed as the opposite of smart and successful. And yet, tons of us do this, myself included. (Guilty as...charged?)

    If you're like me, you might feel a little silly about it--nobody likes living up to a negative female stereotype, after all. But there's good news: We can all relax. As The New York Times pointed out in a recent article, researchers at the University of California at San Diego studied uptalk and found that both women and men use it. "Men don't think they do it, but they do," Amanda Ritchart, a coauthor of the project, told the Times.

    The study specifically looked at the way we give directions. While non-uptalkers offer declarative sentences when explaining how to get somewhere, the

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  • Don't Be a Hero: How to Call in Sick at Work

    by Tanya Edwards

    Karen Moskowitz for Getty ImagesKaren Moskowitz for Getty ImagesRaise your hand if you've been here: It's Monday morning, and you've been up all night wiping your runny nose, coughing, and feeling achy all over. All you really want to do is wrap that duvet even tighter around you and guzzle Gatorade, but you're going to tough it out and go into work, right?


    Wrong. So wrong.

    I know, I'm not your manager, but I do know what it's like to have employees show up to the office looking like they might keel over, and I'm giving you permission to call in sick. You especially have permission if you think you have the flu. (WebMD has this list of symptoms to help you decide.) Flu season is in full disgusting swing, with 25 states reporting outbreaks. The flu often comes with a fever, so if you're running any sort of temperature, stay home. If you're sick to your stomach, stay home. If you have aches from head to toe, for the love of all your fellow coworkers, stay home. You're not going to get a medal for getting everyone sick...even

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  • Breaking News: Hilary Duff and Husband Mike Comrie Seperate

    by Anna Moeslein

    Getty ImagesGetty ImagesWell this is surprising: Hilary Duff and her hockey-pro husband, Mike Comrie, are splitting up. According to People, Hilary's rep confirms that the couple "have mutually decided [upon] an amicable separation. They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time."


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    The couple wed in 2010, and a source told People, "There was no major incident--no big event between the two of them. They really did drift apart. They have put effort and thought into this decision for a long time. They tried couples therapy, but in the end, they realized at this time, they work better as friends. And they really are great friends."


    They plan to co-parent their son, Luca Cruz.

    So sad! I really didn't see this coming. Are you surprised too?

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  • My Dos & Don'ts, by Gabrielle Union

    by Laurie Sandell

    photo: Jeff Lipskyphoto: Jeff LipskyA few Valentine's rules about love (and life) from the star of BET's addictive new show Being Mary Jane. As told to Laurie Sandell.


    If you were to grade yourself on your relationships, how would you do? Gabrielle Union, 41, who plays a hotshot news anchor looking for Mr. Right on BET's new series Being Mary Jane, says she'd give herself an S for "satisfactory." "I'm divorced!" she exclaims. "So I can't exactly give myself an O for 'outstanding.'" But she has gathered a whole lot of wisdom from her failed marriage, kick-ass girlfriends, and long-time romance with Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade. Here, she spills her rules for a happy love life:

    DO forget your "type." It worked for me. When I met Dwyane, his "résumé" looked like crap: athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me. None of that screamed, "Let's have a lasting relationship." Then, after I had a heart-crushing breakup with yet another immature jerk, I thought, it can't be any worse if IRead More »from My Dos & Don'ts, by Gabrielle Union
  • Jamie Chung is Engaged to Bryan Greenberg!

    by Kim Fusaro

    Getty ImagesGetty Images Details are scant, but sources have confirmed to E! News that Jamie Chung is engaged to Bryan Greenberg! Reps for the pair--who have been dating since the spring of 2012--did not return calls for comment. (Of COURSE Jaime's not flashing her left hand in this snap from Turks and Caicos. **sigh)


    The tight-lipped duo took their relationship public at Coachella later that year. Shortly after Bryan said in an interview. "I don't really talk too much about my personal life, but I'm happy."

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    Read the full story at eonline.com.

    Thoughts on Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg's engagement?

    The collective response at Glamour HQ was reportedly, "Aww no! He was supposed to marry me. Congrats, kids!"

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  • How to Write the Perfect Out-of-Office Email so You Can Actually Unplug This Holiday!

    by Tanya Edwards

    CN Digital ArchiveCN Digital ArchiveThe holidays are upon us, so whether you're heading to your hometown, getting away for New Year's, or just taking a few days off to relax with friends and family, it's almost time to set your OOO (out-of-office) message. Yay!

    While there is nothing more satisfying than hitting save and walking away from your desk carefree, you want to make sure you're sending the right message to your coworkers and any external colleagues you work with. But if you've already started drafting your OOO email in your head, you know that this isn't quite as easy as it sounds. So how can you master the perfect message so that you convey both friendliness and make it clear that no, seriously, you are NOT checking email? Here are four tips to consider before you start typing:

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    1. Keep it simple. but include essential details. "The best out-of-office messages are the ones that anticipate the recipient's needs," says Elana Konstant, a

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  • Who is Khloe Kardashian Dating? Almost Definitely None of These People

    by Megan Angelo

    Getty ImagesGetty ImagesKhloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom on Friday. And if you believe the tabloids, she's already dating Matt Kemp, or the Game, or maybe even Drake.

    Well, the answer is: none of the above. If you sift through about a billion ALL CAPS Internet headlines, you can find the articles where the Game confirms they never hooked up, or the ones where a source shoots down the Matt Kemp rumor. The main impetus for the Kardash/Kemp coupling, BTW, was an Instagram the baseball player posted of the Kardashian family Christmas tree. Because, you know, obviously someone only sees your Christmas tree if you're in a monogamous relationship. (In a related story, I am proud to announce that I'm dating most of my neighbors, and a few handymen as well.) Khloe and Kemp also went to a Drake concert together--so does that actually count as a love triangle? In any case, to see the way the press jumped all over them taking in some music together, you'd think that they skipped

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