Blog Posts by Glamour Magazine

  • The 8 Hottest Short Celebrity Haircuts Right Now

    By Julie Giusti, Allure magazine

    "Short hair is all about attitude and confidence," says hairstylist Rodney Cutler, who works with celebrities like Emma Watson. "A woman with short hair comes off as incredibly striking, and it makes her seem liberated and comfortable in her skin." Here, our favorite celebrity crops right now.

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  • 8 Foods That Keep You Full (and 4 That Don’t)

    By Camille Noe Pagan, Glamour magazine

    Anyone who's ever walked away from the table only to be starving moments later (Chinese food, we're looking at you) knows that certain edibles can leave you more famished than you were before you ate 'em. If you want to stay satisfied longer-a key to weight control-remember this magic trio: protein, healthy fats and fiber. Here, nutritionists' favorite healthy filler-uppers.

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  • Do Strangers Ever Tell You To Smile? Do You Want To Punch Them?

    By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazine

    This is one of my huh-yuge pet peeves. Other than loud gum chewing, nothing makes me more irrationally belligerent than a stranger on the street telling me to smile.

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    I shouldn't say random stranger, actually--I should say random man, because I can't recall a woman ever doing this. The "smile" comment can take on slightly different variations:

    Smile! It's not so bad!

    Aw come on, smile!

    You'd look prettier if you smiled!

    Smile, beautiful!

    The gist is always the same. Apparently, these men feel that I am wearing some sort of pout or scowl and are concerned about this. (In reality, this is just my default face. I guess I look mildly depressed even when my mood is somewhere on the spectrum between awesome and neutral.) They would prefer I waltz down the sidewalk smiling. But there are two problems with this.

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    1) This is just not what one does in New

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  • The Birth Control Your Ob-gyn Uses

    By Kaitlin Menza, Glamour magazine

    Imagine the perfect low-maintenance birth control: You take it once, it prevents pregnancy for years, and it has shockingly few side effects. Yes, it exists, and it's called an intrauterine device (IUD). But while many female ob-gyns swear by them, only about 5 percent of U.S. women who use contraception choose an IUD. Experts chalk it up to confusion and urban myths. The facts:

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    How do these things even work?
    There are two types of IUDs in the United States: ParaGard, which lasts 10 years and contains copper, creating a toxic environment for sperm; and Mirena, which lasts five years and releases the hormone progestin, making it hard for sperm to reach an egg, says Katharine O'Connell White, M.D., assistant professor of gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

    So, Where does it go?
    A doctor places an IUD in your uterus (its threadlike removal strings hang down just a tiny bit from the cervix). Don't

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  • Allure's Fall TV Beauty Icons

    By Kate Sullivan, Allure magazine

    After a summer of repeats and reality shows, we long for something new-and pretty. Check out the fresh fall television shows that will burn up our DVRs and the beauty looks we'll steal from stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, and more!

  • 6 Love Talks That Bring You Closer

    By Maya Fulcher, as told to Amy Spencer, Glamour magazine

    Maya and Jack didn't have these soul-baring conversations until the last days of his life. Start them now, she says, with someone you love.

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    AT FIRST IT SOUNDS LIKE A MOVIE CLICHÉ: Jack and I met at a wedding where I caught the bouquet. I'd noticed him the minute he walked in, so when he asked me to dance, I was giddy. After one song, I felt like I'd known him my whole life.

    But on our second date, Jack pulled some pills out of a vial on his key chain and said that he had a liver disease. At 15 he had been told he'd live a year, but at 27, after lots of medicine and procedures, he was healthy, playing racquetball, mountain climbing…and having dinner with me. I thought I could handle it. I was just 19 and didn't grasp how serious his condition was. I did know pretty fast, though, that we were serious. As we dated and got close, I could imagine being with him forever.

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  • 15 Secret Little Signs a Guy Likes You

    By Krystin Arneson, Glamour magazine

    Figuring out if a boy liked you in elementary school was easy: You sent him a note saying, "Do you like me? Check yes or no." But out in the adult world, dating men can be much less clear-cut. Still, there are little things his text messages, body language and mannerisms can reveal about his true feelings. Read, learn, apply-and failing all that, consider sending him that note.

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  • 14 Sneaky Style Tricks From Your Favorite Fashion Bloggers

    by Megan Gustashaw, Glamour magazine

    Ever wonder how those fabulous fashion bloggers make each and every outfit they wear look blog-post-worthy and new? Though wild personal style and a killer wardrobe do help, having some sneaky style tricks up your sleeve also makes a world of difference. We asked some of our favorite fashion bloggers to spill their best styling secret, so the next time you're in a style rut (um, like every Monday morning-or maybe that's just us), you've got a quick-and fashionable-fix.

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  • Catchphrase of the Summer: "Don’t Pippa Me!”

    By Linda Wells, Editor in Chief, Allure magazine

    The meaning of this warning, which I heard the other day, was immediately clear: Don't wear a slinky white dress with tiny buttons up the back on my wedding day. To a prince. And if you do, don't bend slowly, showing the world the tight perfection that is your butt, causing it to celebrate with an "Ass Appreciation" Facebook page. Bottom line: Don't upstage me.

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    For reasons that continue to dishearten me, women tend to turn things like weddings and cocktail parties into competitive events. Kate Middleton, apparently, didn't feel that threat-and good for her. (Maybe it helps to know that you, not your sister, will be queen someday.) Still, a long tradition of dressing one's bridesmaids in frocks that have all the sex appeal of the Von Trapp family curtains predates the duchess.

    I once stuffed a bridesmaid dress in the garbage can at the airport on my way home from a wedding. It was a slippery electric

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  • Dating and Relationships: Bravo’s Andy Cohen Tells All!

    By Andy Cohen, Glamour magazine

    I love my job. As executive vice president of original programming and development at Bravo, I oversee the production of every episode of every single one of our shows. And as the host of Watch What Happens: Live and the Housewives reunion shows, I get to speak to the casts directly and ask them the questions we're all dying to know the answers to. The Housewives are real women with real problems, real highs and lows-people might think they're acting or playing to the camera, but they're truly not.

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    They're just like you. It just so happens that their hair is blonder and their boobs are bigger than most. Underneath the makeup and bling are people women relate to-you like them or love them or hate them or laugh or cry with them or roll your eyes. My front-row seat to the Bravo drama has taught me a lot about the psychology of women (and men!). So I'm here to share what I've gleaned about life, friendships and love

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