Annika Wortham

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3 Exercises That Work Better Than Jumping Jacks

Photo: Stocksy<p>The thing about cardio is that it can bore you to tears in, like, a second (looking at you, elliptical). But you can get it done without slaving away on a treadmill and subsequently wanting to kill yourself.<p>Exhibit A: Jumping jacks. This classic exercise is an awesome way to activate …

Lauren Conrad called 'basic' by major mag, calls them out on it

Lauren Conrad called 'basic' by major mag, calls them out on it<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>Whoever thought it was O.K. to diss Lauren Conrad should think …

Best Celebrity Beauty Secrets

What can you learn from Angelina, Gwyneth, and Lupita? Makeup, hair, and skin pros reveal the techniques they rely on to create stunning red-carpet looks.<p><b>MAKEUP ESSENTIALS</b><p><b>Everyone needs primer</b> The secret to Charlize Theron's flawless complexion: primers (yes, plural). At this year's Oscars, …

Are "Matchy-Matchy" Looks a Fashion Faux Pas? Science Says, Yes

We think it's a fashion "do," but science has ruled it a fashion "don't."<p>According to a new study, our affinity for monochromatic color palettes and …

The New (Awesome) Way To Wear Neons

Neon makeup can be a terrifying conquest. Those fluorescent fuchsias and lime greens may look gorgeous in their respective pots and tubes, but the …

Beauty

#TheLIST: The 25 Best Hotels in the World

Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, shared his favorite properties exclusively with BAZAAR.com.<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's</i> …

The $4,000 Diet Pill

The magic fat blaster you've always dreamed about is here, and it's drug-free. Liz Krieger explores the latest treatments.<p>It sounds like something out of Alice in Wonderland: a pill that truly makes you smaller. "Pill," however, is something of a misnomer because inside this capsule is actually a …

Something Old, Something New: Wedding Traditions Explained

The British Royal Mint reveals the truth behind "Something Old, Something New..."<p>We're all familiar with the rhyme "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", but did you know that the original ending was "and a silver sixpence for your shoe"? And what exactly does it all …

Insta-Chic: How to Wear Summer's Off-the-Shoulder Trend

Embrace an off-the-shoulder silhouette this season.<p>Bare those shoulders, because this season it's all about shrugging <i>off</i> your sleeves. Spotted via Instagram on some of our favorite It-girls, off-the-shoulder silhouettes make for the perfect beach-to-bar outfits. Whether you pair yours with …

Read My Lips: One Woman's Plastic Surgery Regret

How I became a lab rat in my own failed experiment.<p>I went to Beverly Hills High School, where rhinoplasty was about as common as getting a driver's license. Most of the girls in my class came back from spring break of sophomore year with surgical tape across the bridges of their new, turned up …

More Sex, Please

I thought I would emerge from Shh, a new women-only sensual healing retreat with outposts in England and on Ibiza, with skills to help hone my sexual prowess and render me goddess-like—in short, make me total catnip to men. Instead, I came home with an eyelid stye so hideous it forced me to cancel …

How to Sculpt Your 'Lady V' à la Kendall Jenner

It's the body part du jour...<p>With thigh-high dresses and side-slit skirts on the rise—just take a second look at Kendell Jenner's double-whammy in a revealing Fausto Puglisi dress—there's a new area to focus your workout on, the lady V. Stars such as Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore …

Workouts

The Hottest Nail Trends For Fall 2014

Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were the most popular, other notable (and just as chic) nail huesjewel-toned garnet, varying shades of gray, metallics and even a few pops of graphic art elementswill make you want to get on<p>Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were …

Do Men Care if Women Wear Makeup?

Women are waiting to take it all off, but do men even pay attention?<p>jennaxftw/tumblr<p>jennaxftw/tumblr<p><i>Photo credit: jennaxftw.tumblr.com</i><p>According to a recent study featured in the Daily Mail, women wait an average of four weeks before going makeup-free in new relationships. Even more, most …

Relationships

The 411 on HPV

It's a confusing virus, but Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, gives us the lowdown.<p><b>What it is:</b>HPV, the human papillomavirus, is different from most sexually transmitted infections because it can clear up on its own. Whether you …

The Most Annoying Things Engaged Couples Do

'Tis the season for Facebook engagements! Yay! Yay? This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.<p>No, you are not crazy. A metric buttload of people got engaged on Facebook (and in real life, but we all know that counts for less) between Thanksgiving and New Years. The <i>Atlantic</i> pins the …

Ooooh, Ahhhh: The History of the Condom

From the amorous name "love sock," the perplexing term "jimmy hat," to the always creative "dick-sock," the condom has been around for ages. Here is a brief history of our favorite penis protector.<p>Courtesy of Getty<p><b>1. Ancient Sheaths, 1,000 B.C.</b><p>Aside from the "pulling out" and rhythm methods, the …

Why Men Cheat—Guys Tell All!

The dish you're dying to hear.<p>Your guy went to his buddy's bachelor party in Vegas and f***ed a prostitute. You went out of town for a long weekend and a girl five years his junior grabbed him at the bar and took him to her dorm room. He's been working late and his office flirtation became …

18 Signs You're With the Man You Should Marry

Getty Images<p><b>1. He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to your mom).<p><b>2. He makes sacrifices for you — and you're</b> …

7 Wedding Traditions That Need to Die

A recent poll showed that more women are changing their last names after getting hitched, and I plan on following the crowd after I get married next summer. But there are a ton of other outdated traditions that my man and I need to figure out about before the day comes. IMHO, these are totally …

10 Lies Guys Tell

You've heard one of these before.<p>AMC<p><b>1. Come over. We won't make it a late night. Just one glass of wine.</b> If a guy is trying to lure you over to his place for one glass of anything he is really trying to get you to have sex with him. And I mean a lot of sex. He knows there is a full bottle of wine …

The Four Skills Every Badass Single Girl Needs To Know

Prep for a season of road trips, nature escapades, and alfresco drinking by mastering these simple "survival" skills.

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

Men who cheat are more common than people expect<p>A recent article claimed, "One of the things women don't realize is that most married men live in a culture of adultery. We see it all around us. We have friends who have cheated on their wives. We have been on business trips where we went to strip …

9 Things You Never Knew About Your Sexual Health

In light of a new guide launched by the National Coalition for Sexual Health last week, I called up Dr. E.W. Emanuel, OB/GYN, to find out what all women NEED to know about their sexual health.<p><b>1. Most sexual health care services, including contraceptives, are now free thanks to the Affordable Care</b> …

Why Men Think They Deserve Sex from Women

"If I wanna take a guy home with me tonight, it's none of your business."<p>Getty Images<p>Less than a week after a 22-year-old student at the University of California – Santa Barbara killed six people and wounded 13 before taking his own life in a hate-fueled rampage, people are asking whether Elliot …

This Is Why Men and Women Cheat in One Chart

New infographic lays it all on the table. The rub? Given the right situation, everyone is susceptible.<p><b>Well endowed men</b> <b>are more likely to cheat.</b><p>But they shouldn't be too cocky, as a new <i>Huffington Post</i> infographic based on compiled research shows that their wives are, too.<p>Other alleged high-risk …

17 Things I Wish I'd Known About Getting Over an Ex When I Was Younger

There's no such thing as closure, friends.<p><b>1. There is no time limit in which you "have to" be over someone.</b> Everyone has that one obnoxious friend with an ice heart who insists that you <i>must</i> be over them in approximately half the time that you dated them. People insist on these arbitrary deadlines …

I Went Out on 157 First Dates

"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." -Carrie Bradshaw<p>Getty Images<p><i>Photo Credit: Getty Images</i><p>Before the slut-shaming ensues, I want to say for the record that I absolutely did not sleep with 157 men. As a matter of fact, of those …

Yoga Poses That Improve Your Sex Life

Spend time on the mat in order to prime your mind and body for romance<p>Has your love life gone from sizzle to fizzle? You don't have to memorize the Kama Sutra to spice things up between the sheets. In fact, it's the positions you assume <i>outside</i> the bedroom that could really heat things up. According …

20 Signs He's in Love With You

Bringing you your exact coffee order in bed is basically equal to a marriage license.<p><b>1. He looks up the movie you've been waiting to see and surprises you with a date night.</b> He might not want to see it, but he knows all the show times in a five mile radius.<p><b>2. He brings you flowers for no reason.</b> …