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How to Make Your Run Seem Way Easier

New research suggests a simple optical illusion can make the finish line seem closer.<p><i>Want a simple workout you can do at home? Check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle video channel.</i><p>One of the best perks of exercising outdoors is that you get to enjoy the scenery — it's like the world's …

Nearly All the Abortion Clinics in Texas Are Going to Close

The Fifth Circuit just upheld one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.<p>The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a strict anti-abortion law in Texas, which will shutter the vast majority of the abortion clinics in the state.<p>The law at issue,H.B. 2, requires that abortion …

This Lawyer Fought to Keep the Texas Abortion Clinics Open

"I'm obviously devastated, and I quite honestly feel physically ill."<p><i>After the Texas Legislature passed H.B. 2, a set of anti-abortion regulations so restrictive they were destined to close nearly every clinic in the state, lawyers like Brigitte Amiri, an attorney from the ACLU Reproductive Freedom</i> …

War Machine Says He Could've Shot Ex-Girlfriend Christy Mack and Gotten Away With It

He thinks that's how the law works.<p>War Machine, the ex-MMA fighter who beat his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack so badly that he is facing life in prison, has written a letter from jail that says he would've gotten away with it if he'd been in Texas and used a gun. What?<p>From his jailhouse letter:<p>Even if …

Stop Trying to Make Vaginal Orgasms Happen, They're Not Going to Happen

Or so says a new clinical study, at least.<p>An article in the upcoming issue of <i>Clinical Anatomy</i> hypothesizes that there is no such thing as a vaginal orgasm. Seriously! According to Drs. Vincenzo and Giulia Puppo, the "female penis" (the clitoris) is the only thing that can really, truly make a woman …

11 Hair Problems All Latinas Understand

The struggle is real.<p>Big hair, don't care? More like big hair, can't wear hats, can't go out in the rain, can't go to bed with wet hair ... the list goes on!<p><b>1. Clearing your afternoon for an appointment at the salon.</b> You just <i>know</i> it's going to take that long. (Last time I got a haircut, it took …

Shonda Rhimes Is Glad That "Angry Black Woman" Thing Happened

Because it's a reminder that "casual racial bias" still exists.<p>In her new cover interview with <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Shonda Rhimes further addresses the controversy surrounding last month's <i>New York Times</i> story that called her an "angry black woman." She previously shared some of her thoughts about …

Is Your Partner Codependent?

Here's how to tell, and what to do if they are.<p>Having someone shape their whole life around you and cater to your every whim might sound great, at least in theory, but codependent relationships get unhealthy fast. The word "codependent" gets thrown around a lot, but a lot of people don't even …

"Cristela" Creator Cristela Alonzo: I Can't Represent All Latinos

"Your mom sounds great, but I can't write your mom."<p>The new ABC show <i>Cristela</i> is the brainchild of Cristela Alonzo, a Mexican-American comedian who was born in San Juan, Texas, and spent the first eight years of her life living with her family as squatters in an abandoned diner. Alonzo stars in the …

10 Signs You're Healthy That Have Nothing to Do With Your Weight

Step away from that scale!<p>Weight isn't the only way to gauge your health — and most of the time, it doesn't even provide an accurate assessment. (Alone, the number on the scale says nothing about your disease risk, physical fitness, mental health, and many other aspects of well-being that figure …

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Picking up the Pill at your local drugstore may sound appealing, but there's much more to the issue than that.<p>Recently, a number of Republican politicians have been promoting the idea of allowing stores to sell birth control over the counter (OTC). Considering how many lawmakers have been making …

J.Law's Ex Nicholas Hoult Not Happy About the Nude Photo Hack Either

Because he's, you know, a decent person.<p>After Jennifer Lawrence broke her silence earlier this week on the nude photo hack that affected her and many other celebrities, her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult, who she seemed to imply was the intended recipient of the pictures, also weighed in on the …

8 Signs You're Not Eating Enough Fat

Your body needs fat to function. (And it makes everything taste more delicious.)<p>The whole fat-free diet craze of the 1990s really messed up the way people think about healthy eating. But the truth is, the kind of fat you eat isn't the same kind that makes your pants feel tight — and your body …

Can Feminism Save Marriage?

With Americans marrying later and less often, marriage as we know it is in transition. Feminism, not tradition, is the way forward.<p>According to new Pew data, the percentage of Americans who have never married is at an all-time high: As of 2012, 1 of 5 adults 25 or over has never wed. In the 1960s, …

Hugh Grant Will Not Be in the Third Bridget Jones Movie

Buh-bye, Daniel Cleaver!<p>They're making a movie out of the third Bridget Jones book, 2013's <i>Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy</i> (aka Bridget has a baby!), and while Daniel Cleaver has a part in the book, Hugh Grant is bowing out of the flick.<p>From <i>Us Weekly:</i><p>"I decided not to do it," Grant told Free Radio …

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

Confidential Documents Reveal How Google Is Trying To Limit Samsung's Control Of Android

If you swipe through one of Samsung's Galaxy phones, for example, you're likely to come across some of Samsung's apps and its own Galaxy app store.<p>Now, however, it seem that Google wants its partners to put its own apps and services at the forefront of most Android phones.<p>Amir Efrati at The …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

52% of gamers are women – but the industry doesn’t know it

A study published on Wednesday by the Internet Advertising Bureau reveals that 52% of the gaming audience is made up of women. That’s right – the majority of people playing games are women.<p>Does this surprise you? It shouldn’t. Three years ago that figure was 49%, which is hardly a trifling …

The Great GMO-Food Debate: Diet

Entertainment<p><i>GQ</i>’s Zach Baron talks about it all with a generational icon.<p>By Zach Baron19 hours agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>These tested-and-approved picks …

Trial by Twitter

Deep in the digital diaries of three lovely girls, a fatal disconnect occurred. What their followers had not seen between the lines was the vanishing of morality, reality, and then, Skylar Neese.<p>July 4, 2012, was a scorcher in Star City, West Virginia—a prelude to what would become the hottest …

"Finding Carter" Showrunner Terri Minsky Says Max Was Originally Supposed to Die

But he was just so charming that they couldn't bear to kill him.<p>If you haven't been watching <i>Finding Carter</i> this summer, you've really been missing out. It's got everything: romance, mystery, kidnapping, teen drug use, infidelity, cute boys, and a complex but extremely likable set of characters. …

15 New Ways to Use Dumbbells

They're the only props you need for a full-body workout.<p><i>Prefer to watch workouts in real time? Check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle video channel.</i><p>Dumbbells are one of the best pieces of workout equipment: You can basically do anything with them — as long as you know where to start. …

4 Common Yoga Poses You're Doing Wrong

Hilaria Baldwin models the worst mistakes and how to fix them.<p><i>Looking for yoga sequences that you can do at home? Check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle video channel.</i><p>You might think you know yoga. But some subtle, super common mistakes can seriously strain the muscles you want to …

The 4 Most Insane Moments of the "Finding Carter" Season-1 Finale

This show is bonkers.<p>What. Just. Happened.<p>Seriously, we were told to expect high drama from last night's <i>Finding Carter</i> season finale, and I thought I'd prepared myself. I figured maybe Max would un-recover from the gunshot wound in his chest and die, or that Crash would somehow escape from prison, …

Coolest High School Ever Has Homecoming Queen Who's Also a Football Player

Someone please make this a movie.<p>South Jones High School senior Mary Kate Smith is not only reigning homecoming queen, she's also the first girl to make the school's varsity football squad [via <i>TODAY</i>.<p>Her football coach, Corey Reynolds, said strength and conditioning coach Matt Smith suggested Smith …

An Appeals Court in Texas Just Ruled That Upskirt Photos Are Totally Fine, at Least Legally

They are, apparently, protected under the First Amendment.<p>In a ridiculously unfortunate setback for Texan folk who value some degree of privacy in public — by which I mean, the right to go outside without having someone try to take upskirt and/or other invasive photos — the Texas Court of Criminal …

This Adorable Couple Had Been Holding Hands for 700 Years

Coming summer 2015: Skeleton Love starring Gerard Butler and an actual skeleton.<p>In the most adorable tale of skeletons since the campfire classic "The Tale of the Adorable Skeleton," one archeologist has uncovered a couple that's been holding hands for 700 years [via Mashable.<p>A team from the …

Shonda Rhimes Responds to "New York Times" Critic Who Called Her an "Angry Black Woman"

Rhimes is not happy about it, and rightfully so.<p>This is how <i>New York Times</i> critic Alessandra Stanley began her review of the upcoming TV show <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i>, a legal drama produced by <i>Scandal</i> and <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> creator Shonda Rhimes:<p>When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be …

13 Blow Job Problems Everyone With a Face Has

Sometimes, giving one is a delight. Other times, not so much.<p><b>1. Your partner's pubic hair.</b>It's in your teeth, on your tongue, and in your throat. It wants to take over your body and assimilate you. It's like <i>Contagion</i> but you are doing it to yourself! The struggle is real.<p><b>2. Your hair.</b> When you …

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