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How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

But the foods you eat can influence that pH, changing the way your nether region smells (and even tastes). For instance, spices, onions, garlic, red meat, dairy, asparagus, broccoli, and alcohol can all affect the natural balance you’ve got going on, while fruits and fruit juices may turn things …

Drop One Belt Size

The workout eliminates all excuses, too. You just need two dumbbells, a few feet of floor space, and a half an hour a few times a week to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Want to give it shot? Combine this routine with a diet consisting of whole foods and lean proteins, and get ready to …

Why Taking Selfies With Your Tampons Has Become A New Trend

With this in mind, they've created the hashtag #tamponliberation and are asking women to post a snap of themselves posing with a tampon out in the open. Here are some of our favorites:<p>With any hope, tampons will soon be like aspirin, Band-Aids, and cough drops—not a huge deal.

The 10 Trendiest Haircuts For Winter 2017

Go a little shorter ahead of a long winter.<p>You know what they say: when the temperature drops, it's time for a chop. Okay, maybe nobody says that, but the sentiment still holds true. There's no better way to gear up for a new season than with a hair transformation, either big or small. Ahead, 10 of …

32 of the Best Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Psst ... pick up a few things for yourself while you're at it.<p>Even though you like to joke that he couldn't shop for himself if his life depended on it, you still want to get him something for his birthday, Father's Day, or the holidays that shows how well you know the guy. These smart ideas will …

Uber Is Destroying The Value Of Taxi Monopolies In A Bunch Of American Cities

This is a huge part of Uber's entire business model: That cities have these artificial, rent-taking taxi commissions that license a limited number of operators for taxis.<p>Because licensing creates a cartel or local monopoly, taxi company "medallions" (a badge that gives you the right to drive a …

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Best Lower Abs Exercises To Burn Belly Fat

This article is your request for simple exercises to burn belly fat. There are 3 steps you will need to incorporate: 1. Your food intake place a …

The best red wines for Christmas

<i>Our award-winning wine writers, Victoria Moore and Susy Atkins, unveil the richest reds for you to sip this Christmas.</i><p>Red wines under £10<p><b>Côtes du Rhône Villages 2015, France</b><p>Boasting a cerulean blue and scarlet label that’s strangely similar to another popular Côtes du Rhône you may know, this is my …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

The Butt-Toning Move You Can Do Anywhere

Well, hey there, bootylicious!<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Marching Glute Bridge:</b> Tired of using the same basic …

22 Hot Chocolates You Must Make This Winter

Because baby, it's cold outside.

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The 88-Year Evolution Of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Every year, 3.5 million people flock to New York City to see the parade march down a two-and-a-half mile stretch of Manhattan.<p>Another 50 million people gather around their television sets to watch the event from home.<p>What began as a small Macy's employee-run event called Macy's Christmas Parade, …

17 Wall Trees for Small Space Living

Putting up a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving is kind of like the “no white after labor day” rule… except people actually abide by it. So we’re just going to start brainstorming our decor and then have this thing up tomorrow by 6 a.m. Whether you’re using it as a space-saving, allergen-free …

The Home Decor Color Risks To Try

Interior designers share the color risks you need to take before you turn 30.<p>Interior designers share the color risks you need to take before you turn 30. <i>Via HouseBeautiful.com</i>

9 Foods To Help You Ride All Winter Long

These foods pack in the nutrients you need to keep the flu and other illnesses at bay<p>It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. You need a variety of nutrients to help keep your immune system on guard and you riding all winter long. While filling up on plenty of servings of colorful …

13 Enviable Closets From Pinterest

While you may not have the real estate yet, there's no harm in taking wardrobe organization inspiration from these 14 enviable walk-insall spotted on Pinterest.<p>A perfectly-organized, designer-filled walk-in closet: the universal object of desire for every fashionable woman. While you may not have …

You Can Call This Tricked-Out Airplane Home for a Night

Airbnb is teaming up with KLM Airlines for a new contest.<p>We've seen a lot of outrageous and unique listings on Airbnb, but this one tops the list. As part of its "Night At" campaign, the accommodation site is teaming up with Dutch airlines KLM to offer one lucky winner a chance to spend the night …

15 Holiday Gifts Your Pets Can’t Live Without (Plus One Felt Ham)

You’ve made your list, checked it twice . . . and you forgot the family pet?! That furry little creature that offers buckets of love throughout the year deserves something special during the holidays. So we teamed up with the fine folks at BarkBox, the Humane Society of New York, and Sean Casey …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

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20 Things You’ll Want to Eat Tomorrow That Aren’t Turkey

You eat, you drink and you party like it’s 1999. But once that the tryptophan has worn off and you’ve woken from your food coma, it’s time to clean up. No, we’re not talking about dirty dishes or kitchen counters — we’re talking about you. Before you reach for those leftovers to remix into a …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

This Is Every Neutral-Lover's Dream Home

A soothing and ethereal space.<p>Designer Barbara Barry knows the power of subtlety. In this Corona del Mar house, she designs with natural and soothing and ethereal tones in mind. Read the interview with the designer here.

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Dogs Talk With Their Tails?

For starters, wagging isn't always a sign of friendliness.<p>Nothing is more of a telltale sign of happiness than, well, a dog's wagging tail.<p>It's a main method of communication for man's best friend—but "what about dogs without tails?" reader Leanne Kirby asked in comment on a recent story exploring …

Chi Running: How to be a Faster and Happier Runner

If you think this all sounds a little too hippy dippy for you, consider this: There are studies that prove the effectiveness of this technique. And even seasoned pros and top running coaches are on-board. Andrew Kastor, ASICS running coach and coach of the Mammoth Track club in Mammoth Lakes, …

The Squatting Mistake That Hurts Your Knees

Ninety-nine percent of the time, a small piece of my soul dies as I watch them. I tell them: "Squatting doesn't hurt your knees; whatever you're doing right now hurts your knees."<p>It's a concept that other strength coaches and I try to get across to our clients. There is a proper way to squat that …

The Weird Sign You're Perfect For Each Other

For the first study, the researchers analyzed speed dates between 40 men and 40 women. Surprisingly, the people who used similar function words were more likely to report being into each other at the end of the date. In the second study, researchers analyzed instant message conversations between 86 …