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15 Best Things About Being Close With Your Grandma

She will take your side no matter what.<p><b>1. Her beauty tips are simple but effective.</b> You have a whole routine with expensive products in a struggle to improve her skin. She just uses a good bar of soap and manages to look amazing.<p><b>2. Her texts are the cutest.</b> Especially when she signs her name at the …

7 Summer Hair Trends You Need to Try Now

From dark roots to fluffed-out curls.<p>Oh, summer—for your hair, the best of times (beachy waves, sun-kissed highlights) <i>and</i> the worst of times (frizz, frizz, <i>and</i> frizz). To ensure you've got your hot weather style game on lock, look to these celeb-approved styling and color trends to be your saving …

Hairstyling

14 Amazing Things About Growing Up in a Small Town

You've been friends with all your friends since you were babies.<p>Growing up in a small town in Illinois, I always saw myself living in New York City, where stores are open past 5 p.m. and inspiration is on every corner. Now that I've finally made the move, I couldn't be happier with my choice. But …

Your Ultimate Period Survival Guide

That time of the month doesn't have to cramp your style.<p>We get it: Periods suck—big time. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to get around feeling so lousy (and no, none of them involve curling up in bed and bingeing on <i>House of Cards</i>). The pros share their best advice for fighting your ickiest PMS …

Women's Health

Methods of Alleviating Anxiety

In my previous post, Understanding Anxiety as a Symptom: Not the Problem, I focus on what causes the brain/body reaction to produce anxiety symptoms, …

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

Five Ways To Be A Mentally Strong Introvert

Like extroverts, introverts are a diverse group. Introverts include both shy and outgoing personalities, but they all tend to share a common trait. Specifically, introverts need time to relax and recharge after being in a stimulating environment – for example, a bustling party, an open office, or a …

15 Ways to Make a Stranger's Day Better in Less Than 1 Minute

A STRANGER IS JUST A FRIEND YOU HAVEN'T MET YET.<p><b>1. Leave a dollar in a vending machine.</b> Boom. Free candy bar for the next person who comes along. Everyone loves free candy, even if (or maybe especially) if they just think it was at the cost of someone else's oversight.<p><b>2. Share your umbrella.</b> Is it …

9 Things Sex Experts Really Want You to Know

We asked the professionals for their raw, unedited advice. Get ready to take notes.<p>Chances are you probably don't have a sex therapist on speed dial (though if you do, rock on). But whether you're coupled up or completely single, you can learn so much from these incredibly knowledgeable …

The Type of Women Men Find Most Attractive

Survey says…<p>George Clooney's not the only one turned on by smart, successful women these days: In its just-released Singles in America survey, Match found that 87 percent of single men would date someone who's more intellectual and more educated than they are—and the same number of guys would have …

17 Things Only People with Long-Distance BFFs Understand

Money/vacation days, or seeing your main girl for the first time in months? Obv. the latter.<p><b>1. Coordinating a time to talk in different time zones is always struggle.</b> "OK, if we chat when you get off work, it will be 3 a.m. here. But ILYSM and I volunteer as tribute."<p><b>2. When you're having a crisis</b> …

5 TED Talks for Encouragement and Motivation

So, when I get stressed or worried, one of my favorite things to do is watch TEDTalks. Not only do they provide much needed study breaks, but they also are a kind of guilt-free way to relax. You still get a little mental break while still learning some crazy interesting facts and ideas. I've …

The 13 Emotionally Torturous Stages of Falling in Love

A.K.A., the soul-crushing, nauseating, makes-you-cry-to-a-Kelly-Clarkson-song truth about falling head-over-heels<p>Being in a relationship where you're both in can't-go-one-hour-without-communication, finish-each-other's-sentences-and-leftovers, want-to-get-married-and-have-babies love is fantastic. …

18 Things You Do When You're Alone—But Would NEVER Admit

We won't tell if you don't.<p>One of the best things about your alone time is that you have the right to be as embarrassing (or gross or weird) as you want—and no one has to know. Here are just a few things that you're probably keeping to yourself—and FYI, you're definitely not alone.<p><b>1. Break out</b> …

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My Boyfriend's Penis Is Too Big For My Mouth

My new guy's penis is enormous, and my mouth is tiny. When I tried to give him oral sex, I practically choked. How do I do it without gagging? Please help!<p>It's very common for the gag reflex to kick in when anything — let alone your guy's well-endowed penis — is pushed to the back of your mouth. …

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

Stretching

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Do you think there is a certain age at which maturity sets in? Could it be 20? 40? 70? In my personal experiences, I've observed that age has little or nothing to do with it. I have met young people who are mature well beyond their years, and I've known older folks who act childish, only thinking …

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Toned Legs GIF

If you are one of the 9.3 million viewers who tuned into the Victoria’s Secret Show last month, chances are you couldn’t help wondering <i>exactly</i> how <b>Karlie Kloss</b>—whose 6’1” frame has never looked longer, leaner, or stronger—prepped for the runway.<p>According to the model, fitness has been a way of life …

10 Style Risks to Take in 2015

The best and boldest trends to try this year.<p>With a new year come the requisite reflections and resolutions: lose weight, break a bad habit, finish that half-done DIY project you started as part of last year's resolution, and of course, refresh your fashionable life. We're setting all sorts of …

11 Worthless Body Image Insecurities Not to Bring With You Into the New Year

Treat those negative "I feel so fat" thoughts like old Christmas cookies the dog licked and throw them the hell out.<p>The vast majority of women are dissatisfied with their bodies. The exact number of us who don't like what we see when we look in the mirror varies depending on which report you read — …

Resolving to Be Kind: 10 Resolutions for 2015

As 2014 rapidly came to a close, I found myself straddling the line between the past and the future, as I reflected on the ups, downs, and the middle ground of the past year and looked forward to the endless opportunities that the new year brings. As I do every year, I excitedly am preparing for …

Happy People Tend To Have This Personality Trait

According to new research, people who rank high in <b>agreeableness</b> put themselves into happier situations than everybody else.<p>It's a part of "emotion regulation," write authors Konrad Bresin of the University of Illinois and Michael D. Robinson of North Dakota State University.<p>One of the Big 5 …

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

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The 24 Fashion Essentials You'll Need in 2015

We're not claiming to be psychic or anything, but if the spring 2015 runways were any indication, we're in for a pretty great year in fashion. And as we all know, a good year needs...

Who introverts are (and who they’re not)

Introverts make up 30-50 percent of the population.<p>That means up to half of the world is introverted.<p>Introverts loathe small talk, but they enjoy …

Psychology

The Style Evolution of Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

To celebrate their 30th birthday, we're taking a look back at the influential Olsens' sartorial transformation.<p>From playing the dual role of mischievous Michelle on <i>Full House</i> to building an entertainment—and now, fashion—empire, we've been hooked on the Olsen sisters since day one. Now, to …

The Body by Glamour Supermodel Workout Challenge

When she's not training clients like, oh, <i>Gisele</i>, Jill Payne is leading intense boot-camp workouts at her fitness center in Costa Rica. Women travel from far and wide to try her...