Just as it's customary to do a little Fall wardrobe shopping, your vanity could use a seasonal revamp as well. All it takes is a few quick updates to get your skin, makeup, and hair routine refreshed and ready for the crisper weather ahead. Discover the seven beauty buys that are worth the shopping trip when you read more.
- The history of sexy bodies — Huffington Post Style
- Would you register a friend for Internet dating? You can — The Frisky
- Dating as a modern, Muslim woman — YourTango
- The most inappropriate gifts ever — Lemondrop
- 88 signs it's time to leave the bar — College Candy
- 10 movie vacations gone horribly wrong — BuzzSugar
- The colorful history of nail polish — BellaSugar
I'm definitely not one to promote insensitive, big blanket statements about stereotypes, but some folks identify them and other just plain don't. I am wondering about you. Do you fit the bill when it comes to physical features commonly associated with your ethnic background or not?
Megan Fox, who seems very comfortable talking about sex, said recently that she's too self-conscious to make a sex tape because of such concerns. "One shot of me not looking good," she said, "and I would not be able to have sex ever again, because I would always just see myself looking like a hippo having sex." And I remember that classic Friends episode where Rachel and Ross cringe through a viewing of their accidental sex tape only to be relieved that they actually look pretty good during the act.
Do you ever think about your appearance while you're getting down, or are your looks the last thing on your mind?
A new Italian study put a twist on the age-old advice about wanting something done right. In three separate tests, researchers found that when making a request, they had better results when the question was posed to the right ear.In general, the left side of the brain processes requests better and researchers feel it must also process information that comes from the right ear. It seems the left side of the brain is more amenable to granting favors. As a health aficionado, I do find it ironic that the tests involved asking clubbers for cigarettes in dance halls with considerable background noise. The researchers offer a rather more mundane observation to support their findings: most people listen with their right ear when speaking on the telephone. Could it be the majority of folks are right handed? Bottom line: when you want something, make sure to pose your query in the person's right ear, and don't forget to say please.
Even the most beautiful and seemingly perfect women have insecurities about their bodies, especially in the bedroom. I guess it's just part of life as a woman! For some, it's relatively simple to embrace flaws, but insecurities can be crippling for others. Since body image issues affect everyone differently, I'm curious. So tell me, have your insecurities ever affected one of your relationships?
I don't think about my skin that much, except on sunny Summer days when I coat myself with sunscreen or when I get the occasional blemish on my chin. More than just a fleshy covering for our muscles, skin is an organ and without it, we would evaporate. Here are five facts you should know about the skin you're in.
- Skin, not the liver, is the body's largest organ. Altogether, the skin of an average adult weighs between eight and nine pounds. Skin also grows faster than any other organ. In fact, we are constantly shedding skin cells, to the tune of 50,000 cells every minute.
- The skin of an average-sized adult covers 21-square feet and contains over 11 miles of blood vessels. Skin is only 2 millimeters thick. So we are all truly thin skinned. Speaking of thin skin, the eyelids are the thinnest skin of the body and the soles of your feet are the thickest.
- On a hot and humid day, your skin can produce up to three gallons of sweat in a 24-hour period. But not all of your body sweats. The nail bed, margins of the lips, tip of the penis, and eardrums do not sweat.
For a couple more cool facts about your skin, read more
Many women have a volatile relationship with their body. One day they love it and the next they hate it, which is why flaunting your birthday suit is not for everyone. Plus, if you're not used to being naked, when you are, it can make you feel incredibly vulnerable. But there are also those women who love just being in their own skin and nothing else. Which sounds more like you?
Last weekend I spent a giddy night with girlfriends just talking — you know the kind of night I’m talking about! In the midst of our conversation, one friend confessed that she’d never really seen her lady business before. Immediately, the other ladies launched into their own experiences on the matter. I couldn’t help but think of the Sex and the City episode where the girls try to convince Charlotte to check herself out in the mirror — even though she was incredibly uncomfortable, she went through with it!
Personally, I think the more knowledge you have about your body the better, but is grabbing a mirror over-the-top? Have you ever examined yourself down there? Or does the idea make you squirm?