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Don't Judge A Book By Its (Literal) Cover

I've judged people by the books they're reading. This happens a lot while riding the NYC subway. Books are that rare life accessory that says a lot about who we are. If you're reading a popular emotional porno like Something Borrowed, it means that you believe in the power of hunky men who'll use their hospital residency off-hours painting your living room lavender while baking a soufflé. There was the dude I saw with the hipster beard, which is defined as a heavily shampooed and conditioned lumberjack beard that DJs Sunday nights, who was reading a dog-eared copy of Tolstoy's War and Peace. That communicated to me that he enjoyed iconic 19th Century literature about the merciless tumult of history, and also he drinks Jameson's watered down with too much ice and will sleep with you if you're a fashion urchin interested in lame literary poses.

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When To Fake An Orgasm

The point is, I get it. You shouldn't fake it. It's bad to fake it. It's rude to fake it. But the truth is, there's an exception to every rule. And in the case of fakin' a big O, there are three.

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Why Women Should Not Aspire To Look Like Barbie

People say that if Barbie were a real person, she would have a 39-inch bust, an 18-inch waist, and 33-inch hips. Those measurements sound ridiculous, but the extent to which women would go to attain them is no joke. In response to the growing crisis of eating disorders, Galia Slayen, a young woman suffering from one herself, built a 6-foot tall, to scale model of a Barbie to show attendants at her school's National Eating Disorder Awareness Week how freakish Barbie would look as a life-sized person.

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5 Ways To Tell That You're On A Date

Calling all single menfolk of the world. Hello. Hi. How are you? Good. Great! Can we talk about DATES for a moment? Lately there have been a lot of you dudes banging on my door, asking me to "hang out." This is a wonderful thing. Only problem is, some of you have dropped the ball on making me aware that it is in fact a date and not a wrap session where two buddies make jokes about farting.

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Study: Some "Male Extenders" Actually Work

Feeling down about the size of your bulge? Forget everything you've heard about bogus penis enhancers and invest in a pump, because according to a new review of existing research, some penile extenders actually work.

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Need To Blow Off Steam After A Fight With Your Partner? Swear.

Do you ever feel bad for having a bit of a foul mouth? Well, new scientific research assures us you can ditch any sense of guilt—as long as your cursing is in the name of better health. A recent study shows screaming out profanities can relieve stress and give you a higher pain-tolerance. It's basically recommended and encouraged. Seriously!

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7 Predictions About Kate Middleton's Wedding Look

Like the rest of the fashion universe, I am dying to see Kate Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The anticipation and speculation has been swirling since November: What will her gown look like? Who will design it? Will she sport a train? A veil? Lace sleeves? I'm beyond glad the wedding is this week, because I'm not sure I can wait much longer! No one knows for sure what Kate will wear. Her style choices have been kept under lock and key. But it's wedding week, so let's celebrate by furthering the speculation. I've compiled a few predictions for Kate's wedding-day look. In just a few days, we'll know if I'm spot-on or if I've totally missed the mark (finally!).

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