Certain feelings come to mind when considering how one should feel after a nice romp in the sheets—sexy, joyous, confident, elated, orgasmic, just to name a few. But how often are women feeling the complete opposite? According to new research, the bedroom blues may strike more often than you'd think.
If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the ladies at Glamour must have men lined up around the block. Does Engagement Chicken ring a bell? We're willing to bet it's the most-used chicken recipe in the world: an editor at the magazine made it years ago for her boyfriend, who immediately dropped to his knees and proposed. The editor shared the recipe with the office, published it in the magazine, and to date, the chicken has been attributed to 70 marriages and counting. Now, you can find that recipe—and 99 more—in Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive's new book, 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life. The ladies at Glamour were generous enough to share another tasty recipe from the book: Love You Pancakes. Here's what the mastermind behind the recipe—and Glamour editor—Caroline Campion told us about the from-the-heart pancakes:
Harvey Prince put research into practice with Eau Flirt, a perfume with pumpkin and lavender notes that "men subconsciously associate with happy, positive and stimulating memories." Both pumpkin and lavender are also proven olfactory aphrodisiacs. Since 2007, the company has created fragrances that tap into the psychology of scent. One perfume called Ageless Fantasy is supposed to make women who wear it smell younger by combining fruity scents people associate with childhood memories. Another called Chutzpah promises to imbue women with confidence—and presumably, keep them from being a putz—via whiffs of citrus and precious woods. Well, bottle me up and call it Skeptic. I wasn't convinced, but I couldn't resist the chance to let my perfume do the flirting for me.
Ever since she was little, Cindy Jackson always felt like she had the wrong body and face. So when she came into some money, she looked to getting the right ones. Now, Cindy holds the record for the most plastic surgeries ever received—52.
Bad news bears, singles: Match.com has released a new survey that shows the dating rules have changed. Again. But even though the playing field has become a bit of uncharted territory, the traditional dating do's and dont's still apply.
According to a new study titled, "He Loves me, He Loves Me Not… Uncertainty Can Increase Romantic Attraction," women are more attracted to men when they can't tell how much the men like them.
It's arguably every girl's fantasy to date a rock star, and when said rock star writes a love ballad about you and your upcoming nuptials, well, that's as close to girl porn as you can get. Ryan Ogren—lead singer of Southern Californian band Runner Runner— wrote his hit single "I Can't Wait (Be My Wife)," an ode to his fiancee, as a wedding night song for the pair's upcoming wedding this summer in the Dominican Republic. The song, included on Runner Runner's self-titled debut album, is intimate and balmy, with lyrics like "I won't let you go/I need you to know/you are my heart forever."
With less than a month to go before Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, tie the knot in Westminster Abbey, the media is abuzz with speculation over every last detail of the highly-anticipated ceremony.
Much like an obese person has to want to lose weight or an alcoholic has to want to get sober, Bill's going to have to want to be in a healthy relationship before he gives up Erin or considers counseling. No amount of helpful encouragement from well-meaning friends or loved ones will push an addict to give up his drug of choice—including food, booze, and a dysfunctional relationship—before he's ready.
While we've read plenty of reports claiming that young people are postponing marriage for later in life, the CDC has released research suggesting that women are delaying pregnancy as well. The study, which surveyed data between 2007 and 2009, found that the birth rate for women over 40 in the United States rose steadily in those two years. In other age groups, it fell by 4 percent. Researchers claim that it is the sharpest decline in three decades.