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The 5 Best Cars for First-Time Buyers
Fact: Cars cost a lot of money. Also fact: Depending on where you live, owning a car can be a crucial part of adulting. So if you’re going to shell out all that cash, you want to get something that’s practical, safe, and reliable - but also something
Cosmopolitan3 min readFashion & Beauty
9 Next-Level Hairstyles You Can Create with Nothing but Bobby Pins
A bobby pin's sole job is to hold your hairstyle together without being seen. But why not make it multitask? Here, nine cool ways to expose your favorite cheapie hair tool, courtesy of the one and only hair wiz Justine Marjan. To steal this effortles
Cosmopolitan11 min readPolitics
These Women Candidates Could Make History in 2018
The 2018 midterm elections are already slated to be historic when it comes to number of women candidates running and amount of campaign spending. But there’s another reason that this next cycle could change everything for America – a significant numb
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Up-and-Comer Bea Miller on What It's Really Like to Become a Pop Star
Bea Miller may be just 19, but she knows the spotlight - the former X Factor contestant just released her sophomore album Aurora, featuring lead single "S.L.U.T.," and has toured with both Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. But she still can't wrap her he
Cosmopolitan9 min readFashion & Beauty
I Lived Like Carrie Bradshaw for a Week
The first thing people ask me when they find out I'm a sex and relationships editor for is whether my life is like Carrie Bradshaw's. Yes, I write about people's sex lives for a living, but the similarities end there. My low-key, 9-t
Cosmopolitan3 min readTravel
Daycations Are the New Girls' Night Out
Come summer, the party's during the day. Grab your best friend(s), cancel your evening plans, and enjoy summer the way it was meant to be enjoyed: with an indulgent, ultra-pampering day by the pool. Regardless of how long you'll be outside, your numb
Cosmopolitan3 min readFashion & Beauty
Your Summer Beauty Update: 7 Gorgeous, Low-Key Looks You'll Wear All Season
Sure, hot weather calls for the bare minimum when it comes to clothes and makeup, but that doesn't mean you can't make a big beauty impact. Here, makeup artist Bob Scott walks you through the only seven looks you'll need, and - bonus - they're so qui
Cosmopolitan8 min readFashion & Beauty
The Secret Influence Behind Meghan Markle's Style
In August 2016, Meghan Markle jetted off to the Amalfi Coast for a whirlwind girls’ trip with her BFF, stylist Jessica Mulroney. The women, both in their 30s, sipped negronis and white wine and lounged poolside at Le Sirenuse, a cliffside resort to t
Cosmopolitan5 min readPolitics
Meet the Women Taking Over for Eric Schneiderman
The highest ranking members of the New York attorney general’s office are laughing, hugging, and taking selfies, gathered for a photo shoot at's headquarters. They are jittery and tired after the week they’ve had. And what a week! A
Cosmopolitan1 min readSociety
The UTI Issue
You’re being punished for sex. At least that’s what it feels like. That lightning bolt of agony straight to the crotch - it's practically a rite of passage for young women these days, and it's one we suffer in semi-shamed silence. At least half of al
Cosmopolitan7 min readWellness
The Symptom-Googler's Guide to Actually Getting Rid of a UTI
If you've ever felt pain when you peed and then immediately googled, "Am I dying?" you've probably had a urinary tract infection. While it's always best to consult a real-life doctor before self-diagnosing a UTI, there's no harm in reading up on what
Cosmopolitan4 min readSociety
Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs Are On The Rise Around The World
One of the few good things about urinary tract infections is that, without any complications, they're easy to treat: You describe your symptoms to a doctor, probably pee in a cup for an analysis, get an oral antibiotic based on your symptoms that has
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"I Wondered If I Was Going to Die": 5 UTI Horror Stories Every Woman Should Read
For something that affects such a tiny part of the body, UTIs have a big impact on the half of all women who get them. The regular symptoms are bad enough, but when things get worse - or when the doctors don't listen, or when the meds don't work - it
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"It Took Me a Few Days to Breathe": 'Frozen' Star Patti Murin on the Anxiety Attack That Made Her Miss a Show
I was an anxious kid, or as they called it back then, "dramatic." As early as fifth grade, I remember these crying episodes that were so bad my mom would have to pick me up from school. No one ever thought, "Let’s take this girl to a doctor. She crie
Cosmopolitan6 min readFashion & Beauty
The Nose Job I Didn't Get
I don't like the idea of embracing my flaws. The long nose I was born with has always felt temporary, like scaffolding that will eventually reveal a finished building. Everyone is entitled to the face or body that they want. Some people are born with
Cosmopolitan4 min readFashion & Beauty
How to Secretly Wear Your Swimsuit As Real Clothes
Swimsuits are so cute, sexy, and stylish these days that you shouldn't have to (and may not want to!) take them off once you leave the pool. Here's how to incorporate your bikinis and one-pieces right into your outfit so you can look hot, pack less,
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What Life Inside Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign Was Really Like
Amy Chozick has been reporting on Hillary Clinton for more than a decade as a reporter at the New York Times. The two presidential campaigns she covered were so intense that she considered freezing her eggs to preserve her fertility until after the 2
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Doctors Told Her She Was Just Fat. She Actually Had Cancer.
At 17 years old, Rebecca Hiles came down with bronchitis and walking pneumonia. Three years later, she was still coughing every day. "Doctors said, 'If you lost weight, you wouldn't have this many coughing fits,'" she recalls. One night, she started
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The 21 Questions To Ask Yourself For a Great Sex Life
It's disappointing to have bad sex with a good person, confusing to have good sex with a bad person, and depressing to have bad sex with a bad person. Hookups are like french fries: delicious in the moment, but they often lead to remorse. The goal, o
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I'm the NFL Cheerleader Who Was Fired After Posting a Sexy Instagram Pic
On March 23, 2018, Bailey Davis filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against her former employer, the New Orleans Saints. She has accused the franchise of gender discrimination due to their separate behavioral regulation
Cosmopolitan7 min readTech
What Teens Wish Adults Understood About the #NeverAgain Movement
What began as typical performative media around a mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month - Look at these angry, grief-stricken kids! - turned into a thunderstorm of youth voices no one anticipated. Many adults dismissed it, but high sch
Cosmopolitan7 min readPolitics
Survey: 60% of Young Americans Are Fed Up and Plan to Show It by Voting in the Primaries
Haley M. didn’t vote in the primaries for the 2016 presidential election in her home state of California, but she was not happy when Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee for president. To express her dislike for Clinton, Haley, 25, voted for
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Why You Should #VoteTwice This Year
Welcome to Cosmopolitan's #VoteTwice campaign! This is a friendly reminder that if you want to be heard and make a difference this year, you need to vote in the primaries and the midterms - primary elections are your chance to choose the candidates
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Inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas's First Week Back at School
The thought of taking attendance makes Amy Kenny break down. "Her name is on my roster," she says of student Meadow Pollack, who was 18 when she died in the shooting at her school three weeks ago. "I got to her name and I just cried. I didn't want to
Cosmopolitan2 min readFashion & Beauty
Prepare to Be Obsessed With This Gorgeous Bejeweled Fro
Stuck on what braid to try next? Create an embellished headband, like this one, that's actually easier to replicate than it looks. Oh, and you can basically skip wearing any jewelry (if you want, that is!), since its gold cuff provides the perfect s
Cosmopolitan2 min readFashion & Beauty
This Zigzag Stitch Ponytail Absolutely Slays
If you love a good ponytail, but want to switch up the classic, pulled back hairstyle, then this zigzag stitch braided pony is what you need. It's all the drama of a high ponytail with the added fun of zigzag parts. Once your hair is done, throw on a
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You'll Want to Wear This Gorgeous Box Braid Top Bun All Winter Long
One way to maintain your hair's health during the cold, harsh winter months is with a protective style like box braids. A style like this can last from 4 to 6 weeks, which is perfect because you won't want to take them out. A twist on a braided top b
Cosmopolitan2 min readFashion & Beauty
These Jumbo Zigzag Box Braids Are So Freaking Mesmerizing
Denim Bustier Top, NATASHA ZINKO (Available at Farfetch), $895; Moto Crystal Seam Denim Skirt, TOPSHOP, $100 If you want to switch up your style and are looking to try something different, then these jumbo zigzag braids are definitely for you. Watch
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Hooking Up With Guys Gave Me Anxiety. Then, at 28, I Slept With a Woman.
Here are some of the things I worried about whenever I considered having sex with a man: How it was going to fit. Whether or not to say I hadn’t done it before. What he would say if I did. How much it was going to hurt. Bleeding. Ruined sheets. That
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What Good Sex Really Means to Body-Positive Model Tess Holliday
In January 2015, a size 22 Tess Holliday made history by becoming the first model of her size to sign with a mainstream modeling agency. In the years since, she's continued to inspire women as a mom, an author, and the founder of the social-media mov
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