This will brighten up your day!
The world can be a cruel place, especially for women. From harassment, body shaming, to passive-aggressive comments about one's appearance, these are just some of the things that make us feel like we want to give up. But we&#
These are your *golden* years.
I don't know about you, but my teenage years were spent trying to suppress crippling feelings of self-loathing and inadequacy-and I'm sure I wasn't alone. All of John Hughes' movies were right about
It actually makes sense.
On days when you're feeling blue, turn to this simple five-second solution: Swipe on your favorite lippie. It may sound a bit superficial, but it does work! A study done by researchers from Edith Cowan University discovered that the
It's SO true.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and affects up to 50 million Americans annually. But acne is more than just dealing with annoying blemishes-it has also been linked to
You go, girl!
Iza Calzado has been in show business for the past 15 years, and she knows a thing or two about being criticized for her looks and weight. So this year, Iza is calling for Filipinos to be more body positive.In an ~*
And it stars body positivity advocate Charli Howard.
For so long, the fashion industry has made us believe that all models fronting their campaigns and editorials are genetically perfect. Stretch marks? What are those? Cellulite. You've got to be kidding.Thankfully, that's slowly becoming less of the situation
Bullies called her 'blubber' and locked her in a cupboard.
If Kate Winslet had listened to the bullies, Titanic would've looked very different.The Oscar-winner has revealed that she almost put off acting after being fat-shamed at school. And the teasing got so bad, that bullies nicknamed her "blubber"
Was size or nudity the issue?
Instagram/lanebryantLane Bryant, the American plus-size clothing retailer, is currently making waves with its body positive ad campaign #ThisBody. Supermodel Ashley Graham is one of the women fronting the campaign. Doesn't she look amazing?!"This body is made for love."
No one wants to be tricked!
Instagram/aerieHere's something other swimwear and underwear brands can learn from! Aerie, the underwear and swimwear label by American Eagle Outfitters, has experienced a surge in sales ever since they stopped relying on heavy Photoshop to prettify their advertisements. According to
She had to be amputated after using a tampon.
In 2012, Lauren Wasser lost her right leg after she contracted Toxic Shock Syndrome. TSS is a condition that puts menstruating women who use tampons, particularly those that are extra absorbent, in danger. It happens when there is an excessive amount of
And she looks amazing!
Instagram/swimsuitsforallAge is truly nothing but a number, as Swimsuits For All proves! The swimwear brand chose Nicola Griffin, a 56-year-old model with the prettiest head of gray hair we've ever seen, to star in its #SwimSexy advertising campaign.
Been feeling blah lately? Read on to reclaim your Cosmo shine!
On some days, you feel beautiful, cool, and ready to take the world by storm. But you also have days when self-doubt paralyzes you. It could be because of that major fight with your BF, that stressful slip-up at work,
The stunning <i>Walang Hanggan</i> star reveals the secret to her sexy confidence and natural glow: a self-loving mindset.
My, my, how Melissa Ricks has grown. From her teenybopper days as a contestant in the talent search program Star Circle Quest to her more dramatic roles in the primetime soaps Iisa Pa Lamang (2008), Nasaan Ka Elisa (2011), and now in
It takes more than a killer outfit to get a guy to approach. Send out these signals, and hotties will be crossing the room just to get your digits.
Everyone has that friend who constantly gets hit on-even though she may not be the prettiest girl in the group. Whether that beeyatch (kidding...kind of) realizes it or not, she's using silent cues that men inherently have a hard
From work blunders to social faux pas, there's really no way you can avoid life's little mishaps. Here's how to keep your cool when something completely unexpected happens.
1. Put up a good front. So, your dress got snagged on your way to work. People aren't going to form impressions solely on your faux pas. It's the way you present yourself overall that they'll pay attention to. "
These tweaks to your body language have such a positive impact, you'll instantly look and feel like you can handle anything.
1. Flash a genuine smile (one that forms crinkles at the corners of your eyes and mouth). It is disarming and has been proven to boost your mood. 2. To ace the handshake, focus on firmly directing the up-and-down movement
You don't have to wait for Lady Luck to turn things your way. We tell you how to bounce back from a confidence crash and regain your winning streak.
Imagine it's a random Tuesday and you stop to grab coffee to go before work. The barista accidentally makes an extra latte, so he gives it to you for free. A little while later, you walk into the elevator, and even
Find out which of our self-improvement stories Cosmo girls turned to the most to help them get more confident, healthy, successful, and happy.
One of the things that makes Cosmo unique is our dedication to helping you live your life to the fullest, and not just in terms of your relationships. Consider us your best girlfriend, someone whom you can always turn to for advice
Improve your social skills with these simple tricks for attracting the attention of others.
1. Improve your posture. In a study, those with good posture were deemed to be more exciting than slumpers. Set your stance by pressing your upper back against a wall, then work to maintain the position.2. Maintain eye contact.Many people
You'll be meeting lots of hot guys this summer, so don't be afraid to make the first move! Here are a few tricks to doing it without coming on too strong.
1. Invite him to join you for a low-key group activity: "I'm going to a party next Saturday. Want to come along?" It's more casual than asking him on a date-date (for example, going to dinner), but still
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