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JOURNALISM
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25. BARBARA THE SLUT
AND OTHER PEOPLE, by
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ries about the, uh, ups and 26
downs of sex? Were in.
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Moshfegh New friendship
seems (key word!) like a
lonely townies way out. 27

27. WHO DO YOU LOVE,


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more romantic than most
stories starting in the ER.
28. HARRIET WOLFS 28
SEVENTH BOOK OF WON-
DERS, by Julianna Bag-
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Wolfs final book is so on.
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AMONG STRANGERS,
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Mary Kubica Do-gooder
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vibes; creepiness ensues.
32. A WINDOW OPENS, 32
by Elisabeth Egan Alice
Pearse has it all...but does
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OPPOSITES, by Alice Hoff-
man A bit of Romeo and 33
Juliet in 1800s St. Thomas.

34
Actress and self-described nerd Felicia Day ditched
normalcy (way overrated) to go with her own quirky
flow. Turns out, thats what allowed her to be a boss,
parlaying parts in shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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development deal for her YouTube channel, Geek
& Sundry. Our individual weirdness is what sets us
apart in life, says the girl from Alabama. Learn
how to go from oddball to odd baller from her memoir,
Youre Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).

35. DE - S T R E S S with a coloring book for grown-ups (did we stutter?), like Splendid Cities from Little, Brown and Company.

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PHOTOGR A PHED BY MEREDIT H JENK S 45


C ON F E S S I ON S

GUY CONFESSION

2
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5 GUY CONFESSION 6

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IM NOT WEARING
ANY UNDERWEAR RIGHT MY EX S TA R T O F T H I S
B IG G I R L S
NOW BECAUSE YOU
COULD SEE MY HOT PINK LOOKS OLDER, N IG H T OU T, I
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MELISSA A., 20, STUDENT,


WE MET, I F R I EN DS T R I ED
T O H E L P M E U P,
MCLEAN, VA

INFLATED MY B U T A L O T OF
PEOPL E S AW.
AGE BY THREE SABRINA T., 21, STUDENT,
QUITO, ECUADOR

4 GUY CONFESSION
YEARS. WHEN
I G O T A NO S E B L E E D I N
T H E M I DDL E OF M A K I NG SHE FOUND When I was 12, I got my
first massage. After the
OU T W I T H T H I S AW E S OM E
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supposed to. When she saw
G O T B L O OD ON H E R FAC E . LEON T., 19, STUDENT,
NEW YORK CITY my bare ass, she laughed
I T WA S A B A D S C E N E A L L hysterically.
A R OU N D. DANIEL N., 23 CAROLINE K., 21

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11 My dad was
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While he was moving
a nightstand, the
drawer opened
to reveal a vibrator,
lube, and a sex-
games book. I was
mortified.
ABIGAIL B., 28

12 I was on a flight
and had to use the
restroom. When I
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and sat down, I heard
a loud crunch.
Apparently half of the
seat cover was stuck
to my butt, hanging
out of my pants. I
was so embarrassed!
CARLEY S., 22

8 DOG CONFESSION
I WENT TO THIS POOL 13 My high school
boyfriend used to

ONE TIME,
PART Y WHERE A SUPER-HOT
GU Y DUNKED ME IN. WHEN
say Here I come,
Im coming, Im
I CAME UP FOR AIR, I FELT coming, here I come,

I PANTSED
A BREEZE MY WHOLE in that exact order,
BOOB WAS OUT OF MY every time I gave
him a hand job.
BIKINI. I JUST WENT BACK My friends and I still

A GUY UNDERWATER FOR A


SECOND AND PRAYED THAT
NO ONE HAD NOTICED.
call him Thomas
the Tank Engine.
KELSEY C., 23

WHO WAS MILAN S., 31, WRITER,


ROCHESTER, NY
14 My roommate
and I were both too
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RUNNING
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months of school,
10 C E L E B C O N F E S S I O N we stole toilet paper
from the dining-hall
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berlake, and Jay Z. Being there
bathroom.
KRISTEN F., 22

LIKE HIS caused the rules of time, space, and 15 I waited forever
etiquette to be suspended, so I asked to get pizza from this
delicious place in
Jay Z questions like we were buds. So...I hear youre
my area. The second

LOOK.
having a baby!? What are you having? Is the name I got it, I dropped it
picked out? He replied with a polite but short Yup. on the sidewalk. I
Then I remembered he is the king of hip-hop and wasnt going to wait
MOUSE, 9, PET DOG, NEW YORK CITY his wife is Beyoncso, embarrassed, I excused again, so I just ate it.
myself. JESSICA BARTH, TED 2 (OUT NOW) ANNE K., 26

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C ON F E S S I ON S

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reading sports news. When
he looked up, he asked,
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He went in for the we do it now?
GABRIELLE S., 23
kiss teeth first and bit
my lip so hard that it
bruised. The next day, He called his
mom on our
my boss asked me if I date and asked
her to Venmo
ate a blue lollipop. him $15 because
CAIT D., 25 dinner was more
expensive than
he thought it
would be.
EMMA M., 20

He took off
his shoes at a
He tried to persuade me
steakhouse that NBA star Shaquille ONeal
and acted like is the best rapper ever. He
it was normal played me all these YouTube
behavior. videos, and when I wasnt
SARAH J., 21 convinced, he stormed out.
NESA M., 21

We pulled up to a
Laundromat, and he
said, I was wondering
if you could do my
laundry. No, sir!
ANA-LISA M., 28
He ran into one of his
buddies and started talking
to him about threesomes. He
then volunteered me to have
a threesome if that guy
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boyfriend,
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attention.

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on TiVo and
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L E N G T H A N D C L A R I T Y.

SEAN PENN [Charlize Theron


@HILARYDUFF The Bachelor.
and I] argue about whether
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we should fast [forward].
Chips and guacamole.
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this way before. know the decisions. (Perhaps
Liars. thats why they split!)
#Bachelorette
51
THE COSMO GU Y

The Leave
the Night On
singer was a
pro-football
prospect when
he switched
gears and
started writing
hit songs. Now,
the Georgia
boys solo
career is on fire.
BAD BOY I had a

SO
tendency to get into
fights growing up.
I got suspended
a few times. Nothing
too bad! But its in
my nature to be a lit-
tle mischievous.

THE INFLUENCE
I love what Drake

HOT
does. Ive covered his
songs, but I dont
want to be called the
Drake of country.

MUSICAL VIRGINITY
In a small town, its
either sports or a
band with your bud-
dies. I was always
athletic. But in col-

RIGHT
lege, I was exposed
to all this new music,
and I was drawn to
hip -hop and R&B.

PLAN B My dad is a
football guy, not a
music guy. He didnt
totally understand
when I decided to be
a musician. But Im

NOW
not a worrier, even if
I had known the odds
were against me.

THE WANDER YEARS


At heart, Im a rela-
tionship guy, but my
adventurous side
makes it hard. I hope
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want to get married,
SAM HUNT
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56 _ COSMOPOLITAN _ AUGUST 2015


GROWING UP, I always time for coming home cov-
thought it would be better ered in dirt and/or blood.
to be a boy. I mean, I And although my idolized
wasnt doing such a bang- older sisters bedroom
LIZZY CAPLAN
STARS IN up job of being a girl any- walls were covered in
MASTERS OF way. Flat-chested for Young Guns II posters
SEX, SUNDAY
NIGHTS ON longer than the others, and she had a list of all the
SHOWTIME. scrawny with coltish boys shed kissed, I just
limbs hidden beneath assumed if I ever got into
baggy boys boxer shorts those things, it would hap-
and oversize t-shirtsI pen lateryou know, when
was less a little princess my boobs came in.
and more an awkward Well, my boobs came in
collection of elbows. a while ago, and Ive kissed
And believe me, I was plenty of boys. I came to
really committed to this realize that there was a
boy thing. When I was a mysterious and compli-
child, my perfect weekend cated power to be found in
would include washing the changing body I was
the car shirtless in cutoff born with.
shorts with my dad like a These days, I celebrate
couple of bros, playing my femininity, the way my
with my (parent- body looks and feels, the
approved) lizard collec- way my brain works. And
tion and (classified) snail while I no longer harbor
collection, and seeing how any desire to be a boy, one
lightning-fast I could take thing hasnt changed. I
the broken bits of side- still want all the same
walk the kids in my neigh- opportunities that are
borhood used as afforded to the boys. I
makeshift bike ramps. want to be paid as much as
I had zero interest in the boys. I want to vote for
tearing through trunks of a presidential candidate
dress-up clothes or dance- who shares my gender. I
party sleepovers spent want to continue my

Whats choreographing routines


to New Kids on the Block.
I didnt want to own a
training bra, let alone
career after having chil-
dren without even a trace
of side-eyed judgment.
And most important, I

Gender stuff it. I wanted to win


soccer games, be the best
at Streetfighter II, and
hold my breath the longest
want to live in a world
where being a girl doesnt
limit ones access to edu-
cation, reproductive

Got to Do underwater.
Even though I was at
times met with disapprov-
ing glances out in the real
rights, opportunity, or
success. Whereregard-
less of which city, town, or
third-world village you
J A N A C R U D E R / C O R B I S O U T L I N E ; C O U R T E S Y S U B J E C T.

With It?
From Mean Girls to Masters of
world, in my household,
aspiring to be Dennis the
Menace was A-OK. I
wasnt forced to wear
dresses unless it was a
come frombeing a girl
with big ideas, lofty goals,
and a (gasp!) healthy sex-
ual appetite is not consid-
ered a punishable crime.
Sex, Lizzy Caplan has always very fancy occasion, and I I dont want to be a boy,
been one of those actresses who was never given a hard but I sure as hell want to
exudes a just-one-of-the-guys be equal to them. Perhaps
vibe. But theres more to being thats what Ive been striv-
the cool girl than meets the eye. ing for all along. But listen,
IM ONLY
Im still not interested in
Here, she explains. WEARING THE
BARRETTES going to your sleepover
TO DISTRACT
YOU FROM dance party.
THE BRASS
KNUCKLES.

58
#REALTALK

I DONT DRINK;

THERES
NO SHAME
IN A VIRGIN
MARGARITA
GAME.

DONT JUDGE
I used to discount any woman who didnt drink as an uptight,
un-fun, total buzzkill. Then I sobered up.
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parts was that I had
become someone I never
wanted to know: a
HERE WAS A TIME when the nondrinker, a seltzer
highest compliment I sipper. Friends asked me
could give a woman was out, and I declined. Better
I want to drink with to stay swaddled in
you. I loved the ritual of were boring. Whenever a blankets and reality TV couldnt I see a person was
liquid bonding, how you friend told me she was than to confront the far more complicated
could walk into a bar as cutting back, I smiled and realization that you have than the sum total of the
awkward strangers and nodded, but I also did my become the loser you once spirits she took to her lips?
stumble out with purple part to undermine her avoided at the keg party. Recently, I had lunch
teeth and a new BFF. rational choices. I wanted I began to seek out with a friend who stopped
Every once in a while, friends to indulge the way women who didnt drink. drinking after a medical
I met a woman who I didtill dawn with I still adored my raucous diagnosis, and she said
didnt like alcohol, and it indifference to the happy-hour companions, one of the worst parts was
was like a crackle of consequences. Come on. but I grew a new the way her friends
thunder on a clear day. One more drink wont kill appreciation for any stopped hanging out with
What do you mean you you. To care about your woman who didnt her. Im the same person,
dont drink? consumption is lame. Cool consider alcohol she said. Without a
Id been in thrall to girls drink. mandatory. How lovely to foamy pint in her hand,
booze for as long as I You see it in movies simply sit together and though, she had changed
could remember. It was and on TV all the time. not require the steady in their eyes.
the antidote to my The uptight girl sips her trickle of cabernet, as Im sure it comes from
insecurities, the gloomy seltzer, hair pulled back in though your wineglass is a a fear of judgment. Drink-
and watchful part of me a careful headband, while parking meter you have to ers like to be surrounded
that obsessed about my our earthy, relatable keep filling up with by other drinkers, and
thighs and nervously heroine slurps a fizzy quarters. Phrases that anyone who isnt playing
stammered when I spoke. cocktail, letting her long once made me resentful along can be seen as a
Alcohol was bravado, hair whip in the breeze. I Im on medication, I threat. But most non-
glamour, the most wanted to be that girl have this weird allergy, I drinkers I know arent
delirious fun I knew. To the wild and free kind. just cant take the taking secret notes on
say you didnt drink was Unfortunately, I became hangoverscould make everyones wine levels.
like walking up to other girls too: the kind me leap for joy. After Theyre trying to talk and
someone who could fly who falls off bar stools in decades of feeling sorry laugh and share their day,
and announcing you blackouts and gets into for women who didnt same as the rest of the
much prefer to walk. slurry fights with her drink, I began to feel sorry group. If theyre not
I had no time for boyfriend and cracks for the younger me, who judging you, why are you
teetotalers. My after-work dumb jokes that leave her had made booze the so quick to judge them?
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revelries took place at the way I drank was not cool. clearheaded listeners.
bar or someones crowded Eventually, I gave up They are often warm and
kitchen with a beer in alcohol. There were too compassionate and
hand. If you didnt like many mornings of not settled in their own body,
booze, what on earth were remembering what I had which is how I try to be
we going to do together? done the night before or now. Its been five years
Knit? Eat quinoa? remembering exactly since I quit drinking. Ive
Perhaps we all have a what I had done and learned that my sober self
secret bully inside us. I burning up with shame is a lot like my drunk self
A L C O H O L WA S
grew up judged for my for it. I didnt want to quit, but with fewer high kicks
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shallow. I prided myself months that followed UP TO SOMEONE anymoreI was there
on my open mind, and yet were as lonely and sad as W H O C O U L D F LY once too. The part thats
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this topic. Nondrinkers one of the most deflating Y O U P R E F E R T O WA L K . I finally like myself.

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Plug up the tub and let the water
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Put on sandals before applying

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BEAUTY

Fair-
Skin
Diaries
When bronze is the prevailing
summer beauty goal, how does
a pale girl find her look?
BY JE S SICA MATLIN

Among all the tanned, coco-


nut-scented girls, I probably
looked like Goth Barbie. I
GET A TA A A N ! bellowed just didnt fit in at the beach.
a deep, slurred male voice With my dark red hair
from one of the hundreds of and white, freckly skin, I
people packed onto the Jer- fry up in the sun within 10
sey Shore. As I walked across minutes flat. During bright
the hot sand in a black one- al fresco lunches, Im apply-
piece, the idiot call contin- ing SPF to the backs of my
TRUNK ARCHIVE

ued, fading into the distance. arms before the drinks even
I was embarrassed, sure, arrive. Peoples moms have
but I could see the humor.

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BEAUTY
FAIR COMPLEXION
PERFECTION
always worried about my
skin more than their kids.
GAME Like having a mini
lighting director in your
Thats why I cant help Give your skin a bag, it gives skin a
believable glow candlelit look.
but marvel at girls who look
and pop of color HOURGLASS Ambient
natural in a summer setting, Lighting Bronzer, $50,
with these
the type I used to idolize on editor-tested nordstrom.com
MTV Spring Break. With favorites.
each hour in the sun, they
seem to grow hotter, literally
and figuratively. A tan turns
them into sex goddesses who
look a lot like them, only
thinner, happier, and more
confident. Its like theyre
all related to Gisele. I had to
know what it was like.
Since I cant tan au POWER PINK
naturel without getting Against pale skin,
hot pink is both
burned, for years I fiddled playful and
with alternative methods. rebellious.
Tanning beds were off the BURBERRY Lip and
table. Their UV rays are Cheek Bloom in
just as dangerous as the Poppy No. 9, $30,
real dealsometimes even burberry.com
stronger.
Self-tanner was the obvi-
SLEEK
ous next step, but I just never PHYSIQUE
got the hang of application. This shimmery
I always ended up looking shaping cream
coffee-stained or like I was makes every body
wearing orange leggings. look lither.
Technique aside, a lot of for- CHARLOTTE TILBURY
mulas left me smelling like Now Im doing as my Supermodel Body,
$64, charlotte
old, wet newspaper for days. mom said from the start
tilbury.com
When a big destination
wedding came upand I Its easier these days as lying
wanted to look bronzeI out has become taboo. Sun
knew enough to go pro. After bathing is horrible for your
a custom spray tan, I hopped health and makes skin age
on a six-hour flight right like a leather handbag.
from the salon, stepping My mother said that
off the plane looking like a the sun was beauty suicide,
crumpled lunch bag. (My says celebrity makeup art-
clothes had bunched in the ist Charlotte Tilbury, who glam. Also, Im taking cues
seat, and the pigment devel- shares my typical redhead from other fair ladies like
oped unevenly.) coloring. Tilbury doesnt Gwen Stefani and Emma
At that point, I was done. try to replicate the bronze- MINIMAL Stone. They dont sit out the
The truth is, Im very much goddess looks she creates DRAMA season, instead going for it
the indoor type. Im thor- for celebs like Kate Moss This face cream
oughly in my element when and J.Lo. I play up my fair imparts just a hint of pink lip colors to play up
Im in AC with a crunchy skin, she says, sometimes color with each their porcelain complexions.
application (i.e.,
JEFFREY WESTBROOK /STUDIO D

snack and a good book. Try- adding bronzer to high- Once I stopped trying to be
preventing any OMG
ing to pull off full-blown light or contour. Inspired by surprises).
a beach bunnyand started
self-tanner was going about Tilbury, Ive since amassed having fun with who I really
JAMES READ Gradual
as well as the time I tried to an arsenal of gradual self- Tan Day Tan Face, ama strange thing hap-
walk in five-inch Choos tanners, golden powders, $34, sephora.com pened. I felt sexier. Just in
embarrassing to watch. and shimmery lotions, which time to enjoy my summer.
are subtler than traditional
self-tanners and look super-

108 _ COSMOPOLITAN _ AUGUST 2015


A WALL OF POLISH, a rack of to kill germs) and hospital-
mags, and the promise of a grade soaking solutions are
foot rubwhats not to love effective, but its tough to know
about a pro mani-pedi? It if a salon is sanitizing the tools
depends on where you go. If a long enough or using the right
spa isnt sanitary, you run the formula. Also, certain tools
risk of anything from a head- should never be reused, like
ache due to potent fumes to nail files or buffing sponges,
a serious infection from dirty which get clogged with other
tools. Weve mapped out the peoples dead skin. To play it
red flags. safe, Lippmann recommends
bringing in your own kit.
Dirty Digs
When celeb nail artist Debo- Janky Jacuzzi
rah Lippmann pops into a Pedi tubs are a potential germ
mani-pedi place, she always farm, especially Jacuzzi fil-
scouts out two areas: the cor- ters, which get trapped with
ners and the bathroom. If dead skin. If your local pedi
theyre clean, its usually a place doesnt do jet-free
sign of higher standards. bowls, inspect the tub before
they fill it, and see if theres
Secondhand Fumes any grit, grime, or gunk. If so,
While that nail-polish smell is I say, Im sorry, but would you
unavoidable, your eyes clean this for me? says
shouldnt water upon entry. Lippmann.
Workers are the most vulner-
able to fumes (see box below), Polluted Polish
but even short exposure to If a client has a funky finger-
hazardous chemicals can be nailor an open sore near the
harmful, says Thu Quach, nail bedcommunal polish
PhD, a research scientist with can get contaminated, says

HOW SAFE
the Cancer Prevention Insti- Lippmann. While she admits
tute of California who has this is a worst-case scenario,
done extensive research on Lippmann prefers bringing
nail-salon safety. her own polish. A BYOP policy
may also ensure a longer-last-

IS YOUR NAIL Tainted Tools


A dirty nail kit can transfer
serious germs, which can
result in anything from a
ing mani. I constantly see
salons adding remover to the
polishes so they last longer.

SALON?
fungal infection to a staph Hairy Situation
infection, says Lippmann. Going for a wax? The treat-
Imagine if you went to your ment table should be covered
dentist, and he used a tray of in a fresh paper sheet, and the
tools hed used on another wax pot shouldnt resemble a
You trust your nail salon with sharp tools, patient, says Lauren Breese, messy melted candle, says
noxious fumes, even hot wax. A healthy, director of professional devel- Melanie Gilliland, an expert
clean space should be a given. opment for OPI. Autoclave for European Wax Center. And
BY JE S SI C A M AT LIN machines (which use steam if they double-dip? Run.

ITS NOT JUST YOUR SAFETY


PA SCAL DEMEE S T ER /FOLIOID.COM

This May, The New York Times ran an expos on New York Citys nail-salon industry, blowing the whistle on injustices from workers
stolen wages to illness due to chemical exposure. Often when you have rampant safety violations, its possible there are wage violations,
says Charlene Obernauer, executive director of the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Here, what you can do.

ASK a smelly salon DONT be freaked if DONT fall for a TIP in cash, and give ENCOURAGE your
to turn on their fans or your tech wears gloves super-cheap service. it to your nail tech salon to carry nontoxic
ventilation system. or a maskits to Usually, its at the to be sure that shes formulas. Nail prod-
protect them from expense of something pocketing it. ucts can be dangerous,
chemicals. or someone else. says Quach.

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BEAUTY ESTE LAUDER
Double Wear
Light, $37
each, estee
lauder.com

a Kylie?
ONE SIS IS ALL ABOUT
HER CHISELED, TOP-MODEL
YOU WANT
CHEEKS ON
1
GET EVEN
CHEEKS. THE OTHER: FLEEK Apply your usual
LIPS SO PILLOWY, THEY Two shades of base or tinted
foundation are all moisturizer to create a
HAVE THEIR OWN HASHTAG it takes to kontour smooth surface.
(SEE ALSO #KYLIEJENNER like Kendall.
CHALLENGE). PICK A
SIGNATURE AND MAKE

ESTE LAUDER
Sculpting
Foundation
Brush, $45,
esteelauder
.com

3
GLOW ON

2
SCULPT IT
With an angled foundation
Finish by tapping a
second foundation thats
two shades lighter than
your skin onto your
cheekbone (from your eye
to your temple). Blend
brush, sweep founda- any sharp, obvious lines,
tionone thats two then dust with loose
shades darker than your powder to set.
skin toneinside the hol-
low of your cheekbone
(make an O with your
mouth to see it).
114
YOU WANT
A PLUMPER
1
PUCKER UP
Apply a clear, lip-
POUT plumping gloss. Leave it
Go big or go home, on for five minutes to
using nothing but stimulate circulation,
makeup. then tissue off.

M.A.C.
COSMETICS Pro
Longwear Lip
Pencil in
Nice n Spicy,

3
$20, mac
cosmetics.com

FINISHING

2
LINE AND FILL
TOUCH
Outline the area you just
traced with a concealer
crayon (this prevents
lip color from migrating
Trace the skin just and enhances the lip
outside your natural lip shape even more). Soften
line with mauve liner the line with your fingertip,
(Kylies go-to), following then tap the same
its shape, then fill the concealer onto the center
area inside the lines. of your lips. This area will
Top with a matching, catch light, creating the
semi-matte lipstick. illusion of fullness.
S T IL L S: JEF F RE Y WE S T BROOK /S T UDIO D. K ENDAL L : JOHN SAL ANG SANG / BFAN YC

DIOR
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Maximizer, Colour Riche LORAL PARIS
$33, dior Lipcolour in True Match
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Concealer,
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SOURCE: ALBEE FRANSON, NYC MAKEUP ARTIST


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Ways
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GET YOUR FILLER UP
SUCTION ON Kylie recently
Self-suction gad- admitted to tempo-
gets, like Fullips rary lip fillers. If
(top right), create a youre interested
seal, swelling the too, talk to your doc
area for a tempo- about Restylane
rary plumping Silk. The FDA-
effect. Just place it approved, hyal-
against your lips uronic acid filler is
and suck like youre raved about for its
drinking from a natural-looking
straw. (FYI: These results, says NYC
are way safer than dermatologist
the soda bottles Whitney Bowe,
and shot glasses MD. Treatments
...sculpt your that practically cost around $800
broke the Internet and last about six
cheeks thanks to the months. Tip: Take
AMP IT UP TRY FACE #KylieJenner a peek in a mirror
High-tech facials MASSAGE Challenge. Not only periodically as you
(such as the Triple It removes excess are those painful, get plumped, sug-
Crown at NYCs fluids (caused by they can be dan- gests Dr. Bowe.
Joanna Vargas Spa) salt and cocktails) to gerousglass can This way, you can
use microcurrent define the jawlines break, leading to make adjustments
technology (low lev- and cheeks, says stitches and throughout your
els of electricity) to Nichola Joss, cre- scarring.) treatment.
lift face muscles. ator of the Nichola
Results are instant Joss Method of
and last about a massage. Apply
week, says Vargas. facial oil, then press
An at-home version the heels of your
(which the Cosmo palms beneath THEY BOTH <3 A SMOKY EYE!
beauty team loves): cheekbones,
ARDELL Fashion
the NuFace Mini. sweeping from
Lashes, $5,
It, too, delivers mouth to temples. drugstores
microcurrents. Next, make upward
NUFACE Mini, $199,
circles with your fin-
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123
REAL LIFE
I LIVED
THROUGH
CANCER...

PHOTOGR A PHED
BY
E L I Z A BE T H
GRIFFIN
The other week, my boy- WHY
friend, Tim, and I were run- WEAR A
WIG WHEN
ning (very slowly) when my YOU CAN
foot caught on a notch in the HAVE
YOUR
pavement. I face-planted. DURING SCALP
PAINTED
Then I burst into tears and TREATMENT FOR A GOLD?
declared, between sobs, I
cannot do this. Id tried so
RARE LIVER
hard to be normal, but my CANCER, COSMO
body wouldnt let me. Instead BEAUTY EDITOR
of rising to the occasion, DEANNA PAI JUST
it kept screwing upeven WANTED LIFE TO
something so deceptively sim-
ple as staying upright. Three
GO BACK TO
weeks after my last chemo NORMAL. NOW
treatment, Id finally cracked. THAT SHES
Youd think Id be happy. HEALTHY, SHES where I was, Im somewhere pressure to make this count
Ive gotten off easyagain. entirely different. plus survivors guilt plus the
Two years ago, I had surgery
NOT EVEN SURE Being alive is a luxury, and memory of the absolute shit
to remove a rare form of liver WHAT THAT Im grateful that Im not half- show that has been the past
cancer. Late last year, it came MEANS. way to hospice. So bitching six months. I am still sad and
back. I had four rounds of feels like a faux pas. I should angry, and like cancer, theres
chemo, then surgery, then live every day like its my last, no easy cure for that.
two more rounds of chemo, shrieking Carpe diem! and Life goes on. I get out of
and after that, the most
underwhelming appointment
...AND dancing like no one is watch-
ing. But its hard to be enthusi-
bed. I wrangle my numb feet
into sandals. I go to work. I
ever. The scans look good,
my doctor told me. See you
IT STILL astic when the long-term side
effects of chemo are only just
rush to get home in time for
Jeopardy. On Saturday morn-
in three months. I felt
relieved but also confused. SUCKS emerging in full force. Yes!
You survived cancer! Here is
ings, I wake up Tim early so
we can meet my Cancer to 5K
His easy good-bye was anti- your prize: feet you cant feel running group in Central
climactic after all the needles, (a result of nerve damage) and Park. Its the closest I get to
MRIs, consults, and follow- permanent partial hearing going to a support group.
ups. This is it? Im still alive, loss! Its like being the first to Instead of sitting around
and no one at the hospital reach the finish line, but after talking about our feelings, we
thought to order me an ice- you burst through the con- run. I was the lone bald girl at
cream cake? (Although if Id grats banner, theres a fire- the first practice. When I
received a cake, Id probably breathing dragon waiting to arrive a few weeks later with a
have destroyed it with a spat- barbecue you. fresh dusting of follicles, a few
ula while yelling, You think thought Id be eager to guz- other survivors surround me
this makes up for cancer?!) zle gin and tonics in a crowd Ive crawled all the way up and marvel at it.
My friends want to cel- of other 20somethings, but Cancer Mountain just to find Did all of you lose your
ebrate, and its easier to go the normalcy I longed for myself staring down the edge hair too? I ask. They nod.
along than admit Id rather during chemo doesnt exist. of a cliff. What to do now with It looks cute now, says
sulk on my couch alone. I Instead of getting back to this third shot at life? Should Meta, a woman with a slight
I deny that it happened and accent and a gray pixie. I
go back to my pre-cancer think she had breast cancer,
M A K E U P : J A M I E D O R M A N / A B T P. B O D Y M A K E U P : T R I N A M E R R Y .

routine of breakfast-work- but she doesnt mention it and


canceling plans-dinner- I dont ask. But wait until it
Netflix-sleep? Quit my job to grows in curly. Others chime
travel and make an attempt at in: Mine came in like a Brillo
a more meaningful life? What pad. This is after four years
if I do do something new and of growing it. We grumble as
exciting only to find myself in we drop our bags and begin
Japan, streaming Friends our pre-run stretches.
from my bed? I have a press- Plastered in pollen and
ing sense of urgency to go, to surrounded by people with
go now, to do something various strains and stages of
before a fresh batch of cells cancer, I feel less lost. Its a
stages another coup. But Im step forward. We just run
paralyzed by the fear of mak- and try to figure out what
DEANNA DISCUSSED THE CRAPPINESS OF CANCER IN THE APRIL 2015 ISSUE. ing a rash decisionplus the were doing along the way.

AUGUST 2015 _ COSMOPOLITAN _ 125


BODY NEWS Ask
Dr.
Ashton

My man never goes


to the doctor. I know
thats bad for him,
but is it bad for me?
It could be. Even if one
partner is screened for
OKAY OR NO WAY? STIs, it doesnt guaran-
tee that the other per-
son doesnt have

PETS AS anything. Let your guy


know that protecting
his health and yours is
as simple as going to
his primary-care physi-

BEDMATES cian and getting a blood


test for hepatitis, syphi-
lis, herpes, and HIV
and a urine test for
chlamydia and gonor-
rheanothing painful!

THE PROS Pets lower THE CONS When couples let YOU DECIDE Set on letting I used to have an
blood pressure and calm a pet sleep between them, Fluffy curl up on the duvet? eating disorder, but
nerves, helping you drift off. theres a physical barrier to Get allergy shots if you need Ive gotten treatment.
sex, says sex therapist Kat them, bathe him weekly, and Can that still affect
Van Kirk, PhD. Worse, some minimize dust-trapping fab- my fertility?
partners give the dog all their rics. Kicking Kitty out? Her Both being severely
affection. If youre doing it separation anxiety (meow- underweight or severely
ing! scratching!) may affect overweight can cause
your sleep quality. Instead, irregular periods, and a
try putting pillows or blan- weight below a certain
threshold for your
height may stop men-
struation completely.
But if youre a healthy
size now and your
period is back, dont
worrytheres no per-
manent effect on your
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I DISCOVERED that I was different
in the third grade. As the new kid at THIS journalism, but as a high school drop-
out, I was just living day by day.

SKIN
school, I was trying hard to find my Its amazing what a little encour-
footing. I thought I had made friends agement can do. I realized I could use
with two girls, until they stopped talk- my unique look as an asset. I talked to
ing to me. When I confronted them, an agent, but she dismissed my mod-
they said their mothers had warned eling dream, suggesting I become a
them to stay away because they might makeup artist instead. It was an indi-
catch my skin condition. I WASNT
rect hit aimed at my skin. It stung, but
Before that, I had never given much BORN WITH I was used to that attitude.
VITILIGO.
thought to the way I looked. Confused IT DEVELOPED I didnt give up. I posted pictures of
and embarrassed, I told my mother WHEN I WAS myself on Instagram and sent them to
4 YEARS OLD.
what the girls had said. Soon after, my agents. The response was always the
mom went to the school and explained same: no. I went to an Americas Next

AS A KID,
to my class that I had a condition Top Model: All Stars fashion show in
called vitiligo, which occurs when the Toronto, gathering the courage to say

CHANTELLE
cells that produce melanin die or stop hello to the contestants. They said, Oh.
functioning. The disease had left me My. God. Youre fucking gorgeous. One
with a loss of skin color in patches
across my bodymy arms, legs, face. WINNIE of them held my face in her hands and
said, You are like a butterfly.
Its not contagious. There is no cure.
I wasnt born with vitiligo. It began WAS I decided to try out for the runway
shows at Torontos annual fashion
developing rapidly when I was 4 years
old. I dont remember my skin chang- TORMENTED week. Urged on by a friend (hey, Cleo!),
I bought a pair of heels I couldnt
ing, but I do recall feeling deeply loved
FOR NOT afford, putting tape on the soles so I

LOOKING
by my family. Growing up in the greater could return them. I made the cut,
Toronto area, I was a happy kid. I loved walked in eight shows, and got noticed.

LIKE
to hang around my mothers beauty A casting director from Americas
salon. I visited my dad in Jamaica and Next Top Model contacted me through
Atlanta. I had lots of friends.
In the third grade, I moved to a new EVERYONE Facebooka fan page set up by my
9-year-old sister, Chrystina. He told
school, and things changed. Kids called
me a cow and would moo at me. In ELSE. NOW, me Tyra Banks had spotted me.
I dropped everything and flew to
middle school, the bullying got physi-
THE Los Angeles to try out for the show

21-YEAR-OLD
cal. One night after a ball game, out in and made it. Afterward, I heard from
the cold, a girl shoved me. I didnt want photographers including Nick Knight,

TOP MODEL
to fight. My skin is sensitive in extreme who had shot celebrities like Lady
temperatures, so to get out of the situa- Gaga and Kate Moss. I did a shoot
tion, I let her beat me up. The next day,
she came at me again and I defended WELCOMES with him and then starred in a fashion
ad campaign he shot for Diesel. I also
myself. I didnt have to fight her again,
but similar incidents followed. YOUR landed an ad campaign for Desigual.
This past spring, I walked the runway
High school brought more harass-
ment, and I started skipping class. STARESAND at shows in Madrid and New York.
Recently, I returned to the middle
Eventually, the vice principal recom-
GETS THE school where I once cried in the hall-

LAST LAUGH.
mended an alternative school. Its ways. I talked to the students about
crazy that I got ousted when I was the having confidence and lifting one
one getting abused. I went to the alter- another up. I remember being in their
AS TOLD TO
native school and got a job at a call position. The kids who once bullied me
center. I loved making my own money, ABIGAIL PESTA were just like me, trying to fit in.
T H I S PA G E : C O U R T E S Y S U B J E C T. O P P O S I T E PA G E :

feeling independent. But I couldnt People sometimes ask when I


juggle the job and school. And so, as a learned to love myself. But I didnt
MARY ROZZI/CONTOUR BY GET T Y IMAGES.

typical 16-year-old, I chose the job. KIDS CALLED have a problem with myself or my skin.
ME A COW
Around this time, I turned a corner. AND WOULD
I had a problem with the way people
A journalist named Shannon Boodram MOO AT ME. treated me because of my skin. They
saw my Facebook page and told me tried to define me. I had to relearn
I was beautiful. She shot a YouTube how to love myself by forgetting the
video of me, and it grabbed thousands opinions of everyone else and focusing
of views. She said I should be a model. on my own opinion of myself. Today,
I had never thought about model- my motto is: You only have one life.
ingit hadnt seemed possible. I had Live it for yourself, not for anyone else.
imagined working in entertainment or Do what the fuck you want!

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CHANTELLE
WINNIE
IN JANUARY
2015.
Feel
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The number one thing you need
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These moves improve posture,
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Vanessa Hudgens are fans)
and this plan. Do all the moves
in order three times. Then hit
TANK TOP
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VISITING THE
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B
1 FIRM UP YOUR ABS
Lie faceup, legs
extended, arms over-
head, squeezing a beach
ball between hands,
with shoulders and legs
a few inches off ground.
Raise arms and legs up
and toward each other,
passing ball from hands
to legs [A]. Lower [B]. CHOOSE A PROP Ho is using CHANNEL, COSMOBODY. VISIT
Reverse motion, passing a beach ball as a Pilates ring in this COSMOBODY.COM AND USE THE
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CHECK YOUR FORM


To get the most out of this
move, dont twist your
3 TONED FROM
HEAD TO TOE
Get in side-plank position,
shoulders or hips. Think with right hand under
of your body like a wind- right shoulder and left arm
shield wiper: up, down, extended toward sky, and
up, down, says Ho. hold a beach ball between
ankles. Squeeze legs
together, pulsing for
20 reps. Switch sides
to complete set.

GET EXTRA CREDIT


A
4 LENGTHEN
YOUR LEGS
Lie faceup with hands
Side planks are always
great for your abs and
arms, but thanks to the
behind head, knees bent, and beach ball, this move hits
legs turned out slightly, and the inner thighs too.
squeeze a beach ball between
feet, heels in, toes out. Curl up
shoulders and lift legs so that
shins are slightly higher than
parallel to the ground [A].
Extend legs [B]. Then return
to start. Do 15 reps.
B
ADD A SOUNDTRACK
Ho sets her moves to pop
music. Its like a dance
on the mat. Some playlist
faves are Style, by
Taylor Swift; Firestone,
by Kygo; and Stitches,
by Shawn Mendes.

A
S T Y L I S T: M AT T H E W P E R I D I S . H A I R : A A R O N L I G H T/ C E L E S T I N E A G E N C Y. M A K E U P :

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5 WORK YOUR WAIST


Sit on ground with legs in
tabletop position, feet crossed,
and squeeze a beach ball
between hands in front of you.
With legs still, twist upper body
CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOR.

to the right [A]. Twist back to


center, extending arms and legs
to form a V [B]. Do 8 reps, then
switch sides to complete set.

MAKE IT EASIER Ho makes it


look simple, but boat pose (the
basis of this exercise) is hard. If
youre having trouble stabiliz-
ing as you twist, keep feet on
the ground instead.
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Matte bronzer for summer?
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all about a dewy, goddesslike
glow. Smooth on an
illuminating BB cream (Urban
Decays Naked Skin
Bronzing Beauty Balm SPF
20, $34, doubles as
sunscreen), then apply a liquid
bronzer (try Giorgio Armani
Maestro Liquid Summer
SPF 15, $64) as you would
with blush, blending up
cheeks toward temples.

SWIMSUIT,
OYE Swimwear.
EARRINGS, Jenny
Sweetnam

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Spending all day in the
deep end? The latest body
moisturizers (like Jergens
Wet Skin Moisturizer,
$7) and sunscreens (such
as Neutrogena Wet
Skin Sunscreen Spray
Broad Spectrum SPF
85+, $11.49) are
meant to be applied on
damp skin, so you
can treat your skin without
toweling off.

SWIMSUIT, Norma
Kamali. RINGS
(on left hand,
middle finger),
Jennifer Fisher;
(ring finger)
Janis by Janis
Savitt; (on right
hand) Lara
Bohinc. BRACELET,
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SWIMSUIT,
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CUFF, Alexis
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and spritz after a swim.
Perfect pair: The Wet Brush
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through damp hair, and
Living Proof No Frizz
Leave-In Conditioner ($24).

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ILL NEVER FORGET: Starting a
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ILL NEVER FORGET: Spring break,
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whose over-the-top Chinese- politicsthe way they dress
inspired ensemble at the screams, I have no sex!
Met Gala launched endless Women journalists on the
memesshops on the crafty campaign trail have to dress
behemoth that sells every- the least sexual they can be. I
thing from pizza earrings to dont think its fair because it
crochet vaginas. Onward, for doesnt have anything to do
more SJP shockers. with why we want them on
our news every night or want
ABOUT SATC 3 AND THAT to elect them. I want to
INSTAGRAM POST know, who are you? If you
SARAH JESSICA PARKER: Oh love wearing a court heel all
my god. When I posted that day long, that is thrilling.
picture and people were in Whats powerful is what
a rage at me, I was shocked. makes you feel your best
They were convinced I had when you walk out the door.
been taunting them. Im not
that clever! And to what end WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL
would I relish dangling this LIKE YOURE IN COMMAND.
idea and then saying theres SJP: Exactly. For some, its a
no movie? Im still finding Birkenstock. And yet were
people and being like, No still talking about Hillary
@BoobityBopBeep! Why Clintonis she warm
would I hurt you? Ive never enough? Do we know her?
been a mean girl. Like, what? Im not even
saying whether Im
YOUVE ALWAYS BEEN A SHOE supporting her or not, Im
LOVER. WHATS BEEN THE just like, This woman has
HARDEST PART ABOUT BEING been serving in public office

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ON THE DESIGN SIDE? for years, and people are still
SJP: When we started, I asking, is she warm enough?
wanted to treat color as a Whats her hair? Of course if
Between her Erghs, Holy are able was actually inti- neutral, and people really she were too warm, theyd say
cow!s, and What the mating the arrival of SJP, dont want to do it. They say, she doesnt have the constitu-
heck?s, its hard to believe her shoe line, to the retailers We love the shoein black tion to make the hard
that the woman nestled into shelves. Its a major milestone and brown. But why would a choices. And Im not a femi-
the corner booth of the West for the newbie designer, who purple shoe make your brain nist by the way.Uh-oh.
Village NYC outpost of Sant launched the collection with work less well than a black
Ambroeus is the same per- Manolo Blahnik CEO George pump? Its not your shoe WHY DO YOU SAY THAT?
son who helped usher in a Malkemus last year. But more telling your story to your boss SJP: As [playwright] Wendy
new era of uncensored ladies than that, its a reminder that or coworker, it is your brain. Wasserstein would say, Im a
(see Girls and Broad City) she is not her. There is no If a purple pump isnt humanist. Im enormously
tackling ballsy topics (not to Sarah Jessica Parker in Car- appropriate for the office, appreciative of the work that
mention balls). In fact, Sarah rie Bradshaws world, the what you could say then is, my mothers generation did.
Jessica Parker is so G-rated, mother of three says, going My brain isnt appropriate We are the beneficiaries of a
you damn near forget she all meta, I dont exist. No
starred on the biggest show doubt her upcoming HBO
about sex ever. But the dis- series, Divorce, will further
tinction between SJP and her the divide between SJP and
character Carrie Bradshaw CB. In it, she plays Frances, a
is an important one, even if woman on the verge of a mar-
Sex and the City diehards are riage breakdown, who wears
wont to forget it. Such was the the same purse the whole
case earlier this week when show. Every single thing is
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the blogosphere mistook an from Etsy, she says. In other


Instagram from SJP as confir- words, Frances is so not a
mation of a SATC three-quel. Carrie. Still, she is down with
The pic of the actress exiting her new characters fashion
Bloomingdales captioned, game. Ive been on Etsy for
I guess the cats out of the years! she exclaims. Its the M
(little brown) bag.Keep you best. Thats right: Sarah Jes- H& ACY
IN
A LA P TRE
posted on every detail as we sica Parkerthe style icon T G I L I
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WHEN GETTING DRESSED, DO
YOU TRY TO PREDICT WHAT
THE REACTION WILL BE?
SJP: That would drive
me insane. But anytime I
do anything with Philip
[Treacy, the designer of the
headpiece], he gives me a
pep talk. Hes like, Listen
to me, darling. You want
your children to think youre
a freak. In 20 years, they
will know different. Hes
an extraordinary artist.
What he does isnt silly.
It takes months. He wrote
me recently and said, You
cant please three people,
let alone three billion.

YOURE PRETTY POLITICAL.


WHAT ARE THE MOST
PRESSING ISSUES FOR YOU?
SJP: Equality in pay. Paid
sick leave. The thing that
would change peoples lives
maybe more than anything,
assuming that we maintain
access to health care, is child
care. If I could guarantee
every mother who is working
two, three jobs that she had
good child care that didnt
make her anxious all day
people would probably work
in more efficient ways. How
many times do you hear a
wealthy person get asked,
How do you do it all? If Im
lot of disappointment, HOW DID PLAYING CARRIE asking questions, laughing asked that question one
heartache, discouragement, AFFECT YOUR SEX LIFE? all of it. And I recognize more time...Im like, are you
and misunderstanding. SJP: I am ass-backward on that part of that was because kidding me? Ask someone
But I see a lot of people this topic, so to speak. Its four women sat around a who looks like shes about to
trying to sort out their roles. not one I ever talk about. table and did that. drop, How are you doing?
People of color, gays, You can take pictures of me How are you managing?
lesbians, and transgenders day and night, photograph DID YOU SEE ANY OF YOUR
who are carving out this my children, say what you MET GALA LOOKS MEMES? ANY ADVICE ON SURVIVING
space. Im not spitting want about my marriage. I SJP: The one thing that I YOUR 20S?
in the face or being lazy cant stop you. But you cant saw, which was so amazing SJP: Have heartbreak after
about what still needs to be know anything about my my son showed it to me heartbreak. I think
donebut I dont think sexual being. Its the last was my headpiece cooking theres a part of us that
its just women anymore. thing that I am certain is Rihanna like an egg. Can I loves it. Its why we love a
We would be so enormously mine. By the same token, I tell you something though? I romantic movie that is
powerful if it were a love that women feel never saw the headpiece as painful. I think women
humanist movement. comfortable talking about it, flames. I never saw it! know theyll survive.

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HOTTES
THE
Not since Rent
has a Broadway
musical so
unexpectedly rocked
audiences to their
core. Hamilton, a
hip-hopera based
onwait for it
the life of founding
father Alexander
Hamilton, is the
theater worlds latest
must-see show.

The likes of SJP,


Michelle Obama,
and Jimmy Fallon
have already seen
it, loved it, and
OGRA
PHED
BY tweeted the hell
PHOT
n out of it. Now, the
Ma r t i
o e l le r cast invites you to
Sch
join the revolution.
BY S ERG I O K LE T N OY
A N D R ACH EL M OS ELY
IN TOWN
ICKET

HAMILTON STARS
LIN-MANUEL
MIRANDA AND
LESLIE ODOM JR.
For a founding father, Alexander Hamilton
was a bit of a badass: Dude is born into poverty, becomes fabled revolution-
ary, dies by duel. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony-winning writer and star of
Broadway smash In the Heights, thought so too. So he did what anyone
wait, make that no onewould think to do: bring the story to the stage via a
hip-hop/R&B musical that has Hamilton (Miranda) spitting verses like We
are meant to be a colony that runs independently / Meanwhile, Britain
keeps on shitting on us endlessly and rap battling Thomas Jefferson. Cue
the rave reviews and sold-out crowds. Fast-forward six months: The show
has moved from NYCs Public Theater to Broadways big leagues. Here,
Hamiltons cast members hit the streets and share their own stories.
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(From left)

CHRISTOPHER
JACKSON
PLAYS: George Washington PHILLIPA SOO
PLAYS: Eliza Hamilton

HOMETOWN: Cairo, IL
YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM: Broad- HOMETOWN: Libertyville, IL
ways Holler If Ya Hear Me YOU MIGHT KNOW HER FROM:
DREAM ROLE: Its always the NBCs Smash
one Im playing. Its hard for me POST-SHOW RITUAL: I go home
to look at shows out there and and Im usually starving, so I have
see myself in them. Im an R&B to try not to eat a whole bag of
singerIm not going to get cast chipsbecause I really could. But
in Les Miz. Whats great about popcorn is my jam. I really season
this show is its an amalgamation it up and make it fancy.
of all these awesome and impor- TYPICAL DAY OFF: Lately, Ive been
tant genres of music in a voice watching Game of Thrones. I just
that I like to perform with. started it, and I was like, How did
GO-TO KARAOKE SONG: Probably I not get on this train? Oh, right
Livin On a Prayer. Jon Bon Jovi its because I never have time off.
actually came to the show with
his wife, so getting to meet
him was pretty dope. LIN-MANUEL
MIRANDA
JASMINE PLAYS: Alexander Hamilton

CEPHAS JONES HOMETOWN: New York, NY
PLAYS: Peggy Schuyler/ YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM: Broad-
Maria Reynolds ways In the Heights
ON HOW THIS CRAZY IDEA CAME TO HIM:
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY I wasnt a history buffnot even a
YOU MIGHT KNOW HER FROM: 2013 littlebut I was always an English
indie Titus nerd. I picked up Ron Chernows
FIRST ROLE: My rst professional biography of Hamilton randomly at
role was a Noah Baumbach lm Borders. I knew he died in a duel,
called Mistress Americaits so itd have a cool ending. And I
actually premiering this summer, just fell in love with his story.
around the same time Hamilton CONFESSION: Hillary Clinton came
opens [on Broadway]. to see In the Heights in 2009. I
TYPICAL DAY OFF: Im in bed for used to walk around in my under-
half the day. Im not even gonna wear backstage between shows,
lie. Im sleeping, and if Im not and I come out of my dressing
sleeping, Im trying to nally room and theres Hillary with three
nish Breaking Bad. Secret Service guys because she
needed to use the bathroom. She
said, Shows great! and I ran
RENE ELISE inside to put some clothes on.
GOLDSBERRY
PLAYS: Angelica Schuyler LESLIE ODOM JR.
PLAYS: Aaron Burr
HOMETOWN: San Jose, CA
YOU MIGHT KNOW HER FROM: HOMETOWN: Philadelphia, PA
The Good Wife YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM:
IF I WERENT AN ACTOR, ID BE NBCs Smash
I used to think that Id be a POST-SHOW RITUAL: Lin and I made
lawyer, but Im married to a law- up a stupid song that we sing at
yer. The Lord knew what he was the top of our lungs as we leave the
doing when he just let me play stage. Then we have a shot of rum
one on TV. in the dressing room, and Ill grab a
POST-SHOW RITUAL: Were all dollar slice on my way home.
still singing and jamming to the IF I WERENT AN ACTOR, ID BE
songs all the way downstairs to I wish I could say that I would
the dressing rooms. No matter be feeding the hungry or
how tired we are when we start something. But Ive always liked
the show, theres such a high to throw parties, so Id be a world-
after its over. renowned DJ who gets flown all
over the place for parties on
yachts and in underground clubs.

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(From left)
DAVEED DIGGS OKIERIETE ANTHONY RAMOS
PLAYS: Thomas Jefferson/
Marquis de Lafayette ONAODOWAN PLAYS: John Laurens/
Phillip Hamilton
PLAYS: Hercules Mulligan /
James Madison
HOMETOWN: Oakland, CA HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM: His
YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM: This
hip-hop album, Small Things to HOMETOWN: Newark, NJ American Lifes 21 Chump
a Giant YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM: Broad- Street: The Musical
IF I WERENT AN ACTOR, ID BE ways Rocky POST-SHOW RITUAL: Dude, I eat
I canceled a summers worth of FIRST ROLE: In seventh grade, way too much McDonalds after
touring as a rapper to do Hamil- I played one of the bodyguards in shows. I mean, Ive been get-
ton. Thats my other jobI just Bye Bye Birdie. We didnt have ting better. Now Ill try to get a
switched roles. any lineswe just stood there, sandwich.
ON HIS BIGGEST FAN: My mom and whenever someone would GO-TO KARAOKE SONG: Journeys
sends me the reviews before Ive say something, wed give them Dont Stop Believin. Its for
seen them. She texted me con- dirty looks. But I was just excited when youre obliteratedly wasted
gratulating me about the show to have a leather jacket. and youre like, Im just going
going to Broadway while we were PERFECT DAY OFF: As crazy as it to try the highest note I can
still waiting for the announce- sounds, sitting on my couch, play- possibly sing in my life.
ment. She found out before I did! ing Xbox, and eating ice cream
I dont know how she does it. ideally with the windows closed.

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JONATHAN GROFF
PLAYS: King George

HOMETOWN: Lancaster, PA YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM: Glee, Frozen (voice of Kristoff)
FIRST ROLE: I was Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in my dads barn. I was a drag Dorothy.
DREAM COSTAR: Id love to do a play with Cate Blanchett. I saw her in A Streetcar Named
Desire, and its my favorite performance ever.
CONFESSION: I was on a first date, maybe a year and a half ago. We ate dinner, then he
came back to my apartment, and I dont smoke, but he smoked a cigarette. We were
making out, and hes smoking. So I took a cigarette and also smoked it, and then five
minutes later, I projectile vomited because I got so nauseous from smoking. Thats
probably the most embarrassing thing thats ever happened.
S U P E R V I S O R: J U DY M C FA R L A N D. H A I R , W I G , A N D M A K E U P S U P E R V I S O R: B R I T TA N Y H A R T M A N . WA R D R O B E
C R E W A N D D R E S S E R S : N I N A J A C O B S , C L A R A R E D W O O D , J U L I A B O W E R S , K AT E R O B A R D S , E M I LY R O N E Y.
C O S T U M E D E S I G N E R : PAU L TA Z E W E L L . A S S I S TA N T C O S T U M E D E S I G N E R : A N G I E K A H L E R . WA R D R O B E

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SCHOOL. WELL, I DIDNT
AND THERES A GOOD
REASON YOU SHOULDNT
GET T Y IMAGES

EITHER. LET ME EXPLAIN.


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I know,
I know.
HANDIES SEEM THE DOMAIN OF TEENAGE VIRGINITY
PLEDGES AND RESENTFUL AGING HOUSEWIVES
something akin to either ing: This is all you get for Occasionally, it gets me so
This doesnt count or now, mister. With him lying turned on that Im jumping on
Honey, I have a headache. in bed, I would kneel at his top of him, work be damned.
Maybe you think of it as that side, kissing his chest while For us, instead of serv-
thing you do when you forget fondling him, or Id crouch ing as a replacement for bon-
to take your birth control and between his feet, looking up ing, it leads to more sex by
dont feel like giving a BJ. at his erection like a tour- keeping us more connected
Worse, perhaps you write it ist awed by the Empire State throughout the week. This
off as pass. I recently Building (what guy doesnt way, we never get a chance
brought up hand jobs to a want you looking at his junk to become distant from each
friend, and her response was like an incomprehensible tri- other in that way that always
People still do that? umph of human engineer- spells the death of sex. Plus,
Yes, they still do that! I still ing?). This playful approach its a miracle cure for any
do itand you know what? let me experiment with dif- relationship where the man
My marriage and my sex life ferent touches without feel- has a higher sex drive than
are way better for it. ing like I was fumbling my the woman. Im always in the
Believe me: I wasnt always way through the worlds most mood for a hand job, but Im
down with the HJ. In my inefficient wank. not always in the mood for
early 20s, I was so scared of Eventually, I learned the sexand hes always in the
coming off as prudish that grip, rhythm, and motion mood for whatever he can get.
I would skip over fondling that makes him shudder But thats just my side of
entirely. By the time my with pleasure. In the morn- the story. I asked him why he
husband, Christopher, and ings before work, when were likes our hand-job routine.
I got together, I had spent too rushed for the foreplay His response? My dick has
too many years trying too required for a nice mutual never felt so loved.
hard to seem adventurous in sexin, hell ask with a smirk,
bed. You knowthe back- What about an HJ? My
busting porn moves, the response is pretty much
strained dirty talk. I decided always an enthusiastic Yeah,
that with him, there would be baby. Thats because I get at
no more performing. I wanted least as much out of it as he
to get back to the basics of does (and not just because he WE NEVER GET A CHANCE
sex, and whats more basic returns the favor later with T O B E C O M E D I S TA N T
GET T Y IMAGES

than hand-to-gland combat? fingers or oral). Ive never felt F R O M E A C H O T H E R I N T H AT


It started as tantaliz- so in control as when giv- WAY T H AT S P E L L S T H E
ing foreplay, a way of teas- ing an expert, teasing handy. D E AT H O F S E X .

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Master
the HJ

1. Watch Him Do It
What better way to
gure out what he likes
than to watch him
touch himself? After all,
the guys probably
been doing it at least
once a day ever since
he sprouted his rst
pube, so let his
expertise guide you.

2. Ask Questions
No one is born a
virtuoso at playing the
peen. The only way
you get there is by
putting your ego aside
and daring to ask him
questions. Does
this feel good? More
pressure? Faster?

3. Dont Be
Scared to Start
While Hes Soft
When you rst start
out, treat it like an
experimentthis is
about you getting
familiar with his body
and the way it responds
to your touch. Say,
The point here isnt to
get you hard, okay?
Im just having fun.
Let me tell you, that is
one effective bit of
reverse psychology.

4. Never Forget
the Lube
Giving a hand job sans
lube is like shaving your
legs drynever do it! I
like Liquid Silk: creamy
without the stickiness
of other lubes.

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I STOOD IN the snow,
shivering, pissed off,
deciding if I should keep some of his friends were at a
waiting for my date to show bar nearby. I didnt love the
up. If a normal guy had idea of sharing him on our
stood me up for an hour date, but I planned on
without a call, I would have getting him alone later in
gone home and watched the night, so it was cool. We
Project Runway. But Tyler walked down the street
(not his real name) wasnt hand in hand. I prayed that
just some guy. He was a god. a friend, an acquaintance,
He was an actual male or especially an ex would
model! Or, at least, an actor walk by and see us together.
in some small films whod If a 10 was interested in me,
dabbled in modeling. Either then I couldnt be a 6, right?

I Slept way, he was by far the most


gorgeous man who had ever
gone out with me. Assuming
he showed up. Im a New
Or at the very least, it made
me a 6 with the coolest
personality in the world!
When we got to the bar, we

With
York 6, maybe a 7 back in found about eight of his
Ohio. I kind of look like model friends, mostly
Julianne Moore after shes women, lounging on a couch
had a big lunch or 10. Ive in the back. I felt like Alice
gone out with my share of in Calvin Kleinland. I

a Male cute boys, but Tyler was


different. He was hot. Sexy.
Wed met the week prior on
the set of a film we were both
introduced myself and
pulled up a chair as he
headed to the bar to get
drinks for some friends.

Model,
acting in, and hed asked me However, it turned out that
to get a drink with him. I didnt include getting one
couldnt believe it. I vowed in for me. I told myself it was
that moment that I would presumptuous to expect the
get him in bed. I didnt think guy who kept me waiting for

and I had a shot at really dating


him, but for one night, I
could live like a legend. I
wanted a story I couldnt tell
an hour in the snow to buy
me a drink. Right?
An hour later, as I half-
listened to a friend of his

Heres
my grandkids about. recounting some designer
Suddenly, I felt a tap. I drama, I realized Tyler had
turned around, and there he walked off. I excused myself
washis hair perfectly and searched him out in the
mussed, his sharp jawline crowded room. Finally, my

What I covered with stubble. He


looked like the love child of
Justin Timberlake and Jude
Lawthe kind of guy youd
eyes found his jacket in the
back, with his arm around
one of his (female) model
friends. As I made my way

Learned
write a vampire novel about. over, they startedmaking
Sorry Im late, he said. out. My face burned with
The subway took forever. jealousy and rage. I couldnt
No worries, I just got believe he would be so rude.
here a minute ago myself! I wanted to hurl my drink in
The snow is crazy! I said, his beautiful, stupid face!
CAN YOU ELEVATE blushing. I decided to Instead, I stood there,
YOUR SELF-ESTEEM forgive his latenessafter watching. I couldnt help but
BY SLEEPING WITH all, I was the one who chose notice how much better-
SOMEONE WAY OUT OF to meet at a statue outside looking this girl was than I
YOUR LEAGUE? instead of a bar. am. My anger turned to
Tyler brushed some snow embarrassment. What did I
BY CHEL SE A DAVISON
from my face and told me expect? I knew he was out of
my league. It was foolish of
me to expect him to treat

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Adonis. Ornot. There was
no foreplay, no seduction
he just stuck it in like he was
charging a cell phone. The
whole thing was over in
minutes. Id expected to feel
validated, like a champion,
a sex goddess. Now I just felt
stupid. He snored next to
me as I stared at the ceiling.
Suddenly, the sight of his
well-sculpted body was the
last thing I wanted to see.
I snuck out once the sun
was up without saying a
word. When I got home, I
didnt text my girlfriends
like I plannedI just
wanted to forget the night
ever happened. Not only
had I acted like a doormat
and slept with a guy who
treated me like garbage, Id
deserved it. Using a
beautiful man for sex didnt
bolster my clearly low self-
esteem, it just made me feel
cheap and stupid. Tyler
texted me later that day:

me like I was on his level. I


should be grateful to be If a 10 was interested in me, then I
chosen as his date at all. couldnt be a 6, right? Or at the
Plus, Id already suffered in
the snow, so I might as well very least, it made me a 6 with the
just finish my conquest.
When I bragged to my
coolest personality in the world!
friends, I could just leave
out this part of the story! Cleveland! And no, I wanted, even with an extra LOL did u leave? and I saw
When he came back over dont know Drew Carey. 15 pounds. The proof that him again a few days later to
to our couch, I pretended Ha, your sports teams the voice in my head saying finish shooting the film.
not to have noticed he was are, like, allergic to winning! youre nothing was wrong. There was another actress
gone. His friends began I laughed. Yeah, we He motioned when it was on-set that day. Between
trickling out, and I suck. But at least we dont his stop, and I asked if he takes, she asked how Tyler
suggested we head to his have Bostons fans! still wanted me to come. He and I knew each otherwe
place. He smiled, and I His face went to stone. said, I guess, so I followed. both said we didnt. Even
swooned again. Finally, the You should shut up about Its not like wed have to talk though I regretted the
date seemed to be picking things you dont know during sex. Yes, he was an night, it was a wake-up call
R O B E R T W H I T M A N / T H E L I C E N S I N G P R O J E C T. C O M

up. He caught me when I anything about! he snarled. asshole, but it was going to that I needed to start
almost slipped, he snuck a I tried to apologize, but be worth it! respecting myself. Casual
kiss as we waited for the he pulled away. Just shut We got upstairs and shed sex can be great, assuming
train, and we started the fuck up! I did, because I our clothes. The electricity the guy doesnt treat you like
actually sharing didnt know how to respond. Id felt when we first met human garbage. Sure, that
information about Why was I still there? was back, and for a moment, may mean dating guys who
ourselves. Somehow, having sex with I felt like Id made the right are a little more dough than
So, Im originally from this man was my choice by following through meat or spending some
Boston. What about you? redemption. The proof that with my plan. I was about to nights at home, but at least
he asked. the guys in high school had have incredible sex with this the models on Project
made a mistake. The proof Runway wont leave you
that I could be sexy and feeling pathetic.

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WHAT SHES
HAVING,
AMIRIGHT?

Sex Q&A
No-BS responses to questions you can only ask Cosmo

Q / When I climax dont all feel climaxes. In Whip- Q / My BFF told on your period, sperm lives inside
exactly the same. ples ongoing confirms ob-gyn you for three days
from sex, my Different kinds of research, women
me I can get Sherry Ross, MD. (the longest sperm
orgasms feel orgasms stimulate report that orgasm pregnant from Heres how it could can hang out), by
really strong. But different nerve from stimulation period sex. Im go down: Say which time you
when I orgasm pathways to the of the area around confused. How youre one of the may already be
from masturbat- brain, and some of the G-spot feels can I be ovulating few women with a ovulating, produc-
those nerves deeper, perhaps short menstrual ing an egg that can
ing with a clitoral trigger stronger because more than during my period? cycle21 to 24 be fertilized by that
vibe, they feel brain responses one pelvic nerve is A / Shes right. Its days instead of the lingering sperm,
really light, like and stronger Os, stimulated. a myth that you average 28and and boompreg-
a fluttering says sex researcher Clitoral love cant get pregnant you have sex at the nancy! Its rare,
Beverly Whipple, stimulates only one end of your period. but dont risk it. If
butterfly. Why PhD, professor nervethe And suppose his you know you have
is that?
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emerita at Rutgers pudendal. Luckily, a short cycle and


A / All orgasms University. Also, you dont have to youre getting
are pretty fan- more nerve path- pick a favorite down during your
freaking-tastic, but ways may lead to orgasm. You can period, whip out
youre rightthey more powerful collect em all! the condoms.

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Q / Ive heard
theres a new
sexual device that
uses suction on
your clitoris to
help turn you on
before you have
Q / I recently sex. Is it legit?
overheard a guy
Q / Im consider- saying that he A / Yep, you heard
ing donating my rightnew devices
fakes orgasms are hitting the
eggs for cash to sometimes. How market to help a
help pay my is that even sister out. Theyre
student loans. possible, and why definitely safeas
Will this hurt my would a guy ever
long as theyre
chances of used as directed,
fake an orgasm? says Dr. Ross.
having kids in Q / Im bi, but Ive Fiera ($199, fiera
A / For the same
the future? reason that women orgasmed only .com), which is
A / Theres no evi- fake themtheyre with girls, never described as a new
dence that donat- tired, theyre just guys. How can I arouser for her, is
ing will hurt your not feeling it, or bridge my a little hands-free
baby chances, they hear the siren gadget that
according to the call of a new
personal orgasm adheres to your
American Society episode of Keeping gender gap? vulva and uses
for Reproductive Up With the A / Consider suction to draw
Medicine (ASRM). Kardashians. whether youre blood flow to the
Still, the medical Many people doing anything area and help turn
board recom- think that its differently when you on. The
mends women impossible, but if you get down with suction is a
donate only six a guy is wearing a a guy. Are you particularly nice
times or less. condom, he can speaking up with bonus, but bear in
E -M A IL YOUR SE X
Complications are certainly fake an your male partners mind that the
QU E ST IONS TO SE XQ A NDA
rareASRM says orgasm, says about what you clitoral tickler on
@ C O S M O P O L I TA N . C O M .
less than .5 per- Debby Herbenick, need them to do? your favorite
cent of egg retriev- PhD, an associate asks sexologist vibrator also does
als (extracting eggs professor at Logan Levkoff, the trick, Dr. Ross
via a vaginal nee- Indiana University. author of Third points out, and
B E N G O L D S T E I N / S T U D I O D . F R O M T O P L E F T: F E D O R O V O L E K S I Y/ S H U T T E R S T O C K ; C O U R T E S Y.

dle insertion) result Contrary to popular Base Aint What It often for a fraction
in problems like belief, guys arent Used to Be. Also, a of the price.
internal bleeding just sex robots woman might have Regardless of
or pelvic infection, who can spring a leg (or clitoris?) whether its a
but donation can erections (or up on the compe- snazzy new device
have emotional orgasms for that tition, since she or your OG toy, if
side effects. matter) on has the same parts you need a little
Some women feel demand. Theyre you do. Or maybe help getting yours,
used or lonely complex sexual your female there is zero
afterward, says beings, just like partners are just shame in that
Aimee Eyvazza- women are. There better in bed. If game.
deh, MD, a is a lot of pressure you need more MICHELLE RUIZ
reproductive on guys to per- clitoral love with
endocrinologist. form, says Herbe- YOURE
male partners,
Choose a caring nick. That in NOT THE ONLY reach down and
provider who and of itself can be ONE WITH AN touch yourself or
OSCAR-WORTHY
does thorough a good reason for O FACE.
bring a vibe with
checkups. faking orgasm. you to bed.

WHATS THE BEST SEX TOYTHAT NO ONE WOULD EVER GUESS IS A SEX
SEX TOY? A bullet vibe that hides in a loofah (Sex in the Shower
TOY OF Vibrating Mesh Sponge, $12, amazon.com), of course. Just pop the
THE mini vibe out to get your H 2 Orgasm on (alone or with a partner).
MONTH Then hang it back up next to your shampoo. No one will ever know.

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OVE&
WITH MORE WOMEN
USING THAN EVER,
ITS HIGH TIME FOR
A CLOSER LOOK
AT HOW A FAVORITE
ILLICIT PASTIME
SMOKING MARIJUANA,
IS AFFECTING
OUR DATING AND
SEX LIVES.
BY MOLLY OSWAKS
SEX&

PHOTOGRAPHS
ARE OF PROFES-
SIONAL MODELS
AND USED FOR
ILLUSTRATIVE
PURPOSES ONLY.
NOW THAT 23 STATES AND DC
HAVE LEGALIZED WEED, 4 OF
THEM FOR RECREATIONAL USE
AS WELL AS MEDICAL, THE
DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER IT
ENHANCESOR RUINSSEX
AND RELATIONSHIPS IS RAGING
HOTTER THAN EVER. CAN A
COUPLE SURVIVE WHEN ONLY
ONE IS A POTHEAD? DOES
WEED MAKE SEX MIND-BLOW-
ING OR FORGETTABLE? HERE,
EIGHT READERS LIGHT UP THE
HIGHS AND LOWS OF DATING IN
THE STONED AGE.
THE PRODUCTIVE POTHEAD
My boyfriend and I both smoke weed, and thats
just a part of our lives. Just like I do yoga and he
rides bikes, its just another thing. We buy weed
together. He packs bowls for mehes the orga-
nizer of all the weed stuff, and I just smoke it. My
boyfriend is an engineer for a tech start-up, and
I run my own business as a web designer. We
both attribute the amount of weed we smoke
we light up almost every dayto the fact that our
jobs are so highly technical. It helps us turn our
brains off from that mode. If youre a functional
pothead, you dont have to think twice about it.
EMILY, 28, WEB DESIGNER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
PRE VIOUS PAGE: GE T T Y IMAGE S. THIS

THE POST-ALCOHOL SMOKER SO 4 states have 19 states have


My boyfriend is pretty much the only person I legalized marijuana legalized it for
PA G E : D E N I S E C R E W/A U G U S T.

WHERE
smoke withat home, at night, or on weekends IS WEED for medical and medical use only:
during the day. When we have sex after smoking, L E G A L? recreational use: ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT,
theres definitely more of an observational qual- DELAWARE, HAWAII, ILLINOIS, MAINE,
ALASKA, COLORADO,
ity to it. Im kind of outside myself, observing, OREGON, AND WASHINGTON MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN,
instead of in it and in my head. A kind of cool (PLUS THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEVADA, NEW
COLUMBIA) HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK,
detachment happens. And afterward, I feel like NEW MEXICO, RHODE ISLAND,
Im more open to talking about something that AND VERMONT

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happened or something that I liked. Alcohol MORE YOUNG are like, Oh my god, this is the coolest girl ever.
for me is definitely a depressive experience. WO M E N I want to marry her.
BRIANNE, 28, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR A VAPORIZER COM-
I used to have so much fun when I drank, and H AV E B E E N
PANY, NASHVILLE, TN
now its just not that fun anymore. When I LIGHTING UP
smoke, I like who I am a little bit more, and OV E R
Im able to express myself better. THE L AST THE STONER BUDDY
KRISTIN, 29, START-UP FOUNDER, NYC DECADE I love my boyfriend so much, but when he is
stoned, he becomes a different person. Hes

30
%
THE THIRD WHEEL totally out of it and quiet, and his breath and
I was dating this guy who was otherwise very saliva taste really different and not appealing.
sweet and wonderful, but there was an addiction 2013 He has this one friend hes always smoking weed
with, and I think thats also what bums me out
issue. He couldnt go to parties without know-
ing at what point in the night hed get to go back
to his place, or go somewhere else, and smoke.
28
2009
%
most. The fact that when he gets with this one
friend, its all about doing drugs. I just feel like
when you get into real lifeaka after college
The only way he could get out of bed or get ready
for the day (he was in school at the time) was to 23%
2004
its important not to have your social activities
smoke. It was embarrassing to have to explain to revolve around drugs, no matter how innocuous
friends. Theres a difference between the casual
PERCENT OF WOMEN they seem.
AGES 18 TO 25 WHO SAID EMILY, 26, WRITERS ASSISTANT, LOS ANGELES, CA
stoner who prefers smoking to drinking and the THEY USED MARIJUANA
IN THE PAST 30 DAYS
guy who cant have normal social behavior. It got SOURCE: NATIONAL SURVEY ON DRUG USE AND
HEALTH BY THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL THE DATING DILEMMA
to a point where I just became so frustrated HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
I seem to gravitate toward a certain type. They
with the inconvenience. It really doesnt work for
are always creative and very passionate about
me to be out at a restaurant or have plans to go
what they do, but they also happen to be very
see a play later and for him to say I cant because
big pot smokers. Its like they need pot to enrich
I have to go smoke. That necessity was totally
BURNING their creative selves. They become so dependent
disruptive. It was like having a third person in QUESTION on smoking all the time that you dont know if
the relationship. I broke it off.
LEE, 24, FUND-RAISER, BOSTON, MA
you like the person better stoned or not stoned.
It gets to the point where it is confusing what
DOES WEED
MAKE SEX their true nature is. With one guy I dated, smok-
THE MEDICAL MARVEL
Depression has run in my family for genera-
BETTER? ing was so much of who he was, I never really
knew when he was and wasnt high, what was
tions. I started going to therapy for it in sixth A. If you look
through the surveys and his pure nature and what was his stoned nature.
grade. Ive tried every antidepressant under
clinical studies, both I think I liked him better highhe was less edgy.
the sun, and nothing ever really worked for me.
men and women But I would question myself. Is it bad that I like
But I keep taking them just to keep it in check.
consistently report that his altered version more? Pot can definitely
Now Im taking Celexa. In college, I had no sex
cannabis acts as an make it hard to connect, especially when youre
drive whatsoever. I bounced around on differ- aphrodisiac, says first getting to know someone.
ent medications to try to fix that, and nothing Ziva Cooper, PhD, JILLIAN, 25, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, NYC
really helped until I tried smoking. Now, I am an assistant professor
an everyday weed smoker, and I do think it helps at Columbia University THE COLORADO QUITTER
my depressionand my relationship with my Medical Center I am more likely to have drinks on a date than
boyfriend. When I smoke, I get very relaxed and who studies the effects
smoke weed. Even though weed is legal in Colo-
super horny. Im like a ravenous frat boy. I had of cannabis on people.
There are even strains rado, you cant smoke in restaurants or some
a boyfriend with a very low sex drive, and it was other public places, so it usually happens at
marketed directly
too much for him. It was always a point of con- someones house. My friends always said hav-
to women for a
tention. But my current boyfriend loves it! pleasure-enhancing ing sex while high on weed was so good that you
MEGHAN, 29, JOURNALIST, NYC
high. Women report shouldnt do it, because you wouldnt enjoy sober
it may decrease sex as much. They were rightwhen I tried it, it
THE INDUSTRY INSIDER some of the pain was awesome. High sex makes your mind and
My boyfriend is super supportive of me being in involved with sex. body more sensitive to pleasure, and in compari-
this industry, working for a vaporizer company. In males, however, too son to drunk sex, its lessaggressive? You dont
Hes a musician, and cannabis and music often much can decrease
remember the act of it as much as the feeling
go hand in hand. Hes totally supportive and sexual performance.
Across the board we see because you are in another state of mind. I had
actually very helpful. All his friends come over a bad experience with weed a couple of months
a dose-dependent
and try the vaporizers, giving real-time feed- ago where I fainted, so I stopped smoking. Even
relationship. At lower
back. The way dating is today, the girl can be the doses you may have though I liked high sex, I think its more impor-
aggressive one, going after the guy. A bunch of positive effects, tant to enjoy sex with your partner sober because
my friends dont use cannabis, and theyre like, but as you increase the youre more focused on each others needs, rather
How do you do that? And Im like, You just dose, there might than just being horny because youre high.
invite them over to hit the vape. Then the guys be negative ones. CHRISTINA, 22, MARKETING STUDENT, BOULDER, CO
FOOLS OF
AT T R AC T I O N

THE
BIZARRO
THINGS
THAT TURN
MEN ON
You never knew a
messy bun could do
it for him, did you?
BY KELLY GONSALVES
AND EMILY C. JOHNSON

I love a girl in a turtle-


neck and pants. Its
more mysterious.
Youre left wondering,
whats under there?
ZACHARY W., 26

On the rare occasion


that I go to temple, I
immediately notice
any girl who sings. It is
bold and so sexy.
DAVID S., 27

Frizzy hair. It means


shes a woman who
gets ready fast.
MELVIN S., 29
When a girl
I really like the way normally wears
girls look in the morn- contacts and then one
ing when they have day busts out her
sleepy eyes. Theres glasses, its like
something adorable Im with this whole
about how unguarded other side of her.
it is. JEREMY H., 28
CHAD B., 20

B E C AU S E The The The


H E S A P P -Y 3-Second Fingertip Lurker
Snapper Artiste He sends
DECODE His semi-
nude bod
He wants
you to
absolutely
nothing,

HIS says Cant


stop thinking
about you,
know hes,
like, super
creative.
but hes
seen
all your
SNAPCHAT but the
meager
But he
does score
Stories.
A little
Quick! Score 3-second points for creepy.
some insight from timer to view relying on But know
it says more than that
his snaps before ...and also just a hot theres no
they self-destruct. the seven sele to question
BY GREG DORRIS other girls Id impress that hes
like to bone. you. into you.

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N O T- S O - D I F F E R E N T S T R O K E S

WHAT HE
ACTUALLY
WANTS IN BED
Rethink that wham-bam BS.
T H E HU S S T L E His wish list looks like...yours.
BY EMILY C. JOHNSON
3 PHRASES THAT
MAKE YOU HIS GF 10%
BJ BIAS

NOT HIS HOOKUP OF GUYS


WANT TO
Getting from point A (booty calls) REACH AN
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to point B (BF, duh) is tricky O VIA A


MATTHEW HUSSEY: PHOTOGRAPHED BY JAKE CHESSUM. FASHION STYLIST: ADAM MANSUROGLU. GROOMER: RACHEL WOOD FOR ABTP. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CHELSEA VICTORIA/STOCKSY;

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BLOW JOB
business. Dating expert (OVER ANY
Matthew Hussey sends help. OTHER TYPE
OF SEXUAL
ACTIVITY).
HES BRISTLING AT THE DTR
TALK... I could give AF about 18%
labels, but I need to know what OF WOMEN
to say to guys who ask me out. WANT TO
REACH AN O
WHY IT WORKS: A hint of compe- VIA ORAL SEX
(OVER ANY
tition goes a long way with guys. OTHER TYPE
Reminding him he could lose you OF SEXUAL
could be the kick in the ass he ACTIVITY).
needs to see how good he has it.

HE CANT DECIDE WHAT HE


WANTS... Thats okay. But if MAKING LURVE
we dont know what we are next MAT TERS
month, lets just stay friends. 92%
WHY IT WORKS: Youre relaxed 88% OF WOMEN
OF GUYS WANT THAT
and not judge-y but willing to end WANT TOO. HARD
things sans progress. Taking con- TO HAVE PROOF THAT
trol is hot, and the idea that youd ROMANTIC MEN HAVE
FEELINGS ALMOST AS
downgrade him to friend? Ouch. TOWARD A MUCH OF A
PARTNER SOUL AS WE
THEYRE NOT DO!
HE PULLS THE I DONT WANT THAT HOT
A RELATIONSHIP CARD... Im FOR CASUAL
not asking for a ring. I just HOOKUPS.
FOR MORE OF
wanted to see where things go. MATTHEWS SECRETS
ON DATING AND
WHY IT WORKS: Script flipped
RELATIONSHIPS, VISIT
now hes the drama queen. Spend HOWTOGETTHEGUY
less time with him. If he wont .COM.
invest in you, hes not worthy. FOREPL AY THAT
L ASTSAND L ASTS

65 P E R C E N T O F M E N WO U L D
R AT H E R G O C R O S S - C O U N T R Y
WITH T WEENS WHO JUST
S AW F R O Z E N T H A N S H O P. H O P E
HE WANTS:

18
YOU WANT:

19
HE LL BU Y NE W JE A NS? LET IT GO! minutes minutes

175
Q / I woke up in the
LOVE middle of the night
ADVICE FROM and heard my boy-
friend masturbat-
OUR GUY ing on the other side
GURU, LOGAN of the bed. Couldnt
HILL he wait until morn-
ing or at least go Q / Im trying Q/ M Y B OY F R I E N D A N D I A R E C O N -
into the bathroom? (and failing) to
Im offended seduce my BF. Hes T E M P L AT I N G A T H R E E S O M E . W E
should I be? always too tired. T H I N K I T WO U L D B E S U P E R H O T, B U T
A Your BF made a Should I just buy W I L L O P E N I N G O U R R E L AT I O N S H I P
boneheaded decision a vibrator and CH A NGE THINGS FORE V ER?
with his boner, not his get over myself?
brain. But offensive? I A By all means, buy a A People who say threesomes are
think he was just lazy. vibrator and get off. gateways to adultery are basically like
Still, he needs to know But intimacy matters. people who say that youll become a
it bothered you and If you pretend you drug addict if you smoke one joint. Just
turned you off. Tell dont need sex, that
because you have anal sex one night
him you get that hes dishonesty will push
going to masturbate you apart. Tell him
doesnt mean its going to become all butt
but to take his self- what you need. And play, all the time. If you both think a
love elsewhere next when you buy that threesome is hot, by all means, try a trio.
time. Or better, have vibrator, show him Whether its a onetime thing or the first of
the balls to ask you to how to use it. many mnages, what comes next is
play with his balls. up to both of you to talk about.

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Q / I WENT HOME Q / My boyfriend
quit his job to
WITH A GUY, AND
become a stand-up
WE STARTED comic. Slight prob-
HOOKING UP. HE lem: Hes awful. I
WANTED TO HAVE
dont have the
heart to tell him,
SEX , AND WHEN I but Im scared we
DIDNT, HE GOT wont be able to
FRUSTRATED AND cover the bills in a
ASKED WHY I WAS
few months. Help!
THERE. DOES A You dont need to tell
GOING HOME him hes no Aziz
Ansari. Hell figure it
WITH A GUY
out when, instead of
AUTOMATICALLY
killing, hes crushed by
MEAN HE EXPECTS the sound of silence.
YOU TO SLEEP Make it clear youll
WITH HIM? support his dream as
long as it doesnt mean
A A man should supporting him finan-
never automati- cially. Since he already
cally expect sex. quit his job, go to his
Even if youre naked open-mic nights and
cheer him on for a
in his bed, you dont
while, but tell him that
owe him anything. not being able to pay
But if you go home the cable bill would be
with guys and sex seriously unfunny. If
doesnt happen, he needs an extra
they might get dis- nudge to get a part-
appointed. Just tell time job, tell him a
him his hissy fit con- knock-knock joke.
firmed your deci- Whos there?
sionthen GTFO. Monster.com!

Q / My hookup gets
random texts at
2 a.m. when Im
sleeping over. Im
TRI ANYTHING dying to know if
ONCE, RIGHT? theyre from
another girl. How
can I find out with-
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M Y S T E R Y. D O A L L G U Y S R E A L LY F I T A His friends might


sleeping overbut
just to cuddle. He I N T O T H E B U T T- M E N V S . B O O B - M E N occasionally text him
doesnt try to kiss CAMPS? late-nightbut if this
me. Does he like is a regular thing, we
me or not? A No. It isnt like being a Yankees or a Red both know the texts
A That sounds sweet Sox fan, where you choose one and stick to are from women who
and boring. He prob- it for life. Most guys root for both T and A. want to bone him.
ably wants you, but Or they mix it up. A guy might obsess over That said, hes not
hes shy or worried your boyfriend, hes
T, then worship that A, and refocus on the
about messing with your hookup. If you
your friendship. If
T again. The bottom (and top) line: Guys
want to be exclusive,
you like him, youre are diehard fans of womens bodies. have a convo about
going to have to kiss your relationship, not
him first. Otherwise, VS. whos booty-texting
you might be stuck him. As long as youre Hill is a contributing
with a human pillow just FWBs, its really writer for Cosmopolitan
and Cosmopolitan.com.
forever. his business.

S E N D Y O U R G U Y- R E L AT E D D I L E M M A T O A S K H I M A N Y T H I N G @ C O S M O P O L I TA N . C O M .
THE
SEX
WE
TALK
ABOUT
TALKING ABOUT SEX WITH
YOUR GIRLFRIENDS IS
ONE OF LIFES SIMPLE
PLEASURES. SO WHY DOES
IT HAVE TO STOP WHEN
EVERYONE FALLS IN LOVE
AND SETTLES DOWN?
BY MICHELLE RUIZ

WHEN YOURE SINGLE AND


hooking up, talking about
sex with your friends is as
free-flowing as a fresh
pitcher of bellinis at brunch.
He has a micropenis. He
has an anaconda in his
shorts. He cant get it up.
He cant keep it up. Hes
amazing at oral. He
slobbers like a Saint Bernard
during oral. Good, bad, hot,
hilarious, and everywhere in
between, if it happened to
one of your main bitches in
bed last night, theres no
such thing as TMI.
P E T E R R O S A / T H E L I C E N S I N G P R O J E C T. C O M

That is, until you all start


falling in love.
Notice how the sex talk
mysteriously starts to dwin-
dle when your group starts
getting serious with boy-
friends or girlfriends? Once
youre in a relationship, the
carnal conversation splits.
Theres the sex you talk about
and the sex you dont.
When youre hooking

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LOVE LUST
up, talking to your girl- detailed reports of her tify relationship sex, says
friends is an opportunity to hookups to her friends. She certified sex therapist
explore and be curious and remembers imitating to Nan Wise, PhD, an assis-
get a sense of whats nor- her former roommate an tant research professor at
mal, says Megan Fleming, odd, teeth-gritting face one Rutgers University, but
PhD, a clinical psycholo- guy made when she got on if people were more open
gist, certified sex therapist, top. But once she started and authentic about their
and instructor at Cornell seriously dating her now- sexuality in their friend-
University. Theres a big husband eight years ago, ships, they would feel much
difference when, all of a she stopped confiding to better about their sexual-
sudden, youre honoring even her best friends about ity with their partners.
a more serious relation- their sex life. Verbalizing to your friends
ship. Demonstrating the When you get into a whats bugging you could
45-degree crooked angle of relationship, you start to help you sort out your feel-
his wang with your index see yourselves as a unit, ings and better express
finger, for example, tends and youre fiercely protec- them to your partner.
to lose its sparkle once tive of that unit, she says. Talking about relation-
that wang belongs to your Even if he does something ship sex to your friends
fianc. weird in bed, you tend can be respectful, she says,
Talking about an S.O.s to keep those details closer especially if youre asking
sex game, right down to to the vest. for advice or support, as
the thrust, can be socially When the sex talk fades opposed to bashing your
awkward too. Your friends away, sometimes that safe, partneror his balls.
meet him, partake in Sun- girlfriends-only space for Annie had followed her
day Fundays with him, and getting advice about sex friends lead and stopped
become friends with him. fades away too. And by talking to them about
It crosses your mind that silently carrying the weight sex with her serious boy-
Fuck, Im bringing him to of that weird thing he did friend. But a year into the
her wedding. I cant tell her or didnt do enough of relationship, deep down I
about his weird balls, adds youre perpetuating the was low-level worried that
Annie, 28. idea that relationship sex we werent having enough
Talking about your rela- is always wonderful and sex, she says. So she broke
tionship sex can even feel that people dont talk about the sex-talk seal and asked
like betrayalespecially if it when its not, says Kris- a dinner table of close
its a complaint. When she ten Mark, PhD, an assis- friends how often they did
was single and playing the tant professor and director it. Turns out, they were all
field, June, 33, provided of the Sexual Health having sex a couple of times
Promotion Lab at the Uni- a week, about the same as
versity of Kentucky. Most Annie and her man. And
relationships have their they all wanted to be hav-
sexual ups and downs. ing it more. Of course,
But when no one else is theres no such thing as
talking about that, you normalonly normal
think, Oh my gosh, I must for you. Still, knowledge
be alone in this. is powerand can relieve
Im definitely more your stress. It made me
likely to tell my best friend feel so much better, Annie
that my boyfriend and I says.
had a rocking good time Then their convo turned
on vacation, if ya know to analwas anyone into
what I mean, than to tell it? And, OMG, almost
her about those ruts where getting caught by ones
we dont have sex for three mother-in-law during the
weeks because were both holidays! Its proof that you
stressed out and tired, says dont have to stop talking
Nicole, 33. about sex with your friends
Opening (back) up to when you fall in love. You
your friends about your sex can talk about it in brand-
life could not only demys- new, equally fun ways.

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WORK
SECTION 1
S U B S E C T I O N 1A SECTION 2

THE WEIRD
PEOPLE YOU WIN OVER YOUR
MEET AT WORK
Cherish your normal,
COWORKERS
respectful coworkers... Lets be honest: The office is basically
high school, and being the new kid
is painful. Youre not sure who hates
whom, and you definitely arent guar-
anteed a friend to hang with at lunch.

1 DONT HIDE OUT. If you wait too long


bridge or Dictator of a Small Country, you to ask peoples names and duties, it
might feel awkward, says Bruzzese. Ask

things will happen for you. cially to helpful people in roles like
office management and accounting.
1. FIGURE OUT WHAT Is there anything
MATTERS. How? Just 2 SHOW OFF FRESH IDEAS. A foolproof
ask, says Alexandra in this job that maybe the only thing that way to annoy new coworkers: pitching
appears to cheer her up
Levit, author of New wasnt done before? Is ideas they have triedor discarded
is making you hate
Job, New You. Tell there something you yours too. before. Ask about whats been done.
your manager you really liked about the And dont try to blow everything up,
WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE
want to make sure you person who had this A key virtue of starting even if you inherited a hot mess. While
meet expectations. job before me that I a new job is hope, so it can be tempting to come in like gang-
What would success can continue to do? dont let anyone drain busters and prove yourself, being a
look like to her? Ide- That way, youre not yours, says Ross good listener is a hugely valuable skill,
ally, during your first asking anyone to McCammon, author of says Levit. Look for a single process or
meeting, you can get trash-talk a former Works Well With project where you can shine.
Others (out October 6).
in writing the goals on employee. Ignore her messages, or
which youll be evalu- 3 BE AS NICE TO THE CUSTODIAN AS YOU
rebuff her with a quick
ated during your first 3. HAVE A COMMUNI- Sorry, super busy! ARE TO THE CEO. People notice how you
three months, six CATION TALK. Within treat other people, and some workers
months, and year. the first 90 days of a have more influence than you think,
The more subjective job, set aside some says Bruzzese. If you rub gatekeepers
you leave this, the time with your new the wrong way, good luck getting help
more open your per- manager (or each with the jammed copier, much less face
formance is to inter- manager, if you have time with anyone important. It doesnt
pretation, Levit says. more than one) to go have to be a big deal: If you pass the
over some ground front desk and notice a package needs
2. KNOW WHO YOU rules, says Lindsey to be delivered, say, Hey, Im headed
REPLACED. Youll want Pollak, author of that way. Can I drop this off for you?
to do some subtle Becoming the Boss.
Excels at mansplana- 4 DONT PLAY FAVORITES. Know a little bit
snooping about your How does she want tions and discounts all
predecessor. Ask to hear from you? your ideas until another about a lot of people, instead of joining
coworkers about how In person? E-mail? man endorses them. yourself at the hip with one. Youve been
IL LU S T R AT I O N S BY ROB E R T B A L L . G E T T Y IM AG E S ( 5 )

previous projects Text? If youre run- WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE cast in a long-running show, and theres
worked outbeing ning late, what is the Stop him with a rm a lot of backstory to catch up on. I
mindful not to make it best way to tell her? Thanks, Chad, but I learned this the hard way at a previous
about people, which It may seem like small know that. Heres what job, says Sara Nelson, editorial director
can sound gossipy, but stuff, but keeping Id really like to get to. of Amazon.com and Kindle. The person
This moves the convo
about their job duties, the lines of communi- who took me under her wing was the
along and lets people
says Levit. You can cation running know what you know. office complainer, the person nobody
also directly ask your smoothlyand not wanted to be stuck with in the elevator. I
boss about this, says inadvertently peeving eventually extricated myself from her,
Anita Bruzzese, her with long voice but we never had a normal working rela-
author of 45 Things mails or weekend tionship after that. She was mad at me
You Do That Drive e-mailscan get you for rejecting her, when I should have
Your Boss Crazy. Say, off to a great start. waited to accept her in the first place.
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YOUR FIRST DAY


TO-DO LIST
The truth about first days is
you rarely have any work.
Ross McCammon, author
of Works Well With Others,
supplies an agenda.
DAY BEFORE Send an e-mail to
She needs to express your boss asking if theres anything
every thought, loudly. you should start thinking about.
WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE
(This not only gives you something
She might be anxious to do in the morning, but it also
or excited. Try being makes you seem both eager and
empathetic (It sounds conscientious.)
like you have something 9 A.M. Youre here! Dont look
intense going on...) or down, literally and metaphorically.
playful (Wow! You. 9:30 A.M. Familiarize yourself with
They chose you for the job. You are not a fraud. You Are. Talking. Really. your ofce, phone, and computer.
will not embarrass yourself. (But maybe take these Loud!). Either way, None of it will work. Stay cool.
precautions just in case.) says McCammon, deal
with it really early on. 10 A.M. Stie the urge to record an
Its awkward, but its out-of-ofce greeting. You will
1. LEARN THE CULTURE. Heres where you realize that screw it up and have to record it
Anthropology 101 seminar was not a total waste. One of worse if you let it
fester and become again. And again. This will be both
the best things you can do at a new job is observe: when passive-aggressive. amusing and annoying to cowork-
people arrive and depart, how people socialize (in the (Upside: Loud talkers ers. But mostly annoying.
kitchen? over drinks?) and communicate (do people might be shouting 11 A.M. Be mildly delusional: Act
curse? is there a Gchat you should join?). Not to say you helpful scoop.) as if you are comfortable even if you
have to eat salad at your desk every day just because arent. Pretend that your new col-
everyone else does, but know whats normal. leagues are vague acquaintances,
not total strangers. Your disposition
will be more open and positive
2. TAKE NOTES. People see it as a huge sign of respect because of it.
when you write down what they are saying and a sign
12 P.M. Type something. Anyone
of disrespect when you have to ask again because you typing looks like they are working.
didnt write it down. Carry a notebook or your phone. Send an e-mail to contacts about
Bruzzese suggests saying, Im just going to jot down your new job. Come up with vague
some notes on my phone so I dont forget the specifics. ideas for projects. Begin a draft of
That way no one thinks youre texting your BF. a memoir titled I Think Ive Made a
Big Mistake.
He is wearing a
3. ADMIT YOUR IGNORANCE. Being asked a direct ques- wedding ring but likes 1:35 P.M. Youll likely be asked to
tion on a topic you know nothing about is an unpleasant to walk up to you from lunch, so give people time to invite
you (but no one has ever invited
feelingbut trying to fake your way through an entire behind and whisper
gross things in your ear. anyone to lunch after 1:35 p.m.).
conversation on said topic is the stuff of nightmares.
Confidence means saying simply, I havent heard about WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE 3 P.M. Bathroom break. Expect
Be direct. Tell him you hands-free faucets involving
that. Can you catch me up? or Can you remind me who
have no interest in what a sensor that will not detect your
that is? During those first 90 days, its fine to ask a lot hands, leaving you moving your
hes doing. Try: Id like
of questions, says Pollak. to preserve this working hands underneath the faucet like a
relationship, but Id grocery-store clerk on meth as your
4. BUT DONT ADVERTISE YOUR IGNORANCE. Do not, how- appreciate if you would new colleagues cycle through and
ever, ask things you can easily find out elsewhere. Years stop. If he persists, wonder what your problem is.
ago, I had just started a job and was in a big meeting, talk to a manager. 3:05 P.M. If you believe, the water
says Alexis Bryan Morgan, director of designer relations will come.
for Rent the Runway. Someone mentioned a famous 5 P.M. You made it. You dont yet
designer, and I blurted out Whos that? My boss looked have a record of success like your
at me and joked Youre fired. The point is, I should have new colleagues, but you also dont
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have a record of failure. Its rare to


gone back to my desk and figured it out. Even today, have power with no baggage. This
there are so many acronyms in the digital world that happens only a few times in your
are new to me, but instead of wasting everyones time, I careerand only on the rst day.
make sure I listen, take notes, and do my homework. Enjoy it.
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S U B S E C T I O N 1A

Youre familiar with the pitfalls of the Reply All


function, right? Just checking.
The Ghost
You need her input 1 SILENCE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA. In the begin-
desperately. But shes ning, step away from Twitter, Instagram, Face-
never at her desk. book, and all your other networks. (When you
WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE share that viral video, it carries a time stamp.)
Face-to-face convos And quiet your cell too, says Levit. Moms have a
are more efcient than way of blowing up your phone in week one.
e-mail with elusive
types, McCammon
2 GET IN EARLY, STAY LATE. At least in the begin-
says: As soon as she
walks in, pop in and ning, try to get there 15 minutes early, and stay
start talking. Give her about 30 minutes later than your boss, says
a quick list of things Bruzzese. Thankfully, face time is less important
you need answered, than it was in the past, at least in some careers.
then go through it item But in a new job, it looks bad to zoom out.
by item, and last, sum
up what you plan to do.
3 PROJECT COMPETENCE. You may not realize it,
but body languageand actual languagespeaks
volumes. Ive worked with people who didnt
give enough thought to how they spokesaying
things like yeah, uh-huh, umas well as offering
limp handshakes. It all can translate into imma-
turity, says Rebecca Widness, founder of Wid-
ness and Company Public Relations in New York.
chocolatey
dipped
bliss
Being super-polished with little things like your
posture, your outfit, or the way you answer your
Vanlla Almond The Guy Who Gets phone can make you appear (and actually be)
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Away With Everything more confident.
He comes to work late,
passes off assign- 4 SIP, DONT SWIG. Its never a great idea to get
ments, and still gets
blitzed with coworkers, but definitely not in the
promoted.
very beginning. Laurie Ruettimann, an HR con-
WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE
NEW CHOCOLATEY DIPPED sultant in Raleigh, North Carolina, recalls how,
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McCammon says. ended up puking at 8 p.m. and had to get up the
There is something he next day for meetings, she says.
brings to the table that
the boss loves. Let him
5 WHEN IN DOUBT, DONT. Not sure if you should
do whatever hes doing,
and focus on adding wear that skirt? Dont. Take that long lunch hour,
your own value. even if its a slow day? Dont. Always respect that
squiggle of doubt, Pollak says, especially during
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APPENDIX A

SEVEN WAYS YOU SCREWED UP


YOUR BENEFITS
Is your approach to open enrollment
eeny meeny miny moe? Cosmo financial
columnist Alexa Von Tobel, CEO of Learn-
Vest and author of Financially Fearless, S U B S E C T I O N 1A
gives you a do-over.
YOU OP TE D OU T
Take advantage of your perkslife, dental, and especially,
health insuranceto protect yourself and your nances. (If
you dont get benets through a job, head to HealthCare
.gov.) I opted out of a $7 per month dental plan at my rst
job...only to get a cavity and a huge bill!
YOU PICK E D THE W RONG PL A N
Consider the true cost of a health plan: not only monthly pre-
miums but also copays, prescriptions, deductibles (how Silent but Judge-y
much you pay before the plan kicks in), and coinsurance Hes denitely feeling
(the percentage you cover after it kicks in). Look for a plan things about your
with a lower deductible, especially if you have a chronic work, but hes not
health issue, see a specialist, take brand-name meds, or communicating.
might get pregnant. Consider high out-of-pocket costs only if
WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE
youre healthy and cant afford better coverage....But
Are you sure this is
remember, anyone can get sick or injured, and one trip to
about you? He could
the ER can cost a lot.
be annoyed at
YOU RE -UPPE D W ITHOU T THINK ING something else entirely
Ninety percent of workers auto-enroll in the same health or have a case of
plan each year, a 2014 study by Aac found. The best way Resting Douche Face.
to prepare for the unknown is to review your benets and Approach him by
make sure they still t your needs. saying, Ive noticed
that when I do this,
YOU DIDN T TE A M UP
you do this.
If you live with a partner, you might save by becoming a
dependent on your S.O.s insurance (or vice versa). Plus,
people under 26 can glom onto a parents insurance. Be
aware of differing open-enrollment periods.
YOU PRETE NDE D YOU D NE V E R GET OL D
Youre going to work for roughly 50 years to support
70(ish) years of your lifethe earlier you start saving for
retirement, the better. Aim to contribute at least 5 percent of
your base salary monthly by age 25 and 10 percent by age
30 to an employer-sponsored 401(k). If youre not enrolled at
work, try a Roth IRA, which you can open online. Dont touch
a penny in your retirement accounts before age 59 to avoid The Prankster
a major hit from taxes and penalties. He thinks hes the next
coming of Jim Halpert.
YOU NEGL ECTE D YOUR MONE Y
You think hes unfunny
Just because you wont use your retirement money soon and distracting.
doesnt mean you should ignore it. Set a calendar alert to
WHEN YOURE AROUND ONE
check on your investments at least once a yearas you get
Dont feel you need to
older, youll want to take less risk. Brokerage rms have free
engage, even if it makes
online retirement calculators that can help you nd a good
you feel a little like a
mix. And keep an eye on those funds after you leave your
jerk. Nonresponse THREE LAYERS OF
job. If you feel unorganized, combining all your retirement CHOCOLATEY DECADENCE.
when someone is joking
accounts into one (aka rolling them over) might help. ALL FOR 130 CALORIES PER BAR.
can be really powerful,
YOU L E F T BE NE F I T S BE HIND McCammon says. You
Perks dont always vanish as soon as you give notice or lose drain the situation of
your job. Drop by HR to ask if any benets will linger. In some the energy he tried to
cases, a severance package can be negotiated to extend your put into it. Be glad hes
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health and dental plans temporarily. Some companies will too busy with his act to
provide at least 18 months of COBRA insurancebut you outshine you on the job.
cover the (high) cost.
SOURCE: ALINA SALGANICOFF, VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR, WOMENS HEALTH POLICY,
KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION

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When Marilyn Mosby was elected states attorney for Baltimore,
she became the youngest chief prosecutor of a major U.S. city.
Less than a year later, 35-year-old Mosby became the talk of the nation,
making the call to charge six police officers in the controversial death
of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray. She talks about
the career choices that prepared her for the challenge.
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DEFINING MOMENT
One of the reasons why I
became a prosecutor and got Where ya been? So its really
interested in trying to reform school. At a very early age, I important to have that sup-
the criminal-justice system kind of had the responsibility port system.
was because of a tragedy. I of being the representative for
was 14 years old, and I had black people. It was something BUILDING TRUST
a cousin who grew up with I welcomed. I would get the PEOPLE TOLD ME I People are so distrustful of
me, like a brother, in a police stereotypical You go, girl, but law enforcement and the
WA S T O O YO U N G , I WA S
family in Boston. Nobody in I understood that it had to do criminal-justice system. Its
T O O I N E X P E R I E N C E D,
my family had gone past high with a lack of exposure. So I incumbent on a prosecu-
school, so we both had aspi- was responsible for a cultural- I COULDN T R A ISE tor to be able to break down
rations of being first-genera- diversity day at the school, E N O U G H M O N E Y, I those barriers of distrust.
tion college students. He was bringing outside agencies C O U L D P O T E N T I A L LY When people lose a loved one,
killed right outside our home to talk about race. That was D E S T R OY M Y C A R E E R . they really need to be guided
in broad daylight. Thats an something I did from second YO U C A N T L E T through the process. In court,
image that is branded into my grade until I graduated. they have to relive it. I know
N AY S AY E R S D E F I N E
mind, opening up the door that from experience. Before
YO U R P U R P O S E
and seeing him lying in the FINDING A WAY I took office, my homicide
street. He was mistaken as I worked really hard to do well B E C AU S E O T H E R W I S E prosecutors werent reaching
a neighborhood drug dealer. in school, driven by my cous- YO U L L B E N OW H E R E out to the family until we had
He was actually an honor ins killing. I got a presidential I N L I F E . a person of interest. Now they
student. If it werent for the scholarship to Tuskegee Uni- are required to sit down with
testimony of a neighbor who versity. I was active on campus raise enough money, I could the families, victims, and wit-
showed courage, who cooper- and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. potentially destroy my career. nesses and say, This is the
ated with police and testified But I got wait-listed to every You cant let naysayers define process. Im going to keep you
in court, my family wouldnt law school I applied to because your purpose because other- posted, and if you ever have
have received any sort of jus- I didnt do as well on my LSAT. wise youll be nowhere in life. any questions or concerns,
tice. That was my introduc- So I needed to think outside Ive never had much patience feel free to call us.
tion to the criminal-justice the box. No situation or cir- for those kinds of people, even
systemdealing with the cumstance should define your the ones who are coming out INTERNET TROLLS
prosecutors and courts, see- destiny. Only you and God of the woodwork now. Theyve been real racist and
ing how the district attorneys can do that. I started calling nasty. I had somebody say
office guided my family. I saw around to law schoolsthis is WORK AND LIFE that I deserve to have my
a 17-year-old who was going not traditional, people dont I have two girls, 4 and 6 years throat cutor something to
to a gravebut the individual do thisand I said, I really old. I met my husband [Balti- that effect. I dont pay any
responsible for his death was want to interview with you. I more City Councilman Nick attention to it. Especially in
also 17 years old. And so at think you need to know that Mosby] at Tuskegee. It wasnt this position, you cant be
14, Im looking at the system my LSAT score is not indica- just a physical attraction guided by emotion. You cant
and saying: How could we tive of my potential. People there was substance to him. be guided by public percep-
have gotten to this young man said it was fruitless. I called He wanted to be a public ser- tion. You have to be guided by
before he elected to pick up a schools every day for months. vant. He wanted to come back what is right. You have to be
gun and kill someone? And finally a woman was to Baltimore and change his guided by the law.
like, Okay, all right, lady, yes, community, and that drew me
RACE AND SCHOOL come in. I talked about why I to him. We sat down the first JUST DO IT
Growing up, I was part of was driven by this and what I time and talked for hours, As young people, we need to
one of the longest-standing could bring to the school. Then and when I walked away, I utilize this moment and make
desegregation programs in I called every week and fol- said, Hes going to be my hus- it into a movement, to address
the country. I woke up at 5 lowed up. In the end, I got into band. And I got him! Hes some of the structural, socio-
oclock in the morning every my first-choice law school, my strongest advocate. My economic, and systemic issues
day and was bused an hour Boston College. job is easy because its what that plague our communities
from the inner city of Bos- Im passionate aboutthe all across the country, not just
A P PH OTO/A L E X B R A N D O N

ton to a school in one of the GOING FOR IT hard job is when I go home at in Baltimore. We have got to
richest towns in Massachu- When I decided I was going to night and Ive got a 4-year-old understand the importance of
setts. At one point, I was the run for states attorney against whos tapping her wrist, like, civic engagement. My election
only black child in the entire a powerful incumbent, people is a testament to how impor-
told me I was too young, I was tant it is to vote.
too inexperienced, I couldnt

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PREGNANCY
CENTERS
MARKET
T H E M SE LV E S
AS SWEET
GRANNIES
AND MEDICAL
PROS
OFFERING
I M PA RT I A L
A DV ICE IN
A CRISIS.

IN A YEARLONG
INVESTIGATION,
MEAGHAN WINTER
FOUND SOME-
THING ELSE:
A SOPHISTICATED
NATIONAL
NET WORK
AGAINST ARKANSAS
ABORTION, BIRTH PREGNANCY
RESOURCE
CONTROL, CENTER SITS ON A
AND PREMARITAL CUL-DE-SAC WITH
THE STATES SOLE
SEX. AND SURGICAL ABORTION
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ITS FUNDED
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STITCHED ARTWORKS BY MARGARET CUSACK


PHOTOGRAPHED BY BEN GOLDSTEIN

193
During the ultrasound, the nurse
said the images werent clear and she
needed to do a transvaginal scan. She
didnt explain anything or say, Were
going to stick this cone inside you,
Nicole says, agitated. The nurse dis-
played the embryo on a screen, pointed
In Rapid City one Thursday last summer, a to its features, and printed the images.
26-year-old bartender and student Ill call Nicole The younger women prayed over Nicole
her middle namehad a positive pregnancy test. and asked to be invited to her baby
Usually even-keeled, almost unflappable, Nicole shower. The next week, ultrasound
says that afternoon, I was just bawling. But as results in hand, Nicole drove more than
soon as she got over the initial shock, she knew she six hours, following a two-lane highway
wanted an abortion. She was committed to finish- across Wyoming and staying overnight
ing school, and her boyfriend had recently moved to in a hotel, to reach an abortion provider
another state. in Denver.
Nicole drove to a childhood friends apartment, Stacey Wollman, CEO of the Care
where they began making phone calls. She knew her Net center in Rapid City, says that all
best option was the Sioux Falls clinicthe next-clos- clients are informed that the center is a
est option was 400 miles away, in Colorado. It didnt faith-based Christian ministry and can opt out of dis-
have an appointment for three weeks. Nicole wasnt cussing faith, being prayed over, or receiving follow-
sure she could wait that long; she wanted to use the up calls. She disputes that the staff would ever point
abortion pill, which cant be taken after nine weeks out fingertips while explaining fetal development,
of pregnancy. She knew an ultrasound would reveal discuss a baby feeling the sensations the mom feels,
exactly how far along she was, but she got conflicting or ask to be invited to a shower.
information on whether her insurance would cover Nicole says the nurse from Care Net called her
it. Later that night, her friend sent her an instant every day for two weeks. Then once a month, she
message with a link to the website for a nearby Care AS called from a restricted number and left messages
Net center that advertised free ultrasounds along-
side information on emergency contraception and
MEDICAL saying, I just want to chitchat. Annoyed, Nicole
never answered or complained. The calls kept com-
abortion education. CLINICS ing all the way until Februaryaround when she
Just to let you know, theyre probably going SHUTTER, would have delivered.
to be pro-life, her friend typed. Every year, thousands of women like Nicole seek
The next morning, Nicole called Care Net. I PREGNANCY help at what appear to be secular medical clinics but
didnt have anywhere else to go, she explains. On CENTERS are actually Christian anti-abortion centers. Through-
Tuesday, Nicole drove alone down Main Street, to a out the United States, there are at least 3,000 cri-
one-story office in a shopping center with a credit CAN BE sis pregnancy centers, many of which belong to two
union and a KFC. THE ONLY religious anti-abortion organizationsCare Net and
Inside, a receptionist behind a counter
instructed Nicole to provide a urine sample in the
PLACE TO Heartbeat International. Some women arrive at those
centers in search of Christian counseling or free dia-
bathroom. Then a nurse and a younger woman, TURN. pers, but the vast majority are looking for professional

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Centers increasingly look just like doctors offices
with ultrasound rooms and staff in scrubs. Yet they
do not provide or refer for contraception or abortion.
Many pregnancy-center counselors, even those who
provide medical information, are not licensed. And
even some workers who are licensed, such as nurses
and ultrasound technicians, repeat myths about
abortion and contraception. Last year, I attended
Heartbeat Internationals annual conference, where
nurses told me that birth control introduces too
many chemicals into your body and that women
never recover emotionally from abortion.
The anti-abortion movement regularly presents
pregnancy centers as a scattering of kindly women
working with shoestring budgets. In the press or on
websites, center directors use language about being
small, humble grassroots organizations, without
explaining national affiliations. Pro-life strategy
documents reveal how, historically, the pregnancy-
center movement purposely remained under-
ground, avoiding the limelight and the controversy
of the pro-life political activism.
Many pregnancy centers are, in fact, run by reli-
gious women who want to help. But they also are
an arm of a sophisticated political movement. A
yearlong investigation of crisis pregnancy centers
including dozens of interviews with center staff and
volunteers, anti-abortion and reproductive-rights
advocates, lobbyists, elected officials, and women

A SAMPLER AT
THE CABOT,
ARKANSAS, CENTER
WARNS OF GUILT
IF YOU KILL [A]
PRECIOUS LIFE.

able. Around the country, access to abortion has


eroded dramatically. As abortion regulations shut-
ter medical clinics offering the full range of options, a searching online for abortion-related terms, accord-
woman facing an unplanned pregnancy finds herself ing to an Inside Philanthropy report.
in a very different landscape, one in which a preg- At the Heartbeat conference, pregnancy-center
nancy center is her most visible, most affordableand staff referred to centers as ministries and dis-
sometimes the onlyplace to turn. cussed their underlying goalshepherding spiritu-
This isnt happening only in red states. Nation- ally broken women toward Christ. The majority
wide, anti-abortion centers now outnumber abor- of pregnancy-center staff Ive met are Evangeli-
tion clinics 3 to 1. Theyre in all kinds of towns, from cal Christians who say theyre dedicated to helping
Beverly Hills, California, to Shreveport, Louisiana. women escape a cycle of premarital sex and spiri-
P R E V I O U S PAG E : A L I TAY L O R .

Youve seen their ads on highway billboards and tual pain. Yet at the conference, Heartbeat speak-
online: Pregnant? Scared? We offer confidential ers coached center staff to scrub their websites of
counseling. Search Google Maps for abortion help Christian references. Speakers also recommended
in almost any town and youll find local centers with pregnancy-center staff to discourage women and
pro-choice-seeming names and websites that say, girls from not only abortion but also contraception
Need someone to talk to about your options? Con- by emphasizing disproven negative consequences
tact us or We inform. You decide. and encouraging sexual integrity, meaning sex

195
only within heterosexual malign contraception
marriage. and abortion. In her book
All of this is supported Before Roe, political his-
by tens of millions of fed- torian Rosemary Nossiff
eral and state dollars. At describes how a lawyer for
least 11 states now directly the Pennsylvania Catho-
fund pregnancy centers, lic Conference, William
according to state con- Ball, pushed against the
tracts and contractor web- states plan to counsel
sites. Many states refer low-income couples on
low-income pregnant women to contraception by running full-
anti-abortion centers on health page ads in 50 newspapers and
department websites, as well as testifying before legislators. On
in informed consent materials Sundays, priests sermonized
that abortion providers distrib- against politicians who veered
ute to patients. from the Churchs positions.
Few states, however, have any Former Representative Stephen
laws regulating how pregnancy Freind told me that Pennsylva-
centers interact with women. nia legislators and Church law-
Unlike other mental-health pro- yers worked side by side to draft
viders, center counselors are the nations strictest abortion
generally not bound by profes- laws, with hopes of overturning
THEN:
sional standards or malpractice A CLASH OF Roe v. Wade.
laws. In many cases, the anti-abortion organiza- BELIEFS OVER
THE CASEY SUIT.
tions that run the centersnot state employees NOW: PROTESTS
monitor their own work. AT A KENTUCKY
PREGNANCY
CENTER.
In a corporate park in Little Rock, Arkansas Preg-
nancy Resource Center shares a secluded cul-de-sac
with the states only surgical abortion provider. A few
years ago, when a doctor who performs abortions
In order for a woman to receive any material moved across town to join the clinics staff, the anti-
support, the program requires that she receive at abortion center followed. One Saturday, I watched
least 20 minutes of counseling from staff, usually about 30 protestorsmostly white men in T-shirts
after taking a pregnancy test. Real Alternatives and shortsstand on the lawn of the crisis preg-
contract with the state relies on debunked studies nancy center screaming, Youre killing your baby!
that imply abortion leads to breast cancer and clin- Every weekend protestors block the clinics
ical depression. Centers are not allowed to advo- driveway, and on some weekends the police are
cate for birth control, much less dispense it. The called, clinic workers and escorts told me. The preg-
CENTERS
OPPOSITE PAGE , FROM TOP: DIANA WALK ER / TIME LIFE PIC T URE S/GE T T Y IMAGE S; DAVID R. LU TMAN.

contracts directives advise pregnancy-center staff nancy center allows the protestors to stay, and pro-
to make an assessment of the clients spiritual ARE NOT testors sometimes redirect women into the center.
needs by asking questions like How does your A physician at the clinic told me that patients peri-
faith impact the choices you make? (One quarterly ALLOWED TO odically arrive for their abortion appointments late,
report from a center to Real Alternatives refers to ADVOCATE after mistakenly first going to the pregnancy center
clients with the aliases Mary and Joseph.) across the cul-de-sac. That Saturday, women enter-
Some Real Alternatives centers market them- FOR BIRTH ing the clinic looked over their shoulders, then at
selves as secular medical clinics, following the CONTROL, the ground, some with tears in their eyes.
strategies Care Net and Heartbeat outline in their
training. On its website, Morning Star Pregnancy
MUCH LESS About 30 miles north of Little Rock, a bill-
board displayed between exits (Pregnant? Need
Services, for example, offers ultrasound before DISPENSE IT. options?) advertised A Womans Place, a preg-
abortion at its three locations nancy center in the small town of Cabot
in the Harrisburg area. Morn- that has since been renamed Options
ing Star and some two dozen Pregnancy Center. Cabot feels neither
other Real Alternatives centers down-and-out nor especially fancy:
turned down my requests to Tidy homes and churches fade into a
visit. Kevin Bagatta and his staff strip of chain stores like Kmart and
declined multiple calls over sev- Popeyes. Down the road, Options Preg-
eral months. nancy Center occupies a brick building
Real Alternatives is helping beside a salon. Its website and ad in the
spread tax-funded anti-abortion high school paper offer options coun-
centers throughout the country. seling. It has an ultrasound machine.
The organization advised Florida, The needlepoint sampler in its bath-
Minnesota, Nebraska, and North room says, You will live with the guilt
Dakota in establishing state- for the rest of your life knowing you

197
I FELT LIKE
LESS OF A
WOMAN.
MAYBE
I WAS
SELFISH,
A BAD
PERSON.

She remembers the counselor asking, Dont


you love your daughter? Dont you want to do for
this one what you do for your first?
Its not that I dont like this babyIm just
afraid for the baby, Smith recalls saying.
Smith says the counselor asked her boyfriend
if he was willing to parent. When he said he was,
the counselor insisted they had no reason to con-
Options Pregnancy Center hired pastors to lead sider adoption. It shocked me, Smith says. I was
its public school lessons. I spoke with two of those thinking, But adoption is what you do.
pastors and read their curriculum, which only dis- Smith questioned her boyfriend, saying he
cusses contraceptives in terms of failure rates and might not stick around, regardless of whether
emphasizes the negative emotional consequences they shared a child. But the counselor insisted.
of premarital sex. One of the pastors, Daniel Tyler, It seems like he wants to be there, she said, and
told me he teaches the idea that if you start hav- Smith could always raise the child without him.
ing sex, you cant grow emotionally. He adds, The Im a single mother myself. I know how it is,
stuff were saying is stereotypical, like guys think- Smith remembers the counselor saying.
ing about sex all the time.We teach that even the At the Heartbeat conference I attended, a

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THE RED PIN
MARKS THE
STATES SOLE
ABORTION CLINIC.
THE OTHERS workshop leader instructed pregnancy-center
MARK PREGNANCY staff to offer their personal stories of hardship
CENTERS.
to encourage clients to follow their advice. Many
pregnancy-center workers have told me their goal
is for every woman to mother.
I dont know what single mother means to
her, Smith told me later. Maybe to her it means
divorced with alimony, with grandparents around,
but to me, being a single parent means doing
everything. My mother passed away when I was 8.
I dont have a safety net. People dont understand
that to really invest in a child and be there to pro-
vide stability, I have to sacrifice every single thing.
With the adoption counselor and her boyfriend
in agreement, Smith was outnumbered. The
counselor looked at me like there was something
wrong with me. I was already putting the blame
on myself for getting pregnant. Theres so much
emphasis on being a good mom. I felt like less of
a woman. Maybe I was selfish, a bad person who
should be ashamed of myself.
When I called representatives for both the preg-
nancy center and the adoption agency to discuss
Smiths story, they each said their organization is a
strong advocate for adoption and would never dis-
courage a couple from making that choice.
Smith never made adoption plans. And she
didnt tell anyone else about her ambivalence
toward her pregnancy. I thought, If thats how an
adoption counselor reacted, imagine what someone
else would say about me not wanting a baby.
She gave birth to a girl in the spring of 2010. Six
months later, she and her boyfriend broke up. She
became numb and overwhelmed with postpar-
tum depression. After missing work, she lost her job.
Everything snowballed, she says. She sometimes
looked at her baby daughter and thought, It would
be easier if she werent here.
It wasnt that I didnt love my baby, she says.
I just hated the situation.
Months later, she called the center. Look,
where are you when I dont have a job, I dont
have a car? she recalls asking. The woman who
answered the phone was apologetic. She gave her
the number for a counselor at a church who helped
her access other services.
Smith is now a single parent of two. People

TO
judge single mothers every step of the way, she
says. But how would they judge me if I exercised
my other options, my rights? I couldve had an
abortion, given my daughter up for adoption, left
her at a hospital. Whatever decision she made,
Smith figures, the reaction would be the same. Id
THE RATIO NATIONWIDE wear a label for the rest of my life.
BETWEEN ANTI-ABORTION
Reporting for this story was aided by a grant from the Investigative
CENTERS AND LEGIT CLINICS. Fund of the Nation Institute, a nonprofit journalism center supported
IN SOME STATES, ITS 40 TO 1. by the Ford Foundation and MacArthur Foundation, among others.

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Starry
Soiree
DUSK IS THE
MAGIC HOUR FOR
TURNING YOUR
BACKYARD OR LOCAL
BEACH INTO A
L I C K E RI S H / M A R L E Y K AT E

TWINKLY WONDER-
LAND OF FUN,
SO GRAB YOUR GANG
AND SPARKLE ON!
BY MAR JORIE KORN

201
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How Do Your
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Swank up the marshmallow and graham cracker
campfire treat with a mix of flavor combos.
Ideas by Stephen Collucci, pastry chef at NYCs

Get the Colicchio & Sons.

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lights and bubbly THE LEMON PIE
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bash from garden-


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CHOCOLATE

202
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BRUSHED
CLEAN
FEELING
LIVE IT UP!
SPIC Y CHARRED
PULLED SUMMER
PORK LESS THAN
SALAD
$
Its a taste
bonanza and a 3.25
A PLATE!
A salad with kick
is the perfect
bargain! The pork partner for this
takes forever to sandwichs rich
cook but doesnt deliciousness.
need watching, Crunch courtesy
so pop it in before of popcorn!
bed or work. S E R V E S 10 T O 12
S E R V E S 10
Turn your ovens
Mix together 1/3 c. broiler to high.
B R OW N S U G A R , 2 T
Chop ends off 6
GROUND COFFEE , Z U C C H I N I , then slice
2 T KO S H E R S A LT , each into four long
4 t. S M O K E D sticks. Lay the zuc-
PA P R I K A , 3 t. S W E E T chini and 6 S H U C K E D
PA P R I K A , 2 t. ground E A R S O F C O R N on
C U M I N , 1 t. ground a baking sheet, then
C O R I A N D E R , 1 t. coat everything with
ground C L OV E S , 1 t. O L I V E O I L . Sprinkle
G A R L I C P OW D E R , with salt and pepper.
and 1 t. B L AC K
P E P P E R in a bowl. Broil the veggies
until the zucchini
Pat the rub all over starts to blacken,
a 5-lb. P O R K turning the corn a
S H O U L D E R . Coat it couple of times so it
well! Save excess rub. cooks evenly. When
Put the pork shoul- everything is lightly
der in a pot with a charred, remove.
lid, and leave it in the
Mix the juice of 3
fridge for two to eight LIMES, 3 T OLIVE
hours to spice up. O I L , 11/2 t. C H I L I
Remove and add P OW D E R , and salt
enough water to cover and pepper to taste
the pots bottom. in a bowl.
Cover with lid, and
Cut the zucchini
put in the oven at into long strips, and
200 degrees for 10 slice the corn kernels
to 12 hours, until its from the cobs.
internal temperature
is 200 degrees. Transfer the

Party
No thermometer? vegetables into the
Poke the meat with bowl with the
a finger: If its soft dressing. Add 6 oz.
C R U M B L E D F E TA
enough to fall apart,
and mix. Sprinkle

Food on the
its done.
F O O D S T Y L I S T: J A M I E K I M M . P R O P S T Y L I S T: A L M A M E L E N D E Z .

3 c. P O P P E D
Remove from the P O P C O R N over the
pot, and tear meat top, then dust with a
apart with two forks little extra chili
or your hands.

Cheap
powder, salt, and
Next, if you have pepper to taste.
time, bake it for an
hour or two. Either
way, when done, mix
in the excess rub.
Serve on a
Squad goals: Have everyone over for dinner and enjoy
platter with buns an insanely impressive meal together without spending a lot of
and toppings like time or money. We hit up Leanne Browns Good and Cheap:
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a book, and theyll donate
or four days. BY L AUR A BROUNSTEIN another to someone in need!

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Loving Venus is retrograde all month, promoting reflection over action. Stop sighing
BY AUROR A TOWER over rearview romances; redirect your energy! Jupiter leads the way by moving into
@AUROR A ASTRO meticulous Virgo on the 11th, inspiring you to step up at work and impress the VIPs.

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Keep hustling! Friendships If youre angling Not so fast, Keep analyzing You may nd Youll get a boost
Jupiters arrival in might feel like an for a raise or Sagyou may your relationships yourself from ratcheting
your sign on the awful game of promotion, stay need to put your and personal considering some up your tness
11thone of Clue (who alert for signs innate wander- aspirations. fun with a former routine. When
your best days of stabbed you in about when to lust on hold for a When practical ing or something the Sun moves
the yearwill the back at the make your move. minute. The 3rd Saturn goes deeper with an into your house of
bring in a wave of beach house with Answers will start is a good day for direct on the 2nd, old love. Either relationships on
opportunities a mean tweet?), coming in on the intuition, so youll know way, sparks will the 23rd (kicking
through next but after Venus 15th when the follow your gut. whats right. Take y when Venus your love life into
summer. Save and Jupiter unite Sun unites with The 7tha a break from the makes a trine high gear), youll
time for love on the 4th, youll Venus in your super-lucky soul-searching with your ruler, feel extra-con-
when the Full know whos on zone of fame and daycould bring with a spontane- revolutionary dent in your skin.
Moon enters your team. Break success. Your positive attention ous trip around Uranus, on the Circle the 29th;
your zone of from any haters love life will heat from the big the 26th. 19th. its going to
relationships on around the 8th. up around the bosses at work. YOU NEED: A little YOU NEED: To be a sizzler.
the 29th. YOU NEED: A luxe same time. YOU NEED: To spice in the keep an open YOU NEED: A
YOU NEED: To spa day to totally YOU NEED: To be balance your bedroom. Dont mind when it workout buddy to
clearly articulate unwind. exible at work enthusiasm with be shygo for it! comes to love keep your
your needs. THE LIBRA GUY: even when others practicality in THE CAPRICORN and romance. motivation high.
THE VIRGO GUY: The guy is going are being erratic. order to shine. GUY: He has great THE AQUARIUS THE PISCES GUY:
New condence in circles over a THE SCORPIO GUY: THE SAGITTARIUS ideas but can GUY: This month, Hes reorganizing
has upped his major decision. Hes in the hot GUY: Your boy is be insecure. youre his North his schedule and
swagger. Cue Talk it through, seat at work. easily sidetracked Show how much Star. Relish the priorities. Being
Beyonc and then you gotta School him in the these days. Grab you value his attention by lying exible in more
show him how get him out art of diplomacy his attention enthusiasm by back and ways than one
much you love of his head and with a lesson in with a private getting on board directing him will remind him
his big...dreams. in your bed. giving and taking. bikini show. his surfbordt! southward.... where you t in.
PISCES
LIBRA

SAGITTARIU
SCORPIO

CAPRICORN
AQUARIUS
VIRGO

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August is about A slew of planets If miscommuni- Your nances are
transformation. will be in your cation threatens looking fab!
Channel your zone of home and to derail your Instead of
inner re goddess family, making hard work, stay making it
to secure a win now an ideal time calm. Youll be rain in
youve been to spend QT with rewarded with celebration,
working toward, your family. Do it two golden days focus on
but don't forget during the rst on the 6th and investing in
the crew who part of the the 12th. Wind your future. Make
helped get you month, because down Olivia like a buttery
there. The New
Moon in Leo on
after the 23rd,
your focus will
Popestyle on
the 26th with a
after the 15th by
being more social
LEO may feel inspired to act when
take-charge Mars moves into your
the 14th might shift to more glass of your than usual. GUY sign on the 8th, but dont jump
COURTESY DANIEL S. DUNNAM; GET T Y IMAGES (2).

unveil a new intimate matters favorite red wine. YOU NEED: Less the gun! Now is the time to watch
romance or cast a of the heart. YOU NEED: To stuff! Take Jesse Williams and wait, no matter how much
platonic friend in YOU NEED: To develop a new inventory, and 08.05
a different light. breathe when professional skill ditch what you you want to bust a bold move.
YOU NEED: A family feuding that will take you don't need. Financial gains youll make after
fresh approach hits a nerve. to the next level. THE CANCER GUY: bountiful Jupiter moves into your
to a recurring THE TAURUS GUY: THE GEMINI GUY: A long summer of house of income on the 11th will
problem. If hes feeling less Take a weekend fun has left him LOVES:
be reassuring. Treat yoself to
THE ARIES GUY: than a hundred break with cash-strapped. Receiving praise
without tooting his something nice.
His inner class percent, show limited cell Remind him that
clown is vying for him youre not reception for a the best things in own horn. your year: Your relationships
attention. Spring just a warm body reminder about life are free with a HATES: with old friends and new
for a toy that you but also a trust- the joys of taking decadent indoor Petty bickering connections have huge potential
can both enjoy. worthy listener. things extra slow. picnic for two. and pointless to thrive this year. Embracing
debates. team spirit and sharing the
DREAM DATE: spotlight with others will remind
An all-day people why they want to be in
TAURUS
GEMINI

extravaganza that
ARIES

hes planned from your corner. Just believe in what


start to finish. youre doing and forge ahead.
WIN HIM OVER: Youll have time to celebrate all
By showing off your your wins in a festive way (maybe
silly side and with mistletoe?) in December.
matching his energy you need: To jot down all your
on the streets and
between the genius ideas and insights.
sheets.

Aquarius: The unique twists and


turns of his mind push all the right
buttons. You bring out the noblest
of each others ambitions.
bitch SHOPPING
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COSMO QUIZ

SHOULD YOU LAY OFF


THE IM SORRYS? By Anna Breslaw

4 Your boyfriend is
supposed to come over
and assemble an IKEA
bookshelf for you, but
hes MIA. You:
a. Send him a rage-filled
e-mail. I mean, youre sleeping
with the guy. The least he can
do is help build a Flrm.
b. Say nothingbut make
a mental note in your brains
Shitty Boyfriend ledger.
c. Leave him a voice mail:
Hey, wondering where you are!
Sorry Im being so demanding.
I probably told you the wrong
timemy bad. Love you, bye!

c. Almost every time. 5 You are working late


Ugh, so sorry. and need to bail on drinks
with a friend at the last
minute. You text her:
3 Your roommate a. Hey! Cant make it
borrows your favorite skirt tonight, just FYI. LYLAS!
without asking. Next time b. Gotta flake on plans
you find it, its stretched lame work stuff, ugh. Sangrias
out. Your response: on me next time.
a. Confront her ASAP c. OMG, dont be mad,
forgetting that she covered the but my boss is expecting this
whole cable bill this month. huge project done at 9 a.m.,
b. Let it slide but feel and my coworker has to leave
justified by stealing a few early to take her goldendoodle
bowls of her Capn Crunch. to therapy so I have to stay late,
c. Apologize profusely for and I am soooooooo sorry.
the brand running so small. Dont hate me forever!

MOSTLY As: SORRY, NOT SORRY MOSTLY Bs: JUST SORRY-ISH MOSTLY Cs: SICKENINGLY SORRY
From breaking your BFFs flatiron (it Confrontation makes you squirm Props for taking responsibility, but
EDUARD BONNIN/STOCKSY

fell!) to kicking a guy at CrossFit (he was rather than apologies from either side, constantly prostrating yourself in
in the wrong spot!), you consider youd rather act like it didnt happen. agony can get annoying. Worse, people
yourself too flawless to say sorry. Its There are benefits to being as neutral as will treat you like a doormat. Instead of
admirable that you rarely back down, Switzerland. Just watch yourself. Its a self-hating when something goes
but when it comes to sorry, you gotta short distance between Chill Boulevard wrong, stand your ground. You can be
give a little to get a little. and Passive-Aggressive Avenue. polite without shouldering the blame.

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