The Untold Truth Series

The Untold Truth About Kissing

The Untold Truth About Kissing

There is an abundance of advice out there about how to become the world’s best kisser. The reality is kissing is extremely variable. People prefer different styles of kissing at different times and, since everyone does so in their own way, our techniques may change depending on our partner. Science has only just touched upon this complicated subject, but one bombshell we’ve found is that kissing may not be as essential to coupling as many of us believe. “Romantic [...]

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The untold truth about chocolate

The untold truth about chocolate

Will all the chocoholics please stand up? That’s a lot of you — Americans reportedly consume an average of 24 pounds of chocolate per person each year, supporting an $18 billion per year industry. You may be surprised to learn, however, that the sweet chocolate candies and desserts you enjoy today weren’t always such a sweet treat. With a history spanning over 4,000 years, chocolate has traveled a rocky road to become the mass-produced success it is today. A brief [...]

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The untold truth of Valentine's Day

The untold truth of Valentine’s Day

Roses, chocolates, and beautiful heart-shaped doilies are usually the images that come to mind when we think of Valentine’s Day. Red hearts and heartfelt cards decorate every store, and all your coupled-up friends have a little spring in their step. But if you’re not Valentine’s Day’s biggest fan, take heart. It didn’t start out as a day of love. Its origins lie in drunken festivals and jail cells. Today, Valentine’s Day means big business for card, flower, and candy companies. From [...]

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The untold truth of what happens to your body when you drink coffee

An estimated 80 percent of Americans drink coffee. It’s the second most traded commodity on Earth. Which makes sense, because coffee tastes great and gives you energy.  I love my coffee. I start every morning with a nice cup of cold brew. Have you ever wondered what actually happens to your body when you drink coffee ? I went to the experts to find out.  You get happier There’s a reason so many people start their day with coffee — because it [...]

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The untold truth about the average women’s clothing size

In 2016, a comprehensive study by the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education debunked a figure most women had come to accept as “average.” In summary, the journal suggested prioritizing a fairly massive overhaul of both Misses and Plus size clothing standards because the average American woman actually wears a size 16 to 18, not size 14, as once was assumed. What’s the reason for the increase in clothing size? And why, in 2018 — despite the incredibly thorough report and [...]

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The untold truth of lip injections

The untold truth of lip injections

Blame it on the Kardashians or the constant Instagram selfies, but lip injections are all the rage and don’t appear to be going anywhere soon. This outpatient procedure performed by a plastic surgeon is becoming more common, but that doesn’t mean it’s risk-free. From temporary bruising to permanent tissue death, there is a lot more to lip injections than meet the eye. Before you consider going for a pouty pucker, make sure you have all the facts. They could cause [...]

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The untold truth of the Fitbit

The untold truth of the Fitbit

Fitbits have taken the fitness world by storm, and some people are just downright addicted to them. If you have one, you might not be able to leave the house without it. You might obsessively check to see how many steps you’ve taken that day, or how long you’ve slept, or how your heart rate went up during your latest burst of cardio. But there’s so, so much more to that Fitbit on your wrist, so we took a [...]

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The untold truth of lipstick

The untold truth of lipstick

Rocking a bold, red lip can take your night from boring to epic. There is something about lipstick that changes us, makes us feel more brave and beautiful. When we put on lipstick, it’s for a reason — either we’re going out, or we want to achieve a certain look. There are actually scientific studies proving that lipstick changes us and makes us feel more confident. However, there are also studies that show its potential dangers. Before you reach into [...]

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The untold truth of perfume

The untold truth of perfume

There’s something very mysterious about perfume. Unlike anything else, it’s the only thing we wear that is invisible, it’s unique on everyone, and most of the time we have very little understanding of the ingredients. I asked several fragrance industry insiders to spill their secrets about what is really in perfume, how to choose right scent, why that fragrance smells so good on your friend, but not quite so delightful on you, and so much more. You will never [...]

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