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Want a Better Sex Life? Play Some Music

Courtesy: @Rihanna

Image: @Rihanna

Unlucky in love? Log off Tinder and start adding music to your iTunes library. A recent study conducted by smart speaker manufacturer Sonos, Apple Music and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin revealed that music can actually improve your sex life. Not only is there a connection between sexual attraction and musical taste, but we have more sex when we’re listening to our favorite tunes.

Sonos surveyed 30,000 listeners and conducted an in-home experiment where 30 households spent one week without music and one week listening to music out loud. They discovered that with music playing, the distance between household members decreased by 12%, they spent 4.5 more hours together and they were 18% more likely to say “I love you” to one another.

Couples experienced more intimacy too, reporting 37% more awake time in bed doing you-know-what (we’re guessing Zayn Malik’s new song was playing in the background). And if you date someone with similar musical tastes, the physical attraction is even higher. Nearly 59% of listeners said they’re more attracted to people who play music they enjoy.

Guys, in case you were wondering, playing Rihanna is a great way to win points this Valentine’s Day. You’re welcome. 

[via Fast Company]


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Edie Campbell Is Sorely Miscast in Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Back in August 2015, we were anticipating Peter Dundas‘ debut collection for Roberto Cavalli, which ultimately received shocking reviews from our forum members and now the advertising campaign for Spring 2016 doesn’t seem to hold much promise, either. Going against the stereotypical Cavalli woman, Dundas cast Brit beauty Edie Campbell as the face of the iconic Italian label and enlisted the photographic expertise of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The duo shot the model both on location and in the studio for a contrasting set of images, but the idea has fallen completely flat.

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2016 : Edie Campbell by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


“When I think about Roberto Cavalli, the words ‘sex appeal’ come to mind. Why choose Edie who has zero sex appeal? Wow…just sad to see this brand in a lost stage!!” exclaimed a horrified congacon straight away.

Also in a state of shock over the casting was DutchHomme: “How this boring model with a bland face and without facial expressions is scoring so many covers and campaigns…is just unbelievable. Good for her but I don’t get it. ZERO life in her eyes, no energy. She always looks like she needs a good nap.” (more…)

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Watch: Chloë Sevigny, Nick Jonas and More Dramatically Recite Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”

In case you’ve been out of the popular culture loop as of late, the new celeb trend is to reimagine chart-toppers as dramatic readings, the latest being Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”.

Inspired by W Magazine‘s spin on Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, Vanity Fair rounded up 29 celebs at Sundance to recite the lyrics of Biebs’ banger of a tune, with the likes of John Legend, Chelsea Handler, Maya Rudolph, Kate Beckinsale and more telling the camera that they’re missing “more than just your body”.

While they don’t really attempt to channel the 21-year-old Canadian, they totally succeed at emphasising how fab these lyrics are, without a hoard of Adidas-clad dancers in the background. They even let out “oh-oh” and “yeah” once or twice. And by once or twice, I mean maybe a couple of hundred times. 

Watch the hilarious video for yourself above.

[Via Vanity Fair]

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Get Your First Look at Zac Posen for MAC Cosmetics

Courtesy: MAC Cosmetics

Courtesy: MAC Cosmetics

Zac Posen is venturing into the beauty realm with his first-ever color collection for MAC Cosmetics. The makeup range includes transparent pressed powder, nude, orange and fuchsia lipsticks, frosty eyeshadow, nude and coral blush and black liner and mascara. Zac Posen for MAC also offers two brushes: a kabuki and contour brush.

The matte gray packaging and gold lettering feels sleek and luxurious, an apparent nod to Zac’s “modern and timeless designs on the runway,” the press release reads. The line ranges from $18 for lipstick to $54 for the kabuki brush. (more…)

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Oscar Nominee Brie Larson Is ELLE’s March Cover Girl (Forum Buzz)

Redesigns are all the rage this month with InStyle starting off the trend and now ELLE appears to have switched things up a notch, delivering a clean and minimalist cover for March 2016. The magazine welcomes Oscar nominee Brie Larson to its newly revamped edition, who looks fantastic wearing a lace dress from Givenchy before the lens of Terry Tsiolis.

US Elle March 2016 : Brie Larson by Terry Tsolis


The change left our forums with mixed views, however. “I think she’s a really good actress but in her print work she always looks so normal and bland IMO. This is the first time that she looks like a movie star. Still, I’m not sure I like it,” voiced an uncertain kokobombon.

“More modern? Huh!! This actually looks dated to me, like a random U.K. ELLE cover from 2005!!” critiqued Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Shailene Woodley Covers InStyle’s Newly Revamped March Issue (Forum Buzz)

Given the fact that InStyle subtly rejigged its masthead back in November 2014, we should have known a full-blown redesign of the magazine was coming this spring, complete with an entirely different layout and a host of new fonts. For InStyle‘s March 2016 Super Fashion Issue boasting 490 pages, Shailene Woodley graces the title’s front cover, shot by Thomas Whiteside. Styled by Melissa Rubini, the Divergent actress wears an intriguing dress from Delpozo as she entices us to grab a copy when the mag hits newsstands on February 12.

US Instyle March 2016 : Shailene Woodley by Thomas Whiteside


Unfortunately, InStyle‘s overhaul did not go down too well with our forums. “What in the world is going on with U.S. InStyle?? Awful March cover. Shailene’s cover a couple of years back was much nicer than this. I am really not liking the background colors they’re using…the white worked much better for them,” disapproved Handbag Queen.

“Wow that Shailene cover is awful. She looks sweaty and uncomfortable!” exclaimed an unimpressed SallyAlbright. (more…)