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Maria Del Russo


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Recent articles by Maria:

Is Dry Shampoo Bad For Your Hair? Expert Advice

Turns out, dry shampoo may not be as great for your hair as we thought. → Read More

Cyber Affairs Are on the Rise During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Cheating site Ashley Madison has seen an uptick in users during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Here, women talk about why they're cheating in quarantine — and how they're getting away with it. → Read More

All the Single Ladies Are Fostering Pets for Company During Coronavirus Isolation

Women who live alone are getting cats and dogs for company during self-isolation recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's why that's a great idea, plus plenty of cute photos. → Read More

Coronavirus Could Change the Wedding Industry For Years

Brides with weddings in March through May already know that the CDC has cautioned against any gatherings over 50. But if your wedding is as far out as 2021, you might still be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic's affect on the wedding industry. → Read More

5 Stories Of What It's Like To Date As A Plus-Size Woman

Five plus-size women share their dating experiences. → Read More

Princess Diana's Best Hair and Beauty Moments

It's the late Princess Diana's birthday and we can't help but feel a little nostalgic. With her quintessentially '80s coiffure and repeatedly sophisticated → Read More

Alyssa Milano Proposed a Sex Strike This Weekend, And No Thanks!

I would rather not, but what's your next idea? → Read More

I Tried Everything to Treat My Migraines — Here's What Worked

My very unscientific experiment has had undeniable results. → Read More

These women care for their ailing husbands. They say dating other men is how they take care of themselves.

‘Unless someone has lived my life, they have no idea what it’s like’ → Read More

What Happened When I Deleted My Dating Apps and Opened My DMs

Let's call this a different kind of online dating. → Read More

Why Sex and Masturbating Feel So...Different

And what it means if you like one way more than the other. → Read More

7 Expert-Approved Lip Balms For Healing Chapped Lips In Winter

Seven of the best expert-approved lip balms to protect your pout from the freezing weather. → Read More

This One Dating Lie Has Ruined SO Many Relationships

It's not helping anyone to pretend you want something that you don't. → Read More

What's Actually Going on When a Man Can't Orgasm

There are myriad factors that can keep him from finishing — none of them are you. → Read More

Hometown Tinder Is a Nightmare

Right-swipe your way to the redemption story every rom-com promised your awkward-teen self you would get. → Read More

The One Beauty Product I Put in My Bag When I Know I'm Going to Hook Up

If you know you're a sure thing, but don't want to let your date know, be discreet about the number of beauty products you tote along. This ONE does it all for me. → Read More

The Best Workouts to Deal With Simmering Rage

I tried five different exercises to burn off my anger. Here’s what worked. → Read More

Which Hairstyle Got Me the Most Dates?

A five-week-long hair experiment, all in the name of science. Or, in the name of getting dates. → Read More

6 Nightmare First Dates That Led to Marriage Anyway

Sometimes a truly horrifying date is not a sign of what's to come. These married couples told InStyle about the bad first dates that got it all started. → Read More

Relationship Red Flags You’re Missing, According to a Divorce Lawyer

A divorce attorney weighs in on the relationship troubles that often lead to divorce, but don't have to. → Read More