Jessica Pels

Digital Director

As the editor of Cosmopolitan.com, I oversee the content and editorial operations for all of Cosmo's digital efforts. Previously I served as the digital director of Marie Claire, where I tripled our readership, and I've held print and hybrid posts at Glamour and Teen Vogue. In 2013 I launched an interactive e-commerce platform for a fashion-tech startup, and in a former life I was a ballet dancer and NYU film student. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and my adorable (if very serious-looking) dog. 

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28 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for the Procrastinators Among Us (Cough Cough)

Get ready to *finally* check off every person on your list.✓

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Meet Your New Podcast Obsession: A Broadway Musical Made Just for Your Earbuds

'36 Questions'—starring 'Frozen's Jonathan Groff and up-and-comer Jessie Shelton—is breaking the mold in more ways than one.

Help Us Win a Webby Award!

Our Women and Guns project has been nominated for a People's Voice honor—but we need your vote to win.

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Following a "nervous breakdown," the star is headed back home.

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Warning: Hillary Clinton's Thanksgiving Surprise Might Make You Bawl

Especially if you've had a...how shall we say...politically tense holiday?

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Donald Trump Has Won the American Presidency

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Bigger family for Ashton and Mila, more cuteness for us.

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Who *hasn't* asked themselves if the world would be a better place with fried chicken-flavored nails?

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The co-chair is turning heads with this short silver number.

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Anybody got some Dolce & Gabbana headphones we can borrow?

Follow as We Snap Live from the Golden Globes

Exclusive access to everything from the red carpet to the after-parties.

Explaining Gigi Hadid's Magic Hair

Everyone thinks she cut it, but she didn't—and this is how she tricked us.

Chrissy Teigen Shows Off Her Adorable Growing Baby Bump

It's cute and all, but "Somebody is early to the party."