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  • Just Don't! Food Combinations That Are Bad for You
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 20 Jan 2015

    While animal protein and starch is one of the most common food combinations, it can definitely affect your digestion. But if you’re not giving it up anytime soon, then you should learn about other food combinations to avoid for various reasons.

    From combinations of foods that slow down digestion to those that mess with your energy levels, here are some of the combos that you should try to avoid on a regular basis.

    Muffins and Orange Juice

    While muffins are filled with carbs and orange juice has all the sugar from the fruit but very little of the fiber, this combination can raise your energy levels quickly, followed by a crash. Whole grain muffins deliver fiber that you do need for your breakfast, but you should still skip the orange juice, and also avoid it if you’re eating cereal for breakfast, particularly when mixed with milk.

    Bananas and Dairy

    Forget about the taste of a banana smoothie, since this fruit and milk amount to one of the worst food combinations to avoid. Your digestion will slow down and your energy levels can also drop. If bananas are a big part of your breakfast, then you can combine them with a non-dairy milk, whether it’s almond, coconut or another good replacement.

    Melon and Prosciutto



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  • What We've Learned from Pimple Popping Videos
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Acne and Skin Problems
    Published On 20 Jan 2015

    The best pimple popping are also the grossest, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming viral sensations. While many squirm when watching them, they often contain important lessons about extracting blackheads, whiteheads and even sebaceous cysts.

    Check out the most important pimple popping tips we’ve learned from gross videos that will shock you. Remember that it’s always best to leave extraction to the pros, but if you absolutely have to do it yourself, here’s what you should know.

    Don’t Wait Forever

    Tackling a zit too soon can lead to a nasty infection, usually in the form of a big red bump, but waiting for too long can be just as bad.



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  • The Best and Worst Celebrity Bands
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 20 Jan 2015

    While some actors end up choosing Hollywood over a music career, others try to have both, and the results aren’t always worthwhile. A solo career is definitely more difficult that putting together a bad, so these celebrities decided to collaborate with other musicians.

    Check out some of the best and worst celebrity bands, some that have achieved critical success and even sold a lot of records, and some that are remembered for all the wrong reasons.

    The Best Celebrity Bands

    While acting still comes first for these celebrities, their musical efforts either made a splash in the charts or gained quite a following.

    Jared Leto’s 30 Seconds To Mars

    Even though Jared Leto took a five year break from his acting to focus on his musical ambitions, he still managed to get back on top and win an Academy Award for “Dallas Buyers Club”. 



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  • 10 Best Celebrity Apps
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 17 Jan 2015

    While some celebrities expand their brands with fragrances or try to get into the design business, other see apps as a good opportunity to make some extra money. From tried and true concepts with a celebrity name behind them to more fresh concept, here are some of the best celebrity apps.

    The most successful apps created with the input of celebrities manage to focus on their brand, but that hasn’t stopped many stars from trying out something new in the app world. Check out some of their best creations.

    Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood

    Climbing the Hollywood social ladder is something Kim Kardashian knows a lot about, which is why her freemium game was an instant hit. 

    Kim Kardashian Hollywood App



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  • 10 of the Biggest Fitness Trends in 2015
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Exercises
    Published On 16 Jan 2015

    When you’re constantly looking for more effective workouts that keep you engaged so you don’t plateau in your fitness routine, spice things up this year with some of the best fitness trends of 2015.

    Whether you’ve tried them all already or you’re familiar with just a few of these fitness trends, you should start paying attention to them since they’re definitely getting big this year. From shorter workouts to a bigger emphasis on recovery after your exercise routine, here are the big trends in the fitness world this year.

    High Intensity Interval Training

    If you haven’t tried HIIT yet, you definitely should give it a shot. It’s fast, it’s never boring and it always deliver results. You’ll get to choose from more high intensity interval training options at gyms, and because it’s a very versatile concept, keeping things fresh with this workout won’t allow you to plateau. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or get really fit, HIIT is the way to go.

    Shorter Workouts

    HIIT can definitely pack more exercise in less time, but it’s not the only way to get a full workout in a shorter time. More and more gyms are acknowledging that their clients don’t always have an hour to workout and offering classes that take 30 minutes or less. With or without machines, look out for workouts that accomplish more in less time.



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  • How to Do Makeup for Harsh Fluorescent Office Lighting
    Posted In Makeup / Makeup Tips
    Published On 16 Jan 2015

    If you have to work or spend a lot of time under fluorescent lighting, you should definitely adapt your makeup to the very unflattering situation. From choosing the right colors to using the best types of products, there are plenty of ways to make yourself look better in this type of environment.

    Check out some of the best fluorescent lighting makeup tips and make sure your look will be as successful in natural lighting and in less flattering conditions. The easiest solution would be to apply your makeup under fluorescent lighting, but that’s not always easy.

    Invest in a Good Makeup Mirror

    There’s no point in installing fluorescent lighting in your home when you can get the same effect with a lighted makeup mirror. Choose a mirror with a fluorescent light setting, that’s usually labeled as “office” and you’ll be able to experiment and adapt your looks successfully with less trial and error.

    Choose Creamy Consistencies

    Even if you blend very well and finish with a translucent one, powders can make your skin look dry under fluorescent lights. Using creamy products, from tinted moisturizers to cream blush, is one of the best fluorescent lighting makeup tips. You can also use highlighters and lip gloss to counteract the drying effect of the light.

    Prep Thoroughly



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  • How to Help Him Be More Confident
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 16 Jan 2015

    If your guy lacks confidence, that can certainly translate into some trouble for the relationship. His self esteem should be his problem, but if you care about him, you have quite a few options to help him out.

    Sometimes the right way to go is not to address the problem head on, but instead to start with a few subtle ways of encouraging him and helping him overcome the issue. If that doesn’t help, there are a few more steps that you can use when figuring out how to help him be more confident.

    Encourage Him to Focus on the Positives

    A healthy way to create a support system in any relationship, focusing on the positives can help. If he brushes aside all his achievement, it’s up to you to make a big deal about them and encourage him to take it to the next level. If he wants to talk about how useless he is, hijack the conversation and remind of things he’s good at.

    Support Him in His Goals

    One of the best ways to help him be more confident is to support him when he sets goals for himself. That doesn’t mean that you should take over and push him when he’s not willing to push himself, but you should always be supportive and offer to help out when he’s trying to reach an important goal, either in his education or in his career.



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  • 10 Ways to Deal with a Jealous Boyfriend
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 16 Jan 2015

    A bit of jealousy and possessiveness is healthy in most relationships, but when it’s going too far, it can become a huge problem. If your guy is more jealous than most, you’ll need to do two things: take his feelings into consideration, while also knowing when to draw the line.

    Find out how to deal with a jealous boyfriend without making him feel bad about it, but without letting him control you either. From a little bit of leeway on your part, to his commitment to change, here’s what you can do about excessive jealousy.

    1. Don’t Give Him Any Reasons to Be Jealous

    Your first step is to throw away any attempts of teasing him, joking about flirting with other guys or adding to the issue in any gratuitous way. This doesn’t mean that you have to stay 3 feet away from any guy or let him control the way you dress. It just means that you shouldn’t use his jealousy against him to make things worse.

    2. Figure Out the Root of the Problem

    When you’re figuring out how to deal with a jealous boyfriend, it’s important to know if it’s part of his personality or if he’s been through any situations that created the problem. If one of his parents cheated or if he’s been hurt by other girlfriends, it’s important to acknowledge the validity of his feelings, while also letting him know that he doesn’t have a right to be insanely jealous because of his past.

    3. Appreciate His Efforts to Change



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  • The Ways to Lose Weight in 2015
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 14 Jan 2015

    Fats may be coming back in 2015, but refined sugar is definitely on its way out, and plenty of replacements are vying to take its place. Whether you want to lose a few pounds or to make sure that you’re making the healthiest food choices, check out the best diet trends 2015.

    From brand new diet books that are already making an impact to rediscovering classics like cauliflower and bone broth, here are the major dieting trends that are going big this year.

    The Girlfriend Diet

    From the editors of Good Housekeeping magazine, “The Girlfriend Diet: Lose Together to Keep It Off Forever!” is the dieting book that focuses on group efforts in order to achieve results. 

    With a four-week meal plan that’s inspired by the Mediterranean diet, the book promises to deliver a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, while the social and shared experience makes it easier to stay focused on weight loss goals.

    Bone Broth



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  • Butter Up with the Best Body Butters
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Top to Toe
    Published On 14 Jan 2015

    Hydrating your skin without leaving any greasy residues, body butter can be the perfect hand moisturizer, while also helping you deal with rough skin patches or dry cuticles.

    Check out some of the best body butters and you won’t go back to lotion. Whether you’re looking for a 100% organic option or for a body butter that also delivers amazing aromatherapy benefits along with its moisturizing power, here are 10 excellent options that you should consider.

    Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Body Butter

    If you’re looking for a mesmerizing scent in your rich and moisturizing body butter, you can’t go wrong with Laura Mercier’s crème brûlée.

    Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Body Butter 

    Mixing shea butter, grape seed oil, illipe butter, along with honey and aloe, the hydrating and soothing body butter also has a delicious fragrance, mixing French vanilla bean and caramel.

    The Body Shop Chocomania Body Butter

    The Bodyshop Chocomania Body Butter



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  • She's Just Being Miley: Her Most Controversial Moments So Far!
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 14 Jan 2015

    After becoming a teen idol with her role in “Hannah Montana”, Miley Cyrus has transformed into a more edgy pop star, and started plenty of controversies in the past 7 years.

    From her latest naked photo shoot to her risqué 2008 Vanity Fair shoot, see some of Miley Cyrus’ most controversial moments. The singer has been hacked, has gone from denying drug use to celebrating it, and has gotten in trouble for more than her sexy moves and shoots. Here are the controversial Miley highlights.

    2015 Miley Gets Naked in V Magazine

    After Kim Kardashian tried to break the internet by going full frontal in Paper magazine, Miley went for a different approach. 

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  • Beauty Tips to Use During Your Period
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Top to Toe
    Published On 13 Jan 2015

    The big hormonal changes that your body goes through when you’re on your period can also wreak havoc on your skin. From enlarged pores to dull skin and from puffiness to flat hair, here are the most common period beauty issues and their solutions.

    Discover a few excellent beauty tips to use during your period in order to fight a lot of problems that are caused by hormone shifts. Whether you’re dealing with acne, oily skin or other period related skin problems, here’s what to do.

    Fake Your Glow

    When you’re dealing with dull skin, there’s not much you do about it, but you have plenty of options to hide the problem. Look for products with illuminating particles, from concealer and foundation to serums and moisturizers. However, herbal facial masks can also help, particularly those rich in antioxidants, thanks to ingredients like green tea.

    Fight Oil

    In low estrogen days, your skin can get very oily. One of the best beauty tips to use during your period is to find the right cleanser. Look for a low pH product with anti-inflammatory properties. You can also use products designed for acne-prone skin, that include salicylic acid. Sulfur masks can also make a big difference in cleaning your pores and preventing bacteria from causing more pimples.



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  • This Is How You Wear a Sparkly Dress
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 13 Jan 2015

    Metallics are becoming a big trend on the red carpet. While this sexy look isn’t for the office, you can certainly make a big splash on special occasions with the right amount of sparkle.

    Whether you love sequins or metallic dresses are your thing, find out how to wear a sparkly dress to full effect. From choosing the right accessories to making sure that your hair and makeup don’t detract from the dress, here are the most important style tips for sparkly looks.

    Focus on the Fit

    While you can certainly go for a looser fit, as long as you belt your sparkly dress, the initial fit is very important to your look. Metallics and sequins aren’t very forgiving, so going too tight is definitely a mistake, particularly in the waist area. Skin tight is also a less than perfect look, so make sure that you find the balance between fit and flowy that works for your body type.

    Black Spakrly Sequin Dress
    photo: Olivia E.

    Choose the Right Neckline

    If you’re going for a very sexy vibe, you’re better off revealing arms and legs than cleavage. Going with a plunging neckline when you wear a sparkly dress can definitely push your look into Las Vegas showgirl territory. Stay sophisticated with a high neckline. If you opt for a halter neckline, you’ll also have to tone down your accessories a bit.

    Dressing Down Silver Sequin Dress
    photo: Carla E.

    Balance Your Look



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  • Eyebrow Bleaching 101
    Posted In Makeup / Makeup Tips
    Published On 12 Jan 2015

    Bleaching eyebrows has been around for a while, but the look really took off in Fall 2014, both on the runways and with celebrities. If you’re tempted to try it out, learn more about the process and the effects on your brows and your overall look.

    From gently lightening the color of your brows to making them “invisible”, there are many interpretations to the trend. Check out a few very important bleaching eyebrows tips that will help you make the decision if the look is worth trying.

    The Bleached Eyebrows Trend

    Very light eyebrows have shown up during Fashion Week from time to time, but in 2014 they were embraced by more designers than usual. Models like Kendall Jenner and Lara Stone rocked the trend on the runway, while celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry also experimented with bleached eyebrows.

    Try a Temporary Solution

    Just like most models and celebrities did, trying the look temporarily before committing to it is one of the best bleaching eyebrow tips. Whether you use a light brow pencil, tinted brow gel or simply foundation and powder, experiment with the look before making a big move like using a bleaching agent on your brows.



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  • 10 Exercises You’re Doing Wrong
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Exercises
    Published On 12 Jan 2015

    When you perform exercises for a long time, you might forget about the rules and important details that make them effective. That’s how you end up with exercises you’re doing wrong, and that means that your muscles are getting less of a workout.

    From planks and lunges to exercising with a jump rope or stair machine, here are a few common mistakes that are preventing you from getting the best workout and might even be causing harm. Take the time to analyze your exercise routine temporarily and make sure that you’re not doing it wrong.

    Planks

    If you look forward to planks because they seem an easy exercise, you might be doing them wrong. If you can stay in the position for more than 20 seconds, you’re definitely not engaging your core muscles, and you’re relying too much on your joints. Your elbows should be aligned with your shoulders and the line of your body should be completely straight.

    Leg Lifts

    Side Leg Lifts

    The classic side leg lift can help you tone your legs, but it’s one of the exercises you’re doing wrong if you’re performing it on a flat surface. By lying flat when you do side leg lifts you’re working out your hip muscles more than your legs. Try this exercise with your elbow on a low platform and your bottom leg bent at the knee for a better workout.

    Lunges



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  • 10 Red Carpet Trends from the 2015 Golden Globes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Celebrity Fashion Style
    Published On 12 Jan 2015

    Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony featured stunning red carpet looks and plenty of style inspiration. Red, white and blue were the major colors and halter necklines made a comeback.

    Check out some of the best 2015 Golden Globes red carpet trends and find out which celebrities picked the most successful looks. From old Hollywood glamor to sexy and more risqué outfits, here are the major trends that made a splash on Sunday, January 11, at the Golden Globe Awards.

    Red Dresses

    While red used to be considered a risky choice for the red carpet, plenty of celebrities opted for the eye catching color this year. Allison Williams rocked a dramatic Armani Privé gown, Viola Davis opted for Donna Karan Atelier, while Lena Dunham had one of her best style moments in Zac Posen.

    Golden Globes 2015 Red Dresses



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  • 10 Simple and Effective Beauty Tricks
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Top to Toe
    Published On 11 Jan 2015

    While tricks like using toothpaste on pimples and cocoa butter to prevent stretch marks are either risky or harmless, some beauty tips have proven their efficacy again and again on a wide variety of skin and hair types.

    Take a look at a few beauty tips that really work and give them a chance to convince you of their usefulness. From replacing toner with witch hazel to using loose powder as an emergency fix instead of dry shampoo, here are a few beauty tricks that actually deliver results.

    1. Use Witch Hazel Instead of Toner

    Even if you don’t go natural with most of your skin care products and makeup, this replacement will definitely benefit your skin. Witch hazel is cheap and can be found in many health food stores. Free of alcohol or chemicals, it can clean your skin perfectly, without stripping moisture from the skin or messing with oil production.

    2. Apply Skin Care from the Outside of Your Face

    Most women start at the center of the face, but rarely get to the outer edges, where signs of aging are often more visible. Try one of the beauty tips that really work and change your application technique. Start at the jawline and hairline and work your way inward to make an important improvement to your skin care routine.



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  • Concealer Hacks That Will Change Everything
    Posted In Makeup / Makeup Tips
    Published On 11 Jan 2015

    Using concealer the right way can make a huge difference to your makeup. Even if you’re not making any beginner mistakes, there’s always room for improvement. Try these useful tricks to really get your money’s worth when it comes to concealer.

    With the help of some of the best concealer hacks, you’ll be able to improve your makeup skills and get a perfect complexion every single time. From the right way to apply it to a few novel uses, here are the concealer tips and tricks that are always useful.

    Never Apply Before Foundation

    While many women think that the correct order is moisturizer, concealer and foundation, pros know that it’s always best to apply the concealer on top of the foundation. That way, you’ll be using less to get the right look and you won’t have to worry about blending your foundation. While you apply foundation and blend it correctly, most of the concealer gets removed.

    Layer Concealers to Hide Problem Areas

    In order to fight redness, you need a little green, but the way you apply it is very important. If you’re dealing with acne, try one of the best best concealer hacks and dab just a touch of green concealer on top of the redness, before your regular shade. For really dark under eye circles, used a salmon or peach concealer. If you want to correct uneven skin tone, then a yellow concealer is the best option.



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  • 10 Common Dating Mistakes After Divorce
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Flirting and Dating
    Published On 11 Jan 2015

    A divorce is a very stressful experience that leaves many women emotionally vulnerable, so getting back to dating isn’t exactly the easiest thing. There are many mistakes you can make that will keep you single or just prevent you from finding the right guy.

    In order to increase your chances for a successful relationship, it’s important to know and avoid the most common dating mistakes after divorce. From starting a rebound relationship too quickly to testing everyone you date, here’s what not to do when you want to date again.

    1. Dating Before You’re Prepared

    Taking your time to get ready for a new relationship is very important. It doesn’t matter if your ex has already moved on, it’s not a contest. Focus on the lessons you learned from the failed marriage in order to prepare yourself for dating again. If you’re lonely, spend more time with friends instead of starting a relationship before you’re ready.

    2. Expecting the New Guy to Fix Your Heart

    Healing a broken heart is up to you. One of the biggest dating mistakes after divorce is thinking that once you find the right guy everything will fall into place. You can’t depend on a new boyfriend to help you work through the pain and the baggage of your divorce. Setting expectations that are too high will result in disappointment and more heartache.

    3. Blaming Everything on Your Ex



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