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5 Deliciously Low-Cal Dessert Ideas to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
We've all been there; you've been running around all day when suddenly you're struck with a pang of hunger. Not only do you still have hours to go before you can get home, but you've also started feeling that mid-afternoon energy slump. With Fashion Week quickly approaching, this is something that is on our minds more than ever. Rushing around the city from show to show, we'll need all the energy we can get. Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to stop at the closest hot-dog stand and grab a salty carb-filled pretzel, but while this may be the easy choice, it's definitely not the wisest.
Before you reach for that quick fix, take a look at our list of nutritious on-the-go snacks that you can easily stash in that oversized purse we know you're toting around. So, while you're jetting around town this fashion week, make sure you keep that metabolism going with some of these easy, healthy, and delicious grab-and-go
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- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Fri, Feb 5, 2010 4:55 AM EST
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Valentine's Day: A Real Man's Perspective
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but for all you single girls out there, this does not have to be a reason to mope. This Valentine's day, throw convention out the window and celebrate your single status.
The star-studded new movie, Valentine's Day, is due in theaters right in time for any of you who need some last minute plans (Feb. 12). You can even follow in the footsteps of Jessica Biel's character and throw an anti-Valentine's day dinner party for some of your single friends. Whatever you do, make sure to keep yourself surrounded with loved ones. After all, you don't have to be "in love" on Valentine's Day; you just have to have people to love.
Here are some guaranteed ways to make sure your Valentine's Day is memorable:
1. Pamper Yourself with a Spa Day
Get together with friends and celebrate being single by taking a much-needed spa day. If spending money at a spa is not in your budget, then create your own spa in the
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6 Easy Finger Food Recipes to Feed Your Super Bowl Guests
If you are around a bunch of guys, or a specific guy you like, Super Bowl Sunday can be a treacherous minefield for a girl. Being that I'm such a nice guy, I figured I would take it upon myself to present you ladies with 10 things you need to know during the big game on Sunday.
This list includes some basic information you should know on the game itself, as well as things you should avoid doing and saying around any guy.
1. Peyton Manning is the quarterback for Indianapolis and Drew Brees is the quarterback for New Orleans. Don't mix these up. Seriously, don't.
2. Reggie Bush is not just Kim Kardashian's boyfriend -- he's also a running back for the Saints. If he comes up in conversation, don't mention his girlfriend and her generous derriere; instead talk about Bush as a player.
To give you a better idea about Reggie, imagine this scenario: the best looking guy you have ever seen just came up to you and asked you out. You
- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Fri, Feb 5, 2010 4:30 AM EST
Dessert gets a pretty bad rap. Sure, it's the perfect way to end dinner, but one piece of chocolate cake might just add up to an entire day's worth of calories (and let's be honest, the last thing we want to do after a great meal is hit the gym).
Well, you're in luck: enjoying dessert no longer has to be a catch-22. Whether you're entertaining friends, sharing a treat with your Valentine, or rewarding yourself after a long day at the office, satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these mouth-watering, low-calorie dessert ideas --- without worrying that it's going straight to your hips.
Baby Tiramisu (pictured above)
Ingredients:Read More »from 5 Desserts You Don't Have to Feel Guilty About Eating!
1/2 cup non-fat ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee, divided
2 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
It's that time of year again. The holiday that shouldn't be a holiday is upon us. Valentine's Day.
If you're still reading this article after the opening line, congratulations. You've just made the best decision you're going to make today. By reading the first line alone, chances are you think I'm the stereotypical guy who hates Valentine's Day; and doesn't believe in love. I'm not. I'm here to enlighten you.
When celebrating Valentine's Day, you're celebrating the person you love and what you have with that person, but chances are what you have is bull s---. Valentine's Day shouldn't be a holiday or celebration, because if we were to stick to its core values and true meaning, shouldn't it be a celebration that exists every day? Don't get me wrong. Every relationship has its ups and downs. But shouldn't you have the same feeling most days, that you do when your boyfriend gives you flowers on Valentine's Day? Shouldn't sexRead More »from Valentine's Day: A Real Man's Perspective
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Dear What Men Want:
I'm a flirty girl, but I'm not promiscuous at all. Unfortunately, however, men usually assume that I am promiscuous because when I go out, I usually entertain everyone with conversation and a good time -- and I usually end up walking away with a few numbers. I consider myself to be fun and flirty, and I LIKE that part of me, but just because I'm a single girl who needs to know what's/who's out there doesn't mean I sleep around!
I guess my questions for you are: Should I stop talking to so many men when I'm out? Is there such a think as being "too flirty"? (I mean, I'm not flashing boobs or kissing strangers, but I like having a good time.) And lastly, how do I get men to see me as a serious prospect while remaining true to my fun and flirty nature? Please help!
Flirty in Florida
Dear Flirty in Florida:
Your biggest issue isn't whetherRead More »from A Real Man Responds: Am I too Flirtatious?
- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Thu, Feb 4, 2010 6:36 AM EST
We're in a recession and work's slamming you hard -- two good reasons to nix the vacay, even though the travel bug is biting you. But before you resign to Netflixing in your Snuggie, we'll show you how to be a tourist in your own city - whether you've got twenty minutes, two hours, or two days. It might not be caliente like Cabo, but we guarantee you'll feel like you've gotten away from it all - without busting your budget or leaving the city.
So suit up in your Searle and check out these rules to tour by. Just don't forget to bring a map!
Rule #1: Open Your Eyes
Remember what it was like when you first moved here and everything felt foreign and new? When even your corner bodega was an unchartered territory filled with promise? That wasn't just because it was new; it was because, as a newcomer, your senses were heightened and open to everything that was thrown your way, even if it was covered with graffiti and smelled likeRead More »from How to Plan an Affordable Staycation in Your Own City
- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Thu, Feb 4, 2010 6:15 AM EST
Some friends become like family. On the other hand, some friends become worse than enemies: they become parasites. It's perfectly natural for a friendship to change over the years. But what happens when your friendship becomes toxic?
Florence Isaacs, author of Toxic Friends/True Friends, explains to WebMD that "a toxic friendship is unsupportive, draining, unrewarding, stifling, unsatisfying, and often unequal." Isaacs goes on to say that "toxic friends stress you out, use you, are unreliable, are overly demanding, and don't give anything back."
Could you be the victim of having one of these toxic friends? Read on to find out if you have one of these kinds of frenemies in your life.
1. The Competitive Friend
There's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. However, the keyword here is friendly. When a friendship becomes more of a competition, it might be time to end it. This type of friend is always finding ways to compete,Read More »from Toxic Friends: The 5 Types of "Friends" You should Avoid
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Jesus Luz and Madonna Split!
Unlike most of us who cringe at the memory of a broken limb and the subsequent trip to the emergency room, Austin Paul holds a different connotation with his childhood injury. Ten years ago, on the first day of basketball camp, Paul broke his leg, causing him to temporarily drop out of all athletic activities. As a replacement, his mom enrolled him in the only camp that didn't involve using his legs: songwriting.
While this may have been a disappointment for many a teenage boy, Paul was thrilled; since that fateful day, he's written over 400 songs.
Sometimes Paul will find himself walking to class, humming a tune, wondering those familiar thoughts we all have from time to time when we can't place a certain song that's been playing on loop in our minds. Then he'll realize, he just made it up. "It's weird; songs come to me. I've worked with a lot of other songwriters and it seems like that doesn't happen to them," says Paul.
While deep down Paul feels