So you have this best friend who happens to be a member of the opposite sex, and then one day it dawns on you that you're kind of in love with him. You attempt to push your feelings aside in order to preserve your friendship because, face it, it would be worse not to have him in your life at all. But after much inner debate, you try to work up the confidence to confront him about your feelings. Will your effort be pointless in the end? Will sharing your feelings ruin the friendship altogether? What to do?
Well, don't worry -- it happens to the best of us. As far as we're concerned, there is a way to have your cake and eat it too. Follow these steps to turn your best friend into your boyfriend pronto.
Unfortunately, when you realize that you may have feelings for someone, your demeanor towards them immediately starts to change. Do not, we repeat DO NOT let this happen! Especially with your best
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So you have this best friend who happens to be a member of the opposite sex, and then one day it dawns on you that you're kind of in love with him. You attempt to push your feelings aside in order to preserve your friendship because, face it, it would be worse not to have him in your life at all. But after much inner debate, you try to work up the confidence to confront him about your feelings. Will your effort be pointless in the end? Will sharing your feelings ruin the friendship altogether? What to do?Read More »from How to Get Past the "Friend Zone"
- StyleCaster | New Year – Wed, Jan 13, 2010 4:17 AM EST
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Beat the Seasonal Blues With Our Winter Survival Guide
It's easy to splurge with extra calories while celebrating a special occasion at your favorite restaurant. But on a day-to-day basis, it's important to make healthy choices, especially if you opt to dine out more than you dine in.
However, it can be just as easy to make healthy choices as you explore new restaurants and different types of cuisine without sacrificing taste. All you have to do is plan ahead. Most restaurants post their menus online, so it's easy to check out what healthy options are available in advance. Because they're prepared in less fat, search for menu items that are baked, grilled, broiled, poached, or steamed.
Simple Steps to Better Posture
When it comes to choosing an appetizer, opt for a soup or salad. Be mindful of your dressing choice, though --- dressings (and other sauces) can turn a healthy salad into a calorie overload. Ask for vinaigrette rather than a cream-based dressing and have it come on the
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We all have those days when we come up with a million things to do, but instead, choose to sit on the couch all day and watch a Jersey Shore marathon. But there will be none of that in 2010. Take on the day, learn something new, do something productive, and help those less fortunate. Not only will your day be more lively, but you will have something else to talk about other than the latest celebrity antics. Here are some ways that you can maximize your spare time while enhancing your personal character and giving back to your community -- all at the same time.
1. Pick Up a Camera
Capture those special moments in the lives of you and your loved ones. Years down the road everyone will appreciate that you did. Pictures make great gifts for the most important people in your life, and it's easy for anyone to do. All you need is a camera and an eye for beauty. Check out our top ten most stylish cameras here for some ideas on how to get started. Take your
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The Best Ways to Maximize Your Time in 2010
Remember when your parents used to stress how important good posture was? "Sit up straight," was a phrase we all heard over and over again. Well, they definitely knew what they were talking about--who wants to be the next Hunchback of Notre Dame? Not us! Slouching doesn't look good on anyone.
If you're dying to have impeccable posture, you're in luck. Check out what good posture actually means, how to sit and stand appropriately, the consequences of letting your posture slide, and the exercises that will get you on the fast track to a perfect stance!
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The Meaning of Good Posture
Posture, as you may or may not know, is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. You must train your body to stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or
- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Mon, Jan 11, 2010 5:09 PM EST
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Colorful Home Decor Ideas to Combat the Winter Blues
In the monotony of the everyday, it is inevitable that our minds slowly drift away from the computer screens in front of us and into visions of exotic travel destinations. What usually brings us back? Our bank account statement. The most common excuse we have heard for people not going on a trip they pine for is, "I don't have enough money." Your income should not be what holds you back from venturing on your dream vacation. A lack of funds is no longer a legitimate excuse; the key is to plan ahead and be resourceful. Remember, a limited budget doesn't mean that you won't have a great time. After all, some of the best travel stories come from trips done on a shoestring budget. Here are our tips on how to plan your dream vacation without emptying your bank account.
1. Plan Ahead
Buying your plane ticket in advance will reduce the cost immensely; the longer you wait, the higher the price will be. Look to travel during off-peak
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How to Wear Winter Florals!
Anything Chanel seems to garner the sort of attention that results in immediate obsession and desire. The latest is a collection of transfer tattoos that first appeared on their spring/summer 2010 runway. For all of us who want a tattoo, but can't stomach the needles or the permanence, Chanel has graciously provided us with a chic alternative. The tattoos contain floral designs, dangling chains, and the signature Chanel logo, just in case you forgot exactly who you were wearing. The transfer tattoo is likely to bring out your fashionista rocker side, so if you feel the need to head bang or walk with some attitude, carry on; you are, after all, wearing a Chanel tattoo. The tattoos will be sold at Selfridges starting on March 1, so if you were debating getting a real tattoo, save it. This one might be better.
Chanel not really your style? Here are some of our other favorite tattoos that were showcased on the Spring/Summer 2010 runway.
- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Fri, Jan 8, 2010 4:52 PM EST
Winter has blown in some freezing cold temperatures but that doesn't mean you have to go into confinement. Instead of staying cooped up inside with your significant other, risking boredom and a possible bout of cabin fever, get bundled up and have some romantic, wintry fun together.
Here, our favorite cold-weather activities:
Embrace the Ice:
Head to your local ice-skating rink for a fun day of gliding along together side by side. Skating is great exercise and it'll make the two of you bond in a way that's different than the usual dinner-and-a-movie fare.
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland:
Bundle each other up, complete with scarves, hats, mittens, and boots and head out for a walk in winter wonderland. Fresh air, beautiful scenery and some alone time will inspire you to cuddle up and hold hands for warmth.
Respect the Establishment:
- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Fri, Jan 8, 2010 4:49 PM EST
Winter has its ups and downs. During the holiday season, everything looks like a Christmas card and there's a festive air all around. But after January 1st, the holiday cheer that distracted you from the harsh cold weather, dim lighting, and the fact that it gets dark out at 3 pm in the afternoon, inevitably vanishes. Everything seems a little more depressing this time of year. Luckily, there is a way out of the winter blues. While outside it may be cold and dark, you have all the capabilities to make the inside of your home warm and bright, and most importantly, happy.Read More »from Colorful Home Decor Pieces to Combat the Winter Blues
Here are some home-decorating ideas to combat the winter blues.
1. Tier Cascade Faux Chandelier, $58, at urbanoutfitters.com (above):
Combat the low winter lighting outside with a little light of your own. Funk it up a little bit with this chandelier, offering you added light to your living space past the early afternoon. Plus, it's a great accent
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Moving in With a Significant Other? Read This Before You Combine Finances!
If going on a first date weren't awkward enough, going on a blind date can bring up an even wider array of uncomfortable situations. Your best friend may have thought that her boyfriend's college roommate was destined to be your future soulmate, but she forgot to mention that he has serious B.O. -- and you haven't even gone in for the awkward hug yet. Or maybe you're meeting up with someone from an online dating site for the first time and arrive at the date only to find out that MaleModel123's handsome profile photos were cleverly photoshopped to hide his irreparable crater face. We won't even get into potential serial killer situations...
Okay, so maybe we're envisioning the worst of the worst. But in all honesty, there's a lot that can go wrong on a blind date. If you've already committed to this treacherous territory, however, take our advice to make sure you get the most out of the night.
1. Go Into It
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Queen of PR, Kelly Cutrone, has written a self-help book titled, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside...And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You. Cutrone is touted as a guru in her field: A quick glance at her client roster, and it's apparent this woman's success stems from her intelligence and hard work. As we eagerly await a book that's sure to be filled with tough love, sarcasm, and business savvy, we take a look at 10 other empowering books you need to read now.
1. Women, Work, and the Art of Savoir Faire by Mireille Guiliano, $24.99, at amazon.com
The former Veuve Clicquot CEO asks the question, "Why settle?" And shows you how to achieve the life you want.
2. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss, $22, at amazon.com
Simple tips and time efficient strategies to eliminate stress in the workplace and ultimately, your life.
3. This Year I Will... by M.J. Ryan, $16.95, at amazon.com
The perfect book to help you follow through