Can a giant cupcake fight breast cancer? The answer is a resounding yes - if you slice it and serve it up to folks for charitable donations, that is!
This towering toothsome delight (5-feet tall and 4-feet wide, to be precise) was dished out during the pink carpet ceremonies preceding last weekend's 2nd Annual THINK PINK ROCKS charity concert in Boca Raton, FL.
The THINK PINK founders, breast cancer survivor Stephanie Robin and her friend Elizabeth Weprin, developed the concert to raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Gene (BRCA) and fund breast cancer charities.
World's Largest Cupcake — and for a Good Cause
Just how colossal was the cupcake? Commissioned by Global TV Concepts and Big Top Cupcake and baked by Boca Raton's Passion for Pastry, the treat weighed in at 1,316 pounds - earning it the title of World's Largest Cupcake. A Guinness World Records representative was even on hand to proclaim the new record.
Before you attempt to whip up your own ginormous goody, take a look at the photos (below), and get a load of these
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Can a giant cupcake fight breast cancer? The answer is a resounding yes - if you slice it and serve it up to folks for charitable donations, that is!Read More »from Can a Cupcake Fight Breast Cancer?
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1. Having one drink (or more) a day.Read More »from Will You Get Breast Cancer? 5 Things That May Increase Your Risk
Women who have one alcoholic drink every day up their chances of getting breast cancer by about 9 percent from those of women who don't drink at all, according to a 1998 study done at the Harvard Medical School of Public Health in Boston. "We found that breast-cancer risk increased by about 9 percent for every daily drink consumed," explains study author and Harvard epidemiologist Stephanie Smith-Warner, Ph.D. In other words, regularly downing two glasses of wine a night increases your risk for breast cancer by about 18 percent; three a night raises your risk by 27 percent. So is it safe to drink at all? Yes, in moderation, says Rache Simmons, a breast surgeon at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. "I'd recommend limiting your intake to a drink a day."
RELATED: Try these delicious non-alcoholic sippers instead!
2. Piling on the pounds.
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Healthy OilsSmart women know they need some fat in their diet. "But moderation is key - all oils have about 120 calories and 14 grams of fat per tablespoon," says nutritionist Ellie Krieger, R.D., host of Healthy Appetite on the Food Network. She suggests sticking to about two teaspoons of added fat per meal - and cooking with a variety of oils, since they all offer different body benefits.
Here are some of the best kinds, plus delicious ways to get them in your diet.
Why it's healthy: Of all the oils, olive has the highest amount of heart-protective monounsaturated fats and polyphenols - antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory and anticlotting properties. It's also a staple of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to lower your risk of heart disease, lengthen your life, reduce your odds of cancer and diabetes, and help you lose weight.
What it's best for: Let extra-virgin olive oil's strong flavor shine though in salad dressings, on bread, or atop grilled meats,
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Walking is a great calorie-burning cardio workout, but adding a strength-training element to your routine can help you target and tone trouble zones even faster.Read More »from 5 Simple Ways to Tone Your Trouble Zones
"Working different muscle groups while you walk builds fat-burning lean muscle mass," says Amie Hoff, fitness consultant for New York Sports Clubs in Manhattan.
Warm up by walking at your normal pace for five minutes, then pick up the pace for another five minutes. Do one set of each of the moves below; between sets, do two minutes of fast walking. Repeat the cycle to complete a second set of each move, then cool down by walking at a medium pace for five minutes.
Throughout the workout, remember to keep your abs tight, which will help firm up the belly, says Hoff. And bend your arms at a 90-degree angle and pump them while you walk: this helps increase your speed and calorie burn while strengthening the biceps.
Walk like a crab
Targets: inner and outer thighs
Turn to your left and walk sideways for 30 seconds by crossing
The male mind is a mystery, but it's always fun to try to untangle-especially when you realize the code for understanding any male behavior is to realize that love makes the lads do crazy things. Here, three behaviors that show (in a warped, bizarre, totally cute guy way) that he's totally sweating you.Read More »from 3 Sneaky Signs He Loves You
He ignores you
Although familiarity breeds many things, romance isn't one of them. It's not as if sending flowers, cuddling on the couch, or tolerating your friends are natural acts for us. And once the chase has slowed to a crawl and guys revert to our natural monosyllabic ways, our previously exceeded expectations suddenly go unmet.
Read more on what to do if you're in "that" stage of your relationship
He gives you a puzzling present
Guys give lousy gifts. You know it. We know it. That checkout guy at The Home Depot knows it. Given this, perhaps it's worth viewing any gift guys bestow as a symbol of great love - not in spite of the fact that the gift will be terrible, but because
With the end of scorching summer weather, it's time to embrace the upcoming fall season with these sweet, silly, and sexy tips for autumn romance. Get your calendar out and schedule in some of these ideas - and even as the air gets chilly - your love life will keep heating up.
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- Take a Drive ... in the country to check out the colors of the changing leaves. Pull off for a scenic hike or picnic.
- Decorate Your Bedroom ... with bundles of fall flowers. Your room will smell and feel fresh, and the colors will create a warm, relaxing, romantic glow.
- September 8 ... is "Bald is Beautiful Day"! But you can celebrate smoothness all month long by trying a daring Brazilian bikini wax.
- After Midnight ... Bundle up and head outside. Have sex under the moonlight. The cool night air will feel great but your warm breath and bodies will keep you toasty.
- Wake Your Husband Up ... with a cup of coffee and the paper. Tell
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For some women, it's sky high heels. For others, it's that little black dress that hugs her curves in all the right places. But are those drive him wild looks? Or is he just as happy if you raid his side of the closet? Read on to find out.Read More »from What's Your Go-To Date Night Outfit? Plus Five Looks He Can't Resist!
Little black undies
You already know that a little black dress is a crucial component of any gal's wardrobe. Well, here's another essential: a barely-there lace bikini or thong in noir. Now you'll never be at a loss for what to wear under that little black dress, or be shy about showing it off.
Silk, suede, cashmere, faux fur...unlike your usual cotton duds, these materials feel amazing against your skin and beg to be caressed. Talk about an easy way to get your guy's hands all over you.
Plenty of eyeliner (it's okay if it's messy!)
Slightly smudged black eyeliner = smoldering sexpot. Put it on. Look in the mirror. Feel like doing something very, very bad tonight? We thought so.
Wear a sprig of freesia or
Nix Bad Habits!Almost everyone has at least one not-so-stellar health habit: Maybe you've smoked like a chimney since high school, gotten one too many sunburns in your mid-20s, or sworn off milk since the seventh grade. Now you're ready to clean up your act but don't want to slave away at it.
We've got good news for you: Believe it or not, you can undo much of the damage caused by the most common health slip-ups in just two weeks - and with minimal effort.
Follow our doable fast-fix plan, and you'll be well on your way to reclaiming your health and warding off the scariest diseases out there.
HEALTH SLIP-UP #1: Splurging
You've returned from a ten-day vacation sporting some extra pounds. The good news: You can burn off those pounds quickly. Stick to a sensible eating plan, take time to enjoy food (i.e. no eating on the run!) and squeeze in a daily dose of dairy to shed pounds fast.
- HEALTH SLIP-UP #2: Becoming a couch potato
- HEALTH SLIP-UP #1: Splurging
You, too, can become a sex goddess. I'm perfectly serious: By investing a little time, less effort and no money, you can become a powerful erotic force, a woman capable of reducing your partner to a state of gasping, spent gratitude. Here, a a four-step plan to boost sexual fitness. Your time investment: mere minutes a day.
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Kegels, the Foundation of Sensational Sex
Do not mutter, "I've read this before." Kegels are compulsory, not optional. They help you reach orgasm more easily and feel it more intensely while giving you more erotic control over your man. And they require surprisingly little effort. You can practice Kegels while driving, standing in line or lying on the sofa watching television. Varying your position from sitting, to standing, to lying down over the course of a week optimizes the exercises.
Step Two: Breathing Exercises
Like Kegels, breathing exercises are easy to learn and practice, and require
- Kegels, the Foundation of Sensational Sex
We all know the male mind is mysterious. But turns out we women have a whole lot of "he just won't understand" secrets ourselves. What do you think? Any of these sound familiar?Read More »from 5 Secrets Every Woman Keeps
1. Everything we buy for ourselves - shoes, a skirt, even just stuff from the drugstore - really costs 20 percent more than we say. Just because it's a classic sitcom plot doesn't mean it isn't true.
2. We actually think about sex - with you! - a lot. Sometimes we think about it all day long. It's just that by the end of the day we're too damn tired to do anything about it.
3. We're just as nervous about commitment as you are.True, many girls grow up dreaming of Prince Charming, the white wedding, and happily ever after. But we're human, just like you, and when it comes down to the reality of tying our life to another person's, we get scared, too.
4. We may be modern and independent, but we still want you to be "the man." We do want you to be sensitive, caring 21st-century males, but even the most ass-kicking,