You know that the whole "vampire thing" is huge, but you're too embarrassed to admit you don't know why. Don't worry, we were too. That's why we secretly asked our friends at Seventeen.com (repository of all things Twilight) if they could give the clueless (ahem) among us a tutorial so we can catch up. The third movie in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, was released this week. If you want to see it, here's what you need to know before going in:
What You Need to Know About the Plot:
Twilight, the first film in the Twilight Saga film series, chronicles the burgeoning relationship between shy, awkward teenager Bella Swan and mysterious yet beautiful vampire Edward Cullen. Edward's adopted (and rather unorthodox) family is unique to their kind, opting to drink only the blood of animals over that of humans. But when a string of puzzling murders plagues their tiny town of Forks, Washington, it's up to Edward to save Bella from what would be a certain death. In the sequel, New Moon, an unfortunate
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- Redbook | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 2, 2010 5:12 PM EDT
You know that the whole "vampire thing" is huge, but you're too embarrassed to admit you don't know why. Don't worry, we were too. That's why we secretly asked our friends at Seventeen.com (repository of all things Twilight) if they could give the clueless (ahem) among us a tutorial so we can catch up. The third movie in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, was released this week. If you want to see it, here's what you need to know before going in:Read More »from Clueless About Twilight? This Is All You Need to Know
You can't even begin to negotiate on an item until you know its lowest possible going rate. Why pay $200 for a microwave when a quick online search can tell you it's available elsewhere for $89? Even women who are bad with money will find it easy to use these comparison-shopping sites to get the best deal possible.Read More »from Miracle Websites That Will Save You Money
PriceGrabber.com is the granddaddy of the comparison-shopping sites: It searches millions of products - groceries, computer software, you name it - from hundreds of vendors to get you the best price.
StreetPrices.com charts price changes for popular items over time to help you determine if now is a good time to buy that new flat-screen TV. With one click you can check eBay or Craigslist as well as online retailers.
Make the most of the recession.
Bing.com/shopping offers up the best prices from tons of retailers - plus, it offers a rewards program that gives a percentage of cash back when you link through their site to online stores, such as Macy's and Office Depot, to make
Summer getaways should be all about rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, decadent meals, late nights out, and fun in the wild outdoors can leave you feeling worse than you did before you left. But with a little planning, you can return home healthy and happy and even hold on to that feeling. Stay-well strategies to add to your itinerary:Read More »from Stay Healthy on Vacation
Before You Leave...
Shore up your immune system. Digestive problems, from gas and indigestion to diarrhea, are all too common when you're on the road. "Eating out means you have less control over food preparation, exposing you to bacteria like E. coli and salmonella," says Patricia Raymond, M.D., an assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Prevent tummy troubles by popping probiotics - supplements that help keep your GI tract healthy - for three days before a trip. "Aim to take 1 billion CFUs [colony-forming units] a day," Raymond suggests. (Look for pills containing S. boulardi to ward off
She can still rock a runway, but at 43, Cindy Crawford knows that home is where her heart is. Her new home collection, Cindy Crawford Style for JCPenney, channels her knack for comfortable, versatile fashion. We caught up with Crawford to find out what makes her house a home.Read More »from What Makes Cindy Crawford's House a Home
What makes a house a home?
The most important thing is comfort. I want my home to look good, feel good, and smell good. I want it to be inclusive, to reflect the people who live there.
Try these easy ideas to add some comfort to your home.
How do you achieve that?
Each year I frame one of the kids' drawings or paintings. It's amazing that when you put it in a frame - it doesn't have to be expensive one - it becomes art. In the kids' playroom, I have all of those pieces, one for each year, together on one wall. When you put them all together, they tell a story.
Crawford's line is full of simple touches, like this serving tray ($50) that adds a comfortable elegance to the home.
How do you entertain?
- Redbook | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 14, 2010 8:42 PM EDT
Did you just have a wicked fight with your guy? Don't wait until you're together to resolve the spat: It might seem counter-intuitive, but solving your issue via text or email has advantages over face-to-face time.Read More »from End a Fight (and Get to the Make-Up Sex) Without Even Talking About It
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"In person, body language gets in the way," says couples counselor Ziba Graham. "If he crosses his arms or rolls his eyes, it can derail the discussion and escalate the fight."
With email or text, you're more likely to stay focused. So send your "sorry" before you reunite - and when you do, you'll feel nothing but love.
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Once you've patched things up via text, take things a step further, and try using your cell to communicate your sexiest thoughts! Sexy texting isn't just for teens. If you're too shy to dirty talk in person, texting can be a great outlet to be more daring and direct. The authors of Flirtexting suggest giving your guy a little daytime titillation. Try: "Wait until you see my new lace
Is it the way you comb your hair? The stylish clothes you wear? Our guy columnist reveals what men find attractive.Read More »from What Men Love About Women
You may think they dig you because you have a great sense of humor, look hot, or can make a mean macaroni salad - and those are certainly lovable qualities. But they aren't really what men love most about you. Here a pastor, a U.S. Marshal, a rabbi, a lawyer, and a guy who writes a column for a women's magazine share a list of the things they really love about their wives.
WE LOVE IT WHEN YOU TAKE CONTROL.
It might seem like we hate it when you're bossy, but really, we only hate it when you boss us around. When you get badass with other people, it's totally hot. My wife was working from home the other day, and while she was on a conference call, I listened to her chew someone out for screwing up. She didn't yell or get nasty, but she made sure the person knew how displeased she was, and then completely shut down any excuses they tried to make; by the end of the call she
We know, we know. You have no idea what to get the men in your life. They're tough to shop for! But never fear, we've got gift ideas for Father's Day presents that he's sure to love.Read More »from Gifts for Every Type of Dad
Don't see your dad type here? Check out 5 more gifts from our Father's Day guide.
For the poker player
Nope, we're not encouraging poker nights, we're just giving him a chic set of 52 that comes in a shiny case.
Lacquer box playing cards, $68, jonathanadler.com
For the bookworm
Because you just couldn't swing the Kindle. Treat the guy who always has his nose in the books to something special. (It's the thought that counts, right?)
Perforated bookmark paper, $6, jackspade.com
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For the old-school charmer
Don't be fooled, these aren't just your typical pair of Chuck Taylor's. (Although those would be pretty cool, too!) Now you can design and personalize them all on your own. Bright red Converse with "#1 Dad" branded on the heels are sure to steal the show.
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We're all for novelty tees, and freedom of speech, and being provocative, but we have to admit we were shocked and a little offended by an Urban Outfitters tee that we saw a few friends tweeting about the other day.
The shirt that upset them (and us) so? It looks like this:
'Eat Less,' really? There may be an obesity epidemic in this country, but there are also tons of young, impressionable girls (and boys) - not to mention the pro-anorexia groups on the Internet - who'd take the shirt to heart to a dangerous extent. We know eating disorders are a major struggle for too many people out there, and we would hate for any of them to see and further internalize this message as they binge, purge, or starve quietly.
Normally we're big fans of UO (we wear their dresses to the office all the time), and honestly, the shirt was probably intended to be a cheeky commentary on fashion culture, but if that's the joke, it's falling flat for us.
The Huffington Post reported that the 'Eat Less'
When a married couple is child-free by choice, it seems there's a lot of explaining to do about why they're not having children. Even in big Hollywood movies like Sex and the City 2. (Are you on Team Big or Team Aidan?)Read More »from Is Being Child-Free by Choice Selfish?
Several reviews of Sex and the City 2 brought up the issue of Carrie and Big deciding not to have kids.
Film critic Kim Voynar puts it this way: "Wonderful though being a mother is on many levels, it also complicates your life in many ways, and that's the truth, just as it's also true that our culture tells us that a woman 'of a certain age' without a child is somehow incomplete and must be unhappy, even if she won't admit it. And SATC 2 does try to address this issue somewhat, by having everyone Carrie and Big encounter question their decision to remain a wealthy, childless couple (one pair at the wedding actually physically moves away from Carrie and Big when they say they don't want kids, as if the desire to remain childless is a disease that might be catching)."
Enjoy the luxury of pedicures all summer long without spending major money at the nail salon. All you need are these 5 basic products to get the look at home.Read More »from 5 Things You Need for a Perfect At-Home Pedicure
Step #1: Smooth
Tweezerman Glide-Away Foot File, $10, retailers available at tweezerman.com, is a retractable foot file for easy on-the-go pampering, .
Step #2: Slough
ORLY Sleek Callus Eraser, $13, retailers available at orlybeauty.com, softens your most stubborn calluses.
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Step #3: Exfoliate
Soften soles with Bliss Foot Patrol, $18, available at blissworld.com, a rich cream made with alpha hydroxy acids and peppermint. Also check out 5 more great products to soothe tired feet.
Step #4: Hydrate
OPI Royal Verbena Mask, $13, retailers available at OPI.com, is packed with moisturizing shea butter, botanicals, and citrus extracts.
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Step #5: Polish