There are people who are willing to do anything to shed a few pounds before bikini season-crazy cleanses, two-a-days at the gym, snack deprivation. Then there are those of us who want to enjoy food (and life) but still look good in a bathing suit. If you need a little help with that, find out the best swimsuit for your shape.
And if you fall into the second category, you'll be psyched to hear that researchers just identified a food that helps to reduce the amount of fat absorbed by your body. What's the magic snack? Seaweed. According to researchers, it contains a fiber that stops you from packing on pudge, caused by fat and calories from other foods. Stay away from these so-called healthy foods.
Nutritionists agree that this sushi restaurant staple is fat-blasting, but warn that it's often served loaded up with salt, which can make you retain water and look puffy. Avoid getting bloated by buying totally naked seaweed from the grocery store (sold in the frozen foods aisle) or asking
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There are people who are willing to do anything to shed a few pounds before bikini season-crazy cleanses, two-a-days at the gym, snack deprivation. Then there are those of us who want to enjoy food (and life) but still look good in a bathing suit. If you need a little help with that, find out the best swimsuit for your shape.Read More »from Lose Weight By Eating This Food
The position your guy sleeps in most often can reveal surprising clues to his personality- and find out what his cuddling position means.
This guy likes to be in control. "That need doesn't stop just because he's asleep," says Samuel Dunkell, MD, author of Sleep Positions: The Night Language of the Body. "Covering the bed with his body is his way of controlling the space he's sleeping in." For similar reasons, this posture suggests that he's strong-willed. "These men are usually focused and goal-oriented," says Patti Wood, author of Success Signals: A Guide to Reading Body Language. Learn more about what his moves mean with this decoder.
On His Back
His open posture shows that he's secure and optimistic. "He's exposing the vulnerable zones of his body, a subconscious signal that he's extremely self-confident," says Wood. Pay attention to where he positions his arms and hands. If they're behind his head, which is known as the king's pose, it's likely he has aRead More »from What His Sleep Position Says About Him
It seems like they have it all- fame, tons of cash, and killer looks- but even totally hot famous chicks get screwed by their guys, in a bad way.
When news broke that her hubby Jesse James got it on with a stripper who has the words "Pray for us sinners" on her forehead, we wondered if he should have, "I'm a complete idiot!" tattooed on his. Do you think there's an Oscar curse?
A late-night car crash and an infamous golf swing created a major scandal revealing that Tiger Woods had an affair. As more women confess they've hooked up with the golfer, we wouldn't blame Elin for taking another swing.
Being America's Sweetheart isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Seven years of marriage and two adorableRead More »from Sandra and 5 Other Famous Cheated-On Chicks
For years, Glenna Kohl pursued a tan, both in the sun and in tanning beds - which new research shows are far deadlier than once thought. By 22, she was battling the most lethal form of skin cancer.
In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. She left the gym and went home to put ice on what seemed like a sports injury.
When her roommate, Courtney Caulfield, now 25, returned to their apartment that evening, Glenna asked her to feel the lump. "I told Glenna she probably pulled a muscle," recalls Courtney. "She wasn't overly worried; she seemed more upset about cutting short her workout."
But the lump hadn't gone away by the time she graduated from Salve Regina University the next month. So Glenna, then living at her parents' home in Massachusetts, visited her family doctor. Puzzled, she referred Glenna to a surgeon, who scheduled aRead More »from A Death by Suntan at Age 26
Like the Criss Angels of skin care, these acne attackers will make your breakouts vanish. Plus, read the surprising secret to perfect skin.
YOU SEE: A small, red bump
YOU SEE: A raised, white dot
REACH FOR: Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash, $32. The gentle acid dissolves the buildup of dead skin that's blocking the pore.
YOU SEE: A dark, enlarged pore
REACH FOR: Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel, $25. Glycolic acid clears away oil, which has been oxidized by air. Less oil means a lighter, smaller-looking pore.
YOU SEE: A large, red swellingRead More »from 4 New Zit Zappers
One minute it seems like the odd couple was totally in love, the next Jesse James was apologizing for cheating on his wife Sandra Bullock. Sadly, she's not alone. Find out the other famous chicks that have been cheated on.
What he did was totally heinous and unacceptable, but maybe it left you wondering, "Is there ever a time when it's OK to take back a cheater?" While your knee-jerk reaction is probably to send him packing, experts say there are some situations in which he just might deserve a second chance. Read on to find out when to forgive and forget, and the signs you should just forget him.
1) Before a Major TransitionRead More »from Should Sandra Take Him Back?
Moving in together or getting engaged are relationship landmarks that are supposed to cement your bond. But the reality is, many guys react to these big steps by taking a step back and straying. "When a man feels his sense of freedom slipping away, he may cheat," explains Scott Kudia, PhD, author of If This is Love, Why Am I Unhappy? "It's very common for a
We've already told you why the guy you've always thought of as "just a friend" could be the best boyfriend you've ever had. But if you're attached to a guy with some not-so-redeeming qualities...well, just don't say we didn't warn you. Here's how to tell if you've got a loser on your hands.
1. He doesn't pay for sh*t. Yeah, we know the economy sucks right now, but that doesn't mean it's cool for him to slip away to the restroom every single time the check arrives. Find out how spitting the bill is hurting your relationship.
2. His favorite team loses a game and his grief is so heavy you'd think he had just lost a close relative.
3. You've been exclusive for months, but for some reason he can never adequately explain why his Facebook status still says "single."
4. His porn collectioncould fill the entire nonfiction section of the New York Public Library.
5. Even Jennifer Aniston thinks he's too much of a player.
We're joking (kinda). Find out if your bond hasRead More »from 5 Signs You're Too Good for Him
Yes, it's true. Even totally hot famous chicks get screwed by their guys, in a bad way. Although we don't know the behind-the-scenes details of the Oscar winner's marriage to Jesse James, infidelity experts say it's not surprising that guys like him indulge in sideline action. As it turns out, the reasons guys are unfaithful are rarely about the sex itself, but because cheating fuels a deep psychological need. "Several factors make some men more likely to stray, even if they are dating or married to a beautiful woman," says Don-David Lusterman, PhD, author of Infidelity: A Survival Guide.
The first factor at work is the man's level of success. Guys in high-profile, powerful positions - such as celebrities, athletes, business executives, and politicians - often have a sense of superiority and entitlement. "These guys have achieved a certain status, and bedding several attractive women further reinforces it in their mind," says Lusterman. Moreover, these men are constantly on theRead More »from Why Men Cheat on Hot Women (Even Sandra Bullock)
It isn't always easy being green, but we've put together a list of simple ways to be environmentally friendly while padding your wallet. Check out more sexy ways to celebrate Earth Day.
1. Lose the Layers
The temperature is rising, but there's no need to crank up the A/C. Instead, crack a window, strip down to a camisole, and savor the fresh spring air. Get inspired with these easy, breezy new styles.
2. Pay Bills Online
If you think paying bills online is just about saving money on stamps, think again. Snail mail is a major drain on natural resources, from trees to the fossil fuels needed to send those envelopes all over the country. Enroll in an online bill-paying program with your bank and reserve your mailbox paper for magazines and love letters.3. Green Your Laundry
As a rule of thumb, cotton, Lycra, and nylon fabrics don't need to be washed in hot water. Since 90% of the energy used by washing machines is used to heat the water, you'll save a ton of power (andRead More »from 8 (Cheap) Ways to Help Save the Planet
Admit it: Whenever you hear about a couple getting back together, "Yeah, that'll last" often comes to mind. If a relationship ends, it's obvious there were problems, and it's hard to imagine things going any more smoothly the second time. That seems especially true if the split was awful. Shouldn't both people just learn from the experience and move on?
Not necessarily, say experts. Yes, there may have been issues, but a serious time-out can make a couple stronger in the long run…if those issues are addressed and resolved. That said, there are certain "rules of the repeat" that can help improve your odds of success in round two. If you're ready to reconnect with your ex, follow our 6-step plan for a second chance at romance.
Rule #1: Go Slow
It's hard to slam on the brakes when you're making up for lost time, not to mention enjoying being so familiar with each other. But admit it or not, you've both changed and need to take time to get reacquainted.
"Try to look at it as aRead More »from 3 Rules For Reuniting With Your Ex