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- Kristen Wiig may have just left a downright hilarious legacy on Saturday Night Live, but she's not the only funny lady giving us the giggles. From veteran acts like Joan Rivers and Lucille Ball, to modern jesters like Amy Poehler and Chelsea Handler, our roundup features the silliest lady comics who tickle our fancy, not to mention our funny bones. By Jessica Velez
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Want to get your victory dance on? Check out our list of 10 simple steps from life coach Lauren Zander that'll have you crossing the finish line to your goals in no time.
Achieve1. Be specific and know exactly what you want. Whether it's a man, a job, or a clothing size, always be clear, concise, and certain of your dream.
2. Believe you deserve it. Dismantle all your fears and doubts about not being able to get what you want.
3. Be as impeccable as you can in keeping your promises to yourself and others. Have personal integrity. This is how you keep your self-respect and grow your power and influence.
4. Develop great relationships with as many people as you can. Do favors for them and keep the bond growing over your lifetime. You can never have enough relationships to build a life you love.
5. Become a risk taker. Be the ballsiest person in the room. Always kill the chicken in you. Happiness lives on the other side ofRead More »from 10 Easy Steps to Reach Your Goals
These international Olympians are famous for going all out. Here, they take a rare time-out to talk beauty obsessions, diet secrets, and intense workouts. By Gina Way
Natalie CoughlinNatalie Coughlin, Swimmer (USA)
California girl Coughlin, 29, is an 11-time Olympic medalist and two gold medals shy of being the most decorated female U.S. Olympian in history.
TRAINING SCHEDULE: I train at least six days a week. I'm at the pool by 5 a.m. and do a Pilates mat routine to warm up before I get in the water. I swim from 6 to 8 a.m., lift weights from 8 to 9:30, then rest and have something to eat. In the afternoon, it's more swimming followed by power circuit training and Pilates again.
SECRET TO LEAN MUSCLES: It's important to do the entire range of motion when you're lifting weights, as opposed to short, little reps, which build bulky, tight muscles.
RUBDOWN REHAB: I see a physical therapist once a week and a Swedish massage therapist once a month. The masseuse inflicts bruises with deepRead More »from Olympic Athlete's Top Beauty Tips
The hot and humid weather outside may not seem like it's suited for a great hair day-but you'd be wrong. Why not embrace curls, volume and height this summer instead trying to fight them? We think these 10 famous faces (and their gorgeous heads of hair) will be enough to convince you. By Abby Gardner
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From sporty beach days to office picnics, beat the heat with these expert tips for staying gorgeous wherever the season takes you. By Ning Chao
SUMMER SCENARIO: It feels like your sunscreen is suffocating your skin.
QUICK FIX: Heavy-duty sunscreens - especially sport formulas - are meant to stay put, making them hard to wash off at the end of the day. "Sunscreen ingredients do not typically clog pores, but chemical formulas contain ingredients that can irritate if not thoroughly washed off after use," explains Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Robin Schaffran, adding that physical filters like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can require extra steps for proper removal. Instead of scrubbing skin clean, Schaffran recommends using a foaming wash followed by cleansing oil "if you still feel a film on the skin."
MC RECOMMENDS: Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Faces SPF 50+ With PureScreen, $11; Sun Bum SPF 30+ Face Stick, $9; Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $7; Shiseido's UltimateRead More »from 8 Summer Beauty Problems, Solved!
Combat heat waves with these ultra-refreshing summertime concoctions made for poolside babes. By Jessica Velez
2 oz. Voli Lemon Vodka
2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. strawberry puree
1/2 oz. agave nectar
prosecco to top
Shake all ingredients except prosecco and strain into an ice-filled 16 oz. cup. Top with prosecco and garnish with a strawberry.
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Le Bajan Groove
Le Bajan Groove
1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose La Poire
1/2 oz. falernum
1/2 oz. lime juice
2 oz. coconut water
3 cucumber slices
3 mint leaves
1 large basil leaf
Muddle cucumber, basil, and mint in a shaker tin. Add remaining ingredients and fill shaker tin with ice. Shake hard and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Garnish with cucumber.
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1/2 oz. grenadineRead More »from 10 Easy, Breezy Summer Cocktails
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. Passoa
1 1/2 oz. Stoli O
Stop by one of these not-to-be-missed cities across the country. They're the best of the best. Nashville
1. Music: Nashville, Tennessee
Music City offers more than honky-tonk, with an indie rock scene that has The Black Keys, Karen Elson, and Jack White all calling this town home.
HOTEL The Union Station Hotel, housed in a former train station, takes you back to a more elegant time. From $259 per night.
MUST-DO Sample bluegrass at Station Inn or country at Robert's Western World. Record shop Grimey's New & Preloved Music sits above The Basement, a great venue to hear indie acts. Stop by Jack White's Third Man: It's a store, recording studio, and performance space.
CHEAP THRILL Hatch Show Print has been making concert posters for everyone from Dolly Parton to Johnny Cash since 1879. Take one home for about $12.Read More »from 7 Must-Visit U.S. Destinations
Score more weekend invites with these best-guest practices. By Edith Zimmerman
Summer EtiquetteYou may not have that summerhouse you've always wanted (not yet, anyway), but you have friends who do-and they've given you the nod. Alas, visitors are often unaware of behaviors that can drive their hosts crazy, leading to a weekend of simmering resentments. To avoid antagonizing your generous friends, follow these good-guest suggestions.
Arrive with a present. Think beyond wine. One idea: "Balsamic vinegar that's been aged for 25 years and first-press Italian olive oil," says Dorothy McGivney, editor of jauntsetter.com. "Your friends will think of you every time they dress vegetables or pasta."
Dial down your phone. "Turn off the data connection," says Nick Bilton, tech columnist for The New York Times. This way you can get emergency calls but not distracting e-mails, texts, and tweets.
B.Y.O. Picky eaters should "offer to pick up someRead More »from Summerhouse Etiquette Guide
- Marie Claire | secrets-to-your-success – Tue, Jun 26, 2012 12:21 PM EDT
Meet four power players who started on the lowest rungs of their companies and made it to the very top. Here, they reveal their secrets to parlaying entry-level gigs into corner offices. By Lauren N. Williams
Kate GutmannKate Gutmann
President, Worldwide Sales, UPS
STARTED AS: Intern
While a senior at Siena College in upstate New York, Gutmann landed a marketing internship at the Albany offices of UPS. Afterward, the company offered her a junior sales job. Today, the 43-year-old mother of two runs the company's massive international sales force.
TIP #1: MAKE SURE THE DECISION MAKERS KNOW YOUR NAME AND WHAT YOU DO. "I was based in Atlanta-I'd already moved two or three times at that point-and was hoping to get promoted to a vice president position. But the person making the decision didn't know me at all, which can happen in a big company. So I wrote a memo-'Why Kate Gutmann?'-explaining who I was and why I should at least get an interview. It was a little courageous and scary atRead More »from 8 Simple Ways to Work Your Way to the Top
It gives you a rush, messes with your mind, and always leaves you wanting more - and researchers are calling for the government to regulate the sweet stuff like a drug. By Joanne Chen
Sugar SkullIs sugar worse for you than, say, cocaine? According to a 2012 article in the journal Nature, it's a toxic substance that should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol. Researchers point to studies that show that too much sugar (both in the form of natural sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup) not only makes us fat, it also wreaks havoc on our liver, mucks up our metabolism, impairs brain function, and may leave us susceptible to heart disease, diabetes, even cancer.
So far, no federal action has been taken (advocates blame industry lobbyists), and experts say simply raising awareness isn't enough, especially when 80 percent of our food choices contain sugar. "It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion," says coauthor Laura Schmidt, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of California,Read More »from Why You Need to Cut Your Sugar Intake...Now