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Feel better in an instant with these easy tricks:
1. Be a Chocoholic
"Dark chocolate is the ultimate superfood," says integrative medicine specialist Jeffrey Morrison of N.Y.C. The high concentration of polyphenols helps protect your body from free radicals and can reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer. Your daily dose? "One ounce of dark chocolate (with 77 percent cocoa content)."
CHOCOLOVE Organic chocolate bars, $3 each; at Whole Foods.
2. Avoid the Fumes
That "new-paint smell" you're used to is actually the scent of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) being released into the air. Opt for a zero-VOC paint and you won't even have to air out a room before you can enter it. Benjamin Moore's new Natura line is VOC-free and available in more than 3,000 hues.
BENJAMIN MOORE Natura paints in Erin Green, Poppy, Purple Rain, and Mozart Blue, $50/ gallon; 800-672-4686 for stores.
3. Get on Tap
Trade in that plastic water bottle for a reusableRead More »from 10 Ways to Detoxify Your Life
Take your wardrobe cues from First Lady Michelle Obama, whose unstuffy style has redefined what modern American women wear to work.
Whether in an airy neutral tone or bursting with color, a clean-lined coat that comes to the knee makes a tasteful statement. Combine it with a matching dress or skirt (like the Narciso Rodriguez ensemble Mrs. Obama wore at the "We Are One" inaugural concert) for pulled-together polish.
Left: Wool, Juicy Couture, $398; revolveclothing.com
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The new business chic swaps restrained suit jackets for spirited sweaters. Crewneck or V-neck, worn open or closed, solid or patterned-these lively knits look both approachable and office-appropriate. Plus, they're comfortable! Mrs. Obama wore a Junya Watanabe cardigan to the Office of Personnel Management.
Right: Cashmere, J. Crew, $178; jcrew.com.
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Nichols worked with her longtime trainer Valerie Waters to get into fighting shape for G.I. Joe. For the four months leading up to filming, Waters replaced Nichols's regular routine with three weekly full-body circuit workouts she calls "Action Hero Babe."Read More »from Movie Star Workout: Get in G.I. Joe Shape
The circuits are each made up of 4-5 exercises that work arm, core, leg and back muscles. "Try this workout, leaving a day in between for two weeks, and tell me if you don't feel like a female action hero," says Waters. "Strong. Sexy. Fierce!" Click here to find the first circuit. The second circuit is below. Check back next week for circuit three!
Repeat the circuit 2-3 times, resting 1-2 minutes in between sets.
1. Romanian Dead Lift: 12 reps with 30-pound weights
With your legs shoulder-width apart, hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing your body. Keeping the weights close to your body, slightly bend your knees and lean forward with a flat back until you reach a table-top position. Slowly return to the
Hold on to your Manolos--or rather your Louboutins--Carrie Bradshaw fans! We just got a look at the first photos of Sarah Jessica Parker filming scenes for the Sex and The City sequel on location in New York City .
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On the set of the Sex and The City sequel yesterday, Sarah Jessica Parker's third costume change had her channeling Jennifer Beals in the '80s classic Flashdance in an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt and permed hairstyle. Is this a look at a younger Carrie's move to the Big Apple? If the vintage luggage and vehicles spotted on-scene are any indication, it looks like we might be on to a plot line.
Photo Courtesy of: Getty; Saks.com; Barneys.com
The first Sex and The City movie focused on "labels and love" and so far the sequel appears to be all about the Louboutins. After dazzling 5th Avenue in her crystal-encrusted Pigalles, Carrie hit the streets of N.Y.C. in a Halston Heritage dress, accessorized with a pair of yellow t-strapRead More »from Sneak peek! The "Sex and The City" sequel
Has too much fun in the sun left your skin looking more beach bum than beach babe? Lisa Airan, a top N.Y.C. dermatologist, offers tips to save face (and your body!)Read More »from 4 Secrets to Amazing Skin
1. Layer Your Moisturizer
Sun, chlorine and saltwater can take a toll on skin, leaving your body dry and itchy. Instead of slathering on a heavy cream, which sounds as appealing as wearing a wool sweater to the beach, Airan suggests rehydrating in the shower (Olay's body wash contains vitamins E, B3 and B5 to help reduce water loss), then applying a lightweight lotion to damp skin.
Olay In-Shower body lotion, $7; drugstore.com.
Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio2. Slough and Brighten
"A dull complexion is the biggest complaint I hear after beach season," says Airan. Her solution: Wash with a mild soap and face-cleansing brush to remove dead skin, then dust on a light-reflecting powder throughout the day. "I keep an extra compact in my desk for when I need a boost," she says.
Clarisonic Plus brush, $225; clarisonic.com. Clé de Peau Beauté highlighting