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Jennifer Aniston plays a mean, man-eating manager in Horrible Bosses, but we all know America's favorite Friend is all sugar. What if your boss really is that brutal? Stay on their good side with these fail-proof pointers.
In Horrible Bosses, three friends fed up with their employers conspire to get rid of each other's awful bosses, permanently. It's a dark, screwball comedy where Aniston steps away from her typical rom-com role to get raunchy, and Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jamie Foxx promise one hilariously misguided murder plot after another. Watch the trailer:
Your overbearing boss may not be blackmailing you into an affair or physically forcing you into alcoholism, but there are managers out there who just don't know how to treat the little people - even when those are the ones who keeping things running smoothly. Feeling under-appreciated, or even abused? We talked to Anita Bruzzese, author of 45 Things That Drive Your Boss
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Condé Nast Digital StudioSarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazineRead More »from Is A Raw Food Diet Really Better?
Recently, I was asked this question about raw diets: I know some people who have started following raw diets because they say that cooking foods breaks down enzymes and vitamins. I was aware that a few vitamins are delicate and can be destroyed by heat, but I wasn't aware that cooking food could dramatically lower nutritional content. Are vitamins heat sensitive, and what is your opinion on the raw vs. cooked debate?...
...Great question! The raw foods diet is a popular fad right now, and while many times it is true that the more heat and water vegetables are cooked in, the more nutrients are leached, this is not always the case.
Related: Grill Your Veggies While Keeping the Nutrients
In fact, many veggies such as tomatoes increase their nutritional profile of important nutrients, like the antioxidant lycopene, through the cooking process. Also, when veggies are steamed, which uses very little water and only a short time in heat, veggies don't lose
Condé Nast Digital StudioAmy Paturel, SELF magazineRead More »from 5 Crazy New Ice Creams You Gotta Try
There's no better time for ice cream than summer. We're just wondering if our top choices - think vanilla, strawberry and chocolate - are a little, well, boring! Sure, the classics are tough to beat, but here are plenty of bizarre, even unsavory ice cream flavors out there (Baby Gaga ice cream made from breast milk, anyone?). Some restaurants will make ice cream out of just about anything (even cicadas and crustaceans). Here, we've got five crazy cold treats you may even want to dig into.
Foie gras ice cream: We've seen foie gras ice cream make an appearance in LA, San Francisco, even Portland, Maine! One favorite San Francisco eatery pairs the pricey ice cream with homemade ginger snaps to make ice cream sandwiches. Some reviewers say the gingersnaps divert your attention from the fact that you're eating duck liver. In ice cream! Others claim their taste buds weren't able to detect foie gras in the creamy concoction. As for us, we're still working up the
One of the biggest denim do's this 4th of July is white jeans...they're everywhere! All of my favorite celebs are wearing them and every store has a ton of them in stock now.
To help you navigate all of the choices out there here are my selections by body type:
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There's no doubt about it - however bloody they are, the True Blood cast has the best bodies. In anticipation for Sunday's premiere, we picked our favorite characters most envy-inducing asset, plus the SELF workouts that will have you baring all!Read More »from 4 Sculpting Moves for a Sexy 'True Blood' Body
Condé Nast Digital StudioMerritt Watts, SELF magazineRead More »from Foods that Fight Cellulite
Now that you've sweated your way to a tighter bod, make some tiny adjustments to your supermarket list. "Including specific foods that hydrate skin, build collagen and prevent fat storage in your healthy diet may help keep cellulite at bay," says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., a spokeswoman in Sarasota, Florida, for the American Dietetic Association. Follow these three food rules for smoother skin and a sleeker you.
Related: Moves from The Biggest Loser's Top Trainer
"Anytime the skin is well hydrated, it will look suppler and healthier," says Lona Sandon, R.D., a spokeswoman in Dallas for the American Dietetic Association. On your tush, thighs and other spots prone to cellulite, a thicker, plumper skin layer will better cover the fat cells underneath. Aim for about 8 1/2 cups of water per day, Sandon suggests. Count the water that's in your glass, but focus as well on what you put on your plate. Don't love to chug? Foods that contain large amounts
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Who hasn't fallen victim to a brutal hangover? Of course, yours may not have involved monkeys, facial tattoos or a fake marriage, but still, the morning after too much to drink can be rough. Cure your woes with these tips!
In 2009, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms had audiences in stitches with The Hangover, a hilarious depiction of the aftermath of a bachelor party gone wrong. On May 26, they're back for another wedding, another party and another night of misadventures in Hangover 2.
We're not even going to pretend we could hang with this wolf pack. But sometimes, just keeping up with your friends at happy hour can make for a rough morning. There are a lot of myths about curing a hangover (spoiler alert: the hair of the dog doesn't help), but only a few fool-proof remedies for feeling better. When you've over-imbibed, keep these tips in mind:
Skip Caffeine Don't feel alive until after your morning cup of joe? Avoid it after a wild
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We've been with her through weight loss and gain, book club selections good and bad, free cars and "favorite things" and we even forgave her for Dr. Phil. But on Wednesday, we'll say goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show after almost 25 years.
Yes, this was our mom's show long before it was ours -- it's been on that long. Even if you're not a fan, there's no way you could have been on the planet for the last 25 years and not have been influenced by Oprah in some way. Here's a look at five Oprah moments we will never forget:
1. Oprah Falls Off the 'Wagon'
In 1988, Oprah infamously wheeled out a wagon of fat, slipped into her skinny jeans and bragged about her 67-pound weight loss. But she soon realized what many of us have also learned the hard way: fad diets don't work.
As Oprah herself put it, "By the time I heard about Optifast, in 1988, I'd tried just about every diet known to womankind. I thought Optifast -- a fasting and supplement