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I'm about to commit a "there but for the grace of God" offense. I don't care. Anyone who has body angst should meet Jim Maki (right). He considers himself lucky guy, which is really something to wrap your mind around, because five years ago in a Boston subway station, he fell face-down on the third rail. It vaporized his features.
If that's "one in a million," so is the story of how he got them back. And that's caught, dramatically, on the last episode of ABC's "Boston Med." You don't need to have watched a minute of this eight-part documentary-produced by Terence Wrong of "Hopkins" fame-to enjoy the finale on Thursday, August 12th. It's a rare TV moment (here's a sneak):
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While posing for Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Edition is a milestone for many models, some of its top alums have stepped off the beaches-- and into boardrooms! Today, we're profiling our favorite Swimsuit Edition cover girls and models who have made the impressive transition from model to mogul.Seven Celebrity Bodies We LoveRead More »from From Bikini Models to Moguls
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As you're reading this, pause...
and notice how you're sitting.
Are your shoulder slumped? (Don't do anything; just observe.) Is your neck craning toward the screen? Are your legs crossed or open? Toes flat or curled?
Great! You've just taken Step One. "The minute we turn on our computers or check our phones, we disconnect from our bodies, because the pull to plug in is so strong," says Karen Braga, who teaches Alexander Technique in New York City.
I discovered this little-known secret of actors and musicians when I was dancing. (I think of it as doping for entertainers with the drug being your own awareness.) Around for more than a century, the Alexander Technique uses a series of sublimely subtle movements, combined with a teacher's hands-on guidance, to help you recognize-and replace-your individual body habits that may be inhibiting performance or causing pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome and stress headaches. In fact, a study published in the British Medical Journal showed
By Samantha Levy, SELF magazineRead More »from Pool Party? What to Serve a Bikini-Clad Crowd!
Totally pumped that it's the weekend? Me too. It's probably the only time you'll hear me use the words "totally" and "pumped"--especially in the same sentence. I am hosting a pool party this weekend and have rattled my brain all week wondering what one serves a bikini-clad crowd. After much thought, I've got the answer!
1. Gucamole con Frutas: The avocado in this delish dip is the key ingredient that fights fat, keeping your abs flat. A study in the journal of Diabetes Care found that dieters who consumed monosaturated fats lost more belly bulge than those eating the same number of calories but less of the fats.
2. Watermelon-Rum Mash: This summer sip delivers a dose of cancer-fighting lycopene. We'll cheers to that!
3. Tomato Tom Collins: Bottoms up! This delicious drink delivers big on taste and can help save your skin, too. Tomatoes pack a punch of the antioxidant lycopene--they also contain cancer-fighting cartenoids and fiber. Say yes to seconds!
Everyone hits a plateau now and then. But when your workout stops feeling effective, it's time to find out what's wrong. We talked to Shape Magazine editor Jeanine Detz about the five most common reasons your workout just isn't working.
For more Bikini 101 fitness tips, check out:
Five Moves for Thinner, Firmer Thighs
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- The_Stir | Bikini – Thu, Jul 29, 2010 4:33 PM EDT
I wanted to feel good in my bathing suit -- and nothing gives you incentive to eat right like knowing you're going to be all but living in your swimwear for an entire week!
For me, restricting my carb and sugar intake (through Atkins or South Beach Dietmeal plans) works wonders. Not only do I lose weight quickly without feeling hungry (generally around eight pounds in two weeks), but my energy level skyrockets and I lose that puffy, bloated feeling.
But there are other things I'm doing to look slimmer, too.
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Read on and I'll tell you all my slimming swimwear secrets.
1. Watch what you eat for at least a few days in advance.
A few days without carbs and sugars and I feel (and am) instantly leaner. Even before I notice much weight loss, my clothes get looser. Glamour Magazine has a great online article with moreRead More »from Beach (or Pool or Lake) Bound: How to Feel More Svelte in a Swimsuit
What's your best bathing suit experience? How about your worst? To see the responses of all the wOw women, click here. For a sneak peek, check below!
Well, there just is no "best" where swimsuits are concerned. Not in my case. And my legs are Swedish, unlike Mary's which are Norwegian. (Whatever that means). What I have resorted to now, at this stage of the game, is board shorts!! At least some of the time. The only good memory I could dredge up is getting my first bikini when I was 13 in Hawaii and feeling just insanely grown-up. But my legs were always muscular and when I was in high school during the summer, the boys would call me "Vic Tanny." As if being a teenager wasn't humiliating enough …
When I was a young book editor in the '80s, I was assigned to work with Doris Day for her memoir, My Story, and I lived a full week at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Each day when my editing work was done, I went to the famous pool (where announcements cameRead More »from Your Best (and Worst!) Bathing Suit Experiences
By Laurel House
For many of you, patience is not your best virtue. While going to the gym and dedicating an entire hour to your dailyworkout is great, we don't always have time (or patience) to allow for it. Sometimes we want to know the absolute best, most efficient, effective, no-equipment necessary ways to get maximum results- stat! Um, like RIGHT NOW. Which is why I talked with ExerciseTV trainer Jillian Michaels to find out the best way to get perfect A's (that would be Ass, Abs, and Arms… this isn't a test in school, nor is it Perfect 10 Magazine…). Here's her to the point advice:
*Favorite No-Equipment Necessary AAA Exercises:
"All variations of Plank Pose (Plank, Extended Plank, Side Plank) plus Hollow Man hold."
Plank is a total-body-toner. It may be a no-move exercise, but it forces the muscles in your abs, arms, ass, chest, back, and legs to fire. Hold it for as long as you can and you will start to shake… which is how you know your muscles areRead More »from 3 Ways for Perfect Aâ€™s (Ass, Abs, Arms)
These 16 onscreen moments have had tongues wagging and the audience begging for more.
Ursula Andress in Dr. No. Photo: YouTube
It's summertime in the city and the heat is on - putting us in the mood for the ocean, a long stretch of sand and our itsy-bitsy bikinis (polka-dots optional). It's also the kind of weather that brings to mind the iconic two-pieces that set the tone for sexy swimwear: fur-trimmed jams that would make a caveman sing, a barely-there white bikini equipped with a blade harness and even the outliers - a ruby red one-piece that left little to the imagination. Read on to find out which 16 women revolutionized the bikini and defined the standard of rocking bodies to wear them.
1. Bo Derek in 10
This corn-rowed cutie had men everywhere breaking a sweat while watching a hot body rub in the movie 10 (who knew applying your own sunscreen could be an act of seduction?). While not exactly a bikini, Derek's clingy beige one-piece was a sexy, next-to-nakedRead More »from 16 Iconic Bikini Moments Caught On Screen
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