by Beth Shapouri
Mark LebowitzA new study done by P&G Beauty (makers of Secret) and the Monell Chemical Senses Center suggests that not only can people smell the difference between other folks' stress sweat and regular ol' "I'm hot" sweat, but they also perceive the sweat differently if the person is wearing deodorant. They actually see the people as more confident.
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Researchers collected samples from 44 female donors in three categories: exercise sweat, stress sweat, and stress sweat treated with Secret Clinical Strength. Then 120 male and female evaluators sniffed a sample of each type of sweat while watching videos of women performing everyday activities and rated how stressed each woman appeared. All the evaluators rated the ladies with antiperspirant-treated stress sweat as significantly more confident, trustworthy, and competent than the untreated kind.
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- POPSUGAR Fitness | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 10, 2013 5:05 PM EDT
Source: 5 Tricks That Will Help You Feel Fuller at Your Next Meal
If you're scraping your plate and still wondering why you're hungry, take a look at what you're eating. Meals that contain a good balance of carbs, fiber, protein, and healthy fats will keep your stomach happy for hours. Want even more help? Employ these five tricks during your next meal to help keep you full without going for seconds or thirds.
- Drink water first: People often mistake thirst for hunger, so opting for a glass of water before a snack is a smart idea. Not only will you hydrate your body, but you'll also fill your stomach, which can help tide you over until your next snack or meal. Drinking a full glass of water before ordering at a restaurant (and diving into the bread basket) is a great strategy when you're trying to shave needless calories on a night out.
- Add chia seeds: They're tiny, low in calories, and high in fiber and protein - one tablespoon of chia seeds contains 69 calories, two grams of
POPSUGAR FitnessSource: 5 Ways to Get Rid of a Muffin Top
There are certain spots where fat likes to hang around. For some, extra padding accumulates in the torso, resulting in a layer of softness above the waistline commonly referred to as the muffin top. Keep reading to find out how to help yours disappear.
- Start Indoor Cycling . . .: Or running, or circuit training, or jumping rope - anything that increases your heart rate. Aerobic activity helps decrease your overall percentage of body fat, which helps slim down your torso. Check out our tips for the most efficient workouts for weight loss and calorie burn.
- Be One With Intervals: Doing plain old cardio may not be enough. Interval training is proven to target belly fat, making it an excellent way to trim a pesky muffin top. Some examples of intervals are sprinting the straights and walking the curves on a track, or when you're in the pool, alternate between fast racing laps and slower-paced laps. Here's an interval workout for the treadmill
by Mike Roussell, Ph.D., SHAPE Diet Doctor, for SHAPE.comRead More »from The Smartest Happy Hour Plan
How to drink and still shrinkWhen is comes to controlling your buzz, some factors are out of your control, but there are other things that are in your control that can help you minimize how tipsy you feel. Let's look at both.
Out of Your Control: Genetics
How quickly you feel your drinks is predominantly dependent on your genetics. Your genetics will determine the levels and function of your alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes and other enzymes responsible for the breakdown of alcohol. Unfortunately you can't get around any of these genetic predispositions, so it is important to recognize them and act accordingly.
People of Asian descent commonly experience flushing of their cheeks when drinking due to mutations in these alcohol-metabolizing enzymes. Research also shows that people of Native American descent metabolize alcohol very slowly and therefore feel a buzz sooner.
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- Ali Swank | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 10, 2013 4:28 PM EDTSurvivors: Kari De Deo, Elaine O. Masters, Jayne Stewart, Lonna Lisa Williams, Mellie Miller, and Michelle Stacy
It is estimated that 232,340 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Fighting the disease is a complex physical and emotional battle that, according to the National Cancer Institute, will affect one in eight women in a lifetime who will have to make difficult, life-defining decisions—taking medications with unbearable side effects; enduring the fear of loss of identity, recurrence and even death; and finding the strength and courage to overcome the illness. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Shine readers who have bravely won their battle against breast cancer to share their stories. Here are excerpts from their tales of struggle and triumphant victories over cancer:
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- POPSUGAR Fitness | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 10, 2013 4:28 PM EDTPOPSUGAR FitnessSource: Banish the Bloat With These Secrets to Flat-Belly Success!
You eat right and exercise on the regular, but what you eat may be working against your dreams of a flat belly. Certain foods and eating habits can trap air in the belly, causing it to expand well beyond the waistband of your favorite pair of leggings. To find out which foods lead to bloating, and why that daily gum habit may be working against you, keep watching!
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Source: Reinvent Comfort With Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese
Is there anything more comforting than macaroni and cheese? The change in season and cooler temperatures call for this warming classic. If you're looking to lighten things up the next time you dig into this indulgent dish, opt for this twist on tradition that amps up the nutritional value as it cuts back on calories and carbs. Versatile and nutrient-rich spaghetti squash lays the base to this recipe, while broccoli adds even more vitamin A to this Fall recipe. The best part of all? The mix of lower-fat cheeses that results in a dreamy, rich-tasting sauce you can enjoy sans guilt.
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Canola oil spray
2 cups broccoli florets, steamed
1 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon whole-wheat flour
1 cup low-fat milk
1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Source: 4 Ways to Make Race Day Less Stressful
In all truthfulness, race day is stressful. Between the anxiety, the excitement, and the competition, it can be easy to forget about all the little things. Gearing up for the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco, we've compiled a short list of easy ways to keep the nevers at bay and have you on your way (no matter the competition). While you can't control everything, these four things you can. Good luck, and see you at the finish line!
- Prepack Your Essentials The last thing you want to do on race day is stress over forgetting something (it could mentally ruin your game). A good habit to follow before any race is packing your bag and choosing your outfit the night before. Not only will this prevent scrambling the morning of, but it will also leave you extra time to double check and make sure nothing is forgotten. If you compete frequently, consider creating a checklist that you can refer to before each race.
- Take Advantage of
Source: Back to Basics: Stability Ball Chest Press
For an exercise that strengthens both your chest and core muscles, turn to the chest press. While it's a move commonly done on a weight bench, adding a stability ball not only engages your upper body but your butt and hamstrings, too. Here's how it's done:
- With a pair of dumbbells, lie on a stability ball (positioning it underneath your mid to upper back). Keep your feet flat on the floor with your ankles directly under your knees.
- With your hips lifted, engage your core. Holding the dumbbells by your chest, palms facing forward, exhale as you press the weights toward the ceiling. Hold this position for a second.
- Slowly lower the weights back to the starting position, and repeat - use your abs to keep your body still.
- Do three sets of 12, keeping your hips lifted the entire time.
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by Joan KronRead More »from The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe's Plastic Surgery
Grant CornettIt's no secret that Marilyn Monroe had surgical tweaks to perfect her beauty, though many of her fans don't want to believe it. Yesterday, there was news that may finally help to convince them: X-rays of the star's skull and medical records alluding to surgery on her chin and nose will be auctioned in Beverly Hills on Nov. 10. The papers, including notes by Michael Gurdin, a UCLA plastic surgeon who thrived in the heyday of the studio system, could fetch between $15,000 to $30,000 at Julien's, an auction house in Beverly Hills that specializes in celebrity memorabilia. This is the same end-zone where Phyllis Diller's wigs and booties were gaveled away last month.
Monroe died 51 years ago, and the right to medical privacy, not coincidentally, ends 50 years after a person's death. For almost two decades, her X-rays have been kept under lock and key in the office of Norman Leaf, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who inherited them on the retirement of Gurdin, his medical
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