• One of the reasons I look forward to my day at the salon is the incredible blow out my hair gets. Somehow, my stylist manages to coax my thin hair into a beautiful style-sometimes sleek and smooth or maybe wavy and "beachy" (my favorite). It looks fantastic, that is until I have to shower and start over. Then my hair returns to its normal wimpy appearance. Blame it on my 30's, okay 40's or my unhealthy relationship with hair extensions, (thank God that's over) or maybe just too much hair color. Who knows but now that's all over. I've come to the realization that I can get a better blow out, without a salon visit just by changing my blow dryer.

    I love the beachy hairstyle!

    Prior to getting my hands on the Rowenta Inspiration Pro Dryer, I gave little thought to what blow dryer gun I held in my hand. When one died, I simply replaced it with another, probably one I found at the local pharmacy or department store. However, now that I've tried this baby and experienced that fantastic blow out at home, I won't go

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  • When Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog filmed a video with high school athletes helping promote the You Can Play project, history was made. The NHL is now the first professional sports league in North America to have each of its teams represented by members who voice their support for the LGBT community.

    "Having full and, more importantly, ongoing participation from the NHL is a milestone for acceptance of all athletes at every level of play and sport," said Wade Davis, executive director of You Can Play. "Every major men's sports league has been represented in a You Can Play video, and now every team in one of the world's premiere sports leagues has actively participated."

    "This support from professional leagues has a positive impact in locker rooms and anywhere sports are played," he added.

    You Can Play's mission, as stated on the project's website, is to ensure "equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation" and "guarantee that

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  • By Leah Bourne, The Vivant
    Table setting for the 2014 Golden Globes.What makes The Golden Globes so much more fun than other Hollywood awards shows is that an actual dinner is served during the ceremony, adding a fun party vibe to the overall event. With that in knowledge, we know exactly what you are wondering-what do the celebs in attendance get to eat?

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    The Beverly Hilton's Executive Sous Chef Chris O'Connell recently revealed the exact menu of this year's Golden Globe Awards, and one word comes to mind, yum! Here's what the celebs can expect on their plates on Sunday night.

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    Appetizer Trio: Grilled eggplant with sundried tomato and pine nut hummus on seared tomato mini sweet pepper with feta cheese pomegranate herbs California olive oil on grilled pita grilled artichoke on multigrain tabbouleh and tahini.

    Entree: Mediterranean spice crusted braised beef short rib and sauteed

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  • Venus Retrograde is when you can get your EX back!

    Did you know Venus Retrograde is a great time to rekindle lost love?! So stop moping and crying, downing a pint of Haagen Dazs a night or starving yourself with manorexia. It's time to act.

    Love can hurt hard, especially when the one you want is out the door. But if you weren't so busy feeling sorry for yourself, you could get busy winning back your ex. But how?

    There are some basic rules, of course. Practice patience, don't act needy, maintain your dignity, keep up with your own life and your personal appearance, and just try to be the awesome person your ex fell in love with in the first place. Often, just moving forward with your own life happily is enough to make your ex think again about letting you go.

    That said, timing is everything. And if you really want to maximize your chances of winning back a lost love, get Astrology on your side. Some dates and times are simply better than others for approaching an ex in hope of a happy ending.

    Take an even deeper look at

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  • This is the new years resolution from Tarot.com

    It's that time of year again, when we all promise to correct our bad habits and become perfect people. Riiiiight! As we all know, New Year resolutions are made to be broken ... but that doesn't mean we shouldn't make them.

    Whether we stick to them is not always the point. It's more about adjusting our focus each year to gain greater awareness. Little by little, that awareness can help us clean up our mucky areas and get closer to living the lives we desire.

    Find out what's in store for you in the New Year with a Big Picture Yearly Astrology Forecast, and here are some suggestions by Sun sign for resolutions that are likely to ring your awareness bell.

    Aries (March 21 - April 19)

    If one of your resolutions last year was to finish projects that are still sitting on your shelf, it's time to box them up and make room for a brand new endeavor. Here's the resolution you will need to make it a success: I won't start a new project until I finish the one I'm working on.


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  • How to kiss by the zodiac sign from Tarot.com

    What if the success of your entire year could be determined by that midnight moment on New Year'sEve, when your lips either meet with a loved one to ensure good tidings, or you find yourself standing alone and therefore kissing-off any good fortune for the coming year?

    It's a bit superstitious to think like that, but still many of us will scramble for that New Year's Eve midnight kiss like our entire year depends on it. It probably doesn't, of course, but as long as you're desperately seeking a smooch it may as well be one amazing kiss, right?

    Kissing styles differ from horoscope sign to sign: Passionate Scorpio kisses are deep and long, while Geminis keep the liplock light. Finding your best kissing match now won't necessarily guarantee complete happiness and fortune in the New Year, but at least you'll get one hot kiss out of it. Pucker up and let us know, which sign would you most like to smooch?

    Get more great love advice with a Free Love Tarot reading from Tarot.com »

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  • This week's Astrology will be anything but quiet, as intense conversations and power struggles create plenty of drama.

    Talk about starting the New Year with a bang! This week's Astrology will be anything but quiet, as intense conversations and power struggles create plenty of drama.

    Find out what's likely to happen in your near future with a Free Peace & Harmony Tarot reading, and here's the lowdown on the key cosmic events the week of Dec. 30, 3013 to Jan. 5, 2014.

    Monday, Dec. 30: Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn

    Mars in Libra will square off with Pluto in Capricorn on Monday, prompting angry confrontations and power struggles as we wind down 2013. Don't get caught up in the drama if at all possible -- instead, focus on your positive intentions for the New Year.

    Tuesday, Dec. 31: Mercury conjunct Pluto and square Mars

    On Tuesday, when Mercury in Capricorn is conjunct Pluto and square Mars, the fires from Monday are only going to be fanned. It's one thing to speak honestly and openly, but it's quite another to speak with cruelty or in a way that truly hurts others. Intense

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  • When your friends chat about balance, chances are they're not talking about their skin. Nope. Most folks wants a healthy work/life balance but are not aware that their skin care needs balance too. For healthy skin, you need to achieve the skin's ideal balance of pH 5.5. So how to we achieve perfect skin balance and what the heck is pH anyway?

    Well, technically, pH is an abbreviation for "potential of hydrogen" but that's referring to the concentration of hydrogen ions in a substance. These substances are assigned a number value according to the pH level. On one end of the spectrum, the more acidic the substance the lower the number like 0 but the more alkaline the substance the number gets higher--all the way up to 14. Just to give you a benchmark, water has a perfectly neutral pH of 7 whereas skin is best at 5.5. So how can you reach this magic number?

    You don't need a swanky test toIs your skin's pH off balance? check your skin's acidity, although you can purchase one quite easily. All you have to do is

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  • I don't need a thermometer or a calendar to tell me that it is winter-all I have to do is take a look at my skin. Winter dryness is a problem for many, myself included! Even when I'm on good behavior, (that's skipping hot showers and a second glass of wine) my skin still feels dry, dry, dry. Does this scenario sound familiar? Shower, slather on lotion, wash your hands, slather on more lotion, run to the bathroom at work and slather on more lunch. You get the idea. Who has time to rub lotion all over their body multiple times a day? I know I don't!

    Guess what I found out that? That winter dryness problem may not simply be a hydration issue - it could be your PH balance. If that's the case, you can correct the problem by using skin care products that deal with this underlying issue. Here's something interesting I read from the folks at Sebamed, "Healthy skin has an intact protective barrier which defends against environmental irritants and guards against dehydration. In fact, the

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  • I love celeb-watching as much as the next girl but when it comes to New Year's resolutions, I have a hard time believing my favorite celebrities face the same beauty challenges as I do. That aside, it's a new year and I've got a new chance to make good on some promises I made to myself. My beauty resolutions require some changes in my regular beauty product lineup and techniques. Sadly, I am not getting any younger and I don't have an entourage of stylists to keep me looking fab. (Sigh.) This may be a little embarrassing but in case anyone was wondering, here's what a real woman's New Year's beauty resolutions looks like.
    Monica Bullock, real woman and resolution enthusiast.
    Stop ignoring my thinning hair. It simply does not matter what length or style my hair is-it is going to fall out. I don't have bald spots, (thank goodness) but every time I brush I have to clean my brush afterward. By the time I make it to the car, or my destination, my clothes are covered in hair. (God forbid I wear a black shirt or dress.) After some personal Read More »from A Real Woman's New Year's Beauty Resolutions for 2014


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