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  • Stylish New IPhone Cases for Summer 2013

    With our iPhones constantly with us, why not make them just as stylish as our other accessories-and protect them at the same time. We've rounded up the most fun iPhone cases for every personality.



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  • 33 Things Every Woman Should Know About Intimacy

    Unlocking the secrets to how to have better sex is just as easy as asking the right questions. So, we turned to Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist if She Was Your Best Friend to set us straight.

    1. Embrace Pillow Talk: "It's hard enough to talk about sex when you're in the middle of making love. Instead, discuss positions you'd like to try, things you like, things you don't like, while you're in a relaxed setting to take any judgment out of the conversation."

    2. Work for Your Orgasm: "The women who are able to orgasm from sex, alone, have learned how to put just the right amount of pressure on the clitoris. It's completely normal to need added stimulation from oral sex, masturbation, or sex toys to fully orgasm."

    3. He Can't Always Get It Up: "After ejaculation, most men experience a period of time where they're psychically incapable of achieving an erection, no matter how much they're stimulated."

    4. It Will

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  • Insider Tips to Stay Stylish on the Beach

    Whether you're hitting the beach or the boardwalk, George Kotsiopoulos, E! Fashion Police co-host and JustFab.com style expert has some helpful hints for feeling confident and looking chic all summer.

    Flatter your figure: Be sure to pick a suit that flatters your body type. Kotsiopoulos suggests a string bikini, because a bathing suit with less fabric can actually make you look smaller! For those of us not ready to break out the itty bitty bathing suit, there are lots of one-pieces with body shapers built-in for extra coverage.

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    Summer trends: Neoprene scuba style suits were huge on the spring/summer 2013 runway and something Kotsiopoulos thinks is a totally worth trying. But opt not for the retro pin-up style trend, instead he suggests going for cut-out one piece to show off a sexy side. But don't forget to load up on sunscreen and stay in the shade to prevent crazy tan lines!

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  • 32 Surprising Things that Ruin Your Skin

    Healthy, glowing skin is usually beauty priority number one for women, so we've rounded up the most surprising bad skin habits you need to kick to the curb.

    1. Chlorine Criminal:
    Your post-pool regime is vital when it comes to your skin. Even after a shower, chlorine can cling to skin reacting with topical medications, cleansers, even lotions. To effectively remove chlorine, always use an extra sudsy soap or body wash after you take a dip.

    2.Makeup Mayhem:
    Falling asleep with your makeup on can lead to bacteria infections, clogged pores which can cause acne (hello, morning pimple!), and residue that can stay on your pillow and cause you to get sick. Keep makeup removing wipes next to your bed so you'll never make this beauty mistake again.

    3.Coffee and Your Mug:
    Caffeine is a major culprit when it comes to dry skin. Avoid the magnification of wrinkles and instead, quench skin by drinking lots of H2O. To make sipping on water more enticing, add fruit slices like orange or lemon to

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  • 15 Best Celebrity Beauty Secrets Ever

    Today's hottest stars and biggest celebs spilled their favorite beauty secrets to us. Get the ultimate scoop in beauty tips, and try the hairstyles of any of these celebs on yourself using our Virtual Hair Makeover tool!

    1. Practice Safe Sun: "My mom has always been a big believer in sunblock, and now I use Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock lotion on myself and my daughters. I like that it contains naturally sourced minerals and a strong SPF." -Jennifer Garner

    2. Use Sexy Scents: "I like a tiny bit of perfume behind the ears, so you have to get close to smell it. Givenchy Absolutely Irrésistible has sandalwood and jasmine. It's sexy and more grown-up." -Liv Tyler

    3. Jump for Health: "I can gain 15 pounds in six weeks of taping Top Chef. I train like a boxer afterward - jumping rope with an Everlast jump rope really whips you into shape." -Padma Lakshmi

    4. Get Super-Shiny Hair: "When I was younger in Mexico, I used to smash avocado, add almond oil, and use it as a hair

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  • 12 Relaxing At-Home Spa Secrets

    Looking to be pampered this winter? You don't have to look any further than your own bathroom. Try one of these DIY stress-relief techniques at home by yourself or with a plus one. You'll feel like you just spent the day at the spa, without ever leaving your bathroom.

    1. At-Home Spa Secrets: Brrr...baby, it's cold outside! Don't let the cold weather wreak havoc on your skin or mood. Snuggle up with yourself or your sweetie and try one of these at-home spa techniques to stay sane and beautiful all winter long.

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    2. Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy has been proven to invigorate, calm, and relieve stress. It also stimulates your immune system, keeping you runny-nose-free this cold season. Aromatherapy comes in many forms, from gels to candles to scrubs. For a quick fix, try Bliss Hot Salt Scrub to reap the benefits.

    3. Mood Lighting: No need to splurge on an entire dimmer system for your home. If you're looking to spice things up or just kick

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  • 7 Healthy Foods to Lose Weight

    We asked nutritionist Robyn Flipse, M.S., R.D., for her favorite fridge-fillers that keep her satisfied and slim. Here are her tips for what snacks to keep on hand to help you lose weight so you can feel lean and sexy! For more motivation and inspiration, try our Virtual Weight Loss Simulator.

    1. Melons: Throughout the summer, stock up on an array of seedless watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew to cube and have on hand when you feel the urge to "pick." Their high moisture content dilutes the calories per serving and provides you with more water - a great way to hydrate and feel fuller sooner.

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    2. Fat-Free Yogurt: Protein-rich dairy foods have been shown to aid in weight loss, so try starting your day with a yogurt parfait. Layer your favorite fat-free yogurt (try Fage 0%, which is thick and super-creamy) with berries and crushed nuts or granola. Bonus tip: This makes a great dessert, too!

    3. Summer Vegetables: You'll benefit from keeping

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  • 5 Ways Having a Dog Makes You Hotter

    We're on a never-ending quest for the best new beauty products and latest innovative treatments. What we didn't know however (wink, wink), was all we really needed to do to get glowing skin and tight glutes was adopt a pup. Yes you heard us right, beauties. Research shows that hanging with man's best friend can make you more attractive, and with the help of DogVacay, a new service which lets pet lovers make money watching and caring for local pooches, you don't have to own a dog to reap the benefits. Check out the below list of ways that having a dog makes you hotter (and see if you can get through it without cracking a smile!).

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    1. Dogs are date magnets. Forget online matchmaking-dogs are a natural conversation starter and increase your opportunities to socialize.

    2. Pets can reduce stress. While we all know the power of chatting with our besties, recent research shows that people actually experience less stress when their pets are with

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  • 5 Diet Tips for a Brighter Smile

    We all know that what we eat affects our weight (obviously), but what you're munching on could be wreaking havoc on your teeth as well. Here, the dentists at NYC's Lowenberg, Lituchy, and Kantor weigh in on how to eat your way to a beautiful smile.

    An apple a day…: Looks like this mantra works for doctors and dentists. Eating raw, crunchy fruits and veggies, such as apples, can remove unwanted food from your teeth. Plus, vegetables like celery and carrots are a great source of beta carotene (a nutrient essential for building strong teeth).

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    Eat cheese for dessert: Yeah, you heard us correctly. You can fight tooth erosion by eating a piece of cheese after every meal. While soft cheeses like brie and feta will work, because of its high levels of alkali, cheddar is better (as they say).

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    Avoid dried fruits: While fresh fruit is great, dried it's a total no no. Very similar to sticky candy, it

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  • How to Make the Most of Your Workout


    Whether you're headed to the beach or going to a summer wedding, the heat is on when it comes getting in shape. We hit up Jessi Kneeland, trainer at Peak Performance, to find out how to get the best results.

    1. Early Bird Gets the Worm: Try to hit the gym or do your run in the morning. As the day goes on, things like work projects, family responsibilities, and happy hour start to edge out your well-intentioned post-office workout plans.

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    2. Big moves:
    For a sculpted upper body, try multi-joint moves like proper push-ups and chin-ups. They'll hit multiple muscle groups and increase the metabolic demand, burning more calories and building more lean muscle.

    3. Coffee:
    Have a cup of black coffee about about half an hour before your workout. It's not for everyone, but if you give it a try you'll likely notice a steep increase in motivation, strength, and endurance.

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    4. Hills:
    Run up them, walk down

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