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  • The Single Most Important Mindset Shift You'll Ever Make

    By GalTimer Stephenie Zamora

    Are you feeling unhappy and unfulfilled with your life, work or relationships? Are you looking to live a healthier, more active and energetic life? Whatever it is you're looking to create or change, you've probably spent a lot of time seeking out the right self-help guru, affordable program or perfect book. I know from experience that there's a lot of self-help out there to choose from and you'll likely spend a ton of time and money searching for the perfect solution.

    But I've got some awesome news for you...

    Despite the various packaging and marketing, all personal development boils down to one simple concept: Personal responsibility.

    Personal responsibility is about taking 100% responsibility for everything that manifests in your life. Your successes, your failures, the way others treat you, your health, your happiness, your finances, etc.

    But I want to make one thing very clear, it's not about blame.

    Related: How Fear

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  • Would You Broadcast Your Pregnancy Test on YouTube?

    By Marianne Beach,

    I'm now eight months pregnant. And I still haven't officially "Facebooked" my pregnancy.

    Sure, if you read my wall or browsed my photos, it would be pretty obvious that I'm with child. It's not like it's a secret or anything. But I couldn't help but feel weird broadcasting a big announcement or an ultrasound photo to everyone on my list.

    I guess at first, I felt a little superstitious--about saying things too early and jinxing the pregnancy before it really got going. And then I wanted to make sure I'd told all my closest friends and family in person--not wanting them to complain that they only found out I was knocked-up through social media. And then...I don't know. I guess it started feeling too late. Like, by the way, I've been keeping an online secret from you all these months. So I finally just made the decision to wait until my baby girl is born--to officially share her with the online world. (Four weeks and counting...arghh!)


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  • Top 5 Myths Women (Still) Believe About Men

    By Straight Male Friend's Marcus Osborne for

    Women offer other women an incredible amount of uninformed advice, misinformation and mythology about what motivates men whether they're single, married, or in a long-term relationship. This was the impetus behind With all due respect, women simply don't know as much about men as they think they do. And of course us poor guys know zilch about women.

    Truth be told, I actually reached out to a handful of guys to guest write for SMF and the general response was, "What? Hell no! I'm not gonna be the one givin' up the secrets!" So you see? Your SMF's are risking permanent expulsion from the "Man Club" by giving up the goods here. But we've got a job to do!

    Related: Top 5 Guy (BS) Breakup Excuses

    To that end, we decided to tackle some fairly persistent man-myths. Now certainly there are exceptions to every rule. And, of course, you'll have either experienced or have heard anecdotal stories that run

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  • 2011's Trendiest Sunglasses

    By Beauty Editor, Kerri Winick

    Summertime is looking bright, especially with the right pair of sunglasses! We spy everything from round, "Lennon" inspired specs to large, drama queen worthy frames. Eden Wexler of Solstice Sunglass Boutique, AKA the Shades Consultant to the Stars, fills us in on this season's "eyemazing" trends.

    Oh So Retro: Look for sunglasses with a vintage vibe. Channel the 40s, 50s, and 60s with excessively round frames, key hole bridges and cat's eye silhouettes in all shapes and sizes.

    Betsey Johnson Cat Eye Sunglasses $55

    The Shield: Go back to the future with the "shield," a single continuous lens across the eyes. Popular a decade ago, Wexler says it's making a comeback! Some versions are metal rimmed, others are rimless, but all of them are fashion forward!

    Marc By Marc Jacobs 028/N/S, $98

    Related:The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape.

    Preppy Chic: Take a page from The Preppy Handbook. Pair that collegiate

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  • What's the Worst Experience to Have on a Plane?

    By Shira Scott,

    What's worse... sitting next to a screaming kid during a crowded flight or settling in next to a person who smells....really bad? The DDB Life Style Study asked Americans what they considered the most unpleasant experience to have on an airplane.

    The worst of the worst? Sitting next to somebody with strong body odor. It was the choice of 64% of the participants.

    23% consider getting the seat next to a crying baby the worst. Parents with kids five or under were more tolerant of this "annoyance."

    Related: How to Score a Hotel Upgrade

    "Considering there are several movements currently taking place to create family-only sections of aircrafts, we were surprised to find that crying babies didn't rate higher as an annoyance to airline travelers," said James Lou, U.S. Chief Strategist at DDB. "There has been a lot of press indicating that people wish there were child-free flights. Stories of lawsuits about passengers claiming hearing loss as a result

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  • Forget Your Wallet, Pay With Your Phone!

    By Ann Ehnert,

    Picture this all too familiar scenario: You walk into a store and begin to browse the aisles searching for that one item you just need to purchase. You get distracted and end up piling eleven additional items into your cart - whoops! Finally, you are ready to check out...until you realize you forgot to pick up the one item that brought you to the store in the first place. Quickly, you grab the forgotten item and grab a spot in the checkout line. The line takes forever (well, it seems like it anyway) and you just want to get home. You rush to the finish line. Just one more hurdle - the person ahead of you just pulled out her checkbook! resign yourself to wait some more....

    Now imagine this: After finally reaching checkout and your items are rung up, you don't even need your purse or wallet to finish this transaction. All that is required for payment is your mobile phone. Speeding up the process and avoiding additional frustration, you quickly tap

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  • Stop Yourself From Becoming a 'Stage 1 Clinger'!

    By Marianne Beach,

    We've all been there. You've met a new guy. You've gone on a date or two. And you can't stop thinking about him. Or talking about him. Or obsessing to see if he's emailed/called/texted/tweeted/or posted on your wall in the last five seconds. And so you check...and re-check your phone or your Facebook or your email--over and over again. You know it's irrational, but you just can't seem to stop.

    Well, you can blame it on biology, says Rebecca Gladding, MD, author of the new book "You are Not Your Brain."

    "Desire, feeling a connection with someone special, hope for a future with someone and love are some of the strongest positive emotions we can have," she says. "When you feel like that, you never want it to end. And, when you have contact with him, especially at the beginning, you feel that wonderful rush over and over. That's why you're dying to see if he's contacted you - it feels good."

    And that "good" feeling acts as a reward to your brain,

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  • Ombre Nails: Nail the Look

    By GalTime Editor Kerri Winick

    Last summer, ombre hair had its moment in the sun. This season, ombre nails are making their mark among beauty mavens. This trendy mani involves reaching for five different nail polishes of the same tone. The darkest laquer is layered on your pinky. The color then fades gradually, with the lightest landing on your thumb. How can you nail this look at home? GalTime and celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley show you how!

    Step 1: Apply a clear base coat to your nails.

    Step 2: Choose a deep/dark color that complements your skin tone. This will be your base color. Paint it on your pinky. Skyy recommends a dark brown shade for lighter skin tones, a deep grey or purple for medium/olive skin tones, and a deep burgundy for darker skin tones.

    Related: 5 Fun Nail Trends

    Step 3: Pour a dime-sized drop of your base color onto a paper plate. Using a toothpick, mix in one small drop of white polish. This will create a polish one shade lighter than your pinky.

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  • Travel Channel Stars: What Guys Do on Mancations (video)


    Ever wonder what your guy does when he's out with his buddies? We got some answers!

    Evan & Gareth are best friends that get to host a show on the Travel Channel called Mancations. The show is all about cool places guys can go on vacation with their friends. They took some time out to chat with about the reasons ladies should let their men take a Mancation and what they actually do on these trips.

    Check out the premiere of Mancations on Sunday, June 5th at 9 PM on the Travel Channel.

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  • Tabata Training: Reshape Your Body in 4 Minutes!

    By's Certified Personal Trainer Kasie Sullivan

    Tabata means short bursts with little rest. It is highly effective for fat loss. Intense interval work will raise the body's metabolic rate long after the exercise session is completed. Post workout fat loss is the end result.
    Related: Get the Most Out of Your Treadmill Workout

    What is Tabata Training?

    • 20 seconds of an exercise followed by 10 seconds recovery
    • Eight intervals are completed
    • Total of 4 minutes

    Tabata Training was developed by Izumi Tabata at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. His study concludes that there is greater fat loss and greater improvements in overall conditioning with a 4-minute interval routine versus a full hour of aerobics!

    Related: Do You Need Cake Therapy?

    Here are some Tabata exercises you can do at home. Create your own combination and have some fun with it!

    • Jump rope
    • Pushups
    • planks
    • tricep dips off a chair
    • running up
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