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  • Suzanne Somers Reveals How Banking Stem Cells Can Save Your Life (VIDEO)

    Suzanne Somers speaks with Dr. Smith Suzanne Somers speaks with Dr. Smith Suzanne Somers has always been down with the most cutting edge health science -- some might argue going as far back as her Thighmaster days. E!'s The Soup may have hilariously teased her for it, joking that she's pawning edible organic tanning spray. But the woman knows what's up. She proved it again in her latest episode of Suzanne Somers Breaking Through on the CafeMom Studios YouTube channel.

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    In the most recent installment, Somers sat down with Robin Smith, M.D., the CEO of Neostem, a group that deals with cellular therapies and stem cell banking. Dr. Smith explained why someone might want to bank their stem cells and how it's done. And seriously, after watching her one-on-one with Somers, I feel like I've been personally ushered into the future of medicine!

    Basically, as Dr. Smith explains, anyone can bank their healthy, adult stem cells at any time in order to sort of create a "bio-insurance"

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  • Grope Your Mate in Public in These Ridiculous ‘Touchable’ Shirts

    touchabletouchableNot sure if you've heard, but it's Valentine's Day, and yay, aren't we all so excited about it. Woo. I suppose there are some people out there who love the holiday, who cherish the red and pink color scheme, and who will feed their lovah oysters and strawberries tonight on hearth's edge. And I'm sure they're the same kind of people who would wear these Touchable t-shirts.

    They're called the coupling shirts, and they're like sweatshirts with slits in places where couples usually touch one another. So if you like grabbing the inside of your man's arm when you walk, there's a slit in his sweatshirt there where you can slide in your hand. Yaaaay.

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    These little unlined pockets that invite touch are supposed to bring you closer to your sweetie poo -- the more skin contact, the better, apparently.

    I mean, fine, yeah, let's just all cut holes in our shirts so that people can grope us a

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  • 14 Beauty Rituals Men Will Never Understand

    women wearing heelswomen wearing heelsThere's no ideal place to get into a tiff with your significant other, but at a black-tie family wedding just before his birthday and Valentine's Day has to be on the list of most inconvenient. But that's what happened with my guy and me this past weekend. We sparred over something which I knew in retrospect would seem really silly: My shoes. I had put together my entire ensemble for said wedding at the last minute, and that meant I was wearing adorable, sexy, but completely new, stiff, and uncomfortable patent leather peep toe pumps all night. When the band started grooving, my instinct was to slip off those bad boys and party rock barefoot. But the BF said it was inappropriate to be sans shoes at a black-tie event ...

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    After an unfortunate 20 or so minutes filled with me stumbling around whimpering and us trading curt words, I figured out what was really at the heart of his issue with my attempt to

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  • 6 Pieces of Valentine's Love Advice from a Psychic

    Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it is also a day to reflect on love. Are you in love? If so, are you getting the love you want or is there still something missing? If not, could a psychic healer help you?

    For those of us who are married, it can sometimes feel that even though the love is right in front of us, it is not exactly the way we want it to be. He can be too distant or there can be too little sex. We can feel misunderstood or not listened to when really, the answers for how to have good love are actually right in front of us.

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    Psychic to the stars, Jusstine Kenzer has a lot to say about love give most people who she talks to ask her how to get it. With Valentine's Day in mind, Kenzer gave The Stir her six pieces of advice for getting the love we want on Valentine's Day (and every day). Here they are:

    • Love yourself: You have to be able to love yourself in order for anyone else
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  • 12 Heart Tattoos that Are Perfect for Valentine’s Day

    half sleeve tattoohalf sleeve tattooIs there anything more romantic than someone tattooing your name on their skin? Don't answer that if you detest tattoos. I think it's terrifically adorable. And yes, it could turn out to be a terrible idea if you break up. But you could always cover it up somehow. Still, for those not willing to add the letters, I will offer an alternative. And that's a heart. A simple or ornate heart. It's the perfect idea for a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie who loves ink.

    Oh the heart tattoo ... how I love thee. So sweet, symbolizing a love so pure (yes, I'm being all sugary silly) and it can be placed just about anywhere, even amidst other tattoos. Just like this woman's half-sleeve. There's a cupcake (talk about sugar)! A rainbow! And tiny hearts and stars.

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    I gathered up some other super cool heart tattoo ideas so you can show them to your tattoo artist and make it your own.

    Check out this panda blowing heart kisses.

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  • I Did the Matchy with My Husband in Public! (VIDEO)

    Lindsay Ferrier I'll Take That DareLindsay Ferrier I'll Take That DareNot so long ago, a post was written on this blog that caused a bit of a stir. (Heh.)

    "Couples Who Dress Alike are Fashion Killers," the headline trumpeted. A heated debate over the truth of that statement ensued in the comments, and BOOM.

    I had a new style dare.

    Yes, readers, I took that dare and dressed like my husband for a day.

    Want to see what people thought of our matchy-matchy look?

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    See the hilarious video!

    My husband was leery of taking this dare with me, but in the end, we both had a fantastic time. It helps that after being married for 10 years, we really are sort of like twins on the inside. We do everything together and like almost all the same things (fashion being the exception!).

    Hubs even wears this shirt now -- but not when I'm wearing it, and definitely not with the hat! The hats have made their way to my children's dress-up box, along with pretty much every

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  • 15 Worst Valentine's Day Gifts Received by Real Women

    valentinevalentineI'm not a big believer in Valentine's Day. My husband is the romantic one in our marriage while I roll my eyes at the sappy cards he presents me with year after year. Last year, after celebrating 15 years of me griping about the price of flowers and returning jewelry I didn't like, he finally got the hint and got me ... nothing. Unlike most of my friends, I really didn't mind. Plus, compared to some of the whoppers below, nothing seems like the best gift ever.

    1. A T-shirt ... with Looney Tunes characters on it. Now if that doesn't say love, I don't know what does. -- Lindsay

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    2. Real flowers ... after telling him I'm highly allergic. Spent the day sleeping off the Benadryl. -- Mariah

    3. A stationary bike ... Am I that fat? -- Jennifer

    4. An Ugly Dog purse, with a card for the girl he was cheating on me with inside. -- Jen

    5. A royal blue "LOVE" stamp sweatshirt from the post

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  • 35 Brutally Honest Reasons Men Say No to Sex

    no signno signIt may be hard to believe, but men say no to sex sometimes, too. Oh yes, sometimes even the most promiscuous loverboy pulls the old "I have a headache" excuse and it's really code for something darker or potentially hurtful or even shocking. Even more shocking than some of the responses I got on "35 Brutally Honest Reasons Women Say No to Sex."

    Because I featured the women's real excuses, I felt it fair to let our masculine counterparts spill their secrets. I polled many men, some were afraid to share, others ... well, they showed no mercy.

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    Brutally honest can be brutal, so ladies, just know this may be a hard one to (ahem) swallow. These are the real reasons men say no to sex.

    1. I feel fat.
    2. You got fat and I'm not finding you attractive anymore.
    3. I drank too much whiskey and that means my dick will be useless.
    4. I think I'm about to have a herpes outbreak.
    5. I'm too tired out from having sex with
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  • Bring Out Your Inner Vampire with These Fabulous Fang Shoes (PHOTOS)

    fang shoesfang shoesRecently I've been thinking that my shoes are kind of boring -- always with the soles and the laces -- so unoriginal. If only there were some footwear out there that made me stand tall in a crowd and stand out among the masses. If only there were a shoe that could aerate the lawn just as effectively as it could kill a hateful passerby or get me backstage at an Iron Maiden concert. If only ... until now.

    Haute couture designer Iris van Herpen, who's been called the Alexander McQueen of tech geeks, has teamed up with shoemakers United Nude to fulfill our unrequited fantasy. Introducing ... the fang shoe.

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    They're part of van Herpen's Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Made of fiberglass and carbon fiber shaped like fangs, these shoes are what we in the industry like to call "famaze," short for "f***ing amazing." No info yet on how much these puppies will go for, or if they'll even be available for purchase, but I'll dream

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  • 5 Reasons NOT to Regret Your Embarrassing Tattoo

    tattoostattoosI have a thing about tattoos, especially original ones that are unique to the person sporting them. The idea that a person can alter the skin they are in and make something new our of their own body is really quite incredible. I have one tattoo that I got after the age of 30 and I do not regret it for a second.

    That said, many other people do. My husband and I got ours together after talking about it for years. We designed it ourselves. It's our initials split in half so that we each have a tribal design that means nothing unless we are together. Immediately after we got it on our seventh wedding anniversary, everyone asked us if we would hate it in our 80s.

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    My answer: Hell no. But there are those who do regret their tats. But they shouldn't. Here are 5 reasons not to regret that tattoo.

    It once meant something: I've heard tattoos described as a "permanent reminder of a temporary feeling" and I think that is

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