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  • 20 Ways to Seduce Him

    By Yolanda Shoshana, Courtesan Couch,

    The art of seduction has been used since the beginning of time to woo and win someone's heart. While there are big, extravagant ways you can seduce your lover, there are also simple and easy tricks that you can follow on a daily basis that will convince your partner that you are the sexiest person on the planet. A seductress can take everyday mundane activities from boring to oh la la! Here are 20 ways that you can seduce the one that your heart desires ...

    1. Make an aphrodisiac feast.
    Food is sexy and sensual. Aphrodisiacs are thought of as foods that arouse and get someone in the mood. Plan a meal of aphrodisiac delights to get your lover in the mood.

    2. Use a sexy language. French is known as the language of love. Learn a few sentences to add to your repertoire so that you can whisper naughty things in a sexy tongue.

    3. Kiss. Everyone remembers a good kiss. Get in there deep, wet, and soft, and you will

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  • Online Dating Advice for the Holidays

    'Tis the season to be… love and online!

    But what happens with the holidays around the corner when you are single? Here are some tips to cheer up the holiday blues and help singles in the cyber-dating world make the best of the holiday season.

    #1. GET A NEW LOOK. Try changing your hairstyle, go shopping in your closet, and jump out of your comfort zone and try wearing a different color.

    #2. GET NEW PHOTOS. Why wait until the New Year to show off your new look. It's time to get some professional photos taken, and upload them to your online dating profile. Refresh your look in the eyes of those who will be searching for you.

    #3. JOIN AN ONLINE DATING SITE. If you are not online now, or think you should wait until the holidays are over, you may be missing out on meeting that special someone or being invited to a holiday party. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has the largest growth of new members joining online dating sites.There are plenty of sites that

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  • 8 Ways to Not Gain Weight Over the Holidays

    'Tis the season to eat … Between the holiday parties and the stress who can blame you for cheating on your diet. Weight loss coach Judy Weitzman offers eight sensible tips to avoid gaining weight over the holidays.

    1. Are You Really Hungry? Is your stomach making embarrassing noises? To make sure you are really hungry, walk away from the kitchen, buffet table or wherever you're dining. Think about what you are craving. After you identify it, wait 15 to 20 minutes. If you are still craving it and feel hungry, go for it. If you cannot identify what it was you were craving 15 minutes ago, then you probably were never hungry to begin with. You might be tired. Drink a glass of water. Then take a brisk walk, a power nap or a shower to wake up. This is one way to change how you react when you might just be over tired from all of the holiday preparations and hoopla.

    2. Snack Attack. Mindless eating throughout the day can be lethal. It is best to have planned snacks. During your next

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  • Buying Wine Clubs as Gifts

    Giving a wine club membership is a wonderful idea sure to please anyone who drinks wine. Your gift "keeps on giving" by arriving month after month, long after the holiday or special event has passed, keeping you in the hearts and minds of your recipients. Also, sometimes buying wine can be a hassle, scary and inconvenient. But receiving a wine club as a gift is never any of these things.

    How do I know which wine club to choose?

    When buying a wine club as a gift, it's helpful, but not necessary, to know the wine drinker's preferences. If you know what the recipient loves (say, cabernet or pinot noir), you can find a special wine club just for her. If you don't know what kind of wines the recipient loves, we suggest opting for a 2-bottle per month wine club. These wine-of-the-month clubs offer gift packaging, are inexpensive and are aimed at a broad palate. Look for wine clubs that allow their members to reorder wines, particularly at a discount.

    Purchasing a case-club

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  • How Couples Can Avoid Those Holiday Fights

    The holidays can be hard. Did you and your mate get into a battle over where to go for Thanksgiving dinner? Have you had confrontations yet about Christmas or New Year's? As a lawyer and couples mediator I have observed the same dumb arguments sabotage relationships and the holidays, time and again. In my new book, Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In, I share many tips on how to pick the right battles.

    Here are the top 5 arguments that emerge around the holidays. This year, be wise. Avoid unnecessary conflict so your holidays are what they should be - fun!

    1. The Over-sharing Argument: "I can't believe you told your brother I was fired. You have such a big mouth!"
    Quick Fix: Create a Border Control. Talk to your mate in advance of the holiday gathering about which topics are private versus public. Perhaps your recent health issues, child's academic or discipline problems or your job instability are things

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  • Is This Famous Face a Highly Sensitive Person?

    What do Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nicole Kidman have in common?

    They may be Highly Sensitive People, or HSP, the 15 to 20 percent of the population who are very bright and creative with a finer-tuned nervous system. Click here to see if you're a Highly Sensitive Person. As I say, "they have an on-going tug-of-war between their head and their heart." They process incoming information and subtleties in their environment, including sight, sound, touch, taste and smell, more dnicole_kidman_shutterstocknicole_kidman_shutterstockeeply than the non-highly sensitive person, the "other" 80 percent of the population. The trait of high sensitivity has both a psychological and physiological basis.

    Some of the diverse group of "famous" individuals that - in my opinion - might appropriately belong on the list of those who exhibit the characteristics of high sensitivity would include the likes of: Albert Einstein, Carl Jung and Charles Darwin, to political leaders: Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, Martin Luther King,

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  • Job Lessons from Riding the Celebrity Red Carpet

    The other night I had the opportunity to interview Matt Damon on behalf of a fantabulous new client (and then he dished breaking news to me! Super exciting!) As I left Lincoln Center's closing night of the New York Film Festival and feverishly gallivanted home to transcribe the Q&A, a fun scene all too familiar to me, I simply had to pause.

    There are several secrets to success on the job everyone can learn from riding the red carpet even if you're not in the midst of the scintillating scene.

    1. STAY IN THE MOMENT. How many times have you sat through a conference call wondering what to order for lunch or reminding yourself to call your dentist for an appointment? When you're on the carpet there's a no-snoozing zone. Or at least that's what I call it! You absolutely must be alert, you never know who will bypass you, who will stop to talk to you and you must think on your feet. Nothing else matters. You're in the game, completely focused and the whole world disappears. It's a

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  • Why You Shouldn't Say You're 'Trying'

    When you hear someone say to you that they're going to "try" to do a task, does the response rub you the wrong way? Do you find this person to be encouraging? Probably not. As an expert in human behavior, I can tell you that "trying" in the work place isn't going to make most people feel confident about your motivation or capabilities. It doesn't serve you or your life either.

    Let's all take the pledge to eliminate the word "try" from our vocabularies and just "do." Here's why and how to get started.

    Take responsibility. When you take responsibility, life happens. When you say you'll "try" to do something, you and others are left in limbo, waiting on whether or not you're really going to do it or able to do it. It's a vicious cycle… trying and waiting.

    When you say I'm "trying" to do a task it's like saying, "I'm not really going to DO it anytime soon or perhaps ever." This is what others are thinking as you're "trying."

    The following are some solutions on how to DO and

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  • Tricks to Get Your Online Dating Profile Noticed (VIDEO)

    So you signed up for an online dating site, but your inbox is a little bit empty. Before you go canceling that account, Cyber Dating Expert Julie Spira offers suggestions on what you should do next.

    It's important for women to realize that it's okay to actually initiate contact with a man. I have a saying, don't wait, initiate. I truly mean it because a man sometimes will be flattered when he sees your email in his inbox.

    Log on in the morning and keep your account open all day. By the time you come home for dinner you might have quite a few emails there. You might be surprised.

    Well, it's no secret that men love to gravitate to the new fresh face. Log on to your profile, and just tweak a few sentences here and there. Or, if you've recently done something interesting, add it to your profile to have it raise up to the top of the list.

    I think we need to look at online dating as an opportunity to expand your social and business network. So, I always say cast a very

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  • Eat Chocolate, Don't Diet and More Rules to Live By

    Eat well. Exercise. Get enough sleep. You've heard this all before. Well, the experts are right. In order to lead a healthy, vibrant life you do need to master those key concepts. But it's not so easy, and it's not so fun. There's more to life than kale and dumbbells. The following are 5 rules that I live my life by and also teach my clients to adopt as well. The result? An even more fulfilling, rewarding, and FUN way of living life.

    1. Eat chocolate. I bet you're surprised that this is first on the list. But yes, I'm telling you to eat chocolate. High-quality chocolate is essential in my daily life. Just be sure to go for the dark stuff (over 65% cocoa content) and keep it to a small square per day. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants that can help lower both blood pressure and cholesterol, stimulate endorphin production (making you feel good) and act as an anti-depressant. So no more guilty feelings around chocolate.

    2. Practice Extreme self-care. This is extreme with a

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