• Guest host Melissa Knowles of Trending Now steps in for Ali today to discuss what it really means to be a grownup. Kelly Williams Brown is the author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) steps.

    Why 468? “I just put all the steps in there that I thought were good and useful, and 468 it was,” she says.

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    One of the crucial steps to becoming an adult, “knowing how bleach works,” Kelly says. “Don’t pour it directly on things. Just dilute it, and it’s a great way to clean.”

    The hardest step, she says, is accepting that, “despite how your parents feel, despite how your friends feel, what your teachers have told you: you are not a special snowflake.”

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    Something kids dare better at than adults though, Kelly says, is “letting things roll off their backs and not taking it personally.”

    So what’s the easiest step to becoming an adult? Check out this episode of Daily Shot!

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  • Margaret Cho is best known as a comedian who makes audiences laugh with her hilarious impressions of her mom, but she stopped by Daily Shot for a rather serious conversation with Ali about mental health and body image.

    Cho famously went into kidney failure after being told to lose weight for her 1994 sitcom, All-American Girl. “The show was developed about me, so I was too fat to be me, which is absurd.”

    When the show was cancelled after six months, Margaret noted, “it was replaced by Drew Carey, because he was so thin.”

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    And while Margaret agrees that images of women in the media can be pervasively unhealthy, she says women can occasionally be their own worst enemies "it's a collective disease that women are giving each other all the time, we're all sort of out there valuing a certain kind of body.”

    But she says that age has changed her perception of what she looks like.

    “There is so much beauty I have now, as opposed to when I was younger.

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  • As part of Ali’s continuing efforts to get everyone a date, she asked newly-single Andrea Boelkhe, Survivor alum and host of The Daily Brief on Askmen.com, where all the quality singles are hanging out these days. Ok, just the singles. No one’s vouching for the quality. But there are a lot of popular new apps and sites out that help you narrow your search by what you’re looking for.

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    First up, Hitch.me is an online dating site for people who use LinkedIn. The pro of using it, says Andrea, is “LinkedIn is a very valid site, and usually your resume as accurate because people that are gonna hire you are gonna check that, so you’re getting rid of fake [profiles.]”

    The con? “Are they gold diggers? Are you looking basically like ‘I wanna date a doctor!’”

    The site does guarantee that, “none of your activities will ever be shared back to your LinkedIn account.”

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    Next, Coffee Meets Bagel sends you a potential match ev

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  • “To hide the belly, you’re gonna wanna do a peplum,” Kenyatta Jones says, “it’s gonna cinch in the waste and hide the stomach.”

    High heels. “They make your posture amazing and they make your legs look amazing, even if you have cellulite.”

    Maxi dresses are great for all women, but particularly for curvy women because they’re “long and it makes you look lean.”

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    But they key to any look, she says, is shapewear. “Foundation is the key. I always say foundation before fashion.”

    And for bathing suits, Kenyatta loves the fatkini. “They’re very high-waisted,” she says, giving women more support and coverage so only about an inch of midriff skin is showing. “If you have the confidence to rock it, I’d say get a fatkini.”

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    Kenyatta also talks about why plus-sized fashion is about to take off, and what’s coming up on House of Curves in this episode of Daily Shot!

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  • If you ate a cookie after lunch today, you probably worried that it would go right to your hips. But a new book says you should focus your worry a little bit higher up—like on your face.

    Brooke Alpert, co-author of The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Look Years Younger, explained one of the lesser-known consequences of eating too much sugar: wrinkles and sagging.

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    Brooke co-wrote the book with a dermatologist Patricia Farris, and explained what happens when there is too much sugar in your bloodstream.

    “It starts attacking your skin,” she said. “All that sugar attaches to those protein molecules, collagen and elastin. And it turns those beautiful, supple skin cells into these firm, rigid things causing sagging, wrinkling, everything we don’t want on our face.”

    Her book is all about busting the cravings we have for sugar by starting with a 3-day detox, and admits that’s not easy for people. “Studies have shown that the withdrawal from suga

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