• Are you stocking up your salad with so many toppings that the greens disappear? With all of the extra calories, why bother eating a salad in the first place? Lauren Slayton is a registered dietician and author of "The Little Book of Thin," and she has some tips to get your salad back in shape.

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    1. Reduce the bling. While extra toppings like avocado, cheese, and nuts make your salad delicious, Lauren says to allow yourself just "one treat per salad" to avoid extra calorie bombs.

    2. Ditch the bottled salad dressing. "You're basically adding spoonfuls of sugar or salt onto your salad," she explains. Get into the habit of making your own dressing to forgo extra calories and preservatives.

    3. Use walnut oil. Walnut is the "only nut that has omega-3s, which are those good fats that are in fish," she says.

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    4. Try apple cider vinegar. "It's great in terms of keeping our blood sugar stable," Lauren says.

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  • Just a few weeks ago on "The Big Bang Theory," Mayim Bialik's character, Amy Farrah Fowler, was about to give up on any sort of intimacy with boyfriend Sheldon. Then, the special Valentine's Day episode brought the two together with a much-anticipated first kiss.

    "It was sweet," Mayim says about the earnest smooch. "It's not just a big deal for us as characters, but as actors, that's a big step for us to have to take. It was very special."

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    Mayim gushed about her talented co-stars and shared her votes for cast superlatives on "The Big Bang Theory."

    Class clown? "Simon Helberg is one of the funniest people I've ever worked with," she says of the actor who plays aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz.

    Most gullible? "That would be me," she confesses. "I'm kind of the dopiest."

    Miss Congeniality? "Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting."

    What about the biggest flirt? "I flirt with Simon sometimes," Mayim coyly admits. "He's funny!"

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  • With the entire second season of Netflix's "House of Cards" episodes released at once, it's easy to fall into a major binge session. Sakina Jaffrey, who plays White House Chief of Staff Linda Vasquez on the hit drama, explained a curious watch trend that has viewers all over the country getting themselves into trouble.

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    "It's called 'Netflix infidelity,'" Sakina says about couples who commit to watch the show together, only to have one partner secretly watch ahead. "It's a sickness that is taking over the nation, I believe. For certain people, there is a decorum that's set in, and you really follow that decorum. You do not go past a certain point, and if you do, you don't tell anybody what's happened."

    One thing Sakina is telling everyone is that she — like the rest of America — has a crush on co-star Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood on the show. "I knew I had a girl crush when I was thinking, 'Can she just walk down that off

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  • From Kim Kardashian's giant engagement ring to Ciara's 15-carat sparkler, 2013 has been a year for some major celebrity bling. While the average gal probably can't afford a ring with a seven-digit price tag, she can certainly be inspired by the unique styles of celebrity rings. Kellee Khalil, founder of Lover.ly, the one-stop resource for brides to be, stopped by the "Daily Shot" studio to talk about some of the hottest bling in Hollywood.

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    One of the most popular ring styles continues to be the halo diamond, a large diamond surrounded by rings, or halos, of smaller diamonds. These ring styles have graced the hands of stars like Ashley Tisdale and Jessica Biel.

    Another hot trend? "Art deco is huge," Kellee says of the throwback to vintage style. "Scarlett Johansson set the trend, along with Ashlee Simpson, Ginnifer Goodwin."

    "The biggest ring that inspired everyone was when Blake Lively got married," she says of the 12-carat pale pink diamond set in

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  • As the most recognizable drag queen in the entertainment industry, RuPaul is all about encouraging others to embrace their differences. His wildly popular TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race" has already been renewed for a seventh season, and behind the spirited reality competition is a message of hope and inspiration. "These are little boys who were cast off and made fun of and prevailed irregardless of what anyone else had to say...

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    "Drag has always been about telling society to not take itself too seriously," he says, and with that lightheartedness comes a whole new vocabulary, or "vodragulary," of phrases.

    What's the most fabulous way to say goodbye? "Sorry 'bout it!" with a dramatic head toss for flair.

    What does it mean to "beat your face"? "That is putting on your makeup," he says. "You have contoured and shaded to the point where you are a completely different person."

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