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I stretch most mornings to boost energy and stay flexible


As a freshman in high school about, oh...123456...24 years ago, I had an unfortunate stint as a cheerleader. At the time there wasn't much available for girls at my school who wanted to do something athletic, so a friend and I dragged our nerdy, unpopular selves
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Dara Chadwick's book, "You'd Be So Pretty If..."

This week's guest post comes from Dara Chadwick, a journalist who writes about health, wellness and psychology. We asked her to write about her journey to self acceptance after landing a sweet gig with a national women's fitness magazine.

When it comes to family television viewing, there
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Cecily's ink still looks awesome. Indeed.
I'm thinking about getting a tattoo, but I'm concerned about it looking terrible if I keep losing (or end up gaining) more weight. What happens to tattoos when skin and shape changes?"

We spoke with tattoo artist Jon Kelly, owner of Olde Tyme Tattoo in Fullerton, California to get
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Two of my faves: Pure Vanilla Extract and Saigon Cassia Cinnamon

We've all read countless weight loss/healthy eating articles touting the value of adding fresh spices to enhance the flavor of lighter fare, particularly when switching from processed foods. Well, we believe in what works, and this is one oft-parroted idea we heartily endorse.

Whatever your reason
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Image by Happywalks

Michelle has tempted us with mini muffins and cupcakes in the past, and this week's photo reveals how sweet it is to downsize our favorite treats (in this case, red velvet cupcakes). I love Regina's joyful smile here, and her adorable kitchen!

Our FGG
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Forgive me, Foodie Friday fans. I can't stop with the pumpkin. This time of year, I find myself consumed by the thought of it and fixated on the many things I can work it into. I feel as though I have to pack all the goodness of fall into the months of October and November
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My oldest son and me hiking in the Tetons

"Jason says you're FAT!" yelled my oldest son as he climbed into our minivan, throwing his backpack on the floor as he began to cry. As I drove away from the school, I gently pointed out that I am overweight and not everyone uses the word 'fat'
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Ladies, on your marks! Forever 21's plus-size line, Faith 21, is hosting a model search - and they want to see if YOU'VE got the right stuff. Just submit a photo of yourself wearing a Faith 21 item by November 18, and you could win a trip to L.A. for an official Fait 21 model
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Pear-shaped shadow by somegal
Is there a clothing store or brand that tends toward a pear-shaped silhouette? Iím 2 sizes smaller on top than on the bottom, so if it fits in the hips, Iím swimming in the top (Iím looking at you, Lane Bryant). I know what cuts minimize this effect,
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We've gotten several fun responses to our request for a monthly male columnist. Keep 'em coming our way! We'll make the (difficult) decision on who gets the spot on December 1, and get started shaping that column right away for its January 2010 debut. If you've already sent your email in (thank you!), we'll
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