Easy Ways to Hide Those Holiday Pounds

Twelve dumplings in gravy… Eleven pies with filling… Ten lattes with sprinkles… Nine lady fingers… Did overindulging during the holidays sent your scale soaring?  Join the club.  According to the National Dietetic Association, the average person puts on between five and eight pounds during the holiday season.  If all those sweets and once-a-year menus have…

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Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life

Can changing how you dress REALLY change your life? We see variations of the story often enough in the movies, in everything from My Fair Lady (1964) to The Princess Diaries (2001), but could such a thing REALLY happen to the average woman on the street? Absolutely. I’ve seen it first hand several times, both before and after I…

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Ten Great Fashion Flicks

Love great costumes as much as a good story line in your movies?  Me too!  While Hollywood has always been known for creating trend stampedes in fashion, there are some movies that just stand out for their beautiful, fabulous  clothes. Some of my favorites include: *To Catch a Thief (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly http://www.dianaprefers.com/movies/catchathief.htm…

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How to Pack Light for Holiday Travel

If you’ve ever packed way too much for a trip, struggled with your suitcase, or gotten to your destination only to realize you’ve left pertinent pieces behind, you may have wondered if there is a better way to go about packing. The answer is yes, there is. All you have to do is make a…

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Sharon Stone’s Bad Manners Sparks International Incident

When you’re a movie star, it’s all about making a grand entrance.  You wait until everyone can see you, then you show up late so you can garner plenty of attention, right? Not if you’re in the presence of royalty. Actress Sharon Stone learned that one the hard way over the weekend when she arrived…

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