10 Ways To Get Summer-Body Ready from instyle.com
Get Bronzed. A fake tan brings out muscle definition so you instantly look more toned.
Chew Some Juicy Fruit. Melons are the perfect hot-weather food. They hydrate without bloating and fill you up without putting you in a food coma.
Ready to toss your razor. Unlike IPL and electrolysis, the in-salon Depilar System ($20–$150 per treatment; depilarsystem.com for salons) is painless and works on all skin tones. It's an enzyme-based gel an aesthetician can apply after waxing to destroy empty hair follicles.
Order an App. A recent study in the journal Obesity found that dieters who track their progress using mobile apps drop more pounds than those who keep paper logs.
Develop Good Paste. Skip pricey microdermabrasion treatments that promise smooth skin and whip up your own remedy: Mix 3 parts baking soda (Arm and Hammer Pure baking soda, $1 and 1 part water into a paste, and apply in a circular motion before rinsing. The grains act as an exfoliant, uncovering fresh skin underneath.
Bolster Your Block. Summer skin needs more than a slathering of SPF to keep it protected. To prevent free-radical damage, it's critical to apply an antioxidant face cream under your sunscreen.
Suck It In. Spanx has finally hit the beach. Sara Blakely, the creator of the ubiquitous shapewear, has launched a new swimsuit line designed to make you look as sleek as possible. The strategic ruching supports and flaunts your curves.
Raise the Barre. As anyone who has seen "Black Swan" knows, ballet is a serious full-body workout. It kicks your metabolism into overdrive.
Get Hard On Nails. A protein-packed strengthener prevents nails from splitting and cracking--and can make a manicure last days longer.
Chill Out, Trim Down. Muffin tops apparently hate the cold. A new medical procedure, Coolsculpting by Zeltiq ($700–$1,200), uses a gel patch to freeze fat cells below the skin. The cells then break down and are removed by the body's normal metabolic process. No needles, no anesthesia, no downtime.
What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You On A Date from thefrisky.com
Butter Pecan: You’re a little old fashioned and maybe a little conservative. You’re a hard worker who is detail-oriented at work and in your social life. (And very respectful to your date.) So while you are kind of conservative, you also are a decadent person. Sure, you can be all business. But when you’re ready to unwind, you unwind with the best of them.
Chocolate: Chocolate is for kids at heart. You know how kids say the darndest things? Well, yousay the darndest things. And since you get bored easily and don’t have a filter, you will tell people you are bored. Or that you don’t like them. Or that you aren’t having fun on your date. At least you’re honest. And when you do find someone, you’ll be really happy. You’re also really creative and talented, though, and very enthusiastic.
Neapolitan: Make up your mind! You have a trouble making decisions. You’re also kind of immature and like people to baby you.
Chocolate Chip: You’re all about fun. You’re into sports and like to compete. You laugh a lot and are really generous. Total extrovert — you’re the life of the party. But you are also pretty classic.
Double Chocolate Chunk: You share many characteristics with the chocolate chip lovers, but you’re way more extreme. You do whatever you want and just don’t give a damn. You’re like the chocolate chip lover… on crack.
Mint Chocolate Chip: You’re smart and kind of quiet. Your tastes are refined. And you are stubborn.
Rocky Road: You’re the boss of everyone and are used to people doing what you say.
Strawberry: You’re young at heart and very thoughtful. You don’t jump into unknown situations and love tradition. You’re committed in your relationships, although it takes you a long time to get to that point because you are kind of shy.
Vanilla: You my friend, are not vanilla. You are daring and experiment with a lot of new things, taking high risks and setting huge goals for yourself. You are sure of yourself and don’t fall for trends just because they’re trends. And you’re stubborn. 10,000,000 people could jump off a bridge and try to convince you to stop liking vanilla ice cream and you won’t do it.
Coffee: You’re lively, passionate, and pretty impulsive. You start things all the time and don’t finish them because you get bored easily and sometimes have a hard time focusing.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: You are really indulgent and party your ass off. You do what you feel like doing basically all the time, regardless of what your work schedule is or what other people think. You plan stuff for your friends and get them psyched to follow your lead. Your philosophy is, “Why not?” And you’ll try anything once. Or twice, depending on how drunk you were the first time.
In the womb, it's louder than a vacuum cleaner for a baby.
Doctor Harvey Karp recommends loud rumbling noises to help put crying newborn babies to sleep. It reproduces the sounds that they heard for months living in the mother's womb. Newborns are also likely to stop crying with swaying motions, especially if placed on their side or stomach.