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Bondi beach bikini photo shoot


Why is it that all the sexiest babes in bikini congregate on Bondi Beach in Australia? They always seem to have an excuse to be there. This time, as you will watch in this video, they tried to set a world record for most number of women in a swimsuit at one place. Not a bad excuse to have fun in the sun.

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Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez help fight childhood obesity



Despite the Hispanic paradox, it is a fact that Latin diet is unhealthy and something needs to be done about it. That is why we have supported the Latin Diet Pyramid. Now Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have done their part by highlighting the ING Run For Something Better program for Latino kids.

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Return junk mail to sender


Like any other American family, we receive a ton of junk mail. We have sent all the letters that we can to get our name off all direct marketing offers, but junk mailers (who like to be called by the misleading term direct marketers) always figure out a way to either not honor those requests or to exploit a loophole. Sadly enough, some of the worst offenders are reputable institutions like banks, airlines, etc.

While we try to do simple things to fight global warming and recycle the most we can, Doris Renfro of Columbiana, OH has a very clever idea to stop junk mail - send the contents of the junk mail back to the mailer in their pre-paid envelope often provided. She said that it works like a charm. We plan to use it and will update you on our efforts in this area.

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Ralph Lauren is simply the best



It helps to be rich but you don't have to. You can still enjoy some of the magic that Ralph Lauren has created over the years. Every piece that he creates is a work of art and what I like about him is that there is always something that you can find that meets your budget. Take a peek inside the party organized to celebrate his 40 years in business.

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Bra top from Yvonne Bennetti



Looks as if bra is clearly part of the outfit in spring. Now Yvonne Benneti does not even attempt to make it appear as casual or unintentional - it is the top. This is hot! Lingerie as daywear.

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Agatha Ruiz de la Prada swimsuit collection






These are the photos of some of the swimsuits that we picked from the collection exhibited at Cibeles fashion week in Madrid, Spain. And again like Mena, all of these swimsuits are highly wearable to any beach.

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Latest fashion from Mena







These are some of the designs that we love from MENA. The photos clearly show that it is going to be spring full of colors. These clothes are clearly wearable on a daily basis but elegant and sophisticated at the same time.

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How to wear gladiator sandals?



We find these gladiator sandals simply sexy. Plus, they can be matched with many different outfits, all the way from flirty skirts to jeans to formal dresses. That is exactly what many celebrities are doing.

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Sara Ramirez photos at the Emmy red carpet




We hate to judge celebrities by their dress size but the reality is that Sara Ramirez is fat. The reason we still like her is that she knows how to take advantage of her curves. Our eyes also caught her beautiful, jewel-encrusted sandals.

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Emmy awards red carpet video



While the best time to watch the red carpet action is the Oscars, you can always get some idea of the latest fashion by watching other events like the Emmys apart from all the fashion shows. Contrary to what many of us consider, Emmys this year were not second-rated. The celebrities were able to get the attention of designers by managing to convince many of them to give their dresses to them.

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Lower libido among women



Earlier I wrote an article focusing on lower libido among men due to lack of sleep. It turns out that it is not a problem localized to men; women too can suffer from it and it is not easy to find out the reasons for it. While testosterone may be able to help, according to doctors, there is a huge psychological component to physical intimacy, and unless couples address that, nothing will change permanently.

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The sari is not dead



While looking at the photos of India fashion week, I got the impression that the sari, like the kimono in Japan, was on its way out. It turns out that is not the case. While Indian women, like any other country in the world that has a good grasp of English language, have adopted western fashion, they haven't really abandoned their traditional clothes. I guess we will just get to see more exotic clothes during our next trip to India.

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December Boys review



It seems it is time for Daniel Radcliffe to move beyond Harry Potter and December Boys is a beautiful movie for him to show his talent as an actor. It is the story for children in an Australian orphan who are not lucky enough to be adopted. Then they get a chance to make a trip to the ocean and a lot more happens than they ever imagined.

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Sydney White review



Life is good for Sydney White; I mean Amanda Bynes. After launching her clothing line Dear, she now stars in Sydney White, along with Matthew Long and Sara Paxton, to give a rip roaring performance. You will traces of Gossip Girl, a little bit of drama like any other teenage movie, and it all ends on a happy note.

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Lola swimwear by Rachel Hunter









Nope; while launching the Lola line of swimwear, Rachel Hunter was not wearing a swimsuit, but she did have a bevy of models modeling a completely line of bikinis. Above are the photos of some of her designs at a fashion show in Australia.

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Bra as part of the outfit



Now this is not a look for every woman but if you look at this photo of a model presenting a look created by Caroline Charles, you will notice that the brassiere is part of the outfit. Bold and sexy. It's easy to create too.

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Pedicures for men



The other day I stopped by (though I did not have any treatments) the Nickel spa for men in New York city. If you are a man who is intimidated by the presence of to too many women in varying states of undress and all sorts of exotic materials on their bodies, you can opt for one of these spas for men. You can actually go to any spa these days and you will find quite a few men. Even if that is not the case when you go, clients and employees are all used to treating male clients for almost all procedures that women have (see the photo above of Matthew Weiner enjoying a pedicure at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills). And if you are in a relationship, it is a great way to get pampered as a couple.

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Funniest videos from around the world


On an earlier occasion I displayed a list of humorous videos that were drawn from incidents in the United States. It doesn't mean that we are the only one to have a sense of humor or to have funny moments. Every day there are funny and stupid moments around the world and here is an automatically updated selection of these videos - you can visit this page daily to see new videos.

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Funny videos, stupid people


A friend of mine says, "The world belongs to stupid people; some of just happen to live in int." It doesn't matter what group you want to belong to, it helps to have a sense of humor and to laugh at ourselves. Take a look at these videos (updated regularly and picked using an algorithm) that are just plain odd and funny.

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Miss Eath Australia swimsuit competition


Miss Earth beauty pageants are different from others. Apart from making women fight with each other to win the crown, they also draw attention to climate change. Here are the photos from the Australian competition of the swimsuit part.

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Gossip Girl review


It can be a bit lonely and boring if no one is talking about you. Cool people create waves and people talk about them. When they arrive at a party, you can see people whispering. It was true in high school, it is true in old age. While gossip has a dark side when it is meant to hurt, it still does not scare people who crave it. Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Nicole Fiscella, and Chace Crawford deliver engaging drama in Gossip Girl.

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Fishkini or bikinis made from fish skin


If you are trying to figure how to dress for the beach, how about some environmentally friendly ways to do it. For instance, you can now buy a fishkini (a bikini made from fish skin) made from the skins of tilapia fish. In the past it has been thrown away but now it can be processed to turn into water-proof leather. Anything we can do to fight waste. And yeah, don't forget the bamboo robe.

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How to dress right at the beach?



A beach vacation might seem like the perfect opportunity to let your hair down and not worry about how you look. Not correct. Of course, it is right to take it easy and not get bogged down with dress codes, but this outfit for a beach vacation from Tommy Hilfiger is just right - casual, comfortable, and trendy.

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Robes made from bamboo are environmentally friendly



As we said before, there are very tiny things that anyone can do to fight global warming. For instance, take a look at this robe made from bamboo on Cindy Ambueal. You can also choose organic cotton. Or stay in eco friendly inns.

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Just Sweet by Jennifer Lopez



Apart from being a highly talented singer and actor, Jennifer Lopez is also a great designer. Her latest collection is called "Just Sweet" and here she is with the models who were at the launch of the label at Eyebeam in New York City.

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Goodby toys, hello virtual dolls


While the Internet has been wonderful for both adults and kids alike, we are very concerned that it is not a safe place for children. If I could be God for one day, I will create a safe place for kids on the net where they could hang out as unsupervised as visiting their grandparents.

In the interim, we have to be content with virtual dolls and playrooms like the ones being talked about in this video.

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