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Jenifer Aniston On The April 2010 PEOPLE StyleWatch Magazine

April People Magazine Cover

The April 2010 PEOPLE Stylewatch Magazine Cover, featuring the beautiful Jennifer Aniston is now on newsstands!  Spots  titles like ‘Spring Hottest Shoes’ and ‘Easy sexy hair in 20 Almost-Free Ideas’, features tips and scoops like: Cool Bags, Fun Jewelery and Great Budget Jeans gathered in 479 Guilt-Free Finds! Or…

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Book Signing: FOLLOW THE MODEL by J. ALEXANDER

Follow the Model JA

Not everyone is born to be a supermodel, but every woman can acquire confidence, self-esteem, and the determination to realize her dreams.  From being comfortable in your own body to the decisive power of one’s attitude to how to walk proud in the highest heel shoes, FOLLOW THE MODEL offers tough love with a lot of heart from a truly one-of-a-kind mentor.

J. ALEXANDER has traveled around the world casting and coaching models for countless top designers. Now he is a television personality well-known for his work as a runway coach and judge on America’s Next Top Model. Affectionately known as Miss J who has groomed hundreds of models as a runway coach, and a judge on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model, has written an inspiring guide that shows women not how to walk but how to live the Miss J way- fully and fabulously.

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Tips and Advices to Help you Quit Smoking and Battle Cravings

Last night I had my las cigarette (hopefully). The date was set (in November) for TODAY, but I thought it helps “building” a non-smoking period before the first smell of my other addiction: Morning
Coffee. And it worked so far… Don’t get me wrong, I am aware that no matter how long a person is a smoker, and how many times we resolved to quit TOMORROW, the emotional and physical triggers that cause us to light up don’t miraculously disappear when we decide to quit smoking…
I’s very important that you set a date to QUIT and to know you’re not necessarily make it from the first try. That’s the second try for me, and maybe it will be a third one, but the important thing is I’m doing something…
But I’m learning new tricks :) I just finisher reading Staying Sane When You’re Quitting Smoking, a book that I think will help me to stick with the effort to kick the habbit! Here is what you can pick up from it.

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Cosmetic surgery alternative: How to make peace with your look

WhFeeling good about the way you looky do some people go under the knife? People I know to seek out cosmetic surgery generally have a positive self-image, despite being unusually focused on one or more aspects of their appearance. In fact, some even feel better about their overall appearance than do people who aren’t interested in cosmetic surgery.But is that the only method to improve your psychological well-being? I assisted to some of my friends excitement before the surgery, but none really talked to me about their fears and alternatives. I have to agree their surgeries had great results, but I can’t help thinking it could’ve been otherwise. What about then?

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Make-up Perfection: Celebs Beauty Secrets

The Bblack Book Of Hollywood Beauty Secrets

Are there special effects involved? Just how do celebrities make sure they don’t look like us? You’ll find those answers and many other, in The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets ( $15). It’s written by two self-proclaimed “frizzy-haired girls from the Heartland.” Kym Douglas is an image consultant on “The View,” while FLUFF contributor Cindy Pearlman makes her living interviewing actors.
“Hollywood is … a lot like high school except EVERYONE is a cheerleader,” they write.”We just asked the movie stars how they did it. What did they use? How often. Where did they get it? How can we do it, too? And they told us. We couldn’t believe it either.”
In short: It’s required reading. But I have some insides from this book for you ;)

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Who’s who in the Hilton family in Paris?

From Conrad to Paris

Are you puzzled by Paris? Have you wondered exactly what odious forces must have converged to produce the epitome of all that is trashy, vapid and excessive — Paris Hilton?

Thrust into a night-vision spotlight when her infamous sex video was released, Paris has seemed unconcerned with rehabbing her image. She cooed “Happy Birthday” to Hugh Hefner on his 80th birthday, broke up a marriage on the set of “House of Wax” and even had the gall to poke fun at her recent DUI arrest by dressing up as a sexy cop for Halloween.Was Miss Vacuous created in a vacuum?

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Efficacy of Extraterrestrial Contact… Very…Funny!

The Mission

With billions of stars and uncounted galaxies, logic dictates that there are many planets in the universe capable of sustaining life as we know it. And who is to say that even if it is not life as we know it, it is life; perhaps of a different form than we, as humans, recognize.
As the odds present themselves, the question seems to be in favor of life out there. But the UFO and alien controversy still rages on.
A book, published by Flowing Water Press, presumes the existence of extraterrestrial life and also the reality of the so-called alien abduction phenomenon. Or does it?
Is this book merely a black comedy that presents a stereotyped view of not only the existence alien life forms but of the government agencies tasked to track and control it? That is for the reader to find out.

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New Italian Phrasebook For Tourists!

New Italian Phrasebook For Tourists

Italian For Tourists a phrasebook published through the online content marketplace Lulu.com, is a basic guide to the Italian language covering phrases and words most needed by tourists. It includes all the words and phrases a tourist is likely to need during their stay in Italy as well as a pronunciation guide.The phrasebook is divided into 16 chapters including; Emergency, The basics, Common expressions, Learning Italian, Greetings and introducing yourself, Transport, Hotel, Sightseeing, Asking and giving directions, Food and drink, Health, Shopping, Offices and bureaucracy and Signs and notices. For easy reference, English words and phrases are printed in bold black type, while the Italian translations are shown in green. Read More →