Although I never watch Days of Our Lives, the soap sucks to be honest, it's hard not to notice Dan Wells, the man who plays Stan, a devious, evil character whose face seems like anything but.
Paris Hilton and Elisha Cuthbert are lovers. (Egotastic)
Perhaps Britney Spears will finally get the help she needs. (Gossip Girls)
Seems Cameron Diaz has dug her claws into Scott Speedman. (dListed)
Jennifer Lopez will name her and Marc Anthony's twins Max and Emme. (ICYDK)
"Power Yoga" is effective in helping women improve joints and flexibility, build muscle, and lose weight.
Given its name by Beryl Bender Birch, an Ashtanga Yoga teacher and author of the book by the same name, “Power Yoga” is effective in helping women improve joints and flexibility, build muscle, and lose weight.
If you’re ready to break a sweat with sun salutations and balance postures, find out what to expect before you walk into a power yoga class.
Where does power yoga take place?
Usually, power yoga is conducted in a heated room because your muscles need to remain warm so that no injury will occur during the shortened vigorous moves you’ll be doing.
Sometimes, the room is not just heated, it’s hot. And by hot, I mean you will break a sweat the moment you walk in. It’s used to promote sweating and flush toxins from your body while you pose.
For classes available in your area, head to your local gym and check out the aerobic class schedule. Chances are there’ll be one there. If not, type in “power yoga classes” and your city into Google, and you’re bound to find something near you.
How’s power yoga different from other yoga?
Power yoga takes basic yoga poses from Ashtanga, Bikram and Iyengar, and applies them in a shortened form with emphasis on training the brain to attain focus and clarity while executing the poses.
Sometimes poses are done in quick succession and other times poses are held for 5 breaths or so (you’ll feel the burn in your muscles), thus allowing you to concentrate on the pose and your breathing.
Why is it called “power” yoga?
This type of yoga seemed to take on the name power yoga on its own because of what it does to the individuals who undertake it. These classes allow you to get in touch with your inner core (literally and figuratively) and help you find the power in your mind and your body to achieve things and balance yourself in ways you may never have thought possible.
Every time you go to one of these classes, you will leave feeling that much more in tune with your mental, physical and even spiritual self. Unlike other yoga classes, the focus in power yoga is on coordinating everything simultaneously. You learn to breathe, move, pose, and increase your flexibility in one fell swoop rather than one step at a time.
It’s challenging and calls on you to discipline your body and mind into achieving the results desired.
Who is power yoga for?
If you’ve been to a yoga class before, in which you were taught to breathe and do sun salutations, that’s great. Keep in mind, however, that this is not an easy course. You will sweat profusely at times and require a great deal of focus, energy and strength.
A familiarity is helpful for the course, but not pertinent. And of course, you are allowed to move at your own pace, taking a break if necessary. But don’t confuse this class with something strictly meditative.
If you have chronic ailments, however, power yoga is not for you. The workout is rigorous and not easy by any means.
On the flipside, if you want to improve your performance in a particular sport like cycling, boxing, golf, and swimming, power yoga can help you achieve your goal.
What do I need to bring to a power yoga class?
It’s important that you wear clothing that is comfortable, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You need to wear body hugging clothes in order to avoid having your breasts pop out of your shirt. Wear something you feel comfortable sweating in.
Also, you do not need socks or shoes, you are required to be barefoot (socks keep you from planting your feet firmly into the ground), so be ready with that pedicure. If you are a germ freak, however, invest in a pair of yoga shoes instead.
Bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat as well.
Get your power yoga on
So if you think you’re ready to head to a power yoga class and focus your body, mind and spirit on the task at hand, now you have the information necessary to walk into one with confidence.
Brooke Burke is pregnant with her fourth child. (Gossip Girls)
Gwen Stefani is pregnant with her second child. (Just Jared)
The New Kids on the Block are going to reunite and do the tour, yo. (Handbag)
Seems Justin Timberlake is cheating on Jessica Biel. That, or he already dumped her. (Handbag)
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are headed to Super Bowl XLII and he's looking like he's fit enough to handle it, despite a foot injury. There's more drama in his personal life; he dumped Bridget Moynahan, who was pregnant with his son, to date supermodel Gisele Bundchen. No matter, I'm sure there's enough of him to go around.
Check out what everyone was wearing and who won what at the 14th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards last night. (ICYDK)
No seriously, now Clay Aiken is starting to look like Liberace. Somebody help this boy. (dListed)
Birth Name: Jeremy Ryan Bloom
Birth Date: April 2, 1982
Birth Place: Fort Collins, Colorado
Romantic Link: Cameran Eubanks
Jeremy Bloom Interesting Facts
Jeremy Bloom went to court because the NCAA didn’t allow its players to accept endorsement deals. He lost.
In 2005, gay men voted Jeremy Bloom “King of the Hardwood” (the hottest man in sports).
Jeremy Bloom Biography
Born on April 2, 1982, in Fort Collins, Colorado, Jeremy Ryan Bloom was an avid skier even as a child, along with his older brother Jordan and his older sister Molly.
His father, Larry, is a psychology professor, and his mother Char is a fly-fishing and ski instructor at Keystone Resort, which leaves no mystery as to where Jeremy inherited his ski gene, especially considering he put on a pair of skis at age 3.
Growing up, Bloom attended Loveland High School, where he became the star football player on the team and a track state champion, no less.
Jeremy Bloom becomes pro skier
In 1997, when he was only 15 years of age, Bloom joined the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team and, four years later, Jeremy Bloom had already become the number one ranked men’s freestyle skier in the world.
Bloom attended the University of Colorado in 2002, where he became a very successful wide receiver and punt returner for the NCAA’s Buffs and was offered a 5-year contract to play for the team.
When he competed at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games at Salt Lake City, he placed only ninth overall, but he did come in first at the 2002 U.S. Nationals. It was during this time that the Olympics aired a special on MTV.
Jeremy Bloom gets cut from the U of Colorado team
Because of his athleticism and sheer attractiveness, Bloom was offered a job as a model for Tommy Hilfiger jeans. He quickly snatched up the offer but, unfortunately for him, Bloom was not eligible to keep his positions as wide receiver and punt returner for the University of Colorado’s football team because he began doing endorsements as an Olympian.
A long, bitter legal battle ensued and Bloom lost his case in 2004, as the NCAA regulations were made clear to Bloom before he accepted any endorsement deals, despite the fact that his deals were earned in non-NCAA sports.
After heading home from the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, without a medal to show, Bloom was nevertheless excited to return home for the pending NFL draft. Lucky for him, Bloom was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles on July 11, 2006, even though he hasn’t played football since 2003.
Jeremy dating Cameron Eubanks
Bloom signed a four-year, $1.782 million dollar contract that includes a $172,000 signing bonus and minimum base salary for each year played.
Bloom, who is currently dating Real World: San Diego’s Cameran Eubanks, plans to become the next big thing in football, next to the Super Bowl, of course.
IMDb.com - Jeremy Bloom
Victoria Beckham’s hairstyle has long been suitable for the hot weather found in California. Victoria Beckham summer hair is going to be even more noticeable in 2008, and her pob is always evolving to match her whims or environment. The pob is short and sexy and makes sure that you are not going to overheat. It is unlikely that there is going to be any alteration in the Victoria Beckham summer hair looks, although a change of color is always an option. Victoria Beckham makes regular trips to see her stylist and so small changes will be noticed each time that she is photographed.
Victoria Beckham Summer style
Victoria Beckham summer hair is easy enough to copy and most stylists are going to be able to create a good copy of the original from any photos you supply. As such the pob look is going to be a much copied look this year as Victoria Beckham summer hair cuts pick up in popularity.
Victoria Beckham Summer Hair
Tony Romo dumped Jessica Simpson. I guess he caved to the pressure. (Celebrity Rumors)
John Gibson is an idiot for the things he said about Heath Ledger.
For many women, regret is a big part of their lives. Whether it’s having married the wrong guy, not finishing college or dumping the greatest boyfriend you’ve ever had, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s something on your list that you shoulda, coulda or woulda done differently.
It’s common to have some regrets; after all, life isn’t a rehearsal; this is it - this is your life. But you don’t have to live in the past and continue on this path of regret and remorse.
Here’s what you can do going forward instead to overcome regret and begin living a happy life again.
Overcome regret tip #1
Don’t dwell on mistakes
Playing your mistakes over and over again will get you nowhere fast, and may even contribute to illness. Why would you want to put yourself in a position where all you do is live your past errors over and over again?
It’s time to overcome regret. If you stupidly slept with your best friend’s boyfriend, yeah, you made a huge mistake and maybe she’ll never forgive you, but what are you gaining by playing the moment over and over again in your mind?
Take what happened and chalk it up to a childish decision made in haste. You won’t be helping anyone or gaining forgiveness by being miserable about it. Keep telling yourself that and perhaps you’ll start to believe it and let it go.
Overcome regret tip #2
Stop doing things you’ll regret
Of course, the no-brainer tip is that you maybe want to stop badmouthing people all the time if you feel so terribly about it afterwards.
“Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana knew what he was talking about and it’s about time you started getting with the program, too.
You’re old enough to understand the consequences of your actions and if you can’t stop yourself from doing things that lead to feelings of regret, then you’re going to end up spending many years giving up all your earnings to a therapist. And there’s no way you’ll ever overcome regret.
Figure out the traits and actions about yourself that you don’t like and start making an effort to change them for the better. It’s either that, or have fun paying to complain to someone once a week.
Overcome regret tip #3
If you called your brother’s wife a whore in a fit of anger at the last family gathering and have been kicking yourself ever since because you shouldn’t have said it (even if it’s true), you have to make an effort to fix what you broke.
Of course, saying “sorry you’re such a whore” won’t cut it. You need to call her up and ask her to meet with you one-on-one to discuss what happened and why. But above and beyond all else, you have to apologize.
But it doesn’t end there (I know it sucks, but if you want to sleep at night…); in order to overcome regret, you have to apologize to her in front of everyone who witnessed your little fit. And to keep things in good taste, you should apologize to everyone as well for having lost control of your emotions.
If your regrets are something you can fix, then fix them. Don’t spend your life feeling bad about something that you can change with today’s actions.
Overcome regret tip #4
Embrace past as a learning experience
Rather than lose sleep and spend your days and nights moping around about the fact that you quit your job without having a backup plan, take it as a learning experience and do your best going forward.
Spend your time looking for a great job
Overcome regret tip #5
Face that life is too short
If all else fails, talk to an older person that you admire like your mom or dad, and they’ll tell you what it usually takes us too long to figure out – life is too short to spend it focusing on all the stupid little things we didn’t do or shouldn’t have done.
At the end of the day, you’re healthy, smart and beautiful, and all you need to do is realize that life doesn’t allow us to go backwards, so we might as well embrace all the decisions we’ve made thus far and move forward.
Overcome regret once and for all
I don’t want to sound like a Hallmark moment, but you need to learn to love yourself and come to terms with all the decisions you’ve made in your life, whether they ended up hurting someone else or you, it’s too late to keep wondering “what if.”
Accept where you are today and try to appreciate how you got there, even if it may not be exactly where you expected to be. Love life and live it to the fullest.
The bad boy of General Hospital, Steve Burton plays Jason Morgan, a reputed gangster who loves his woman with all he's got. And although the blue-eyed blond isn't usually my cup of tea, I would lay down for Steve any time he asked me to.
Apparently, David Beckham is destroying the planet. (dListed)
Cameron Diaz and Eva Mendes manage to disgust us all by revealing that they have burp and fart contests. (IDLYITW)
Jake Gyllenhaal is devasted by Heath Ledger's death. The two starred in Brokeback Mountain together. (ICYDK)
Heath Ledger was a beautiful man and a fantastic actor and he will always be remembered as such. With his timid look and great body, it's easy to see why women like Michelle Williams and Naomi Watts fell for him. On January 23, 2008, Heath OD'd on pills at the tender age of 28. Let us appreciate him one last time.
I think it’s safe too say that all of us look better when we have a golden glow. We are also well aware of the serious damage the sun can have on our skin. And the last thing we want is to sacrifice our health in the name of temporary beauty.
Luckily, nowadays, we have alternatives that allow us to have the best of both worlds: We can fake a tan and maintain peak physical health. Of course, you might occasionally spot the orange girl wandering around the streets, but for the most part, you can fake a tan and look like you just came off the beaches of Brazil.
Here, now, are some the best ways to fake a tan, and some products to go with.
Fake a tan tip #1
Use a face self-tanner
When it’s still too cool to walk around with a halter top and short shorts, you can opt to give your face that healthy glow without having to tan your entire body.
The best way to fake a tan subtly without streaks and lines involves a 4-step process.
First, cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Invest in a good cleanser that contains micro-beads to ensure that you eliminate all the dead skin cells. Pat your face dry and skip the moisturizer.
Second, if your hair is long, place it in a bun so that it doesn’t get stuck to your face during application. Because you don’t want to create a drastic change in your face, blend some face self-tanner with your regular moisturizer on the top of your hand and apply the combination to your face, neck and ears. Allow it to dry thoroughly and do your best to avoid sweating until it does. Do not forget to wash your hands thoroughly after you’ve finished applying the concoction.
Third, once you’re certain that your face and its surrounding areas are dry, apply a light bronzer to your nose, the apples of your cheeks and your forehead.
Finally, do not forget to apply a sunscreen (if your moisturizer already contains one, you can skip this step). A self-tanner doesn’t mean you’re safe from the sun’s damaging rays.
Laura Mercier Bronzer
Lancome Flash Bronzer Instant Bronze Glow for the Face
Clarins Tinted Self-Tanning Face Cream
Fake a tan tip #2
Use a body self-tanner
Much like self-tanning your face, tanning your body involves a process that requires dedication and vigilant application; otherwise, you might be in for some streaking issues. Luckily, most of the self-tanner applications are very forgiving and allow for mild errors.
But if you want a virtually flawless tan, here’s your 4-step process.
First, take a shower and use a loofah or its equivalent to exfoliate your skin, paying special attention to your elbows, ankles and knees; this is where women tend to mess up their “fake a tan” look.
Second, dry yourself off thoroughly and put on some surgical rubber gloves to avoid ending up with orange palms.
Begin by applying the tanner to your leg first. Place a sparing amount of tanner into your hand, rub your hands together to get some on both and use sweeping motions to apply the tanner from the front of your thigh to the back.
Do the same with your calf and shin, starting at the top and working your way down. Use only the excess to cover your knee, ankle and toes. Move on to the next leg and do the same.
Work your way up and apply tanner to your hips, stomach and upper body. The do your shoulders and arms; again, use only the excess to cover your elbows.
Third, allow your body to dry for at least 10 minutes before getting dressed.
Finally, again, if you’re about to head out with exposed body parts, apply an SPF beforehand. Otherwise, the whole point of the “fake a tan” will fall by the wayside.
Neutrogena Instant Bronze Sunless Tanner
Bain de Soleil Streakguarde Self Tanning Creme
Coppertone Endless Summer Sunless Tanning Lotion
Fake a tan tip #3
Head to a salon
If you want to fake a tan all around, your best bet by far is to head to a salon and step into a spray booth for a minute or two.
Most celebrities, from Carmen Electra to Jessica Simpson are avid users of the Hollywood Tan and Mystic Tan booths. You can get an all over body glow and even choose how dark you want to go.
There are also tanning salons that have an esthetician on hand to spray your body down.
And you can opt to exfoliate beforehand or do so at the salon. Either way, for a full body tan that covers you from back to front, a salon tan is the way to go.
Fake a tan all year long
From summer into winter, it’s time you began taking care of your skin and avoiding the sun at all costs. And with all the advancements made with self tanner nowadays, there’s no reason why you can’t fake a tan and fake the perfect glow.
Pamela Anderson is looking more disgusting than usual. (Hollywood Tuna)
Denise Richards and her two daughters are going to star in a reality show. (dListed)
He was married to Eva Longoria and stars on ABC's General Hospital as Prince Nicholas Cassadine and every woman dreams of being Tyler Christopher's princess. And no wonder, the man is flawless and looks like he'd make a great lover.
Do you ever feel as though you’re working so hard to keep up your fitness only to discover that the scale is just not budging and that you’re at a standstill? If so, there’s a good chance that you’ve hit that wall otherwise known as a plateau.
The reason we end up hitting a plateau is due to the consistency of our fitness plans; the human body quickly adapts to whatever you throw at it so you need to keep switching things up if you want to keep seeing improvements.
To break plateaus, here are the top 10 things you can do.
Break plateaus #10
Sometimes the best way to get your body back on its fat burning mission is by taking a break. Now I know that being idle sucks when you’re so accustomed to being active, but it will definitely help you in the long run.
Giving your body a rest will kick start your workouts when you head back to the gym, so take a week off and start fresh again.
Break plateaus #9
Change calorie intake
If your diet consists of 1900 calories a day, split up the calories over two days and eat 1600 one day and 2200 the next. This will throw your body’s energy burners out of whack and they’ll get kicked into overdrive.
Because your body gives you a 48-hour window for total calorie consumption, eating less one day and more the next is a smart way to ensure that your body keeps burning fat and not muscle.
Break plateaus #8
If you’ve been enjoying a glass or two of wine at every meal, cut it out. Of course, I’m not suggesting that you cut alcohol out of your life forever, but it’s possible that drinking is what’s hindering your progress.
For the next couple of weeks, eliminate all alcohol from your diet and see if your efforts take on the progression that you expect. Then, when you’re back on track, enjoy a glass of wine once or twice a week, but try not to make it a daily habit.
Break plateaus #7
I know I suggested that you take a rest from the gym, but that doesn’t mean that you need to become a complete sloth, either. Get up and get moving if you want to break plateaus.
Take longer walks, go for a jog at lunch or take an evening bike ride. You are not restricted to working out at the gym, so head outside and be active.
Break plateaus #6
Change your workout
If you do the same workout at the gym, week in and week out, your body will adjust and you will no longer make any gains or losses because of it. You need to switch things up.
Whether you start doing your workouts backwards (start with your last exercise first) or develop a new workout regime altogether, changing your workout will definitely kick start your body into burning away at the fat and increasing muscle.
Break plateaus #5
Keep a diary
As vigilant as we try to be, sometimes we are unaware of what is really going on in our diets. This is where a food diary comes in handy.
Keep a log of everything you eat; you might discover that you’re ingesting too much junk food or not enough calories in the day to make it through. That way, you can adjust your diet to ensure optimal results.
Break plateaus #4
Put down those blue-colored 2-pound weights and pick up weights that are heavy enough to exhaust your muscles. This is only way you’ll begin to see a difference in your muscle tone.
Heavier weights put more demand on your muscles, causing them to tear and repair themselves, which requires more calories, which leads to a leaner looking body. This definitely helps break plateaus.
Break plateaus #3
Eat more protein
Protein is essential for the human body and you should up your intake of lean protein in order to keep seeing improvements in your body.
Good sources of lean protein include nuts, lean meats, fish, chicken, and dairy. Try to incorporate protein into every meal and you will definitely see results.
Break plateaus #2
Eat smaller meals
By eating smaller meals throughout the day, you will keep your metabolism working at optimum levels and ensure consistent calorie burning throughout the day.
Break up your meals into 300 to 400 calorie increments, and eat about 5 or 6 times a day. This way, your body will get used to receiving food all the time and will keep the furnace on at all times.
Break plateaus #1
Drink more water
By far the best way to ensure health and break plateaus, ingesting water consistently throughout the day will keep you full and hydrated at all times.
Water, as well as air, is absolutely essential for life so make sure you drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every single day, and drink more if you’re active.
Break plateaus today
It’s not easy to break plateaus if you’re used to doing things a certain way and end up in a comfort zone. But if you’re willing to make some small changes to your daily habits, you will discover that you can stay on track with your plans.
Word has it that Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are engaged. (Hollywood Tuna)
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Academy Award nominees were announced this morning. (Just Jared)
Drunken Stepfather gets some love from G4TV. (Drunken Stepfather)
We’ve all attended weddings at some points in our lives and while we’re sitting there, waiting for dinner to be served, the happy couple performs their first dance as a married couple. Awww.
Unfortunately, most of these couples end up choosing some of the worst wedding songs to demonstrate their love for one another and everyone in the room spends the next couple of weeks making fun of them.
Don’t let it happen to you - avoid the 10 worst wedding songs at all costs.
Worst wedding songs #10
Not only is this song wildly inappropriate, this song was also wildly overplayed by radio stations worldwide for the entire duration of 2005. So unless you want your first dance to leave everyone with the desire to change the station, I strongly recommend you consider another song.
Awful lyric: I'm sorry that I hurt you, it's something I must live with every day, and all the pain I put you through, I wish that I could take it all away.
Worst wedding songs #9
Usher & Alicia Keys
This is a good song, no doubt, but if you opt to have this playing, then you’re essentially telling the world that you married the wrong guy. This song is about a couple that isn’t together but will always love each other. I don’t know about y’all, but I know about that.
Awful lyric: It started when we were younger and you were mine, now another brother’s taken over but it’s still in your eyes.
Worst wedding songs #8
I admit the song was great when it first began to get airplay, but after hearing it for the 1700th time, it somehow doesn’t sound so good anymore. Of course, once again, this song is so wrong for a wedding. You could be as beautiful as they come, but the world no longer cares for this song.
Awful lyric: You're beautiful, it's true. I saw your face in a crowded place, and I don't know what to do, ‘cause I'll never be with you.
Worst wedding songs #7
I’ve been to many a wedding and it never fails; “Ti Amo” is consistently played and treated like a wedding anthem. Why is that? Even though the title of the song means “I love you,” the entire song is about a man who left her. Her heart is broken, and even her voice sounds like it.
Awful lyric: How could you end it this way, after the love that we made, God how I wish you had stayed, can't you see that I just want you back?
Worst wedding songs #6
If You’re Not The One
I’m not sure how you feel about men who admit they cry over you, but I’m not a big fan of such guys. And songs about guys who are like that don’t bode well in my book, either. The lyrics in the song are incredibly cheesy and the song is way to somber for a wedding.
Awful lyric: I never know what the future brings, but I know you are here with me now, we'll make it through, and I hope you are the one I share my life with.
Worst wedding songs #5
This I Promise You
To begin, I can’t imagine your man accepting this song at all. If that weren’t enough, this is as cheesy as wedding songs come, and the last thing you want is to have a defunct boy band representing the beginning of your days together.
Awful lyric: When the visions around you, bring tears to your eyes, and all that surround you, are secrets and lies.
Worst wedding songs #4
When I Fall In Love
Nat King Cole
Mark another point down for inappropriate. This song, although a classic, is inappropriate because it’s not about having fallen in love, but rather about falling in love in the future. And considering you guys just completed your nuptials, chances are you are already in love.
Awful lyric: And the moment I can feel that, you feel that way, too, is when I fall in love with you.
Worst wedding songs #3
Any Celine Dion song
Whether it’s a remake or an original, Celine Dion has a way of putting the crust in “crustified.” The sound of her voice, the way she sings, and her incredibly bizarre way of beating herself up by pounding on her heart in music videos leaves everyone with unwanted visuals and sounds. Avoid her at all costs.
Awful lyric: Love was when I loved you, one true time I hold to, in my life we’ll always go on. (from “My Heart Will Go On”)
Worst wedding songs #2
Truly Madly Deeply
I mean, come on, seriously. The voice of the singer is incredibly effeminate, and the lyrics are probably owned by the Kraft Company as we speak. This song drips cheese and the last thing you want is to have everyone groan when your first dance is about to begin.
Awful lyric: I want to stand with you on a mountain, I want to bathe with you in the sea, I want to lay like this forever, until the sky falls down on me.
Worst wedding songs #1
All 4 One
No one wants to sit around listening to a song about a couple of guys who are swearing their undying love via song. And yes, it is your day and perhaps that shouldn’t bother you, but you have to admit that this song is overplayed and no longer holds any value to its listeners.
Awful lyric: And I swear, by the moon and the stars in the sky, I'll be there, I swear like the shadow that's by your side, I'll be there.
Worst wedding songs selected
If you can manage to steer clear of the worst wedding songs, and go through your entire wedding without starting a conga line, you will be one of the first women ever to pull it off.