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HELLO, 2017!

NEW YEAR’S OUTFITS FOR EVERY PARTY #FITNESS & FOOD

DATES

HIGH-HEELED LOAFERS

CLASSIC UNISEX GOES EXTRA-FEMININE

THE SWEET AND HEALTHY DESSERT FRUIT

WRAP DRESSES

DANGEROUS FOODS

“FEEL LIKE A WOMAN. WEAR A DRESS!”

UNHEALTHY ITEMS NUTRITIONISTS AVOID #LIFESTYLE

GREEN IS THE NEW SEXY Protecting the Environment Is In!

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from the editor

SPARKLING TIMES AHEAD! The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are falling. What better to do than curl up with a mug of hot cocoa and our Winter Special 2016/2017? The end of December always brings mixed feelings for me, as one year approaches its end and a new one sits at the starting line. I always reflect on the past year, filled with ups and downs. What worked out well, what didn’t, and why? At the same time, I look to the coming year filled with hope, positive energy, and feeling ready for action. I am excited for all the new adventures and opportunities that life – the greatest adventure – has in store for us. But let’s get back to the end of 2016 and the holiday season – that special time of year that reunites us with our loved ones. These unforgettable occasions are your chance to sparkle and shine, which is why we put together some festive looks for inspiration. Whether for family celebrations or amongst colleagues or friends – with these outfits, you’re sure to make a brilliant impression on Christmas or New Year’s Eve. We’ve also included glittery make-up suggestions to help you shine bright like a diamond all evening long. In addition to style for the holidays, this issue features fashion and beauty articles for the remaining winter months. We’ve brought you several do-it-yourself face masks – all healthy, quick, and delicious! This winter special also includes a wide range of articles, like how to spot a man who can’t commit, the reasons why green is the new sexy, ten tips to get yourself exercising, and how to differentiate winners from losers, just to name a few! For now, I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful, peaceful holiday season and a Happy New Year. Goodbye, 2016 and welcome, 2017 – please be good to us! Happy reading, and until 2017: stay warm and remember to sparkle wherever you go! Cheers, Corinna Violetta Kolonko Editor-in-Chief Ajouré International /AjoureGermany

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Editor-in-chief: Corinna Violetta Kolonko | E-Mail: corinna.kolonko@ajoure.de

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Winter 2016/2017

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WHY EVERY GIRL NEEDS HAIR PERFUME

26 EDITORIAL: “DON’T RUSH” BY CHRISTINA KAPL

INTERVIEW WITH LYNDIE GREENWOOD

Beauty 36 SHIMMERY CHRISTMAS MAKE-UP Top Products for the Holiday Season 38 LIGHT UP THE NEW YEAR Sparkly Make-up for New Year’s Eve

Success & Motivation 60 WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK How to Free Yourself from Caring 62 WINNERS AND LOSERS An Attitude for Success

Fashion

40 FIGHTING T-ZONE ACNE How to Get Rid of Shiny Skin

10 CHRISTMAS LOOKS Dressing for the Holidays

42 BEAUTY HACKS New Tricks for Your Beauty Routine 66 HOW TO SLEEP BETTER Ten Evening Routines 44 HAIR PERFUMES Why Every Girl Needs Hair Fragrance

14 HIGH TIME FOR SPARKLE New Year’s Outfits for Every Party 18 HIGH-HEELED LOAFERS Classic Unisex Goes Extra-Feminine 20 THE WRAP DRESS “Feel Like a Woman. Wear a Dress!” 22 TOP WARM – BOTTOM COLD How to Show Some Skin This Winter 24 STAR STYLE Jessic Alba 26 EDITORIAL “Don’t Rush” by Christina Kapl

46 HOMEMADE FACIAL MASKS Quick and Natural Treatments You Can Make at Home

People 50 LYNDIE GREENWOOD On Her Greatest Passion, Current Projects, and Future Plans

64 MANIPULATION Harmless Tricks to Win at Life

Lifestyle 70 GREEN IS THE NEW SEXY LOHAS and Environmental Awareness 72 LOWER YOUR ELECTRICITY BILLS Simple Tricks to Save Energy 74 *X-MAS FUN* Holiday Quotes and Jokes


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Entertainment 10 NEW WAYS TO GET YOURSELF EXERCISING

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Love & Relationships

116 CONTEST Win an Exclusive JACK FIRE Gift Set Giveaway

80 HOW TO SPOT A MAN WHO CAN’T COMMIT The Clearest Signs of CommitmentChallenged Men

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82 GHOSTING When Men Go AWOL 84 MULTIPLE ORGASMS The Secret to Several Climaxes

THE BEST FAMILY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

84 VAGINAL ODORS How to Deal with Them

Fitness & Food

Travel

90 EATING OUT OF BOREDOM How to Break a Bad Eating Habit

102 THE BEST FAMILY ADVENTURE VACATIONS Travel Destinations for Kids and Adults

94 NEW WAYS OF EXERCISING Ten New Ways to Get Yourself Exercising 96 DATES The Sweet and Healthy Dessert Fruit 98 CHRISTMAS RECIPES WITH DATES Date Almond Balls & Vegan Fruit Bread

114 MUSIC Robbie Williams Returns

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78 ATTRACTIVE, BUT ALONE Why Beautiful Women Are Often Single

92 DANGEROUS FOODS... Unhealthy Items That Nutritionists Avoid

112 MOVIES Two December Films You Can’t Miss

108 AN UNFORGETTABLE STAYCATION How to Live It up at Home

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WHY ATTRACTIVE WOMEN ARE OFTEN SINGLE


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UNWRAP ME!

Karl Kadeau Box-Clutch € 159

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Christmas Looks

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DRESSING FOR THE HOLIDAYS Christmas is right around the corner – that means parties. For turkey at your mother-in-law’s, drinks out with colleagues, or a visit to the relatives, we’ve put together some great looks for every occasion. These outfits will turn heads and flatter your figure in spite of all those tasty treats!

Family Dinner RIO “Jumbo” Statement Earrings dark green & gold € 85

TOMMY HILFIGER Cristal Decor > Straight Cut > Casual Pullover > white € 179

HALLHUBER Vero Moda Lace Dress VMSEVEN Jeans Medium Long > Skinny Fit > gray/peat beige € 39.95 € 149.95 Kenneth Jay Lane KONPLOTT Cocktail Ring with Ring Bended Oversize-Gem Lights > brass gold € 29.90 € 159 Coccinelle Shoulder bag > nero € 129.95 Buffalo High Heel Pumps military/black € 99.95

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Moss Copenhagen CITY Shoulder Bag black € 74.95 KENDALL + KYLIE KENZIE Ankle Boot > black € 199.95


Christmas Looks

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mint&berry Blouse > black € 39.95 Pilgrim 2 PACK Bracelet > rose gold-colored/brown € 39.95 KIOMI Pencil Skirt > gold € 49.95 Love Moschino Clutch transparente € 199.95 Michael Kors BRANDY High Heel Boots > black € 224.95

Girls Night Out Konplott WATERFALLS Earrings beige/pink € 44.95 Cream CELESTINE Blouse > pitch black € 89.95 Vero Moda VMSEVEN Jeans > Skinny Fit decadent chocolate € 39.95 kate spade new york TODDY Shoulder Bag > pressed powder/merlot/black € 219.95 Dorothy Perkins ALZAR Lace-up Boots black € 48.95

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Christmas Looks

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ONLY ONLVIKTORIA Earrings > black € 16.95 Mango PUIG Blouse > cherry € 35.99 Vero Moda VMRORO Cloth Pants > black € 36.95 Guess HAUTE ROMANCE Shoulder bag > gold € 84.95 Dorothy Perkins DEENA Pumps > black € 34.95

At the In-Law’s: Swarovski Vintage Earrings > white rhodium-plated € 69 Swing Cocktail Dress dark blue € 139.95 Swarovski Daylight Ring > green/blue rhodium-plated € 149 Menbur IRO Clutch > black € 49.95 Anna Field High Heel Pumps black € 39.95

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Christmas Looks

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Vero Moda Blazer > navy € 49.95 ORSAY Lace Top > black € 25.99 Noisy May NMLEXI Cloth Pants > black € 39.95 Michael Kors JET SET TRAVEL Clutch > admiral € 159.95 Missguided High Heeled Sandals > black € 27.95

An Evening with Colleagues Topshop Earrings rose gold-colored € 14.95 Anna Field Jersey Dress black/port royale € 49.95 Cluse MINUIT > Watch gold-colored/ white/pink € 89.95 KARL LAGERFELD Shoulder Bag sea shell € 244.95 Missguided High Heeled Boots > black € 54.95

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*High Time

for Sparkle*

Goodbye, 2016 and welcome, 2017!

We’ve got the perfect New Year’s Eve outfits for every party. This is your chance to sparkle and glitter your way into the new year!

Was this year awesome, or are you relieved it’s coming to an end?

Whether it’s an elegant dinner party in a chic restaurant, the hottest club downtown, at home with friends, or outdoors with strangers – we’ve got you covered.

Whether toasting a year survived or one full of accomplishments, New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate!

New Year’s Eve

Dinner Party

Anton Heunis Gold-Plated Emily Drop Earrings with Swarovski Pearls € 89.00

PIECES PJS Gold Plating Bracelet € 59.99

s.Oliver Stainless Steel Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal € 49.90

Cosmoparis EDILA Clutch platine > € 69.95

Frock and Frill AUDREY Cocktail Dress > black/gold € 174.95

Even&Odd Clutch > black € 26.95

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Rachel Zoe TEE High-Heeled Sandals black € 274.95

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Topshop > FOIL HEM METLC MD Cocktail Dress > navy blue € 124.95 Vince Camuto KENDALYN 2 High-Heeled Sandal champagne/ash bronze € 139.95

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Dyrberg/ Kern LOUISE Earrings gold € 38.95


AJOURE / FASHION NOELANI Chain Necklace mit Swarovski Crystal € 49.99

sweet deluxe SINI Earrings silver-colored/gray € 39.95

Sweet Deluxe Enna Earrings gray € 19.90

Lace & Beads SHARON ANGELA Cocktail Dress navy € 89.95

At the Club

NOELANI Ring with Swarovski Crystals € 39.95

Adrianna Papell Cocktail Dress silver € 214.95

Menbur DOMINIQUEA Clutch > navy € 119.95 ALDO KROTINE Clutch > black € 54.95

Steve Madden PAMPERED Dress Pumps > gray € 109.95

Dune London AIYANA High Heel Pumps > pewter metallic € 99.95

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AJOURE / FASHION PIECES Statement Necklace gold € 24.99 Morgan Short Coat > noir € 149.95

Outdoor

Ivy Revel OH GLITZ Knit Sweater copper € 69.95

ADPT. ADPT NEVER Knit Dress dark gray melange € 49.95

BOSS Orange OTARRA Light Jacket > silver € 229.95

Beka & Bell Glossob Wrap Bracelet bronze € 49.90 7 For All Mankind Ankle Skinny Jeans Black Sequins > Distressed € 349

Divine Factory Wedge > Ankle Boots noir € 64.95

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Falke Tights anthracite melange € 38.95

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Mango LARGE Overknee Boots gray € 49.99


AJOURE / FASHION NOELANI Rose Gold Plated Necklace with Swarovski Crystals € 59.99

sweet deluxe SINI Earrings silver colored/gray € 39.95 Konplott WATERFALLS > Ring black/antique silver € 39.95

Home Party

NOELANI Rose Gold Plated Hoop Earrings with Swarovski Crystals € 49.99 Menbur IBAIZABAL ARLANZA Clutch > even rose € 59.95

Four Flavor Shiva Cocktail Dress blue € 149

Derhy EDEN Knit Dress > ecru > € 84.95

Furla METROPOLIS Shoulder Bag bronze > € 279.95

Steve Madden PRAZED Pumps rose gold > € 139.95

River Island High Heel Sandal gold > € 64.95

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AJOURE / FASHION ASOS SYMBOLIC Heeled Loafer € 42.99

HIGHHEELED LOAFERS

PRADA Leather Brogue Loafer Pumps € 790

OFFICE MONTY Office Monty Buckle Fringe Metallic Mid Heeled Loafers € 79.99

Loafers have been a unisex shoe for the past hundred years. But now, the classic shoe has gotten extra-feminine, with a good-sized heel in simple, glittery, or metallic colors. For shopping, time at the office, or an after-hour drink – these comfortable shoes will get you through the day and add an eye-catching touch to every outfit. Here are the most beautiful pairs at a glance:

ASOS PROVIDER Heeled Loafer € 55.99

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ALDO COLINDA Patent Heeled Loafers € 81.99

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HIGHHEELED LOAFERS PRADA Suede Kiltie Loafer Pumps € 670

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Fringed Leather Heeled Boots € 695

TORY BURCH Berline Mid Heel Loafer € 360

TOD’S Leather Loafer Pumps € 490

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THE WRAP DRESS

"Feel like a woman. Wear a dress." In 1972, Diane von We love wrap dresses – especially now, in the cooler Furstenberg, who perfected the predecessors of the wrap months of the year. They can easily be combined with dress using jersey material, uttered this decree. Her cre- tights and vests for extra warmth. ations revolutionized the wrap dress and catapulted her into the hearts and wardrobes of women everywhere. Below are a few beautiful looks for day and night! DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Janeva knitted wool and cashmere dress € 381

ANNA FIELD Jersey Dress port royal € 39.95 RICH & ROYAL Vest silver gray € 179.95

MYMO Vest patchwork € 99.95 TAMARIS CRIZIA Shoulder Bag pewter | € 29.95

FALKE Tights anthracite melange € 38.95

S.OLIVER Ankle Boot black € 69.95

PACO GIL Emilie High Heel Boot grigio € 204.95

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DAY & NIGHT Overknee Tights black € 29.00


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ROOTS Casual Dress camel € 109.95

VIBURTA Vest | soft camel € 54.95

MARC O’POLO Vest gray stone € 119.95

COMMA,

FALKE PURE MATT Tights platinium € 17.95

Knitted Coat cranberry € 99.99

SEE BY CHLOÉ Collins Small Suede Shoulder Bag € 315

EVEN&ODD Handbag cognac € 22.95

FALKE PURE MATT 50 Tights dark red € 17.95

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PIER ONE Ankle Boot natural € 69.95

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Top Warm – Bare legs in winter? If you’re bundled up on top, it can be done! We’ve chosen “Top Warm, Bottom Cold” as our winter trend. Winter temperatures in some places will let you get away with wearing shorts or skirts without tights – don’t miss your chance to show some skin!

LEFT: 1 Dreimaster Short Coat • cognac • € 179.95 2 Molly Bracken Jumpsuit • blue • € 59.95 3 Miss Selfridge ADONI • Ankle Boot • red • € 94.95 4 Tom Tailor • Belt • baileys • € 39.95 5 MANSUR GAVRIEL Leather Bucket-Bag Mini • € 515 6 Glamorous Clutch • Snake Skin Look • € 29.99 7 New Look • Canvas Espadrille • Wide fit with Stripes • € 14.99 8 ASOS • Plain Socks • Ribbed • € 3.99 9 Part Two EMAJA • Woolen Coat • dark blue • € 229.95

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Bottom Cold 10 BOSS Orange IMOJIL • Knitted Sweater • gray • € 149.95 11 JUST FEMALE • Skirt • dark brown • € 209.95 RIGHT: 1 Ray-Ban Sunglasses • dark gray • € 189.95 2 River Island Wollen Coat • leopard • € 109.95 3 ONLY ONLLOVE • Long-Sleeved Shirt • cloud dancer/ black • € 16.95 4 Esprit Collection Pencil Skirt • black • € 49.95 5 SAINT LAURENT • Classic Monogram Embossed

Leather Shoulder Bag • € 1,450 6 GUCCI Leather Belt • € 350 7 Mango DEAN • Ankle Boot • black • € 35.99 8 LYDC London Shoulder Bag • cream/black/grey • € 44.95 9 Noe NABLA • Ankle Boot • amaranto • € 189.95 10 Michael Kors Sunglasses • black • € 219.95 11 ONLY ONLNEW BETTY • Hoodie • light grey melange • € 34.95 12 Vero Moda VMPETRA • Vest • total eclipse • € 44.95

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Star Style Jessica Alba Gorgeous actress and highly successful businesswoman Jessica Alba is our Star Style pick this season. In her wintery, elegant look, she proves that when the basics are combined right, they make a huge statement. In these snug 7/8 trousers, suede ankle boots, light shirt, straight-cut coat, and a simple designer bag paired with classic hoop earrings, she looks timelessly beautiful.

1 • White Label Coat € 149.99 2 • Mango LELA Shirt off-white € 49.99 3 • Raffaello Rossi Giga 7/8 Trousers anthracite € 99

4 • Pernille Corydon Large Hoop Earrings silver € 69 5 • Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody black € 208 6 • Pura Lopez Ankle Boot crosta testa € 259.95

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hat > Navyboot poncho > Gant longsleeve shirt > René Lezard pullover > 5 Preview pants > 123 Paris bag > René Lezard

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#EDITORIAL PHOTO: Christina Kapl | www.christinakapl.at MODEL: Rebecca Mir | Munich Models STYLING: Samir Abou-Suede | www.abou-fashion.com HAIR & MAKE-UP: Melanie Hoppe using MAC Cosmetics | www.melaniehoppe.com PHOTO ASSISTANT: Simon Gehr | www. simongehr.de


coat > Holy Ghost pullover > Boulezar pants > American Vintage

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sunglasses > CelinĂŠ vest coat > Marcel Ostertag pullover > Gant necklace > Swarovski skirt > Comptoir des Cotonniers shoes > Catwalk

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coat > Cos dress > Talbot Runhof bag > Bea Buhler shoes > Navyboot

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hat > Navyboot jacket > Desigual blouse > Reserved pants > Dimitri bag > Radley London shoes > Navyboot

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jacket > Chafor pullover > Cruciani short pants > Marc O’Polo shoes > Navyboot bag > Coccinelle

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coat > Windsor pullover > Antonia Zander pants > Chafor shoes > Navyboot

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coat > Windsor pullover > Antonia Zander

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The new, limited edition perfume by Michael Kors smells fruity, seductive, and matches our Christmas and New Year’s outfits in its stunning shimmery bottle. It’s the perfect companion for an unforgettable night!

MICHAEL KORS Women’s Fragrance Eau de Parfum (EdP) > 1.7 oz € 79.95

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1 URBAN DECAY > NAKED 3 > € 53 2 LANCÔME > Lip Make-Up No. 189 > Isabella Lipstick > € 31.99 3 L’ORÉAL PARIS > Nail Polish No. 660 > L’or Nail Polish > 13.5 ml > € 6.99 4 ELEGANT TOUCH > House of Ho Ho Ho > Deck The Halls > Artificial Nails > multicolored > € 11.99 5 YVES SAINT LAURENT > La Laque Couture > Nail Polish > Rouge Dada > € 25.99 6 TOM FORD > Eye Make-Up > Honeymoon > Eye Shadow > € 74.95 7 DOUGLAS > Make-Up Foundation No. 1 > Gold Highlighter > 4 ml > € 7.99 8 BOBBI BROWN > Sunset Pink Collection Telluride Lipgloss > € 24.99 9 URBAN DECAY > Eyeliner / Kajal Demolition > Eyeliner > 1.7 ml > € 21.99 10 YVES SAINT LAURENT > Dessin du Regard >Waterproof Kajal > € 24.99 11 SISLEY > Blush-Highlighter > L’Orchidée > € 63.49 12 MAC > Eye Shadow > A Natural Flirt > € 24 13 BOBBI BROWN > Bronzer Beige > Shimmerbrick > Highlighter > € 47.99

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Shimmery CHRISTMAS MAKE-UP ***** The holiday season is about things that sparkle, and your make-up shouldn’t be the exception. Here are the top products to give you that festive radiance. *****

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LIGHT UP THE NEW YEAR: A Sparkling Outlook for a Brand-New Start If you’re going with a glittery outfit this New Year’s Eve, you should think about matching your make-up. An alternative to painting your entire lid in a bold color is applying just a thin line of eyeshadow or glitter. Whether sparkling or brightly-colored – this New Year’s Eve, you’ll be the life of the party!

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Urban Decay Eyeliner / Kajal Glamrock € 21.99

Fudge Glitter Blast Multi 65 g € 12.90

essie Glitter Coat No. 30 Jazzy Jubilant Nail Polish € 9.99

NYX Eye Shadow Ice Body Gel € 5.99

Giorgio Armani Eye Make-up No. 8 Eye Shadow € 32.99

MAC Eye Shadow Say It Isn’t So € 23

Urban Decay Mascara Glitter Dip Lashes € 16.99

NYX Eye Make-up With Pearl Eye Shadow € 6.99

Models Own WINTER WONDERLAND € 7.95

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Make-Up No. 215 Lust For Pink | Lipstick € 33.99

MAC Nail Polish Special Potion € 12

NYX Art Throb Eye Shadow Range € 15.99

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Fighting Acne in the

T-ZONE If you notice your skin looking shiny in has sebaceous glands that produce an photos or throughout the day, it’s likely excess of sebum, which then clogs pores you have oily or combination skin. Oily and causes acne. If you suffer from shiny skin has larger pores and produces an or oily skin, it’s time to clear up this proboily layer that is especially noticeable lem. on the forehead, nose, and chin T-zone. Combination skin is partly dry, partly Washing your face every morning and oily, usually in the T-zone area. Oily skin evening is absolutely crucial if you have

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oily skin, as washing is the only way to rid pores of fat. It’s also important to avoid using cleansing lotions that contain soap. Instead, choose antibacterial products containing salicylic acid or hydrogen peroxide. Products that overdry normal skin actually work to help oily skin achieve the correct balance.

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1 Garnier Miracle Skin Light BB Cream ✳ € 12.99 2 Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Liquid Foundation N° 19 Sand 30 ml ✳ € 30.50 3 NYX Green Tea Blotting Paper ✳ € 5.99 4 Kiehl’s Rare Earth Face Lotion 75 ml ✳ € 29.99 5 Biotherm Pure.Fect Skin Mask 75 ml ✳ € 24.99 6 Smashbox Foundation / Light CC Cream 30 ml ✳ € 34.99 7 NYX Make-up N° 01 Matte Finish Face Spray 60 ml ✳ € 9.95 8 Charlotte Meentzen Sebum Reducer Face Cream 50 ml ✳ € 10.99 9 theBalm Rouge Powder 7 g ✳ € 18.99 ✳ 10 Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Liquid Foundation N° 25 Beige Naturel ✳ € 33.85 11 Collistar Cleansing Face Exfoliating Gel 100 ml ✳ € 27.99

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It’s also important to choose oil-free face creams and moisturizers. When buying make-up, look for products with a matte finish and avoid shimmery or shiny face powders. For travel or the workday, buy oil-absorbing sheets. These tissues let you eliminate gloss and shine on the go.

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Home Spa Treatment: CHAMOMILE STEAM FACIAL Warm steam opens the pores on your face, allowing your skin to fully absorb the disinfectant active ingredient in chamomile. Steep two chamomile tea

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bags in about ten cups of boiling water and use a towel draped over your head for a five-minute intensive steam treatment. Afterward, apply an oil-free moisturizing cream, and voilà, perfect skin!

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14 12 Fresh Line Facial Emulsion Skin Salve 50 ml ✳ € 28.99 13 Clinique Specialists Invisible Light Face Cream 15 ml ✳ € 25.99 14 Douglas Beauty System Recover Balance Facial Gel 50 ml ✳ € 19.99 15 Bobbi Brown Blotting Papers ✳ € 9.99 16 Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder ✳ € 24.95 17 Biotherm Pure.Fect Skin Hydrating Gel 50 ml ✳ € 34.99 18 Kiehl’s Facial Care Toner 250 ml ✳ € 19.99 19 Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream 30 ml ✳ € 20.99 20 Urban Decay Powder 11.4 g ✳ € 35.99

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• BEAUTY HACKS LITTLE BEAUTY TRICKS NEVER HURT! A FEW HELPFUL TRICKS FOR YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

NAIL POLISH REMOVER

Make your own matte lipstick: first apply your favorite lipstick color, dab with a tissue and dust your lips with translucent powder.

If you don’t have nail polish remover on hand, apply clear nail polish over your old coat. After it dries, your nail polish will be easier to chip off.

ON THE ROAD For traveling, save space by putting your favorite creams for eyes and lips in a contact lens case.

EYELASH CURLER

BRIGHT EYES

To get the fullest curl, warm your eyelash curler with a hair dryer right before using.

Use blue mascara to make your eyes pop! First apply your usual coat of black mascara, then apply blue mascara to the tips of the upper eyelashes.

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EXFOLIATOR

DEEP HAIR TREATMENT

Ground coffee is an excellent exfoliator and also fights cellulite.

Heat your hair mask or conditioner for 15 seconds in the microwave before applying. The heat lifts the top layer of the hair follicle, which allows the active ingredients to be better absorbed into the hair shaft.

SMOOTH LIPS For softer kisses, massage lips for thirty seconds with a wet toothbrush – then apply a thin layer of honey!

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Potato slices are great for puffy eyes and dark circles! Cut cold, raw potatoes into slices and lay them on your eyes for 15 minutes – eyes will be moisturized and lose their swollen appearance.

Cosmetic pencils can sharpened more easily if they are left in the fridge overnight. This fixes the pencil lead, which then won’t break off while being sharpened.

RED EYE SOLUTION White eyeliner pencil brightens and visually eliminates the appearance of red eyes! To get this effect, apply white eyeliner to the entire inner rim of your eyelid.

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Incredible-smelling perfumes for hair belong in every girl’s bathroom! Here’s why.

What makes hair fragrances different from regular perfumes? Compared to normal scents, hair perfumes contain special ingredients that nourish hair and include hardly any alcohol, which dries hair out quickly. The UV filters that hair mists contain also protect hair against harmful radiation. Why should I use hair perfume? Unpleasant odors easily settle into hair. Fragrances neutralize odors between shampoos and restore freshness without give hair an excessive perfume smell. How is hair perfume applied? Hair perfumes are sprayed on dry hair from a distance of about 8 inches. Two to three spritzes are usually enough. How long do they last? Because hair perfumes contain almost no alcohol, the fresh scent lasts only a few hours. But they can be reapplied as often as desired with no danger of stressing hair. Can normal perfume be used in addition to hair fragrances? As long as your hair perfume and your regular fragrance have the same top note, they can be combined without the risk of clashing scents.

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GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT A relaxing home wellness routine isn’t complete without homemade facial masks and exfoliators that can be whipped up quickly from ingredients in your fridge. In addition to saving money on expensive beauty items, you’re sparing your skin the additives and preservatives. Fresh ingredients are key! The more nutrient-rich your ingredients are, the better their effect on your skin will be.

of vitamins and fatty acids. For this facial mask, mix one avocado with a teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of yogurt. Apply, leave on for ten minutes, and rinse off.

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It’s important that you wash your skin thoroughly before BANANA HONEY MASK: applying a mask. You can choose which facial mask to apply depending on your skin’s needs. Below are a few simple, This mask is also incredible for those of us with dry skin. delicious recipes for your skincare routine, tested and recom- Mash up half a banana (brown, overripe bananas work, mend by Ajouré: too). Then add a tablespoon of yogurt, a few drops of cooking oil and a teaspoon of honey. Leave on for fifteen minutes and rinse.

TOMATO HONEY MASK: Tomatoes are a secret weapon against pimples! They cleanse and moisturize at the same time. For this miracle acne-banishing mask, first blend two tomatoes and add a teaspoon of honey. Apply and leave for fifteen minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

PAPAYA AVOCADO MASK: This mask will brighten up your pale complexion: blend three spoonfuls of papaya in the mixer until smooth. Add half an avocado, an egg yolk, a teaspoon of honey, and olive oil and mix thoroughly. Leave the mask on your skin for about fifteen minutes and then dab off with a tissue. You can also rinse off any leftovers with warm water.

HELPFUL REMINDERS: HONEY ALMOND EXFOLIATOR: For a gentle exfoliation, grind two almonds and add a > If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to spot-test homemade spoonful of honey. Then add a teaspoon of lemon juice. mixtures on a small patch of skin a day before applying to Apply carefully in circular motions to work the mixture your entire face. into your skin. After fifteen minutes, rinse off with luke> Don’t store your masks in the refrigerator for more than warm water. 24 hours!

AVOCADO MASK: For all you avocado lovers: this green wonder fruit makes an amazing mask for dry skin, thanks to its high levels

> Honey works wonders. You can apply honey to your lips before leaving home, leave on for ten minutes, and then lick off. This trick gives you soft lips and a sweet snack on the go.

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“It’s hard to describe, but for me, playing with emotion just feels good.”

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Lyndie Greenwood Ajouré: What inspired you to become an actress? Lyndie Greenwood: I’ve always loved to pretend. When I was little, I’d read books aloud to myself and pretend to be the different characters. I’d do all the different accents, and if there weren’t any accents in the story, I’d make them up. It’s hard to describe, but for me, playing with emotion just feels good – even when the emotion you’re exploring is one we’d tend to think of as “bad.” I didn’t initially want to act professionally, however. I went to school for biology, but didn’t really know what I wanted to do. Ajoure: How did you start your acting career? Lyndie Greenwood: I was finishing up my Bachelor of Science degree when someone offered me a role in a short Kung Fu film. Working on that project is what made me realize I wanted to act professionally. I started to study and audition, and audition and audition, and eventually I started to book things. Small things at first, but every job taught me something valuable. Ajouré: If you weren’t an actress, what profession would you choose? Lyndie Greenwood: I would probably like to start a restaurant. My mother owns a restaurant called Antoinette’s in Whitehorse, Yukon, and my grandma used to own one as well. Maybe it’s in my blood!

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Interview Ajouré: What do you love most about your character in Sleepy Hollow ? Lyndie Greenwood: I love that Jenny Mills is strong, fearless, and intelligent. She will always get the job done. She’ll never leave you hanging. Ajouré: What has been the craziest experience on set? Lyndie Greenwood: Recently while shooting a scene outside the capitol building in DC, we had to pause the production for protesters. A group of teenagers held signs, and chanted, “Not my president,” and “Young voices matter!” It was my first time in DC, and I also just recently got my green card, as I’m from Canada – it felt like perfect timing to see this wonderful group of youngsters exercising their rights. Ajouré: What is your dream role and who would be your co-star? Lyndie Greenwood: I would love to play Susannah Dean from The Dark Tower, but I think they’re looking at Naomi Harris for it. I think she’s fantastic, so I’d be fine with that, if anyone cares to know. I’ve also always wanted to play Billie Holiday. I’m sure there’s a role for Donald Glover in that movie, too. Ajouré: You look amazing! Tell us something about your beauty routine! Lyndie Greenwood: Thank you! I keep my routine simple. I diffuse my hair after the shower to get my curls their curliest. If I’m off work, I usually wear mascara, but not much other makeup. When I’m going to events that have a carpet, I’ll usually get professionals to pretty me up, as I’m not very good at it on my own. To stay fit, I love to run and do Pilates.

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Interview Ajouré: What was your biggest beauty and fashion mistake? Lyndie Greenwood: I’ve definitely made some mistakes! I’ve learned that an outfit that looks great in person doesn’t always work in pictures. So, if you’re walking a carpet, it’s best to photograph your outfit to see if the Internet will be kind later. Ajouré: What do you think of the exposure on social media today? Is it helpful? Lyndie Greenwood: It is and it isn’t. I enjoy being able to connect with people that I normally wouldn’t be able to connect with. But I don’t enjoy the idea of my life being constantly on display. I think I’m a private person in many respects, and social media is a little counter-intuitive, in that sense. Ajouré: Where will we see you next onscreen? Lyndie Greenwood: Sleepy Hollow’s fourth season premieres Jan 6, 2017 on FOX! Ajouré: What are your plans for the future? Lyndie Greenwood: I just bought a house, and I plan on fixing it up. Besides that, I never like to plan too far into the future – life has a way of not getting the memo.

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Life is too short to worry about what other people say or think about you. Have fun and give them something to gossip about.

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What Other People Think

How to Free Yourself from Caring

Some women spend time in the morning worrying what colleagues will think about a short skirt, while others don’t care at all and dress exactly how they want. People who don’t stress about what other people think can be more natural and enjoy life more fully. Letting go of these worries brings an incredible sensation of freedom. If only it was that easy to not care what other people think! Why do other people’s opinions even matter? Of course your best friend’s opinion is important. And your boyfriend’s, and your mom’s – on certain things, at least. What they think is important because they are important – they know you and can give you good advice. But is that guy at the office really so important? Does it really matter what the neighbors think? Who cares if they gossip about you! There’s no reason why their opinions should be so important to you.

Women who place a lot of value on what others think often suffer from low self-esteem. Even if they look extremely confident, internally they are constantly in doubt and don’t value themselves. This is the reason it affects them so much when others don’t approve – and boosts them excessively when others praise them. These women are dependent on the confirmation of others instead of realizing how valuable and perfect they are. Life by someone else’s rules? No thanks! What happens when you base your actions on the judgment of other people? Let’s face it – someone will always have something negative to say about you. These are people who don’t like you or don’t agree with your way of life. Most of the time they’re just jealous. So why do you care? You’re living by someone else’s rules! Maybe you’ve thought of going back to school for something totally different. What would your mom say? She probably wouldn’t be thrilled, but your fear of her opinion leaves you stuck in a job that makes you, not her, unhappy every day.

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Do you want to let other people define your life? Then continue basing your life on their opinions. Or would you rather decide? Trust yourself. This will help you learn about what kind of person you truly are. The freedom to live by your own standards Once you manage to detach yourself from the opinions of other people, you have a lot less to worry about. Now you only have to think about what fulfills

you and what is or isn’t good for you – just you. This will give you more freedom in life as you can now make the best choices without being influenced by how other people want you to live.

this opinion might be helpful. Remember not to automatically adjust your actions based on what other people think. It’s important to find the right balance. Some opinions are a result of envy or resentment. Others truly come from a Strangers’ opinions – helpful or not? neutral perspective and are worth considering without making big life changes Other people will always have some- and or sinking into self-doubt. thing so say and the desire to share their opinions with you. This doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. It can also be useful or interesting. First evaluate whether

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• Do you remember someone from school who always got what she wanted? Good grades, a boyfriend, the best vacations? Or are you someone who wins more often than she loses? This isn’t about coincidence – there’s a reason for success and achievements! There are enormous differences between people who win and lose in life. It’s the little things that make all the difference.

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In your high school class, or during lectures at the university, wasn’t there always a classmate who complained loudly when he failed a test? Of course, you felt bad for him. But let’s be honest: he didn’t study seriously or get himself help before the exam. Winners, on the other hand, do something to be successful. They are no stranger to hard work, and consistently achieve what they set out to do. Even when it doesn’t work out the first time, they are smarter because of it. Next time, they know what to do differently.

give; sometimes they receive. This means that winners open up and let others get close to them. You can only get support and advice if you talk about your challenges. Losers, on the other hand, keep their obstacles to themselves and try to cope on their own, despite being totally overwhelmed and in desperate need of support. RESPONSIBILITY IS KEY

Every child has put the blame on someone else for a mistake. That, however, is exactly what is childish about it: not taking responsibility for one’s actions. Winners know when they are responsible HALF FULL, HALF EMPTY for something, and they acknowledge it, even if it has consequences. They know that the respect Okay, so you got a bad grade. This is a bummer they earn for admitting mistakes outweighs the for everyone, both winners and losers alike. Do consequences. Winners take responsibility for you feel like curling up with ice cream and red their own well-being and look out for others; they wine in front of the TV tonight? Then do it. More take opportunities and ideas seriously and stand important is how you deal with this and every up for their convictions. A typical loser lives each other failure in the long term. Are you going to day as it comes, and doesn’t think about possibilkeep moaning about it? This is loser mentality, ities or consequences. When it comes to being reand shows that you haven’t learned from the ex- liable and taking responsibility, a loser is the first perience. Or are you asking yourself why this hap- to duck out. pened, and what you can actively do to make sure it never happens again? Are you taking action to MAKING DREAMS A REALITY get your life to the next level? This is winner mentality. Success is on its way! Is your best friend always telling you how she wants to travel abroad? Is your old friend from WINNERS MAKE OTHER PEOPLE WINNERS, college always saying he wants to quit his job and TOO make his self-employed business a reality? It’s great to have dreams and aspirations, and also Typical loser behavior is resenting others who necessary to realize when they are unrealistic and have lucky streaks. First, they need to learn cel- should be put aside. People with loser mentaliebrate the success of others. Winners do this be- ties, however, get stuck in daydreams and can’t let cause they honestly feel happy when others expe- them go, whether they are achievable or not. This rience success, and also because they know that takes over their normal life. They can’t handle othsomeday others will be happy for them. When ers fulfilling their dreams, put other people down winners need help or have something to learn and gossip, yet do nothing to realize their own from others, people will be there for them. Win- plans. A winner, however, regards his ideas with a ners are enthusiastic people who others are happy hint of realism. A daydream that can’t be achieved to lend a hand to. isn’t worth anything. Either it can be realized and worked toward, or it should be transformed into WINNERS ARE APPROACHABLE something that can be achieved. All this has to be put into practice. Only then will a seed of an idea Winners are people who have positive give-and- bloom into a fruit-bearing tree. take relationships with others. Sometimes they

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You need a few convincing tricks to nail that interview. You’d like to decide what your group of friends does this weekend. It’s bumming you out that your friend never fully listens to you. You need some support from your family, but don’t know how to ask for it. Manipulation, with its negative reputation, isn’t always a bad thing. Everyone manipulates others in subtle ways, whether consciously or unconsciously. With a little knowledge, you can pull people in your direction and make progress toward your goals. You’ll also be able to recognize and defuse manipulation from others more easily. Still not convinced? Read on – it won’t hurt.

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Work on your Halo Psychologists refer to a positive projection and overall impression as the halo effect. A self-assured image and the positive bias this generates in others surpasses the importance of all other qualities, whether positive or negative. A first good impression makes you seem friendly, strong, and self-confident. When casting for movies, film producers often rely on the halo effect. Auditions are sometimes held in very large spaces where actors have to walk across a big room to reach the casting table, which often makes people feel intimidated. The actors who are eventually hired are those who enter the room head held high, confident, and without hesitation.

this new acquaintance probably has a positive impression of you. This helpful individual is unlikely to reject a request for a bigger favor next time you ask. Don’t overdo it, though, or this new relationship might change directions. Everyone recognizes manipulation when it becomes too selfish and obvious.

Let Others (Think They) Decide Not everyone wants you to make the decisions all the time. So leave it to others to decide. If you do it right, the decision will be what you wanted all along. You can do this in two ways. Don’t ask your best friend The First Impression if she wants to go to the spa A first impression defines whether someone comes with you this weekend. Inacross as friendly or unpleasant and dominates all stead, ask in a way she can’t future perceptions. If a first interaction is negative, it’s say refuse: “I’ve picked two incredibly difficult to be perceived in positive terms great spa hotels. Would you later on. Use this to your advantage! Smile and be rather enjoy a massage out of friendly. A firm handshake shows people your confi- town, or combine the welldence. The first moments of conversation are also ness retreat with a shopping important. Address people by their names – people trip in the city?” The key is like and notice this. Making direct eye contact is also to make the second option, the one you want, sound important. If you look at the ground during the con- more attractive compared to the first possibility. It versation, you will absolutely come across as insecure seems like you are leaving the choice to the other peror uninterested. Everyone likes to be paid attention to. son, and when you present the options, it doesn’t seem Listen and let the other person finish explaining their like there are any other possibilities. ideas. With well-aimed questions, you show your interest and open doors for the future. People who like Enthusiasm is Contagious you are much more likely to help you out if you ever You can convince your listeners by presenting your need a favor. ideas enthusiastically. When remembering what you said, people will also remember the intensity of the Small Talk – Do it Right emotion you projected. Get excited about people and We all know that small talk breaks the ice and lays they will be get excited about you. Demonstrate how the groundwork for future relationships. But not all devoted you are to your ideas at work or with friends small talk is helpful. By starting a conversation with or family. Others will associate your plans with strong “Nice weather again today,” you’ll get, at best, a sym- positive feelings. Whether we like it or not, feelings pathetic smile from that sexy guy at work. Start with are far more convincing than logic. Ultimately, the topics that really interest you. Take time to answer, world of emotion is contagious and wins us over. You and be honest and genuine. Nobody likes false flattery. can use these feelings to influence others. And don’t forget that kind gestures are just as important as words. MakHighlight the Advantages for Others ing small, intentionYou need a favor or are trying to sell a project. First al actions can give put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Why should what you say more they help or work with you? What will they gain? weight. People most often act in their own self-interest. This means you’ll win an argument more quickly if you Get Your Foot underline the advantages for the other person. Here, in the Door too, you can appeal to feelings rather than reason. The foot-in-the- Advertising uses exactly the same strategy. Products door strategy means are usually only described with only a few key charthat a small favor acteristics, and some manufacturers advertise their comes before a big one. Asking for a big favor right products with only one distinguishing feature. Other away can come across as overwhelming and even information, which might be negative, is left out comaggressive. New acquaintances might not feel they pletely in order to directly influence the perceptions know you well enough to take on a big task for you. people have of their products. Learn from the best adAsk for a small favor that hardly anyone could refuse. vertisers and apply the same techniques! Now you’ve got your foot in the door, and because helping someone activates a reward system in our brains,

9 Get excited about people and they will get excited about you.

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How to Sleep Better: Ten Evening Routines Are you an early bird, or a morning grouch? If you admire people who are full of energy and ready for action in the early hours of the day, you’ve probably also wondered where these people get their power from. One of the most basic tricks is a good night’s sleep. We know that adults need between six and eight hours of sleep, depending on your metabolism. But it’s not only getting enough hours of sleep – your energy levels are determined by how well you sleep. Here are ten evening activities that successful people to help them reach their full potential the next day and every day.

Take a Walk or Jog Don’t go out and run a half-marathon right before getting into bed, but taking a short walk in the evening or a light jog will help you process the day, reduce stress, and make you sleepy. Lots of high-level executives swear by this evening ritual.

Spending time with family members or pets calms us down, helps us leave job troubles aside, and sets our bodies on “Home” mode. This quality time, or a phone call to will help soothe your nerves. Do your Avoid Stress and Never Work your parents, can help clear your mind of best to write down the most important in Bed everyday stress. Laura Vanderkam, in her points for tomorrow and then clear them books on how successful people manage to from your mind for the remainder of the Stress right before going to bed is an do it all, presents family as the most imevening. absolute disaster for healthy, restful sleep. portant part of non-work life. All successYour body can’t completely switch off and ful people can find the perfect balance beyour brain will continue to stress overnight. tween work and family, but to make this Create Evening Routines This produces adrenaline and other horhappen, children and partners should not mones that contribute to restless sleep and have to compete with distractions like A chaotic day makes for a chaotic night. bad dreams. This means no working before smartphones. Instead, they should be a Using routines to signal to your body that bed: even quickly checking your email or central focus in life. “Now is bedtime!” will automatically re“just one last thing” means you are activatduce stress. With the mind under control, ing your brain. Studies show that your bed the body will move into a resting state must be a place of retreat and should be Make a To-Do List for Tomor- and prepare for sleep automatically. These completely separate from work-related acrow routines don’t have to be labor-intensive tivities. at all. A set routine in the bathroom can We too often take planning, problems, be enough. First brush your teeth, then and stress about tomorrow to bed with wash your face, then pajamas, then turn Relax and Unplug us. It helps to write out a to-do list for the off the lights, and climb into bed. Keeping following day. Seeing what you have to get everything in order will signal rest time Reducing stress means consciously doing done and what you can’t forget tomorrow for the body. something to relax.

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Think Positive

Experts like Dale Kurow, a well-known executive manager in New York, recommend meditation. It’s the best way to relax your body and soothe your mind. But whatever helps you relax, do it. It can be a hot shower, a bath, or soft music – anything to help calm your body and leave the day’s worries behind. The National Institute of Health in Maryland confirms that alcohol before bed is counterproductive. Alcohol in your bloodstream makes it harder for your body to enter a deep sleep cycle. So go without that last glass of wine and make yourself tea.

Read Something You Enjoy High-performing people from Obama to Bill Gates know the recipe to success. According to studies, as little as six minutes of reading per evening help clear your

mind. Be careful what you choose to read, though. Avoid work documents or thrilling stories that will keep you up past your bedtime.

Smartphone Away Your smartphone is a source of activity and anxiety, and should be left far away from you in bed. Studies show that not only calls, messages or push notifications prevent relaxation: even the presence of your smartphone makes you more alert. Its bluish light and flashing LEDs prevent your body from falling into a deep sleep and keep you subconsciously at attention. You should consistently switch off all technology before going to sleep or switch your devices to airplane mode, remove them from reach, and leave the TV off in the evening.

When you take negative thoughts to bed with you, it makes falling sleep more difficult and reduces your chances of deep, restorative sleep. You are also more prone to nightmares. Try to put aside everything that was negative about the day, especially things you can’t change anymore. Try to focus on the positive. What pleasant or successful experiences did you have today? What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Feeling content about the day and hopeful about tomorrow is key to a night of deep, restful, sleep.

Sex! It has long been proven that sex, which produces good hormones, helps us fall asleep faster and more relaxed. Feeling satisfied with your sex life also ensures psychological well-being in the long term and lowers blood pressure, risk of heart attacts, and even strengthens the body’s immune system. Let’s leave it at that – grab your partner! All these tips can help you sleep more deeply and wake up with more energy. Most important is your long-term commitment to these routines: making them habits will soon prove that your daily performance, but also your sense of balance, both benefit from a solid night’s sleep.

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LIFESTYLE “CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL. IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.”

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Protecting the Environment Is In! A sexy man walking down the street is enough to catch most women’s attention. But what actually makes a man sexy? According to Hollywood, sexy is more than appearance and wealth these days. Emma Watson, Julia Roberts, and Steven Spielberg are all focused on sustainability. Together they prove that the days when “eco-friendly” sounded silly are long gone. Sustainability and protecting the environment are lately becoming the fashionable norm. Julia Roberts shops at organic supermarkets. At home, she powers her house with solar energy. Steven Spielberg arrives at the Oscars in an electric car. Emma Watson has even AJOURE MAGAZINE PAGE:

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created her own ethical fashion line in collaboration with People Tree. Similarly, lots of other celebrities are using their fame to spread the word about environmental protection. Jamie Oliver is making sure that students in British schools are given healthy organic food. Jack Johnson explains to children in his native Hawaii about environmental protection and Orlando Bloom works with various environmental organizations.

Since the beginning of humanity, what was important for survival has always been considered attractive and appealed to the opposite sex. In prehistory, a man was able to secure the survival of his family through physical strength. A large weapon acted as a status symbol and contributed to perceived attractiveness. With the disappearance of this type of daily struggle for survival, certain weapons and tools also disappeared. Other symbols and objects took their place. Today, a man who has a car, a house, or a yacht becomes attractive to many women whose perception of his sexiness corresponds to his possession of material things.

increasingly clear that the life of successive generations depends on our actions and decisions. Protecting the environment is becoming more and more important for younger generations. This might explain why someone who is committed to the environment strikes others as sexy. LOHAS – a new trend

When it comes to sustainability, a new, green lifestyle is emerging. “LOHAS” stands for “Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability.” Originally from the US, the trend is But does the Hollywood trend also becoming increasingly pohave the potential to spread? We pular in Europe. LOHAS are ecodecided to do some research. logical and sustainable. They buy organic products, use sustainable What Makes a Man Sexy With the advance of climate electricity, and drive electric cars What humans consider sexy has change, consciousness is grad- or use public transport. evolved over millions of years. ually changing. It is becoming

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Although LOHAS often live in cities, many of them hope to establish themselves long-term in the suburbs. LOHAS avoid consumption and excessive material possessions. Instead, minimalism and a conscious lifestyle are what counts. Normally, LOHAS have higher-than-average salaries. They can afford this lifestyle. In order to make environmental protection and sustainability a real mass phenomenon, however, we need something else. An important step is a sophisticated communication concept that addresses all members of the population. Here, advertising for environmental protection is still missing.

Natural Beauty by photographer James Houston, she and other stars collaborated in the name For a long time, advertising for of environmental protection by environmental protection and posing for portraits. A portion sustainability appealed to reason of the proceeds from the photo and common sense. Shocking book will be donated to the enpictures and facts were pre- vironmental association Global sented for our reflection. With Green USA. these campaigns, organizations wanted to encourage people to Celebrities and LOHAS send the contribute with a donation or message that sustainability is defother means of support. Positive initely in. In order to keep our images and pleasant emotional planet alive and healthy, more triggers were scarce. In general, and more people are going eco positive messages are more con- and creating a new image for vincing. They stimulate a desire protecting the environment. for something and motivate peo- Everyone can participate in little ple to take action. Conclusion: ways by doing things like buying green advertising must be sexy organic produce, which is available in most supermarkets. You to be successful. can start today! Emma Watson offers another good example. For the book How We Can Make Green Sexy

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills Simple Tricks to Save Energy

In addition to the rising costs of rent and buying a car, recent years have seen an increase in utility costs like electricity and gas. With a few energy-saving tricks, you can lower your monthly bills and do something for your wallet and the environment. Here we’ve gathered the most effective ways to cut back on electricity use at home.

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1. The Fridge Is your fridge or freezer more than ten years old? These models are real power guzzlers. You should consider buying a new one. Because refrigerators are on 24 hours a day, the cost of a new appliance quickly pays for itself. Fridges account for about a quarter of a household’s total electricity consumption. An easy example: an old refrigerator in energy efficiency class D consumes up to 400 kWh per year more than a modern appliance in energy efficiency class A +++. This amounts to more than $100 in electricity costs per year. When purchasing a new fridge, pay attention to the energy efficiency class; A +++ is the best choice. These energy efficiency classes also apply to other household appliances like washing machines. Your refrigerator capacity shouldn’t be too large, either – 60 liters per person is plenty. The temperature of your fridge also shouldn’t be set too low. Forty-five degrees Fahrenheit is optimal for preserving food. Make sure to keep your fridge and freezer far from heat sources like ovens or heaters. When you go to open the fridge, think about what you need beforehand – the longer it’s open, the more power it consumes. Taking these factors into account will only save you about ten euros a year, but still: a penny saved is a penny earned.

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Refrigerators and freezers must be defrosted regularly if they don’t have a no-frost mechanism. For older models, this may have to be done up to two times a year. The thicker the ice layer inside the freezer, the more energy the fridge consumes – even an ice layer a quarter-inch thick can increase power consumption by up to thirty percent. 2. The Washing Machine Your washing machine is another household appliance responsible for a large portion of electricity costs. Especially in large families, washing machines are often used daily. They use the most energy for preheating water, which means you should choose a program with a cooler water temperature to save energy. If you wash your clothes regularly at 85 degrees Fahrenheit, you will reduce electricity consumed by two thirds and can save up to forty euros per year in electricity costs. Don’t worry: your laundry will still be clean.

3. Unplugging Appliances If you leave home for long periods of time, don’t forget to unplug all your electrical appliances. Make this a habit: if you regularly switch off five electrical appliances completely instead of leaving them in the stand-by mode, you can save up to 100 euros a year in electricity costs. The best option is to get a power strip, which will allow you to turn off all devices off with a single switch. Even more useful are master-slave power strips. As soon as the main unit (such as the computer or TV) is switched off, all other devices are will be switched off automatically. These powers strips cost as little as fifteen euros and can save up to 450 kWh a year. 4. The TV If you’re looking to buy a new TV, pay attention to the energy efficiency class. The larger the screen display size, the more power it uses. If the diagonal length is longer than 48 inches, the TV should be class A +++. TVs with plasma screens consume more power than TVs with LED background lighting. 5. Stoves and Ovens Are you someone who spends lots of time in your kitchen? Even while cooking, you can save valuable energy and thus get yourself some extra change. Gas ranges are slightly cheaper than electric ones. Make sure the lid you are using fits the pot correctly. Use the remaining heat from a cooking plate before firing up another one. Add only as much water to the pot as you truly need. You can save money by heating the water for the rice or pasta in the electric kettle. When baking or using the oven, use the circulating fan function to save about thirty percent of energy. 6. Laptop over Desktop Most of us would rather sit comfortably on the couch in front of the laptop than in front of a desktop computer. This is good news for power consumption: a normal computer consumes about 200 kWh, while a portable device uses only about 30 kWh. Your piggy bank will thank you. 7. Lights This one should be obvious – only turn on lights when you need them. Electric light bulbs can be replaced with energy-saving lamps. A two-person household, for example, can save up to 270 kWh a year by using high-quality energy-saving lamps. In the darker autumn and winter months, candlelight can also be very romantic!

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Breaking up with someone via text is not what we’d call classy. But even worse is when someone simply stops responding. Whether you’ve already got a “thing” or just went on a few casual dates, why do some men just stop all communication rather than honestly saying what’s up?

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Gorgeous, but Single Is there a girl in your circle of acquaintances who is amazingly attractive and yet still single? Or are you the one who’s been looking for Mr. Right for a long time with no luck? The likelihood that you fall into one of these two categories is high, as an increasing number of beautiful and smart women go through life single. Despite wanting to be in a relationship, these women somehow can’t seem to find the right partner. Why do beautiful women have a harder time finding a match? Or are they just making it hard on themselves?

If in addition to being physically attractive, a woman also has a successful career, it makes things even more complicated. Lots of men still have trouble with the idea of a partner earning more than they do. If you are both attractive and successful in the professional world, you are sure to have a harder time finding a mate. Birds of a Feather Flock Together

A study by the University of Chester proposed another explanation for why attractive women have a harder time of it. These Failure to Meet Standards scientists found that men and women behave according to the principle of similariMen have much easier time finding part- ty. Most are looking for a partner who is ners than women do because social sta- just as attractive as they are. Studies also tus is not an important factor for them show that relationships where physical atin evaluating a woman. Whether she’s a tractiveness is similar last longer. lawyer or just an employee plays a minor role for men at the beginning of a relation- Particularly beautiful woman will have a ship. Women, for genetic reasons, are harder time finding an equally handsome usually more interested in status. Tradition- man, and as time goes on, the number of ally, men have provided for the family and attractive men available to choose from women have raised the children. When decreases. Because men are better at lowerlooking for a partner today, women are ing their standards than women are, the looking for a strong man with a good at- dilemma of finding a good match is not as titude. Standards that are too high are of- serious for them. ten the reason incredible women remain single. The End of Single Life This is compounded by the fact that successful and attractive women are often spoiled with too many options. Interested men hover around them like mosquitos around a lightbulb. This makes it harder to separate and differentiate. The more candidates there are who are somehow missing the mark, the more difficult any choice will be.

So how can you or your friend solve this dilemma? First, think about how high you’ve set your standards. Does your partner really have be as beautiful as you do? Does he have to be a doctor, or can he be a hard-working caretaker who makes you happy? Don’t sell yourself short. Many single women lower their standards too much, too fast. Stick to your principles, but don’t be blinded by limited thinking. Men Are Terrified of Them Finding the right partner should happen completely detached from all measuring Beautiful women are an object of desire sticks. Excessively high standards, or lowerfor all men. But not every man dares to ing them, are just as bad as an obsessive attempt contact. Even if interested, they search for Mr. Right. Don’t get desperate also fear rejection. In the male world, it’s about finding a partner. Love happens commonly accepted that that a less attrac- when you least expect it, even to gorgeous, tive woman is easier to win over. Men of- successful ladies. ten choose the safer option and don’t even try to win over an attractive woman.

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HOW TO SPOT A MAN

WHO CAN’T COMMIT

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THE CLEAREST SIGNS OF COMMITMENT-CHALLENGED MEN You really like this guy and and want to make things official or are looking to take the relationship to the next level, but he always avoids talking about it. The truth is, you might be facing a man who can’t commit. He Keeps Your Dates and Get-Togethers Short

If your partner has no intention to do this, and claims that his friends are all boing and his relatives eccentric, or if he refuses to take to you along on occasions where you could meet his closest friends, this is a blatant sign of someone who can’t commit. It sounds like he’s having a casual affair, nothing serious or important to him.

Would you like to go out to eat, to the gym or the movies, He Stresses How Much He Likes Being Flexible and and then wake up next to him the next morning? Spontaneous A sweet idea – but not for a man with commitment phobia. He’d rather not appear in public as a couple. He’s wor- He can’t stand planning ahead outside his work life, and ried that others will think you’re together, and probably says he’d rather decide spontaneously what he’s in the assumes all women are clingy and possessive. mood for. If so, you can be pretty sure you’ll fall victim to this spontaneity someday. Especially when he’s always traveling, and would rather spend his precious He Only Communicates When He Wants Something free time with his guy friends than having a long talk. This is because a serious conversation might produce Men who enjoy being in relationships are happy to show commitments he doesn’t feel up to taking on. their partner their affection and appreciation. But when you don’t hear from him in days, and he only shows up to ask you for an urgent favor, he’s not going to in- When It Comes to Sex vite you to spend the weekend together. This is a clear symptom of commitment issues! He doesn’t want you to Sex with you is the best he’s ever had, and an absolute think you have him wrapped around your finger, or that must every time you see one another. But he avoids your “relationship” is important enough for him to let everything that goes beyond it to express an emotiogo of his independence. nal bond. Let’s face it: this will never be more than a “friends with benefits” thing. When it comes to starting a relationship or any type of formal comHe Doesn’t Talk About Former Partners, mitment, he’s not looking to change things any time Friends, or Relatives soon.

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Most people who have butterflies for someone and can imagine a future together will openly talk about the people who are important to them, and also plan on introducing them someday.

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GHOSTING: When Men Go

He’s gone. You went on a few dates, had a wonderful time together, and in your opinion, your conversations were amazing. And then, with no warning, he’s fallen off the planet. He no longer responds to your texts. Feeling cheated, confused? This is ghosting: an age-old behavior given more attention in recent years due to its relationship with technology.

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What is Ghosting? Ghosting is when the guy you’re dating or someone you’re interested just isn’t interested in you. Instead of making the effort to openly communicate this, a ghost just disappears without giving any explanation, hoping the other person will “take the hint.” He doesn’t even make the effort to write a short, concise text to let you know, and there’s no way to get in touch with him to ask what happened or clarify things. Ghosting is most common when normal friendship becomes something more or at the beginning of a relationship. This doesn’t mean that the guy in question will never reappear. But don’t hold your breath.

Why Does Ghosting Happen? In general, ghosting shows serious conflict-aversion. He is too afraid to tell you directly that he isn’t interested in taking things further or continuing to see you. It’s not because you’re unattractive or uninteresting. It might just be that he has a feeling you don’t really fit. No matter how understandable the reason, he just can’t say it. What’s more, he obviously has communication problems. Of course, this type of conversation isn’t fun for anyone. And for him, this effort conflicts with the image of a harmonious, stress-free relationship that many men idealize. He’s guessing you’ll read between the lines and realize that “no answer is an answer,” no matter how confused you are guessing the reasons. He doesn’t feel like he owes it to you. Of course, the fact that you went on two dates and had a really great time doesn’t make you a couple. Maybe he’s assuming you’re interested in a serious relationship right away. He might feel pressure to get out instead of talking to you about it. The rapid, revolving door of online dating might also play a role here. He might already be on to his next Tinder interest.

So He’s Gone. How Do You React First of all, determine whether you’re actually being ghosted. A complete lack of communication definitely sounds like ghosting – but don’t lose hope just yet. Taking a day to answer a message doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re being ghosted. It could also just be that he has his hands full. Remember not to bombard him with messages. Most guys enjoy the opportunity to get in contact with you on their own initiative. If you don’t hear from him at all within four or five days, it’s likely he won’t be contacting you again soon.

Forget Him and Don‘t Take it Personally Sure, it’s a blow to your feelings when someone treats you so unfairly. Take your time processing it and letting it go. Always remember, though, that someone who can’t face a conflict or confrontation is not real partner material.

How to Deal In the Future Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee you won’t be ghosted again. But don’t worry: not all men are this immature. If you hear that a guy has ghosted women, take note and stay clear of him. As long as you stay honest with yourself and anyone you might be dating, things will work out just fine.

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Multiple Orgasms: The Secret to Several Climaxes Myths and half-truths have developed around the legendary multiple orgasm. But who can have them and how do they work? Here’s everything you need to know.

Peak Type vs. Plateau Type

The A-Spot

For starters, multiple orgasms are not If you are a plateau type, your chances just myths – they’re true: woman are cap- of achieving multiple orgasms are pretty able of having several climaxes. Howevgood. Lots of women who are plateau er, it’s important to know that woman types can get aroused again by gentle generally fall into one of two groups: stimulation after the first orgasm. The peak types and plateau types. Peak types A-spot, which stands for “anterior fornix reach the highest point of arousal at erogenous zone,” is extremely important orgasm, which decreases immediately for this. The A-spot is an extremely senafter. These women’s erotic zones are sitive area inside the vagina. Malaysian extremely sensitive after an orgasm, gynecologist Chua Chee Ann points out making post-coital touch usually unpleas- that the A-point is much more sensitive ant or even painful. These women need to touch than the G-spot. According a break before they can be aroused to him, the A-point is located in the again. Plateau types, on the other hand, vaginal wall between the cervix and the have a relatively constant arousal curve G-spot. When stimulated, one-third that remains at a high level even after of women achieve multiple orgasms. orgasm. Their arousal doesn’t reduce However, women do not always feel the immediately after reaching a climax and second or third climaxes with the same can be quickly and easily restimulated. intensity. Factors like sexual partner, mood, and health play a significant The Climax of Pleasure role in achieving multiple orgasms. Even if a woman is physically capable, In order to understand how multiple multiple orgasms can’t be guaranteed orgasms work, it’s important to underor forced. They are and remain a rarity. stand what a woman’s arousal curve is. Sex shouldn’t be about performance, so This is the intensity of a woman’s arousal don’t pressure yourself. Remember that during sex, which increases slowly and the intensity of subsequent orgasms will continuously and eventually becomes be different and probably less powerful. intense enough to reach an orgasm. After a climax, arousal decreases in the Conditions and Toys form of a curve. The trick is to keep arousal steady, which will allow subseYour relationship with your sexual quent climaxes. The ability to reach mul- partner plays a big role when it comes tiple orgasms among older women is to giving in and letting go. To do this more widespread than among younger usually requires a deep, unshakeable women, as female sexuality also changes trust. Pleasure may come primarily and develops with age. Men may be able from your fantasies, but your boyfriend to get aroused more easily, but the abilior husband can do a lot to help prepare ty to achieve multiple orgasms seems to you for a series of climaxes. To find out stand in women’s favor. what turns you on, he can watch you

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touch yourself. Long, drawn-out foreplay can also help increase your desire for the second and third orgasms. Try out as many different positions as possible. In addition, sex toys can also increase your chances of multiple orgasm, as shown by a study conducted by the University of Groningen. Welltrained pelvic floor muscles are also essential, both in women as well as in men. Working these muscles through exercises and love balls can help you get closer to a string of orgasms, with or without a partner.


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Finesse in Love Multiple orgasms during sex are truly the icing on the cake. With a touch of artfulness in love and our tips and tricks, you can also experience the intensity of the female multiple climax. But make sure you don’t put pressure on yourself. Orgasms should be special, enjoyable, and remain a sexy treat.

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DEAL WITH VAGINAL ODORS Every woman knows that vaginas don’t smell the same every day, and most women find their own vaginal odor unpleasant. What determines vaginal odor and how can it be kept under control? Here are a few reasons for unpleasant vaginal odors: ◆ Food ◆ Body products ◆ Hygiene habits ◆ Nicotine or alcohol ◆ Overall vaginal health

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EAT THE RIGHT FOODS Just like how men’s sperm makeup varies based on diet, certain foods also affect vaginal smell. Eating onions and garlic, which are normally associated with bad breath, also change vaginal odor. Your sweat will also smell differently, including sweat in your crotch area. To eliminate strong vaginal odors, eat pineapples or blueberries and lots of fruit in general.

SAY GOODBYE TO GUILTY PLEASURES Nicotine and alcohol get into the bloodstream quickly and will negatively affect vaginal odor. You’ve probably heard that beer makes sperm taste bitter – the same goes for us women. If you can’t live without it, then consume in moderation. For the best smell results, eliminate nicotine and alcohol completely.

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USE THE RIGHT CARE PRODUCTS

HYGIENE Bathing too infrequently can cause infections, while bathing too often will mess up your vaginal pH. Wash yourself once a day, either evening or morning. Washing several times a day or using vaginal deodorants can be excessive and unhealthy.

VAGINAL HEALTH If bacteria have built up or you have any sort of vaginal infection, you’ll notice a strong odor and increased discharge. This could be a bacterial vaginosis or mycosis. You’ll need medication for both, which your doctor can prescribe or you can sometimes purchase over the counter. In order to prevent these infections, you can use a product to maintain vaginal pH that contains lactic acid. Every woman can make a little effort to keep her vagina healthy and smelling good. As a general rule, anything you eat that will give you bad breath will also affect your vaginal smell. Eating healthy, staying clean, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will all contribute to your vaginal balance and health.

Your vaginal flora are very sensitive, so you should always wash with a mild special soap designed for intimate areas. Never use regular shower gel or soap. These can upset natural vaginal pH and lead to unpleasant smells. If the pH is out of balance, you’ll notice a fishy odor and unpleasant discharge. If this happens, pay a visit to your doctor. Look for specially developed care products that protect vaginal flora and can be used on a daily basis.

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If you’re already looking for excuses to skip this afternoon’s class at the gym, then maybe it’s time to find a workout that better suits you. Exercising should be fun! If you find a workout activity that fits, you’ll be looking forward to it rather than dreading it. If you can’t figure out what type of fitness or sport will motivate and excite you, then try something unusual like fencing or hockey. For more ideas on workout motivation, check out page 94.

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* How to Break a Bad Eating Habit Maybe you’ve experienced an irresistible craving for something sweet right when you can’t think of anything else to do. This snacking impulse strikes healthy and unhealthy eaters alike. While some women grab gummy bears or chocolate chips, others reach for fruit, cheese, or yogurt. Even if it means healthy snacking, the underlying problem is the same. Eating out of boredom isn’t good for our health or our hips. By the time we notice those two or three extra pounds on the scale, it’s already too late. Below is some helpful advice to help break the bored snacking fix.

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* Why Do We Eat out of Boredom, Anyway? Even if we’re completely focused on healthy eating with no snacking between meals, every now and again, we slip. At a commercial break, a quick trip to the fridge or cupboard is almost automatic. Or on a long trip by train or car, the lure of stashed candy is almost impossible to resist. The reason is simply a lack of mental activity. Whenever we don’t know what to do with ourselves, food provides a quick distraction.


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Cravings A commercial break on TV, for example, isn’t long enough to start any real activity, but isn’t short enough to avoid feeling restless. Most of the time, it’s just long enough to head to the fridge for one of those fruit yogurts. Unfortunately for us, all these little treats make for an unpleasant surprise on the scale.

It’s not too late to break these eating habits. Think about some alternatives that keep you occupied and also give a sense of fulfillment. Put together a small list of things you really enjoy with no later grief involved. This might be an exciting book, taking a walk downtown with friends, or listening to your favorite music.

* Preparation is Everything!

This sense of fulfillment can also come from taking a few minutes to write to friends or family. A short note or letter gives you something to do, communicates your affection, and will be appreciated by your loved ones. Any kind of creative pursuit can help you break your unhealthy eating habits, be it writing, painting, or playing an instrument.

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The main way to break this habit is by asking ourselves a few important questions. First, use a little book to document your eating habits. You’ll soon realize just how often you snack. For every entry in your book, ask yourself whether you were bored at the time. What type of situation made you feel bored? Be completely honest with yourself when answering these questions. Were you actually hungry, or did you just grab a snack to pass the time? Ask yourself whether there was another way to banish the boredom. Write down alternatives that you might not have thought of. This will help you be more prepared next time. The last question is the most important of all: would you have felt better if you hadn’t snacked out of boredom?

* Find out What Makes You Feel Good! Most of us learned as kids that candy can be a source of comfort or a reward for a job well done. This habit gets only more ingrained in adulthood. Be clear with yourself that this moment of bliss is only temporary. Frustration over weight gain cancels out any short-lived enjoyment.

If you prefer to experience art made by others, take a trip to a theater or museum. Almost every city regularly hosts operas and musicals. Keep an eye out for the cultural offerings in your area. Last but not least, develop your talent for languages. Especially if you would like to travel to another country, learning the local language in advance gives a gratifying sense of preparation. Learning material is readily available online to bring your dream destination one step closer. Next time you replace a trip to the fridge with a book or another interesting, more fulfilling pursuit, your body (and mind) will thank you.

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Unhealthy Foods That Nutritionists Avoid

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Dangerous Foods Eating is complicated. Lots of foods are obviously unhealthy, while others hide their unhealthiness by presenting themselves as balanced and nutritious. In addition, companies advertize their products by highlighting their benefits without mentioning potentially unhealthy ingredients. We thought it might be interesting to look at a list of foods that nutritionists themselves avoid. A truly balanced diet is only possible with products and nutrients that provide energy, vitamins, and minerals.

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An often-repeated misconception is that the brain needs sugar to work at full speed. This is false! We need carbohydrates, too, which can be divided into good and bad. Good carbs provide important nutrients, while bad carbs are made up of pure sugar that has negative effects on the brain and body. Another common rumor is that carbohydrates are always bad and protein is more useful for the body. Protein is mainly used for muscle building and burning energy. In order to build muscle, your body needs protein; however, if a diet becomes too protein-heavy, there can also be negative consequences. The same applies to fats, which are generally regarded as harmful. Consuming unsaturated fats in appropriate amounts has positive effects on the body, and a lack of them will have negative effects. A balance of all nutrients is key so that they body gets everything it needs. But here we wanted to focus on unhealthy foods and ingredients that are sometimes sold as healthy. Interestingly, some of these are very delicious foods, while others are not appetizing at all. In this case, giving them up for the benefit of your health will be no sacrifice. Muesli Muesli is considered to be a reliable breakfast food, while cereals like cornflakes have a bad reputation because they are known to be enriched with dyes and sugar. A bowl of cornflakes with milk may look okay, but if we convert the ingre-

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dients into visible factors, it’s the equiva- ents and proteins than margarine, which lent of entire spoonfuls of sugar. has unhealthy additives. In addition to a lack of taste, margarine contains carBreakfast cereals that look nutritious in cinogenic substances, including glycidyl appearance may actually be scarce in esters, a precursor to glycidol, and toxic nutrient-rich ingredients. Even if it con- metals such as aluminum and nickel, tains less sugar or sweeteners, muesli can which are included to give margarine its still be high in fat and calories. Some firmer consistency. Butter is the healthier types of muesli have 500 calories per 100 choice. Even better: neither. grams. Frozen Meals Cereal Bars As easy as preparation is, and no matter It’s the same story with cereal bars. how much time you save, frozen meals Though you think you’re giving your are low on nutrients. Additives and preserbody energy and nutrients, a cereal bar vatives ensure that the finished prodcontains about as much sugar as a muf- uct lasts a long time and doesn’t change fin or a piece of cake. The problem here in appearance. Take your typical frozen is the high amount of sugar, not a lack pizza. When made fresh, the tomatoes, of nutrients. Cereal bars are often sweet- cheese, and dough make pizza a healthy ened with chocolate, banana, coconut, meal. But frozen, the time you save on strawberry, or other fruit flavorings. preparation is equal to what you lose in You get an idea of the added sugar. One taste and nutrients. cereal bar a day is not such a big problem. However, the sugar and glycemic load Microwave Popcorn in a cereal bar triggers hunger and cravings. All that sugar decreases insulin lev- This one is obvious, right? We all know els. This means that although you think that popcorn is not the healthiest snack you’ve satisfied your hunger, a cereal bar choice. However, a movie night isn’t actually stimulates your appetite. the same without a bowl of popcorn. Microwave popcorn is especially bad. It White Bread contains industrially processed salt, lots of sugars and sweeteners, and genetiProducts made from white flour often cally modified corn. If you can’t live (or taste better than whole grain products. watch) without popcorn, you should reThis also applies to biscuits, pasta, and turn to the pot. Organic corn is even betrice. Unfortunately, white flour contains ter, which can be flavored with coconut no vitamins and minerals, but lots of oil or butter. sugar and calories, and doesn’t even satisfy hunger. The airy bread is digested Canned Tomatoes quickly without supplying nutrients, and hunger cravings quickly reappear. For a good tomato sauce or homemade The lack of nutrients and large amount pizza, tomatoes are crucial. They can be of sugar in white bread, noodles, or white easily stored in cans, and can be found rice also lead to health problems that sliced, whole, or pureed. Unfortunately, can range from pimples, obesity, horhowever, these cans are very unhealthy. mone disorders, and diabetes. WholeCans contain sugar and other harmful grain products, on the other hand, keep substances for preservation, and the can us full for longer and supply our body itself is toxic. The inside is coated with with all the important nutrients we need. a sealing film that contains bisphenol A, a carcinogenic chemical. The acidity Butter or Margarine? of tomatoes can cause this chemical to dissolve from the coating of the can and Butter is said to raise cholesterol levels, be absorbed by the tomatoes. Tomatoes while margarine is the supposedly calo- should always be bought in glass or Tetra rie-conscious alternative. Unfortunately, Pak cartons. however, butter contains lots more nutri-

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NEW WAYS TO GET YOURSELF EXERCISING Regular exercise is essential for long-term health and a lean, fit body. the motivation to get ourselves to the gym. Here we collected ten new Movement puts us in a good mood, keeps our metabolisms in balance, tricks to give us the workout motivation we need. and boosts our immune systems. There are hundreds of reasons we should exercise daily, and we all know them. Yet still, we rarely find

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Giving up is allowed.

You gave up running years ago, biking is just not your thing, and that step aerobics class felt just as ridiculous as Zumba and Pilates? That’s fine! Now you just have to find a type of exercise you like. Learn to play lacrosse, in-line skate, rock-climb, or try to beat the neighbor’s German Shepherd in a sprint. No matter what: make sure it’s fun. When it stops being fun, you can stop, but only on the condition that you look for something new right away.

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Keep your commitments.

If you easily find excuses to avoid making it to the gym after work, there’s more reason than ever to schedule workouts right now, today. It’s now or never – if you can’t meet your commitments and fulfill your scheduled appointments, you will never find the time for your fitness and health.

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Head to the gym straight after work.

You get home, pack your gym clothes, but then decide to have a quick snack. All of a sudden, the temptation to just stay home overpowers the motivation to get out the door again. To avoid this, take your workout clothes and everything else you need with you to work and then head directly to the gym afterward. Without the home detour, you’ll avoid the dangerous temptation to call it a day.

Reward yourself with new workout gear.

Do you need new exercise clothes, shoes, or another piece of workout equipment? Then earn it! Wait to give yourself these presents until you’ve achieved specific exercise goals. Order the equipment that you need and really want, even if it seems a little bit expensive. Have it delivered to your fitness trainer or a friend who will only hand over the goods after a specific exercise goal has been reached.

Wine after water.

Alcohol and exercise don’t mix well, that much is clear. You should only allow yourself an evening drink with your girlfriends if you’ve done a decent workout beforehand. Until then, the bar is closed. Your local pub might even help hold you to your promise if you ask for their support.

Sleep in your workout clothes.

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Clean ones, we mean. It’s simple psychology: you wake up in the morning and are ready for a sporty day right away. Try working out before work instead of after – this way you arrive at the office with higher energy levels and in a good mood.

Leave your bikini in a visible place.

Don’t hide it – show it off! When you bury your tiniest clothing items deep in the closet, it’s hard to remember exactly why you need to exercise. Bring them back into the open where they’ll be in your face every day. This will remind you how much you want that beach body.

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Use embarrassing photos from Facebook for motivation.

In addition to the skimpy bikini or skintight dress, you should keep an unflattering photo of yourself from Facebook in a visible place. Yes, that was embarrassing, but it won’t happen again – thanks to your current workouts, from now on you’ll always look amazing.

Throw out your workout schedule.

Is it demoralizing to look at a workout schedule full of different types of exercise and timetables? We feel you. That’s because it looks like a huge mountain of work to be finished. Here some advice: throw that out and just do a small amount of exercise. An unplanned fiveminute workout is better than an hour staring at a workout plan you don’t want to do. Five minutes also easily turn into six, seven, eight, even ten or twenty minutes. Every minute of movement is better than no movement at all. Just get started.

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Use technology to help you exercise.

Do you like to dance to your favorite music while cooking? Awesome: buy Bluetooth headphones, load a playlist on your cellphone and get exercising! Do you like to surf YouTube on your computer? Find yourself motivating videos related to exercise. Before bed, grab an athlete’s biography instead of a fashion magazine. Use your smartphone keep an online fitness journal.

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DATES

WHAT DATES DO WITHOUT Not all sweets start life in a factory. The date palm, also known as the “bread of the desert,” produces a fruit as sweet as any canCompared to other sweet treats, dates dy. Yet unlike these treats, dates are extreme- don’t have all those negative ingredients. ly healthy. In their native Morocco, dates Most other snacks and sweets contain flawere a delicacy long reserved for the ruling voring, artificial coloring, preservatives, family. And who can blame them? questionable chemical additives and, above Nowadays, dates are available for purall, a lot of refined sugar. Dates are high in chase in most supermarkets – which is why calories, but strictly speaking, they aren’t you should add them to your shopping list. “calorie bombs” – unless you are planning It’s hard to find another snack that benefits to live on them. your psychological and physical well-being the way dates do! AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE POWER BAR Whether artificial or not, everything that contains a lot of sugar gives your body

fast energy. In this sense, dates are like chocolate. If you devour an entire bag of dates in front of the TV at night, you can expect it to go to your hips just like an overdone chocolate snack. For other times of the day, however, you need more energy, like when exercising, at work, or walking around the city. For these times, advertising will try to convince you to grab artificially produced sports bars. These snacks, which definitely contribute to increased performance, are expensive and more often than not, tasteless. Dates, on the other hand, are delicious, provide the same amount of energy, and contain lots of vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin B In their native Morocco, dates were a delicacy long reserved for the ruling family. Tryptophan Linoleic Acid

Trace Elements

Linolenic

Amino Acids Soluble Fiber

Magnesium

Vitamin A Vitamin K

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INSIDE THE DATE

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Vitamin B Dates are high in vitamin B3 and vitamin B5. B vitamins are extremely good for blood pressure, as well as stress levels. Before a sense of overwhelm leads you to the gummy bear bag or out for a cigarette, grab a date for a healthier alternative. Tryptophan Tryptophan is a hormone that converts into melatonin in your body and helps you sleep better, more calmly, and wake up refreshed. What better way to start your day?

Soluble Fiber A perfect meal is usually finished off with a delicious dessert or liqueur. With a few dates, you’ll hit both birds with one stone. Dates will curb dessert cravings and also help digestion. They contain soluble fibers, which balance intestines and protect against colon cancer and hemorrhoids.

Vitamins A and K These vitamins are good for eyes and your skin, as well as important defenses against various types of cancer. Magnesium

This element is good for muscles, can prevent cramping, and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Its effect on heart Trace Elements and circulation has been proven and current studies even point to prevention of Dates contain almost all the important Alzheimer’s. trace elements, including copper, magneWhat’s more, dates contain twenty-three sium, selenium, and manganese, which types of amino acids and lots of valuable strengthen your bones and immune system. unsaturated fats, including linolenic and Eating dates regularly can actively help linoleic acid. prevent various bone diseases like osteoHard to believe that one small fruit conporosis. tains so many good stuff, isn’t it? DOES THIS MEAN DATES ON EVERYTHING? When it comes to dates, you can overdo it. Dates contain a lot of natural sugars and are therefore high in calories, and in addition, some vitamins and trace elements shouldn’t be consumed past a certain amount. Because dates are rich in nutrients your body needs, three fruits per day is an appropriate amount to reap the benefits to your health and well-being. You don’t have to make big changes to your daily eating routine. Simply add a few of these sweet health snacks to your dessert. Or, even better: leave the sweets out entirely, and go just with the dates.

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❦ This month, we took a close look at dates. This delicious fruit is not only packed with nutrients your body needs – its sweet taste also fits the holiday mood. Below are a few tips for delicious snacks you can whip up in minutes.

Vegan Fruit Bread Preparation time: approx. 70 minutes Ingredients ▶ 200 g dried figs ▶ 100 g dried dates ▶ 100 g dried plums ▶ 100 g raisins ▶ 150 g applesauce ▶ 1 orange ▶ 100 g ground almonds ▶ 100 g whole wheat flour ▶ 75 g pecans ▶ 75 g hazelnuts ▶ Gingerbread seasoning, optional

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Mix the figs, dates, and plums, the squeezed juice from the orange, and the applesauce and let sit for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Halve the pecans and then mix the remaining ingredients until the dough has a thick consistency. Place the dough in a greased bread pan and press firmly inside. Bake for approximately 50 minutes, making sure the bread is still moist. Leave the bread to cool ten minutes in the pan and remove. When the bread is chilled, wrapping it in aluminum foil will help it retain moisture for several days.


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Date Almond Balls Preparation time: approx. 10 minutes

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Ingredients ▶ 100 g dates, dried and pitted ▶ 100 g ground almonds ▶ Cocoa, ground nuts, and coconut flakes to taste

Add the dates and almonds to your blender and mix until evenly blended. With your hands, form small balls. Optionally, roll the balls in cocoa, nuts, and/or coconut flakes.

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TRAVEL Every reader knows that even a few books tucked into holiday luggage make a suitcase feel a lot bulkier. The good news is, with an eReader, you’ll have your current reading along with you in addition to all your favorite books just in case you want to reread them. This leaves more room in your suitcase for vacation shopping!

Kindle Paperwhite eReader starting at € 119.99

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The Best

FAMILY ADVENTURE Vacations

Are you planning on taking a family vacation this year? On an exciting adventure trip, both adults and kids will get the chance to experience a variety of locations, activities, and natural wonders. A family adventure trip is a unique

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opportunity to broaden your children’s horizons. Whether you decide on somewhere in Europe or a less-known continent, below are our favorite destinations for the whole family. Get inspired!


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Safari Tour in Namibia

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On a safari through Namibia in Southern Africa, you’ll get to witness an enormous variety of animals firsthand. You’ll also get an impressive experience of the fascinating landscape of this dry African country. In the Etosha National Park, one of the world’s largest national parks, you’ll spot elephants, lions, giraffes, leopards, black rhinos, flamingos, and many other birds. In the desert, the diversity of animal life will surprise both children and adults. Comfortable, well-equipped lodges offer ideal accommodation for your safari adventure.

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Jungle Trip in Thailand

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Another exciting option is an adventure vacation in Thailand. In this Southeast Asian country, families can visit interesting natural reserves like the Khao Sok National Park. In the tropical rainforest, kids will see lots of different animals in the wild, including monkeys like gibbons and surilis. The density and diversity of the fauna will also be an impressive sight for family members of all ages. Thailand also hosts a large number of beautiful beaches for building sand castles and relaxation.

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Snorkeling in the Red Sea Snorkeling in the Red Sea follwed by a delicious dinner – families can do this in the Egyptian cities of Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, and El Quseir. Snorkeling will give you a close-up view of a breathtaking underwater world that hosts large and small sea inhabitants. The stunning coral reefs in the Red Sea are another attraction you can’t miss. Parrots, turtles, and dolphins are visible to the watchful eye.

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Volcanoes and Wildlife in Costa Rica If you’re interested in visiting Central America with your family, Costa Rica is the ideal choice. Situated between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Costa Rica is home to native rainforests filled with wildlife, including monkeys, armadillos, and many different bird species. The volcanoes of Poás, Irazú, Turrialba and the two active volcanoes, Arenal and Rincón de la Vieja, are incredible places to visit. In addition to the rainforest and beaches, these volcanos are an important tourist destination in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica also has a large number of strawberry and coffee plantations. Activities like visiting lagoons and taking a chocolate tour will provide entertainment for the whole family.

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Canoeing and Camping in Sweden For a holiday in Europe that isn’t just a beach vacation or touring a crowded city, head with your family to Sweden. A canoe tour around the many lakes will be an unforgettable experience for both water and nature lovers. The lakes in the middle Swedish provinces of Dalsland and Värmland are ideal for open-water paddling. The Scandinavian countryside is filled with camping facilities around its many forests and lakes. Your family can spend the night in a cozy tent or in a comfortable cabin. Swimming, canoeing, campfire cooking, hiking, or spotting a beaver or elk – a vacation in Sweden is one you will never forget.

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HOW TO HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE STAYCATION Not everyone likes to travel to foreign countries or faraway places during vacation weeks or months. Sometimes money is tight, no one is available as a travel buddy, or no destination sounds tempting enough. How often do you truly enjoy the comfort of your very own home? A vacation at home right on your balcony can turn out to be just as wonderful as any long-distance journey. Don’t you sleep better in your own bed, anyway?

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LEAVE WORK AT WORK Most of us find this to be a no-brainer. But when at home on a staycation, it’s all too easy to check work emails and take calls. Some colleagues might even take advantage of your proximity to contact you about work. To avoid this, always communicate clearly that you will not be reachable on holidays, no matter where. At home, you may find it harder to disconnect because no foreign culture or sites are waiting outside your door. But hold your ground – turn your phone off and don’t check emails.

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If you decide to spend your holiday at home, don’t let the days slip away from you. Doing this will bring you to the end of your vacation feeling low-energy and dissatisfied. Make a list of things you plan to do. Maybe visiting a spa, getting a manicure and pedicure, or even a relaxing massage. Your city might have a new museum or exhibition that you normally wouldn’t be able to visit. Use your vacation time for things like this.


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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF VACATION TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW

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If you traveled to a foreign country, you would encounter new cultures and unknown places and people. Why not try experience something new in your own city? It could be something like a new culinary experience. Most cities have lots of restaurants offering global cuisine where you can try African, Brazilian, or Middle Eastern food. Sometimes there is live music to make the meal more of an experience. You can also take this a step further. Why not you use this opportunity to try skydiving like you’ve always wanted?

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4 EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS In our routine lives, we also often forget to enjoy the surroundings. The United States has an incredible number of national parks to explore. Take a hike, get to the nearest river or body of water, or check out the closest location for winter sports. These natural attractions often go unnoticed. You can also try to get out of your comfort zone culturally. What cities are near you and what do they have to offer? Have you ever visited the theater? Keep your eyes open for new, unknown possibilities.

5 SPORTS AND FITNESS Working out is one thing we often neglect in our everyday lives. For someone with an office job, staying active is extremely important, and very few of us can keep it up regularly. If you’re on vacation at home, try to use the extra time return to a more regular fitness plan. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to head to the gym. It could be something new: a bike ride, a visit to the rock-climbing park, or an hour of yoga. You might even discover a new hobby.

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THINGS TO AVOID ON YOUR STAYCATION Though it’s tempting, there are things you should avoid on your vacation time. For example: do not use this time to deep-clean your apartment. Though some people find this liberating, most of us find it annoying and exhausting. Think carefully if you feel the urge to use your well-earned vacation for something like fixing the broken washing machine, paying invoices, or doing the annual tax returns. Stick to the motto: only do it as long as you are still having fun.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Winter Playlist Love Unlimited > It May Be Winter Outside Lily Frost > I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm Fleet Foxes > White Winter Hymnal Bruce Springsteen > Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Elliott Smith > Angel in the Snow Elvis Costello > I Felt the Chill The Rolling Stones > Winter Big Maceo Merriweather > Winter Time Blues The Walkmen > While I Shovel the Snow

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Assassin’s Creed Assassin’s Creed, named after the video game, is a movie that combines science fiction, action, and history with impressive camerawork. Callum Lynch (played by Michael Fassbender) is scheduled for execution, but is rescued from death by Abstergo Industries and forced to participate in an experiment that can revive memories from ancestors. Lynch returns to the life of Aguilar de Nehra, who fought against the Templar Order during the Spanish Inquisition. Through Aguilar’s memories, Lynch gains the skills to continue his struggle against the Templars in the present day.

US Release: December 21, 2016 Photos: Twentieth Century Fox

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Star Wars fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December. This film’s plot is not related to last year’s Star Wars: The Awakening of Power. Instead, this movie tells the story of the destruction of the First Death Star, set before the first film of the original trilogy from 1977. The story focuses on a group of rebels, led by actress Felicity Jones, who plot to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.

US Release: December 16, 2016 Photos: Lucasfilm Ltd. / Jonathan Olley; Walt Disney

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Music

ROBBIE WILLIAMS RETURNS British singer Robbie Williams has stayed far away from the spotlight for the last few years. The former member of pop band Take That released his last album in 2013. This year, however, Willams releases The Heavy Entertainment Show, his eleventh studio album, available for purchase starting November 4.

we know and love. Despite his new role as a family man, Williams continues to show off his loud side. Songs like “Party Like a Russian” or “Motherfucker” prove that Williams hasn’t lost his power. SONGS FOR THE KIDS

Willams’s last album Swings Both Ways was a second swing album that included various collaborations with other singers. For The Heavy Entertainment Show, the UNICEF ambassador is once again In 2012, Williams became a father for the first time. Two years later, singing solo. Williams rocks out in “Mixed Signals” and “Hotel his second child was born. The 42-year-old Briton has spent the last Crazy,” while other songs like “Love My Life” or “Sensitive” are few years spending time with his kids, and now, finally gives his more low-key. The album seems to reflect Williams’s emotional fans the opportunity to hear new work. The Heavy Entertainment world and experiences, moving between the caring father and the Show includes eleven songs and sounds like the Robbie Williams former party-lover. Check out the album to see which one you prefer!

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