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Cele mai multe studii despre nutriie spun c, vrei nu vrei, trebuie s iei micul dejun.

Pentru c din el i vei lua cea mai important doz de energie, nu te vei ngra i doar atunci i permii s mnnci lucruri pe care spre sfritul zilei doar le poi admira. Dar asta este o generalizare care ncepe s fie contrazis. Se pare c uneori e mai bine s treci peste masa de diminea, pentru c vei slbi mai uor i vei fi mai sntos. Asta crede i John Berardi, co-fondator Precision Nutrision, care e de acord cu faptul c a mnca dimineaa ceva poate fi mai sntos dect a nu mnca deloc, ns asta nu se aplic la toat lumea. De fapt, micul dejun este ceva opional i exist cinci motive bune pentru care ar trebui s renunm la el, spune Berardi:

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Nu e necesar pentru accelerarea metabolismului. Ideea c rata metabolismului scade cnd nu iei toate mesele necesare ntr-o zi este fals, doar aportul de proteine i calorii conteaz cu adevrat n nutriie.

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Dac sari peste micul dejun, e posibil s mnnci mai puin toat ziua. n loc s ai ase mese ntr-o zi, dac ncepi s mnnci abia la prnz, numrul total de calorii se va reduce i ai anse mai mari s slbeti. Asta nu nseamn c dac mnnci cartofi prjii i carne gras la prnz i la cin vei fi mai slab.

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Ai de ctigat chiar i dac sari peste micul dejun doar cteodat. Uneori, postul negru reduce nivelul insulinei, aa c n felul acesta (fr s exagerezi i s ajungi la nfometare) i poi regla i tensiunea. n plus, organismul tu va elibera hormoni de cretere, ceea ce va arde esutul adipos.

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i poate scdea aportul de carbohidrai. Cum micul dejun este de obicei plin de carbohidrai, a-l elimina din meniul unei zile poate echilibra aportul de substane dintr-o zi. De obicei, cu toii consumm mai muli carbohidrai dect ar trebui i mai puine proteine.

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Te poate ajuta s te detoxifiezi. Dac nlocuieti o mas plin de grsimi cu ap cu lmie sau un fruct cu mult vitamina C, vei arde mai repede grsimi i organismul se va purifica mai uor.

5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers


Sure, you could improve yourself the normal way, with hard work and years of slow, incremental progress. Or you could use some of your body's built-in cheat codes and just hack your way to awesometown. These hacks come with various degrees of difficulty, but no risk or potential for injury. And actual scientists say that all of them work. #5. Remember Long Lists With a "Memory Palace" The human brain sucks at remembering lists. Think about it: When you go to the grocery store, how many items can you manage before you have to write them down? Three? Five? For most of us, if there's any more than that, we're going to get back home and find out

we forgot the milk (which by the way was the whole fucking reason we went to the store in the first place). That's weird, because there are other things in life we have no problem with. For instance, we don't have much trouble remembering the locations of a hundred different spots around town, even if we don't know the addresses (do you even know the street address of your favorite coffee shop?), or the locations of a thousand items around the house. Sure, you couldn't write them all down, but if a friend asks you where they can find a flashlight, you're probably going to have an answer. If only there was a way to exploit this strength to overcome the other weakness ... The Hack: You're able to find your way around because a whole lot of your mental horsepower is devoted to spatial memory -- learning the layout of your environment. And there is totally a way you can tap into it as a hack to remember long lists. So-called memory champions have been doing it forever. They call it creating a memory palace. Here's how it works: You pick a familiar place that you know well and can imagine without much problem -- the inside of your house, the layout of your neighborhood, whatever. You then imagine yourself walking along a specific route in that place and associate an item on your list with each location. So let's say you're trying to remember a long grocery list, and you choose to use your neighborhood to mentally visualize it. You could imagine the first item on your list -- condoms -- scattered willynilly along your driveway. The next thing on your list might be beer -you could picture your neighbor passed out drunk on his lawn, pants down, if you want. Next up is frozen pizza, so you picture pizza pies replacing all the windows at your drunk neighbor's house. Let your imagination do the hard work for you -- the more ridiculous/striking the image, the easier it'll be to remember. It all sounds like a ridiculous extra step, but you soon realize how incredibly easy it suddenly makes it to recite a list. You're simply forcing the spatial memory part of your brain to help out. And you can start doing it at any time -- the memory palace (or method of loci)

memorization technique isn't something that requires years of practice. In one 1968 study, college students were asked to memorize a list of 40 items by associating each item with a specific location around campus. Not only were the students able to memorize an average of 38 of the 40 items, but the next day they were able to name 34 of the original list (and that was in 1968 -- imagine how much more they would have remembered if the kids hadn't been on so much pot). In another study, German senior citizens were also asked to memorize a list of 40 words by associating each word with Berlin landmarks. Before using the method, they could only recall an average of three words. After associating the German word for "father" with the Berlin zoo, for example, participants could remember an average of 23 words from the list. Oh, and you don't have to have one location for each list item, either. In yet another study, subjects just took their imaginary walk twice and were still able to remember 34 of the 40 items. Seriously, go try this. #4. Retain Information by Spacing Out the Reminders The hell of trying to learn anything is that time randomly wipes important information you've committed to memory -- you can't remember the Pythagorean theorem, but you remember the base stats of 649 Pokemon. This is why so many of us wind up cramming at the last minute for exams -- it's not just procrastination, it's fear that if we study a month ahead of time, we'll forget part of it by exam day. So our only answer is to cram everything into our short-term memory, knowing that we'll lose it right after the test. A hundred grand in tuition well spent! No, what we need is a way to retain information for the long haul, without doing a lot of work. In other words, we need a scientific method to arrive at the exact minimum amount of time and energy we need to successfully retain important information. The Hack: There is a measurable process by which your brain drops information, a "forgetting curve." If you want information to stick, there's a specific hack you can do to work around it. It takes a bit more practice than the memory palace thing above, but if your job or degree depends on it, it's worth it. Basically, it's a matter of figuring out the rate

at which your brain forgets things and adapting to it. They call it spaced repetition, and here's an animated gif showing off the simplest form: So let's say you're trying to learn Spanish, and you're going to have a big final on it in four months. The most rudimentary way to practice spaced repetition is to put the words you need to learn on note cards with the English on the front and the Spanish on the back (flash cards, basically) and get three boxes (or create three piles, if you don't have any boxes sitting around) marked: 1. Every Day 2. Every Week 3. Once a Month The labels tell you how often you're going to look at the flash cards. "What?" you say, "I don't got time to be studying this shit every day! Besides, I know I can hold this stuff in my brain longer than that!" Right, you probably can. This method will tell you exactly how long. That's the point: to arrive at the exact bare minimum amount of time you need to study. So, the first time you study, yes, you drill yourself with all of the flash cards. The ones you get right you promote to the Every Week pile. Ones you get wrong go in the Every Day pile. The next day you try it again, but now you've got a smaller pile. The next day, it will be smaller still. A week later, you'll try the Every Week pile again, and the ones you get right you stuff into the Once a Month pile. You're just filtering this shit right on down the line, giving yourself less and less to do. A month later, you go through the Once a Month pile to make sure you remember it. The stuff you've forgotten goes into the weekly rotation again. See what you're doing? You're figuring out the exact rate at which this stuff falls out of your brain. Breezing through that monthly box? Great, make it every two months. The spans of time are flexible (conversely, if you have an exam or presentation in two weeks, you can shorten the whole process -- make your three piles Daily, Every Other Day, Every Three Days). That's just an example graph; yours will be different. But yes, it works. Wozniak actually conducted an experiment on himself by memorizing thousands of nonsensical syllables ... and found that he

could repeat the list three years later. So when you're walking around the city and you see filthy people mumbling nonsense syllables to themselves all day, this is probably what they're doing. Ask them about it! #3. Write It Out (Even if You Don't Read It Later) Quick! When was the last time you held a pen and wrote something? It was probably while signing a receipt, wasn't it? A note you left on the parked car you dinged at the mall? Child support checks? In this age of smartphones, constant texting, and spending half our waking hours online, most of us have lost the gentle art of holding a pencil and scratching out ransom notes the old-fashioned way. Which is too bad, because if you want information to stick in your brain, you need to write that shit out by hand. The Hack: The act of handwriting actually engages neural activity that you don't get by hammering on a keyboard. During an experiment at Indiana University, preschool kids who were learning the alphabet were separated into two groups. The first group was shown letters and told what they were, while the second group had the additional task of practicing writing the letters. When the kids were put into a "spaceship" (an MRI machine), the brains from the writing group lit up like somebody had crammed a road flare into their ears. Their neural activity not only was more enhanced, it was more "adult-like," which we presume means they later asked researchers to check their cholesterol levels while they were there. In other words, it seems to be the same principle as the memory palace thing above -- forcing another part of your brain into the action to help out with memorization. We invented keyboards because typing is way easier and faster than writing, but making it faster means we're losing handwriting's unique ability to imprint information in our brain. So those flash cards we had you make above? Get a pen and write that shit out instead of printing it off your computer. Watch your score improve. A 2008 study proved that this works especially well when you're doing something that involves learning unfamiliar characters, like some

computer languages, or sheet music, or Japanese. Again, making your fingers draw out the shape engages a completely different part of your brain than if you're just staring at it on a screen and saying, "Remember this, goddamnit!" #2. Control Anger by Using Your Less-Dominant Hand Everyone knows at least one guy who hulks out over the stupidest things -- a messed up coffee order, a red light, global warming. Usually these people are just harmless joke fodder until they road rage on an elderly person over a politically charged bumper sticker. If you don't know one of these people, consider that it might be you. Of course, there are all these tricks that your mom taught you that are supposed to calm you down ("Stop and count to 10!"), which of course don't work because in the moment you're enraged, you can't think logically anyway. What you need is to beef up your anger defenses before it gets to that point. The Hack: This one comes from the University of New South Wales, who found the perfect anger-management trick, and it wasn't cool jazz music or playful kittens wearing sunglasses. People who had anger issues were asked to spend two weeks using their non-dominant hand for anything that wouldn't endanger anyone: opening and slamming doors, writing hate mail, pouring coffee, and other dirty activities that are now crossing your mind. After two weeks, the subjects could control their temper tantrums better, even when other participants deliberately insulted them to get a reaction. Why would this possibly work? Well, looking at angry people under brain scans shows that outbursts are less about too much anger and more about depleted self-control. That's both good news and bad news. The bad news is that self-control is a finite thing, and you can run out of it. The good news is that it's a physical mechanism of how your brain works, and you can strengthen it (or hack it into working better). Now, you'd assume that the only way to do that would be some kind of meditation or long classes in anger management. Or maybe to pay somebody to make an annoying noise in your ear for hours at a time and slowly decreasing the frequency with which you punch them in the

head. But it turns out it doesn't take anything like that -- just asking these people to use their clumsy hand to do everyday tasks forced them to deal with hundreds of tiny, totally manageable moments of frustration. But that was enough to make them somewhat immune to it. So, when things got ugly, suddenly they found that the walls around their internal anger demon were stronger. And it's probably also calming to know that if things get so bad that a gunfight breaks out, you're now capable of dual-wielding that shit. #1. Boost Your Immune System (by Looking at Pictures) Getting sick is something you wouldn't think you have much control over beyond the obvious things (eat healthy, wash your hands, etc.). But damn it, this article isn't about the obvious shit. This is about weird hacks that let you trick your system into working better. And if you want to beef up your immune system, find some pictures of disease. The Hack: Your brain manages everything, including your immune system. And we already know that seeing certain images can trigger physical responses in the body -- some pictures make us salivate, while others do downtown business on our private parts (boners). Well, when you see sick people, your body beefs up its defenses. Scientists from the University of British Columbia showed students a 10-minute slideshow of sick people to measure their immune system's responses. So for 10 solid minutes, test subjects looked at images of people with rashes, bad coughs, and those weird booster shot scars you see on the middle-aged. What they discovered was that after the sick reel, the participants' white blood cells went into overdrive and began to produce interleukin-6 (IL-6), the same kind of protein a body would produce to fight off infection or combat burns. And if you're wondering if the triggered immune system was just a general response to stress, the answer is not really. While the participants certainly weren't held at gunpoint, there was a group who got the opportunity to look at pictures of people pointing guns at them, which netted a negligible 6 percent increase in IL-6. Looking at sickies, on the other hand, resulted in a 23 percent increase.

From an evolutionary standpoint, this sort of makes sense -- if you see your cave brothers and sisters spilling their guts all over the place or falling victim to the prehistoric flu, your body has to work a little harder to avoid catching the same illness and dropping dead. So your doctor is kind of screwing you by filling the waiting room with pictures of calming landscapes and clowns. If he or she wanted to beef up your defenses, the walls would be full of oozing sores. The 7 Traits Of The Alpha Male Alpha Trait No. 1 Helpful -- But Not Condescending The drive to become successful isnt simply a means to a narcissistic and individualistic end. The Alpha understands that taking care of his primary goals is only part of creating the life he wants; the other half is influencing and shaping the world he lives in. Its taking what youve learned -- the good and the bad -- and being able to pay that knowledge forward and make the world a better place. But being helpful has its limits. The Alpha gives advice and encourages others, but he does not look to do things for them. He understands that they need to do things on their own, and while they sometimes may need assistance, the Alpha realizes that if he were to overstep his bounds and solve the problems for them, they wouldnt learn. Alpha Trait No. 2 Confident -- But Not Cocky The previous incarnation of the Alpha was always thought of as cocky, as the guy who put others down to elevate himself. The redefined Alpha is not characterized by some overt cockiness that is projected to hide deeper insecurities but rather by a true confidence, an honest assessment of his strengths and weaknesses as well as what he can immediately achieve and what he needs to work on. Therefore, the Alpha elevates others to display his confidence in his ability to share thoughts, ideas and plans that can positively influence the world around him and the people in it. If you have good ideas, you

should share them. If you think you can help people, then you should take action. Alpha Trait No. 3 Vain -- But Not Conceited Good-looking people can go a little farther in this world. Its not a hardline rule, but it is a general observation that has been proven over and over again. English researchers found that men who are rated as more attractive also happen to make more money in their jobs and have higher positions. A little bit of vanity is a good thing because its really just a manifestation of wanting to take care of yourself. When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you exude an energy that improves your world and the world of the people you interact with. Alpha Trait No. 4 Prideful -- But Not Arrogant The difference between pride and arrogance is a fine line but one that separates those men who inspire from those considered assholes. Everything depends on how you react to your success. Do you share your successes as a means to promote more creative and progressive thought -- or do you expect things to happen because of what youve already accomplished? Arrogance is assuming that, because youve reached a certain level, youre entitled to certain privileges and opportunities. On the other hand, pride is acknowledging your success but always retaining the mindset that you have to earn every opportunity, hustle for every success, and prove yourself over and over again. Alpha Trait No. 5 Humble -- But Not Self-Loathing Humility is important. It keeps us sane. It keeps us grounded. Most importantly, it keeps us hungry. Understanding that you are smart is essential to building the confidence you need to achieve; reminding yourself that youre not Einstein is a strong driver that will help you learn more and become even smarter. The Alpha understands that anyone who cant be a little selfdeprecating is taking life -- and himself -- too seriously. Hes humble

and hungry, but he gives himself credit where its due. And he never, ever loses faith in himself. Alpha Trait No. 6 Tolerant -- But Not Weak Youre going to have to put up with some crap in life. Whether its with friends, loved ones, coworkers or bosses, part of life is dealing with crap. Patience and tolerance are essential to understanding your place in the world, as is being comfortable with opposing opinions and beliefs. Whether its in the office or at the bar, you cant be argumentative with everything that goes against your worldview and values. You have to be tolerant of peoples mistakes, shortcomings, and personal opinions. Doing otherwise is being narrow-minded and an asshole. And you dont want to be an asshole. Alpha Trait No. 7 Dedicated -- But Not Obsessed You know the workaholic as the guy who stays late at the office and works himself to the bone. Doesnt matter if its Monday at 11 a.m. or Saturday at 2 a.m. -- the workaholic is a machine designed to get things done. On one hand, we admire these people. Theres something to be said about a great work ethic, hustle and desire to take on seemingly impossible projects. On the other hand, theres an aspect of the workaholic that we pity. Alphas are dedicated to their families, friends, health and, most of all, to themselves. They are dedicated to improvement, but they are not tied to a narcissistic view that impairs their ability to create a rich, multifaceted existence.

10. Remove excess body hair A study conducted in New Zealand and California that investigated women's preferences regarding men's physical traits found that when shown photographs of men with varying amounts of body hair, women gave higher ratings to those with less and less. Ratings for attractiveness tended to decrease as the amount of chest and abdominal hair increased.

To look better topless before a big date, shave the night before, wax a couple of days earlier, or start investing in laser hair removal or thinking about other hair removal trends in general. Time It Takes: Ten minutes (or more, if you've got a lot of hair). 9. Brood for short-term pairings In one study, when women were asked to rank photographs of men in terms of carnal sexual attraction rather than for long-term-relationship potential, the women selected men who looked broody or proud as being more appealing than smiling men. The takeaway message here is that if you're looking for a short-term fling or a one-night stand, being a little moody might make things easier. Time It Takes: A few minutes of negative thinking can put you in a brooding frame of mind. 8. Deal with bad breath right away Actually talking to someone is key to getting to know them and how good -- or bad -- your breath smells is as important to any first impression as anything. Scope's new Dual-blast Mouthwash does away with the majority of bad breath germs and any undesirable odors left in your mouth after meals. So don't be lazy because your breath could be the difference between you being alone tonight and not. Time It Takes: 45 seconds. 7. Wear shoes with half-inch heels Although your female friends might tell you that personality is what really counts, research has revealed that women show a strong preference toward men who are taller than them. This finding doesn't mean you have to be a pro basketball player to have lots of luck with the ladies, but it does suggest that you can waste less time finding a date by confining your search to women who are a couple of inches shorter than you. You can also give yourself more of a height advantage by slipping on a pair of loafers with a half-inch heel. Time it takes: Five seconds (not counting the time it takes to buy shoes). 6. Stand up straight

Similar to the way women show a tendency toward taller men, they also look for men with superior posture. There may be several reasons why improving your posture could increase your chances with the opposite sex. Notably, straightening your spine obviously makes you seem taller, but it also might make you appear more confident, more dominant and more open to being approached. Time It Takes: One second. 5. Create a masculine jaw Women in the most fertile phase of their cycle appear to prefer men with chiseled jawlines. Scientists hypothesize that the high testosterone levels responsible for the appearance of masculine facial traits at puberty also suppress immune functioning, meaning that men with this facial feature may have strong immune systems and therefore be a good catch from a genetic perspective. Men with small chins can use facial hair to create the look of a more prominent jawline. More specifically, a beard that covers the chin area will add volume to a smaller face and make it seem very manly. Time It Takes: A few weeks, depending on how fast your facial hair grows. 4. Shave to promote symmetry A huge body of research supports the notion that women find men with symmetrical faces more attractive. To create a more symmetricallooking mug, try playing around with the hair on your face. Those with beards and mustaches can experiment with different looks to determine which styles help create more balance between the two halves of their face. Time It Takes: 10 minutes. 3. Use clothes to create a v-shape In study after study, v-shaped bodies are deemed more attractive by women. The ideal v-shaped body has a waist-to-hip ratio of approximately 0.9-1.0 and a chest-to-waist ratio of around 1.33. While exercising should represent your primary strategy for achieving your ultimate body, you can also fake a better body with the right clothes. To give the impression of broader shoulders, invest in a couple of well-

tailored blazers and live in them. If your focus is on slimming your torso, favor v-neck tops that skim over your body so it doesnt fit too loosely or tightly. Time It Takes: Five seconds. 2. Don't put on too much cologne The way you smell may play an important role in whether or not a given woman will be attracted to you. Some studies on the science of scent and attraction have suggested that women unconsciously use their sense of smell to determine how different genetically a man is from them (essentially, the more different your genetic material is, the more attracted to you she will be). The trick here is to let your natural smell come through as much as possible in order to attract a woman with whom you'll have dynamite chemistry, so spritz on cologne with a light hand. Time It Takes: A few seconds. 1. Exercise If you consider yourself a player or you would like to become one, it's time to start logging more time at the gym, as studies have shown that women looking for a short-term fling gravitate toward muscular males. Fortunately, as long as you're willing to put in regular sweat sessions and eat properly, a cut body is an achievable goal for most guys. Do be careful, however, not to overdo it, as research has shown that women prefer toned men to ultramuscular guys. Time It Takes: One hour or more per day.

Top 10: Ways To Show Confidence With Body Language


10.Avoid your pockets The first tip on our list of the top 10 tips to show confidence with body language is to keep your hands out of your pockets. We put our hands in our pockets when were uncomfortable or unsure of ourselves. And as long as you have your hands stuffed down your pants, thats how other people will view you.

Instinctually we tend to hide our hands when were nervous; keeping your hands out in the open indicates confidence and shows people you have nothing to hide. Also, recognize that putting your hands in your pockets encourages slouching, which isnt good. As an alternative, try putting your hands on your hips; its a far more confident posture. 9. Don't fidget Fidgeting is a clear sign of nervousness. A man who cant keep still, is a man who is worried, tense and certainly not confident. Your hands can be your worst enemies -- fight to keep them still and steady. You can definitely talk with your hands, but keep your gesticulations calm and under control. Also, when seated, avoid that rapid legvibration thing that some guys do (you dont want to look like a dog getting his belly rubbed). 8. Keep your eyes forward Keeping your eyes level might be one of the trickiest ways to show confidence in body language. When youre walking anywhere by yourself, it often feels natural to lower your head slightly and watch your step, but this posture communicates to others that you dont want to engage in conversation or interact. And if youre not careful, you might get into the habit of doing it all the time. Keep your chin up and your eyes forward, even when youre walking down the street by yourself. 7. Stand up straight with your shoulders back Standing up straight is one of the most important of our top 10 tips to project confidence through body language. It can be a challenge especially if youve been a sloucher all your life, but get over it. Standing up straight is perhaps the most important means of communicating confidence. Concentrate on pushing your shoulders back slightly when standing and walking. Nothing major, just a little. That one simple motion does wonders for your posture. Try it in front of the mirror -- youll be surprised how much more confident it makes you look.

6. Take wide steps A confident man will never be described as scurrying, creeping or sneaking, so pay attention to the way you walk. If you want to show confidence with body language you want to take large steps. Wide steps make you seem purposeful and suggest a personal tranquility, which denotes confidence in a man. 5.Firm handshakes Another of our top 10 tips for showing confidence with body language has to do with the firm handshake. There are few things worse than reaching out your hand during an introduction and getting a palm full of dead fish. Dont be that guy. Instead, grip the other persons hand firmly and confidently. If shaking hands with someone youve already met, you might even consider the two-hand grab: placing your free hand on the other persons elbow adds warmth and enthusiasm to the handshake. Just dont get carried away. A handshake is not a contest. Dont try to crush the other persons hand and dont hold on too long. 4.Proper grooming Imagine yourself walking into a room, maybe there are lots of beautiful women there or maybe the room is filled with respected colleagues. Now consider your appearance: four days' worth of scruff, bad skin, hair crispy and pointy like a Backstreet Boys. The point were trying to make is that grooming is an essential component of communicating confidence through body language. You want your hair, face and even your smell to work for you, not against you. Dont be afraid to experiment with new products to find the ones that work for you. 3.Smile Confident people smile because they have nothing to worry about. Try this as an experiment: smile at someone as you pass them on the street or walking around the office. Chances are good that theyll smile back. Now wouldnt you like to have that effect on people all the time? 2.Dont cross your arms when socializing

Crossing your arms is a protective posture. We do it when were cold, nervous or on guard. Think of those big, burly nightclub bouncers, crossing their 26-inch pythons while standing guard at the door to a club. Do they look like guys you want to talk to, joke with or work with? No, right? Their job is to look intimidating. Your job is to look likeable, open and confident. So relax a little and keep your arms uncrossed. 1.Use contact to show appreciation The pat on the back is a lost art. Dont be afraid to pat a buddy or a colleague on the back when he or she delivers a perfectly timed punch line or nails the big presentation. Most people arent freaked out by a hand on the shoulder and theyll likely be appreciative of your sign of affection and respect.

One of the most complicated things in the dating game is knowing whether or not a woman is interested -- especially since its easy to misinterpret a mere act of kindness as sexual interest. Deciphering whether or not she is interested in getting to know you or if youre close to getting lucky that evening can be equally as confusing. How do you know when an intimate conversation with someone you just met at a nightclub can potentially become a one-night stand? Truthfully, there are no surefire signs youll get lucky at the end of a date, but there are a few behavioral clues to look out for. Knowing how to recognize some signs youll get lucky -- verbal and non-verbal ones -- so that you can proceed to the next level will eliminate a significant amount of apprehension on your part to go for it. Its no secret that the woman ultimately controls the sexual climate of any situation or encounter. So, to help you read her better, here are the top 10 signs youll get lucky. Number 10 She buys you a drink

If she offers to buy you a drink, it is a clear indication that she is confident and goes after what she wants. It is also an invitation to join her, and potentially keep her company for the remainder of the evening. Number 9 She touches you Body language is the key to knowing whether or not a woman is into you. If she touches you affectionately on the arm or leg in the midst of conversation, chances are that shed like to take that touching to a more intimate place later on. Number 8 She compliments you Women arent the only ones who enjoy compliments; men like their egos fed too -- a trick most women know. So, if shes going on a complimenting rampage about your physical appearance or the smell of your cologne, you can take that as a sign that youll probably get some kind of action by closing time. Number 7 Shes making eye contact Maintaining prolonged eye contact (i.e., longer than five seconds) with you during your conversation shows that she likes what she sees and isnt afraid to explore it further. Number 6 She lets you touch her If shes touching you, take that as an invite to return the favor. By allowing you to touch her affectionately or not shying away from any accidental touches to her hand or leg, shes showing you that shes comfortable with you and attracted to you. These are two probable signs youll get lucky by the end of the night. Number 5 She leans in When talking to someone theyre not interested in, both men and women ensure to maintain their personal space so the other person doesnt get the wrong idea. So, if your woman of interest leans in while talking to you, you can interpret it as a clear sign that she is comfortable sharing her personal space with you, and probably wouldnt mind sharing her private space with you too.

Number 4 She shares private details A woman wont open up to just anyone; she needs to feel comfortable and safe with the person she divulges personal information to. So, if you find yourself engaging in a conversation in which shes sharing personal or emotional information, read it as an act of being open to receiving physical consolation from you. Number 3 She starts talking dirty No sign youll get lucky can be more clear than this one. If she starts engaging in a sexual conversation with you -- she tells you what she likes, she asks you what you like, she tells you about past experiences, etc. -- you can be sure that shes flirting with you in the hopes of taking your relationship to the next level. Number 2 She shows you her tattoo Some things are only meant for certain eyes to see, especially when it comes to private features on intimate body parts, like a tattoo on her lower back or a birthmark on her breast. If she raises her shirt to show you anything of the sort, shes giving you a glimpse of what you could have later on if you make a move. Number 1 She splits a cab with you If, by the end of the night, you still havent worked up the courage to ask her to your place, she may leave at the same time as you or even go so far as to offer to split a cab ride with you. Consider this your last chance to get lucky for the night. lady luck There is no scientific formula to help predict how your evening will end. But if you take the time to be aware of these small signs, you can be sure that your success rate for scoring with women will increase significantly.

10 Grooming Challenges That Make You A Better Man


10. Exfoliate Twice A Week

This ones a great tip because it provides immediately noticeable results with little effort. A dedicated face scrub (exfoliant) helps shed dead skin and loosen all the debris sticking to the surface of your skin. It brightens the complexion, unclogs pores and releases ingrown hairs -ideal as a preshave prep if you have a really coarse beard. The results will be so impressive that you may want to scrub more often than is recommended. So as not to traumatize your skins natural protective barrier too much, stick to scrubbing two or three times a week maximum. And go about the job gently. 7. Find A Signature Fragrance (Or Three) Granted, this one might be a lifes work, but finding that perfect fragrance can be a satisfying, fun journey. A signature scent is something you can feel comfortable in, just like a bespoke suit. The key, however, is that your choice has to be an accurate expression of your personality and style. Dont fall for the marketing or hype. Out of the hundreds of new colognes launched every year, I whittle my way through the lot to find about six that speak to me personally. As a result, I have accumulated a wardrobe that allows me to pick and choose a cologne according to my mood that day. Having said that, there are some pretty consistent olfactory themes in my choices and -- just like fashion -- theres a great deal to be said for having a personal style. 5. Change Your Grooming Routine According To The Season Your skin and body are constantly adapting to your environment and youre likely to notice small changes from season to season. It follows, then, that the product that worked in summer probably wont be as effective in winter and vice versa. For example, chillier months will require a denser, more nourishing moisturizer to parch chapped skin. Equally, that bold, leathery cologne you sported throughout December will be too heavy and cloying come summertime when your senses -- and those of others -- will prefer something lighter and fresher. Watch how your skin and hair adapt in response to your physical and psychological environment, then make small tweaks accordingly. 4.Feed Your Skin

Looking sharp has as much to do with about the way you treat your insides as it does with the stuff you slather on your skin. You can buy all the fancy grooming goop in the world, but if your diet and lifestyle are less than ideal, then your spending is in vain (pun intended). Make sure you have a complete diet that incorporates essential fatty acids, antioxidants, essential minerals and a whole lot of B vitamins. All of these contribute to healthy skin and a body that function with ease. If the thought of a diet rich in green vegetables and oily fish makes your stomach turn, then find a good quality supplement to fill in the gaps. Were not talking about those enormous multivitamins from the drug store; invest in a targeted program from a trustworthy brand or seek the advice of a qualified nutritionist or dietician. 3. Buy Your Own Stuff "Borrowing" grooming tools from your roommate/girlfriend /wife is not cool, not to mention unhygienic. Its also pretty cheap. Their selection of unguents will be suited to their specific skin type, so theres a good chance those potions arent going to be quite so effective on your face. Point in hand: mens skin is oilier than womens, 20% thicker and has 22% more collagen. As a result, her moisturizer probably isnt going to work miracles on you. Put aside a reasonable amount of cash and buy the basics all in one go: moisturizer, face scrub, cleanser, shaving cream, aftershave balm, eye product, antiaging formula, deodorant, tweezers, clippers and so forth. If the thought of going to a department store and having a conversation with a salesclerk is too much to bear, go to one of the many online retailers that have launched in the last few years and get your kit delivered to your door. Better yet, set up a monthly order so youre always well stocked. 1.Start An Antiaging Routine Sooner Rather Than Later Pity the fool who leaves things until the last minute. Even though wrinkles and fine lines might not become visible until you hit your early 30s, its worth knowing that the aging process begins on a cellular level in your mid-20s. With things slowing down on the inside for a number of years, many men find that the external signs of age can

suddenly appear all at once. Preventative measures are far more effective than attempting to take curative action, so put some damage control in place and invest in a decent antiaging product sooner rather than later. Top 10 Teeth Care Commandments 10.Avoid sugary snacks and smoking Surprise, surprise. Throwing back a full-calorie Coke during your cigarette break isnt part of a balanced diet. But in addition to cavity-causing sugar, the acidic nature of sodas -- even diet ones -- can erode a tooths enamel. Lighting up will turn that enamel a repulsive shade of yellow, possibly cause oral cancer and shave about 14 years off your expected life span. No joke. 9.Eat teeth-strengthening foods Not all foods spell trouble for your teeth. Dairy products, for example, are loaded with calcium, which strengthens a tooths outer coating of enamel. Onions, on the other hand, have sulfur compounds that fight bacteria. Your breath might take a beating after chomping down on a Vidalia, but a simple stick of gum can freshen your breath and help remove plaque. 8.Don't Brush Straight After Eating This one goes against better judgment, but it turns out that brushing after eating can remove more than just the remnants of your midday meal. Without waiting at least 30 minutes, layers of precious enamel can go bye-bye, too. 7.Whiten your teeth twice a year A daily dose of coffee can result in some serious staining. Fortunately, at-home whitening systems have come a long way since the days of gunky pastes and plastic trays. Theyre affordable, easy to use and totally effective. 5.Cover and store your toothbrush in a clean place

Keeping your toothbrush in the bathroom makes sense. But the warm, moist environment is ripe ground for germs. Add that to a few miscalculations at the toilet and, well, you get the point. Luckily the solution is simple: Rinse your toothbrush with warm water after each use and tuck it away in a cabinet or drawer in an upright position so it dries out completely. 4.Change your toothbrush or toothbrush head regularly The quick rule of thumb: Break out a fresh one every three months. Even if the bristles arent totally broken and that blue indicator strip is somehow showing faint signs of life, you still need newness at least once a quarter. But if you get sick or let someone else take your toothbrush for a test drive, replace it immediately. 2.Floss at least three to four times a week Flossing isnt about removing food particles. Its actually about removing plaque -- the substance responsible for cavities, gingivitis and eventually tooth loss. A decent job runs about three to five minutes, but even just 60 seconds of string work can have enormous benefits. Just be aware that if you happen to bleed in the process, your body is telling you its time to let a dentist do some digging. 1. Brush at least twice a day for at least two minutes Brushing is by far the single most important thing you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Upgrade your gear by investing in a high-powered mechanical toothbrush, and then make a habit of spending at least two minutes with it both in the morning and at night. Follow a fraction of our advice, and chances are that painful lecture from your dentist this year will be shorter than ever. Were all works in progress and one of the trickiest parts of working toward becoming a better version of yourself is that we often dont recognize when its time to switch gears. Sometimes it takes a sign from somewhere or someone else to catalyse our motivation to change. Here, we review 10 signs to help you recognize that you could look better than you do now when it comes to dressing, grooming and fitness.

10.You Keep Pulling Up Your Pants Perhaps youve recently lost weight and havent bought new clothes or maybe you just dig the baggy-pants look -- either way, if you have to constantly adjust your pants in public for fear that they might fall off, its time to update your wardrobe. What you should do about it: If youve lost weight, let go of the fear that youll re-gain it and donate all your fat clothes to charity. If youre a proponent of baggy pants, realize that people will take you more seriously as an adult if you wear pants that fit you properly. Next, pay a visit to your favorite shop, try on pants at least one waist size smaller than the ones youve been wearing and invest in a belt. 9. 95% Of Your Clothes Are Blue, White, Gray Or Black Even if you have impeccably tailored blazers and labels galore in your closet, a wardrobe built solely around neutral colors is not only drab -- its unoriginal. What you should do about it: Achieve great personal style by incorporating pops of color into your ensembles. Accessories like belts, bags, shoes, watches, neckwear and pocket squares are a smart place to begin deviating from your usual color palette. 8.You're Wearing Oversized Clothes Its a common mistake to think that the best way to conceal extra pounds is by wearing larger clothes. Unfortunately, this strategy actually backfires because oversized clothes make you look, well, oversized. What you should do about it: Aim to acquire apparel that follows the lines of your body rather than drowning it. Nothing should be tight, but clothes should skim over your physique. To further create the illusion of a better body, invest in structured pieces like blazers and take them to a tailor so that they fit you perfectly. 7. You've Worn The Same Type Of Pants For The Past Two Weeks Whether theyre jeans, chinos or dress pants, if youve been wearing the same kind of pants for two weeks or more, you may be

stuck in a style rut. In addition, you could be giving off the vibe that you play things a little too safe. What you should do about it: If you only have one kind of pant, youll need to buy some more -- try colored chinos this year. If you already own a variety of pants, shake up your routine and start wearing them. At first it may take you a few more minutes to get dressed in the morning, but youll be motivated to keep going because others will notice your efforts. 6.You've Never Used Tweezers On Your Face Once you're past 25, unruly hairs begin to appear on a mans face, often sprouting from his ears or nose. And because theyre on your face, these hairs are visible to everyone you come in contact with, although no one is ever going to tell you how gross they look. What you should do about it: Ear and nose hair is unsightly to most people and a major turn off to women, so rectify this situation in five minutes with a pair of tweezers. Once a week, stand in front of your mirror, grab any offending hairs at their base and yank them out quickly and decisively. 5. People Who See Your Younger Photos Are Surprised At How Good You Look Obviously we all age and you cant expect to look like youre 25 when youre 50, but when others see photos of you from 5 or 10 years ago and are shocked at how handsome and fit you were -- or worse, they dont even recognize you-- its a sign youve let yourself go. What you should do about it: Regardless of your actual age, you have the power to take the steps that will help you look more like your younger self. If youve packed on the pounds, figure out why, start eating properly, work out regularly, get enough sleep and reduce stress in your life as much as possible. 4.When You Rub Your Forehead, Flakes Of Skin Fall Off Skin flakes suggest that your skin is extremely dry and dehydrated. A parched face is particularly unflattering because it means your skin tone will be dull or blotchy and fine lines and wrinkles will appear pronounced.

What you should do about it: In contrast, skin that is properly nourished and taken care of has a youthful, healthy vibrancy to it. To get great skin, you need to do three things: 1) Hydrate adequately by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day; 2) Fill your plate with fruits and vegetables and; 3) Apply a face moisturizer in the morning and before bed. 3.You've Been Doing The Same Workout For The Past Two Years Being committed to working out regularly will take you a long way toward getting a strong, healthy body. Sticking to the same routine, however, will not get you the body of your dreams as your muscles will adapt to your workout and those muscles that youre not targeting will become weaker. What you should do about it: Improve muscle definition and achieve your best body ever by changing up your workout every four to six weeks. You dont need to overhaul the entire thing, but you do need to tweak it by doing things like cross training, trying a new machine at the gym or throwing in different strength-building moves that target muscles you dont usually train. 2.You Eat Lunch At The Closest Restaurant/Take-Out Joint To Your Work Convenience may be the lifesaver of the busy-mans schedule but it can be the enemy of your waist line, your skin and your energy level. Regularly chowing down on greasy, high-sodium fare will leave you looking and feeling bloated and fatigued. What you should do about it: Brown-bag your lunch. Tossing together a healthy lunch will take a mere 15 minutes of extra time in the morning and give you a leaner body and a more even skin tone. Include plenty of greens and lean protein to maximize look-good results. 1.You Can't Remember The Last Time Someone Complimented Your Appearance Compliments about our appearance tend to occur when others notice that theres something different about us. Therefore, the biggest reason for not receiving any is that you havent been doing anything worthy of attention lately.

What you should do about it: Switch things up in one or more of the following ways to get compliments flowing in your direction: Lose weight if you need to, get a new haircut or check out clothing trends for the season and try the one that most appeals to you. Repeat again in six months.

10. What's The Proper Way To Apply Cologne? Body heat is what activates a fragrance, so most experts agree that dabbing a drop on your pulse points -- essentially, your wrists and neck -- is the best way to wear cologne. Whats not recommended is showering in the stuff. If the smell of you arrives before you do, its time to scale back. 9.What's The Best Way To Shave? The ideal environment for putting sharp metal to your mug is during or after a shower. The warm water and steam help open up pores and soften the beard, which in turn allows the blade to gracefully glide rather than slash and burn. Pre-shave oil is a good idea if you have exceptionally sensitive skin, but its hardly necessary for everyone. Shaving gels and creams are preferred to the frothy foams of yesteryear since they dont dry out your skin. And speaking of yesteryear -- no matter what dad told you -- shaving against the grain is about as smart as using a rusty razor. 8.How Often Should You Exfoliate? Sloughing your skin with a scrub is a ritual that should only take place a couple of times a week. Any more than that could leave your skin dry, red and prone to breakouts. Give your skin a rest by alternating with a deep pore cleanser. And, of course, never ever forget to finish off your facial routine with an SPF-enriched moisturizer. Thats really the most important thing you can do for your skin. 7.With Regard To Watches, What Does A Perpetual Calendar Mean? Before 1925, wristwatches were fitted with simple calendars that required the owner to manually adjust the watch at least five times a

year -- namely, the first days of March, May, July, October and December. An additional adjustment would be necessary in leap years. The invention of more complicated movements like the perpetual calendar automatically account for the varying length of months as well as leap years. But theyre not perfect. According to current calculations, you -- or rather, you great-great-great grandchildren -- will have to exert themselves in the year 2100 when perpetual calendar watches will erroneously skip February 29. 4.What Would A Smart-Casual Outfit Consist Of? In a world where flip-flops and hoodies qualify as appropriate attire in some offices, it has become increasingly difficult to define life in between beach excursions and black-tie events. Nevertheless, the fundamentals of mastering the middle begin with fit. Whether youre sporting a T-shirt, trousers, a button-down or jeans -- if its well tailored -- youre never in danger of doubling for Mark Zuckerberg and even more so if you throw on a blazer. 2.Where Should The Bottom Of Your Pants Fall? Thats a matter of both the pant style and your personal style. Modern, slim-fit suits should just brush the shoe without breaking the crisp, clean lines theyre intended to have. More traditional suits -especially of the Anglo-European type -- should reach the heel of the shoe forming a single break in trouser silhouette, but its certainly not required. Lately, the mens mags are showing nothing but ankle (like Pee Wee Herman). Thom Brown has staked an entire career on it. What weve yet to see is a designer making a name in oversized suit pants that billow and bunch at the bottom. 1.What's The Difference Between A Single-Breasted And A DoubleBreasted Blazer? A slight overlap of jacket flaps and a single column of buttons signify a single-breasted blazer. By Contrast, a double-breasted blazer has two parallel columns of buttons and jacket flaps that completely overlap and fasten with a hidden button known as a jigger. While single-breasted varieties have always been a mainstay of menswear, double-breasted jackets have waxed and waned in popularity. Most

recently, they fizzled out during the Gordon Gecko greed-is-good era. But Wall Street is on the rebound, and once again, so are traditional sixbutton double-breasted blazers. 10. Socks with sandals It's shocking how many men persist in wearing socks with sandals despite how horrendous it looks. This monstrous fashion mistake could perhaps be forgiven if there were a practical purpose for pairing socks with sandals, but there isn't any. If it's cold enough to warrant wearing socks, then your feet will feel warmer in shoes. And at the beach, getting sand in your socks is simply uncomfortable. The point here is that if you're guilty of committing this heinous fashion crime, do yourself and everyone else a favor and just stop. 9.Not shaving tricky areas While unintentionally leaving a patch of facial hair untouched is something that has happened to even the most conscientious of groomers, it's never attractive, and for men who tend to rush through their morning routines, it's an all-too-frequent occurrence. To make sure you get all those hard-to-reach spots like right beside the back of your ear lobes, install a shaving mirror in your bathroom next to the sink. Then invest in a very good razor and, above all, slow down and enjoy the art of shaving. 8. Overt branding There's nothing wrong with being a label-lover, but discretion is the name of the game. After all, you're aiming to look like an incredibly handsome version of yourself, not like a walking advertisement. Invest in a label because you love the fabric, quality and fit. Spending your life savings on pieces that feature prominent logos or branding only shows others that you're more concerned with status than substance. 7.Wearing running shoes outside the gym Generally speaking, activewear should not be day wear. This rule holds true especially when it comes to wearing running shoes in any environment that's not fitness-oriented. Even if they have no obvious scuff marks, the fact that you wear your runners at the gym during heavy sweat sessions makes it nasty to even consider donning

them on any other occasion. For a just-as-comfortable alternative without the "ick" factor, pick up a pair of sneakers or slip-on loafers to pair with your casual ensembles. 6.Backpacks on professionals When you're a student and you need to schlep around 10 pounds of books each day, a backpack is precisely the bag you need. Once your college glory days are over and you enter the job market as a professional, you'll need to ditch your rucksack like you did your beer bong. To complement a work wardrobe of blazers, dress shirts and the occasional suit, you need similarly polished accessories, so splurge on a leather messenger bag or briefcase and save your backpack for camping. 5.Mismatched suit and shoes Making a blunder with regard to the color of your shoes practically defeats the purpose of suiting up, which is to look your most presentable. Unfortunately, men too frequently select shoes in shades that don't complement their dress clothes, like brown-hued footwear with black trousers. Follow this advice, however, and you'll avoid this common fashion faux pas: pair black suits with black shoes; gray suits with black or camel shoes; brown suits with brown or camel shoes; and navy suits with black, camel, tan or oxblood-colored footwear. 4.Oversized clothes One of the greatest male fashion fallacies is that loose clothing looks better than more fitted threads. The truth, however, is that even on larger men, body-skimming styles are more flattering. Of course, "body-skimming" is not synonymous with "skin-tight." What we're referring to are clothes that glide comfortably over your body and show your physique to its best advantage. If you're not sure whether you're supersizing your clothes, try going one size down from what you normally wear next time you go shopping and compare the difference. You'll know your clothes are too big if you have trouble discerning your body shape in them. 3. Stuffed pockets

Your pants pockets are a place to put your hands, some spare change and perhaps a slim wallet. They are not a place to keep a bulky wallet filled with cash and two-month-old receipts, your cell phone, three sets of keys, and a stash of business cards. Bulging pockets detract from an otherwise streamlined look, so if you notice any square lumps in your pants, it's a sure sign that it's time to get a bag. An all-purpose bag that translates easily from work to play is a messenger. Briefcases for business-minded guys and carryalls for active men are additional options. At the very least, rather than stretch out your pants by filling your pockets to the max, you should consider donning a blazer with interior pockets to distribute your daily necessities over a larger area and maintain a sleek appearance. 2.Buttoning blazers incorrectly Even with a well-made suit, fastening the wrong number of buttons on your blazer can cause it to pull and stretch in awkward directions, making it seem ill-fitting, so pay attention to the advice that follows. Double-breasted jackets should nearly always be buttoned. With a two-button suit, fasten the top button and with a three-button suit, you have a choice between fastening the top two buttons or the middle one only. And no matter what kind of blazer you're wearing, always unbutton it when you sit down. 1.White socks with dress shoes Teaming white socks with dress shoes may have enjoyed brief popularity as a quirky style statement in the mid-'90s, but there's a good reason this combo has failed to make a strong comeback. Dress shoes should only be worn with dress socks, which are wool or cotton socks in dark hues like black, blue, gray, and brown. White socks, in contrast, should be reserved solely for pairing with athletic shoes and track pants.

Ways To Project Positivity 10.Exercise

Working out is the first tip on our list of the top 10 ways to project positivity. Exercise has numerous benefits. First of all, youll look better. If youre fit and healthy, you have an edge on the competition at work and on the dating scene. Plus, working out just makes you feel good and new research shows that it allows you to better handle stressful situations. Lastly, youll have more energy to attack each day and each night out. 9.Groom Grooming is another must on our list of the top 10 ways to project positivity. A poor appearance and an abundance of grooming mistakes can be off-putting. When you dont take care of your skin, your hair and your smell, people notice -- in a bad way. So clean yourself up. Looking put-together inspires others to have confidence in you. People are more likely to take to you if you dont look like a caveman with greasy hair. 8.Avoid depressing topics & personal issues When talking to someone, you should systematically avoid depressing topics and uncomfortable personal issues. Consistently try to steer conversation toward happy subject matter. Dont be the guy around the office who always wants to talk about the war effort or the economy. Likewise, when you first meet a woman, dont talk about serial killers, tsunamis or your mothers battle with diabetes. Some subjects are just too serious for introductory conversations. 7.Don't slouch Some of our top 10 ways to project positivity are verbal, some are intellectual and others are just physical. For instance, standing up straight is a great way to project positivity. The guy who slouches appears beaten and subdued, and youre not that guy. So, keep posture on the brain with shoulders back and chin up. 6.Say "yes" Perhaps the best way to project positivity is to simply say yes. Habituate yourself to positivity by responding in the affirmative more often. Whether its a request to take on extra responsibility at work or a

playful dare from a group of attractive women, try to say yes as often as humanly possible. Eventually, your positive attitude will become second nature. 5.Don't complain Complainers are downers, pure and simple. When talking to people, especially a prospective love interest, dont bitch and whine. Dont talk about the things that make you mad. Dont sulk; it makes you look like you're in a rut. 4.Laugh You might think its difficult to make yourself laugh, but thats not entirely true. The key is to maintain a certain state of mind. When youre in a good mood, youll be more willing to tell jokes and laugh at other peoples jokes. Youll trade barbs, tease your friends and colleagues, and generally keep everyone in a good mood. Ready yourself for laughter by taking a minute to enjoy your favorite things. Read your favorite blog every morning or check out the most hilarious viral video you can find. Theyll prepare you for an upbeat day. 3.Be curious & engaged Dismissive and disinterested people do not project positivity. Even though it might be difficult at times, try to remain curious and engaged as much as possible. You might start by simply asking more questions than you usually do. Even when someone says something you dont immediately find interesting, ask a follow-up question. Theyll appreciate the attention. 2.Be solution-oriented Whenever you encounter an idea you dont like or a lukewarm response from a group of attractive women, your first instinct should be to find a solution. How can you make that bad idea better? How can you make the flawed strategy more effective? How can you improve your rate of success with women? If your first impulse is to solve problems, rather than to dwell on them, youll go far.

1.Smile Smiling is perhaps the simplest way to project positivity. Think about it: You smile when youre happy, but with a little work, you can train yourself to feel happy when you smile as well. A smile shows people youre engaged, enthusiastic and open. Smiling is also contagious. When you smile at others, theyll find it awfully hard not to respond in kind.

Aging Myths
10.Losing weight is harder as you age One aging and metabolism myth: While your metabolism may dip with each passing year, you can't necessarily blame any ensuing weight-loss difficulties on your age. If you aren't on a low-fat or lowcalorie diet, for example, losing weight will be difficult. Similarly, lowsodium diets can make it easier to shed pounds because it increases water retention. Finally, gaining weight is one of the side effects often associated with meds prescribed to older adults, so once you've balanced out your diet, have a discussion with your doctor about what you can do to counteract any lingering unwanted pounds. 9.Excessive use of hair products causes hair loss Piling on hair products can definitely make your hair brittle, gunky and unappealing for women to touch, but abusing products like gel, hairspray, mousse, and wax won't actually cause hair loss. The reason is that hair growth is dictated by your hair follicles and, given that hair products don't penetrate deeply into your scalp, they won't interfere with hair growth. For healthy-looking hair, however, we recommend using minimal amounts of any hair product to achieve your desired style. 8.Hair loss comes from your mother's side Whether or not you're destined to lose your hair does come down to a matter of genetics. The belief, however, that the gene for hair loss comes from your mother's side of the family is false. So, while the

opportunity to embrace baldness is a hereditary trait, you should examine both sides of your family tree in order to get an idea of what might be in store for your locks as you age.