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Link Roundup

12 Decades of the Ideal Feminine Body  – Blisstree

3 Simple Steps to Improve Self-Confidence – Your Tango

Beauty Tricks to Hide Holiday Weight Gain – Daily Makeover

Top 5 Foods for Sexy, Shiny Hair – Betty Confidential

Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans – Collectors Weekly

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4 Weeks to a Sexier You

It’s not the shoes, or the lipstick, or even the curve-hugging sky high miniskirt–confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have on. Confidence is what makes people turn their heads and take notice when you walk by, what gets you that promotion and what gives you the strength to manage each busy and stressful day without breaking a sweat. The most powerful sort of confidence is sexual confidence, which can empower you like no other.

Here to help women in the quest for sexual confidence is lifestyle expert and Booty Parlor creator Dana B. Meyers with her new book, The Official Booty Parlor Mojo Makeover. In the book, she provides 30 day program designed to make women, whether they’re single or coupled up, feel happier, sexier and more fulfilled.

Read on for a quick taste of how you can become more sexually confident in 4 weeks. [continue reading…]

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I am currently struggling with something that I’m sure more than a few of you can relate to: I gained a bunch of weight over the holidays and am still trying my darnedest to get rid of it.

I don’t even really know how it happened, it was like I woke up one day and all of a sudden the jeans I used to be able to wear so comfortably became suffocating torture devices and I found myself going head-to-head with the stubborn zippers on my favorite dresses, the ones that used to glide right up so easily. I’m taking all the right steps, eating less, exercising more, but it’s been an agonizingly unfruitful process and the pounds aren’t melting away as quickly as they implanted themselves.

Now this isn’t gonna be an article about how I lost the weight, or about my valiant efforts to get back where I was. I was inspired to write this because I realized that this slight change on the outside caused some major changes on the inside and in the past month,  I’ve barely been able to recognize myself. All of a sudden I was insecure, introverted, and riddled with self-doubt. I also became someone who constantly berated herself which was disappointing because that is something I always speak out against. I was traveling down a very detrimental path, one that would have caused the Sabrina who started ANM a year ago to smack me right across the head, and justly so: I let myself get caught up in the idea that my weight meant everything.

So what happened exactly? Well I lost perspective and veered off course. Now I’m back and while I’m still working to get myself back to where I was, I have learned to accept where I am now and to feel great even though I’ve put on some weight.

Read on for my tips! [continue reading…]

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“To escape criticism- do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” These words, spoken by famed writer Elbert Hubbard, hit the nail right smack on the head. Criticism can be crippling and the fear of being criticized can be catastrophic. It can prevent you from taking those grand risks that lead to greatness and hinder you from reaching your full potential.

I’ve faced my fair share of criticism and I am sure all of you have as well. A little while ago, someone said some not-so-nice things about ANM and I was simply devastated. I mean ANM is my baby, it’s what I put my heart and soul into. Even in the face of all the positive feedback we’ve received, this one little comment caused me to crumble. The experience really got me thinking about criticism and how to deal with it.

Everyone, from the most beautiful women to the most talented singers to the most insightful writers, has haters out there who think them ugly, untalented, inarticulate and so on. It’s no wonder so many celebrities crack under the pressure of intense scrutiny. I’m not sure how well I’d be able to handle it, a sentiment that is undoubtedly widely shared.

There is no way to avoid criticism, especially when you put yourself out there and do something bold and daring, but there are ways to learn how to take it like a champ and casually dust the cruel words right off your shoulders.

Read on to learn how to handle criticism with grace: [continue reading…]

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