What to Wear on a First Date

There are a lot of things to remember when you go out on a date most especially if it is a first date.


Head-to-toe ruffles aren't neccessary; a hint of feminity is. Pair soft tops with structured pants or skirts; long, flowing skirts with a simple top. Pink is the ultimate romantic color (and it just happens to look great on everyone).


Dressing like Lil' Kim on the first date may get his attention, but it won't hold his affection for long. Instead try peekaboo styles that do keep something to the imagination: crocheted sweaters, sheer tops over a tank, slit skirts.


No need to hold your breath in tight jeans: opt for something with a bit of stretch if figure-hugging styles are your thing. And stilettos may look sexy, but your dogs will be barking in minutes if you go with too-high heels. Try leg-lengthening wedges instead or a sandal that laces at the ankle for added foot appeal.


Whether it's your lucky charm bracelet or a groovy pin, let the real you shine through with well-thought-out pieces or accessories.

Simple ways to reveal bits of your personality:

  • Wear your favorite color; hues tell alot about the wearer.
  • Don a sentimental piece of jewelry (your grandmother's necklace; your friendship ring from junior high).
  • Dress in a familiar style (only a bit better). If downtown diva is your thing, don't show up in Laura Ashley just to win his heart.

Chances are, he's not going to know Manolo from Mossimo, so save your impressive designer labels for girls' night out. Remember that if you show up looking like too much of a fashion plate, he may be intimidated by your shopping prowess (and start wondering just how much dinero he'd be out in a long-term relationship with you!)

SOURCE: About.com

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Pacquaio Beats Clottey

Manny Pacquiao won again! Well, being a Filipino, i am very proud of him. Filipinos was too engrossed watching the fight last March 14. We were too busy doing anything but just focus on the tv screen. LOL

MANNY PACQUIAO underlined just what a special talent he is with a landslide points victory over Joshua Clottey.

Pacquiao's victory in Dallas last week was no great surprise but I was disappointed with Clottey, who didn't do much more than show up.

Perhaps his negativity can be explained by Pacquiao's workrate.

The Filipino threw around 1,200 punches - that's a phenomenal number.

Clottey did catch Manny a few times but Pacquiao has confidence in his chin, even though he's fighting up at welterweight.

His opponent's best shots just bounced off him.

Pacquiao won his first title at flyweight 12 years ago and is now beating the best at welterweight - little short of greatness.

And instead of getting slower with age and by going through the divisions, he's getting quicker.

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5 foods to prevent heart disease

There are a lot of cases of heart disease and it is very important that we know how to prevent it.
Eating a healthy diet can be a key method of preventing heart disease.

Here are the foods that are recognized to protect your heart from SHINE

1. Garlic: This herb is ideal for heart health. Numerous studies have shown the potential benefits of regular garlic consumption on blood pressure, platelet aggregation, serum triglyceride level, and cholesterol levels – all of which keep your heart performing. Garlic also makes a great seasoning for food so you can greatly reduce salt.

2. Salmon: Make the swap from a saturated fat burger to a salmon fillet. While some saturated fat is fine, a little goes a long way. The average cheeseburger has more than half a day worth of the artery clogging fat, which will increase your risk for a heart attack. Conversely, salmon lowers that risk thanks to heart healthy fats. Omega-3s can prevent erratic heart rhythms, reduce likelihood of blood clots inside arteries, improve the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol, and prevent cholesterol from becoming damaged, at which point it clogs arteries.

3. Berries and Cherries: Props must be given to nature’s candy. These sweet treats are high in polyphenols, which prevent cell damage that creates unhealthy blood vessels and heart. During the winter, opt for frozen berries. Try thawing a bag of frozen strawberries in the refrigerator. Then, add unsweetened, steel-cut oatmeal with the berries their juice and your heart will say thanks with each beat.

4. Quinoa: Often mistaken as a grain, this tiny sprouted seed is an excellent source of magnesium, the mineral that relaxes blood vessels. Low dietary levels of magnesium lead to some scary health issues like increased rates of hypertension, ischemic heart disease and heart arrhythmias. Quinoa cooks quickly and makes great leftovers. Toss with grilled veggies and roasted chicken for a delicious one-pot dinner, or try this Red Curry Quinoa recipe.

5. Hot Cocoa: You read right! Hot cocoa is brimming with antioxidants – two-times more than red wine and three times more than green tea. The cool February temperatures are no match for a mug of hot cocoa. My tip: since hot chocolate mixes are full of sugar, use 100% cocoa and combine with a teaspoon of sugar. Plus you'll sweeten with the natural sugars in the milk.

Source: SHINE

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Another Earthquake in Chile

A wide array of Pacific nations, including the US, Australia, the Phillipines to Japan, are bracing for potentially devastating tidal waves after a massive earthquake in Chile triggered a tsunami that is radiating across the ocean.

The quake, with a magnitude of 8.8, has killed at least 122 people in mainland Chile and prompted the evacuation of coastal areas on Easter Island – famous for its monumental stone statues – as well as Samoa and American Samoa.

Countries across the Asia-Pacific region are readying emergency measures drawn up after the Indian Ocean quake of 2004, with the tsunami expected to hit in the next 24 hours.

Michelle Bachelet, the outgoing Chilean president, declared a "state of catastrophe" in central Chile and said a huge tidal wave had swept into the Juan Fernandez Islands. Local radio stations reported serious damage on the archipelago, which reputedly inspired the novel Robinson Crusoe.

The president-elect, Sebastian Pinera, said more than 122 people had died in the quake, and the toll was rising quickly. Bachelet said there were more than 85 deaths just in the Maule region, at the quake's epicentre.

"We have had a huge earthquake with some aftershocks. We're doing everything we can with all the forces we have. Any information we will share immediately. Without a doubt, with an earthquake of this magnitude, there will be more deaths," Bachelet said.

More on this information - Chile earthquake: Pacific nations brace for tsunami

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