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    The Staff at wowOwow.com

  • Resolutions for the Soul

    It's that time of the year again. Time to come up with a list of resolutions of how to improve your life. What's different about this year is that we are on the verge of a decade change: a chance for a fresh approach, if ever there was one.

  • The Revenge of Old Age, by Paulina Porizkova

    Old age is the revenge of the ugly ones is a French proverb, one that I first heard at the very advanced age of 15 upon my arrival in Paris. I had spent five years in the ugly bin at school in Sweden, and had only recently been upgraded to beautiful. My ego was still fragile and my mind still pumped

  • From Kitchen Cabinet to Medicine Cabinet: 9 Beauty Substitutes You Already Have

    Honey and sugar and mint, oh my! Author and beauty expert <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/users/BarbaraHannahGrufferman">Barbara Hannah Grufferman</a> shares how pantry staples could stand in for your beauty standy-bys <br> <br> <b>More from wOw:</b> <br> <i><b><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/10-new-takes-traditions-family-christine-hohlbaum-500591">10 New Takes on Tradition</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/beautiful-skin-frenchwoman-way-mireille-guiliano-499411">Beautiful Skin … the Frenchwoman Way</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/8-secret-mood-boosting-weight-loss-foods-499434">8 Secret Mood-Boosting, Weight-Loss Foods</a></b></i>

  • 9 Qualities That Make Us Vulnerable

    Known as 'The Happiest Man in the World,' celebrated Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard reveals nine attitudes that keep us from living our best lives. Just avoid the impulses below, says the scholar and healer and you'll be on the path to a happier life.

  • 8 Secret Mood-Boosting, Weight-Loss Foods

    <b><span>More on wOw:</span></b> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wowowow.com/culture/getting-fit-sans-la-gym-379607" target="_blank"><i><b>How to stay slim without the gym</b></i></a> <br> <i><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/why-you-cant-lose-last-10-pounds-perrine-hurlock-diet-foods-481608" target="_blank"><b>Why You Can't Lose Those Last 10 Pounds</b></a> <br></i> <i><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wowowow.com/culture/10-style-tips-never-look-fat-again-charla-krupp-465383" target="_blank"><b>10 Style Secrets to Looking Slimmer</b></a> <br> <br></i> <i><br></i><i>Editor's Note: Stephen Perrine and Heather Hurlock are the co-authors of <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605294640?ie=UTF8&tag=wowowow-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1605294640" target="_blank">The New American Diet</a></i> (Rodale, 2009).

  • The Top 10 Secrets Every French Woman Knows For Beautiful Skin

    <i><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/blogs/partner/mr_3b860e4778783d.jpg" align="left" height="230" width="400" alt="" >by: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://mireilleguiliano.com/">Mireille Guiliano</a></i> <br> <br> Forget clothes or jewelry. Good skin is always a woman's best accessory. <br> <br> 

When I moved to America a few decades ago, I set out to have a facial as matter of course, a sort of fall and spring clean-up ritual common to French women. Here I had to head uptown to Fifth Avenue, and the only salon I found then was staffed by Europeans and frequented by uber-wealthy ladies. Things are a little different today. So, when a widely reported recent survey cited that 33 percent of French girls between 15 and 19 are already using anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams, it did not cause me to raise an eyebrow. Well, of course. Any moisturizer counts as an anti-wrinkle, anti-aging cream, and every good little French girl has seen her mother's before-bed facial rituals. <br> <br> Good skin does not mean flawless. Despite what airbrushed magazine centerfolds seem to suggest, no one has unblemished skin. Great skin is <i>healthy</i> skin; skin that radiates from the inside out. It is part of that indescribable "it" factor that French women are instilled with - the "what" in the <i>je ne sais quoi</i> allure. <br> <br> We know beauty is not skin deep - our skin is a reflection of our overall health and lifestyle. OK, so we can't control it all (air pollution anyone?), but eat and/or sleep poorly, and treat your skin like a science project by constantly applying different emollients - and it's going to look like a mess. And far more than passé shoes or frumpy clothes, our skin is usually the first thing people notice about you. So how do you get that good skin glow? <br> <b><br> More on wOw:</b> <br> <i><b><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/whats-beauty-got-do-it-intimate-discussion-photos-paulina-porizkova-estee-lauder-499415">What's Beauty Got to Do With It?</a> <br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/6-simple-ways-whiter-teeth-timothy-chase-493848">6 Simple Ways to Whiter Teeth</a> <br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/culture/getting-fit-sans-la-gym-379607">7 Ways to Stay Slim Without the Gym</a></b></i>

  • Sex At Every Age

    by: Willa BernhardHow do women's feelings about men change as they grow older? How do women in midlife feel about sex? And what's the good news? I recently asked 50 women who are from 45 to 80 years old to talk to me about this exact topic. Here's what I learned …Your 20s and Your 30sMany women sa

  • 11 Breakups That Broke Our Hearts

    <b>More on wOw:</b><b><i><br></i></b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wowowow.com/photo-essay/together-forever-celebrity-couples-maury-povich-connie-chung-kevin-bacon-kyra-sedgwick-148351" target="_blank"><b><i>Together Forever Celebrity Couples</i></b></a><b><i><br></i></b><b><i><br></i></b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wowowow.com/culture/10-style-tips-never-look-fat-again-charla-krupp-465383" target="_blank"><b><i>10 Style Secrets to Looking Slimmer</i></b></a><b><i><br></i></b><b><i><br></i></b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/notorious-mistresses-famous-cheating-husbands-wives-girlfriends-rielle-hunter-ashley-dupre-432566" target="_blank"><b><i>Top 20 Most Notorious Mistresses</i></b></a> <br>

  • Would You Submit to an Alzheimer's Gene Test?

    Now that accurate testing for the Alzheimer's gene is possible, would you submit to a test to see if you carry it? Join Lily Tomlin, Sheila Nevins, Liz Smith and the wOw Women in the Conversation.LILY TOMLIN: Jane and I want to be proactive but we want to be in denial about our potential decline. So

  • 10 Cool Things No One Tells You About Getting Older

    by: Stephanie DolgoffI've got two little kids, so the words "When you're older" come flying out of my mouth several times a day. It's one of those "mom phrases" that used to frustrate the hell out of me when my own mother used it, so I swore that I never would. And yet here I am doing it: "You can g

  • You Say Your Husband's A Flirt?

    by: Sally Koslow

  • 5 Financial Habits That Will Make You Happy

    By: Jean ChatzkyI, for one, wasn't surprised with the new happiness finding from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. It basically confirmed what I found in a Roper study conducted five years ago, for my book The Ten Commandments of Financial Happiness. The study reports that happiness

  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery: A Renowned Plastic Surgeon on Lifts, Augmentation and More

    By: Dr. Haideh HirmandWhat is it about women and breasts? They spark jealousy, anger, embarrassment, pride … A rainbow of emotions are associated with how we view our breasts as part of our womanhood and how we accept our chests and those chests around us. In my last wOw article, I addressed the p

  • 10 Table Settings to Inspire

    <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/users/SharonHoge">Sharon Hoge</a> steps from the stables of the Hampton Classic Horse Show to the tables of the VIP tent, a showcase of stunning table toppers <br> <br> <i><b><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/adventure/33-table-settings-inspire-hampton-classic-sharon-hoge-496898">To see more of these fabulous settings, click here</a></b></i> <br> <br> <i><b><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/60-new-sexy-helen-mirren-beauty-meryl-streep-birthdays-489674">60 Is The New Sexy</a></b></i> <br> <i><b><br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/10-things-you-think-will-make-you-happy-wont-matthieu-ricard-494023">10 Things You</a></b> <span><b><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/10-things-you-think-will-make-you-happy-wont-matthieu-ricard-494023">Think</a></b></span></i> <i><b><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/10-things-you-think-will-make-you-happy-wont-matthieu-ricard-494023">Will Make You Happy</a></b></i>

  • 10 Things You Think Will Make You Happy – But Won't

    by: Matthieu RicardAvoid the impulses below, says scholar-healer Matthhieu Ricard, and you'll be primed for lifelong happiness.

  • Why You Only Need 6 Items of Clothing

    Think it's impossible? wOw's Jean Chatzky embraced the challenge.Confession: I punted on wowOwow.com's Question of the Week about which five things - things, as Joan Juliet Buck pointed out, not people, pets, places, but things - I wouldn't want to live without. But that doesn't mean I haven't been

  • Thinking of Adopting? 5 Steps to Starting Off Right

    by: Chandra HoffmanAdding a child to your family through domestic or international adoption is a weighty decision, worthy of a mix of soul-searching questions, research, patience and, finally, a lesson in faith and fate. Former domestic adoption program director and aide in a Romanian orphanage Chan

  • 6 Simple Ways to Whiter Teeth

    <span><span><b>More on wOw:</b></span></span><i><b><br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/60-new-sexy-helen-mirren-beauty-meryl-streep-birthdays-489674">60 Is the New Sexy</a> <br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/would-you-trade-your-skins-dna-estee-lauder-advertorial-478985">DNA Damage: Is It Aging Your Skin Too Fast?</a> <br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/life/find-balance-during-weekend-wow-hilton-head-vacation-joni-evans-492330">Find Balance During a Weekend With wOw!</a> <br></b></i>

  • How to pick the perfect dog, for YOU

    by: Jodi Andersen-SpenWhile countless studies have shown that living with a dog can significantly reduce the stress in your life, living with the wrong dog can have quite the opposite effect - begging the question; How, exactly, does one pick the right dog?

  • 10 Pools to Dive For

    <i><b><br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/adventure/best-swimming-pools-travel-around-the-world-490984">To see 6 more splash worthy pools, click here</a> <br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/culture/top-10-spas-will-change-your-life-329640">Top 10 Spas That Will Change Your Life</a> <br> <br> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.wowowow.com/adventure/five-places-world-guaranteed-restore-your-soul-472219">5 Places Guaranteed to Restore Your Soul</a> <br> <br> *** Looking for inspiration and a place to renew yourself? Join wowOwow in Hilton Head in October. <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/wow-retreat/?utm_source=wow&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=300250&utm_campaign=wowvcb">Learn more by clicking here.</a></b></i>