April 28, 2011
Bathing suits greet us at the entrance to most apparel stores, with summer right around the corner. What used to be a stress is now something I've gotten used to, thanks to a Boot Camp experience at my daughters karate studio. I have some friends who wouldn't wear a bathing suit if their life depended on it, others who rock a string bikini and some who are most comfortable in a one piece.
J Crew really changed the bathing suit shopping experience when years ago they started offering miracle type suits, and the opportunity to by different bathing suit tops, bottoms and the infamous tankini. I see more tankinis at community pools, more bikinis at the beach and more one pieces at the gym. I know way too many women who starve themselves before a vacation in the hopes that they can look good in a suit. Then they eat their weight back during the trip. What I'd like to see is women comfortable in the bodies they have with goals to be healthy, not "hot". I'd hate for someone to miss the awesomeness of feeling the weightlessness of being in the true body of concern here: the big body of ocean water.
She buzz words
She could be a
- Swim suit sales specialist
- Bus Driver
- Local politician
- 7-11 employee
Right now she could be
- Refilling the Slurpee machine
- Shopping for teacher gifts
- Cleaning her jewelry
- Decorating her house for Spring
She could be working at a
- Grill Store
- Wedding Registry
- Nail Salon
"I have the worse cuticles"
She phone starter
What are the best graduation gifts to give and receive?
Here are some sites that can have her eating right in almost any situation:
- www.recipematcher.com: type in available ingredients and it provides recipes that will not require a trip to the grocery store.
- www.yelp.com: enter in a zip code from any location and receive a list of restaurants with reviews and details.
- www.allmenus.com: lists more than 244,000 menus from more than 8146 U.S. cit- ies.
- www.opentable.com: lists eateries in 49 states and seven continents; make an online reservation and garner points.
- www.chowhound.com: a place where foodies chat and exchange restaurant reviews.
She's a student
Three new websites are allowing students to mar- ket themselves to schools. Nowadays, good grades, high SAT scores, and community service aren't always enough to make it onto a school's recruitment list. These sites, designed like Face- book, allow students to post their accomplish- ments in hopes that colleges will give them consideration:
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