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  • Dress Your Age

    Katie's Take

    Dressing your age can be an ambiguous road to travel, as there is a fine line between a fashion choice that makes you look younger and clothes that are simply too young for you. Fashion expert Gretta Monahan gave us tips for women to look and feel their best at any age. She encourages women to avoid giving a message of insecurity with their style choices –they should be comfortable with their age and stage in life.

    A woman in her 20s is going through what Monahan calls her "first impression period," so it is important to give the right impression and not "get trapped by the trends." Invest in one great trend piece -- a classic jacket or handbag -- and build a wardrobe that can be mixed and matched. Mixing your work and weekend wear is a must for a woman on the go in her 20s. And Monahan encourages women in their 20s to embrace their youth and have fun with their wardrobe.

    The 30s are a time for a woman to make a sophisticated shift in her image. To do this, Monahan

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  • Easy and Delicious Low-Cal Summer Cocktails

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    Nothing is more festive in the summer than sipping a refreshing cocktail at a backyard barbeque or under a beach umbrella. But with cocktails packing as many as 600 calories each, you may not want to worry about the extra intake. Well, you may not have to after all. Mixologist Jeff Bell showed us that we can have a healthier happy hour.

    When people are looking to cut calories in their cocktails they typically revert to vodka tonics or diet soda mixers, but according to Bell, you can have a tasty and creative cocktail by taking a “culinary approach” to mixing up a summer refresher. By choosing fruits and vegetables that pair well with low alcohol content liquors, you can have all the flavor and a fraction of the calories. This means muddling strawberries, peppers or cucumbers to mix with your liquor of choice and avoiding prepackaged mixers, which are packed with extra hidden additives like corn syrup and can skyrocket a drink's calorie count. When you make your mixer

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  • Summer Hair Trends

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    With a celebrity client list that includes Michelle Pfeiffer and Tom Cruise, legendary stylist Sally Hershberger is on the cutting edge of the hottest summer trends for your tresses. Hershberger’s predictions for this sultry season is all about bohemian chic and wavy, textured hair. The best part: these looks are easy to achieve so you spend less time in front of the mirror and more time next to the pool. Here are a few hot tips to help you coif a celebrity style at home.

    To get bouncing, rolling waves, simply sleep with a braid in your damp hair. If it’s too late and you’re already feeling the burn of a bad hair day, accessories are the ticket. Headscarves, wraps or headbands are definitely the way to go and are the perfect antidote for unruly hair. The real beauty of this summer’s style, however, is that less is more so dump your fear of fly aways and body and let your locks flow free. It’s all just part of your effortless summer style!

    To protect your hair before

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    Katie Couric is an American journalist and author. She serves as special correspondent …

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