Fruits to eat for weight loss. Credits: Getty Images
Fruit gets a bad rap when it comes to weight loss. Here's why avocado, dragon fruit, coconut, kiwi and even banana—yes, banana—are all diet foods.Fruit can be a real pleasure when you're cutting back on calories—it's wholesome, nutritious and provides a sweet hit of pleasure. A few surprising fruits even come with weight loss benefits.
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Personalize your party by using photos to create this table runner.
Summers are meant for making memories with family and friends. Share past family snapshots by creating a photo table runner for your next family gathering. This simple project will be the talk of the table.
You will need:
- A roll of craft paper
- An assortment of family photos printed on heavyweight gloss paper
- Glue stick
- Paper cutter or scissors
1. Cut the paper roll 2 feet longer than the table.
2. Upload several family photos onto a Word (or other word processing) document. Size them to fit 2 per page. Then print the photos on high gloss paper.
Tip: Send as a PDF-format file to Staples or another print-on-demand service. Printing them this way will cost much less than the price of developing them as photos.
3. Cut photos using a paper cutter (or scissors), leaving a narrow white strip around the edge of each photo.
4. Place the paper on the floor and arrange photos over it. Overlap the photos starting in the centre and working your way out in either direction.
5. Once all photos are in place, glue them onto the craft paper.
Tip: You will need approximately 60 photos for this project. We suggest printing 20 photos three times. Disperse them throughout the runner, so no matter where your guests sit, they can see each memory.
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Love black? Well, it's back! We show you how to wear the edgy shade from head to toe.
Though long-beloved by the fashion set, head-to-toe black outfits took a dip in popularity when over-the-top patterns and brights hit the runways over the past few years. But with some brands returning to a minimal esthetic, all-black outfits are bigger than ever because, let’s be real, they’re so flattering (read: slimming) and easy to put together (black goes with everything, including black).
Though wearing head-to-toe black is pretty foolproof, we’ve got a few tips to elevate your look that extra bit—inspired by one of our celebrity crushes, former Spice Girl and current fashion designer Victoria Beckham.
1. Choose pieces of varying volumes.
In the above pic, Beckham looks so polished because she’s wearing a long-line menswear-inspired blazer over skinny pants. Other great outfits that pair volume opposites are a fitted tank, shirt or turtleneck with a full skirt or wide-legged trousers.
2. Play with texture.
Black doesn’t have to be boring. If you play with different fabrics (see Beckham’s suede shoes, snakeskin clutch, patterned pants and sleek blazer), you’ll look ultraposh and put together.
Our all-black selects (clockwise from top left):
Ela mini M.I.L.C.K. clutch with strap, $288, elabyela.com. Satin-jacquard strappy dress, $118, canada.frenchconnection.com. Woven curb chain necklace, $95, bananarepublic.ca. Shoes, $100, aldoshoes.com. Sam Edelman blazer, $204, nordstrom.com.
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