True or False? 90% of what you say to the people is non-verbal? True statement. You can have five times more of an effect on a person than the actual words you speak.
Here's the scoop:
The smile. It's the universal sign of acceptance and happiness. A smile that reaches the eye is a genuine smile.
Eye contact. If you catch someone looking at you from across the room, look away and then return their gaze at you again. Hm, something interesting is going on. A direct stare lasting more than a few moments can be considered aggressive or hostile.
When you talk to someone for the first time, are their pupils dilating? When a person is looking at something they are interested in, whether it is a person or an item, their pupils dilate.
Body position. A person interested will often stand with their body facing you directly, expressing they are open to you. Women will most likely play with their hair, swirl it around their finger or toss it over their shoulder. Men tend to stand straighter. Someone interested will attempt to look their best for the person they are engaged with in conversation.
Mirroring. Big sign here. You may notice that the other person is mimicking your movements or gestures. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The person will tilt their head to the side while listening to you speak.
Obviously, this isn't the deal breaker to tell if someone is genuinely interested but it's definitely intriguing info and something to pay attention to.
1. Spritz hair spray onto dry hair--Bucket suggest using Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. "Rake your hands through your hair instead of a brush and you'll get that modern, ropey look," Bucket says.
2. Separate hair into two equal sections at the back of the head. Fishtail braiding requires only two sections (not three, like a classic or French braid).
3. Use your index fingers to pull out a half-inch section of hair from the area near the base of your ear on the right section of your head. Cross it over to the left section. (It's important to pull sections from underneath when you cross over to that scaly look.)
4. Repeat with a half-inch piece from the left section, crossing it over to the right. "And don't worry if layers start to fall out of the braid," Bucket says. "It gives the look a pretty, effortless feel."
5. Continue adding half-inch pieces until you reach the ends, and secure with an elastic. Pull on the braid a bit to loosen it. "Don't put pressure on yourself to make it perfect," Bucket says. "If there's a bump or knot, leave it."
"Sometimes you need perspective. You've been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time. This is the dressing room rehearsal for American Idol. NO MICROPHONE. No effects."
When people shop for jewelry, everyone always WANTS something "personal." Well, now you can personalize your jewelry with YOUR own digits...thanks to Lisa Salzer. Whether you choose to wear one piece or choose multiple layering, you get a chance to personalize and create a 'special' meaning with the Lula Frost CODE Collection. Maybe it's your lucky number...or your birthday...or wedding anniversary. It's a unique collection because you get to be a part of the creation.
CODE includes delicate 14-and-18-carat numbered gold necklaces, earrings and rings - with the options of diamonds.
"Let's go out for sushi, it's healthy!" Um, yeah no. Although sushi is the smarter choice than many other cuisines, you might want to take a look at the calories listed below...it can add up. If you really want a healthy sushi meal, order 1 roll + various pieces of sashimi. Substitute spicy mayo for red chili sauce for that extra kick. Tempura in moderation. And always, always low sodium soy sauce.
So this trend isn't groundbreaking news but I'm quite infatuated with it right now. Possibly because I find beauty in anything asymmetrical. Right now, I'm wearing Essie's 'Waltz' and my ring finger is painted with Sephora's chunky silver polish, 'Flurry Up'. Make a bigger statement with a bolder color or even a dramatic metallic polish.
"I'm very neurotic and self-conscious. So I think that I'll know when I'm becoming a dick and believing my own press."
"Obviously there's something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you're doing them for the wrong reasons - for money, or for the fame. I hope I won't ever do that. I don't feel at home in LA, I feel like I'm on holiday. It's nice to dip your feet in occasionally, but I think it's probably quite unhealthy to spend too much time there at once."
[Photos: Details Feb 2011, The British Photographers Assoc.]
This year wide-leg pants are on trend. Think vintage icon, Katherine Hepburn. And no, skinnies are not over - they still have a long life to live. With all the different variations of wide-leg pants...jeans, trousers, a draping palazzo...you can find the right fit for you.