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Summer Fun

1. Man-Candy Movies
Feast your eyes on Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kellan Lutz in the latest Twilightsaga film, Eclipse (June 30). Not into vampires and werewolves? Catch Bradley Cooper—shirtless!— in The A-Team (June 11).

2. Soccer Action
On June 12, the United States plays England in the World Cup. It'll be the first time in 60 years that the two teams have gone head-to-head. Go team!

3. High-Def Underwater Photos
The pocketsize Kodak PlaySport digital camera is waterproof to 10 feet and captures still pictures or video. Just point, shoot, and upload. $150, kodak.com

4. Cool (Not Kitschy) Nautical Style
Wrap a rope belt around a striped T-shirt, or cinch it around a solid-color dress.

5. Rockstar-Worthy Pedis
Metallic nail hues are usually a fall look, but this summer they're hot peeking out of sandals. Try Passion Pirouette or Night Moves from Barielle ($8, barielle.com), or paint your nails anywhere with Sally Hansen's Quick Color Pen in Fuchsia Chrome ($8, sallyhansen.com).

6. The Goddess Look
Bright one-shoulder dresses are all the rage right now. This sexy style will most definitely turn the head of your own Hercules.

7. The Return of Lilith Fair
Celebrating women in music, this festival—back after 10 years— will hit 36 North American cities and feature such voice vixens as Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, and Mary J. Blige. The proceeds go to women's charities. Starts June 27, lilithfair.com More music to your ears: Lady Gaga is making her rounds! She's back from her tour abroad and is ready to rock 31 U.S. and Canadian cities. Starts June 28, ladygaga.com

8. The True Blood Season 3 Premiere
Whether you're on Team Bill or Team Eric, there will be plenty of sexy, sinister action come June 13.

9. Boyfriend Jean Shorts
Yep—the comfy, flattering, so-cool denim style can also be worn as cutoffs.

10. Great New Grilling Recipes
Lamb is one of this year's top food trends, and the lean meat is perfect for healthy barbecuing. Try this easy spice rub from Michael Paley, chef at Proof on Main restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky: Grind 1 bay leaf, 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon each fennel seeds, coriander seeds, and white peppercorn. Stir in 3 tablespoons salt and 2 tablespoons sugar. Coat lamb chops and let sit for 2 hours. Rinse chops, pat dry, and grill. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or rosemary-infused olive oil before serving.

11. A Free Celestial Show
The next partial lunar eclipse won't be until 2012, so get up early on June 26 and look skyward: Earth will block a portion of the sun's rays from reaching the moon. The eclipse will start around 5 a.m (EDT) and last about five hours.

12. Cool Cuban Style—For Girls
On the beach or on the street, straw fedoras are superchic.

13. Inventive Outdoor Fitness
Try this quick fresh-air workout from personal trainer Lindsay Fisher. Repeat the circuit three times.

* 25 Squats: Stand in front of a park bench, hands behind your head, and squat. Thighs must be parallel to the ground.

* 15 Pushups: Put both hands on the bench, slightly more than shoulder-width apart, shoulders over your wrists, legs straight out behind you. Lower yourself until your elbows reach a 90-degree angle or until your chest hits the bench. Push up and repeat.

* 15 Step-Ups (on each side): Step your right foot onto the bench so your right thigh is at a 90-degree angle to your hip (keep your hands on your hips or behind your head). Push down into your right heel and bring your left leg up. Step down and repeat. (This move works your glutes and hamstrings.)

14. Guilt-Free Ice Cream
Vanilla Fudge Brownie. Chocolate Caramel Brownie. Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough. Now that you're salivating, indulge in a Smooth & Dreamy ice-cream sandwich from Breyers; it tastes like a full-fat treat but is just 160 calories. Your thighs will thank you. $4.29 for six, breyers.com

15. Buzzy Beach Reads
"Our pick is Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Knopf, May)," says Patricia Bostelman, vice president of marketing for Barnes & Noble. "The lead character, Lisbeth Salander, is a completely engaging, strong, smart, and complicated antiheroine with some quite justified anger issues." And from Cathy Langer, lead buyer for the renowned Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver: "The Lonely Polygamist, a novel by Brady Udall (Norton, May). It's funny—sometimes outrageously so—and heartbreaking, with brilliantly conceived characters. I was bereft when it ended."

16. Hair Gets Flair
Flowers are the hottest hair ornament, whether they're on a headband or dressing up a low chignon. goody.com for store locations

17. 3-D Action In Your Living Room
Sony is reportedly releasing its high-def 3-D Bravia television this summer, and other companies will be following suit. (Dorky glasses not included.)

18. Tennis Studs
Watch Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick work up a sweat on the tennis courts at the French Open and Wimbledon.

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