08/20/2014 10:00 am ET

Arianna Huffington's Beauty Secrets

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The energetic media mogul and author of Thrive frequently circles the globe (she's launching HuffPo in India, the Middle East, and her native Greece later this fall) but packs her own plane food, famously swears by eight hours of sleep, and refuses to check e-mail until after her morning meditation.

DIET: "My eating habits are simple: I much prefer grilled fish and vegetables over fine cuisines with complicated sauces. I find it easier to eliminate certain food groups than to only have one bite here or there, so I gave up refined sugar years ago. I don't miss it at all.

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