- Marni | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Mar 12, 2013 3:15 AM EDT
We know you're really busy, and we get it: you work a ton, have 200-plus emails to answer before noon, can barely fit in time to see your girlfriends, and already wake up at o'dark thirty to hit the gym. When it comes to dating, you feel like you may be single forever due to your stacked schedule. After all, online dating itself takes hours and going to meet men over coffee every weekend is something that seems an absolute, total waste of time!
The thing is, LOTS of people are really busy. If you think about it, many of the world's busiest people are either married or in serious relationships; that is, of course, if you consider people like Bill Gates, Barack Obama or Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer "busy."
We certainly do. And yet they somehow carved out the time not just to date their partner but be with them fully. So unfortunately, if you're telling yourself that you're super busy and maybe you're just meant to be single...well, we don't buy it and neitherRead More »from 3 Reasons Why You’re Still Single – Reason #3: You’re Too Busy!
Maintain shiny and lustrous hair with the right hair care regimen.
If you're yearning for shiny and glossy hair, pay close attention to your hair care regimen. Using products that hydrate and nourish the hair with proteins and moisturizing compounds can help you maintain shiny and lustrous hair all season long. If your hair is dehydrated or frizzy because of excessive washing, overusing heated styling tools, or an unhealthy diet, you'll need to take extra steps to restore moisture.
Here are some ways to moisturize your locks for super-shiny hair:Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. One of the best ways to maintain soft and shiny hair is to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. These products contain compounds that can protect the hair fibers and infuse strands with proteins and moisturizing ingredients to strengthen the strands. Use these products regularly to boost moisture and maintain super-shiny hair.
Don't wash hair in hot water. Taking a hot bath or shower or regularly will zap your skin and scalp of natural moisture. You needRead More »from Moisturize Your Locks for Super-Shiny Hair
- Marni | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 9:02 PM EST
If you are a strong, successful woman who's been lacking a healthy, fulfilling relationship, chances are there are a few reasons why you may feel like you're still single.
Limiting beliefs - beliefs you hold from the past that are limiting your present life and lifestyle - are some of the biggest reasons why people don't get what they want. If you find yourself successful in some areas in life (like your career) but not so successful in others (like LOVE), you may need to step back and think about the reasons you think you might be single.
Are these any of your reasons for why you're single?
● It's hard to meet good men where I live.
● Good guys all want younger women!
● Good guys want to be with me because I'm successful and they want me to take care of them.
● Men are actually intimidated by strong, independent women.
● My town is full of guys I don't want to be with.
The good news is, you're not alone. The bad news is that limiting beliefs like theRead More »from 3 Reasons Why You're Still Single - Reason #2: You're Unknowingly Limiting Your Lifestyle
So your skin and hair are suffering from a bout of dried out, dulled down blues? Winter's harsh climate is likely the culprit. After all, chilly dry air and hours spent indoors aren't conducive to glowing or healthy-looking skin. Fortunately, there ways to make your skin and hair look just as great as they do in the summer. Start spring with a fresh new look!Read More »from Beauty Tips for Glowing Skin and Hair
Moisturize skin daily
You know how skin looks dewy and plump in the warmer months? A large reason skin looks so great during summer is because of the extra moisture in the air (and to think you curse humidity)! Dry air means less moisture is absorbed into the skin. If that weren't bad enough, dry air also pulls some of your skin's moisture out. To combat this, you must moisturize your skin at least once a day. I also recommend using a body oil within 15 minutes of your shower. Don't skimp on water or other hydrating beverages like Lipton Hot Black Tea.
Exfoliate skin weekly
Have you ever brushed your cat or dog's hair? If so,
- Anderson Team | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 3:27 PM EST
- Gretchen Rubin | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:38 AM EST
Several months ago, I posted about the "one-coin problem." This is my phrase to describe what's also known as "the argument of the growing heap":
"If ten coins are not enough to make a man rich, what if you add one coin? What if you add another? Finally, you will have to say that no one can be rich unless one coin can make him so."
Once I started looking for it, I began to notice the one-coin problem popping up in all sorts of places-in my own head, and in what other people say to me.
"It doesn't matter if I skip the gym today. What difference will it make to miss one work-out?"
"Who cares if my daughter doesn't go to bed right on time. A little less sleep isn't going to make a huge difference."
"I'm going to have dessert. One piece of cake isn't going to kill me."
"Tonight, I'm going to watch TV instead of read a book. I would only beRead More »from Do You Make Excuses for Yourself Based on the “One-Coin Argument”? I Do
- Marni | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Mar 5, 2013 1:51 AM EST
You're happy with the direction your career is going, and that's great! You're in good shape, excellent health, and have a wonderful circle of friends: awesome! Do you still find yourself wondering why you haven't caught the train that will bring true love into your life?
Chances are you're among those strong, successful women who are being tripped up by a few limiting beliefs that are keeping them single. We suspect, then, that you might be one of of us in the Dating with Dignity community who's guilty of "doing your life" and then waiting - or even hoping - for someone to waltz into your life. Have you ever thought to yourself, "Love will just happen" or "This will work itself out"? Or, "If I just keep putting myself out there, then Mr. Right will bump into me at Starbucks"?
As much as that is a nice thought, you're probably going to be rudely awakened when you wait, and wait, and wait, AND wait. After all, if 2013 was going to be your year and NOTHING has changed sinceRead More »from 3 Reasons Why You're Still Single - Reason #1: You Believe Love Will Just Happen
Shampoo, rinse, repeat -- and fade. It never fails; your glorious, color-treated hair goes from shiny to dull after a few weeks. If you're not careful, you'll be back in your hair stylist's chair before your regular appointment, ready to plunk down a chunk of change for a redo. With a few tweaks to your haircare regimen, you can prolong that gorgeous hair color, keeping it looking vibrant and shiny longer, without frequent visits to the beauty shop.
Limit your washes, ladies. Who doesn't like drowning the day away under a warm shower for at least 10 minutes? Getting your hair wet frequently, like daily hair washings or swimming in the pool, can suck the life right out of your hair. If you want to keep color vibrant you'll have to limit the water. Try washing your hair every other day and wearing a swim cap for the pool.
Protect your hair from sun. I'm a true believer in slathering on the sunscreen. Those ugly age spots seem to run in my family and I'm determined to avoidRead More »from Keep Your Hair Color Vibrant
Finish off your eye makeup with these wonderful wandsBy Woman's Day Staff
Want the secret to lush lashes? Look for a wand with bristles like a fine-tooth comb, which separate each lash for smooth results. For an even lovelier look, try Beauty Editor Melissa Matthews Brown's tip. "I love full lashes but hate when they stick together (hello, uni-lash!). To avoid this, I apply a second coat when my mascara is still wet." Scroll through for the must-try mascaras that promise a picture-perfect look. Photo by Greg Marino/Studio D.
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Say bye-bye to bare lashes with the wonder wand that adds 200% more volume.
CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara, $6.66; Amazon.com
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Bringing lashes from flab to fab in a flash, this Kardashian-created cosmetic is worth the splurge.
Khroma Beauty The Quickie Lengthening Mascara, $39.99; Amazon.comRead More »from Clump-Free Mascara
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