The a.m. can be chaotic for any number of reasons, and getting you and your family out the door is no easy task. Let these expert fixes for five real women's struggles guide you closer to pre-nine 'o-clock bliss. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.
Cut out the breakfast bustle
The problem: "My husband has to travel sometimes, and when he's not around to cook breakfast, our routine falls apart," says Cheri, 34, a mother of two. "I need to figure out how to make nutritious breakfasts quickly-ones that I can take with me on the go."
The solution: "Each Sunday, Cheri should use a loaf of whole-wheat bread to make 16 slices of French toast with nonfat milk, eggs, and cinnamon, and then freeze them in zipped plastic bags," says registered dietitian Joan Salge Blake. "The egg provides protein, the bread contains filling whole grains, and flavorful cinnamon cuts the need for sugary syrup overload. Each weekday morning, pop a couple of slices in the toaster to heat them. She could even use the French
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The a.m. can be chaotic for any number of reasons, and getting you and your family out the door is no easy task. Let these expert fixes for five real women's struggles guide you closer to pre-nine 'o-clock bliss. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Key to Making Your Mornings Go Smoothly
No matter how frenzied the fall mornings get-and we know they're pretty darn crazy-you'll roll out of bed looking gorgeous with these easy-to-create 'dos. By Jennifer Conrad, REDBOOK.
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If you've ever found yourself groaning that date night's gotten too monotonous-and hey, we've been there-you haven't read these horrifying, laugh-out-loud, and anything-but-boring tales. Takeout and TiVo are looking better already. By Penny Wrenn, REDBOOK.Read More »from The 9 Worst Date Nights Ever
"About two years ago my husband, Andy, and I witnessed a hit-and-run on our way home from dinner. I usually avoid any and all dangerous situations, but in this case it seemed so unjust that I yelled, 'Follow that car!' We trailed it for 30 minutes while on the phone with the police, ultimately ending up at an apartment complex, which we sat outside of until the police arrived. Date night: Avengers-style." - Cana, 24, Birmingham, AL
"My husband and I celebrated our fifth anniversary by splurging on a big dinner at a fancy restaurant in New York City's Central Park. We were seated at a perfect table overlooking the beautifully lit outdoor area, happily sipping our wine and leisurely eating two bowls of
On the prowl for a striking hue that flatters? We've got you covered with perfect picks for every skin tone. By Marissa Oliva, REBDOOK.Read More »from Go Bold! the Best Bright Lipstick for You
Let your eyes be your guide
The first step to finding the right lipstick is figuring out whether you have warm or cool skin. "Generally, if skin is warm, it's best to stick with shades that also have some warmth," says makeup artist Pati Dubroff. "And if skin is very pale or cool, err on the side of cooler shades." Don't know how to tell which camp you fall into? Look at your eye color, suggests makeup artist Troy Surratt. If eyes are blue or green, your skin is likely cool. If they're hazel or brown, it's probably warm. "It's not steadfast, but in most cases it's a great indicator."
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What's your type?
Choosing a product depends upon your desired look. Like to layer throughout the day? Reach for a classic cream formula. "They go on with medium coverage, and the more you swipe them on, the greater the
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from People Are Just Deep-Frying Everything Now
Deep-fried corn soup and Thanksgiving dinner Granted, it's the time of year when state fairs and their requisite deep-fried specialty contests are most likely to occur, but some of the latest oil-soaked news has us asking, "You can deep-fry that?" Chief among them is KFC Japan's newest menu option, deep-fried soup. Yes, they're going to serve fried balls of corn soup called "potage." It's apparently a hot commodity in Japan right now, showing up on menus in its original soup form as well as flavoring snacks such as potato chips.
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And if you think this is the first time a liquid has been breaded and fried, may we remind you about Deep-Fried Kool-Aid, which was the most popular fried confection-and a Twitter trending topic for weeks-in 2011. This year's victors include a deep-fried Cuban Roll, which will reign supreme at the State Fair of Texas, which starts on September 27. The fair will also serve up the eight recipes the Cuban roll beat out
Think you can't pull off a whole lot of volume? Think again. These celebs prove that big hair-the hottest autumn trend-can look sexy, stylish, and sleek no matter what your natural texture. By Julia Marino, REDBOOK.
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Don't let all of your hard work at spin class go to waste by eating or drinking things that won't make you feel-and look-your best. These superfoods will help you power through a tough sweat session and leave you ready for more tomorrow. By Paige Carlotti, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Best Pre- and Post- Workout Snacks
Pre-workout: Banana and peanut butter
You can dip just about anything in peanut butter, but bananas are the way to go when it comes to fueling up for a workout. They're rich in potassium, an essential mineral that is frequently lost in large amounts while breaking a sweat. One hour before a tough gym session, smear a tablespoon of your favorite protein-packed, all-natural spread onto the carbo-loaded fruit for the fuel your muscle tissue and nervous system need, says Christine Avanti, author of Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food. The protein-carb, or PC-combo, offers a healthful balance of lean protein and fiber to stabilize blood sugar, thus curbing any nasty sweets cravings later.
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There are a million ways to express those three little words, but these are among the sweetest, most aww-worthy we've ever heard. By Anna Davies, REDBOOK.Read More »from 8 Ways to Say "I Love You" in a Hot Second
Make a special request
"When we began dating (back in college!), we used to occasionally request songs on the radio and dedicate them to each other. We still occasionally do that, since we have the same taste in music and have listened to the same old-school radio stations since forever. It's a large reason why I never listen to anything in the car but old-fashioned radio, just in case my guy has a request for me." - Kelly, 31
Put it in writing
Are you and your guy going to be separated for a bit? Instead of relying on text messages, pack a few letters in his suitcase-with specific instructions about when he should open each.
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Spell it out
"I always text my husband the numbers 5683-when they're spelled out on the phone, they read L-O-V-E. Since we're both teachers, I don't want to
The pros know you can't just sauce them up, slap them on the grill, and call it a day - the best barbecue ribs need to be coaxed into greatness. Here's how to make them.Read More »from The Ribs Recipe Only Chefs Knew...Until Now
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
2 racks baby back pork ribs (5 lb total)
½ cup barbecue seasoning rub
1½ cups mild barbecue sauce
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1. Prep. Heat oven to 375°F. Line the bottom of a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil, for easier cleaning. If ribs have the silver skin attached, peel it off, and place ribs on baking sheet. Season all over with rub. Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil.
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2. Roast. Ribs will turn out tough if you cook them directly on the grill-by roasting them first, you break down the tough fibers, resulting in super-tender meat. Roast in oven 1 hour. Uncover; brush ribs with half of the barbecue sauce. Re-cover with foil and return to oven for 30 minutes, or until ribs are
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Wed, Aug 28, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Medical Community Finally Has Something to Say About Juicing and It's…
We cautiously hopped aboard the juice-cleanse wagon, trying a three-day program and gathering some of our favorite recipes. However, until now all the hype has been just that-a craze that supporters claim helps them feel great, shed pounds, and get their systems in whack-but one without the backup of the medical community.
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A case study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Medicine is the first to find that juicing can actually cause us some harm. After six weeks of consuming common juices, including those from beets, collard greens, kiwi, parsley, spinach, and soy, the patient experienced acute renal failure, meaning that his kidneys stopped working properly. Granted, this person already suffered from kidney disease, and his juice-fast was an unusually long one, putting him at far greater risk than the average person. But researchers' discovery that the problem was oxalate, a naturally occurring