You don't have to schlep to the gym to boost your health, or give your metabolism a kick. Instead, incorporate these easy, fun strategies into your day. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
1. Pop gum in your mouth
Even if you've told your kids to stop chomping on their gum, you'd be smart to keep chewing the stuff. Besides freshening breath, and sending a signal to yourself that you're finished eating, gum-chewing has a 150-pound woman blowing off 11 calories every 12 minutes.
2. Fix up your car
You could pay for a pricey mechanic, or you could take 30 minutes to open up your hood, and see for yourself why your sedan is making that weird chugging noise. A 150-pound woman who gets down and dirty for half an hour burns 102 calories, and saves a pretty penny.
3. Go biking
The sun's out, and spring's finally here with summer not far behind. Next weekend, go for family bike-ride around the neighborhood. Even pedaling at a moderate pace for a mere 15 minutes will help a 150-pound woman leave 102
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Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Jeni's 1. Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Jeni's
Based in Ohio, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has won national acclaim for its wondrous concoctions. The cherries give this ice cream a nice bit of tartness, while the goat cheese provides an intense creaminess without being overpowering - this is as comfort-food as ice cream gets.
2. Bourbon Burnt Sugar, High Road
Just as yummy as it sounds, the burnt sugar and bourbon meld into ice cream that tastes just like crème brûlée.
3. Strawberry Honey Balsamic With Black Pepper, Salt & Straw
The Portland-based shop sources local Oregon strawberries and honey to create an ice cream that is both sweet and tart. The addition of vinegar and pepper is a pleasant twist on a classic flavor.
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By Alicia Harper, REDBOOK.Read More »from I Don't Want a Day Off on Mother's Day
Alicia and Aiden"If you could have anything in the world, what is the one thing that you'd like for Mother's Day?"
Since Aiden was born, I have always been asked some variation of that question around this time of year. And every time I was asked, I pretty much gave the exact same answer: a day off. All I've ever wanted for Mother's Day was a day off - to sleep until noon, to use the bathroom in peace, to not have to clean up spills on the kitchen floor, to not have to hear, "That's not fair!" for the millionth time, to just…be.
It seems like I was always stressed out with the demands of motherhood, and then single motherhood, and then graduate student-motherhood that all I wanted was time off. Just one day.
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But this year is different.
Since starting a new job last year, I've done my best to "lean in" to my career. I worked the long hours. I sacrificed sleep, and late nights gave way to early mornings,
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from Why 1890s Living is Looking so Good Right Now
You know who would totally have a kick-ass blog? Laura Ingalls Wilder. She was the original Pioneer Woman - not only did life take her from the big woods of Wisconsin to the prairies of South Dakota to Missouri, she carefully chronicled the hardships, achievements, and other adventures her family encountered along the way. Heck, Little House on the Prairie has an entire chapter on building a door for your sod house. If that's not DIY, I don't know what is.
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The do-it-yourself pioneer woman spirit is alive and well in modern-day females, too, but while Wilder was churning her own butter because it was the only way for the family to have it, women today are doing so because it fulfills an artistic and creative longing. In a piece called "The Rise of the Crafty Hipster, Michelle Goldberg talks about legions of hip young women who choose to engage in domestic pursuits for a living. Whether they feel stifled by the corporate
These phrases drive guys crazy - and not in a good way. We got real men to tell us what they don't want to hear between the sheets, ever. By Anna Davies, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Things Men Hate to Hear in Bed
"When are you going to finish?"
"Sex is supposed to make us feel closer than ever, but when I hear this, I feel disconnected," explains Jeff R., 40, from Keller, TX. "Up until that point, I assumed we were both having a good time. When I hear this, I feel like she's just counting down the seconds until it's over, which makes me feel horrible." Instead say, "I really really want you to climax," suggests Emily Morse, host of the radio show Sex With Emily, and author of Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight. "Letting him know how much you want to see him let go shows him how much his pleasure turns you on." He'll get the hint without an accidental ego bruise.
"Did you hear the baby? Can you go check?"
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If you're a mom like I am, I bet your heart aches at the thought of a sick child who needs help. But some illnesses aren't outwardly apparent, and others are so misunderstood they seem downright scary. That's why, during National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, I'd like you to meet my family.
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The microbrew movement is trending hard, so in honor of Father's Day, we asked Robyn Schumacher, a certified beer sommelier at Seattle's Marination ma kai, to give us the scoop on the top artisanal ones to try. You and your honey will definitely want to say "Cheers!" to these seven cool craft brews. By Meghann Foye, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Spring's Trendiest Artisanal Ales
The Sixth GlassMarination Brown Session Ale, Big Al Brewing, Seattle, WA
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The Love Letter Train TourPhilly is for lovers
The whimsical Love Letter Train Tour run by Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program lets you explore the City of Brotherly Love via murals that, when viewed together, form a string of love notes and messages. Another charming touch: the tour takes place in elevated trains that provide prime views of the city.
All lit up
Sin City may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think "romantic getaway," but it's a perennial favorite for - likely spur-of-the-moment - weddings and honeymoons. Vegas lovebirds eager to escape the casino and club scene should try the Neon Museum, located about 10 minutes off the Strip. With an eye-popping collection of historic neon signs dating as far back as the 1930s, it makes for a one-of-a-kind photo op.
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