Wishing for the fountain of youth? You many not need it. We've rounded up real-women secrets, tried-and-true beauty tips, and the latest research to help you fight aging. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.
"Staying young is all about being happy with yourself. I don't mean 'ha-ha' happy, but 'content' happy.' Just enjoy every day, whether it's good or bad, because tomorrow will be better." - Sophie Barone, 81, Syracuse, NY
Eyes on the prize
Protect your eyes, where skin is thinnest, and likely the first spot to show signs of aging. UV rays and free radicals make it worse. "Moisturizers with a chemical sunscreen may irritate this delicate area," says Missy Hughes, spa director at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Charleston, South Carolina. Instead, opt for a zinc oxide or a titanium-based cream that provides a physical sunblock without the chemicals.
The children are our future
"Look at yourself from a child's perspective. It's about taking things at face
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Wishing for the fountain of youth? You many not need it. We've rounded up real-women secrets, tried-and-true beauty tips, and the latest research to help you fight aging. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 15 Things that Will Keep You Young
Forget dinner and a movie - try these creative activities to heat things up when it's cold outside. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Dates for Cold Nights
Gather for a couples bowling night
Though freezing temps may make you want to hibernate, cultivating friendships with other couples can actually strengthen your own relationship, according to a study from the University of Maryland. Researchers speculate that socializing with other couples boosts marriage satisfaction in two ways: Seeing your partner interact with others allows you to learn new things about him, and observing how different duos communicate offers new insights into your relationship. To feel closer to your mate, try organizing a bowling night with other couples whose relationships you admire. Many bowling alleys are getting all souped up with DJs, sports bars, and even waiter service.
Host an in-home cooking class
The latest trend in the culinary world may be in-home cooking classes where you hire a chef to make a gourmet meal while sharing
Is your husband's profession an indication of how he acts in bed? The results of this survey show that it may be time for a performance review. REDBOOK.Read More »from What His Job Means for Your Sex Life
A REDBOOK survey of 400 married women revealed that their husbands' chosen professions have a lot of bearing on their lovemaking patterns. "It's not surprising that what you do by day spills over into the evening," says psychologist Linda De Villers, Ph.D., a sex therapist and author of Love Skills. "If he tinkers with intricate machines all day, maybe he'll be gifted at navigating a woman's body. If he's got a job that's very linear, very logical, then his lovemaking might be more formulaic or orderly."
Men in Uniform (Firefighters, Police Officers, Deliverymen)
81% of their wives say the sexiest thing about him is that he makes sure she's fully satisfied (almost twice the average).
84% say their sex lives are excellent or very good (also way above average).
Yet 25% -- more than twice the average - skip foreplay.
Don't hide your age; highlight your beauty, says Bobbi Brown. Read on for her best anti-aging to live by. By Victoria Kirby, REDBOOK.
Ask Bobbi Brown for her secret to looking younger and her immediate response is, "I never use the word younger -- I prefer to say better." At 55, the makeup maestro and creator of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has learned plenty of transformative beauty tricks, but she still believes that less is more. "In the past, if a woman felt she was starting to look old, she'd hide under a ton of makeup," Bobbi says. "Now, we know the impact that good skin care, diet, and exercise can have on our skin, so we're more empowered about how we age." That idea sparked the concept for Bobbi's newest book, Pretty Powerful, which features her tips along with advice from real women and celebrities such as Lauren Bush and Blythe Danner. "It shows women of all ages, with and without makeup on, to really drive home that it's about enhancing what you have, not covering up," sheRead More »from Bobbi Brown's Top 7 Anti-Aging Tips
There are plenty of things that make Thanksgiving stressful, but you can rest easy when it comes to these silly myths. By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.
TurkeyLIE #1: The dark meat is bad for you. While it's true that the drumstick has about 30 more calories and 4 more grams of fat per serving than the breast meat, dark meat also packs more iron and folate--two nutrients that boost energy, among other important things like heart health. If you're a leg lover, go for it.
LIE #2: Turkey makes you sleepy. If you slip into a food coma on Thanksgiving, don't blame the bird. Turkey contains no more tryptophan--the relaxing amino acid often blamed for tiredness--than chicken or beef. If you need a nap, it's likely because you ate too much. Any big meal can slow you down.
LIE #3: It's not safe to cook stuffing inside the bird. Oh, p'shaw! While it's true that bacteria from the rawRead More »from 3 Lies About Turkey
Dear readers, You really are the sweetest. These quotes, sourced from our Facebook page, show that there are plenty of unique ways to tell your partner just how much you adore him. REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Sweet Ways to Say "I Love You"
"We always kiss when the clock says 12:34 - a.m. or p.m. - because that is the time we were married 23 years ago. My husband says I'm the one who started it, but he's the one who made it a tradition." - Jacque M.
"Every time we kiss, we do it three times, which stands for 'I love you.' When my husband pulls out of the driveway in the morning, I stand at the door while he sets off the emergency light on his truck, also three times for 'I love you.'" - Peggy C.
"My husband makes banana pancakes for me every Sunday morning. This includes getting up before me, working in the kitchen while I'm still asleep, and cleaning up all the dishes. The pancakes are warming in the oven when I finally roll out of bed." - Melissa M.
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Looking for the best board games? Competitive clans reviewed and loved these new twists on old favorites. Game on. Way on. By Ashley Niedringhaus, REDBOOK.Read More »from 4 New Twists on Family Game Night
If you love Uno...
Try: 7 Ate 9. This card game requires players to add or subtract 1, 2, or 3 to the top card. If you have a card that matches that number, play it fast! First one to empty their hand wins. Our tester, whose children are 12 and 8, told us: "I love that my kids were challenged with math while having massive fun." Play with two to four players ages 8 and up. To buy: $9.99; amazon.com.
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If you love Memory...
Try: Spot It! You play by being the first to find the one matching symbol among two cards. "It was a huge hit," said one tester who played with her crew, ages 12, 8, and 6. "The kids kept beating the adults--which they loved." Play with two to eight players ages 7 and up. To buy: $12.99; amazon.com.
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If you love
These brand-new science-backed tricks will help you curb your food intake without feeling deprived. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 12 Easy Ways to Eat Less Without Realizing It
Choose the little French bistro
Diners at restaurants with soft music and lighting eat 18 percent less overall - or about 175 fewer calories - according to a new study in the journal Psychological Reports. Bonus: Diners also report enjoying their meals more. Experts speculate that eating in a relaxed environment helps you slow down and savor your food, so in the end, you consume less.
Brown-bag it more often
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics discovered that women who avoid eating lunch out tend to eat less overall calories. Study participants who went out to lunch at least once per week lost five pounds less than those who brought lunches from home."Eating in restaurants usually means less individual control over ingredients and cooking methods, as well as larger portion sizes," the authors wrote in the study. Try packing
- Redbook | At Home – Thu, Nov 1, 2012 6:28 PM EDT
As we begin to recover from Hurricane Sandy, we realize that perhaps we aren't as prepared as we should be. Scary as it is, now is the time to take steps to ensure that if devastation hits your family, your house won't be one more thing to worry about. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.Read More »from 6 Ways to Protect Your Home from Natural Disasters
Get flood insurance
Unless you live on the beach, protecting against water damage likely isn't your number-one concern. However, contrary to what you might expect, flood insurance does not come with most home insurance policies - sadly, many woke up after Sandy to learn that their homes weren't covered. Flood insurance can be bought separately via the National Flood Insurance Program, and the average policy costs only $600 extra per year. Depending on your risk level, it might be worth the additional investment since some experts claim storms of the century will now happen every 20 years.
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Be safe under your roof
You work hard to always keep a roof over your head, and it'd
The key to wedded bliss isn't over-the-top romance, but these surprisingly simple practices you can do to stay - or fall back - in love with your partner. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from The 10 Habits that Keep Marriages Strong
Not trying to change each other
Maybe you wish he folded his socks, or that he would chat it up with your friends without prompting. But, his inability to notice hair in the sink may stem from the laid-back personality that drew you to him in the first place. "One of the things we see with happy couples is that they know their partner's differences, and have pretty much stopped trying to change the other person," says Darren Wilk, a certified Gottman Couples Therapist with a private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. "Rather than trying to fight their partner's personality style, they instead focus on each other's strengths." To better understand how to tap into both of your best qualities, take this quick relationship personality quiz.
Framing your demands as favors
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