By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
When it comes to cult TV shows, it's impossible to watch just one episode - and I'm speaking from some major experience here. That's why many Americans prefer to hold off on the week-to-week viewing schedule of yore (one new episode a week? Nonsense!) and binge-watch entire seasons of captivating TV like Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, and Downton Abbey all at once. I mean, have you ever tried to watch just one episode of Lost? It takes insurmountable determination to avoid immediately pressing play on the next one...and then the one after that, and before you know it, whoops, there was something you two needed to do today, right? Oh well, it's too late now. Guess you'll just have to watch another episode instead.
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Binge-watching shows together can be a very intimate experience. If you start The Wire together, it means you have to finish it together, watching every episode side-by-side, riding the emotional roller
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It's true that your eyebrows are a very important part of your face, acting as a frame for your eyes and balancing out other features. It's also true that we're currently in a period of thick brows. Gone are the thin little twigs made popular by silent film stars (although looking back, they probably would have been able to portray emotion even better with thicker eyebrows) that made a strong comeback in the late nineties. The strong, bold, Brooke Shield and Jennifer Connelly-inspired look is in.
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So what are you supposed to do if you plucked your brows into oblivion before realizing that it's not about the thick or thinness of the moment, but more about a strongly defined framework that works best for your face? Well, we just got a press release that proposes quite the radical solution: eyebrow transplants. Yes, a surgical procedure similar to that of a hair transplant. We won't go into the details, but one
If you can't pinpoint the last time you made the first move - or didn't resist when your hubby did, these libido killers may be to blame. Here's how to fight them off. By Diana Kelly, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Surprising Reasons You're Not in the Mood
Your meds are turning you off
Among the biggest culprits are pills taken for fibromyalgia pain and antidepressants, says Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Women's Health Clinic in Rochester, MN. "Antidepressants can cause difficulty with arousal and orgasm - it's like putting a big wet blanket over sexuality." Medications with hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and different types of birth control can also be heavy on the body, says Dr. Sadie Allison, founder of TickleKitty.com and author of Ride 'Em Cowgirl! But, don't toss that bottle of pills just yet - and definitely don't do it on your own. Ask your doctor if there's an alternative, to reassess your need for that medication, or if she can decrease the dosage.
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The best method of communication is often nonverbal - your silent actions can have a big impact on the nuances of your relationship. We asked the experts how you can show your honey how much you love him, without making a peep. By Laura Li, REDBOOK.Read More »from 8 Body Language Moves that Show Him You Care
Mirror his gestures
When your partner feels insecure, he might display defensive body language such as crossed arms or legs. "Mirror him to let him know that you know how he's feeling," says Linda Talley, Ph.D., author of Oh Dear, My Slip Is Showing! The Mistakes Women Make That Detract From A Sales Call. "Mirroring is not doing gesture for gesture what he is doing. Act similar to him and then begin to change your body positions from defensive to positive. Open up your gestures and see if he follows your lead."
Make eyes at him
A sincere flash of your pearly whites will elicit a positive response, especially if he's been feeling neglected. "Give him a genuine smile, engaging the muscles that control your eyelids and the corners of your
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.Read More »from 25 Ways to Burn 100 Calories Just like That
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
This season is all about adding vintage flair and personal DIY touches to your celebration, and with these expert tips, you'll be ready to send out the invites in no time. Just don't forget ours! By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.
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This summer there are more new small batch, locally made pints than we could shake a spoon at. So we made the ultimate sacrifice and tasted them all to bring you the ones not to be missed. Whiskey sundae, anyone? By Laura Li, REDBOOK.Read More »from The 31 Best New Artisan Ice Creams in America
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.
4. Tennessee Whiskey, L.A. Creamery
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