The number of zeroes on your savings account statements aren't just a depiction of your financial future - they're a symbol of your self worth says Kate Northrup, author of the upcoming Money: A Love Story. Here, she lays out your plan for financial and emotional freedom. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.
Stop feeling bad
"There's often a lot of guilt around money, but surrounding your finances with negative feelings will interfere with your ability to create abundance," says Northrup. Instead of focusing on the fact that you can't afford a family vacation this year, pay attention to the seemingly simple things paying the bills has gotten you. Thanks to auto-paying the electric company, you've had lights for 30 days. When you write a check for your mortgage, you're reaffirming your goal of owning a home. Reframing your expenses puts you in a completely different mindset - one of positivity that makes you feel more ready and willing to take action to change your circumstances.
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The number of zeroes on your savings account statements aren't just a depiction of your financial future - they're a symbol of your self worth says Kate Northrup, author of the upcoming Money: A Love Story. Here, she lays out your plan for financial and emotional freedom. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 6 Steps to Change Your Relationship with Money
Constantly complaining about your weight? Comparing your hubby to his dad? Newsflash: He hates when you do this. Here are the phrases that drive him absolutely crazy, and to banish them from your vocabulary. Is that the sound of better communication? By Anne Roderique-Jones, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Phrases He Secretly Hates
"You're exactly like your father."
Sure, we love our parents, but no one wants to be compared to them - especially when it's not a compliment. Marriage and family therapist Carin Goldstein says that starting a conversation with this phrase comes off as critical, judgmental and possibly insulting to your partner. She suggests spinning it differently if you want him to actually hear you. "If he's passive aggressive and that's how his father acts, take the comparison out - it leaves you stuck in negativity." Instead, tackle the problem outright by saying something like, "It would really help me if you could be more direct about what you're talking about." The key is asking for a desired behavior, not heaping
Grinch-time came early last year: By early December, more than a quarter of American shoppers had already outspent their gift budget, according to a survey from America's Research Group. Nothing saps joy like credit card dread, so this year things have to be different--and they can be. We calculated that if you use all the rebates, tools, and strategies below, you could save over $500 on your season's celebration. Ho, ho, ho! Consider that our little gift to you. By Kate Ashford, REDBOOK.Read More »from 13 Ways to Spend Less Over the Holidays
Stalk a lower price.
Know exactly what you want to buy but aren't finding it at a cost you can live with? Visit google.com/alerts and, in quotes, enter the product's name followed by the minimum price and the maximum price you'll pay, separated by two periods. (It looks like this: "Sony Handycam HDR-CX190 $1..$250.") Hit "Create Alert." Now, if a price pops up on that item that's under $250, you'll get an email.
Fill your pantry in advance.
Beginning in late fall, bargains start appearing on
- What does every woman want for the holidays? Tons of compliments about what a talented baker she is! Even if you only turn your oven on once a year, these recipes will make you a Christmas cookie rock star. By Frank P. Melodia, REDBOOK.
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- It's holiday party season, so bling it on with the most gorgeous -- and flattering -- shimmery makeup. Read on for pro tips on how to wear it without overglowing. By Eleanor Langston, REDBOOK.
New breakthrough products and wise styling tricks give thinning hair bold volume and a healthy shine. By Ning Chao, REDBOOK.Read More »from Your Plan for Thicker, Healthier Hair
Getting a little skinnier sounds nice--except when it comes to hair, that is. But it's part of aging: Our hair follicles shrink due to hereditary factors and hormonal shifts, which cause strands to grow in thinner and more fragile. "These changes usually start around your 40s, but stress can bring them on earlier," says Alan J. Bauman, M.D., a board-certified hair restoration physician and founder of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, FL. If you've noticed your hair is getting finer, your timing is perfect: New treatments and smart strategies can fatten things up today and put the brakes on thinning in the long run.
First, know the signs.
"Most women initially spot finer strands around their hairline," says Fredric Brandt, M.D., a New York City and Miami dermatologist and host of the Ask Dr. Brandt adio show. Other typical signs of thinning: you have less
- It's special, thoughtful, and comes already wrapped! Just use our mini manual to make sure you choose the right perfume gift for every picky person. By Kayleigh Donahue, REDBOOK.
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- Redbook | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 26, 2012 10:13 AM ESTYou've got a stellar resumé and references up the wazoo, but when you head into a job interview, your appearance dictates how it will go. "It takes about 2.2 seconds to make a first impression, and what you're wearing is a huge non-verbal and often subconscious way of ensuring the interviewer thinks you are a great fit," says Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's Connection Director. She adds, "Speaking of fit, regardless of industry or what you wear, fit is the key to looking your best." By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Got a problem? Tea can fix it! Use this guide to find the best tea prescription for whatever's bugging you. By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Best Tea for Every Ailment
If your tummy is upset...sip peppermint. Peppermint relaxes the muscles responsible for stomach cramps, says Peggy Kotsopoulos, nutritionist and host of Peggy K's Kitchen Cures. And it may also help with gas and diarrhea.
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If you need to wake up...sip yerba maté. "Yerba maté has the highest caffeine content of any tea; it's comparable to a cup of coffee," she says. Yerba maté also contains substances that stimulate the nervous system, boosting alertness.
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If you have a sore throat...sip licorice root. "Licorice root soothes mucus membranes in the throat," she says, and it also has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce swelling and irritation.
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If you need to relax...sip chamomile. "Chamomile
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 26, 2012 10:11 AM EST
Gluten-free is world's biggest diet trend. But does it really work for weight loss? Here are the facts (and surprising benefits) you need to know. By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.
It used to be that a gluten-free diet was only recommended for those with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which exposure to gluten--a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye--can cause damage to the lining of the small intestine. But according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, this is only about 1 percent of Americans, so why is "g-free" now a $6.1 billion industry? Because a whole lot of people are deciding to avoid gluten based on hunches and hype. We got some info to eat by.
Where is gluten found, anyway?
Most obviously, it's in bread, pancakes, pasta, and crackers. But gluten is also used to add flavor and texture to a weird array of other foods, from salad dressings and ketchups to turkey sausage and soup mixes. Some experts think that this gluten glut may have hadRead More »from Your Questions About the Gluten-Free Trend, Answered