From the best time to have non-urgent surgery to what you should and shouldn't eat and drink, these new scientific findings suggest it may be time to tweak your routine. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
Your BMI should be between 18.5 and 25
It turns out that carrying too little weight may be worse for you than packing too much. That's not to say we should eat chocolate cake daily - sorry! - but a new report suggests that those whose 25-to-30 BMI ranked them as overweight had the lowest risk of dying. Mildly obese people, with BMIs between 30 and 34.9, had no higher chance of death than those with BMIs that fell in the normal range. In turn, experts suggested that the definition of normal BMI - 18.5 to 25 - should be revised to exclude the lowest weights. The findings strongly suggest that other factors such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels must also be considered when it comes to assessing one's health, so be sure your keeping watch on your overall wellness.
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You schedule time with your husband, kids, and friends, but sometimes you need to pencil in a little me-time, too. Make it fun with these solo adventures. By Gena KaufmanRead More »from Take Yourself Out! 10 Super-Fun Solo Date Ideas
Finally complete a Pinterest project
If you're a typical pinner, you probably spend hours saving images of beautifully prepared vegetables and DIY furniture makeover projects, but never seem to have the time to actually test out one of the ideas. Instead of you taking yourself out, send your husband off with the kids, gather your art materials or cake frosting tools, and have a crafternoon. Then, enjoy the fruits of your labor by munching on a few of those homemade salted caramels, or hanging all your necklaces on your new picture frame-turned-jewelry organizer.
Tap into your inner techie
Does your toddler know how to work the iPad mini you received for Christmas better than you do? The Apple store offers free workshops that can teach you how to do anything better on your gadgets - take photos, make movies, run your
These 15 fashionable leading ladies were a large part of what kept us tuning in. Watch the memories flood back with these reminders of the hot looks of their eras. By Julia Malacoff, REDBOOK.
It doesn't necessarily take a whole lot of effort to get your guy going. Nine men spill the the things you do that drive them wild - without even knowing it. By Gena Kaufman, REDBOOK.Read More »from The 9 Sexiest Things You Do Without Trying
1. When you play dress up
"Like most guys, I'm not that into shopping but it's well worth enduring it for a few hours when I watch my wife try on clothes. She will play with the top, cock her head to the side and bend one knee. It's the sexiest look I've ever seen. Luckily for the store employees, I maintain dressing room decorum. But barely." - Steven L., 34
2. When you give him a challenge
"I find it oddly stimulating when my wife brags about finding a big sale on something. We have a fun ongoing challenge between us to see who can score the best deal, and it's hot when she outdoes me. And underneath the silly game of it, I know that when we're saving money, we can put it towards our next travel adventure. Thinking of that makes me want her even more." - Michael Y., 31
By Lauren Le Vine. REDBOOK.Read More »from AMC to Jon Hamm: No More Going Commando
It sounds like Jon Hamm's talent may be getting too big for AMC.
As everyone waits with baited breath for the season six premiere of Mad Men (April 7!), some interesting news filtered out from the set. According to the New York Daily News, AMC had to ask Hamm to don (pun intended) underwear because "This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination." The source went on to reveal that "Jon's impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear." The AMC insider even revealed that the network had to do some Photoshopping in seasons one and two to cover up Hamm's distracting bulge.
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Whether or not this rumor is true, the Internet already has a well-documented relationship with Jon Hamm's, um, allergy to underwear. A few years ago, someone managed to pull his or eyes eyes away from Hamm's handsome face for long enough to notice that
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By Sarah Smith, REDBOOK.Read More »from Are We All Just Trying to Live Facebook-Worthy Lives?
All this "lean in," "lean back" business: It's a smoke screen. It seems like it's a discussion about women's choices, but it's really about Facebook, and not just because Sheryl Sandberg works there.
Why? Because we're all comparing ourselves to each other more than ever, and there doesn't seem to be a way to live a Facebook-worthy life, in a Pinterest-worthy home without a ton of money or somebody at home, documenting the adorableness and coordinating the towels. But let's be real: Most of us are just glad when there's a clean towel.
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Whether women get what they deserve at work, and the complex emotions that come with deciding whether to stay at home to raise kids: These are worthwhile things for us all to think about - when we have a spare five minutes between reading a bedtime story and cleaning up the kitchen. But we'll all make our own decisions, based on who we are, how much money we have, and what our family
Three readers came to us with air-dried hair and a request: Improve my ponytail! The results will revolutionize your everyday hairstyle (not to mention your morning). By Kayleigh Donahue, REDBOOK.
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See red - on your plate
Red foods, like watermelon, berries, and tomatoes, are superfoods in the fight against aging, says Morgan Hill, CA, nutritionist Robin Kaye. "Tomatoes and watermelon contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties." Berries are also antioxidant-rich anti-inflammatories, meaning the sweet fruits can help keep your brain healthy by fighting against age-related mental decline.
Take a YouTube break
Whether you dig SNL skits or prefer watching baby sloths scamper around, dozens of studies prove that laughter reduces stress, which makes you feel light-years younger in the moment - even if you'll be back to squinting at spreadsheets in a few minutes.
That pout certain starlets produce on