10 Ways Your Home is Destroying Your Love LifeBy Kimberly Dawn Neumann
Home may be where the heart is, but it also can be a hookup hindrance. Turns out that what's under your bed, in your bathroom or filling your closet can actually affect your libido, as can dirt and smells. Check out the 10 most common obstacles to a satisfying home love life and expert tips to keep your nook nooky-friendly. Photo by Getty Images.
"It's the equivalent of bad breath, body odor and being a bad kisser," says organizing and lifestyle expert Dana Korey, founder of Away with Clutter. "If a space is messy, it may make a potential partner wonder what else is a mess in the resident's life." If you're already a couple and the bedroom is filled with unpaid bills, filthy clothes and half-completed projects, "your mind is screaming, 'Do laundry/pay bills/finish projects,'" says Korey. And if you can't relax, you can't get busy. So go through your stuff and decide what to toss and donate and where to store what you want to keep with this advice
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10 Ways Your Home is Destroying Your Love LifeBy Kimberly Dawn NeumannRead More »from 10 Ways Your Home is Destroying Your Love Life
- Woman s Day | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
A Must-Try Fall Spin on Pork Chops (Break Out the Apple Cider)By Woman's Day KitchenRead More »from A Must-Try Fall Spin on Pork Chops (Break Out the Apple Cider!)
Naturally sweet, pork chops are the perfect anchor for this delectable meal that includes two favorite fall ingredients - fresh apples and apple cider. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Marina Malchin.
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Cost Per Serving: $4.89
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary Fiber 5g
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• 4 crisp red apples, such as Gala or Braeburn, cored and cut into 3/4-inch-thick wedges
• 1/4 cup(s) fresh sage leaves
• 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
• 4 bone-in pork chops, each about 1 inch thick
• Kosher salt
• 3/4 cup(s) hard cider or dry white wine
• 1 teaspoon(s) grated fresh ginger
• 1 bunch(es) spinach, thick stems discarded
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How to Find Your Dream Job Later in LifeBy Nina MalkinRead More »from How to Find Your Dream Job Later in Life
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" As a kid, you probably answered, "ballerina, astronaut, first female president!" Then you grew up, and the need to care for your family and earn a living set you on a different path, one that's satisfying in its own way. But if your childhood dream still has a place in your heart, there are ways to make it happen. The women here are doing what they love-and you can't buy that kind of happiness. Photos by: David A. Land; hair & makeup by Stephanie Harrison and Katie Cotton for Zenobia Agency; center photo courtesy of Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo
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'I'm singing my heart out'
Shai Littlejohn, 38
Both of Shai's parents were attorneys and expected her to follow suit. So she went to law school, got a job at a prestigious firm in Washington, DC, and worked as a lawyer for a decade. But her heart was never in it. "I had a big salary but no personal satisfaction," she says.
10 Foods That Fight CelluliteBy Noelia Trujillo
You know what cellulite looks like--cottage cheese, anyone?--but you may not know what it is exactly. As fat cells accumulate and expand beneath skin, they push against tissue, causing an uneven appearance "commonly found on the hips, thighs, buttocks and back of arms," says osteopathic physician Robert A. Kominiarek, DO. But you don't need to stay inside during swimsuit season or avoid clingy clothing. Adding the right foods and drinks to your diet can reduce cellulite. Munch your way to a smoother-looking body with these nutritious picks. Photo by Getty Images.
Reel in a serving of this healthy catch. It's rich in antioxidants, which break down fat cells in cellulite, says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. The omega-3 fatty acids also in salmon "reduce appetite and low-level inflammation and repair and strengthen skin tissue and fibers," says Lori L. Shemek, PhD, aRead More »from 10 Foods that Fight Cellulite
- Woman s Day | Love + Sex – Fri, Sep 20, 2013 11:42 AM EDT
The Smart Wife's Guide to Surviving Football SeasonBy Rachel Rabkin PeachmanRead More »from The Smart Wife's Guide to Surviving Football Season
For their 40th anniversary, my parents drove from Michigan and my brother's family and mine drove from New Jersey to celebrate in the upstate New York college town where Mom and Dad met. Representing three generations, we strolled the campus's rolling valleys, visited the waterfall where my parents first kissed and enjoyed family bonding at its finest.
But we had to cut the trip short…for the New York Jets.
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You see, there are three of us in my marriage: my husband, me and the Jets. Since their summer training camp is near my parents' alma mater, my superfan husband deemed it essential that we ditch my family for a football scrimmage. I wish I could say it was the only time the Jets had intercepted our plans.
Russ was always upfront about his commitment to his team, which involves watching Jets games religiously, checking their online message boards compulsively and maintaining a somewhat delusional
- woman wearing heelsBy Alina Dizik
Shoes that feel as cozy as slippers in the store can become just the opposite after an evening out or a couple weeks of wear. And few stores allow customers to return worn shoes. The shoe's material and construction could be the problem, or it could be fit. "Sizes in even the most expensive shoes don't accommodate individual lengths and widths of feet," says Linda O'Keefe, author of Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers and More. Rather than burying the pair in the back of your closet, check out these 10 fixes for the most common is shoes. Photo by Getty Images
1. Too Tight Straps
While many leather straps stretch with wear, you can shorten the breaking-in process with water. H2O can gently stretch leather, molding it to the shape of your foot, says Meghan Cleary, author of Shoe Are You? Before you wear shoes out the first time, spritz them with "a light spray of plain water," she says. "Wear them around until dry."Read More »from The 10 Most Annoying Shoe Problems--Solved!
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- Woman s Day | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
By Woman's Day KitchenRead More »from The Ultimate Butternut Squash Soup Recipe (You Can Use Your Slow Cooker!)
Warm up on a blustery day for under $1 with this low-calorie soup. And since you can use your slow cooker, you won't be slaving over a stove to get it ready. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Marina Malchin
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Cost Per Serving: $0.93
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 7 hr 20 min
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Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary Fiber 6g
• 1 medium (about 3 pounds) butternut squash
• 6 sprig(s) fresh thyme
• 4 sprig(s) fresh sage
• 2 tablespoon(s) small sage leaves
• 1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
• Kosher salt
• 1 large onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
• 2 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
• 1 stalk(s) celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
• 1 teaspoon(s) olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon(s)
woman washing faceBy Meghan RabbittRead More »from 9 Beauty Ingredients Proven to Make You Prettier
Don't be so sure the mix in that pricey moisturizer will work magic on your complexion. "There are products on the market that do squat for your skin," says Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, a dermatologist in Washington, DC, and co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. "But there are plenty that contain ingredients that are proven to be effective." Here's what to look for on skincare labels, as well as products that are packed with these research-backed ingredients. While you shouldn't use all these every day, your dermatologist can tell you which ones to add to your daily routine. Photo by Getty Images
1. Hyaluronic Acid This uber-moisturizer is kind of like Botox-minus the needle. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in skin, but it diminishes over time. The result? Dryness and wrinkles, says Dr. Tanzi. Moisturizers with this ingredient not only hydrate the skin but also fill in wrinkles. And they're almost always lightweight enough to use on all
mother and baby chatting on a video callBy Noelia TrujilloRead More »from Marriage-Saving Lessons Every Couple Must Know
Whether or not you're one of the 3.5 million married American couples who live apart for reasons other than impending divorce, your relationship can benefit from the wisdom of husbands and wives who don't share a home. After all, they have to get creative with how they maintain their bond and budget their time. Check out the top 10 tips for a happy marriage from five real long-distance sets of spouses. Photo by Getty Images
1. Make a "reasons why" list for tough decisions.
Jacey Eckhart from Herndon, VA, says she complained often during the first few months her husband, Brad Skillman, a naval officer, was living about three hours away in Norfolk, VA, while in port. To regain perspective, she listed all the reasons they chose to live separately-their child's education, her heavy work travel schedule, so her husband could better prepare for his upcoming deployment and more. "Whenever we got tired of living apart, we reread the list and remembered that sometimes
- Woman s Day | Shine Food – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 2:49 PM EDT
By The Casserole QueensRead More »from Score a Touchdown on Game Day with This Chili 'Pie'
Bagged snacks may be sports-watching staples, but they're not nearly as flavorful (or filling) as this Not-from-Texas Chili Pie. With ground beef, chili powder and yes, corn chips, this satisfying meal is a winner.
Prep Time: 25 min
Total Time: 30 min
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Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrate 25g
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• 2 pound(s) (85-percent lean) ground beef
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 2 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
• 2 tablespoon(s) chili powder
• 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
• Black pepper
• 1 can(s) (28-ounce) diced tomatoes
• 1 can(s) (8-ounce) tomato sauce
• 1 cup(s) low-sodium beef broth
• 1/2 teaspoon(s) Tabasco sauce
• 1 can(s) (15 1/2-ounce) kidney beans, rinsed
• 1 can(s) (4-ounce) diced green chiles, drained
• 3 cup(s) corn