Have better orgasms, make love for longer and more with some smart schedulingBy Jane Bianchi
Timing is important for, say, landing a dream job or catching a sale. But here's some intimate info: It's also crucial when it comes to sex! You've probably heard that the ideal time of the month to get pregnant is when you're ovulating (usually in the middle of your menstrual cycle, between day 11 and 21, depending on the person), but you may not realize that certain times of the day, month and year are best for other sexual goals. For a more satisfying sex life, here's when to get busy if you…
1. …want an amazing orgasm.
This may sound counterintuitive, but the day you're most likely to experience a mind-bending orgasm is actually the day before you get your period, according to Laurie Watson, a sex therapist and couples counselor in Raleigh, NC, and author of Wanting Sex Again. "When blood accumulation makes your uterus heavy, contractions are more perceptible during orgasm, and your labial and clitoral tissue tends to be more sensitive when you retain fluids,"
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Have better orgasms, make love for longer and more with some smart schedulingBy Jane BianchiRead More »from The 9 Best Times to Have Sex
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Discover random foods and other items that are hot commodities overseasBy Noelia TrujilloRead More »from 10 Things You Didn't Know Other Countries Get from the U.S
America is more than just the land of the free and the home of the brave. To nations around the world, it's a source of essentials that only a country with rich soil, a temperate climate and mighty manufacturers can provide. Read on to learn which of the Land of Liberty's items are most wanted abroad. Photo by Thinkstock
1. Sunflower Seeds to Spain
The cheery yellow blossoms are native to North America. North Dakota, with its cool soil, consistent sunshine and ample planting acreage, leads the world in the flower's production. While the Spanish government encourages sunflower growth, the country's droughts result in an insufficient supply of the crop. Spaniards use the imported sunflower kernels and seeds as roasted and salted snacks, in bread and in sweets.
2. Pet Food to Canada
After American James Spratt created the world's first dog treat in the 19 th century, the U.S. has been churning out puppy chow and topping the global charts on pet food production. In
Follow these real women's lead to transform your life for the betterBy Nina MalkinRead More »from 4 Little Changes to a Happier You
The power to change is in your hands. These four women made one simple shift in how they approach challenges and are now happier and healthier. Try their ideas to improve your life. Photo by Coral Von Zumwalt; hair and makeup by Kay Matthews with Zenobia Agency; courtesy of Elton Anderson
'I learned to say no.'
Carol Frazey, 43, Bellingham, WA
Until two years ago, Carol, a fitness and nutrition counselor, was the ultimate yes woman, spending more time than she could afford helping at her kids' school and running races with a group of girlfriends. But when she hit 40, she realized that she often felt stressed and distracted, with too little time for herself or her family. "So I declared 2011 the year of saying no, and began turning down any invitation that wasn't meaningful or didn't make my heart flicker," she says.
It wasn't easy for Carol, who was concerned she wouldn't be liked if she said no. "Disappointing people was difficult, especially for social events-I
- Woman s Day | Healthy Living – Tue, Jun 18, 2013 12:47 PM EDT
By Joy Bauer, RDRead More »from 12 Healthiest Gorcery Store Finds to Always Have in Your Kitchen
A healthy diet starts with a healthy kitchen. But how can you tell which supermarket selections are best for your body? Approved by nutrition expert Joy Bauer, RD, these snacks, drinks and more are tops for taste and your health.
Nuts are an ideal snack since they're full of protein, fiber and "good" fats, and these packs are perfect portion control.
Blue Diamond 100-Calorie Almond Packs, $23.67 for a 6-pack; Amazon.com
Soup for the Soul
Kids and adults alike will love this healthier bowl of noodles.
Campbell's Select Harvest Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta, $32.55 for a 12-pack; Amazon.com
Related: Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.
Pair this sweet tea with a baked apple or 1 sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon.
Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice, $3.99 for 20 tea bags, Amazon.com
You can eat these delicious mango chunks right out of the bag or mash them in a bowl for a homemade version of
Kickstart your motivation to get healthy for life.By Woman's Day Staff
When it comes to weight loss, Dr. Oz has seen it all. Since launching The Dr. Oz Show in 2009, he's met and featured hundreds of people who have lost more than 100 pounds just by changing their habits. The secret he's learned from those who have succeeded long-term is to set yourself up to stay motivated. "Once people start to lose weight, they feel good and they're excited to keep going. But that fades. To combat this, build in some easy lifestyle changes that will keep you focused on your health. Eventually, those changes become permanent," he says. In other words, automate your lifestyle. Here, Dr. Oz helps you tackle the most common weight loss hurdles that squelch motivation so you can drop-and keep off-5, 10, 25 pounds or more! Photo by Brian Doben; hair by Anne Sampogna; makeup by Linda Melo; prop styling by Joe Maer; T-shirt by Hanes Cool Dri Tagless Available at Hanes.com
No ideas for breakfast?
DR. OZ SAYS: Eat the same foods every A.M.
A recent studyRead More »from Dr. Oz’s Top 6 Weight Loss Secrets
- Woman s Day | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 12:48 PM EDT
Discover which bachelorhood benefits married men wish their wives could provideBy Deborah SkolnikRead More »from 10 Surprising Things Husbands Miss About Being Single
We all know your husband came out ahead when he married you. But- and don't take this personally!- husbands often feel they've given up some things once they've tied the knot, and we're not talking about sleeping with different women. Since he won't tell you what these are, our experts shared 10 things your guy's secretly pining for, and how to give him more of what he wants without making yourself crazy. Photo by Getty Images
1. Not explaining every purchase.
Your husband just won a vintage Kiss doll on eBay. For $200. Do you say "Congratulations" or "I thought we were saving for a vacation"? "Indulge your husband's material desires sometimes, or else he doesn't feel respected," says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a psychologist and author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. Of course, budget-busting purchases or hobbies shouldn't be the norm. But even then, don't reprimand him. "Instead, say, 'I want you to enjoy golfing. Can we find a way you can
Learn how to read between the lines when researching products and services onlineBy Alina DizikRead More »from How to Spot Unreliable Online Reviews
You know to check reviews before you buy something, visit somewhere or hire someone, but don't believe everything you read. About 30% of online reviews for services, goods and establishments are inauthentic, says Bing Liu, a professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago who researches online reviews' credibility. Biased or completely fabricated reviews can come from business owners and their competitors, as well as people who get paid to write glowing endorsements. As a general rule, trust reviews that seem earnest, but not overly complimentary, and purchase items or services that have been reviewed many times by different-sounding people (reviews should vary in sentence and overall length and use different words). And watch out for these ruses in the following nine types of reviews. Photo by Getty Images
1. Beauty Products
Many beauty brands pay reviewers to bury negative reviews by posting more recent positive ones, explains Robert Cole, founder of
Keep your cupboard well-stocked with these must-have foodsBy Yasmin SabirRead More »from The Top 10 Things You Need in Your Pantry
Fill up the pantry with these staples (plus oil) and you'll always have delicious meals, like these easy dinners, at your fingertips. Photo by Getty Images
This versatile side dish can be jazzed up by cooking in chicken broth instead of water or adding frozen vegetables five minutes before it's done.
Keep both long and short pasta on hand. Long is better for "saucier" pasta sauces while short works best with chunky sauces.
3. Canned Beans
Chickpeas and white, black and kidney beans are an easy way to add protein to a variety of dishes.
4. Canned Tomatoes
Whole and diced are equally useful, while the varieties with added chiles are a quick way to add flavor.
Related: Discover foods that keep you full longer.
Flavorful meals are simple with a well-stocked spice cabinet. Along with salt and pepper, keep cumin, paprika, oregano, cinnamon, chili powder and Cajun seasoning on hand.
6. Garlic and Onions
Follow these simple solutions for common warm-weather mishapsBy Woman's Day StaffRead More »from The 5 Biggest Summer Beauty Problems - Solved
1. Your makeup feels like it's melting the minute you step outside.
THE FIX Makeup is made to rinse off with the help of water, so it's not surprising that the rise in humidity can cause it to slide away. To prevent this, sweep on a translucent setting powder over your foundation. It combats slick skin without depositing color. Try it on your eyelids, too, to keep eyeshadow in place and mascara from smudging. Photo by Keith Lathrop
Try: e.l.f. Translucent Matifying Powder, $3; Amazon.com
Related: Discover 75 timeless beauty tips.
2. Your legs and underarms get red and bumpy after shaving.
THE FIX Skin may seem flat, but it peaks around hair follicles and dips into valleys between them. When you shave, the razor can irritate this slightly uneven skin. To help your razor glide more easily, coat legs with shaving cream or conditioner (avoid soap, which can be drying). Pressing the razor down against skin can also cause redness. Use a lighter touch-the
Find out which suggestive moves he doesn't find attractiveBy Noelia TrujilloRead More »from 10 Sexy Tricks that Actually Turn Men Off
Tantalizing texts and revealing outfits may drive guys wild in movies and books, but in real life? "Men are never satisfied by women who try to keep their attention by wearing sexy clothes and spending a lot of time in the mirror," for instance, says Cammi Balleck, PhD, author of Happy, the New Sexy. Even subtle signals you'd expect him to find sexy can lower his libido. Read to discover 10 gimmicks that just don't get him going, and how to transform them into effective turn-ons. Photo by Thinkstock
1. Wearing a Lot of Makeup
Men like women who look polished and presentable. It's the Marilyn Monroe lips paired with smoky eyes and layers of foundation that may have your guy asking, "Where are you under there?" Simply put, "men like natural," says Dr. Balleck. "Good taste will attract men, and exaggeration will turn them away." Less is more here, so try enhancing your look with these makeup-free ideas.
2. Scheduling Sex
Suggestive texts can get your partner's heart