By Linda MelLearn how to speed up your metabolism and lose more weight.one, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Hurry It Up!
You know the drill: Eat less and exercise more to lose weight. But when the scale seems stuck a few pounds away from your goal weight, your metabolism may need a boost. Little lifestyle tweaks (like not dieting!) may be the ticket. Here are simple suggestions to jumpstart calorie burning from the latest studies and top experts. Photo by Thinkstock.
1. Keep daily calories above 1,200.
It sounds counterintuitive, but eating fewer than 1,200 calories a day can actually slow weight loss, says Keri Gans, RD, a nutrition consultant in New York City and author of The Small Change Diet. "When you eat much less than your body needs, it may go into starvation mode and store fat," says Gans. A 5'5" woman who's moderately active needs approximately 1,400 to 1,700 calories per day, says Gans. And those calories should come from a variety of nutrients consisting of high-fiber carbohydrates (100% whole
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Think outside the litter box and get the scoop on these uncommon companions.By Woman's Day Staff
Sure, dogs and cats are adorable, but if your family yearns for a different kind of critter, they're in luck. The four that follow are just as loveable as their more common counterparts and surprisingly low-maintenance to boot. Read on to see your other pet possibilities and learn what it takes to care for them. Photo by Shutterstock.
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Setup cost: $300
Annual cost: $500
Lifespan: Up to 10 years
These incredibly soft rodents are nocturnal and have a lot of energy, so a large multitiered habitat (placed out of direct sunlight) is ideal. Chinchillas should not be exposed to temperatures over 80°F. They rarely need baths, yet have little to no odor. You can train them to do simple tricks, like giving you a quick kiss in exchange for a treat.
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Cost to buy: $30
Setup cost: $100-$150
Annual cost: $260
Check out surprising statistics that could improve your own bedroom behaviorBy Marlisse CepedaRead More »from 9 New Sex Findings You Won't Believe
You know sex feels good and is good for you. But researchers recently tackled some of the things you may not know-like how money affects intimacy-and may think you know-like how many calories doing the deed actually burns. Click through for the sexy scoop on the nine most interesting studies-and their shocking results. After all, the more you know about sex, the more you might get it! Photo by Getty Images
1. The higher a woman's desire for sex, the higher her standards for potential partners.
You'd think the more someone craves sex, the more willing that single would be to settle. Not so with women. According to the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, as a lady's longing for a one-night stand heightens, she becomes more discerning, seeking out only the most physically attractive men. Guys, on the other hand, consider all women as potential partners, regardless of beauty. That's because men just want sex, so they take whatever they can get.
Avoid resentment in your marriage with these expert pointersBy Kerry MillerRead More »from The 10 Biggest Reasons Men Resent Their Wives
Despite the picture-perfect impressions we get from upbeat Facebook posts or boastful holiday letters, even the healthiest marriages aren't 100% free of conflict. At some point, virtually everyone feels wronged by a romantic partner. Bob Navarra, PsyD, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), says that those feelings aren't what throw a marriage off course-it's how couples handle them. "While it may be frustrating that the toothpaste cap was left off, happy couples talk about these small things," he says. But when those emotions are swept under the rug, a more toxic variety of negativity begins to fester: resentment. Here, marriage experts share some of the most common reasons husbands resent their wives and how to protect your relationship. Photo by Getty Images.
1. Not fighting fair.
Happy couples don't necessarily fight less, Dr. Navarra says; they just fight better, by "describing their own feelings and needs rather than labeling their
- Woman s Day | Shine Food – Fri, Mar 29, 2013 11:45 AM EDT
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Just in time for April Fool's Day, see creative confections that look like anything but.
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Get inspired by Amy Pankratz, who makes personalized capes to help seriously ill childrenBy Nina Malkin
In 2009, Amy Pankratz spent a few nights in the hospital with her daughter, Isabella, then 4 (now 8, with twins Sterne (left) and Lincoln, 6), who was dehydrated from a bad flu. Because the facility was full, Amy recalls, the only available room was in the pediatric oncology unit. "Lying in bed beside Isabella, I could hear the cries of children in pain," says the mom of three from Sioux Falls, SD. "It completely broke my heart."Read More »from Turning Sick Kids into Superheroes
When Isabella was no longer contagious and could leave her room, she donned her prized possession-a "superhero princess cape" Amy had sewn for her-and flitted into the hallway. The sparkly pink garment was an instant hit with the other young patients who were walking around the nurses' station for exercise. "Before I knew it, the IV poles were going faster and faster, and all the kids were taking turns wearing the cape, giggling and zooming around," Amy says. "It occurred to me that these were some of the same children I had heard crying
Save money and hassle by making common electronics repairs at homeBy Sarah Aires
There's no feeling quite like the horror that ensues when you drop your iPad in a sink full of water, or your phone flies off a table screen-first onto a hardwood floor. But are you destined to spend hundreds on repairing or replacing the device? Fortunately, no. There are plenty of ways to solve common technology blunders cheaply and easily. Check out what to do when there's an issue with your digital camera, eReader and more-and the two fixes you shouldn't try at home. Photo by Thinkstock
The Problem: "My camera won't turn on."Read More »from Simple Solutions to 10 Tech Emergencies
The Fix: This common camera conundrum is easily fixable, says Chris MacAskill, co-founder and president of SmugMug, an online photo sharing and storage site. "It's likely a battery issue. Make sure it's charged and properly inserted and the battery door is closed. Many cameras design the battery and compartment to allow the battery to be inserted only in the correct way, but check the alignment anyway."
Keep your locks looking luscious at any age with these must-try tips Read more: Healthy Hair Tips - How to Keep Your Hair Healthy - Woman's Day By Woman's Day Staff
The trick to maintaining healthy hair as you age could be as simple as switching your shampoo. Keep reading for smart solutions and expert tips to keep your tresses gorgeous-and take years off your face. Photo by Thinkstock
It's normal to shed up to 150 strands of hair a day. But over time you produce less hair and the diameter of the shaft thins as growth slows, explains Dr. Jeni Thomas, principal scientist for P&G Beauty. Instead of thickening products that just bind fibers together, look for something that contains caffeine or panthenol to actually increase the diameter of hair.
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Straight hair can suddenly turn wavy or vice versa once you're well into adulthood. "Texture changes are the result of genetics, hormone fluctuations or the environment and can be different for everyone," explains Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy dermatologist Francesca Fusco, MD.
What better way to welcome guests than with a seasonal, easy-to-make door decoration? With fun add-ons and pretty patterns, one basic wreath form can turn into a slew of crafty possibilities. Click through for full instructions and tips for making three beautiful wreaths. For all three wreaths, carefully use a serrated bread knife to slightly round off both the inside and the outside edges of the front side of the Styrofoam form.
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Saying Goodbye to Buddy
At 6 A.M., I wake up my husband, Bill, and say, "I just can't do this to him anymore. It's time." Photo by Beth Levine
I've been up all night with our ancient beagle, Buddy, who is deaf and nearly blind. For the last 14 years Buddy has slept in our bed, but recently, to avoid his falling off, we've taken turns with him on a mattress on the floor. Last night, I watched as he restlessly circled, lost control of his back legs, fell, then tried painfully to get up to circle some more. Our Buddy used to climb all the way into the dishwasher to lick the dirty plates; now he turns up his nose at fresh grilled salmon and homemade meatballs. This morning, as I cradled him to calm him down, I looked into his face. I don't know how else to say it except that all of his wonderful "Buddy-ness" appears to have left him.
Bill and I don't know what's wrong, though the vet is guessing a brain tumor. To find out, Buddy would need to have an MRI