Avoid resentment in your marriage with these expert pointersBy Kerry Miller
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
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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
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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
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Between uses. To remove color (particularly important on brushes used to apply more than one shade, such as those meant for eyeshadow or lipstick), hold a damp facecloth or facial towelette in the palm of one hand and your brush in the other. Slowly swirl the bristles of the brush across the damp cloth until they are clear of makeup. Lay the brush on a clean paper towel to dry.
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Discover fun and practical things you can get for absolutely freeBy Stephanie Emma PfefferRead More »from 10 Things You Should Never Pay For
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Getting organized is as easy as following these ABC's (and D's) By Woman's Day StaffRead More »from The Best Places to Store Every Little Thing
What to Put Where
The key to a tidy home isn't putting stuff away-it's storing your belongings in the right places. Whether you use an item every day or once a month, clutter can be cut down just by knowing what you're most likely to use when. Keep reading to discover the time- and money-saving benefits pf dividing your stuff into categories A, B, C and D. Photo by Getty Images
You use these at least once a day, like your toothbrush. "So you want to have them in 'A spaces'-out on the counter, right there by the sink," Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter Diet, explains. An everyday watch, say, would go in a dish atop the dresser; your underwear should be in a top dresser drawer.
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They're still used a lot, but more like weekly (a mixing bowl, your workout clothes). "They should be inside cabinets, rather than on the counter, and higher up or lower down in shelves and drawers than A items."