See how one reader transformed her home's dated armoire into a cute, convertible workspaceBy Woman's Day Staff
Salt Lake City native Claudia Hanson loves to turn design inspiration into practical ideas for her home. So when she and her husband, Aaron, decided to carve a home office out of a corner of their living room, no boring desk would do. Instead, the stay-at-home mom and blogger (DeliciousSpaces.Blogspot.com) searched a local classifieds site and found a dowdy computer desk armoire for $40. Then, she spent less than $50 on paint and inexpensive extras to make it pretty-both open and closed. Get her tips for doing this yourself. Photo by Edmund Barr.
Dress Up Bargain Finds
Claudia painted blue stripes onto a set of white magazine holders (5 for $2 from a dollar store), and added bookplate labels (found at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts) to hanging letter holders.
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To make son Nolan happy, Claudia coated the inside of the doors with chalkboard paint (a simple $2 acrylic from a local craft shop) so
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Keep your kisser looking plump with these smart strategies and problem-solving picksBy Woman's Day StaffRead More »from How to Get Fuller Lips
The biggest cause of lip shrinkage is collagen loss. "It begins to break down in your 20s and speeds up in your mid-30s and beyond," says Dennis Gross, MD, dermatologist and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. Sun exposure and smoking further accelerate the process, but you can reverse it. Pick up tips from the pros on how to keep your lips looking luscious. Photo by Thinkstock
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To help stimulate collagen, apply products that contain peptides as well as ones that moisturize. "Your lips don't have oil glands and are prone to dryness, which highlights thin lips," explains Dr. Gross. Apply a lip balm made with vitamin E or shea butter to fight off dryness. Opt for one that also has SPF 15 or higher to limit sun damage and reapply throughout the day. Finish with a swipe of lipstick that's formulated with peptides.
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Discover what really runs through a man's head when your clothes come offBy Anne Roderique-JonesRead More »from 10 Things He Doesn’t Think when He Sees You Naked
It's easy to feel insecure in the buff-especially when there's that muffin top (where did that come from anyway?) and those pesky stretch marks you inherited with pregnancy. Even being married for a million years may not make you more confident about prancing around naked. But guess what? Your husband isn't thinking about those stretch marks or those extra pounds. "We're our own worst enemy regarding our flaws," says Rachel A. Sussman, author of The Breakup Bible. Read on to understand men's perception of their wives' bodies-and what isn't happening in his head when you undress. Photo by Thinkstock
1. "That C-section scar sure is nasty."
He doesn't care about any pregnancy "souvenirs." According to Sussman, men are much less observant of our perceived flaws than we think. In fact, "they wouldn't notice a C-section scar or stretch marks if we didn't bring them up." Her advice? Don't mention them! Men are turned on by confidence, so flaunt the parts
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Kids who don't use or wear protective equipment are obviously more at risk for sports injuries (a huge problem, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, with 3.5 million children sidelined due to injury each year). But failure to wear the right body armor isn't the only thing that could send your little athlete to the hospital. Keep clicking to discover seven other things that raise the odds of your child getting hurt playing sports. Photo by Thinkstock
1. Your child is a one-sport wonder.
With younger and younger kids becoming involved in team sports-soccer teams for three-year-olds and travel teams for seven-year-olds aren't uncommon-more who show early promise are being encouraged to perfect their skills by playing that single sport year round. But according to an ongoing study at Loyola University's Health System, kids who train more than 75% of the time in one sport have double the rate of injury, including serious stuff like spinal stress
dog on a surf boardBy Jenna McCarthy
Five years ago, at 49, Judy Fridono was doing what she felt she was born to do: train service dogs to help people with disabilities live independent lives. Photo by: Diane Edmonds
But as her first class of 10 golden retriever puppies neared 16 weeks of age, one of them, Ricochet, began to lose interest. "I struggled to get her back on track," Judy recalls. "I was frustrated because, from the very start, Ricochet had shown huge potential," she says. "She was brilliant. By 8 weeks she was turning on lights, opening doors and retrieving things"-skills that many service dogs don't learn until 14 months. "I knew she wasn't a typical dog. She had a certain presence, and a knack for this kind of work." The problem was, Ricochet just couldn't focus, and Judy didn't know how to help her.
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Find out whether you should stash cash in one of these accounts College isn't getting any cheaper, and you may feel it's at least partially on you to fund your child's higher education. Those 529 college savings plans, named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code and run by state organizations, sound like they're chock full of benefits, but is there a catch? Here, common misconceptions about 529 plans and the truth from financial experts. Photo by Thinkstock.
Myth: You can open a 529 account only through your home state's plan.
Truth: Actually, most states don't have residency requirements. "While there may be good reasons to stick with your own state's 529 plan (including tax benefits-keep reading), you're free to shop the dozens of others," says Joe Hurley, a 529 plan expert and founder of SavingforCollege.com. Your best move: Compare plans from several states. Choose one that includes investment options you like, such as low minimum contributions or an "age-based" selection that automatically adjusts your investment mix as
Learn the nuances of the game for a more enjoyable Super Bowl SundayBy Olivia Putnal
While Super Bowl parties are a lot of fun- great food, fun commercials and catching up with friends- the big game is still the most important part of the night. But what if your lack of knowledge makes it hard for you to enjoy the sport? You know the essentials, sure, but it's the small details that make football so exciting. From false starts to two-point conversions, make sure you're prepared for this year's Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers with these must-know football facts. Photo by Chabruken / Getty Images
Terms to Know
With so many different terms, it can be hard to keep track of what's going on in a football game. Here are a few of the most important terms to remember.
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Come the first Sunday in February, the question won't be whether or not you'll watch the Super Bowl. It's whether you'll be checking out the game, the commercials or the Beyonce's halftime performance. Whatever you choose, keep things lively by having some Super Bowl trivia at the ready. Drop a few of these stat bombs on your fellow fans, and we guarantee they'll be impressed. Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images.
Super-Size Your Appetite
Super Bowl Sunday is practically an unofficial national holiday, so it's no surprise that the day doubles as a food fest as well. Domino's expects that it will sell somewhere upward of 9 million slices of pizza, while the California Avocado Commission estimates that fans will consume 160 million avocados (most likely in the form of guacamole, of course). But it's not like game attendees will skimp on the smorgasbord, either: For example, during 2009's Super Bowl XLIII at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, 55,200 hot dogs were sold. That's
Learn how to avoid getting sick or hurt at home, at the gym and even in your car Read more: How to Stay Healthy - How to Avoid Getting Sick - Woman's Day By Jessica GirdwainRead More »from 10 Sneaky Health Threats and How to Avoid Them
You wear contacts daily, your iPad is practically glued to your lap and a little marmalade on your toast sounds like a sweet breakfast move, but these seemingly innocent everyday habits (to which you barely give a second thought) can affect your health in a big way. Luckily, little tweaks to these routines can keep you safe and well all year long. Here, 10 to try. Photo by Getty Images.
1. Use your contacts properly.
Popping 'em in isn't as foolproof as you think: 99% of contact wearers are making at least one mistake that could harm their eyesight, found a study in Optometry & Vision Science. One of the most common flubs? Showering with contacts. Water exposure can increase your risk of corneal infections, a rare condition that can lead to vision loss. To keep eyes in tip-top shape, don't swim, shower or sleep in lenses (which dries out and irritates eyes) and prevent infections by replacing lenses according to the instructions, using fresh contact