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Sometimes the best feel-better formula is right under your nose-or in your own kitchen or pantry. Check out these expert suggestions for easy (and affordable!) health fixes that don't require a trip to the pharmacy.
A good night's sleep alone won't do the trick. Read on for four ways to beat dark circles under your eyes-and send your bags packing while you're at it. Photo by Getty Images
The Home Remedy
Save the cukes for your salad and reach for green tea bags instead. "Dark circles are pooled blood in the vessels under your eyes," explains Karyn Grossman, MD, a Los Angeles-based dermatologist. Tea's caffeine shrinks the vessels so they're less noticeable; the antioxidants reduce inflammation and puffiness (a.k.a. bags). Steep two green tea bags for five minutes, let cool, then place over eyes for 15 minutes. Repeat once a week.
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The Medical Solution
The go-to procedure most dermatologists use to correct dark circles is IPL, or intense pulsed light, says Dr. Grossman. During the procedure, short pulses of light are administered to the undereye area to vaporize visible blood vessels.Read More »from Get Rid of Undereye Circles
When it comes to your health, some missteps are OK to make from time to time. In fact, many of these so-called mistakes, such as downing coffee and forgetting to take your vitamins, can actually help you improve your health, feel better faster and boost your mood. Learn the nine "bad" habits you should keep and how to make them work for you.
You drink a huge cup of coffee in the morning... and pour yourself a refill (or two)
WHY IT'S NOT SO BAD
A couple of cups of joe may perk you up in more ways than you think. Coffee gets a bad rap because of the caffeine, but it may actually help regulate your mood. A recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine showed that women who drank two to three cups of coffee daily had a 15% lower risk of depression. Photo by iStock
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Ever wonder what your husband's friends really think of you-and your marriage? You may be surprised to learn that your joking eye rolls at your spouse's corny jokes make his friends feel bad for him-or heartened to find out that his closest pals want to see you more. "People outside your marriage can often see blind spots we can't see," says Julie Hanks, LCSW, BCD, director of Wasatch Family Therapy , which has multiple locations in Utah. We asked men to share their thoughts on their buds' wives. Read on to see if you recognize yourself in any of the below, and discover how you can benefit from these guys' feedback. Photo by: Thinkstock
"We think you're judging us."
Scott* is convinced that his oldest friend's wife is a snob. "Whenever we tell stories from years ago, she rolls her eyes as if to say we're pathetic for living in the past." Even if you never say a thing about your husband's and his pals' antics, your eye-rolling can send the message thatRead More »from 10 Things Your Husband’s Friends Won’t Tell You
For five years, Jennifer Rathbone's world has revolved around her daughter's life-threatening illness. Woman's Day thought she could use a refuge at the end of the day, so we sent designer Annie Selke to turn her bedroom into one. Photo Credit: Annie Schlechter
Jennifer Rathbone had redone her three children's rooms once or twice as they grew, but the bedroom she and her husband, John, share--a slightly claustrophobic attic space full of odd angles--remained untouched. Thing is, she'd been a little busy, especially since the summer of 2006, when the Schenectady, NY, couple's 1-year-old, Ila, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of pediatric cancer called neuroblastoma. Since then, through remission and relapse, Jennifer has spent her days shuttling Ila from one doctor or hospital to another. "I've basically been Ila's nurse," she says, and that inspired her to go to nursing school "so I could help other sick kids." Though the Rathbones continue to
By Woman's Day Kitchen
When friends and family fly their coops and head to yours for Easter dinner, treat them to this mouth-watering spread of festive dishes - from Cheddar and Chive Buttermilk Biscuits and Red Currant-Glazed Ham.
Butter Lettuce Salad
Red Currant-Glazed Ham
Cheddar and Chive Buttermilk Biscuits
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Disinfect a Garbage Can in 3 Minutes:
1. Take the can outside, lay it on its side and spray it with a hose. The spray will do a lot of the work for you.
2. In the bottom, make a mixture of around 5 inches of water and either bleach or Lysol, following the instructions on the bottle.
3. Dip in a toilet brush and scrub the inside of the can.
4. Dump the dirty water down a household drain (not into the street sewer or yard-chemicals!).
5. Leave the can upright outside to air-dry.
6. Sprinkle in a bit of baking soda, or for cans that tend to get smelly, a layer of activated charcoal.Read More »from Time-Saving Spring Cleaning Tips
broken piggy bank with loose change
By Kate Ashford
Some habits are good for you-flossing, exercise, getting eight hours of sleep. (Oh, if only.) And doing the same thing over and over again can feel comfortable, and even safe. But when habits sabotage your financial health, it's time to turn off the autopilot and start making active, careful decisions about your money and your life. Below, experts point out 10 patterns that will wreak havoc with your bottom line-and offer tips for turning over a new financial leaf. Photo by: Thinkstock
Contributing too little to your 401(k).
If you're putting only 3 or 4% into your company 401(k), you're behind. "Ten percent is the minimum for anyone in any situation," says Claire Emory, a financial planner in Arlington, VA. "But funding retirement is even more critical for women because they spend fewer years in the workforce, have longer life spans and earn less than men," says Emory. If you can't swing 10%, at least set aside enough to get the full employer match,Read More »from 10 Bad Money Habits and How to Break Them