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wall photosBy Woman's Day Staff
Whether you're mixing family photos, using wall shelves or want a clean, symmetrical look, read on for three ways to display photographs on your home's walls. Photos by Lucas Allen; prop styling by Matthew Gleason
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STYLE 1: Eclectic Mix
Group related images "randomly" in frames with one unifying factor. These frames, in varying shapes and sizes, were all painted white. Arrange them from the center outward.
Tip # 1: FIND IMAGES THAT WORK TOGETHER
Start with more photos than you need, then pare them down to a visually pleasing group. "Theme and color are the easiest ways to create a cohesive grouping," says Lynn Fey-Duncan of Atlanta custom framer Larson-Juhl. Think all vacation photos, family portraits or black-and-white snaps. (Did you know that photo software can turn color digital photos into black-and-white ones?) Make sure the photos have a similar balance of color and intensity-one dark indoor shot will getRead More »from How to Create a Photo Wall
By Julie Silver, MD
Tap Into Your Healing Power
One of the most important components of healing is recognizing the powerful connection between your mind and your body. I know this from what I've seen in my medical practice and in the research. Studies show that stress and negative emotions can cause a physical reaction (ever get a headache when you're arguing with a friend?) that can slow your body's ability to heal. On the flip side, positive thinking and feelings can help you recover, whether it's from a sprained ankle, arthritis or cancer.
But it wasn't only my experience as a doctor that taught me this. I was also a patient. Nine years ago, in my 30s, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and I knew that I would need to pay close attention to and care for both my physical and psychological health. Of course, that wasn't always easy to do. There were days when I was incredibly discouraged and spent a lot of time feeling sad and stressed. But on most days, I made anRead More »from 6 Ways to Heal Your Inner Self
Grey-Haired WomanBy Woman's Day Staff
7 Years Younger
Over time, the thin skin on your neck loses elasticity- blame collagen-sapping sun damage and a natural loss of moisture that occurs as you age. This makes it more susceptible to wrinkles and the sagging effects of gravity, explains David Bank, MD, president of the New York State Society for Dermatology. Read on for three different strategies you can take to fight an aging neck. Photo credit: Keith Lathrop
The Dermatologist's Solution
"The easiest way to fight back is to slather the antiaging products you're probably already using on your face over your neck, too," says Dr. Bank. He also recommends following a daily skincare routine that includes washing with a gentle cleanser twice a day and using a moisturizer with SPF 30 in the morning and a hydrating cream at night. To boost collagen production and to fight free radicals, which age your skin, he suggests smoothing on a vitamin C-rich serum at least three times a week. Photo credit:Read More »from Don't Neglect Your Neck
- Woman s Day | Team Mom – Fri, May 11, 2012 5:44 PM EDT
olympic swimmer summer sandersBy Alexandra Gekas
In 1992, 19-year-old American swimmer Summer Sanders made quite the impression at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, where she won four medals, two of which were gold. Since then, she's become a sports and entertainment broadcaster, a wife and a mother to daughter Skye, 6, and son Spider, 4. Now she's a member of Kellogg's Team USA to promote starting each day with breakfast and connect Americans with Team USA Olympic athletes. In honor of Mother's Day and the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sanders spoke with us about how she encourages her children to be the best they can be, and how her own mother played such a huge role in her athletic success.
How do you keep your children healthy?
I lead by example. My kids know what sweat is. They've seen me come home from so many runs and asked, "What's on your skin? How did you get it?" And I tell them, "It's from exercise!" So now my son will come home from a bike ride, take off his helmet and say, "Look, Mom. I'mRead More »from Q&A: Olympic Gold Medalist (and Mom) Summer Sanders
woman trying on red dress in dressing roomBy Alina Dizik
Who hasn't bought clothes that end up hanging untouched in the closet? Even if the clothing fit well when you tried it on, some surprising factors may have led to your shopping regret. Deliberating your purchase in the dressing room rather than rushing to the cash register will help you "invest in long-lasting pieces that you'll pull out of your closet again and again," says Colin Megaro, a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist. What exactly should you consider? Do these eight things in the dressing room and you'll wind up with a wardrobe you love.
1. Read the care instructions.
Ask yourself: "Does the garment require special care-hand-wash or dry-clean only-and am I willing to follow these instructions?" advises Carol Davidson, founder of StyleWorks, an image consulting company in New York City. And don't forget to factor in the cost and hassle of dry-cleaning or hand-washing before you buy. Laundering a dry-clean-only shirt can cost $30 a year. If you stillRead More »from 8 Things to Do when You Try on Clothes
washing hairBy Amanda GreeneRead More »from 10 Things You Didn't Know About Shampoo
When it comes to shampooing your hair, it's as simple as lather, rinse, repeat. Or is it? By now we all know there's no need to repeat--the instruction is just a clever ploy to get consumers to use up the product more quickly. But that's not all. We talked to the pros for insider information on everything from how to keep color from fading to the right way to wash your hair. Read on to get the lowdown on what you need to know to start having a good hair day, every day. Photo by iStockPhoto
1. Shampoo is not the most important part of washing. You can buy the most expensive shampoo on the market, but if you aren't using it correctly you won't see results. "The massaging of the scalp and hair as well as the rinsing are the most important parts of washing your hair," says celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore. Curl expert Ouidad recommends using the cushions of your fingers to massage the scalp while you shampoo in order to get rid of the secretion of sebum (an oily, waxy
family portraitBy Brian UnderwoodRoom to Grow
Until the economy picks up, the too-small house that was Beth and Mike Hopkins's starter home will be their stay-put home. So Woman's Day sent designer Annie Selke to transform an unused basement into a playroom the whole family can spread out in. Photos by Annie Schlecter
"It's impossible not to feel excited when you come into the new space," says Beth, here with husband Mike, and twin sons Aiden (left) and Christopher (right).
Five years ago, Beth and Mike Hopkins were thrilled to find an affordable small house in Suffield, CT. "We were both born and raised in New England and loved the charm of the area," says Beth. "But the house was over 40 years old and had never been updated. Our plan was to put a lot of work into it and then trade up to something bigger." They wasted no time getting started: "We closed on the house the day before my wedding shower, and a few hours later, Mike and I had already started ripping up linoleum and guttingRead More »from Upgrade Your Starter Home
kids playing soccer
1. How to handle their emotions
If you've ever seen a tennis player hurl a racket-or a sports fan hurl an insult-you know athletics can be a hot-blooded pursuit. "Sports and competition generate intense emotion," says Joel H. Fish, PhD, director of the Center for Sports Psychology in Philadelphia and author of 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent. "Because that's part of the package, players learn to deal with their emotions."Read More »from 8 Life Lessons from the Field