Blog Posts by Woman s Day
- 10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids
There are a handful of obviously wrong, damaging and terrible things to say to a child ("I wish I never had you" or "You're the reason we're getting a divorce" count among them). But it may surprise you to discover that some seemingly harmless phrases can trigger resentment, dent self-esteem or bring up other less-than-desirable sentiments in your kids. Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time…,notes, "We have the best of intentions, but often we say things to our kids without thought to how it's being perceived by the child." Here, 10 phrases you should think twice about before repeating to your kids.
1. "I know you can try harder."Read More »from 10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids
Frustrated by a daughter who you know is capable of much more in school, sports, music, etc.? While you (hopefully!) aren't saying such obviously hurtful things as "You are so lazy!", any comment that makes it seem as though you're not satisfied with her
The Great Mammogram Debate
When new guidelines were issued in 2009 by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), it sparked a huge controversy. The group says average-risk women shouldn't start getting mammograms until age 50. But other groups, including the American Cancer Society, advise starting at 40. Two leading experts weigh in:
"Annual mammograms starting at 40 are a must."
I strongly disagree with the USPSTF guidelines, because 95% of breast cancers occur in women who don't have any known risk factors. It's true that breast cancer becomes more common with age, but there starts to be an uptick in cases starting when women are in their 40s. In fact, 23% of breast cancer diagnoses are made between age 45 and 54.
Waiting until 50 is especially dangerous for women of color, because young African-Americans are significantly more likely to die from breast cancer than young Caucasian women.
There's proof that starting screeningRead More »from The Great Mammogram Debate
boss at office deskBy Kimberly Fusaro
It goes without saying that during a job interview you mind your Ps and Qs to ensure you don't make the wrong impression. But once you've been hired, you can let loose at the office, right? Not so fast! Even after you're gainfully employed, it's important to consider the impact of everything you say-especially when it comes to the one person who can directly affect how quickly you'll climb your company's ladder: your boss. Read on to find out which 10 statements-even when said with the best of intentions-won't help you win the "Employee of the Month" award and may even hurt your chances of getting up to the next rung. Photo by Thomas Barwick/Getty Images
"I was talking with Beth about the new team you started and I offered to volunteer my time. She's excited that I can help!"Read More »from 10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss
Yes, you want your boss to know you're working hard, but the only person who should dictate how you allocate your time is your boss-not you. "Never tackle any new initiatives
clock on blue wallWhy is it that some people seem to show up on time, all the time, while you're always rushing at the last minute no matter how hard you try? Although it may seem like punctual people possess some time-freezing superpower, they've actually just adopted simple habits that keep them one step ahead of the game. From preparing for the day in advance to setting-and sticking to-a daily timeline, learn how to adopt these five simple habits of punctual people. Photo credit: Thinkstock
1) They prepare for the worst-case scenario.Read More »from 5 Habits of Punctual People
As long as you give yourself enough time to get out of bed, dressed and out the door, you'll be on time, right? Not necessarily. Anything can happen, and, barring events that are completely out of your control (such as a flat tire or cancelled flight), you should be prepared for unplanned delays. "If your car breaks down or your train is delayed, those are bona fide excuses," says Ellen Lubin-Sherman, personal branding coach and author of
6 Signs You Need a New Dentist
Settling into the dentist's chair probably doesn't top anyone's list of favorite activities, but it's vital to maintaining good oral health. However, even though you may be diligent about ensuring your continued tooth and gum health, the same can't always be said about your dentist. We spoke to dental experts to find out which warning signs might signal it's time to find a new oral healthcare provider.
1. Your dentist doesn't take a full medical history before examining you.Read More »from 6 Signs You Need a New Dentist
"One of the first things we do with our patients, before assessing their dental problems, is take a full medical history. We need to know what's going on with the patient in terms of his or her entire body," says Jeffrey Gross, DDS, who practices at The Healthy Smile in Ohio. Certain medications or conditions may affect the way your teeth react to treatment, so it's essential for your dentist to know what's going on with your body. For example, bacteria from the mouth can affect the
By Amanda Greene 6 Things You Didn't Know About Sweat
Ever heard the old adage that men sweat and women glow? Turns out, the two sexes do sweat differently-just not in the ways you might expect. We spoke to the experts to get the scoop on everything from surprising treatments for excessive sweating to fascinating emotional responses caused by perspiration. Read on for info that will change the way you think about sweat.
1. Your fitness level can affect how much you sweat.Read More »from 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Sweat
When the water in sweat evaporates on your skin, it cools down your body, which is the whole purpose of sweat-to prevent overheating. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, athletes sweat more than regular people because their bodies have become adept at keeping cool by increasing the amount they sweat. That same study published in the Journal of Experimental Physiology also found that the core body temperature in unfit women, who perspired the least, had to rise significantly more for them to sweat at maximum capacity. Photo:
By Mandy Major
9 Things Restaurant Hosts Want You to Know
It's Friday night and you can't get a table. Or maybe your reserved table isn't ready. Or perhaps you've been bumped from your reservation because the rest of your party hasn't arrived. Whatever the case may be, we've all been there-and been annoyed. Hungry and frustrated, your first instinct might be to snap at the host, or tell a little fib (about your party size, for example) to get a table faster. But think before you speak: The host has seen it all, and is actually on your side. From scoring a hard-to-nab reservation to getting the table you want, read on to learn what restaurant hosts wish you knew.
1. Hovering nearby won't help.Read More »from 9 Things Restaurant Hosts Want You to Know
According to the hosts we spoke with, guests routinely think hovering around the host station helps them get noticed, and they're right-just not in the way that they hope. "It will definitely not ingratiate you to your hostess," says Jennifer Freedman, who has hosted in Portland, Oregon, and is now manager and host at Spasso in