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Bread. Pasta. Rice. If you're trying to lose weight, you probably think these are absolutely off-limits. But the truth is, you need these types of carbohydrate-rich foods to give your body energy. And not getting enough carbs can make you feel sluggish, irritable and unable to concentrate.
But not all carbs are created equal. Refined carbs, which are found in white bread and white pasta, sugar, cookies and cakes, offer little in the way of nutrition and get broken down by your body and used quickly. When you eat them, you may get a temporary burst of energy, but you'll inevitably feel tired or hungry again soon after.
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On the other hand, complex carbs (such as vegetables and whole-grain products) don't cause the same spike in blood sugar levels. Your body breaks them down much more slowly, so you feel fuller longer. What's more, high-quality carbs come packed with other nutrients like fiber, vitamins andRead More »from 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Carbs
- Why I Cheated on My Husband
The first question that comes to mind when a spouse cheats is: Why? A recent study by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, attempted to answer that question and found that the reasons behind infidelity differ greatly between the sexes. For men, it's typically about the sex-the more sexually excitable they are, the more likely they are to cheat. For women, it's more about the level of satisfaction in her relationship; if a woman is unhappy in her marriage, she's 2.6 times more likely to cheat. Regardless of the reason, there's one thing that's certain: infidelity is devastating. But there can be a silver lining. "In many cases, it forces issues to the surface of a relationship that would have never otherwise been dealt with," says Kevin Hansen, author of Secret Regrets: What if You Had a Second Chance? Read on to discover what life lessons these five women gained through their personal experiences with infidelity-and what you can learn from theirRead More »from Why I Cheated on My Husband
Breast cancer is traditionally thought of as a "woman's issue"-and, by and large, it is. Yet that doesn't mean a breast cancer diagnosis only affects women. In reality, men are also impacted by the disease, whether it's their spouse, sibling, relative or friend who's battling it. To learn more about what it's like for the opposite sex, we spoke with five men who became advocates for the cause. As supporters and co-survivors (the term for anyone who's supported a person through a breast cancer diagnosis), these men made it their mission to get the word out and help others support the women in their lives. From blogging to launching organizations dedicated to the cause, here are their stories.
Ed Sousek, Founder and Blogger of WhataRideBlog.WordPress.com
In June 2010, when retired San Diego police officer Ed Sousek's wife, Patty, learned she had breast cancer, he knew he couldn't fall apart. He recalls saying to himself, "Whatever you're feeling, she'sRead More »from Men Who Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer
By Mary HuntHolding on to your hard-earned money is a lot tougher these days. Just when it looks like the economy is recovering, it takes another hit. And all you can think about is how to shore up your cash. Here's the answer: Make these simple changes and you'll see a big boost in your bank account.
Basic Ways to SaveSwitch to free checking. "Up to a third of banks still offer it," says Manisha Thakor, coauthor of On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance. Try credit unions or community banks, which typically don't charge the $10 to $15 fees that the giant banks do, adds Liz Weston, author of Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life. Annual Savings: $120+
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Raise your car insurance deductible. Upping it to $1,000 can decrease your costs for comprehensive and collision coverage by 10% or more-a sizable savings, since the average insurance premium is nearly $1,500, says DayanaRead More »from 16 Easy Ways to Save Big
We get it: Your to-do list is already packed and the days fly by in a blur. So, is it really worth it to add more things to your agenda? In a word: yes! Women are notorious for sacrificing their own needs for those of their families. But when we don't pay attention to the activities that nourish us, body and soul, we're doing ourselves (not to mention our families) a great disservice. Plus, making time for these often-neglected actions can help us reach our overall life goals, says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a psychologist and the author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. "Regardless of what you want to achieve-a better marriage, a healthier life, a happier family-taking time to do what you really want to do will actually help you achieve it." Read on for nine to-dos you should work into your schedule for a more positive outlook.
Remember when you didn't "make time" for sex-you just, you know, did it? So why, now, does the ideaRead More »from 9 Things Every Woman Should Make Time For