Last night, while at the salon, I noticed a cup of pink ribbon pins next to a special Susan G. Komen-version of my favorite hand cream. Hand cream...boobs...huh, okay. Of course, you already know about my little run-in with the bumpage so of course the Cure is near and dear to my heart and I've lost two friends to the disease, so I'm glad that the message is everywhere. But sometimes, I feel a bit like a frightened puffer fish--all air and no substance--because even now, when I do self-checks, the thought is always running through my head: "Do I even know what I'm looking for?"
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I never really considered the girls at Glamour to be the white coat set (unless it was to apply makeup) but the saucy little statisticians recently conducted an experiment with 20 of their readers and one of those educational breast models. In a surreal twist on "Pin the Tail on the Donkey," it
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- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 12, 2008 6:37 PM EDT
Last night, while at the salon, I noticed a cup of pink ribbon pins next to a special Susan G. Komen-version of my favorite hand cream. Hand cream...boobs...huh, okay. Of course, you already know about my little run-in with the bumpage so of course the Cure is near and dear to my heart and I've lost two friends to the disease, so I'm glad that the message is everywhere. But sometimes, I feel a bit like a frightened puffer fish--all air and no substance--because even now, when I do self-checks, the thought is always running through my head: "Do I even know what I'm looking for?"Read More »from Why you don't need to do as many breast self-exams
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 12, 2008 5:49 PM EDT
Come November 3rd, It's going to be two years since I've had weight-loss surgery. I stopped losing weight close to a year ago now, and I've bounced around the same three to five pounds for about that time. For the longest, I waited for the scale to really register some kind of change--it had been changing so precipitously for so long, it felt like it would not ever stop. Like I'd be losing weight forever, fascinated with the numbers on the scale forever, always changing every week, and having a real, palpable, measure of that change in the numbers there between my toes.Read More »from Body of Work: Still adjusting two years after weight-loss surgery
Anne wants you to know that weight-loss surgery is the easy way out.
The weight stopped coming off, and I thought I was left with the body I had, and I started to consider how I would come to terms with that. I've talked before about what's happened to my body, after being fat for so many years, and then losing the weight so quickly--the boobs all gone, the folds of flesh, the creping of my skin, the flabbiness, the
It's so easy to sleep in, shower fast and scoot out the door without considering whether it's smart to stop and pack a lunch (or eat a good breakfast, for that matter). We can keep oatmeal at our desks, cereal, granola bars, but when it comes to lunch, usually we're heading out the door to grab a sandwich the size of our heads, or lousy fast food, or something from a cart. It adds up, nutritionally and monetarily. How much do you think you're spending, eating lunch out every workday? I think the number will probably shock you.Read More »from Delicious: Packing a lunch for less
Here are 12 ways to save money on your grocery bill without resorting to eating spam.
Nutritional experts say, however, that you can pack healthy, nutritious lunches for every day of the work week, for just 20 bucks. Twenty bucks! That is practically pocket change. The tips are for kids' lunches, true, but I think adults could stand to pick up a tip or two from their very good advice, and with a little tweaking, the sample menus at the end could work out
- Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Fri, Sep 12, 2008 4:39 PM EDT
Of all things that I have grown in my vegetable beds this summer, the most successful HANDS DOWN are the herbs.
I planted a ton of basil (four different varieties) - and I will do the same next year. Basil is lovely in the garden, and indispensable in the kitchen. I've used my Genovese basil, 6 plants worth, consistently since April - in pastas, pestos, salads - it adds such a burst of yummy! My favorite discovery of this season is the basil variety 'Siam Queen' - a gorgeous Thai basil that has narrow leaves tinges with purple, and whose flowers are beautiful little mahogany bouquets. It is a great looking plant, but it wins the day on flavor - it has spicy overtones of licorice and hit of something else I can't quite identify - cinnamon maybe? The robust taste adds so much to any dish you can imagine basil in - and invites you to dream up other recipes. What a winner!Grow your own potted herb and veggie garden with this step-by-step guide.
I have to say, my lemon basilRead More »from Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme: All about herbs!
Forget the onesies and Diaper Genies and welcome the new baby into the world with something sweetly special both (s)he and mom will love. View the entire Newborn Gift Guide over at cookiemag.com. Plus, birthday gift ideas that will be surefire hits for everyone from babies to 8-year-olds.
Are you a new mom? Cookie's New Mom Index has got you covered. The best advice and information for new moms, from picking the perfect baby name, to tips for a healthy baby, to nursery decorating.Read More »from The Ultimate Newborn-Gift Guide
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Dear Dr. Kate,Read More »from Ask Dr. Kate: Will binge drinking block the pill?
I just read an article that claims that binge drinking prevents birth control pills from metabolizing and working correctly. What are your thoughts on this? This is especially concerning to us college students!
Party-er on the Pill
Short answer: even binge drinking shouldn't affect how the pill works. The theory, I suppose, is that liver damage brought on by drinking can affect the pill's metabolism. First, most collegians escape with their livers intact, despite nights of binging. It takes years of alcoholism to induce permanent liver damage (luckily for many of my friends from college). But even if you were to drink enough to damage your liver, the pill wouldn't be metabolized as well as usual, so there would actually be higher levels of hormone in your blood...so the pill's effectiveness should remain the same. The one thing, though, that could affect effectiveness is if you take your pill and commence drinking to the point of vomiting up the pill
Yesterday I had the great fortune of running into Blake Lively at the Michael Kors show. Of course, with the backdrop of fashion show, we had to talk clothes, and she shared with me a few of her own dilemmas while getting dressed. (Yes, if you can believe it, the always stylish star has them too!)
Lively, who could have not been more beautiful or sweet in person, shared that to combat her wardrobe woes, she's all about emphasizing her waist and giving her legs major exposure. I'll take whatever she's having--especially the cute Michael Kors black and white shift dress she was wearing!--because the girl always looks good!!!
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Read More »from Another thing to spend money on: Fitbit
I'm kind of addicted to fitness-y gadgets right now (and also, fell in love with my treadmill the moment I realized that it tracks my heart rate via the hand grip), so my eyes lit up when I saw the FitBit. It looks like a chip clip but this $99 gadget seems almost too good to be true. From the company's FAQ:
"The Fitbit Tracker contains a motion sensor like the ones found in the Nintendo Wii. The Tracker senses your motion in three dimensions and converts this into useful information about your daily activities. The Tracker measures the intensity and duration of your physical activities, calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, how long it took you to fall asleep, the number of times you woke up throughout the night and how long you were actually asleep vs. just lying in bed. You can wear the Tracker loosely in your pocket or clipped to your clothing, even bras."
Wow, it seemingly does it all! Now if only it could also vibrate, it just might be the perfect little personal