By Elizabeth Einstein, Allure magazine
Call it nagging, call it scolding, call it...good advice? Take a second to listen to your mother-and get better skin for it.
By Amy Keller Laird, Allure magazine
Momma needs a new pair of shoes...or maybe a new scent...or how about a nice eye cream? When it comes to Mother's Day gifts, don't roll the dice: We guarantee she'll love these beauty goodies, all under $100.
By Caroline Campion, Glamour magazine
In her new book Marriage Confidential, Pamela Haag examines the growing trend of "semi-happy" married life. If you're coupled up-or want to be-you've got to read this.
GLAMOUR: Why did you decide to write this book?
PAMELA HAAG: I was drawn to it by the marriages that I saw every day, including my own. I'm married to a great guy, and he's a wonderful husband. But nonetheless, over the years, I haven't felt totally fulfilled by marriage. So I conducted a survey of almost 2,000 people and found that many of them felt the same way.
GLAMOUR: Is that the "semi-happy marriage"?
PAMELA HAAG: Yes: It's not that the marriage is terrible, with people who are arguing or miserable. But they're stuck in an ambivalent stage. I've always heard there was a question that Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver used to ask his pitcher Jim Palmer when Palmer was struggling: "Are you going to get any better, or is this it?" That's the soul of the semi-happy
By Hillary Quinn, Glamour magazine
You know you should be getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night, but did you also know that getting those zzz's earlier rather than later has even more benefits-we're talking weight loss, heart health, improved job performance and more!-than going to bed later and sleeping in? Check 'em out here!
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By Daisy Shaw, Allure magazine
When the world is watching your every move, you better have your look perfected-and Kate Middleton hasn't made a wrong move yet. Here are the lessons in flawlessness we've learned from England's newest princess.
By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazine
Since you are probably sitting at your desk wishing you were back in bed this Monday morning, let's talk about sheets, shall we? Changing your sheets often isn't just something you should do because Mom trained you well--it also can have a direct impact on the way you look.
Your pillowcase collects all kinds of crud that can clog the pores on your face over time, from conditioner residue left on your hair post-shower to natural scalp oils to grime and grease on your body. That's why dermatologists recommend changing it at least once a week, or more if you're acne-prone. Washing sheets regularly in hot water also kills off dust mites that can cause allergies, leaving you with pink patches or puffy, itchy eyes.
I'm ashamed to admit that since having a baby, I've been slacking in the sheets-changing department, so I recently resolved that I will re-dress our bed every Sunday (along with changing all our towels, the crib sheet, our dishtowels, and
By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazine
As Mother's Day approaches, my inbox has been flooded with press releases about various fragrances that would, reportedly, make great gifts for Ma. Well I don't know about you, but I would never buy my mom a new fragrance for Mother's Day.
Since as far back as I can remember, my mom has worn the same perfume. It's called K de Krizia, and it has become exceedingly hard to find in recent years, so whenever I stumble across a couple bottles at a Perfumania in some far-flung mall, I make sure to snatch them up. My mom is definitely in need of a replacement fragrance--one that's readily available at department stores would be nice--but both my father and I have tried and failed at finding her one too many times over the years to attempt that again for Mother's Day 2011. I'm not wasting money on some bottle that'll just collect dust on her bureau until she can politely toss it. (Maybe someday I'll take advantage of my beauty-writing gig and enlist
Outfit dilemmas beware, 'cause your days are numbered! What to Wear, Where-the new book from Who What Wear style pros Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power-is the ultimate getting-dressed guide for every sitch under the sun. Before you run out and grab their chic book (and you should!), snag a few of their expert outfit ideas for spring, right here, right now!
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By Sunny Sea Gold, Glamour magazine
You may remember my name from when I chronicled my 20-pound weight loss with the Body by Glamour plan a few years ago. Exercise and diet tweaks helped me shed the pounds, but I wouldn't have been able to succeed if I hadn't first dealt with something I'd been silently struggling with for years: binge eating disorder.
It's normal to overeat once in a while, but my habits were not normal; I'd binge several days a week, and feel disgusted with myself every time. And I wasn't alone. Research shows the disorder-also known as BED-is more common than bulimia and anorexia combined. It can lead to digestive issues and weight-related problems like diabetes, but scarily, "a lot of doctors aren't recognizing BED-they just tell patients to lose weight," says Johanna Kandel, executive director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. But you don't have to be overweight to have it. Here, four habits people with BED share:
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