Deborah OryHalloween is right around the corner, but you've got no time (or inspiration!) to come up a clever disguise--for yourself or your child. Well, WomansDay.com has come to the rescue. They've gathered 10 inventive costumes so simple, you can create them in about as much time as you'd spend cooking dinner for your family. Want to go to that Halloween bash dressed as Ms. Dracula? Does your little princess want to get dolled up as, well, a little princess? All it take is some basic household supplies and a little imagination, and you're done! To see the full roundup of clever DIY disguises, click here.
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ComstockBeauty the way nature intended is easier than ever to achieve, thanks to products with ingredients that come straight from the earth. Natural cosmetics, which include organic and mineral products, are "easier for the skin to wear and never feel heavy or cakey," says celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert, owner of Kimara Ahnert Makeup Studio in New York City. While ordinary makeup often contains synthetic dyes and preservatives that can lead to allergic reactions and breakouts, natural cosmetics are made from mineral pigments and organic plant extracts that are gentle on skin. "These products are ideal for people with sensitive skin, including those who are acne- or rosacea-prone," says Audrey Kunin, MD, founder of DERMAdoctor. WomansDay.com has unearthed 15 picks that pack in good-for-skin ingredients for under $20, so you too can benefit from natural beauty without breaking the bank. Click here to see their favorite picks.Read More »from 15 All-Natural Beauty Products
From WomansDay.com by Jennifer Tzeses
ComstockA woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1 in 8, so even if you don't develop the disease, it's likely to affect a friend, sister or coworker. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, WomansDay.com has put together a comprehensive guide to the newest in breast cancer treatment and prevention. Use their helpful guide to learn about the latest treatment breakthroughs, risk factors and tests that could save your life. To see the complete list of informative articles, click here.
ComstockThe longer I'm married, the more I realize how much goes into a successful marriage. Even after 14 years, I still stumble onto insights (usually the hard way) that make my marriage work better. So I set out looking for more pearls of wisdom--advice from real people who've made their own marriages happy and successful. My goal was selfish: Get a lifetime of advice to put to good use right now. This is the best of what I learned.
Say magic words beyond "I love you"
Too often we tell our partners what isn't going well or what wasn't done right, and we don't focus enough on the positive. But my friend Laurie Dubchansky of Los Angeles knows the power of compliments. "After 17 years of 'I love you's,' I know Scott loves me, but when he takes a moment to recognize something I've done well, those remarks take me a lot further," says the mother of two. One day, for example, Scott noticed that Laurie always takes time to acknowledge salespeople in stores when they do a great job. "HeRead More »from After 'I Do'
Kate SearsFrom Granny Smith to Golden Delicious, apples are as healthful a fruit as fruit comes. According to allaboutapples.com, they have no fat, cholesterol or sodium, and contain small amounts of potassium, which may promote heart health, help maintain healthy blood pressure and a healthy weight. Plus, at any given time, eating an apple is an excellent way to freshen your chops. If that's not enough to tempt your palate, flip through the five ruby-red recipes at WomansDay.com. From a heart-healthy Strawberry Applesauce, to WD's self-proclaimed "best cake ever," the Apple-Walnut Cake with Cider Sauce, find a treat here that's as nutritious as it is delicious.Read More »from 5 Awesome Apple Desserts
ComstockFive minutes here, 10 minutes there. It all adds up, and before you know it, you're out half an hour or more. The good news? WomansDay.com has discovered many ways to get that time back for yourself, from around-the-house tasks to everyday little chores. For instance, why not assign a color-coded laundry basket to each child, and let them worry about collecting their clean clothes and putting them away? Or how about hanging towels on hooks instead of bars, so you never have to worry about neatly folding another towel ever again? For more easy and ingenious ways to reclaim your precious time, read the complete story here.Read More »from 25 Quick Little Timesavers
From WomansDay.com by Christopher Canatsey
BlueRed PressReady to make your pooch the talk of the block? Annette Howard's recently-released how-to book, Dress Up Your Dog, gives canine-lovers fun, creative ideas for disguising their pets in a variety of costumes, such as a no-nonsense chef, an artistic Frenchman and a sunny daisy. WomansDay.com fell head over heels for all of the adorable getups, and couldn't resist sharing some of the patterns and easy step-by-step instructions with their readers. Get ready to give your pup some bow-wow wow! For the complete how-to instructions, visit the article here.
We've all had one of those days where we just feel blah about our appearance--maybe your hair isn't falling the right way and those dark circles under your eyes just seem a little, well, darker. Luckily, WomansDay.com has found news that will help break the funk next time you're having an "ugly day." It seems studies show that beauty isn't about the perfect body, long blonde curls or the latest designer fashions; in fact, your outward appeal is largely influenced by surprising factors such as how you treat others, spatial clutter and even the company you keep. They've researched 10 unexpected ways to enhance your looks--naturally. Read on for the complete slideshow of beauty secrets here!Read More »from Ways to Look More Beautifulâ€”Instantly!
From WomansDay.com by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen
Love Jennifer Nettles of the popular hit country duo Sugarland? Recently, WomansDay.com got a chance to catch up with the fresh-faced star and ask her about her beauty routine, finding time for herself and life on the road.
WD What's a typical day on the road like for you?
JN Um, jam-packed! My day starts at 9 a.m. with a cup of tea--Yogi Tea Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut is my favorite--and some writing in my journal. Then I have breakfast (yogurt, berries and cereal) and take a walk. Next up: meetings or charity events, lunch, and when I get the chance, yoga. At 4, we do a sound check at the venue. After that it's dinner, meet-and-greet with fans, a 30-minute warmup, and then, before I know it, it's showtime!
WD You didn't mention getting ready. How long for that?
JN Half an hour, tops! And that's for both hair and makeup; I do it all myself.
WD Really! You don't have any pros in tow to help?
JN I'm pretty low-maintenance. I only seek out help for big red-carpet events.
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In the realm of healthy eating, pasta often gets a bad rap. After all, the all-too-familiar bowls of starchy noodles topped with calorie-heavy meat ragus and butter-and-cream --laden sauces can't exactly be considered good-for-you eats. However, with a little imagination, it's easy to raise the nutrition quotient of all your favorite pasta dishes. WomansDay.com has found ways to make offerings like Rigatoni Bolognese and Fettuccine Alfredo better for you (without sacrificing flavor) by substituting traditional high-fat ingredients like heavy cream and ground beef with healthier alternatives such as fat-free cream cheese and turkey sausage. The result? Pastas that are every bit as good for you as they taste. For the complete recipe roundup, visit the article here. Buon appetito!Read More »from 6 Heart-Healthy Pasta Dishes
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