Most of us have at least a few things we'd change about our bodies if we had the chance. But no matter if you're at your ideal weight or if you have quite a bit of weight to lose, you can learn to love the weight that you're at right now. It may sound hippity-dippity, but the more that you can begin to love and respect your body as it is now, the easier it can be to choose healthy behaviors that will allow you to get to your weight-loss goals or maintain your weight. So how do you start loving the weight you're at? With these tips of course!
1. Focus on what you love. No body is perfect, but instead of focusing on what you don't like about your body or your weight, switch your attention to what you do like. This switch in focus harbors self love and acceptance.
2. Nix negative self talk. Do you talk to yourself like you would your best friend? If not (and most of us don't), start paying attention to your inner dialogue. Whenever you catch yourself saying something not so nice to
Most of us have at least a few things we'd change about our bodies if we had the chance. But no matter if you're at your ideal weight or if you have quite a bit of weight to lose, you can learn to love the weight that you're at right now. It may sound hippity-dippity, but the more that you can begin to love and respect your body as it is now, the easier it can be to choose healthy behaviors that will allow you to get to your weight-loss goals or maintain your weight. So how do you start loving the weight you're at? With these tips of course!Read More »from How to Love the Weight You're At Right Now
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By Jennipher Walters, www.FitBottomedGirls.com
I have finally joined the new millennium. Quite ironically, I-the co-founder of a blog and social media crack head, for crying out loud-had up until two months ago been rolling with a cell phone that was almost laughable. Never having paid for a cell phone before ("the free ones that come with a new plan work great," I'd protest), technology was an after-thought. I wanted a phone that worked and looked somewhat pretty. That was it. In fact, it wasn't until two years ago that I even started texting, scoring myself a phone with a sliding keyboard. I seriously thought it was the height of coolness.
And then the iPhone came out. And many of my friends got them, staring at the screens during happy hours, pulling up the latest and funniest new clip onYouTube or even wowing me by being able to identify the character what's-his-name played on you-know-that-one-show within seconds. A true world machine-and instant gratification.
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By Carissa Wright, GalTime.com
Often, our susceptibility to stress gets the best of us. When the to-do lists seem everlasting, work gets out of control, and bills begin to pile up, that's when we feel its influence the most. It lurks in the back of our minds, and in a moment that feels inopportune to us, the side effects take hold. Ultimately, stress is unavoidable. However, if we learn to recognize the warning signs and manage our lives effectively, we can find ways to minimize the impact of the worry and anxiety.
Patricia Farrell, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, has a lot of experience in dealing with people who find themselves overwhelmed by stress. She offered GalTime her suggestions for knowing where to draw the line when it comes to stress, unwinding, and making sure you're taking care of your body.
When Your Body Signals for Help
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Get your kids ready to make smart decisions about money and form good habits about spending and saving from a young age! Use whyzz.com's read-aloud Q&As with your little ones to learn five important lessons about how money works.
We acquire the things we need (and when possible, the things we want) through the exchange of goods and services. Goods are items. Anything from a pencil to a computer to a box of spaghetti is a good. Services are things that people do. Driving a bus, mowing a lawn, being a doctor, working as a police officer - all of these jobs are types of services.
We trade goods and services to get the things we need and want. For example, a builder can construct a barn for a farmer, and in exchange receive the farmer's vegetables to eat; in this example a service (building a barn) is traded for a good (vegetables). Often, money is used to help in the exchange. Say the farmer needs a barn but the builder doesn't need anyRead More »from 5 Money Lessons for Kids
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Gasp! Memorial Day weekend is only two weeks away! And believe it or not, you can look and feel slimmer in 14 days -- without going under the knife!
First stop, beach babe (yes, we're talking to you!): Hit the mall and buy yourself a killer bikini -- one that highlights your assets while camouflaging trouble spots (anyone else notice their backside expanding lately?) Then, get to work banishing fat. Here's how:
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1. Keep eating. Yep, you're reading that right! Now is NOT the time to shun food in an attempt to drop pounds. "If you stop eating, you might even gain weight and you'll certainly bloat up," says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., R.D., national spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and author of the Doctor's Detox Diet. "You'll feel puffy and flabby as your muscles waste away for two weeks," she warns.
2. Banish the bloat. Ditch carbonated beverages, artificial sweeteners and salt -- all three encourage your
Showing up on time and being a hard worker aren't enough. To really succeed, you need to put these little-known (and seemingly counterintuitive) secrets to use...
By Gabrielle Frank
Talk about a comeback. Mika Brzezinski was fired from her job as an anchor at CBS without warning...But it was only a matter of time before she was back on top - kicking major network butt on MSNBC's Morning Joe. In her new book, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth, Brzezinski shared with Cosmo the tips she used to climb back up the ladder - and how to use them to score yourself a raise.
1. Don't be afraid to piss people off.Read More »from 5 New Office Rules No One's Told You Yet
When your boss asks you about the lateness of a project in a meeting, you call out your co-worker for missing a major deadline on it. Awkward, yes, but don't even think about apologizing to her post-meeting. If she wants to hold a grudge against you, let her - the fact is, she wasn't doing her job, and you called a spade a spade. "I've had meetings
By Erin Joyce
How eager are you to get up for work each day? Payscale.com asked people to rate how satisfied they were with their jobs, and of the nearly 4,000 jobs surveyed, the average satisfaction ratio was 68%. According to Payscale, the average pay for people with over a 68% satisfaction ratio was $68,000. For people with less than a 68% satisfaction ratio, the average pay was $54,000. If you are looking for a job you can be happy to wake up for each day and still pay the bills, consider these top 10 careers for job satisfaction. (Find out how to decide between these two financial professions. See Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You? )
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1. Operating Room Registered Nurse
With an average salary of $61,000, the survey's satisfaction rate of 81% for Operating Room Registered Nurses. These medical professionals work in operating rooms for all services (including general surgery, gynecology, ENT, orthopedics,
- Sarah | Working It – Wed, May 11, 2011 9:28 PM EDT
Got curves? Get dresses! This selection of figure flattering summer frocks range from trendy to classic, casual to dressy, and are all under $100!!
By Erika Page, GalTime.com
It's 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, and you have just arrived at work. You already have a mile long list of assignments from your boss and to top it all off, you've recently found out that your year-end bonus is getting cut due to budget constraints. Meanwhile, you can hear your co-worker in the cubicle next to you ranting about all of the work that she has to do. It's certainly going to be a long week. Although the recession has caused employers to cut salaries and benefits, experts Elizabeth R. Lombardo, Ph.D. and author of the best-seller A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness, and Debra Yergen, author of the Creating Job Security Resource Guide (along with some of GalTime's very own readers), offer advice on how to make your work space a happier, more productive place.
According to Lombardo, three very simple things you can do to reduce workplace negativity:
- Focus on the positive aspects of your career
- Reward the people
By Marcelina Hardy
Think you're too busy to reach your goal of earning a college degree?
It's time to put a stop to that line of thinking!
Busy women across the nation are taking hold of their career destiny with online degree programs.
Take single mom Cindy Laurence. For this full-time worker, the traditional full-time college route wouldn't work. Luckily for her, she came across Independence University's online business programs.
"I researched many options and was impressed that Independence University allowed me to complete all of the coursework online," said Laurence, who completed both her associate's and bachelor's degree in business from Independence University. "It would not have been possible for me to complete my degrees in a traditional setting."
With online degree programs available in almost every field of study, you too could potentially reach your goal of earning a degree.
To get you going in the right direction, we've highlighted a fewRead More »from Online degree programs for busy women
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