- Marie Claire | Life Made Easy | Fri, Mar 2, 2012 2:16 PM EST | Comments
...Read More »1. Step Outside
Sure, the last thing you probably want to do when you're feeling a little blah is bundle up and go walk around aimlessly in the freezing cold. Well, do it anyway. Just a few minutes outside in the fresh, crisp air - and away from your desk - will work wonders on your energy and mood. Obviously, this trick works well on a warm, sunny day, too. It's the gift that keeps on giving all year round.
It's fun, it's harmless (or, at least, it should be), and it's effective. Nothing gets the heart pumping and the brain working like a little flirtin' action, just don't do anything stupid. Keep it to conversation - thinking on your feet, cracking jokes, and intellectual banter will energize you plenty. (Read our guide to Flirting 101 to get you started.)
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3. Drink Tea
Better than coffee, tea is the beverage of choice for an energy boost. (Notice we didn't say to get a six-pack of crash-inducing 5-Hour Energy drinks). Studies have sho
By Sarah Jio
Got stress? Most of us do. And you're probably already aware of the usual suspects, like money, kids, work, rocky relationships and your health. But maybe you haven't considered the lesser-known stressors in your life. Without us even knowing it, there are plenty of unexpected causes of day-to-day worry and anxiety. Here, our experts discuss some sneaky sources of stress and exactly how to deal with them.
1. Your Doctor...Read More »
You go to visit the doctor to feel better, right? But many women may find that certain doctors' interpersonal skills and lack of "bedside manner" can leave them feeling agitated and anxious. In fact, many women may leave the doctor's office feeling more stressed out than when they arrived. If this sounds familiar, it's time to find a new physician, says Phyllis Goldberg, PhD, a family and relationship expert practicing in Marina Del Ray, California. "This is a partnership, and the relationship has to work for you," she says. "So get
- Erica Martin | Life Made Easy | Mon, Feb 27, 2012 3:36 PM EST | Comments
Whether you work from home or outside the home, time is a very valuable thing. Anything you can do to save time in your day helps a great deal. This post will discuss some things that you can do to help save time both at home and at the office.
- Lay out your clothes in advance - Rather than deciding what you're going to wear in the morning, check the weather the night before and choose what you want to wear based on that. Then in the morning, if you find that the weatherman's prediction was wrong, you can make a quick change.
- Make lunch in advance, or decide what or where you're going to eat in advance - Rather than waiting until the morning to make your lunch, or deciding what you're going to eat or where you're going to eat, make those decisions the night before. Make your lunch and put it in the refrigerator so all you have to do is grab it on the way out. Same goes for your spouse or children's lunches.
- Pack up anything else you need in advance - If you work out
- Country Living | Life Made Easy | Fri, Feb 24, 2012 1:11 PM EST | Comments
Separating kids from their clutter can seem like a never-ending task. The solution? These 6 creative, fun ways to stash, store, and show off your child's most precious stuff.
1. Try Bunk Beds
Look for beds that come with storage options built-in, like drawers and shelves. Toys and art supplies can be tucked away underneath the bed, while books can be at arm's reach for a little bit of pre-sleepy time reading.
2. Curate an Instant Art Gallery
Exhibit the latest works from your mini-Monet with an interactive and casual display made of a clothes-drying rack attached to the wall. Use clothespins and binder clips to proudly show off art projects, family photos, magazine clippings, and the ubiquitous photo booth spread.
Plus: 12 great kitchen-organizing ideas »
3. Create a Sports Storage Zone
This wooden container provides storage for items as diverse as pool toys and stuffed animals. A quick coat of paint ensures that it has a decorative place in your child's room. ...Read More »
- Babble.com | Life Made Easy | Wed, Jan 25, 2012 3:29 PM EST | CommentsRemember when a new year inspired a new you? Finding the time - or funds - for a large-scale makeover may seem impossible. So instead of going Gaga and aiming for complete reinvention, why not tackle a few tiny tweaks instead? Here are 7 easy and affordable ways to update your look that can make a big impact - instantly!
Simple ways to update your look instantly!
Change your part
1. Change your part
If you're anything like me, you resolve to get a new look each time you go for a haircut, only to chicken out and wind up with the same 'do you already had. Luckily, my hairdresser taught me the simplest way to change things up without scissors: simply switch the location of your part (best done fresh out of the shower, with wet hair before styling) to instantly transform your look - without spending a dime!
Don't be raggedy handy
2. Don't be raggedy handy
Remember those old Palmolive ads, when women were accused of having "dishpan hands"? Unfortunately, a daily dose of domestic drudgery coupled with harsh weather - be it strong winter winds or a blisteringl...Read More »