Blog Posts by GALTime.com

  • Has Feminism Ruined Relationships?

    By Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com

    I was inspired this week after watching an episode of Bravo Television's "Real Housewives Of Orange County." I'll just say loud and proud right here, "I love me some trash TV." Get over yourselves TV snobs.

    So there I was, watching the blondes on RHOOC (by the way, these women all look eerily alike) when one of the ladies breaks into a treasure trove of deliciously derisive quotes regarding feminism and marriage. You can find the exact quotes anywhere online, but in her rant, she claimed that America has gotten so liberal that women spend too much time proving that they can do anything that men can do instead of living up to their roles as women.

    That role being strictly mother and wife and subservient to her husband because…well…because he's the man. She goes on to say in a biblical reference, that because she was made from her husband's rib, that it is her duty to do whatever her husband asks - and she loves it that way.

    Related: The

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  • 3 Steps to Botch-Free Bikini Waxing

    By Kendall Bitonte, GalTime Associate Producer
    Whoever said beauty is pain seriously underestimated the preparations for bikini season. Diets, exercise and fake tanning procedures aside, long gone are the months of winter hibernation when a simple trim 'down there' would suffice. Summer time calls for desperate measures and while the minutes of a waxing session are far from pleasant, the benefits of a bikini wax are immediately evident and the results last.

    But, the bikini wax can lead to complications if you're not careful. Reports of serious post-waxing infections over the past few years have raised the concerns of women. The worst case involved a 20-year-old who contracted cellulitis (a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue) and hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) after a Brazilian style wax (report).

    Other possible complications include folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) and burns.

    But how concerned should you really be?

    Dr. Ranella

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  • Wing It!! How To Wing Out Your Eyeliner (video)

    By GalTime.com
    A simple beauty tip for must-see eyes: 'wing out' your eyeliner. Just a little extra swoop can add tons of drama. Makeup artist and YouTube sensation Tiffany D shows you how to wing it!


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  • Having 'The Talk' With Your Daughters

    By GalTimer Kasey Brough

    I remember the day both of my daughters were born. They both looked so beautiful, sweet, innocent. They took my breath away. I couldn't imagine them turning into grown women. Today, those girls are now 13 and 11.

    I have had to give this lesson once already and now I am at the brink of giving it again with the second one. I fondly remember when my girls were around the ages of 6 and 4 and I found them in the bathroom playing.

    My oldest had found my feminine products and had maxi pads stuck to her forehead, elbows, and knees. I looked at her very quizically and asked her what she was doing and she looked at me very seriously and said " They are my bumper pads so I don't hurt myself, Momma!" I laughed so hard I almost cried! I told her that wasn't the intended use for those and to clean up her mess and come on out of the bathroom, but before I could bat a lash the younger of the two little angels chimes in and says, "Well, what are they for then?" I

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  • Be safe: Pregnancy and the Beach

    By Shira Scott, GalTime.com
    Just because you're expecting doesn't mean you don't want hit the beach this summer, baby! But when you combine sand, surf and pregnancy, there are some important precautions you need to take. First and foremost, ask your doctor if it's okay for you to go to the beach.

    If the answer is yes, then here are some tips from obstetrician Kim Hoover, M.D, the University of Alabama Birmingham.

    • Go to the beach earlier in the summer when it is less hot
    • Avoid direct sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Drink about 8 ounces of water for every hour you are in the sun
    • Use at least 30 SPF sunscreen to prevent burning and pregnancy-induced melasma... those blotchy, brown patches on the forehead, upper lip, and cheeks that affect 50 to 75 percent of expectant mothers.

    Related: Travel Safety Tips for Expectant Moms

    Pregnant women are more at risk for dehydrataion because more of the fluid in their body goes to the baby. Hormones and extra

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  • Is Sex Simply Better in the Morning?

    By GalTime.com
    So your guy is a 'morning guy.' He doesn't just wake up early...he WAKES UP early-- he 'rises' as the sun rises. OK, you get the point. We all know what it's like to get that nudge from our man who wants a little 'play time' before work. But, these days, it's not only men initiating sex after slumber. GALTime love and sex expert Jane Greer, Ph.D., says, "Morning sex for men is a sure thing-- meaning they all love it. But, the good news is more women are literally 'joining in' that sentiment and finding it's a great way to connect and start the day."

    Now, mind you -- if you want to either get in the game for your guy or you want to kick your day off with a bang (pun sort-of intended), you should go into it knowing there's a difference between a-m intercourse and romantic date-night interludes. "Because of the time constraints everyone deals with in the morning, there's not going to be the slow romantic build up typical of wine-and-candles sex. This is about quick, no

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  • Magnificent Milestones: Is Your Child on Track?

    By Jennifer Lubell, GalTime.com

    As I walked over to the dining room table to join my family for lunch recently, I saw that my four-year-old was happily and competently using a dull butter knife to spread peanut butter from his plate onto a banana.

    "Don't worry," my husband said, as if reading my mind - and raised eyebrows. "I've seen him do this before. He likes using the knife."

    Truth be told, the words "knife" and "four-year-old" in the same thought pattern made me cringe. For at least the umpteenth time since my son's birth, that annoying question started to gnaw at me: at what age do we give our children wings and say: "Do it yourself? You're ready!"

    In asking various parenting experts about common milestones such as tying shoes, making beds and yes…using kitchen utensils, a common response I got was: relax…and gain some confidence in your children's abilities.

    Related: Top Tips to Ease Homesickness

    Wendy Young, founder of "Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids,"

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  • "Plan" a Spontaneous Adventure This Summer

    By Veronica Miracle, GalTime Associate Producer

    Even if you are planning to have a spontaneous "make plans as you go" adventure, it is important to have destination cities mapped out as check-points. Not only does this save money, it acts as a guide along the way to your final destination.

    Start by researching local events and historical attractions of the area. A great resource is Wicked Good Travel Tips, which features unique vacation ideas around the United States. Stop for a ride in a wheelchair accessible hot air balloon in Sonoma, California or for a class at Stonewall Kitchen's Cooking school in York, Maine. If you're more of a fine wine connoisseur, Local Wine Events is the site for you. Type in your city of choice on the site and you'll find a list of all upcoming wine events in that area.

    Not only is it important to plan a route, but packing and preparing for the long journey ahead is also imperative. Girls Getaway Guide offers advice to making the most of your

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  • Gadgets Add Bang to Your 4th of July

    By Nerd Chick Andrea Eldridge for GalTime.com

    The 4 th of July is a great time to gather your friends and family for food, fireworks, and festivities. Of course, Nerd Chicks are always looking for ways to add some sparkle to any get together, and your backyard BBQ is no exception. Pick up one or two of these cool tech gadgets for your upcoming party and your bash is sure to be the talk of the town.

    TUNE IN

    No party is complete without a soundtrack of great tunes, but who has time to DJ while you're manning the BBQ? Use your iPod or MP3 player to create a play list of your coolest dance party mix and plug in to the iHome iP29 Portable Speaker Case, retailing for about $80. These compact speakers produce impressive stereo sound and will play music from your iPod, iPhone, or any device with a headphone jack. The unit runs off an A/C adapter or four AAA batteries, so you can easily take it with you to the pool. The splash resistant case will even offer some protection from your

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  • When You Should Treat a Man Like a Woman

    By Date Like a Grownup's Bobbi Palmer for GalTime.com

    Are you an independent, smart single woman who is dating and looking for love? If so, you've likely been challenged with how to respond when a man does something that ticks you off. What are realistic expectations? What should you tolerate? I get asked this question in many forms.

    It can be confusing. On the one hand, you have a strong desire to be liked and finally find The One. On the other hand, you are a confident woman who doesn't want to put up with nonsense or be a pushover.

    Here is how that conflict can look in real life: The part of you that wants to be liked accepts all sorts of silliness and disrespect, while the other part of you judges quickly and bails out at the first sign of trouble.

    Consider the situation of my client, Christine. During her coaching session she complained that a man she connected with online has been calling her after 10 p.m. She thought that was rude. (So do I.) She wakes up at 5 a.m.,

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