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  • Breastfeeding at Work: Yes or No?

    By Jennifer Savio,

    More and more mothers are breastfeeding their children, but it still seems to be a topic of debate when it comes to where and when women, especially working moms, can do it.

    Some women, like Liesel Diolosa, whose daughter will be a year old next month, have been fortunate when it comes to pumping in the workplace. "We have a private room with a refrigerator that we can use to pump and store the milk," said Diolosa. "I'm able to schedule my meetings around when I have to pump and take as much time as I need."

    Not everyone is that lucky. Regina Rivera, a human resources executive and mother of two, says that some places she's worked haven't been very accommodating. "At one of my previous companies, a woman used to hide in the IT closet to pump and one day the IT guy walked in on her."

    Now, one little known section of President Obama's new health care reform law is on track to fix that. It requires employers to provide break time and private space

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  • 5 Signs You're Not Ready to Date

    By Johanna Lyman of Romance Recovery for

    How can you tell when you're ready to start dating again after a break-up? Most people don't even bother to ask themselves this question; they just dive back in. But if you want to avoid making the same mistakes in your next relationship, you should pay attention to these signs.

    1. You think about your ex every day. Whether it's wondering how they would react to your new job offer or wishing they would die a slow, painful death, if your ex is on your mind every day, you're not ready to start dating yet.

    Related: Dating Outside Your Type- 5 Steps to Adjust Your Love Map

    2. You talk about your ex every day. If you've mastered the art of turning every conversation into either a remeniscence or a rant, you're not ready to start dating. You'll need to ask one of your friends about this, because chances are good you're not even aware you're doing it.

    3. The ink's not dry on the divorce papers. No matter how badly you may have wanted the

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  • Night Owls More At Risk for Weight Gain

    By Shira Scott,
    What does the clock have to do with that scale you hate to hop on each week? Seems that the later you stay up at night, the higher your odds of gaining weight.

    Researchers at Northwestern University examined the habits of 51 people, all about 30 years old. 23 typically climbed into bed at 3:45am and woke up by 10:45am. The rest hit the hay by 12:30am and were up by 8am.

    Related: Empty Calories-Stop The Madness

    Those who burned the midnight oil consumed an average 248 more calories each day...mostly at dinner or later in the evening. Their diets also included twice as much fast food, more non-diet sodas and half as many fruits and vegetables as people in the early-to-bed group.

    "The extra daily calories can mean a significant amount of weight gain -- two pounds per month -- if they are not balanced by more physical activity," the study's co-lead author, Kelly Glazer Baron, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

    Related: 5

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  • Best Gas Savings Credit Cards

    By Consumer Watchdog, Mary Schwager
    Who isn't mad about gas prices? It's getting outright ridiculous ---many businesses that make deliveries are now even charging extra fuel surcharges ! The outlook is dismal, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects regular gas will average $3.86 this summer, up 40% from the same time last year. We already know that many places are topping out over $4.00/gallon. Because of this price increase, the EIA estimates that the average American family will spend about $825 more on vehicle fuel in 2011 than it did in 2010.

    Related: Save $100 a Week

    Now here's a thought, instead of driving five miles out of your way to fill up at the cheapest place in town, perhaps use how you pay for gas to your advantage. Card Hub just released a list of the Best Gas Credit Cards, aiming to help people save money on gas. This Consumer Watchdog is scratching her head-never thought the day would come we'd turn to credit cards to SAVE us money!

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  • 3 Ways to Reduce Negativity in the Workplace

    By Erika Page,
    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
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  • Dating Outside Your Type: 5 Steps to Adjust Your Love Map

    By GalTime Dating Diva Jennifer Oikle, Ph.D.

    Are you stuck in a dating rut? Dating the same type of guy you are most

    attracted to over and over, but coming up empty handed or broken hearted every time?

    That's probably because "your type" is actually the wrong guy for you!

    Ironically, the kind of guy you feel chemistry with is determined by your Love Map- a set of expectations based on your early experiences with, yup- your parents! The result? Many of us are attracted to partners who replay our childhood patterns- in a never-ending cycle of trying to get needs met by people who are unwilling or unable to give us what we really deserve. Usually, that looks like endlessly pursuing an emotionally unavailable man, or the opposite, constantly feeling smothered by guys who want too much.

    Related: Arnold and Maria-- Is Divorce Ever Really 'Mutual'?

    If that sounds familiar, it's time to evaluate your Love Map so you can make corrections to lead you to real, lasting love!

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  • What's the Best Age to Have a Baby?

    By Shira Scott,
    I had my first child at the age of 25 and was hauling around three little ones by the age of 30... but times have certainly changed. College-educated women are now waiting longer to become moms than those without a college education.

    Related: To Be or Not to Be a Mom

    In 2000, 42% of college-educated women, 25 to 34 years-of-age, had children.

    A decade later, about 76% of that same group of women, now 35-44, had kids.

    On the other hand, women 25-34 who do not finish high school are having children earlier.

    In 2000, about 83% of them were mothers. In 2010, that number hit 88%.

    What do you think is the perfect age to have children?

    Source: Census data (NY Times)

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  • What Fingers Are Best for Applying Makeup

    By Makeup Artist Andrea Ducharme,

    If you've ever had your makeup done by a professional makeup artist, you know we love to use a lot of different brushes. Still, there are times where I only have three minutes and a few "go to" products on hand. (Ladies, I know you've been there!)

    Whether you're looking to pack light, or just want to pare down your beauty routine, here are some techniques the pros use to help blend on-the-go. Beauty is now at your fingertips!

    Related: Universally Flattering Makeup Shades

    • Before you get going, here are some rules of thumb: The ring finger offers the lightest touch. The pinky gives you the most control.
    • Always clean your digits first. Wash with soap and water, or use some hand sanitizer. This will prevent bacteria from getting into your makeup and on your face!
    • Grab some creamy concealer. Using your ring finger, dab it onto any areas that need to be evened out or highlighted. Don't forget to add some under your eyes
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  • Underage and On Facebook

    By Kerri Winick,
    Like many of us, fifth-grader Annika likes to log on to Facebook. She does everything from chat with family and friends to post pictures and play games. The problem? Technically, Annika shouldn't be on the social network. That's because she's just 11 years old.

    On sites like Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, users are required to be 13 or older, but millions of kids are finding a way to join the digital revolution early, some as early as 8 or 9 years old!

    But Larry Magid of says the minimum age is set at 13 because of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

    "It requires websites that are marketing to children, or that are aiming towards children, to require parental consent. The reason why sites like Facebook and YouTube don't try to get parental consent? It would just be unwieldy. Consider, literally, the hundreds of millions of people on the site," says Magid.

    Related: Toddlers and Social Media: How Young is Too Young?

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  • Best (& Worst) Post-Breakup Movies

    By Carissa Wright,
    In an age where we love to lose ourselves in a good movie, this is exactly what girls do when we find ourselves in the midst of a breakup. Breakups can be ugly, and sometimes painful. Curling up with your girlfriends (you can invite Ben & Jerry too, I guess), grabbing a ton of junk food and popping in a movie is a quick fix. But it's important to watch the right kind of movie to get yourself back on your feet. Here is our list of the best and worst movies to watch with a broken heart.


    Legally Blonde (2001)

    The "I'm Too Good For Him Anyway" Movie

    Nothing says girl power like a beautiful girl and a light-hearted story of triumph over adversity. Elle Woods (played by the wonderful Reese Witherspoon), is dumped by her boyfriend Warner because he's going to Harvard, and he doesn't think she's intelligent enough to be the type of girl he wants on his arm amongst big wigs. Elle not only makes it into Harvard Law, but also finds a

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