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  • 5 Natural Headache Cures

    Not tonight, Dear--- I have a headache!Not tonight, Dear--- I have a headache!MED-FREE WAYS TO GET RID OF PAIN

    by Eric Metcalf, GalTime.com

    Your nearest grocery store or pharmacy offers a variety of medications to tackle headaches. But you don't even have to leave your home - or put medicine with hard-to-read ingredients into your system - to find relief from a headache.

    For garden-variety headaches, experts advise these five natural treatments:

    Cool it off

    Many people find that certain types of headaches - especially migraines - respond well to cold packs. Wrap a small bag of ice or frozen vegetables in a dry towel and place it over your forehead and temples. Leave the ice on your head for up to 15 minutes at a time, then take it off for at least 15 minutes.

    Warm yourself


    Warmth also has the power to halt headaches, especially tension-type headaches caused by tight muscles in the neck and scalp. Place a warm pack on your neck and the back of your head, or step into a warm shower and let the water flow over the back

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  • 6 Good Reasons NOT to Run

    By Certified Personal Trainer Mike Donavanik for GalTime.com


    When you SHOULDN'T run...When you SHOULDN'T run...I love running and I usually run four miles per day. Running helps me center myself, it helps calm my mind and it helps relieve stress -- not to mention it keeps up my cardiovascular endurance.

    But I understand not everyone is able to run. Here are six solid reasons NOT to run and some great alternatives to be active and maybe even becoming a runner in the future.

    1. THE IMPACT ON YOUR JOINTS

    REASON: While running is a great activity in many ways, one of the downsides is the impact it has. Running places a lot of stress on the bones, tendons and ligaments associated with the legs, ankles, knees and hips - all of which can also affect the low back. If proper running form is not used, further injury can occur.

    ALTERNATIVE: If joint impact is a problem, you have a few different options. If you are dead-set on running, you may want to try taking a glucosamine supplement to help build up the

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  • 5 Ways to Prep Your Hair for Chilly Weather

    By Sasha BeautyBlogger for GalTime.com

    Prep your hair for chilly weather! Prep your hair for chilly weather! The hair gods can certainly keep a girl busy, can't they? Humidity wreaks havoc on our locks (frizz, anyone?) during the summer months, and then ice-cold temperatures (brittle hair, we detest you) can make you want to wear a knit cap all autumn/winter long.

    Here are five ways to not only temperature-proof your locks this season, but ensure your tresses are properly prepped for the transition:

    Clear the air hair: While it was great spending loads of time in the pool this summer, your tresses might be experiencing major build-up from things like chlorine and hair products. Start the new season with a clean slate by clarifying your locks. A once-a-month clarifying shampoo will get rid of anything that's accumulated on your strands. (One to try: Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo, $15)

    Related: Hair Sins You May Be Committing

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    Dust your ends: We know this sounds like a reference to house cleaning, but by giving your locks what's called

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  • Advice to My Younger Self About One Night Stands

    By Romance Recovery's Johanna Lyman for GalTime.com

    What did I just do?What did I just do?

    Is a fling a good idea for you?

    Have you ever woken up the morning after a one-night stand and wondered, "What was I thinking?!"

    I certainly did in my younger days. Today, I have the wisdom of some twenty years in my back pocket. With that, here's the very best advice I have -- and some of my colleagues have shared -- on how to make those one-night stands work for you.

    First, know that one-night stands are a common part of early adulthood. They're a great way to let off a little steam, hook up with a hot guy, and expand your sexual repertoire. But they can also be land mines for low self-esteem, shame and judgment.

    The way to avoid any negative ramifications from casual hook-ups is to be clear about what you want and why before you engage with someone. Here are 6 things you can do (or not do) to make a fling fun rather than awful.

    Related: 5 Movies Guys Say They Love... Just to Hook up

    Don't

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  • 5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

    By GalTime Frugalista Kristen Hagopian

    Winter will be here before you know it! Winter will be here before you know it! get your home set for winter

    The month of October is the perfect time to winterize your home - the weather isn't too hot, it isn't too cold, and there's still lots of daylight.

    Spend a weekend evaluating where in your home you might have energy leaks-- and plug them up before they cost you big time in upcoming months.

    Read on for five easy tips that will save you hundreds of dollars this upcoming winter.

    5 Ways to Winterize Your Home

    1. For Drafts around Doors & Windows. Those pesky drafts are everywhere, and are often responsible for upwards of 20% of your energy bill! Forget the home shows that would suggest getting rid of drafts requires a contractor or pricey new technical gizmos. Instead, hit your local hardware store for a few tubes of caulk and some easy-to-use weatherstripping. With a few dollars worth of materials, you can save hundreds on energy bills with just a few hours of work.

    Related: Tackle The Top Energy

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  • Do Not Marry Yourself

    By Terri Trespicio for GalTime.com

    Do NOT Marry Yourself Do NOT Marry Yourself There once was a woman from Fargo who married herself. It's true. She's not the only one, either. But let's stick with Nadine, who was featured on the Anderson Cooper daytime show--and as an outspoken proponent of single living, I was asked to be on the segment to weigh in on the whole thing.

    In brief, I think the woman did a cute, quirky thing that I'm sure she knew would get a lot of attention (I don't buy the "who, me?" approach she takes). Ok, that's the end of the brief part.

    what does this do, really?

    If you ask me, she's actually undermining the single movement. When you get married, you're not single anymore. Nadine has effectively removed herself from the dating pool, since she's married to herself. She's opting out of being single. She doesn't get the benefits of either being married or single. Plus, she's buying into the idea that you need to be married to be complete. And you don't.

    (And, if you are married to

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  • When the Planets Align.

    By Johanna Lyman for GalTime.com

    When the Planets Align...When the Planets Align...There's a lot going on in the galaxy these days. I'm no astrologer, but I read a great blog about it. In a nutshell, anything old that's not serving you any longer is coming up to be healed and released.

    Change is the order of the day, whether you like it or not. Actually, it seems like whatever is coming up to be purged is likely to be the beginning of a cycle that could last until 2015.

    I'm one of those people who really loves change. I wouldn't say that I thrive on chaos, but I definitely am not a fan of routines. I like change because change means growth. One of my life's mottos is "grow or die" because the truth is that we're never static.

    Change comes whether you like it or not. In the case of whatever change is coming up for you with the celestial shenanigans of Pluto and Uranus, how you choose to respond will determine whether you flow effortlessly with the changes or whether you feel like you're being tossed around like you're

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  • 4 Bras to Perk Up "The Girls" After Baby

    By GalTime's Bra Gal Jene Luciani

    After-Baby BrasAfter-Baby BrasAny mom will tell you - she spends every day relishing that bundle of joy (or joys, in some cases), but wonders what the heck happened to her boobs, which haven't seemed the same since giving birth.

    Unfortunately, pregnancy does change the appearance of your breasts (and usually not in a good way).

    While some 300,000 women had breast augmentations last year alone, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, childbirth doesn't mean your only option for the boobs of yesteryear is to go under the knife. Here are some bras that are great for making the girls stand a little straighter - with no downtime.

    Related: 2012 Brammys: The Best In Bra Awards

    Maidenform Custom Lift Satin Demi Bra (above)- The cups are uniquely designed to provide just the right amount of lift. As the cup size increases, the padding decreases to give you a natural look (something many bras don't do).

    Bali Elegant U Lace Comfort U- Back Lift Bra-

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  • DIY Pumpkin Candles

    By Bryce Gruber for GalTime.com

    You can make these adorable candles yourself! You can make these adorable candles yourself! Hooray! It's pumpkin season, and that means it's time to make all sorts of fun candles from household objects.

    I'm no Martha Stewart- this one is easy enough to do with friends, kids, or probably even your dog:).


    Step one: gather your materials. You'll need a small pumpkin, wood matches, thread, and cooking oil (corn oil is pretty cheap and works nicely). Make sure you hollow your pumpkin out!

    Step Two Step Two Step two: wrap thread around your match till it's covered (kind of like one of those little dolls from Mexico). The thread will act as additional fuel to keep the candle slow-burning. By the way, my nailpolish is "Just a Little Dangerous" by OPI for Sephora… the name is so appropriate for my crafting hobbies.


    Related: Six Ways To Decorate For Halloween On A Dime

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  • Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti Recipe

    By Taste of Home for GalTime.com

    Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti Recipe photo by Taste of HomePumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti Recipe photo by Taste of HomeLooking for a Fall treat that goes perfectly with a hot cup of cider, cocoa or coffee? This simple biscotti recipe will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth.

    INGREDIENTS
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas, toasted
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

    ​Related: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    DIRECTIONS
    • In a small bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, oil and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in pumpkin seeds and cranberries (dough will be sticky).
    • Divide dough in half; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. With lightly floured hands, shape each portion into a 12-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Bake at 350° for
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