Blog Posts by GALTime.com

  • 3 Yoga Moves to Get a Bikini-Ready Belly

    By: Kerri Winick and Andrea Krivelow of CelebutanteSisters


    With bikini season around the corner it's time to shape up and tone that midsection. YogaWorks instructor Sadie Nardini guides GT readers through three quick poses that will flatten your abs and bring out the best in your summer beach body.

    Yoga targets not only your superficial abdominals, but the deeper core muscles that are often neglected in traditional abdominal
    exercises. Sadie's unique poses will reach all six abdominal muscles, working to effectively transform and firm the midsection.

    1/2 CROW PLANK

    From Downward Dog, lift your right leg into the air. Bend the knee, and sweep it forward to your outer, upper right arm. Squeeze
    and hold as you round your back, firing the inner thighs, hip flexors and front abdominals. Hold for 5 breaths, then return to Dog Pose
    and switch sides.
    Bonus: This is an excellent arm and shoulder sculpting pose, too!

    For beginners, click here.

    FLYING

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  • What Will Your Kids Remember Most? Take The 'Family Reunion Test'

    By GALTime Parenting Pro Michele Borba, Ed.D.

    Did you know that research shows that doing simple rituals enhance our feelings of togetherness and family belonging by almost 20 percent?

    I loved reading that research because it proves that SIMPLE things we do with our kids on a regular basis not only work best, but also (let's get real on this one) are what our kids often remember most. We get so darn caught up in trying to "do it all" or spend money on the fancy outings or vacations. And when you ask the kids, they usually tell those researchers it's not the pricey events they loved most, it's the simple, fun stuff they did with us. Best yet, those moments were often unplanned, just "spur of the moment" happenings…and the kids never forget them.

    I don't know if you got the memo, but kids do grow up (and much faster than you think…take that one from me!). It may be a good time to stop and ask what you're doing to preserve memories of your times together for your kids. Here's

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  • In the Wake Of Al & Tipper: How to Keep From 'Growing Apart'

    When Al and Tipper Gore announced they are calling it quits, they told friends they "grew apart." Of course nothing is ever quite THAT simple, but growing apart is one of the most common reasons couples give when they split. There are times in every relationship when couples feel a bit of distance. What can you do if you feel yourself drifting away from your other half? We asked GALTime Love and Sex expert Jane Greer, Ph.D. for some advice.

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    • Talk about it

    Discuss your feelings about the growing distance, the stress and the worry you are experiencing.

    • Don't play the blame game Can you identify a particular trigger that started this emotional shift? Avoid criticism and blame even if he/she did something wrong. Instead, tell them how YOU felt and more importantly what you would like in the future. The goal is to change things for the next time, not to punish your partner with your anger.
    • Make time to be together a priority at the top of your "to do" list.
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  • Insider tip to $ave a bundle on produce

    By: GALTime's Kristen Hagopian of Brilliant Frugal Living


    G'Day Mates! Okay, let me repeat something for those of you who don't know - I state flat out in my book that I'm truly a food snob. I'm a food snob to the point where I MAJORED in food in college (Bachelors in Hotel & Restaurant at Penn State) - how many of YOU took your foodie obsessions to THAT degree? (pun intended…)

    Since we had kids, organic is now the preferred produce at our house. Thankfully, in a never-ending quest to stay competitive, most supermarkets have a fantastic, constantly-updated (and often organic) produce section.

    Contrary to popular belief, I don't shop at 37 stores a week; rather I stop by two stores regularly. Both offer fantastic markdowns for certain items. But here's a shopping secret I discovered on a recent trip. A Produce Section "Down Under"…you're going to love this.

    Many grocery stores keep their produce offerings so ultra-fresh that whenever new produce is delivered,

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  • Travel Essentials For Your Summer Trip

    GALTime Style Expert Amy Gordon's Summer 2010 Buying Guide

    With summer just a few weeks away and vacation on your calendar, it's time to think about what to pack. This buying guide is chock full of great solutions for your get away. From clothes and shoes, to beauty and gadgets, to luggage and more, it's the ultimate buying guide for your next journey.

    Part 1: Clothing, Footwear, & Accessories

    As a stylist, fashion is always first. I have put together a list of pieces that are both functional and fashionable, as well as easy to pack, wash, and hang dry.

    Perhaps the most innovative solution to packing I have ever seen is Vanessa Vogel's "Vogel 10". Featured on vogel10.com, the "10" are ten versatile pieces of offbeat, yet basic, clothing and accessories that you can mix and match to create a myriad of outfits. All of the items fit into a small tote and are extremely lightweight. The Vogel 10 website shows you how to coordinate different looks with the various pieces.

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  • 5 Ways to Know He's FAKING IT

    By GALTime.com
    You're in a relationship and you've got the sex part down, but you question whether he REALLY loves you. Love and sex expert Dr Jane Greer says there are five signs to tell if he's FAKING IT in the love department:

    1. If he says to you 'I only want to be with you," pay attention. The question that should come to mind is, 'Well, who else? Who else would you want to be with? Why am I the only one?' What does that even mean?

    2. He says, 'I want you to have my baby.' Trust me, that very often is said in the passion of the moment and he means it in the moment but it's not going to be the way he feels the next day.

    3. He's NOT affectionate and/or if you're kissing and he's kissing you back but you find his eyes are open and he's looking around, you should know that's a sign to consider.

    4. He makes AND breaks promises. If he's always promising you, 'We're going to go out' or 'We're going to meet my family', but it doesn't happen, there's a reason he's not

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  • The Recipe to Make a Better Burger This Holiday Weekend

    Looking for a better burger this holiday weekend? As you get out the grills, go gourmet! Below is an award-winning recipe from recipe superstar and Food Network Challenge winner Camilla Saulsbury.
    Born In Berkeley Burger-$50,000 Grand Prize Recipe, Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Cook-Off

    BerkeleyBurger

    Ingredients

    For the patties:

    • 2 pounds ground chuck
    • 3/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
    • 3/4 cup drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
    • 1/2 cup grated onion
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

    For the Lemon-Grilled Fennel:

    • 3 medium-sized lemons, preferably Meyer lemons
    • 4 medium-sized fennel bulbs, tops removed, sliced into rings
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (recommended: Colavita)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 12 slices thick-cut black pepper bacon or regular thick-cut bacon

    For the Arugula-Fig Topping:

    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin
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  • Most Anticipated Movies Of The Summer!

    By GALTime
    clapboard We here at GALTime are summer movie addicts. It's the time of the year when we can chill (literally!) in the theatre and enjoy our popcorn, diet coke and fantastic flicks (well hopefully we're not wasting those $10 tickets!). We asked Entertainment Reporter Sara Edwards what blockbusters she's looking forward to seeing this summer. We so totally trust her judgment and so should you!
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    Sex and the City 2

    The chic quartet is back on the big screen, twelve years after their t.v. show debuted on HBO. I was a die hard fan of the show, and loved the first movie. But

    as much as I love the continuing antics of Carrie and company, what more can they do? Regardless, I'll be there to see it opening day! Will Big leave again? Why is Aiden back in the picture? And I

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  • Stop the WHINE: Keep Your Kids From Getting Bored This Summer

    By GALTime College Coach Suzanne Shaffer
    When my kids were teenagers, "I'm bored" came flowing out of their mouths almost every single day during the summer. They missed their friends. They missed the constant activity. They missed participating in all the school-related extracurricular activities. If you have kids, it's inevitable that those words will be spoken in your household during the summer.

    When you hear those words (and even if you don't) here's a list of summer activities that will keep your college-bound teen busy AND help their college admissions process in the future.

    Itunes University

    Content on iTunes U is accessible through iTunes, an application many students are already using. So it's easy and intuitive for them to find what they're looking for. They can download iTunes U audio and video offerings one at a time or subscribe to entire courses and have new items download automatically as soon as they become available. There are over 600 universities with

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  • Is Going 'Green' Causing Fights In Your House?

    by GALTime.com Staff

    When you think about the issues that send married couples into therapy, you probably think money, children, sex, infidelity, in-laws. Well, here's a new one that may shock you...the environment! That's right... going green has some partners seeing red.

    "Like anything that goes on between two people, when one person wants to take new actions and promote health and the other person starts to experience it as unwelcome change rather than something they're on board with, its inevitably going to create conflict," says renowned marriage and family therapist Jane Greer, Ph.D.

    Tania Reuben charged head first into the green movement after her children were born. She now writes a blog as the Pure Natural Diva. "We recycle. We're now composting. I use power strips and reusable bags. I send my daughter to school with waste free lunches," says Reuben.

    Sounds simple, but for husband Michael it was quite an adjustment. "She was, I think, voted or put in some book

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