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  • 5 Ways Your Computer Can Save You a Bundle on Holiday Shopping

    by GalTime Nerd Chick Andrea Eldridge

    Your computer can save you a bundle! Your computer can save you a bundle! Ways your computer can help save you money on your holiday shopping

    December always has a way of sneaking up on me. Here I am finishing up the last of the Halloween candy, just barely recovering from Thanksgiving, when BAM! Christmas is suddenly just a few short weeks away! No more denying the inevitable, it's time to get moving on holiday shopping.

    Since we're all looking for creative ways to save money on our holiday gift list, check out 5 ways your computer can help you save a bundle this holiday season!

    Check out the resale market: You? Buying anything less than new? Open your mind to the possibilities! Look beyond your traditional retailers for gifting treasures. Craigslist, eBay, and even your local gently-used second hand stores have a wide variety of unusual and nostalgic gifts just waiting to be discovered. Note that these sellers also have items that have never actually been used. Now's your chance to snatch up previously

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  • 3 Steps to a Healthier, Happier Holiday Season

    by Brett Blumenthal from GalTime.com

    Be healthy this holiday season! Be healthy this holiday season! The holiday season gives us reason to celebrate and indulge. And although the holidays, most certainly, should be enjoyed, some of us are great at managing the amount of celebrating we do, and some of us wish we were better. None of us, however, want to wake up New Year's Day, 10 pounds heavier, feeling so exhausted that we need a vacation.

    Here is my "GPS" system for navigating the holidays so you can stress less, enjoy more, and have your cake and eat it, too.

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    Goal Setting

    Setting goals for the holiday season will give you something to work towards and keep you accountable. Think about the season, each week and each day and set goals accordingly. For instance, for the season, your goal might be to maintain your weight. For the week, maybe your goal is to get to the gym four times. And for the day, it might be to enjoy one or two cocktails instead of three or four.

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  • Why a Parenting Plan Works when Everything Goes Wrong

    by Jennifer Laurent for GalTime.com

    Why parenting plans work! Why parenting plans work! How 'conscious parenting' can guide when the unexpected strikes

    Each and every day brings something new in the world of parenting.

    No matter how much we try to plan or predict the future, the unexpected is sure to happen. If we can allow ourselves the space to consider it, this truly is where the fun in parenting lies -- in the unpredictability, the unexpectedness and in the surprises.

    So much of our lives with children revolve around routines and schedules -- work, meals, school and play dates are just a few examples. We know they are coming and we know what to expect. Through the concepts of "conscious parenting," we can look forward to the unexpected and find the joy in the unknown. We truly can experience another layer of fulfillment that parenting has to offer.

    RELATED 5 Most Controversial Parenting Stories That Had Us Talking

    How do you embrace parenting surprises?

    One way to find joy in the unexpected is through one

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  • 2 Astonishing Bra Makeovers - You Won't Believe Your Eyes!

    By GalTime's Bra Gal Jene Luciani

    Bra Makeovers Bra Makeovers If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me what really causes breast sagging, well, you know the rest. It's a question I get asked a lot! While I'm not a doctor, I DID do the research - and then some - and covered this extensively in The Bra Book. I interviewed several renowned doctors to get their professional opinions, and really aimed to separate fact from fiction.

    Recently, I gave the 411 on this very topic during my second appearance on the award-winning nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show.

    Now, I'm giving GalTime the scoop on sagging...and how the proper fitting bra can truly be uplifting!

    Why do breasts sag?

    Every woman, regardless of genetics, skin elasticity, and other factors (like whether or not they've had children), can expect some sagging over time.

    There are so many myths revolving around why this happens. Unfortunately, most doctors agree that gravity is the biggest culprit. As we age, we all

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  • 6 Spicy Weeks of Holiday Sex

    by Karen Siff Exhorn for GalTime.com

    Spicy Holiday Sex Spicy Holiday Sex Six weeks. That's what the holiday season is for most of us. It's those six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. So why not turn those six weeks into sex weeks?

    Here are five ways to have a happy horny holiday.

    1. Enjoy Naughty Nibbles

    There are too many articles that advise you to be mindful about your eating and drinking during the holidays. I say, eat, drink and enjoy! What are some sexy holiday foods to get you "in the mood?" My favorite is chocolate. The darker the better. Chocolate is a well-known aphrodisiac that stimulates desire, because it contains two chemical compounds responsible for elevating moods and helping circulation to all parts of the body (including increased blood supply "down there"). The antioxidants in dark chocolate are great for promoting sexual vigor. So indulge yourself in those holiday chocolate bars, cupcakes and brownies. You can always start that diet in the New Year.

    And if

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  • 3 Holiday Hairstyles Sure to Turn Heads

    By Jessica Conway, GalTime.com

    Party season is in full swing! This year, instead of changing up your outfit for each event, why not change up your 'do? Wearing a new hairstyle is a fun, not to mention free, way to switch up your style. Celeb stylist Sherri Jesse gives us the tutorial!

    Feeling festive? Braids are awesome for an elegant fix on second day hair. This style can hide your roots if you don't feel like shampooing a blowout. This French braid circles the head once, so French braid your hair upside-down and continue braiding the ends. Wrap around your head and secure with pins. Even if you have a few flyaways, the texture will add romance to your style. (PS: Envision the style below with a single romantic coil, almost like a crown...less runway and more real way!)



    Related: Are You Committing Thes 5 Beauty No-Nos?

    Feeling naughty? Pull your hair tightly into a high ponytail. Thread the ponytail through a large hair donut (found at any beauty supply store)

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  • How to Keep Your Mood Set to Happy

    by Celest Turner for GalTime.com

    Stay Happy! Stay Happy! How would you describe your mood most of the time: cheerful, perky, grumpy or angry?

    Now let me ask the question differently: How do you feel most of the time? Are you energetic, tired, hyper or just blaaaah?

    The way you feel physically and emotionally often determines your mood. To keep you in a happy place, here are tips to lift your body, mind, and spirit:

    • Laugh More - Spend time with goofy friends, go to a comedy show or watch a slap stick classic. Laughter increases endorphins (the body's natural feel good chemical). So, instead of picking up a cocktail, try laughing until your stomach hurts.

    RELATED 7 Steps to Get Happy Quick!

    • Exercise Daily - Exercise has many benefits, but a biggie is that it can improve your sleep patterns making you less irritable. Another bonus is that exercise helps to decrease anxiety as well.

    • Eat Better - Pancakes with butter and syrup, hot fudge

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  • 10 Smart Toys for Connected Kids

    by Tech's Appeal's Jennifer Jolly for GalTime.com

    Smart toys for kids! Smart toys for kids! hottest tech toys 2012: mom-approved

    Shhh, don't tell the kids, but many of the hottest holiday tech toys this year can actually be good for them.

    From iPads and Wii U's, to all of the battery-operated, USB cable'd, LED-lighted magic in-between, today's top picks can combine the best of the digital world with the engagement of the real world, to create modern toys that both educate and entertain.

    Here are some of my favorites.

    CubeletsCubelets

    Cubelets

    Ages: 8+

    Cost: $160



    The cost of this toy is high, because what a child can do with it is seriously that cool. By using what looks an awful lot like regular building blocks, kids can create simple, reconfigurable robots that can actually move around, respond to light, react to sound, and display other lifelike behavior. It works by combining sensor, logic, and actuator blocks. Depending on the combination, you're basically "programming" the robot to perform different

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  • 3 Ways to Be (a Little) Selfish This Holiday Season

    By Audrey McClelland for GalTime.com

    It's OK to be a little selfish this time of year...It's OK to be a little selfish this time of year...Taking care of yourself this holiday season

    We've all been there - blisters on our heels from too many laps around the mall and burnt hands from overfilling the oven. It usually happens this time of year when we exert all our energy on family and friends to ensure a happy holiday.

    While giving of yourself isn't a bad thing by any means, it shouldn't come at your physical and emotional expense.

    Be sure to fit in some "me" time this holiday season, not only to save your sanity, but to indulge a little bit! Here are 3 ways to take a step back from the holidays and focus on you:


    1. SHOP ONLINE

    While shopping outside of holiday gifts may seem like the last thing you want to do this time of year, it has the potential to be the most cathartic. Browsing inspirational sale sites, like Joss & Main is a great way to spark your imagination through curated home fashion collections. No one knows your home like you do, so this is an

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  • How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

    By Jim Duzak, Attorney At Love for GalTime.com

    Choosing a Divorce LawyerChoosing a Divorce LawyerDivorce is a sad and often-stressful experience, but having the right lawyer to guide you through the process can make it much more tolerable and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. Of course, the big question is: how do I choose a lawyer who's right for me?

    FIRST, ASK FOR REFERRALS

    A good place to start is by asking friends or relatives of yours who have been divorced what they think of the lawyer who represented them. Because everyone's case is different, don't focus on what their lawyer may have achieved for them in terms of alimony, child support, or child custody, but rather on howresponsive the lawyer was. Did he or she return phone calls promptly, or explain things in plain English, or display a genuine sense of compassion and concern?

    TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

    Your relationship with your divorce lawyer will be as intimate as your relationship with your primary care doctor ---

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