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  • These Are the Workout Spaces of Your Dreams

    Boutique gyms trying to outdo one another-and we like it, since we're all for anything that makes us forget we're actually exercising! By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.

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  • The 9 Types of Moms You See on Facebook

    By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.

    Facebook is celebrating its 10th birthday tomorrow, and who could believe what started in a college dorm room as a way for students to check each other out would expand to a global network that pretty much everyone and their mother is a part of? Not only has the platform come a long way (remember Super Poking?), it's given rise to a unique social culture--and no one seems to have taken to it quite like moms.

    Now, we're not here to point fingers; we've definitely fallen into each of these categories at times. Instead, let's honor Facebook's first decade with a salute to the the myriad virtual versions of ourselves it's allowed us to be.

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    1. The Every-Milestone-Ever Mom

    Her little nugget/love monkey/peanut face ate Cheerios for breakfast today… here's a photo of him doing it! And yesterday, he lost one hair follicle. This mom couldn't locate it for photographic evidence, but here's an

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  • Watching a Rom-Com Might Just Save Your Marriage

    By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.

    To quote (and paraphrase) the great Taylor Swift: "It's a Love Story, baby just say 'yes'"… to watching. A new study conducted by the University of Rochester found that "discussing five movies about relationships over the course of a month could cut the three-year divorce rate for newlyweds in half."

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    The Rochester team assigned study participants, who were all newlyweds, to one of three different groups. Their goal was to demonstrate how effective communication and getting spouses to reflect on their current behavior could cut the divorce rate.

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    One group learned conflict management skills to diffuse heated discussions. Another practiced compassion and acceptance training, where couples learned exercises to approach their relationships from an empathetic standpoint. Members of these two groups attended weekly lectures, supervised practice

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  • 5 Ski Towns that Are Must-Visits for Foodies

    Good grub, check. Powdery slopes, check. Tasty cocktails, check. Now that's a vacation. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.

    Barefoot Bistro Whistler, British Columbia
    The Canadian hotspot may have a (well-deserved!) reputation as a legendary ski town, but it's fast becoming notorious for farm-to-table dining as well. Whistler's chefs are taking full advantage of the bountiful farmland located just 25 minutes north in Pemberton Valley by partnering with local farmers and incorporating seasonal produce and organic meat into constantly-evolving, mouthwatering menus. As part of Whistler Cornucopia, an annual feast of all things culinary that brings together chefs, vintners, and farmers, top chefs take you on trips to local farms, winemakers host gourmet dinners, and experts teach you creative food pairings. Meanwhile, at Araxi, executive chef James Walt rotates his menu with local or organic produce and game, serving dishes such as butternut squash soup and Yarrow Meadow duck breast. At Bearfoot Bistro,

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  • 11 Genius Beauty Fixes from Your Fridge

    Want shinier hair, clear skin, and a smooth body? Then raid your kitchen for these wonder ingredients. Experts do it, and their homemade treatments are pure enough to eat. By Gina Way, REDBOOK.

    Coconut oil does everything! It's packed with nourishing fatty acids that cure a whole range of issues:

    Use it in a mask for damaged hair
    or just to nix frizz, says New York City hairstylist Nunzio Saviano. Rub a tiny bit between your palms, then dab on any fuzzy bits. "The oil repels water to prevent more frizzing," says Saviano.

    Soften rough body skin.
    "I apply it anywhere I have scaly patches-heels, shins-and it gets rid of them almost on contact," says dermatologist Ellen Marmur.

    Remove stubborn makeup.
    It takes off even waterproof makeup with ease-and without having to pull at skin.

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    Heal chapped lips.
    Slather it on before bed; wake up with a smile.

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  • What You Should Know About Pregnancy After 40

    It's not the cakewalk some celebs make it out to be, but the news isn't all bad either. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.

    Whether you were building your career, searching for the right guy, or just weren't ready to start a family until now, you're definitely not alone. The birth rate for women ages 40 to 44 increased by 3 percent from 2008 to 2009, the most recent year for which data is available, which is the highest jump since the late '60s, according to the CDC.

    While waiting makes good sense both financially and emotionally, you've likely experienced or considered the reality during hours of poring over Google search results: Your eggs simply aren't as plentiful or healthy as they were 20 years ago. "Most women in their early and mid-40s do fine being pregnant," says Jeffrey M. Goldberg, M.D., professor and head of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "The problem is getting pregnant--and staying pregnant--with a

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  • The 10 Commandments of Career Happiness

    If being more satisfied and successful is one of your goals for 2014, this is your primer. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.

    Take control
    "When I ask friends to describe their ideal man, most of them can say, 'Someone who is funny, can hang with my friends, and makes a decent living.' But I'm surprised at the number of women who don't take the time to sit down and think about what they want professionally," says Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's career expert and author of Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules Into Career Success. "Knowing what you want helps you control your career rather than letting it control you." Jot down your nonnegotiables so you'll know what your dream job looks like when you encounter it. What kind of people do you want to work with? What do you want your typical day to be like? Be sure to do an annual check-in with yourself, since your priorities are likely to change.

    Stay naïve
    Williams believes that naivety is actually a huge advantage because it

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  • 9 Sexy Valentine’s Day Bra and Panties Combos

    Pretty, flirty, but not over-the-top underthings you'll use way past February 14th. By Julia Malacoff, REDBOOK.

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  • 7 Secrets Sex Therapists Tell Their Friends

    These pros help clients with everything from a where'd-it-go? libido to serious sexual dysfunction. Their friends--now including you--get that intimate advice for free. By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.

    If you feel bad about your body, try sleeping naked

    "After having a child, a friend of mine was worried that her husband would no longer love the way she looked and that it would hurt their sex life. I suggested she try this one simple behavior: sleeping in the nude. It turned out that her husband already did that habitually. There's something very different that happens under the covers when skin touches skin and you can truly feel each other, instead of just pj's. Even when exhaustion takes over, the simplicity of entwined legs or a brush of a limb can keep you connected and more intimate. And it can even lead to feeling better about your body. Touch is profound--feeling your partner's skin against you in small, nonsexual ways is a nonverbal reminder that he loves and accepts your

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  • Why This Mom is Giving Frozen the Cold Shoulder

    By Elizabeth Wallace, REDBOOK.

    I love Frozen. I loved the movie when I saw it with my 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. I loved that it was a story about sisterly love and girls-turned-women harnessing their power, and not just a heterosexual fairy tale where romance is the raison d'etre. As the mother of young children who have already been through the Disney princess phase, I applaud Disney for making an effort to bring that franchise into this millennium with more evolved female characters. At my house, we play and replay the songs and videos, in particular "Let It Go." All of us have memorized the words and belt them out as if Idina Menzel herself had come for a playdate. I genuinely feel the optimistic potential of transformation when I feel that big Broadway voice cascade over me, and hear my daughter struggle to hit the high notes.

    And yet, something about the performance of this song in the movie sticks in my craw--and it happens at about 3:03 minutes into "Let it

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