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  • 7 Holiday Foods that Actually Help You Lose Weight

    7 Holiday Foods that Actually Help You Lose WeightBy Marissa Lippert, RD


    It's the same struggle every year. You walk into a holiday party and you're greeted by the hostess, who encourages you to dig into the huge spread of tasty hors d'oeuvres. But how can you enjoy the evening without going overboard? It is possible! By focusing on popular party snacks that have health-boosting benefits, you can savor the season and drop pounds. Photo by iStock.


    Cheese
    Full-fat cheese is packed with protein, so a small amount will satisfy you quickly, which means eating some of the real deal (versus lowfat or fat-free) may actually help you lose weight. Choose hard, full-flavor cheeses like Parmesan or aged Gouda, because their sharp taste helps you conquer cravings fast. These cheeses are slightly higher in calories than soft ones like Brie, but they have more protein. Stick with 1 oz-or four to five small cubes-per day.


    Champagne
    At 100 calories per 5-oz serving, champagne is one of the few naturally low-calorie beverages you can

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  • 10 Things Matchmakers Won't Tell You

    women shaking hands in a homewomen shaking hands in a homeBy Kristi Dosh


    If you're short on time, want personalized help or are just looking to try a new way to find a mate, a matchmaker can be a great option. But even though these professionals insert themselves into the most personal parts of singles' lives, there's no industry regulator outside of general business-rating entities like the Better Business Bureau. To help you find the best matchmaker for you, we've asked pros and women who've hired them to reveal 10 things a matchmaker might not admit that anyone considering using one needs to know. Photo by Getty Images

    1. Anyone can be a matchmaker. While matchmakers can get certified, they don't have to. Lisa Clampitt, who owns the New York City-based matchmaking service Club VIP Life and the Matchmaking Institute certification program, says the benefit of hiring a matchmaker she certifies is that in addition to the training they receive there's also a formal process for clients to submit complaints, which can result in a

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  • Smashed Potatoes Remix: Spice Up Spuds with These Healthy Root Veggies

    By Woman's Day Kitchen


    Looking to liven up your family dinner? Rutabaga, carrots and parsnips combine to give classic mashed potatoes a tasty twist. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hick

    Related: Discover foods that keep you full longer.


    Serves: 8
    Yields: 8
    Cost Per Serving: $0.56
    Prep Time: 20 min
    Total Time: 45 min


    Nutritional Information
    (per serving)
    Calories 182
    Total Fat 7g
    Saturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol --
    Sodium 212mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28g
    Dietary Fiber 5g
    Sugars --
    Protein 3g
    Calcium --


    Related: Learn about the 6 best foods for sensitive stomachs.


    Ingredients
    • 1/2 pound(s) parsnips, peeled
    • 4 sprig(s) fresh rosemary
    • 4 sprig(s) fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 6 clove(s) garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 1 1/2 pound(s) Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    • 1 1/2 pound(s) (1 large) rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

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  • Surprising Things You Must Know About 7 Common Beauty Ingredients

    woman looking at beauty product in storewoman looking at beauty product in storeBy Meghan Rabbitt


    You know not to believe everything you read, but beauty products' promises can trick even the savviest women, says Ariel Ostad, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center in New York City. "The cosmaceutical industry isn't FDA-regulated, so companies can make misleading claims," says Dr. Ostad. "It's easy to believe certain ingredients help skin even when there's no evidence that they're effective." Here, top dermatologists and beauty product chemists share the ingredients that are most likely to lure you-and what you should know about them before you buy. Photo by Thinkstock

    1. Stem Cells

    All other cells develop from stem cells, so the idea here is that applying stem cells would trigger new skin to grow where there's old, damaged skin. But here's the catch: Beauty products' stem cells aren't human stem cells-they're from apples or other plants, says David Pollock, a beauty product chemist and author of Just Stop

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  • 9 Steps You Must Take If Someone Hacks Your Facebook or Email

    woman staring at hacked computerwoman staring at hacked computerBy Amelia Mularz

    You're not in Amsterdam, right?


    It wasn't the typical Wednesday morning email, sent from a friend who I'd seen the night before…in New York City. According to my Gmail account, however, I'd scooted off to Europe sometime after midnight, lost my passport and reached out to every contact in my address book asking for money. Yep, I'd been hacked. Photo by Getty Images

    Next came an hour of frantic Googling, a panicked tweet ("I'M NOT IN AMSTERDAM!") and some personal damage control, including fielding questions from an ex-boyfriend, a long-past professor and a woman who said she had no idea who I was, but had received my fraudulent email. Had I been better informed, I would've kept calm and followed these nine post-hacking steps.


    Related: Discover 10 cool, new inventions that'll make your life easier.


    1. Pinpoint the problem. The most obvious sign of hacking is the slew of messages you'll receive from acquaintances either stating that your account's

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  • Christmas Cookies Through the Years

    By Woman's Day Staff

    Grab a glass of milk-we dug into our archives to bring you the most delicious cookie from each decade of our 73 years (plus a few of our all-time favorites).

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  • Solutions for 11 Thanksgiving Food Disasters

    burnt Thanksgiving turkeyburnt Thanksgiving turkeyBy Amanda Berne

    If there were ever a time for Murphy's Law, Thanksgiving is it. With multiple pots and pans on the stove, a bird in the oven and relatives underfoot, it's almost impossible to have a fiasco-free holiday. Burnt turkey? Been there. Glue-like mashed potatoes? Done that. Mistakes happen-it's almost inevitable. Here are a few last-minute tips so your sanity doesn't burn up with the stuffing. Photo by iStockphoto

    Disaster 1: Burnt Turkey Top Chef contestant Ryan Scott remembers the first-and last-time he burned a turkey. "At the time I thought that higher heat was better," he says. "But I got caught up in the football game. The bird was burned on the outside, but uncooked." Once he peeled off the burnt skin, he was concerned about the meat drying out. He smeared butter, chopped parsley, garlic and shallots on the turkey, and reduced the temperature. While Scott missed the "ta-da" moment of carving the turkey tableside, he does admit to the ease of slicing in the kitchen.


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  • Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey + Buffalo Sauce = Your New Fave Sandwich

    By Woman's Day Kitchen


    Despite your family's best efforts, you're bound to wind up with plenty of turkey to eat after Thanksgiving dinner. This two-step recipe is a delicious way to ensure the holiday's main course doesn't go to waste. Photo by George Crudo/Stockfood

    Yields: 2
    Total Time: 10 min
    Prep Time: 10 min


    Related: See 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

    Ingredients

    1/4 cup(s) lowfat sour cream
    2 teaspoon(s) fresh lemon juice
    1/8 teaspoon(s) sugar
    1/8 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
    1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
    2 cup(s) shredded iceberg lettuce
    2 scallions, finely chopped
    2 tablespoon(s) (heaping) crumbled blue cheese
    2 tablespoon(s) Buffalo wing sauce
    4 tablespoon(s) water
    6 ounce(s) shredded turkey
    2 bread rolls

    Related: Try the 6 best foods for sensitive stomachs.


    Directions

    1. In a bowl, whisk together sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, kosher salt, and pepper. Fold in shredded iceberg lettuce, scallions, and crumbled blue cheese. In a small skillet, whisk

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  • 5 Secrets to Looking Great in Holiday Photos

    By Woman's Day Staff


    The holiday season means party-going-and where there's a party, there's a camera. Learn how to look your best in photos at every fete with these simple tips. From perfecting your smile to smoothing your strands, these snapshot secrets will ensure that you never call yourself un-photogenic again. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Discover 10 style tricks to look younger instantly!


    1. Brighten Your Smile

    Stash a whitening pen in your purse to quickly erase surface stains (use twice a day for two weeks to lighten teeth).

    Go Smile On The Go Teeth Whitening Pen, $22; GoSmile.com


    2. Swipe on Blush
    Avoid looking washed-out from the camera's flash by applying a bolder color to cheeks than you typically wear.

    Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Red, $22; JosieMaranCosmetics.com

    3. Add Some Sparkle
    A pair of drop earrings with eye-catching crystals will attract and reflect light, drawing attention to your face.

    Nine West Linear Leverback

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  • Liven Up Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Zesty Citrus Twist

    Liven Up Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Zesty Citrus TwistBy Woman's Day Kitchen


    Liven up the traditional pumpkin pie with the fresh flavor of citrus.Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hicks.


    Serves: 10
    Cost Per Serving: $1.12
    Prep Time: 30 min
    Total Time: 5 hr 30 min


    Related: Find out which foods keep you full longer.


    Nutritional Information
    (per serving)
    Calories 487
    Total Fat 35g
    Saturated Fat 20g
    Cholesterol 159mg
    Sodium 222mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40g
    Dietary Fiber 3g
    Sugars --
    Protein 6g
    Calcium --


    Related: Discover 8 calming foods that ease stress.


    Ingredients
    • 5 ounce(s) (about 40) vanilla wafer cookies, such as Nilla Wafers
    • 5 ounce(s) (about 19) gingersnap cookies
    • 6 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 envelope(s) (2 1/4 teaspoons) powdered gelatin
    • 3/4 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon(s)

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