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  • 10 Surprising Things Never to Share About Your Husband

    10 Surprising Things Never to Share About Your HusbandBy Kelly Stoddard


    You're out with your girlfriends having a great time (and maybe some wine), and you reveal a little more information than you should. Your TMI story about your high school boyfriend may be OK, but you've got to be extra careful when you veer into husband territory. Some truths about your main squeeze should be left unsaid-even if you want your friend's input. Learn which 10 subjects should be off limits (and why), so oversharing doesn't damage your marriage. Photo by Getty Images.

    Related: Find out 10 marriage rules you should break.


    1. His fears.
    "Women aren't typically reluctant to share fears," says Audrey Sherman, PhD, developer of PsychSkills. But divulging that he's scared of, say, thunder or big dogs, can make him appear weak. More importantly, the fears were shared with you in confidence; telling his secrets shows you're not safe to confide in, says Sue Johnson, PhD, author of Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.

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  • The Turkey You’ll Want to Make Every Thanksgiving (It Has Bacon!)

    By Woman's Day Kitchen


    Create a new Thanksgiving tradition this year with a bird unlike any other. Pure maple syrup, fresh orange juice and thick-cut bacon combine in this unique and mouthwatering meal. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hicks


    Related: Discover foods that keep you full longer.


    Serves: 8
    Yields: 8 (with leftovers)
    Cost Per Serving: $4.36
    Prep Time: 30 min
    Total Time: 4 hr

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


    Nutritional Information
    (per serving)
    Calories 518
    Total Fat 19g
    Saturated Fat 5.5g
    Cholesterol 267mg
    Sodium 493mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9g
    Dietary Fiber 0
    Sugars --
    Protein 73g
    Calcium --


    Ingredients
    • 1 (12- to 14-pound) turkey, thawed if frozen
    • 3 medium onions, cut into wedges
    • 8 sprig(s) fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, sage, or a combination
    • 2 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 2 stalk(s) celery, cut

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  • 5 Secrets to Looking Great when You Host Thanksgiving Dinner

    woman in kitchenwoman in kitchenBy WomansDay.com Staff


    You want to look your best when you're entertaining-especially around the holidays when everyone's taking pictures. But you also want to be comfortable. One trick to try: Stick to unfussy jewelry. Long necklaces and oversize rings can get in the way when you're cooking and serving. Read through for brilliant style and makeup suggestions to be a happy, pretty host. Photo by Corbis


    Related: Discover 10 things you never have to pay for.


    Cover Your Clothes
    Choose an apron in a beautiful print that you'll want to wear in front of guests.

    Peacock Print Apron, $24.95; Pier1.com


    Melt-Proof Your Makeup Spritz on a mattifying spray to lock in color on eyes and cheeks and cut down on shine. Store in the fridge, then use to cool your skin while cooking.

    Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray, $14; UrbanDecay.com


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


    Roll Up Those Sleeves
    Slip on a

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  • 9 Surprising Foods You Never Knew You Could Make in a Muffin Tin

    muffin tinmuffin tinBy Leonora Desar

    If the only times you break out your muffin tin is for making muffins and cupcakes, you're missing out. They're great for cooking up itsy-bitsy versions of some meals you wouldn't expect, which fit neatly into your child's lunchbox-or your car cup holder for your morning commute. And they're great for plated meals too, when you want some built-in portion control. From mini meatloaf to pint-size pizza, here are some tasty tidbits that you can make in a tin. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Discover 8 calming foods that ease stress.

    1. Meatloaf
    Terri Schlather, the brains behind the blog, A Girl in the South, likes how her mini meatloaves provide small, manageable helpings for her and her daughter. "I can portion things out into single servings and freeze the remainder for another time, or even have easy lunches in the following days," she says.

    To make: Coat a pan with cooking spray and sauté three minced garlic cloves and 1 cup chopped onion for three to

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  • Give Pecan Pie a Salty Crunch with This Surprise Pantry Ingredient

    Give Pecan Pie a Salty Crunch with This Surprise Pantry IngredientBy Woman's Day Kitchen


    This deliciously crunchy pie has some surprising undertones of orange, vanilla, and cinnamon, which are perfect contrasts to the salty pretzels. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hicks.


    Related: See 8 calming foods that ease stress.


    Serves:10
    Cost Per Serving: $1.11
    Prep Time: 15 min
    Total Time: 1 hr 15 min


    Related: Discover the 6 best foods for sensitive stomachs.


    Nutritional Information:
    (per serving)
    Calories 473
    Total Fat 28g
    Saturated Fat 8.5g
    Cholesterol 46mg
    Sodium 289mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58g
    Dietary Fiber 3g
    Sugars --
    Protein 5g
    Calcium --


    Ingredients:

    • 1 pie crust, store-bought or homemade
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup(s) light corn syrup
    • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup(s) packed light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon(s) grated orange zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
    • 1/4

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  • 9 Surprising Ways Your Refrigerator Can Help You Lose Weight

    9 Surprising Ways Your Refrigerator Can Help You Lose WeightBy Sarah Burns


    Scale stuck? Shifting the food around in your fridge can actually retrain your brain to lose weight: It may help you crave healthy food, instead of diet-sabotaging fare, explains Brian Wansink, PhD, author of Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions For Everyday Life. But that's not the only way your refrigerator can keep you slim. Here, fresh solutions to make slimming down almost effortless. Photo by Getty Images.


    Top Shelf: Store Healthy Drinks Here

    "You're three times more likely to take the first item you see out of the fridge than you are anything else," explains Dr. Wansink. His suggestion: Stock your top tier with low-cal beverages, like skim milk, 100% fruit and veggie juices (no sugar added) and a water pitcher. You can also stash water bottles here to grab for easy on-the-go hydration. "Staying well-hydrated naturally curbs appetite," explains Susan Albers, PsyD, clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic and author of the book, Eat Q:

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  • Add New Crunch to Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Sausage

    By Woman's Day Kitchen


    Looking for a Thanksgiving side dish with a twist? Italian sausage adds texture to this guilt-free casserole, which comes with a mere 197 calories. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Paige Hicks

    Related: Discover foods that keep you full longer.


    Serves: 8
    Yields: 8
    Cost per serving: $1.07
    Prep Time:
    25 min
    Total Time: 45 min

    Related: Learn about 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.


    Nutritional Information

    (per serving)
    Calories 197
    Total Fat 12g
    Saturated Fat 4g
    Cholesterol 19mg
    Sodium 472mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15g
    Dietary Fiber 4g
    Sugars --
    Protein 9g
    Calcium --

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil, plus more for the dish
    • Kosher salt
    • Pepper
    • 2 pound(s) green beans, trimmed and halved
    • 6 ounce(s) (about 3 links) Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 1 cup(s) fresh bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan
    • 2 tablespoon(s) grated Parmesan

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  • 10 Food Combinations that Mess with Your Health

    By Rebecca Deczynski


    Eating the right foods is only half the battle. The other? Eating them with more of the right foods. Some surprising combinations can cause weight gain, sluggishness and even tummy troubles because of vitamin and nutrient imbalances. By making simple substitutions, you can keep your body in tip-top shape without sacrificing taste. Discover which food pairings to skip and what to eat instead to be healthier and happier-but definitely not hungrier. Photo by Thinkstock

    1. White Bread with Jam
    This breakfast staple simply doesn't have enough oomph to satisfy you. "A high-sugar combination at the start of your day can ultimately cause you to overindulge," says Allison Stowell, consulting registered dietitian for nutrition system Guiding Stars. "When you start your day without protein and with very little fat, you're vulnerable to overeating for the rest of the day as your body plays catch up." Swap out white bread for whole-grain bread to add fiber, and switch

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  • 9 Kitchen Superstars that Cut Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Time

    By Woman's Day Staff


    The right tools in the kitchen can cut down on cooking time while boosting food's flavor. Before you finish your Thanksgiving shopping list, add these superstars to help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family.

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  • 10 Rules for Setting Up Single Friends

    10 Rules for Setting Up Single FriendsBy Anna Schoening


    Your friend's not dating anyone and you think you have a guy for her. Setting them up should be easy, right? "Getting involved in other people's relationships is extremely tricky," says Barbra Zuck Locker, PhD, a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. Before you play Cupid, read these tips to make sure the setup goes smoothly and your friendship remains solid. Photo by Getty.


    1. Get permission first. Never presume a pal is unhappy just because she isn't attached at the moment. "People in relationships sometimes think anyone not in one needs to be in one," Dr. Locker says. So check that your friend actually wants your matchmaking help. "Say, 'I have someone I think you'd like to meet.' If she's divorced, don't ask why she isn't dating or say she should meet this person. Just ask if she's ready," suggests Dr. Locker. And never ambush her with an impromptu setup. "It's offensive and alienating," she adds.


    2. Choose the right mate. So your

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