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  • Surprising Odd Jobs that Can Earn You Big Bucks

    By Donna FreeBring in bucks on your own time with these often well-paid mini-jobsdman

    Whether you're having a hard time finding a 9-to-5, need flexibility because you're caring for a child or parent, or just want to pick up a little money on the side, a microjob might be right for you. These short-term gigs fit into the time you have available, and are easy to find: Simply go online to one of many sites designed to pair people with projects, and apply for jobs, advertise your skills, or set up a profile and offer your services for tasks that employers have posted. Once you land and complete the job, some of the sites have secure payment options, which makes getting paid hassle-free. Read on for reputable sites for any skill set, and find a job that is perfect for you. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Discover how to raise a confident woman.

    If you have…No specialized skills but are game for anything

    Errand running and miscellaneous tasks

    People who are energetic and adaptable. You could organize a pantry one day and put

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  • 9 Diet-Free Ways to Look Slimmer This Summer

    By Woman'sTry these style tricks to instantly feel amazing Day Staff

    1. Choose A-line styles.

    Put on a dress or skirt that's cut to flow around your hips and thighs. A hem that hits just below the bottom of your kneecaps is the most flattering. Photo by Keith Lathrop; hair by Benjamin Thigpen for Artists by Timothy Priano; makeup by Nikki Wang; Hotel accommodations provided by the Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel,

    2. Create a graceful long-legged look.

    Step into sandals that match your skin tone. And wedges give you a lift without sacrificing comfort.

    3. Cinch your waist.

    A top or dress with a structured band nips in your middle to provide an hourglass effect. If your shirt is loose-fitting, add an unfussy belt.

    Related: Try 75 timeless beauty tips.

    4. Add shimmer to legs.

    Rub highlighter or a sparkly lotion down the center of your legs to make them appear thinner. This illuminating streak reflects light and moves the eye up and down.

    5. Shape your brows.

    Well-arched eyebrows keep

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  • The Surprising Money Lessons Katie Couric Taught Her Daughters

    Find out how the talk show host puts the fun in frugalBy Katie Couric

    To really get to know a Couric woman, you just have to follow her to the cereal aisle. Recently, halfway between the Froot Loops and the shredded wheat, I looked on as my mother hunted and pecked through those shelves looking for the brands that were advertised as three for $6. No other cereal would do. She saw no reason to spend more, or to pass up a deal like that. Photo by Ida Astute, Disney ABC

    Suddenly I was 6 years old again and opening a birthday card from my grandmother. A $5 check was enclosed. In my mind, I was already dressing the new Barbie I'd buy. My parents had other plans. The check, like all the others I received from my grandmother, went straight into my college fund.

    Related: Discover 9 buys that are cheaper online.

    The idea of saving up for the important stuff was partially a generational thing for my parents. They both grew up during the Depression and had to learn the value of a dollar at a very young age, and their attitudes toward money rubbed

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  • 10 Lies You Tell Yourself that Make You Gain Weight

    Ditch these justifications if you want to drop poundsBy Jessica Girdwain

    Wondering why you're plateauing? It could be those rationalizations you make to dig into that BBQ or eat an extra slice of cake. "But all your body knows is what you're putting into it and how it's going to metabolize it," says Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and senior clinical nutritionist at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. Here, 10 of those little lies you may tell yourself-and how to adjust your eating habits to get back on the losing track. Photo by Thinkstock

    1. 'It's just a bite.'

    A forkful of mac 'n cheese here, a few fries there; how bad can that be? "For every 100 extra calories you consume daily, you gain 10 pounds each year," says Ronni Litz Julien, a registered dietitian and author of The Trans Fat Free Kitchen. What's more, most of Julien's clients nibble for reasons unrelated to hunger: The food looks delicious or it's right there, for example. Before eating, ask yourself if you're

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  • The 9 Best Times to Have Sex

    Have better orgasms, make love for longer and more with some smart schedulingBy Jane Bianchi

    Timing is important for, say, landing a dream job or catching a sale. But here's some intimate info: It's also crucial when it comes to sex! You've probably heard that the ideal time of the month to get pregnant is when you're ovulating (usually in the middle of your menstrual cycle, between day 11 and 21, depending on the person), but you may not realize that certain times of the day, month and year are best for other sexual goals. For a more satisfying sex life, here's when to get busy if you…

    1. …want an amazing orgasm.

    This may sound counterintuitive, but the day you're most likely to experience a mind-bending orgasm is actually the day before you get your period, according to Laurie Watson, a sex therapist and couples counselor in Raleigh, NC, and author of
    Wanting Sex Again. "When blood accumulation makes your uterus heavy, contractions are more perceptible during orgasm, and your labial and clitoral tissue tends to be more sensitive when you retain fluids,"

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  • 10 Things You Didn't Know Other Countries Get from the U.S

    Discover random foods and other items that are hot commodities overseasBy Noelia Trujillo

    America is more than just the land of the free and the home of the brave. To nations around the world, it's a source of essentials that only a country with rich soil, a temperate climate and mighty manufacturers can provide. Read on to learn which of the Land of Liberty's items are most wanted abroad. Photo by Thinkstock

    1. Sunflower Seeds to Spain

    The cheery yellow blossoms are native to North America. North Dakota, with its cool soil, consistent sunshine and ample planting acreage, leads the world in the flower's production. While the Spanish government encourages sunflower growth, the country's droughts result in an insufficient supply of the crop. Spaniards use the imported sunflower kernels and seeds as roasted and salted snacks, in bread and in sweets.

    2. Pet Food to Canada

    After American James Spratt created the world's first dog treat in the 19 th century, the U.S. has been churning out puppy chow and topping the global charts on pet food production. In

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  • 4 Little Changes to a Happier You

    Follow these real women's lead to transform your life for the betterBy Nina Malkin

    The power to change is in your hands. These four women made one simple shift in how they approach challenges and are now happier and healthier. Try their ideas to improve your life. Photo by Coral Von Zumwalt; hair and makeup by Kay Matthews with Zenobia Agency; courtesy of Elton Anderson

    'I learned to say no.'

    Carol Frazey, 43, Bellingham, WA

    Until two years ago, Carol, a fitness and nutrition counselor, was the ultimate yes woman, spending more time than she could afford helping at her kids' school and running races with a group of girlfriends. But when she hit 40, she realized that she often felt stressed and distracted, with too little time for herself or her family. "So I declared 2011 the year of saying no, and began turning down any invitation that wasn't meaningful or didn't make my heart flicker," she says.

    It wasn't easy for Carol, who was concerned she wouldn't be liked if she said no. "Disappointing people was difficult, especially for social events-I

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  • 12 Healthiest Gorcery Store Finds to Always Have in Your Kitchen

    By Joy Bauer, RD

    A healthy diet starts with a healthy kitchen. But how can you tell which supermarket selections are best for your body? Approved by nutrition expert Joy Bauer, RD, these snacks, drinks and more are tops for taste and your health.

    Power Packs

    Nuts are an ideal snack since they're full of protein, fiber and "good" fats, and these packs are perfect portion control.

    Blue Diamond 100-Calorie Almond Packs, $23.67 for a 6-pack;

    Soup for the Soul

    Kids and adults alike will love this healthier bowl of noodles.

    Campbell's Select Harvest Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta, $32.55 for a 12-pack;

    Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

    Tea Time

    Pair this sweet tea with a baked apple or 1 sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon.

    Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice, $3.99 for 20 tea bags,

    Fruity Delight

    You can eat these delicious mango chunks right out of the bag or mash them in a bowl for a homemade version of

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  • Dr. Oz’s Top 6 Weight Loss Secrets

    Kickstart your motivation to get healthy for life.Kickstart your motivation to get healthy for life.By Woman's Day Staff

    When it comes to weight loss, Dr. Oz has seen it all. Since launching The Dr. Oz Show in 2009, he's met and featured hundreds of people who have lost more than 100 pounds just by changing their habits. The secret he's learned from those who have succeeded long-term is to set yourself up to stay motivated. "Once people start to lose weight, they feel good and they're excited to keep going. But that fades. To combat this, build in some easy lifestyle changes that will keep you focused on your health. Eventually, those changes become permanent," he says. In other words, automate your lifestyle. Here, Dr. Oz helps you tackle the most common weight loss hurdles that squelch motivation so you can drop-and keep off-5, 10, 25 pounds or more! Photo by Brian Doben; hair by Anne Sampogna; makeup by Linda Melo; prop styling by Joe Maer; T-shirt by Hanes Cool Dri Tagless Available at

    No ideas for breakfast?

    DR. OZ SAYS: Eat the same foods every A.M.

    A recent study

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  • 10 Surprising Things Husbands Miss About Being Single

    Discover which bachelorhood benefits married men wish their wives could provideBy Deborah Skolnik

    We all know your husband came out ahead when he married you. But- and don't take this personally!- husbands often feel they've given up some things once they've tied the knot, and we're not talking about sleeping with different women. Since he won't tell you what these are, our experts shared 10 things your guy's secretly pining for, and how to give him more of what he wants without making yourself crazy. Photo by Getty Images

    1. Not explaining every purchase.

    Your husband just won a vintage Kiss doll on eBay. For $200. Do you say "Congratulations" or "I thought we were saving for a vacation"? "Indulge your husband's material desires sometimes, or else he doesn't feel respected," says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a psychologist and author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. Of course, budget-busting purchases or hobbies shouldn't be the norm. But even then, don't reprimand him. "Instead, say, 'I want you to enjoy golfing. Can we find a way you can

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