Blog Posts by Heidi Cho

  • 20 No-Bake Summer Desserts

    James Baigrie for Woman's DayJames Baigrie for Woman's DayWhen the mercury rises, cool down with indulgent treats that you can make without the help of a hot oven. WomansDay.com has made it easy by rounding up no-bake confections that run the gamut from flaky pies and tarts to fluffy cakes and trifles. Whether you're craving a cold and creamy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bombe or a rich and velvety No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake, there's a dessert here to satisfy every sweet tooth.
    From Woman's Day

  • 10 Unexpected Ways to Stress Less

    ComstockComstockWhether we're struggling to keep up with all the household chores or fretting about that big project at work, the day-to-day challenges of life can often leave us feeling overwhelmed. But here's the good news: Simple everyday acts like singing in the shower or crocheting a hat can help combat stress, increase self-esteem and improve your immune system. WomansDay.com talked to the experts and gathered 10 surprising ways to improve your mood and ease your anxieties. To get the nitty-gritty on their easy stress-busting tips, click on the complete slideshow here.
    From WomansDay.com by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

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  • 12 Spectacular Summer Dishes

    ComstockComstockCome summertime, we all crave simple, classic fare that captures the essence of the season-whether in the form of a char-grilled burger or a refreshing melon granita. Now, Woman's Day has made planning a summer menu easier than ever by whipping up 12 foolproof recipes that are fitting for any hot-weather occasion. Whether you're cooking a simple weeknight supper or throwing a blowout backyard barbecue, all of the dishes in this slideshow are guaranteed to get you through the summer with delicious ease.
    From Woman's Day

  • How to Prevent Medical Mistakes

    ComstockComstockSay the words "medical error," and what comes to mind is the surgeon who leaves a sponge in a patient's body. Yes, these things happen, but it's more likely that you'll be misdiagnosed, prescribed the wrong medication or get another patient's lab results. The good news? Experts say there's a lot you can do to help prevent mistakes-or at least catch them before any harm is done. WomansDay.com broke down the various places mistakes can happen and provide the expert tips you need to get the best care. Check out their complete how-to guide here.
    From Woman's Day by Madonna Behen

  • 7 Juicy Summer Reads

    ComstockComstockWhat's better than a feel-good read in between sea-splashing and sunbathing sessions - something to give you a giggle and to read aloud to your girlfriends in disbelief (Listen to this!)…? Besides a few more lounge chair-laden hours, I can't think of much. This year, the Woman's Day editors and staff rifled through dozens of beachy reads and reviewed their all-time favorites. Check out their top picks for your Amazon cart in the complete slideshow here.
    From WomansDay.com by Brynn Mannino

  • Three-Ingredient Suppers Under 20 Minutes

    ComstockComstockWho says you have to spend hours slaving over a hot stove to make a delicious meal? With WomansDay.com's quick and simple recipes, you can get a tasty, healthful supper on the table in 20 minutes or less. Plus, each dish requires only three ingredients, so you won't have to scramble around the supermarket to find everything you need. From hearty Swedish meatballs to spicy mussels fra diavolo, each recipe in their complete slideshow is guaranteed to have you out of the kitchen (and done with dishes!) in plenty of time for your favorite prime-time TV show.
    From WomansDay.com

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  • 10 Habits of Healthy Women

    ComstockComstockLet's be honest: We all know and envy at least one woman whose eyes always appear bright, body fit and mood unfailingly optimistic. You've wondered (sometimes aloud) what her secret is. Is it luck? Good genes? A special diet? Maybe she just has healthy habits. Studies show that some of the simplest lifestyle choices can vastly improve both your physical and mental well-being. From socializing with friends to trying new exercises, WomansDay.com has gathered 10 easy ways to help you achieve a happier, healthier you-starting today! For more good-for-you habits, visit their complete slideshow.
    From WomansDay.com by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

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  • 5-Minute Happiness Tricks

    ComstockComstockDoes it ever seem like happiness is as elusive as gas under $3 a gallon? It's no secret that women are under more stress than ever before, but there are easy ways to regain balance-in as little as five minutes. "Once you make small changes, you'll start to feel less stressed and you'll automatically start making better decisions, so you don't take on more responsibility than you can handle," explains John Gray, PhD, author of Why Mars & Venus Collide. Next time you feel anxious, stressed or sad, jump-start a better mood pronto with the quick happiness helpers in this slideshow from WomansDay.com.
    From WomansDay.com by Meghann Foye

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  • 15 Low-Cal Comfort Foods

    Dennis Gotlieb for Woman's DayDennis Gotlieb for Woman's DayAdmit it: No matter how calorie-conscious you are, sometimes all you want is a rich, hearty dish to sink your teeth into. Now, there's a way to indulge your taste buds without derailing your diet. WomansDay.com has gathered 15 comforting and low-calorie recipes that let you enjoy all your favorites without any of the guilt. From Mexican-inspired chicken pot pie to braised short ribs, every dish is one that can be savored without regret-anytime the craving hits. To see all the mouth-watering recipes, visit the complete slideshow.
    From WomansDay.com

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  • 12 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

    ComstockComstockJust because AARP is knocking on your door doesn't mean your mind has to slow down. A study in The New England Journal of Medicine found that seniors who participated in brain-stimulating activities more than once a week over a 20-year interval reduced their risk of dementia by a whopping 63 percent. "If you fix your brain for longevity, your body will follow in kind," says Gary Small, MD, director of the UCLA Center on Aging. WomansDay.com has rounded up 12 ways you can push your brain to stimulating new heights. Visit their complete slideshow to learn about the mind-challenging exercises.
    From WomansDay.com by Ruth Manuel-Logan

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