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Mirror Mirror on the Wall
by Carolina Fernandez "The magic of a face." Thomas Carew Funny how when I look in the mirror these days, I notice tiny little lines framing my eyes. Slightly-saggin... Read more
Sweet Summer Skin Care
Get your skin glowing this summer with a fruit, yogurt and honey skin care application created by Christopher Watt, a Hollywood aesthetician to stars such as Halle Berry... Read more
Dealing with the In-Laws
How to Make the Most of Your Redecorating Budget
With the slump in housing sales, more Americans are opting to spruce up their current homes rather than go in search of a new house. And while many housing markets across the country have seen flat or even declining real estate prices, people are spending more than ever to redecorate their homes.
In 2006, the average cost of a mid-range kitchen remodel topped $54,000, according to figures released by the National Association of Realtors. According to the National Retail Federation, furniture store sales increased throughout 2006, ending the year around 2.5 percent higher than for the same period in 2005. Top interior design firms
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The Work-At-Home Parent
By Christine McLaughlin
Moms who work at home know that the term "working at home with kids" is redundant. There's your full-time job as mom -- at home. And then there's the other job where you earn a paycheck -- also done at home. You probably get the feeling you are working all the time. Friends wonder how you do it. You wonder that same thing yourself sometimes!
So how does an already busy mom pull off the dual responsibilities? Not easily. However, that's not to say it's not possible, or not rewarding. You may be surprised to know that probably the easiest time to work from home is when you have your first newborn
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Throw a Grown-Up Birthday Bash
Considering how much fuss parents make over their kids birthdays (theme parties, special dinners, cupcakes at school, etc.), and how little fuss they make over their own ("oh, I don't want anything special this year, honey"), you'd think birthdays were something you outgrow. While turning 33 may not seem quite as momentous as turning 3, or 13, you never outgrow an excuse to celebrate.
Your birthday is the perfect opportunity for you and your spouse to plan a date, start a tradition and take a break from the grind to remember that you can still have fun. Here are some tips from parents on how to make t
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Mom or Martyr?
by Shann Vander Leek
A whopping number of women are working full time jobs and raising families. We are professionals, employees, entrepreneurs, mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and friends. Some of us even do our best to be everything to everyone, but at what cost? We working moms must start to pay attention to the quality of our lives.
If you were to monitor one weekday in your life, what would it look like? Would this description sound familiar?
Wake up, take a shower, make breakfast, pack lunches, get dressed, get the kids out the door, and, if you're lucky, get yourself to work on time with matching shoes
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Focus on You
By Julia Tolliver Maranan
If you feel swamped with stress, you're not alone. According to a National Women's Health Resource Center survey, more than 90 percent of the 681 respondents believed they faced moderate to high stress levels every day -- and fewer than half said they always felt capable of dealing with it. Left unresolved, chronic stress can lead to (or worsen) all kinds of health problems, including mood swings, sleep disturbances, PMS, inflammatory conditions (such as arthritis, dermatitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and even heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, says Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, stress expert and author o
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At Peace With Your Spouse
Every couple has disagreements, but having children presents new challenges. John W. Jacobs, MD, a psychiatrist and couples therapist in New York City and author of All You Need Is Love and Other Lies About Marriage (HarperCollins) offers insight into the most common sources of conflict for new parents and explains the best way to resolve them.
Time and energy
10 Things You Should Never Wear
by Leslie Barrie
Everyone's heard about the key items that should be in a closet: black trousers, a classic pump, a white oxford shirt, etc. But what about those items that should not be in there-- the ones that tempt you to betray your fashion sense and keep you from looking like your usual, put-together self? Yes, these items may be comfort pieces, but most likely they fit like anything but. So rid yourself of them now before you pull an Eve and pick that red apple. Check out our list of items to purge.