The holiday season typically means travelling, dry weather, and lots of eating and drinking—all which lead to bloating and indigestion. Fortunately, you can try a quick fix that you may already have on hand in, of all places, your liquor cabinet: Angostura Bitters ($12, amazon.com). Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare […]
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Dreading an upcoming social obligation because of a personal life change (like a recent separation)? Take this advice from Don Gabor, a communications coach based in Brooklyn: Prepare stock answers for awkward questions. While there’s a good chance that people will stay away from subjects that may be sore, rehearsing answers to questions you hope aren’t asked will make you […]
Love the height of heels but hate all the attendant discomfort? Look for well-made heels with at least a one-inch platform. The heel will still be as high, but the platform means your foot won’t be at as steep of an angle, making them easier (and more comfortable) to wear. Check out these exercises to strengthen your feet.
I realized with despair over the weekend that this is how I now seem to spend my time: 30 percent: Working 20 percent: Sleeping 10 percent: Moving clutter from one room of the house to another 40 percent: Arguing with my teenage son about screen time You could make the case that working and sleeping are absolutely necessary, if I […]
Cool temperatures often bring with them pesky (and sometimes painful) sore throats. If you notice your throat starting to feel dry, try using a humidifier right away—it’ll raise your chances of nipping a full-blown sore throat (a.k.a pharyngitis) in the bud. According to Michael Finkelstein, a holistic physician in Westchester County, New York, a humidifier works to keep the air […]
During the month of October, the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (BCA) invites women to join virtual breast-cancer-awareness communities.
Halloween is the holiday of abundant sweets and a problematic lack of willpower (at least, it’s a problem if you’ve got cavity-prone teeth like me). I came across this story in The New York Times that has some very interesting info: Your sugar cravings are predominantly genetic but your preferred sweet “seems to be primarily a learned behavior, a function […]
Is your smartphone basically a family member? Do you tweet before you get out of bed? Be honest: At some point while reading this very post, did you stop to check your email? Real Simple and The Huffington Post have teamed up to learn how women balance (or not balance, as the case may be) their lives in our digital […]