7 Ways Women Can Enjoy More Energy in Winter

It’s early February, but already I’m feeling it. Are you? It’s that draggy, tired, “blah” feeling that winter can bring. Many areas of the country have experienced some pretty severe winter storms, with one coming right after the other, giving us little time to recover in between. I know I’ve …

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Lead in Lipstick, Lead in Water: Do Women Need to Worry?

When we think of potentially dangerous ingredients in the products we buy at the store, we usually think of contaminants in food products, like E. coli and salmonella. We often hear about outbreaks of stomach illnesses, and recalls of items like eggs, raw spinach, ready-made salads, and even processed foods …

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How Women Can Keep Winter Allergies at Bay

The snow is flying, the wind howling, and the temperatures plunging. The bugs are dead, beyond dead, and all the little animals are hiding away in their burrows and nests. The air feels crisp and clear, yet somehow, somewhere, there is something hitching a ride on those invisible airwaves, because …

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What Debbie Reynold’s Passing Has to Teach Us about Grief

She danced and sang her way into our hearts in Singin’ in the Rain, and went on to win the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress in 1956 for her role in The Catered Affair. She brought Molly Brown to life in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she …

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7 Ways to Make Mindfulness Work for You This Year

I have a friend who believes in meditation. She’s well aware that it can help relieve stress, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and even calm the stomach. She also knows that it’s not complicated, and doesn’t require any special tools or techniques. “Sit still and be quiet!” she says. “What …

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How Women Can Enjoy Life More As They Age

I attended a special event with my mom a few weeks ago. As we were getting ready in the hotel, we were complaining about the dry air and how it affected our skin. Mom didn’t care for the itchy feel. I was bemoaning the way it made a “new” wrinkle …

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How to be a Happier, Healthier Caregiver

I met a new friend a few weeks ago who was visibly stressed. Her husband had passed away unexpectedly about six months before. Meanwhile, she was at her wit’s end caring for her 94-year-old mother, a woman who was desperate to maintain her independence while suffering from health problems that …

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Do You Have the “Holiday Stress” Personality?

The holidays can be stressful for many people, but women tend to get the brunt of it. A 2013 study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that women experienced a much more dramatic spike in stress levels over the holidays than men did. Researchers noted that women were much …

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Why Women May Want to Return to Full-Fat Dairy Products

I remember when we made the switch. Whole milk, which had been a staple of the American diet for decades, was bad for our hearts, the experts told us. It contained too much fat that could clog our arteries. Other full-fat dairy products, too, like cottage cheese, yogurt, pudding, and …

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5 Ways Music Can Help Women Heal

The great music icon Bob Marley was quoted as saying, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Most women have experienced this power of music at some point in their lives. An old song can transport us back in time to when we were …

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