Increasing your metabolism helps you burn fat more quickly. Believe it or not, carbs actually help on a diet because they give your body the energy it needs to burn off calories. Don't skip breakfast, and when you sit down to eat, opt for hot meals to speed up your metabolism while you eat. And, of course, make sure you get plenty of exercise...Read more
I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.
My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.
You can still control what you eat when you go out to dinner. Drink a glass of skim milk before you leave home to curb your appetite a bit, and have a healthy meal in mind before you get there -- knowing what you want will ensure that you avoid looking at the menu and being tempted. Ask for oil and vinegar or the house vinaigrette on your ...Read more
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell my children that they just about throw up.
Don't obsess over weight -- pick something such as waist measurement or dress size to chart your progress. A great way to do this is to pick two outfits: one that fits perfectly at the start of your diet, and one that's too tight. Try them both on every four weeks to get a real feel for how you're doing.
We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about.
Dying for some chocolate? You might just need magnesium! Many women are deficient in magnesium, which is found in chocolate. Instead of a candy bar, try a supplement. If you still find yourself wanting chocolate and knowing you shouldn't have any, eat a banana instead -- it's been known to satisfy cravings.
Nothing More, Nothing LessAshley Dukart
When Brandon finds that his mother committed suicide, he blames himself for her decision. His guilt drives his young life into a downward spiral of drugs, drug-dealing, and violent repercussions when his “business partners” don’t get what they want. Haunted by the...
In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
Healthy food doesn't mean no flavor! Here are a few simple tips for keeping good taste in your food:
* Boil rice in a mix of half water, half fruit juice, rather than butter and salt.
* Seasoned rice vinegar on salads tastes like oil and vinegar, but is fat-free.
* Use nutmeg or other seasonings instead of salt -- be creative!
* Don't skimp...Read more
Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.
If you're trying to eat healthier or lose weight, remember that how you eat is just as important as what you eat. Avoid eating anywhere except the dinner table, and don't work while you eat -- this helps you concentrate on what and how much you're eating. How quickly you eat is also a factor; if all else fails, try eating with ...Read more
We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
Skirts that are especially short or especially long tend to be unflattering on taller women. Rather than tucking in shirts and blouses, wear them over skirts or pants. Wide belts are very flattering, but tight ones shuld be avoided.
Shopping is better than sex. If you're not satisfied after shopping you can make an exchange for something you really like.
Slim lines and narrow belts are very flattering to petite women. Soft, flowy fabrics are also a plus, so long as they fit well. Try to avoid overpowering prints -- they should be subtle.
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.
No matter what people say, the season's fashions are not what's important -- after all, they don't look flattering on everyone. Instead of sweating over being trendy, dress in styles that express your personality and flatter your figure. Even the newest fashions can look tacky if they don't fit properly.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Got a loose button on a jacket but don't have time to sew it back on just yet? Use a dab of clear nail polish on the threads to hold it in place ... until you can find your sewing kit, that is.