Hosting a dinner party requires a bit of talent, balance and time management. We all wish we had a magic wand that could cook dinner, serve appetizers, create a music list, decorate and keep the conversation flowing.Read Full Story
The holidays... the best of times for having fun and yet potentially the worst of times when it comes to taking care of your body. Knowing that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year's is seven to 10 pounds (yikes!), the holidays are a set-up for six weeks of disordered eating behaviors that also take a toll on how you view your body. How will you keep up your self-care while also enjoying all of the fabulous festivities? It’s important to plan ahead to celebrate this favorite time of year. Here are some suggestions to help you not completely overindulge so that you can feel confident in your body while you rock your favorite holiday cocktail dress!Read Full Story
Looking to impress your holiday guests but not looking forward to spending a fortune on pricey holiday dinnerware and expensive ingredients for the festive feast? Good news – you can spend little and still dazzle your friends and family with the following holiday food styling tips from the experts at ShopSmart, a magazine from Consumers Union, who also publishes Consumer Reports.Read Full Story
The holidays are a time of fun, family and plenty of yummy food and drinks. When you are pregnant, however, you must be extra careful of what you are eating and drinking because of the effect food can have on your baby. Experts share with us the top 10 holiday foods to avoid during pregnancy. Read our list before you sit down for that holiday meal.Read Full Story
Having the holiday turkey fall from counter to floor is only one of the most dreaded kitchen disasters that can occur during the stressful hustle bustle of getting the holiday feast to the table. Broken (or absent) utensils, realizing you’re out of a much-needed ingredient, or a malfunctioned kitchen appliance can seem a holiday ruin, but don’t let a holiday food emergency put a damper on your festive feast. Here are our top solutions for common holiday dinner disasters.Read Full Story
With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, our focus is quickly turning to the quality time we’ll be spending with family and friends over delicious home-cooked meals. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, or recently found out you are, there are a few risky holiday foods – according to counselors at the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) – you should avoid during the festive season.Read Full Story
The holidays are here, and whether Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice doesn’t matter – you’re an adult, after all. But with adulthood comes holiday stress, stress and more stress – and very often, no desire to have sex. Margaux J. Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P. and creator of AuthenticSelfWellness.com, says noshing on certain healthy holiday foods will not only help you battle holiday angst, but will also put you in the loving mood.Read Full Story
Heaping helpings of mashed potatoes and turkey stuffing and slabs of holiday pies make the holiday season seem a never ending diet disaster. However, those Thanksgiving and Christmas spreads are actually teeming with healthy holiday foods that offer a tasty bevy of vitamins, minerals, and other super food nutrients. When you belly up to the holiday table, be sure to (modestly) fill your plate with the following 10 healthy holiday foods.Read Full Story
As soon as Halloween arrives, your holiday food cravings kick into high gear and continue through the holiday season until January 1 when you guiltily vow to go on a diet and lose the 10 pounds you gained. Instead of succumbing to festive food binges, take a bite of the following foods that curb holiday cravings.Read Full Story
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