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November 28, 2016

God Bless America

LEFTOVERS? Fit 25% more in your fridge!



Columbia University says:


University of Michigan discovery!

The Korean miracle root that



END TIREDNESS with yogurt! The cream that

LOSE 9 LBS a week


without dieting!

colds and flu!

Storebought cookies!

Happy in a hurry!

Yummy shortcut Thanksgiving treats!

Cocktails that


> Start your week with a smile! Volume XXXVII, Number 48, November 28, 2016

This week ON THE COVER 40 Leftovers? Fit 25% more in your fridge! 18 Chocolate stops memory loss! 17 Regrow thinning hair! 18 Calm winter anxiety with a candle! 16 End tiredness with yogurt! 12 The cream that works like a necklift! 22 “Grandma cures” proven to beat colds and flu! Happy in a hurry! 26 Storebought cookies! 28 Yummy shortcut Thanksgiving treats! 44 Cocktails that heal joint pain! 20 Water melts body fat!

33 Pumpkin yum! Coffee shop-special latte, pancakes, cheesecake!

—Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory


4 Start Your Week in the Know! 6 Have Fun this Week! 14 Surprisingly easy ways to boost your longevity! 24 Get gift cards for less! 25 Get paid to help kids read! 43 Ask America’s Ultimate Experts

LOOK YOUR BEST! 10 Holiday gifts that give back!


17 Stop weight regain for good!

EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY & LOVE! 31 Easy pasta dinners! 33 Everything’s tastier with pumpkin! 36 Transform your home into a cozy and calm oasis!

39 Family fun: Count down to Christmas! 41 Have Fun with Kids!

41 Cute as a cookie—no-sew gingerbread pillows!

RELAX & HAVE FUN! 34 Invite pals for cocktails and leftovers! 42 Harlequin Mini-Romance for Woman’s World 46 Your Horoscope! 47 Personality Insight Happy 48 Bask in the beauty of Oahu!

52 Puzzle of the Week 53 Mini Mystery 53 Brain Games 55 Love & Laughter



u’re grateful d Share what yo ksgiving, an for this Thanstantly calmer. you’ll feel in g gratitude Expressin n to slash is study-proveof stress your levels es! hormon

38 7 Days of Inspiration 38 My Guardian Angel 42 A Moment for You 50 You Deserve Good Things!


8 After a struggle to rebuild her own life, Chastidy

now helps others in need do the same! 45 Circle of Kindness 50 Thanks to a generous stranger, AnnaMaria’s grandfather had the best birthday ever! Autumn wow! Butternut 54 Noah underwent lifesaving brain surgery—and squash noodle roll-ups! now he’s a happy, healthy five-year-old!



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We’d love to hear from you! EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Stephanie Saible CREATIVE DIRECTOR Rich Moscato MANAGING EDITOR Amanda Prost CHIEF SENIOR EDITOR Nuna Alberts SENIOR EDITORS Katie Alberts, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Kristin Higson-Hughes, Kristina Mastrocola, Allison Nemetz COVER FEATURES Beth Weissman SPECIAL FEATURES Rachel Cosma, Hannah Chenoweth HEALTH Linda Hamilton FASHION Stephanie Groves, Dana Squilla

CRAFTS Cathy Olivucci FOOD Christine Koury, Dir. Susan Chiusano, Betsy Jordan FICTION Patricia Gaddis PHOTOS Tara LeMaistre, Ursula Martini, Cara Bernstein, Donna Sickels

Cover photos: Robert Milazzo; HBB. Other photos: HBB (2); Diane Labombarbe/Getty Images; Alan Richardson/Getty Images; Picasa (2).

COPY DESK Tammy French, Carlo DeCarlo, Nancy Heller ART Susan Kass, Erik Jacobsen, Gia Giacchi ASSISTANT EDITOR Bianca Lissandrello READER SERVICE Debbie Ebanks

Start your week with a


Borrowed from the blogs! We bring the fun from the Internet to your kitchen!

Delicious way to start Thanksgiving: Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip! Looking for an easy crowd pleasing appetizer for the holidays? Sue Moran of TheViewFromGreat has just the ticket with this extra cheesy, extra delicious Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip!

Make it yourself! T 1 Vidalia onion, 10 oz.-12 oz. (any sweet variety will do) T 1 scant cup mayonnaise T 1 scant cup sour cream T 1/2 cup shredded Grana Padano cheese (or substitute a good Parmesan or Romano)

T 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

T 1 cup shredded white

“I’m not taking any chances. I’m moving to the Hendersons’—they’re vegetarians.”

Cheddar cheese T 3/4 tsp. salt T Fresh cracked pepper, to taste T 4 dashes hot sauce T 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

O Preheat oven to 375°F. Peel and quarter onion. Cut 3 pieces into very fine slices. Take last piece and mince it. Put onion in bowl with rest of ingredients; mix well until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Spoon mixture into small ovenproof casserole. Bake 25 minutes until browned and bubbly. While dip is baking, slice a baguette; place slices on hot grill pan to toast on both sides. Serve with hot dip. Makes about 12 servings.

Q What did baby corn This is an appetizer that you can easily customize to what you like or what you have in the fridge. Nothing is set in stone here—the ingredient amounts are flexible, as are the types of cheeses!

What makes me happy “I can’t wait for our next adventure!”

say to mama corn? A Where’s popcorn?

—Sue Moran of TheViewFrom

You deserve a little lift! “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Muhammad Ali

Every Saturday, my friend Dave and I take a “daycation” and travel to a destination an hour or two away from where we live. Our favorite places to visit are small towns with boutiques, festivals, museums or parks. We learn a lot about the area and always meet interesting people. In this photo, we were waiting to board the Star of Saugatuck II, a sternwheeler paddleboat that cruises along the Kalamazoo River into Lake Michigan. By the time we come home, we’re exhausted but excited about our next adventure!

“The first step to enjoying the holidays is to hide the scales.”

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was reading a story to my young grandnephew when his mom called him to go do something in the other room. As he was leaving, he turned to me and said, “Hey! Put the story on pause until I get back!”

—Elaine Howland, Hanson, MA

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> Start your week in the know! This week’s

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Walking saves you $2,500 a year! That’s no typo! According to a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adults who walk a total of 30 minutes five days a week cut down on extra expenses to the tune of $2,500 a year compared to those who rarely walk! Walking keeps you physically and mentally healthy, and the study authors explain that saves you loads of cash on missed work days, insurance claims and even over-the-counter medicines!

This week!


Why you like the music you do! Whether you revel in rock or adore opera, there’s a reason—and it has nothing to do with your genes! According to a new University of Cambridge study, you learn to love music simply by spending time listening to it—that’s because your brain registers familiar melodies and sounds as pleasing. So even if you don’t like the blues or classical music today, you would if you tuned in long enough!


Older, wiser— and more giving! Forget what you’ve heard about grumpy old folks: Most adults become kinder and more giving as they age! That’s according to new research from the University of Oregon, which found that people age 50 and up were most likely to be generous simply because they wanted to be—not because they thought it would benefit them! Researchers say it may be a sign that the brain actually changes for the better as we add decades to our life!

Potatoes are good for you! You may have heard spuds referred to as empty calories, but it turns out that couldn’t be further from the truth! New studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveal that potatoes are actually chock-full of crucial nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium and folate! In fact, you get as much blood pressureregulating potassium in a single potato as you would in an OTC potassium supplement!

“You don’t get what you hope for. You don’t get what you wish for. You get what you believe.”


O The Little Mermaid premiered in movie theaters in 1989, kicking off what is known as “The Disney Renaissance.” The House of Mouse had been in a slump since the death of Walt in 1966. With Ariel’s success, it regained its mojo, releasing one animated feature film every year for the next 10 years, including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and Mulan! O American celebrity chef and



Rocco DiSpirito was

born in Queens, New York, in 1966. Named Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef” and Gourmet’s “America’s Most Exciting Young Chef” in 2000, then People magazine’s “Sexiest Chef” in 2002, the self-declared “reformed butter-holic” is now focused on dishing up weight-loss advice!

O The Borden Company was granted the trademark Elmer’s for its glue in 1952. Why Elmer’s? Apparently Elmer the Bull is married to Elsie the Cow, the corporate symbol of Borden! O Christopher Columbus became the first European to step foot on Puerto Rico during his second voyage to the New World in 1493. The island was then populated by an estimated 50,000 Taíno Indians, who are credited with inventing the words “hammock,” “canoe,” “barbecue” and “tobacco” well before Columbus arrived!

O Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn

HELP A HERO! Send personal care items

to say thanks to our heroes! Do you have unopened lip balm and/or dental floss to spare? If so, please send it to Operation Gratitude! This nonprofit organization will include the items in the many care packages it ships to troops, veterans, and first responders as a way of thanking them for their service! Mail items to Operation Gratitude, 21100 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311, and learn more about the organization and how you can help at

in as governor of California in 2003. According to his childhood friends, as a young bodybuilder in Austria Schwarzenegger often said his goals in life were to move to America, become an actor and marry a Kennedy. He accomplished all three— and more! Photos: iStockphoto; Fotolia; Bruce Glikas/Getty Images; Media Bakery; Shutterstock; Ariel Skelley/Getty Images; NBC/Getty Images; David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images; AF archive/Alamy; Getty Images; courtesy of vendor (9).

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this week! See what’s new at this ye The 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be airing live from the streets of New York City! Ring in your holiday by tuning in to NBC from 9 a.m. to noon (across all time zones) to catch . . . O The latest giant balloon-heads! This year, the princesses from Frozen, Lightning McQueen from Cars and R2-D2 from Star Wars will join cherished classic balloons like Snoopy and Hello Kitty!

Don’t miss the dog show! Keep the TV tuned to NBC after the Show, ompete show— elt our hearts!

Introduce Holly Golightly to a new generation! Thanks to a nationwide two-day event, the timeless classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be broadcast in movie theaters across the country. The romantic comedy tells the story of Manhattanite Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), an elegant social butterfly who falls for a writer in her apartment building. The shows will take place on November 27th and 30th; tickets are available on

Watch the new Anne of Green Gables!

A beloved childhood tale is now a TV movie coming to PBS . . . and it’s the perfect way to bond with your kids while they’re home for the holidays! The new adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgome 1908 story of adventuro haired orphan Anne Shi premiere on November 8 p.m. ET. Sara Botsford Martin Sheen portray th Cuthbert siblings, who d adopt a boy to help with . . . and get spunky, spir Anne (Ella Ballentine) instead! Despite some mischief-making along the way, the precocious orphan charms the conservative siblings and captures the heart of the quiet Canadian town of Avonlea foreve

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ar’s parade! O Creative new floats! The Girl Scouts will debut an innovative float that celebrates girls “building a better world”—literally! It will feature girls climbing on giant 3-D puzzle pieces while other Scouts power the float via bicycle! Also, keep an eye out for a new Hawaiian-themed float depicting the island’s landscapes, food and culture. The tropical float comes complete with a waterfall and a confetti-erupting volcano!

Warm up with Hallmark’s latest holiday drama! Kristin Davis of Sex and the City fame stars as workaholic Eve, who learns the true meaning of Christmas in the new Hallmark movie, Christmas Angel in Training. After sudden, untime death, she’s introduced to her guardian angel (Shirley MacLaine), wh informs her of her new job title: Christmas angel. Eve’s firs assignment is t help a musician named Max (Er McCormack) heal old family wounds and in the process, Eve begins healing herself. Tune in to Hallmark Channel at 8 p.m. ET on November 26th.

Make this trendy sandwich spread! Hunt for Cyber Monday bargains! Rather bargainhunt in your pajamas than brave the hectic Black Friday crowds? On Monday, November 28th, online stores of all kinds offer impressive discounts And it’s not just the biggies like Amazon. ependent airlines participate!

Creamy, tangy and just a little bit sweet, cranberry mayo is the trendiest spread at sandwich shops, fancy delis and cafés across the country! And it’s easy to make at home: Simply whisk 1/2 cup plain, full-fat mayonnaise and 3 Tbs. canned cranberry sauce in a small bowl; add a squeeze of lemon juice and pinches of salt and pepper to taste. Use the zingy spread on turkey sandwiches and burgers and in paninis and BLTs!

Cozy up to new chick lit! ' First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Piper Dove wants to be the best private investigator in Chicago but is thrown for a loop when she’s busted on her first job following Graham Cooper. When he confronts Piper, he proposes she put her sleuthing skills to work weeding out his sneaky employees. When Piper connects the dots between recent “random” mishaps, she notices a pattern . . . and as she dedicates herself to protecting Graham, she starts to fall in love.

' The Family Tree by Susan Wiggs. Annie’s perfect life is shattered when she discovers her husband’s betrayal, which is followed by an accident that leaves her in a coma. A year later, Annie awakens to a cold reality check and retreats to her family home to recuperate. She slowly gets a new lease on life as she reconnects with her childhood sweetheart, Fletcher. Annie and Fletcher must start over . . . but will fate lighten up and give them a second chance? ' The Book That Matters Most by Ann

e Girls is back! Netflix miniseries Gilmore ear in the Life brings back ous mile-a-minute banter ween our favorite motherghter duo! After the 2007 more Girls finale, in which abbed her dream job and ke and Lorelai shared an motional kiss, a four-part val is here to catch us up what’s been happening in rs Hollow. Don’t miss the premiere November 25th!


Have a turkey question? Call the “Butterball Turkey Talk-Line” at 1-800-BUTTERBALL for expert advice anytime in November and December!

Hood. Alternate narrators take us through a year in the lives of Ava and her daughter Maggie, who are both struggling with new realities. Ava, newly divorced and lonely, joins a book club to cope. Assigned to bring the book that matters the most to her, she sets off to find the author of a hard-tofind title from her childhood, and the secrets revealed on her journey give both her and Maggie a chance at a bright new beginning.

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Mom on a Mission

“An even more wonderful life! After escaping a bad relationship, Chastidy Fritz struggled to start over. When the young mom finally got back on her feet, she decided to give back by helping others do the same!


But even with government assistance, she didn’t have enough to support herself and the kids. “I couldn’t even think about tomorrow—I was constantly worried about getting through today,” Chastidy recalls. Yet she refused to give up. Desperate to rebuild her life, Chastidy began searching everywhere for a better-paying job—and found one. She took control of her health, too. And, with nobody telling her that she was worthless, Chastidy stuck to a diet and shed 160 pounds! When she met Josh, he told her, “You’re beautiful, inside and out.” And for the first time, Chastidy believed it. rowing up, Chastidy had faced Then one snowy day, Chastidy nothing but heartbreak. Eager saw a homeless woman shivering to escape, she married at 20. But in the bone-chilling wind because she soon realized her husband she had no coat. Slipping off her wasn’t her knight in shining armor. own coat, she draped it on the At first, the emotional abuse woman’s shoulders. was subtle: He’d ow what this means something small the woman cried. came the name-c enly, Chastidy was And isolating Cha ercome, too— One of the tidy from famil ith gratitude for secrets of life is to and friends . . . how far she’d come. make stepping Maybe he’s It’s time to give right. How could back, she decided. stones out of anyone ever love stumbling me? she’d think a blocks. her scale jumpe JACK PENN to 300 pounds. astidy went home But while Ch nd scoured her struggled to accep house for clothes, nonperishable she adored her children. And she couldn’t let them grow up in that food, toiletries and household goods. Then she posted on Faceenvironment. After a heated exchange with her book asking friends to do the same. Soon, Chastidy’s basement was husband, Chastidy took her kids overflowing with items for those and fled without looking back. Landing a part-time job, she down on their luck. And in that moment, Project signed a lease on an apart- No More ( ment and sold 1715467458688477/)—an organizaher belongings. tion to help others suffer no more

Back on her feet


Spreading hope

“I want people to know that they aren’t alone in their struggles and that I care about them!” Chastidy says.

poverty, no more tears and no more sadness—was born. As her community got word of Chastidy’s efforts, volunteers stepped forward to fill backpacks with necessities and distribute them to the homeless. Chastidy invited low-income families to “shop” in her basement and pick out free items they needed. And, perhaps most important, Chastidy shared her own experiences and advice to help others get back on their feet. People like Rachel, who was living in a hotel with her two kids. Though Rachel had a part-time job, she couldn’t make ends meet. With Chastidy’s help, Rachel was able to take a job transfer to a new town—and within months she was back on her feet! “Chastidy helped me pull myself up from homelessness. She gave me the confidence to succeed!” Rachel marvels. Paige had been employed at a restaurant when it burned down. Without any income, she was falling behind on rent and unable to afford necessities like food and a warm hat and gloves for the winter. Then Chastidy stepped in, donating the items Paige needed and

You can help women in need! Donate clothing! Give job interviewappropriate suits, dresses, blouses and slacks to or, where they’ll be distributed to women who are rejoining the workforce!

sharing the job-hunting tips that had worked for her. Today, Paige has a new career! Tom was living on the street, wearing rags. When Chastidy brought him a backpack of essentials, he was moved to tears. “No one has ever even asked my name since I’ve become homeless. But Chastidy listened to my story and gave me hope!” Tom recalls Sue, a mom of three, was days away from being evicted after she lost her job. But Chastidy convinced Sue’s landlord to extend her stay for 30 days, which was all the time Sue needed to find assistance programs and land a new job. “She saved me when I couldn’t save myself,” Sue says. Today, a year since Project No More was founded, Chastidy has moved her nonprofit basement “store” to a larger retail space so that she can continue to help hundreds when they need it most. “I know what it’s like to worry about not having a roof over your head,” says Chastidy, now a happily married mom of six. “But I’m also proof you can push through the challenges you face and make an even more wonderful life!” —Rachel Cosma

Here’s how you can make a difference, just like Chastidy does:

Give toiletries! Help women get back on their feet and feel beautiful by donating makeup, soap, shampoo, body lotion, even feminine hygiene products to ProjectBeauty or your local shelter.

Provide blankets! At this time of year, shelters are in need of warm blankets and other clean linens. To find a shelter near you, go to

Share your own inspiring story with us, and we’ll pay you $250 if we publish it! Read or heard a story you think belongs in Woman’s World? Send it to us! If you’re the first to share it and we publish it, we’ll pay you $100! E-mail the story with your name and phone number to: WWFeatures@ Or mail to: Scoop, Woman’s World, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. 8 WOMAN’S WORLD 11/28/16

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hastidy Fritz winced as she counted the last of her savings. Despite desperately pinching pennies, she couldn’t afford to pay her rent again. And this time, she was facing eviction. As she tucked her four young children into bed with good night kisses, the Winthrop, Minnesota, single mom blinked back tears. The bills had been piling up— car insurance, groceries, electric, health care. Now she wouldn’t even be able to keep a roof over their heads. Falling into bed exhausted, terrified and ashamed, Chastidy cried: What will we do now?



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Holiday gifts that g The season of giving is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with pretty presents (for yourself and everyone on your list!) that donate to worthy causes around the world!

Proceeds from this beautifully beaded flower bracelet go to UNICEF to help kids around the globe! $30.96, UNICEF (, style #U11235)

Stunning Indonesian beaded crossbody helps support children’s health initiatives! $41.49, UNICEF (Market., style #U25414).

Adorned with panda bear images and charms, a portion of proceeds from these sneakers goes to the preservation of endangered species! $69.95, Bradford Exchange (, style name “Precious Panda Art Sneakers”).

Floaty butterfly tunic is ultra-flattering and feminine, plus a portion of this purchase helps the battle against breast cancer by funding mammograms, research and care! $28.95, Greater Good (TheBreastCancerSite., style #67953).

All Noonday Collection proceeds support artisans worldwide, providing interest-free loans, scholarships, emergency assistance and more to those in need! Scarf: $52, Noonday Collection (, style name “Mojave Scarf”); Handbag: $125, (Noonday Collection (, style name “Marais Bag”). Photos: courtesy of vendor (12).


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ive back!

When you purchase this colorful coat, enter the promo code “GIVEACOAT” a checkout, and Soles4Souls will donate one coat—at no additional cost—to someone in need! $49.95, Great Good (, style #G45755).

84 bowls of food for rescued animals! $54.95, HSUS (TheAnimalRescueSite., style #69979).

For every Bridgewater jar candle sold—like this blend of sparkling tea notes, with patchouli and fullbodied fruits—enough money is donated to the nonprofit Rice Bowls to feed an orphan for a day! $18, Bridgewater Candle Company (, style name “Inspirations for Life Grace Tall Jar”).

Fund 28 bowls of food for shelter animals with the purchase of this cute kitty sleep shirt! $19.95, Greater Good (TheAnimalRescueSite.GreaterGood. com, style #65314).

These fun and floral all-weather boots will keep your feet dry in style! Plus, for every pair sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need! $59.95, Roma (, style name “Chelsea Black Floral”).

Glitter-covered bottle of sparkling wine tastes as good as it looks! The best part: Every bottle sold provides 15 meals to a hungry child!

Equally fun for your child or pet, these stuffed toys support PetSmart Charities, which help save homeless pets!

$59, ONEHOPE (, style #OH2012T-GG).

$5 each, PetSmart ( and PetSmart stores, style name “Luv-A-Pet holiday toy”).

Even more feel-good gifts that give back! O “Adopt” an endangered animal! Symbolically adopt an endangered animal (like elephants, polar bears, tigers and more) from The World Wildlife Fund (Gifts.WorldWildlife. org) for as little as $55, and all proceeds will go toward conservation efforts to save the species! And your recipient will receive an adorable plush and photo of the animal, species card, adoption certificate and a gift bag!

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O Make a sick child smile! Gift a batch of chocolate chip cookies ($24.99 at Baking, and it’ll help fund an all-expense paid family vacation to Disney World for a child with a life-threatening illness!

O Give the gift of education! Help an orphan receive the education they deserve via Save the Children (, and your $40 will also fund the purchase of their school supplies! Let your loved one know about the special gift by sending a card or downloading a card template to customize it yourself! 11/28/16 WOMAN’S WORLD


Erase years from Noticing annoying signs of aging on your neck? Before you replace your V-necks with turtlenecks, try these breakthrough ways to firm, tighten and smooth!

Smooth neck and chest lines with nourishing oils!


The skin on your neck and chest has fewer oil glands than the skin on your face, which means it’s drier, more delicate and likelier to crease. The solution: Moisturize the area with a nutrient-rich face oil like Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Face & Neck Oil ($10 at Its fatty acids will restore your skin’s lipid barrier to smooth wrinkles and prevent creasing. And as a bonus the formula’s blueberry extract ade pesky age spots!

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m your neck! Tighten up with B-3 cream!

Vitamin B-3, also known as niacinamide, is the only topical ingredient shown to strengthen the bonds within your skin, so it’s no wonder it’s the secret ingredient in several of the world’s most expensive neck creams, some as pricey as $200! But you don’t need to shell out to enjoy the benefits: After water and glycerin, niacinamide is the main ingredient in Olay’s $20 Total Effects Night Firming Treatment, which visibly firms and tightens after just one use. Using sweeping upward motions, massage the cream into your neck and jawline nightly.

Lift your neck and chin with a DIY massage!

A few minutes of daily massage can lift the muscles in your neck and chin, helping to relax creases and tighten jowls. Start by dabbing your fingertips with facial oil. Move your index finger to the front of your neck, at the base of the chin and massage in small circles 10 times. Next, press your three middle fingers above your collarbones on either side of your neck; press them up and nt r j lin

Get an instant lift with a neck mask!

Elongate your nec

The latest beauty trend? “Neck masks� that lift, tighten and hydrate in 20 minutes! They may look funny—most of them tuck behind the ears to enhance the lifting effect— but they’re the perfect quick fix before a holiday party or photo session. Try the Dermask Spot Jet Neck & Chin Lift from Dr. Jart+ ($12 for 2 at Sephora), which has collagen to promote structural lift, niacinamide for firmness and even acupressure dots to boost circulation and banish bloat!

with a sweep of br Contouring—using shad and light to enhance bon structure—doesn’t stop a face. In fact, most celebs see on the red carpet ha subtle contouring on thei necks, too! The techniqu easy: Dust a non-shimm bronzer under your jawlin and vertically along both of your neck. Voilå—a lo swan-like neck and shar


Lift your phone while texting: Whenever possible, bring your phone to eye level, so you aren’t looking down at it at a severe angle. Using a tablet? Invest in a tablet holder that props up your device.

Wear a headset for long chats: This way, you don’t need to bend your neck to one side.

Try gentle stretches: Use your chair’s headrest: To prevent

A few times a day (especially if you’re using a keyboard), stop and look to your left; hold the stretch for 10 seconds, then switch sides.

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forward flexing while using a computer, keep the back of your head in contact with the headrest of your office chair.

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News You Need Now


Surprisingly easy ways to

Think a long life is up to your genes? Nope! A new study reveals that genes account for just 25% of your chances of living well into your 70s, 80s and beyond. The biggest factors that affect your longevity, say researchers, are simple lifestyle habits you can adopt right now!

a o e y Exercising and shedding excess pounds are two proven ways to boost your health and add on extra years. Even easier? Reading a book! New Yale University research shows that reading a romance, mystery, biography or any other type of book for 30 minutes per day lowers your risk of premature death 20%! ' How it works: Reading is like a workout for your brain that sharpens memory, concentration, reasoning and critical thinking skills—which, in turn, help you take actions that prolong your life (such as remembering to take medications) and improve your ability to spot potential hazards (such as a deep crack on the sidewalk).


Also easy: Step outside! Women who fit in 10 minutes of sunshine daily live up to two years longer than those who stay indoors all day, reports the Journal of Internal Medicine. Sunshine triggers your body to produce healthpreserving vitamin D—and triggers it to produce nitric oxide, which makes blood vessels more flexible, reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke! 14

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If it’s been awhile since you’ve spent time with friends, send out invitations to get together now. Not only will reconnecting with pals lift your spirits, it’ll raise your odds of living a long, healthy life an astounding 50%, shows research from Brigham Young University and University Photos: Shutterstock; Mike Kemp/Getty Images; Dimitri Otis/Getty Images; Dreamstime; Yuri Arcurs/Getty Images; iStockphoto; Image Source/Getty Images; Lana Brooks/Getty Images; Colin Anderson/Getty Images.

t your longevity! Love pesto, guacamole, peanut butter and olive oil salad dressings? Good for you! Eating delicious foods like these that contain lots of unsaturated fat (rather than the saturated fat in foods like butter) sends your odds of developing heart disease, cancer and lung ailments and other serious health issues plunging almost 19%, a study of 126,233 adults from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reveals. ' How it works: Unsaturated fats reduce inflammation throughout your body, lower cholesterol and are essential for maintaining the health of every cell in your body! If you’ve been neglecting favorite hobbies and activities that put a smile on your face, here’s a good reason to take them up again: They can help you live about four to 10 years longer—even if you have a serious health risk, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar! ' How it works: Engaging in fun activities makes life more satisfying, generating enough extra positivity to strengthen your immune system, speed wound healing, reduce depression, improve sleep and tamp down the inflammation that fuels many diseases!

Look for silver linings, too! Reduce stress by maintaining a sunny attitude, and your telomeres (protective caps on chromosomes indicating how fast you’re aging) will be healthier than if you are perennially pessimistic, reports the journal Psychology & Health.

of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ' How it works: Having friends you can rely on dramatically reduces stress during tough times. On top of that, friends give your life more meaning and increase selfesteem, which motivates you to take better care of yourself!

Try church, too! Women who attend spiritual services twice weekly (even a Bible study group or meditation class count) are much more likely to live to a ripe old age, reports the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Regular religious participation ups optimism, which plays a huge role in achieving healthy goals like being more active.

Offset a health risk with beans! Have an unhealthy habit, such as smoking or skipping workouts? Start eating one meal a day that’s high in non-meat protein (such as beans, legumes and tofu), and you’ll reduce your risk of disease caused by the bad habit! Why this can make a big difference isn’t clear; scientists suspect that the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in meat-free protein reduce the risk of common health woes like high cholesterol!

Frustrating, but true: The more muscle you have, the longer you’re likely to live—yet muscle mass gradually lessens over time unless you step in! Luckily, doing resistance exercises—such as working out with light weights—does a great job of maintaining optimal muscle. What’s more, you can make those exercises twice as effective just by taking a 2-g. dose of fish oil with EPA and DHA at breakfast and at dinner daily, Scottish research shows. ' How it works: EPA and DHA are polyunsaturated fatty acids that stimulate the growth of muscle tissue! No time for workouts? Taking the same dose of fish oil alone also prompts muscle tissue growth to a lesser extent.

Walk faster, too! The next time you walk in the park, at the mall or even just to your car, pick up your pace. Brisk walkers outlive their slower-paced peers! Speeding up gives your body a better health-boosting aerobic workout, which helps keep your heart, brain, blood sugar and nervous system in tip-top shape! —Gabrielle Lichterman 8/16 WOMAN’S WORLD


Your Good Health

The real reason you’re so ired and how to fix it! Surprising new research shows that 63 million f us feel tired almost all the time, and the real culprit is often a hidden—yet very fixable—health problem! Read on to find your personalized prescription for restoring your get-up-and-go! feel weak? carbs? ✓Muscles ✓Crave Rx: whole grains! Rx: resveratrol! If you’re tired most of the time and your stamina is dwindling, try steering clear of white flour. Instead, eat whole-grain carbs like brown rice, oatmeal and whole-grain pasta. This healthy switch could increase your energy levels and endurance 33% or more in two months, reveals a study in the journal Psychopharmacology. Tiredness combined with muscle weakness is a tip-off that the energy-producing mitochondria in your muscle cells have become sluggish—and the B vitamins in whole grains are what they need to function best, says study coauthor Crystal Haskell, Ph.D.

it hard to focus? ✓Find Rx: red meat! A deficiency in iron or zinc can trigger fatigue by depriving your cells of energizing oxygen, Cornell University research shows. Fortunately, eating 4 oz. of red meat daily can correct those deficiencies within two months. Taking a daily multivitamin containing 15 mg. to 20 mg. of iron plus 15 mg. of zinc will also do the trick. One option: Nature’s Plus Ultra Source of Life ($36 for 90 tablets,

Tiredness combined with impossible-to-ignore carb cravings is an often-missed sign of insulin resistance, a blood-sugar snafu that triples your risk of feeling spent 24/7. Now research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has pinpointed a solution: a daily 200mg. to 500-mg. dose of resveratrol, a grape seed extract that improves insulin sensitivity and blood-sugar control. You’ll feel more energetic, and less prone to cravings in as little as six weeks. Bonus: Resveratrol invigorates the brain region that makes and stores memories, helping you feel sharper and more clearheaded, often within one month, say University of Florida researchers. (Check with your doctor first!)

joints? ✓Achy Rx: a workout switch! It’s well known that exercise fights fatigue, but there’s a catch: If you push yourself too hard too often, inflammation caused by intense workouts can increase your tiredness, plus trigger joint pain! Not to worry: Adding a bit of balance—say, doing your usual aerobic workout three times weekly, then on “off”

days doing something different like yoga—can cut your fatigue 65%, without joint aches, say University of Georgia researchers.

White patches ✓ on your tongue? Rx: plain yogurt! If you’re low on energy and have stubborn white patches on your tongue, you might have dysbiosis, a bacterial imbalance in your diges-

Get energized with Grilled Steak and Asian Noodle Salad This quick, flavorful salad delivers a good dose of the energizing minerals and whole grains you need to power through even your busiest days! 1/3 cup 8 oz. sugar O Combine dressing, hoisin sauce and lime juice. Asian sesame snap peas Place steak and 3 Tbs. dressing mixture in plastic dressing food storage bag; turn to coat. Seal; refrigerate 15 1 red minutes to 2 hours, turning occasionally. Cover 1/3 cup pepper, remaining marinade; refrigerate. Remove steak hoisin sauce thinly from marinade; discard marinade. Coat skillet sliced 2 Tbs. with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. lime juice 1 cup Add steak; cook, turning once, 3-6 minutes per shredded 1 lb. beef side. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to carrots sirloin steak, package directions, adding vegetables during last 1" thick Toasted 3 minutes; drain. In large bowl, combine spaghetti sesame 6 oz. wholemixture with reserved marinade. Slice steak; serve over pasta mixture, grain spaghetti seeds sprinkle with sesame seeds. Makes 4 servings. Our expert: The Beef Checkoff.


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tive tract. “When healthy intestinal bacteria are in short supply, yeast can grow unchecked, and the toxins they release can make your thyroid, liver and adrenal glands sluggish, triggering chronic fatigue,” explains Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of Boost Your Health with Bacteria. The white patches? They’re a yeast infection! Eating 1 1/2 cups of plain yogurt (with live cultures) daily will provide enough healthy bacteria to crowd out yeast and cut symptoms 50% within three weeks, Finnish research suggests. —Brenda Kearns

Always draggy in the morning? A boron shortfall could be to blame. According to USDA researchers, this mineral is essential for a.m. production of energizing brain waves. Try adding 1/2 cup of boron-rich almonds, hazelnuts or dried fruit to your breakfast, and you could banish those morning energy lulls in as little as 10 days. Photos: Shutterstock (2); Getty Images (2); Jennifer Marx; iStockphoto.

{ ANTI-AGING BREAKTHROUGH! } Rejuvenate your skin and hair with ginseng! T raditional Asian medicine doctors have used Korean red ginseng to improve overall health for the past 2,000 years—for good reason: The super-herb (aka red panax ginseng) is rich in phytonutrients and unique compounds that enhance immune system function. And now cutting-edge medical research reveals supplementing with it or applying it topically turns back the clock for skin and hair, too!

Why Korean red ginseng? Compared to other kinds of ginseng, Korean red ginseng has more ginsenosides, the active compound in the root that disarms cell-damaging free radicals, recharges the immune system and reduces the ill effects of pollutants and the demands of modern-day life. “Asian ginseng helps the body become more resilient to stressors, both physical and emotional,” says Rebecca Scritch-

field, R.D.N., author of the upcoming book Body Kindness. The result: a younger you from the inside out!

What are the skin benefits? Red ginseng’s vitamins, minerals and antioxidants aid production of collagen, which firms skin and diminishes wrinkles and fine lines, says Scritchfield. They also rev circulation to facial skin cells, improving the growth of new cells to replace dull dead ones and reduce wrinkles. This exciting research has prompted skincare companies to harness the power of red ginseng in products like 100% Pure Collagen Boost Mask ($7; and Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream ($18;

How does it help hair? A recent groundbreaking study in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that red ginseng extract amps up activity in hair

follicles. Other research shows that it promotes hair re-growth in a way that’s similar to minoxidil, America’s leading hair-growth drug. “Ginseng also helps reduce stress, which may help prevent or decrease hair loss,” says Scritchfield. Options include OGX Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo (13 oz. for $7.99, and Somang Korean Red Ginseng & Herbal Scalp Cleanser Shampoo ($39.50 for two 25-oz. bottles,

How else can I use it? As a supplement, the standard daily dose of red ginseng (in liquid, powder or capsule form) is 400 mg. to 800 mg. You can also use the root to make tea (such as Korean Red Ginseng Tea, $14.99 for 50 packets, or a facial mask: Empty a capsule (such as Prince of Peace Korean Red Ginseng, $16.99;; mix with 1 Tbs. each raw honey and olive oil. Apply to skin; relax 20 minutes, then rinse.

Any negatives? While most people will only see positives from taking red ginseng, check with your doctor before starting the supplement, which can interact with MAOI, blood pressure, heart and blood clotting medications. And stick to the recommended dose: Overdoing it can cause side effects, including irritability, diarrhea, dizziness and dry mouth. —Kallie E. Kristensen

Stop weight regain for good! more effectively than green tea does, preliminary Oregon State research shows.

Can’t trim those last pounds?

O KO carb cravings with

That could be a good thing! Women with about 10 pounds of “padding” have a longer life expectancy than super-slim women—likely because those extra pounds gave them a reserve to draw on during times of illness, recent Danish research reveals.


ver put a lot of effort into losing weight, only to find it creeping right back on over the next few months or years? Here’s how to keep those pounds away—and also maximize your health!

Adding 30 minutes to your nightly sleep cuts your risk of rebound weight gain 42% or more—and doubles your weight loss if you’re trying to slim down right now, University of Chicago research reveals. Sleep deprivation disrupts bloodsugar control, making diet-sabotaging carb cravings flare, the study authors explain. Good-health bonus: An extra 30 minutes of sleep nightly can lower your blood pressure six points, reveal Cornell University studies.

O Block fat with white tea

O Activate slimming enzymes

Sipping 8 oz. of white tea before each meal can help prevent a 16-pound weight regain after dieting, research in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism reveals. Compounds in white tea (polyphenols) stop blood fats from being shuttled into adipose tissue, explains study coauthor Marc Winnefeld, Ph.D. Good-health bonus: White tea protects against colon cancer even

You’re half as likely to slip back into old eating habits—and regain the weight you worked so hard to lose— if you eat 1/2 an avocado each day, reports the British Journal of Nutrition. Healthy fats in avocados improve appetite control, while revving the activity of fat-burning enzymes, says study coauthor Gyselle Baccan, Ph.D.


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Good-health bonus: That’s enough avocado to cut your liver’s production of artery-clogging LDL cholesterol 22%, according to recent UCLA research.

O Rev metabolism with motion British scientists have discovered that just standing up and puttering around for two minutes each hour can keep your fat-burning furnace on high, reducing your risk of rebound weight gain 50%—and preventing a weight-loss plateau if you’re counting calories right now. Good-health bonus: Those frequent small-movement breaks improve insulin sensitivity, reducing your risk of Type 2 diabetes 22%, Harvard researchers say. —Brenda Kearns

Good-Health News! Easy memory booster

A whiff of rosemary oil can improve your ability to remember a particular task or event as much as 75%, a recent British study of people over age 65 reveals. Thanks goes to compounds in the herb that stimulate the brain’s memory center.

Citrus prevents cataracts

Eating lots of vitamin C-rich foods, such as oranges, tomatoes, bell peppers and sweet potatoes, can cut your risk of developing cataracts 64%, a new study out of King’s College in London suggests. 11/28/16 WOMAN’S WORLD


Natural Health

Feel great all winter! Winter’s just around the corner, and a recent survey suggests that more than eight in 10 of us notice a downturn in our health once the chilly weather settles in. Well, not this year! Here’s how to stay in the peak of health throughout the season, simply by taking the right supplement!


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Prevent rough, itchy skin with GLA

More than half of us spend our winters battling xerosis—tight, rough, itchy skin that can even crack and bleed. Now two studies suggest taking 1,300 mg. of evening primrose oil daily can prevent winter skin woes for close to 100% of us! Credit goes to the plant’s rich stores of an essential fat—gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA—which

4with L-theanine

Winter’s dreary skies—and days spent cooped up indoors—disrupt the body’s natural sleep cycle, making most of us feel groggy during the winter months. Rx: a daily 200-mg. dose of L-theanine 30 minutes before bed. Boston University research shows this amino acid helps reboot your brain’s clock, so it produces sleepinducing theta waves at night and energizing beta waves during the day.

Got the cold-weather aches? Supplementing with 300 mg. to 500 mg. of curcumin daily can prevent winter aches and pains, plus erase symptoms in as little as two weeks if you’re already stiffening up, say Baylor University researchers. “Curcumin, a turmeric extract, reduces pain-triggering inflammation,” explains Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D., author of The Ageless Woman. —Brenda Kearns

Stay Young with


Prevent memory loss with chocolate! Adults who eat lots of pro-

cessed, high-sugar foods are more apt to have memory loss later in life. Good news: Columbia University research reveals that dark chocolate staves off memory loss; cocoa’s cell-protecting flavonols boost blood flow to your brain!

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Dipping below seven hours of actual sleep (not time in bed!) nightly sets the stage for memory loss later in life, Oregon Health & Science University researchers report. Turns out, less than seven hours doesn’t allow your brain enough time in the deep, restorative sleep stage needed to keep your brain cells their healthiest!


Avoid dementia with berries! Having a cup of fresh

or frozen berries twice a week can significantly reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. “Berries are rich in antioxidants linked to better brain health,” says Harvard Medical School lecturer Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D.

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Memory tricks that really work!

Set aside time to de-stress, take naps as needed and: Q Chew mint gum! Mintflavored gum and candy are shown to activate brain areas that make memories! Q Doodle! Absent-minded drawing stimulates idle brain regions, helping you retrieve forgotten facts! Q Speak! Saying new information out loud triggers your brain to store it in several different areas!

All exercise—including chores— reduces brain plaques. “If it gets your blood pumping, it leads to positive changes in circulation and brain-protective hormones,” says neurologist Fiona Gupta, M.D.

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University of Michigan discovery!

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f we had a nickel for every time we’ve that even when we do get enough water, ignored a diet expert’s advice to those of us with pounds to lose can still drink more water, we’d be rich. But benefit from more. University of Lorraine’s would we be slim? Not according imon Thornton, Ph.D., analyzed existing to a groundbreaking new Universtudies and determined that “increased sity of Michigan study that f ion often leads to body adults who skimp on hydr ght loss.” He’ll help explain t! c a F tion “have significantly highe w it works, below. But first search German re extra liter BMIs and 59% greater odds e figured you’d want to know n a t of being obese,” reveals lead found tha ily can help ow well it works. When researcher Tammy Chang, of water dawoman shed Woman’s Worldreaderstested e M.D. And it’s a surprisingly an averag g 87% more he approach, sipping about 12 a whoppin over the common problem. Chang’s ups of water per day, they lost t h weig team found clinically inadp to nine pounds in a week— a f o course equate hydration in one o strict diet required. Wow! ear. y of every three people—wh means milder forms of the c 2 are impacting millions more of us. That’s “Water is an essential nutrient,” says Dr. a big deal, since any form of poor hydra- Chang. “Other fluids can hydrate you, but tion slows metabolism. Even if you think they often contain ingredients that have a you drink plenty, “you may negative effect on health, such as caffeine, need more water than you sugar and artificial substances. Water is realize,” reveals Dr. Chang. the gold standard for hydration.” Based on Any time you’re thirsty new discoveries, here’s why it’s also the or your urine is dark gold-standard for weight loss: yellow, you’re affected by poor hydration—and are O Water makes you eat less! During very upping your odds of cool recent tests, Dutch scientists used MRI scans to watch what happens inside weight issues. If that doesn’t already our bodies when we drink water with food. have you reaching for Images showed that while a small amount your water bottle, we’re of water had little impact, a 12-ounce glass pretty sure this will: A doubled stomach volume and, in the pronew French analysis hints cess, stimulated increased activity in a

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IT WORKS! Melissa lost 90 lbs!

When a fitness pro told Melissa Parris, 32, she needed to hydrate if she wanted to get slim, “I immediately started drinking more water—up to a gallon a day,” recalls the Florida mom, who blogs at TheEyesOfABoy. com. “I also added tons of water-rich foods like cucumber, carrots and soups.” She’s still stunned by the drastic difference the strategies made. “My energy went way up and my hunger went way down!” In just nine months, Melissa lost 90 pounds. “Providing your body with the water it needs will not only help you lose weight, but will make you feel and look amazing, too!”

Melissa’s best tip: O Infuse! Load a special compartment in the Cool Gear Infuser Bottle ($5, with fruit, cucumber slices or herbs and chill. “You get amazing flavor for zero calories,” says Melissa.


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ompared to dry foods, water-rich foods—such as fruit, veggies, smoothies, yogurt and soup— come packed with the hunger-killing power of water and are proven to help you feel full up to 400 calories faster! So our nutrition team created this waterpacked plan that will leave you positively stuffed on 1,400 calories a day. Feel free to tweak it to your liking, but be sure to keep an emphasis on moist foods— which also include juicy chicken breast, succulent salmon, even cooked beans and pasta. You also want to be sure to drink plenty of water—aiming to never feel thirsty and keep your urine pale yellow. Other calorie-free liquids are fine in moderation. Want a specific amount of water to aim for? Divide your weight in half and drink that number of ounces daily (so if you weigh 180 pounds, go for 90 oz. of water). As always, get a doctor’s okay to try any new plan.


CHOOSE ONE DAILY OPTION 1 Make-Your-Own Smoothie: In blender, blitz 1 cup fat-free milk, 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 cup any other frozen fruit and 1 Tbs. lemon juice

OPTION 2 1 cup whole-grain cereal, 1 cup fat-free milk 1/2 large grapefruit or 1 piece any fruit

body fat! t dieting!

We’ve always known that drinking water might help us lose a little extra weight. But there’s new evidence that it can make a much bigger difference than previously realized. Read on for all the slimming details . . .

How much H2O do you need? Changes in humidity, your activity level, even hormonal shifts mean your optimal water intake varies daily. “Always keep a water bottle with you and aim to never feel thirsty,” recommends Dr. Chang. “If your urine is pale, you’re in good shape!” Worth noting: Though rare, it is possible to drink too much water, causing a dangerous sodium imbalance. This mostly impacts folks drinking gallons at once. To be safe, aim to sip no more than a liter or so per hour and consult your doctor about water consumption if you have a health condition impacting sodium levels or if you plan on doing extreme exercise, such as running a marathon.

stop-eating region of the brain. It’s the first proof of its kind of just how water curbs appetite, reveals Wageningen University’s Guido Camps, MSc.

O Water boosts metabolism!

First, there’s preliminary evidence that the more hydration we have in our cells, the better our mitochondria function—and mitochondria are little mechanisms that help O Water revs fat burning! When turn calories into energy. t d i g adult volunteers, scienAnother unexpected f found evidence that hydrattor: Because many g with water increased fat ! us ignore our body’ p i T ke reakdown in cells. Extra ta cues to drink—perin r te a w g water also increases blood haps we’re too busy, Trackin and fun using sy a e is der volume, “a factor known to in want to avoid extra rM te a W apps like gged (both ncrease fat metabolism,” bathroom trips or terLo ays Thornton. No wonder like or Wa t $2 at iTunes just don’t u o b a ). hen water consumption y water—levels of la P le and Goog reases, the weight lost “is thirst hormones ca n large part to a loss of fat,” remain chronic Thornton notes. elevated. This prevents metabolism from functioning properly, reveals Thornton. He says more research is needed to determine why Vowing to shape up for her kids, this is, but, regardless of the reason, Katie Foster read that water could drinking H2O solves the problem. help. “I started drinking a quart first German scientists even found proof thing in the morning, and I could that just downing 16 oz. of water literally feel my body wake up,” raises your metabolism by 30%! recalls the Michigan mom, 34. “It

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made it so much easier to be more active and make healthy choices at meals.” Continuing to sip all day, “water gave me an edge that helped me succeed.” Katie’s maintaining a 110-pound weight loss. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh mom Lisa Del Rey, 40, also swears by water. When the former yo-yo dieter finally began drinking a gallon a day, “weight that wouldn’t budge for months was melting off. I lost faster than on any crash!” Down 60 pounds in about a year, she now urges everyone to drink up. “I heard that drinking water would help with weight loss, but it didn’t register just how much it helps until I actually started seeing the results. If you want to lose weight faster, drink water!”


OPTION 2 2 cups lower-sodium soup, any variety 1 small whole-grain roll 2 cups mixed green salad, 1/3 cup mandarin orange segments, 2 Tbs. diced red onion, 1 Tbs. pistachios, 1 tsp. olive oil and red wine vinegar to taste OPTION 3 3 oz. grilled chicken or fish over 2 cups fresh spinach; 1/4 cup each shredded carrots, sliced cucumber, sliced

OPTION 1 6 large shelled, deveined shrimp and 2 cups mixed bell peppers, mushrooms, onion sautéed in 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil, tossed with 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat linguine or other pasta and 1/3 cup marinara sauce, basil and garlic to taste Photos: Foodcollection/Getty Images; Giorgio Scarlini/Getty Images; Alberto Moretto/Getty Images; Maximilian Stock Ltd./ Getty Images; Dreamstime; Damon Tucci/Ikonik Pix; Kathryn Russell/StockFood/Media Bakery; courtesy of subject.

Have fun with flavored water! Staying well-hydrated is healthy for everyone—and these yummy spa-inspired drinks make it fun. Just add 1/2-1 cup sliced fruit and/or veggies and several sprigs of fresh herbs to a pitcher, cover with water, chill for several hours and enjoy. Some of our favorite fall combos to try . . .

November Refresher Cucumber + tarragon

Autumn Zinger Orange + fresh ginger

Antioxidant Splash Pomegranate seeds + lime + cilantro

Harvest Tonic Green apple + rosemary

avocado and grape tomatoes; 1 large olive, sliced; 1 1/2 Tbs. crumbled feta or other cheese; 1 Tbs. sliced almonds; 1 tsp. olive oil; 2 Tbs. lemon juice; salt, pepper and garlic to taste 1/2 whole-grain pita OPTION 4 5 oz. baked salmon or roasted chicken breast, 1 tsp. sesame oil and soy sauce to taste 2 cups steamed broccoli and cauliflower, spritz of lemon 1/2 cup couscous or brown rice, fresh grated ginger to taste OPTION 5 Tuna-Stuffed Tomato: Mix together 3 oz. canned tuna, 3 Tbs. lite mayo, 1 cup mixture finely chopped carrots, celery and onion; stuff into a hollowed out tomato. 5 whole-grain crackers

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OPTION 1 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, sprinkle cinnamon 10 in-shell pistachios OPTION 2 1 celery stalk, 1 Tbs. peanut butter OPTION 3 1/2 cup cubed cantaloupe, 1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 tsp. honey 11/28/16 WOMAN’S WORLD


Home remedies that

Think your grandmother’s old cold and flu remedies are outdated? Think again! Not only do these tried-and-true cures really work, modern science proves they can be even more effective than lots of the commercial products at your drugstore. The best part? Many of them are in your kitchen right now!

Kick colds to the curb with OJ! Shield yourself Feel a tickle in your throat or suddenly started sneezing? from germs Down a glass or two of OJ—stat! You already know it’s rich in vitamin C—shown in Arizona State University research to slash your risk of a cold almost 50% and shorten the duration of symptoms as much as 60%. But did you know that a sweet glass of orange juice is even more effective than the vitamin alone? Researchers at the University of Milan report oranges are full of anti-inflammatory flavanones found only in citrus, and the juice is brimming with limonene, a detoxifying antiseptic linked to lower rates of many diseases, from bronchitis to cancer!

'Knock it out cold! For best results, blend a whole orange—peel and all—into a smoothie. (The tough outer skin contains the highest concentration of healing compounds.) Drinking orange juice from the grocery store? Choose one labeled “100% pure” with no added sugar, and pick the one with the most pulp, which retains more of the fruit’s fiber and outer layers. Photos: Media Bakery (2); Getty Images (2); Photocuisine; Shutterstock.

with tea!

The steam from hot drinks soothes and moistens dry, irritated mucus membranes. And black tea delivers double the cold-busting benefit due to its healing compounds with proven bacteria- and virus-busting power. Drink several cups daily for a fivefold uptick in interferon, the immune system’s first line of defense, in just one month!

' Knock it out cold: Turbocharge tea’s effect with a squeeze of lemon, which has vitamin C, antibacterial compounds and immunity-boosting limonene! Or add ginger to stimulate macrophages, special fighter cells in the immune system.

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s about your Thanksgiving feast! Thanks to simple shortcuts, you can serve up a delicious meal of holiday favorites, made the easy way! Thankful Pumpkin Pie

Extra-Fruity Cranberry Sauce

Creamed Green Beans and Spinach with Crispy Onions

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Make-Ahead Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Shortcut-delicious Thanksgiving feast! —continued from previous page

Spiced Cider-Brined Roast Turkey Breast

Make-Ahead Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

The two-step secret to flavor-packed turkey? Overnight brining and maple-cider glaze!

Just 15 minutes is all it takes to get our casserole—made with onion dip and dill Havarti cheese—into the oven!

2 qts. apple cider 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup kosher salt 4 sprigs + 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tbs. cracked pepper 1 bay leaf 1 bone-in turkey O Refrigerate 1 cup apple cider. In 8-qt. nonaluminum container or pot, stir remaining cider with sugar, salt, 4 sprigs rosemary, pepper and bay leaf until sugar and salt dissolve. Add turkey and enough water to submerge turkey completely. Cover; refrigerate 15-24 hours. O Preheat oven to 350°F. Drain turkey; rinse and pat dry. Arrange onion in roasting pan. Place turkey on onions; rub skin with butter. Roast, basting occasionally with pan juices, 2 hours, covering loosely with foil if getting too browned. O Meanwhile, in pot, combine reserved cider with maple syrup. Boil over medium-high heat

breast, about 8 lbs., thawed if frozen 1 onion, chopped 1 Tbs. butter, at room temperature 2 Tbs. maple syrup 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth 3 Tbs. flour until mixture is reduced by three-quarters and is syrupy, 15-18 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Brush over turkey; roast until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part away from bones registers 170°F, 15-45 minutes. Transfer turkey to platter. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. O M eanwhile, whisk together broth and flour. Strain pan juices; skim and discard fat. Return juices to roasting pan; whisk in broth mixture and chopped rosemary. Place pan over 2 burners set over medium heat; bring to boil and cook, stirring constantly and scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan, until thickened, 8-9 minutes.

Servings: 8. Cals.: 686; Protein: 95 g.; Fat: 26 g. (8 g. saturated); Chol.: 250 mg.; Carbs.: 12 g.; Sodium: 799 mg.; Fiber: 0 g.; Sugar: 9 g. Kitchen time: 45 minutes. Total time: 3 hours, 30 minutes + brining time.

Fruit ’n Nut Stuffing Seasoned stuffing mix goes gourmet with walnuts, apples, golden raisins and fresh herbs! 2 Tbs. butter 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 apple, chopped 1 pkg. (6 oz.) turkey stuffing mix, prepared 1/3 cup golden

raisins 2 tsp. chopped fresh sage 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley

O Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2-qt. baking dish with cooking spray. In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and walnuts; cook, stirring often, until onion is golden, 10-12 minutes. Add apple; cooking, stirring often, until apple starts to soften, about 4 minutes. Stir in stuffing, raisins and sage. Transfer to baking dish. Bake until golden, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Servings: 8. Cals.: 246; Protein: 5 g.; Fat: 14 g. (6 g. saturated); Chol.: 23 mg.; Carbs.: 16 g.; Sodium: 367 mg.; Fiber: 2 g.; Sugar: 8 g. Kitchen time: 25 minutes. Total time: 50 minutes.


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2 1/2 cups milk 1/4 cup butter 2 cups instant mashed potatoes, such as Idahoan Signature Russets 1/2 cup refrigerated prepared

sour cream onion dip 3 Tbs. chopped fresh chives 3 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley 4 oz. dill Havarti cheese, shredded, 1 cup

O Coat shallow 1 1/2-qt. baking dish with cooking spray. In large pot, combine milk, 1/2 cup water and butter; bring to boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat; stir in instant potatoes until blended. Stir in dip, 2 Tbs. chives and parsley. O If desired, transfer potato mixture to pastry bag fitted with large star tip; pipe or spoon into baking dish. If desired, cover and refrigerate overnight. O Preheat oven to 350°F. If made ahead, let casserole come to room temperature; uncover. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake until hot, 10-15 minutes. If desired, broil until golden, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved chives. Servings: 8. Cals.: 250; Protein: 7 g.; Fat: 16 g. (10 g. saturated); Chol.: 48 mg.; Carbs.: 13 g.; Sodium: 476 mg.; Fiber: 1 g.; Sugar: 5 g. Kitchen time: 15 minutes. Total time: 50 minutes.

Extra-Fruity Cranberry Sauce

Turn canned cranberry sauce into a gourmet treat with a touch of balsamic vinegar! 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained 1 can (14 oz.) whole-berry cranberry sauce 1/2 cup sliced frozen

strawberries, thawed, chopped 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest 1/2 tsp. white balsamic vinegar Pinch salt

O Reserve a few orange segments for garnish. In bowl, stir together cranberry sauce, strawberries, orange zest, vinegar, salt and remaining orange segments. Transfer to serving bowl; garnish with reserved orange segments. Servings: 8 (1/4 cup each). Cals.: 92; Protein: 1 g.; Fat: 0 g. (0 g. saturated); Chol.: 0 mg.; Carbs.: 23 g.; Sodium: 19 mg.; Fiber: 1 g.; Sugar: 18 g. Kitchen time: 10 minutes. Total time: 10 minutes.

Creamed Green Beans and Spinach with Crispy Onions Creamed spinach meets green bean casserole in our doubly delicious side that’s ready in a flash! 2 Tbs. butter 1 1/2 cups frozen chopped onions, thawed 3/4 cup half-and-half 1 pkg. (5.2 oz.) Boursin Garlic & Fine Herb Cheese 1 pkg. (9 oz.) frozen creamed spinach, thawed 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp. pepper 1 pkg. (20 oz.) frozen French cut green beans, thawed 1/3 cup canned French fried onions O In large skillet, melt butter over mediumhigh heat. Add thawed onions; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; cook until tender and lightly browned, 7-8 minutes. O Stir in half-and-half and cheese, then spinach, salt, nutmeg and pepper until cheese melts. Stir in green beans; cook, stirring often, until hot, 5-7 minutes. Serve sprinkled with French fried onions. Servings: 8. Cals.: 195; Protein: 5 g.; Fat: 13 g. (8 g. saturated); Chol.: 36 mg.; Carbs.: 12 g.; Sodium: 340 mg.; Fiber: 3 g.; Sugar: 6 g. Kitchen time: 15 minutes Total time: 35 minutes.

Thankful Pumpkin Pie Not a baking pro? No problem! Our luscious pie comes together in a snap, thanks to a convenient mix and readymade pie crust! 1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) refrigerated pie crust dough 2 eggs 1 can (30 oz.) pumpkin pie mix 1 can (5 oz.)

evaporated milk 1/2 cup sour cream 1 Tbs. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

O Place baking sheet on center oven rack. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 9" deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray. Unroll 1 pie crust onto lightly floured surface. If desired, using fluted pastry cutter, trim edge of dough. O Fit dough into pie pan, leaving edge ruffled, as shown; lightly press into bottom and against side of pan. C o v e r ; refrigerate. O In bowl, lightly beat eggs; stir in pumpkin pie mix, evaporated milk, sour cream, vanilla and nutmeg. Pour into crust. Bake on hot baking sheet, 60-65 minutes or until set in center. Cool on rack. O Meanwhile, reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Unroll remaining pie crust dough onto surface. Cut 4 (1/4" wide) strips down center of dough. Twist 2 strips together; twist remaining 2 strips together. Place strips on 1 baking sheet, curving to shape. Using 1" alphabet cutters, cut out “GIVE THANKS” from remaining dough. Using 2" pumpkin, 1 1/2" leaf, 1 1/4" acorn and 5/8" round cutters, cut out shapes; lightly score veins and lines into shapes. Transfer to remaining baking sheet. Bake braids and cutouts until golden, 5-10 minutes. Cool. Arrange cutouts on pie. Servings: 8. Cals.: 389; Protein: 6 g.; Fat: 18 g. (8 g. saturated); Chol.: 65 mg.; Carbs.: 53 g.; Sodium: 523 mg.; Fiber: 9 g.; Sugar: 3 g. Kitchen time: 45 minutes. Total time: 6 hours, 45 minutes.

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Butternut Squash-Filled Pinwheels

Shrimp Fettuccine with Lemony Cream Sauce

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Ravioli & Meatball Casserole The easy secret to our from-scratch meatballs? We make ’em with flavored croutons for extra-delicious taste! 2 eggs ground beef, crou- O Cook ravioli tons, milk and seasoning until blended. Shape into 24 meatballs.

O In large deep skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6-7 minutes. Add wine and cook until evaporated, 3-4 minutes. Add pasta sauce and tomatoes; bring to simmer. Carefully add meatballs; partially cover and bring sauce to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are O In large bowl, light- cooked through, ly beat eggs; stir in 13-15 minutes.

according to package directions; drain and return to pot. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2-qt. baking dish with cooking spray. Pour sauce and meatballs over pasta; toss. Transfer to baking dish; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Servings: 6 Calories: 643 Protein: 36 g. Fat: 27 g. (10 g. sat.) Trans fat: 1 g. Chol.: 159 mg. Carbs.: 62 g. Sodium: 954 mg. Fiber: 5 g. Sugar: 12 g. Kitchen time: 25 minutes. Total time: 40 minutes.

Shrimp Fettuccine with Lemony Cream Sauce according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat 1 Tbs. olive oil over medium heat. Add shrimp; cook, turning once, until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side. With slotted spoon, remove from skillet; reserve.

12 oz. asparagus, trimmed, each spear cut into thirds 8 oz. broccoli florets, 2 cups 1 small yellow squash, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise 1 Tbs. butter 1 scallion, sliced 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 1 pkg. (1.6 oz.) garlic & herb sauce mix, such as Knorr 1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley or basil 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus and broccoli during last 5 minutes of cooking time; add squash during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain.

and parsley or basil; heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese has melted, 1-2 minutes.

O Stir in pasta, vegetable mixture and tomatoes. Transfer to large serving bowl; O Meanwhile, in served sprinkled with large pot, melt butter remaining scallion. over medium heat. Add half of scallion; Servings: 4 cook, stirring occa- Calories: 489 sionally, until soft- Protein: 21 g. ened, 2-3 minutes. Fat: 18 g. (11 g. sat.) fat: 1 g. Stir in half-and-half Trans Chol.: 59 mg. and sauce mix; bring Carbs.: 61 g. mixture to boil, Sodium: 963 mg. stirring constantly. Fiber: 5 g. 10 g. Reduce heat and Sugar: Kitchen time: simmer, stirring 30 minutes. occasionally, until Total time: thickened, 2-3 min- 30 minutes.

Butternut Squash-Filled Pinwheels

Whip up this company-special dinner of seared shrimp, spinach and pasta in a chive-cream-cheese sauce in just 30 minutes! 8 oz. fettuccine O Cook pasta medium; whisk in pasta 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 lb. frozen peeled and deveined extra large shrimp, thawed, tails removed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pkg. (5 oz.) fresh baby spinach 3/4 cup whipped chive cream cheese, at room temperature 3/4 cup bottled clam juice 2 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest 1 tsp. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. cracked pepper

Delicious in 30 minutes, this pasta dish is packed with plenty of veggies, then tossed in a creamy herbed sauce for a dinner everyone’ll love! 8 oz. penne pasta O In large pot, cook utes. Stir in cheese

cream cheese, clam broth, 2 tsp. lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth and well combined.

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shrimp to skillet; cook and stir until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl; serve sprinkled with remaining 1/2 O To same skillet, tsp. lemon zest. add remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil. When oil is Servings: 4 Calories: hot, add garlic; cook, 438. Protein: 25 g. stirring, 1 minute. Fat: 16 g. (5 g. sat.) 152 mg. Carbs.: Increase heat to Chol.: 47 g. Sodium: 1,032 mg. high; add spinach Fiber: 3 g. Sugar: 4 g. and cook, stirring fre- Kitchen time: quently, until wilted, 30 minutes. time: about 2 minutes. Total 30 minutes. Reduce heat to

Lasagna just got more fun—and tasty!—thanks to our clever noodle roll-ups stuffed with butternut squash and cheese! 12 lasagna noodles 1 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen butternut squash purée, thawed 2 tsp. minced fresh sage 1 cont. (15 oz.) ricotta cheese 3/4 cup finely shredded provolone cheese 2 Tbs. plain dry breadcrumbs 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley 1 jar (15 oz.) 4 cheese Alfredo sauce

oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 7-8 minutes. Stir in squash and sage; cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Transfer mixture to bowl; cool.

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provolone, breadcrumbs and 1 Tbs. parsley into squash mixture. Arrange noodles with short side facing you on work surface. Spread each noodle with about 1/4 cup squash mixture. Beginning at short side, roll up each nooO Preheat oven to dle; cut each in half 375°F. Cook noodles crosswise. according to package directions; drain. O Coat shallow 2-qt. Meanwhile, in large baking dish with cooknonstick skillet, heat ing spray. Combine

Alfredo sauce with 1/3 cup water. Spread 1/2 cup sauce mixture over bottom of baking dish. Arrange rolls, cut side down in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce mixture over rolls. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup provolone. Cover with foil. Bake 45-50 minutes or until hot and bubbly. If desired, uncover and lightly brown under broiler, 2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Servings: 8. Calories: 380. Protein: 16 g. Fat: 19 g. (10 g. sat.) Chol.: 65 mg. Carbs.: 37 g. Sodium: 549 mg. Fiber: 2 g. Sugar: 5 g. Kitchen time: 30 minutes. Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes.

1 lb. ground beef 1 1/2 cups cheeseand-garlic croutons, crushed to make scant 1 cup 1/3 cup milk 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning 1 Tbs. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup dry red wine or water 1 jar (24 oz.) tomato pasta sauce 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes 1 pkg. (26 oz.) frozen cheese ravioli 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 4 oz.

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Everything’s tastier with pumpkin! Pumpkin’s not just for pie anymore! Use this fall favorite to enliven cheesecake, pancakes and more!

Pumpkin Spice Latte 3 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup canned or cooked pumpkin purée 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbs. vanilla extract 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 1/2 cups strong

coffee or espresso Whipped cream and chocolate syrup O In large pot over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Heat,

stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add coffee or espresso and heat just until small bubbles form around edge of pot. Divide among 4 large coffee mugs. Top with whipped cream; drizzle with chocolate syrup. Makes 4 servings.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Excerpted from Pumpkin It Up! By Eliza Cross. Photographs © 2016 Susan Barnson Hayward. Reprinted with permission from Gibbs Smith. Photos: Diane Labombarbe/Getty Images.

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A Thanksgiving gift from Dad When Woman’s World reader, Emma Sedall, of Schaumburg, Illinois, was missing her dad at Thanksgiving, the angels let her know that he was still nearby. She writes:


y father and I were very close. When his health began to fail, I was devastated. The night he passed away, I was sitting beside his hospital bed. I clearly remember glancing up at the wall clock. It was 11:45 p.m. Though I had been planning an extended trip to Europe, I canceled and decided to take a job as a bank teller where I met my future husband. When Thanksgiving rolled around that year, I invited my new boyfriend to have dinner with my family. Dad’s favorite holiday was Thanksgiving. He always cooked the turkey, basting it with herbs and roasting it in the oven on low heat through the night. Because I’d always been his faithful assistant, I decided to carry on the tradition and invited my family to join me.

The evening before Thanksgiving, my family and I gathered in the kitchen, drinking hot cocoa and chatting while I prepared the turkey. Our conversation soon turned to how much we all missed Dad. It would be our first Thanksgiving without him. As we talked, I remembered some stories I’d read in the “My Guardian Angel” column of Woman’s World from readers who had asked the angels for signs from their deceased

loved ones. Suddenly, I blurted, “I wish the angels would send us a sign that Dad is happy and knows about my wonderful new boyfriend!” No sooner than the words were out of my mouth, the kitchen door that was tightly closed blew wide open and a wind rushed through our little kitchen, blowing napkins off the table and billowing the window curtains. As mom hurriedly closed the door, I glanced up at the clock. It was 11:45, the exact time that Dad had passed. All of us had tears in our eyes. “You are still with us!” I wept. The next day, as we gathered around the dinner table, we said a special prayer of thanks to the angels for letting us know that Dad was with us that Thanksgiving Day—and every day! “Emma’s father certainly was with his family for Thanksgiving . . . which he illustrated in a very clear and dramatic way!” says Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. “Emma’s family had hoped that their father was watching over them . . . or even

with them . . . yet, they may have also had their doubts. So the angels devised a way to remove any doubt about his presence—and they used divinely perfect timing to make the sign extra-clear. “The door flying open represented the gates being opened between Heaven and Earth, so that Emma’s father could visit his beloved family for his favorite holiday. “I really believe that our loved ones watch over our holiday celebrations, and they appreciate us remembering them. Like Emma, you can ask for a sign from above. It may not be as intense as Emma’s, but you can be sure that the angels will tailor-make the sign so that you’ll have no doubts. “The angels say: ‘During the holidays when you need extra support and comfort, we angels gather even closer to your side.’ ”

Doreen says:

Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., the creator of Angel Therapy, is the author of 30 books on mind-body-spirit topics including My Guardian Angel: True Stories of Angelic Encounters from Woman’s World Readers and host of the Internet radio show “Angel Therapy” at If you have an angel story you’d like to share, please send it, along with a clear photo of yourself, including your name, address and phone number to: Angels, Woman’s World, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, or e-mail us at We’ll pay $100 for each featured story. All submissions become the property of Woman’s World and may be edited, published or otherwise re-used in any medium.


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Store food like a pro! Set up a leftovers station!

“Just get disposable plasticware and have everyone fill their own leftovers box when dinner is over,” advises professional organizer Julie Coraccio ( host of the podcast “Clearing the Clutte Inside & Out” and owner of Healing thro Organization. Include a pen so that gu write their names on their box, then set bags in a cooler by the front door so pe won’t forget them when they leave.

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Tired of struggling with stubborn plastic wrap that somehow always manages to stick to itself—but not your leftovers? “J put it in the freezer about an hour befor you’re ready to wrap up your food,” sug cleaning expert Jamie Novak, author of Keep This, Toss That. “When plastic wrap is cold, it doesn’t stick to itself!” she reveals. “This trick makes it so much easier to quickly wrap your leftovers without creating stuck-to-itself clumps. It also makes it easier to find the end of the plastic wrap since it can’t stick to itself!”

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To make the most out of valuable refrigerator real estate, store leftovers in square or rectangular containers. “This allows you to make full use of the entire interior of your refrigerator and freezer better than if you used round containers,” says Melinda Massie, owner of Organizing with a Side of Fabulous in Fort Worth, Texas. “You’ll be able to fit at least 25% more in the fridge!”

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Keep food fresher longer! Get the most out of your turkey!

As with all perishable leftovers, turkey should be refrigerated or frozen within two hours of leaving the oven. To help it stay fresher longer, cut all the meat off the bone before refrigerating. (You can save the bones separately to make turkey stock the next day!) Cooked turkey lasts up to four days in the fridge and four months frozen.

Enjoy mashed potatoes all year!

Mashed potatoes can stay fresh for up to a year if frozen, but they’ll reheat better if originally made with butter and milk, rather than broth. (Whole baked potatoes sadly don’t freeze well.)

Get more life out of your stuffing!

Amazingly, stuffing can be frozen and reheated whether it has been cooked or not. So whether you doubled the recipe or were left with typical leftovers, freeze them for up to a month in a container that you can pop directly into the oven and reheat until it reaches 165°F.


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Vino left in an opened bottle? Freeze it in ice cube trays to drop into sauces and soups to enrich their flavor, Novak says. Tip: Cover the tray in plastic wrap to prevent ice crystals from forming on the top of the cubes. (You can do the same with gravy as long as it’s not cream or milk-based.) The wine cubes will last a year or more in the freezer; gravy will keep for about four months. —Lindsay Bosslett

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“I want that Thanksgiving feeling all year long!” Who says Thanksgiving should be confined to one day? Our experts share the easy, heartfelt ways to capture the Thanksgiving spirit all year long!

1 Grow closer!

Create trademark traditions! “All the research says the quirkier the family ritual, the better because nothing says ‘us’ more than the thing your family does that no one else does,” says family happiness expert Bruce Feiler. Whether it’s eating pancakes for dinner every Friday or everyone donning goofy socks on Sunday, it’s easy to create “trademark traditions” that’ll bring you closer year-round. “For example, my family just moved into a new house, and we designated one of the stairways the ‘laughing stairs,’ ” says Feiler. “The idea is that you have to smile and leave your bad mood behind you in your room whenever you come down those steps. Whatever your family does, just make it unique!”

“Mix and match” generations! One thing that makes Thanksgiving so special is how multi-generational it is, a time when everyone from great-grandparents to tiny tots gather under one roof, around one table. How to capture that sense of

togetherness on non-holiday days? “Just like on Thanksgiving when grandparents and kids are together, I always try to ‘mix and match’ the generations to, say, help set the table or welcome guests,” says Feiler. “It can be as easy as having little kids help a grandparent load the dishwasher on family pizza night. Interaction between loved ones of all ages is so important and something we can do not just on Thanksgiving but all year long.”

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year-round gratitude! Say thank-you ABCs!

One way to imbue everyday family dinners with a sense of Thanksgiving gratitude? “By saying ‘Thank You ABCs’,” suggests parenting expert Michele Borba. “This is especially great for younger kids to do at the dinner table and can be a new family ritual that lasts 365 days, not just on Thanksgiving!” she says. “You and your kids say the alphabet together, and for each letter include something you’re grateful for: A, Aunt Helen; B, my brother; C, my cat and so on. Take it up a notch by explaining why you’re grateful!”

Share reverse blessings! Thanksgiving teaches us to count our blessings—but the rest of the year, it’s just as important

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to acknowledge what you’re not so grateful for, says Feiler. “Once or twice a week we go around the table and each family member shares one good thing and one bad thing that happened to them that week. A lot of families just want to accentuate the positive, but also sharing the bad teaches the importance of resilience and actually makes us more appreciative.”

Get creative with “table art”! Why reserve pretty Thanksgiving table décor for the holidays? “I like making ‘gratitude place mats’,” says Borba. “Get plain plastic or cloth place mats for each family member. Once a week, each family member can use permanent markers to write or draw their own gratitude comments on their place mat. Or switch it up so

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Gratitude is good for you!

“Gratitude for anything from a gorgeous sunset to a good meal makes us happier,” says psychologist Jeffrey Froh. The proof: In a 10-week study, people who wrote down five things they were grateful for that happened in the last week were a measurable 25% happier, felt healthier and slept better!

family members can write down the traits they’re grateful for in each other, like, I’m grateful for Aunt Sarah because she always smiles and asks how I feel. It’s a cute way to stay connected around the table.” —Kristina Mastrocola Psychologist Jeffrey J. Froh, Psy.D., author of Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character, is an associate professor of psychology at Hofstra University in New York. 11/28/16 WOMAN’S WORLD


Take a Break!


f cold weather, standing in long checkout lines or carrying armloads of gifts is making your joints ache, holistic health and wellness coach Jules Aron, author of Zen and Tonic, has a delicious cure: pomegranate cocktails! “Juicy, ruby-red pomegranates—which are in peak season right now—are rich in potent antioxidants that reduce inflammation,” she explains. “Their tart flavor is the perfect complement to other jointprotective ingredients like hibiscus, bee pollen and sage.” No wonder studies suggest that arthritis patients who enjoy alcohol in moderation (about two to three drinks weekly) have up to 30% less pain and inflammation than those who never indulge!

with Spiced Hibiscus Tea! If your joints throb more in cold weather, treat yourself to this warm and spicy cocktail! Antioxidants in pomegranate juice disarm paintriggering molecules in your body, while the vitamin C in hibiscus neutralizes any buildup of toxins in your joints that are adding to the ache. As for ginger? Its antiinflammatory compounds help numb pain! R 1 tsp. culinary-grade dried hibiscus R 1/4" piece fresh ginger, finely chopped R 1/2 cinnamon stick R 3 oz. pomegranate juice R 8 oz. water R 2 oz. vodka R Fresh orange slices

' Add hibiscus, ginger, cin-

namon, pomegranate and water to saucepan over medium heat. Bring to slow boil, then simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and steep 5 minutes. Strain mixture into large mug, then stir in vodka. Garnish with orange.

Keep RA in check with a Sage Sparkler!

Toast to years of good health with this refreshing sipper! It’s made with sage, which contains a compound that studies suggest keeps rheumatoid arthritis in check by helping protect cells from damage. Combine that with pomegranate juice—which research shows helps suppress a cartilagedestroying enzyme— and you’ve got a healthboosting elixir that’s also a festive treat! R 1/3 oz. fresh lemon juice R 3 fresh sage leaves R 3 oz. pomegranate juice R 4 oz. sparkling wine

' Add lemon juice and sage to cocktail shaker; muddle well. Stir in pomegranate juice. Strain mixture into tall glass or champagne flute, then top with sparkling wine.

Stop swelling and stiffness with a Queen Bee Cocktail! This buzz-worthy drink is loaded with protective pomegranate compounds that help stop inflammatory cells from reaching your joints and triggering swelling! “And bee pollen—which has a mild sweetness—contains an incredible amount of high-quality antioxidants, amino acids and anti-inflammatory compounds that ease stiffness,” Aron reveals. R 1 Tbs. bee pollen granules (in health-food stores and at R 3 oz. pomegranate juice R 2 oz. gin

' Dampen rim of glass with a few drops of pomegranate juice, then coat in bee pollen; set aside. Add pomegranate juice and gin to cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake well, then pour into prepared glass.

De-seed pomegranates in seconds! Love snacking on fresh pomegranates, but hate how hard it is to nudge out the juicy seed pods? Try this trick: Choose a pomegranate that’s round, plump and feels heavy for its size. Slice it in half. Hold one half in your hand (flat side down over a large bowl, then firmly tap the back of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon. Repeat with the opposite half. The ripe seeds will pop right out!

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Circle of Kindness!

Have you done something kind for someone . . . or been on the receiving end of a thoughtful gesture? Share your heartwarming story here!

“I’m so grateful for her honesty!”

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I was in a great deal of back pain, but had errands to run. I first stopped at the bank to

get cash to pay my mother’s caregiver. I put the cash in an envelope, then went to the post office. By then, my pain was excruciating. I dropped some bills into the mailbox outside the post office and hurried home. Later, I was looking for my mother’s caregiver’s payment when I realized I accidentally dropped it in the mailbox with my bills! I called the post office, and a kind woman looked through the large bin of mail and found my envelope! A short while later, I picked up my envelope without a single dollar missing. It rare to find such hones people these days, and I’m grateful for nice people like her! —Audrey Beasley Louisville, K

Kindness in the checkout line One afternoon, I went to ShopRite to pick up some groceries. After loading my cart, I headed to the checkout line. But as soon as the cashier finished ringing me up, I reached into my wallet only to discover I’d left my credit card at home! Completely embarrassed, I explained that I’d have to come back and pick up my items another time. Just as I was about to walk out the door, the cashier called me back. “A woman in the line next to you overheard what had happened, and she paid your bill,” the cashier explained. I was stunned! I asked the woman for her name and address so I could mail her a check, but she smiled and politely refused. “No need,” she said. Her generosity left me smiling all day long! —Dolores Spataro, Toms River,

Sharing the savings My husband and I are both retired, and we try to watch our budget. When our daughter was home from college

for a visit, we decided to take her out for brunch. She chose a local restaurant that has a wonderful breakfast menu. Not long after we were seated, the woman at the table next to us finished her meal and got up to leave. As she passed by, she handed us a coupon for half off our meals. “Enjoy!” she said. We were delighted by her random act of kindness, and thanked her for thinking of us. Because of her, we got to enjoy a lovely meal togeth and save money! —Alice Benedict, La Habra, CA

Do you have an act of kindness to share? E-mail it, along with your name, address and a clear photo of yourself to: Or mail it to: Circle of Kindness, Woman’s World, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. We’ll pay you $50 if we publish your story; submissions may be edited for style.

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Your Horoscope!

by Gerald James Jackson

For the week of Saturday, November 26th, to Friday, December 2nd

Happy Birthday! Year-ahead forecast for those born this week noticeable pep in your step. In your professional life, taskmaster Saturn promises that hard work and perseverance will pay great financial rewards. Even better, Uranus in

good aspect keeps you on your toes—and one step ahead of the competition! It’s not all work and no play, however: Spring will be ripe with exciting travel opportunities!

ARIES March 21 to April 19

LEO July 23 to Aug 22

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 to Dec 21

TAURUS April 20 to May 20

VIRGO Aug 23 to Sept 22

CAPRICORN Dec 22 to Jan 19

On the 2nd, singles and couples will relish in an unexpected moment of fairy-tale romance. Travel-friendly Mercury inspires you to plan a trip on the 2nd! Your lucky days: Nov. 26; Dec. 1 and 2 Your lucky numbers: 6, 14 and 32

On the 29th, the New Moon helps you get your home in tiptop shape for hosting holiday festivities. Romance hits a high note on the 1st and 2nd! Your lucky days: Nov. 26; Dec. 1 and 2 Your lucky numbers: 10, 20 and 30

Get ready for romance as flirtatious moonbeams set your love life on fire on the 1st and 2nd. A tempting travel invite sparks your excitement on the 2nd! Your lucky days: Nov. 26; Dec. 1 and 2 Your lucky numbers: 2, 13 and 35

GEMINI May 21 to June 21

LIBRA Sept 23 to Oct 22

AQUARIUS Jan 20 to Feb 18

CANCER June 22 to July 22

SCORPIO Oct 23 to Nov 21

PISCES Feb 19 to March 20

On the 28th, colleagues take notice of your determination on the job, making you feel appreciated. Plan a date night on the 30th, when sparks will fly! Your lucky days: Nov. 28, 29 and 30 Your lucky numbers: 7, 22 and 33

Psychic stars sharpen your intuition on the 26th—so don’t doubt your instincts! On the 1st, a business matter unfolds perfectly according to plan. Your lucky days: Nov. 27 and 28; Dec. 1 Your lucky numbers: 1, 21 and 26

Relationships feel fun and fulfilling all week, due to romantic cosmos. The New Moon in Sagittarius helps you organize finances on the 29th. Your lucky days: Nov. 26, 27 and 29 Your lucky numbers: 8, 15 and 27

With the Sun beaming in your good-luck and romance zone, fun times are aplenty all week. Keep a close, caring eye on a furry friend’s needs on the 2nd! Your lucky days: Nov. 28 and 29; Dec. 2 Your lucky numbers: 3, 17 and 29

Your house is filled with harmony, thanks to Venus gracing your home zone. On the 29th, sticking to your budget will slash any financial stress. Your lucky days: Nov. 26; Dec. 1 and 2 Your lucky numbers: 4, 16 and 28

The stars spotlight your bank account, bringing you great financial news on the 29th! A night out with friends is the ultimate mood booster on the 1st. Your lucky days: Nov. 26 and 27; Dec. 1 Your lucky numbers: 5, 23 and 34

The New Moon in your sign renews your enthusiasm and energy all week long. What’s more, Venus in your cash zone gifts you with abundance! Your lucky days: Nov. 28, 29 and 30 Your lucky numbers: 12, 19 and 36

Cue the confetti: You’re the social butterfly of the Zodiac all month! The Moon in your R&R zone urges a rest from the party circuit to recharge on the 1st and 2nd. Your lucky days: Nov. 26 and 29; Dec. 2 Your lucky numbers: 9, 18 and 31

Conserve your energy, and you’ll steer clear of burnout on the 28th and 29th. Bonding time with loved ones lifts your spirits on the 1st and 2nd. Your lucky days: Nov. 26, 27 and 28 Your lucky numbers: 11, 24 and 25

What’s in the stars for the heartthrobs? N John Stamos

Stars say this handsome Leo will always be popular on television and movies . . . but he may carve out a new name in the skincare industry! It’s possible that the Scream Queens actor will share the secrets to his foreveryoung appearance with a new face cream or product.

N Nyle DiMarco This Taurus may have taken the world by storm as the first Deaf winner of Dancing with the Stars, and stars say there’s still more success to come. Nyle will become famous for activism as he ages and make a profound difference in the lives of kids, whether he starts a brood of his own, adopts or writes a sign language book—or even all three!

Gerald James Jackson is an internationally known author, lecturer and astrologer.

N Diego Boneta

Hugely popular in Latin America, this Sagittarius singer and actor has nabbed roles in American productions like 90210 and City of Dead Men—and celestial counselors spot greater star potential in the future, with his success reaching international status!

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Thanks to Jupiter lighting up Libra, your happiness knows no bounds, Sagittarius! With your planetary ruler in glowing aspect, you will reap the joy-boosting rewards with a

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Personality Insight

Sandwiches are a beloved lunchtime classic—and the sandwich you choose reveals a lot about you! Pick your go-to to see what it says about your personality:

BLT: You’re full of surprises!

Crunchy, sweet and salty, the BLT’s complex flavors and textures mirror your own multifaceted personality! This classic sandwich is both healthy and indulgent (cue the bacon!)—and you, too, embody a similar duality, living by the “work hard, play hard” motto. Your comforting dependability is spiced up with a spontaneous streak that keeps your friends on their toes!

Turkey: You’re caring and conscientious!

Grilled cheese:

You’re laid-back and lovable! Grilled cheese is associated with comfort, adored by kids and adults alike for its ooey-gooey goodness—and you’re similarly popular for your ability to make everyone you encounter feel at ease! There are few simpler pleasures than melted cheese— and you savor this small delight and more in life, finding humor and enjoyment in everything!

With its trusted and simple flavor, the turkey sandwich complements your dependable and thoughtful nature. Packed full of lean protein, turkey is a healthconscious pick—and your down-to-earth choice reveals a likely love of the outdoors. Others love that you’re a low-maintenance friend who can always be counted on!

PB&J: You’re a charming kid at heart!

PB&J is a happy childhood favorite— and you still retain the lighthearted playfulness of youth as an adult! Like the crowdpleasing combo of creamy peanut butter and sweet jelly, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t adore you. What’s more, sticking to PB&J even with the new allure of Nutella and more exotic spreads shows you’re immensely loyal!


You’re an ambitious go-getter!

If you adore the creamy coolness of a tuna salad sandwich, you’re a natural leader! Its strong, distinctive flavor hints at your bold confidence in all aspects of life, from your choice in food to your fashion picks. Ambitious by nature, you’re achievementoriented and attack your goals with impressive verve! Photos: Getty Images (3); Media Bakery (2); Shutterstock.

—Hannah Chenoweth

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Fantasy Getaway!

he beauty of

Oahu! Oahu—America’s own South Pacific paradise—is the kind of tropical getaway that drea are made of, no passport needed! And the lush island is especially alluring now, when t temperature there stays steady in the 80s, making it an ideal escape from colder climes


ish you could transport yourself back to summer? On Hawaii’s capital island of Oahu, you can! Imagine catching some waves on world-famous Waikiki Beach . . . Enjoying a waterside massage . . . Hiking up Diamond Head, a dormant volcano with panoramic views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean . . . Or sailing away on a catamaran. Seeking family fun? See yourself at the Dole Plantation taking a whistle-stop tour of the pineapple fields aboard a vintage-style mini train, then getting lost in the world’s largest garden maze! Envision stepping back to the 19th-century at the Iolani Palace (the only royal palace on U.S. soil),


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then boarding a Navy shuttle boat to Pearl Harbor to pay your respects at the Arizona Memorial. Despite Oahu’s balmy temps, the magic of Christmas is palpable across the island. Kicking off the season? The Honolulu City Lights, a month-lon celebration featuring a decked-out 50-foot tree an festive parade. The “Mele Kalikimaka” Marketplac (Hawaiian for “Merry Christmas”) is a one-stop shopping emporium for gifts— and the Sheraton Waikiki Sand Sculptures, giant tributes to folks like Mrs. Claus, are a delight—as is snapping a photo of a shorts-clad Santa as he paddles to Waikiki Beach via canoe, no reindeer needed!

NEXT WEEK: Enjoy a warm welcome in the Florida Panhandl


This hidden gem—tucked away in a tranquil valley— is an exact replica of an ancient Japanese temple. Inside sits an 18-foot gold leaf-covered Buddha!

SAND SCULPTURES Artists combine the magic of Christmas with tons of sand to create a distinctly Hawaiian celebration of the holiday each year on Waikiki Beach!


is gorgeous lf-mile strip of ach, which borders protected turquoise goon, is consistently nked among the st beaches in the orld! In fact, it’s me in the Hawaiian nguage means eavenly sea”!



This beautiful cove was once a volcanic crater! It’s now a popular beach famed for amazing snorkeling—more than 300 different fish species swim in its coral reefs!

he short, shaded walk to his 100-foot-high waterfall winds through a lush ainforest of unique tree ormations, giant ferns and amboo that was featured n Jurassic Park!

Armchair traveler Spread holiday cheer with a fruity cocktail from Oahu! ’Tis the season to be jolly with the fun and festive Rudolph’s Red Nose martini—a wintertime treat from the award-winning Kahala Hotel and Resort! T 1 Tbs. simple syrup* T 2 Tbs. Apple Pucker T 1/2 tsp. ground liqueur T 2 Tbs. lemon juice cinnamon T Ice cubes T 2 Tbs. lychee juice T 2 1/2 Tbs. vodka T Maraschino cherry On plate, combine syrup and cinnamon until blended; dip rim of martini glass into mixture and invert. In ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine vodka, liqueur and lemon and lychee juices; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with cherry. Serves 1. *To make syrup, bring equal parts sugar and water to boil; stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool. Photos: Tomas del Amo/Design Pics/Getty Images; Douglas Peebles/Agefotostock; Michael DeFreitas/RobertHarding/Getty Images; David Schrichte/PhotoResourceHawaii; yun gao/Alamy; Michele Falzone/Alamy; courtesy of the Kahala Hotel and Resort.

You deserve

Everyday Hero

Good t hings!

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They‘re proof it takes only one person to make a difference!

“You can’t put a price on that!” AnnaMaria Jacob wanted to show her grandpa a special time for his 84th birthday. Thanks to a generous stranger, they scored a day neither will ever forget!

your joy!

No matter what’s going on, there are so many ways to make happiness happen—no wait required! Just take a breath. Postpone a worry and let go of a regret. Think a positive thought and open your heart. Do something that makes you smile. That’s what life’s about!

“Sounds fun!” George smiled. And, after a stop at the bookstore to buy a souvenir T-shirt, George cheerfully said, “I think our team has a good chance.” AnnaMaria knew it was a long walk from the bookstore to the stadium. Then, once they arrived, there were all the stairs they’d have to climb to the budget bleacher seats she’d been able to afford. And though George was in good health, he was 84 . . . “I think there’s a shuttle,” AnnaMaria said. She didn’t see a bus anywhere, though. But she did spot a golf cart with a driver wearing a university employee ID badge. “Excuse me. Do you know where we can catch the shuttle?” she hailed the driver. Don Killingsworth had just

“Grandpa had the time of his life at the game,” says AnnaMaria. Inset: Don Killingsworth, their benefactor.

dropped off the university presi- of delicious snacks dent. “I’m on my way there now. and beverages. Hop in!” he offered. The indoor seat AnnaMaria tucked her grandpa were feather-cozy into the shotgun seat, then and the special ou squeezed into the back. side deck offered “AnnaMaria is a JSU graduate. best view of the field. And if I have anything to say “This was so generous of you!” about it, she’ll be back here soon AnnaMaria turned to thank their for her Ph.D.,” George winked. benefactor, but Don had left. Don listened as George shared The grin never left George’s how the game day was a special face as he enjoyed the game on a gift from his granddaughter. comfy couch, munching sand“She takes good care of me,” he wiches and cookies. He even got smiled, and Don smiled. His own a visit from the team mascot! grandparents were a gift And their team won! to him. And suddenly, he But for AnnaMaria, the victory had an idea. was seeing her Grandpa filled “I have two club tickets. with joy. May I offer them to you?” On their way out, AnnaMaria “What? Wow! Can I pay asked the receptionist for the you for them?” AnnaMaria f ranger she only asked, k Don. she’d be liv hank you! she A grandfather is on peanu mailed Don the someone with silver butter sandext day. in his hair and wiches for It was my gold in his heart. weeks. But leasure. If it Author unknown for Grandpa’ as my grandbirthday, s birthday, I’d would be wo make it spe“Absolutely not on recial, too, on replied. plied. “The university president “I don’t get to spend as much gave them to me. Now they’re my time as I’d like with my grandpargift to you.” ents. So it was a treat to be able Don drove AnnaMaria and to sweeten their day,” he says. George to the stadium and “What Don did was beyond escorted them to the club. measure,” AnnaMaria says. “He “Oh, my!” George gasped, his gave my grandpa a special birthgaze darting from a wall of huge day and memory for us to share. high-definition TV screens to You can’t put a price on that!” an indoor tailgate party’s spread —Bill Holton

Has someone come to your rescue? Share your own story with us, and we’ll pay you $250 if we publish it! Know of a hero? Send it to us! If you’re the first to share it and we publish it, we’ll pay you $100! E-mail your story with your name and phone number to: Or mail to: Everyday Hero, Woman’s World, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.


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ver since she was a little girl, AnnaMaria Jacob and her grandpa, George Moore, Jr., had been best friends. Some days, they’d paint birdhouses. Others, they’d browse through bookstores: Grandpa was the one who bought AnnaMaria her beloved Harry Potter books. It didn’t matter what they did; it only mattered that they were together. So as George’s 84th birthday approached, AnnaMaria wanted to celebrate—especially as the week of his birthday had become difficult for him since his wife of 50 years had died. Knowing her grandma’s birthday would have been two days after her grandpa’s, AnnaMaria longed to make him smile. And then it struck her: Why not take the lifetime sports fan to the upcoming Jacksonville State University football game?

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Brain Ga mes Clean up ACROSS 1 Sketch 5 Shop door sign 9 Scored 100 13 Charades, essentially 17 “To — his own” 18 Erie or Michigan 19 Letterhead design 20 Andrews of Dancing with the Stars 21 “Good going!” 22 —’ Pea 23 Handyman’s belt item 24 Phone-to-phone communication 25 They’re short on Ts 27 Let fall 29 Courtesy car 31 Blueprint 32 Beer kin 33 Place for paintings 34 Consumed 36 Blunted blade 37 Part of a parachute

Use the letters highlighted in the finished puzzle to spell an appliance that comes in handy after dinner

38 Ogled 39 Drink like a dog 40 Cabbies’ clients 42 Sign of healing 46 Crimson, e.g. 47 Balloon filler 48 Discouraging words 49 Flashy as a peacock 50 Suggest indirectly 52 “Am — believe . . . ?” (2 wds.) 53 — grigio (wine) 54 Spaghetti or ziti 57 Portion of food 60 Bracelet site 61 Remains in a grill 62 Chemical in Drano 63 Playground item with a ladder 65 Paper orders 66 It has many keys: abbr. 67 “— to Billie Joe” 68 — Beta Kappa 71 License plates

72 Not right 74 Game of Thrones airer 75 Barber’s job 76 “That was a close one!” 77 Regrets 79 Opposite of busts 80 Roundabout journey 84 Put the whammy on 85 Campus building 86 Grownups 87 California wine valley 88 Sense of self-respect 91 Gone With the Wind plantation 92 Bakers’ wares 94 Flower fanciers 96 — Minor 97 Spiced tea 98 Sound rebound 99 Pipe problem

100 — dish pizza 101 Oscar-winner Celeste 102 Archaeological site 103 Finishes 104 “What are the —? DOWN 1 Family rooms 2 Commuter line 3 Successful, as an applicant 4 Turned around abruptly 5 Mary-Kate or Ashley 6 Furry feet 7 Barely get, with “out” 8 Compass part 9 Some flutes 10 Chicken house 11 “I” problem 12 Greenbacks 13 Gold or iron 14 “Goodnight” girl of song 15 KitchenAid product 16 Contest mail-in 26 Delivery vehicle

28 Coral formation 30 Aged 32 Phone download, briefly 33 Departs 34 Always, in verse 35 Affirmative vote 36 Husbands of countesses 37 Sings in a soft, intimate way 39 Place for ChapStick 41 Voting no 42 “Rise and —” 43 Bop 44 Missing from the Marines, say 45 Computer memory unit 47 Accumulate 49 Digger

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ommy Wilson was a happy guy. He had a job as a waiter in a local café, a rent-free home (he lived with his mother), and a plan for the future. That plan involved his secret girlfriend, Priscilla Kimball. She was the

Q. What kind of


music did the Pilgrims like? A. Plymouth Rock! daughter of wealthy restaurant-owner Arthur Kimball, who was also Tommy’s employer. Although Tommy was neither overly smart nor overly fond of young Prissy Kimball, he was clever enough to realize that if he married her, he’d be financially set for life. But to do that, he needed to somehow gain her protective father’s favor, and that was what led to the kidnapping of Ron McGraw. Ron was the café’s assistant manager, one of whose duties was to courier the week’s cash down the street to the safe at Arthur Kimball’s home every Saturday evening. The route covered three blocks, including a short,

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the cops found Ron the next morning, frightened but unhurt, after Tommy burst into the police station and reported a man lying on the floor of a shed near Tommy’s home. He said he hadn’t gone near the man—neither victim nor rescuer had seen the other. Tommy just ran straight to fetch the authorities, who’d already been alerted that Ron hadn’t arrived home last night. The swarm of police also found the restaurant’s moneybag nearby, intact and untouched.


ommy was an immediate hero. At the press conference, three TV stations interviewed him—“I was just walking down the street,” he said modestly to the cameras, “and heard him calling for help.” The boss’s daughter was thrilled. Her father even said to Tommy, with a wink, “Maybe you and Priscilla should go out sometime.” When Tommy noticed one of his former teachers, Angela Potts, in the crowd, she approached him, smiled and said, “Looks like you’re quite the star, Tommy. You find a missing

kidnap victim, along with your boss’s money—” “Thank you, ma’am.” “—and it’s about to get even better,” she said. “Tomorrow they’ll know who did this.” “Excuse me?” “There’s only one place McGraw could’ve been attacked without being seen: that alley between Main and Jefferson. And the sewing shop in that alley has a security camera.” Tommy felt his stomach lurch. “What?” “The sheriff called the shop owner, Mary Appleton—she’s out of town at the moment—and sure enough, she says there’s a video camera inside the window aimed at the alley, says it runs 24-7. A lucky break.” Ms. Potts smiled again. “Mary’ll be back tomorrow morning, so then they’ll check the camera and we’ll know who the kidnapper is. Hey, I gotta go — congratu lations again.”


camera?! Tommy’s mouth had gone dry. When his heart finally started beating again, he knew what he had to do. He’d picked locks in the past; he could do it again. Tonight he

would break into the shop, find the camera and steal the video. And if he couldn’t break in, or tripped an alarm . . . He’d burn down the shop. He would have no choice. Around midnight Tommy headed downtown, bearing his lock-picking tools and—just in case—a can of gasoline. As soon as he entered the alley, though, he found Sheriff Charles Jones waiting for him. And the schoolteacher, Ms. Potts. “Going somewhere, Tommy?” the sheriff asked. Tommy’s jaw dropped. He was caught, red-gascan-handed. Suddenly, understanding dawned. “There’s no camera,” he said, groaning. “Is there?” Ms. Potts shook herhead. “But . . . why’d you suspect me?” he asked her.

What tipped off Angela Potts?

—John M. Floyd

Can you guess what I am? 7. Add “chuck” to my name, and I’m an old-school dog food. 8. I have four wheels and a handle. 9. It might say “Radio Flyer” on my sides. 10. In the Old West, I’d be covered.

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dimly lit alley, and that alley’s only door and window belonged to Sew What?, a shop that happened to be closed this week while its owner was away on vacation. On this particular Saturday night, a masked Tommy Wilson followed Ron McGraw into the alley, whacked him on the head from behind and dragged him to Tommy’s car. The unconscious Ron and his moneybag were driven to an abandoned shed at the edge of town, where Tommy left him, tied and gagged. W i w w

Angela Potts was suspicious of the rising star!

SOLUTION: The police found Ron McGraw bound and gagged. There’s no way Tommy could’ve heard him calling for help.

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Miracle Recovery

“Life is nothing short of a blessing!” S

lipping off her three-month- that followed, even though babies old son’s onesie, Mallory usually sleep less as they grow Hansen kissed Noah’s downy older, Noah began sleeping head as they waited for the doctor. more—as much as 20 hours a day. For the Durant, Oklahoma, first- And even when he was awake, he time mom, everything had been stopped smiling in the bath and perfect since Noah had come giggling when Mallory danced his along—her pregnancy, and now stuffed monkey. Noah himself, who was always Worse yet, Noah’s seizures were grinning and even rolled over at coming even more frequently. three weeks, ahead of schedule. Sometimes, as he crawled around Just one thing igh d M l ould fall onto his lory’s mind: th en he learned to head seemed to Mallory became “It’s probably more frightened. You are flex, like how o hat if a seizure bodies som appened on the braver than times jerk a layground? you believe, we’re fallin What if he tumstronger than you asleep,” the pebled and hit his diatrician had head . . . ? seem, and smarter said when she’ “He had 30 than you think. mentioned it. eizures today!” WINNIE THE POOH, But now, wh allory worriedly A.A. MILNE the doctor cam Craig, who and saw Noah stay up to watch that very mot ah as he slept so swallowed hard. I think a neuMallory could rest; then they’d rologist should take a look . . . ” trade places. Noah himself never complained; he’d never known any other kind allory’s heart leapt into her of life but one with seizures and throat as the simple checkup doctor appointments and hospital turned into blood work and an visits. But this is no kind of life EEG and then a devastating diag- for a toddler! Mallory wanted to nosis: Noah was having infantile scream. spasms, a type of seizure. Even after doctors changed “Your son has epilepsy,” the Noah’s medications, seizures specialist determined. continued to bombard him. In That night, Mallory cried in her fact, by the time he was three, he’d husband Craig’s arms. The plan suffered more than 1,600. was to start Noah on medication When they moved to Houston for immediately, to keep track of his Craig’s job, Mallory learned they every seizure and see the neurolo- were not far from Texas Children’s gist monthly. But in the months Hospital, one of the top five

The littlest fighter


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“Seeing Noah healthy and happy is a gift Craig and I cherish,” says Mallory.

pediatric facilities in the U.S. “Maybe there’s something they could do to help,” Mallory and Craig hoped.

A miracle for Noah


here, specialists performed a high-resolution MRI and discovered something shocking: Noah had focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) a congential abnormality where the neurons in the right occipital lobe of his brain hadn’t formed properly. To Mallory, it sounded terrifying. But doctors were optimistic. “Because that one spot is likely triggering his seizures, we might be able to correct it surgically.” It sounded almost too good to be true. And it was risky: Noah could lose his vision entirely—or worse. Still, Mallory and Craig knew they couldn’t let Noah go on living this way. Curled up beside him in his hospital bed, Mallory held threeyear-old Noah close. “Doctors are going to try to make you feel better. When you wake up, you’re going to have bandages,” she explained. Weary as usual, Noah simply nodded. The surgery was in two parts. The first—placing a grid like a miniature EEG in Noah’s brain to provide more information about the depth of his seizures—took 12 hours. Please, please, let us have done the right thing! Mallory prayed. For two days, Noah drifted in and out of sleep as neurologists monitored him. Then—in another

12-hour procedure on Mallory and Craig’s anniversary—they performed the resection, removing the area of brain tissue they believed was causing Noah’s seizures. And this time, when Noah awoke, he was smiling. “Mama,” he whispered. Because it could take months for the brain to “rewire” itself, Noah would remain on medication. But as one day passed—then another, and another—Noah didn’t have a single seizure. And once they were home, though Mallory watched him like a hawk . . . nothing! Nothing, that is, but miracles: because suddenly, Noah was chattering. And as he zoomed Matchbox cars and Tonka trucks around the house, he counted, “One, two, three . . . ” and even sang his ABCs! Though nerve-wracked that the seizures would return, Mallory even brought Noah to the park to dig in the sandbox. And soon, doctors felt safe enough to wean Noah off all medications—and gave Mallory the go-ahead to enroll him in preschool! Today, sandy-haired Noah just turned five—and remains both medication and seizure-free! He loves books and is learning to read. And every year, they celebrate his “brainiversary.” “I am brave!” he tells folks, and Mallory and Craig agree. “We’ve thought of Noah as a fighter since day one. Now he can finally be a normal little boy,” beams Mallory. “Life is nothing short of a blessing!” —Kristin Higson-Hughes

Mallory finally found doctors that could help Noah! Here’s how you can find the doctor you need:

Find the best facility! Connect with a support group for your condition, contact the facility in your area designated a “center of excellence” and ask for a list of specialists.

Read the newest research! Check out the latest research on your condition at Clinical or MedlinePlus. gov—studies are often led by the top docs in the field!

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Mallory Hansen’s son, Noah, was only three, but he was so debilitated by seizures—as many as 30 a day!—that he couldn’t even go to the playground. There has to be a better way! Mallory cried, willing to try anything. Even a risky brain surgery . . .

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