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  • 10 Things Every Happy Marriage Has in Common

    Read and learn. By Christine Coppa, REDBOOK.


    They don't care who makes more money
    Today, 28 percent of married American women earn more money than their partners, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by USA Today. That can be difficult for some men--and women--to accept, but if it's your reality, there are several ways you can make the situation work for your marriage. Start by taking a deep breath, sitting down together, and closely examining where you're at, especially if your husband is in between jobs. "You have a marriage, a family, and at least one income to help get through a tough time--and this too shall pass," says relationship expert Paulette Kouffman Sherman, Ph.D. It sounds cheesy, but affirmations can also help. For example, "We are a team, and right now, I am helping us thrive. Other times, he's done that. And we will continue to support one other."

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    They share at least one hobby
    Matt

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  • A Florida Woman May Be Forced to Have C-Section Against Her Will

    By Andrea Fowler, REDBOOK.

    Jennifer Goodall is 41 weeks pregnant, and after delivering her first three children via cesarean section, would like to proceed with a vaginal birth for her fourth baby. However, a Florida hospital has threatened to report her to the Department of Children and Family Services and perform a c-section on her without consent if she is admitted there.


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    A press release from the National Advocated for Pregnant Women (NAPW) explains that on July 10, Goodall received a letter from the chief financial officer of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte stating these facts.

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    "My decision to allow labor to proceed before consenting to a surgical intervention is based on years of research, careful consideration of the risks to me and my baby, and my family's needs," Goodall says in a statement shared by NAPW. "All I want is to be able to go to the

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  • Jamie King Opens Up About Her Infertility Struggles

    By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.


    We love ogling Instagram photos of A-listers posing with their adorable babies, but what the super-cute selfies don't reveal are the fertility struggles that can happen along the road to having those children. According to the American Pregnancy Association, miscarriages occur in one out of every four to 10 pregnancies. However, they're rarely discussed in the media.

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    That's why we owe Jamie King a special show of support. This weekend, the Heart of Dixie star and mom to 9-month old James Instagrammed a photo, which has since been deleted, with the following words typed out:

    "For all the struggling women & moms out there that think they are alone - This is the truth about conceiving my son and struggles after. 8 yrs of pain and undiagnosed PCOS & Endometriosis. 9 doctors until Dr. Randy Harris diagnosed me & saved my life from a severe ectopic, 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF, 26 IUI's, most with no

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  • Everything You Need to Know to Prevent Stroke

    You've heard a lot about heart attacks, but strokes are lesser-known "brain attacks," and they're on the rise in women. Read on for the important advice these doctors give their loved ones--and now, you. By Lisa Mulcahy, REDBOOK.

    Strokes aren't as out of the blue as you think

    "Many young women I know aren't aware of what a stroke actually is, or that stroke may affect them, so whenever I get the chance, I share some important facts. First, here's why they are often referred to as a 'brain attack': The blood flow to the brain is interrupted, either by a blood clot or a broken blood vessel, resulting in brain damage. Women ages 35 to 64 are about three times more likely today to have a stroke than men of the same age group. And women have a higher risk of mortality from stroke than men do: 60 percent of women will die after having one. One reason the disease is on the rise in women has to do with weight gain, which raises stroke risk. That's why it's important to know your vital health

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  • 9 Little Things Your Husband Never Gets Sick of Hearing

    We know some of this may sound obvious, but these simple statements can make both of you happier. By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.

    1. "You look toned/buff/trim/slim." Has he started to make more of an effort to exercise? Even if he's showing zero results, a little compliment accompanied by a flirty arm squeeze will encourage him. And we could all use a little of that.

    2. "Thank you."
    A study from the University of California showed that those who feel appreciated by their partners are also more appreciative of their partners-so it goes both ways. The next time your husband does something thoughtful, even if it's as tiny as remembering to put your wet beach towels in the wash instead of on the floor, say "thanks" instead of "Oh, good, you're learning!"


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    3. Those three little words.
    That's right, spelled out in full. Not a quick "ILU" text while you're out grabbing lunch, a "Love ya!" while you're rushing off the phone, or a

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  • 6 Ways to Banish Bloat Every Day

    Next time you've got a thing to go to and you want to look fabulous, use Alison Sweeney's sane guide to de-bloating, overnight. REBDOOK.

    1. Lighten up your protein
    I've heard actresses on the red carpet say, "I can see my lunch in this dress!" But the answer isn't to not eat, it's to avoid things that are heavy. While chicken and meat can be healthy, I've found that a flaky white fish or a grilled or poached piece of salmon makes me feel and look lighter. Plenty of veggies and a serving of quinoa, which is high in protein, keep me sated. Bonus: Quinoa is rich in potassium, a nutrient that helps fight bloat.


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    2. Chew your water

    When you're not getting enough H20, your body actually starts to retain water to prevent dehydration. To avoid a bloated belly, I sip all day and snack on water-rich fruits and veggies. Watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and oranges are as hydrating as water.

    3. Have a little coffee

    I'll just

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  • The 7 Weirdest Gifts Prince George Got for His First Birthday

    By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.

    In honour (note the British spelling) of his first birthday, Prince George has been gifted a lot of strange loot. Here are the highlights:


    1.
    A baby crocodile, aptly named George, from Australia's Northern Territory. The poor prince isn't allowed to play with his pet, but they can keep in touch via George the Royal Crocodile's Facebook page. Ain't he sweet?

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    2.
    Some meerkats from the Dudley and West Midlands Zoological Society. Standard.

    3.
    His own currency.

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    4. A field of flowers from his Count Tibor Kálnoky, a friend of Grandaddy Prince Charles. "If we sent flowers, they would wilt," Kálnoky said. Seems reasonable.

    5.
    A bull from the Samburu people of Kenya, which will be used to start a "royal herd" in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

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    6.
    One teensy bomber jacket to wear

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  • Restaurant Gives Breastfeeding Moms a Much-Needed Rest (and Free Tea, Too)

    By Megan Friedman, REDBOOK.

    We've seen some good--and some not-so-good--responses to the public breastfeeding debate. A local French cafe in Cheltenham, England falls in the thumbs-up camp.

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    Brasserie Blanc posted a sign encouraging breastfeeding moms to "pop in and have a free cup of tea if you need a pit stop." An admiring customer uploaded a photo of the sign to RefreshMe, a Facebook page about parenting and breastfeeding, and the post quickly gained thousands of likes.

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    Emma O'Connor, the restaurant's general manager, came up with the idea after she helped an exhausted mom. "I made her a cup of tea and she looked like I'd given her a million pounds," she told The Independent.

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    O'Connor also clarified the policy applies to bottlefeeding moms as well, and even moms who simply need a break. "We

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  • Which New Barbie is Causing Major Controversy?

    By Rachael Allen, REDBOOK.

    Last August, Mattel, Barbie's manufacturer, and Girl Scouts of the USA announced a partnership--and there was plenty of backlash from consumer groups that believe the doll and the Girl Scouts are not a good match.
    Still, Mattel and Girl Scouts moved ahead and produced a Barbie Girl Scouts doll, which hits stores this week. And some still aren't all too thrilled.

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    In March, Susan Linn, the director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood spoke out against the partnership. "Holding Barbie, the quintessential fashion doll, up as a role model for Girl Scouts simultaneously sexualizes young girls, idealizes an impossible body type, and undermines the Girl Scouts' vital mission to build 'girls of courage, confidence and character.'"

    Mattel and the Girl Scouts disagree.

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    "Girls and moms alike associate this

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  • 10 Foods to Eat so You Never Have to Diet

    These powerhouse foods help keep unwanted pounds at bay, and it has nothing to do with counting calories and fat grams. By Amy Capetta, REDBOOK.

    Garlic
    This herb does more than just give meals extra flavor and scent--it can also help keep your tummy flat through its naturally occurring chemical allicin, says registered dietitian and Nutritious Life founder Keri Glassman. "Allicin kills off harmful bacteria in your digestive tract to keep your gut healthy and functioning, which means less bloat." Also, Korean researchers discovered that this member of the onion family may have an anti-obesity effect thanks to proteins being stimulated in the liver. Toss garlic in almost any poultry, pasta, or veggie dish, or add it to dressings and sauces.


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    Beans
    When you're craving carbs, look no further than the legume family, says registered dietitian and food and nutrition consultant Rachel Begun. "Beans are unique in that they offer significant

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