Celeb makeup artists share tricks for bold, sexy lips

This summer, stars are mouthing off in showstopping lip colors, from Mandy Moore’s prettily pigmented pink to Ciara’s punchy plum. But you don’t have to be an A-lister to rock a bright lip. “A strong lip can work for anyone, especially if you choose to let that be the statement piece in your makeup,” says…
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3 Easy Tricks to Untangle Necklaces

If you wear necklaces—and especially if you layer them, as so many of us do—ending up at some point with your chains in a tangle is practically a given. Whether they’re tucked away in your handbag for travel, resting atop your vanity, or simply hanging around your neck, chain necklaces have a way of getting into an entangled mess that can be a nuisance to deal with. After one particularly frustrating knotted-necklace fiasco, we decided it’s time to explore a few solutions. Below we’ve outlined our top three tricks for how to untangle necklaces so you never have to let an intertwined jumble of chains keep you from wearing your favorite pieces. The hacks are quick, easy, and rely on common household items you likely already have lying around. So don’t let anymore tangled necklaces slow down your day—follow the below tricks and get on your way.

Apply baby oil to the knot with a cotton swab. This will make the chains slippery and the knot will come undone easier when you pull on the chain. If the knot is still tight, gently massage it until you begin to feel it loosen. Once you’ve untangled the knot, you can rinse the baby oil off the necklace using a mild soap.

Insert a straight pin into the center of the knot, then slowly pull up to separate the chains that your fingers can’t reach. You may need to work this a few ways to loosen up particularly complex knots. Be sure not to catch any openings in the chain of the necklace and risk breaking it.

Sprinkle baby powder on the knot. This will act as a lubricant to make the chains easier to pull apart. Once you’ve untangled the knot, rinse the baby powder off the necklace using a mild soap.

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How to Track Billable Hours: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

how to track billable hoursThis question is for the lawyers and others who have to keep track of your time — what are your best tips and tricks on how to track billable hours? If you’re a lawyer who reviews time sheets (either at a firm or in house), we’d love to hear your thoughts on what’s acceptable, what’s NOT acceptable, and what’s a red flag for you… It’s been a while since we’ve discussed time management, so let’s ponder…

Here’s Reader C’s question:

I thought it might be fun to do a post about all things billing. For newer attorneys, or those interested in transitioning from gov’t/etc., it could be really useful to learn the general rules and what more senior attorneys look for on their bills. For others it would be interesting to see tips/tricks for billing, key terms, billing as a way to market to clients and other related things. (E.g., my firm sends out a billing insert of a short article with each month’s bills).

Great question, Reader C! In my experience people tend to fall into two categories here: the obsessive billers who keep track in 6- or 10-minute increments — and the people who will definitely, totally get you those timesheets from six months ago asap. (We’re right on top of it, Rose!) The more cases and billable matters you have to keep track of, the more you have to be the first, obsessive person — whereas if you’re stuck on one never-ending project (doc review, anyone?) you can swing towards the second end of the spectrum.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, though, readers — what are your best tips on how to keep track of billable hours? Does your company use any apps — or do you just have a notepad? How many hours do you find that you have to WORK to BILL 8 hours a day? What are your billable requirements — and have you ever done things like double billing (where, say, you take a flight for one client and bill it to them, but when you’re on the plane work on a second client’s matter and bill them as well?)? Where are the limits for you — if you spend ten minutes on the elliptical thinking about a client’s issue, would you bill it?

Psst: you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on how to manage your time, as well as our recommendation for a billable hour spreadsheet to help you estimate where you are in target hours for the year. 

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The Flattering Style Tricks Celebs Use on the Red Carpet

Celebrities allocate a decent amount of time prepping for the red carpet, from grooming to attending several wardrobe fittings, there’s a lot of prep that goes into attending such a glamorous event. Case in point: the red carpet look. Typically this is the part where a celebrity and stylist work together to find a perfect gown or jumpsuit for the highly documented moment. Between fittings and the final look, we’ve picked up on a few flattering style tricks that celebrities lean on when it comes to being photographed on the red carpet. Learn the secrets inside.

WHO: Camila Cabello. STYLE TRICK: A ruched dress will create the illusion of a slightly curvier yet perfectly flattering figure (in other word the style glorifies what you’ve all ready got).   
WHO: Emma Roberts. STYLE TRICK: Expose the perfect amount of skin in an unexpected way with an asymmetrical slit. Plus, pointed-toe heels will elongate your figure. 
WHO: Gina Rodriguez . STYLE TRICK: A dress with teeny tiny, barely there nude straps will elongating your neckline while still offering support.
WHO: Rita Ora. STYLE TRICK: An exaggerated slit is a great way to show off your legs (er, leg). 
WHO: Viola Davis . STYLE TRICK: Take a note from Davis and opt for a dress with draped sleeves as a ways to expose your shoulders and flatter your arms. 
WHO: Hailey Baldwin. STYLE TRICK: Create the illusion of a bigger bum with a dress that has striped panels down the side. 
WHO: Jessica Biel. STYLE TRICK: Accentuate the smallest part of your waist by opting for a dress with an empire silhouette. 
WHO: Margot Robbie. STYLE TRICK: Embrace a deep v-neckline especially if the rest of your dress is particularly covered. 
WHO: Octavia Spencer . STYLE TRICK: Sheer, loose sleeves are a perfect way to flatter your arms on the red carpet. 
WHO: Reese Witherspoon. STYLE TRICK: Flaunt your figure in a body-con silhouette. 

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Avoiding the Flu: 10 Tricks to Keep Your Home Flu-Free

As soon as your nose starts running, your body starts aching, and your fever spikes, you know you’ve come down with the worst winter sickness out there: the flu. According to the CDC, there have been nearly 9,000 confirmed flu-related hospitalizations since October, which is almost double from this time last year. Multiple deaths are also being reported, including a 6-year-old who died suddenly from the virus. Here’s how to keep this illness from infiltrating your home.

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12 Inspired Tricks for Small Kitchen Designs

Just because you have a small cooking space doesn’t mean you have to de-prioritize the decor in your kitchen to make it functional. These clever ideas prove you can do more with less, without sacrificing style.

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher — Plus, 10 Tricks to Make Your Machine Work Better

Two cups of vinegar will make your dishwasher (a.k.a. lifesaver) run like it’s brand new.

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3 Easy Tricks “Billions” Actress Malin Akerman Uses to Stay Healthy

Working out every day isn’t one of them.

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Tips and Tricks for Holiday Networking

holiday networking2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on holiday networking, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette.

Here’s today’s question: what are your thoughts about holiday networking? What kind of events (whether through your office, professional organizations, alumni connections, or even friends’ parties) do you think are the best for holiday networking — and what are your best tips for having a successful networking experience at a holiday party? Perhaps importantly in 2017: What are the boundaries of networking these days — do you avoid politics, for example? (A related Q: do you think networking at parties is ever crass? For example — you go to your mother-in-law’s party and groan when, say, a trusts and estates attorney starts hammering in how you need a will and should really call him! How’s Tuesday for a call?)

Some general tips on holidays and networking:holiday networking tips for women lawyers

  • Watch your alcohol intake, especially if you might be making or renewing connections in a professional capacity.
  • If you’re at an office party, definitely take this opportunity to get to know other people in your company, and avoid the temptation to stick with your friends.
  • As far as party-appropriate conversation topics — If you’re going to talk politics… do your best to be informed, and keep any anger to a low simmer. If you happen to be the kind of person who can’t stand politics and has avoided FB and the news since the election, and you find yourself in a conversation with people who clearly DO care about politics, just do your best to slip away into a new conversation — you are probably not well advised to admit that you don’t know what’s going on these days. (Along these lines, if you have a number of parties coming up, you may want to check out our post with tips for following current events, and considering signing up for something like The Skimm for at least the month of December, or check out some of their Skimm Guides to bigger issues.) You can also check out our post on how to negotiate conversation topics.
  • Even if you don’t intend to network, definitely bring your cards with you! I always seem to be that person who shows up to events and realize I have three cards left in my wallet and left my card case at home. (Fun fact: when I was single I felt weird handing out my law firm business card for prospective suitors, so I bought special cards with just my first name and cell number on them. I jokingly called them my “playa” cards and felt so uncomfortable even having them that I wound up giving my husband my law firm card anyway when I met him.)

Let’s hear it, readers — what rules do you follow for holiday networking? Politics this year: yea or nay?

Psst: we’ve talked before about office holiday party etiquette, what to wear to the holiday office party, and which of your coworkers should get a holiday card.

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The Best Beauty Store Tips and Tricks

The best beauty store tips and tricks -- how to shop the store like a pro!Knowing the best beauty store tips and tricks can save you money, increase your chances of finding products you’ll really like, and even make shopping more fun. What are your favorite tricks for shopping for makeup, perfume, and other beauty products? Do you prefer buying online or in-store?

Before we get into our suggestions — and ask for yours, too — here’s one tip that, while it may be too obvious to include in our list below, could still spark an interesting discussion: Don’t assume that the adage “You get what you pay for” applies to all beauty products — that’s not always the case, as came up in our discussion a few years ago about overrated beauty products. Several years ago, I used to regularly buy Smashbox mascara at Sephora for $ 25–$ 30, and while I was happy with it, I now use a $ 7 mascara from Maybelline that I can just add to our grocery list when I need a new one. It works just as well, if not better, than the Smashbox one that costs four times more. It goes on really smoothly and significantly lengthens my lashes without any clumping. It lasts a long time, too (and I use the non-waterproof kind). I know this because … I’m too lazy/tired to take it off at night. (Oops.) So I know for certain that it still looks good almost 24 hours later.

Here are more beauty store tips and tricks:

1. Know the return policies before you buy. We’ve rounded up several:

  • Sephora: Return in-store purchases in “new or gently used” condition within 60 days with a receipt. Return online purchases by mail (60 days for a refund, 90 days for online store credit) or at a store with a receipt (60 days). Return criteria: “If you are not completely satisfied with a Sephora purchase or gift for any reason.” 
  • Ulta: Return in-store purchases (with “all original components” — I learned that the hard way) within 60 days with a receipt for a refund; after 60 days, you’ll get store credit. Return online purchases within 60 days for a refund; after 60 days, you’ll get a gift card or online gift card). Return criteria: “If you’re not completely satisfied with a product for any reason.” 
  • Nordstrom: Returns are handled on a typically generous “case-by-case basis” (beauty products don’t have their own rules) and the return policy doesn’t specify a time limit. You can return online purchases by mail or in-store, and customers have reported receiving refunds for unopened and opened beauty products.
  • CVS: Offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on beauty products. You can return them, unopened or opened, with a receipt. Return criteria:If you’re dissatisfied for any reason.” 
  • Walgreens: “Returns for cosmetics or electronics are handled at the discretion of the store manager, usually in the form of a Walgreens gift card.”
  • Rite Aid: Offers the Rite Aid Money Back Beauty Guarantee. Return any opened or used beauty product with a receipt for a refund.
  • Target: “Most beauty items bought in stores or online can be returned, even if opened, within 90 days with your receipt, or up to 120 days if purchased with your Target REDcard™.

2. Be smart about trying on makeup at the store. Just think about how many people have used that tester. Even though you may always use those one-time applicators, the customer right before you might have applied the product directly to her face. A couple of years ago, The Chicago Tribune interviewed a dermatologist who has seen patients with “pinkeye, cold sores, bacterial infections, and boils” from using store product testers. She recommends applying makeup to your wrist or neck as opposed to your face. And in 2015, Good Morning America found some unpleasant results during lab tests of six stores’ testers. Bravo’s The Lookbook has several safety tips for trying makeup in the store (autoplay video), while Allure shares some great advice for trying on and choosing makeup at the store — specifically for concealer, blush, mascara, eyeliner, and other items. No matter how you end up using a tester, bringing your own baby wipes or wet wipes can help you remove each product before you move on to the next. (Virtual method: If you want to imagine how a certain product would look on you while staying 100% germ-free, check out the apps from Ulta and Sephora.)

3. If you shop at Sephora regularly (or even a couple of times a year), it’s worth it to sign up for the Sephora FLASH program. I just found out about this and wish I’d known before. Get a subscription to FLASH for just $ 10 and you’ll enjoy free, unlimited 2-day shipping for one year (no minimum purchase required). Otherwise, each order under $ 50 will cost you $ 5.95 in shipping. Just be aware that FLASH automatically renews at the end of the term. If you’re a VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider), which means you’ve joined the Beauty Insider rewards program and spend at least $ 350 during a calendar year, you can get Sephora FLASH for free.

4. Boost your chances of going home with a fragrance you’ll really like by knowing the right way to test perfume at the store. In an interview with PopSugar earlier this year, Stéphanie Bakouche of L’Artisan Parfumeur shared some really useful tips. Here’s some of her advice:

  • Spray perfume on a blotter from about 15 cm away, just once. Wait 30 seconds and then wave it in front of your nose rather than bring it right up to your face.
  • Don’t rub your wrists together after spraying a fragrance on yourself, even if that’s how everyone seems to try out perfume. It can break down the molecules and alter the scent of the product. (Who knew?) Instead, “touch one wrist against the other delicately,” says Bakouche.
  • In between different fragrances you’re sampling, sniff some coffee beans to neutralize the molecules in your nose from the last perfume and/or cleanse your palate by drinking water. Waiting a few minutes between each one also helps.

Readers, what are your favorite beauty store tips and tricks? Do you mostly buy makeup and other beauty products online or in brick-and-mortar stores? (Department stores, drugstores, beauty stores, grocery stores?) Have you signed up for any discount programs or other membership programs (e.g., Sephora FLASH) at beauty retailers? Are they worth it? Are you a VIB? 

Further Reading:

  • 10 Tips For Being a Pro at Shopping Beauty Products [Stylecaster]
  • Beauty Store Etiquette: The Correct (And Sanitary!) Way to Try Out Products While Shopping [InStyle]
  • 23 Insider Hacks from a Sephora Employee [The Krazy Coupon Lady]
  • 8 Shopping Secrets Ulta Employees Don’t Want You to Know [Byrdie]

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12 Tricks to Speed You Through Your Least Favorite Chore

Dishwashing is a task most people don’t look forward to. If you’d rather be doing, well, anything rather than washing the dishes, check out these simple tips and tricks. While they won’t save you from having to wash dishes at all, they will make the job faster and easier than you may have thought possible.
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How to Build Good Habits: Tips & Tricks

How to build good habitsReaders, what are your tips on how to build good habits? Which healthy habits have you successfully started? Have you found that one healthy habit had a domino-type effect on other healthy habits (for example, getting to bed earlier)?

A few months ago, I started to get healthier by fitting exercise into my busy daygetting more sleep, and eating healthier. Although I bought a FitBit for points for my health insurance program several months earlier, I only recently started to use its tracking capabilities on a regular basis. I started by setting easy but meaningful goals, including how many days and minutes per week of activity. I made sure to enter all of my activities. To further motivate myself, I got a new bike. I started tracking my miles on two or three apps each day, as well as a legal pad, and set a goal of 100 miles per month. I also set reminders on my calendar. Looking back, I think it was about 4-6 weeks after I started that I realized that I was making exercise a priority and was consistently hitting my goals. I also felt healthier and my clothes fit a little better.

So let’s discuss some of the best tips on how to build good habits…

  • Think big but start small. For example, drink a few more ounces of water each day and add to that amount week over week. Determine a bedtime routine to help you wind down earlier. Walk a few extra steps or blocks on your commute or lunch break. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Start following a guided meditation app. Do squats or stand on one leg at a time while brushing your teeth, pumping gas, standing at the copy machine, you get the idea.
  • Be consistent. Whether you are a morning person or a night owl, figure out a time for you to start that healthy habit, then try to do it at the same time every day, at least for the first 30 days. (You may want to look into Seinfeld’s chain theory here to give yourself points for consistency — you can even track it via an app like Don’t Break the Chain or, ha, Kat’s old resolutions chart.)
  • Stack it with a habit you already have locked down. For example, do a few planks after every time you brush your teeth.
  • Set reminders. Create a recurring calendar event on your work and/or personal calendar that blocks out the specified time to do that healthy thing you want to do. Be sure to actually use that time to take steps toward the healthy habit (go for a walk, meal plan or meal prep, meditate, go to the gym, etc.).
  • Track your progress. Use a device, an app, a calendar, a printout, even a simple notepad to write down each date and what you did that day to reach your goal for a healthy habit. You will eventually see those small successes add up. If you want to take it an extra step, brag about your achievements to your workout buddies or friends in your social media group(s) who are also doing the same thing.
  • Don’t get discouraged. There are varying theories about how long it takes to start a habit because every new habit and every person is different. However, 30 days seems to be a reasonable amount of time to plan how you will meet your goals. At the same time, if you don’t get there by day 30, try to keep going until you do.

Readers, have you tried to build a good habit recently? Did you find setting a calendar reminder or tracking your progress to be encouraging? Did you need to stick to the same time every day? How long did it take for a habit to become a habit, was it within 30 days? What other tips would you have for starting and keeping a healthy habit?

Psst: we’ve talked about this before with regard to New Year resolutions, but hey, September is the new January, right?

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iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks Easily Unlock the Power of Digital Photography on Your iPad or iPhone Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away to capture, edit, and share amazing photos with your iPad or iPhone! This easy-to-understand guide teaches you all the iOS skills and photographic techniques you need to go far beyond snapshots. Whatever you’re shootingportraits, candids, babies, sports, pets, landscapes, vacations, nature, anything it will help you get incredible results. Then, you’ll master more ways to share your images than ever before: at home, in print, online, in the cloud, everywhere . You’ll learn how to squeeze maximum performance out of your iPhone or iPad’s built-in cameras and photo apps, and discover low-cost apps and tools for doing even more. Whether you’ve been taking iPhone/iPad photos for years or you’re just starting out, you’ll have way more fun and get way better results! Here are just some of what this book’s tips, tricks, and strategies will help you do: Get awesome results with the built-in Camera and Photo apps Master 10 easy strategies for taking better iPhone/iPad photos Use the Grid and Rule of Thirds to professionally compose and frame your shots Choose the best shooting angle and perspective for every image Capture great photos in low light Make the most of built-in flash or HDR mode Take great group shots and baby pictures Shoot sporting events without blurring Efficiently view, organize, edit, and share pictures with the Photo app Transform just OK images into great photos with the optional iPhoto app Discover great low-cost tools, from image editors to lights, lenses, and tripods Showcase photos on your high-def television Easily create online galleries and animated digital slideshows Back up your latest images, and share them with all your Apple devices Share online iCloud-based Photo Streams with friends, family, and nobody else
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Ipad And Iphone Digital Photography Tips And Tricks

Ipad And Iphone Digital Photography Tips And Tricks


iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks Easily Unlock the Power of Digital Photography on Your iPad or iPhone Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away to capture, edit, and share amazing photos with your iPad or iPhone! This easy-to-understand guide teaches you all the iOS skills and photographic techniques you need to go far beyond snapshots. Whatever you’re shooting–portraits, candids, babies, sports, pets, landscapes, vacations, nature, anything–it will help you get incredible results. Then, you’ll master more ways to share your images than ever before: at home, in print, online, in the cloud, everywhere. You’ll learn how to squeeze maximum performance out of your iPhone or iPad’s built-in cameras and photo apps, and discover low-cost apps and tools for doing even more. Whether you’ve been taking iPhone/iPad photos for years or you’re just starting out, you’ll have way more fun and get way better results! Here are just some of what this book’s tips, tricks, and strategies will help you do: • Get awesome results with the built-in Camera and Photo apps • Master 10 easy strategies for taking better iPhone/iPad photos • Use the Grid and Rule of Thirds to professionally compose and frame your shots • Choose the best shooting angle and perspective for every image • Capture great photos in low light • Make the most of built-in flash or HDR mode • Take great group shots and baby pictures • Shoot sporting events without blurring • Efficiently view, organize, edit, and share pictures with the Photo app • Transform “just OK” images into great photos with the optional iPhoto app • Discover great low-cost tools, from image editors to lights, lenses, and tripods • Showcase photos on your high-def television • Easily create online galleries and animated digital slideshows • Back up your latest images, and share them with all your Apple devices • Share online iCloud-based Photo Streams with friends, family, and nobody else
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Allure Editors Share 10 Time-Saving Morning Beauty Tricks

If you’re anything like us, you routinely hit the snooze button a few times in the morning—but you don’t exactly want to look like that’s how you started your day. After years of practice, we like to think we’ve mastered the art of the streamlined morning beauty routine. Here are our best get-ready-quick tricks.
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4 Tricks To Help You Go Gray Effortlessly And Confidently

Whether you’re barely 30 years old or well into your 60s, growing gray hair is a part of life. While many women choose to cover up their silver strands, it can be quite empowering to ditch the dye and go gray naturally.

But with parts of your hair seemingly going grey faster than others, what’s the best way to go grey naturally? We asked Giovanni Vaccaro, the creative director of on-demand beauty service GlamSquad, for styling tips and tricks that will help anyone embrace silver strands with fierceness.

1. Get a new haircut.

Instead of reaching for the tweezers to pluck your gray hair, Vaccaro suggests liberating yourself with a haircut. “When choosing an ideal cut and style, you should be more focused on your face shape than your hair color,” he says. But if you’re looking for a big change, why not go all out with a short crop.

2. Try balayage.

This “hair painting” technique is a low-maintenance way to grow out your gray hairs without having to sacrifice length, according to Vaccaro. Your colorist can create a natural look by using a brush to “sweep” on other colors that will help blend your grays, from the root to the ends.

3. Intensify shine and lock in moisture with the right haircare products.

For white grays… Vaccaro recommends violet shampoos like Pravana Pure Light Sulfate-Free Brightening Shampoo to give you a brighter white and neutralize the brassy, yellow tones.

For silver grays… focus on hydrating. “Silver hair is more likely to be coarse and dry so it needs more moisture,” says Vaccaro. “Masque Densité by Kérastase is a high-moisture treatment that helps restore resiliency and shine to graying hair.”

4. Switch up your makeup.

Wearing dark, smokey eye makeup and red lipstick with gray hair can make your complexion appear dull and washed out. To accentuate your grays and warm up you skin, add a pop of color with rosy blushes and pink lip colors. And you can’t go wrong with neutral eyeshadows in navy, plum or taupe to brighten up your eyes.

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5 Tricks From Mom That Will Help You Manage Stress

by Terri Trespicio

Mother’s Day rightly brings with it a lot of flowers, candy, handmade cards, and commercials starring well-scrubbed, radiant moms looking adoringly at their kids. This is all lovely and good, but it’s not the full picture of motherhood, is it?

The other side of the coin is the go-clean-your-room, do-your-homework, eat-your veggies mothering. The part of motherhood that pushes you to do things that you might not want to do, but that she knows is better for you. It’s this unyielding authority that insists you do better, be better, try harder. You know she’s right, and you love her for it, even if you don’t always love her the moment she says it.

These days you may not have anyone who both nurtures and nags you like your own mother (maybe you miss it, or maybe she still does it!), but that’s exactly the combination you need as you work to manage your stress and boost your health. In other words, you need to be your own mom, and heal your own stress in the process. Here’s how.

Practice patience. Self-improvement is hard enough as it is; it doesn’t need to come from a punishing or judgmental place. Imagine a mom at bath time, watching her toddler try, over and over again, to pour water from one measuring cup into another, and missing, again and again. She watches, patiently and with calm presence, fully believing in her child’s ability to learn and grow over time. She wipes up spilled water, hands the measuring cup back to the kid when he drops it, and laughs with delight when he manages the feat.

Celebrate small successes. Your milestones may not be as awesome as a kid’s first step or first bike ride without training wheels, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t raise the roof when you do achieve. I know, it’s terribly easy to blow past successes; there’s always another mountain to climb. Make it second nature to stop and be thrilled with yourself–you’ll boost and reinforce your own confidence.

Do it because I said so. Mom didn’t need a better excuse than that, and neither do you. Tempted to ditch cycling? Nope. You signed up for class, you show up for class. Want to eat a cupcake for lunch instead of some greens? Not on my watch. Want to snap at a co-worker just because you’re feeling frustrated? You know better than to take your stress out on someone who works just as hard as you do. When you feel yourself giving in to a whiny inner child, call on that simple reason and use it to do what you know is better for you, your health, and your relationships.

Make it a habit. You know mom’s habits a little too well. Because she did the same thing and maybe still does it–for decades on end. Whether it’s the way she does her hair or makes tea. Take a cue from mom and apply habitual behavior to your own self-care. No way you’re rushing mom through her bath, right? Block out time in your schedule–even ten minutes works–for an activity that makes you feel happy, or safe, or confident, and stick by it.

Adopt a mom-like slogan. “Could be worse.” “Early bird gets the worm.” “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Oy, our mothers with their cliched, go-to sayings. And yet they function as a kind of self-strengthening shorthand for parents–and for you as you parent your stressful self. So do that for yourself. Give yourself a hokey mantra to counteract the urge to eat more cookies, watch more tv, pick another fight (and use it often!).

Every mother knows what it is to feel out of energy and patience. But a mother never runs out of love; it’s self-replenishing. This week, treat yourself to that same patience and support, the kind you have shown to your own friends and family, to help you ease the negative effects of stress. This Mother’s Day, celebrate the mom (or mom-like people) in your life, and all the wisdom that she handed down to you.

And while you’re at it, put yourself to some use, would you, and take the garbage out.

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