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First for Women February 22, 2021

First for Women is a women's interest magazine that gives its readers the tools and inspiration they need to feel great, look beautiful and love every dimension of their life. Published every three weeks, First delivers positive information on everything from health and nutrition, to beauty and fitness, to home and family.

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United States
Bauer Publishing
17 Issues

in this issue

1 min
getting real with garcelle!

Fueled by her lifelong dream of being on a talk show, Garcelle was delighted to join the cast of The Real on Fox in 2020. “I wanted to have an opportunity like this long before I ever dreamed of acting,” she reveals. “The chance to work with these people, combined with my love of pop culture and news, makes me feel like I need to pinch myself to make sure this is really my life!” In addition to her talk show and her upcoming movie, Coming 2 America (available on Amazon Prime in March), Garcelle is busy hosting her podcast, Going to Bed with Garcelle, where no topic is off-limits. “I don’t think we should be afraid to talk about things!” Garcelle chuckles. “I love sharing my opinion. It’s empowering to connect…

5 min
break free from ‘hidden’ bullies

Already nervous about giving a presentation on Zoom, you feel belittled when a co-worker makes a “joke” at your expense. This type of “undercover undermining” can make us question our judgment, and sometimes our worth. But when a bully comes in the form of a colleague or loved one, it’s even harder to avoid or confront them…so they tend to go unchecked, making us feel stressed, insecure and powerless. Understanding that most bullies are often bullied themselves can help us put emotional distance between their toxic behavior and our sense of self, reveals Preston Ni, a professor of communication studies at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, and author of How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Difficult People. “But it’s also important to remember that you’re not responsible for their…

4 min
delish they can’t resist!

How we made it healthier Boost joy with radicchio. The slightly spicy vegetable pairs well with spinach in our salad. What’s more, adding it to meals can have you feeling 33% happier. Yale researchers report plant compounds increase the production of mood-enhancing serotonin and dopamine, often within just 30 minutes. Mouthwatering pot roast meal Barbecue Beef Pot Roast with Pearl Onions ACTIVE TIME: 20 min. TOTAL TIME: 101⁄2 hrs. SERVES: 12 Dinner practically prepares itself when you simmer beef to meltingly tender perfection with pearl onions and honey barbecue sauce in your slow cooker 1 Tbs. chili powder4 lbs. beef bottom round roast1 Tbs. oil1 (14.4 oz.) pkg. frozen pearl onions1⁄2 cup barbecue sauce2 Tbs. honeyFresh cilantro leaves (optional) 1 Mix chili powder and 1⁄2 tsp. salt; rub over beef. In 12" nonstick skillet, heat oil over…

1 min
3 spices that secretly slim

Flush away bloat with nutmeg Adding 1⁄2 tsp. of ground nutmeg to your daily diet tamps down the growth of intestinal yeast within a week to alleviate uncomfortable belly-bulging bloat. Best known for flavoring baked goods like cookies and quick breads, the spice also adds a kick to leafy greens like spinach and kale. Try sprinkling some into creamy soups or add a pinch to our sweet potatoes. Speed metabolism with paprika Made from ground peppers, this bright spice adds a pop of color and mild flavor to many dishes. If you opt for a spicier variety instead of the sweeter version, you can burn as many calories as you would on a 40-minute walk. That’s because it contains capsaicin, a compound that kick-starts metabolism. Try it on our Herbed Slow- Cooker Chicken…

6 min
get ready for extra kisses

How we made it healthier Fend off fatigue with green peas. The veggies add bright, fresh flavor to our asparagus risotto, plus they can help you chase away tiredness for up to 5 hours. The reason? Studies show amino acids in peas kick-start the production of energizing brain chemicals. Sensational make-ahead Herbed Slow-Cooker Chicken ACTIVE TIME: 30 min. TOTAL TIME: 71⁄2 hrs. SERVES: 8 Paprika adds a spicy kick to this perfectly seasoned roast that cooks up extra tender and juicy 3 carrots, halved lengthwise, cut into 21⁄2" pieces2 ribs celery, cut into 21⁄2" pieces1 onion, cut into 8 wedges, halved crosswise2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning1 tsp. Hungarian paprika1 (5–6 lb.) roasting chicken4 cloves garlic, smashed 1 Place carrots, celery and onion in bottom of 6-qt. slow cooker. In small bowl, mix Italian seasoning and paprika with 3⁄4…

7 min
hearty & healthy made easy!

Chili-Stuffed Potatoes ACTIVE TIME: 15 min. TOTAL TIME: 71⁄2 hrs. SERVES: 4 4 (7–8 oz.) baking potatoes,2 tsp. olive oil1 (16.5 oz.) can chunky chili with beans1 tsp. chili powder1 avocado, peeled, pitted, diced4 Tbs. salsa Per serving: Cal. 392 Pro. 13g Carb. 58g Fiber 11g Sug. 5g Chol. 14mg Sod. 668mg Total fat: 13g Sat. 3g Trans. 0g Baked potatoes in the slow cooker? You bet! And they’re even more delicious topped with chili and good-for-you avocado 1Coat 4-qt. slow cooker with cooking spray. Prick potatoes allover with fork; rub with oil. Wrap in foil; place in slow cooker. Cover; cook on low until tender, 7 hrs. Remove; transfer to serving plate. 2In pot, combine chili and chili powder; cook over medium heat until hot, about 10 min. Unwrap potatoes. Cut “x” into top of…