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Woman's World November 11, 2019

A great week made easy! Woman's World is written for the traditional, family-oriented working woman. Each issue delivers a feel-good mix of heart-warming human interest stories, practical everyday solutions for work and home, and mouth-watering recipes.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Heinrich Bauer Publishing, L. P.
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52 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

3 min.
fill your week with smiles!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY Enjoy bite-size treats! Who says vanilla is boring? We asked Elise Strachan, author of Sweet! Celebrations, how to boost the flavor of boxed vanilla cupcakes. Her secret? Add ½ tsp. vanilla bean paste (available at Walmart) to the batter. “You’ll get a richer vanilla flavor—and the visual of those indulgent vanilla bean seeds.” Also smart: Try Strachan’s “trade secret” for moist cupcakes: “No matter what the recipe says, even if you’re using a boxed mix, I always add a ‘glug’ of olive oil near the end of the mixing process, but you can use vegetable oil if you don’t have olive oil.” JOKE OF THE WEEK Worth the wait? A couple is walking down the street when the wife spots a diamond necklace in a store window. The…

3 min.
relax and have fun this week

TV: ABC Root on your favorites at the CMAs! This year’s Country Music Awards are all about the ladies! Host Carrie Underwood, who could be the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year since 2011, will be joined by special co-hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, who themselves have won a combined 22 awards. Superstar Maren Morris scored the most nominations with six including Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. And then there’s Kacey Musgraves, who is up for Song of the Year. For all of the nominations, go to CMAAwards.com, then tune in November 13 to see all of the gowns, performances, presenters and more. TV: FOOD NETWORK Feel inspired with Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals! Short on time? You’re in luck! Rachael Ray is back with all-new easy…

1 min.
it happened this week!

● The wedding of Luke and Laura on General Hospital aired in 1981. It’s the highest-rated soap opera episode in daytime TV history! ● “All Night Long” topped the charts in 1983. Singer Lionel Richie was a tennis star in high school! ● Fantasia, Disney’s longest animated feature at 126 minutes, premiered in 1940. ● Chicago hit Broadway in 1996. The 2002 movie adaptation, starring Renée Zellweger, won a Grammy for its soundtrack. ● Golden Eye, the 17th movie of the James Bond franchise and the first of four films to star Pierce Brosnan, debuted in 1995.…

2 min.
this week’s best new books

Fiction WOMEN’S FICTION The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland Beautifully written and filled with endearing charm, this uplifting novel follows Ailsa Rae as she recovers from a recent heart transplant that saves her life. The narrative unfolds through blog entries and emails that Ailsa writes about her new life, her problems with her mother and the loss of her love, Lennox. Raw and powerful, she searches for courage to finally live the life she’s always wanted. COZY MYSTERY How to Knit a Murder by Sally Goldenbaum Sally Goldenbaum, author of the bestselling Seaside Knitters Mystery series, spins another quirky and colorful “yarn” in her newest whodunit. Rose Chopra becomes the Seaside Knitters hero after she saves a shipment of their yarn from water damage. So when Rose is blamed for a local murder,…

4 min.
“one small act of love can ‘rescue’ thousands of lonely hearts!”

“You won’t believe what Zeppi did today!” Sherri Franklin’s father crowed excitedly into the phone. “What did that silly cat do now?” Sherri asked with a smile, her heart swelling at the sound of her father’s laughter—a sound that, in the months since his retirement, had all but disappeared. It had been a hard time for her dad, who, after being diagnosed with cancer, had retreated from friends and family, spending hours on the deck of his house, lost in the shadow of a dark depression. But one fateful day, a stray cat had appeared weaving its way through his legs…and into his heart. He’d never had a pet before, so Sherri was surprised by how quickly her father had taken to the stray cat—and how the cat took to him, returning…

1 min.
3 surprising benefits of cuddling!

1 Slash stress! Research published in the journal PLOS ONE found that hugging someone during times of duress dramatically reduces stress levels and fosters a sense of calm that lasts a full day! How? Hugs trigger the production of the “love hormone” serotonin, which neutralizes anxiety and enhances problem-solving abilities. No one to hug? Wrap your arms around yourself to reduce emotional pain by 64%! 2 Generate joy! According to a study conducted at the National University of Singapore, cuddling something furry—like a pet or a teddy bear—floods the brain with the feel-good hormone dopamine for an instant hit of happy. Bonus: Researchers also found that snuggling a stuffed animal caused pain levels to drop by 16% in patients recovering from surgery! 3 Boost confidence! Simply cradling a warm mug of coffee, tea or cocoa…