Woman's Day April 2020

Woman's Day, one of the oldest and most beloved of all the traditional women's magazines, is ever-evolving to fit the needs of modern readers.

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10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
this month

I will be the first person to tell you that the life of a magazine editor is nothing like The Devil Wears Prada or any other movie about the media industry. There is one serious perk that we enjoy, however, and if you’re a beauty fanatic, it’s epic—the Beauty Closet. It’s actually a room where hundreds of skincare, makeup, sun care, and anti-aging products live while they’re being vetted and tested by our editors. So when I’m fussing over my crow’s feet or I need some emergency mascara, I can swing by, sample products, and find one that works for me. Or, I just ask April. WD’s beauty editor, April Franzino, knows pretty much everything about products and trends and is always ready with a brilliant tip or two (check…

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win it! $1,950 in free organizational products

ACCESSORY POUCH Ten winners will get a Case Elegance Genuine Saffiano Leather Travel Case in Grey, a luxury case for organizing jewelry and accessories while traveling. Value: $38 HOME DECOR Four winners will snag a Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Home Storage Market Basket, a four-tier basket stand great for storing or displaying food or other items. Value: $90 KITCHEN STORAGE One winner will receive the Home Edit Kitchen Storage Solution from The Container Store, featuring 15 pieces to organize snacks, spices, and more. Value: $360 COSMETICS CASE Five readers will win a Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Foil Stamped Vegan Leather Travel Case, a custom-monogrammed case perfect for organizing toiletries on the go. Value: $60 SIT AND STORE One winner will receive a Poly & Bark Senja Storage Ottoman, a leather-upholstered bench that opens up to offer easy storage. Value: $550 APRIL…

1 min
ask for a favor

If you want a positive response from a boss or a friend, ask when the person is alert and in a good mood, and avoid times he or she may be hungry or fatigued, like right before lunch or at the end of the day. “Generally people’s moods are better in the late afternoon,” says Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of The Power of Rest and director of the Center for Circadian Medicine in Sarasota, FL. “Around 3:30 p.m. may be the sweet spot as long as it’s not too close to when they leave work.” Midmorning to late morning is another time people are typically alert and sharp. In a study from Israel examining more than a thousand parole hearings, researchers found that favorable rulings decreased gradually from about 65% to…

1 min
love your style

Trend to Try: Cute Sneakers Fun fact: If I had a nickel for every time I told a woman on What Not to Wear to add a “pop of color” with a bright heel, I would have exactly $12.45. Barely enough for a cheeseburger deluxe (plus tip) at my local diner. But who cares? You’re not going to wear heels every day! Luckily one of the top trends this season is the brightly colored sneaker. Pop, pop, pop till you drop—from the exhaustion of running around town, not from the loss of feeling in six of your toes. Wear them with jeans, cropped pants, skirts, pretty much anything except your favorite power suit, unless you’re starring in a remake of Working Girl.…

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pare down plastic

More than 8 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year, and only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled. This Earth Day, take a step to cut down on plastic use in your beauty routine. Start with your shower shelf by looking for face cleansers, shampoos, and exfoliators in bar form.…

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daily dilemma

“What’s the best way to handle telemarketer calls?” Expert: Ian Barlow, director of the Do Not Call Registry at the Federal Trade Commission DON’T PICK UP If you’re on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry, these calls are actually illegal. (Prerecorded calls are too.) Don’t answer. Interacting with the calls may lead to more of them. REPORT Register your number (if needed) and report unwanted calls at donotcall.gov. The more data the Federal Trade Commission receives, the better it can target unlawful telemarketers. BLOCK Reach out to your telephone carrier and ask if it has call blocking, labeling, or screening programs available. Note: Some of these services may be free for customers, but others cost money to enroll in.…