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Woman's World September 9, 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.

United States
Heinrich Bauer Publishing, L. P.
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52 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
fill your week with smiles!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 NATIONAL HUG YOUR HOUND DAY Share a sweet cuddle! It’s no secret that loving on our pets can make us smile. Now researchers in the journal Stress and Health found that the effects can last for hours. They invited volunteers to pet up to 12 dogs for 20 minutes and found that participants’ stress dropped by 45%, energy increased by 37% and happiness increased by 27%. “We took a follow-up measure 10 hours later and there were still significant effects,” says researcher Stanley Coren, Ph.D. “That sort of touching releases oxytocin (the love hormone), and that knocks down stress for several hours.” FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 FORTUNE COOKIE DAY Make a wish! Delight your friends with fortune cookies! “Just move quickly when folding them,” says Joanne Ozug (FifteenSpatulas.com). “There’s a short window when…

2 min.
relax and have fun this week

TV: NBC Join in on all the fun with The Kelly Clarkson Show! Now’s your chance to hang out each weekday with Kelly Clarkson as the music superstar is kicking off her very own variety show! It’ll feature interviews with celebrities and everyday folk with amazing inspirational stories, live performances, fun and games with the audience and, of course, lots of singing! Tune in to the first episode to see her interview with This Is Us star Chrissy Metz on September 9. Want to be on the show or in the audience? Go to KellyClarksonShow.com for more information. HULU Revisit an old favorite with Designing Women! The strong, funny ladies of Atlanta’s Sugarbaker & Associates are returning to television, as Hulu is now streaming all 163 episodes of the original series! Laugh along as interior…

1 min.
it happened this week!

• Hugh Grant was born in 1960. The Jane Austen Society complained he was too good-looking for his role in Sense and Sensibility! • Linda Gray, best known as Sue Ellen Ewing on Dallas, was born in 1940. • Scooby Doo, Where Are You? premiered in 1969. It was the first Saturday morning cartoon with a laugh track. • Aerosmith’s self-titled debut album was certified gold in 1975. It was released the same day as Bruce Springsteen’s debut album! • Welcome Back, Kotter premiered in 1975. All the characters are based on real people whom creator Gabe Kaplan grew up with!…

2 min.
this week’s best new books

Fiction HISTORICAL FICTION The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul Bursting with dynamic characters and intense drama, this captivating novel opens in 1918 during the Russian revolution, right before the royal family is executed. Grand Duchess Maria Romanov is believed to have died with them…but that fateful night is shrouded in mystery. Flash-forward to 1973, when Val Doyle hears her father’s end-of-life confession: “I didn’t want to kill her.” His last words lead Val to uncover a long-held secret. ROMANCE Handle with Care by Helena Hunting When wilderness-guy Lincoln Moorehead is named CEO of his family’s media company after his father’s death, no-nonsense Wren Sterling is recruited to turn the scruffy bachelor into a suave businessman. Wren only accepts the job in hopes to propel her own career, but soon, steamy sparks fly between the duo and…

5 min.
“helping others by doing what you love is the best feeling ever!”

“Can I help?” 8-year-old Darius Brown asked his older sister, Dazhai, as she worked at the fa family sewing machine. Wanting to make some spending money, Dazhai, a Newark, New Jersey, high school student, had started making and selling hair bows to sell to friends and neighbors. Dazhai was grateful for the help. And their mom, Joy, especially loved the idea. When Darius was two years old, he’d been diagnosed with delayed speech, comprehension and fine motor skills. Joy read to Darius every night, and she enrolled him in a weekend performing arts class where he sang to help his enunciation and danced to improve his movement skills. But he still had difficulty using his hands. Measuring and cutting fabric will be a great way for Darius to strengthen his fine…

1 min.
3 crafty—and free!—ways to help shelter pets find forever homes

1 Donate a cozy “blanket” Research out of the University of Sydney in Australia found that animals seen cuddling are adopted 30% faster! To make a purr-fect pet-sized blanket, simply cut the sleeves off an old sweater, stitch up the sides and donate it to ComfortForCritters.org, who will send it to a shelter in need. No time to craft? Gently used pillowcases, sheets, towels and bath rugs can also serve as comfy cage linings! 2 Bring joy with a sock toy Shelter animals seen playing with toys are significantly more likely to find forever homes, according to a study done by the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in New York City. And you can donate cute toys without spending a dime! For kitties, put an empty toilet paper roll and a sprinkle of catnip inside…