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Woman's World May 24, 2021

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 NA
R 36,04
R 897,18
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
bite into yum!

We asked George Motz, author of The Great American Burger Book, for his tips for making your best burger. His advice? “Opt for ground beef that’s 80% lean: “You can almost ensure that you’re going to have a juicy burger,” he says. If you’re grilling, he suggests cooking the burger in a cast-iron skillet on a propane grill. “When you cook a burger in a pan, the fat stays with it and keeps it juicy.” Finally, opt for a “melty” cheese, like mozzarella or American, and layer the lettuce under the burger to keep the bun from getting soggy. Send hygiene items! If you have toothpaste, deodorant or shampoo to spare, consider sending to Soldiers’ Angels! The nonprofit will distribute them to deployed service members as part of their Go Camo Care…

1 min
grab a map!

Sure, the GPS on your phone is convenient, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still a place for paper maps—especially when you have no cell service! And despite the stereotype that men are better at reading maps than women, a study in the journal Psychological Science reveals that’s not always true: When researchers had subjects read maps in various scenarios, they found that women and men performed equally when the test involved a social component, like helping someone. So the next time you need some navigation help, go ahead and reach for a map—you’ll be back on course in no time!…

1 min
toast to sunny days!

Kick back with a glass of fresh, fruit-soaked sangria created by the mixologists in the Woman’s World test kitchen. To make Red Wine Sangria: In a pitcher, stir 3 cups of dry red wine (like pinot noir or merlot) with ½ cup of brandy. Add 1⁄4 cup of sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Then add 2 sliced limes and 1 sliced orange. Let sit at room temperature. Just before serving, stir in 2 Tbs. of orange liqueur, then pour into ice-filled glasses. If desired, garnish with a fresh mint sprig. Serves 8 JOKE OF THE WEEK Accidentally went food shopping on an empty stomach, and now I’m the proud owner of aisle 6!…

1 min
spark joy!

Add cheer to your day—and your home—with African violets! The blooms are said to symbolize strength and devotion, and it couldn’t be easier to create this display. To do: Drop 3 (3") pots of African violets in a range of blue hues into a 4-quart colander. Secure the pots and hide the tops by pressing Spanish moss around the edges. To make the display last longer: Use a craft paint - brush to dust the leaves once a week, then pinch off wilted blooms just below the flower head. Water when soil feels dry. Since direct contact with water can damage the blooms’ foliage, place plants in a sink filled with 2" of warm water, soak for an hour, then return to colander.…

1 min
try something new!

This holiday is all about not letting fear hold you back, making it the perfect day to try a new activity. Indeed, researchers in Nature Neuroscience found that doing something outside of your usual routine is good for your well-being! They tracked the movements and moods of 122 volunteers for three months and found that people reported more positive moods on days they had a new experience—and the feel-good effects carried over to the next day. And you don’t have to do anything wacky to get the perks, say the researchers. You’ll experience a mood boost whether you attempt a home project that’s outside of your comfort zone or simply ride your bike on a new route!…

1 min
start your week with a laugh

“These are my workout clothes. I get a great workout trying to get in and out of them” Q What kind of music do whales listen to? A Orca-stra! “I want to be a lawyer— they still get recess!” Kids are fUnNy! One afternoon, my three kids came home from school with their report cards. My oldest son happily reported he got all A’s. My daughter said she got a bunch of A’s too. When I asked my 5-year-old, he said, “I got Santa’s factory.” It took me a moment to realize he meant “satisfactory”! —K.T., Riverside, RI Gap; Getty (4); Food & Photo; Adobe Stock. Text: Shay Trotter…