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How Busy Moms Can Save Time

The best time-saving tips, from quick dinner recipes to ingenious beauty shortcuts.

Smart Time-Saving Ideas

Make More Time for Yourself
Don't let a busy schedule overwhelm you. Here's how to make sure you have time to unwind, too.

40 Simple Shortcut Recipes
No need to spend hours laboring over a dish: Fake it, don’t make it.

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The 10 Secrets of One Unflappable Working Mother

Real-life tips for busy moms, from a busy mom.
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5 Beauty Treatments That Will Change Your Life

Forget frizzy hair, chipped polish, and other beauty woes with the help of these ingenious treatments.
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Time-Saving Ingredient: Rotisserie Chicken

Six quick and delicious recipes for ready-cooked chicken.
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10 Quick and Easy Breakfast Dishes

Does your morning rush mean you can’t break for breakfast? No need to slow down—these speedy dishes will give you a hearty, healthy jump start.
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Chicken Salad With Herbs and Radicchio
Egg Sandwich With Ham and Spinach

Quick How-To's

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Simplify Your Beauty Routine
Warm weather calls for a streamlined beauty regimen. Skip these unnecessary steps.

How To: Cook Couscous

How to Cook Couscous 
Next time you need a last-minute starch to round out your dinner plate, consider couscous: It’s one of the tastiest side dishes around, and one of the easiest to prepare in a hurry. Watch the video demonstration.

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Speed-Clean Your Bathroom Checklist

You have just five minutes to clean your bathroom? Here’s how to use them.

  • Minute 1: Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into the toilet bowl and let the bubbles do their magic. Toss used towels in a pile outside the door; stash odds and ends (brushes, hair dryer) in drawers or a pretty basket. Get rid of melty soap bars and lingering chips.
  • Minute 2: With a damp microfiber cloth, swipe cobwebs from ceiling corners (stick the cloth on the end of a broom to reach) and dust door frames, tile ledges, moldings, shelves, framed art, and sills. Rinse and wring. Do the light switch and the soap dish with a disinfecting wipe.
  • Minute 3: Spray mirrors with glass cleaner and rub in circles with the cloth. Then run a wipe over the vanity and the sink to pick up rogue hairs, powder, and toothpaste. (Clorox brand is safe for most hard surfaces, including marble.) Grab a new wipe for the faucet handles, the wall behind the faucet, and any light fixtures.

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