WAF’s Five for Friday – touch, tap and slide with ease, free ebook downloads, magazines for a steal…

Five fabulous finds we think you’ll like…

etre-touchy 1. It’s freezing cold! You’re all bundled up, but you’ve got to make that phone call or get to that app on your iphone. Enter Etre Touchy gloves. The gloves are designed without thumb and index fingertips, allowing you to “touch, tap, stroke, slide and pinch your devices’ controls in any way you desire.” Sounds clever (and a bit suggestive.) The gloves, sold by a company out of the UK, are about $30 and come in four designs. It’s great for photographers too!

2. Fashionistas, there’s a search engine just for you! Glimpse.com (Now a part of TheFind.com) lets you browse for high-fashion apparel and accessories by look, category, store or brand. You can request sales alerts via email and even grab that great necklace or those perfect jeans you saw your favorite celeb wearing.

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Esther Kane on: Mindful Eating Roadblocks – Distracted Eating

tv dinner Editors Note: In light of all the Fit at Forty challenges taking place on the Women at Forty site and elsewhere, we thought it’d be a great idea to share Esther Kane’s three part “Mindful Eating Roadblocks” series with our readers. As a psychotherapist and author of the book “It’s Not About the Food” (which we’ll be reviewing on the site soon,) Esther is uniquely qualified to help us avoid mindless eating pitfalls and remain squarely on the road to optimum health and wellness.

Roadblock #1: Distracted Eating

I’m guessing you know what I’m talking about here. Who among us doesn’t “multitask” on a daily basis; especially while we are eating? I have noticed that in our North American culture, the preparation and consuming of food seems to be little more than an inconvenience in our stressed-out, busy lives. I, myself, have become particularly adept at eating while driving, which not only takes the joy out of a meal, but also is very dangerous. I liken it to talking on a cell phone while driving- a very bad habit.

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My $25 good food challenge: It’s a wrap!

j0430827 Ok, not quite. I’ve officially got 4 days left in the $25 good food challenge I started just 3 weeks ago. And I’m happy to report that, with the exception of the bean business and my indiscretion with the chicken, the challenge has been a success on several levels.

For the past 3 weeks I’ve been able to buy healthy, whole, unprocessed foods, on a budget of approximately $25 a week. I promised to make my eating more about health and wholeness and less about carbs and calorie counting and I did. And, miracle of miracles, I have not stepped on the scale once in the past month. Was it a piece of cake? No. But it wasn’t that hard either. As is the case with most life challenges we undertake, I’ve discovered a few things along the way.

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Regrets: to have or have not?

j0444389 Popular wisdom says regretting anything is a waste of time. It says smart, strong, forward thinking women shouldn’t have any regrets. Having regrets means wasting time and energy on something that happened in the past, when time would be best served focusing on the future.

The dictionary defines regret as: to feel sorry, disappointed, or distressed about; to remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; to mourn. So the question is, if you never regret anything, what stops you from making the same mistakes over and over again? Isn’t regretting that bad choice or misguided decision the very thing that allows you to do things differently in the future?

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WAF’s Five for Friday – reservations made easy, a surprising online auction, French for the masses…

Five fabulous finds we think you’ll like…

j0443800 1. Eat out a lot, or just want to make 40th birthday reservations in advance? OpenTable.com allows you to make restaurant reservations online with a few simple clicks. Sign up, select your city and Open Table asks you what type of food you’re looking for, how much you’d like to spend and when you want to be seated, and voilà (see fab find #4b) you’ve got reservations. And since OpenTable has live Internet connections into the restaurants themselves, availability information is up-to-date, and your reservations are confirmed. And of course the best part is it’s free!

2. Thought getting real deals on online auctions was a thing of the past? Everyone knows about Ebay and Amazon, but Goodwill, yes that Goodwill, has it’s own online auction. Shopgoodwill.com is the country’s first Internet auction site created, owned and operated by a nonprofit organization. Participating Goodwills from across the country offer art, antiques and collectibles as well as the usual new and nearly new (and sometimes crappy) items that have been donated. The best part? Proceeds go towards continuing Goodwill’s efforts to help people overcome barriers to employment and become independent members of their communities. Go Goodwill! Continue reading WAF’s Five for Friday – reservations made easy, a surprising online auction, French for the masses…