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There's something sexy about adding a little touch of shimmery gold, especially in warmer weather. Gold makeup has such a luxurious feel, and while too much can be garish, a hint of this warm, sparkly color can be quite lovely. Each of these high-end products is worth the splurge, but I've tracked down lower-cost alternatives that follow each as well. Hopefully this list will inspire you to add a golden glow to your summer! Here are 8 beautiful products that I am lusting over.
-By Sonya Lee Benham
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Bridget Evans and her 6-year-old chocolate LabradorCaps and gowns are a common sight this time of year, but attendees at a recent commencement were surprised when a dog in a cap and gown of its own walked alongside a graduate in a wheelchair.Read More »from Service Dog Wears Cap and Gown at Graduation
The 6-year-old chocolate Labrador escorted Bridget Evans at the convocation ceremony of the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign on May 11. They wore matching caps and gowns, and a photo that an attendee snapped of the pair went viral after it was posted on Reddit.
"The girl and the dog received the loudest applause hands down. Very adorable," the user wrote.
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Evans later identified herself as the girl in the photo and shared her story. Born with spina bifida, a spinal birth defect that has required her to have 37 surgeries, Evans gets around in a wheelchair. But the 24-year-old's life is made a little easier with the help of her service dog, Hero.
Hero knows more than 40 commands and assists Evans
The tattoo on the dogA North Carolina man has sparked controversy among animal lovers after he tattooed his puppy's belly and posted a photo of the tattoo on Facebook.Read More »from Man Tattoos Puppy, Faces Backlash
Ernesto Rodriguez, an army veteran, says he tattooed his 4-month-old pit bull mix for identification purposes. Duchess the puppy and his other dog, Duke, have the same intricate tattoo.
"They both have it. They both have their tattoos on them just in case anything happens to them," Rodriguez told CNN.
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Critics say Rodriguez posted the photo to the Planet Ink Tattoo Facebook page to publicize the tattoo parlor he ran out of his basement, and they argue that his story about inking Duchess doesn't add up.
Rodriguez claims that he gave the dog the tattoo after taking her to the vet to have her ears clipped.
"I took her to the shop, tattooed her, and she slept the rest of the day," he said.
But animal advocate Caleb Scott, who serves on the North Carolina Voters
Help your kids reach their full potential.As parents, we want nothing but the best for our children. More than the jobs they'll have, we care about the people they'll become and the mark they'll make on the world. We see nothing but the best in them (even if they do sometimes slam the door or throw a tantrum). How can we help nurture our children and encourage them to reach their potential?
Help, don't do.
When we're rushing out the door in the morning, it can be easier for me to tie my daughter's shoes myself. It's faster if I write the word and let her underline the vowels on her homework assignment. I can just clean her room myself and save myself the stress. But just because something is faster, easier, and less stressful for mom doesn't mean it's the best option for your child. Resist the urge to do things for your kid that they can do themselves. It may take longer, may be frustrating for you, and may not be done quite right-but the lessons your children learn will help them for the rest of their lives.
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- Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) | Author Blog Posts – Mon, May 20, 2013 2:40 PM EDT
Baby cryingWhen you're anticipating a flight and know the seat next door will contain a stranger, certain worries come to mind: Will he or she be a messy sneezer? A rambunctious snorer? An over-exuberant chatter? But of all the scenarios we dread, perhaps none elicit the "oh-no" factor as much as a parent with a bawling baby.Read More »from Crying Babies Preferred to Smelly Adults on Flights, Says Survey
However, a new Harris Poll finds that a weeping tot isn't the worst offender on a plane; that honor belongs to the stinky seatmate. When presented with the statement, "I would rather be seated next to a crying baby than a smelly adult," 63 percent agreed, 23 percent disagreed, and 14 percent weren't sure.
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Who else do we hope doesn't get assigned to the seat next to us? The "fall asleep on your shoulder" stranger - in fact 55 percent of those polled said they'd rather have to pay for carry-on baggage than have an unknown person snooze nearby with physical contact. (On the other hand, that means that 39 percent would prefer such
- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Mon, May 20, 2013 1:09 PM EDT
miss lori age 3I had a really difficult conversation with my mother this week. It was about the very first time I was sexually abused as a child. I say first time because there were a number of instances after that. And truthfully, in a way I have been victimized for decades, only just now scratching the surface of my truth to get at the business of healing. Part of that healing is asking questions that I have been unable to in the past, unwilling or just plain old too terrified to ask. But the past four years I have been on a slow and painfully arduous personal journey. On the eve of my 43rd birthday, I felt compelled to ask questions that had been haunting me ever so subtly for decades.Read More »from A Victim like Me: Wade Robson Says Michael Jackson Molested Him and I Believe Him
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My first abuse event happened at my preschool in Milwaukee. It's taken me nearly four decades to begin to peel the onion back and examine the smelly, tear inducing veins of my victim experience. But if I didn't start to do it, if I didn't get
- Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) | Author Blog Posts – Mon, May 20, 2013 10:17 AM EDT
Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott and his cat KoshkaStaff Sgt. Jesse Knott risked his life while serving in Afghanistan, but it's the risk he took for a cat named Koshka that's getting him attention these days.Read More »from U.S. Solider and Stray Cat Save Each Other in Afghanistan
Knott met Koshka on base in the Maiwand District of Afghanistan, where the feline worked as the unofficial mouse catcher. But despite his service, Koshka wasn't always taken care of.
"He was showing some signs that people weren't taking very good care of him," Knott told CBS affiliate WBTV. "I found paint in his fur a couple of times. And then people took clippers and shaved his back."
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Concerned for the cat, Knott made room for Koshka in his office, even though soldiers aren't allowed to have pets.
Then, on Dec. 8, 2011, a suicide bomber targeted a military convoy near Knott's base and killed two of the soldier's friends. Knott said he was struck by depression and was crying in his office when Koshka came to comfort him.
"With tears in my eyes he locked eyes with me,
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Justin Bieber and his pet monkeyJustin Bieber is frantically making a last-ditch effort to get back his beloved pet monkey from German custom officials.
We're just kidding -- he's not doing anything. In fact, it's as good as a done deal that in only afew hours, Mally the baby capuchin, will be living the sweet life at a zoo or animal shelter somewhere in Germany.
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"If no further documents arrive then the seizure order comes into effect and the animal becomes the property of the German state," customs spokesman Thomas Meister told The Associated Press.
A little over a month and a half ago, Mally was confiscated from the 19-year-old after he failed to produce the necessary documentation for her entry into Germany. Beyond some unconfirmed emails with what animal shelter officials believe was Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, very little concern for the capuchin's well being has been shown by the pop star and his
- Tips on Healthy Living | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 17, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
Author Sarah Elizabeth Richards decided to freeze her eggs in her mid-30s while dating Paul, who wasn't interested in starting a family. She saw it as her future family insurance policy, but as time passed, Paul's opinion on babies didn't change. From her book Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It.Read More »from My Dilemma: What to Do when You Want a Baby and He Doesn't
I started playing a little game with myself to see how a baby would fit into our lives. Throughout the day I asked myself, "If we had a baby right now, what would we be doing?" Could I still go swimming? Could we take her to brunch? When I woke up to use the bathroom at 5 a.m., I thought, "If I had to get up right now and couldn't go back to bed, would I mind?" On Sunday nights when Paul was working at his computer and I had finished watching Big Love, I wished I could help a child get ready for bed: chasing her down the hall after a bath, reading her stories or negotiating which stuffed animals she could have in her crib. I imagined Paul and
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