- Ellen's Good News | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Oct 10, 2013 3:50 PM EDT
Inspiring Military Family Get a Life-Changing Surprise
Being married to a soldier sent overseas can be a struggle, but this couple and their family have learned to make the best of it.
Michelle and Rod Cherland were overjoyed to combine their big families (she had two boys, he had five girls) into an even bigger one when they got married. But just 22 days after their wedding, Michelle, a kindergarten teacher and an army captain in the United States Reserve, was deployed.
Rod was faced with the challenge with taking on both parenting roles for all seven children. But he did so without any complaint, and the couple appeared on "Ellen" to share their story. Little did they know they would be going home not only with a $15,000 check for Michelle's school, but with an all-expenses paid cruise to the Mexican Riviera for the whole family!Read More »from Inspiring Military Family Get a Life-Changing Surprise
- TheNest.com | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Oct 8, 2013 6:10 PM EDT
Whether it's agate slices, honed minerals, or cut geodes, natural stones have been all the rage this year. Available in many beautiful jewel tones, these rocks add instant glitz and glamour to any space. Check out my favorite finds right now:
By Katie Anderson of Modern Eve for TheNest.com
More from The Nest:
Read More »from 14 Stunning Stone Home Accents from Katie Anderson of Modern Eve
By Emily London, Refinery29
From getting spots through eating chocolate to never shaving your legs for fear of growing coarse hairs, the myths ahead defy the laws of logic. And most of them are total lies (although, there are a few exceptions). To prove it, we've tracked down London's top beauty experts to get the skinny on precisely these belief systems. It's time to just say no, people.Refinery29Hair myths
"If I pull a gray hair out, three more will grow in its place."Read More »from 11 Beauty Myths that Are Total Nonsense
When you actually think about it, it is almost unbelievable that this wives' tale is still doing the rounds. For once and for all, it is just not true. As celebrity and royal (Kate Middleton is a client) hairdresser Richard Ward explains: "This isn't true - only one hair can grow out of each hair bulb, but once you start graying it may just seem that way." Philip Kingsley, the U.K's leading trichologist, also agrees. "When your hair begins to go gray and you pull one out, the chances are that the hair next to it is
- The Daily Meal | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Oct 7, 2013 3:01 PM EDT
Try one of these delicious recipes tonight! Chicken with Orange Jalapeno Sauce RecipeRead More »from 5 Easy, Fast, and Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes
Spice up your chicken with this easy sauce filled with bold citrus flavors. This is a great recipe to use leftover chicken.
Click here to see the Chicken with Orange Jalapeno Sauce Recipe
Easy Lentil Soup with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
I stayed home sick from work the other day, and, because it was freezing cold out, I decided to make myself a soup with whatever I had on hand. It turned out to be a bag of lentils, a can of beans, some cherry tomatoes and a block of Parmigiano-Reggiano. The soup was easy, filling and delicious -- plus I didn't have to leave my house to make it.
Try making this at home, then storing the lentil soup (pre-tomato addition) in the refrigerator or freezer for a quick, re-heated weeknight meal. You can also use this as a base for adding onions or other vegetables or fresh herbs.
Click here to see the Easy Lentil Soup with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Linguine and Spinach Pesto Recipe
This spinach pesto comes together in
Appreciate each other.Read More »from 5 Proven Ways to Improve Your Relationship
Do you feel like your relationship isn't quite what it used to be? To help you revive your relationship, we've reviewed a serious body of research to bring you the 10 most powerful, scientifically proven ways to improve virtually any relationship. These tips also happen to be the key ingredients that go into making a good relationship work, so even if you think everything's great, you can use this list as a diagnostic tool to make sure you and your partner are on the road to relationship bliss.
5. Solidify your friendship
How satisfied you feel in your relationship has to do with how connected you feel to your partner. Research suggests that our ability to connect with others (our attachment style) is influenced by our childhood experiences. According to Prior and Glasser (2006), 65% of children can be classified as having a secure attachment style, with the remaining 35% having an insecure attachment style.
As an adult, an insecure attachment style is associated with a slew
Bunting is a cozy way to welcome people into your home for fall.
The crisp, cool air of autumn invites us to retreat indoors to the comfort of our homes. Swap out your summer brights for cozier home décor and wrap yourself in the warmth of the season. Here are five home accents that will add fall warmth to your home.
1. A stack of vintage board games
A spirited competition between family members is the perfect accompaniment to cool weather. Cozy up around the coffee table and break out your favorite vintage board games. Light a fire, grab your favorite hot beverage and get ready for a festive evening with loved ones.
2. New flannel sheets
Stow away your summer linens and add your extra blankets on top of a new set of soft flannel sheets. A flannel sheet set in a preppy plaid pattern is a comforting way to bring fall into your bedroom.
3. Decadent candles
The scents of fall trigger happy memories of years' past: your mom's apple crisp, pumpkin spice coffee with friends, and even pine trees can remind us of baking with family or an afternoon at theRead More »from Cozy Home Accents to Add Fall Warmth
- Newser | Author Blog Posts – Sun, Oct 6, 2013 9:41 PM EDT
(Newser) - A pretty controversial new patent its taking the idea of a designer baby to a whole new level. A trait selection process from 23andMe, based on parent and donor DNA, could, in theory, be used to boost the chances of a particular sex, as well as hair or eye color, the Wall Street Journal reports.
It also has the potential to screen out disease, but 23andMe says that isn't the goal of the company's Family Traits Inheritance Calculator. Instead, it offers people "a fun way" to predict what their child might look like "or if their child will be able to perceive bitter taste or be lactose tolerant." But geneticists aren't too happy.
"We believe the patent office made a serious mistake in allowing a patent that includes drop-down menus from which to choose a future child's traits," the Center for Genetics and Society said, per the Los Angeles Times, calling the system "ethically and socially treacherous" since "it could encourage the dangerous idea that science should beRead More »from New Patent Opens Can of Worms on 'Designer Babies'
- Ellen's Good News | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 4, 2013 1:24 PM EDT
This clever contraption helps KC the dog eat on her own again.You'll want to hold your pets a little closer when you hear this awesome story of what a dog owner did to help his sick dog.Read More »from The Cure for This Dog's Medical Woes is Nothing Short of Adorable
Andrew's dog, KC, was diagnosed with megaesophagus, which means her esophagus was so enlarged that it couldn't push food to her stomach, leaving her thin, weak and unable to eat on her own.
"She is a part of the family, and it was hard watching her not act herself, being malnourished," Andrew tells us. "We even contemplated euthanasia because we did not want her to suffer."
Andrew and his family researched what they could do to help KC. They found out that if they kept their dog elevated, then gravity would push the food down to her stomach. After a few experiments, including putting KC in a baby walker -- "which she absolutely hated" -- they ended up constructing this "Bailey chair" which props her up.
"Nowadays, we just put her food on her tray and she jumps right in on her own," says Andrew. "We even have an egg timer so that as soon as she's done eating,
- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 4, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
Munich's Oktoberfest is a wonderland for lovers of German beer and food, with millions of liters of beer drunk and untold numbers of sausages, pretzels, and other German delights consumed over 16 days. If you can't make it all the way to Munich, cities from coast to coast host their own Oktoberfest to celebrate German-American heritage. But even if you're just staying home, October is a great time to celebrate German cooking, one of the great influences on American cuisine responsible for everything from mainstays like hamburgers, frankfurters, potato salad, and meatloaf to our national preference for beer over wine. Oktoberfest is also a time to dig a little deeper into the German cookbook and make use of some cozy fall ingredients like pork, potatoes, apples, cabbage, and butter. These rich foods can be nicely tempered by a cold, crisp beer. Pair them with your favorite Oktoberfest brew, a golden lager like you might find in Munich, or whatever gets you in the mood to put on yourRead More »from 7 Tasty Oktoberfest-Inspired Recipes to Enjoy with a Cold One
- 10 Self-Help Books for the New GenerationMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:38 PM EST
- Do You Have the Most Vivid Memories from Your Life from Age 15 to 25?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST
- Is Your Gym Making You Sick?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:10 AM EST
- Better Together: 4 Reasons Why I'm Glad My Kids Share a RoomTue, Feb 5, 2013 2:51 PM EST
- Is Lisa Ling's Father a Pothead?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:29 PM EST
- Nerding Out in Nature: One Smart Phone. Two Kids. Tons of FunTue, Feb 5, 2013 3:07 PM EST
- PHOTOS: The Best Chevron Wedding DetailsTue, Feb 5, 2013 1:42 PM EST
- Roadblocks to Intimacy--and How to Get Around ThemMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:50 PM EST
- How to Conquer Your 10 Biggest Marriage FearsFri, Feb 22, 2013 3:23 PM EST
- Curtis Stone's Top Recipes for a Stress-Free Holiday PartyTue, Dec 3, 2013 1:51 PM EST
- This is Our New Favorite Roast ChickenTue, Dec 3, 2013 3:26 PM EST
- Wait, What? According to New Study Most Extra Virgin Olive Oils Are Fa …Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:43 PM EST