Do you love your spouse? How does your spouse know you love them? Maybe you tell them every day. Maybe every time you go separate ways your last words are "I love you." And you probably do love them and vice versa. What if the words you say don't necessarily spell love for your spouse? An article I recently read on Your Tango discusses two behaviors which lead to a healthy and loving relationship. One of which is knowing your spouse's love language. The Five Love Languages is a book by Dr. Gary Chapman which discusses five different ways people express and receive love. The words "I love you" should be expressed in some way. But when they are expressed they may not be received as love. You do it because you love your spouse, but your spouse may never interpret it that way. No matter what your love language is, or what your spouse's love language is, the important thing is to take action. Show your love in action. Click through for 7 ways to act like you love your spouse! -By JackieRead More »from Words Fail Me: 7 Ways to Act like You Love Your Spouse
- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Aug 21, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
By Barbara ReichRead More »from How to Organize Your Smartphone and Tablet
Author of Secrets of an Organized Mom
These days, being organized isn't just about the state of your kitchen or closet. It's about your smartphone and tablet, too. A well-organized smartphone with useful apps can be a priceless tool in allowing your life to run more seamlessly. Here are some of the ways your smartphone can help you stay on top of your game.
Utilize iPhone's folders. When you press and hold an app, they all "wiggle." You can then drag them on top of one another, and drop them into folders that can be titled. Whether you separate apps by type (e.g., grouping camera and photos) or by frequency of use, having folders eliminates the visual noise of a cluttered screen.
Limit your home page to one screen. If possible, keep your entire iPhone home screen on one page. The more screens you have to flip through, the more difficult and time consuming it is to find what you need.
Limit games. One or two games can keep you and your children occupied in a pinch,
by Lauren Frankfort
Take a cue from your favorite celebs-Blake Lively, Halle Berry, and Carrie Underwood and of course, Kate Middleton-and mix things up with a colorful center stone sparkler.
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- As a teenager, I imagined a "gender Utopia" where we all wore androgynous suits and had equal access to the field of lumberjacking. Years later, I appreciate difference as much as I once thought homogeneity was the same thing as equality. Yes, my husband makes me laugh (or annoys me) when he does some "guy thing" like being oblivious to our daughter's new purple hair or stopping for take-out ribs on the way home from dinner at a ribs joint, but being okay with difference also means a four-year-old boy won't get bullied when he shows up to pre-K in a skirt.
Comments on the differences between the sexes abound on Twitter, where the hashtag 'Things Guys Don't Say' is trending. It's full of stale observations about men being horny slobs and women buying too many shoes, but, well, some men are horny slobs, and some women are obsessed with shoes and maybe having a laugh about it will mean we won't have a fight about it later. Here are our top ten:Read More »from Top 10 Things Guys Don’t Say
Shopping online for a new man? Don't get too visual! Comedian and author Niecy Nash offers great been-there-done-that advice in her book, It's Hard to Fight Naked.Read More »from What to Look for in a Guy’s Online Profile
1. Skip the photos at first. At the beginning of your search, try to jump right into reading profiles without going through all of their pictures. Don't worry, you'll eventually get to see how the guys look, but you should be reading profiles without any preconceived notions about looks. This way, you won't eliminate an otherwise great catch who may not look like someone you'd typically date-and you won't cut any cuties too much slack for things in their profiles that will ultimately turn you off.
2. Trust your instincts. We can only do so much about our looks, but we have a lot of control over what we write. If someone sounds a certain way on the page, chances are he's going to come off that way and then some in person. Does he seem arrogant? Nerdy? Shy? Boring? If any of these are no-go's for you, you may need to move
Vanessa LawrenceRead More »from Kerry Washington's Out-There Fashion Choice
The actress wore playful Stella McCartney to the Teen Choice Awards.
Who: Kerry Washington
Where: The 2013 Teen Choice Awards in California.
When: Sunday, August 11
What: A pale blush, embroidered Stella McCartney Spring 2014 dress and sparkly Christian Louboutin pumps.
Why: Washington took a break from Olivia Pope's muted chic-and sophisticated-wardrobe for this playful, but still age-appropriate winner. Way to teach those teens by example.
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- The Daily Meal | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Aug 14, 2013 11:57 AM EDT
PR NEWSWIRE/NewscomOne of the best perks about the celebrity lifestyle has to be the ability to make outlandish food requests on demand, both on and off the set. Stars that work in film and television get this luxurious treatment in the form of craft services, the on-set catering companies that fuel the ubiquitous yet cherished cache of snacks, meals, and drinks that allows your favorite stars to pull long hours without having to leave the shooting location. Thanks to a couple of well-connected individuals, The Daily Meal is offering you an inside look at the foods that some of the biggest stars in the industry like to eat when they're on the job.Read More »from What Your Favorite Celebrities Eat Behind the Scenes
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Did you know toxins called "obesogens" can disrupt your metabolism? From nicotine to BPA to antibiotics in meat, obesogens increase the number of fat cells you have, decrease the calories you burn, and change the way your body manages hunger, say Roni DeLuz, RN, NJ, PhD and James Hester in 1 Pound a Day: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox and Plan for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating. Here's how to avoid them.Read More »from 20 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Diet
Obesogens enter your body from what you eat and drink, from chemicals and dust in the air that you breathe, and through your skin from the cosmetics and household cleaners you use. You do not live in a bubble. Living in the modern world makes exposure to these toxins inescapable, but you can take steps to reduce your exposure. Every little bit helps. Here are some changes you can make that will protect you and your family.
1. Eat organic produce.
2. Eat meat and poultry that has been raised without hormones or antibiotics. Grass-fed beef and free-range poultry are good choices.
- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:54 AM EDT
Even though it has been years since I finished grad school, this time of year still always reminds me of the excitement of returning to campus for the fall semester. I was one of those students who absolutely loved my time living in the residence hall, and each year I totally geeked out, picking out new bedding and decor for my room. These days, it's easier than ever to add a little style to the standard box of a dorm room with materials that are inexpensive, non-permanent and dorm-friendly. Click through for 7 stylish DIY dorm decor ideas!
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- Everyday Food | Author Blog Posts – Sun, Aug 11, 2013 11:31 AM EDT
Do you love the sweetness of roasted bell peppers? If you do, then you should be making them right in your own kitchen! The technique is simple: Just cook your peppers directly over a burner on your stove until they're bubbling and black, let them steam, and then wipe their skin away. Use them as a tasty topping on pizzas and pastas, or just enjoy them on their own!
Roasted Bell Peppers
4 bell peppers
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
1 sprig oregano
1. Roast bell peppers until charred. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic, 10 minutes. Discard skin, seeds, and stems; thinly slice peppers. Toss with oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a clean glass jar, add oregano, and top with additional oil to cover; secure lid.
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