Photo: Shutterstock / The BumpBy Kylie McConville for TheBump.com
Your airline experience is about to get a sky-high makeover. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is now offering "Flying Nannies" to passengers on-board.
The nannies are specifically trained to entertain children on long-haul flights. Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways' Vice President of Guest Services, said, "The Flying Nanny will liaise with parents and use their experience and knowledge to make the travel experience easier. This includes helping serve children's meals early in the flight and offering activities and challenges to help entertain and occupy younger guests.'
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According to the company's website, Etihad Airways has trained more than 300 cabin crew members for the role as Flying Nanny. This month, they'll train 60 more, adding more on the roaster each month so that by the end of 2013, a total of 500 Flying Nannies will be working across Etihad Airways
Photo: Shutterstock / The BumpBy Kylie McConville for TheBump.comRead More »from In-Flight Nannies: Would You Use One?
- Tips on Healthy Living | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 9:55 AM EDT
After Katy Butler's father suffered a stroke at age 79, doctors installed a pacemaker, keeping his heart beating but doing nothing to prevent his six-year slide into dementia, near-blindness, and misery. In her memoir, Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, Butler shares her family's story, familiar to millions of Americans caring for aging parents, and shows how "Slow Medicine" could be the answer we're all looking for.Read More »from When Did Modern Medicine Become a Curse Instead of a Blessing?
My father could not easily follow an animated dinner-table conversation then, much less talk with a near-stranger about how he wanted to die, or live. And in my parents' eyes, I was just a daughter with problems of her own on a faraway coast-struggling to earn a living, growing warily closer to a new man, and negotiating a sometimes fraught relationship with his two nearly grown sons, who were accustomed to having the run of their father's house.
My mother was not a compliant or stupid woman. She wasn't enthusiastic about the pacemaker
You can forgive and remember. Find peace in your life by warming up to the idea of forgiveness, which doesn't have to mean giving up, reconciliation, or any of these 7 issues people commonly have about forgiveness. From Unconditional Forgiveness: A Simple and Proven Method to Forgive Everyone and Everything, by Mary Hayes Grieco.Read More »from The Case Against Forgetting to Forgive
Forgiveness is not:
• Forgetting. You don't have to "forgive and forget." Honestly, does that ever really happen? It's much better to forgive and remember, instead. It's wise to remember what really happened, and how people really behaved in a particular situation. Some people are not to be trusted in certain ways, and you already learned that from your unhappy experience with them. You must remember who people are, not who you'd like them to be. As Maya Angelou put it, "When people show you who they are, believe them, the first time."
• Excusing. The people who have hurt you have possibly done something that is very wrong, and wrong is wrong-that's all
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The new iPhone 5CiPhones, long available in merely black and white (and, in the case of the very old ones, silver), will now come in one of five colors: green, blue, yellow, red, and white, which is technically more of a "shade." These models are called the 5c-"c" presumably standing for "cheap," as they are just $99. (The new iPhone 5s-about which we know nothing because its colors-white, gold, and silver-are too boring to even research-retails for a minimum of $199.) For the "specs" on both new phone models, read any other post on any other Web site (including VF.com). For extensive conjecture regarding what sorts of colors attract what sorts of buyers and why, please continue reading. What sort of color should you get? Choose a color and see whether each description matches your personality.
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by Elana FishmanRead More »from J.Crew's Collaborations Just Keep Getting Better
Courtesy of WWD
When J.Crew announced back in May that it was teaming up with CFDA Award-winning shoe whiz Tabitha Simmons, we were thrilled. Though slightly pricier than the brand's typical footwear, Simmons' ditsy floral-printed capsule (which, by the way, you can still purchase at Jcrew.com in limited sizes-do it!) perfectly epitomized J.Crew's classic-with-a-twist aesthetic. And now, the industry-adored company is set to strike collaboration gold once more with its new team-up with Sophia Webster, another British-born shoe designer that's making major waves in the fashion world.
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For the project, Webster reworked 12 styles from her primary collection for J.Crew shoppers, ranging from ankle-strapped stilettos to her famous Aztec sandals. We can also expect lots of polka dots, neon, tassels and other embellishment. While speaking with WWD, J.Crew's Jenna Lyons described Webster's shoes as "miniature sets-a beautiful world for your feet to spend
- Plated | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:48 AM EDT
This light fresh bread salad is a perfect accompaniment to a seafood dish. Panzanella is an Italian salad made of toasted or stale bread chunks, tomatoes and onion. It is dressed in a vinaigrette of olive oil and vinegar.
Lemon Verbena Panzanella Recipe
- 2 baguettes
- 3 tomatoes
- 2 sprigs lemon verbena
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 shallot
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
Place toasted bread cubes, lemon verbena, and diced tomatoes in large bowl along with tomato liquid. In a separate small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, chopped garlic, chopped shallot, and red wine Read More »from Delicious Bread Salad Recipe: Lemon Verbena Panzanella
If you want to build a nest egg, there's no better time than the present. First, you must realize your weaknesses in order to stop frivolous spending-and truly begin saving money. Get started with these simple budget boosters from Skinnygirl Solutions by Bethenny Frankel.Read More »from Bethenny Frankel's 6 Tips for Smarter Spending
Once you've got a handle on saving money, let's talk about the part you probably already know a lot about: spending money. It's addictive, it's fun, and it can suck you dry, but I'm not going to tell you to quit shopping. Instead, let's talk about how to spend smarter:
1. Spend like you eat. I believe that your diet should be like your bank account, but I've also realized that your bank account should be like your diet. If you splurge, then you need to pull back. If you've been saving, you can afford a few extra luxuries. Spending is a balance, even if you never "count your calories," or keep a budget. You have to at least keep an idea in your head of where you are and what you can and can't do.
- Monica Bullock | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 12:46 PM EDT
One of the perks of being a Shine Beauty Guru is all the makeup I get to play with. Sometimes the sample products I get are, well, Yawnsville but I am happy to say this latest goodie bag from Merle Norman was a happy surprise. So glad to see that the Merle Norman Fall 2013 Color Collection wasn't loaded with the predictable fall hues you normally see. Before I give you some product details, let me just say that overall, this color ensemble, described as "drama blending leather with lace, spikes and studs, alongside ladylike looks" is one I plan to go to all season long. It's sexy, dreamy and puts the focus on the eyes. I love it!Read More »from Makeup Playtime: Featuring Merle Norman's Fall 2013 Color Collection
Lasting Cheek Color I received a few products in my package but these were my favorite:
Long Lasting Cheek Color--Truly Yours
What I loved: The wide brush was soft and covered the apples of my cheeks nicely. The color was perfect for my fall makeup wardrobe, not too dark but not pink either.
What I didn't love: Perhaps I hug too much but I have to reapply this cheek color after
Read More »from Lentils as a Complete Protein
Lentils are nutty tasting legumes commonly found in soups and stews, but they're definitely worth taking a closer look at on their own. They are one of the oldest cultivated crops, dating back to 7,000 B.C. and play an important role in cuisines all around the world. These little legumes are very versatile, tasty and packed with nutrition.
Just one serving of lentils contains 37% of your daily recommended iron and more than half of your daily fiber. They are full of protein, folic acid, complex carbohydrates, vitamin B6 and C and antioxidants from plant compounds. Lentils help lower cholesterol and therefore promote heart health. When eaten in combination with grains such as rice, lentils become part of a complete protein. This means that the nutrients resemble the protein found in meat - so lentils are perfect for vegetarians and vegans.
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Lentils are available in green, brown, yellow and black. It is important to rinse them
- Tips on Healthy Living | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Sep 3, 2013 12:40 PM EDT
By Barbara ReichRead More »from 8 Essential Ways to Prepare a Back-to-School Routine
Author of Secrets of an Organized Mom
As summer draws to a close, busy moms have one thing on the brain: back to school. From doctor's appointments and buying new clothes to school supply shopping and trips to the grocery store, your schedule is jam-packed. This season, make prepping for your special student's first day a cinch by streamlining your schedule and getting rid of last year's mess with easy solutions.
Re-establish your children's bedtime and mealtime routines at least one week before school starts. Include any activities that were suspended during the summer such as pre-bedtime reading and household chores.
Sort through old clothes. Take some time to go through your children's closets to see what clothes still fit them from last year and which clothes they can share with their siblings as hand me downs. This way you can plan accordingly when going back to school shopping and not purchase things that you do not need.
Stock up on school supplies. Certain
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