Karen C. from Hollywood, Florida sent in this photo of her daughter's first dance recital. She said she wanted nothing to do with it, but we think she's just in character as a tough-as-nails sailor. See more bad dance photos here!
- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jul 25, 2013 12:04 PM EDT
pantiesAs women, we often put ourselves through a lot of unnecessary and sometimes painful rituals to please a man. I've even heard of women waking up hours before their boyfriends so they can put on their face. I, for one, have never done so. If you subtract an hour from my beauty sleep, you shall feel my wrath! But I have done certain things to please my man. Sometimes without asking if it matters to him or not. Women assume. We think, he'll like us with less hair (down there) or the he hates our morning breath. He'd rather see me in six-inch stilettos and a pound of makeup than in a pair of flats or fresh faced. Well, I am here to stand up for woman kind! Here are five things that I refuse to do for a man again.
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The Brazilian Wax
I once had a boyfriend who wanted me to go all the way bare down there. And so I decided to try it for him. I booked an appointment at Bliss Spa and let some stranger get all up in my nether regionRead More »from Girl Power: 5 Things You Should Never Do Just to Please a Man
We collaborated with the Chefs Feed app to bring you a highly opinionated list from all corners of the West from the people who know food best.
Restaurant: Cafe Aion, Boulder
Recommended by: Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson of Frasca Caffe, Frasca Food and Wine, and Pizzeria Locale
"A fun meal meant to be shared," says Mackinnon-Patterson of this tapas bar's star dish. "The flavor combination is amazing and well-balanced--sausage, tomato, chicken, and mussels work beautifully with the saffron rice." 1235 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, CO; cafeaion.com.
Green Buzz Açaí Bowl
Restaurant: Choice Health Bar, MauiStunning blend of flavors
Recommended by: Sheldon Simeon of Aloha Mixed Plate, Leoda's, and Star Noodle
This simple counter's spoon-worthy smoothie "gives you a super-focused boost of energy," says Simeon, thanks to açaí, berries, spirulina, coconut water, and toppings that include bee pollen and goji berries. 1087 Limahana Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI; 808/661-7711.
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So here I am, all winded out. I didn't plan for this, just as I didn't plan the drama-filled adventures that have enveloped my almost four years of singledom since my divorce started. I have no regrets, since I enjoyed (most) of what my journey entailed. With the exception of a lover with ED, I'd say I loved every minute as a single woman blogging about her escapades.
Until Things Got Real.
Relationship helpI didn't know any better, or at least that's my best defense. I was grieving from a divorce in which I had the trifecta of disappointments: I was left for another woman (betrayal), I lost my first love and my best friend at the same time.
Who in their right mind wouldn't try to vent their frustrations in some way shape or form?
Well, I'm only human, full of emotions and hurt just like anyone else, regardless of my "tough single mom" facade.
If you cut me, I bleed.
There's one person I care about the most, regardless of the pain I've encountered in my strange
- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 1:24 PM EDT
AddieI used to fall asleep dreaming about Tom Cruise when I was 11. When I was in my early 20s I fell asleep pretending to be an inspiring guest on Oprah. Lately however, I fall asleep having hypothetical conversations with my future teenage daughter. Addie is officially closer to teen than toddler and some conversations have already started to bubble up about boobs, boys and tampons. If it's true that you're supposed to start talking to your kids about the things they need to know five years before they need to know it - future teenage Addie in my head is educated about a lot.Read More »from 10 Hypothetical Conversations with My Future Teenage Daughter
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However I've realized that oftentimes the advice I'd give a current teenager wouldn't be the same advice I'd give to Addie in 8 years. Maybe because I'm the one responsible for her? I don't care if your kid dresses like a tramp and has a misspelled tattoo at 18, but I do care when it comes to mine.
I'd like to think I'd just lay it all out there, very
Go nose-to-nose with a great white off Baja's Guadalupe Island, where shark sightings are all but guaranteed.
A common sight
Every week is shark week
Guadalupe sees more than 120 sharks a season (June through November).White reading
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A little great white reading: The 20-hour voyage from San Diego gives you a chance to bone up on sharks.The cage
Setting the stage
Cages for certified divers are lowered 30 feet into the water.Patience pays off
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The waiting game
Safe in his cage, breathing oxygen pumped to him from the boat above, a shark watcher waits for the great whites to arrive.Ready for its close-up
A shark watcher grabs a quick video of passing great white.Problem solvers
More water-based adventures
"They're smart," says Lawrence Groth, who as proprietor of Great White Adventures is making his 180th trip to the area. "They know we pull the line in to the boat when we see them coming, soRead More »from Go on a Shark Diving Adventure
- Beauty High | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 3:31 PM EDT
By Brittany Irvine, Beauty HighRead More »from 8 Quick Tips for Preventing and Treating Cellulite
Image via IstockDuring summer, our skin is constantly exposed and among concerns of sunscreen and sunburn is the universal issue of cellulite. Although it can at times seem like a strenuous task, taking care of your skin is a must. About 90 percent of women have cellulite, and though it's not 100 percent preventable, there are plenty of ways to lessen the damage.
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Caused by hormones, diet, genetics and even general lifestyle choices, cellulite is when fat deposits become evident underneath the skin, giving off a lumpy or uneven skin texture. Although there are three different stages of cellulite, we only tend to recognize it when it is visible. Other than a healthy diet and regular exercise, there are a few different ways and products to prevent and treat cellulite all year round. Below are eight tips and tricks for preventing and treating cellulite.
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Today's show is in honor of Talia, the incredible 13-year-old makeup artist who inspired us all. Here are a few of the moments we'd like to remember her by. Everyone at the Ellen DeGeneres Show continues to send their love and support to her family.
Plant some of these beauties for great garden color, even in shade.
Perfect perennial border
Feathery, plumelike flowers have an airy quality; they come in shades of pink, salmon, lavender, red, and white above fernlike foliage.Tangled up in blue
A mainstay of shaded perennial borders, they're also great beside garden pools, along shaded paths, and in pots. Give them moist, rich soil.
Zones 1-7, 14-17; short-lived in 8, 9, 14-24. (Not sure of your zone? Check it here.)
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Amethyst flower (Browallia hybrids)
If you love blue flowers, this annual is a must. Amethyst flower has star-shaped blooms of brilliant blue and sky blue, as well as violet and white; they nearly cover the 1- to 2-foot-tall plants.Every color but blue
Put them in hanging baskets or containers, then make them really happy by displaying them in a location that gets warm shade or filtered sunlight. Leaves are small, roundish, and green.
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Email can be a huge source of time-wasting clutter. These rules from organizing guru Barbara Reich will help you stay on top of it more efficiently. From her book, Secrets of an Organized Mom.Read More »from How to Waste Less Time on Email
Most of us spend a large percentage of our time on the computer either writing or responding to emails. Email is a huge source of clutter (and time-wasting) in our lives. Here are my rules for more orderly emailing:
• Consolidate your accounts. If possible, have all of your personal email accounts come into the same program.
• Answer your emails daily, and open each only once. In your personal life, you can get away with checking email once a day-first thing in the morning or at the end of the day, whatever works for you. In truth, if you have a smartphone, you're likely checking email all day. Either way, the key to staying on top of correspondence is to make a decision and respond. Then there are only three options once you've responded: Delete the email, put it in an email folder, or print
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