Hot sauce - those two words alone can get some folks' mouths watering, while they make others cringe. Some never leave home without a bottle of the stuff somewhere on their person; others fear even brief exposure to a pickled jalapeño on their nachos.
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So what is it about spicy food that causes such divisiveness? Like all foods, some love it and some hate it. And even among the ranks of spicy food lovers, some can only tolerate a dash or two of Tabasco while others head over to their local wing joint weekly for their XXXX-Mindkiller Special.
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For those of you in the latter group, like these guys, this list is for you. We tracked down the absolute spiciest hot sauces out there, ranked them according to Scoville units (the way spiciness is measured), and provided you with ways to order them directly to your door. But be careful: these sauces are spicy (Scoville Units are measured through a complicated dilution process; for
Hot sauce - those two words alone can get some folks' mouths watering, while they make others cringe. Some never leave home without a bottle of the stuff somewhere on their person; others fear even brief exposure to a pickled jalapeño on their nachos.Read More »from The World's Spiciest Hot Sauces
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Well, gentlemen, here is your opportunity to impress those ladies in your life. (And ladies reading this, act now and email the link to this post to your main man. That should be a not-so-subtle-enough hint for them, right?) November 3rd was National Men Make Dinner Day. So what better way to celebrate than by taking your leading lady's place in the kitchen this weekend?
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OK, I hear some groans. Oh, I've got to leave work early, head to the grocery store, and ugh. I have to turn on the oven??!! Not necessarily. If you have a little sense of humor, and don't mind helping out with the dishes (or to earn some extra bonus points, just sayin'), opportunity knocks.
I don't worry about those of you out there who already do all the cooking. I'm talking to the rest of you. Those who consider making tuna fish sandwiches and PB & J an artform, or
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Modern shows feature plenty of young women haplessly trying to navigate dating life. But when you look back at TV's first truly independent single girls in the city,The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern,one thing is clear: These '70s ladies took far less crap than the Hannahs and Mindys and Jesses of our time. If you really want to master your dating domain, you need do nothing more than ask, "What would Mary and Rhoda do?" Here, a few answers.
Be the beautiful, funny, smart heroine you've always wanted to be.These women, and the female writers who helped shape their characters, looked to the big-screen dames of the '30s for inspiration: the wise-cracking Carole Lombards and Jean Arthurs who didn't apologize for their humor, intelligence, wit, or sexuality. They figured the men who couldn't handle it were not the men for them. If you know there's always another episode with
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Author Blog Posts – Fri, May 3, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You tend to be a bit too spontaneous for your own good today. Keep yourself on a short leash, because you don't want to be the first one to rush into the first good thing that presents itself. Let others go ahead and take your lead from them.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Harmony Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Things are about to take a turn, either for the better or for the worse. There is still time to nudge things in the direction you want them to turn in, though, so don't sit back and wait for reality to crystallize. Be in control of where you end up.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Love Meter
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Don't let your inspiration be wasted by too much talking about just how inspired you are! Keep all that bubbly energy focused on the task at hand rather than on how it will
With the highs finally breaking out of chilly, I can finally think about summer. Some new shoes are in order (and perhaps a pedicure as well). I've found 7 great pairs of sandals under $50, leaving enough funds for a new outfit or two to go with them. From wedges to flats, I've got you covered, so take a look through the images below and find the pair that's perfect for you! - By Nicole Balch
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- Sarah McColl, Shine staff | Author Blog Posts – Thu, May 2, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
Of course we love the excuse to trot out a grand hat, admire the handsome horses, and get swept up in all the Southern charm of Derby Day fanfare, but we have to be honest: we're really here for the drinks. While plenty of mint julep recipes require muddling mint and sugar for each individual drink--a labor of love, to be sure--the official mint julep of the Kentucky Derby offers a handy shortcut in the form of fresh mint-infused simple syrup. Even if you're not a bourbon fan (!?) or if mint make you feel like you just left the dentist, we've got four twists on the classic julep, one of which is sure to suit your fancy (hat). -Sarah McColl, Shine staff
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- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Wed, May 1, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
twin boysRecently a post appeared on Babble, written by an anonymous father, about how fearful he and his wife are about having twins. He refers to having twins as a "nightmare." He writes that he and his wife, who conceived the twins through in vitro fertilization after struggling with infertility, are "pissed. And terrified, and angry, and guilty, and regretful."Read More »from Double the Fun: 7 Pieces of Advice for Parents Expecting Twins
The couple already have a son, so they feel like they know what they're in for, and it's not pretty:
"Our fear is not the new parent fear of the unknown. It's the smart, informed fear of the known. Our biggest nightmare is that we'll have colic again, or double colic. This time around, we're counting down - not like expected parents but like cancer patients with only months to live. Enjoy life while you can, for soon it's double the diapers, double the feedings. Half of zero sleep is … less than zero?
"So tell me how this isn't going to suck. (Did I mention we live in a one-bedroom apartment?)"
I have twins. As a member of my
Vince Vaughn on His Family NewsThe actor told Ellen about the impending arrival of his second child, and how potty training is going with his first!
- Tips on Healthy Living | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:27 PM EDT
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Author of Learning to Fly
Rafting down the Amazon would undoubtedly be a character-building experience, but most of us are not actually going to do it, for all the obvious reasons. Some people gravitate toward the unknown and shape their lives around that drive, but there are a lot of barriers to breaking out of a normal routine-time, money, commitments and fears of getting hurt, wasting time, failing, getting disappointed or desperately uncomfortable.
Having traveled to a lot of places that made me nervous and done a lot of things that made me nervous, I know that one approach to reasonable anxieties is to just "Go for it!" Most people will agree that stepping outside your comfort zone is something we all should do, and most people think it's kind of like ripping off a band aid-just shut your eyes, grit your teeth and and do it real quick and then you'll be happy you did it.
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Drinking more than one caffeinated beverage a day can have a negative impact on women who are trying to increase their fertility. Learn more from Jessica Porter of The MILF Diet: Let the Power of Whole Foods Transform Your Body, Mind, and Spirit... Deliciously!
Caffeine messes with fertility. According to a Danish study, drinking even small amounts of coffee affects the ability to conceive. Women in the study who consumed more than the equivalent of one cup of coffee per day were half as likely to become pregnant, per cycle, as women who drank less. The more a woman drank, the lower her chances for becoming pregnant. Studies also show that coffee drinking increases the risk of miscarriage.
Let's examine this: Could it be that the relaxed receptivity that is characteristic of our womanhood flies out the window when we're jacked up on the joe? It's well understood that stress affects our ability to climax, can interrupt our menstrual cycles, and can even stop a labor, so whyRead More »from Is Your Morning Coffee Killing Your Fertility Chances?
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