Do you have a celebrity style icon? Right now, I'm crushing hard on everything Zooey Deschanel wears - and not just on the red carpet or in every-day Zooey Deschanel life. Specifically, I have a major style crush on Zooey's character Jess in her hit TV show New Girl. Each week I'm all, Sorry, Jess, I can't pay attention to your cute little quirks because THAT DRESS! So I did some hunting and tracked down some of the clothes (and shoes and jewelry) that Jess has actually worn on the show. I also pulled together some looks that Jess would totally wear, and that you can totally buy. You're welcome. Take a look at these 7 essential wardrobe additions to achieve the " adorkable" New Girl look! - By Michelle Horton
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, Feb 8, 2013 2:37 PM EST
Do you have a celebrity style icon? Right now, I'm crushing hard on everything Zooey Deschanel wears - and not just on the red carpet or in every-day Zooey Deschanel life. Specifically, I have a major style crush on Zooey's character Jess in her hit TV show New Girl. Each week I'm all, Sorry, Jess, I can't pay attention to your cute little quirks because THAT DRESS! So I did some hunting and tracked down some of the clothes (and shoes and jewelry) that Jess has actually worn on the show. I also pulled together some looks that Jess would totally wear, and that you can totally buy. You're welcome. Take a look at these 7 essential wardrobe additions to achieve the " adorkable" New Girl look! - By Michelle HortonRead More »from "New Girl" on the Block: 7 Ways to Steal Zooey Deschanel's Look
- Babble.com | Pets – Fri, Feb 8, 2013 11:45 AM EST
I've had an iPhone for a few years now, and one of my favorite things about it is my custom case. I know so many people who have a smartphone, but my phone gets extra attention because no one has a case quite like mine. If you're a dog owner, there are a lot of case options that feature your favorite furry friends. The very talented photographer Seth Casteel, who has created the must-see underwater dog images, decided to bring the happiness into your digital life with custom iPhone cases. There's no doubt that owning one of these will help you stand out AND keep a smile on your face. Check out 7 of these must-have iPhone cases for any dog lover! - By Devan McGuinness
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Feb 8, 2013 11:44 AM EST
True romance is never easy.
If you could spend a few hours rewinding my life (not that you would ever want to), you could chomp away on your bucket of buttery popcorn and tilt back your box of Goobers until the cardboard edge became damp with your lip puckers, and you could watch me make a perfect mess of a lot of romance. You could laugh and frown at me ruining more things heartfelt and lovely than you would probably ever be able to stomach.
Over the course of my love affairs scattered across the last two decades, I have managed to screw up (amongst other things): picnics in the park, late Sunday mornings in bed, walks down streets in a bevvy of world-class cities on several continents, impossibly sensual outdoor kisses, train ride cuddles, motel room snuggles, Christmas Eves, Christmas mornings, tender moments eating ice cream on benches, dinners in dimly-lit restaurants… Okay, I've pretty much screwed it all up at one point or another.
But why, you might ask?
What is so hard or tough orRead More »from A Hopeless Romantic: One Husband's Guide to Keeping the Love Alive Every Day
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Feb 8, 2013 11:34 AM EST
When most people think of Disneyland, they think of a Mecca for children, a place for family fun. But here's the thing: Disneyland is many different things to many different people, including a place full of romance. There is a reason why so many couples get married in Disneyland and Disney World! There are romantic touches all over the place. In honor of Valentine's Day, I've compiled the 7 most romantic places in Disneyland. Which one is your favorite? - By Sunny Chanel
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 5:11 PM EST
Nutella Stuffed Strawberry French ToastOne of my favorite Valentine's Day traditions is breakfast in bed. Admittedly, it hasn't be a regular tradition since my daughter was born, but we still try to do it when I can. We've become somewhat accustomed to bedtime breakfasts and developed a few favorite things. Here are the dishes I swear are PERFECT for breakfast in bed. Make them in the morning, load up a tray with tons of food and a flower and head upstairs for a wonderfully romantic breakfast!Read More »from 7 Romantic Recipes for Breakfast-in-Bed with Your Valentine
1. Nutella Stuffed Strawberry French Toast
There is nothing better than adding Nutella to an already gorgeous french toast breakfast. Who wouldn't love to wake up to this?!
1/2 cup milk, half and half or cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon agave or honey
olive oil or butter for cooking
fresh strawberries for garnish
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/4 cup maple syrup, I used grade B
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1. Preheat a
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 4:18 PM EST
ChilaquilesAre you a chilaquiles fanatic? Mmmmmm, I am. I think this delicious dish could be eaten anytime of the day, even though most people enjoy it as a breakfast meal. Fried pieces of crisp corn tortilla stewed in a simmering red chile that soften the tortilla and then smothered in cheese. It holds all the flavors of an enchilada but is more bite size. Serve it with eggs, sour cream and avocado and you will be making this dish more than you would like to admit.Read More »from Spice Things Up: How to Make Authentic Mexican Red Chilaquiles
10 - corn tortillas (cut into triangle pieces)
1 1/2 - cups vegetable oil 1/3 - cup onion (diced)
1 - cup red chile (click here for a delicious red chile recipe or buy canned red enchilada sauce)
1/4 - cup sliced black olives 2 - cups grated jack or pepper jack cheese a pinch of oregano
1/2 - cup crumbled queso fresco salt to taste
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1. Cut tortilla into triangles pieces.
2. In a large frying pan over a medium flame add vegetable oil and allow it to get hot.
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 4:12 PM EST
Chances are, you and your significant other likely aren't jet-setting to some exotic island or faraway country for Valentine's Day. If you are, then lucky you. But if you're doing a low-key night in with an $8-range bottle of wine and Thai takeout instead, for example, then you're right on par with the norm. But even if you're taking it easy this February 14th, you can still aspire for a greater escape in future years. To give you some ideas -- or just to give you some eye candy to swoon over now -- I've rounded up some of the most breathtaking getaways from around the globe. Whether you and your guy or gal are quirky cartoon fans or would prefer an underwater sanctuary, I'm sure more than a few of the options I've compiled will inspire some romance for you and your partner. Click through for the 7 most incredible hotel rooms from around the world! - By Serge Bielanko
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Diets aren't just for weight loss - although for plenty of people, they are precisely for that. No, just being on a diet might mean you're looking for a healthier way of life. Or perhaps you have high cholesterol that needs lowering, heart disease that needs some TLC or blood pressure that could stand to be under less pressure. If you're in the market to shed a few pounds, the U.S. News and World Report has released a list of the top-rated diets that might work for you! According to U.S. News, "to be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease." Here are their best 7 - along with their pros and cons - as ranked by a panel of health experts: - By Meredith Caroll
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 4:08 PM EST
Chinese New Year is fast approaching! Invite some culture into your kitchen with these 10 crowd-pleasing dishes that are simple, fun and full of flavor. And, if your New Year's resolution is to part ways with a few pounds, these make-at-home recipes are healthier than takeout. - By Jen Genova and Melinda Carstensen
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Feb 7, 2013 3:21 PM EST
Joe Flacco Like most families in the United States, the kids, my husband and I, gathered around the TV and watched the Super Bowl last weekend. You may have been rooting for a specific team, or you may have been cheering for both sides like my daughter was. The latter reason gives me hope that one day we may actually have a color-blind society.Read More »from No Team Preference: How the Super Bowl Gave Me Hope for a Color-blind Society
"He's really cute," my daughter said when the camera panned over to the Raven's helmetless quarterback, Joe Flacco. When they showed his rival, 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick, just 30 seconds later, she uttered a similar sentiment.
These are two guys on different teams, of different races: one Caucasian; the other bi-racial. But Casey wasn't attracted to them because of their skin tones. Her interest lay instead in one plain and simple fact. She thought they were cute.
I tried not to make a big deal of it, but I couldn't help but be transported back to middle school, when I was with my first boyfriend, John what's-his-name. John was the very first boy I