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- If cinnamon toast, snickerdoodles, and cinnamon crumb donuts make you happy, you're about to get ecstatic! We've pulled together 7 of the our best cinnamon sugar desserts just for you! With everything from pumpkin snickerdoodles to churro popcorn, these 7 recipes are perfect for autumn! Warm, spiced with cinnamon, and sprinkled with the sweet crunch of sugar crystals, the hardest part is choosing which recipe to try first! - By Brooke McLay Read More »from 7 Sweet and Spiced Cinnamon-Sugar Desserts
- Babble.com | At Home – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 1:20 PM EDTThere is quite the competition in my neighborhood for the best decorated house. That includes the yard. You really need to spook those trick-or-treaters! So I've found 7 fabulous ways to spook your yard up with some creepy Halloween trees. Give them what they want … BOO! Here are 7 ways to spook up your yard for Halloween!
-By Marie LeBaron
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25 totally inappropriate Halloween costumes for kids (what were they thinking?!)Read More »from Root of All Evil: 7 Ways to Spook-ify Your Yard for Halloween
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 1:19 PM EDTbullyingOctober is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, which lends itself to having this discussion yet again, even though we could, conceivably, have this conversation every month. It's a conversation I have on a regular basis due to the nature of my job, but it's also a topic that has heated debate and, without the discussion, has dire consequences. I work in a middle school as an assistant principal/guidance dean, and much of this falls under my job description. When the most recent school shooting occurred in Nevada, I waited for two things to happen: one, that we would discuss gun control again, and two, that someone who heard about the 12-year-old boy who shot a teacher, wounded 2 other students, and then killed himself would ask, "Why aren't schools doing anything about bullying?" Gun debate aside, let's discuss schools and their responsibility in reacting to bullying.
Don't get me wrong: I share the national indignation about when schools don't address things, but I am
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 1:17 PM EDTI have a not-so-secret fascination with ghosts. I love stories of close encounters and relish the chance to stay in places that are supposedly haunted. I totally believe that places like the Tower of London and castle ruins have ghosts that haunt them. There is even a hotel in my hometown that is rumored to have the ghosts of children on the top floor, since that is where the servants families used to live. At night you can hear them running and laughing up and down the corridor. Given that this is the season of all things haunted, I am thinking of places I would love to travel in the future. Why not head to Britain to experience some of these creepy and cool haunting scenarios? - By Kelsey Banfield Read More »from Ghostly Grounds: The 7 Most Haunted Places in Great Britain
- Babble.com | At Home – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 1:08 PM EDTFounded in 1965, Pink Floyd is one of the most iconic rock bands in history. Originally fronted by lead signer Syd Barrett, the band cycled through Roger Waters and David Gilmour, but maintained their momentum as a commercial success and forged ahead as psychedelic pioneers. Pink Floyd fans seem to be among the most artistic and creative folks in the world. From cross stitch patterns to custom sparkly Vans, Pink Floyd's music inspires some of the most unique fan art. I smell a non-gendered nursery theme. Take a look!
-By Kacy Faulconer Read More »from Off the Wall: 7 Funky Pieces of Pink Floyd Fan Art
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 1:07 PM EDTHoughBlonde, fair-skinned actress Julianne Hough wore dark makeup as part of a Halloween costume this weekend, apparently blithely oblivious to the history of blackface in America.
Ms. Hough and a group of friends went to a Halloween party as the racially diverse cast of the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, which takes place in a women's prison. Although none of the other people in her group altered their skin tone, Ms. Hough seems to have applied a heaping helping of dark bronzer in an attempt to look more like actress Uzo Aduba, who plays the character of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren.
Related: 10 tips to avoid a racist Halloween costume
In response to harsh, immediate criticism, Ms. Hough tweeted an apology:
"I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize."
Why is it so Hard for Women to Have a Career in Entertainment? Screenwriter and Director Diablo Cody Has the AnswerBy Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 1:05 PM EDTDiablo CodyTalking to Women And Hollywood, having wrapped her directorial debut Paradise, screenwriter and director Diablo Cody discussed the issues surrounding being a woman in Hollywood.
She was pregnant with her second child when she spent 26 days directing the film. But what shocked her wasn't the daunting task of shooting her first-ever film, but the fact she almost wasn't able to make the film at all.
"Like it was almost impossible for me to get insured. I thought that was shocking. Because they'll insure an overweight 70-year-old man who is a heart attack risk no problem. But, a healthy, 33-year-old pregnant woman is 'super high risk' and that was strange to me. So that surprised me. I didn't think it would be treated as that big of a deal."
She went on to say why she thinks there are so few women directors. (Bear in mind, only four women have ever been nominated for Best Director: Lena Wertmuller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993), Sofia Coppola for LostRead More »from Why is it so Hard for Women to Have a Career in Entertainment? Screenwriter and Director Diablo Cody Has the Answer
- leaky gutEvery year, there are a few buzzwords that float around the health world like fire spreading through a forest during a drought. This year, those hot topic words unofficially seem to be "Paleo," "probiotic," "CrossFit," and "leaky gut."
It's weird to have a favorite of these trendy terms, but I do: it's leaky gut. Why is it my favorite? Because it looks past one type of food or diet and has nothing to do with weight or shape. It's about how what you eat can affect your health in ways you'd never imagine.
The more accurate term for describing a leaky gut is "intestinal hyperpermeability" or "increased intestinal permeability." Let me give you a little background without trying to bore you. Our gut, or intestines, isn't just a solid tube that carries digested food from our stomachs out of our body; it's porous, meaning extremely small particles can cross the barrier from inside the intestine to outside. These small objects end up in our blood and are then carried to other parts ofRead More »from New Study Links Stomach Problems to Depression
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 11:48 AM EDT
Marriage is serious business. You can't just do it with anyone. You are promising to have and to hold 'till death do you part. Death is many, many years away! Hopefully. Besides the actual marriage (I hear being married isn't as easy as Cinderella makes it look), there's also the wedding. Imagine spending all that time planning a wedding only to get an annulment. Or standing up your groom at the alter because you weren't sure he was "the one." And there's cost. A wedding alone can cost upwards of ten thousand dollars. I can't waste a fabulous wedding dress and pretty centerpieces on just any dude. I will not go on a honeymoon in Tuscany or the Greek Islands if I have any doubts. The man I marry has to have certain qualities that I seek in a long-term partner, and in the father of my (future) children. That's why before tying the knot, I will ask myself these seven questions, some silly and others oh-so-essential. -By Sujeiry Gonzalez
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 11:36 AM EDT
I'm lucky enough to have two living grandmothers. My grandma on my dad's side was born in 1928, and my nana on my mom's side was born in 1931. They are children of the Depression, and they are both extremely savvy about their money. Nowadays, it's hip to be frugal. I should know! But back in those days (when they had to walk uphill! Both ways! In the snow! With only a hot potato to help keep their hands warm!) their frugality was born of necessity. They didn't have much. Really. And they survived. Actually, I'd argue that they've truly thrived, and we could all learn a thing or two from them. Read on to find 7 things our grandparents can teach us about money. -By Kathleen O'MalleyRead More »from 7 Things Our Grandparents Can Teach Us About Money