One of the magical things about pets is how hard we fall in love with them. All it really takes is one look into their eyes, and you fall hard. Dogs' eyes and faces carry with them a wisdom that's not quite like any other household pet. They can look at you with their eyes, and you'll know that whatever weight is sitting on your shoulder, you have someone who is willing to bear that with you: your trusted dog. There's a new book on the market now that looks beyond a dog's eyes! It takes a closer look at the story their faces, full of wisdom and experience, tell. Dogs with Old Man Faces: Portraits of Crotchety Canines (October 2013; Running Press) by Tom Cohen features gorgeously photographed portraits of dogs whose faces resemble the faces of irritable human men. I mean, what's not to love about that?! Click through and see 7 of the dogs featured in the book who have "old man" faces. And make sure you check out more photos like these in Tom Cohen's book, available on Amazon forRead More »from 7 Hilarious Photos of Dogs with “Old Man” Faces
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:21 AM EDT
One of the coolest things about marshmallows is that you can use them in food year-round. They seem to fit into every season. In the fall I like to use them to make Halloween rice krispie treats and stuff like that. In the summer we make s'mores, and in the winter and spring we make all kinds of rocky road type desserts. There are so many possibilities. If you happen to walk by a great bag of marshmallows in the store tomorrow grab and bag or two and get making one of these awesome treats! - By Kelsey Benfield
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As much as I tried not to let motherhood rock my world, it kind of did. The list of things that I swore I would do/never do was long and the list of things that I have done that I have broken from that list? Well, it's pretty long too. There are a ton of things I just "didn't get" before I had a kid of my own… particularly before I had a toddler of my own, because toddlers are definitely a much different beast than babies. Lovable and sweet, but still a little beast-like at times. I was thinking the other day about just how different life was before I was a mom and as I was remembering the former luxury of lengthy, leisurely showers, I thought I would write down a few. Things that used to be cool before I had kids - things like going out to eat and Daylight Savings time, among others.
1. THEN: Going out to dinner was the best!
Before I had kids, going out to dinner meant trying cool new spots with adventurous cuisine. It meant happy hour drinks and dessert afterward, and itRead More »from 7 Things that Stop Being Cool After You Have Kids
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:20 AM EDT
Ever since childhood I have loved the flavor of coconut. In the mornings I put coconut milk in my coffee and my dairy-allergic son uses it for cereal or in protein shakes. Now I am beginning to use coconut oil more often in cooking, preferring it over other alternatives. The more research I read about the health benefits of coconut, the more convinced I am that it should become, in moderation, a more steady part of my family's dietary intake. Here are 7 of the known health benefits of coconut! - By Jessica Cohen
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:15 AM EDT
Something that I don't do often enough and really wish I did is to dress up as a couple for Halloween. There are so many adorable ideas out there and most of them are super easy to pull off! The problem that I think most women face (not all of course) is that the partner doesn't like to dress up. Well, here are a collection of adorable couples costumes for Halloween with a few that the men will go gaga over! I mean, how hard can it be to convince a guy to dress up as the man in black? Seriously. Click through for 7 adorable DIY couples costumes for Halloween! -By Liz Stanley
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
As the long days of summer were winding down, we took a family vacation to visit the great-grandfather of our boys. The thing about Papow? He knows the score. He is a wealth of knowledge and spending time with him allows us to reconnect to our roots. We all look forward to the words of wisdom he sprinkles throughout our visits. Papow's insights were especially helpful as the boys started another school year. They are grounding. They are rejuvenating. They are reinforcing. They are like a deep cleansing breath that settles you down and prepares you for what lies ahead. Do my boys realize this? Probably not. But I can see as they spend time with them they just soak up his life lessons. He has a way of sharing them that is pretty special. They adore their Papow, and the wisdom he imparts carries a particularly hefty weight. And because I believe wisdom is meant to be shared, here are a few of Papow's best wisdom for you. -By Alli WorthingtonRead More »from 7 Universal Life Lessons Kids Can Learn from Their Grandparents
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As someone who started having kids at a very young age (22) and is building a community to support and encourage other young and formerly young parents, I know about the grass on this side of the "parenting age" fence. And like all of our metaphoric yards, some spots are greener than others. A lot of the negative assumptions of young moms - that we're doomed to have failed relationships, failed careers, and eternally live in poverty - are often ridiculous. That being said, there are some very real challenges to being a young mom. I'm not talking about money or maturity - both of which, in my opinion, are quite subjective. But through my own experience and the countless other women I've met, here are the most common challenges that young moms should be mindful of. -By Michelle HortonRead More »from The Problem with Having Kids when You’re Younger
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
,We Google for answers, turn to Facebook for advice from friends, take classes online, so why wouldn't we turn to Pop Expert, a service that connects us with expert advice from the internet, via video sessions designed for self improvement? This is the idea behind the new site that allows users to connect with experts through one-on-one video sessions - to learn from them through live video sessions that can be scheduled with just two clicks. But would you pay a subject matter "expert" for parenting, travel, meditation, marketing, music, relationships, career mentoring, language, nutrition, productivity, and style assistance before going to your friends or family?
"I think people still go to family and friends, but choose the ones they know will give them sound advice. We all have friends and family whom we would NOT turn to in a time of need!" says Jessica Cohen, a Babble Body & Mind blogger who also writes at Found the Marbles.Read More »from Would You Pay for "Expert" Mom Advice from the Internet?
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- Babble.com | Decorating Guide – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:11 AM EDT
Polka dots are one of my very favorite patterns - they're right up there with stripes. They are so fun and cheery and with so many different types of polka dots, there are styles for everyone! I am partial to the sporadic and hand-drawn types of dots. But sometimes, a great classic and simple pattern is just what I need. I have been seeing more and more polka dots on some great home decor in stores lately. I am loving it! Chairs and table clothes, lamps and bedding, it's all great. Here are 7 really pretty ways to dress up your home in polka dots. You know you want to!
-By Liz Stanley
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 11:08 AM EDT
More drunk than you thought?I solely blame all of the speeding tickets I got as a teenager on the music I blared from my stereo. Not that it was anything particularly bad, but it was definitely upbeat and put me in a good mood, which I'm still claiming made me push the gas pedal harder.Read More »from Study Shows Listening to Music While Drinking Can Affect Alcohol Tolerance in Women
I don't know if there's any truth or proof to my theory, but there is proof that music can indeed affect what you do. A study recently published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology showed that listening to music can make women drink faster. Not just loud, raucous party music either; any music. While the study only included women, there's no reason to think the same wouldn't apply to the other gender as well.
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Have you ever been out at a bar (where you can rarely hear yourself think, let alone talk, due to the pounding "background" music), claimed you weren't drunk, then headed outside to go home and suddenly the sidewalk is spinning? Maybe the music is