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- Babble.com | At Home – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:02 AM ESTThanksgiving is right around the corner, so it's time to start getting your festive holiday table prepped. This is one of those holidays where I try to go all-out on the table decorations, as that seems where we are for most of the day, eating our way through all of the fixings! So I like to have the table set up with a beautiful centerpiece for all my guests to enjoy. I've gathered 7 festive and fabulous fall centerpieces perfect for Thanksgiving. Some are super simple, if you need to decorate in a flash. And some are very elaborate and elegant if you love to design. Have fun decorating your holiday table with these gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpieces!
-By Marie LeBaronRead More »from Turning Tables: 7 Gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:00 AM ESTKatie HolmesBig news on the Cruise/Holmes divorce proceedings. Tom Cruise admits that Scientology did play a part in his split from Katie Holmes.
In a transcript of an interview with Cruise for a separate law suit involving a publishing company who claimed Cruise abandoned Suri, Tom Cruise said that Suri is no longer practicing the religion. When asked whether Katie Holmes divorced him to "protect" Suri from Scientology, Tom Cruise thought this question was "offensive."
But he did admit later in the interview that it was one of Katie's "assertions" about the divorce.
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This is so tasty - I know, guys. Delicious even. But as strange as Scientology seems to me and as happy as I am that Katie is out of it (if she wants to be), I feel a little bit sensitive for Tom Cruise. I'm a Mormon, yo. I'm sure that seems really strange to a lot of people. I don't and wouldn'tRead More »from Why Being a Mormon Makes Me Sympathetic to Tom Cruise
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:00 AM EST
Some days my son stomps around wearing his contrary-pants. As soon as I want to do something, whatever it is - play a game, go for a walk in the park, wash the dishes, eat lunch - Felix gnashes his teeth and screams "NO!" Other days, Felix is Lil Oedipus, moaning and crying about how he misses mommy, making clear that he's just not that into me. The threat of Pint-Sized Napoleon making appearance, ranting and raving, clawing and kicking when he doesn't get his way, is a constant one. Even at school, which Felix loves, I hear reports of how he's uncommunicative with the other kids, prone to playing rough - too rough.
"Why is this parenting stuff so hard?" I ask myself.
And of course there's the doubts - How have I contributed to his defiant, bossy ways? Am I doing the best I can to helpRead More »from Kid-Zilla: 6 Reasons I’m Thankful for a Challenging Child
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:54 AM EST
On yesterday's episode of TV's hot new daytime talk show, Bethenny, host Bethenny Frankel featured a lively discussion about corporal punishment and the public shaming of children. I attended the taping of the episode, along with other bloggers from sites like The Stir and TV Guide, and we were invited to sit down with Frankel in her "red room" post-show, where she discussed dating, divorce, raising children and her thriving career. If you caught the episode, you saw me share my thoughts about why hitting children isn't good discipline, something I've written about frequently over the years. Frankel agreed. She and I agreed on a lot of things, actually, as I learned during our blogger breakout session. Here's a mini-transcript of some of our roundtable conversation:
Parents magazine: What is your best advice for single moms?
Frankel: Prioritize. You don't really have a lot of free time, so you have to be organized and efficient and quality time is the most important thing withRead More »from Bethenny Frankel Talks Divorce, Corporal Punishment, and Body Image
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:54 AM EST
The other night, I was at a dinner with a close group of friends. One of our friends was unable to join us, so I decided to send her a message to let her know she was missed. I looked down at our table where a basket of delicious and perfect looking hush puppies sat catching the light of the private dining room's chandelier. I pulled out my cell phone and snapped a series of photographs until I finally felt certain I had captured The One. I sent the image to her along with a message: a little missive from our evening to hers.
You know who else puts food images from her night out into the world? Martha Stewart.
Yesterday, Jezebel gave Martha the side eye for the food images she has been sharing over social media. There really is no way to sugarcoat it; they are not at all like the images that grace her magazine or website. For example, take a look at the image she shared on twitter of slow-cooked French onion soup vs. the image of a similar soup found on her website.Read More »from Why Martha Stewart's "Gross" Food Photos on Twitter Are Refreshing to See
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:47 AM ESTMrs. Doubtfire saves livesOn November 24, it'll be exactly 20 years since the film Mrs. Doubtfire was released. Even in its advanced age, however, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
Robin Williams in drag? Yes, please. But here's why it's even more awesome today than ever before: It's saving lives.
Jennifer Thronton was eating a piece of sausage on Friday when she started choking. Fortunately her daughter Amira, 7, knew just want to do. The tween in Portland, Oregon was watching TV when she heard her mom making strange noises in the other room. She went in to see what was happening and then promptly and calmly gave her mom the Heimlich.
"I picked her up three times," Amira told KABC. "She spit the sausage out."
Amira never took a first aid class. No, she learned to do the Heimlich from watching Mrs. Doubtfire. (OK, her grandpa also showed her how to do it, too, but that's decidedly less amazing.)
Seven years old and savingRead More »from How "Mrs. Doubtfire" Helped a 7-Year-Old Save Her Mom's Life
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 3:19 PM EST
November 18th marks a very special day - it is the day that is considered to be the birthday of the one and only Mickey Mouse! The most iconic, famous, and beloved cartoon character of all time turns 85 this year, although he really doesn't look a day older than when he debuted a lifetime ago. The day, November 18th, isn't the day when Walt Disney first put pen to paper to invent Mickey, but rather the day when Steamboat Willie debuted and changed not just the course of Walt Disney's life, but entertainment as we know it. As Walt Disney said, "I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." In celebration, click through for 7 surprising things you may not know about Mickey Mouse! -By Sunny ChanelRead More »from Happy 85th Birthday, Mickey! 7 Things You Didn't Know About Disney's Favorite Mouse
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- Babble.com | At Home – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 2:53 PM ESTCopper is a hot trend this holiday season, and we have the decor that will perfectly top off your Thanksgiving dinner. With this warm, shining accent adorning your home, any room can turn into a holiday haven. There are plenty of affordable ways you can add a touch of copper to your Thanksgiving table or home this holiday season with these great finds.
-By Jacinda Boneau Read More »from 7 Gorgeous Copper Finds to Decorate Your Home This Fall
- Babble.com | Fashion – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 2:20 PM ESTI think this three-layer rule is a really excellent rule to think about when getting dressed (I think of it at least once a week). If you think about it, visually interesting outfits almost always have three layers or more (jewelry and belts count as their own layer). But as easy as it sounds in writing, it's can sometimes be a challenge to actually layer your clothing. How do you create a layered outfit that works? That isn't bulky? That isn't too busy or overwhelming? Click through the slideshow below and I'll show you a nicely layered outfit that I put together, starting with just a simple dress. It also includes a few tips on how you can layer with your dresses to create a well-balanced, non-bulky, visually interesting outfit!
-By Merrick White Read More »from Pile it On: 7 Style Tips for Layering a Dress This Winter
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 18, 2013 2:19 PM EST
Your credit score is one number you should work toward improving. Whether you're on your way out of debt or paving the way toward financial independence, your score matters. It's like an SAT score: the higher, the better. Open a free account with Credit Sesame. They"ll estimate your credit score, and you don't even have to enter credit card information. Once you do that, you'll know where you stand. I know that when I was getting out of debt, I was excited to see this number rise. When you hit a plateau, you need to focus on something! No matter what, you want to avoid destroying your credit, right? Stay away from the following 7 things that are hurting (no, worse -- destroying!) your score. -By Kathleen O'MalleyRead More »from 7 Small Mistakes that Can Completely Destroy Your Credit Score