I dated my first bad boy at 18 years old. Kurt was cocky, handsome, and an athlete. A gymnast, he swung and flipped his way into my heart, and dismounted as swiftly as an Olympian. Kurt would then move onto the next exercise (the art of getting into various women's pants). He hopped around like the champion of players. He truly deserved a gold medal. Needless to say, I was crushed. But what did I expect? Well, like most women who came before me and those that came after, I wanted to change this man. I ignored his bad boy ways and the signs that showed he wasn't committing to me, or anyone else for that matter. Oh, there were so many signs! So, how can you avoid this unnecessary pain? How do you spot a player, or worse, discover that your man is indeed a big bad wolf? Click through for 8 signs your man is a player! -By Sujeiry Gonzalez
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Jul 8, 2013 11:37 AM EDT
I dated my first bad boy at 18 years old. Kurt was cocky, handsome, and an athlete. A gymnast, he swung and flipped his way into my heart, and dismounted as swiftly as an Olympian. Kurt would then move onto the next exercise (the art of getting into various women's pants). He hopped around like the champion of players. He truly deserved a gold medal. Needless to say, I was crushed. But what did I expect? Well, like most women who came before me and those that came after, I wanted to change this man. I ignored his bad boy ways and the signs that showed he wasn't committing to me, or anyone else for that matter. Oh, there were so many signs! So, how can you avoid this unnecessary pain? How do you spot a player, or worse, discover that your man is indeed a big bad wolf? Click through for 8 signs your man is a player! -By Sujeiry GonzalezRead More »from The Ladies Man: 8 Telltale Signs Your Guy is a Player
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 8, 2013 10:02 AM EDT
For the past few weeks I've been working out pretty consistently. I do miss days here and there but unlike before, a cold or family crisis isn't enough to keep me from coming back. Each class I attend lasts for approximately one hour. While I could think of a million things I could do during that hour I also realize that each day time slips away regardless of what I am doing. So I decided the least I could do was invest an hour into myself. It's led by a supportive trainer and filled with kind encouraging students and the best part - I get to bring my baby so while I can't use "I have my baby with me" as an excuse not to work out, I also don't have to worry about leaving her behind since I still tend to struggle with that. Now that summer is here both my girls go with me which means my daughters get to learn the importance of self-care not just by my words but my actions. But they aren't the only ones benefiting from my exercise regimen. My husband and I are too - and in particularRead More »from Run for Wife: 7 Ways Exercise Can Benefit Your Relationship
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Jul 8, 2013 10:01 AM EDT
The murder of a 14-year-old nonverbal autistic boy, Alex Spourdalakis, has made national news. It didn't make national news because his mother and godmother, by their own admission, killed him. It didn't make national news because they overdosed him with sleeping pills, stabbed him multiple times, and slit his wrist so deeply his hand was nearly severed.
It made national news because both the National Council on Disability (NCD) and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) have called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Alex's murder as a hate crime under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
The horrible thing is, Alex's story isn't the only one we should be reading about right now. There are too many other stories of death, neglect, and abuse being swept aside as "local" stories - sad, tragic, but not deserving of our attention, apparently. And all too often, arguments are made that the parents, the caregivers who areRead More »from Was the Murder of Autistic 14-year-old Alex Spourdalakis a Hate Crime?
- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, Jul 5, 2013 2:20 PM EDT
Now that summer is in full swing, our trips to the beach have increased massively. One of the best things to take with you is a huge, cozy, colorful beach towel. It's great to have a unique one so you don't get it mixed up with anyone else's! For those of us who need some fun new beach towels, here are 7 awesome options to make your fun in the sun even better. - By Liz Stanley
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- Babble.com | Pets – Fri, Jul 5, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
Who had a great day on the 4th of July? As a Canadian, we had our first summer celebration earlier this week as we celebrated Canada Day, but I do know that the 4th of July is a fun and well-loved holiday to my U.S. neighbors. What's not to love, too? You get to have amazing firework shows, BBQ's filled with amazing food, good company, town parades, and tons of fun ringing in the summer season. It's a big deal of fun and, since our pets are part of our family, they like to be a part of the family fun too. There are some safety concerns to keep in mind if you have your pets out for your 4th of July celebrations, and some pets may have some anxiety over firework noises. But some dogs and cats get really into the celebrations with us and a picture can tell a thousand words. Click through for 7 pets who got WAY too excited for the 4th of July! -By Devan McGuinnessRead More »from Star Spangled Spaniels: 7 Pets Who Got WAY Too Excited for the 4th of July
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 5, 2013 1:14 PM EDT
We spend so much of our days (our lives, really) at work that we really should be focusing on how to make the most of our time in the office. Here are a 6 ways to be more productive at work, even if your workplace is hectic.Read More »from Keep the Career Running: 6 Simple Ways to Be More Productive at Work
1. Stay Five Minutes Late After you turn off your computer at the end of the day, take five minutes and organize your desk. Recycle papers you no longer need, rinse out your coffee cup and clear your desk. If you have anything that you know needs to be done first thing in the morning, put that on the top of your pile. It's the same idea as cleaning your house before you leave for vacation. Spending just five minutes on this will reduce your tension tomorrow.
2. Create a "To-Do Tomorrow" List On the same note as above, writing out your to-do list will help you keep work at work. It's an amazing thing. You won't fret on your commute home if you've already written your top three priorities for the next morning. You can set your mind on the things you want to do with
- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, Jul 5, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
I am always excited about new cleaning tips to make life a little easier and a lot cleaner. We all do our best to keep the house clean, but there are always spots and items that escape our attention. But, have no fear, for we have compiled a list of spots and items to keep an eye out for the next time you do a big scrub down. From the dishwasher to the curtain rods, here are 7 things that commonly get missed during spring cleaning, and helpful hints to get every inch spic and span. - By Liz Stanley
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- Babble.com | Pets – Fri, Jul 5, 2013 12:42 PM EDT
You gotta love the synergy and friendship that forms in a multiple pet family. I see it everyday. My lab, Django, usually bothers our chihuahua, Hayley, who at age 12 really doesn't care to play most times. Other times, however, Hayley will play like a young pup with two-year-old Django. They eat together, sleep together, and take potty breaks together. Since Hayley has arthritis, getting up after a long nap sometime causes her pain and she will yelp. When this happens, Django will run like a superhero to get to Hayley as fast as she can and see why Hayley is in distress. So when I saw this video of this German Shepherd helping his little buddy escape, I knew exactly what was going on. The little dog in the cage frets over his big buddy getting the door open. In the end, the big guy saves the day:-By Danielle Sullivan
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Jul 5, 2013 12:40 PM EDT
I checked out my copy of Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good from the library just 3 weeks ago, and so far I've already cooked over 25 of the recipes from her book. From a simple agua fresca to veggie dumplings made from scratch, I've made the sweet and savory, the simple and the complicated - most yielding quite good results. I've only had 1 true kitchen disaster...but that deserves its own post. On my Instagram account, I've been getting lots of questions from people buying the book and wondering what they should make first, how complicated the recipes are, and if clean eating really tastes good. I thought I'd share my 7 favorite recipes so far that I've tried from the book, and give some details about the results. -By Andrea Howe
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- Babble.com | Beauty – Fri, Jul 5, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
Bright fuchsia lips are all the rage this summer! Seen on Emma Stone, Rihanna, Janelle Monae, and Julianne Moore amongst other celebrities, this season's hottest lipcolor is vibrant, bold, and super sexy. Pair it with orange or coral nails for an even sassier look. For one of your many summer beauty trend needs, we've rounded up 7 perfectly on-trend fuchsia lipsticks.
-By Sonya Lee Benham
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