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- Babble.com | Beauty – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:10 PM ESTEveryone wants a pretty pout! Nothing is worse than putting on your favorite lipstick and having it look like Halloween just happened all over again with creepy flakes, ridges, and valleys. Trust me, I've been there and it is a total downer. As party season is quickly approaching, it's crucial we prepare our lips by exfoliating them 1-2 times a week (at least) so we can confidently wear bold lip colors! Exfoliating and moisturizing will not only make your pucker more irresistible, but it will also help your lipstick apply easier, look smoother, and last longer. Follow along as I share some of the most effective and moisturizing lip scrubs on the market! - By Missy Read More »from Lip Service: 7 Scrubs for a Perfect Pout This Holiday Season
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:05 PM EST
There was a time in my marriage when arguments felt a lot like attempting to escape the fun house at a carnival after someone has set it on fire. Keep in mind that I've never actually been inside a fun house while it's on fire, but I can imagine: scary, confusing, dark, hot, overwhelming, loud, and panic-inducing. Fighting with my husband used to be just like that. I was scared to voice what was really on my mind, and the words that often tumbled out of my mouth did the opposite of what I intended. Rather than get my point across, I often felt lost in a maze of anger. We talked in circles. I felt out of control, as if I were a puppet and my emotions were the puppeteer. Neither one of us felt heard. Or loved. Or satisfied. No one won. Usually, after the fight ended, we both felt like losers with anger-induced hangovers. Over the years, I've learned many techniques that have allowed me to speak my truth without feeling scared and meek, as well as strategies that have helped me toRead More »from 7 Surprising Ways to Win an Argument with Your Partner
- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:04 PM EST
During the most unfortunate times, when the number on the scale is up and no clothes in my closet fit (because, really, who hangs on to their fat clothes the second they're no longer fat?), it is with great shame and reluctance that I shop for larger sizes. Sure, it's good to know other sizes and styles exist, but my disgust with myself is endless for ever getting back to that point. Then when I actually inspect the larger clothes before trying them on, it hurts my head and my heart that something seemingly big enough for Shamu actually fits me.
I'm at a healthy weight now (woo hoo!), and fortunately I've never been morbidly obese (yay, me!), but I've definitely raised my own eyebrows at my reflection in the mirror and wiped away tears when I walk into a store like the Gap and realizeRead More »from Is a New Plus-Size Clothing Line for Kids a Sign of Victory or Defeat?
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:01 PM EST
Lady Gaga is a true original - and now she will be literally "out of this world" soon! It was announced today that the superstar will be the first artist to perform in outer space. In 2015, Lady Gaga will be taking off as a passenger of the Virgin Galactic spaceship and will sing a song during the Zero G Colony, a high-tech musical festival that is happening in New Mexico. "She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere," a source told Us Weekly. Lady Gaga's journey will take place about six months after Virgin Galactic begins to take the public into outer space. This will be not just a historical moment, but really an epic highlight in Gaga's already very unconventional career. However, this isn't the first time an artist has taken his or her music to new heights or performed in unusual places. Click through for 8 outrageous places bands have performed! -By Sunny ChanelRead More »from Lady Gaga to Sing in Space?! and 8 More Outrageous Places Bands Have Performed
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:49 AM ESTchastity belt underwearRape is about as wrong as it gets.
That's the opening line of a pitch from a company called AR Wear that's trying to get people to invest in their line of modern-day chastity belts.
But wait! There's more!
The only one responsible for a rape is the rapist and AR Wear will not solve the fundamental problem that rape exists in our world. Only by raising awareness and education, as well as bringing rapists to justice, can we all hope to eventually accomplish the goal of eliminating rape as a threat to both women and men. Meanwhile, as long as sexual predators continue to populate our world, AR Wear would like to provide products to women and girls that will offer better protection against some attempted rapes while the work of changing society's rape culture moves forward.
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Their interim solution?
. . . An item of clothing that creates an effective barrier layer [allowing] women and girls to passively resist anRead More »from Company Brings Back the "Chastity Belt" to Ward Off Potential Rapists
- Babble.com | Fashion – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:49 AM EST
Often mistaken as just "plaid," tartan is actually more than just one of our favorite fall prints. Tartan is defined by Merriam-Webster.com as a plaid textile design of Scottish origin. It consists of stripes, of varying width and color, usually patterned to designate a distinctive clan. See! It's so much more! And thanks to the recent punk trend that hit the fashion scene recently, tartan is back with a vengeance this fall. It reminds me of my visit to the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at The MET in New York. Just so you know, this trend isn't going anywhere. There's a lot of it out there -- which you gives you, the fashionista, many options. I found 7 ways you can wear the tartan trend this fall. Take a peek at the gallery below! -By Monique FraustoRead More »from Plaid About You: 7 Stylish Ways to Rock the Tartan Trend This Fall
- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:49 AM EST
These toddlers of ours, they seem to get a lot of flack -- especially in the blogging world! I can't excuse myself from this; I'm a part of the "guilty" party. I mean, the crazy things these small, beautiful children do are funny. Exasperating. Frustrating. Maddening. But they are also soul-filling, heart-rendering, earth-shatteringly amazing. As much as I appreciate the community of moms and dads I've found online and in real life, those ones who can commiserate with me when I'm haggard and at my wit's end, I appreciate what my kids do for me even more. Which, one would hope, is how it should be; that for every tantrum there is tooth-gaping grin and squeaky voice at the end of the day that bestows the best, "I wuv you mama," that you've ever heard. The chubbiest arms that flop and grab at you around your neck to pull you in close, building up your reserves for yet another day in the land of the grand, the bad, and the mighty. Life with toddlers doesn't suck nearly as much as lifeRead More »from 7 Reasons Why Having a Toddler is the Best Thing in the World
I've written quite a bit about our experience with daycare. How we decided to make the move to daycare from a private nanny, how we chose our daycare, even the benefits of daycare. We are lucky that we've found a place that we trust to take care of our son as well as we do at home. There are side effects of daycare that are expected -- language explosions, your kid being sick all the time, that moment when your kid calls out for his teacher instead of you. We've seen all of those and handled them in stride, along with the increase in birthday party invitations and testing my ability to remember fresh napping materials every Monday. On the other hand, there are side effects of daycare that we didn't plan on… -By Beth Anne BallanceRead More »from 7 Surprising Effects Daycare Has on Your Kids
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:48 AM ESTYes, pizza with tomato sauce is delicious. It's classic. It always works. But, if you are so bold as to take tomato sauce out of the equation, you open up your pizza to a whole world of flavors! There are so many fun and wonderful things you can do with some pizza crust and cheese! It's time to let our creative pizza juices flow with these 7 pizza recipes that do not use tomato sauce! And, with the cooler weather, heating up the oven and settling down to a piping hot pizza for dinner is just what we need to get cozy! - By Jane Maynard Read More »from Pie in the Sky: 7 Sauceless Pizza Recipes that Are Out of This World
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:48 AM ESTSmoothies make a great breakfast for me. They let me start my day off with tons of fruits and veggies, they fill me up, and they get me away from the kids' toaster waffles. They're a great way to get rid of fruits that are one their way out the door and an excellent way to hide protein powder if you use it. And my favorite? They're the best way to pack in the superfoods - the super nutrient-dense foods we should all be chowing morning, noon, and night. Even though it feels a little weird to drink a cold morning drink now that summer's over, they're one way I'm hanging on to the warmer months and a good way to make sure my fruit and veggie intake doesn't wane in the winter months. Here are a few of my favorite superfoods that find their way into almost every smoothie I make! - By Erin Whitehead Read More »from Drink Up! 7 Superfoods that Are Delicious in Almost Any Smoothie