Sad PuppyThe first step in helping any animal that is being abused is to report the abuse to the proper authorities. However, many times people don't want to get involved because they are either afraid of putting themselves into a dangerous situation or they don't want the abusers to find out who reported them and retaliate. Now a new, free app takes that into consideration and allows people to report animal abuse straight from their phones by using the ALDF Crime App.
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Developed by the Animal League Defense Fund, this app will alert proper authorities to animal abuse and/or neglect. As the ALDF explains, "If you live in a jurisdiction that is already connected with ALDF Crime Tips-many jurisdictions across the nation already are-then the tip goes direct to your local law enforcement. If your local authorities are not yet connected with the app, then the tip goes to a call center staffed with individuals who will quickly locate the
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- Babble.com | Pets – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:19 PM EDT
Sad PuppyThe first step in helping any animal that is being abused is to report the abuse to the proper authorities. However, many times people don't want to get involved because they are either afraid of putting themselves into a dangerous situation or they don't want the abusers to find out who reported them and retaliate. Now a new, free app takes that into consideration and allows people to report animal abuse straight from their phones by using the ALDF Crime App.Read More »from New ALDF Crime App Lets Users Report Animal Abuse Instantly
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:15 PM EDT
The Internet sucks for many reasons, and stalking your ex is one. Google makes it too easy.Read More »from Single Mom Bummer: What Do You Do when Your Ex Moves On?
For solo single moms, watching an ex freely move on is hard. The father doesn't have to drop their child off at school or throw the ball at baseball. He doesn't have to worry about a fever at midnight, or deal with not being able to go on a date, because there's no babysitter tonight. Sick kid? Mom has to stay home from work-again. The parental responsibilities fall on mom and her personal life gets sidetracked-and that's OK because mom goes to bed with a clear head at night and wakes up to a beautiful child in the morning. She's supermom.
Related: 8 over-the-top divorce cakes that scream I'M FREE!
It still hurts.
Hurts to see wedding photos. Belly shots. Newborn pictures. But you hurt for your kid-not yourself.
My single mom friend, *Rosa recently discovered that her ex-husband got his girlfriend pregnant. Girlfriend is having a baby girl in the Fall. Look, people move on-this is a fact.
- Babble.com | At Home – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:07 PM EDT
Leif is a gorgeous shop all around. They have such unique and artistic items you can't find anywhere else. I especially love their table top section! I want it all on my table. Now. Their use of bright colors and earthy, organic patterns and materials makes these items perfect for the summer season. From trays to cutlery to spreaders, here are my 7 favorite items from leif. Check it out and see what I mean.- By Melanie Blodgett
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:06 PM EDT
Prior to my first marriage my biggest fear was divorce. My life experiences resulted in me bringing some lessons learned into my next relationship, and some baggage, too. Fortunately, my husband loved me and my child so much that he was willing to help me carry some of the baggage. Over the past few years I have continued to work on me in an effort to be the best mother, wife and self I can be. Recently I read an article by Your Tango about the top mistakes couples make that could lead to divorce. I found it informative because most married people don't want to give much thought to the idea of divorce until their marriage is tested. Even so, sometimes increased self awareness can help us be more mindful of our interactions with and responses to our spouses and therefore be more inclined to seek help or support in the event an issue arises. Here are 7 mistakes, other than infidelity, couples make that can lead to divorce:
-By Krishann Briscoe
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
Kids with allergies on the riseApparently I'm not the only one with allergies on the brain. I have a reason to be worried my son might be saddled with food allergies for the rest of his life: skin and food allergies in kids are on the rise. The CDC is reporting 1 in 20 kids have a food allergy, which is a 50% increase since the late 90s. It's an even bigger increase for skin allergies, up 69% to 1 in 8 kids. Since the data was collected from a parents' questionnaire and not medical diagnoses it may not be the most accurate set of statistics, but walk into any elementary school and a school nurse will be sure to show you a draw stocked with Epi-pens.Read More »from Epi-Pendemic: The CDC Reports Food Allergies in Kids Are on the Rise
The big question when it comes to an increase in kids' allergies is "why?" Ever frustratingly, there's no clear cut answer- yet. Some doctors guess it's because we keep our homes so clean these days, using disinfect after disinfect and antibacterial everything (clearly these doctors have never been to my not-so-clean house.) Or maybe there's not really a rise in
- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
When you're not wanting to wear a ponytail but yet you want something quick, easy, and stylish, a chignon is that perfect go-to hair style. Chignon is the french word for bun, with the actual french term being "chignon du cou," meaning "bun at the nape of the neck." We have found 7 ways to wear a chignon for summer so that you can channel your inner Parisian-goddess. - By Rachelle
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, May 16, 2013 12:20 PM EDT
My family picked through our community guide and selected a couple of day camps for our boys. They'll head to a community center to do arts, crafts, swimming, and gym activities for a week in July and a week in August. Some of the camps in our community looked spectacular, but were were WAY too expensive. That being said, some people have no problem breaking the bank when it comes to giving their children summer adventures. Business Insider has compiled a list of some of the most expensive summer camps for kids. The cost of these camps starts at $10,000 for the summer, and it only goes up from there. Take a look at 7 of the most outrageous options! - By Buzz BishopMORE ON BABBLE
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- Babble.com | Pets – Thu, May 16, 2013 11:31 AM EDT
Animals bring a lot of good to our lives and to the world as a whole. They are fun to look at, to study, to get to know and there is a lot we can learn from them too. Our pets are like members of our family. We can get angry at them, but love them through it. They love us unconditionally and ask for little in return. They love us in our darkest moments and celebrate with us in our happiest. They show us that love knows no bounds and when it comes to differences, that shouldn't stand in our way when it comes to love. Here are 7 photos of animals that don't let their differences get in the way and love each other because of them. - By Devan McGuinness
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- Babble.com | At Home – Thu, May 16, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
Gender reveal parties are so much more fun than a generic baby shower. Not only do you get the opportunity to share which gender you're about to add to your family, but you can also reveal your baby's name in fun ways (if you have one chosen). Boy gender reveal parties mean a lot of pastel blues, greens and fun boy things. There are so many adorably masculine themes that can take your party to the next level, and finding those perfect products is essential. I've scoured Etsy to find the perfect items for your "It's a Boy!" gender reveal party. They're totally affordable and just oh-so cute. Check them out! -- By Devan McGuinness
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, May 16, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
Do any of us really feel like we have enough money? If we're lucky, the answer is yes; we can pay for housing, food, medical care, clothes, and Legos. But what if we had more than enough? What if we got a million dollars - with no strings and no taxes - dropped in our laps? This is a favorite fantasy of mine. I like to think about all the ways I could configure a million bucks to make things better for my family and my community. With no winner in last night's Powerball drawing, the jackpot has grown to a whopping $475 million dollars! While winning that would be a nice chunk of change, I asked my readers to tell me what they'd do with a mere million dollars, and the results were interesting. Nearly everyone jumped to pay off debts first. Lots of people wanted to set up trust funds for their kids' futures, especially the parents of special needs kids. And nearly everyone wants a vacation. Funny or sad, these wishes tell stories of what real families really want. Click through to readRead More »from With Powerball Jackpot at $475 Million, 7 Women Reveal What They'd Do with $1 Million