Jimmy Fallon had another brush with viral video adorableness recently, appearing with The Roots and many, many Muppets in a performance of the Sesame Street theme song that I watched as soon as a critical mass of my Facebook friends shared it and said it made their day. I suggest that you prepare for the cute before you watch it, because it's more or less out of control. Sometimes it feels like Fallon is everywhere on my Internet, which is fine with me. He's funny, he seems really nice, and he brings a lot of Justin Timberlake into my life, which is really never a bad thing. (Thanks, Jimmy Fallon.) The Fallon video love has been in overdrive of late. First there was the Timberlake/Fallon #Hashtag video, a hilariously, potentially painfully true take on Twitter. I've watched and rewatched Fallon videos since I laughed myself silly over him and JT on Saturday Night Live's Barry Gibb Talk Show sketches, and he's really taken off on his own on Late Night. Click through for 7 HILARIOUSRead More »from Joking Bad: 7 Hilarious Jimmy Fallon Clips that Will Make Your Day
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
Your bedroom is a sacred space. The mood should be peaceful, pretty, and above all, personal. Mass-produced decor can leave it feeling sterile, but not everyone has the time or know-how to custom-make something on their own. If there's one place you can be sure to find unique, creative, and quirky home goods, it's Etsy - so we've found 7 wonderful Etsy shops run by talented and creative mothers who weave that nurturing touch into everything they make.
-By Jan Halvarson
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
One of the hottest trends in fitness is barre, a workout designed to create long, lean muscle mass much like that of a ballet dancer. Barre studios are opening up across the country and multi-purpose gyms are installing ballet bars so they can host barre classes at their facility and stay on trend. (And for those of you who were curious, it is not advised to hit the bar after the barre.) Barre workouts combine a bit of dance, pilates, and yoga. Though all programs vary a little, barre exercises tend to rely on one's body weight for resistance. Some classes may incorporate more cardio than others. It is important to note that barre is great for sculpting the body, but those seeking optimal weight loss will want to combine barre classes with cardio (to increase your heart rate) and a healthy diet. Though I was never a dancer, after doing semi-private pilates classes for a couple of years I decided to give barre a try and was truly amazed at the intensity of a barre workout. A new studioRead More »from Raise the Barre: 7 Reasons to Try the New Ballet-Based Fitness Trend
It's hard to believe that it's been 2 years since Steve Jobs passed away. Steve left a legacy that only few can do. He designed products that have changed our lives. While he is missed, life has gone on and so has Apple. We have a new iOS, new iPads, new iPhone, new Macs - and while he didn't have his hands directly in this new Apple technology - he is the reason that we have them today. Like many of you, I too jumped in on the Apple bandwagon - paying lots of money for fancy technologies created by Steve Jobs. I've read stories of how difficult a man he was to work for, how some saw him as strange. Even if those cases were such, we are all a little off, and this man left us many brilliant things. In addition to all of the fantastic technology products Steve created, he also left us with quotes that are unforgettable. I find it interesting to see he had so many remarkable things to say about life here on Earth and his death. Click through for 7 inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs! -ByRead More »from IWisdom: 7 Unforgettable Quotes from Steve Jobs
- Babble.com | Parenting – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:13 PM EDT
I was at my older daughter's soccer practice the other afternoon when a couple of other moms and I were chatting about which anti-anxiety medications we each take. It was just assumed that most everyone we know takes something - whether it's via prescription, in a wine bottle or vaporizer (we live in Colorado, where marijuana is legal).
Since I started being officially medicated at the beginning of the year, I drink a lot less wine at night. Drinking during daylight hours was impractical, given that I need to get behind the wheel often - and, you know, my daughters probably wouldn't have appreciated me passing out on the playground - so anti-anxiety medication has helped take the edge off around the clock.
As I anticipated I would, I've changed with this new medication, and I'm parenting differently as a result. Better, for sure. Still not perfect, but I didn't expect that would come in a little blue pill. Now I know when I lose my temper that I must be really angry.
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,When I get to the gym, I have to have a plan. If I don't have a plan, I wander around the gym like I have exercise ADD and a severe version of exercise amnesia. I do a little of this, a little of that, some biceps here, a few push-ups there, 10 minutes on the treadmill and maybe some sets of assisted pull-ups. But I tend to blank on more complicated exercises that I've done a million times and can't pull them out of my brain's vault to actually do them at the gym. Then I feel like I didn't have a "real" workout because I didn't go in with a plan.
No matter how many years of workouts I have under my belt, my brain lacks the part that commits exercises to memory. I need to have a list in front of me, or a trainer pushing me-something to keep me on track. And because I don't have a lot of spare time in my day to plan workouts-I can barely make it to the gym to actually do the workout-my saving workout grace lately has been workout apps.Read More »from Why Weight-loss Apps Are a Waste of Money
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
As crisp fall air begins to move in, my thoughts turn to some of my favorite fall foods. Each year, I wait patiently for the very first fall apples; they're always crunchy, sweet, and full of tart apple flavor. And whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, I manage to fit all kinds of apple recipes into my fall menu. Of course, my favorite way to eat an apple is to pair them with some freshly-grated cinnamon. As we all know, the combination is irresistible and instantly conjures fond memories of autumns past. For your fall dining pleasure, here are our very favorite cinnamon-apple recipes. Click through to find a host of hearty breakfasts, healthy snacks, and absolutely mouthwatering desserts. - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
A couple of weeks ago, my 7-year-old daughter was playing with our two young neighbors. She had her favorite American Girl doll outside with her as they created a scenario of the $110 doll exploring the great outdoors. That game was quickly abandoned, and the trio went inside to play with a box of Legos. But my daughter forgot something very important -- her pricey Caroline doll, which she left all by her lonesome on the front lawn. I took this opportunity to teach her a valuable lesson about, well, her valuables.
When she was inside our neighbor's house, I grabbed her doll and hid it. On her return, I innocently asked, "Honey, where is your doll?" She went back outside, did some searching, and returned with a shrug saying, "I don't know. But it'll show up later." She was not filled with a sense of urgency or dismay. I then had to 'fess up and tell her I had taken the doll to teach her a lesson, and that she needed to take responsibility for her personal items, especially herRead More »from Cops Give Girl “Ticket” for Leaving Her Barbie Jeep Out Overnight
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
I've been in a relationship for a long time and it's the small details that make me feel loved. When my husband knows what I wanted from the store before I even realized it was my latest pregnancy craving, to knowing what I have always wanted to do in my life. It's a sign that he's really listening and logging what makes me happy and those little things can add up and mean more than the "I love you" said before leaving for work each day. The funny people over at The Frisky put together a great, truthful list of 35 things women wish their boyfriends would remember. They're technically "small details," but those small details, when added up, really can make a difference. I've rounded out 15 that I wish my partner would remember and why. Click through for 7 little things women wish their husband's would remember! -By Devan McGuinnessRead More »from 7 Little Things Every Woman Wishes Her Husband Would Remember
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Our anniversary is today. Nine years. A lot has happened since we met in a smoky nightclub all those years ago in Salt Lake City. Kids, moves, pets, fights, death, and a lot of life. As a result, we've learned a lot about being married and figured we'd share it with you. A bit of advice for every year we've been married. These are just a couple tips and tricks we've picked up along the way that have kept us married even when we sometimes didn't want to be married anymore. That along with a bunch of photos that tell the story of us… and our weight gains and losses. Click through for 7 things we've learned after 9 years of marriage! -By Monica BielankoRead More »from 7 Things We've Learned After 9 Years of Marriage
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