-By Liz Stanley Read More »from The Bright Life: 8 Pretty Lamps to Illuminate Your Home in Style
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By the time he was 4 years old I can count on 2 hands the foods he would eat. That listRead More »from My Kid’s a Picky Eater — and It's Completely My Fault
- Refinery29By Katie Smith, Refinery29
Many of us have heard horror stories about so-called "revenge porn." It's one of the more nightmarish byproducts of the Internet age. The stories usually go something like this: A resentful ex posts embarrassing photos of his or her hapless victim, destroying their reputation online - and possibly their chances to land a job or to get approved for an apartment. We spoke with Katie, whose ex-boyfriend posted revenge porn of her after their relationship ended.
Who was this guy?
"He was a friend of a friend who went to a high school close to mine, and he started messaging me when I was 15. That went on for about a year before I met him [in person]. We stopped talking for a while, but started up again when I was 17. He was five years older than me. He was an art student at a local college, and I was a senior in high school."
And, how did the relationship progress?Read More »from What Revenge Porn Did to Me
"We dated for three and a half years. When I first started going out with him, he
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I can drink my superfood smoothies for breakfast every morning and make amazing salads every day for lunch. But to me, life's not worth living if I can't indulge every now and then. I'm a firm believer that making something completely off limits will just make you obsess over it and want it more, so I'm all about everything in moderation. Yes, I sometimes eat what some would consider "junk food." I don't deprive myself of my favorite cookies or peanut butter cups, for example. I just try to make good choices most of the time so that I can fit them in. And I try not to eat them all the time. But as people pay more attention to the foods they're putting into their bodies, companies are paying more attention to what they're putting in those foods. Healthier versions of "junk food" have come out - and they're options you can actually feel good about munching on. These options are special treats, but they're special in that you shouldn't feel guilty about enjoying them! Here are just a fewRead More »from Curb Your Cravings: 7 Healthier Swaps for Your Favorite Junk Foods
A staple of Thanksgiving and the holidays is the classic green bean casserole. Check out this tasty, healthy casserole that's easy to make, and will have your guests asking for seconds. Hint: Don't put the fried onions on top until the final five minutes of reheating so they're crispy!Shutterstock.com Serves 12
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cups sliced white mushrooms
3 cups vegetable broth
5 cups haricots verts (skinny green beans), sliced on a diagonal
1 can (about 10 3/4 ounces) low fat cream of mushroom soup or organize brand of mushroom soup (not puree - look of for one with some pieces - I used Amy's brand)
1/2 cup soy milk
2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/3 cup caned friend onions, crushed
Put the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet with a lid or in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the red onion and mushrooms andRead More »from The Perfect Green Bean Casserole
This delicious recipe serves 12, and helps you cut some calories on this easy-to-make side dish. It is made with unsalted butter (and vegan butter can be substituted) and soy milk. The extra spices - honey, cinnamon and vanilla bean - will help cover the reduced fat nature of this holiday favorite. Kids will love this dish as well, especially if you serve it in ramekins to control portion sizes and make it extra special.Shutterstock.com
8 small sweet potatoes or yams (choose whichever is brighter in color at your grocery store or farmer's market), peeled and chopped into large chunks
8 egg whites, beaten until peaks are just starting to form
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (regular or vegan)
4 tablespoons soy milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon scooped seeds from a real vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Put the potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water. Turn heat to high and boil untilRead More »from Healthy Sweet Potato Souffle
- Babble.com | Parenting – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:16 AM EST
When is a toddler not a toddler anymore? That transition from toddlerhood to childhood can creep up fast, and you might be wondering whether you've graduated up to the next level. He still looks tiny, except … he doesn't. And she still needs you, except sometimes … she doesn't. Here are 7 ways I can tell we're past the toddler stage and in full-fledged KID mode. You too? -By Michelle HortonRead More »from 7 Signs Your Child is FINALLY Past the Toddler Stage
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:12 AM ESTBy Liz Black, Refinery29
Temps are dropping, there's a serious chill in the air, and all you want to do is curl up by a fire with a warm cup of spiked cider. But, while that sounds like the makings of a lovely weekend, we're all about bringing the comfy-cozy warmth into the everyday. Since inventors haven't perfected the pocket fireplace (at least not yet), we're bringing you the next best thing: snuggle-worthy sweaters.
From classic, cable-knit cozies and jewel-embellished jumpers to studded numbers everyone will covet, the plus-size sweaters on this list are not only cuddly but will be the hardest working pieces in your closet this season. Click on to see all of our pretty, plush picks.Read More »from Get Cozy (And Quick!) with These 10 Plus-Size Sweaters Under $100
- lap childSeveral months ago when my husband was looking at his work conference schedule for the year, he noticed that one in December would be in Washington D.C. We have a careful budget that we stick to, but we both agreed that this was one of those times we wanted to splurge a little. And so we started looking into flights. I went to Washington D.C. when I was 7 and have wanted to go back ever since, so this was a big deal to me, and I really wanted to take Eli, even if he was a little too young to really appreciate it. When it came time to book a flight, we had a big decision to make: do we get Eli his own seat? Or do we take him for free as a "lap child" and hold him throughout the flight? The lap child option is incredibly tempting, especially as a family on a budget, but something was pulling us away from that. It just didn't seem safe. And it definitely didn't seem easy, now that Eli is walking and has some pretty strong opinions. So we did the only reasonable thing we could think of: weRead More »from 5 Smart Reasons Not to Fly with a “Lap Child”
Thanksgiving is pretty much a holiday filled with gluten. Think about it: from the dinner rolls to the stuffing, almost every "traditional" dish has gluten in it. Some dishes that you think are safe, like the turkey, have hidden dangers. If you're hosting Thanksgiving with guests who eat gluten-free, or if you're newly gluten-free, these tips will help you have a healthy and stress-free holiday… at least as far as the meal is concerned!
Tell us how you get around gluten on Thanksgiving in comments!
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