- Mon, May 13, 2013 9:16 AM EDT | Comments
Why do people always look so happy riding bicycles? Is it because of the wind in their hair? The fact that biking cuts down on air pollution? Maybe it's just because riding a bike makes anyone feel like a kid again. Cities across the country are installing bike lanes and finding that not only does bicycling positively impact public health, it also spurs economic growth along the routes. If you haven't been on a bike for a while, now is the time hop on. May 13-17 is National Bike Week. Still feeling wobbly? Here's some inspiration.
-Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo Shine
- Fri, May 10, 2013 2:50 PM EDT | CommentsI broke my glasses last night, which - back me up on this, fellow four-eyes - is the absolute worst. But I've been meaning to get some new sunglasses for summer (because, yes, last year's sunglasses are long broken), so I figured I might as well go on an all-out glasses buying binge. And in doing so, I started tracking some consistent trends in the eyewear game for 2013. Instead of sticking with the typical hipster black frames and oversized sunglasses, 2013 is seeing some distinct eyewear trends for spring/summer. Here are 8 of the trendiest pairs out there:
-By Michelle Horton
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- Sun, May 12, 2013 10:44 AM EDT | Comments
We love moms! We make sure to express our love as much as possible, but there is something about Mother's Day that makes us want to say it a little louder. Whether you're looking for advice, help, or just to chat, your mom is likely on speed dial. This is especially true while you're planning your wedding even if you're not totally on board with what she has to say. And let's not forget about the support of your groom's mom too!
- Mon, May 6, 2013 3:16 PM EDT | Comments
There are few ways better to show your love for your mom -- or, if you're a mom, your love for your kids -- than by spending a day in the kitchen with family. Here are 10 of our favorite weekend baking projects -- projects to get your hands dirty, to laugh about, to steal bites from when nobody's looking. There's nothing like savoring a day's work together.
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- Mon, May 6, 2013 6:34 PM EDT | CommentsWe've heard a lot about the work-life balancing act lately, but seeing it is a different story. Twelve years ago, photographer Ali Smith, decided to capture real moms in their daily lives. Not the power-suited mom of '80s movies or the happy homemaker of '50s advertising, but real women with real parenting challenges. One botched book deal, forty moms, and $35,000 in donations later, Smith has self-published Momma Love, a pictorial homage to the tightrope walk of motherhood.
The original goal, says Smith, was to "present an honest portrayal of it to counter the copious amounts of slanted B.S." She recruited both friends and total strangers to serve as muses. Then, halfway through her project, she saw her savings drained when the company planning to publish her book was shuttered. "Emotionally, it was devastating," Smith tells Yahoo Shine. "I cared about the women and the subject too much to let it drop." Enter the fundraising site Kickstarter, where Smith found a groundswell of support (and was able to meet her $35,000 goal to self-publish in time for Mother's Day.) In the process, Smith gained a new perspective on the pressures of work-life balance.
"It's easy to make yourself feel guilty about not being with your child when you have to work, or neglecting your life's passions when you're with your child," says Smith, who lives in New York with her husband and three-year-old son, Harper. "From making this book, I learned I'll probably be okay as a parent, and that my kid will likely be okay too." Here's a look at Smith's photos, and the moms who inspired her.
- Fri, May 10, 2013 1:16 PM EDT | Comments
- Wed, May 8, 2013 9:31 PM EDT | CommentsWhat happens when you enter the search term "Mother" in a stock photography website? You get lots of sunshine, hanging laundry and salad bowls. You also get a month's worth of nightmares. Moms made of plastic, moms wielding weapons, and even worse, moms whose emotions we just can't read. In honor of Mother's Day, we bring you the scariest stock images of our nearest and dearest.
- Fri, May 10, 2013 2:56 PM EDT | CommentsEverything old becomes new again. The latest retro style to experience a rebirth are half moon manicures, which were popular in the 1930s. According to the Huffington Post, the return of this vintage nail design is credited to Dita Von Tease, who launched a line of pin-up-inspired press on nails. The earliest versions of the half moon manicure left both the lunula and tip of the nail unpainted and the polish was most often red. Today's styles include a wide variety of colors and creative twists on the look. The most popular way to create this nail design is by using 3-ring binder reinforcement sticker as show in this tutorial on Syl and Sam. I've compiled a number of fun color combinations, unique variations, and alternate methods to achieve the look. Click through the slideshow and get inspired to try this hot nail trend.
-By Sonya Lee Benham
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- Fri, May 10, 2013 2:58 PM EDT | CommentsWe've got seven clever and organic remedies for indoor and outdoor plants, plus green gardening tips from Martha Stewart, whose passions include gardening and organic choices. From your hanging planters all the way down to the soil in the ground, Martha gives tips to make sure every aspect of your garden is green.
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- Fri, May 10, 2013 2:54 PM EDT | Comments
The weather is fine, your schedule has cleared up and you're thinking about treating mom to a travel this Mother's Day. Well, my friends you are in luck! There are plenty of fabulous travel deals, discounts and packages that have been released for those looking for a last-minute Mother's Day getaway. When it comes down to gifts and surprises, travel really can't be beat. It's the ultimate gift and one that just keeps on giving. There's nothing like remembering that Mother's Day scuba diving, or taking in an exotic sunset. You'll have an amazing time, plus these resorts and hotels look absolutely gorgeous! Click through for 7 last-minute Mother's Day travel deals! -By Nadia Carriere
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