- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:28 PM EST | CommentsWould you want to relive moments from your childhood? Two brothers from Romania did exactly that to give their mom a sweet surprise for her birthday.
Toma, 29, and his younger brother Paul, 26, decided they wanted to make their mother Simona's 55th birthday extra special. Instead of just gifting her a photo album with old family photos, they thought it would be more creative to recreate their childhood memories.
Toma went to Reddit to share the old and restaged photos. It's both heartwarming and hilarious seeing the brothers mimicking poses and activities from their youth, and interesting to see just how much has changed - or not changed - in the last 20 years.
They say it wasn't that difficult to restage the photos, though they could only do it on the weekends due to their day jobs. "Both resorts where we spent a lot of holidays as kids are within a three-hour drive from Bucharest, so it was doable," Toma tells us.
"Finding clothes was the most difficult thing," he continues. "As you saw, we couldn't match all of them."
Clothes aside, the pair was successful where it really counted. "My mom cried - once when we gave her the printed album and the second time when she read the Reddit comments today," he said, referencing the positive reactions he and his brother received about their gift. "We were kinda hoping that would happen, so we also got her a box of tissues as a present together with the album."
- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:26 PM EST | CommentsI am a mom of three girls, and I often hear the question, "So… are you going to try for a boy?" which I think is absolutely insane for about thirty different reasons. Obviously I won't be "trying for a boy" anytime ever because: a) I'm 47, b) My tubes are tied, c) I don't want any more damn kids, d) Girls are awesome, and e) Stop reading, 'cause I don't need to give you any more explanations! For some reason when it comes to how many kids you have, people love to comment. But the people who get it the worst are the moms of one child. I'm not immune to it. I one asked an acquaintance who looked young if she was planning to try for another and it turned out that she'd just done a round of IVF which wasn't successful. So that was uncomfortable. And really, I was just making conversation. So after polling my friends, here are 7 comments moms with one child hear that… they'd rather not. I'm learning along with you.
-By Stefanie Wilder Taylor
- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:09 PM EST | CommentsThe heart of Thanksgiving lies in family and home--but also the numerous small moments of the day. Break out your camera, and capture how your story unfolds on this favorite holiday. - By Kelle Hampton
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- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:47 AM EST | CommentsBy Megan McIntyre, Refinery29
There's a lot of different ways one can choose to spend a frigid winter day: sipping cocoa, curled under a blanket binge-watching Scandal, staring off into space and thinking that you really should go and do laundry. Standing around with supermodels dressed in their skivvies is not usually something on said list, and yet, that's exactly how we spent our afternoon.
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That's because today was the taping of Victoria's Secret's annual Fashion Show, where models like Karlie Kloss, Hilary Rhoda, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Jourdan Dunn strut their stuff in fantastical lingerie and work-of-art wings.
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We battled our way through the tundra-like temps, and past an army of PR girls and a police dog decked out in a hot-pink VS handkerchief to get you guys the inside peek at the primping circus that is backstage. The show won't air on CBS until December 4 at 10 p.m., but click through the slideshow to see the Angels in their pink-robed finest. Plus, get the first look at that bedazzled Royal Fantasy bra.
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- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:39 AM EST | Comments
It was half-naked supermodels, voluminous hair, and smoky eyes as usual backstage at the Victoria's Secret fashion show. We snapped photos and learned some beauty secrets from the gorgeous angels.
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- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:34 AM EST | CommentsBy Gina Marinelli & Ellen Hoffman, Refinery29
'Tis the season - for parties, cocktails, and endless occasions to whip out those flirty little frocks. From your office's annual holiday bash to festive dinner parties to sequin-filled soirées (let's not forget date night!), these affairs provide us with a million and one reasons that justify the gifts we give ourselves. After all, we deem our most flattering dresses to be vital investment pieces, because a perfect fit goes a long, long way.
Breaking down the most common body types, we've sourced 30 gorgeous dresses - featuring 10 different silhouettes - that'll complement every woman's shape. So, whether you're a pear, a carrot, an apple, or a figure that's not fruit-related, we've got plenty of pretty little things (along with clever styling advice) to help you nail each look. So, go ahead, and be a little indulgent when it comes to you.More From Refinery29:
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- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:13 AM EST | CommentsBy Nicole Catanese, Refinery29
It's official: Holiday snacking is upon us. And, it's not avoidable (or so it seems). But, not all snacks are created equal - and if you think of them as tiny meals, they can actually do your body (and waist) good.
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"I'm forever snacking," says former chef Amanda Chantal Bacon, owner of Moon Juice in Venice and Silver Lake, California. "Really, who wants to be stuffed anymore? That's only fun if you can commit the time, like a holiday. Otherwise, three full meals a day? Who can keep up with that?" Our sentiments exactly! Here, we've compiled amazingly healthy versions of your favorite treats.
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- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:07 AM EST | CommentsJust because the temperatures are cooling and gardens are being put to bed doesn't mean there are no more superfoods to be had. There are still plenty of delicious foods out there with loads of health benefits that should be eaten. In fact, with all of your familiar favorites out of season this might be the perfect time to try something new. Root vegetables like turnips, for example, are full of Vitamin C and are delicious when included to vegetable mashes and soups. In fact, there are a whole host of fruits and vegetables you might not expect to be palatable but are perfect for eating right now! Here are a few of our favorite superfood dishes for fall. Be sure to give them all a try the next time you have a chance! - By Kelsey Banfield
- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:03 AM EST | Comments
Holiday parties and festive get-togethers only mean one thing: pictures, pictures, and more pictures! Did you know that a smile is the most beautiful and powerful accessory you can wear? A gleaming smile can brighten up your face and light up a room! Start prepping your pearly whites now so they can be in tip-top shape for the holidays! There are tons of great products on the market right now, but I had heard of one natural whitening tool that sounded too strange to actually work -- a banana peel! Apparently, rubbing a peel on your teeth can result in a whiter, bright smile. But does this method actually work? My sister and I set out to put this claim to the ultimate test. Check out what we found. -By Missy
- Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:54 AM EST | Comments
Several years ago, I used to ask my friend Lindsay to pre-watch episodes of Grey's Anatomy before me. If I knew in advance that a storyline was going to feature Meredith's mother or Richard's wife, I needed to know just how intense the plot was going to get. This advance knowledge was essential to me, because I spent nearly seven years as the primary caregiver for my grandmother who battled Alzheimer's disease. Storylines featuring characters with Alzheimer's or dementia, if done well, can turn me inside out. However, I am so thankful to the writers of Hollywood for bringing these characters to life. November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. It is only fitting that our TV shows and movies are starting to reflect this reality. -By Dresden Shumaker
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