- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Shine Food | Tue, Oct 2, 2012 12:24 PM EDT | CommentsThe results are in, and the winner of Family Circle magazine's Presidential Cookie Bake-Off is: First Lady Michelle Obama. But just barely.
Michelle Obama's multi-chocolate chip cookies (left) narrowly beat out Ann Romney's M&M cookies. (Photos: David …
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Only 287 votes separated the two recipes -- the smallest margin ever, according to the magazine's editors. Out of the more than 9,000 readers who weighted in, 51.5 percent chose the first lady's White and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies over Ann Romney's M&M's cookies, which won 48.5 percent of the vote.
"If we want to splurge, these White and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies, created by the girls' godmother, are the perfect special treat," Obama said when she submitted her recipe in June.
But readers -- who baked, tasted, and voted from June 27 through August 15 -- also loved Romney's recipe, which she said is a family favorite.
"They smell delicious coming out of the oven," Romney told Family Circle. "Our grandkids can't resist them!"
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- Parenting.com | Parenting | Mon, Oct 1, 2012 11:55 AM EDT | Comments
Parenting.com took to the mean streets of Brooklyn one recent afternoon to do some polling on the current election. Our mission: to find out exactly what is on the minds of our littlest citizens. They may not have the vote (yet!), but these kids have some serious opinions about the state of things. We at Parenting.com truly believe that the children are our future. And our future is, clearly, tiny Wonder Woman....Read More »
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- Marie Claire | Work + Money | Fri, Sep 28, 2012 11:12 AM EDT | Comments
Elizabeth Warren is bound to make an impact on female voters.
SHOCKING BUT TRUE: Women make up 16.8 percent of U.S. Congress. Even Sudan and Afghanistan have more female representation. But this year, a historic number of women want to change that. A record 298 filed to run for the House and 36 for the Senate. MC has the scoop on 11 lady pols to watch this fall-a double-amputee war hero, a Rhodes scholar, a gun-toting former police chief, and more. Raging liberal? Devout Tea Partyer? There's a new political hero here for everyone.
ELIZABETH WARREN, 63 (Pictured)
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PERSONAL STORY: After her dad's heart attack when she was 12, Warren's parents struggled to pay their bills, inspiring her professional focus on the trials of working-class families. Married, two adult kids.
RÉSUMÉ HIGHLIGHTS: Harvard law prof for 20 years; chair of congressional committee investigating bank bailout; led creation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Dubbed "Sheriff of Wall Street."
TOP ISSUES: Jobs, the econom
- Cnbc | Work + Money | Fri, Sep 28, 2012 10:04 AM EDT | Comments
By Robert Frank, CNBC.com
It's become conventional wisdom this election season that Mitt Romney can't attract the women's vote. But there is one group of women who plan to vote en masse for Mitt in November: affluent women.
According to a new poll from the American Affluence Research Center, half of women who belong to households worth more than $800,000 plan to vote for Romney in November. That compares with only 36 percent of affluent women who plan to vote for Obama.
Fully 16 percent of wealthy women are undecided - twice the percentage of undecideds for all American voters.
Affluent women, in fact, are more likely to vote for Mitt than affluent men, about 46 percent of whom plan to vote Romney.
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Ron Kurtz, president of the Affluence Research Center, said that affluent women voters tend to focus on economic issues like jobs, the economic recovery and the deficit more than other women. And they see Romney as a better ...Read More »
- Popsugar Sex & Culture | Love + Sex | Thu, Sep 27, 2012 4:38 PM EDT | CommentsSource: Michelle Obama on Barack's Fight For Middle-Class Families and the Economy
We are thrilled to share the next answer in our series with First Lady Michelle Obama. Since we're in back-to-school mode, this week we're focusing on education and women's health. Here's the first lady in her own words about the economy and family:
TrèsSugar editor Annie Scudder asks, "What can we do to make the cost of starting and raising a family in America more affordable? The price of quality education, health care, and child care sometimes seem prohibitive in this country."
"Annie, I really appreciated getting this question, because for me, it really crystallizes the choices we're facing in this election. When I think back to when Barack took office as president, I remember how our economy was on the brink of collapse, losing 800,000 jobs a month. And for years, middle-class families had been squeezed from all sides as costs were rising and wages just weren't keeping up.
As Barack began the...Read More »