Briana Sandoval

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Mother's diet at time of conception can permanently influence baby's DNA

We’ve all heard how important it is to eat well during pregnancy. Growing a baby is hard and risky work, and the better a mother eats, the healthier …

Kids Think Technology is Fundamentally Human

Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works — one that is vastly different from that of older generations.<p>These kids, the ‘digital natives,” are raised with modern technology deeply embedded into their lives, and form a natural understanding of …

13 Mom Truths

<b>1. Your house is not a reflection of your parenting skills.</b> You know what I'm talking about. It's 2:28 in the afternoon and there's a knock on your door and your house isn't perfect. Open the door. Welcome your friend in. Don't apologize for whatever it looks like in your home. Show them you're …

10 Motherhood Truths From Around the World

Mothers.<p>What do women around the world think of raising children?<p>What do mothers all over the world do all day?<p>What do they dream about for their children? Does it matter where they live? Does it matter how much money they have? Does it matter if they live in a small apartment or a big house?<p><b>Are</b> …

Rome will be conquered next, says leader of Islamic State

Muslims have been called to flock to the 'Islamic State' to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the world<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to …

Why Single Mom Selfies Are So Important

I didn't know yet that my marriage would go up in flames when I first realized that I was in very few of our family photos. My son's young life was already well-documented, with thousands of digital pictures housed on hard drives and cameras even before we had iPhones or an infinite cloud to store …

3 Reasons to Stay Married

I was wonderfully undisturbed in my life as a bachelor.<p>Then I met a five-foot-nothing Swedish-Filipino woman with an authentic spirituality and an uncanny ability to light up a room. She was alluring. And after deciding I'd rather not live without her, I asked if I could put a ring on her finger -- …

Is Resentment Ruining Your Marriage?

There are many factors that lead to the demise of a marriage. When couples have hurt feelings, it can be a challenge to forgive and forget. Problems in a marriage such as emotional detachment and a lack of sexual intimacy seldom develop overnight. It's often said that resentment is like drinking …

15 Important Truths About Opinions

We have a habit of assuming that opinions are regulated by common sense, but if you've ever had a conversation with someone, read a comment thread on the Internet, or turned on the television lately, you've probably noticed that when it comes to opinions, common sense is about as common as a prince …

Here's How Long Your Food Will Stay Safe In The Fridge

There's been a lot of discussion about the right and wrong food to store in the refrigerator and freezer.<p>Once you've cleared up what belongs where, the next step is knowing how <i>long</i> the food will last. Storing food is a delicate matter -- in the fridge, food might get moist and moldy, and in the …

The Burger Recipes That'll Switch Things Up This Summer

Adding just cheese doesn't cut it anymore.<p>The weather is warming up and that means that grilling season is upon us. There are many great meals you can fire on the grill, but none as beloved as the classic burger. In honor of this season, we gathered some epic burger recipes.<p>You might think the …

50 Drinks That Won't Give You a Gut This Summer

<i>This article was written by Bobby Box. Check out the original article on AskMen for the full list of low calorie summer drinks.</i><p>Summer and alcohol go together better than two hardship-stricken lovers in a Nicholas Sparks novel. It's no secret that people in general like to 'indulge' in a few patio …

28 Foolproof Recipes Using Five Ingredients or Less

Just because you don't have a lot of food in your fridge doesn't mean your belly has to suffer.<p><b>1. 1-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream</b><p>Chunky Monkey better watch its back. Learn how to make it here.<p><b>2. Argo Tea's Mojitea</b><p>Easy, boozy, beautiful. Get the recipe here.<p><b>3. Bacon Egg Cups</b><p>What better way to wake up …

I Don't Diet, I Just Go Gluten-Free

This is the final part of a series in which I attempt to take on four different lifestyle diets in four weeks. For the past few years, I've dubbed myself a flexitarian -- I don't eliminate anything from my diet and enjoy all types of food in moderation. However, I think it's time for me to assess …

Sexpot With Stretch Marks

You'll never look at stretch marks the same again... I hope.<p>Ten years ago, I lost 60 pounds. This was when I reached 172 pounds, which at 5'0 was a size 14-16 and didn't feel like me. It wasn't even my highest weight, which was 200 pounds when I was pregnant with my first child almost 17 years ago. …

What The Packaging Of Women's Products Is Really Telling You

Pink packaging. Promises to keep you "clean" and "fresh." "Protection" from your natural "scent." If you see these things, you can be pretty sure you've wandered into the women's products aisle at your local drugstore.<p>We have become accustomed to the image of a woman in white linen jumping around a …

6 Reasons Women Are Hit Harder With Depression

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing Writer<p>Published: 06/25/2014 11:42 AM on LiveScience<p>Women face almost twice the risk compared to men of having a major depressive disorder during their lifetimes.The reason for this greater risk is unclear, but a combination of biological, hormonal, genetic, …

No, We Don't Practice Yoga to Be Better in the Bedroom

As a wellness writer, practicing yogi and single woman, I'm going to let you all in on one of my "small talk" secrets.<p>If I'm chatting with a stranger of the opposite sex -- whether in a bar or the park or a small café -- I will mention my love of yoga for one of three reasons. 1) I find the person …

Proof That We're Not Born Thinking Doing Things 'Like A Girl' Is A Bad Thing

"When did doing something 'like a girl' become an insult?"<p>That's the question posed in an eye-opening social experiment which you can watch in the video above.<p>When older teenagers were asked to run, throw, or fight "like a girl," they flailed their limbs to appear weak and lazy. When younger kids …

The 3 Worst Diets I Ever Tried

Like millions of you out there I have a serious love/hate relationship with a certain four letter "F" word.<p>F-O-O-D.<p>Food has been my best friend, my boyfriend and my enemy since... like... birth.<p>I started drinking milkshakes from the soda fountain at Woolworth's at 3-months-old and it's been a …

The 6 Ghosts of Boyfriends Past

The Internet just informed me that my ex is engaged. You'd think with modern technology advances, Facebook would know what not to show me by now.<p>Even so, this information isn't exactly a shock or a dagger to the heart. It's more of an "Oh. OK then. Good for him."<p>Years ago I wouldn't have seen it …

20 Simple Ways To Treat Yourself For Under $20

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day to get all of our work done AND reward ourselves with a much-needed break. And all too often, scheduling a whole spa day or impromptu vacation can be out of the question. But giving yourself little treats throughout the day can really turn things …

Woman Sets Home On Fire Trying To Kill Spider With Lighter: Cops

Don't get caught in a web of bad decisions.<p>A woman in Hutchinson, Kansas, is charged with arson after police say she set her home on fire during an attempt to kill a spider, the Hutchinson News reports.<p>Ginny M. Griffith, 34, told officers she used a cigarette lighter to set some towels on fire …

9-Year-Old Girl Busts Pot Operation, Harshes Parents' Alleged Mellow

This little girl wants good parents, not good buds.<p>It's too bad, then, that the 9-year-old girl's parents were allegedly growing marijuana under their Minnesota home. The girl entered a police station in Barnesville over the weekend and calmly told officers that her folks were growing weed and …

The Secret To Dealing With Passive-Aggressive People

Ah, passive aggression. The best way to handle conflict.<p>Not.<p>There's a reason why passive-aggressive behavior gets such a bad rap. Not only is it supremely frustrating for both parties involved, but it's also incredibly unproductive to the passive-aggressive person -- because his or her needs aren't …