Gricel De Leon

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Make This Pineapple-Shaped Pound Cake Before Summer Is Over

If you aren’t aware, summers in San Francisco are (sadly) the worst. To give you context, it is mid-July and I am wearing a long sleeve shirt, pull-over sweater and long pants. I walked to work with my long coat, scarf and hood over my head to hide from the misty rain. If you ask me, I think mother …

4 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money

When I was in first grade, I had a terrible time understanding the unit on money and the concepts of counting and calculating change. I can remember …

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

Nursing Profession: Personality Profile of Nurses Study

Nurses are often hailed as unsung heroes - and for good reason. They have to deal with illness, death, grieving family members, an often love-hate …

Gunshots killed missing Texas teen, medical examiner says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 14-year-old Texas girl whose father was shot and burned died herself of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner's case report posted on the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences website.<p>Adriana Coronado was last seen March 12 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Her …

5 Things Loving Parents Would Never Say

Being a parent is a difficult job, and it’s no wonder that not all of us succeed at it. We all bring a fair amount of baggage to the enterprise—our …

5 Ways You Sabotage Your Relationships Without Even Realizing It

Shares 2K<p><i>You might be in love, but that isn’t enough if you’re letting fear and old patterns destroy what you have together.</i><p>—<p>I have always been my …

5 Rising Parenting Fears and What to do about them

4 Ways to Unleash Your True Self

I want people to like me. I want to be accepted. I want my hard work to be recognized and rewarded. At the right doses, these traits are positive. …

More than half the men on a tiny Pacific island have been convicted of sex crimes

Michael Warren, who served as mayor of the tiny South Pacific island from 2008 to 2013, could become the only inmate in the island's prison, after being handed a 20-month sentence by a court in New Zealand for charges stemming back as far as 2004.<p>That year, the island — which has a total population …

Sex Crimes

Believe in conspiracy theories? You're probably a narcissist: People who doubt the moon landings are more likely to be selfish and attention-seeking

Do you think the moon-landings were faked, vaccines are a plot for mind control, or that shadowy government agencies are keeping alien technology …

Psychology

Access to hearing aids could help fight dementia, says doctor

Physician Frank Lin says treating hearing loss could help fight cognitive decline as he estimates 36% of dementia risk linked to hearing impairment<p>Hearing loss contributes to dementia and mental decline, according to new medical research by a doctor who plans to begin the first clinical trial to …

Dementia

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

<b>Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.</b><p>Millions of spermatogonia produce a constant supply of sperm in the testes.<p>But the University of Oxford study showed mutant spermatogonia gain a "tumour-like" …

Mutations

How Scared Should You Be About Zika?

Every time there is a major infectious disease outbreak that scares us — Ebola in West Africa in 2014, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on the Arabian Peninsula in 2012 and in South Korea in 2015, and now the Zika virus in South and Central America and the Caribbean — government leaders, the …

Old Moms: Hot New Trend for 2016?

Disheartening though it may be to Google the term “old moms” only to be hit with a barrage of unsavory links to porn involving elderly women, …

Trends

10 secrets to happy parenting

Between sleepless nights, toddler meltdowns and kids pushing your buttons, parenting is no walk in the park. In fact, a study published in the journal Demography found that in the first year after birth, parents were less happy and the effect was worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death …

10 Special Treats to Make Your Kid’s New Year’s Eve Sparkle

The countdown to 2016 is officially *ON*. Grab your kiddos, put on your best sequin dress + sparkly NYE accessories and crank up the tunes, because it’s time for a New Year’s Eve celebration: toddler edition. While the little ones might not be able to see the clock strike midnight, there are still …

Breaking the Pattern of Painful, Unhealthy Relationships

<b>“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” ~Byron Katie</b><p>As I was listening to other women talking in my support group for …

An Expert Explains the Complexities and Confusion of Insanity Defenses for Juvenile Killers

A trial in Massachusetts hinges on whether a teenager was insane when he allegedly raped and murdered his teacher. But what does being "insane" mean, legally?<p>Sixteen-year old Philip Chism sat perfectly still in a Salem, Massachusetts courtroom Monday, his hands on his knees, staring blankly ahead …

10 Foodie Favorites in Fort Worth

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“Welcome to <b>Fort Worth</b>,” the concierge said, as I checked into my hotel. “We have all the big city amenities here without the big city hassles.”<p>I know this firsthand, having lived in neighboring Dallas, or the “Big D,” for four years.<p>The sibling cities, known collectively as …

Texas

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smart Fragrance Dispensers And Other Oddities

The Apple Watch dock. The Pura Scents smart fragrance dispenser. A review of this badass gift guide. The Coolest Cooler. And an argument over 3D printers.<p>Long story short, we wander near and far through this week’s TC Gadgets podcast.<p>This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast is brought to you …

This Is Probably the Most Precarious Vehicle Bridge in the World

There are plenty of dangerous-looking vehicle bridges around the world, but few as adrenaline-inducing as Kuandinsky Bridge, in Russia’s Trans-Baikal …

Here's What Waffle Cupcakes Look Like And They Are Just Heavenly

When desserts just marry each other, everyone wins!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Make box yellow cake mix according to the instructions (or any cake batter). Fill cupcake wrappers about halfway; you want the cupcakes to reach the top of the wrapper when baked but not too far above it. Leave some batter …

Top 10 Soup Sandwich Pairings

Stumped on what soup to serve with what sandwich? We've taken the guesswork out of the equation with this collection of Top 10 Soup & Sandwich …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Facebook Stalked My Ex and It Changed My Life for the Better

A year ago today, my boyfriend of two-and-a-half years and I broke up.<p>I had known for months that things weren't working. But this person had been my best friend, my source of comfort for two-and-a-half years.<p>When I was diagnosed with a plethora of health problems, he had sat with me entire nights …

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You even feel "touched" when you meet a stranger who hints at being lonely. You are seemingly compassionate and moved when it relates to those outside your …

Empathy

11 Must-haves for techy new moms

If you're a new mom and love tech, gadgets and things that go "boop," you're probably searching for techy parenting and baby items. Don't worry, we …

The Most Fun Activities Grandparents Can Do With Grandkids Of All Ages

Grandchildren are a treasure. They offer the opportunity to relive parenthood without having to do any of the dirty work (like saying, “no”). And for grandkids, a weekend at Grandma and Grandpa’s house can be the highlight of an entire week.<p>But it’s been a few years since you were taking your own …

Kids

Apple Pie Cake Recipe

This week hasn’t been the best. I have a nasty cough. Sleep has not been happening for this mom. My poor husband has been sleeping on the couch to …

Dessert

Pumpkin-Chipotle Mac

When you start your Pumpkin-Chipotle Mac with scratch sauce, you're going in the right direction. Top this baked wonder with pepitas and enjoy.<p>Heat …

Recipes