Crystal Thompson

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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways -- so we like to round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy.<p>Our guest curator this week is Chris Cate, who blogs at The ParentNormal and right here on HuffPost Parents. Read …

The Best Sweet Potato Cupcakes You've Ever Had

Sweet potato cupcakes are just what you should serve post-Thanksgiving dinner. One sweet little cupcake is the best way to end a fabulous meal.<p>Is it just me, or are sweet potatoes too often overlooked? They’re always given the backseat to Russet potatoes with dinner, which I honestly don’t …

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17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin to emerge.<p>Last month, for example, Science of Us writer Melissa Dahl reported on findings from psychologist Brian Little's latest book on personality …

The 15-Minute Back Workout

Score a strong, sexy rear view by training your traps, lats, and delts<p>When checking out your reflection, you likely give a quick spin to see how your butt looks, but barely notice your back muscles. That's a shame, because they're crucial to getting a healthier body (and can look damn sexy too). A …

8 Ways To Rev Up Your Metabolism

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, provides 8 tips to tune up your metabolism.<p>Let's start with the most basic definintion of metabolism—the chemical processes by which a plant or an animal uses food and water to grow, heal and to …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

The Most Destructive Myths About Ebola Virus, Debunked

Myths and rumors about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa are hindering health workers from doing their jobs abroad and causing unnecessary panic and paranoia in the United States. <b>Here's the truth about some of the most common misconceptions about Ebola virus</b>:<p><b>Myth:</b> Ebola virus is airborne, …

10 Things You Don't Know About NYC (Even if You Live There!)

We found the wild, weird and wonderful not-so-known sights, sounds and flavors of The Big Apple! Even if you are a New Yorker -- we bet you don't know most of these!<p><b>There is a dirty rectangle on the ceiling of Grand Central Station.</b> When the ceiling of the main concourse was restored in 1994-98, a …

Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

A tour of a pork processing plant takes a hard hat, waterproof boots and a strong stomach.<p>Oh, and hairnets.<p>Americans eat just half of the meat produced by farm animals. So what happens to the rest of the animal? I arrive at the Farmland Food plant in Milan, a factory in northeast Missouri, for a …

Learning These 26 Useful Things Now Will Change The Rest Of Your Life

If you pay attention to your everyday life careful enough, you’ll know that you can learn from everything and everyone you come across. Our life is …

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