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Homemade Soy Wax Candles

Learn to make soy wax candles! It's the perfect project for spring, and will leave your home smelling beautiful.<p>172<p>629

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Tasty Treats: How to Make Homemade Slushies

Ready to blow your kids’ minds? This weekend, surprise them with the most awesome summertime dessert there is: homemade slushies!<p>We call them slushies here in Chicago and I remember my mom buying them for me at the local mall when I was a kid. They were so much fun and so many flavor options! I did …

Glow in the dark jar

Kids will love these glow-in-the-dark mason jars! Here's a tip on how to create fun shapes and designs!<p>231<p>2005

Food

7 Workouts To Try When You're Feeling Too Lazy To Move

Sometimes all we want is to stay in bed or on the couch when we know we <i>should</i> get up for a workout. When the urge to veg hits, the powerfully lazy mood seems as though it could take over your entire day.<p>However, this lethargy doesn't have to cancel out your ability to partake in and reap the real …

Exercise

People Doing Acrobatic Yoga on the Edge of 600-Foot Cliffs Will Give You a Heart Attack

<b>"Look, Ma, no hands—or fear that I could literally lose balance and fall to my death."</b><p><b>Okay, but how did she even get up there?</b><p><b>Nope. Nope, nope, nope, nope.</b><p><b>Heart pounding yet? Wait 'til you see the whole thing in the video below. And in case it's not totally clear already, please don't try this at</b> …

The Best Educational Apps for Kids

Your child's education doesn't have to stop after school. These games made for your iPhone, iPad, and Android will keep your youngster's mind active outside the classroom.<p>Help your child identify and count numbers from 1 to 20, do simple addition and subtraction, and trace numbers that also open …

Kids

10 Ways to Salvage a Bad Morning Before Parting Ways

1. Notice the good -- any and all good you can find -- even if it is simply, "I am so glad to see your face this morning," or, "You've always had a knack for unique clothing combinations!"<p>2. If someone is grumpy, let her do something you usually do, like pour the milk from a small pitcher, add the …

Parenting

How to Raise Happy Kids: 7 Essential Strategies

What would bring true happiness to your household? A winning lottery ticket? A vacation home on a faraway beach? A new minivan free of pretzel crumbs? In fact, a growing body of research suggests that lasting family happiness isn't about momentous events or acquiring more things. It's about …

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How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Can Lemon Water Really Help You Lose Weight?

<i>Want a low-key weight loss regiment? Watch Jillian Pranksy demonstrate the slimming power of gentle yoga:</i><p>Drinking water—whether hot or cold, infused with lemon, or plain—also helps keep your metabolism humming. "Staying hydrated is an important component of a healthy diet because it boosts your …

14 Things Girls Who Work Out Do But Will Never Admit To

<b>2. "Borrowing" Toiletries from the Locker Room</b><br>The cost of that bottle of Kiehl's body wash is built into the membership fee, right?<p><b>3. Checking Out Another Girl at the Gym</b><br>Because either 1) her workout wear is awesome, or 2) you're wondering what moves she's used to get a butt like that.<p><b>4. Peeking at</b> …

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How I Gave Myself Permission To Be Gluten-Free

I was more concerned about how my celiac diagnosis looked to other people than I was about what it meant for me.<p>When I opened the email from my doctor, I expected it to tell me that the reason I had been exhausted for weeks was some combination of the anxiety of starting a new job, the anemia that …

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