Jamie DiPietro

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When and How to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

If you think your child's ready to wean off of diapers but don't know where to begin, these seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.<p>Potty training might seem like a daunting task, but if your child is truly ready, there's not much to worry about. "Life goes on and one …

Taxes, Texas and The Unforgiving Laws of Physics

Cause and Efect<p>“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, …

The Best Shots Fired in the Oxford Comma Wars

The Oxford comma, so-called because the Oxford University Press style guidelines require it, is the comma before the conjunction at the end of a …

How Google Maps Typos Grow Into Real Neighborhood Names

Between 1999 and 2008, the United States Mint produced a series of commemorative quarters, with a new state-specific design released approximately …

Google Maps

Welcome to the Body Farm

<b>By Rene Ebersole</b><p><i>Beyond the border of an ordinary parking lot lies the most cutting-edge graveyard in the world … and a hands-on lab for cops and</i> …

How To Explain Butt Cracks To A 3-Year-Old (As Illustrated By Two Grown Men)

"Convos With My 2-Year-Old," the hilarious video series in which two grown-ups reenact a dad's real conversations with his toddler, is back for its third season. In this first episode, creator Matthew Clarke's daughter, Coco (who's turned 3 since the project began) is asking the hard questions. …

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

Missy Robertson talks ‘Duck Dynasty’ and critics: ‘God is sometimes not politically correct’

“The Women of Duck Commander” pulls the curtain back on who really runs the place - the women! Kay, Klorie, Missy, Jessica and Lisa all share stories about being married to a Robertson man. Melissa "Missy" Robertson is married to Jase and together they have three children, Reed, Cole and Mia. She …

13 Common Money Mistakes -- And Their Solutions

By Laura Shin<br>Sometimes it feels like being good with your money is hard. And being bad with your money? Well, you think, that’s <i>easy</i>. But actually, all that's required to be good with your money is a set of simple tasks. It’s just a matter of getting them done. Here, some financial planners weigh in …

Are Global Warming Alarmists Shane Smith And Bill Maher Moving To Texas?

<i>Vice</i> is one of the more interesting shows on television amid what is surely a golden age for the medium. Its intrepid reporters mimic brilliant humorist P.J. O’Rourke from his <i>Holidays in Hel</i>l period as they travel to some of the worst, and easily most tragic locales on earth.<p>Shane Smith is the …

10 Herbs To Grow in the Survival Garden

For many, the time has come to plan our summer gardens. Given the overwhelming interest in recent articles about essential oils, I decided to revisit …

Herbs

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids

At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to …

Justice Scalia: 'Constitution is not a living organism'

During a speech in Atlanta Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday defended interpreting the Constitution as it was originally written and intended.<p>Scalia delivered a speech titled "Interpreting the Constitution: A View From the High Court," as part of a constitutional symposium …

7 Tall Tales About Life in the 1500s and the Origins of Phrases

It hits your email inbox with surprising regularity: “Life in the 1500s,” a collection of the incredible stories behind old sayings like "throw the …

Ends, and means

“The ends justify the means” is one of the most poisonous ideas of the modern era. I limit this assessment to the modern era because prior to that, …

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

Boost your energy, find your focus, and rev your workouts with these breathing exercises you’ve never tried<p>Take a deep breath. Chances are your shoulders shrugged and your chest puffed out.<p>And chances are you don’t realize that’s <i>not</i> how you’re supposed to breathe. See, that belly breath your yoga …

Yes, Jesus Would Bake A Cake for a Gay Person

Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He’d bake a cake for a straight person. He’d bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who …

What Not to Do If Your Child Is Sick

A pediatrician mom explains why some classic health concerns may benefit from a wait-and-see approach.<p>One fact I've learned in my years as a doctor treating kids: Parents just want to do what is right. But defining what's "right" isn't always that simple. And this is especially true when it comes …

TRANSCRIPT: Bill O'Reilly interviews President Obama

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: Mr. President, thank you for doing this.<p>BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Great to be with you.<p>O'REILLY: Really appreciate it.<p>I want to get some things on the record.<p>So let's begin with health care.<p>OBAMA: Yes?<p>O'REILLY: October 1st it rolls out.<p>OBAMA: Right.<p>O'REILLY: …

7 Important Lessons Frugal Parents Teach Their Children

Photo: somma1977<p>I have pretty strong and unswervable opinions about how I want to raise my kids; a key item being that I don't want to spoil them. …

10 Old-Fashioned Swears to Spice up Your Cussin'

People just don't swear like they used to. As long ago as 1944, H.L. Mencken, the great observer of American language, sadly noted that cursing had …

Confessions of a Formula Feeder

You generally don't hear too many complaints when female breasts appear in the following places: falling out of a bikini top; conservatively covered in a bra advertisement; or stuffed snugly in a Hooters t-shirt.<p>But for an awful lot of people, even the suggestion of breasts put entirely in the …

Breast Feeding

DIY: Reviving the Cold Frame

Feeling guilty about your abandoned cold frame? It’s not too late to put it to work.<p>Capitalize on the forgiving nature of herbs. They’ll survive a …

5 Drinking Stories That Put Yours To Shame

<b>by Ian Lendler</b><p>Turns out, the best drinking stories in history are actually, well, historical. So raise a glass to your forefathers and marvel at …

15 Things to Know About Popeye on His 85th Anniversary

On January 17, 1929, Popeye made his first appearance in E.C. Segar's comic strip <i>Thimble Theatre</i>, and the spinach-eating sailor with the oversized …

7 New Ways to Navigate Defiance From Your Child

There is something about your child looking you straight in the eye and saying, "No, I won't do that," "I hate you" or "You can't make me" that challenges you to the core.<p>You are so not alone.<p>However, you <i>can</i> handle this annoying behavior better when your goal is to utilize your relationship with a …