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18 realistic family photos. Because we know parenting isn't picture-perfect.

Family photographer Danielle Guenther gets the struggle that is parenting.<p>As a mom herself, she lives and loves the daily grind. Sure, she relishes …

Parenting

The Best Furniture to De-Ikea-Fy Your Home

Self-driving cars. Google Pay. A global genetic database.<p>Sure, the tech world has a lot to be proud of this year, as start-ups continue their global …

New Trend: Freestanding Storage Cabinets in the Kitchen

Here's a new trends that's starting to crop up in kitchens all over, a way to add a little character and a lot of storage to your kitchen all in one …

Trends

The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need

<b>1. Let your kids fail.</b><p>To learn self-sufficiency, kids need to occasionally dust themselves off (literally and figuratively) without your help. "Most …

All about design

7 gross summer beauty issues and how to fix them

Ah, summer. The time of year we’re supposed to look our best.<p>Sun-kissed skin, smooth bronzed legs, a smattering of cute freckles.<p>But somehow every …

“And everybody cried”: The callous murder of the Harvey family and the song it inspired

“Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife” came to be as a search for peace through songwriting after a horrific crime<p><i>My favorite memories of being a parent involve the days when nothing happens. When we’re just laying around doing nothing but basking in each other’s joy and love.</i><br>– Patterson Hood<p><i>I don’t</i> …

Crime

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in America

What’s your favorite American beach? We’ve obsessed over that topic for weeks to deliver the tastiest waves, loveliest sand, and balmiest breezes …

Beaches

8 Simple Recipes for a Brilliant Backyard Bash

Why should you slave away in the kitchen while everyone else sips their cocktails? This year, enjoy your party (and be the star of it) with these easy and delicious recipes.<p><b>1. Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle</b><p>This dazzling, delicious trifle can be made in under 30 minutes--just be sure to plan ahead …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p><i>This week: Agua fresca, potato salad, hamburger buns, and everything else you'll need for your July Fourth picnic.</i><p>Grapefruit, watermelon, and lime make …

Potatoes

5-Year-Old Florida Girl Killed After Leaping Fish Lands in Her Boat

A 5-year-old Florida girl was killed earlier this week after being hit by a jumping sturgeon in her family’s boat, <i>The Tampa Tribune</i> reports.<p>Officials …

Boating

Watch the government's terrifying firework safety video and never play with fireworks again

It’s Fourth of July weekend, and by now, it’s likely that America’s youth has depleted the shelves of every firework store across this great nation. But before you go and get creative with your amateur pyrotechnics, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has a firework safety video it wants you to …

Handy

Toxic Portuguese Man-of-Wars Invade Jersey Shore in Time for Holiday Weekend

Beachgoers, beware: A horde of colorful sea creatures are visiting the Jersey Shore this holiday weekend — and they pack a painful sting.<p>The potentially deadly jellyfish-like Portuguese man-of-war has been spotted up and down the New Jersey coast. And more of them are likely on their way, even …

New Jersey

Ten Hurt in Flash Fire on Boat Being Fueled in Maryland Marina

At least 10 people were hurt, including three children, in a flash fire on a boat that was being fueled at a Maryland marina Saturday, officials said.<p>The 35-foot cabin cruiser was fueling at a dock at Spring Cove Marina in Solomons at around 6:04 p.m. when something ignited the fuel and sparked a …

Coast Guard

At least 14 hospitalized after deck collapses in North Carolina | Reuters

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - A deck on a house on the North Carolina coast collapsed on Saturday as a family gathered for a photo, and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital including several in critical condition, officials said.<p>The wooden deck at the house overlooking the ocean in Emerald …

North Carolina

PHOTO: 10 Most Romantic Islands in the World!

Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet.

Beaches