Mary Ann Banda

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Making Marriage Work--Even When You are Totally Exhausted

When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived in a neighborhood filled with other young couples and starter families. One weekend afternoon I went to …

Divorce

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The Parenting Cliché I Cannot Stand

At the start of Lent this year, I was the sleep-deprived mom of a 3-month-old baby. I published a Facebook status that said, "For Lent, I'm giving up sleep. #newmom."<p>Funny, right?<p>It got 45 likes and several comments from commiserating and empathetic mommies and daddies, saying "Amen!" or "Piece of …

Katrina: A Storm to Remember in Pictures

New Orleans

Why I Had to Break Up with My Vibrator

It's not me, it's you.<p><i>This article was written by Nicole Michaels and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>It wasn't meant to go this way.<p>It was meant as a fun assignment. A lot of women would <i>dream</i> of being asked to test drive every vibrator on the market and write about their experience for</i> …

The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

<b>(altanaka via Shutterstock)</b><p>Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p>Megan Feldman Bettencourt<p>August 24, 2015 2:26am (UTC)<p>From “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World”<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In …

How Sex Isn't The Only Form of Infidelity in Relationships These Days

It's 5:30 am, and your alarm goes off. You open your eyes, and your mind starts racing. Meetings, conference calls and project deadlines all loom.<p>Why is there always so much to do and never enough time to get it done?<p>You grab your phone and scroll through your notifications as you walk into the …

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

Weight Loss

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These Brutally Honest Parenting Comics Will Crack You Up

Brian Gordon — a cartoonist and dad of two — has been making fun of being a parent since he became one. In an attempt to keep himself sane and bond with other parents, he shamelessly started creating funny-because-it's-true parenting comics — and we can't stop laughing at them.<p>As soon as he brought …

Planned Parenthood Sells Dead Baby Parts, And That Shouldn’t Shock You At All

Planned Parenthood has been caught on tape selling the body parts of aborted children.<p>In a lengthy investigation, Planned Parenthood Federation Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is recorded discussing the sale of dead babies. She calmly nibbles on a nice green salad and sips …

Top 10 Reasons Relationships Fail

Most of us want to meet and settle down with the “right” person, and most of us want such a relationship to last. At the same time, the majority of …

Psychology

10 Eyelash Hacks for Long Luscious Lashes

If you pay attention to internet memes, you probably believe that eyebrows are the only way to accentuate your eyes and attain a flawless face. But there is something that you just might be missing, and most likely not spending that much time on: EYELASHES. If faux lashes are not your forte, check …

Trump goes wild in Arizona, unloads on Obama, Hillary, Mexico

Trump draws thousands, Hillary Clinton is called “the worst secretary of state in the history of the country”<p>Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump criticized U.S. immigration and trade policies on Saturday in speeches that veered from accusing Mexico of deliberately sending criminals across …

The 20-Minute Workout That'll Help You Get a Dancer's Body

You'll love this strength-training workout from Julianne Hough's trainer.<p>Want to score a body like Julianne Hough's? This 20-minute workout, developed by Julianne's trainer, Astrid Swan, torches cals and keeps Ms. Hough confident on the floor. And now, it's yours: Mix it into your routine two or …

Fruits That Burn Belly Fat

Fruits are often talked about on both ends of the weight loss spectrum. Are there really fruits that burn belly fat? Some people argue that eating a …

Alien life and UFOs: Evidence about extraterrestrials to be revealed by German government?

After a lengthy legal battle, Germany's parliament - the Bundestag - has been ordered to release confidential documents about UFOs, reports the Daily …

How to Create A Personal Development Plan

We all have our goals in life, and each day we try to accomplish something to get to the big picture. However, do you know that all the steps you go …

Is this a UFO disguised as a cloud? Video shows it behaving VERY oddly

A North Philadelphia man has captured absolute, conclusive proof that aliens are all around us, disguised as clouds.<p>Hector Garcia claims that a …

HugeDomains.com - Newspiracy.com is for sale (Newspiracy)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipes, For When You Need A Little Extra Chocolate

There's a lot of debate about what makes a great chocolate chip cookie. Chewy vs. crisp, small vs. the size of your head. Some folks believe that it is the chocolate chips themselves that make for an <i>inferior</i> cookie, touting the virtues of chopped chocolate instead, which melts into the cookie …

5 Weight-Lifting Moves That'll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)

Strength training isn't one-sex-fits-all. Sculpt muscle and drop pounds with this routine tailored for women.<p>Few things are clearer: If you want to torch calories, lower your body fat, and stay trim for life, you need more muscle. Yet rarely do I hear women talk about their success with weights. …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

15 Totally Awesome Junk Food Hacks to Make Now

Let’s be real: Junk food is designed to be delicious straight out of the package, but sometimes we just want to go ALL out. From dinner to dessert, these 15 unreal hacks take our fave snacks to the next gluttonous level. Reach for this collection of recipes the next time you have extra chips, …

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Could Help You Fall Asleep In Just 60 Seconds, Scientist Claims

The majority of Brits find nodding off at night difficult, but a simple breathing technique could help us get all the sleep we need, according to one …

Brain food is real: Study shows how diet affects memory as we age

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish may help protect your brain from the ravages of aging, a new study suggests.<p>An international team of researchers found that seniors who consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent reduction in the risk of mental decline compared those …

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