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9 Bridal Trends You’re About to See On the Summer Wedding Circuit

Is it an exaggeration to say that Instagram has changed weddings? Now that every event on the path to getting married is up for documentation—the proposal, the engagement party, the bridal shower, even the cake tasting—brides are under a lot of (perhaps self-inflicted) pressure to wear the perfect …

Weddings

15 things you should never ever buy at the airport

Flying is expensive enough as it is without giving into pre-flight temptations. According to experts, your time waiting at the airport can quickly tack on extra costs to your trip if you spend money on certain things without thinking it through.<p>Wi-Fi, food, neck pillows and many other items are …

Duty-free

There's a secret code behind flight numbers — here's how to tell what it means

There is a reason for everything in the aviation industry. From "pilot slang" to meal assignments for flight crew, practically everything must fit into a standardized code.<p>And the numbers and letters you see on your boarding pass are no random combination. Every airline uses a specific system to …

Flying

These Are The Toys Your Child Should Be Playing With, According To A Psychologist

While toys are first and foremost a way for kids to have fun, different toys do nurture different aspects of a child's spirit, mind, and behavior, …

Kids

3D-Printed House Finished in a Day, Costs Less Than $10,000

Print your home like a movie ticket.<p>In the near future, suburbs might be built using a combination of high tech wood and volcanic ash. But a recent …

3D Printing

This Bride's Royal Wedding Dress Is Something Straight Out of a Fairy Tale Book

Alessandra de Osma's wedding was something right out of a fairy tale book. The lawyer and former model tied the knot with Prince Christian of Hanover in a lavish wedding. The beautiful ceremony took place in the bride's native country of Peru, which is where the couple first met back in 2005. …

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

Space-saving design makes one child's bedroom a fun hideaway

In talking about living in smaller spaces, people often ask, "what about the children"? True, downsizing into a smaller home or apartment is not for …

How Many Calories a Day Does a Seven-Month-Old Child Need? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Babies come in a number of different shapes and sizes, which impacts the number of calories needed each day. Your 7-month old and the 7-month old down the street probably don't weigh the same and don't consume the same amount of food. For that matter, your baby probably won't consume exactly the …

This is what real women's beauty looks like around the world

Mihaela Noroc, a 32-year-old photographer from Romania, has taken pictures of over 2,000 women around the world since 2013. Travelling from country …

How to Buy Jewelry Like a Jeweler

For years I owned a chain of luxury jewelry stores in one of the wildest, most flamboyant, most duplicitous jewelry markets of them all: Dallas, Texas. With Valentine's Day coming up, I will tell you what sort of jewelry scams are popular throughout...<p><i>Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, courtesy of the</i> …

Jewelry

Baby girl with eczema so bad it 'looked like she'd had boiling water poured over her' cured by £4.50 cream

A baby girl whose eczema was so bad she looked like she'd had "boiling water poured over her" is no longer in pain thanks for a new bargain …

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

Why Is My Child Crying?

It’s normal for children to shed tears—and it’s also normal for a parent to be frustrated by a child who cries often. That’s particularly true when …

I’m Sorry to All the Moms I Treated Terribly Before I Became a Parent

A few weeks ago, I took my 3-month-old daughter to the grocery store for the first time. We’d been huddled in the house between sleeplessness and …

Parenting

When do babies sleep through the night? Expert reveals why your little one keeps waking up in the early hours

For every parent of a young child, it is the holy grail; the seemingly unattainable pot of gold at the end of the parenting rainbow.<p>The moment where …

Want a natural face-lift? Try the cult £35 jade tool loved by our beauty experts

Just before Christmas I found myself sitting at a stranger’s dining table with a jade implement in my hand which I couldn’t stop massaging into my face.<p>There must be something instinctive that makes humans want to press jade against their skin – perhaps it’s the smoothness. Or the cooling …

IP Market Updates

<b>February 9, 2018</b><p><b>Climbing Down the Innovation Ladder</b><p>Abraham Lincoln (an inventor in his own right and strong supporter of the patent system) once …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Self-improvement

How to Tell When a Baby is Bored and What to Do About It

"Babies have mechanisms built in to prevent them from wasting time on things that don’t have sufficient amounts of learning value."<p>By<p>Feb 07 2018, …

What It'd Look Like If 6 Children's Book Authors Designed Your Baby's Nursery

Looking to draw inspiration for your baby's nursery room from an unlikely resource? Why not take a page, literally, out of a classic children's book. To help you visualize what these fantastical stories would look like in such a serene setting, Budget Direct created some interior design renderings …

From 'secretly bare' to 'comedy nude': a guide to the naked wedding dress trend

There has been a 30% rise in requests for gowns that leave little to the imagination – but there are plenty of options for brides keen to spend the big day in the buff<p>The great American singer Bill Callahan once sang Dress Sexy at My Funeral, but anyone getting married this year could well borrow …

Weddings

Can Anyone Stop Amazon from Winning the Industrial Internet?

Just the announcement that Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jaime Dimon will be entering the health care space has sent shock waves for industry incumbents such as CVS, Cigna, and UnitedHealth. It also puts a fundamental question back on the agendas of CEOs in other industries: Will software eat the …

Innovation

The Three Reasons Why Your Toddler Doesn't Eat (And Why It's Not Your Fault)

Weekend Images Inc. via Getty Images<p>The most powerful thing I learned about childhood eating as a parent, was that picky eating is normal. By normal, …

The Most Dangerous Toys and Baby Products Recalled in January

For one product, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends parents "disassemble and throw it away."<p>By<p>Feb 02 2018, 11:30 AM<p>On average, more …

2 Airlines Just Made The List of America's Top 20 Most Hated Companies (Can You Guess Which?) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Public distaste for companies can run a little behind actuality.<p>By the time surveys are taken and opinions are expressed, the distasteful companies are already doing something about their poor …

Flying

24 Meat-Free Comfort Foods That'll Make You Say "Whoa"

You won't miss the meat.

How to Wash Pillows: A Chore You Should Do Multiple Times a Year

Need a compelling reason to read up on how to wash pillows? This should do the trick: After two years, dead skin cells, bugs, dust mites, and …

New York City

The Most Important Nutrients for Your Baby's Brain, According to Doctors

Your child's nutrition in the first two years is absolutely critical for both brain development and his future health. Here's what he needs.<p>The foods your child eats in the first two years of life (and the nutrients he receives during gestation) have a profound effect on his health and development. …

Nutrition

Feng Shui Decorating Tips

Think arranging your rooms according to an age-old Chinese system is too out-there for you? Think again. There are plenty of elements in this …

Home Decorating