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Models Pose Nude to Take a Stand Against Unrealistic Body Expectations (NSFW)

Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina stripped down to prove a point, and the photos are stunning.<p>Fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili has spent years snapping pics of today's most famous models; now, she's publishing a book of photographs that celebrate all bodies — short, tall, skinny, curvy, and …

'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Friends' mashup is the new 'Smelly Cat'

This <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> and <i>Friends</i> opening credits mashup has got us hooked on a feeling.<p>Thanks to Youtuber Robert Jones, it's now super easy to …

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

One of the reasons that baked donuts have become so popular is that they are much easier to make than deep fried donuts are. They require less …

Vanilla Hot Milk Sponge Cake

On many of the cake decorating shows on TV they refer to cakes as “sponges” because they like to use light, airy sponge-type cakes for building their …

How + Why Meditation Works

Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivate more peace and happiness in life. It is literally the first thing I recommend to all my …

Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude

Over the past two decades, studies have consistently found that people who practice gratitude report fewer symptoms of illness, including depression, …

Happiness

5 Secrets Of Super-Happy Parents With Well-Behaved Kids

Parenting from your child's point of view means shifting your orientation, and seeing the world from a new perspective. Instead of understanding your child from a "top-down" adult position, think and look at the world as if you were their age and size. It's something I think about every day as the …

Parenting

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Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …

Homemade Hostess Twinkies Recipe

1. Make the Cakes: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.<p>2. If you have a Cream Canoe Pan, spray it with non-stick cooking spray. If you do not, make your …

Mom Sets the Tone {5 Ways to Reset Your Mood When Anger Strikes}

5 Creative Ways to Cope With Food Cravings

I recently spoke with Elisa Zied, dietitian and author of the new book, <i>Younger Next Week</i>, about food cravings. We all have them and they can be such a struggle! Here are five psychological ways to deal with even the most intense cravings.<p><b>1). Use your mind to curb a craving.</b><p>When a craving hits, …

Holistic Medicine

The Simple Path to Mindfulness

When I was in the 10th grade, our science teacher told us we only used 10 percent of our brains, and if we could learn how to use more of our brain we could "be as smart as Einstein."<p>Fast forward to 2014, neuroscientists are still talking about 10 percent of your brain, but this time there is a …

Mindfulness

Round the world with kids – what to know before you go

Fed up with the stresses and strains of a working life in London that left little time to spend with our two boys (then aged 6 and 3), my partner and I decided to do the modern equivalent of running away to join the circus: we let the apartment and took the kids travelling the world for a couple of …

Asia Travel

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Kids

Hello 2014: 21 Ways to Live a Resilient Life

Here are 21 ways to lead a resilient life:<p><b>1. Set healthy boundaries that work for you and not everyone else.</b> Put this phrase at the top of your healthy, self-loving boundary setting list: "That doesn't work for me." If others don't understand your boundaries, so what? You are not creating them for …

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Creative Ways to Teach Kids About Gratitude

Readers share how to teach gratitude.<p>Bounce Some Ideas Around<p>When my 8-year-old starts to spiral down into a negative attitude, we play Gratitude Ping-Pong. One of us says something she's grateful for, then the other takes a turn. We go back and forth until we're both smiling again. The only rule …

Funniest Quotes About Parents: Pin These for a Laugh

Thanks for all of the LOLs and Likes! We are still cracking up over your comments on these images. Here are the most popular humorous images we posted on Facebook -- and your favorite comments about them!<p>"And very seriously let me know that she hasn't had her daily quota of kisses...oh the guilt!" …

Momnesia

I love when I feel I'm adding good in any way to someone else's life by being true to myself and expecting nothing in return. It is much easier with friends than it is with my kids. I'm attached to the outcome with them, as I try to teach and guide on a daily basis. I don't share all the …

Parenting

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Beyond Toddlerdom

• <b>Author:</b> Dr Christopher Green<p>First there was the <i>Toddler Taming</i> phenomenon - now this is the sequel every parent has been waiting for...<p>Dr Christopher Green has written <i>Beyond Toddlerdom</i> for all those parents in need of calm and wise advice on parenting the 5-12 year age group. The 5-12s have to face …

Top Tips for Fussy Eaters

• <b>Author:</b> Gina Ford<p>All parents want their toddlers to be healthy, happy eaters but mealtimes can often end in a battle of wills. Gina Ford's <i>Top Tips for Fussy Eaters</i> offers parents practical, straightforward advice on turning those difficult mealtimes into happy family occasions.<p>Gina's no-nonsense …

How Not to F*** Them Up

• <b>Author:</b> Oliver James<p>As a mother, are you comfortable in your skin?<br>Want to know how best to be a stay-at-home or working mum?<p>Babies have very simple needs, yet many parents are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to meet them. In <i>How Not to F*** Them Up</i>, leading child psychologist Oliver James …

Raising and Praising Boys

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer<p>One of the biggest lessons we have learnt in the last few decades is that it is valuable, important and effective to praise children. Children respond much better to encouragement than they do to punishment, which is why praising them is considered fundamental in …