Anne Mooney Blanke

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The Biggest Mistake About The Big Bang

The question of where <i>all this</i> came from, as in the entire Universe, has been one of the biggest philosophical mysteries that humanity’s ever encountered. After millennia of wrestling with this question, the answer finally became accessible through scientific inquiry, culminating in the Big Bang. …

Columnist: 5 reasons marriage doesn't work anymore

<i>Editor's Note: Anthony D'Ambrosio, 29, of Wall, N.J., has built a large following after the success of his relationship columns that regularly appear in The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press. Here, he discusses why marriages just don't work for people of his generation. D'Ambrosio is now divorced after</i> …

25 Life Changing Essential Oil Hacks for Busy Moms

Shares 76K<p>Essential oils are all the buzz and craze it seems these days. A few years ago it was the snuggie. You know, the onesie pajamas for adults? …

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. It becomes a problem when it shows up at unexpected times and takes a particularly …

How to drive across the USA hitting all the major landmarks…I would love to do this some day. I wonder if there is anyone in the world that I could tolerate in a car for this long….

<b>Stores NEVER tell anyone they can ask for the difference in prices and get a refund.</b><p>How to drive across the USA hitting all the major landmarks…I …

40 Places To See With Your Kids Before They Are All Grown Up

As we all know, kids grow up way too fast. There are so many things to do, see and explore, it always seems challenging to find a starting point. In …

National Parks

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …

20 Scrumptious Ways to Celebrate National Goat Cheese Month

Yup, you read that right. One day, some marvelous comfort food-lovin’ American declared that August was going to be National Goat Cheese Month. And for that, we are forever grateful. We know that tasty flavor can be strong. But fear not! Here are 20 beautiful and balanced ways to start celebrating …

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How to Make 'Grown-Up Lemonade,' Which We'll Be Drinking All Summer Long

Faced with the challenge of inventing a new summer cocktail, one Brooklyn bartender turns to the Franco-Italian liqueur genepy for a new twist<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire.</i><p>…

How to Grill a Whole Fish, Step by Step

Why slap a whole fish on the grill? Because it tastes better. Here's how to do it.<p>Why slap a whole fish on the grill? Because it tastes better: The skin protects the delicate flesh, the bones keep it juicy, and you can stuff the cavity with flavorful citrus and herbs. Still, grilling a whole fish …

Cabbage and Asian Pear Slaw

4 Servings<p>“This hits all the notes of a great slaw: creamy, tangy, and crunchy.” —Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons sour cream<p>1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus more<p>½ teaspoon …

Radish Raita

Makes 1½ cups<p>“I love peppery radishes with cooling yogurt—so good on grilled chicken or fish.” –Dawn Perry, senior food editor<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt<p>⅓ cup chopped fresh mint and/or cilantro<p>1 serrano chile, seeded, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion<p>1 …

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Coping With Disappointment: The Rule of Sevens

My teenage son has had a crush on a girl for sometime and, while driving him to school the other day, I nudged him once again to ask that girl out. He very much wanted to ask her out, but was afraid of being rejected and ruining the friendship. I encouraged him to "just do it" and he kept telling …

READ YOUR LABELS!!

READ YOUR LABELS!!<p>Top 10 Food Additives To Avoid<p>1. Artificial Sweeteners<br>Aspartame, (E951) more popularly known as Nutrasweet and Equal, is often found in foods labeled "diet" or "sugar free". Aspartame is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined. Aspartame is not your friend. Aspartame is a neurotoxin and carcinogen. Known to erode intelligence and affect short-term memory, the components of this toxic …

Fall of Giants

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p><b>Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.</b><p>A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An …

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Horan<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH</b><p><i>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</i><p>From Nancy Horan, <i>New York Times</i> …

Song of the Fireflies

• <b>Author:</b> J. A. Redmerski<p>"I <i>loved</i> every last word! Beautiful, heartfelt, consuming--I couldn't put it down. There's pure magic in J. A. Redmerski's pen." --- KATY EVANS, New York Times bestselling author of the REAL series<p>From the New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Never and The Edge of …

25 American Classics Everyone Should Read At Least Once

And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version.<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.<p>From John …

Ham and Gruyère Bread Pudding From 'One Good Dish'

<b>David Tanis</b> loves good bread. In fact, he devotes an entire chapter to it in his new cookbook, <i>One Good Dish</i>. And while there are a few recipes calling for a fresh loaf, he finds most of his creativity in using older, staler loaves. This fact may sound strange, but I find it incredibly useful. I …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Healthy Eating

Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less

I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but …

Listen to Dr. Dan Siegel Talk About the Brain & Teens

Then, you'll want to get your hands on a copy of the book. Here's why.<p><b>Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain</b> breaks new ground in …

Brainstorming

Thai Chicken Soup

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 55 min<p>Loosely based on Tom Kha Gai, Thai chicken soup recipe comes together in under an hour with easy to find ingredients.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 bunch scallions, whites and pale-greens thinly sliced, dark greens sliced 1-inch thick<p>4 …

Can putting your child before yourself make you a happier person?

While popular media often depicts highly-involved parents negatively as "helicopter parents" or "tiger moms, how does placing one's children at the …

Even Tween Boys Need Hugs

By Jack Cheng<p>My 10-year-old son can be a train wreck.<p>I know it’s not his fault. His limbs are growing faster than he knows, and his brain is all over …

Rising incidence of "ADHD" calls for radical rethinking

When the American Academy of Pediatrics changed the guidelines for ADHD to expand age of diagnosis to include children from age 4-18 (from 6-12), …