Crystal Emmert Hertzfeld

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9 great learn-to-read apps for kids

It's hard to imagine how kids (and parents!) ever survived an hour-long wait at the pediatrician's office or traffic on the freeway without an app …

DIY Fresh Face Mist

Facial mists have been around for a long time, but I never really bought into them until recently. When my daughter and I got our hair and makeup …

Kid-Friendly Foods that Will Keep Supper Simple...

Surprising Ways To Cook With Greek Yogurt

<i>This wonder ingredient goes way beyond breakfast, to cooling off spicy dishes, keeping burgers juicy and even helping you make a last-minute cake.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter</i> .

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

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Tech gadgets for new parents

For new moms and dads, there’s a whole world of new gizmos and apps to help make life with the little bundle of joy a little easier, including a camera that’s easy to set up and a play yard that opens with the push of a button. TODAY’s digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong reports.

18 Cooking Tips to Cut Time, But Not Flavor

What’s half muffin, half scone, and fully...

Sweat-Free, Core-Strengthening Moves for Mom

How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

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9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

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Surprising Benefits of Exercise

Healthy heart. Stronger bones. Leaner muscle mass. Faster metabolism. The benefits of exercise are far reaching, and most of us are familiar with the advantages of working up a sweat. We know that exercise helps trim the waistline, tone the biceps and build cardiovascular fitness.<p>But, there are …

The Coolest Jobs In Hawaii Might Make You Reconsider Your Career Choice

Pretty much any job would be better if you could drop it and pick it up in Hawaii, right? Well, why not start at the source where there are a handful of exceptionally fulfilling jobs -- both mentally and spiritually -- and none of them require catering to tourists. It really is just a bonus that …

A Rare Look Inside Jack Nicholson's '60s Home From LIFE Magazine (PHOTOS)

If you're looking for the image to illustrate the definition of "complete comfort in one's skin," you need not look any further. These rare photos from the archives of LIFE Magazine show an individual so uniquely at ease with himself, we're surprised that his name isn't synonymous with this level …

What It Takes To Be A Pop Star: 2003 Vs. 2013

Bubblegum. Sugary sweet. Catchy as all hell. This must be ... POP!<p>Best known for stuck-in-your-head melodies and manufactured singing, pop music has pushed the envelope since its inception.<p>The genre once strayed to the dark side to get a rise out of fans -- rife with innuendos, NSFW language and …

Kurt Cobain Said He Thought He Was Gay As A Child In Unearthed Jon Savage Interview

Kurt Cobain opened up about thinking he was gay as a youth in a 20-year-old interview recently unearthed by PBS.<p>In July 1993, the rock legend sat down for an interview with music journalist Jon Savage in New York City to discuss the topic of identity. Audio from the interview was unearthed by PBS …

Why You Must Lead Differently As Your Team Grows

Just when you think you've got your team and situation figured out, things change - especially when you're growing. Leading teams of less than 10 people is different than leading teams of 10-30, and then leading teams of more than 30 presents additional challenges and opportunities.<p>As your team …

Smart Thinking About Brains

A lot of smart people have been thinking about brains lately. I am not talking about the brains that appear to be missing in some quarters of Congress, but the brains that regular people like you and me use every day to keep up with the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls of life.<p>How could we have …

CrossFit Put To The Test, Comes Out On Top: Study

Considering its recent popularity -- there are currently more than 10 million self-described CrossFitters -- it's worth asking if CrossFit is really all it's cracked up to be. And according to a small new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), your WOD really is working.<p>A …

'Convos With My 2-Year-Old' Halloween Special Introduces Zombie Baby Shepherd

Here's a frightening (but funny) twist on the tried-and-true premise of "Convos With My 2-Year-Old"... in this "Halloween Special," dad Matthew Clarke reacts in terror as his 6-month-old baby, Shepherd, turns into a zombie before his very eyes. Because as everyone knows, babies are just like …

How to Stay Home From School (By Jack, Age 8)

1. Around 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, start coughing. When your mommy looks concerned and asks if you're OK, act casual. You're simply planting the seed, baby. Planting. The. Seed.<p>2. After dinner, up your game by putting on puppy dog eyes and asking your mommy if she'll snuggle with you on the …

What It Mean to Be a Mom

One day, my son came to me and told me that there was a boy at school teasing him. It was causing him distress because he was young and didn't have the self-confidence to stand up for himself. My mama bear instincts kicked in and to be honest, I wanted to go to the school and berate the little …

Are You Teaching Your Daughter to Be a Mean Girl?

One night, during my senior year of high school, I received a text message from a group of girls telling me I was fat and needed to lose weight.<p>At the time I felt bad and embarrassed for them. It honestly stunned me that people could be so downright mean and insecure.<p>Now that I am married with a …

401(k) Tricks and Treats

While Halloween can be scary, many folks are more spooked by the challenge of saving for retirement than they are of things that go bump in the night. There's no need to call Ghostbusters, but you might want to check out your 401(k). Inside your workplace retirement plan, you may find several …

Think Your Diet Needs More Discipline? Think Again

If we listen to the words of authors, therapists and coaches, we come to believe that in order to lose weight we need to be disciplined. Without discipline, we are told, we won't be able to stick to our weight loss strategy. We will fail. However, this advice is only half true and can easily betray …

How to Save Money When Booking Travel Online

Websites like Expedia.com, Hotwire.com and Orbitz.com have all but eliminated the need for travel agents -- why pay someone to compare flight durations and room rates when you can do it yourself? The problem is, if you're not careful, you may end up paying more in the long run. Finding a good price …

8 Ways To Get A Better Body In 30 Minutes Or Less

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>In as little as one minute a day, you can make noticeable changes to your physique and your fitness level (if you keep it up over time, of course).<p><b>If You Have One Minute...Drop And Do 10 Push-Ups (Or 20, Or 5).</b><p>There's a reason that push-ups are every trainer's favorite exercise: They …

7 Steps To Making Better Decisions

<i>By Catherine Price</i><p>I felt like punching Benjamin Moore in the face. My husband and I had just moved across the country, and after a flurry of big decisions, we were down to the nitty-gritty: what color to paint our new apartment. The previous tenant had gone with blood red, midnight blue, and tan -- …

11 Homemade Beauty Recipes For Dry Skin, Rough Heels, Cracked Cuticles & More

Our recipe rolodex is filling up fast thanks to all the homemade beauty treatments we've been testing out. Now that we've stocked our kitchen cupboards and refrigerator bins with fresh finds from the farmer's market, we'd like to get as much use out of our favorite fruits and vegetables. (And we …