Ann Romero

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Best Gift Websites - Consumer Reports

We know what you’re thinking: Nice gifts for $25 and less? No way! But it can be done. The websites listed here offer holiday gifts at a wide range …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Hidden City

New York has more homeless than it has in decades. What should the next mayor do?<p>For baseball games, Yankee Stadium seats 50,287. If all the homeless people who now live in New York City used the stadium for a gathering, several thousand of them would have to stand. More people in the city lack …

Inside 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki’s $99 DNA Revolution

The $126 million genetic-testing company can tell you how to live smarter, better, and longer. It can also tell you what might kill you.<p>There’s a lot you can do for your child with 99 dollars.<p>You can purchase 14 gallons of organic milk or 396 lollipops. You can give her 33 rides on the Ferris wheel …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your iPhone

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

DIY Basics: Chalkboard Cheese Trays

You’ve seen those cute chalkboard cheese trays all over Pinterest. Now it’s time to make your own in a few easy steps! We’ve even thrown in some ideas for how to stage your next cheese tasting party.<p><b>Materials:</b><p>– Basswood small country round by Walnut Hollow (5″ – 7″ diameter)<p>– Basswood medium …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Dessert

making play your way

Kids play best – or, they play with the best results from our point of view – when the things they’re playing with are as open-ended as possible. …

Alone in the Forest: Exploring Fear & Courage in Stunning Illustrations Based on Indian Folk Art

For nearly two decades, Indian independent publisher Tara Books has been giving voice to marginalized art and literature through a commune of artists, writers, and designers collaborating on beautiful books based on Indian folk art traditions, including some extraordinary handmade gems that made it …

Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak

Beloved children’s author <b>Ruth Krauss</b> (July 25, 1901–July 10, 1993) penned more than thirty books for little ones over the course of her forty-year career, but remains best-known as half of one of the most celebrated author-illustrator duos of all time, the other half being none other than Maurice …

Top Apps for Preschoolers

Plus another awesome interactive book!<p>As I mentioned before, we are not a screen free family. We do limit screen time, but I find that it can be a …

Tatlin Cardboard Magnets Let Kids Create Myriad Shapes, Colors And Designs

Design savvy kids (and their parents) can hone their composition skills with the new Tatlin from one of our faves, Kidsonroof. This colorful 288 …

Rules for Kids

We don’t really have a general list rules for our kids. I guess we just expect them to be kind and the rest kinda flows from there.<p>But the other day, …

Cardboard Crafts for Kids and Parties

Happy Monday, folks! Did ya know that Earth Day is just one week away? April is <i>flying</i> by! While Earth Day may not be a holiday you celebrate like …

Cabbage Patch Kids wigs for babies go viral

Baby accessories seldom come cuter than this.<p>A Georgia mom-to-be has a viral hit on her hands thanks to her crocheting skills and a fondness for Cabbage Patch Kids – the dimpled dolls that sparked a craze in the 1980s.<p>“I was a huge child of the ‘80s and I had lots of Cabbage Patch Kids dolls and I …

Crocheting

Brooklyn & NYC Food Photographer

Secure your Facebook account in six easy steps

If you're looking to completely customize your Facebook privacy, you're expected to work your way through 40 entries, many of which list multistep instructions for changing a single setting.<p>Wouldn't you rather spend your time on Facebook sharing pictures of your fast-food lunch or watching videos …