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LifeProof vs. OtterBox: An iPhone protective case smackdown

When I was searching around for a super protective case for my new iPhone 5, two names always came up: OtterBox and LifeProof. The only problem is …

Mibblio: An awesomely interactive music app for kids - Cool Mom Picks

Mibblio, an awesomely interactive music app for kids, would be pretty terrific even if it only played generic nursery rhymes. But given that it also …

The new Amazon Fire TV: Everything you need to know

Considering how popular streaming devices are these days with Apple TV, Chromecast, and the Roku, it came as no surprise when we heard Amazon would …

Dads Dig This - SplashID

Here’s the lastest installment of Dads Dig This from Kevin Burke, a dad, marketer, social media fan, and founder of MomsWhoBlog.com.<p>I prefer to move …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

The Greatist Story

This is the story of Greatist, one of the fastest growing, highest quality, and most fun health and fitness websites out there.<p>http://www.greatist.com

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

Doing pushups correctly can strengthen your arms, engage your core, and work your lower body. So drop down and give us 10 (or one, if you prefer): http://grt.st/10Lbt7b

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a long-term contract, then paying huge fees month after month in order to keep the thing running. Systems weren't flexible, false alarms were frequent, and if you …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Following Your Passion: The Happy Truth About the Gender Pay Gap

Last week, I heard a story on NPR's Morning Edition about women choosing lower-paying jobs, and it made me think. An economist who studies the effect college majors have on income suggested that women often choose fields that result in them earning less than they otherwise might. It got me …

Doing THIS With Your Partner Leads to More Sex

A new survey suggests that when couples run together, the benefits extend all the way to the bedroom<p>Want to have more sex with your guy? Just slip into something seductive…like your running shoes. Seriously: Couples that run together may have more sex, according to a recent survey conducted by …

I love when people ask vegetarians where they plan to get their protein from. I can name 25 alternative sources of protein than animal.

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The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

38 Anthropologie Hacks

Ever walk around Anthropologie and think "I could make this stuff myself for so much cheaper"? Here's how you can!

4 Healthy, Yummy Salads—for Breakfast!

Because I usually do my workouts in the wee hours (for no other reason than the early morning is the <i>only</i> time available these days), I've found that my breakfast cravings have made a switch: from the slightly sweet (cereal, smoothies) to more savory and protein-y. Honestly, my dream breakfast food …

A Day in My Diet: Vegetarian Chef Sarah Britton

The healthy food blogger took a snapshot of every bite that passed her lips.<p>As a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef, Sarah Britton creates …

Quick Healthy Breakfasts

The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all …

A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

How to Train for a Half Marathon

Considering your first half marathon? Go ahead and sign up. These running tips will guide you straight to the finish line.<p>The half marathon can be the perfect distance: 13.1 miles is long enough to make you feel super accomplished but short enough to wrap your brain (and schedule) around. And yes,</i> …

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, …

14 Natural Health Remedies for Children

Looking for safe, doctor-approved cures for sore throats, coughs, stomachaches, and more? Check this out!<p>Whether your child has a tummy ache, a stuffy nose, or a bug bite, doctors say that old-fashioned home remedies are often the best way to help him feel better fast. These time-tested treatments …

Thanks to smartphones, Amazon is softly killing retail shopping and is better at it than Google

The smartphone revolution has proved to be quite a disruptor. While it has opened new opportuities for many new startups, it has brought whole new …

Meet Helpouts, Google’s Secret Project That Turns Hangouts Into A Commerce Platform

While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the search and advertising giant has yet to make its presence felt. Lately, however, Google’s expansion has …

Kate Middleton's Half-Up Hairstyle Is Perfect, Pretty, and Above All, Easy to Re-create. Here's How

How could we possibly be inspired by anyone else's hair this week than new mom Kate Middleton's gorgeous tresses?<p>Beth first spotted this look a few months ago, when Kate was photographed at the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. Beth loved it. I loved it. You loved it. So here's how to …

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How to Use Tabs in Gmail

Gmail's inbox has changed again. To help you navigate the changes, we've taken a closer look at the service's new customizable tabs.<p>Designed to make …

An Alarm Clock That Forces You to Exercise

It's not that exercising in the morning is hard. It's that getting out of bed to actually do it is.<p>The makers of Wake N Shake recognized the value of an un-snoozable alarm clock, creating an app that won't let you turn it off—until you shake it!<p>There are 16 levels of shake intensity—everything from …