Laura Macarena

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An Age-by-Age Guide to Entertaining Children

Before I had kids of my own, I always felt awkward around youngsters at family gatherings. Sure, I <i>wanted</i> to play with somebody else’s baby, or even …

Kids

20 Italian Christmas recipes for an amazing holiday feast

From Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, celebrate the holidays like an Italian with amazing recipes from star chefs like Giada DeLaurentiis, Lidia Bastianich and Andrew Carmellini. Here are 20 amazing Italian Christmas recipes to try for appetizers, mains, pastas, sides, desserts, and …

Cooking

How can I make my daughter enjoy learning?

<i>Q: I find it hard to make my 10-year-old daughter take pleasure in learning. She seems satisfied to follow a ­slow-paced learning and even living style. I would like her to be as interested in reading and writing as she is in other things unrelated to her education.</i><p><b>A:</b> What a great question! Your …

The Smart Girl's Guide to Better Hair

We've all been in that 2 a.m. click hole, scouring every Pinterest hair board for the styles and tresses we lust after. Each Pin is prettier than the …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

How to make mince pies - and why the homemade treats always taste best

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a plate of mince pies on the table. We collectively purchase around 370 million of them over the Christmas period annually, with each of us apparently eating (or at least accounting for) around 27 each.<p>But how many of us actually know how to make our own …

Plight of the Polar Bear: “The Entire Ecosystem Is Failing in Front of Our Eyes”

The current EPA transition team leader might not believe in global warming, but its impacts are not an option for the northern Canadian town of …

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Are You Expecting Too Much From Your Toddler?

A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.<p>Sometimes when my 3-year-old melts down, and just. Won't. Stop. Crying. And screaming, and making a spectacle, and rolling around on the …

26 Seriously Useful Baking Tips You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

To help make your bakes the absolute best.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

23 Japanese Recipes That Cost Less Than a Ticket to Tokyo

Though Japan is renowned for both its cuisine and its food culture, relatively few of its dishes have made their way onto menus in the US, let alone onto the tables of home cooks. True, sushi, tempura, and teriyaki-glazed fish are familiar to more Americans than ever before. But Japanese food …

9 Totally Surprising And Incredible Uses For White Vinegar

Don't regulate this household all-star to the kitchen; white vinegar is useful all over your home.<p>Clean rusty tools and metals<p>Remove even the most stubborn rust from tools with a solution of 50 percent water and 50 percent white vinegar. “Vinegar is a great metal cleaner,” says Melissa Maker, …

Cleaning

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable

The links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. If you click these and make a purchase from Amazon, Cult of Pedagogy will receive a small …

These Are the 16 Beauty Launches You Need to Know For October

October is a makeup lovers favorite holiday thanks for the opportunity to ham with your costume on Halloween. So for our must-haves this month, we rounded up both the products we will be using for the spooky party night (like Halloween nail art and navy lipstick) as well as some Fall favorites (a …

Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

I enjoy dining out occasionally, and if there's a complimentary bread basket involved then I'm the person who descends upon it with much zeal. I've …

Food & Dining

Pie Crust Recipe

The secret to baking the perfect pie lies in the crust. Here’s one reliable pie crust recipe from the baking experts at King Arthur Flour.<p>For the …

After-School Snack Attack: 7 Healthy Recipes That Won't Ruin Dinner

Be ready when the kids drop their backpacks and make a beeline to the kitchen. Before they devour the cookies and chips, let them go to town on one of these healthy after-school snacks. From Crispy Roasted Chickpeas to Homemade Granola Bars, these snacks will satisfy their hunger without ruining …

Healthy Eating

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

10 Kitchen Hacks That Make Life Healthier and Easier

Sunday is not a day of rest in my house! I take the afternoon to meal plan, grocery shop, prep, and cook to make eating healthier go a little easier. If you're looking to lose or maintain your weight, prep these 10 foods for the week.

Fresh Apple Cake

I walk my little boy William to school everyday and we are grateful that the school is less than a 5-minute walk. In our usual route, I pass through …

25 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Can Enjoy For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Making dinner after a long day at work sucks. Cooking breakfast when you have sleep in your eyes and barely have time to make it to work also sucks. You know what doesn't suck? These slow cooker recipes. All of these recipes are simple to make and ensure you always have a healthy meal on hand.

5 Best Beaches in California Photos

Generations of musicians have sung the praises of California and its sandy, sunny beaches. And it’s no wonder. With thousands of miles of shoreline and an average of just 20 inches of rainfall per year, California is one of the country’s preeminent beach-vacation destinations. But with all those …

School officials, EPA trade blame on school mercury response

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials insist they followed federal guidance when they quarantined more than a thousand middle school students …

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The Best Classic Italian Wines

Don't underestimate these wines.<p>Sometimes the most well-known regions are also the most exciting, as new generations push for change.<p>Abruzzo<p>A surge …

14 Books You'll Want to Read in One Sitting

Books

16 Books That Every Introvert Needs to Read

If you're an introvert, one of the best ways to recharge is with a good book. There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so …

Spinach and White Bean Soup

Ingredients<p>1 ounce (2 Tbsp.) unsalted butter<br>• 1 cup chopped yellow onion<br>• ½ garlic clove, minced<br>• 3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher …

What To Do When Your Child Does Poorly In School

Is your child struggling in school? When your child does poorly in school, it can feel confusing and frustrating. If you are wondering what to do and …

25 Famous Women on Body Image

It’s never been easy for women to deal with ever-mutating standards of female beauty. But in the golden age of social media, where anonymous troll …

Feminism