Lauren Connell

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Rainbow Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes! How to Bake a RAINBOW Cupcake IN AN ICE CREAM CONE!

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Hot, Buttered Pretzels - Turntable Kitchen

We had a feast for New Year’s. The sort that makes your stomach hurt and demands an antacid. The sort where you want time to stand still a little. To …

The Neat, Pain-Free Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

The best kitchen tips are passed along from friends, or parents, or—if you work in an office with an always-bustling test kitchen—from colleagues.<p>And such is the case with eggs. We all learned to cook them from someone, somewhere; they're personal, universally-loved. But make no mistakes—they can …

Eggs

Salsa Chicken Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 709

16 Signs You're A Little (Or A Lot) Type A

"She's just really... Type A."<p>We use it in conversation all the time, generally followed by a knowing chuckle or nod of the head. "Type A" has become a pop psychology buzzword and catch-all descriptor for the more driven, anxiety-prone go-getters among us. We all have some sense of what it …

Starbucks' updated iOS app more securely stores user passwords (update)

Yesterday, it came to light that the Starbucks mobile payment app for iOS wasn't totally secure: the app was storing usernames, passwords, and email addresses in an unencrypted plain text format. Starbucks claimed that it had already fixed the issue, but the security researcher who originally …

6 More Stores Attacked By Same Hack As Target: Firm

BOSTON (Reuters) - A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from Target Corp.<p>Andrew Komarov, chief executive of the cybersecurity firm …

Why I Decided To Ditch Chemicals And Go Organic With My Hair Dye

Trust me, when it comes to hair dye, I'm as picky as an amateur can be. I've been dyeing my hair red for 12 years, and I've managed to pick up a few tricks: I know exactly what to say to get the right shade ("copper tones, <i>not</i> purple") and I've strategized how to reduce the damage for my …

Selfies at night: Canadian photographer immerses himself in the wilderness - in pictures

Paul Zizka takes photos of himself in the wilderness of Canada. He began photographing night scenes but by adding himself into the shot he created a relationship between the central figure in the image and the nature around him. Paul uses the HDR technique to achieve these results

American Apparel Mannequins Now Feature Pubic Hair

The controversial retailer has given the mannequins in one of its New York City stores a makeover...just in time for Valentine's Day.<p>Controversial …

Moms: OK Is Good Enough

She leaned in and put her arms around my neck. I could tell she was about to whisper-spit into my ear and I tried not to cringe:<p>"I love you, Mommy." She paused and took a deep breath as if she was gearing up to say something really important. "You're the best mom I've ever had."<p>She squeezed tighter …

Parenting

4 Easy Recipes To Upgrade Your Lunch Hour

"What’s for lunch?" Is the age-old refrain that plagues us every day as soon as we start to feel the first rumbles in our stomach. Rather than just …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

How My Divorce Made Me A Better Mom

<i>Written by Jenny Erikson on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir</i><p>I stayed married for a looooong time past the point where I wanted to call it quits. I had a lot of reasons, but they all pretty much boiled down to the fact that all marriages are hard, my religion said I wasn’t supposed to, and my kids. My kids, …

The Ohio State University Marching Band Performs their Hollywood Blockbuster Show

The Video Every Mom Must Watch On Repeat Until She Gets It

A New Perspective For Moms from Elevation Church on Vimeo.<p>"I struggle with my temper."<p>"I wish I was better at taking time to sit down with my child."<p>"I wish I was more confident."<p>Sound familiar? Motherhood comes with doubts. From the moment you hold your first baby at the hospital, and wonder if …

Marriage Isn't for You

Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me.<p>Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.<p>I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for 10 years until... until we decided no longer wanted to be …

Sometimes Good Parents Miss the Class Party

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 33 comments<p>My son, happy on a class field trip to the environmental center that I had to miss.<p>The day after …

Parenting

6 Most Overlooked Relationship Killers

If you ask the average person what breaks relationships apart, he or she might say money, lying or cheating. And that is true. But like death by a thousand paper cuts, there are even more insidious everyday habits that kill relationships too.<p>For nearly three decades, I've had a front-row seat to …

Watch How Beautiful It Is To Be A Mom In 2 And A Half Minutes

Three moms, three different lives, one remarkably universal experience.<p>Filmmaker Matt Bieler found himself in awe of his sister, who was raising three young kids. (She is one of the three anonymous women in this film -- unnamed because he hopes they stand for every woman.) "It made me think back to …

11 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew

After 25 years practicing pediatrics, and caring for thousands of children, I've noticed some patterns that offer me a deeper vision of health. Here …

Parenting

5 Signs You're Working Too Hard on Your Relationship

There's making your relationship work, and there's making your relationship work. Blame our Puritan past, the ingrained work ethic, and the experts who benefit from your problems, but whatever the reason, the persistent idea that you must make a full-time effort of working on' your relationship …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body

How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don't talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.<p>Don't say anything if she's lost weight. Don't say anything if she's gained weight.<p>If you think your daughter's body looks amazing, don't say that. Here are some …

10 Ways to Know It's Time to Leave Your Relationship

"How do I know when it's time to call it quits on my relationship?" I often hear this question from my clients.<p>Unless there is physical danger in staying in the relationship, I generally advise my clients to stay until they understand and heal their end of the relationship system. We take ourselves …

Dad illustrates weird things he said because of his kids

10 Easy Crockpot Meals To Make Dinnertime A Breeze

Simplify dinner time with these 10 easy crock pot recipes. Prep these easy crock pot recipes ahead of time, freeze them in zip-lock bags, and when …