Michael Blanford

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Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Breakfast

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Fights and a shooting mar US holiday shopping

At least three people injured and a Walmart store is evacuated as post-Thanksgiving shopping rush sparks violence.<p>A police officer was injured while breaking up a fight outside a California Walmart, a shopper was shot in the leg over a TV in Las Vegas and a Walmart north of New York City was …

Beyond Sriracha: Chefs Dish on Their Fave Hot Sauces

Sriracha Sauce

28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

Every once in a while I come across a real gem on someone else’s blog that I fall in love with. Yesterday I somehow wandered onto a blog post called</i> …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

17 Life-Saving Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks

You'll probably still have a minor panic attack at some point during the holiday, but at least it won't be because of the food.

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Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Crust

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The secret pie crust ingredient (and technique) that changed what we thought we knew about pie.</i><p>We all get in pie ruts. Well, crust ruts.<p>While what goes on …

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Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>My husband and I cook dinner together almost every night. I never thought much about this—other than to be really, really grateful for both the collaboration and the companionship—until one day I overheard our daughters, ages 4 and 6, playing house with their friends. Our girls had …

10 Ways to Entertain a Toddler on an Airplane

How to delight your toddler on an airplane. After constant nursing but before immersive iPads, there is the fidgety toddler.Continue reading 10 Ways …

Parents Home

It's easier than you think to create fresh meals for your baby.<p>1 of 17<p>Finding the best baby food maker for you.<p>2 of 17<p>Pinterest<p>Andrew Parsons<p>Think you don't have time to whip up a nutritious, homemade meal for your very hungry baby? Even takeout queens will find these recipes -- made with stuff you …

Babyfood

34 Little Hacks That Will Make Parenting So Much Easier

You pretty much have to be a superhuman to do it. Any little bit helps.

Kids

Toddler discipline, is that a thing?

Toddler discipline. Write it enough and it stops making sense completely (like is <i>discipline</i> even a word?)! Toddlers are delightful creatures when …

To Parents of Small Children: Let Me Be the One Who Says It Out Loud

There are many moments when I have no idea how I'm going to make it until their bedtime. The constant demands, the needs and the fighting are fingernails across the chalkboard every single day.<p>I am in a season of my life right now where I feel bone-tired almost all of the time. Ragged, …

Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

The central conflict of domestic life right now isn't men versus women or mothers versus fathers; it's the family against money.<p>My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. This means putting away all distractions (read: your …

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20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

I want my kids to remember that there were times when their mother looked them in the eye and smiled. And for me, this often means shutting my laptop, putting down my phone, taking a break from my my to-do list and just giving them time.<p><b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big …

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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

How Long Do Things in Your Fridge Stay Good AFTER Their Expiration Dates?

Don't believe the printed hype! Keep eating that fish sauce!<p>You know that awful feeling you get when you throw away bacon, just because somebody named Oscar printed numbers on the package saying it was expired? No? You've never thrown away bacon, under any circumstances? Good man. You're hired. For …

Handy

24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

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This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Take Care of Your Zucchini Glut

Even a single summer squash plant (or a generous neighbor) can leave you with more produce than you know what to do with. Check out these tips for …

How to Paint a Car

A DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars.<p>If your car's paint is looking dingy and faded or you're just looking for a change of color, a DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars. Good prep work and being systematic in your approach will have your car looking like new in …

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Sleep Under the Stars<p>Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)<p>Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine …