Melissa Dufrene

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The First Year

In the late 1980s, when the crack cocaine epidemic was ravaging America’s cities, Hallam Hurt, a neonatologist in Philadelphia, worried about the damage being done to children born to addicted mothers. She and her colleagues, studying children from low-income families, compared four-year-olds who’d …

Parenting

This Is the Beyoncé Slow Jam You'll Be Playing On Repeat

The high note at 4:00 is rapturous.<p>[soundcloud src='https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145774572&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true' width='100%' height='450' moreclass='embed--soundcloud-tracks' position='left']<p>New Beyoncé is our favorite kind of …

Nonprofits

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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The Best Beauty Gifts for the 2017 Holidays

Presents so perfect, there's no need to include a receipt.<p>Save time shopping by clicking through our most beloved beauty gift picks.

These 7 Shopping Apps Are A Deal Hunter's Best Friend

Your partner in crime. Your other half. Your soul mate. No, we're not naming your BFF, sister, mom, or <i>any</i> human, actually (well, unless you consider …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.

Moot

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

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Although the famous quote “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” is usually mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain, it remains true that San Francisco is often bone-chillingly cold in the summer. I used to fight the weather here in July and August, but I’ve made peace with the …

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Let’s face it: granola bars are basically candy for those of us who like shopping in the bulk bins at the health food store. I like feeling wholesome about the treats that I eat, and these are indeed that. Composed mostly of whole grains, nuts, dried fruit, plus some chocolate and coconut to keep …

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<i>(Music written and courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc. and Karen Altman</i><i>)</i><p>When most people think of wreaths, they picture some frilly, leafy thing to hang on your door during the holidays. But wreaths are so much more – an incredible medium for skill, style, and personality, and the people who make …

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, …

Books

Just In Time for the Holidays: TOMS Launches New Marketplace Where Every Product Has a Purpose

When Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS seven years ago, he never imagined the shoe company’s one-for-one model would take off the way it has. “It has been …

Harper's Bazaar on Twitter: "Long live the mini! (Even in winter weather.) #ShopBAZAAR http://t.co/dODAy3L94a http://t.co/xdvKC0DUWQ"

Finding the perfect gold spray paint - The Vintage Rug Shop

If only you knew the real life of an accountant. Being a blogger/accountant is so hard sometimes, it’s like mixing oil and water. Seriously, all …

5 Websites That Will Change the Way You Shop Online

In the past few months new websites have popped up on my radar that have changed the way I shop online. Here's my short list...<p><b>Farfetch</b>: On this one website alone you'll find more than 250 boutiques across the world, 2,000 different labels, and 105,000 products. The hub has established itself as a …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

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Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook

The famed chef is out with Daniel: My French Cuisine,the definitive cookbook of his legendary 3-Michelin-starred New York restaurant Daniel, and he …

Not Dressing Up for Halloween? 8 Other Ways to Look Festive

We totally get it: You either don't have time or simply don't want to wear costumes every year on Oct. 31, but there's no need to be a party-pooper, too. We compiled eight different ways you can look festive without having to transform yourself into the all-too-typical sleazy professional or ironic …

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Your Ultimate Halloween Entertaining Guide: Drinks & Treats!

Our favorite holiday extends far beyond our office's costume trunk, thanks to an endless array of tasty treats and spooky cocktails to whip up during the season. Impress your guests with these 20 dessert and drink recipes!<p>It's no surprise that the fashion set adores Halloween — it's an excuse to …

Baking

Fall Preview: Get to the Point

Shorter girls, rejoice! The severe pointy-toe shoe is back and is making your legs appear longer and leaner.<p>Shorter girls, rejoice! The severe pointy-toe shoe is back and is making your legs appear longer and leaner. And, any chic French woman knows that nothing beats a pair of ankle-grazing pants, …

Clothing

Trend Alert: Trousers

We have the skinny on one trend at New York Fashion Week — trousers. High-waisted, baggy, casual or clean-cut, tight jeans are being put to rest. Trousers came in all different shapes and forms: gilt-threaded and leopard-printed at Rachel Comey, in texturized blue leather at Rag & Bone, a sporty …

Clothing

7 Genius Gadgets and Natural Products to Replace the Chemicals in Your Beauty Cabinet

From all-natural solutions for the products you can't go without, to chemical-free gadgets that get the job done sans creams and lotions, next up, seven grooming solutions that will replace those toxic chemicals in your cabinet!<p>Follow Anna De Souza on Twitter: www.twitter.com/annacdesouza

Mommy and Me Shirt Set: Where the Wild Things Are Inspired

Perfect baby shower, birthday, or Mother's Day gift!<br>For everyone who clenches their teeth when they see an adorable baby.<br>This Where the Wild Things Are inspired shirt set is sure to capture the "wild side" of parenting.<br>Mom's shirt proclaims "I'll eat you up" on a heathered natural v-neck, while the …

Babies who spent more than one night a week away from mother are 'more insecure'

Babies who spend more than one night a week away from their mothers are more insecure, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of Virginia studied data from 5,000 children who spent a night or more per week away from a primary caregiver, as increasingly happens when parents share …

Pediatrics

Fall's Ultimate Comfort Food: Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto

Photo: Courtesy of Erin Phraner.<p>Dinner can skew super lush on a chilly fall night without any hassle or hard work on your part — promise! Our …