Mary Ann Martinez

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21 Foolproof Questions to Get Your Child to Open Up About School

Kids don’t like to share their thoughts and feelings about school, especially if they have had a rough day. Unfortunately, many children diagnosed …

Two IEP Fixes That Will Turn Your Child’s Life Around

My son, Ricochet, struggles a lot in school. He always has, but middle school this year magnified his academic struggles. With ADHD, autism, …

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.<p>AUGUSTA, …

How to Make Your Favorite Starbucks Bakery Items at Home

1 /9: Pumpkin Bread<p>1/9 :Pumpkin Bread<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Copykat Recipes has given us a recipe for at-home Starbucks pumpkin bread that is so good, you …

Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home

7 PHOTOS<p>Fat-melting yoga moves to do at home<p>See Gallery<p>Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>of<p>SEE ALL<p>BACK TO SLIDE<p>A hot new workout class combines the toning benefits of yoga with the fat-burning power of cardio. CrossFlowX, …

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

Why I'm Obsessed with This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Most of the internet food world has spent the last six months going gaga over Alison Roman's salted chocolate chip shortbread cookies, but as a mom …

Posture Check

<b>How do you Stack up?</b><p>Take a Picture<br>• Use a Posture App<br>• See a local practitioner<p><b>Front View</b><p>Is your head centered over your feet?<br>• Are your shoulders …

Lower-Carb Flourless Chocolate Pecan Torte Recipe

One of the best things about this flourless chocolate cake is how easy it is. The entire thing can be mixed up in the food processor in about five …

Dessert

Want to be healthy over 50? Get these tests, exams

<i>Are you between the ages of 50-60 and concerned about the tests and exams needed to maintain your health? Don’t know where to start? It's difficult to keep up with all the latest medical breakthroughs, but not knowing what's new or available could result in poor health decisions. Dr. Marie Savard,</i> …

Recipe: Nut Tree Chocolate Fudge Cake with Rich Chocolate Icing (corrected)

<b>NUT TREE CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE</b><p>"A favorite at California's Nut Tree."<p>3/4 cup butter, softened<br>1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<br>1 1/2 cups sugar<br>1 1/2 …

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You're Looking to Get Lean

The key to building lean muscle is strength training. If you've been lifting weights without seeing a transformation to your body composition, you probably aren't lifting the right amount of weight, or doing enough sets, reps, or a combination of the two. POPSUGAR spoke to LA-based celebrity …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Dealing with eczema? These are the foods you should be eating—and the ones to avoid

Take one peek at Karen Fischer’s Instagram and you can’t help but notice her enviable, glowing complexion. But what you <i>don’t</i> see is that the …

The *Very* Fancy Cantonese Sauce Chefs Adore, Home Cook-ified

There are condiments, and then there’s XO sauce. It may not be a household name like Sriracha, but those who are familiar with the Chinese condiment revere it as much as college students like squeezing the rooster. Even the name, inadvertently suggestive of intimate affairs, is alluring.<p>Like a …

Easy chocolate cake recipes from some of the world’s best pâtissiers

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p><b>Three ultra-simple chocolate cakes from French master pâtissier’s Philippe Conticini, Cyril Lignac and Jean-François Piège. Because you</b> …

Dessert

Sculpt Legs and Core With 1 Move — All While Rehabbing Your Knees and Back

Pilates is an incredible style of exercise for a number of reasons, especially because you can completely transform your body while rehabilitating injuries. But the all time <i>best</i> Pilates move ever? According to Andrea Speir, founder of SPEIR Pilates in Los Angeles, it's Knees Off — and you don't …

How to Perform Muscle Ups Without Wrecking Your Shoulders

<b>Most people assume that after thirty their best days lay behind them, but that doesn't have to be the case</b>. At age 49, Paul Roberts overcame a …

These 3 Changes Helped Me Naturally Grow My Butt in Just a Few Months

I used to think that wanting to grow your booty was vain, useless, and quite frankly, a little bit silly. But when I started working with my trainer last year, we talked a lot about the chronic lower back pain I used to experience on a regular basis. He told me that strengthening my glutes would …

Muscle

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

This Core Workout Is the Secret Weapon for Killer Abs

Has your quest for a toned stomach halted? It’s time to try something new.<p>For your next abs workout program, look no further than the rings. A …

Workouts

I Gave Cream Cheese Frosting a Makeover and Now I’ll Never Go Back to the Original

It all started with Giada di Laurentiis' "Marry-Me" banana muffins—muffins so good, apparently, that if you make them for your partner it just may …

An Addictive White Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

It may look plain, but this buttercream is anything but vanilla.

Dessert

8 Traits Successful People Have In Common

Not all traits are created equal, double down on these to reach your potential.<p>Many qualities contribute to success, but some traits are …

How to become the type of manager people *actually* like working for, according to boss babes of wellness

If you have a pulse and a career history, chances are you’ve encountered bosses that are good and, <i>ahem</i>, not so good. Experience with the latter can …

White Velvet Cake with Cheesecake Filling and Silky Marshmallow Buttercream

Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Spray three 8-inch round cake pans with Baker’s Joy or grease and flour.<p>Beat butter, oil and sugar on medium-high …

Middle School Facts for Tweens and Their Parents

If your tween is getting ready to begin middle school there are a few things both you and your child should know to make the most of the experience. …

19 Ways To Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

Living a life of stress and constant mental stimulation can lead us down a path of symptoms and medical conditions related to high stress. These …

Wellness

10 Ways To Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve and Relieve Inflammation, Depression + More

Did you know that your vagus nerve is the longest nerve in your body? It starts in the brain, circles your digestive system, and connects directly to …