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The Best Wedding Band Trends of 2015

Fashion<p>loverly ·<p><i>In partnership with Zales.</i><p>So you already have that whole engagement ring situation figured out. Congrats! Now you and your partner are on the hunt for the right wedding bands. Kiss the traditional flat wedding band goodbye and say hello to an exciting spread of beautiful bands for …

Weddings

Formula: How Much To Put in A Retirement Account

Do you have enough money in your 401(k)? I have a formula that answers that question. You may not like the answer.<p>The formula was created a year ago by some financial industry experts; there’s more on their methodology in this article.<p>Here’s the bottom line, in tabular form:<p><i>Source: Fidelity</i> …

How Does One Both Relax and Resist at the Same Time?

This is really the core question of contemplation and action. We must relax into the moment as it offers itself in all its fullness, connecting past moments with this moment, and also the future moment that it invites us toward. This seems to have been St. Augustine's very notion of "memory," not …

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10 Questions for a Fertility Specialist

You can't bear to let anyone else hold your 6-month-old niece at family gatherings, the hat you're absentmindedly knitting seems suspiciously small and your Netflix queue is overrun with titles like <i>Baby Boom</i> and <i>What to Expect When You're Expecting.</i><p>If you're ready for a baby, but not sure that your …

Pregnancy

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Sculpt Sexy Arms

These three moves will banish upper-body jiggle. Bring on the tank tops!<p>Tone your triceps and shape your shoulders with this workout from trainer Joe Stankowski of Grand Rapids, Michigan.<p>Complete two or three sets of each move two days a week, and by the Fourth of July, Michelle Obama won't be the …

Incredible, New Low-Cost IVF Procedure Could Change The Future Of Fertility Treatments

In May, Marybeth Scheidts gave birth to a healthy baby boy with her husband, David Levy, thanks to a new technique using modern, low-cost DNA …

Beauty Hacker: How to Trim Your Own Bangs

Many will caution against bangs because they're kind of annoying to maintain. Let's be honest, they only look fabulous for the first week after the …

Going from Obese to Bikini Body — Briana Case Study (Plus: New Tools, 4-Hour Body Group)

This post will explain exactly how Briana, a mother of three and reader of this blog, lost 100 pounds. It’s a lot simpler than you might think.<p>For …

10 Things You Won’t Want To Be Without During Labor

Well, gals — for those of you creeping up on the big day, I applaud you. If you're anything like I was, you're probably spending hours online …

7 Tips All New Moms Need Before They Start Breastfeeding

The decision to breastfeed is a personal one. For some women, it's a no-brainer, but for others, it's not a consideration.<p>I decided from the the …

5 Tricks I Used To Soothe My Colicky Baby

1<p>INTRO<p>After a year of trying to conceive, enduring multiple miscarriages, and a miserable pregnancy, I thought the hardest days of becoming a mother …

Couple Announces Pregnancy With Adorable ‘Miracle In A Box’ Video

Think you've seen the best <b>pregnancy announcements</b> out there? Think <i>again</i>!<p>This amazing <b>"</b>** Miracle in a Box"** video is probably the sweetest thing I've …

The Truth About Your Pregnancy Weight Gain

With the seemingly endless parade of pregnant and new-mom celebrities in the public eye, we are bombarded with images of growing baby bumps, …

4 Things I Wish I Knew To Expect From My Postpartum Body

I thought I'd prepared for it all. After reading so many books, articles and blogs, listening to podcast after podcast, watching YouTube videos and …

Four Questions To Ask Before Baby Comes

A lot of things will change once your baby arrives. You’ll feel zonked. You’ll spend a lot of time thinking about poop. And you’ll learn to dissect …

DIY Shiny, Healthy Hair

Did you know that you can use eggs, beer, vinegar, avocados and honey to make your hair super shiny (not all together, though. Yuck). Use these …