Stacey Jansen

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Parents: Use Proper Words With Your Children

We've all heard it.<p>Friends, neighbors, or family members who think it's so cute when a child says "miwwk" for "milk" or calls a blanket a "bwanket." …

Is It Okay to Work Out When You Have A Cold?

<b>The answer:</b> You can proceed as planned—with a few caveats.<p>First, you know that when you’re already sick, you need to pay attention to the so-called “neck rule” (i.e. you’re okay to work out if it’s a head cold, but you should skip your workout if your symptoms extend below the neck, like a bad …

Smart Food Swaps for a Healthier 2014

It's that time of year -- a new year and a new beginning. As a nutritionist, I often hear from new clients that they make New Year's resolutions early January and by Valentine's Day, they are discouraged and back to their same old patterns. Resolutions such as, "I have to lose weight" or, "I want …

7 Awesome Organizing Hacks for Your Tiny Closet

Your space might be tight—and you've already packed off-season clothes in vacuum-sealed bags—but these creative bloggers have solutions for …

12 Ways to Take Control of Your Life in 2014

It's that time of year when many people resolve to make changes relating to everything from finance to fitness. Unfortunately, by February, a good majority of us will have settled (un)comfortably back into our old habits and will find ourselves feeling just slightly more powerless against our …

Self-improvement

Is It Time for a Friend Detox?

Do you have a "social vampire" in your life? Someone who quite literally sucks the life out of you after you spend time with them? They specialize in making you feel deflated. If you have an accomplishment, they are quick to one-up you or try to tear you down. The conversations are often dominated …

Happiness

For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication

On the list of ways in which meditation appears to benefit the brain, depression treatment may be the latest to gain scientific backing. A new review study, out yesterday in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine</i>, finds that mindfulness meditation may rival …

How to Gain Self-Confidence and Keep It

Have you ever squinted your eyes to see something more clearly? Sometimes it works. Other times, however, we squint too tight and end up blurring our …

Mind

The Right Way to Learn from Your Mistakes

I can remember, with aching clarity, some of the most mortifying mistakes I've ever made. There was the sixth-grade spelling bee ("S-T-A-L," when …

Eating a Healthy Diet Costs $1.50 More Per Day

Take 2 minutes to help our project...?<p>You can absolutely help us make a difference RIGHT NOW! Here's how to help:<p><b>#1</b>- Follow us on your favorite …

Nutrition

Start your free Before After | Dressing Your Truth

See how easy it is to look and feel amazing<p>1. watch the<p>FREE VIDEOS<p>Together, we’ll walk through a simple, 4-part Before & After process, with videos …

Weight Loss

Brené Brown: The Very Best Resolution You Can Make This Year

A few years ago, I noticed in my research that wholehearted people—my term for men and women with the courage to be vulnerable and live their lives …

How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick To

If getting active and staying healthy were easy, everyone would do it...but we don't. We come home after a long day of sitting in a chair to …

Fitness

Successful People Do These 8 Things Each Weekend

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam reveals the subtle secrets to restorative and productive weekends in her book ‘What Successful People Do …

Time Management

9 Ways to Simplify Your Sundays and Improve Sabbath Worship for the New Year

Let’s face it—sometimes Sundays aren’t as enjoyable or fulfilling as we’d like them to be. Between the stress of getting the family—and …

5 Ways to Be a Better Friend, No Matter How Busy You Are

My friends have been my support system, therapists, sounding boards, cheering team and sisters for life. I don't know what I would do without these women who have made my life immeasurably better.<p>Check out this excerpt from my book, <i>One Hot Mama: The Guide to Getting Your Mind and Body Back After</i> …

Relationships

Here’s what I’ve been up to!

Katie Couric<p>Here’s what I’ve been up to! More ><p>Podcast: Wonder Woman: Rep. Maxine Waters<p>As the longest-serving black woman in the House of …

The Important Thing About Yelling

I cherish the notes I receive from my children -- whether they are scribbled with a Sharpie on a yellow sticky note or written in perfect penmanship on lined paper. But the Mother's Day poem I received last spring from my first-born daughter left a profound impact.<p>It was the first line of the poem …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Baby & Toddler Math Activities

These activities are appropriate for babies and toddlers. Browse to find the activities that work best for your child.<p>Math at Home<p><b>Match ‘Em Up</b><br>Let …

The 6 Blessings Challenge

A few nights ago, with the house fast asleep and the only sound my snoring goldendoodle, I stared at the ceiling and considered the year that now …

SeaWorld Tries Again (and Fails) to Dodge 'Blackfish' Controversy

<i>Editor's Note: In today's roundup, we explore the "Blackfish" controversy, Danny Boyle's golden rules for filmmaking, the nature of screenwriting</i> …

Fashion Magazine Covers Were So Much More Glamorous In The 1950s

It's an indisputable fact that the 1950s were a more glamorous time than the present, sneaker-filled world we live in. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the covers of fashion magazines from the era, which showcase the then-contemporary fashions in vivid, Kodachrome-worthy colors.<p>With …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Light Bulbs

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