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5 Things You Need Before You Can Win at Weight Loss

I’ve written for MyFitnessPal for four months so far. It has been an amazing experience for me because of you guys! I’ve had conversations with many …

Weight Loss

How to Pack for the Pool: 10 Pool Bag Essentials

I love an impromptu trip to our neighborhood pool on a hot summer afternoon. But it is never easy to get out the door with a 3 year old and 5 year …

Top 10

12 Brilliant Beauty Uses for Witch Hazel

The astringent ingredient we know commonly as witch hazel comes from a flowering plant species also known as winterbloom. Containing chemicals called …

Witch Hazel

DIY: Wine Bottle Citronella Candles

Summer nights should be magical and free of pesky, buzzing mosquitos, but if you’re anywhere east of the Rockies this probably isn’t your fate. Along …


6 Ways Employers Can Make Unpaid Internships Worthwhile

A recent court ruling decided that unpaid internships are fair to students if the internship offers the student educational value and learning. But, this ruling is a little vague. What elements in an internship make it a valuable experience?

To make an internship program beneficial for both parties, …

Critical Thinking

Meet San Antonio’s Rising Design Stars

Last night was the annual up and coming Moda Next designer showcase for Fashion Week, highlighting the best the city has to offer in sartorial savvy. …

Fashion Design

The Complete Guide to Homemade Baby Food

Do you guys make your own baby food? It’s something I always wanted to do but never quite got my system down in time.

I really wish I’d had Kaley

Baby Food

Creative Meditation: a Simple How-To

Meditation. It’s a word full of assumptions. That it takes a lot of time. That it’s a shutting off of your brain. That only certain people can do it. …


10 Life-Changing Tips for Highly Sensitive People

by Mely Brown

“And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music.”
― Nietzsche

Highly sensitive people are too …


This is What Adobe’s Dehaze Slider Does to Photos of the Night Sky

Adobe’s new Dehaze slider has been wowing photographers since it was launched for Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW last month. We’ve seen what it can …


11 Things In Nature You Didn’t Know Could Glow In The Dark

Who knew fungus gnats could be so magical?

1. When fireflies blink, they might be flirting.

How else would two beetles romance each other on a dark summer evening? Blinks are a part of their mating ritual, but they can also function as a reminder to enemies that they wouldn’t taste very good.

Of the …

Life Sciences

Make Your Own Tie Dye Soap

I'm a bit of a newbie to the soap game. I love the idea of making my own soaps (especially for gift giving and hostess gifts), but since I haven't …


s'mores pudding pie

All my friends know that I am majorly obsessed with s'mores. They're one of my favorite desserts. When I was in college I would make them almost every …


10 Creative Ways to Use a Pegboard


When I was growing up, my dad used pegboards to organize his tools in our garage and storage room. I never thought of them as cool or …


Sexy Photos of Veteran Amputees Defy Stereotypes, Showcase Beauty of Their New Bodies

Fitness-photographer Michael Stokes showcases wounded veterans in a whole new light with his collection of provocative images. The portraits feature young men and women who have suffered amputations and are often aided with a prosthetic arm or leg. Though they are missing a limb (or limbs), Stokes’ …


Rhinos Get Camera Implants in Their Horns to Fight Against Poachers

A team of British conservationists have created a new system for stopping the killing of rhinos at the hands of poachers. The idea involves giving …


Braided Dress Free Pattern - The Sewing Rabbit

I love it when I stumble across something older, and it is suddenly new again. That is what happened when I recovered the braided dress free girl’s …


Edible Chocolate Bowls for Ice Cream ⋆ this heart of mine

It’s National Ice Cream month! Get your spoons ready!

After the love you gave the sprinkle bowls last month, I was inspired and I’m back with round …


Colorblock Bias Baby Blanket

I finally made Ronan his baby blanket. I was going to make him one like his brother's but I was struggling to find the perfect fabric. In the time I …


10 Tips for a Drought-Friendly Vegetable Garden

The drought here in California is serious and scary. We have been asked to reduce our water usage as much as possible and for the most part the …


23 Moms Share Their Parenting Regrets -

It was nearly five years ago when I gave birth to my very first baby. I was young and anxious and wanted to prove to the world that I could do it. I …


6 Ways To Get Started When You Have 50+ Pounds To Lose

To begin, you just have to begin. (Photo by: Getty Images)

The steeper the mountain, the more difficult the first step is. And if you’re carrying a …


Playground Workout for Moms: 8 Exercises You Can Do While They Play

So excited to introduce you to personal trainer and pro photographer Stephanie Smith for today’s total body playground workout, she’s about to rock …


A magazine just made a powerful statement about runners' stereotypes

For the last month and a half, I've been running 4-5 times a week in 20-25 minute increments. My initial goal was to slim down, but my scale number hasn't budged.

At first, this frustrated me, but many people started to comment on how toned I became, with some of them asking if I'd dropped any …


25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

A uncluttered life is attainable if you put in the effort.

‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ – Henry David Thoreau

For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning to live a simple life.

A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives …


What It’s Like Listening To Your Kid Talk About Minecraft

Of course, I’m listening. Go on.

“I had to gather a lot of wood to build a shelter because there are these monsters that might’ve got me if I didn’t.”

“And, uh, I gathered stone, too, for the shelter. It took a long time to make because monsters kept coming.”

“And then I fell into lava! Can you …


Mindy Kaling’s 7 Secrets to Success

We've been given fashion advice, body inspiration, and amazing life lessons from the woman who first stole our hearts on "The Office," and most …

Mindy Kaling

Some days, happiness is as simple as sunshine and watermelon. Xoxo

7 Mistakes Even Healthy Eaters Make

Want to lose weight? Here's what not to do.

Female bare feet with weight scale on wooden floor | shutterstock

You've taken the first step: vowing to eat well, starting now. Many dieters are so determined to finally lose that weight that the pounds will indeed start to whittle away. The problem, …


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