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What Babies Eat Around the World

There has been much debate over what should be a child's first solid meal. Fresh fruits and vegetables? Finely chopped well-cooked meats? Homemade purées and porridges? As it turns out, the answer depends on where in the world you live. Here in the United States, mothers tend to breastfeed for up …

Nutrition

When and How to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

If you think your child's ready to wean off of diapers but don't know where to begin, these seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.<p>Potty training might seem like a daunting task, but if your child is truly ready, there's not much to worry about. "Life goes on and one …

Parenting

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

Great Lakes

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

Swimming Pools

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

Travel

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

Top Wine Videos of 2013

A full appreciation of wine comes from more than just the liquid in the glass, or the meal it’s paired with; it’s also linked to knowing the …

Ask a Cicerone: What's the Best Way to Learn About Beer?

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Ask a <i>what</i>? A Certified Cicerone®. That is, a beer expert who has passed a particular certification exam administered by the Craft Beer Institute. You can think of them as beer sommeliers.<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Does your New …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

National Geographic Travel

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Oyster.com

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Rare Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles Spotted in Monterey Bay

This Pacific leatherback was seen last week from a Stagnaro Charter boat.<p>Last week, passengers on a Santa Cruz Whale Watching boat got to see a rare …

Sea Turtles

Take the Food Network Tour of Santa Cruz County

Food Network has made a habit of visiting us. See all the places they've been locally.<p>The folks at Food Network have made a habit of featuring Santa …

Santa Cruz

Marijuana-Laced Wine Grows More Fashionable in California Wine Country

Quite a few California winemakers are surreptitiously producing marijuana-laced wine, reports Michael Steinberger.<p>Last year, at a Burgundy dinner in …

Recipes during Pregnancy | Vintage Mixer

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. I never longed to become pregnant or had a desire to go through the process but now that I am, I really can’t believe …

Coconut Oil and Pregnancy | Coconut Oil and Hormones

While many people may be avoiding coconut oil because of warnings about saturated fat, they may not have heard that recent scientific evidence …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

Making The Most Of Your Pregnancy

{Photo credit: With A Red Bird On My Shoulder}<p>You see those two pink lines and you instantly fall into a euphoric state of pregnancy bliss. You begin …

What Should Be In Your Baby's Medicine Cabinet

What Should Be In Your Baby’s Medicine Cabinet<p>Are you preparing for your first child and wondering exactly <b>what you will need to keep him clean and</b> …

The No-Sweat Pregnancy Workout

Start baby's healthy lifestyle now with pregnancy fitness. Working out while pregnant is possible and it doesn't have to be exhausting! Try these …

Yoga

Pregnancy Books » EVERY AVENUE LIFE

PREGNANCY BOOKS<p><i>{click on the images to go to that book’s page}</i> <i><br>The list of pregnancy, birth and parenting books I have read:<br>{Until I have the time to</i> …