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These Easy Cheesecake Cookies Will Win the Cookie Swap

Creamy Cheesecake Cookies<p>Makes 24 cookies<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/2 teaspoon baking powder <br>1/2 teaspoon baking soda <br>1/4 teaspoon salt <br>1/2 cup …

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30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

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How to Measure Your Bra Size the Right Way

Uh, how does that work again?<p>Finding a bra that fits without spilling or gaping shouldn't be rocket science but somehow it still feels harder than it should be when you *finally* get a professional bra fitting for the first time and realize that you're...oh, four letters off of your actual bra size.<p>…

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Slow-cooker magic: Make Christmas morning special with this deluxe overnight oatmeal

If you still haven't tried making oatmeal in your slow cooker, you're in for a real treat. This make-ahead oatmeal serves a whole houseful of relatives and couldn't be easier to prepare the night before, so it's perfect for Christmas morning. With just a stir and a push of a button, you can throw …

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

5 stars based on 10 votes<p>These little pumpkin cookies are my latest obsession. Imbued with warm autumn spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and …

Nutella Sandwich Cookies (a.k.a.Yo-yos)

5 stars based on 11 votes<p>These have got to be some of the world’s cutest cookies. They look just like little yo-yos, thus the name, and are popular …

Chocolate Fudge Crinkles

Servings: 48 cookies<p>Cook Time: 12 Minutes<p>Total Time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and …

Creamy baked ziti with sneaky brussels sprouts

Shredding Brussels sprouts and adding them to a creamy cheese sauce adds a hint of roasted flavor to a favorite baked pasta dish -- and renders them pretty much unrecognizable to those who scorn the green globes.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 lb ziti or rigatoni<br>• 2 Tbs unbleached all-purpose flour<br>• Kosher salt<br>• 2 1/2 …

Coconut Macaroons

5 stars based on 328 votes<p>As a coconut lover, I’ve tried dozens of coconut macaroon recipes over the years — be it for the holidays or for friends …

Are Your Makeup Habits Making You Look Old?

<b>Going Overboard with Foundation</b><br>A heavy, caked-on base may provide long-lasting coverage, but Young says that it really ages you. "One thing I see is too much," says Young. "You can't see the texture of the skin." For a more natural, youthful look, Young says to follow this formula: primer, …

Perfect Margarita Recipe

6 Countertops That Put Granite to Shame

<i>Contribution by Andrea Davis</i><p>Granite is on its way out the door in kitchen and bathroom design. Designers are booting it in favor of alternatives that are cheaper, varied, and lighter or a mixture of all three. Don't waste your kitchen remodel investment on this fading material. There are more …

Simple Springtime Dishes

5 Ways to Transform a Rotisserie Chicken

A roasted bird just might be the most versatile ingredient in your supermarket. What else can you turn into a comfort-food classic, a party-ready …

Women's Health

Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>You'll be counting …

Smoky Black Bean Dip

A proper monogram + Christmas chatter

I have been in love with monograms for most of my life. I remember being so excited when i stumbled upon the perfect table linen (with my new …

Welcome to Southern Proper Monograms

Can You See Others as They See Themselves?

In every human encounter, even with a stranger, you have the capacity to close down or open up. Let's say you have an appointment in a bank, and the …

How to Heal Relationships: What's Love and Communication Got to Do With It? Part One

Truly loving, nurturing and sustainable relationships are not happening for a great many of us. The reasons for this have to do with our ego getting in the way, with our unwillingness to be more thoughtful, tolerant and considerate, with our unwillingness to rise above the battlefield, to release …

Positive Thinking

Oprah's Green Drink

<b>Servings: Makes 2 to 2 1/2 glasses</b><p>Ingredients<p>3 stalks celery<p>2 cucumbers<p>1 apple<p>1 chunk fresh ginger<p>1 cup fresh spinach<p>Directions<p>Combine all …

One Single Surprising Habit of Happy People

The single most frequent habit of happy people is gratitude. They notice it, feel it, express it, absorb it, and practice it. Gratitude is a stress reliever, a mood booster, and it gives the immune system a lift. (1) It offers these benefits of exercise plus better sleep without all the …

Why Criticizing Others Is a Lot More Harmful Than You Think

Have you ever noticed how some people don't think twice before criticizing someone else? Or how their tolerance level for ideas that are different from their own is practically non-existent, making them argumentative and easily angered? Well, the truth is, there will always be differences between …

Objectivity: The Power of Seeing Things as They Are (Part 2)

In the last blog, I shared extreme cases of subjectivity, situations where people overreacted because they projected their fears or past experiences onto the current situation. We do this quite a bit. It is our inherent subjectivity. This is what we tend to do:<p>We perceive through our senses a …

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