Tweet Keep reading for why your college-aged kid is testing the limits and why you may need to change your frame of mind. Remember what it felt like to reach your 18th birthday, or the first time you lived or traveled on your own? To a teenager who has grown up with rules, curfews and obligations to parents, that feeling of inching closer to grown-up status is indescribable....

Tweet A school memory box is a safe place to keep your child’s artwork, accomplishments and memories throughout each school year. There are many ways to make a memory box — from an easy organized space to a more involved DIY project, which is perfect for older kids and parents to make together. This easy family tradition can be done yearly and becomes an organizational tool for you and your child to keep prized possessions from his childhood. Possessions you can both reflect...

Tweet Artichokes can seem pretty intimidating — they’re big, green, bulbous and prickly. If this keeps you from buying them fresh at the market, it shouldn’t. We’re here to show you the different ways to clean, trim and prepare artichokes for cooking — and then we’ll show you how to eat them. The first step is learning how to clean the artichokes, which is probably the most involved part. All you have to do is remove the lower leaves, trim the spiky leaf tips with scissors, trim the stem with a knife,...

Tweet Who – New York Times columnist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Because – He has raised our consciousness about the struggle for gender equality and forced us to look at injustice around the world. Photographed – By Brent McDonald in Yida refugee camp, in South Sudan, on February 16,...

Tweet Just as I was about to extol the many virtues of Peter Kaminsky’s new book, brilliantly titled Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well), I happened upon a dose of Culinary Insanity in the food pages of today’s New York Times. In an article about an exemplary initiative to teach doctors about nutrition, a recipe appears that is so unhealthy as to render the project questionable. Who’s in charge here? Who makes the decisions about what is healthy? And why would anyone choose a drink that...

Tweet The impressive performance of UK’s women in the London Olympics has coined an inspiring meme: “Strong is the new skinny.” In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I’ve also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello, six-pack!). I did this...

Tweet Bug bites, sunburns, peeling skin — summer means a whole host of different skin hangups than we’re used to combating in cooler temps. By now you probably know some of the basics, like that you need to protect your skin from that scorching sun, but many people are still falling into some common skin care traps. Below are some of the most frequently-made...

Tweet Memorial Day is around the corner, and sandals are making their official 2012 debut. And for many of us, that means retreating from a long, punishing winter spent stuffed into boots. Yup, it’s feet season. In that spirit, we rounded up seven expert tips for keeping your feet healthy all summer long. Go ahead, put your best foot forward. Share0Share0Share0Share0Share0 Tweet ...

Tweet Memorial Day rings in the summer season and, along with barbecue equipment, beach toys and sandals, stores are beginning to pad their shelves with sunscreen. That’s a great thing: sun damage is responsible for 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers in the United States, itself the most common form of cancer in the country, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. “The risk of skin cancer is very real,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret...

Tweet Don’t wait until the last minute to decide how you will wear your hair for prom. Your hairstyle is an important part of your overall look and should be planned and tested. Follow these four easy steps for getting the perfect prom hair style. Step 1: Buy or pick out the type of dress you will wear. The dress must be coordinated with your hairstyle. For example,...

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