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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Health

5 Ingredients of a Get-Skinny Supper

healthy women eating salad

I’m crazy about fall foods. I love apples and squash and most of all I love… chili. I honestly could eat it every day. No exaggeration. In my book, EatingWell’s Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili, with a green salad on the side, is not only a perfectly wholesome, yummy dinner—it’s an ideal get-skinny supper because […]

Parenting

Why does your college kid act that way?

college kid

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 […]

Parenting

Create a memory box for the upcoming school year

School girl

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 […]

Habits

Try a boxing boot camp workout at home

boxing boot camp

Created in collaboration with Striking Beauties, the nation’s first 24-hour boxing gym designed exclusively for women, Boxing Boot Camp ($40, available at Kohl’s, Modell’s and Dick’s in fall 2012) is a maximized interval training workout that includes a cardio-revving jump-rope warmup and 12 rounds of boxing. Boxing Boot Camp comes with a 6-pound medicine ball, speed […]

Habits

7 Stress Busters: Soothing Foods and Calming Scents

Stress Busters

Learn how to cope with stress by arming yourself with these stress-busting scents and soothing foods. If you’re feeling stressed, take heart: what you eat and smell may help you de-stress. “The part of the brain that processes odors is very close to the [part that houses] emotions and memories,” explains Pamela Dalton, Ph.D., M.P.H., […]

Food

Top tips to tailgate in your SUV or truck

tailgate party

It’s an hour before kick-off and 42 degrees F. There’s only one reason you’re standing around in this weather when you don’t even have tickets — you’re a fan. But roughing it in the tailgate lot doesn’t have to be a grudge-match. All you need to make yourself comfy and have fun is a little […]

Food

How to network within your own neighborhood

neighborhood

Why networking strengthens your neighborhood Just like social networking can strengthen a company, networking — both online and in person — can strengthen the people around you. There’s some truth to the saying “it takes a village” and, in modern times, that village is typically your neighborhood. It’s more than borrowing a cup of sugar or hiring […]