“Please eat your vegetables!” How many parents spend mealtimes making that heartfelt plea to their kids only to get a resounding, “No!!” in reply? A lot. So much so that a plethora of recipes abound that incorporate good-for-you foods using slight-of-hand techniques or full on deception. But what if you want to serve something without all the subterfuge? Sometimes it’s all in the name. After the jump, find out how to make a truly magical-sounding treat that’s tasty and healthy too!
If you’ve read this post, then you know I’m a strawberry fan. And you also know that May is National Strawberry Month. So, of course, in celebration of this (and other things), I found myself happily picking strawberries with friends on Saturday. We were pretty industrious — my husband and I managed to pick several pounds. After the jump, find out what I made with all those berries!
Over the course of four days, I toured the world. Early Thursday morning, I went from Quincy, Mass., to Amposta, Catalonia, Spain. Next, I went from Havana to Tel Aviv. And later that day, I traveled from Chile to Jamaica. And I did it all without boarding an airplane. More after the jump.
In honor of spring, what with all the fabulous scents swirling around outside — and inside thanks to new fragrances hitting store shelves — last week I wrote a blog post on how to select a new scent. As a fun follow-up to that post, I decided to ask what fragrances my coworkers at HowStuffWorks are currently favoring. So, if you’ve ever wondered what the HowStuffWorks offices and their inhabitants smell like, you’re in luck. More after the jump.
Spring has officially arrived — as witnessed by the purple, white and yellow blooms abounding in my front yard. Along with these bright colors comes an array of delightful scents wafting by in the breeze … and at your local mall.
Yes, that’s right — the mall.
If you’ve somehow missed all the colorful ads splashing around the Internet or the teasers in your print magazines, here’s some news: Spring is a popular time of year for new fragrances to hit the market. And what better way is there to take advantage of this than shopping for a new scent.
Last week, one of my pals posted this comment to her FaceBook page — “Sprinter: My least favorite season to dress for.” And a “what not to wear” follow-up: “… a lightweight cardigan with cords!” I was in total agreement with Candace as I’d made a similar mistake by pulling out a three-quarter sleeve cardi a little too soon — it simply didn’t transition to my après work plans. Far too chilly. So, how does one manage to be stylish but still comfortable during sprinter? More after the jump.
So a few weeks ago, weirdly, I had a grand mal seizure. It was not so fun. I had just gotten home from work, felt a bit peckish, and went to heat up some SpaghettiOs. After I finished slurping down my toasty bowl of childish-noodle goodness, I went to the kitchen to clean up. That is the very last thing I remember for the next 10 minutes. In the interim, I had a major seizure that could have had serious consequences. More about the aftermath here…
Last weekend, in a refurbished, slightly fancified barn about five miles from my house, I had the pleasure of meeting a very eclectic group of people. There was a lady who has her own patent. There was a guy who spends a lot of time with masking tape and another who scavenges for old roofing tin. And along with them were “The Dot Man” and “The Flag Man.” So what do all these folks have in common? Find out after the jump.
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