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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
  • The Voice‘s T.J. Wilkins: ‘I Stand By Every Song Choice I Made This Week’
    T.J. Wilkins has been inspiring fans since his first appearance on The Voice, both with his soulful singing style and touching personal story (he grew up in South Central L.A. and his mother encouraged him to pursue music as a way to avoid gang violence). On Team Usher, he delivered a series of soulful performances […]
  • The Voice‘s Dani Moz: Shakira Was ‘Devastated’ by My Elimination
    As a member of Team Shakira, Dani Moz won hearts on The Voice with her powerhouse performances of hits including Lady Gaga's “The Edge of Glory” and P!nk's “F**n' Perfect.” She made it to the live rounds this week, but was sent home after a nail-biting “sing for your life” elimination round, during which she […]
  • Caroline Pennell’s Voice Blog: I Felt ‘So Nervous and Excited’ for the Top 12
    Caroline Pennell is an 18-year old singer songwriter perhaps best known for her captivating run into the top 8 on Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice, representing Team CeeLo. “I have kept in touch with CeeLo. We text each other,” Caroline tells Parade.com. “He’s doing really well and I know he’s going on tour with Lionel […]
  • Lupita Nyong'o Named People's Most Beautiful Person: See Her 20 Best Looks
    Lupita Nyong'o won an Oscar for her breakthrough feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, and this week, she earned the coveted title of People magazine's “Most Beautiful Woman.” “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” Nyong'o told People. “I was happy for all the girls who would see […]
  • 5 Funny Highlights from Stephen Colbert's Late Show Visit
    Stephen Colbert appeared on The Late Show last night as he gears up to replace David Letterman as host next year. Colbert will host the show as himself, not as the faux-right-wing pundit he plays on The Colbert Report. He appeared as himself last night, undoubtedly to help fans adjust to his real personality, which, until now, […]
  • Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley Field! Fans Share Cubs Memories
    My name is Michael Osacky, founder of baseballintheattic.com. I am dedicated to unearthing vintage sports cards and memorabilia buried in attics, garages, and barns. Each collection comes with a story, and I'm sharing those stories here on Parade.com. If you have a vintage sports card or memorabilia collection, I want to hear from you. Please visit […]
  • What Did Drew Barrymore Name Her Newborn Daughter?
    It’s a girl for Drew Barrymore! The actress, 39, and husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, 36, welcomed their second child on Tuesday. “Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman,” the couple told People in a statement. “Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is […]
  • 21 Easy, Irresistible Cheesecake Recipes
    Treat yourself to a forkful of creamy, rich cheesecake with one of these recipes fit for a Mother’s Day tea, summertime bash, holiday soiree, or just because! Click through the gallery to get recipes for an incredible Oreo cheesecake, skinny strawberry cheesecake bites, a pumpkin twist and more.
  • 23 Chicken Salad Recipes with a Twist
    Chicken salad need not be boring. Perk up your lunchtime routine with fresh twists on the classic like a smokey chicken salad with grapes and peanuts, a curried salad with rice and raisins, and a handful of fantastic good-for-you salads topped with grilled, roasted, fried, or precooked sliced chicken. For those who prefer not to […]
  • Ingredients Matter!
    Once you start to pay attention to what nutritional and ingredients are in your food, you’re going to notice a huge variance in nutrition. Some products choose to go with extra sodium to have longer shelf life, and others may choose to go high-fat or high-sugar to make sure things taste the best. Here are some of my thoughts and […]
  • Caesar Salad Pasta is the Best of Both Worlds
    Hybrid food is everywhere. And I’m totally cool with it. I mean, why wouldn’t I want two of my favorite foods to be combined? Donuts and croissants as one? Why, yes please, thank you very much. That’s like asking me if I want vodka in my lemonade. Duh. Part of my love for hybrid foods […]
  • 5 Ideas for Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs
    The Easter bunny has come and gone. What do you do with any leftover hard-boiled eggs? Here are some ideas to crack the shells and put your eggs to work. Make sure you follow these guidelines for knowing which eggs from the Easter celebration can be safely eaten. Egg salad Peel the shells of your eggs […]
  • Beer + Cheesecake + Strawberries = Ice Cream?
    I’m proclaiming this to be the start of ice cream season. I don’t care if it’s still snowing in the Midwest, or still raining in Seattle. It’s time to defy the weather gods and break out the rock salt. Summer produce is starting to peek its head out of the ground, summer release beers are […]
  • 7 Ways to Save the Earth and Your Wallet in the Kitchen
    Earth Day only happens once per year, but keeping your kitchen earth-friendly year-round can translate into big savings. Use these seven tips for operating an ecological and economical kitchen. 1. Reuse Scraps – Composting isn’t the only way to save your food scraps from the garbage can. Some vegetables can be regrown right on your […]
  • Boston Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi Answered Your Questions About His Win!
    On Monday, Meb Keflezighi, 38, became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 and the oldest male winner since 1931. Wearing the names of the four victims of last year’s bombings on his race bib, he crossed the finish line a mere 11 seconds faster than competitor Wilson Chebet from Kenya, for […]
  • White vs. Brown Body Fat
    The word “fat” has got a bad rap, don’t you think? Believe it or not, our body needs fat! And what’s more, there are definitely “good” types of fat! In an WebMD interview, some health specialists agree that fat is not all bad. “Fat is one of the most fascinating organs out there,” says Aaron […]
  • Green Style Isn’t Just for Earth Day
    Don’t feel too guilty if you haven’t gone completely green--Earth Day isn’t the only day to try to live a greener life. Here are some easy and stylish ways to green your daily routine: • Jane Iredale Mystikol pencil combo in Malachite acts as an eyeliner and highlighter to create definition around the eye. Smudge slightly […]
  • The Daily Cute: Animals Love “People Food”
    It seems very presumptuous that we refer to nearly all the delicious things we eat as “people food.” I understand there are health concerns and you can’t find pizza in the wild, but I imagine there’s something a bit fishy from animals’ perspectives. “Oh, this slow-roasted pulled pork? This is people food. You’re a cat, […]
  • Ingredients Matter!
    Once you start to pay attention to what nutritional and ingredients are in your food, you’re going to notice a huge variance in nutrition. Some products choose to go with extra sodium to have longer shelf life, and others may choose to go high-fat or high-sugar to make sure things taste the best. Here are some of my thoughts and […]
  • Kennections #176: Gangster Jack Diamond Went By This Nickname
  • 7 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based on Shakespeare’s Plays
    It's Shakespeare's birthday today (and in a poetic twist of fate, it's also his death-day). In honor of the playwright and poet's continued profound influence on modern culture, we present a list of seven movies based on Shakespeare's works. You'll be surprised to learn which hit movies lifted their plots from the Bard himself!
  • White vs. Brown Body Fat
    The word “fat” has got a bad rap, don’t you think? Believe it or not, our body needs fat! And what’s more, there are definitely “good” types of fat! In an WebMD interview, some health specialists agree that fat is not all bad. “Fat is one of the most fascinating organs out there,” says Aaron […]
  • Green Style Isn’t Just for Earth Day
    Don’t feel too guilty if you haven’t gone completely green--Earth Day isn’t the only day to try to live a greener life. Here are some easy and stylish ways to green your daily routine: • Jane Iredale Mystikol pencil combo in Malachite acts as an eyeliner and highlighter to create definition around the eye. Smudge slightly […]
  • Get Style Inspiration From Celebrities at Music Festivals
    If you’re as excited as I am about upcoming summer music festivals, you’d know that half the excitement comes from outfit planning. At the recent Coachella festivities, celebrities and socialites brought out every crop top and crochet piece to be seen within 100 miles. Overalls (like the ones seen on Victoria Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio above) […]
  • Lupita Nyong'o Named People's Most Beautiful Person: See Her 20 Best Looks
    Lupita Nyong'o won an Oscar for her breakthrough feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, and this week, she earned the coveted title of People magazine's “Most Beautiful Woman.” “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” Nyong'o told People. “I was happy for all the girls who would see […]
  • Ingredients Matter!
    Once you start to pay attention to what nutritional and ingredients are in your food, you’re going to notice a huge variance in nutrition. Some products choose to go with extra sodium to have longer shelf life, and others may choose to go high-fat or high-sugar to make sure things taste the best. Here are some of my thoughts and […]
  • If Your Pet Is Out of Shape, You Might Be Too!
    There are quite a few dogs out there that have put on the pounds through the winter, along with their owners! If you have found that Fido is looking a little portly this spring, do yourself and your dog a favor and go work out together. Walk down to a local park and very kindly […]
  • Sleepy—Or Sleeping—On the Job? You’re Not Alone, Study Says
    Ever wanted to take a nap while you’re at work? (Haven’t we all?) A new study finds that some people actually nod off on the job--possibly more often than you might think! Jennifer Turgiss, Dr. PH., M.S., a vice president with the Virgin Pulse Institute, recently conducted a study of 1,139 employees from three U […]

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(StatePoint) Making the most of your home's outdoor spaces can do wonders for a property's overall value. What's more, some updates can also potentially lower your home's energy bills while increasing its efficiency. "There are many adjustments and additions, at various price points that homeowners can make to outdoor spaces that will make a big difference in their bank account," says James Walbridge, President of Tekton Architecture and member of the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Custom Residential Architects Network.. ...
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Legendary wine maker continues his work
By Sheila and Bennet Bodenstein ~ 07/10/13
With the passing of Robert Mondavi, only one of stalwarts of the California wine industry is still with us, 90 year old Miljenko "Mike" Grgich who even at that advanced age is still involved in his wineries daily operation. The term genius is often misused to describe people but in the case of Mike Grgich, it is well placed. ...
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