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Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014
  • Top 10 Conan O’Brien Quotes: ‘When All Else Fails, There’s Delusion’
    In honor of Conan O’Brien‘s 51st birthday (can you believe it?) on April 18, here are 10 great quotes from our favorite ginger comedian. 1. “Hosting The Tonight Show has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to me. And I want to say to the kids out there watching, you can do anything you […]
  • Valerie Harper Denies Reports She Is Cancer-Free: `I Am Still Not Cured'
    Valerie Harper has clarified a recent headline claiming she is cancer-free. Harper, 74, was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal brain cancer last spring, and her doctors gave her as little as three months to live. However, she underwent chemotherapy and over a year later, she is still going strong. In a recent interview […]
  • Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel Is in the Works: Will Robin Williams Reprise His Role?
    When Mrs. Doubtfire hit theaters in 1993, it became an instant classic. Who can forget the antics of a cross-dressing nanny just trying to get closer to his kids post-divorce? Now, more than 20 years later, a sequel to the hilarious Robin Williams-led film is finally in the works, according to Fox 2000. The studio […]
  • How You Can Help Support Teen Literacy
    Today’s Support Teen Literature Day. Didn’t know? Well, it’s still not too late to do your part--whether you’re a reader, or a writer! In honor of the big day, Readergirlz, a literacy advocacy organization that aims to get books in girls’ hands, is celebrating its seventh annual Rock the Drop, a mission to share great […]
  • American Idol‘s Top 7 Choose Songs for Each Other: Who Stole the Show?
    The Top 7 American Idol contestants chose songs for each other on Wednesday night’s show -- and they played nice. Instead of choosing songs to bring their competition down, each choice was carefully selected with the intention of showcasing each singer at their best. Here’s how the remaining Idol hopefuls stacked up: Singer: CALEB JOHNSON […]
  • The Mustang Turns 50 Today! Can You Identify the Car’s Pop Culture Spots?
    Sports car fans, you’re going to want to pay attention to this one. Today, the iconic Ford Mustang celebrates its 50th anniversary. Ford first unveiled the slick and sexy muscle car on April 17, 1964. Ever since, the ‘Stang has had a steady presence on the open road (more than 9.2 million of the cars […]
  • Parade Rewind with Martina McBride: Her Small Town Beginnings, New Album, and Surprising Backup Career
    Country singer Martina McBride stopped by Parade to talk about her newest album Everlasting, a collection of some of her favorite covers. During her visit, the 47-year-old opened up about her dream duet partners, growing up in Kansas, and her favorite go-to recipe. What inspired you for this album? It was an album I've wanted […]
  • You Won’t Believe What’s In These 7 Secretly Healthy Desserts For Kids (And Grown Ups Too)
    In a perfect world, kids would gobble up fruits and veggies like they were candy and ice cream. Of course, in that world they’d clean their rooms and listen the first time we asked them to do something. Since we live in the real world, sometimes we have to get creative to slip some healthy […]
  • Get Ready for Easter with Herbed Deviled Eggs
    What is Easter without deviled eggs? Jenny Park of spoonforkbacon.com likes to ”give them a modern spin by brightening them up with fresh herbs and spices. They’re also fun for the holidays because they look so fancy.” Thanks to a little bit of hot sauce and dijon mustard, these go-to appetizers have a little extra kick.
  • This is the Ultimate Hot Pocket
    I love this bread/sandwich. It makes a perfect lunch with a cup of soup, but it’s also great finger food for a party, or the perfect addition to any brunch menu. It’s also great to wrap up and throw in your child’s lunchbox. I really like the combination of flavors; the chicken gives great protein, […]
  • Jade, Radiant Orchid, and Other Exotic Easter Egg Colors You Need to Try
    Looking for some Easter egg-spiration? If you're tired of the typical red, yellow, and blue egg dye options, check out this new egg-coloring guide from McCormick. The chart provides the recipes for over three dozen delicate, sophisticated shades, including the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, as well as Dusty Rose, Orange Sunset, and […]
  • Fun Recipes for a Mexican-Style Easter
    Whether you are hosting an intimate Easter gathering or an outdoor potluck, plan an unforgettable celebration filled with Mexican dishes, delicious desserts, creative cocktails, and a fun activity for the kids. Molotes (Oaxacan Masa Empanadas) from Muy Bueno are a common street food, found in Oaxaca during Easter and Christmas time. They are made with […]
  • Summer of Sangria! 8 Must-Try Recipes with a Twist
    A splash of amaretto flavored vodka, Pino Noir, orange liqueur, and sparkling lemon water give this drink a refreshing update. Get the recipe
  • Try ‘Black Chocolate’ in Your Easter Basket
    Easter is a great time to celebrate hope and life. For me, it is a time to believe and blow life into your buried goals and dreams. Do you know that ostrich eggs with engraved decorations that are 60,000 years old have been found in Africa? Decorating eggs was an ancient art dating before the […]
  • A Great Easter Gift for Animal Lovers
    Thinking of buying a bunny for your child or sweetheart? Think again. Yes, rabbits are adorable. However, if you really want a pet rabbit, consider adopting one from a shelter. Sales of bunnies, baby chicks, and ducklings rise on and around Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, many people are not prepared to care for these farm animals. […]
  • America’s Coolest City Playgrounds
    Museums, tours and theme parks are great, but sometimes the highlight of a big vacation can be a little downtime on a swing set. After all, a good ol' playground can be a welcome sight to travel-weary kids, and one of the nicest--and cheapest--ways to experience a city like a local. Indeed, some city playgrounds […]
  • Happy National Library Week! 9 of America’s Most Beautiful Libraries
    In honor of National Library Week, we’ve rounded up photos of some of the most stunning libraries across America, from the New York Public Library’s grandiose halls to the Seattle Central Library’s striking modern design. Check out our gallery, above. 5 Amazing Finds at the Digital Public Library of America 10 Beautiful Photos of Famous […]
  • Watch Peoples’ Shocked Reactions While Interviewing for ‘World’s Toughest Job’
    There are a lot of tough jobs out there, but there’s one that’s often overlooked: motherhood. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, American Greetings and Cardstore sought to bring a little awareness to just how deserving moms are of a little appreciation. In doing so, they created a fake job posting for a “Director […]
  • The Daily Cute: 10 Squirrels for Thursday
    I’ve never understood people who say they don’t like squirrels. Now, granted, I’m not a farmer and I don’t grow any crops, and I don’t have a garden with vegetables or flowers or… nuts, I guess? I don’t know what it is squirrels ruin for some people, but it seems to me that squirrels are […]
  • Florida School Proposes Dress Code...For Parents
    Short shorts, exposed underwear, sagging pants: those are just a few of the clothing no-nos one Florida school has to deal with...from parents. School administrators at Boyd Anderson High in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., are sick of parents showing up at school wearing clothes that would get their own kids sent home, and the school board […]
  • Missing 3-Year-Old Found in Bowling Alley Claw Machine
    When a three-year-old Nebraska boy went missing on Monday, his mother needed to look no further than the local bowling alley “bear claw” machine. According to police, Kael left the apartment while his mother was in the bathroom. ”I washed my hands,” Ashley Ireland, the boy’s mother told her local NBC affiliate, “and by the time I […]
  • These 5 Yoga Poses Will Help You Cut Through Easter-Induced Stress
    The holidays are a stressful time, but Easter can be one of the most stressful events of the year. Planning the Easter egg hunt, making sure your children are behaving at church, boiling dozens of eggs, and preparing an enormous meal for the in-laws can make anyone's anxiety skyrocket. Besides organizing everything far in advance […]
  • How to Style a Yellow Dress for Your Easter Gathering
    Easter happens to be one of my favorite holidays. I love waking up on Easter morning to my mother’s exceptional baskets. Even when I’m in college, I know I’ll still look forward to coming home to her Easter baskets (and the excuse to stuff my face with chocolates and sweets all day long). Anyway, with […]
  • 12 New Matte Lipsticks Guaranteed to Turn Heads
    If you haven’t noticed, lipstick (especially matte) is having a major moment. These aren’t the shrinking violet varieties either. Spring brings a bevy of hues that are bold and vibrant and the kind of shades that let your lips do all the talking. Reds, pinks, orange, magenta, even nearly black--the latest shades don’t hold back. […]
  • You Can Beat Sugar Cravings, Even at Easter!
    Like most people, I love Easter. But I know that if you're trying to cut out sugar, you may be getting worried that the temptations the holiday brings will spoil your enjoyment of it. I'm writing this week's column especially to reassure you that it doesn't have to be like that. My mantra is “mostly […]
  • How to Easily Incorporate Fitness Into Your Dating or Family Life
    Family time is important and so is your fitness. Combining both is a great way to stay active and fit and to develop fun, lasting relationships with the people you love. So sometimes skipping that hour at the gym for two hours with your kids, spouse, or hot new flame will more than make up […]
  • Try ‘Black Chocolate’ in Your Easter Basket
    Easter is a great time to celebrate hope and life. For me, it is a time to believe and blow life into your buried goals and dreams. Do you know that ostrich eggs with engraved decorations that are 60,000 years old have been found in Africa? Decorating eggs was an ancient art dating before the […]
  • Celeb Snaps: Festival Style at Coachella
    Forget about the music, which over two weekends boasts an impressive roster including Lorde, Muse, Pharrell Williams, and The Cult. No, the Coachella Music Festival, which takes place in the heart of the California desert, is all about the style. The boho-meets-hipster festival look is as equally entertaining as the music itself. It’s a chance […]

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Summer Home & Garden
Upgrading Your Home's Outdoor Spaces Can Lower Energy Bills (05/31/13)
(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.. ...
Tips to Avoid Injuries While Gardening (05/30/13)
(StatePoint) For many people, gardening is one of life's greatest joys. But exercising your green thumb carries some risk. In 2012, more than 41,200 people nationwide were injured while gardening, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission...

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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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