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5 Fun & affordable DIY headboard ideas

The most expensive part of a new bed after the mattress, is by far the headboard, but it's also the one piece of furniture that makes any bedroom look more grown-up and pulled together. Whether you're trying to put the finishing touches on your own room or you're decorating a child's or guest room, here you'll find some fun, affordable and super-simple ideas for DIY headboards. 

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6 Unexpected uses for coffee filters around the home

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We definitely enjoy a clean house, but cleaners and cleaning supplies are very pricey. I particularly love when I learn about a new natural (cheaper) solution to clean my house. Did anybody say white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice? You know exactly what I'm talking about. Behold the mighty coffee filters! This cloth has way more uses for the home than brewing coffee.  

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Peeling potatoes with your bare hands is the way to go!

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Okay, so I'm not going to pretend like peeling potatoes the conventional way is so HARD and your poor precious, delicate, manicured hands are not up to the task. I know you know your way around a pela papa, but tell me the task doesn't get tedious when you are making a huge batch of mashed potatoes or potato salad or anything that requires peeled boiled potatoes? It's boring and time consuming!  Sure you can make your kids do the peeling, but then you have to listen to their quejas and I don't know about you, but I think food should be prepared with love and not sprinkled with complaints.

That's why I think this video of how to peel potatoes with your bare hands is genius and you will too. Not only that, but when your kids see you doing it all of a sudden they are going to want to get in on the action because who knew peeling potatoes could be so fun and easy?

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The shy chica's guide to buying sex toys​

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When was the last time you walked into an actual store to buy a sex toy? Okay, you don't have to tell me, but answer the question for yourself. Yesterday? A year ago? Never. Well, I would like to encourage you to do some no-shame sex toy shopping, if sex toys are your thing or if you are curious. Buying sex toys should not be something that you ever feel shame over, okay? No, really, I mean it. I'm not saying you need to broadcast it all over the place like set your work email to automatically reply with Out of the office: gone shopping for sex toys, but you know what I mean.

And I know you KNOW you shouldn't feel embarrassed, but I bet there is one or a million of you out there that still feel embarrassed. No worries, I've got some tips for shame-free sex toy shopping.

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7 Reasons why you can NEVER reveal you have a favorite child​

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There is the way that things should be and then there is the way that things really are. For example if you have more than one child, then you should feel the same way about all of your children and love and like them all equally, but in reality as much as you deny it, you do have a favorite child even if it is only on occasion. Why? Because you are human and so are your kids. It's normal to have an affinity for one child. I get it. It could be a personality thing, a behavior thing, a you are a human being and flawed kinda thing. You might also have a different favorite child depending on the situation. I joke that my favorite child is whichever one is behaving the best at any given moment and it's kind of true.

So fine, go on and notice that you have a favorite and then do everything within your power to check your preference. And never ever reveal which child is your favorite. Take that secret to the grave with you.

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5 Ways to a better sex life without the help of a man

It happens. Your man is out of town on a business trip or you are recently single and you have the sudden urge for some sexual therapy so to speak. You don't have to get down about not having an hombre in between the sheets. The power is in your hands, ladies. Here are seven ways to improve your sex life without the help of a man. You can thank us later. 

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6 Easy things you can do to lose weight at the office

Lose weight, move more and exercise… What are they talking about? That must be something stay-at-home moms do to keep themselves busy during the day, but not you. You are chained to your desk all day; you barely have time to take bathroom breaks and your day is finished before you know it. You want to lose weight, but it's not happening because you don't know what to do. If you feel like I'm talking directly to you, read this! I'm going to give you some sneaky tips to lose weight at work.

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8 online dating blunders you should avoid

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Making a love connection is hard. Trying to make one with someone you met online is even harder. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from trying and succeeding.

So if you're still struggling to make a love connection online or if you find that you seem to only attract creeps, take heart in the knowledge that all hope is not lost. And while you're at it, also take a long, hard look at what you're putting out into the online universe. It could be that you're making these really common (and totally fixable) online dating mistakes.

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The reason why some babies cry for longer will shock you!

Dealing with a distressed baby is never easy, but new research suggests that the source of a crying newborn may all start with the mother's mood. A new study finds that anxious or stressed out moms are more likely to have babies who cry for longer periods. The journal Archives of Disease in Childhood examined over 300 women who were in the early stages of pregnancy until their baby reached 16 months old. Out of the women interviewed, 20 percent reported excessive crying from their little ones following birth. Once these stats were analyzed, it was discovered that babies who had a mom that suffered from anxiety or stress experienced longer crying spells. 

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Enterovirus D68: Everything you NEED TO KNOW to protect your kids

As the human enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) continues to spread, parents across the nation are trying to get answers about the infectious illness. We previously reported that the respiratory virus has affected more than 1,000 in over 10 states in the Midwest and the numbers appear to be growing. Doctors are specifically seeing more severe cases in Missouri and Illinois. The CDC has been testing the specimens found and watching the situation closely. Before freaking out (I know it may be too late already), here is everything you need to know about the EV-D68 and how to treat it.  

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