5 Ways to get people to butt out of your relationship


George Clooney got REALLY mad this week after The Daily Mail completely fabricated a story about his upcoming marriage to gorgeous lawyer Amal Alamuddin. I'm not sure how she got self-proclaimed "bachelor for life" to commit, but the couple announced their engagement in April and have been deeply involved in planning their big wedding day ever since.

So when reports hit the web this week that the actor's future suegra, Baria Alamuddin, was opposed to the marriage it really made him mad. Clooney even took the time to address the rumors (something he NEVER does) in an essay published in USA Today in which he accused them of fabricating the story.

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5 Facts no one ever tells you about losing weight

I started my weight-loss journey on my 18th birthday. In the 12 years since, I've lost 45lbs and gained a helluva lot of perspective. Though I wouldn't change much about my weight-loss experience, there are a few things I wish I knew before that would have allowed me to be kinder and more patient with my body, and help me make better decisions regarding my overall health. 

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8 Secrets to success for work-from-home moms


Amigas, I am what you would call a work from home mom. I love it! I love the commute from my bedroom to my office, there is hardly ever any traffic, although there is the occasional Lego accident. I love that on my breaks I can go into the kitchen and make myself a home cooked meal. I love that I am available to pick up and drop off my kids from school. It is the perfect work situation for me, but in all honesty I had to learn a few things in order to make working from home work for me, my family and the people who pay me to work from home. Oh, and I'm a total sharer, so you know I'm just dying to share these work from home tips with you!

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Sugar may actually HELP your diet

Sugar gets blamed for weight gain and a variety of diseases. Because of this, many people are starting to severely cut out sugar from their diet. But the truth is, sugar actually is important for your body; not necessarily in its conventional form, like table sugar, high fructose corn syrup or agave nectar, but in more natural versions like honey or those naturally found in fruits. 

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4 Big kitchen ideas perfect for small kitchens


Have you noticed how there's really never enough space in your kitchen? After all, most of us spend a ton of time in our kitchens. Even if you only cook once a day, you probably get home from work and spend at least an hour preparing a meal, plus cleanup time, and you're likely making coffee in the morning, oh and forget if this where your kids do home work. I for one, spend hours and hours in my kitchen every day, cooking, cleaning, doing projects with my toddler and working, so it tends to get cluttered pretty fast. 


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7 Foods that help get rid of garlic breath


Garlic is amazing in food. I wouldn't know how to cook without it nor would I want to, but it does have the consequence of leaving you with garlic breath. Even if you brush your teeth right after a particularly garlicky meal, that garlic after-breath comes right back. That's because one of the compounds in garlic, allyl methyl sulphide, cannot be broken down during digestion and instead gets released from the body in the breath and sweat.

Don't worry, scientists have found that there are other foods that can help you mitigate the smell of garlic on your breath.

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5 Every day items you should NEVER ever share


When you finally move in with your guy you will probably have to share a bathroom space. Often times we settle for sharing certain unhygienic items with our men because it either saves space or we are lazy. 

I have one word of advice: STOP doing that immediately! There are certain things we should NEVER share with others and it's all for our own hygienic safety.

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5 Natural remedies for any digestive problem


II was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) when I was a teenager, which roughly translated means I had a lot of digestive and stomach problems. I had to change up the way I ate to relieve it which taught me a trick or two about dealing with digestive issues.

As soon as I am experiencing stomach problems, I turn to my go-to remedies to deal with them. I guarantee you will benefit from them as well!

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College preparedness

5 Questions every student needs to ask the guidance counselor

Students really have to stay on track while in high school in order to be well prepared to meet their long-term college and career goals, and as I've mentioned before, their high school guidance counselors can be an invaluable asset in helping them do so. But what exactly should your teen be asking of his or her counselor to get the most out of their meetings (which I suggest doing at least once a semester)? Below you'll find the five questions your high schooler should be sure to ask her guidance counselor.

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The 4 best baby & toddler shoes for summer

I don't know about you, but I'm one of those moms that puts a ton of thought into to my child's footwear. I know to some people that might sound a bit silly, but I'm a shoe girl. That means I want my son's shoes to not only look good, but to be functional and comfortable and hold up to all of the demands of a toddler who runs, jumps, climbs, crawls and pretty much gets into everything. What I'm not, is one of those moms who doesn't blink at spending $60 or even more on a pair of shoes for a kid who will grow out of them in about three months. So of course, when each new season begins, I do a bit of research and choose a shoe for my son that meets all of my criteria as well as my budget. 

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