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Recent Articles by Debbie Strong
Mar 15, 2019
7 Things I Learned When I Tried to Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks
Let me start by saying that I really ought to know better. Trying to lose 10 pounds in two weeks is not only borderline unhealthy, it's nearly impossible. As a health writer and generally sensible...
Jan 30, 2019
5 Items to Never Leave in Your Car When It's Freezing
The frigid days of winter make for some pretty miserable mornings, especially if you have to dig your car out from underneath a mountain of snow. But setting aside what's on your car in the...
Jan 25, 2019
Slipping a Fork Behind a Frame Is the Surprising Trick to Hanging Pictures Perfectly
Who among us hasn't gotten totally fed up while hanging pictures on the wall? One of the most aggravating experiences in home decorating is when we're hammering a nail into the wall only to have...
Dec 31, 2018
3 Easy Tricks for Soothing Dry Skin and Hair During Winter
There's plenty to love about winter — like that delicious comfort food we get to eat around the holidays, for instance — but the season can wreak havoc on your beauty routine. Cold temperatures...
Oct 21, 2018
Married Couples Who Say 'We' a Lot Are Happier and Healthier, Say Experts
There are many common indicators of a happy marriage; things like trust, mutual respect, and enjoying shared interests are what many loving, long-term couples might say if asked how they keep their...
Sep 26, 2018
Sweet ’n’ Tangy Brussels Sprouts Are an Easy Weeknight Side Dish for Fall
Apple cider vinegar and toasted walnuts add a touch of decadence to this simple side dish, which is easy to make and even easier to eat! The ingredient list is a who's-who of superfood superstars,...
Aug 28, 2018
Caregiver Burnout: 13 Real Women on How They Deal With Sandwich Generation Stress
Caregiver burnout is a very real issue for members of the “sandwich generation,” a nickname describing those responsible for bringing up their own children while caring for their aging, sometimes...
Aug 5, 2018
How to Make Pudding Pops, The Frozen Treats That'll Take You Back to Childhood
If you grew up in the 1970s and ’80s, chances are you enjoyed a delicious, creamy frozen treat known as a Jell-O Pudding Pop countless times during your youth. These cool 90-calorie treats came in...
Jul 1, 2018
It's Not Your Imagination: Your Nose Is Getting Bigger as You Age
It’s a fair question: Does your nose keep growing as you age? If you’ve ever wondered about the ever-so-slight changes happening right there on your own face, rest assured that you’re not alone....
Jun 27, 2018
Mom Posts Dire Warning About the Dangers of Going Down a Slide With a Child on Your Lap
A New York mom is garnering plenty of media attention after she posted a photo on Facebook of the exact moment her toddler daughter’s leg broke while the two were on a plastic slide at the park....
May 23, 2018
7 Reasons Why JOANN Stores Are Our Happy Place
Let’s be honest: These days, shopping is either a chore (getting stuff you need) or an enjoyable experience (browsing for stuff you want). But there’s also a third kind of shopping, the kind that...
May 18, 2018
Meghan Markle’s Single Mother Won’t Get the Starring Role She Deserves at the Royal Wedding
Once we found out for sure that Meghan Markle's father would not attend her wedding due to his ongoing health issues and need for heart surgery, we had high hopes that her mother, Doria Ragland,...
Apr 24, 2018
Elizabeth Taylor's Eyes Were the Key to Her Otherworldly Beauty
Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor's eyes were famous for being stunningly beautiful and distinct. Widely known for having the most striking eyes in Hollywood, Taylor had what appeared to be rare,...
Apr 10, 2018
18 Bizarre Facts You Never Knew About 'The Wizard of Oz'
Sure, The Wizard of Oz is a beloved family movie, but there are so many hidden secrets about this hit classic that you probably never caught when you first watched it all those years ago. In fact,...
Mar 2, 2018
Sorry, Women Who Only Ate Ice Chips During Labor — You Could've Had Real Food
Moms, think back to when you had your babies. If you went through a typical labor, chances are that you’ve since blocked out one of the most uncomfortable parts of the whole ordeal. No, not the...
Jan 17, 2018
There's a Right and a Wrong Way to Talk to Our Kids About Eating
Make no mistake about it: Words matter. And as a mom, I might argue that no words matter more than those that you speak around your kids. My older son, who’s four, is constantly repeating the...
Jan 11, 2018
It's Not Okay to Pregnancy-Shame Joanna Gaines
Not again. Will people ever learn? We're referring, mind you, to the recent round of pregnancy-shaming directed at HGTV star Joanna Gaines. Ever since the world learned that Chip and Joanna Gaines...
Dec 28, 2017
Store Your Christmas Lights Tangle-Free in Seconds With a Hanger
This week, many people are wondering how to store Christmas lights. In fact, now that we've all decided on the proper time to take down the tree, most of us will be tackling this dreaded task at...
Nov 27, 2017
Are Meghan and Harry Stealing Kate's Baby Thunder With Their Ill-Timed Engagement?
Word to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's blushing new bride-to-be: Have you ever heard of this little thing called Girl Code? We hate to be the ones to inform you, but your big engagement news means...
Nov 21, 2017
8 Rookie Mistakes That Could Sabotage Your First Time Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner
Hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time? One word to the wise: Give up the dream of cooking the perfect meal; let’s set the bar a little lower, shall we, and just try not to have any royal...