Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and... Read more
Whoooosh! As I relaxed in a lawn chair, my six-year-old sank yet another basket. Watching his skill develop, I couldn’t help but dream about him becoming an NBA star some day. I could just picture it…I, his proud mama in the stands a... Read more
You can use the SparkPoints you earn on the site to buy virtual “goodies” for yourself and other SparkPeople members. Use them to reward yourself for working hard to achieve your healthy goals (with a vacation, a new wardrobe, or haircut)... Read more
Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
I'm ranting this morning so bare with me here.
Don't you just hate when you remind someone that "hey it's so & so's birthday tomorrow" and then they immediately say "I will go in on it with you" knowing full well that means you go by the gift,... Read more
I nanny for an Indian family and their son is having a Upanayanam/Poonal ceremony next month. They have asked for donations for a charity bike ride he is doing in lieu of gifts, but I want to get him something anyway. I've been their nanny for 8 ye... Read more
A good friend of mine, from New Zealand, just got her US citizenship after many years of waiting (yay!). She is having a party next weekend to celebrate, and I would like to get her a gift. I have no idea what to get her for this, though!
Any i... Read more
One of my friends recently gave me this cute little chocolate mousse/cupcake thing, and it is currently sitting in my fridge. It's about 650 calories, and I'm not sure what to do with it. I'd hate to just throw it away or let it rot, but I certainly... Read more
Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra... Read more
If you want a sure fire way to beat the holiday blues and destress, treat yourself to a relaxing massage! The benefits are endless. And if you need an idea of what to give stressed out friends and family, give them a gift certificate for a massage, t... Read more
When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no... Read more
The holiday gift buying season is in full swing. Make life easier, and loved ones' lives healthier, with our healthy gift picks.Our friends at Remedy's HealthCommunities.com share their best healthy finds for everyone in your life. ... Read more
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