6 Ways to Bond with Your Stepchildren


Step-parents have a tough job. Getting on with your new spouse’s children is absolutely essential for a harmonious life together — but where to start? Entering into a blended family situation is challenging for everyone, but it can be especially confusing for children. Their idea of “home” has been turned upside down. They may feel lost, angry or abandoned. There’s ...

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8 Caribbean Products You Should Know (and Try)


The Caribbean’s natural bounty is legendary, with tropical fruit and vegetables that grace tables and kitchens around the world. Across a million square miles of ocean you’ll find every shade of the familiar and the exotic. Here are some of the best Caribbean products, including details on how they may be prepared: Breadfruit – High in protein, fiber and potassium, ...

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Daily Overview, the Earth Seen from the Space | Gallery


“This all began with an accident”, writes Benjamin Grant in the preface to his book entitled Daily Overview: a stunning and unique collection of satellite images of the Earth, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagam account. In 2013, in preparation for a talk he was to give at a space club meeting, Grant was looking for a satellite ...

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Maca From A to Z: 26 Things to Know


Andes. Maca only grows at high altitudes: from 2000 to 4000 metres. It originates from the Andes. Black. The flavour and properties of maca vary according to its colour, which ranges from creamy yellow, to pink, red, purple and black. The latter, whose taste has a bitter-sweet note, is considered to be the most energizing, as well as being conducive ...

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Trickle-Down Delicious


Fast-Casual is still a relatively new thing, the term itself – which denotes a high quality self-service restaurant that cooks food to order – was only added to the Oxford Dictionary back in 2015, but the idea was put in motion back in the 1990s when certain chains, think Chipotle, stepped away from fast food norms to offer concepts to ...

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Our Kids’ Desire to Remain Little, Our Own Efforts Force Them to Grow Up Fast


Do you have a child who is afraid to grow up and wants to stay little for as long as possible? Does he or she complain of others calling him or her a “Big Boy” or “Big Girl”? Does your child talk to you about life moving too fast and not having enough time to play and just be a ...

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Francesco Mazzei: 'Why It's Calabria's Golden Moment'


We met him for the first time two years ago and this time we find him again, in the snow at Care’s – The Ethical Chef Days, with many new developments to share. We caught up with Francesco Mazzei, the 43-year old Italian chef who took love and knowledge about his region, Calabria, abroad. He was first a part of ...

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Misconceptions About Hyperactivity: How Hyper Is Too Hyper for Young Boys?


Every day, millions of parents wonder if their son’s hyper behavior is a normal product of age and gender, or if it’s something that needs to be addressed with a doctor. If you’ve been wondering the same thing, you’re not alone. Indeed, it can be difficult for even the most conscientious parents to tell what is typical, and what is ...

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The Science of Food 'Rest'


It is a well known fact that time is the smart chef’s best ally: the more he or she has, the better the results. This is particularly true of dishes that need to be left to rest. It may come as a surprise to learn that food needs rest. Just as sleep is restorative for human beings, rest can make ...

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Understanding Teen Dating Violence


In 2013, President Obama declared February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  According to the National Research Center on Domestic Violence, approximately 1.5 million high school students every year experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Before the violence starts, ...

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