Review and Giveaway: Michael Symon’s New Cookbook and a Delicious Pork Recipe From His Childhood »

This holiday, why not take a break from filling up on turkey and tryptophan and indulge in the other white meat: pork. The National Pork Board and Chef Michael Symon have created amazing recipes perfect for holiday celebrations bursting with savory seasonal flavors. From cinnamon to pumpkin, Chef Symon’s recipes include flavors that everyone will enjoy and techniques that enhance the taste and texture of your dish.

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Pure Dark Review and Giveaway: Finally I Know Why Chocolate Has Been Touted as a Mood Lifter! »

A number of years ago while hanging out with fellow Moms watching our girls play soccer for Newton, I found myself in conversation with my friend Naomi who when not cheering on the soccer strikers worked as a medical researcher at Harvard. She confided to me in a whisper: “We’re on to something big - dark chocolate has health benefits we’re only beginning to realize.”

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Take the stage with clickR skin care! »

With so many beauty products on the market, walking down the skin care aisle at your local drug store can be intimidating and overwhelming. In my mind, one thing in particular stands out about new line from ClickR - it works to nourish your skin naturally, without harmful chemicals.

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FlingSmash Wii Game Review »

Technology continues to develop, and to get ahead of competitors companies need to stay updated on the latest advancements. To create more interactive video games, companies made games more virtual, forcing the player to move around while playing. Wii helped start this phenomenon and has now further developed its remotes and sensors.

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Carters jumpstarts my baby girl’s wardrobe »

As you may know by now, I’m expecting my second child in January – a baby girl! I’m trying really hard to resist my shopping temptations. Before I introduce more stuff into our house, I’m focusing on organizing our two bedroom apartment to make room for her AND her wardrobe.

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The Truth About Men: Book Review »

Think of a definition of what a "good" man is? How about a "successful" man? These inherent definitions have changed since the days when men roamed the Earth beating drums and using crude paints on cave walls. Though our core values have stayed the same, the ways we attempt to exist as a "good" and "successful" man have certainly evolved.

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How can I help my child take better notes in class? »

Even though teachers don’t spend time teaching students how to take notes, it is one of the most important skills for success, especially as your child progresses to middle and high school.

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Diaper bags good enough for dads »

I never considered the thought that the very pretty and stylish diaper bag I picked out for my registry might not look as cool on my husband. Sure, he’s in touch with his feminine side, but he does deserve to carry his baby daughter around without schlepping the flowery tote I picked out to suit my taste.

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When are you too old to go trick-or-treating? »

When are you too old to go trick-or-treating? Well, I’m 13, in middle school, and I’m going trick-or-treating this year. Although, this will probably be my last year. Next year I’ll be in high school and I don’t think that I’d want to go anymore as many of my friends have already stopped participating in this tradition. You should be around 12 or 13 when you stop trick-or-treating because you’re entering the teenage years. I decided to go this year because I think I could get one more year of trick-or-treating in without people telling me that I’m too old to go.

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Baby Bjorn Comfort Carrier, better the second time around »

Most Moms know about Baby Bjorn and the brand name has also become a general moniker for any carrier used by baby and Mom. When my first daughter was born 13 years ago, someone gave me a brand new Bjorn. Having a baby on the larger size, and a weak back, I didn’t think the carrier was for me. I used it twice and passed it on to my cousin, practically new in the box. Thirteen years later with my newest little one, another cousin gave me a very well-loved Baby Bjorn she used with her son. My husband and I just love it and have put a few dozen miles on it.

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LEGO Universe: OMG! What an amazing MMOG »

The hardest thing about writing this review was taking myself away from LEGO Universe long enough to finish it! That should tell you just how great this game is. LEGO Universe, the most recently released MMOG (massively multi-player online game) blew my mind. If you’ve played other LEGO video games you’ll have a bit of gaming experience. However, it’s also very different from typical LEGO games. Since it’s an online game, you can play with hundreds of players and build freely with every brick in existence. It’s one of the best games ever and the thing is, you never get tired of it. So with that said, we can move on.

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