Eva Longoria has gone to the top of the class! Yesterday, Eva kicked up her heels after accepting her master's degree in Chicano studies from California State University, Northridge. She adds the degree to her bachelor of science in kinesiology, which she received while at Texas A&M University-Kingsville before heading to Hollywood. Eva reportedly started the advanced program while working on ABC's Desperate Housewives, even completing some schoolwork while on set. To celebrate her accomplishments, check out other actresses who have impressive degrees, including self-described "super academic" Rebel Wilson and supermom Jennifer Garner.
When you think of Teacher Appreciation Day, which is today, these aren't the types of relationships that come to mind. At what point does it become acceptable for a student to date a teacher? It's obviously a no-no if the student is underage, but some colleges have banned student-teacher sex completely, even between consenting adults. For years, the topic has fascinated filmmakers far beyond the made-for-TV movie about Mary Kay Letourneau. Here are student-teacher liaisons that cross the line from cute to questionable.
Peek into any 10 lunchboxes, and you'll find more than a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When it comes to edible classics, the PB&J is a staple in most children's diets. Though the flavors vary, parents usually lather the nut paste on one slice of bread, spread a sweet fruit jam on another, and then slice the sandwich in half for their kiddos to take to school.
To mix things up a bit, we asked chef Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and mother of two, to reinvent the sandwich classic five different, kid-friendly ways. Check out her delicious options, which are bound to become household favorites!
From the moment the alarm goes off each morning (if you're lucky enough to wake up to an alarm rather than an early riser!), the rush is on! Getting everyone washed, dressed, fed, and packed can seem like a sprint as you race against the clock to make it to school on time. Add to that some school permission forms that must be signed, a note for the teacher, and that sinking suspicion that there's nothing in the fridge for dinner that night, and the morning can be lost in a black hole.
Never fear, organized moms are here! We've scoured the web to find mamas who've got it under control, and they're sharing their tips (and products) to make your mornings run more smoothly. Keep reading for the best of what they've got to offer!
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A New Jersey Catholic school wanted to make kids quit cursing, so they asked girls to take a vocabulary purity pledge, vowing not to use foul language for the month of February. But the boys? They were told not to swear, but they didn't have to make any promises.
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Every baker must begin somewhere, yet the calculated science behind baking is not always simple and intuitive for some, especially cooks who prefer to improvise in the kitchen instead of following a recipe verbatim. If you're new to baking or have had rough (aka messy or burnt) experience in the past, here are 10 tips every beginner baker should know going into a recipe.
We all love to learn, but sometimes classes can get expensive. Wise Bread shares a few ways we can continue our education for free.
If you're still paying off your student loans (or soon will be), learning might feel like more of a chore than fun. The good news is that learning can be fun and free. Below is a list of 15 ways to learn something new at no cost. So take a look, go forth, and expand your mind!
1. Lowe’s and Home Depot Classes
Both home improvement headquarters offer free classes. Past classes at Home Depot have included lawn maintenance and bathroom workshops, and Lowe’s has partnered with Habitat For Humanity for Women Build — clinics dedicated to teaching women home improvement tips and tricks. Lowe’s also has a Build and Grow clinic geared toward kids. Check out your local store to see what they have coming up.
2. Grocery and Kitchen Store Classes
If you’re anywhere near a Williams-Sonoma, you’ll have the most options. They offer complimentary technique classes for everything from knife skills to braising. Of course, they’re trying to sell you a product, but you’re still going to learn something. Oh, and you’ll get a 10 percent discount in-store the day of the class. As for other grocery and kitchen stores, ask the manager if they have any events coming up or check out their website. Most of Publix’s classes are at a cost, but they might have a few for free!
YouTube is probably the easiest (but at times, the worst) place to learn on the Internet: people are really into YouTube tutorials nowadays. You can learn to play the ukulele, apply makeup, or sing like Lady Gaga, all in one convenient place. Of course, YouTube has its downsides (like if the person trying to teach you doesn't really know what they're talking about), but anything has to be better than Phoebe’s method of guitar lessons. And if you can't find something that strikes your fancy, just stay on the TEDTalks YouTube channel and let the ideas roll.
Kids grow up so fast!
My two-and-a-half year-old son, Elias, recently started pre-school. If you are at all like me, when your child starts school you don’t want to forget what stage of life they are in. Because I want to remember this special day, I thought it would be fun to start a new yearly tradition in our family. And maybe you will too!
One way that we documented and remember the first day of school is by making a first day of school sign and taking a picture. We wrote these things on our sign:
1) First day of school
2) Elias' grade
3) The date
4) And what he wants to be when he grows up.
My goal is to take this same type of picture every year! It will be such a fun way to see how he changes and grows.
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If you're longing for the days of textbooks and homework, remember that there are plenty of ways you can continue your education post-graduation. One of the most important lessons for all of us to learn is how to better manage our finances. After all, money is one of life's biggest stressors and can have a huge impact on different aspects of your life, ranging from your relationship to your work life. The best way to learn is to do it in the most enjoyable way, so here is a list of different mediums to gain personal finance knowledge:
With such a big volume of reading material online and in print, it's hard to figure out which ones are worth your time. For online reads, scour the personal finance sections of daily newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Bookmark blogs SavvySugar, Wise Bread, and Get Rich Slowly for daily posts that cover personal finance and related topics in an easy-to-digest format. If you want to receive nuggets of personal finance wisdom via email, sign up for the LearnVest email subscription service.
For paper reads, Ramit's I Will Teach You to Be Rich ($14) is perfect for those in their 20s and making a decent salary. For those looking for a more comprehensive book on debt, The Total Money Makeover ($16, originally $25) is worth the investment.
School has been in session for a few weeks, but if packing healthy lunches feels like a pop quiz you're failing, we have a some simple swaps to suggest. And we know brown bagging it isn't just for the little ones either. Read up and see how to make sure your lunch box is full of healthful food.
|Skip This||Pack This||Reasons Why|
|Deli meat||Sliced tofu, roasted meat, or grilled chicken||They'll offer protein without added sodium and fat.|
|Wheat Thins||Triscuits||Triscuits are made with whole wheat flour instead of enriched flour, so they offer more fiber per serving, plus fewer calories.||Cream cheese on a bagel||Natural peanut butter on a bagel||The nut butter might offer more calories, but it's also higher in fiber, lower in saturated fat, and higher in protein.|
|Orange juice||Orange||Opt for the actual fruit to increase your lunch's fiber content and save you liquid calories.|
|Regular pasta||Whole wheat pasta||Whether it's your kid's mac 'n' cheese or lasagna for yourself, always opt for whole wheat pasta for added fiber.|
|Goldfish||Annie's Whole Wheat Cheddar Bunnies||The Cheddar Bunnies are made with whole wheat flour instead of enriched flour. They're also lower in saturated fat and offer more fiber per serving.|
Keep on reading to find out what else you should skip when packing lunch.