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The Elusive Women


For years, there have been unconfirmed accounts of women leaping and flying across the seas: “We have discovered that women do not just jump out of the water, but have a highly developed flying posture. This finding means that we should no longer consider women as things that live only in the water.” READ MORE

The Red Heads

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4 Easy Exercises for Busy Jellyfish

I know you probably don’t have much spare time for exercise anymore. Who does? One trick is to start small. This 10-minute body-toning workout can easily fit into your languid life. Try it a few mornings a week and soon you'll feel ready to take on/over the world. READ MORE

Animal Surprise: The See-Through

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Carrot-Coconut Macaroons

I thought we’d attempt to celebrate Passover with my little ones for the first time this year, but it didn’t go as planned. There was illness, a storm, 10 devastating plagues. It was a rough week. At least we talked about the holiday a bit. My daughter insisted on telling me EXACTLY where to hide the afikomen, and was repeatedly delighted when she found it (although we used a cloth napkin instead, because repeatedly hiding matzos among her socks and underwear and pajamas somehow didn’t feel right). READ MORE

Modern Reasons for Admission

Reasons for admission to one asylum in the late 1800s included "Jealousy and Religion" and "Kicked in the Head by a Horse." A version for today: READ MORE

Parenting In the Age of Zombies

Parents these days all want to know the same thing: how much zombie time is too much for their kids? READ MORE

The Disgustingly Good Black Bean Brownies

I used to read a lot of fairy tales, and one of my old favorites is the Brother’s Grimm story The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage. In it, the three title characters form a partnership: the mouse brings the water, the bird fetches firewood, and the sausage cooks dinner. But then they decide to shake things up, and that’s where the trouble begins. READ MORE

The All-Healing Chickpea-Chorizo Frittata

Last week, my daughter transformed into a miniature Darth Vader: her breathing was dangerously raspy and uneven. Her eyes drooped. She ran high fevers. We spent whole days on the couch, wrapped in blankets. At night, I became an anxious new mama again, leaning over her while she slept to make sure she was still breathing. READ MORE

Pineapple-Coconut-Quinoa Chickpea Muffins

I don’t know how cold it is where you live, but here it is so cold—how cold is it?—it is SO COLD, it’s not safe to leave the house. But I did, for all of 30 seconds, to quickly snap this picture, which I hoped would evoke lying in the warm sun by a swimming pool, somewhere in the Carribean. Hey, a girl can dream. READ MORE