A Teen’s Perspective: Cleaning my room

Cleaning my room The first mission I knew that I needed to accomplish upon returning from college between semesters was cleaning my room. For years, my room has been a disaster. I just have too much stuff. It took about a week, but I went through everything. I found papers…

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No Knead Einkorn Sourdough Bread Recipe

No Knead Einkorn Sourdough Bread I am so excited to add this amazing recipe for no knead einkorn sourdough bread to the catalog of Real Food creations on this blog! This particular recipe comes from Carla Bartolucci, one of the world’s foremost experts in the cultivation and traditional preparation of einkorn,…

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Delicious potato latke recipe

Delicious potato latke recipe In celebration of Rosh Hashana or Hanukah, check out this delicious potato latke recipe. As someone with Celiac Disease, I picked a gluten-free recipe that does not include Matzo Meal. : 4 lbs russet potatoes 1 large onion, peeled 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon white pepper 1 cup gluten-free rice flour mix 3 eggs, beaten olive oil (for frying)…

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6 Other Things You Can Do With Your Shampoo

You probably won’t need to ever buy another product again! Shampoo is no longer exclusive to your bathroom shelf so grab your bottle and prepare to be amazed, because did you know you can use your shampoo to: 1. Wash the dishes.  Shampoo is much more gentle on skin. If normal soap makes your hands…

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A Teen’s Perspective: The Realities of Harassment

The Realities of Harassment This summer, I am living in an apartment in Washington, D.C. as I complete an internship. Earlier this week, my mother was concerned about my getting home because I had to attend a gala for work. She even did a phone lookup because she was concerned…

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The effects of exercise on our DNA

How the effects of exercise change our DNA We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run or a bike ride might translate into a healthier life has remained…

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Cooking with your kids: Get in the Kitchen and Cook

Cooking with your kids 3 Reasons to Cook With Your Kids 1. Cooking Kids are Less Picky. Many parents know the stress of picky eaters. Some won’t eat broccoli because it looks like a tree, others won’t try new foods because they dislike textures. When kids help to prepare foods, they are more…

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Love this Easy Lasagna Recipe

Easy Lasagna Recipe Check out this super easy recipe to make the most delicious lasagna. This lasagna recipe is a lot easier than most. We might be taking some shortcuts, but that does not take away from the great taste! Be sure to get a parent’s permission and supervision before…

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A Teen’s Perspective: Should your family buy a pet?

Should your family buy a pet? Have your kids been begging and begging you to buy a pet, or better yet, their first pet? I know my sister and I did that for some years. My parents had found excuses before—allergies, responsibilities, etc. Finally, we were old enough to at the…

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Easy Chocolate Desserts are a Girls best friend

Chocolate Fondue This is a pretty simple recipe, but it is delicious and vital for all chocolate-lovers to know! What you’ll need: 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, reserve 1/4 cup to thin if fondue begins to thicken 4 bittersweet chocolate bars, chopped, 3 1/2 ounces each Instructions: Heat 1/2 cup…

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A Teen’s Perspective: The Importance of Building Credit

A Teen’s Perspective: The Importance of Building Credit Your credit score will make you or break you. It is a reflection of you. It is what defines the confidence others will have in you to repay debts or to succeed. Building credit is one of the most important financial necessities…

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Win prizes on Miss O and Friends

Win Prizes every day Did you know that the WinItz sweepstakes offers contests to win prizes for your daughter year-round? When your daughter plays games, submits articles, answers question or completes activities on MissOandFriends.com, she can earn points to be used to enter different contests featuring different prizes. In the past, prizes…

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You need more than a Résumé : A Teen’s Perspective

You need more than a Résumé The first response I receive when I tell others about some of my extracurricular, job and internship experiences is: “Wow, that will look really good on your résumé.” But you may need more than a resume to get the job you want!   Why? Well,…

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A Teen’s Perspective: The Signs of Bullying and Being Bullied

Signs of bullying and being bullied As someone who was bullied throughout middle school, having parental support and awareness was one of the most important gifts I could have asked for. Don’t be discouraged when your tween or teen responds, “I’m fine,” or, “Leave me alone.” You have a special…

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Fruit Salad, a Sugar-Free Dessert Year Round

Sugar-Free Dessert Year Round Check out this really easy recipe for fruit salad! Fruit salad is the perfect treat for any sugar-free, gluten-free desserts especially with all the holidays coming up! There is always fruit in the market, no matter what season, so make sure you pick the freshest looking fruit so you…

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Leafy Greens – Essential For Your Diet

Leafy Greens – Essential For Your Diet Get to know four nutritious leafy greens that deserve a spot in your diet! Kale Kale definitely has a chewier taste, but these leafy greens are delicious, especially mixed with other vegetables and some dressing in a kale salad! Kale juice is also great…

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Must Have Apps for Your Smartphones!

The 5 Must Have Apps You Need to Download Today! What would we do without our smartphones? A phone, computer, camera, GPS and more rolled into one, smartphones can be even better with the right apps. Here are the top 5 must have apps you need to enhance your iPhone…

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DIY Room Decorations

DIY Room Decorations Create your own dry erase board! Show off your individuality and creativity, share your thoughts, favorite quotes, favorite moments of the day, and more! Check out these DIY room decorations! Here are the steps: 1.   Sand the wooden surface. 2.   Coat the surface with dry erase paint.…

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Healthy Alternatives to Junk Food

Healthy Alternatives to Junk Food It’s normal to have cravings. Certain junk foods can be okay in moderation, but if you find yourself constantly craving bad foods, we’re here to help. Here’s a list of a bunch of healthy alternatives to your favorite junk foods. Try to reach for these…

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How to Forgive

how to forgive It’s not always easy to forgive someone, but we are all human and we all make mistakes. How to forgive is a talent we all need to learn how to have. Life is a lot more enjoyable when you aren’t always worried about seeing someone who hurt…

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