7 Steps to Get a Newborn to Sleep

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Here's how to create a sleep environment for your baby during her first month that calms her and “teaches” her that it's time to sleep. From Eat Play Sleep: The Essential Guide to Your Baby's First 3 Months.

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10 Great Reads by Irish Writers for St. Patrick’s Day

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Ireland is home to some of the most celebrated writers in history, including "stream of consciousness" author James Joyce—whose works include Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the sprawling modernist epic Ulysses—and these Nobel Prize Laureates: poet William Butler Yeats, avant-garde playwright Samuel Beckett, and socially conscious playwright George Bernard Shaw.

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The 1 Thing That Breakup-proofs Your Relationship

1 Comment 12 March 2015

Don't panic, but you've just entered into particularly dangerous territory known as "The Heartbreak Zone." Breakups spike twice a year: around Christmas, and during the period between Valentine's Day and spring break. (In case, like me, it's been about a hundred years since you had a spring break, I looked up the dates for you: roughly March 14-28.) So, for the next few weeks, you and bae are on thin ice, at least according to an examination of over 10,000 Facebook relationship statuses by data analyst David McCandless.

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Get Your Bake On Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

0 Comments 11 March 2015

Irish soda bread is a traditional quick bread that uses the reaction of baking soda and buttermilk as the leavening agent instead of yeast. Although typically associated with St. Patrick's Day, I like to make this simple yet delicious bread year round. In similar fashion to a large scone, the raisins and caraway lend subtle sweetness and a distinctive flavor. For me, this bread is best served fresh baked and warm, with softened salted butter slathered on top. I think you will find a reason to make this bread all year round as well. From Get Your Bake On: Sweet and Savory Recipes from My Home to Yours.

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