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Kids

Pass the Gratitude

Pass the Gratitude

A family activity for the Thanksgiving table

Parental responsibility No. 425: teaching your kids that Thanksgiving is more than a long weekend bookended by parades and leftover pumpkin pie.

Get the message across with a gratitude jar. Before the turkey is served, gather your pilgrims and ask them what they’re grateful for. Write down each gem on a slip of paper (Mom and Dad, you do it, too) and tuck the notes into a jar.

When setting the table for your fall feast, use the jar as a centerpiece of riches to share with family and friends.

And because not everyone is so fortunate, we’re using our bounty to spread the word about Future Fortified. More than 200 million kids don’t have diets with enough essential nutrients — and Future Fortified wants to change that.

Join us on Twitter this week (#thankfulforthefuture) and share what you’re thankful for.

So we can build a better future for all.

Our friends at Future Fortified have created a message template to help get your family’s gratitude jar started. Find out more about their effort to rid the world of malnutrition at futurefortified.org.

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How-To

How to Create a Wedding-Day Chignon

How to Create a Wedding-Day Chignon

An Easy DIY Updo with Stylist Michael Angelo

There are things you don’t want on your wedding day (rain, red wine stains). And things you really don’t want (bad shellfish, terrible hair).

Safeguard against the latter by doing your hair yourself. (Yes, we’re serious.)

In today’s video, Michael Angelo, founder/owner of Wonderland Beauty Parlor in NYC, creates an elegant chignon that you (or your mom) can easily DIY. All you need are bobby pins, a rubber band, a curling iron, and some sculpting product. Add a special touch with clips or flowers.

What’s the appeal? You’ll look more natural — and the hairstylist is with you the entire reception should any strands fall. Not to mention, more money for the things you do want (expensive booze).

Want more great wedding advice? Be sure to watch our videos on dress shopping dos and don’ts, finding the right gown for your body type, and selecting a veil.

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How-To

Selecting a Wedding Veil

Selecting a Wedding Veil

Tips from Bridal Expert Gabriella Risatti

Choosing a veil is much easier than picking a dress, but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. In this video, Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon in Manhattan, gives pointers on how to find the best one for you.


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How-To

Wedding Dress Shopping Dos and Don'ts

Wedding Dress Shopping Dos and Don'ts

Tips from Bridal Expert Gabriella Risatti

When it comes to looking for the dress, you’ve got questions: When should you buy one? Who should you take along for opinions? What style should you go for? Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, has the answers in today’s video.


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