Teaching Young Girls to Demand Equality

An Important Lesson in Raising Equality Driven Young Women I have a vivid memory of being in an elementary class one day. My teacher had a request over the PA system to send a student down to the main office to pick up a box. Well, any excuse to get out of the classroom and do something different was something any of us kids would want. So, all of our ears perked up. However, my teacher was not always fair. She asked any STRONG BOYS to raise their hand and volunteer if they wanted to go to the office...

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Creme Brûlée Cookies Taste So Much Like the Real Thing, It’s Scary!

Bella Breakdown Caramelized sugar is our new favorite frosting sub. INGREDIENTS COOKIES 3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 1/2 c. light brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 c. sugar 1 large egg 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt FROSTING 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 c. sugar Directions In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat well until the mixture is smooth. Using a measuring spoon, scoop out tablespoon-sized amounts of dough...

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7 Times It’s OK to Say ‘No’ at Work

Bella Breakdown It’s not always easy, but there are times when it’s OK to say no at work. Here are seven times it is absolutely OK to say no at work: Say NO… 1. To extra EXTRA work. Give your boss a clear picture of your workload and say no if you are too overwhelmed. 2. To needless networking. Remember your own goals for meeting new people if you are cornered at networking night. 3. To unrealistic overtime. Open up to your boss to find a solution if you can’t put in extra hours at a certain time. 4....

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The 5-Move Before-Breakfast Workout You Can Do at Home

Bella Breakdown Start your day with this energizing total body routine. 5 Morning Moves for a Fitter You #1 Lateral High Knee Do this exercise for 45 seconds and be sure to pump your arms quickly (it helps)! #2 Decline Push-Up with Shoulder-Tap Do 15 reps and don’t let your hips sag or twist. #3 Bulgarian Split Squat Do 15 reps and push through the heel of your front leg to stand. #4 Plank Ups Be sure to alternate the arm that you lead with. #5 Power Lunge Do 15 reps on each side. Be explosive and jump high....

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Too Cute to Eat DIY Pineapple Sprinkles

Bella Breakdown We all scream for ice cream, but you’ll be jumping for joy with these easy DIY pineapple sprinkles. To make these cuties, you will need: wax paper green and yellow royal icing 2 piping bags Wilton #3 tips black edible food writer Here’s what to do To begin, pipe yellow ovals onto your wax paper. Be sure to make the top portion narrower than the bottom. While the icing is still wet, pipe your leaves with the green icing, making them look like an upside down arrow. Allow these to dry overnight. Next draw a few black...

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