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Marla Walters

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Latest articles by Marla Walters

7 Diet Trends That Can Hurt You

Gorgeous celebs may tout these trendy diets, but being healthy means doing your research.

15 Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Substitutes

Few things satisfy a sweet tooth (but sabotage a waistline) quite like ice cream. Skip the guilt and try these delicious, healthy alternatives.

16 Classic Foods We Miss

Take a your tastebuds on a trip down memory lane with some of classic cooking's most delicious, hearty, and comforting recipes.

6 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Kids

There's no exact science to raising kids — but most of us agree about what you shouldn't do. Are you guilty of these bad parenting habits?

10 Life Skills for Working Moms

It's no secret balancing work and family takes skill — these life skills, in particular, should be mastered by every working mom.

10 Tips for Camping Cooking

Sand the sharp edges off "roughing it" with this collection of clever campout cooking tips.

14 Convenience Foods I Refuse to Do Without

Convenience foods, which come ready for use in a can, bag, or jar, can save you time in the kitchen — not to mention a few bucks. Go ahead, it's easy!

11 Delicious Bacon Recipes That Only Sound Expensive

Spruce up your next meal with America's favorite cured meat. These decadent bacon dishes are delicious and cheap — secret's safe with us!

15 Quick Clothing and Shoe Repair Fixes You Should Own

Run in your stockings? Zipper won't budge? Don't miss a beat with these 15 quick clothing and shoe fixes.

10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids

No, etiquette is not dead! Help your little ones get ahead by teaching them these basic manners.

10 High-Paying Careers With Low Educational Barriers

There are many paths to success. With little schooling investment, these 10 gigs promise a healthy career — and a healthy salary.

The 14 Best Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling

Great food is one of the best parts of vacation but the cost adds up. Try a few of these tricks to save some cash on your next travel adventure!

27 Things You Should Have in Your Utility Drawer

Fess up — we all have a junk drawer. Take yours from "junk" to "utility" with a little organization and these 27 must-have household items.

10 Ways to Act Like a Leader -- And Get Ahead at Work

Office teamwork boosts morale and creates an overall happier environment. Step up and be the team player every workplace needs!

10 Edible Garden Plants Anyone Can Grow

Gardening isn't always fun for those of us with black thumbs. Plant these 10 foolproof veggies and a beautiful harvest will sprout in no time.

20 Office Potluck Dishes Everyone Loves

Time to bring a dish to pass at the office? Win all the accolades with one of these workplace potluck recipes that never fail.

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

Did you fritter away the earnings from your after school job? If only you'd saved it instead and let compound interest work its magic.

The Alarming Thing I Didn't Know About My Mammogram

An annual mammogram may not pick up cancer due to a surprisingly common condition. A Wise Bread blogger shares her story.

13 Must-Have Kitchen Purchases Under $10

You can spend hundreds on kitchen utensils and gear, or much, much less if you shop smart and pick the right $10 essentials — like these.

5 Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Need an Advance Care Directive

It's easy to avoid planning for critical health care needs, but an Advance Directive really will ease the burden on you — and your loved ones.