Adriana Velez


I'm a single mom and a blogger which means trouble. Before joining The Stir I contributed to blogs like Civil Eats and One Little Bite. I know how to spatchcock a chicken, build a tomato cage out of chicken wire, and shoot a bow and arrow. I've lived in New York City for almost 20 years, which makes me official. I lean in because I'm hard of hearing.


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    "I'm a better mum after having a boob job," claims 19-year-old Tamsin Wade, who took out a loan to pay for 32G implants. The young mother says her breast size went from D-cup to AA-cup after she had her son, and the dramatic change was so traumatizing, she was "'forced to wear baggy clothes to hide my figure." Wade adds, "Getting into a bikini made me feel so uncomfortable that me and Finley had never been swimming."

    It's easy to mock a young woman who loses all sense of perspective just because her breasts are smaller. I mean, it's not like the boob police are literally forcing her to wear baggy clothes. And is being petite really so distracting that you can't focus on your job as a mother?!? But maybe we're being too hard on her.

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    When you're introduced to someone new, what's one of the first things you do? You shake hands. It's almost a reflex. The words "hello, my name is ..." are barely out of your mouth before your hand shoots out. Holding back feels standoff-ish at best, downright rude at worst. And honestly, it's perfectly harmless. OR IS IT? New evidence seems to suggest that we should ditch the handshake and do a fist-bump or a high-five instead. Yes, really. Say goodbye to your traditional hello.

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    It's evening, the lights are low, and you're feeling frisky. You look across the table to your husband and notice he's looking especially hot tonight. He didn't have time to shave this morning, and he's wearing that shirt you bought him for Father's Day, the one that actually fits him. Is he feeling the same way you are? Your eyes meet and you're just about to suggest something naughty when -- OH YEAH, THE KIDS! 

    No matter what your kids' ages, they definitely do not want to hear about what you have in mind. That's why countless couples have come up with their own secret code words for talking about sex in front of the kids.

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    We like to mock self-tanners that make people look like an Oompa Loompa, but after the laughter dies down, there's that uncomfortable truth: Lying out to get a suntan is playing with fire. Not only do you risk skin cancer, you also risk getting burned. And if you do it for years, you get lizard skin. Wouldn't you like your skin to look smooth and fresh well into your 50s? That's why self-tanners are no joke. They're getting better, we swear.

    That said, the products that give you the best results coincidentally happen to be the most expensive. But all hope for a deeper summer glow is not lost. Here are 8 self-tanners for $25 and under that actually work.

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    I think we can all agree on this one thing about ice cream: It melts when it's warm outside. Heck, it melts in a slightly chilly room. So when Christie Watson discovered her son's ice cream sandwich hadn't melted (much) after sitting in 80-degree weather for 12 hours, she was naturally suspicious. After checking the box of Walmart Great Value bars to verify that they are made with real ice cream, she tried a little experiment. She left another bar out overnight. Sure enough, that one didn't melt, either. "I thought to myself: What am I feeding to my children?" Watson said.

    What's the deal with these ice cream bars?

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