The Week: Most Recent Lifestyle Posts recent posts.en-usThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:05:00 -0400http://theweek.com Recent Lifestyle Posts from THE WEEKThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:05:00 -040010 soldiers welcomed home by very happy dogs<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p>In recent years years, YouTube's collection of doggy welcome home videos has exploded. Before we begin, you might want to grab some tissues.</p><p><strong>1. PRINCESS<br /></strong>This soldier gets a face-lickingly warm welcome home from Princess, the tiniest dog in our collection.</p><p><iframe width="565" height="318" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p><strong>2. EMITT THUNDERPAWS<br /></strong>At the other end of the size spectrum is Emitt Thunderpaws, a Great Dane, who displays uncharacteristic behaviors as he welcomes home his soldier.</p><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p><strong>3. JADE<br /></strong>When her soldier walks through the door, Jade begins to cry.</p><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p><strong>4. SAM<br /></strong>All poodle Sam wants is hugs when soldier Brian returns home. (Check out the cat's reaction in...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Andréa FernandesThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:05:00 -0400'Having it all' has officially jumped the shark<img src="" /></P><p dir="ltr">In the latest "short film" for the perfume Chanel No. 5, model Gisele Bundchen stars as a modern woman struggling to balance work and life. The long commercial begins with Bundchen surfing, while a man &mdash; presumably her husband and the father of her daughter &mdash; waits forlorn at their palatial beach house. He places a love letter on a glass table and then leaves in his chauffeured Range Rover, right before Bundchen returns.</p><p dir="ltr">Once back at the house Bundchen quickly embraces her daughter before sending her to the nanny, discovers the letter, makes a sad face, rushes off to do a photo-shoot...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/elissa-strauss" ><span class="byline">Elissa Strauss</span></a>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:19:00 -040010 breakfast dishes fit for a crowd<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p>Having a breakfast with eight or more of your nearest and dearest always seems like a good idea. You get to eat, socialize, and maybe even enjoy a delicious cocktail. The logistics, however, are tricky &mdash; no matter how delicious your breakfast burritos are, it won't be easy to make them for a large group. And do you really expect that many people to wait in line for waffles? In order to help you avoid a disastrous hunger riot, <strong>here are 10 recipes that will satisfy the hungry horde.</strong></p><p>Orange scented olive oil sticky buns by fiveandspice</p><center><br /></center><p> </p><p>Breakfast fried rice by Kathleen @HapaNom</p><center><br /></center><p> ...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Charlotte GreenbaumWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:43:00 -0400How 3D-printed makeup is changing the fashion industry<img src="" /></P><p>For many people of varying skin tones, finding the perfect shade of makeup is a near-impossible task. That's why Grace Choi wants to give people the tools to create a customized line of makeup at home, using 3D printing technology.<br /><br />Choi is the founder of Mink, a desktop 3D printer capable of creating any color of eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, and nail polish. Instead of using standard ink, Choi's product uses FDA-compliant ingredients. Future iterations will be able to process foundations and face powder, too.</p><p>"Beauty is defined by the colors [big] companies choose to manufacture, which are...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/michelle-castillo" ><span class="byline">Michelle Castillo</span></a>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:45:00 -0400How to slash your winter bill, according to utilities experts<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p>Sunday afternoon football. The smell of pumpkin pie wafting through the house. Stringing up holiday lights.</p><p>Now that the leaves have started to change and crisp nights have set in, there are all sorts of seasonal highlights to look forward to &mdash; but are you also envisioning the extra cash you'll be shelling out to keep those lights twinkling and the heat cranked up?</p><p>Of course you're not.</p><p>That's because, while we're well aware of the conventional advice for cutting high monthly expenses &mdash; <em>ditch the costly cable and pick up Netflix!</em> &mdash; we rarely focus on the other sundry utility...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Meghan RabbittWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:35:00 -0400The simple trick to making better decisions in every aspect of life<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p><strong>Do you make bad decisions due to lack of info &mdash; or too much?</strong></p><p>In the past 20 years we went from a world where information was difficult to come by to a world where we can't get away from the stuff.</p><p>Data is now like sand at the beach. Or maybe <em>quicksand</em> is a better metaphor. The phrase "TMI" is now more true than ever.</p><p>Just as we always love options &mdash; even when they aren't good for us &mdash; we seem to love more information.</p><p>And that may not be so good for us either.</p><p><strong>You don't need more information. You need the right information.</strong></p><p>We think that more info will paint a more accurate...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Eric BarkerWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:34:00 -0400How to make corn dogs<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p>Correct me if I'm wrong, but the corn dog needs no introduction. He's classic, he's fun, he's always excited. There's nothing to be taken too seriously here, folks, and luckily the process of making your own isn't too serious either. It's simply a matter of whipping up a basic cornmeal batter, using it to coat your wiener of choice, and then deep-frying it. The oil's gotta be deep &mdash; really deep. And listen, I've never been the hugest fan of getting a deep fry setup going because things tend to get kind of sloppy, so when I do, you know it's worth it.</p><p>This is a recipe for a basic and delicious...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Molly YehTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:37:00 -0400How to show your money who's boss<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p>There are many parts of our lives where self-help gurus urge us to feel empowered: our careers. Our relationships. Our workouts.</p><p>But there's one key thing that's often missing from the list: our money.</p><p>And Americans could certainly use some help feeling less anxious in that arena. According to a recent poll from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a whopping 79 percent of people say financial concerns keep them up at night &mdash; far outpacing worries over the state of their marriages, job security or children.</p><p>This statistic tells us one thing: We could all stand to take more...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Marianne HayesMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:07:00 -0400Here's a sweet-hot chile sauce that's got it all<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p>Chef and restaurateur Ford Fry of The Optimist and King + Duke in Atlanta appreciates a good contrast between heat and sweetness in his food. So when he discovered a sweet-hot Thai chile paste atop an otherwise simple boiled chicken dish at a food truck in Portland, Oregon, he knew he was halfway to something special.</p><p>(<strong>More from <em>Tasting Table</em>:</strong> How you like pilau?)</p><p>Fry found the paste &mdash; <em>nam prik pao</em> &mdash; in an Asian market and started adding other classic Thai flavors like fresh chiles, lime juice, fish sauce, vinegar, lemongrass and Thai basil to it to make a special sauce of his own...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Jacqueline RaposoMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:08:00 -0400Why I quit my corporate job to become a work-from-home dad<img src="" /></P><p><br /></p><p>Five years ago I was thriving as a corporate communications director at a mobile-tech start-up in Silicon Valley. As the sole breadwinner in my family, my six-figure salary supported my wife, Janet,* and our two kids, Ben* and Sarah,* who were 11 and 9 at the time, respectively.</p><p>We didn't live large or spend carelessly, but we had a comfortable life. We had a nice home in the Bay Area suburbs. We could afford private school and after-school activities for the kids. And we were still able to save money.</p><p>But being comfortable came with a price. I worked long, demanding hours &mdash; it wasn't...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Scott Diaz*, as told to Marianne HayesSun, 19 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400