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When the 2013 US Popular Baby Names list came out in May, we ran Kelli Brady's, aka The Name Freak, wonderful Playground Analysis blog, with her count of the real top 50 baby names. Brady tallies all spelling variations of the top names in calculating their rank, which puts Aiden et al instead of Noah at No. 1 for boys, for instance, and bumps Jackson (and Jaxen, Jaxon, and Jaxson) up to No 2.

Summer just doesn't seem complete without a trip to the beach; and as with most outings involving small children, they can either be stressful or enjoyable. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time playing with your little ones at the beach.

I was sharing lunch with a friend recently when the conversation turned to happiness, specifically our parents'.

Tex-Mex refers to a cuisine that combines American and Mexican food products and ingredients into a unique regional blend. Originating in the southwestern border states, Tex Mex combines ingredients like shredded cheese, meat, beans, spices and tortillas into dishes like fajitas and chili con carne. While most popular in Texas, Tex Mex dishes enjoy widespread popularity throughout the country.

Prince George turns one and happy birthday to the little Royal. His birthday has drawn lots of attention - including the cover of Vanity Fair magazine - and I mostly get that. But not how what the little tyke wears has also become a draw, so much so that the overalls and shoes and rompers he's donned have quickly sold out once the public (or at least a certain segment of) learns what shop or designer sold them.

So ... interesting little story recently that has now gone viral. A woman's fed-up husband sent her an Excel spreadsheet, recording every time she shot down his attempts to have intimate relations over the last seven weeks, including her verbatim excuses.

In last year's Hollywood baby boom, we met Fergie and Josh Duhamel's adorable son Axl, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum's darling daughter Everly, and our favorite baby of 2013, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge!

Some days 24 hours in a day just doesn't seem like enough time to get everything on your "To-Do" lists done. Busy moms are always trying to squeeze more into each day. Between having a full-time job, carpooling, and taking care of a busy family finding shortcuts to increase productivity can help save mom's sanity. Check out these organizational tips to help you pack more into each and every day.

Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in suburban River Forest, Ill., sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there.

So there I was with my sister on vacation recently, no kids, sitting at a hip outdoor bar and grill on the pier in Key West, Fla., waiting to watch the sun set over the water.

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