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I May Never Be Skinny, but Weight Watchers Keeps Me Healthy

I May Never Be Skinny, but Weight Watchers Keeps Me Healthy

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Perhaps you remember a time when I shared that I’ll never be a skinny person and that’s OK with me. Well, update: that still holds true. However, I hit a few speed bumps when I moved to New York two year…

Why Drinking This Kind of Tea Could Help Shed Those Last Few Pounds

Why Drinking This Kind of Tea Could Help Shed Those Last Few Pounds

The health benefits of tea are vast, including soothing an upset stomach or helping to ease congestion. And while we’ve heard that matcha or peppermint tea are good teas to try if you’re looking to lose weight, there’s another tea out there that can h…

Jessie J’s 2 Favorite Healthy Snacks Are Already in Your Fridge

Jessie J’s 2 Favorite Healthy Snacks Are Already in Your Fridge

As part of Propel Electrolyte Water’s new initiative encouraging people to get into the gym and get ugly, the brand tapped UK singer Jessie J to help spread the message. “The word ugly has become really negative, and I wanted to put a positive spin on…

The 1 Thing I Focus on For Weight Watchers Success

The 1 Thing I Focus on For Weight Watchers Success

When I joined Weight Watchers last Fall, I went into it with a positive attitude, which is something I’m sad to admit I didn’t do any of the other times I tried to lose weight. My biggest downfall with diets is getting too caught up in these huge numb…

Fulfill Your Most Magical Dreams With These Mermaid Popsicles

Fulfill Your Most Magical Dreams With These Mermaid Popsicles

Now that the weather is finally turning warmer, we feel like it makes at least a little more sense to be eating ice cream – specifically one of our favorites: Halo Top. To kick off Spring on the right foot, Halo Top created for us a simple recipe for magical mermaid popsicles using some of our favorite flavors. The pops here come in three different varieties, but using the recipe, you could easily create many more iterations to suit what you like.

Mermaid Ice Cream Pops

From Halo Top

Notes

We recommend purchasing an extra flavor if you’re like us and continually lick the bowl during preparation to ensure you have enough to fill the popsicle molds to capacity!

Ingredients

  1. Pistachio-Lemon Popsicle
  2. 1 cup Halo Top Pistachio Ice Cream
  3. 1 cup Halo Top Lemon Cake Ice Cream
  4. 2 tablespoons skim milk
  5. 2 teaspoons natural sprinkles
  1. Strawberry-Cherry Popsicles
  2. 1 cup Halo Top Strawberry Ice Cream
  3. 1 cup Halo Top Black Cherry Ice Cream
  4. 2 tablespoons skim milk
  5. 2 teaspoons natural sprinkles
  1. Birthday Cake Popsicles
  2. 1 cup Halo Top Strawberry Ice Cream
  3. 1 cup Halo Top Birthday Cake Ice Cream
  4. 2 tablespoons skim milk
  5. 2 teaspoons natural sprinkles

Directions

  1. To soften Halo top, set your desired flavors out on the counter for 15 minutes.
  2. In an easy-pour measuring cup, place 1 cup of desired flavor of choice, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 teaspoon of sprinkles. Mix together thoroughly until smooth, easy-to-pour consistency is achieved. If too thick, add a splash more of milk.
  3. In the bottom of 2 popsicle molds, evenly distribute the first layer. This should be about half of a standard popsicle mold.
  4. Repeat for each bottom layer of the remaining 4 molds, rinsing out the easy-pour measuring cup in between.
  5. Place bottom layer immediately into the freezer, allow to set for 20 minutes. At this time, remove remaining Halo Top flavors from the freezer to soften.
  6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above to form the top layer.
  7. Once molds are filled to capacity, immediately place tops and sticks into each popsicle.
  8. Freeze for a minimum of 8 hours for best consistency.

Information

Category
Snacks
Yield
6 popsicles
Cook Time
8 hours

Nutrition

Calories per serving
120
Venus Williams on What Makes a Strong Woman: “Living Your Dream”

Venus Williams on What Makes a Strong Woman: “Living Your Dream”

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Venus Williams seems to have conquered a little bit of everything. She’s a veritable tennis master, a skilled clothing designer, a talented interior designer, and savvy business owner. But though her résumé is stacked, there are two things Venus still wants to accomplish: continuing to empower women and giving back.

Early in her tennis career, Venus picked up on the disparity between the prize payouts for men and women, and in the early 2000s, after making her distinct mark in the sport, she decided to do something about it. “The world is a place where every opportunity is available, being strong and resilient is really what has taken women so far in these last number of years,” she told me while we were discussing Brawny’s Strength Has No Gender Campaign. In 2005, Venus won the singles title at Wimbledon. In 2006, she spoke out about the pay gap at Wimbledon. In 2007, Wimbledon leveled the playing field.

As part of Brawny’s Strength Has No Gender campaign, Venus is taking that opportunity to sing the praises of other women and build female empowerment. “We’re highlighting women who are amazing, like Vernice Armour, who is the first African American female naval aviator,” she said, before continuing on with a nod to inspirations closer to home. Venus said she credits her mom, Oracene Price, for raising her to be resilient. “She taught us to be leaders and to be confident and to be strong,” she said.

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It goes without saying that Venus also gets inspiration and empowerment from the other women in her family: all her sisters, including fellow tennis star Serena. “Look at all the barriers she’s broken down,” Venus said of her sister. And it’s true: between the two of them they’ve created huge waves in not only tennis, but in the world, and they congratulate each other along the way each time. At the end of this year’s Australian Open, where Serena edged out Venus to take the win, Venus said in her post-match interview, “Serena Williams, that’s my little sister guys!” And Serena fired right back, thanking Venus for inspiring her to be the best player she can be.

“By living your dream you set an example and you empower other women to live their dreams as well.”

Venus spends each day being thankful for where she is and wants to pay it forward as her next mission. “I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a lot of different amazing causes and charities, so that will be my main focus outside tennis and business,” she said of what she wants to focus on next.

As for that female empowerment that’s always on her mind and being a strong woman, Venus said living your dream is where it all starts: “I feel like standing up for what you believe in – I feel that it’s helping women around you, and I think it’s living your dream, because by living your dream you set an example and you empower other women to live their dreams as well,” she said.

This Halo Top Pie Will Make You Wish Every Day Was Your Birthday

This Halo Top Pie Will Make You Wish Every Day Was Your Birthday

Halo Top ice cream might be my new favorite thing. It’s low in calories but not low on flavor. I can honestly eat an entire pint and not feel bad about it, so when Halo Top shared this recipe for a birthday pie using the Birthday Cake flavor, I sudden…

If You’ve Struggled With Body-Image Issues, This Is a Must Read

If You’ve Struggled With Body-Image Issues, This Is a Must Read

Curvy. Thick. Voluptuous. These are all words I’ve been hearing people call me for most of my life, and in my younger years, they all felt like an insult every single time.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been just a little bit chubby. I was a chu…