It’s okay to play with your food sometimes. If you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or two or three different-sized ones), use it! Here’s how:

 

o   Trim crusts off toast, or make a “hearty” sandwich.

 

They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, so tuck something special into your valentines this year. Need inspiration? Try these “punny” ideas:

o   Puzzle pieces. Take two that fit together (from an old puzzle—not your brother’s new one). Then write inside the card, “We’re the perfect fit” or “Without you, I’d fall to pieces!”  

January 19 was National Popcorn Day! But you can warm up any winter’s night with a bowl of hot popcorn. Tell your salt shaker to take a hike, and try one of these toppers instead.

Start with 6 to 8 cups of plain popcorn (either from the microwave or the stovetop). Pour the still-warm popcorn into a clean paper bag, and add one of the toppings below. Then seal the bag and shake it up.

When it comes to sibling relationships, your favorite stars are a lot like you. Sometimes you get along with your sibs, sometimes you don’t. But no matter what, you always love them!  Find out what your favorite celebs say about their relationships with their siblings. 

Rowan Blanchard Girls Meets World

Do kids learn more by studying for tests, or by doing hands-on projects?

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You know it—that feeling of envy that starts in the pit of your stomach, or the voice in your head that says, “Why her and not me?” Jealousy is one of those emotions that’s a whole lot more harmful than helpful. It can drain your self-esteem and drive a wedge between you and your friends. So shut it down. Here’s how:

You started out strong on your New Year’s resolutions, right? But maybe now, you’re starting to fade. It’s normal to hit bumps in the road or to feel like a failure after a few bad days. Don’t give up! The only way to fail is to stop trying. Here’s how to keep going:

Give your skin a little extra pampering with a facial mask from ingredients you can find in your home!

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Let’s not forget to thank our family and friends for all of the thoughtful gifts we received over the holidays.  In the December January issue of Discovery Girls we featured a few tips for you on how to make your thank-you notes extra-special-in 5 easy steps:

 

STEP 1: Start with a greeting.

“Dear Grandma Mary” “Hi, Uncle Steve!”

 

Remember last year’s resolution? You were really into it for the first few days—even weeks—but by March, you didn’t give it a second thought. It could be different this year. Girls who were successful are sharing their advice, so you can keep yours too!

 

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