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Summer Beauty Guide: Live Chat 5/24 at 4PM PST

Come join us next Tuesday May 24th in the Coffee Talk BlogFrog Community where we will be discussing summer beauty. Everything you need to do to protect yourself and look great all summer long. We will be there to answer your summer beauty questions, and give you tips on the best new products to help you look great from the pool to the office.

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All-Natural Treatments For Stronger, Prettier Nails

Almond oil and olive oil may both sound like they belong in the kitchen over the bathroom — but the two, when mixed together, may just be the fix for dry and brittle nails. According to Style network’s “How Do I Look?” host and nail-lover Jeannie Mai, these two ingredients make a safe, all-natural treatment.

What’s your favorite natural beauty treatment? JOIN THE DISCUSSION HERE!

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Would you let your child play with a breast feeding doll?

I was just watching Kathie Lee and Hoda – and they were playing with a controversial new doll that allows girls to mimic breast-feeding.


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A controversial new doll is leaving some parents wishing for the good old Cabbage Patch days.

A Spanish toymaker known as Berjuan has developed a breast-feeding doll that comes with a special halter top its young “mothers” wear as they pretend to breast-feed their “babies.” The halter top has daisies that cover the little girls’ nipples and come undone just as easily as the flaps of a nursing bra would.

The doll — called Bebe Gloton, which translates as “gluttonous baby” — makes sucking noises as it “feeds.”

Like many other dolls, Bebe Gloton can cry, signaling she wants more milk.

Although many health care providers promote the benefits of breast-feeding, parents around the world have criticized Berjuan, saying the idea of breast-feeding is too grown-up for young children — and may even promote early pregnancy.

“That’s not cool,” Lori Reynolds, of El Paso, Texas, told KFOXTV.com. “No, I would never get that for my child.”

But other moms said they support the product.

“I think that it’s great that people want to have a doll that promotes breast-feeding,” said Rose Haluschak, also of El Paso. “Most dolls that are purchased come with a bottle. That is the norm in society, an artificial way to feed your baby.”

Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor of FOXNews.com, said although he supports the idea of breast-feeding, he sees how his own daughter plays with dolls and wonders if Bebe Gloton might speed up maternal urges in the little girls who play it.

“Pregnancy has to entail maturity and understanding,” Alvarez said. “It’s like introducing sex education in first grade instead of seventh or eighth grade. Or, it could inadvertently lead little girls to become traumatized. You never know the effects this could have until she’s older.”

Alvarez said breast-feeding reduces childhood infections, strengthens maternal bonding and increases the child’s immune system. But introducing breast-feeding to girls young enough to play with dolls seems inappropriate, he said.

“What’s next?” wrote Eric Ruhalter, a parenting columnist for New Jersey’s Star Ledger. “Bebe Sot — the doll who has a problem with a different kind of bottle, and loses his family, job and feelings of self-worth? Bebe Limp — the male doll who experiences erectile dysfunction? Bebe Cell Mate — a weak, unimposing doll that experiences all the indignation and humiliation of life in prison?

“Toy themes should be age appropriate. I think so anyway.”

Come Join us in the BLOGFROG COFFEETALK COMMUNITY: What do you think? Would you let your daughter play with this doll?


What is your favorite beauty tip from your Mom?

My mom was always big on looking natural. Makeup was to enhance your beauty and not change your look. When I was young I wanted to paint myself with all the colors of the wind but now as I have grown up I appreciate her words so much more.

What is your favorite beauty tip from your Mom?

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