Breaking the News to Your Family that Your Marriage is in Trouble

February 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Friendships & Family, Relationships

Many couples keep the news under wraps as long as possible because going public is not only validating the decision to end the marriage, it’s having to admit failure and face family and friends. Going public is not easy, but you can reduce your discomfort if you anticipate the various reactions and are willing to set boundaries. Here’s how

The Duchess Digest: Parables and their Parallels

February 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog

I have a vivid memory of a parable on the wall of one of my high school classrooms called “The Frog and the Well.” This Hindu Parable is about a frog who leads a peaceful, content life at the bottom of a well. He was born there and it’s all he’d ever known. He appreciated […]

Last Call? One Alcoholic Drink Per Day Raises Your Breast Cancer Risk

February 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Health, Health Trends

In what has to be considered a classic case of bad timing, given the depth of our nation’s economic blues, a new study in which 1.3 million women ages 50 to 64 participated, has revealed that even modest amounts of alcohol could increase a woman’s risk of cancer. Read about the link between alcohol and […]

On Staying Connected

February 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog

If you’re a regular visitor to, you may have noticed that the site’s channels, while different, contain content that relate to topic areas in other channels. Sometimes the relevance is obvious. For example, the Money channel’s “Self-Employed with an Uneven Income? Some Smart Financial Planning Tips” clearly has implications for a self-employed single woman’s […]

The New Part-Time Worker

February 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Career, Managing Your Career

In order to save money, some companies have cut employees’ hours, essentially moving full-time workers to part-time status. In other instances, people who had difficulty finding full-time employment have taken one or more part-time jobs. But who exactly is the new part-time worker? Pay attention, because—if she isn’t you already—this might be your future status. […]

Economy 101: From Greenspan to Spock

February 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Money Tips, Personal Finances

My regular readers know not to expect me to serve as another siren of economic gloom and doom. I make no apologies for being wired for optimism. Let’s look realistically at the economy trend and the economy business cycle. Certainly we are passing through a period in our history where the bears on Wall Street […]

Single Mom Meets Budget: Where You Shop Matters

February 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Great Single Mom Tips, Single Moms

Does It Matter Where You Shop? (yes, but not in the way you think). We check out how to save money shopping. Have you ever had a conversation like this? I swear, most single moms have. To this day, I can still remember the wretched argument over the price of cat food. Nosy friend: Why […]

A Broad Abroad: Blame it on Rio

February 21, 2009 by  
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In all the times I’ve been in London, I have never, not once, run into someone I know. So imagine my shock when I was heading up the escalator at Liverpool Street Station, on my way to a friend’s house for dinner, and looked over and saw my Brazilian hook-up from the week before. He […]

Red Carpet Makeup Tips from Allison Pynn

February 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

Inspired by all of the stunning beauties you saw on the Oscars red carpet? Who isn’t? But finding the perfect designer gown is only half the battle – beautiful makeup can truly make or break an outfit. To achieve your own gorgeous look for a big night out (cocktail party? hot date?), follow these makeup […]

Safety Tips for Resistance Training

February 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Fitness, Health

Emerging research leaves no doubt that building your body’s lean muscle mass increases your basal metabolic rate. You need strength training tips! That sounds complicated, but what it means is simple: You can burn more calories (energy) while at work, at play, and even while sitting still watching a movie. Sounds great, right? Now the […]

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