Getting Together with Former Coworkers

March 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Career, People Issues

Q. I was laid off from my job a few months ago and recently one of my former coworkers has been calling, inviting me to join the old gang for lunch. She says it would be good for me to reconnect with everyone. I’m not so sure. Any advice? A. You’re feeling uneasy about putting […]

On Work/Life Balance

March 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog

Back in January, the SMW Career channel’s Ask the Experts column answered a question about work/life balance. That question has several variations. But, for most SMW readers, the bottom-line struggle is basically the same: Successfully integrating the various aspects of work and life can be extremely challenging–and that’s when times are good. Add a difficult […]

Gisele Bundchen vs. Bridget Moynahan: Stepmother Love, or Undermining?

March 30, 2009 by  
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Snippets from Vanity Fair’s article with the new Mrs. Tom Brady (aka Gisele Bundchen) are coming out, and boy, are they juicy. Speaking of Tom’s son with Bridget Moynahan, Gisele, who admitted that she hasn’t met Moynahan, said: “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child.

Why First Home Buyers Should Purchase Now

March 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Money Tips, Real Estate

If you’re waiting for church bells to ring and blue birds to land on your shoulder and twerp “Now is the time to jump into the real estate market,” you’re probably going to remain on the sidelines holding on for a very long time. There never has been– nor is it likely that there ever […]

On Stress-Free Visitation

March 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog

This morning I knew it would rain.  The moment the telephone rang I heard your voice. And I knew the sky turned a new shade of blue … I look at Billy’s young smile and watch him watch Big Bird awhile. His daddy will be here by eight. Seems like the sky’s turning gray.  There’s […]

Stress-Free Visitation Guidelines

March 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Great Single Mom Tips, Single Moms

This morning I knew it would rain. The moment the telephone rang I heard your voice and I knew the sky turned a new shade of blue … I look at Billy’s young smile and watch him watch Big Bird awhile. His daddy will be here by eight. Seems like the sky’s turning gray. There’s […]

Hairstylist Secrets: Behind-the-Chair Tips for Loving Your Hair

March 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

At a time when the fashion industry is still on the move, and everything from clothing to hairstyles is changing on a daily basis, it seems hard to keep up. You feel better when you look better, but which trends should you follow to do just that? What Hollywood style should you buy into?

April is National Volunteer Month: What are you going to do?

March 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Travel, Travel Tips & Plan

Volunteers are people who give and receive. If you are one of those people who would like to give more but can’t quite figure out how to do it, then this column is for you. April is national volunteer month and the people, places, and events all around you will eagerly accept your interest, abilities, […]

In the Kitchen with Lee Anne Wong

March 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Food and Wine, In The Kitchen

If anyone knows a thing or two about the show business of food, it is Lee Anne Wong. She easily made fans on the first season of Top Chef, where she landed a spot in the coveted final four grouping. But Bravo wasn’t done with her after the season ended. She became the culinary producer […]

10 Things to Do During Your Fur-Cation That Are Free

March 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog

As the economy continues to struggle, more and more companies are instituting mandatory furloughs. In some cases, this unpaid leave can represent a 25% to 30% decrease in pay. While most agree it’s better to have a job even if it pays less than it did a year ago, the challenge some employees face is what to do […]

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