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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]