The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

May 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Red Hot Reads, Relationships

Description: In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, a gripping tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. This fast paced book will have you hooked from the first page. You won’t want to put it down. Excerpt May 1952 It started as an accident. The small Herend rabbit had fallen into […]

SMW’s Top 10 Films About Single Moms

May 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Mom's Me Time, Single Moms

Some of the best female roles in Hollywood have been portraying single moms. Let’s face it, single moms are strong, in every sense of the word. They have to be: they are playing the role of both mother and father. This list of the top 10 single mom films was compiled by our team of […]

Sex & the Single Woman: The Power of a Text

May 31, 2010 by  
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In the dark ages (or, like, 100 years ago) distanced lovers relied on the powerful impact of letters to convey their sincerest emotions. It could be weeks before a response was received. Now, in the fast-paced age of technology, a quick “i luv u” can be sent via text. Has the sanctity of communication been […]

Duchess Digest: The Ex-Games

May 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Finding Mr. Right, Relationships

Ever wonder what to do when the guy you’re dating doesn’t call? Single Minded Women columnist Jill Brown shares the best advice (she learned from an ex, no less!) she ever gave herself about dating games and how to get what you need in a relationship.

Fashion & Beauty Advice: Environmentally Friendly Makeup

May 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

“Going green” no longer means just recycling and saving energy; the beauty products you buy can also help the environment! Former model and makeup artist Christopher Drummond has a few tips on how to be eco-friendly while looking beautiful: I stay away from petroleum based products, and I love Burt’s Bees lip balms.  They have peppermint oil […]

AMERICAN IDOL: I Miss Paula. And Yes, I Miss Simon

May 28, 2010 by  
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The numbers don’t lie: The AMERICAN IDOL phenomenon has jumped the shark. Or as Randy Jackson would say: “Yo, dawg, it just didn’t do it for me.” I guess a lot of couch potatoes felt that way this season. According to Nielsen Company statistics, its viewership dropped 14.7 percent this year, to 19.6 million viewers. […]

Sex & the Single Woman: On the Prowl

May 28, 2010 by  
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We have all been there. Having a crush on a younger guy is (for the most part) fairly harmless. However, I know a few people who are compulsively attracted to younger gentlemen. Is there a problem with being a cougar? Celebrities like Demi Moore have made dating younger men all the rage. I am left […]

Belt it Out!

May 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

Want an incredibly simple and quick way to update your wardrobe and really pull together your look? Add a belt! I know some of you might be wary of this idea and have passed on it for quite a while, but now’s the time to try it! It’s never been easier … especially with so […]

Foreclosure Properties: A Good Investment?

May 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Money Tips, Real Estate

The nation’s housing market is bracing for another wave of foreclosures. The past few years saw waves driven by subprime loans, but inventory was partially mitigated by the temporary demand created by the first time buyer credits. Now experts are concerned about the ‘shadow inventory’ that banks allegedly have been holding back, and new waves […]

Casual Calories: How You Can Avoid Them This Summer

May 26, 2010 by  
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Memorial Day is the first of the three summer season holidays. With more picnics and parties to come, this is a perfect time to reflect on the most common food trap of all: The Curse of the Casual Calories. No it’s not a fifth installment in the Indiana Jones series, rather it’s a real issue […]

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