Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Apr28

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day with our guide....

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PARENT’S POCKET GUIDE TO SURVIVING SLEEPAWAY CAMP
Apr28

PARENT’S POCKET GUIDE TO SURVIVING SLEEPAWAY CAMP

Your child is off to sleepaway camp and you’re free! Or are you? Here are a few tips to help keep you from fretting and worrying while they’re away. Do – give their bedroom a mini-makeover with fresh paint and new bedding. Plan a special homecoming meal. Don’t – watch movies about kids at camp causing mayhem, or spending time with crazy camp counselors. Do – send a cool care package. Include a letter and photo from...

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Shamrock On!
Mar10

Shamrock On!

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite styles in a festive shade of green so you can stand out from head to toe.    1. Lulu Tout “Coco Lace” underwire bra and matching short available at figleaves.com ($38 / $25) 2. Shamrock socks available at Olive and Bette’s – 1-800-396-1236 / oliveandbettes.com ($12) 3. Curvy Kate “Portia” balconette bra and matching short available at figleaves.com ($44 / $22) 4. & 7. eyebobs “Oh...

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Accessories Worth Packing! All Under $100
Mar06

Accessories Worth Packing! All Under $100

These colorful accessories pack a stylish punch without breaking the bank.      1. Pedre grosgrain ribbon, plaid and stripe watch, $60     2.Caroline Hill cutout clutch in mint, $54   3. Spartina 449 Sea La Vie necklace, $36   4. Bromstad + Naturalizer “Ursela” flat in cream floral, $79...

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How to Quit Your Job
Jan31

How to Quit Your Job

Calling it quits for greener pastures? There’s a right and a wrong way to move on. It’s a common scenario. Monday morning: the alarm rings. And you realize you’d rather take a beating than endure your job another day. Maybe you feel unappreciated, over-looked and under-paid. Maybe an antagonistic coworker, a demanding boss or little potential for advancement causes you anguish. Or perhaps it’s not the job at all, but circumstances...

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How to take the Modern Family Portrait
Jan28

How to take the Modern Family Portrait

You’ve booked a portrait time and broken the news to your family. Now the real drama begins.  What should everyone wear? Too many times family pictures are a sea of black or clichéd variations of white shirts and jeans. Follow these ten easy steps to get beyond the matchy-matchy trap and into blissful modern coordination.   Choose one or two bright or bold colors that you love! Use those colors as the accents that run through the...

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Mom…Guess who asked me out?
Jan17

Mom…Guess who asked me out?

All her friends are dating. All his friends have girl friends. All. Of. Them. Your teen now wants to move from hanging out with friends to dating. Every child develops at his own pace. The fourteen-year-old next door is trustworthy enough to watch your toddler, while the sixteen-year-old in your house can’t remember to wear a coat when it’s cold. And now he wants to date. Is he ready? Safety in numbers If your teen has never been out...

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Get Some #LIVspiration on Instagram!
Jan15

Get Some #LIVspiration on Instagram!

Living Magazine is now on Instagram, and we can’t wait to get social with you! For those of you not in the know, Instagram is a simple and free way to share pictures with your friends. All it takes to start using this app is the smartphone of your choice and a little creativity. Follow us if f you want see what’s going on behind the scenes at Living Magazine, get #LIVspiration from beautiful photos snapped by our staffers...

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How to Guard Against Workplace Sabotage
Jan10

How to Guard Against Workplace Sabotage

Falling prey to an unscrupulous saboteur in the workplace can sting, especially if the offender wants your job, credit for your ideas or to make you look incompetent. The good news? “You’re never too young or too old to learn ways to deal with (saboteurs),” said Rebecca Weingarten, a New York-based executive, corporate and career coach. Below the experts advise how to effectively deal with workplace sabotage:   Know what you’re...

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The Adventure Way
Jan07

The Adventure Way

Before I traded my practical SUV in for a not as practical, but lots more fun convertible, on some Fridays, as a special treat to my then five-year-old, we would take the “Adventure Way” home. We discovered this not-recommended shortcut after I’d spent some time on Google maps searching for a quicker route from office to driveway. On the satellite image it looked perfect: a straight, two-lane road that cut about seven miles off my...

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Turn Your Vacation into a Life Experience!
Dec19

Turn Your Vacation into a Life Experience!

By Mimi Greenwood Knight The average German worker is allotted six weeks of paid vacation per year and uses every minute of it. The average American (according to a recent Reuters poll) is offered two weeks and 57 percent of us don’t even take that. Americans vacation less than residents of England, France, Germany, Norway and Japan, and far less now than we have in the past. Let the change begin with you! Vacations are vital to our...

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Picture Perfect
Dec19

Picture Perfect

By Anna Fialho There’s nothing like taking a bad picture to cause one’s self confidence to take a nose dive. So we tapped New York-based celebrity photographer Billy Farrell, a red-carpet fixture and owner of his eponymous agency, to give us some tips on how to ensure that a bad photo op never happens again. Follow these simple steps, and you’re just a point, click and shot away from a frame-worthy keepsake. 1....

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Budgeting for Beauty
Dec19

Budgeting for Beauty

By Pamela Hammonds It’s hard not to envy the Hollywood beauties, those who seem to be without flaws. No acne scars, no acne ever really, hardly a pore visible. Breasts stay perky even after childbirth. Each seems to have a fairy godmother with a magic wand posed to make the slightest imperfections disappear. Comparing your beauty to celebrities’ is hardly fair, given the amount of time and resources they devote to maintaining their...

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