Rejoining the Workforce After an Empty Nest? The Hard Truth

Depending on your skills and ambition, you could earn some serious money in your post-parenting, pre-retirement years, but the road ahead is not easy. You had better plan for it. From Marry Smart. If you were fortunate enough to have had the luxury to stay home with your young children, I sincerely hope you did […]

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Carla’s Comfort Foods Recipe: Last Supper Buttered Tarragon Peas

As a contestant on Top Chef, I had the privilege of making culinary legend Jacques Pepin’s ideal last supper. He swooned over these peas! His happy reaction actually brought tears to my eyes. From Carla’s Comfort Foods. I didn’t include this recipe in my first cookbook and I can’t tell you how many requests I’ve […]

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Carla’s Comfort Foods Recipe: Lemon Citrus Tea Cookies

I’ll take tea anytime. It goes without saying that these cookies are meant to be enjoyed with a good leisurely cuppa tea in the company of friends and family. From Carla’s Comfort Foods. Lemon’s my go-to for savory and sweet. Instead of making cookies with the usual zest and juice, I thought it’d be fun […]

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A Love Letter to Nature

Nature nourishes the mind and body. There’s something about it that resonates with us deeply and directly. From The Four Virtues. “Nature is on the inside,” said French artist Paul Cézanne. “Quality, light, color, depth, which are there before us, are there only because they awaken an echo in our body and because the body […]

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Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychotherapist Susan Lager

In our monthly series, clinicians share slices from both their professional and personal lives. They reveal everything from what they love about being a therapist to how they cope with stress to their insights for leading a meaningful life. This month we’re pleased to interview Susan Lager, LICSW, a psychotherapist and relationship coach. She specializes […]

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Is Humor Sexy? Science Says Yes

When was the last time you successfully wooed by a funny pick-up line? It’s probably been a long time—if ever. But according to science, humor really is sexy. A survey of 700 men and women discovered that people considered humor among the most important of all characteristics when choosing a partner, romantic or otherwise. And […]

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The Organizer’s Secret Weapon: The Label Maker

You finally did it: you organized the pantry, that dark, ominous corner of your closet, and the “miscellaneous” toy box in the playroom. Now comes the next step…maintenance. Is there a secret weapon when it comes to keeping things under control? You bet, and it comes in the form of the label maker. My favorite […]

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25 Things You Can Change Right Now

Or start to, at least. When you feel overwhelmed, this list will remind you what’s in your control. From Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change. How comfortable you are right nowHow optimistic you are in generalWhat behaviors you encourageHow much you argueHow often you smileHow much you sleepHow strong you feelYour habitual […]

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Bare Legs or Tights? Fashion Dilemma, Solved

Here’s what to wear with that cute skirt or dress this spring. Plus, my take on Kate Middleton’s nude pantyhose revival. From Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible. As part of my official duties at Liz Claiborne Inc. (now renamed Fifth & Pacific), I travel around the country to host fashion events. We take questions at the […]

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Lelo Vibrators: Quality Pleasure Devices

Lelo Vibrators: Quality Pleasure Devices Lelo is a Swedish sex toy manufacturer that is globally renowned for making some of the highest quality vibrators available today. As a sex toys manufacturer Lelo is unique as it keeps all processes of design and manufacture ring in house. This allows them to be sure of the quality […]

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