Recognizing Abusive Behavior; It’s Not Always Physical

Turning to a very serious topic, I’ve read articles on abusive relationships and  many of them focus on physical abuse. However, we must recognize that abuse comes in many other forms including humiliation, emotional abuse, and manipulative behavior.  I was struck by Leigh Stein’s story in the Washington Post a couple of weeks ago, of how a relationships […]

What to Wear When You’re Working from Home

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When I’m home – even without plans – I like to dress so I can welcome whatever the day may bring. For me it creates an optimistic mindset that helps me get things accomplished. I feel good, and I like being prepared to welcome anyone who might drop by.  This doesn’t mean that I’m wearing heels and super-tailored clothing.  But I skip the ragged t-shirt […]

A Bespoke Bag Designed by You

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The holidays are coming (yup, already saw an ad for Christmas pillows from Joss & Main) so put this on your list: a custom handbag by 1 Atelier designed by you.  First, choose a style ranging from clutches, hobos, satchel, wristlets and more. Then select the material – from exquisite leather to exotic snakes or crocodile  — the color, accents, […]

Popsugar for Fitness

I love Popsugar.  With such a sweet name, how can you not? But here’s why it’s one of the best newsletters that I receive. Every morning I get an email with fitness and/or nutrition tips that are easy to manage and make me feel good about doing something that’s healthy for me. There’s tons of information out there that sounds good but can […]

Simply Susan Reviews All the Best in Beauty

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JUST IN TIME FOR WARM WEATHER! IT Serum Foundation has lots of pluses (and good reviews)!  This light weight makeup that acts as both a foundation and skin care product. Yet, it’s light, easy to use and simplifies your beauty routine.  Susan explains it all in her review of this “Confidence in a Compact”.  Which […]

Houzz’s 2016 Scoop on Remodeling

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Thinking of remodeling your home? See the most popular renovation projects, what they cost and how homeowners are paying for them in the Houzz’s 2016 Houzz &  Home Report. Spending is on the rise for the most popular renos, kitchens and bathrooms. Buyers AND sellers are investing in projects, and a third of homeowners start a […]

Maxwell’s Career Hot Spot

One of our goals is to share what you need to know to manage your career like a Boss. So much insightful information is available — it’s impossible to cover it all! In this space, Maxwell’s Playbook will make that a little easier by sharing the best of the best advice on jobs, careers and entrepreneurship. […]

Side Gigs

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The necessity of a side-gig is here to stay, and there are a few reasons for you to fully jump aboard: Whether it’s for today’s expenses or savings for the future, you can always use the extra income. Bills, emergency expenses, a new home or car, that dream vacation, or retirement will all be made […]

Could You Be Addicted to Working Out?

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Working out? Yes! Not only is it great for your physical health but (believe me) it is contributes to mental well-being and the balance that life requires. However, in some cases people overdo it and that can cause or worsen injuries or other issues. Check out Fitness Magazine’s “7 Signs of Exercise Addiction” on what to look […]

The Kardashian Effect

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Love them or hate them, the K continue to affect American culture in ways that even they probably didn’t imagine back in 2007 when their reality TV series first began.  A Washington Post story describes how women are cutting back on clothing purchases in favor of splurging on luxury cosmetics.  Theresa Yee, senior beauty editor […]

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