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    Meet our Newest Writer: Etiquette Consultant Beth Taber

    Meet our Newest Writer: Etiquette Consultant Beth Taber
    “There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.” - Anonymous When you hear the word “etiquette”, do you conjure up visions of stuffy, condescending characters behaving in antiquated ways, not particularly appropriate to the way you see life being lived today? Maybe your vision comes complete with a black and white movie set? I can ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are Separate Bank Accounts Right For Your Marriage?

    Are Separate Bank Accounts Right For Your Marriage?
    A generation ago, couples merged their finances as soon as they merged households. Today, married people’s financial affairs aren’t so simple. A 2005 survey conducted by the Raddon Financial Group and reported in the Wall Street Journal found that 48 percent of married couples have two or more checking accounts between them, an 11 percent increase from just four years earlier. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    8 Mistakes Even Smart Pregnant Women Make

    8 Mistakes Even Smart Pregnant Women Make
    You’re on top of things. Responsibly, you take folic acid every day and have been since you started trying to have a baby. You happily avoid alcohol and other drugs. Likely, you read one or two pregnancy books and see your doctor regularly. But you may be making avoidable mistakes that can put you and your baby at risk. Here are ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    8 Ways to Detox Your Relationship This Spring

    8 Ways to Detox Your Relationship This Spring
    It’s a new year, a new beginning, and a new chance to make some changes in your life. What better place to start than in your relationship? The changes don’t have to be drastic, but just enough to make you comfortable. Do you have nagging questions about your relationship, or just want to spice things up in the new year? The ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Do Business in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Easy Ways to Get Your Man to Commit

    10 Easy Ways to Get Your Man to Commit
    Sponsored by Have The Relationship You Want. At first, dating expert Rori Raye's ideas about how to get a man to commit seemed counter-intuitive: Don't be his girlfriend? Don't try to win him over? But then we realized this: Rori wants us to get a man to commit by being our most authentic selves, which, in turn, allows men to be ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Shopping Out of Control? Blame PMS

    Shopping Out of Control? Blame PMS
    If you've ever overspent on a pair of shoes you knew you'd never wear, psychologists might just have come up with the perfect excuse. Impulse buys and extravagant shopping are apparently more common at a particular stage in the menstrual cycle. A study revealed that in the ten days before their periods begin — known as the luteal phase — women ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Steps to Making Your Resolutions Stick

    6 Steps to Making Your Resolutions Stick
    By the time December hits, I’m feeling overweight, overscheduled, and overdrawn. So each December I make myself feel better by settling on a set of life-changing resolutions and promises to change for the better—or at least to stop overdosing on gingerbread cookies and spending money that I don’t have. My intentions are always genuine and I’m always dead serious about sticking ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Reasons to Stay Single for the Holidays

    5 Reasons to Stay Single for the Holidays
    Kelly Smith Beaty | BettyConfidential.com 2010 was filled with silent nights, and there will be no one particularly special waiting underneath the mistletoe. So while the holidays are sure to be jolly for some, we single women are often left looking for one good reason to deck the halls. Well singlelistas, have no fear! Santa’s single elves are here with 5 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Do You Break Up With a Friend?

    How Do You Break Up With a Friend?
    There are numerous theories, books, songs, and daytime talk shows on how to break-up with a boyfriend. Hell, there’s even been a movie about it. (Did anyone really see How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days?) But there aren’t so many books at your corner bookstore entitled Dumping Your Best Friend: 10 Easy Steps to Breaking It off with the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    7 Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Trends to Look for on Sale Racks

    7 Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Trends to Look for on Sale Racks
    Post-Christmas holiday racks and make-up counters are filled with what merchants consider to be last-year's style trends and colors for women. Fortunately, these racks often include spring and summer items from the previous years, as women's clothing stores make room for next year's fashions. Many fashions from 2009 aren't kicking the bucket just yet, so this is a good time to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Ways to Play the Perfect Holiday Hostess

    10 Ways to Play the Perfect Holiday Hostess
    So, you’ve agreed to host a holiday party, and you’re excited at the idea of planning, cooking, and playing host. But now you have 50 people coming over to your house in three weeks and no idea where to begin. Don’t panic. Take a deep breath. We’re here to help. Whether it’s a low-key holiday gathering or a rocking New Year’s ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    I Was a Grad School Dropout

    I Was a Grad School Dropout
    Every time I fill out a form about my educational background or turn in my resume, I cringe at the phrase: “some graduate work.” After graduating summa cum laude with my B.A., I was surprised to find myself dropping out of a master’s program. It was a huge disappointment for me and my professors (“chagrined” was the word my favorite professor ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Overcome Discouragement

    How to Overcome Discouragement
    Who hasn’t seen one of the old classic movies wherein the main character or someone with him ends up stepping down into quicksand? What’s the one thing they tend to do first? They panic. Most of us have a visceral reaction to a sudden or unexpected encounter with an unknown experience. Geologists tell us that quicksand rarely claims the life of ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    A Fond Farewell

    A Fond Farewell
    To the fabulous women (and men!) of Excelle, After an amazing year of getting to know you better and trying my hardest to make Excelle an invaluable career resource, it's time that I bid you adieu. I'm finally going to live a dream I've always had, jump on a plane and go explore the world for a while. I love that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can’t Concentrate? Spring Fever Isn’t Just a Catchphrase

    Can’t Concentrate? Spring Fever Isn’t Just a Catchphrase
    It’s April, and all the telltale signs are present: You can’t concentrate to save your life, you’ve got a rapidly blossoming crush on a coworker you didn’t look twice at all winter, and instead of hibernating like you have been for the past five months, you’re dying to get outside and soak up the sun and fresh air. When you do ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    DeleteMe Erases Your Online Past

    Considering many of us can't even remember our Friendster passwords anymore, DeleteMe is promising a lot for as little as $10. DeleteMe is a service that can help you delete accounts, search results, and other things you don't want online. Just tell us what you want removed and we'll get started. More complicated internet histories do cost a bit more ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Natural Sugar Substitutes: The Healthier Alternative

    Natural Sugar Substitutes: The Healthier Alternative
    I have something to share with you. Something many of you don’t want to hear (ignorance is bliss, right?), but something you all need to hear. Something that goes against everything we’ve been taught our whole lives. Something that is going to rock your world. You ready for it? Zero calories doesn’t always equal healthy. If your favorite dessert is claiming ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    When Did I Become Too Old For Today’s Fashion?

    When Did I Become Too Old For Today’s Fashion?
    My friend has been frantically searching for a dress for her grandson’s wedding. She has found the dressy attire in various stores is either too young or too matronly. I am having the same problem finding dresses to wear. I either look like a forty-something woman trying to look like a teenager or a forty-something woman who trying to look years ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen

    A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen
    Originally published on Chef's Blade The other day I was reading a piece in Time Out New York titled "Bitchin Confidential." The article explained that there are many women chefs, but they don't get as much press as their male counterparts, especially in New York City. This, of course, is truly a shame. Even though women are technically on the same ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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