Monthly Archives: October 2012

Faking It Brings Results

The philosopher William James believed that acting a certain way could make you feel that way.Hundreds of experiments have proved him right. Studies show that smiling actually makes people feel happier. For best results, smile wide and hold for 20 … Continue reading

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Purple, Please!

A girl’s favorite girly girl color from childhood is having a moment! Who should wear purple? Um, everyone. It looks flattering on any complexion, from light skin and blonde hair to dark black skin and hair. The color is feminine … Continue reading

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We’ve Come A Long Way Baby!

“Dont appear to… surpass your husband in intelligence… Keep him in the dominant position to help him feel needed and adequate as the leader” -Fascinating Womanhood, 1963 “This act of blowing out birthday candles is a vile one. From now … Continue reading

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Cheap Can Beat Expensive

  One of my deepest and most reliable sources of happiness is my tall decaf four pump vanilla latte. It soothes me. It is ritual in the very best way. I don’t know if Starbucks knows this but surely with … Continue reading

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Contending with Time

The nature of the human condition is that we are bound by the confines of time.  We feel it pressing in, crawling by, whooshing past, and ticking off a constant reminder of our mortality.  Pop psychology urges us to live … Continue reading

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Need A New Fall Cocktail?

  Apple cider is a big hit in the fall months and this warm drink features that wonderful, distinct taste. Just as the season is a transition between summer and winter, these flavors mark a smooth transition between the fruitier … Continue reading

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Octoberfest

Sounds crazy, but dark beer makes your hair shinier. Now that fall is upon us, hairstyles are changing. While it’s excusable for your hair to be a bit fried and drab during the summer, hair this fall is all about … Continue reading

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How To Be Size Wise

This is what I hate — when women don’t feel great about themselves because of a piece of clothing! As a purveyor of clothing that sometimes runs a half size or a size small, I constantly encourage women to forget … Continue reading

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Your Best Side

The left side of a person’s face is the most pleasing to others – and researchers believe they know why. James Schirillo, a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University had 20 men and women smile for head shots taken … Continue reading

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Curbing Cravings With Scent

As a follow up to my last post about how happy the delicious smells of fall make me, here is a little note if you are wanting to use the power of scent to squelch the urge to eat. A … Continue reading

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