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4 Sugary Sweets & 4 Bah Humbugs of Gift Card Giving
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4 Sugary Sweets & 4 Bah Humbugs of Gift Card Giving

Remember the last time you were carded? Stop. We mean gift-carded! Most people in this land of plastic have either given or received at least one gift card. The National Retail Federation reports that 6 of 10 consumers say “they’d like to receive gift cards this year.” The to-give-or-not-to-give debate rages on, but all of The 5 Money Personalities™ may benefit from buying gift cards for others.  The Flyer c

The #1 Best Gift For Your Career This Holiday Season!
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The #1 Best Gift For Your Career This Holiday Season!

It's the holiday season (yay! This girl *me* loves some pink holiday corporate cocktails!), and you are probably thinking a few things: 1. I should be paid more - will I get a bonus? 2. I can just sort-of ... slide downhill.  Take some calls, avoid some clients, and focus on the holidays parties (and avoiding my family). Now is the time to online shoe shop! 3. I'm too busy to think about my next career move! (But reviews are kind of stressing me out - I need that bonus!)

Getting Through The Holidays With Good Mental Health
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Getting Through The Holidays With Good Mental Health

The Holidays are not easy for a lot of us.  For many suddenly being put together with relatives or in-laws or even certain friends, or maybe having no one to be with, all of these combinations plus the memories the holidays evoke and the yearnings of anticipation set us up for a miserable time. How can we overcome this scenario and have a great time? Here are are some solutions based on real people.

Happily Single at the Holidays
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Happily Single at the Holidays

by Eleanore Wells, for GalTime.com   As soon as the weather dips below 90-degrees, holiday decorations line the aisles of stores.  And so the stress begins. Holidays can be challenging to just about everybody.  There are decisions to be made, plans to put in place, and money to be spent.  And while this is true for everyone, many single people feel an extra layer of stress.

Thanksgiving for One: Eating Alone for the Holidays?
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Thanksgiving for One: Eating Alone for the Holidays?

To:         Letter to Me From:     Myself Re:         Thanksgiving Alone Date:      November 22 Hi there, Yea, I’m here. I know. It’s Thanksgiving,  and I’m……well, I could say I’m just checking my email here for a minute before the family gets here….or I had to jump online to check on the tweaks for that special cranberry recipe.  Or, believably, I could be sending a couple of email

How To Get Through The Holidays With A Smile
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How To Get Through The Holidays With A Smile

When my friend Jennifer hears the phrase “the holidays,” she cringes in the same way a dog might when hearing the words “we're going to the vet”.   She thinks of the holidays the same way she views a mammogram. A procedure that takes way too long, never feels good, and must be completed annually.

Light In Our Lives: 5 Lessons from Diwali
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Light In Our Lives: 5 Lessons from Diwali

Diwali is an unusual religious celebration in that it is a festival for Sikhs, Hindus, Jains and some Buddhists.  Each of these religions has their own particular take on the festival.  This holiday is characterized as the festival of lights.  The light is to welcome and guide the richness and wealth into their lives for the new time that will come.  The light is also part of closing out old books, including t

Take Back Your Power And Enjoy The Holidays
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Take Back Your Power And Enjoy The Holidays

About this time every year people start to get jittery about the holidays.  There is so much angst about it that we start to wonder what it's all about. For some it's the emotions that get triggered about having to get together with family, the expectations that they fear won't get met....again...., the reliving of past hurts and rejections, the hopes that all the bad things that happen every year maybe won't occur this time.

5 Tips on Holiday Dressing
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5 Tips on Holiday Dressing

    1. What is your top style advice when it comes to dressing up for holiday parties and events?             This is the one time of year you can really have fun with your wardrobe, so I say go for it within reason. What I mean is you can 'sparkle but don't burst into flames'. Remember ,if it is a holiday event,  plain work clothes won't cut it when the invite reads festive attire.    

Traveling? A Surprising, New Way To Conquer Jet Lag [EXPERT]
Say "goodbye" to jet lag and "hello" to paradise!
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Traveling? A Surprising, New Way To Conquer Jet Lag

You are jet lagged. This means that you can't fall asleep when required, your eyes close during dinner with friends, you wake up starving in the middle of the night, your brain is sleeping and missing out on the visit of that amazing museum you couldn't wait to see, your bowels need attention when you are trekking with no toilets in sight ... Basically, your system is a mess, and it takes its toll on your schedule and enjoyment.