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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention

I recently started traveling again for my day job – as in air travel and hotel stays. My career took me on the road for the better part of twenty years, so one might conclude I mastered the art of ‘streamlining’ my packin...

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Black Friday: Holiday Style Gift-Giving & Shopping Guide

Hopefully you were able to take advantage of some great early morning Black Friday deals, and if not, don’t worry — there’s still time! Whether you’re recovering from too much turkey or have to go to the...

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Save Face: Keep it Simple, Sweetheart

Last week, in “Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin,” I offered four essential skincare habits for healthy skin. Those tips included: take your makeup off at night, use an eye cream, exfoliate, and wear a sunscreen....


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Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. — Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel Coco Chanel’s edict speaks the truth, and any of us who skimped on sleep, indulged in too muc...

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Is Lip Gloss a Feminist Issue?

Some women love it and others loathe it. For the former, it represents an adult candy land, a veritable potpourri of powder, paint, and perfume. For the latter, it represents a dreaded chore undertaken with gritted teeth and a ...

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YouTube Channels That Rock

The Social Times reported last week that Cisco predicts over 90% of all Internet traffic will be from video in the next three years. And whether you agree or disagree with their assessment, it’s no secret that video cont...


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Using Your Flight as a Spa Day

I recently heard of a YouTube video it seems many women are watching. Lisa Eldridge is a world renowned makeup artist and she recently posted this video – “My Beauty Regime on a Long Haul Flight.” Yes, you hea...

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What I Know About Beauty

The Huffington Post recently enlisted five writers who waxed philosophical on the topic “What I Know About Beauty.” The writers each classified a decade of their life – “What I Know About Beauty Now That...

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Chicago’s “Skinny Black Book” of Fitness

As many of you know, I’ve become a bit of a group fitness junkie. For years, I worked out alone, logging my hours on the elliptical machine religiously all while staring at the TV or the blank wall in front of me thinking...