Life After Five

Meeting Your Needs During the Holidays

I wanted to stick with the holiday theme this week (like last week) as it seems you’re supposed to be jazzed up by the holidays. But, in fact, they can be stressful. It’s a great opportunity for us to get caught up in o...

Getting Back to Work After a Holiday

You’ve enjoyed a little time off for Thanksgiving, and inevitably you’re experiencing the Sunday blues. Tomorrow you’ll be back to work, perhaps with some leftover turkey for lunch — except this time you...

Holiday Season 2012: 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Revel in Joy

The holiday season is officially here! For many, this is the most stressful time of the year. There is a tendency to create unhealthy and unnecessary holiday stress. Yes, there is a lot added to our to-do lists during the holid...


Work Off Those Leftovers with These Post-T-Day Workouts

Saturday after Thanksgiving. Are you finished with the leftovers yet? Judging by the calorie counts above, perhaps you should be. If you’re looking for a way to burn off calories after the big holiday and leftover binges,...

Working on Black Friday? Your Company Doesn’t Understand Vacation Benefits

If you’re one of the Americans working on Black Friday (assuming you don’t work in retail, in which case, you knew what you were getting into!), chances are you’re not super happy with your company today. You ...

Big DON’TS for Black Friday

A while ago, we asked you to take some time to “Learn from Your Shopping Mistakes.” One of them: Don’t buy something just because it’s cheap. Sure, it’s easy to justify a purchase with, “But ...


Shop Small Businesses This Saturday!

You might wonder why we’re posting about Small Business Saturday on Thanksgiving Thursday. It’s because we want to make you think…about tomorrow. Should you head out at 5am and spend your cash all day in the b...

The Importance of Receiving

For years the message has been put out there: “The greatest gift is giving.” And with Thanksgiving tomorrow, gratitude is the central theme of all our thoughts. Giving thanks is vitally important to enjoying the moment, but...

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....


Make Giving Thanks a Regular Practice

To begin the Thanksgiving week, I thought we’d focus on giving thanks — otherwise known as gratitude. Thanksgiving kicks off the next month of hustle and bustle and holiday spirit, but with it comes an opportunity to ge...