By Sharon Mosley Monday, September 05, 2011, 08:34 AM EDT
By Sharon Mosley Monday, September 05, 2011, 08:34 AM EDT
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, September 02, 2011, 04:37 PM EDT
By Mark Maynard Thursday, September 01, 2011, 04:30 PM EDT
The Kia Optima Hybrid sounds too good to be true: a midsize sedan that gets 35 mpg around town, 40 mpg on the highway, costs less than $30,000 and comes equipped with near-luxury features and state-of-the-art engineering.That's all true -- and the closer you look, the better it gets. The Optima Hybrid is an engaging car to drive for those who get into the electronics and finesse of a gasoline-electric powertrain. Green enthusiasts will appreciate how far you can go on battery power. And the Optima Hybrid gets the top five-star NHTSA safety ratings, according to SaferCar.gov.
By Angela Sanders Thursday, September 01, 2011, 12:59 AM EDT
A wedding is an optimal time in life to review one's financial status as well as to make financial resolutions for the years to come. Since marriage is a blending of two unique personalities, it is also a blend of a variety of money habits. Marriage may blend a saver with a spender or some other combination.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Thursday, August 25, 2011, 01:42 AM EDT
By Post Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 01:51 AM EDT
Kids are heading back to school (already!). Giant robots are giving way to think pieces (well, not entirely, as you'll see later in this column). Fall is just around the corner, and that means an array of films vying for more-refined eyes (mostly) and a thinner but satiating slice of the box-office pie. Here is a slew we're looking forward to as temperatures cool outside.
Sept. 2: "Shark Night 3D" -- Not to be outdone by their pint-size, razor-teethed pals the piranhas, sharks are going three-dimensional in late summer. Guaranteed to be a b-movie delight. Starring Sara Paxton.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 01:38 AM EDT
By Scott LaFee Thursday, August 18, 2011, 06:38 AM EDT
A Stanford University study reports that humor, especially the positive kind, helps people better cope with frightening or disturbing events by forcing a change of perspective and a new appraisal. Negative humor works too, but not as well.
Writing in the journal "Cognition and Emotion," the Stanford scientists showed study volunteers a series of specialized images categorized by their emotional content. After viewing the pictures -- car crashes, corpses, scary animals, dental exams -- the participants were asked to rate the intensity of their emotions, positive or negative.
By Sharon Mosley Sunday, August 14, 2011, 08:03 PM EDT
Whenever kids start heading back to school, you can bet that retailers are gearing up for major sale events -- tempting us all to get into new fall clothes at bargain prices. While you may pick up a few great deals when you're at the mall buying the latest Uggs for your daughter, chances are that most of us will become what style expert Amy Goodman calls "sale suckers.
"Yes, we're all usually "suckers" about saving money, but according to Goodman, who wrote "Wear This, Toss That" (Simon and Schuster, $27) you may want to pay more attention to what you really need instead of blowing the holiday budget months in advance. Here are some of Goodman's "sale suckers" to watch for when hitting the stores this month:
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Saturday, August 13, 2011, 08:58 PM EDT
Q: We were shopping for our new condo and fell for a rug with a wild pattern in a lot of different colors. I'm really afraid it will take over our lives, but we can't stop talking about it, so I thought we'd ask you if there's a way to decorate around such a rug?
A: Don't decorate around it -- decorate to it! Make the rug your focal point and repeat its colors on the other ingredients in the room, which should be neutral enough to play second fiddle to what's going on, on the floor.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 08:33 AM EDT
By Chris Ross Saturday, July 16, 2011, 04:26 AM EDT
Nicole Selinsky, nutrition director for the camp, has developed healthy recipes that appeal to youngsters. She shared her recipe for frozen Berry Pops.
For more information on Camp Pocono Trails, go to www.newimagecamp.com.
By Sharon Mosley Friday, July 15, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT
By Shawn Dell Joyce Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 04:22 PM EDT
Become aware of the seasonal wind patterns and the air flow around your home. Most areas have gentle breezes in the summer that can be directed into your house through landscaping and opening certain windows.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Monday, June 20, 2011, 06:46 AM EDT
A: How's this for inspiration? Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth created this soothing stay-over room for a decorator show house — a somewhat harrowing process that he details in his new book, "Living Traditions" (published by The Monacelli Press).
By Peter Rowe Monday, June 20, 2011, 06:29 AM EDT
Here's the thing about Sam Zien: He fails.
As business manager for a San Diego biotech firm, he failed to adopt a corporate image: "I was always the guy who wanted to be more funny than serious."
In the summer of 2001, he quit that job to launch his own TV travel series. Another recipe for failure: "I had neither travel nor TV experience."
By Caryn Starr-Gates Monday, May 30, 2011, 05:40 PM EDT
[media:20110601145824708 width:0 height:0 border:1 align:left link:0 alt:0 linksrc:disp]NJAWBO Meetings Include Presentation on Retirement for Women; Annual Awards and Installation Banquet to Honor Local Women in Business and Non-Profit Realms
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J., May 30, 2011 – The Bergen chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) will host its Network at Noon luncheon and its annual awards banquet to honor local business women in June, as follows:
• Tuesday, June 7 – Diane McGuire, a financial services representative from MetLife Solutions Group in Paramus, will give a presentation with her team titled “This is Not Your Mother’s Retirement” from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Palmer’s Crossing restaurant at the Clinton Inn Hotel, 145 Dean Drive in Tenafly. McGuire will discuss her team’s unique approach to effective financial planning for women and the challenges women face on road to retirement. The cost is $17 for NJAWBO members, $22 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the chapter hotline at (201) 444-8773, ext. 5 or by email to email@example.com.
By Sam Stone Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 01:51 PM EDT
By Sam Stone Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 01:48 PM EDT
By Sam Stone Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 01:45 PM EDT
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