Made of emerald-green silk chiffon (a regal goodbye wave to Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald Aisle, before Radiant Orchid takes the throne for 2014) the off-the-shoulder Marchesa dress draped across the body and rippled along the floor with a life of its own. Simply but splendidly accessorized with a head of bouncy curls, and delicate diamond jewelry, the look instantly became an Internet phenomenon with praise from media, celebs,Read More »from Stunning Look for Michelle Obama
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What would happen if you suddenly found yourself without a job and without the money to pay for your home, your car, and/or buy food for your family? Now what about your pet who rightly expects you to fill his bowl each and every day? If you can't afford to feed your family, how do you take care of your best canine or feline friend?
Many people find themselves in these types of situations. Perhaps they just had a baby or their spouse lost his or her job. The last thing people want to do is take their "fur kids" to the animal shelter where they might be euthanized. Of the 6-8 million animals brought to shelters each year, about half (3-4 million) are euthanized because they cannot find someone to love them.
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iStockphotoQ. How do I know if my dog needs a sweater or coat this winter?
A. I feel safe in saying that if you have a healthy, young Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute who's acclimated to the cold and has the glorious coat common in the Northern breeds, you likely won't have to invest in canine clothing for walks in the snow. In general, there are three kinds of dogs who benefit from the insulation provided by a sweater or coat, as well as the protection afforded by life as a pampered house pet:
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- Dogs who are elderly, chronically ill or both
- Greyhounds, Whippets and dogs of a similar thin body type, especially those with short fur
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First, know that not having that same get-up-and-go sensation in the winter that you usually have in the summer is actually totally normal. In fact, it's legitimate chemistry. "Mild changes in brain chemistry or the circadian rhythm - your body's internal clock - related to the seasons can make you feel down," says Dr. Melina Jampolis, M.D., a physician nutrition specialist in Los Angeles. "Winter blues, or feeling a bit less energetic on occasion during these months, is relatively common and may be related to a number of lifestyle factors - including decreased light exposure, decreased exercise due to colder temperatures, and decreased socialization during theRead More »from How to STAY Happy in the Winter
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These things can end in one of two ways: new friendships or horrific scenes of sloppiness followed by a stern meeting with your HR rep. If the former sounds more like your bag, well, read on for what NOT to do. This is your go-to guide if you like your stellar reputation the way it is: intact.
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A funny thought: Some of us say we get a dog because we're too busy with our careers to have children. But if you really think about it, our dogs are just like children. Small, furry, adorable children who never grow up, so to speak. So it's really a bit of a win-win situation, isn't it?
To support our (silly) argument, we've put together the top three reasons why dogs are remarkably similar to children.
#3 Puppy Pads and Pooper Scoopers
Diapers, anyone? If you think about it, they're all pretty much the same thing. Basically, you're going to be cleaning up after your dog for years to come. Yet, like a child (or a baby, really), you're not going to ever resent it, because they're just so darn cute!
#2 Snuggle Time
Like babies and little kids (sometimes big kids, too), dogs need lots of snuggle time. When they're scared, when it's late at night, or when you've just walked in the door. Basically, anytime is perfect for a snuggling session. We have to say,Read More »from Top Reasons Dogs Are like Kids
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Allyson Thayer Gowdy So you got your killer resume to the top of the pile for your dream job. Now you're headed in for the big interview. Don't panic. Follow these 10 tips and you'll rock it. Get the Champagne ready!
Prepare, prepare, prepare. Seems obvi, but think of it this way: Preparation is the only thing you have total, 100% control over, says HR expert and consultant Lucy Cherkasets of Clarity Media Group (she's interviewed more than a thousand people, so she would know!) Don't just assume you can wing it. Research the company and the person interviewing you and practice your answers.
"Tell me about yourself." Don't answer this by trying to cram your entire life story into a two-minute spiel. "This should be your cue to tell me why you're at this table," Cherkasets says. Be friendly but focused, narrowing in on the aspects of your personality that make you perfect for this job.
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- As a born-and-raised Kansas girl, I didn't get into sushi until slightly later in life. It took me a few tries to acquire a taste for it, and a few more tries to be able to eat sashimi, but now it's one of those special meals I truly enjoy. Plus, sushi seems healthy. It's one more way to get some fish in my diet, it tastes fresh and light and it's oh-so-filling. But, as is true with everything fishy, you have to watch out for mercury, and a recent study in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that regularly eating sushi can post a significant risk to people from increased mercury exposure. It's disheartening that any benefit you may get from eating a "healthy protein" like fish might be negated by the negative effects of mercury. So do you need to put down the chopsticks? Not necessarily. But there are a few ways to make sure your sushi is good for you. Because besides mercury, sushi can go bad in a hurry; when you start frying the fish or adding cream cheese, its "healthy" Read More »from Something Fishy? 7 Health and Safety Stats Sushi Eaters Should Know
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