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  • How to Dress for Success at the Office

    By Kerri Winick, GalTime.com

    Dress for success! Dress for success! How many times have you opened your closet during the morning rush, only to stand there tapping your toes and wondering what to wear?

    You aren't alone! Figuring out how to dress for the office can be a job in itself!

    The key to dressing for success is filling your wardrobe with separates…essentials that you can use to create an endless supply of outfits!

    Olga Vidisheva with Shoptiques.com shows GalTime how to "work it" this season!

    Which Fall separates are a MUST for the office this season? This fall, it's all about power dressing - think menswear styled in feminine way. I absolutely love simple, silk blouses. They are perfect for the office as they help you look polished and sophisticated, whether your office dress code is formal or casual.

    This season, bring an exciting twist to your simple blouse with bright colors or patterns, which allow you to look trendy while still being work-appropriate.

    Patterns and Bright Colors Patterns and Bright Colors





















    Yellow Long Sleeve Blouse, $36; Polka Dot
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  • Shy Kids: Tips for Introducing Children to New Experiences

    By Jyl Camhi for GalTime.com

    Is your child shy?Is your child shy?Signing a child up for an indoor soccer club or piano lessons or starting at a new school can be an exciting -- and emotional -- experience. It's full of possibilities for parents and their children but it can also be overwhelming. It becomes even more stressful when a child has trouble adjusting.

    Teaching kids how to enjoy new experiences and socialize with their peers doesn't always come naturally. Let's face it, just like some adults, children can be introverts. While it's common for parents to worry when a child isn't participating in an activity, there are simple ways to help build your child's confidence. Here are a few tips to help your child overcome social anxiety to better enjoy new activities such as sports leagues, lessons and classes.

    Related: 4 Academic Lessons to Teach at Home

    Prepare for new experiences: It's important to establish a comfort zone when it comes to preparing your child for new experiences. Beforehand, take the

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  • Paleo Pros and Cons: Are You on This Diet?

    By Erin Palinski RD, CDE, LDN, CPT for GalTime.com

    The Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet, otherwise known as the "Caveman Diet," has been receiving lots of of press lately with its authors touting it as the "world's healthiest diet" on their website.

    But is it really the best diet for us?

    Let's take a deeper look at what the Paleo Diet is, the benefits it promotes, and whether or not it truly works.

    WHAT IS IT?

    The Paleo Diet is based on eating what cavemen supposedly ate 10,000 years ago -- a diet rich in plants and wild animals.

    The belief is that our bodies are genetically programmed to eat in the same way out Paleolithic ancestors once ate and by doing so, can promote health and decrease the incidence of chronic disease.

    According to Victoria Jarzabkowski, RD, LD, the guidelines of the diet are pretty simple.

    "Foods that are allowed on a Paleo diet include unlimited amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables (organic is encouraged), meats (preferably grass produced/fed),

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  • Halloween Can Be Dangerous-- for Your Pet

    By Pet Expert Laura Caruso for GalTime.com

    Halloween can be a dangerous time for your pet! Halloween can be a dangerous time for your pet! Ghosts, goblins, witches, warlocks, princesses and pirates: all images of Halloween. We warn our children not to eat anything before we have checked its packaging. Our pets are in need of our protection, too.

    Halloween decorations like jack-o-lanterns and candles present problems as well as holiday charm. Inquisitive felines may set themselves afire by poking around these decorations or knock them off of a high perch while leaping about. Dogs' tails are able to quickly clear coffee tables in a flash. Causing a fire in your home could be disastrous and your pet could burn itself, your children or yourself. Try using battery powered "candles." They may not glow as bright, but are a safe alternative.

    Candy is definitely a treat for us, but no matter how they beg for it, candy, chocolate in particular, can be toxic to our furry friends. Even the wrappings can be a danger; properly dispose of the foil and plastic wrappings, it can easily

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  • Is the Dating Pool TOO Crowded?

    By Terri Trespicio for GalTime.com

    Are there too many people in the dating pool?Are there too many people in the dating pool?ARE THERE TOO MANY DATING CHOICES? ANOTHER THEORY DEBUNKED

    A 20ish woman was telling me some of her dating woes--and theories. I love the theories most of all.

    She had been doing some dating on OKCupid, and had come to the conclusion that the problem with online dating was that "there were too many people on there."

    What do you mean too many people? I mean, I could see if you were trying to date in the online stone age when there weren't ENOUGH people doing it and the digital pickins were slim. But that's hardly the issue now. Plenty of folks are on there looking. But saying there are too many people on there is like saying you can't buy a book because there are way too many titles being offered.

    Why limit this argument to OKCupid, or Match, or any dating site for that matter? Why not just say there are too many people on the planet to date anyone?

    As a dating and relationship coach, it's my job to see through stories, theories,

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  • As the East Coast Preps for "Frankenstorm": 11 Tips on Avoiding Hurricane Scams

    By GalTime Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager

    Don't let scammers cause even more damage...Don't let scammers cause even more damage...A mega Halloween hurricane being dubbed "Frankenstorm" has residents up and down the East Coast on edge. Hurricane Sandy is already responsible for 21 deaths in the Caribbean and it's now setting its sights on the US. Residents from Virginia to Maine are prepping this weekend for the long, drawn out hurricane, expected to make landfall sometime between late Sunday and Tuesday.

    First, everyone has to get through the hurricane and
    prepare properly.

    When the warnings first go out about where a storm will strike, rescue personnel and emergency management agencies gust into action. Unfortunately, so do scammers.

    Now, we all think that we're savvy enough not to fall for the tactics of some con-artist contractor, but consider the panic-stricken state you would be in if a storm tore through your neighborhood. Imagine standing in your driveway, shocked because half your roof was torn off or your windows were blown out. It wouldn't be

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  • Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Split

    By GalTime Entertainment Diva Andrea Krivelow
    Taylor is single againTaylor is single again

    Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy have reportedly ended their whirlwind romance.

    RELATED: Taylor and Conor: How Fast is Too Fast?

    A close friend of the songstress reveals:

    "They quietly parted ways a while ago. It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine."

    The twosome were first spotted getting lovey-dovey at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport, MA back in July.

    The insider continues:

    "It's been over a month since they've even seen each other. With her promotion for Red, she has no time off until the end of the year."

    We wonder if she'll still "never, ever" get back together with Jake Gyllenhaal!


    Are you surprised? Did you expect the high profile couple to last?

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  • Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy Split

    By GalTime's Entertainment Diva Andrea Krivelow

    Photo by Andrew Evans/PR PhotosPhoto by Andrew Evans/PR PhotosTaylor Swift and Conor Kennedy have reportedly ended their whirlwind romance.

    RELATED Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy: How Fast is Too Fast?

    A close friend of the songstress reveals:

    "They quietly parted ways a while ago. It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine."

    The twosome were first spotted getting lovey-dovey at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport, MA back in July.

    The insider continues:

    "It's been over a month since they've even seen each other. With her promotion for Red, she has no time off until the end of the year."

    We wonder if she'll still "never, ever" get back together with Jake Gyllenhaal!

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  • Upcycled Crafts Using Halloween Earrings

    By Terri O. for GalTime.com

    The wonders you can do with Halloween earrings! The wonders you can do with Halloween earrings! Serendipitously, my friend was late meeting me for a cup of coffee and I wandered into a nearby thrift store with an eye to what I could upcycle into a craft.

    The Halloween collection of items was pretty picked over, but as I meandered down the aisle, a box full of orange, white and black things caught my eye. My first thought was toys, but no... How many plastic Halloween earrings can one person wear? Whoever she was, she loved the night that children dressed as princesses, super heroes, ghosts, bumblebees and lions, for the box I found was full of Halloween earrings priced at $2. I couldn't resist.

    I had the ribbon and rhinestones on hand, but most of the other items I used in these projects can be found at a dollar store. I have also seen skeleton earrings at the local drug store.

    I embellished a pair of skeleton earrings, and now they are a couple. I used a few of the earrings to make a fun candy tin, and a pair of skull and crossbones

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  • Could Your Child Be a Cyber-Bully?

    By Mary Kay Hoal for GalTime.com

    Is your child a cyber-bully?Is your child a cyber-bully?do you suspect your child is bullying other kids online?

    The headlines are familiar: "Cyberbullying Victim Takes Their Life." "Cyberbullying at an All Time High." "Thirty-eight percent of Girls and 26% of Boys Report Being Bullied Online."

    The media has done a good job of bringing the problem to the forefront. We've raised awareness among parents to recognize signs that their kids have experienced bullying. Countless groups and a number of resources have been established to help the victims. Yet little attention has been paid to the bully. And not enough has been done yet to help parents identify the signs that their own child might be the one doing the bullying.

    Any parent can understand that bullying is wrong. In fact, you don't even need to experience it first hand to imagine the torment that victims experience. What most people aren't aware of, though, is the impact of cyberbullying. Consequences can range from academic suspension to

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