Upgrade Your Image to Achieve Other Goals

So you’ve popped the cork on another new year and are ready to tackle some resolutions like losing weight, getting a new job, or finding a soul mate. Great! But instead of working on those goals individually, perhaps you should just resolve to work on your image instead. For once you get your outside reflecting…

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What to Wear When You’re the Hostess

So let’s say you’re having some people over for the holidays. It could be just family and friends for Hanukah or Christmas dinner, or it could be a big bash for your office or association. You’ve got a million details to attend to – menu, shopping, cleaning, organizing – so I’ll only pester you with…

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Business Lessons from the Gym

Have you ever noticed how athletes tend to succeed in many areas? Not only are they physically fit, but they tend to do well in business and other endeavors as well. It’s no coincidence. To succeed in sports, you have to follow a certain routine in order to get results. If you apply that same…

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Your “Plan B” Wardrobe

Earlier this month, a textile mill in Tennessee closed abruptly one day when the owner couldn’t make payroll. Hundreds of people were thrown out of work. In Colorado, a friend is waiting to see whether her husband will lose his job of 20 years because his company hit rough times and became vulnerable to a…

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How to Be a “Recessionista”

A fashionista is someone who devoutly follows fashion, like the Carrie Bradshaw character in “Sex in the City.” Fashionistas often put fashion before comfort or even common sense, often wearing clothes that are inappropriate for the occasion or the weather. I know. I used to be one. When you follow fashion to the extreme, you’re…

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