Save a Bundle on Valentine's Day!

By Kristen Hagopian

This article is also available at Yahoo's link: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/save-a-bundle-on-valentines-gifts-2450978/ Okay, where did January go? Did anybody get the license plate as that month FLEW by? Personally, its just a hazy memory of blizzards, snow days and torpedoed New Years dieting resolutions blurring together this point. The great news is that Valentin

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Thanksgiving Menu for 8 - for under $50!

By Kristen Hagopian

This article is also available at Yahoo's link: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/thanksgiving-menu-for-8-for-under-50-2407401Theres no better time than Thanksgiving to realize just how many blessings we have, especially in this crazy day and age. Creating a fabulous Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to show family and friends how much we care, but how do you throw a fantastic shindi

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Five Ways to Save On Easter!

By Kristen Hagopian

Also available directly on Yahoo: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/5-ways-to-save-on-easter-2474730Time to start planning for Easter. It really is a wonderful holiday, and our desire to make it beautiful is completely understandable, but those gorgeous touches (from clothes to dcor to candy) can add up quickly. Thankfully, some easy tips can create a holiday thats not only lov

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Fabulously Frugal Fourth of July!

By Kristen Hagopian

Also found at Yahoo's site: http://shine.yahoo.com/event/fourthofjuly/fabulously-frugal-fourth-of-july-2504613/Hey everybody Happy Independence Day! Read on for some effortless ideas on doing up this wonderful red, white and blue holiday without spending a lot of green!THE FOOD Nowhere in literary or movie history have I witnessed a 4 th of July menu that required cham

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Top 5 Frugal "Investments"

By Kristen Hagopian

Also available at Yahoo: http://shine.yahoo.com/event/financiallyfit/top-5-frugal-investments-2441878 Just about every January publication out there is hammering home their fabulous investment ideas for 2011. I have to admit, Im addicted to those types of articles. Whether theyre recommending I buy the stock of retail giants, car companies, aeronautical corporations or oil co

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JOBS - HOW TO GET FULL EMPLOYMENT IN A YEAR OR LESS

By Patrick Astre

JOBS HOW TO GET FULL EMPLOYMENT IN A YEARWhat the government should have done but of coursedidnt do!Picture this: You have an important meeting to get to, you go to your car and its got a flat tire. Soyou start working on your windshield wipers. People will look and see you working on your car and figure youre taking action. But in reality,

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What Would Jane Say?, Speak up, Be your brilliant powerful best!

By Kelly Smith

What would Jane Say? speak up be your brilliant, powerful best!Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda on Sex in the City,recalled her experiences as a female growing up with a mother who constantly told her not to speak up in a recent issue of O Magazine. As many of us can relate, Nixon says she has paid a high price for not speaking her truth.Nixon says she has final

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Workplace Wellness to Stop Smoking

By John Eric Jacobsen

Did you know that if you own a business and employ smokers, your bottom line is taking a direct hit that can sink a ship? That's Right! Today, American businesses are paying an estimated $3,391 extra per smoker per year in direct medical costs. This does not include a major loss in productivity from smoking-related illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and chronic respiratory illnesses.

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Dealing with Negative Customers & Remaining Upbeat!

By John Eric Jacobsen

It's no secret that dealing with the public can be a very challenging job. Unhappy or dissatisfied customers can ruin your entire day and create large amounts of unnecessary stress.Unfortunately, there is no magic formula to please every single person all of the time. However, there are several things you can do to help keep yourself upbeat and positive while you're swimming in a sea of negati

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The 8 Cardinal Mistakes of Communication

By John Eric Jacobsen

Have you ever been involved in a conversation process that seemed to flow effortlessly as you and your party seamlessly exchanged information? On the other hand have you ever been involved in the same type of exchange and felt like you were beating a dead horse? The conversation seemed to be hitting a brick wall while you and your party had no rapport?These terrible conversation traps happen

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