Tag archive for "Deborah Goldstein"

Self Help

holiday tipping guide 2013

Holiday Tipping Guide: How Much Do I Pay?

2 Comments 18 November 2013

By Deborah Goldstein Who should you tip each December? And how much? While you might be on a tight budget (like the rest of the country), a gift or cash equivalent shows your appreciation better than just a thank you. Don't be a Scrooge. When you create your holiday shopping list or budget, remember to include the following.

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Relationships

10 signs you might be dating a jerk

Are You Dating a Jerk? 10 Signs You Might Be

5 Comments 07 February 2012

By Deborah Goldstein You probably already know the answer to this. But what's blatantly obvious to others is sometimes hard to reconcile. Maybe you have great physical chemistry, or he's everything you wanted "on paper." Or maybe you're just over being single. No one's perfect—he's not, and you're not—but if you recognize one of the following red flags in your guy, it might be time to consider moving on.

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Relationships

Would you lie for a best friend or do qualities of a good friend mean you should tell the truth?

Friendship Test: Would You Lie for a BFF?

1 Comment 25 January 2012

By Deborah Goldstein You’d gladly spot a friend who’s short on cash at lunch. Or listen sympathetically while she vents about her significant other (or lack thereof). And of course you’d tell her, discreetly, if she had something stuck in her teeth. But would you lie for her?

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Self Help

Meditation 101: A guide to meditation and stress relief through practice such as prayer yoga and tai chi

Meditation: The Best Stress-Reliever You Haven’t Tried

No Comments 20 January 2012

By Deborah Goldstein You’ve decided that 2012 is the year that financial worries, cranky kids, your boss—whatever or whoever is causing you grief—will not get the best of you. But how? Try meditation. It doesn’t require much time and once learned, doesn’t have to cost anything. It offers a respite from stress so effective it’s even shown to relieve chronic pain. Shed any new-agey stereotypes you may have and check out this guide to the most popular forms of meditation.

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Self Help

How to clean leather with Vaseline and other easy do it yourself household tips from 4 Ingredients, Pritkin, The Duggar Family and more

Household Multi-taskers: Use Vaseline to Clean Leather, and More

1 Comment 11 January 2012

It softens and protects winter-battered skin, but did you know Vaseline also helps care for leather furniture? The following items—from vanilla extract to blankets to cookie cutters (don't pack them away just yet!)—are more versatile than you think.

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Self Help

Try online food blogs, coupon sites and recipes from cooking websites to find holiday menu planning ideas for Christmas and Hanukkah and New Year

Money-Saving, Menu-Planning Help for the Holiday Cook

No Comments 15 December 2011

By Deborah Goldstein Whether you're hosting a holiday meal or contributing to a potluck, now is a great time to map out a strategy for your grocery shopping and cooking. It'll save you time, stress, and money later this month.

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Self Help

How to find an affordable, beautiful holiday or hostess gift under $20

10 Affordable Gift Ideas under $20

No Comments 06 December 2011

By Deborah Goldstein While you make the rounds of parties and dinners this month, treat each host or hostess to a thoughtful gift that won't break your holiday budget. Books are surefire pleasers. And homemade anything works well if you have the time. These simple yet thoughtful gifts work equally well for a loved one or trusted individual in your life (teacher, manicurist, neighbor).

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Self Help

How to give back this holiday season by donating to an animal charity or adopting a pet or rescuing an animal from a local animal shelter

Giving Back: Please Feed the Animals This Holiday Season

1 Comment 29 November 2011

By Deborah Goldstein Anyone with a pet would agree that it's a beloved member of the family. In fact, it's been reported that animal-loving Americans spend $41 billion per year on their pets (Hermés dog collar, anyone?). Despite this, heartbreakingly, many pet shelters are currently overflowing with animals surrendered by owners who can't afford them in this economy.

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Self Help

How to apply holiday party makeup and take care of winter skin and find party hairstyles to look great this holiday season

Holiday Beauty Tips for Looking Radiant This Season

No Comments 17 November 2011

By Deborah Goldstein The most social time of year is, naturally, when you want to look your best. These beauty tips and techniques are sure to help you dazzle.

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Self Help

How to save money on your bar bill this Thanksgiving and holiday season by buying affordable and box wine, seasonal beer and cocktails

Thanksgiving: How to Save Money on Wine and Booze

No Comments 15 November 2011

By Deborah Goldstein You know how to save on your Thanksgiving meal, but you'll want to be mindful of overspending on alcohol, too. According to winespectator.com, the average dinner guest consumes about two to three drinks over the course of an evening. A bottle of wine yields about five drinks, so you'll need at least one bottle for every two guests. Here's how to keep costs down.

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Parenting

How to travel with children in a car or road trip during the holidays

10 Tips for Long Car Rides with Kids

No Comments 09 November 2011

By Deborah Goldstein Road trips with teens and preteens are fairly easy. As long as they can text and snack, they’re mostly self-contained. Younger children, however, don’t tolerate long rides with the same enviable apathy. For little ones, you’ll need some ammo. Here are 10 strategies to help you get from here to there this holiday season, relatively stress-free.

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Parenting

10 tips for holiday and Thanksgiving airline travel with kids babies and toddlers

10 Tips for Flying with Children

No Comments 07 November 2011

By Deborah Goldstein Just the thought alone of flying with little ones can put parents on edge. While less people are expected to fly this holiday season, flights will be more crowded [insert collective groan here]. Here’s how to survive your next flight with a baby, toddler, or preschooler.

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Self Help

If you don

10 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

No Comments 27 October 2011

By Deborah Goldstein Still haven’t decided on a Halloween costume? There’s no need to resort to a saddo Scream mask! Try one of our 10 favorites for Halloween 2011.

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