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    Predicting the Oscars

    The Oscars are fast approaching and there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the announcement of the nominations for the highest achievement in motion pictures. While the Golden Globes and Critic’s Choice Awards have came and went, we all know it’s the Oscars that is the award event of the season. 2018 was a strong year in film, culminating with the best-of-the-best duking it out for a gold statue on Sunday, February 24. No doubt there will be snubs for well deserving films and actors as well. Mimi Leder and her movie, On the Basis of Sex, (about Ruth Bader Ginsburg), and Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot…

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    The Keys to Creating a Successful Online Dating Profile

    Let’s face facts – online dating sucks. Unless you’re unemployed sitting at home all day with nothing to do, scrolling through endless profiles on your phone hoping to find “the one”, or in some cases, “the one right now”, is arduous and time consuming. Sure, you can click a button or swipe your screen and let someone know you like them – but that’s just the beginning of the merry-go-round cycle you ride when you sign-up to play in the cyber world of love. For some, it’s a convenient option to connect with a community of romantic prospects; and for others, the motivation is more criminal – like preying upon…

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    An Homage to Aurora

    Magic was something everyone was once mesmerized with as a kid. The idea that something can be so breathtakingly special and out of this world never ceases to amaze people to this day. But many times we give up on that magic, whether it be because we’re working, parenting, or just simply busy. The Aurora Borealis, also referred to as the Northern Lights, is that achievable wonder we find ourselves searching for in this lifetime. An Aurora is a collection of brilliant natural light in the sky, often making gorgeous swirls of colors at the highest of altitudes. And while it may feel enchanting when the aurora hits the night’s…

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    The Festivities Were Great… The Weight Gain Ain’t

    January – The least liked month of the year, unless it happens to be your birth month. There are many reasons why January gets this dubious honor. As we begin the new year, there is little cause for celebration as the world suddenly goes quiet after a boisterous end from the previous one. It’s really cold out; Days look dreary and gray. There’s a bleakness in January like no other month, but there is something even more sinister hanging in the air than just the winter blues… weight gain. The average person puts on approximately 5-7 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, so it’s no surprise that it’s the number…

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    A Little Office Appreciation

    You work hard. You put in the long hours week after week. You spend a great deal of mental energy taking care of business throughout the entire year; and as the end of the year approaches, you need a little fun to lighten the load. But, how do you celebrate the season with your office mates when an office environment lands short on holiday spirit? No festivities? No decorations? NO BUENO. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and you don’t want employees going stir crazy in their cubicles this winter, do you? While we know there aren’t many top brass out there as zany and lighthearted…

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    BE With Your Besties for the BEST Holiday Ever.

    It’s time to roll with your homies for the holidays and celebrate good times and yuletide cheer. Rather than throw the usual, yearly wine and cheese party or partake in a pricey night out-on-the-town, there are other alternatives that offer a quality, bonding experience for all. It’s not the venue or high-end menu options that matter to your nearest and dearest – it’s the company; so whatever festive shindig you’re planning this year, you can bet your inner circle is game. Here are some ways to expand your holiday horizons and be closer to your closest mates.   BE GRATEFUL TOGETHER. Most of us are fortunate enough to go home…

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    A Fashionable Horoscope for 2019

    The expression goes: The clothes make the man. So, if you’re wondering how to make yourself over in 2019, why not start with fashion? Sometimes working from the outside in can have wondrous affects. Think about how you feel when you rock a sexy outfit. Confident. What about lounge pants? Relaxed. Personalities get an assist from our clothing choices. When we pair knee-high socks with a plaid skirt, we’re tapping into our girlie mystique. Need to be bold – leather. Whatever needs motivating in your life come the new year, you can bet your style will have a large say in what you do. After all, you can’t go anywhere…

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    Have an A-OK UK Kinda Christmas!

    Wish you could get away for the holidays? Trade your everyday sights for the festive bright lights and big city splendor across the pond? Stroll pass Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Covent Garden; fantasizing about what it would be like to live like royalty, then shop the racks at famed Harrods? Even if you can’t afford to take a proper mini-break to jolly ole England this winter, you can still feel like a part of the Union Jack without ever having to leave your zip code. So pop open a Christmas cracker, don that flimsy, paper crown, and sit back and enjoy a Happy Christmas viewing, Brit-style.  What could be…

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    The Christmas Razzies

    As much as we love Christmas, and we certainly do!, there are a few things we wouldn’t mind not seeing or hearing this holiday season. It’s bad enough Christmas music hits the airways WELL in advance – not to mention, tree decorations and gift sets making their way onto store shelves before the kids can say trick-or-treat. But, that’s not the worst part about bad holiday protocol. Here are some yuletide offenders we wish would go away permanently… (even though they most likely won’t.) Putting ornaments on automobiles. Cars were designed to take you from one place to another, not for showing off your love of Rudolph; So, those distracting lights and shiny decorations…

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    Stocking To: Me

    Why Socks Make the Best Christmas Present. We’re fast approaching the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas. And while Santa won’t be here for several more weeks, it’s time to start devising your gift list now. We all know that picking out presents for everyone in your life can be daunting, especially if they’re picky or hard to shop for. But you don’t have to stress out this holiday season; We have the ideal gift for all your loved ones in mind…Socks! Sure, it may seem like we’re biased because, well, we sell socks…lots of them; but besides the fact that footwear is near and dear to our…