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Field Trip: Vancouver

It might be my Cancerian nesting instinct but I’ve noticed that whenever I travel to another city, I’m usually in search of my hood — the place that feels like me — the place where I would hang my hat (and dog leash) if I called that city home.  In Vancouver, it’s South Granville. Climb […]

Cut stress, feel better with yoga

Are you stressed out? Single women face a lot of stress—and I’m not just talking about finding Mr. Right. In today’s tough economic times, job stability is a major stressor. Single women have to carry the full load when it comes to finances and household chores. Many do not have a cushion to fall back […]

A Date With Dwell On Design

I think it’s a myth that single women have more free time than everyone else. Because I’m single, I’ve noticed people can be cavalier with my time.  They think I can work later, change plans without notice, volunteer more, or help them with whatever they need to do, because I couldn’t possibly have a life. […]

Is it a migraine?

If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. More than 45 million Americans are crippled by severe headaches. Approximately 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraines, and three out of four of them are women, most commonly between the ages of 20 and 45. Migraines are often misdiagnosed. There are about 150 types of headaches […]

5 Secrets Happy Women Know

by Sara Avant Stover We women have it all wrong. Happiness doesn’t live in a new hairstyle, handbag, or husband. True contentment waits in the most unlikely of places—right inside of you. That’s right: You alone must become the steward of your own happiness.  Your deepest bliss is neither a miracle nor a far off […]

Bone Up on Bone Loss

If you are age 30 or older, your bones are slowly losing calcium. And if you aren’t eating right and exercising, you may be setting yourself up for bone fractures in the future. Women have less bone tissue than men and lose bone more rapidly, particularly as we reach our 40s and beyond, when loss […]

Is permanent makeup worth the risk?

I recently considered having my eyebrows enhanced with permanent makeup, enticed by beautiful before and after pictures. Overplucking and age have turned my once bushy brows into spotty, straggly strands. Since I usually don’t leap before I look, I researched the pros and cons of permanent makeup. And, ladies, it’s not pretty. Permanent makeup or […]

How Many Pairs of Shoes Do You Own?

By no means am I even close to Imelda Marcos’ level of shoe ownership with a whopping 2700 pairs, but I seem to get funny looks when I tell people that I own over a hundred pairs of shoes.  Is that too many?  What is the proper amount of shoes to keep in your closet […]

Loving LA Fashion Week

LA Fashion Week, which runs exclusively for fashion industry insiders like department store and boutique buyers, designers, PR companies, stylists and the press, happens twice a year in Los Angeles’ Fashion District.  A week long event where buyers puruse the trade shows and designer showrooms to decide what to buy for next season; attend glamorous fashion shows and […]

4 wheels OK, 2 wheels better

(a la Orwell) Let’s hear it for cycling season–or in the spirit of “There’s no bad weather, only bad gear”, the warmer cycling season.  So get your wheels back in shape and you safely back on the road. Get ready Take your bicycle to a local bike shop for a tune up.  Or, if you’d […]

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