VIA SHINE: If you’re single, travel for business, or just enjoy savoring a meal without small talk, you’ve probably had the experience of dining alone. This can be immensely pleasurable or incredibly daunting, depending on your temperament and overall approach. To ensure your next table-for-one adventure is as enjoyable as possible, offers up these […]

VIA WEB MARKETING TODAY: Facebook with its millions of members, presents a not-to-be missed marketing opportunity for businesses and non-profit organizations. Facebook offers the marketer a number of ways to use the application for marketing. Here is the best news of all. The price is right. These marketing tools are free unless you choose to […]

VIA SUITE 101: According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), up to two million or 8% of children in the United States are estimated to have food allergies. The most common triggers are cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish and tree nuts. Undeniably, it’s a big challenge raising children […]

VIA READER’S DIGEST: Check out some of our best weight-loss tips from the past year. A few are no-brainers and others will surprise even the most seasoned dieter. Chew Gum Volunteers who chewed gum for 15 minutes each hour between lunch and a snack consumed 60 fewer calories from sweets than when they went gum-free. […]

VIA SHINE: Every time she hung out with her single female friends, the same gripes surfaced. Enough already with the how-to-snag-a-guy advice streaming from anyone and everyone as soon as status single was announced, they said. Suddenly, Karin Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Concordia University Chicago, found herself keeping track of what these […]

VIA CONSUMER REPORTS: Whether by choice or necessity, American consumers are increasingly relying on debit rather than credit cards. Debit card spending has risen steadily, growing from 47.7 percent of purchases made with plastic in 2003 to 58.9 percent in 2008 and it is expected to surpass 67 percent by 2013, according to the Nilson […]

VIA YOUR TANGO: You’ve been friends all for a long time. You tell each other everything, even who you’re dating and how it’s going. Then suddenly it happens: The change-over occurs… without your even realizing it. Suddenly this comfortable, easy-going friendship takes on a new form and becomes a burgeoning romantic relationship. It’s more cuddly, […]

In my last post, “Manolos Vs. Maddens: A Lesson About Why Men Don’t Pursue,” I dealt with the question of why some men just don’t pursue to numerous quality women that are in their lives.

VIA HOW STUFF WORKS: The human brai­n is like a library that stock­s memories instead of books. In some ways, that makes the hippocampus, the part of the brain most involved in memory, the brain’s librarian. The hippocampus has the most responsibility in this cranial library, juggling the new releases of short-term memory while cataloging […]

VIA MSNBC: Getting admitted to your choice college is only half the battle; the other half is figuring out how to pay for it. The competition for resources can be stiff, especially in tough economic times. Princeton Review shares tips on planning so that you/and or your soon to be college student can take advantage […]

VIA HOW STUFF WORKS: With the advent of the deadbolt in the 1960s, residential burglaries began their descent [source­: Sullivan]. As more homes installed them in the 1970s, burglaries went on a steady decline and reached a plateau in the past few years. Today, 25 percent of homes in the United States have electronic security […]

VIA YOUR TANGO: Whether you’re starting a new relationship or already married, there are some things that don’t change, like the need to feel sexy, appreciated and needed. And it’s not just women who want these things—men do too! Below are seven things you can say to a man, at any stage of your love […]