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Field of Dreams—Why Permaculture Rocks!

I used to think that gardening was way too much work to bother with. Then I discovered permaculture. Permaculture—a portmanteau of ‘permanent agriculture’ and ‘permanent...

Investors: These 6 Consumer Trends are Your Friends

“Don’t fight the trend,” is a familiar adage among the investing community. Earlier this year, global market research company Euromonitor International unveiled a list...

Can You Boost Your Home’s Value—and Your Happiness— with Feng Shui?

“In its highest and purest form, good Feng Shui signifies perfect alignment between inner and outer worlds.” -Feng Shui Master and futurist Lada Ray   What...

What’s Your Spending Style?

We make spending decisions every day. Should I buy the dress? Where should we go for dinner? Where should we take our vacation? I’ve been...

Escape Plan: How to Travel and Invest Like a Pro

Last summer The New York Times ran an interesting story on how to plan – and not overplan – for a long-term trip. Turns...

Is It Finally Time to Cut the Cord?

With mobile phones, streaming content and rapidly changing technology, “cutting the cord” or canceling your cable television subscription is a hot topic. What does...

A Sweet Retreat: How Hotels are Wooing Women

What do women want? We like fresh flowers. We like Wolford tights. We like feeling safe and undisturbed in the tranquil havens of our...

Investment Dressing: 7 Tips for Designer Shopping

So, you’re craving an iconic handbag but the price would murder you financially. Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants. Sigh. If you...

How to Upgrade Your Travel Expenses

Paris! London! Rome! International travel—how glamorous—except for the getting-there part. Paying full fare for business or first class, with their blessed fully-reclining seats and...