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Vivienne Westwood's Ethical Africa Line Is Handmade & Heavenly

Nothing quite trumps that top-of-the-world feeling of investing in beautiful new arm candy. But, when the arm candy in question comes from an ethical …

Eat These Immunity-Boosting Foods

This season, win the fight against germs by supercharging your natural defenses.<p>Most of us already know the basics when it comes to warding off a wintertime cold or flu—from excessive hand washing to loading up on vitamin C and getting plenty of rest, as well as keeping stress at bay. However, …

Vivienne Westwood Says Stop Buying So Many Clothes

If a world-renowned designer tells you to buy less clothes, you should probably listen. Or, if you, like me, have a late-night online shopping …

Party Makeup: 3 Next-Level Looks To DIY

Holiday parties are <i>the</i> time to dive into your closet and pull out the sparkly, the glittery, the lamé, right? The clothes are fun and festive, so why …

Vivienne Westwood is right: we need a law against ecocide

Designer Vivienne Westwood expressed anguish and alarm at the worsening state of the planet, at a press conference yesterday. "The acceleration of death and destruction is unimaginable," she said, "and it's happening quicker and quicker."<p>Speaking in support of the European Citizens' Initiative to …

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How To Create Your Own Luck

Luck–in business and in life–isn’t always something that happens to you, it’s also something you can find and help create.<p>Failed actors rarely give career advice. “The advice business is a monopoly run by survivors,” writes David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart. The chefs who failed don’t have a …

The Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs Right Now

Thousands of new college grads will enter the workforce this year, but with unemployment at 7.6% and underemployment near 18%, many will put off the taxing job search process and opt out of the weak job market to pursue graduate degrees.<p>With this in mind, Forbes set out to determine which master’s …

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

12 Things All Successful People Do

<i>“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”</i><p>Whether in business or life, we often walk a fine line between success and failure. Booker T. Washington’s quote highlights the inevitability of challenges on the path to …

What Obamacare Means For The Self-Employed, The Startup Worker, The Freelancer

The Affordable Care Act kicks in today, and President Obama’s shake-up of the system could well mean a change in the risks you take in your professional career. Here’s why.<p>Today is the first day of what could be a long and happy life for Obamacare, the president’s stab at making cheaper health care …

7 Financial Decisions Made In Your 30s That May Haunt You In Your 50s

People often say “life is short” as a justification to do or buy something immediately rather than waiting. But the truth is, life is <i>not</i> short. Life is long. The average life expectancy for an American male is 76.2 years, and 81 years for a female. A thirty-year-old discussing a short life may …

Mr. Millennial's Career Tips For Boomers' Kids

If, like me, you’re the parent of one or more of the nation’s roughly 80 million Millennials (young men and women in their 20s and early 30s), or even if you’re not, you undoubtedly know what a tough time they’re having launching their careers.<p>The Wall Street Journal recently called them “the new …

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

You're 10, 20, 30 or more pounds overweight and you've dieted, on and off, for years. You've lost weight and then put it back on and more.<p>Why? Diets don't work. Today we know diets don't work. Even Weight Watchers says so. Restricting calories again and again alters your metabolism. That's why so …

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

5 Myths About Creativity We Should All Stop Believing

We tend to think that creativity is innate -- you've either got it or you don't. Our "creative type" friends are artsy, full of wonder and always wanting to dig into something deeper. The rest? They're investment bankers.<p>Contrary to popular belief, no one is born without a creative bone in his or …

Tips for Gen-Y On How To Be A Great Entrepreneur

A lot of executives have noticed that the workplace is being flooded by a new generation of workers, and they are questioning who will be the winners, and who will be the losers. In reality, Gen-Y is here, and they are already inheriting our businesses, so let's figure out how to make them winners, …

7 Secrets Of Super-Productive Female Entrepreneurs

<b>1. Focus</b><p>The biggest time drain for nearly all the women business owners I know is lack of focus. It means that even if you manage to free up some precious time in your over-busy schedule to work ON your business for a change, you haven't the faintest idea where to start. You're faced with a to-do …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …