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Prime-time players: What can we learn about reinvention from some of our favorite stars?

Prime-time players: What can we learn about reinvention from some of our favorite stars?

By Deborah Wilker When Michelle Pfeiffer returned to the screen in 2007’s Hairspray, it was her first appearance in a major film in five years. At a time when many of her Hollywood contemporaries were either [...]

New parent trap: Caring for aging loved ones

New parent trap: Caring for aging loved ones

For a growing number of working adults, caring for a parent is a life-altering juggling act that can jeopardize their own health, finances and jobs. But it is possible to balance it all. Here’s how. By [...]

Reversing damage from years of poor eating

Reversing damage from years of poor eating

By Rebecca Cahilly You’ve just celebrated the big 5-0, or 5-1, or 5-5. The candles have been blown out, the cake eaten, and suddenly words that previously went ignored – “coronary heart disease,” “stroke,” “fibromyalgia,” “diabetes,” [...]

Big ideas for downsized spaces at home

Big ideas for downsized spaces at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Lauri Ward believes bigger isn’t better. Her credo is: If you want to live smarter, live smaller. Ward, author of Downsizing Your Home with Style, helps clients dispose of what they don’t [...]

Travel: sometimes, it is about the destinations

Travel: sometimes, it is about the destinations

By Patti Roth Top off the gas tank and point your car north, south, east or west. The direction really doesn’t matter, not when you’re in search of intriguing, quirky or delightful South Florida destinations that [...]

The Early Bird dinner setting into the sunset

The Early Bird dinner setting into the sunset

By Rebecca Cahilly Dining early has its perks, particularly when it comes to waistline and wallet. While “Early Bird” dining specials have been replaced at many restaurants by Happy Hours offering small bites, a few establishments [...]

Jane Pauley on reimagining rest of your life

Jane Pauley on reimagining rest of your life

By Deborah Wilker Don’t expect the recipe for mid-life happiness from Jane Pauley’s new book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining The Rest of Your Life.  “The secret is that there isn’t one,” she says. While Pauley, 63, [...]

Merits of cosmetic surgery vs. going natural

Merits of cosmetic surgery vs. going natural

The world buzzed at the Oscars last month when some familiar faces on the red carpet appeared so, well, unfamiliar. Can cosmetic surgery help you look younger without looking unnatural? By Robyn A. Friedman Ruth Voluck [...]

Designing to accentuate a great view at home

Designing to accentuate a great view at home

  By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub South Florida attracts homebuyers from all over the world with its views of the ocean, the Intracoastal and the sparkling cityscapes. Many of these high-rise condos are “decorator ready,” meaning the [...]

Eight Wonders of Medical Science

Eight Wonders of Medical Science

Medical procedures are constantly improving, as existing techniques are refined and new ones emerge. Some are true breakthroughs that can save or extend life. Others improve quality of life or are less invasive and easier to [...]