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Money & Careers

Going Out of Business – is there anything you can do? Definitely!

By Alexsandra Stewart
Another shop in my Portland, Oregon neighborhood is closing. It’s the second in a month! Signs of the times all over my city include sad notices: “Going Out of Business,” “For Lease” and “Tenant Relocating.” That’s why I love the idea of The 3/50 Project — a program designed to support local economies and independently owned businesses. Businesses like Scrub,  the…
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MTA’s Helena Williams Moves Eight Million a Day and Still Cooks Sunday Pasta

By Diane Vacca
Very little media fanfare greeted the May appointment of Helena Williams as interim CEO of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, which moves millions of people a day on dozens of interlocking transit systems. At WVFC, though, we knew there had to be something special about a 53-year-old woman who just adds such a gig to her then-current job running the…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

THANKSGIVING ODYSSEY Dessert Course: Wal-Mart Woman

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
At 9 p.m, the night before Thanksgiving I was in a Wal-Mart Superstore, a regional mecca for shopping serving at least five counties and less than one mile from my mother’s home in Adair County, Kentucky. I needed perishables that I had not brought from New York for the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal. This Wal-Mart Super Store was the…
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Fashion & Beauty

Parsing the Language of That Perfect Black Dress

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen Parsing the language of a New York invitation is not always easy.  I like basic Black Tie.  It means that the men are an attractive backdrop for beautifully dressed women who can choose to wear a serious short dress or a long evening gown.  Even this safe “Black Tie” requires some thought.  If it is opening…
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