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23 Valentine's Day 2016 Coupons, Deals and Freebies

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business

By Laura Woods, Contributor Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year, but it's also one of the most expensive. In 2015, Americans spent...

Here's The Jewelry Every Woman Should Own Beyond The Diamond Necklace

Posted 02.05.2016 | Style

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but a gold statement necklace is her trusty wingwoman, pulling together any outfit in the snap of a clasp. A...

The Most Clever Ways To Get Your Jewelry In Order

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Style

As much as we love a great piece of jewelry, sometimes our adoration isn't reflected in the way we store our beloved bling. One look into our jewelry ...

So Many Penises Dangling On This Fashion Week Runway

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.21.2016 | Weird News

Penises are to be expected at a men's fashion show. The models are male, after all. But the penis as a big and shiny fashion accessory? British design...

The Forgotten, Macabre World of Mourning Jewelry

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts

In our selfie-filled world where every phone is a camera and every phone-owner an amateur photographer, it’s hard to imagine our daily lives de...

A Jewelry Line for the Explorer At Heart

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Style
Elizabeth Baudouin

"I never set out to 'be something' -- I've worked as an actor, bartender, waiter, researcher, music supervisor, personal trainer -- I have to admit that Cartography is a total accident, a surprise business built on happenstance."

How To Wear Your Love For Your Favorite Cities In A Very Literal Way

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.19.2016 | Style

Do you buy a single cup of coffee and sit at a Starbucks for an insane amount of time daydreaming of Paris? Do you miss London when none of your frie...

The Gift of Success

Melissa Curry | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melissa Curry

My idea of a successful woman is not a visual one -- how she looks to the world -- but what she carries inside.

Zoe Kravitz And Lisa Bonet Are Mother-Daughter Goals

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 01.13.2016 | Style

There's Kendall and Gigi, Taylor and Karlie -- but there's nothing that comes close to the bond between mother and daughter. Evidence: Lisa Bonet...

Astoria Characters: The Creativity Coach

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.05.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

If you don't know that Susan Weiman is creative, all you have to do is look at her living room.

Watch Me: Keeping Time and Keeping Up

Aja Raden | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
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Aja Raden

Humans have few biological means at our disposal to communicate wealth or convey an advantage. Unlike our glittering and feathered friends, we have no tails or wings or scales. So we look to our one unique competitive advantage over the rest of the animal kingdom: mechanical ingenuity.

5 Hot Books: Simon Winchester on the Pacific Ocean, Oliver Sachs on Gratitude, and a Fun History of Jewelry

The National Book Review | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Winchester is an eloquent tour guide with capacious interests, ranging from the rise of North Korea and concerns about the Great Barrier Reef to Steve Job and Gidget.

The Faithful Shopper: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

My next installation for Christmas 2015 Holiday Windows is all about the jewels. Fifth Avenue is home to the biggest and best jewelry boutiques in the world.

Astoria Characters: The Family's Jewel

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's something comforting about rituals. Pasang Tsaga knows this very well. Every time she opens the Jewels of Buddha, she lifts the gate, lights the incense and turns on the meditative chanting music.

The List: Innovative, Under the Radar American Made Gifts

Michelle Vale | Posted 12.13.2015 | Business
Michelle Vale

During the holiday season is when I am most acutely aware of the gross imbalance of imports versus exports, that is the current situation here at home...

Last Minute Gifts - Fun Finds!

Bonnie Moore | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

It's the last few days of the holiday season and you find yourself scrambling to complete all your holiday shopping. There are always a few people on...

Top 10 Luxury and Creative Holiday Gifts

Melissa Meyers | Posted 12.07.2015 | Style
Melissa Meyers

Need some inspiration for fabulous luxury holiday gifts to give this year? Below are some of my favorites to help you select gifts for the very special people in your life.

Mujus: Fashionable Conscious Jewelry

Ronda Lee | Posted 12.07.2015 | Style
Ronda Lee

The first thing you notice when meeting Paola Delgado, owner and founder of Mujus, is her effervescent personality. She is excited to tell you about her product, its origin and the dedicated artisans that work for her.

An Hour With Grandma

Pam Townsend | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Pam Townsend

I recently read a Facebook post that posed the question: If you could spend an hour with anybody from the past, who would it be? I suspect that the question was meant to elicit the names of famous people who have influenced nations or human destiny worldwide. But my immediate response -- had I chosen to respond online -- would have been: my maternal grandmother.

This Jewelry Designer Is Tired Of Your Period Stigma

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

British designer Lili Murphy-Johnson isn't afraid to talk about periods. In fact, she's sick and tired of the stigma associated with women and menstr...

Freedom Collective International: Partnering With Local Non Profits In Uganda to Spark Trade

Plumfund | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact

Kelly and I embarked on our first endeavor in early November, partnering with Musana Community Development Center in Iganga, Uganda. Our goal was to introduce new designs that utilize local resources and create products that would provide a greater profit margin that would, in turn, create more jobs locally.

Thieves Used This Ancient Gravestone To Steal $45k Of Jewelry

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Crime

A thief used an ancient granite gravestone to smash into a jewelry store and steal $45,000 worth of bangles, rings and bracelets. Police said an Art ...

Statement Jewelry That Looks Like A Million Bucks (But Won't Cost It)

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Style

'Tis the season for some brand new bling!  Check out this full list of  head-turning accessories that will be instant hits AND won't b...

Wearable Art: My Inspiration for Shopping Small (and Local) This Holiday Season

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 11.23.2015 | Style
Laura Rossi Totten

Holiday shopping season is upon us and I couldn't be happier! This Saturday is Small Business Saturday. The support for shopping small and shoppin...

Astoria Characters: The Juice Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.17.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's breakfast time, and John Sung Park is at the front door with a big grin on his face. He's been up since 4, and he still has a lifetime to go before he closes his juice bar, Paris Health New Direction, at 7 p.m.