July 9, 2015 |
While we'll always love, love, love Donna Karan for the seven easy pieces that revolutionized the way working women dressed in the 1980s and '90s, it isn't a secret that the label has lost a bit of its luster in recent years. LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton - which purchased Donna Karan International Inc. for $239 million in 2001 - closed the Donna Karan New York flagship last year. And in April, LVMH hired Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the designers behind the trendy menswear line Public School, to be creative directors for DKNY, Donna Karan's bridge collection.
June 14, 2015 |
If you have a chronic medical problem, you may be taking a prescription medication daily for the rest of your life. This can prove costly and often causes long-term adverse side effects. But did you know there are alternatives to medications? Though some people will need prescription drugs long-term, others may find that with their doctors' help they can reduce dosages or even get off one or more medications entirely by making simple lifestyle changes. Let's take a look at some of the most-prescribed medications, what they are designed to treat, and how to get started on a path for life with fewer or no medications.
June 9, 2015 |
C HLOE JOHNSTON, 29, of Devon, is president & founder of Chloe Johnston, a personal travel and lifestyle company. She organizes personal and customized travel experiences that could include food, wine, fashion or just a shopping experience. She also sells vintage and designer fashion online and at special events and trunk shows. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: I began traveling to Paris when I was 12 and people would always ask me where I got something I brought back.
May 3, 2015 |
Bill Cliver didn't think he'd become a runner later in life. "We were doing everything people our age did. We smoked, we drank, we didn't exercise. We didn't do anything good," said Cliver, 69, of Philadelphia. "Then my wife got very sick with cancer and had chemo and radiation and three surgeries, and all the sudden I realized that people our age die. " That was in 2002. He immediately quit drinking and smoking. He also changed his diet, and he started walking, then adding in periods of running until he wasn't walking anymore but just running.
April 11, 2015 |
In those cash-strapped days when you first moved into your own place and used plastic milk crates as furniture, you might not have considered yourself part of the sustainability movement. But you were, by repurposing that crate. A few years ago, Morgan Berman decided she, too, wanted to live a greener existence. "I kept thinking, 'I want to make these life choices,' but I didn't know how," the 29-year-old Philadelphia resident recalled. So she developed an app, MilkCrate, to help her and other like-minded consumers connect with local sustainable businesses and other resources.
February 18, 2015 |
Slack Inc., the Gloucester County publisher of 40 or so health-related journals, thinks it's time doctors have a lifestyle magazine of their own - a "CliffsNotes" or "how-to" on shopping, wine selection, travel, and relationships. There are about 800,000 doctors in the United States, and Slack, one of the nation's largest independent medical publishers, expects to reach 341,000 of them with the controlled circulation of Physicians' Life, the name of the new publication. The magazine will be free to the doctors whom Slack targets from a database of physicians.
October 13, 2014 |
Since Indian American engineer Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft in February, shares of the software giant that gave the world Windows, Excel, and Exchange have gained $100 billion on the stock market. It's now worth as much as Google , more than any U.S. company but Apple or ExxonMobil . Wall Street believes in Microsoft again, even after it reported a loss last quarter, laid off 18,000 Nokia workers and other employees, shut its Xbox Entertainment Studios , and has seen its sky-high profit margins slip a bit each year with competitors on many fronts.
September 21, 2014 |
The Affordable Care Act is working. More than eight million people - many for the first time - have signed up and are covered by health insurance. But that doesn't mean that choosing a plan won't be hard and frustrating. It is, especially for first-time buyers. Plans are divided in bronze, silver, gold, and platinum tiers, and are loaded with unfamiliar and confusing terms - monthly premium, annual deductible, co-pay, coinsurance, out-of-pocket maximum, pharmaceutical formulary , network . Settling on the right plan - HMO or PPO?
July 31, 2014 |
The clothing you'll find in Joan Shepp's new Chestnut Street boutique stays true to her aesthetic: a heavily curated collection of designer women's wear that is dark in hue, architectural in silhouette, and of course, edgy. Yet the "concept" boutique, with its clean white walls and golden fixtures, evokes a freshness that is decidedly much more Shepp-y than 1616 Walnut ever was. There's a section for chic and crazy hats. (Shepp loves a bright beanie). And shoppers can check out a studio where products are photographed for her cyber-store operation.
July 24, 2014
A NEW STUDY has delivered compelling evidence that diet, exercise and other prescription-free interventions are the best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is perhaps the most dreadful of modern diseases: It steals your mind, your personality and your very soul. And once you have it, there is no turning back. On a personal note, I have seen firsthand the slow, devastating effects of this awful disease on a loved one, as well as the family members. So, my ears really perked up when I heard about the groundbreaking study that was presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.