Lifestyle & Retirement


Julie Foley, CIP is the founder and principal of The Consultant of Style, a professional image consulting firm. She is an expert in the field of personal image and style, working with both individuals and corporations across New England.  She is the author of the booklet series, What To Wear To Dress The Part. In 2003 she received the designat...Read More

Flaking Foundation

QUESTION: I’ve started applying a name-brand cream foundation that I purchased at a department store cosmetic counter.  I usually apply it around 6:30 in the morning.  However it starts to dry out and flake on my face by the time lunchtime rolls around.  Does foundation only last for a little while – or am I applying it w...Read More

New Makeup Smells Funny?

QUESTION: I ran out of my favorite lip gloss and bought a replacement  on the Internet from a private party.  When it arrived,  I could tell that the package had never been opened or used before, but when I opened it, it smelled "funny."   Is it okay to use it? ASK LIFESTYLE RESPONDS: Always go with your gut ...Read More


Helen Harlow’s initial career included a faculty appointment at Stonehill College in Massachusetts,  where she taught mathematics to undergraduates.  However, as her family started to grow, she decided to follow her dream – a dream which included providing guidance and assistance in personal care so that her client’...Read More


QUESTION: We’re purchasing a much smaller home for my retirement.  I’ve never used an interior designer before, but a co-worker told me that I could really benefit from it.  What does an interior designer really do and won’t that be an added expense?   ASK YOR NEST:  An interior designer can actually save you t...Read More



“Adapt” our home?

QUESTION: We’ve decided we want to stay in our current home for as long as possible.  But we realize that we may need to "adapt" our home to our needs as we age.  What are some of the things we should think about doing in a home renovation? ASK YOUR NEST:  Great question! The best time to plan for the future is as ear...Read More




Deborah J. Carducci is the President of Carducci Design Group, Inc.  As she developed her successful interior design business of over 15 years, Deborah’s philosophy has stayed the course – life’s luxuries come from family traditions, friends, great food, wine and living well.    As a successful business entrepreneur...Read More

Find Contractors for Your Home

Find Top-Rated Local Contractors: Plumbers, Electricians, Decorators, Engineers, and more.  It’s easy….  Just follow these 3 simple steps!   Go ahead, get that project off your "to do" list! Additions & Remodels Air Conditioning & Cooling  Architects, Builders, Engineers   – Architec...Read More

This holiday season, up the wow factor

With the bustle of the holiday season upon us, busy hosts are looking for simple ways to infuse personality and flair into holiday entertaining. To help, Pillsbury has partnered with party planner to the stars, David Tutera, to show how easy it is to create an impressive table at any holiday gathering. "There’s no doubt about it, pie is ...Read More

In Law Apartment

  QUESTION:  My parents are in their late 70’s and we’re thinking of adding on an in-law apartment for them.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing this to my home “ and my life? "YOUR NEST" RESPONDS:  One cannibal to another: I can’t stand my mother-in-law.  Second cannibal: Forget...Read More

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