Tips from the pros.
At what age do you think it’s appropriate for kids to go trick-or-treating in a group without adult supervision?
The National Safety Council recommends adult supervision for children younger than 12. If your child will be trick-or-treating without an adult, go over the following safety tips:
›› Stay in a safe, well-lighted neighborhood.
›› Stay with the group and walk to each house together.
›› Do not enter any houses.
›› Stay on the sidewalk and out of the street.
Finally, set up a designated place to meet your child if he becomes separated. Make sure he has a cell phone with any contacts he may need so he can call you if necessary.
- From the experts at FamilyEducation.com
I love leggings! Any tips on what to wear them with, solids vs. prints and how tight should they be? What about “jeggings”?
Leggings continue to be a wardrobe staple this year, and it’s no wonder, as they add warmth and style under nearly anything. However, “under” is the key word: sporting leggings without something covering your backside would be like wearing tights by themselves, and that is definitely not a good idea. They can be as tight as is comfortable, as long as they don’t dig into your skin. Try patterned leggings under a differently patterned dress in the same color palette, or neutral-hued leggings under a sweater dress or textured tunic for a look that’s very cozy and trendy. “Jeggings,” or jean leggings, are fun under a long, Oxford-style boyfriend shirt.
- By Dannielle Kyrillos, editor-at-large of DailyCandy.com
My annual review is approaching at work. I really want it to go well. Any tips to answering questions or even some questions I can ask my boss?
Here are three keys you can use to make sure your next review at works is a knockout.
1. Be yourself It is normal to want to make a good impression, but you always want to be genuine. Whoever is going to be conducting your review is going to want to see the real you.
2. Be open to criticism Your ego may see criticism as a negative thing, but the truth is called “constructive criticism” for a reason. See it as something you can use to help you reach the next level rather than an attack.
3. Contribute Before you go into your review, think about your performance. Think about how you can contribute to this review. Your reviewer will love the fact that you have prepared thoughts and ideas for the occasion. Some ideas include discussing your work skills and your desire to receive more training, talking about your accomplishments and the profit you’ve generated for the company, and mentioning future work goals.
Wine & dine
I’m having a fall family dinner serving pancetta-wrapped pork, sautéed green beans and potatoes au gratin. Do you have any wine-pairing suggestions?
For a pork dish such as this, I recommend a light red such as a pinot noir. Specifically, find a bottle of Freeman Pinot Noir. At approximately $45 a bottle, it’s a bit pricey but worth
every penny. Pinot won’t overwhelm the dish, nor will the dish overwhelm the wine.
- By Brad Prescott, owner, IntoWine.com