Lifestyles




Don't drown in holiday credit card debt
January 03, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Every year at this time, we vow to shed two things: the extra pounds we packed on after feasting on too much turkey and the extra credit card debt we racked up on gifts for friends, family and ourselves. In fact, most of us used plastic instead of cash during the holiday season.

A new year, new life. Toni Waters knows first-hand the benefits of gastric bypass surgery - she’s lost 82 lbs. I lost 82-lbs and I feel GREAT
January 03, 2007 at 12:16 pm
“For as long as I can remember my weight went up and down. I loved snacks, especially potato chips and I was a late-night eater. I never really had a steady exercise routine. I wasn’t just overweight, food controlled my life.”

Derek Clontz BLOG
December 27, 2006 at 12:57 pm
Everywhere I go people ask about my career in celebrity journalism and invariably the question pops up, "What about those tabloid psychics? Are they for real?"

Moneytalk
December 27, 2006 at 12:07 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am an 18-year-old Hahnville High School student, and after I graduate I would like to go to college to become a certified public accountant.

AFTER a night out on the town and one too many drinks, this is what your friends might look like. So please use restraint. Top 8 hangover CURES from Harvard experts you can trust
December 27, 2006 at 12:00 pm
We at the Herald-Guide encourage you to drink sensibly or not at all on New Year’s Eve and throughout the year, but if you do partake - and overdo it - the following "hangover remedies" from doctors at Harvard University can help you feel better on New Year’s Day.

Ask Nattie
December 27, 2006 at 11:54 am
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you.

Turn a bad mood into a good one - by changing your expression
December 27, 2006 at 11:53 am
You can change a bad mood into a better one by altering your expression or moving your body into a different position, says a psychiatrist.

Just in time for New Year's Eve
December 27, 2006 at 11:39 am
You can party hearty on New Year's without making a fool of yourself with tips from an expert who's written a book on people who get into trouble while trying to get ahead in life.

Gifts that keep on giving - or not!
December 27, 2006 at 11:35 am
We all get that one Christmas present from a distant relative, friend or co-worker that just isn't right, regardless of the child-like anticipation we felt before opening it. It’s not that we’re being ungrateful, the gift is just unwanted.

PHOTO like this could make you a winner. Shutterbugs: LSU photo contest can make YOU famous ... fast
December 27, 2006 at 11:26 am
The LSU AgCenter is once again offering photographers an opportunity to contribute to its popular Get It Growing calendar.

Moneytalk
December 20, 2006 at 12:05 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am a 17-year-old senior at Destrehan High School and I need to find a way to earn and start saving money for my senior trip.

Rude clerks don't have the Christmas spirit
December 20, 2006 at 11:57 am
Hello, goodbye, thank you and have a nice day are all acceptable salutations when greeting others, but it seems as though the closer it gets to Christmas and New Years, the more frowning faces I see. I get more silent treatments and I encounter at least one Scrooge per day.

Ask Nattie
December 20, 2006 at 11:50 am
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to editor@heraldguide.com.

In these pictures, you’re seeing students prepare a spectacular meal for the St. Charles Parish Business Association. School food isn't what it used to be...
December 20, 2006 at 11:37 am
Culinary Arts classes at the parish’s Satellite Center are an advanced introduction to the food-service/hospitality industry. The goal is to prepare students for culinary school or job placement in the industry.

Emergency makeup and a crucifix for protection are must haves for Belen Conover, Luling, who also keeps teeth whitener, a checkbook, coins, business cards and more in her white purse. FOR WOMEN ONLY
December 20, 2006 at 11:31 am
What you carry in your purse says a lot about you and your personality, says a prominent author and psychiatrist. And the St. Charles Parish ladies we interviewed for this story are prime examples of how the lipstick, coupons, sewing kits, pens, pencils and everything else you can stuff in a handbag reveals the inner you.

BELIEVE IT
December 20, 2006 at 11:26 am
You can achieve greater happiness in your home by persuading family members to work together for the common good, say experts who offer tips for encouraging the team spirit.

Fattest cat in the parish crowned King Kong Kitty tilts the scales at 26 lbs.
December 13, 2006 at 11:54 am
The scales have stopped shaking. The pounds have been calculated. And Taz, a 26-pound feline from Luling, has been crowned as the Herald-Guide's 2006 King Kong Kitty.

MONEYTALK
December 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am 16 years old. I just got my first job at a pet store, but I am confused about the allowances section I need to fill out on the W-4 worksheet. If my parents are claiming me on their taxes, then what allowances should I claim? Also, can you explain to me the different taxes that will be taken out of my paycheck and what they are for? -Curious About Taxes, Destrehan

Lifestyles

St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
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Police: Woman arrested for stealing credit cards in Destrehan
Police: Woman arrested for stealing credit cards in Destrehan
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A 37-year-old New Orleans woman has been arrested after authorities say she used a ruse in order to gain entry into a Destrehan home and steal credit cards.