The rules for regifting


We’ve all done it, but is it really OK to re-gift? Diane Gottsman is a national modern manners and etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas.

Be crafty ~ make your own holiday gifts

DIY Gifts

If money is tight this year or you just like the idea of making a gift for someone, there are limitless possibilities. With craft stores having everything you need to get your hands dirty, so to speak, there are tons of options to create a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone in your life. We have ideas for all skill levels!

PulseTECH: Holiday apps make your to-do list simple


Simply put, the holidays are hectic. If you’re looking for apps to make life easier by streamlining gift-giving, finding that perfect gift or sharing a fun activity with your loved ones, Pulse has done the looking for you. Apps are free and available for both Android and iPhone unless otherwise noted.

Dining Review: Oli’s offers creative Italian classics

Oli's Italian Eatery

It wasn’t until I read up on Oli’s that I realized it was an Oliveri family enterprise. And then I thought, “Yeah, that figures.”

The Oliveris have been in the hospitality business long enough to have developed a level of professionalism that virtually guarantees quality. And it shows in every way at Oli’s. The eatery is set in a new building, which is next to Gerardo’s Italian Bakery. The two businesses have some level of symbiosis; they’re connected by an open doorway. More on that later.

Worcester area calendar features music, models and mayhem


Twelve different women walk into a bar, and 12 different murder scenarios play out before your eyes. It may sound like the newest TV crime drama, but it’s actually one of the concepts of the Looks that Kill calendar. This in-your-face, horror-themed calendar combines alternative models with horror movie motifs to create a unique body of work that, as stated on the calendar’s website, “wraps the world of beauty in a blanket of macabre.”