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Have a Fresh Start

Dear Career Girls, I’m going to give you a gift today. It is not big, but it can make a big difference. It’s not expensive, but it is often hard to acquire. Most importantly, it is needed and you should give this gi...

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The Overworked Non-Profiteer’s Guide to Workload Management

I’m not sure if people outside of the non-profit world (we call you “normies”) are aware of the stereotype of non-profit workers, but I can fill you in. We’re liberal arts majors who drive crappy cars an...

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Build a Better You with a Balanced Breakfast

The nutrition world is fraught with unproven advice, pseudoscience, and just plain lies. Everyone is competing to find the easiest, fastest, newest way to live forever on cronuts and crème brulee while looking like they spent ...


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Raise Your Emotional Intelligence Today

I never used to be as emotionally intelligent as I am today. As a teenager, I was selfish. As a tween, I was dramatic. Even in college, I don’t think I had the ability to understand people very well. Somewhere I started t...

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Social Media: Should I Have a Separate Professional Account?

This is a question that I’ve struggled with, and I still don’t think I’ve found the answer. When I first started doing outreach work, I was speaking with people from around the world. I often messaged people w...

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The Best Way to Get Ahead

I’m always trying to get better at something. Sometimes I achieve and feel great about the commitment, the journey, and the outcome. Other times, I put off getting started for months.  Just having a goal isn’t enou...


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Looking for Help (in all the Right Places)

I used to be so afraid of approaching strangers for help. I would dread phone calls that I had to make to inquire about bills or apartments or anything. It’s not really that I was shy, but I was afraid that I would sound stup...

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4 Ways to Commute with Purpose

I recently started a bike gang. Okay, okay, it’s not really a bike gang. I finally moved into my house and got settled, which  meant that my routine could take shape, and now I can bike to work because I live 2 miles awa...

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3 Amazing Lunches Under 400 Calories

Have you ever entered your workplace kitchen and seen a tool that seemed overly-specialized for a simple work lunch? I’m the reason that work kitchens end up with a cutting board, french press, salad spinner, and so on. Not e...


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Anatomy of a Binder: Organize Any Project (with Pictures!)

Hand-me-downs were big in my modest, Midwest family. My favorite pair of roller skates came from a neighbor who outgrew them. My first pieces of jewelry were terribly gaudy items that my mom handed down. And of course, my favor...