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Deborah Spar

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and Perfection

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man’s world?* This compelling question opens the ‘about section’ of a website showcasing the new book, Wonder Woman: Sex, Power, and The Quest f...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Our Annual Beauty Spending

Yesterday, I hit Sephora with my fabulous VIB Rouge 20% off card for an EPIC haul (more to come on that next week) which shocked even me. It brings new meaning to the phrase: make good choices. I made some magnificent choices,...

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Are You a Genderist?

Pssst — Joss Whedon just became my hero. I’ve always loved this guy — a true wordsmith if I ever met one and this past Monday he outdid himself in a speech he delivered at the Make Equality Reality event cha...


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Lean In Again?

Last week I facilitated a women’s discussion group for an organization of which I’m a member. It was our kick-off session, so it felt fitting to use Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ 2010 Ted Talk as our discussion topic. I...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Unexpected Beauty Reads

I love to read — I have since I was a young girl. I use books as an escape and as user-friendly educational tools. I am particularly fond of  autobiographies and biographies because most times I get a history lesson thro...

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All Thumbs in a Kitchen? [Infographic]

A chill fills our evenings, Halloween is right around the corner, and our talk turns to the dreaded ‘holidays.’ Let me go on record as saying, I’m typically not a fan of them…at all…ever. I grit my...


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CGN’s Insider Report: The Top 5 Best Exfoliators

It’s that time of year again – as temperatures drop, our hair, nails, and skin start behaving differently. Everything feels more brittle and dry, so we respond the way any typical American might – we slather on more oil, ...

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3 Ways to Recover After Making an Ass of Yourself

I’m not proud of this, but I was a first rate bitch last week. I flew into a lovely regional airport ASSUMING a three-hour transportation window was sufficient time to get to the client site 49 MILES AWAY. Granted, not a shor...

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How To Prep For Your Chat With Kate White

This evening CGN is delighted to host Kate White, former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, on #careergirlchat at 8:00 EST. In preparation, I’ve read her most recent book, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, listened to...


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CGN’s Insider Report: Amazon’s Luxury Beauty Play

It’s been in the works for months and Amazon finally unveiled its proud production this past Thursday:  The Amazon Luxury Beauty Store According to a WWD article earlier this week, Amazon.com hopes to revolutionize how ...