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CGN’s Insider Report: Concealers

Summer presents quite a dilemma when it comes to picking the right concealer. Your skin tone fluctuates shades, breakout becomes an issue, and parties abound causing morning-after dark circles and puffiness. If you’ve got som...

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Is Your Humor Hurting You?

Have you ever had one of those days when people sense a self-doubt that’s not there? You’re just breezing through the day, but others make comments to you about ‘embracing who you are’, or ‘enjoying this time  in...

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David Ogilvy’s 10 Tips on Writing

I recently finished reading Mad Woman, by Jane Maas, an advertising executive during the Mad Men years. She offers her perspective on the era from a woman’s point of view providing an utterly charming read, which includes all...


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5 Top Anti-Age Beauty Elements

So, you want to take better care of your skin, huh? You decided it’s time to move from a basic moisturizer to a more sophisticated anti-age product. Sounds like an innocent enough endeavor, so you start out for your favorite ...

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Are You Ready to Sell Your Soul?

Marie Forleo, of B-School and Marie TV asks this simple question of wannabe entrepreneurs, Are you ready to sell your soul? Typically, this phrase conjures up sleazy business deals that call on an individual to compromise her i...

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Occupations Influence the Gender Pay Gap [INFOGRAPHIC]

Monday, June 10, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. Marcy Twete recently highlighted this in her article, The Equal Pay Act Turns 50 – Does It Matter? It’s a fair...


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Cute, But Never Mundane

I discovered the talented Dovey Kim last October when she was featured as one of Allure’s top three Beauty Bloggers. Dovey is an obscenely talented professional who knocks out one of my favorite beauty blogs, Cute and Mundane...

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Chicago Launches Simply Stylist

  On Saturday, I attended the first Simply Stylist held in Chicago.  The luxe Dana Hotel and Spa played host to some of the country’s top stylists, make-up artists, and fashion bloggers. Historically, Simply Stylist...

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Eras of Beauty: Part Three

In part one of Eras of Beauty, we looked at the evolution of the beauty industry beginning in the Victorian era and ending in the 1930’s. Part two of the series took us from the 1940’s through the ‘70s. So, it seems fitti...


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And Now, A Word on Vulnerability

I am currently reading Brene Brown’s latest book, Daring Greatly. Brown is a social scientist and researcher at Houston University who specializes in shame, vulnerability, and wholehearted living. Brown shares her work an...