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negativeemotions

Learn From Negative Emotions

We often view negative emotions as killers of our productivity. Feeling anxiety, frustration, anger — it keeps us from getting things done. It’s better to let them pass quickly or ignore them, right? Not necessarily...

makingfirstmove

Single Career Girl: Should You Make the First Move?

There’s a guy you really like, and you think he likes you — he’s always talking to you, asking what you’re up to, maybe even emailing or texting you. But he’s not making a move. He’s not aski...

womanleadership

How You Can Lead in 2013

One of your 2013 resolutions may be to step up into a leadership position. But what can you do to make yourself ready for leadership? Being in my mid-twenties, I have several friends who have been comfortable at their jobs up u...


Young woman is thinking about her future.

What I’ll Stop Worrying About in 2013

A few weeks ago, I saw a fun and totally relatable blog on Huffington Post Women: “Letting Go: 14 Things We’ve Stopped Worrying About — And You Should, Too.” We all know that worry can kill our productiv...

datinglessons

Single Career Girl: 12 Dating Lessons of 2012

In 2012, I ended a year-long relationship and voluntarily returned to the single life. I started dating again by pushing myself out of the house — going to singles parties, speed dating events, and 8 at 8 dinners. I’...

2012to13

My 7 Most Valuable Career Lessons of 2012

This year, I transitioned once again from being a student to a Career Girl. I had to remind myself of forgotten career lessons, and I had to learn some new ones. As always, some of those lessons weren’t easy, but I’...


holidaycleanup

Holiday Prep & Cleanup Essentials

You’ve known your family and friends were coming for the holidays for weeks . . . but somehow, you lost track of the time. You had work to finish before the holidays, parties to attend, and presents to buy. Now you have t...

holidaysstillsingle

Single Career Girl: The Dreaded “Still Single?” Question

The holidays are here and there’s a good chance you’re headed home for the holidays. Or maybe you’re hosting your family at your home this year. Either way, you’ll be seeing a lot of loved ones who will ...

workingonholidays

Working for the Holidays? How to Stay Positive

At my first job out of college, I worked 10 straight days over the holidays. In an industry that is 24-7 and never stops (like broadcast news), someone has to be covering the shifts. And when you’re the newest employee, y...


wrtinginjournal

The Creative Career Girl’s Holiday Wish List

All of us writers here at CGN have been tackling our Career Girl Holiday Wish Lists. At first, I wasn’t sure how I’d come up with one — I never know what to tell people to buy for me. It’s that strange t...