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The Single Career Girl: Doing Activities Alone

If you’ve moved to a new city, or are just out of college, your network of friends in your city might be small. Or, all of your friends might be in relationships. And there are certain activities that you can really only do w...

eyestrain

Protect Your Eyes from Strain

It’s the end of the work week, and if you sit at a desk most of the day, you’ve probably had your fill of staring at a computer screen. Your eyes might feel tired, dry, or scratchy. You might not think much of it, b...

betweenjobs

Surviving Life Between Jobs

It’s not ideal to leave a job and not have another lined up, but it happens. Whether you were laid off or decided your job wasn’t right for you, it’s hard to know what to do in that strange in-between time. I left my last...


SayingNo1

Learning How to Say “No.”

It’s something I’ve been told before, and it seems to be a problem for a lot of women: “You have to learn how to say ‘No.’” I’ve told you the benefits of saying “Yes!” to great opportunities, even...

takinganap

Taking a Nap Can Help Your Productivity

We don’t normally equate taking a nap with productivity. How can you get work done if you’re sleeping in the middle of the day? And wouldn’t that seem lazy? But just as it’s good to take breaks, it can be good to let yo...

datingmistakes

The Single Career Girl: Dating Mistakes

Hello to all of my fellow single Career Girls out there! We’re a fun, talented, professional group of women looking for our match — whoever he might be. Every Saturday, I will bring you along on my Single Career Girl jo...


manageinterests

The Art of Managing Multiple Career Interests

Some people have known exactly what they wanted to do for a living since they were a child. And then there are some of us who can’t seem to decide, who have many passions, and who have trouble managing our multiple career int...

officeetiquette

5 Coworker Etiquette Rules

This is officially my second week working out of the Career Girl Network office. The space we are in, 1871, is shared with other startup companies. These first few weeks, I’ve been a little hazy on what the rules are in a...

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Be a Better Proofreader

Hello, my name is Marcy Farrey, and I am a perfectionist. How bad is my condition? Well, when I send out an e-mail, Facebook status update, or tweet, I am instantly horrified if I discover a typo. I can just imagine what the gr...


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How to Deal with Negative Nancy

We all have our “Negative Nancy” moments — moments when we become frustrated and discouraged. Still, when you have to be around a lot of negativity, it’s hard to be positive. Some people will come back with ...