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portioncontrol

Portion Control: It’s Not Just for Food

When you hear the words portion control, you no doubt thing about plates full of food, servings the size of a deck of cards or a tennis ball, and calorie counting. But what other places in your life are you exercising too littl...

just-say-no

Enhance Your Career with Two Simple Letters: Start Saying NO!

It may a stereotypical view of women, but the truth is, stereotype or not, we often have a very difficult time saying two little letters in sequence: No! We want to please everyone, we want to be well liked, and we ultimately w...

late2work

16 Excuses For Being Late To Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ok, let’s face it, even the most on time person (hey, that’s me!) is late every now and again. And again, let’s be honest, you’re usually not late for a good reason. Sure, sometimes there’s a car a...


tourdefrance

8 Career Lessons from the Tour de France

It’s one of the most difficult fetes of athletic prowess anywhere in the world. For 23 days, 180 riders trek through mountains and valleys of France. Before I became interested in the Tour de France (courtesy of my husban...

boostyourcareer

9 Things to Do Now to Boost Your Career This Summer

You might know by now that we at Career Girl are huge fans of the incomparable Linda Descano. I interviewed her for my book, You Know Everybody! (check out the recent feature of her “She Knows Everybody!” interview...

weekendprojects

Long Weekend? Tackle These Career-Changing Projects

It’s a long holiday weekend for most of us, and while you might be tempted to lay on the couch and watch reality television for the duration, think about all the incredible things you could get done this weekend. And no, ...


firework

Baby, You’re a Firework: And Other 4th of July Career-Revving Anthems

In honor of the 4th of July, we hope you’re all partying on a yacht somewhere, and you might need some tunes to get in you in the patriotic spirit. The Spotify playlist below can be downloaded direct from Spotify and list...

meeting

Improve Your Meetings This Week With One Simple Trick

Whether you’re in a meeting heavy corporate culture or your job requires you to have only a few meetings each week, meetings can be both a productive part of your job as a team member and frankly, a nuisance. While you al...

wasted-time

Why You Should Waste Time Today

I’ve never liked the notion of “wasted” time. What does that really mean, actually? Is time ever really “wasted”? That’s when I came across the quote from John Lennon above and I just love it...


holidayweek

Prepping for a Holiday Week

You’ve likely had the realization at some point this week that next week is 3 day week. And while this likely sparks some excitement about getting time off, having a 4th of July BBQ, and more fun in the sun, it also might...