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Chicago’s “Skinny Black Book” of Fitness

As many of you know, I’ve become a bit of a group fitness junkie. For years, I worked out alone, logging my hours on the elliptical machine religiously all while staring at the TV or the blank wall in front of me thinking...

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Credit Checks: The Difference Between Hired and Fired

There are numerous traditional reasons a company might check an individual’s credit. You might be trying to buy a car or a house or open a new credit card. But recently, it’s become much more common to check an indi...

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Mentor So That It Means Something

Dave Balter and Jennifer Lum over at Inc. recently published an article hailing the excitement of the start-up network that is growing steadily in the Boston are called “Mentor So That It Means Something.” Boston ha...


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Step Into the Arena

Brene Brown became a TED sensation last year with her TED Talk on vulnerability. She returned to TED this year and presented a second talk, this time focused on shame. Brown posits that we cannot talk about vulnerability withou...

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Curating Your Job Search

You’ve decided it’s time to leave your job. You were laid off. You were fired. You moved to a new city. All of these are circumstances under which someone will look for a new job. So there you are, blinking cursor o...

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Creating Your Own Personal Style

You wake up in the morning, you wander over to a dark closet and you decide in a half-asleep state what to wear that day. Perhaps you grab the first pair of pants you see and a cardigan. Maybe you make it easy and grab a suit o...


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Personality Tests – Yes or Stress?

“Know thyself,” an ancient Greek proverb reminding us all that the most important opinion is our own, and the clearest path to success is to honor ourselves first. In a job interview, knowing yourself can mean the d...

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Why It’s Time To Change the Way We Talk About Job Hopping

I, like many in my generation, have at times been accused of “job hopping.” I’m nearing 30 and haven’t stayed in a job longer than 3 years in my career. However, on the contrary, I’ve learned an in...

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Have Women Found Work/Life Balance?

Just type the words “work/life balance” into Google and you’re sure to find thousands of articles on how to achieve this elusive accomplishment. Add the word “women” to the Google search, and even ...


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Kate Middleton’s First Speaking Engagement

Shakespeare wrote, “Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” The same is true with power and status – some are born to it, some achi...