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well-dressed-women

Expensive/Designer = Office Appropriate?

I recently read this article from Yahoo! about fashion mishaps in the workplace – taking “casual Friday” too far and women who wear wholly inappropriate office attire. I can’t help but think (or notice) ...

generalhealthandfitness

How a Blister Turned Me into a "Bikram Runner"…?

Here in the city, at 6:00pm, it was 104 heat index with 85% humidity. But instead of relaxing, I let a blister turn me into a Bikram runner. It all started when I did something yesterday afternoon I normally don’t do. I t...

chicago

Marilyn’s Bottom

Forty nine years after her death, the incomparable Marilyn Monroe is still making waves and generating headlines with her scandalous bloomer flashing moment from “The Seven Year Itch.” Just two weeks ago, a massive ...


job interview

Interview Don’t

In January, I wrote a post called “The most important question YOU can ask in an interview.” That question is, “What reservations do you have about hiring me?” As a follow-up to that post, I want to give...

neely

Advice from Chicago’s City Treasurer

I had the pleasure of attending a Step Up Women’s Network breakfast this morning with Chicago’s City Treasurer, Stephanie Neely. This dynamic and ambitious woman manages Chicago’s $8 billion budget and has a t...

chess

Negotiation When You Least Expect It

Negotiation is never as easy as just screaming, “Show me the money.” It’s more art than science, more fear than comfort, and absolutely more volatile than predictable. Trust me, I married a man who negotiates ...


palmerston

From Top to Bottom

Today, one of my favorite bloggers wrote a post called The Most Important Person in Your Company? and her words are so true. Julie asks companies to recognize that sometimes your most important brand ambassador isn’t your...

influence1

The Influence of Others: Removed

Every month when I get O Magazine, I quickly flip to the center area to find Martha Beck’s column. What does this extraordinary woman have to say this month? And her most recent article did not disappoint. In fact, I beli...

generalhealthandfitness

The 100 Workout: Day 1

Many of you read and commented on my discovery yesterday of “The 100 Workout” - and I promised to try it today and give a recap. So this is my official 90% of “The 100 Workout” recap. The thing that imme...


Intrigued…but Scared

I recently saw the below workout on another blogger’s page. At first glance, it doesn’t look so hard. But when you really think about it, this doesn’t exactly sound like fun. After some research, I’m fin...