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Real Answers to the ‘Thankful’ Question

Thankfulness It’s a rather common word that nearly any person would be able to define. However, it always seems to be the case that the simplest words have the most complex meaning. What exactly does thankfulness mean to ...

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CGN’s Insider Reporter: Five Tips To Wearing Fragrance

Potent fragrances, which trigger childhood memories, fill the air as we head into the holiday season. Ever wonder why the smell of pine trees, cinnamon sticks, and luscious baking aromas wrap us in a warm and nostalgic blanket ...

5 Rules to Remember in Style & in Life

There are way too many style rules to count and probably millions of life rules you can follow. Now I don’t really think you can compare your style to your life, but you probably think about what to wear almost everyday a...


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Stop, Celebrate! 4 Steps to Help You Enjoy Right Now

This week’s a simple message.  Stop. Celebrate! Inspired by a wedding I went to a couple of weekends ago where we really and truly celebrated. And, again last weekend when I celebrated with some friends who had driven 1000 k...

Executive Presence – Should We Ditch Our Ladylike Qualities In Order To Be Successful?

Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington and Sonia Sotomayor – When you think of these women, what comes to mind? They are very different people, in diverse professions with unique objectives. What they all have...

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Are Limits in Your Way?

Last week, I attended the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s (PWCC) monthly speaker series where I heard the vivacious Carolynn Brooks,Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of OfficeMax speak. Fresh off the an...


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4 Keys to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

You got the job! Now, master the following 4 keys to success to continue your climb on the corporate ladder. Throughout my eight year tenure in corporate America as the Director of Career Services at a career college, I experie...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Sephora Haul Fall 2013

Sometimes, a picture says a thousand words! Last weekend I indulged in one of my favorite pleasures – Sephora’s VIB  (Very Important Beauty) Insider 20% off promotion. The adventure ended so successfully, it prompt...

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10 Office Ready Items to Wear Right Now

I usually plan my work outfits the night before, but some days I just don’t have the time. So I love to keep items that I know will make instantly chic outfit easily accessible in my closet for the morning. There are 10 i...


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5 Ways Not To Look Tired

At work, whenever someone says to me, “you look tired,” it instantly puts me in a bad mood. Those three words send me into a downward spiral of self conciousness. At a previous job, I had one coworker who never fa...