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6 Tips for Choosing Your Signature Scent

Last week we discussed your signature scent and five tips to wearing it. When chosen properly, a signature scent helps define your personal brand and makes you memorable – just make sure you know how to choose and wear your...

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Remember to Dare Greatly

Last week, I found myself in an awkward position with a coordinator who oversees part of my responsibilities in my current internship. Long story short – this person assigned me too many projects to complete given the constra...

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The Holiday Gift Guide

  It can be challenging finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. This holiday season, try finding gifts that fit the personality of your friend/parent/sibling/etc. If your friend loves beauty and is always gushing ...


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The “Art” of Self-Promotion

If you are like most of your peers, you cringe at the mention of the term “self-promotion”; it brings on thoughts of self-serving bragging, “sucking up” to your boss, having to sell yourself in the workp...

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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...