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Career Lessons from 2012′s Best Advertisements

The end of the year is a great time for “best of” lists, and one of my favorites this year was Mashable’s “20 Most-Shared Ads of 2012.” And as I rolled through each of the 20 ads, it occurred to me...

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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Two

Last week I kicked off a four-part series, Chaos to Order — a beauty simplification program designed to consolidate my high-maintenance beauty routine into something more TSA compliant. I confessed to my bag-checker statu...

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MIXING IT UP: 10 Items, 11 Looks

With full schedules, end-of-year deadlines, and holiday parties, this time of year can get very busy. That’s why finding a great outfit shouldn’t be stressful and getting dressed should be effortless and fun. I̵...


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Be Careful What You Share

You’ve heard about being careful what you share on Facebook and on other social media platforms. We all know that it doesn’t just go away, and some have experienced the unfortunate side effects of that. But what abo...

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So You Want to Write a Book?

All over America, there are men and women who have included “write a book” on their proverbial bucket list. Whether it’s a science fiction novel or a family memoir or a gripping suspenseful thriller, wanting t...

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Build Your Reputation the Smart Way

Building a reputation is key to your professional success: Who knows you and what are you known for? I talked last week about the importance of personal branding is the 2013 job search, and that is certainly one way to build a ...


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The Colorful Evolution of Newswomen’s Attire

Big thanks to one of my favorite Career Girl readers for passing along the Washington Post’s thought-provoking article, “The Colorful Evolution of Newswomen’s Attire.” In it, writer Katherine Boyle cover...

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25 Years of Problems Concerning Weight and Shape

I typically cover the beauty beat for Career Girl Network — I worked in and around the cosmetic industry for as long as I remember and consider myself a fairly advanced product junkie. From a young age, I found myself captiva...

5 Ways to Manage Holiday Greeting Cards

Yes, it is that time of year. It’s time to send out your holiday greeting cards! I always love sending cards — in theory. I get excited and buy discount boxes at various stores, a whole range of serious cards and fu...


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My Holiday Wish List & Party Looks

It’s the time of year when you start compiling your wish lists for the holidays. As I get older, I find it harder to think about what I want and easier to decide what to give. Gone are the days when every new toy in Toys-...