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Being Polite

How polite are you? I want you to really think about this question, because the odds are we could all probably be a little more polite than we actually are. I get it, trust me I do. That instinct to throw politeness to the wind...

Shades of Valentines Day

A Little or A Lot: How Do You Show Your Valentine’s Day Style?

Every Valentine’s day I go on a hunt to find those edible candy bracelets. I don’t necessarily find them cute and I don’t really like the taste, but they remind me of the Valentine’s days of my youth and...

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Style File: Activewear

  The 2014 Sochi Winter Games have started and I’m truly inspired by the athletes competing this year. Just like you and me, they all set goals and made it to this point in their life/career where they are competing ...


Open Door

Unleash Your Hidden Talent By Remaining Open

Here’s a scenario for you: So your boss pulls you into the office and says “look Career Girl, I’ve got a project that I would like you to work on. I know it’s outside of your area of expertise, but I rea...

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This 4-Letter Word May Be The Key To Your Success

Do you have it? The one trait that is arguably the strongest predictor of success isn’t what you’d think. It’s not intelligence, creativity, street smarts or good looks. It’s GRIT. In her short, but powe...

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“Doing It Afraid:” No Fight, No Flight, Only Action!

This weekend, over bottomless mimosas and French-Vietnamese cuisine, my brunch companion and I had a frustrating conversation: what are we doing with our lives? Of course, this is not to say that we are unhappy with where we ar...


Cute Flats

Career Girl Style: Heels or Flats

I’ve always considered myself a heels type of girl, but lately I’ve been wearing a lot of flats. It could be the cold weather and comfort of the flat shoe that has made it my shoe of choice these days or maybe its ...

Paid versus Unpaid

Let’s Get Real About Beauty

Focusing on “real beauty” seems to be a trend in the media these days. Many large companies are trying to emphasize the fact the beauty shouldn’t be defined by your waist size, ethnicity, hair color or how much makeup you...

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Celebrating Success: What Is Taboo?

I know that, at this point, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks has been talked about to the point of beating a dead horse to…well…death. Allow me this one last opportunity before the Super Bowl is upon us. You ...


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How to Write a Resume That Kicks Robot Butt

The major shift in the economy accounts for an increasingly competitive employment market. Not only do applicants have to compete with an average of 55 other candidates per open position, they also have to compete with software...