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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...

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What Sex in The City Taught Me About Confidence

I’ve been a huge fan of Sex and the City for as long as I can remember.  Initially, I was drawn in due to my love of New York City.  I enjoyed watching the scenery surround the four main characters – from the walk...

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Winter Style: Surviving the Polar Vortex

  It’s official….I’m over this frigid cold winter weather. Living in Chicago, you expect snow and cold temps but this year has been extremely brutal. I’m determined to not let this weather dampen my...


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Photo-shopping & Retouching – Where Should Magazines Draw the Line?

Last week, Vogue unveiled its February 2014 cover featuring Lena Dunham of Girls and her corresponding photo spread. Dunham has been both celebrated and derided for embracing her curves and flaunting her full-figured form on ...

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Important Lessons I Learned from Girl Scouts

I had a great time being a Girl Scout. I’ll have you know, from Troop 386, I was the only Brownie to get Brownie of the Month twice. I wanted every badge, to join every activity, and to make everyone my friend (even the g...

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Remembering to Take Time to Have Fun

Sometimes in our fast-paced, technology driven society I think we forget about how important it is to connect on a personal level with someone. More importantly, we forget how important our friends are to our well-being. If you...


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1 Item 3 Ways: The Silk Blouse

For me, 2014 is all about challenging myself and stepping out of my comfort zone. I recently put to this to the test while cleaning out my closet. I stumbled upon a silk blouse and my first thought was “toss it,” bu...

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Style Inspiration: Winter Whites

I can’t get enough of the winter white look this season. You may shy away from white during the winter but white is a color that you can wear all year long. It can be challenging to pull off a head-to-toe winter white loo...

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New Year. New You. New Style.

A New Year is upon us, an opportunity to actually “get things right” this time around as Oprah Winfrey would put it.  It is an opportunity for renewal, in every possible way for those who are committed to their dr...


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Communication in the Workplace

One of the lectures I give near the end of my Interpersonal Communication course centers on how we communicate in the workplace. While Organizational Communication is the field of the communication discipline that focuses on wo...