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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 ...

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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...

Whining Boy

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...

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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...


Lena Dunham

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...