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Are You a Feminist?

The simple question, Are you a feminist? never occupied much space in my mind. Of course, I am. What woman isn’t? would have been my spontaneous response. It never occurred to me some women might posses a different op...

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4 Ways to Know if You Have FOYOC Syndrome

This tragic disease strikes 1 out of every 3.8 women between the ages of 11 and 67 in America. On any given day, 10,982,120,596 trillion women and girls are plagued with this debilitating disease. And, the saddest part? No real...

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4 Questions to Start Building Your Personal Brand

There has been a lot of “buzz” about the importance of having a personal brand, – what does that really mean? Depending on what you read and who you talk to, it can mean many things, but one thing is certain: ...


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Embracing Wabi-sabi: Be a Little Crazy

You know this person. They’ll say or do anything to make you happy. They probably agree with whatever you just said. They go out of their way to fit into your group or be like you. It’s annoying, because you know it’s fak...

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Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

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How To Make Mistakes Like A Pro

You hit “reply all.” Or you had one too many drinks at the office holiday party and behaved inappropriately. Maybe someone pressed the wrong button on a terrible day and you blew up at them. Perhaps you forgot to ma...


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Our Third Act

I fully intended to write about two skincare gadgets this week, but divine guidance, (or procrastination) interceded on their behalf.  Instead, I offer a public service announcement of sorts, a ‘wow I needed that’ kind of ...

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Are You in the Clone Zone? Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Marketable.

For so long, we’ve been taught not to make waves in the workplace. Keep your head down. Tick the boxes. Do the work. Don’t upset anyone. Be the best at fulfilling that job description. Don’t color outside the ...

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Upgrade Your Life

Every time we go to check in for a flight, they make us an offer, “Want to upgrade for only $79?” The amount and logistics might be different, but basically we are given a choice: Do this, and you’ll get that. Companies c...


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Be Your Own Spokesperson

I’ll admit that I sometimes buy things based on a celebrity endorsement or spokesperson. I tend to use Neutrogena makeup not only because I like how the foundation feels on my face, but also because I’ve wanted to b...