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How To Have a Happy AND Meaningful Life

  For the most part we all want to live happy meaningful lives. So we set out in early adulthood to find the career and the lifestyle that will allow us to best live out our purpose. We look for that perfect combination of...

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Aging in America

Today is my birthday — I am now officially middle-aged. Hell, who am I kidding? That’s even being generous — by that definition it means I need to live until I’m 106 and I have no intention of doing that...

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Social Media is the New Background Check

Holiday Party Season It’s holiday season, setting the stage for numerous holiday parties and get togethers—and providing the perfect photo ops with which to update your social networks. That photo of you sitting on Santa’...


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A Career Girl Guide to Being Neat

I have never thought of myself as a tidy person. As I sit here typing this, I am looking at a dining table covered in things that need to be put away (birthday gifts, Christmas decorations, and mail, mostly). I painted my bedro...

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Holiday Puppies

There is nothing better than imagining your loved one opening up the large, beautifully wrapped gift box, and positively squealing with joy when they find the cutest, fluffiest puppy (or kitten!) inside.  I would be lying if I...

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Remember to Dare Greatly

Last week, I found myself in an awkward position with a coordinator who oversees part of my responsibilities in my current internship. Long story short – this person assigned me too many projects to complete given the constra...


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The “Art” of Self-Promotion

If you are like most of your peers, you cringe at the mention of the term “self-promotion”; it brings on thoughts of self-serving bragging, “sucking up” to your boss, having to sell yourself in the workp...

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Real Answers to the ‘Thankful’ Question

Thankfulness It’s a rather common word that nearly any person would be able to define. However, it always seems to be the case that the simplest words have the most complex meaning. What exactly does thankfulness mean to ...

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CGN’s Insider Reporter: Five Tips To Wearing Fragrance

Potent fragrances, which trigger childhood memories, fill the air as we head into the holiday season. Ever wonder why the smell of pine trees, cinnamon sticks, and luscious baking aromas wrap us in a warm and nostalgic blanket ...


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Stop, Celebrate! 4 Steps to Help You Enjoy Right Now

This week’s a simple message.  Stop. Celebrate! Inspired by a wedding I went to a couple of weekends ago where we really and truly celebrated. And, again last weekend when I celebrated with some friends who had driven 1000 k...