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Caution: Don’t Fall Prey to the Millennial Stereotype

In today’s society it’s easy to hide behind your email signature or a text message. If it’s one thing I’ve learned in the past 7 months, communication is key. Before I entered the real world, I thought I mastered all of...

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Do Something New in 2014

Yay! New Years Day is one of my favorite holidays. No, no, not just for the drinking. I love resolutions! Even if most people only stick to them for a little while, the idea of making yourself better and thinking about your fut...

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How to Craft & Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year has a way of reminding all of us where we fall short in our lives. Whether you are experiencing challenges at work, making your way through finals, or simply overwhelmed by the chaos of the holiday season, e...


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Lessons Learned During My First Year As a Freelancer

Any freelancer will tell you that taking the leap to self-employment means you’re starting on an uncertain journey.  Among other things you have to come to terms with having an unsteady income, finding your own health insura...

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December: The Month of Opportunity

Here we are once again in that rather unproductive part of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the answer to many of those big questions is put on hold for January.  The focus is on the next evening outfit and t...

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Advice to Your 18-Year-Old Self

I recently attended a holiday dinner for one of the non-profit organizations with which I am involved. It was a great time, and I sat at a table with many old friends. One young lady that I didn’t recognize ended up sitti...


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A Career Girl’s Guide to Gift Giving at the Office

Gift giving at the office can be tricky! Here is some advice for navigating a potentially awkward situation: Ask coworkers for advice, especially if you are new to the job. Use your coworkers as resources, ask them what the gif...

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In Praise of Praise: The Benefits of Applauding Coworkers

It was a chocolate bar.  Not even a full bar, in truth, but a mini one.  I don’t think I’m a cheap date, but I was kind of shocked by how secretly pleased I was at the gesture.  The chocolate bar was from a coworker, a s...

Confidence in 2014

New Year, New You: Confidence Tips to Take into 2014

As career-driven women, we’re constantly striving for more. We’re always trying to be better in every aspect of our lives, which is fabulous! But lately I’ve heard a lot of negative things from friends like, “I wish I h...


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The Number 1 Rule for Working from Home

Tis the season for sickness! I caught something this week and have spent three days out of the office. Though it has been unpleasant, I haven’t been incapacitated, and I did a fair amount of work from home. Luckily I have...