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What Do You Have in Common with “Dorothy” from the Wizard of Oz?

  Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.  She’s probably not the first person to come to mind if I asked you to name a female leader. Yet, think about it: Dorothy was a true leader. She identified the tasks at hand, formula...

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8 Things You Should Never Say While on the Job

  One wrong word or thoughtless response can ruin a reputation and stick with someone for a long, long time — especially in the work place. We tend to spend more time at work than anywhere else — which is why we usuall...

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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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Feeling Overwhelmed? Tips to Bring Clarity to Your Stressful Situation

Anyone that knows me knows how long it took me to unpack from a recent move. I am the person that gets into only the boxes I need things from on a daily basis…the rest sit, waiting to be tended to. Often, by the time I ge...

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We’re Talking Pushback: Part 2 – It Works At All Levels

Last week, we started a conversation here at Career Girl about pushback. Comments continued on numerous LinkedIn groups, on Twitter, and through comments on our website. While we told women to push back when they were uncomfort...

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The Best of Career Girls Business Travel Advice

This week, I’m headed on a business trip that will take me away from home for 8 days, and of course this presents numerous problems. Where will I find WiFi? Will I get through my email every day? How will I navigate drivi...


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6 Nifty Ways to Keep Your Cords Under Control

As a girl on the go, I’m always dealing with MY CORDS GALORE. Tangles have just been a part of my life. I recently did some research and found the following sweet solutions to keep wires and cords under wraps. Enjoy! 1) ...

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Your Saturday “Stay in Bed” Stimulus

Every Saturday, you get your weekly dose of “Stay in Bed Stimulus” – great reads, fun videos, and amazing podcasts and pieces of music that will make you want to stay in bed an extra hour, and get your much needed...

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Confidence Can Mean More Than Expertise

If you’re anything like me, you’re baffled by the fact that political pundits who yell seem to be much more popular than political pundits who don’t. Even Rachel Maddow admitted in the film “Miss Represe...


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5 Work Life Balance Truths for Every Businesswoman

Beginning with Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer putting the kibosh on work-from-home arrangements, the last couple weeks have been full of debate surrounding work life balance for businesswomen.  Last weekend, the NY Times ran an essa...