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Protect Your Eyes from Strain

It’s the end of the work week, and if you sit at a desk most of the day, you’ve probably had your fill of staring at a computer screen. Your eyes might feel tired, dry, or scratchy. You might not think much of it, b...

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3 Tips to Avoid Trouble When Traveling Solo

There are risks for anyone who is traveling alone, but for women, the risks go up significantly. And while none of us want to admit that, as Career Girls, we’re vulnerable to some of the terrible things that can happen, w...

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Go for the No!

  What do Lucille Ball, Emily Dickinson, Marilyn Monroe, J. K. Rowling, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? They have all been told “No.” It hurts so bad, but can be oh so good for you. No can leave you feeling vulne...


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Inequality for Parents vs. Non-Parents in the Office

Have you ever heard something like, “Well, Jane….Jim has kids, and can’t be here on Saturday, so you’ll need to come in.” Or maybe, “Can you cover my shift? My daughter is sick?” Perhap...

SayingNo1

Learning How to Say “No.”

It’s something I’ve been told before, and it seems to be a problem for a lot of women: “You have to learn how to say ‘No.’” I’ve told you the benefits of saying “Yes!” to great opportunities, even...

talkingtoboss

When to Tell Your Boss You’re Looking

Over on PersonalBrandingBlog.com, Skip Freeman gave us a little glimpse into the workings of Marissa Mayer’s transition from Google to Yahoo! Namely, when she gave her notice, which according to Skip was…..30 minute...


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When Quitting Rocks

We are bombarded throughout our lives with messages that tell us quitting is bad. Think about it: Winners never quit. Quitters never win. Never give up. Make it work. Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever. These are just a ...

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Are You Hammering Away at the Wrong Things? 3 Basics + Resources to Help You Know for Sure

There is a productivity obsession among driven women (myself included). But here’s the thing: soaking up loads of productivity tips and leaning on willpower in an attempt to stay on top of things is not enough carry you t...

manageinterests

The Art of Managing Multiple Career Interests

Some people have known exactly what they wanted to do for a living since they were a child. And then there are some of us who can’t seem to decide, who have many passions, and who have trouble managing our multiple career int...


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3 Tips to Help You Finish What You Start

This week I’ve stumbled across something so profound that it has already changed my life! Thanks to David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity I’m finally getting things done, feeling more ...