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Avoiding “Blue” Mondays

Confession: I am addicted to Gallup polls. I love surveys. I love polls. I love analytical data connected to people. It makes me excited. What I love most about Gallup polls is that they’re full of “no shit, Sherloc...

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Olympian Confesses – “I Was Terrified”

The photo above clearly depicts a happy, beautiful young woman. Her engagement ring gleaming, it’s clear she is content and in love. If you don’t recognize her, let me refresh your memory. This is what she looked li...

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Why Long Meetings are Inefficient

On Friday afternoon, the last thing we want to do is sit in a long meeting — or even think about a long meeting.  Can’t this agenda wait until Monday? Regardless of what day or time it is, long meetings are hard for ev...


Grammar

Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...

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Stop the Potty Mouth in the Office….and Everywhere Else

CareerBuilder isthe source for job search information, and is the authority for behavior in the workplace. They know what they’re talking about, kids. So I’ll trust them when they release a study like this one. A ne...

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Avoiding Distractions at Work

We’re expected to get the bulk of our work done at the office, but a new study suggests that the office is now becoming one of the worst places to get work done.  Phone calls, e-mails, meetings, “quick questions” —...


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Lessons from the Tour de France

It may seem strange that I’m writing about the Tour de France. After all, there are no women in this race, and frankly, I know little about cycling. But my husband is a Tour de France enthusiast, and we’ve spent a l...

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Jumpstart Your Summer Success with a Challenge

We all love a challenge. Whether we’re challenging ourselves to eat better, exercise more, make more money or just show up at work on time for once, setting goals and knocking them down is fun no matter who you are. The p...

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Be an Effective Manager

On television, they are comical and sometimes lovable.  In real life, they can kill your drive to succeed.  Ineffective managers can have a big impact on a company and the productivity of its employees. Forbes Contributor Gle...


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What Makes a Good Internship?

  As a Career Girl, you’ve probably had a summer internship or might have a summer intern in your office right now.  Internships can be great for everyone involved — more work gets done, job experience is gained, ...