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The Importance of Increasing Your Pop Culture Knowledge

We tend to make fun of them – the people who watch too much TV, see every movie out there, and know the names of even the newest celebrities. They know TMZ, E! Entertainment Television, and have seen every episode of Frie...

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We Need to Tell Girls They Can Have It All

When Gayle Tzemach Lemmon speaks, I listen. And so should you. Recently, we introduced you to her TED Talk, one of the absolute best TED Talks we’ve ever seen and truly a battle cry for women everywhere to be “Examp...

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Undercover Boss

The show Undercover Boss began in the U.K. in 2009 and has since spread around the world. Every week, and in countless reruns on TLC, OWN, and more, we watch as CEOs go undercover in their own companies to discover new things a...


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Blending Learning, Work and Play

Recently, I heard someone say that the perfect job is one that blends learning, work, and play. And at first, this didn’t seem so revolutionary. We often hear about work and play being important to employee retention. It&...

Leadership Ahead

Real Leaders Carry Both Depth and Passion

Erika Anderson, a Forbes contributor, wrote an article recently that really made me think. She starts it like this: Just read a very funny and true post on the HBR Blog by Joel Stein called Boringness: The Secret to Great Leade...

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How to Be a Stronger More Independent Woman

Anyone who is a proponent of girl power ought to have Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Woman” on their permanent playlist. “The shoes on my feet? I bought ‘em. the clothes I’m wearing? I ...


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The Key to Success: Lines, Not Points

Troy Henikoff is the CEO and Founder of Excelerate Labs, a tech start-up incubator in Chicago. At Tech Week, Troy gave a piece of advice to entrepreneurs that, for me, crossed over the lines of entrepreneurship into all of our ...

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Kardashians “Just Want to Be Successful”

Tuning in to OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, last Sunday evening (with Part 2 airing this Sunday) you’ll find an in-depth interview Oprah did with the entire Kardashian family in their Calabassas, California home. Most of...

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Advice from a Slinky on a Treadmill

There’s a new YouTube video sweeping the nation – the epic (yes, they literally use the word epic) “Slinky on a Treadmill.” In case you haven’t seen it, I’m linking it below. I was introduced...


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Weekend Task – Buy a New Pillow!

Americans spend money on the strangest things. We rent movies at our fingertips On Demand for $4.99. We pay hundreds of dollars for shoes at times. We pay $5 for a bagel or a large coffee when we could have them for pennies fro...