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boxing-day

We’re Not in Canada: Tips for All Those Working on Boxing Day

You might not know it, but today is Boxing Day. What’s Boxing Day, you say? Here’s what Wikipedia says: The exact etymology of the term “boxing” is unclear. There are several competing theories, none of ...

women-movies

Lazy Week? Watch These Movies to Entertain Your Inner CEO

Many families have Christmas traditions of watching movies and enjoying a bowl of caramel corn together. My family doesn’t, but hey, maybe your family does. And if you’re super sick of Miracle on 34th Street or It&#...

one thing

Do This ONE THING Today to Prepare for 2013!

In the past few days, we’ve talked about how to be productive in a terribly unproductive week, and staying focused on what is probably a HUGE end of year to-do list. No matter how productive you’ve been this week, t...


The Upside of Not Getting What You Want

It’s frustrating when you don’t get what you want. And not just in terms of gifts around the holidays. Although, no one really wants that fuzzy pink sweater that Aunt Bertha re-gifted to you. The same way no one wants to be...

workforfree

Working for Free or Trade: 4 Guidelines

The last few months, I’ve found myself at a somewhat awkward, but growing stage of my career. I just finished graduate school and am transitioning into a new role, one that does not include my previous occupation — ...

amazingtoothers

Obvious to You. Amazing to Others.

One of the things I notice about women, almost across the board, is that we continuously second-guess our ideas. Is it good enough? Is it ready for prime time? Does it need more time to develop? Did someone already think of it?...


passion project

Working Wildly Outside Your Job Description: How Google and LinkedIn Get This Right

Google is renowned worldwide for its innovative policy of not just allowing, but requiring employees to spend 20% of their time on projects unrelated to their jobs. Google admits that some of its most innovative technologies ha...

women-books

Are You Reading the Wrong Books, Career Girls?

Recently, Amazon.com released its list of bestselling books in 2012, and while some of the books on it are stellar, while reading this list, one thing was clear to me: Career Girls, you’re reading the wrong books! Anyone ...

windingpath

Legends Are Legends, You Are You: Create Your Own Career Path

Okay, Career Girls, I have a confession. As much as I love hearing the stories of great business successes, like those of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, I’m concerned about people using these stories as a guide to their ...


holidaywork

How To Stay Focused + Productive With Your Holiday To-Do’s

As we close in on the special days we celebrate, it can be easy to feel the stress that so often accompanies the holidays. How does one get all holiday things done…without being a tensed-up, clenched-up ball? Here are a f...