Health and Fitness
Crunches for back pain relief

Should You Do Crunches for Back Pain Relief?

Back pain. If you’re a frequent desk jockey, like most of us these days, your back hurts more than you’d care to admit. Sitting is just brutal for the health of your back and your overall well-being, as I’ve a...

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Beauty Unites

I came full circle this week – I began my beauty career in the corner drugstore of my hometown, and this week I ended up back there – in a manner of speaking. I led several days of beauty training for our hometown drugstore...

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Leaving 7-Eleven

I basically ate my way through last week, and opted not to exercise because I was too busy eating and feeling lousy about myself to possibly squeeze in something as mood elevating as exercise. Three days in row I started off wi...


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Tails for the Urban Cyclist

It finally happened. That resplendent moment each year when the temperature warms ever so slightly, the sun feels warm on our face, and we remember why the hell we live in Chicago in the first place: a blessed day of spring wea...

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3 Ways to Boost Your Energy Naturally, without Caffeine

If you’re like me, you’re really sensitive to the effects of caffeine. One cup of coffee or shot of espresso and your sleep is disturbed for days. Or perhaps you’ve used so much caffeine in your worklife that you’re imm...

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Our Third Act

I fully intended to write about two skincare gadgets this week, but divine guidance, (or procrastination) interceded on their behalf.  Instead, I offer a public service announcement of sorts, a ‘wow I needed that’ kind of ...


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Should You Have a Treadmill in Your Office?

The incredible looking desk above is becoming more and more popular in offices across the nation. Everyone wants the famed (and frankly, quite expensive) “treadmill desk.” Every time one pops on the television or so...

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Fight the Winter Blues

Note: Monica O’Connell’s post “Fighting the Winter Blues” originally appeared on Career Girl Network in December 2012. But given that Spring 2013 seems to be taking its own sweet time, we thought you mig...

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Feeling Fat

A funny thing happened to me on my way to work this week….somewhere between my home and the client site I ballooned into a grotesquely overweight version of myself. This explosion of body mass sat quietly in the background sl...


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The Frugal Career Girl: Eating Healthy On A Budget!

  As Career Girls, we are busy people. It can already be a struggle to make time to be healthy when it seems like we are always on the go: there’s always another meeting to get to, another networking event to attend,...