Health and Fitness
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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,...

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Alphabet Soup: BB and CC Creams

Almost two years ago, BB Creams made their debut in the U. S. and quickly created a new morning ‘must-have’ category. BB stands for ‘Beauty Balm’ or  ‘Blemish Balm.’ They arrived via the Asian market and appeared a...

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Your Saturday “Stay in Bed” Stimulus

Every Saturday, you get your weekly dose of “Stay in Bed Stimulus” – great reads, fun videos, and amazing podcasts and pieces of music that will make you want to stay in bed an extra hour, and get your much needed...


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How Running Makes Me a Better Career Girl

By all accounts, I should have grown up to be the “indoor” type. Being passionate about grammar rules, loving dystopian novels, and having married a gamer are all signs that point to “non-athlete.” At least, tha...