Life After Five
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Fostering Focus: Cool Tools for Productivity

As a sucker for apps, tricks and tips for productivity, I’ll try anything once.  I have Lifehacker permanently bookmarked, and leave behind a trail of products and systems that I’ve adopted and abandoned.  (Admit it… wh...

Stop Procrastinating

The Science of Procrastination: Three Tips to End the Bad Habit

This week has been hectic, to say the least.  Between papers, interviews, training calls, and attempting to make it to the gym, I’ve been forced to stop procrastinating like I normally would during a typical week. What have ...

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Your Feet Matter!

As a Career Girl, you probably take some amount of care of your feet. You buy comfortable shoes (within reason) You get pedicures (especially in sandals weather) You might even opt for foot massages or give your tight and tired...


Technology Break

5 Signs That It’s Time to Set Boundaries With Technology

If you’re like many Career Girls, feeling connected is extremely important to you. But, the connection often comes with a price if you’re always accessible. Whether it’s work email, personal email, Facebook, Twitter, Pint...

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Valentine’s Day for Free

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank.  The holiday is about celebrating love, not about spending all the dollars you have (despite what the retail industry may say!). Celebrate Valentine’s Day…...

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3 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively

My time was unorganized before I got into the consistent habit of using a calendar.  Sure sometimes I used a calendar to mark down my appointments (mind you I have four) but the problem would be that one appointment would end ...


Community

Strength In Numbers: Make a Healthy Plan…and Share It!

It’s February 2014. How you feeling?!   Maybe you started the year off strong and set some goals. Maybe you didn’t.  Maybe that strong start is beginning to wane. Ask yourself: Have you fallen off track to achieving y...

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Facebook Turns 10!

In case you missed yesterday’s hoopla we wanted to offer a look back at the first 10 years of Facebook. Do you remember your: First post Pubic flaming Embarrassing photo your mom posted Tell us your very best FB moments! ...

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What Is The MyRA & How Can It Help Me?

There were several points in President Obama’s State of the Union address last week that had me cheering in my living room (“Women deserve equal pay for equal work. … It is time to do away with workplace policies that...


Saving Money

Check Out These January Bonuses

For many organizations, January marks the dispersant of annual bonuses. It’s a heady moment for most as visions of  a new kitchen, or fabulous vacation dance in our head. But, for a select few  — heady doesn’...