Life After Five
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5 Tips For Setting Deadlines That Work

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Creating a deadline is like drawing a line in the sand. It’s a finish line for what you want to accomplish. Here are some tips to set effective deadlines...

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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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The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

I’ve spoken to you all before about my struggle with sleep. Lately, I’ve been heeding the advice of experts like Arianna Huffington and the like who are advising that sleep deprivation can be just as dangerous to yo...


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Hard vs. Soft in Your Daily Schedule

The last few weeks, I’ve admittedly felt like I don’t have control of my own schedule. I have meetings, meetings, meetings, travel, travel, and more travel, and it’s becoming harder and harder to get things do...

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Buy Seasonally and Save BIG Money

Saving money isn’t always about finding the best deals or sales, sometimes it’s about buying at the right time! Our friends at Real Simple are giving you the full guide on “The Best Time to Buy Essentials̶...

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6 Times We Overspend (and How to Stop)

Overspending happens to all of us. Even when we think we have a budget set-in-stone, there are certain times in our lives when overspending seems close to inevitable. Our friends at LearnVest recently compiled six of these high...


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Tackling Your To-Do List In Today’s Frenzied Office

Why You Can’t Get Anything Done… Between meetings, conference calls, interruptions from managers looking for an update, and the 5th birthday celebration of the month – it’s a wonder we get anything done at t...

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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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You Are Not the Center of the Universe: Be A Part of the Team!

  “That wasn’t in my job description.” “I didn’t make the mess; I shouldn’t have to clean it up.” “I’m tired of always having to be the one to pick up the slack–I...


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Understanding Our Moms

    Are you ready to chat about moms? Yea, me too.  For quite a few women, on the surface, this doesn’t seem like a relevant conversation.  My goal in this is neither to get you to like your mom more or to get you...