Life After Five

8 Things Not to Say to a Woman Who Doesn’t Want Children

This post originally appeared on Career Girl Network in May 2012. In honor of Mother’s Day and its popularity last year, we’re bringing it back for a second run. This may seem like an odd addition to our Mother’s Day ...

6 Things Not to Say to a Woman Battling Infertility

This post originally appeared on Career Girl Network in May 2012. In honor of Mother’s Day and its popularity last year, we’re bringing it back for a second run. Just before Mother’s Day in 2010, along with ma...

An Ode to Working Moms- Infographic

This Sunday, mothers around the world will be celebrated–did you know that Mother’s Day ranks as the third most celebrated holiday in the world, behind Christmas and Easter? Do we know why we’re celebrating? T...


What is Your Mindset?

I’m probably way behind on the times but I’ve been reading this book called,  Mindset. The New Psychology of Success  by Carol Dweck and it’s chalk full of such interesting information about, you guessed it, our mindset...

3 Questions To Reboot Your Mind For A Productive Life Of Meaning

You are busy. There’s much to do in this one, precious life! And it’s important to keep yourself in a productive, happy frame of mind. We all have those times when we don’t feel that great inside. Although inevita...

CGN’s 5 Must-Have Beauty Apps

This week CGN tracked down some of the top beauty apps for you. As we head into summer, make sure to download these on your phone, or tablet. Happy apping! Good Guide – Concerned about the ingredients in your next beauty, or ...


Charged: Stop Running Out of Battery With These Solutions

Whether you have the newest iPhone, Blackberry, iPod, Samsung, or other mobile device for music or phones, you no doubt have those days of heavy phone/music use where suddenly, it’s 2:00 p.m. and you look down at the devi...

5 Tips to Rock Your Spring Season

If you live in Chicago (or anywhere like it), you got to experience the collective spring fever this past weekend. The weather finally warmed, and people are itching to get out and strut in their next spring looks. You can tell...

5 Decisions To Make You Happier

There is always some annoying (happy) person out there who says something like, “Well, if you’re miserable, then you’re choosing to be miserable.” The same person says things like, “Why are you all...


Why You Need to Do Things Without Your Significant Other

If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of NYC, you no doubt remember the huge debate that ensued in one of the first seasons of the show between Alex and Ramona when Alex brought her husband Simon with her to a “gir...