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(Gel) Nail It!

I started painting my nails when I was 11 years old – somehow, my mother agreed to this, but not any type of other make-up until I turned 13. In hindsight, I find this choice rather odd because I distinctly remember the shade...

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Divorce and Taxes: What Women Must Know

In 2008, I went through a divorce, and among the many issues one deals with when ending a marriage – new apartment, finances, lawyers, court approvals, and so much more – but the one we rarely hear about is how divorce can ...

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Losing Weight: How Often Should You Step on the Scale?

If you’ve ever been on a journey to losing weight (don’t lie, everyone has), you’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How often should I weigh in?” I have personally been intimately acquainte...


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How to Find All the Answers

It’s no wonder we get caught up going through the motions. Even when we are doing what we love, we fall into a pattern of schedules, to-dos, and  “making it work.” The hustle and bustle of every day is certainly a full t...

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The Frugal Career Girl: Make More Money!

There came a time during the unemployed season where I would sit in my car, grip my steering wheel, close my eyes and smile, thinking only this: I truly cannot wait until I’m back in the place where I can buy a grande moc...

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Why Logging Makes You Successful

In today’s business world, we hear a lot about flexible schedules, results oriented work environments, and organizations allowing employees to be more fluid and trusted with their time than ever before. But despite the bu...


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A Truly Innovative and Awesome Way to Organize Your Tasks

The photo above was taken last Saturday at TEDx Windy City in Chicago. If you’re not familiar with TEDx, it is the local version of the famed TED conference. My husband and I bought our tickets as soon as they went on sal...

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Are You Feeling Better?

There seemed to be few less sick people around this week so it seems you took last week’s post seriously. While we’re on the subject of taking care of self, especially when we’re sick, I wanted to spend more time discussi...

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Alone But Not Lonely: The Trend of Living Alone

ForRent.com is telling us about what is definitely a growing trend in real estate – living alone. In 1950, only 9% of American households consisted of 1 individual. Today, 27% of American households are single individual home...


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The “Bucket List” That Will Make You 10X More Productive

On “Productivity Sundays” here at CGN, we try to give you truly revolutionary ideas in the realm of productivity in your life and in your work. This is one I hope will be just as revolutionary for you all as it has ...