Life After Five
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3 Beautiful iPhone Apps to Monitor Your Time Wisely

I am a huge proponent of setting timers to keep a flow and amp personal productivity. The alarm/clock/timer feature that comes on your phone may be handy, but there are some other beautiful options out there! Here are three pho...

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The Business of Powder and Paint: Part One

I am frequently asked about the real difference between a drugstore and department store cosmetic brands. Isn’t it really all the same stuff? I always hesitate when I answer – (in my mind) a complex question just materializ...

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Use Your Spring Break for Networking

In grade school and high school, Spring Break was an opportunity to sleep in, watch TV all day, and if you were truly unlucky, go on a vacation somewhere with your parents. In college, Spring Break became a time to blow off som...


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Let’s Call a Truce

  Over the last few months, I noticed a Huffington Post blog: Stay-At-Home Moms: What You Should NEVER Say to Them. A short while later, there was another one: What Not To Say to a Working Mom. Both posts went viral. I do ...

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Implement Your “Planning Period”

When it comes to Career Girl’s “Using Time Wisely” category, the incredible advice of time and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam has been a staple. This article is no different, as she writes for CBS about &...

Overwhelmed

The Right Song for the Job

I’ve had a lot of job interviews. I had a harrowing time finding a full-time job after college and lost count after submitting about 300 job applications all over the country. By some accounts, it was the worst job market, I ...


Top 3 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Top 3 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

Everyone wants to tell you 10 ways to put the winter blues to bed. But 10 seems like just too many to remember when these simple 3 are so effective. Not only are these methods supported by science, they’ve been tried and test...

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Adding “Pretty” to Your Internal Vocabulary

I have an incredibly vivid memory from childhood about the word “pretty,” in truth I’m sure we all do. It was seventh grade and I was auditioning for my hometown’s summer musical, Grease. I opened the sc...

In shape & money

The Frugal Career Girl: Fit Into Your Clothes While Fitting Into Your Budget!

    Quick question for all of the faithful CGN readers out there: when on earth did gym memberships get so expensive? Maybe I’ve been out of the loop for a while (okay, yes…I’ve been woefully out of ...


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Right Fighting: Is It Worth It?

In January, Career Girl’s resident life coach, Rebecca Niziol asked us all to face a big question: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? The truth is, sometimes you can’t be both. I thought back to Reb...