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5 Healthy Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Cook in the Microwave

I was blessed to grow up in a household with a mother who was a wonderful cook and put dinner on the table every night. For this reason, I didn’t learn to cook myself until my late 20′s living on my own and not havi...

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5 Reasons You Must Mix Business with Pleasure

We’ve all watched that scene in the movies. A blonde bombshell turns to a man at a bar, asks for a light and with a Marilyn-esque voice says something like, “Tell me, sir, are you in town for business or pleasure?&#...

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Done Is Better Than Perfect: Push Out Your Ideas!

There are two kinds of people in this world: 1) Those who get things done. 2) Those who are constantly working on things they want to get done. The first type of person truly understands that “done is better than perfect,...


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The Faces of Beauty

As I’ve noted before, I struggle amongst my “selves” writing a post focused on appearance. I walk a fine line between promoting ways to enjoy our God-given beauty and contributing to the assault of messages women receive ...

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Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

I was reading a Harvard Business Review article recently, and the words “NO WAY” came out of my mouth as I read this passage from Nilofer Merchant’s article: As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. W...

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Financial Archetypes: The Star

Moving on in my review of the financial archetypes from the book It’s Not About the Money by Brent Kessel, let’s talk about one of my favorites, The Star. If you are a Star, most likely more than 25 percent of your overall ...


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Living Smart in a Post Cash World

We largely live in a “post-cash” world. What does that mean? The majority of our purchases, online and offline, are now made using credit cards and other electronic payment processing. Today, almost all of your purc...

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Cold Got You Down?

It’s that time again…cold and flu season.  According to recent reports, the flu season in the U.S. got under way a month early. Jeffrey Shaman, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health reporte...

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Financial Archetypes: The Saver

As we continue to review the financial archetypes from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money, I’m moving on to the Saver, an archetype I’m all too familiar with. Similar to Guardians, Savers keep a close watc...


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A Skinny Scent?

Typically, I delight in receiving my Birchbox treasure trove each month and hold the founders of the company in high regard, but I have am anorexic bone to pick with them this week. If you’re not familiar with Birchbox–...