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Become 30% More Productive (Hint: Get Grateful)

Wanna be 30% more productive than you already are? Shawn Anchor, one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, shares that our brain performs up to 30% better when we’re feeling happy....

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Winter Must Haves: Viva La France!

This relentlessly cold and windy Chicago winter sucked all the hydration out of my body in late December. My skin, hair, and even nails transformed into brittle replicas of themselves turning me into nothing more than a walking...

Remember M.A.S.H.? It Still Works!

If you were ever a pre-teen girl, I’m sure you remember MASH. Who would you marry? What job would you have? What kind of house would be yours? Everyone did it a little differently, but nonetheless it was a predictor of ou...


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Financial Archetypes: Which Are You?

The last few weeks, you’ve seen eight articles on the eight financial archetypes presented by author Brent Kessel in It’s Not About the Money. Have you figured out yet which one (or two) you are? Here’s a quic...

Pricing Yourself

  My last post, about getting a raise when you don’t have a boss, ended with a bit of a cliff-hanger: “There will always be cheaper writers.” It’s true. I’m not the least expensive writer out ther...

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Discuss It: Do Women “Work” as Breadwinners?

As I sat down to write this article, about women as breadwinners and the controversy is often brings, I started hearing in my head the lyrics to the famed Cabaret song, “Money makes the world go round the world go round t...


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Valentine’s Day Angst?

Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays and perhaps the one that evokes the strongest feelings whether you are coupled-up or couple-less.   This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday – a work day.  Th...

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Financial Archetypes: The Empire Builder

We wrap it up my review of the financial archetypes introduced in the book It’s Not About the Money with the Empire Builder. Empire Builders, like their name suggests, are people who have created successful business ventu...

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The Toxic Things You Digest Without Realizing

“You are what you eat” You’ve probably heard this before. It makes a lot of sense. What we put into our bodies is our fuel. When you make healthy food choices, you can see and feel the benefit of your body working optimal...


The Stress of a Woman

Last week, The Huffington Post highlighted women and their stress levels in one of their regular Twitter question slideshows. They asked women, “What’s the biggest stressors in your life?” Answers included: &#...