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Single Career Girl: The Dreaded “Still Single?” Question

The holidays are here and there’s a good chance you’re headed home for the holidays. Or maybe you’re hosting your family at your home this year. Either way, you’ll be seeing a lot of loved ones who will ...

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Working for the Holidays? How to Stay Positive

At my first job out of college, I worked 10 straight days over the holidays. In an industry that is 24-7 and never stops (like broadcast news), someone has to be covering the shifts. And when you’re the newest employee, y...

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Do This ONE THING Today to Prepare for 2013!

In the past few days, we’ve talked about how to be productive in a terribly unproductive week, and staying focused on what is probably a HUGE end of year to-do list. No matter how productive you’ve been this week, t...


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The Creative Career Girl’s Holiday Wish List

All of us writers here at CGN have been tackling our Career Girl Holiday Wish Lists. At first, I wasn’t sure how I’d come up with one — I never know what to tell people to buy for me. It’s that strange t...

The Upside of Not Getting What You Want

It’s frustrating when you don’t get what you want. And not just in terms of gifts around the holidays. Although, no one really wants that fuzzy pink sweater that Aunt Bertha re-gifted to you. The same way no one wants to be...

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Career Girls Give Back: How Do I Help Improve the World Around Me?

Last week, I wrote an article about how to survive unemployment over the holidays (or really, ever). What I didn’t talk about was what to do with the cabin fever that can ensues when you have no office to go to and have b...


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The Most Valuable Gifts You Can Give: 5 Ways to Give Back

The news of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut shook all of us. Whenever something like this happens, we’re reminded of the fragility of life. We realize perhaps we should appreciate one another more, take care...

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The Perfect Hairdryer and Stylish Scarves: A Career Girl Holiday Wish List

I have to start by saying that I’m an annoying person to shop for and I don’t make it easy for a person. I’m someone whose Love Language is far from gifts. When asked what I want, my reply is usually snuggles, love, and p...

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Productivity in the Least Productive Week of the Year

You’ve made it. It’s week 51 of 52 of 2012! It’s officially that time we’ll call “the end” (of the year, of course, not of the crazy Mayan calendar). And whether you’re wildly busy at w...


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The Importance of a Daily Routine

We all have daily routines, but they’re usually centered around work. Leave at X time, pick up coffee at X time, get lunch at X time. But routines outside of work are a little harder to keep — routines that involve ...