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The Jobless Career Girl: Tips to Survive Unemployment Over the Holiday Season

Tis the season for baking, good tidings and cheer, family and friends. For some of us, tis also the season where we get some terrible news: you lost your job. It’s a popular time of year for layoffs — the fiscal yea...

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City Living: Conveniences and Annoyances and How to Navigate the Urban Life

Readers of Career Girl Network hail from all parts of the globe, from all different types of cities and neighborhoods, and from every walk of life. Many of you, though, are “city gals.” And for those of you who aren...

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Your Paycheck is Going to Decrease

I have to be a Debbie Downer for a minute and tell you that the pending tax changes, being called the “fiscal cliff,” are going to affect you. They’ll affect everyone. The mostly likely way they’ll affec...


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Best Psychology Books to Kickstart the New Year

I was recently at Barnes and Noble buying a book the old fashioned way, and I noticed how much larger the self-help/psychology section has grown.  With Rebecca Nizoli’s awesome post about her fav books of 2012, I thought I...

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From Dread to Delight: Get Creative and Take Control Of Your Holiday To-Do List

During the holiday season, there is a tendency to feel dread for the things that either a) need to be done or b) we just FEEL have to be done, but they don’t really. And the crazy thing is…we don’t typically attempt to th...

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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Two

Last week I kicked off a four-part series, Chaos to Order — a beauty simplification program designed to consolidate my high-maintenance beauty routine into something more TSA compliant. I confessed to my bag-checker statu...


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Single Career Girl: Be Proud of Your Career

As Career Girls, we can’t help but talk about our jobs and what we love to do. Naturally, we will bring it up when we’re on our first dates or meeting other singles. How many of you get some form of these statements...

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Must-Reads of 2012

In 2012, I read fewer books than any previous year. I think it’s because I chose quality over quantity. I read a handful of books so profound, creative, or life changing that I didn’t need to pick up the next top seller...

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Things Everyone Should Master Before 40

The big 4-0 is a milestone for any woman. I still remember when VH1 created an entire special that lasted multiple days about Madonna turning 40. It was as if no one expected the Material Girl to make it to that point in her li...


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25 Years of Problems Concerning Weight and Shape

I typically cover the beauty beat for Career Girl Network — I worked in and around the cosmetic industry for as long as I remember and consider myself a fairly advanced product junkie. From a young age, I found myself captiva...