Life After Five

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...

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...

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...


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...

How To Stay Focused + Productive With Your Holiday To-Do’s

As we close in on the special days we celebrate, it can be easy to feel the stress that so often accompanies the holidays. How does one get all holiday things done…without being a tensed-up, clenched-up ball? Here are a f...

Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Three

Three weeks ago, I started a tough-love beauty detox program with the goal of whittling down my beauty stash, so I could carry-on my luggage like a big girl. Indeed, even after years of travel I’m the idiot at O’Hare airpo...


7 Retirement Myths to Be Aware of at Year-End

As we approach year end, it may be that you’re thinking about contributing more than you already have to your 401K or IRA. If you’re not, perhaps you should be. Maxing out your contributions, or even contributing an...

Ditch the Holiday Stress

Stress and the holidays seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Feeling overwhelmed around this time of year? You’re not alone. Yes, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years is hectic. Our normal schedules are ...

Seeing is Believing

The media’s influence on eating disorders (EDs) is not a new topic for debate. Google “media effects on eating disorders” and you find 3,700,000 results. To argue a glossy fashion magazine or a television show causes an e...


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...