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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...

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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...

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Single Career Girl: Dating During the Holidays

It’s the holidays and everyone is getting cozy with their loved ones. All of the movies on TV are about people finding love during the holidays. Everyone is coming together, and maybe you’re starting to feel a littl...


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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...

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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 ...

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Reopen Closed Relationships: A Holiday Challenge

When it comes time to sit down and write the holiday newsletter or greeting cards, there’s always those people on your list who you debate sending a card to. Has it been too long since we really got together and talked? S...


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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...

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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...