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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 ...

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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...