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Working on Black Friday? Your Company Doesn’t Understand Vacation Benefits

If you’re one of the Americans working on Black Friday (assuming you don’t work in retail, in which case, you knew what you were getting into!), chances are you’re not super happy with your company today. You ...

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Big DON’TS for Black Friday

A while ago, we asked you to take some time to “Learn from Your Shopping Mistakes.” One of them: Don’t buy something just because it’s cheap. Sure, it’s easy to justify a purchase with, “But ...

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Shop Small Businesses This Saturday!

You might wonder why we’re posting about Small Business Saturday on Thanksgiving Thursday. It’s because we want to make you think…about tomorrow. Should you head out at 5am and spend your cash all day in the b...


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The Importance of Receiving

For years the message has been put out there: “The greatest gift is giving.” And with Thanksgiving tomorrow, gratitude is the central theme of all our thoughts. Giving thanks is vitally important to enjoying the moment, but...

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Save Face: Keep it Simple, Sweetheart

Last week, in “Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin,” I offered four essential skincare habits for healthy skin. Those tips included: take your makeup off at night, use an eye cream, exfoliate, and wear a sunscreen....

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Who Shouldn’t Be in Your Network

I’ve talked about how to get over the fact that someone doesn’t want you in his or her network. Now, I want to turn your attention to the people who shouldn’t be in your inner circle. And I’m not talking...


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Make Giving Thanks a Regular Practice

To begin the Thanksgiving week, I thought we’d focus on giving thanks — otherwise known as gratitude. Thanksgiving kicks off the next month of hustle and bustle and holiday spirit, but with it comes an opportunity to ge...

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1 Day Unplugged: What I Learned

Nearly a year ago, my leadership coach famously said, “Any idiot can work 25 hours a day.” Great advice for a new entrepreneur. But somehow, in the last few months, I’ve forgotten to heed her advice. Without e...

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Get into a Creative Space

For those of us in creative industries or for those of us who like to engage in creative activities in our free time, getting out of classic work mode and into a creative mode can be a challenge. Rather than getting frustrated ...


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You Are Awesome: Why This Belief Will Help Streamline Your Life

What are your different roles in life? Mom? Wife? Girlfriend? Sister? Employee? Boss? Entrepreneur? Teacher? Caretaker? Writer? Performer? Healer? Runner? Leader? If you were to examine yourself in the roles you play and asked ...