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The Scary Truth About Vulnerability

Take a look at these three current definitions of vulnerability: Susceptible to physical and emotional injury. Open to damage and attack. Capable of being wounded or hurt. That doesn’t make feeling vulnerable sound very appea...

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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention

I recently started traveling again for my day job – as in air travel and hotel stays. My career took me on the road for the better part of twenty years, so one might conclude I mastered the art of ‘streamlining’ my packin...

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What Matters Most to You in a Negotiation?

ManagingAmericans.com recently ran an article called “Prepare for a Tough Negotiation” and one key point stood out most to us here at Career Girl Network. Check it out: Be prepared to anchor what matters most to you...


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Mulligans and Recyclers — What I REALLY Want for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: That time when we all give thanks for what we already have, then storm the malls for 30-ish days to buy more stuff. We’re constantly asked what we want for Christmas, then t...

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Meeting Your Needs During the Holidays

I wanted to stick with the holiday theme this week (like last week) as it seems you’re supposed to be jazzed up by the holidays. But, in fact, they can be stressful. It’s a great opportunity for us to get caught up in o...

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Getting Back to Work After a Holiday

You’ve enjoyed a little time off for Thanksgiving, and inevitably you’re experiencing the Sunday blues. Tomorrow you’ll be back to work, perhaps with some leftover turkey for lunch — except this time you...


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Holiday Season 2012: 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Revel in Joy

The holiday season is officially here! For many, this is the most stressful time of the year. There is a tendency to create unhealthy and unnecessary holiday stress. Yes, there is a lot added to our to-do lists during the holid...

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Single Career Girl: Single for the Holidays

I keep hearing everywhere that the holiday season is a bad time to be single. I also heard that spring and summer are a bad time to be single — you want to be out enjoying the weather with that special someone and love is...

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Work Off Those Leftovers with These Post-T-Day Workouts

Saturday after Thanksgiving. Are you finished with the leftovers yet? Judging by the calorie counts above, perhaps you should be. If you’re looking for a way to burn off calories after the big holiday and leftover binges,...


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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 ...