Life After Five
SELFIE

Improve Your Self-Esteem: Take a selfie

Love them or hate them, #SELFIES can be found plastered all over social media. And in a world dominated by social media that means selfies are everywhere. Naysayers tout such photos as vain, creating a digital history that elim...

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Beyond Money And Power: What It Really Takes To Succeed

  Ever looked up an old friend or colleague on LinkedIn or Facebook just to see where they are – and then find yourself satisfied if you deem yourself better off, or disappointed with yourself if not? In today’s world ...

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7 Lessons Learned From My Sick Bed

This past week had me sick in bed in a pile of tissues. It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t fun. However in my slug-like state I was a reminded of a few things we forget all too quickly when we’re feeling good rus...


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Dream about Working at Home? This is Your Reality Check.

Sitting in my cubicle, I dreamed of the day when I could work at home and trade in my long commute for no commute and pantyhose for yoga pants. I’ve been working at home for nine months now. I no longer fight traffic, pack my...

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My Spring Simplification Strategy

Alright, alright. It’s time. I feel bad about it because I like writing for this crowd, but I’m afraid I have to bow out. I have been gaining a lot of other projects, and am doing some continuing education for my jo...

5 Tips for Conference Networking

In the higher education and student affairs world, conference season is upon us! Around this time, many professional organizations host their annual regional and national conferences. I recently returned from a regional NACADA ...


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5 Quick Travel Tips

I have been lucky enough to travel often and I was recently thinking about how there are many things I consider to be “common travel knowledge” that others might not be privy to. Here are my top 5  Travel Tips: Always dou...

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Time to Detox: The Devil of Social Media

A few weeks ago I woke up on a Friday morning, grabbed my phone, and started checking the notifications from all my social media outlets. I found myself scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. After awhile I looked a...

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Q&A with a CPA: Should I Liquidate My 401k?

  Q: Some stock market experts are predicting another bubble burst. How do I handle my 401k investments before another massive stock market crash? A: The answer here has to do with dollar-cost averaging. According to Inves...


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Is Your Beauty Routine Hurting Your Career?

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend on your beauty regimen each day? In the shower: scrubs, deep conditioners and even a special brush to wash your face with (gotta have clean pores!)…then comes the real primp...