Life After Five
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Lost Your Productivity? Change Your Space!

Productivity was something we were obsessed with in my grad school program. Since all of us were writers, we wanted to know how to keep ourselves motivated to finish that novel, finish that short story, finish that collection o...

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The Single Career Girl: Speed Dating Tips

I’ve told you what it’s like to go to Singles Mixers, but what about speed dating? Is it easier or harder, more awkward or less awkward? Well, I hate to tell you that all singles events are kind of awkward, but it&#...

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Myth or Reality: Are Men Fading and Women Rising to Become Major Breadwinners?

Is it myth or reality that men are fading and women are rising up to become the major breadwinners in the family? This question of whether or not women are seizing the reins of power in the U.S. and becoming the major breadwinn...


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8 Real Women Who Paid Off Debt

According to a nationwide survey conducted by LearnVest and Chase Blueprint, almost one-third of men and women surveyed said credit card debt keeps them from reaching their financial goals. What’s more, in the study, the aver...

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Getting a Seasonal Side Job: Pros, Cons, and How-Tos

Halloween is almost here, and soon, too, will be the Holiday season. Wreaths will be raised, Santas will ring bells, and snow will start to fall. And with the Holiday season comes…the shopping season. And with the shoppin...

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Facebook and Your Mental Health

Facebook has woven its way into the lives of millions — a lot of you probably even found your way to this post from Facebook. I hope it’s because we’re Facebook friends, I’ve liked your posts, you’ve liked CGN, or...


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The Two Lists Every Woman Needs For Optimal Productivity

We LOVE to keep lists, don’t we?! There’s nothing wrong with that IF you know what you’re doing when you create your lists. Yes, there is an art to list making. But don’t worry – it’s super simple! The Two Types O...

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The Single Career Girl: Singles Mixers

Whenever I speak to other single Career Girls, they ask me about which activities I’ve done to meet other singles. I’ve tried a wide range in Chicago, and I am in the process of finding which activites work best for...

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The 3 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

We do a lot (okay, basically everything) in order to be happy: Go to school, graduate, go to school again, get a job, climb the ladder, work 70 hours a week, get promoted, feel successful. Or maybe it looks more like this for y...


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Aaaand Break! — Build Your Team For Professional Success

In my past life as a sales manager, I used to pose a question to my new sales staff members while they were in training: on the path to success, what is a salesperson’s biggest obstacle? They would think for a moment befo...