Life After Five
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Is Lip Gloss a Feminist Issue?

Some women love it and others loathe it. For the former, it represents an adult candy land, a veritable potpourri of powder, paint, and perfume. For the latter, it represents a dreaded chore undertaken with gritted teeth and a ...

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Making Time Out of Nothing at All — Be More Productive!

Earlier this week, I was at a networking luncheon with a handful of other female professionals, one of whom was a dating coach. She was speaking to the group about her services and how they differ from online dating sites. I ch...

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3 Steps to Financial Security

It’s near the top of just about every Career Girl’s list of goals: I want to be financially secure. But what does that really mean? It seems like the needle is always moving on how much or what conditions. I like to say tha...


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4 Issues that Lead to Breakups

We’ve talked about the magic ratio to keep your relationship healthy, so I want to help you be on the lookout for four things that will eventually take any relationship down the breakup path. John Gottman, a renowned research...

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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...