Life After Five
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Make Time for Learning

We’re almost halfway through August and the back-to-school advertisements are playing during every commercial break. In just a couple of weeks, the kids head back to the classroom. Most of you are likely out of school. I have...

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4 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friends After College

If you haven’t seen it yet, you will. It’s the New York Times article that has been floating around in all circles nearing or over 30, specifically on Facebook. The article is “Friends of a Certain Age: Why Is...

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Regret Minimization Framework

Let me reminisce for a moment – I was a freshman in college. My friends and I had ventured to Mankato, Minnesota to see Kenny Chesney on tour. I’d seen Kenny more than a few times in my young life, so imagine my exc...


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Elizabeth Gilbert Talks Love and Soul Mates

It’s Friday afternoon, and whether you’re taken or single, your mind may be on love this weekend. If you’re in a relationship, perhaps you’re spending quality time with your significant other. If youR...

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Should You Work This Weekend?

The weekend is almost here, and most of us use those days to turn our brains off and relax.  The workweek is for work, the weekends are for fun — right? I’ve been writing a lot lately about busyness and the work/life b...

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Women Build Real-Life Relationships Online

Some might say we are too attached to our many devices: laptops, smart phones, iPads.  But apparently women today are very smart about how they use their devices and online social networks. Forbes’ Meghan Casserly brought up...


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Get “Ahead of Your Time”

There’s the woman who invented the Murphy bed, a gal once nicknamed “The Witch of Wallstreet”, the first self-made female millionaire, and the famed cosmetic giant Elizabeth Arden. What do these woman have in ...

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Your Passion and the Work/Life Balance

The work/life balance, as we all know, is a delicate one.  I often worry about whether I’m working too much.  I feel guilty when I get caught up in a project and end up spending nights or weekends at home, at my computer. ...

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What Are You Saving For?

Before you read the rest of this article, ask yourself a couple of questions: How much money do you currently have in your checking account? How much money do you currently have in savings? Are you saving for something specific...


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The Magic Ratio That Will Improve Your Relationships

We’re all starting to learn that in healthy relationships, there is inevitable conflict. Couples have gotten smarter recently because when they come into my office, they usually say that they want to figure out how to fight s...