Life After Five
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Increasing ROE — “Return on Energy”

Every business in the world — for profit or non profit — is familiar with measuring ROI (return on investment). But what if ROI isn’t as important as something else – ROE. Return on Energy. Think about ...

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Finally Giving Up on Friendships That Suck

Don’t lie, you have one (or a bunch) of those friends….friends you rarely call, friends who, when they call you, you avoid their call until it’s so rude not to return their call that you finally acquiesce to h...

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Organized Chaos: How to Cope With Your Disorganized Life

  Technological advancements in the last 10 years have only served to provide us with more organizational tools. We have calendars, notepads, and to-do lists already built into our phones, not to mention the hundreds of ap...


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How to Be Productive Outside of Work

Are you stuck in a cycle of going to work, coming home, doing chores, sleeping, then doing it all over again? It’s only natural that our lives fall into routines and patterns, but at some point, we get tired of the routine. W...

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Fix Your Funk: 3 Questions To Reboot Your Mind For A Productive Life Of Meaning

You are busy. There’s much to do in this one, precious life! And it’s important to keep yourself in a productive, happy frame of mind. We all have those times when we don’t feel that great inside. Although inevita...

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That Freakin’ Scary Retirement Estimate

Whether you are 22 or 62, retirement is something that should be not just in your mind for the future, but in your mind for today. Smart professionals are pumping their 401Ks and IRAs full of retirement money even when theyR...


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The New Breakup Rules

I went through a breakup a few months ago and, as usual, turned on an episode of Sex and the City. I was reminded of Carrie’s “Breakup Rules” after she ended things with Mr. Big: 1. Destroy all pictures where he looks sex...

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Keep Your Energy Up as the Days Get Shorter

Summer is coming to a quick close and fall is on it’s way. With the dropping temperatures comes daylight savings. Soon, we’ll “fall back” an hour, and we’ll commute home under a darkened sky. As the days seem to short...

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Single-Tasking: The Power of Focus

  Multi-tasking has been the modern woman’s not-so-secret weapon. We were literally made for this. If you can’t juggle drinking your pumpkin spice latte, tweeting about your new favorite blogger, walking to you...


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The Cure for Work Stress

Stress. It’s both a burden and an excuse. When someone asks you to join them for lunch on Thursday you answer, “I can’t. I’m so stressed at work.” But are you really stressed? Or are you using stre...