Life After Five
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Ban Political Talk on Dates

If you’re single and currently in the dating scene and even relatively involved in what’s going on in the world, chances are you’re encountering some uncomfortable political questions in your dating schedule t...

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Answering the Dreaded Salary Question

If everyone has an opinion, then every HR expert has 20, especially when it comes to the dreaded salary question. These days, you’re going to have to answer that question sooner rather than later. Hiring is expensive and ...

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Caution: Burnout Lies Ahead

Bumps in the road? Yup, they come along. Road blocks? Absolutely. But every so often after cruising along for a while at high speed, it happens (cue dreadful ominous tones): Burnout. As a Career Girl, you likely push yourself b...


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Do You Need a “No Pants” Day for your Career?

Brazen Careerist makes the case for working at home with “I Work Better With My Pants Off – Don’t You?” They believe you get more work done at home with…your pants off. They say you’re more &...

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5 Signs You Shouldn’t Get Married

We talked last week about whether or not marriage can hurt your career in “I Do or Not to I Do – Is That the Question for Your Career?” And interestingly enough, shortly after publishing that article, The Huff...

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Using the 5 Love Languages in Your Life

We’ve talked about the importance of increasing your positive interactions within your relationship  so I bet you’d like to know some ways to do that.  One of the ways I like to do this with couples is to help them gain a...


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5 Basic Tips To Get In A Productive Groove

Flow is key. With it, we feel a rhythm that is pleasing to the soul. And with it, our life isn’t filled with procrastination, distraction, overwhelm, missed deadlines, etc. Things just come together well. Without it, well...

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Change Your Workout Attitude

One of the singles groups I’m member of recently posted a speed dating event for “Fit and Active Singles.” I’ll admit I was interested when I saw it, and then instantly remembered that I am not, in fact, a truly “fit ...

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What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Day

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is the way you’ll spend the rest of your year. Could it be that the same is true for every day? That the way you spend the first hour of your day might actually determine ho...


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The Busy Girl’s Guide to Having Houseguests

Last week, I had lunch with a friend who was dealing with house guests and admitted to me that she was definitely ready for them to go home. We’ve all been there – you spend months getting excited for a friend or fa...