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Must Love Dogs: On Deal Breakers in Dating

A few months ago, I was out with a friend when a group of men engaged us in conversation. Always the type to make new friends, we obliged with no motives other than good talk. I chatted up one of the men about his life: where h...

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Gym Etiquette

January is a very busy month for the health and wellness industry!  With so many people excited to start the new year on a healthy note, gyms tend to become somewhat crowded.  Sometimes, we can get overwhelmed at the gym.  W...

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4 Tips to Organize Your Week

As Career Girls, despite the fact that we love what we do, many of us still fall into the “I’m not ready for it to be Monday” category.  I certainly feel this way from time to time.  The stress of the previous week and ...


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Why ‘Wedding Shaming’ Needs to Stop

Recently, we’ve seen a slew of popular anti-young-marriage articles, most famously this blog post about 23 things to do rather than getting engaged before 23. But, don’t forget about these from Mandatory.com and The Hu...

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Healthy Winter Food Choices

  Are there healthy winter foods? Or only fat-and sugar-laden goodies like those we have been indulging in since last Thanksgiving (or, rather, Halloween)? You might know by now that leafy greens are nutritional powerhouse...

Baby Steps: Making Changes For the New Year

My brother got engaged to his girlfriend this weekend. He had called me up back in September, saying that he thought it might be something around the corner. He asked me what I thought, and I said what many protective older sis...


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The Single Biggest Budget Buster & How to Avoid it This Year

As you did your review of your money in 2013 as suggested in step one of my Year-End Checklist, what did you notice about where your money went? Most likely as you reviewed each month’s spending, there was always somethi...

A Year from Now

On the Gym and New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

t seemed to me that 2013 was the year of fitness and health among my friends…and pretty much everything I read in the media. Friends I’d had for years became runners–like, real runners. They ran 5K’s and...

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Do Something New in 2014

Yay! New Years Day is one of my favorite holidays. No, no, not just for the drinking. I love resolutions! Even if most people only stick to them for a little while, the idea of making yourself better and thinking about your fut...


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Positive Resolutions

Happy New Year’s Eve!  I hope 2013 has treated you all well. We all know that many, if not most, New Years Resolutions seem to disappear by March.  When we realize that we haven’t met our Resolutions, disappointme...