Life After Five

Negotiation When You Least Expect It

Negotiation is never as easy as just screaming, “Show me the money.” It’s more art than science, more fear than comfort, and absolutely more volatile than predictable. Trust me, I married a man who negotiates ...

The Influence of Others: Removed

Every month when I get O Magazine, I quickly flip to the center area to find Martha Beck’s column. What does this extraordinary woman have to say this month? And her most recent article did not disappoint. In fact, I beli...

The 100 Workout: Day 1

Many of you read and commented on my discovery yesterday of “The 100 Workout” – and I promised to try it today and give a recap. So this is my official 90% of “The 100 Workout” recap. The thing tha...


Intrigued…but Scared

I recently saw the below workout on another blogger’s page. At first glance, it doesn’t look so hard. But when you really think about it, this doesn’t exactly sound like fun. After some research, I’m fin...

The Name Change Decision

Getting married presents numerous decisions – where to have the wedding, who to invite, which dress to wear, etc. etc. etc. Few are career related. One, however, keeps many engaged career girls awake at night. Should I ta...

Price vs. Value

Bombarded. The appropriate word for the way today’s most popular deal sites market. Deals are everywhere – Groupon, Living Social and other daily sites, not to mention the designer deal sites like Gilt and Rue La La...


The Case Against Graduate School

One of my favorite career bloggers, Penelope Trunk from Brazen Careerist was recently a commentator on NPR on the subject of graduate school educations and namely, are they worth it? (Check out the full NPR recording from Penel...

The End to the Cleanse

It’s Saturday and I’m finally eating solid food. And I have to say, the cleanse was unbelievably successful. Drinking juice for three days was, shockingly, not that difficult. In fact, the most difficult part of the...

Cleanse Day 1

There they are. 15 bottles of juices. 5 down as of yesterday, 10 to go. And because so many dear friends and followers are interested in my cleanse, I’ll blog each day. Let me start of by saying I feel fabulous! Honestly....


Preparing to Cleanse

For the record, I’ve always balked at things like cleansing as a borderline anorexic women’s way to justify not eating for 10 days. But boy, was I wrong. I’ve recently become acquainted with the BluePrint Clea...