Life After Five
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The Mac Attack

I have long been a PC user. My father was a PC user, my brother was a PC user, so I trusted in my trusty HP laptop for years. About 2 years ago, though, my poor HP laptop died a pretty horrible death. And it didn’t make s...

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Does Casual Dress Hurt Your Income?

In some ways, this is a no brainer – the person required to wear a suit to work probably makes more than the person required to wear a uniform. But Payscale.com breaks it down even further, showing us that it’s not ...

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The Hidden Benefits of Moonlighting

In 2008, fresh off a nasty divorce and still a lowly nonprofit worker, I realized my eyes were bigger than my wallet when it came to shopping and dining out. So I did what any early-20s woman would do – I found a second j...


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Do You Make Other People Happy?

Wandering over to The Women on the Web, I was happy to find author Gretchen Rubin is contributing there. Rubin is the renowned author of “The Happiness Project”, and a foremost expert on happiness, specifically happ...

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The Power of Peer Pressure

The past few months, I’ve become quite the yoga addict. My husband and I joke about my “very expensive habit.” And on top of the yoga, I’ve picked up another “very expensive habit” – sp...

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Becoming a Yogi

For years, I’ve been a perpetual yoga “trier”. I try, and I try, and no matter what I do….I still hate it. So a few weeks back, my husband cringed when I said, “I’m going to yoga tomorrow....


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Working “25 Hours a Day”

I’ve been working through, with my leadership coach recently, a number of issues with setting appropriate boundaries in the workplace. For my entire career I’ve been a “whenever, whatever, no rest when youR...

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Friends!

Just over a year ago, I moved to Chicago. My husband’s new job, our new life here in Illinois, I was excited for it all. But naively, I didn’t believe it would change much in my life. I thought I’d still be ju...

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Getting Through Slow Times at Work

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received was last year before deciding when to move to Chicago. With my husband already here, I toyed with the idea of waiting until after the 1st of the year to move. Then, a ve...


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Want vs. Need in Personal Relationships

We all know there is a difference between wants and needs. I want a candy bar. I certainly don’t need one. I know this logically to be true. But our illogical selves are powerful and persuasive beings. They say, “Yo...