Life After Five
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Stand Up!

Google is certainly one of the world’s most innovative and effective companies. Therefore they theoretically have important business practices aiding in their efficiency and genius. One such practice circulated a few year...

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No Shame in My Game

It’s easy to let yourself feel judged – at work, at home, on the street…….at the gym. Even if you’re not being judged, it’s easy to feel judged. But if I’m really sticking by my self ca...

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How a Blister Turned Me into a "Bikram Runner"…?

Here in the city, at 6:00pm, it was 104 heat index with 85% humidity. But instead of relaxing, I let a blister turn me into a Bikram runner. It all started when I did something yesterday afternoon I normally don’t do. I t...


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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 ...

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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...

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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 that imme...


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...

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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...

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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...


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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...