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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...

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A Festivus for the Rest of Us

I’m not a big fan of the holidays — as a matter of fact…I dread the season. Once the Halloween decorations go up, I keep me head low, grit my teeth, and pray for January 2. Thus far, the holiday season served up a...

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Easy Ways to Eat Healthier

Are you ready for 2014? What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Like most people, you probably want to lose weight, work out more, and eat healthier? Research from the University of Scranton show that more than 40% of Americans...


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How to Craft & Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year has a way of reminding all of us where we fall short in our lives. Whether you are experiencing challenges at work, making your way through finals, or simply overwhelmed by the chaos of the holiday season, e...

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5 Career Boosts for Your Holiday Break

Woohoo! Vacation! Who doesn’t love vacation? Nobody. The bad news is that it always goes too fast, right? If you’re like me, you will get to the last day of the break, look back, and think, “What did I even DO...

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Do You Have The, “Gift of Gab?”

In case you didn’t know, I’m Italian—seriously, was my last name not a dead giveaway? At the risk of sounding stereotypical, let me share with you that I have the “gift of gab” and I attribute that to being Italian. Y...


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Christmas Orphan: Surviving the Holidays Alone

A couple of years ago, my parents went through a pretty messy divorce. We had what was to be our last Christmas together while they were separated–kind of a parting-of-ways as we entered this new phase of our family’...

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Career Girl’s Year-End Financial Goal-Setting Checklist

  According to a Fidelity® study on New Year’s resolutions, almost half of Americans are setting some kind of financial goal this year. If you are one of those who are hoping that 2014 will be the Year of Financial ...

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Hosting For the Holidays? Check Out This Infographic!

As the holidays approach, our calendars quickly fill up with holiday parties. Of course, if you’re hosting your own holiday party, that can often be the event around which your calendar revolves! Hosting is never easy, bu...


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On Loss During the Holidays

For all of you grieving a recent loss this holiday season, my heart is with you. Dealing with loss over the holidays can be especially tricky – feeling down while everyone else seems to be especially cheerful may leave yo...