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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...


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How to Choose a Yoga Style

Ever wonder how to choose a yoga style? As you Career Girls start imagining your 2014 New Year’s resolutions, you may place the option to “start taking yoga classes” near the top of the list. In an effort to h...

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Aging in America

Today is my birthday — I am now officially middle-aged. Hell, who am I kidding? That’s even being generous — by that definition it means I need to live until I’m 106 and I have no intention of doing that...

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Sniffle, Sniffle…Don’t Let Cold Season Keep You Down!

It’s December. Welcome to (for many of us) the season of bitterly cold temperatures, falling snow, holiday parties, and colds and flu. Without being melodramatic, for those of us that either work in client-facing careers,...


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Yes! You Can Start Running

In case you didn’t know, more women than ever are signing up to run races of all kinds: road races, trail races, etc. In fact, according to Running USA’s 2013 State of the Sport-Part III: U.S. Race Trends: The number of U.S...