Life After Five
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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...

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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...


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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....

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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...

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Get out of your own way!

Last night, I attended a panel discussion on work/life integration. The organization running the seminar chose the word integration purposefully. Rather than asking ourselves how we balance our personal lives with our work live...


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The Right Kind of Support

It’s a natural response to want to support our friends when they walk through difficult times in their lives. I know, because in the last three years, I’ve walked through some pretty difficult times. And I’ve ...

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Car Free and Cable Free

Moving to Chicago made us many things – but two huge cuts happened for me. I am car free (wooooooohooooo) and cable free. And while the car free portion of this deal hasn’t been so bad…the cable free portion e...

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Oprah’s Recent "A-Ha" Moment

Get it? A-ha. The band. A-ha. Ok, well, it was funny in my head. But this post isn’t about an 80s band. Rather, it’s about what Oprah calls (and has) “A-HA” moments. And last week, Miss Oprah had another...


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The "Jump" to Conclusions Mat

Ahhh, Office Space. The quintessential office life movie. And filled with life lessons. One I completely forgot recently – the “jump” to conclusions mat (developed in the movie by the man pictured above). His ...