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6 Things Not to Say to a Woman Battling Infertility

This post originally appeared on Career Girl Network in May 2012. In honor of Mother’s Day and its popularity last year, we’re bringing it back for a second run. Just before Mother’s Day in 2010, along with ma...

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Why You Need to Do Things Without Your Significant Other

If you’re a fan of The Real Housewives of NYC, you no doubt remember the huge debate that ensued in one of the first seasons of the show between Alex and Ramona when Alex brought her husband Simon with her to a “gir...

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How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...


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You Are Not the Center of the Universe: Be A Part of the Team!

  “That wasn’t in my job description.” “I didn’t make the mess; I shouldn’t have to clean it up.” “I’m tired of always having to be the one to pick up the slack–I...

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Understanding Our Moms

    Are you ready to chat about moms? Yea, me too.  For quite a few women, on the surface, this doesn’t seem like a relevant conversation.  My goal in this is neither to get you to like your mom more or to get you...

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Let’s Talk Moms

  Recent work I’ve been doing in my office has really struck a chord with a bigger audience about a relationship with someone we don’t often talk about and have major assumptions we’ve placed onto the person and the ...


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Talking About Your Kids at Work: How Much is Too Much

Parent or not, we’ve all been in an awkward situation talking about someone’s children. You politely ask, “How old are your children?” and 30 minutes later, you’ve heard about not just Jackie, John...

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Supporting Your Job Searching Friends (Without Getting Your Head Bitten Off)

We’ve all been through it, your incredibly talented, beautiful, and dynamic best friend just got fired or laid off. She’s down and out, she’s depressed, she isn’t believing in her abilities, and as her f...

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Let’s Call a Truce

  Over the last few months, I noticed a Huffington Post blog: Stay-At-Home Moms: What You Should NEVER Say to Them. A short while later, there was another one: What Not To Say to a Working Mom. Both posts went viral. I do ...


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Adding “Pretty” to Your Internal Vocabulary

I have an incredibly vivid memory from childhood about the word “pretty,” in truth I’m sure we all do. It was seventh grade and I was auditioning for my hometown’s summer musical, Grease. I opened the sc...