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workingonholidays

Working for the Holidays? How to Stay Positive

At my first job out of college, I worked 10 straight days over the holidays. In an industry that is 24-7 and never stops (like broadcast news), someone has to be covering the shifts. And when you’re the newest employee, y...

one thing

Do This ONE THING Today to Prepare for 2013!

In the past few days, we’ve talked about how to be productive in a terribly unproductive week, and staying focused on what is probably a HUGE end of year to-do list. No matter how productive you’ve been this week, t...

VolunteerHands

Career Girls Give Back: How Do I Help Improve the World Around Me?

Last week, I wrote an article about how to survive unemployment over the holidays (or really, ever). What I didn’t talk about was what to do with the cabin fever that can ensues when you have no office to go to and have b...


Gift

The Most Valuable Gifts You Can Give: 5 Ways to Give Back

The news of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut shook all of us. Whenever something like this happens, we’re reminded of the fragility of life. We realize perhaps we should appreciate one another more, take care...

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Productivity in the Least Productive Week of the Year

You’ve made it. It’s week 51 of 52 of 2012! It’s officially that time we’ll call “the end” (of the year, of course, not of the crazy Mayan calendar). And whether you’re wildly busy at w...

dailyroutine

The Importance of a Daily Routine

We all have daily routines, but they’re usually centered around work. Leave at X time, pick up coffee at X time, get lunch at X time. But routines outside of work are a little harder to keep — routines that involve ...


holidaywork

How To Stay Focused + Productive With Your Holiday To-Do’s

As we close in on the special days we celebrate, it can be easy to feel the stress that so often accompanies the holidays. How does one get all holiday things done…without being a tensed-up, clenched-up ball? Here are a f...

holidaystress

From Dread to Delight: Get Creative and Take Control Of Your Holiday To-Do List

During the holiday season, there is a tendency to feel dread for the things that either a) need to be done or b) we just FEEL have to be done, but they don’t really. And the crazy thing is…we don’t typically attempt to th...

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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Two

Last week I kicked off a four-part series, Chaos to Order — a beauty simplification program designed to consolidate my high-maintenance beauty routine into something more TSA compliant. I confessed to my bag-checker statu...


40

Things Everyone Should Master Before 40

The big 4-0 is a milestone for any woman. I still remember when VH1 created an entire special that lasted multiple days about Madonna turning 40. It was as if no one expected the Material Girl to make it to that point in her li...