Using Time Wisely
Green Plants

Being Green For Your Productivity!

About a week ago, a couple of coworkers were having conversations about bringing plants into the office. One of them was petitioning for the plants because of our air ventilation. See, our office is notorious for being a petri ...

Dancing Blind

Dancing Blind Taught Me To Be Present

A few years ago I had this hilarious moment right before a show. I was in the dressing room getting ready, and the eye-lash curler decided to attack my contact lens. My contact lost the fight, which meant it was 10 minutes to t...

Wake up

Wake Up to Success

Maybe the cliché saying “the early bird gets the worm,” really does have some truth in it. If you dread waking up early, you should learn to love it. Stop hitting Snooze Okay, becoming a morning person might be easier said...


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Repeat After Me: Mantras For Daily Life

Sometimes, the world gets the best of us. When crazy things happen, it can be easy to panic or lose sight of what’s important. Going through the death spiral of negativity can be difficult to stop, but unless you can, it&...

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Transitional 20s: Exciting or Scary?

Most of us were pretty much told what to do day-to-day before our lives in the “real world.” Now, for most of us 20-somethings, it is the first time our time is completely in our own hands. Yes, you have hours you must be a...

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Five Reasons to Ditch Your Private Office

CGN is delighted to host Julia Evans of Grind’s Collaborative Office Space this week. Enjoy a day working outside the system at Chicago’s newest collaborative workspace for the low price of 140 characters. Visit, ...


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12 Tips to Entertain Like a Pro

CGN is delighted to host Kit Graham, founder of The Kittchen, and author of The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook. She offers us 12 tips to entertain like a pro! Just in time for the holiday season…. The holiday season ofte...

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How I Finally Organized My Desk

  As a visual learner, my desk is usually a mess during the day (yes, that’s my desk in the photo) – I need a visual reminder to do something or it is “out of sight, out of mind,” literally. It may look like I...

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Please Don’t Stop Learning.

Here’s a pet peeve of mine: When parents push their kids into 8,710 lessons, shuttling them around in a giant whirling dance of soccer and violin and tap and ceramics and intermediate Mandarin — but those very parents ...


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This Fall, Focus on R.O.E.

Every business in the world — for profit or non profit — is familiar with measuring ROI (return on investment). But what if ROI isn’t as important as something else — ROE. Return on Energy. Think about t...