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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...


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“She Has Amazing Arms!” The Truth about Muscle Envy

Recently, while approaching the checkout at Whole Foods, I said hello to the cashier and was greeted with, She has amazing arms! Referring to the woman who checked out in front of me, the cashier’s eyes were wide and her ...

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Always Late?

Dashing out the door, just getting there in time, stuck in traffic, running to your next meeting, fashionably late, working until midnight to meet your deadline, missing your flight, frantic, busy, always on the go… Does ...

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Are You A Victim of Narrowcasting?

Yes – you are. I can almost guarantee it. If you handpicked your Wall Street Journal home page content, or followed specific topics on LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, or any other social media platform, or entered demographic informat...


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The Healing Power of a Weekend

It happened early in my career, not in my first job out of college, but my second. I started working weekends. In some ways, working on the weekend became a sanctuary for me. I could get things done more quickly in the office w...