Using Time Wisely
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Implement Your “Planning Period”

When it comes to Career Girl’s “Using Time Wisely” category, the incredible advice of time and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam has been a staple. This article is no different, as she writes for CBS about &...

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The Right Song for the Job

I’ve had a lot of job interviews. I had a harrowing time finding a full-time job after college and lost count after submitting about 300 job applications all over the country. By some accounts, it was the worst job market, I ...

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Get Productive By Manipulating Your Brain

I laughed out loud when one of my favorite Fast Company writers, Howard Jacobson, shared last week what he calls “My Most Embarrassing (And Effective) Productivity Technique.” Howard talks in the article about how h...


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Why Logging Makes You Successful

In today’s business world, we hear a lot about flexible schedules, results oriented work environments, and organizations allowing employees to be more fluid and trusted with their time than ever before. But despite the bu...

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A Truly Innovative and Awesome Way to Organize Your Tasks

The photo above was taken last Saturday at TEDx Windy City in Chicago. If you’re not familiar with TEDx, it is the local version of the famed TED conference. My husband and I bought our tickets as soon as they went on sal...

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Are You Feeling Better?

There seemed to be few less sick people around this week so it seems you took last week’s post seriously. While we’re on the subject of taking care of self, especially when we’re sick, I wanted to spend more time discussi...


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The “Bucket List” That Will Make You 10X More Productive

On “Productivity Sundays” here at CGN, we try to give you truly revolutionary ideas in the realm of productivity in your life and in your work. This is one I hope will be just as revolutionary for you all as it has ...

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Has Technology Made Us All Disrespectful Flakes?

Flake. It might be a word from the 1980′s, but it’s definitely alive and well and living in 2013. One of my favorite Huffington Post bloggers, Rachel Ryan, recently admitted this in her blog: Last Wednesday, I cance...

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Sick of Being Late All The Time? Take This Advice

I often tell people I am “annoyingly and perpetually early.” And while that annoyance may not be as annoying as those who are perpetually late, what I know from my own experience being early is that it’s somet...


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Working While Sick? STOP IT!

The sick season is upon us and a common theme is that women completely ignore their symptoms to the best of their ability.  Instead of calling in sick, taking a nap or turning off the email for an afternoon, women pop an extra...