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    20 Easy Ways to Be Happier

    Had enough of the winter blues? We have too. So we looked for ways to lift our spirits, at least until "spring forward." What we found is that sometimes, the tiniest changes can have a huge impact on overall happiness. Here are twenty ideas to help you go from grumpy to giddy. 1) Make Your Bed Every Morning I’ve heard ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    9 Fashion Rules You Should Be Breaking

    My mother has given me some great (and critical) fashion wisdom over the years—don’t mix denims, wear what feels comfortable (note: this does not mean wearing pajamas in public), dress for the season (i.e., no flip-flops when it’s snowing), and never let your underwear peep through your clothes. Oh, and always wear underwear. With styles like high-waisted skirts, spandex pants, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Handbag Safety Tips: How to Avoid a Purse Snatcher

    Handbag Safety Tips: How to Avoid a Purse Snatcher
    Women have a love affair with handbags. They come in many flavors: totes, satchels, shoulder bags, top handles, clutches, evening bags, exotics and small accessories. In the roomier ones, we can carry our purchases, makeup repair kit, electronics, extra diapers — all of the things that prepare us for all possible situations. While men are hunters and carry a wallet, we ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Why Infidelity Annoys Us So Much

    Why Infidelity Annoys Us So Much
    Is anyone else weary of the high profile coverage of infidelity in marriage? Former Senator John Edwards is the latest tragedy to hit the airwaves in a string of powerful couples adrift in disillusionment, disengagement, and despair. What is it about infidelity anyway that drives us in the way that we are driven because of it—be it rage, resignation, disillusionment, despair, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Don’t Say “I’m Unemployed”

    Don’t Say “I’m Unemployed”
    I love meeting new people, even if it makes me a little nervous. But one set of words that I hear at mixers and networking events makes me really want to run for the hills. You may have uttered these words. And I want to share some alternatives with you, so that you’ll make more connections, rather than having people dash ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    8 Job Interview Fashion Blunders

    8 Job Interview Fashion Blunders
    Any article about what to wear to an interview might well begin with a qualifying statement covering the extremes in various states (New York and California, for example) and industries (technology, manufacturing), which are possible exceptions to the normal rules of fashion. But it might surprise you to learn that those extremes have, over the last couple of years, begun to ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    10 Worst Fashions from 2009

    Wear these styles at your own risk This year, we had plenty of good stuff on the racks to choose from. Unfortunately, we also had plenty to laugh at. Some worrying styles slipped through the cracks and into the stores (and been adopted by impressionable celebs!) despite their utter ridiculousness. Excelle's identified 10 of the most heinous fashion crimes from ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    When Are Working Moms Going to Get Respect?

    When Are Working Moms Going to Get Respect?
    My columns are not for the faint-hearted and weak-stomached. In fact, my writing is borne of the fact that I am tired of countless articles out there telling me it has never been so easy to be a working mother. From my experience, this is quite factually untrue. The human resource departments of the world are telling magazines and newspaper columnists ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Conquer Fear to Create Change

    Conquer Fear to Create Change
    Nature has its storms and calm seasons. I doubt that there is anyone who isn’t familiar with nature’s roar that has transpired around the world in the last few months — Hurricane Ike striking southern United States; Tropical Storm Hanna walloping Haiti; wild fires burning out of control in California; major earthquakes in Japan and China. Most of the survivors were ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    How to Eat Better at Work

    How to Eat Better at Work
    Why is it so hard to eat right? “When you’re hungry, you’re not a philosopher,” explains Dr. Daisy Merey, a physician and authority on eating habits. Indeed, food — and especially the lack thereof — brings out our animal nature. And when we homo sapiens find ourselves in the artificial environment of the workplace, complete with its stresses, catered temptations, psychosocial ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Excelle's Featured Writers

    Excelle is lucky to host content from some of the most highly acclaimed and seasoned female professionals. From authors to bloggers to entrepreneurs, Excelle aims to deliver expert, applicable and fun advice and tips from the best in the business. Check out our list of Featured Writers, glance at their sites, and add them as friends! Don't miss our favorite links ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    9 Things Your Mom Was Right About

    9 Things Your Mom Was Right About
    On a recent trip home, my friend Katie confided to her mother about the difficulties of dating in a big city. After a long, thoughtful pause, Katie’s mom responded, “Ya know honey, I don’t think I have any advice for you.” When Katie retold the story to me a few days later she said, “I knew then that it must be ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    8 Dream Symbols That Point to Stress

    8 Dream Symbols That Point to Stress
    When I was a senior in high school, I had a recurring dream of my teeth falling out. I dreamt about my teeth just about every night for at least three weeks. Sometimes they’d fall out one at a time, sometimes all at once, but the worst was when they’d just start decaying in my mouth and crumble away. In one ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Black Marriage Day: Strengthening & Celebrating Your Relationship

    Black Marriage Day: Strengthening & Celebrating Your Relationship
    Over the years Black History month celebrations have focused on the various achievements and contributions of black Americans to the cultural, political, artistic, scientific and spiritual heritage of our country. Recently, something new and wonderful has been happening on the cultural front of black America known nationally simply as Black Marriage Day. In the spirit of Black History month, I thought ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    We're All Olympians In Life

    We're All Olympians In Life
    I am a pretty amazing woman – I may not be an Olympic athlete, but I am an Olympic woman in life. I'll bet you are too! I have been using the wrong measuring stick as to my worth and achievements. It is the money stick! We get mesmerized by the glitter of celebrities and the Fortune list of the wealthiest ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    7 Health Myths Debunked

    7 Health Myths Debunked
    I grew up eating carrots. Whether I liked them or not was of no interest to my mom; she prepared them chopped, cooked, cold, and pretty much any other way you can imagine because according to her, carrots would decrease my chances of needing glasses. I ate them without complaint—who wanted to be called four-eyes on the elementary school playground? After ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Sugar's Not-So-Sweet Side

    Sugar's Not-So-Sweet Side
    Cakes. Candy. Ice Cream. Or my favorite — cookies. Isn’t it amazing how sometimes we just get a hankering for something sweet? Something chocolatey or creamy but definitely something sugary? In addition to midday cravings, my special time of day was always at night after dinner. Growing up, this was the time that my mom and I would talk, drink tea ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Cultivate Your Soul: 5 Hints for Growing Healthy

    Cultivate Your Soul: 5 Hints for Growing Healthy
    No matter where you do your shopping, you’ve probably noticed all sorts of health related claims on food packaging. At a northeast supermarket chain called Stop & Shop they’ve even started an in-store program called Healthy Ideas to make shopping for your family, well…brainless. But I tend to think if it were that easy we probably wouldn’t have a nationwide obesity ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence

    7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Confidence
    We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images, ideas, and sound bytes that tell us who we should be, could be, and ought to be. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t escape their massive barrage, and let’s face it, even from a cave you could probably still get text messages. Think of all you see ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    From Lotion to Tea: 15 Workplace Lifesavers

    From Lotion to Tea: 15 Workplace Lifesavers
    Have you ever arrived at work and realized you forgot something small, yet critical, at home? Like your I-must-have-it-everyday-or-I’ll-die chapstick? Or a bobby pin, just in case your perfectly coiffed hairdo goes awry? Well, here is Excelle’s list of office essentials — must-have supplies to stash away at your desk to help you avoid those minor panic moments in the future. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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