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    Career vs. Paycheck: It Affects Your Happiness

    Career vs. Paycheck: It Affects Your Happiness
    Working Mother asked working moms what they think about their lives, their spouse’s role in the family and all the rest. Our biggest surprise was finding out that how you think about work colors everything. If you consider your job a career then you seem to be happier with life as a whole. If you see it as a paycheck only, ...
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    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs

    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs
    On an infamous episode of Sex and the City, Samantha receives a present from her boyfriend, accompanied by a card signed, “Best, Richard.” Despite the kind gesture of the gift, she’s incensed at what she perceives to be a flippant and impersonal salutation. “Ugh,” says Miranda. “‘Best’ is the worst.” Gulp. That’s how I’ve signed my emails for years. I thought ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    The Right Way to Clean Your Gadgets

    The Right Way to Clean Your Gadgets
    I like to think of myself as a person who keeps a clean house, but a few of my possessions would likely tell a very different story. My phone screen is currently covered with smudges and grime, my computer keyboard has unidentified splotches of funk on it, and the TV screen is even punctuated with tiny kitty pawprints. Even though my ...
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    8 Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes

    8 Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes
    You've all seen the stores that pop up all over the country at this time of year. They are filled with plastic masks, vinyl clothes, synthetic-hair wigs, and other disposable items you wear once and then throw out. This year, think outside of the plastic box and create your own Halloween costume using ecologically-friendly materials or previously owned items. Here are ...
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    Next Year, Let's Skip Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Next Year, Let's Skip Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Can the pink ribbon be saved from corporate cause marketing, and actually mean something for women's health? I love autumn, in large part for the colors: orange-gold leaves, red apples, multi-colored squashes. In the past few years, though, it seems that pink has become the most prominent October hue. It shows up everywhere: NFL players’ chin guards, inflatable rafts for playing ...
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    Who's Not Washing Their Hands?

    Cold season is upon us, and the constant advice you will hear from doctors and friends it to keep washing your hands. Everyone claims they do, but do they really? A recent study found that although most people claim to wash their hands after dirty activities, when you observe them in person, the story (especially for men) is a little ...
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    Is Red Wine Really Healthier Than White?

    Is Red Wine Really Healthier Than White?
    In 1991, British medical journal the Lancet published a paper that gave wine lovers everywhere a reason to rejoice. In searching for the cause of the so-called “French paradox” (referring to the fact that French people are thought to experience a far lower incidence of heart disease, even though their diet is rich in butter and fat), researchers theorized that a ...
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    The Five Best Breast Cancer Charities

    The Five Best Breast Cancer Charities
    Who would have thought that getting media attention for boobs would ever be a challenge? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Yet, until very recently, it has carried the greatest stigma of all forms of cancer. In the past, women have avoided screenings or hid breast ...
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    How to Make Your Gadgets Work For You

    How to Make Your Gadgets Work For You
    People like to say that they love their iPhone (or BlackBerry or Android) because it makes their life easier. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, we know it’s become hard to tell who is the slave and who is the master in this relationship. Are you checking your smart phone while you’re on a date? Do you leave it on ...
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    Take On a Passion Project When You Have a Job

    Take On a Passion Project When You Have a Job
    Yeah, it would be awesome if you could quit your job and dedicate yourself full time to that online museum you’ve been talking about for years, but realistically, you tell yourself, you need a steady paycheck. True, but that’s not a good reason not to do something you absolutely love and believe in. Whether it’s writing a book, starting a web ...
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    How to Handle Lost Luggage

    How to Handle Lost Luggage
    As a frequent flyer, I’m not rattled by much about air travel. Turbulence? No problem. Delays? Irritating but survivable. I don’t even worry much about getting bumped into a middle seat before a red-eye flight. But when I’m waiting at the baggage carousel, I always have a single moment of panic in which I think, This is it … this is ...
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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 ...
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    Essential Bathroom-Sharing Tips

    Essential Bathroom-Sharing Tips
    It’s the first place we go in the morning and the last spot we hit at night. We use it to get clean, to find some alone time, to refresh. It may just be one of the most sacred rooms in the house. In an ideal world, most of us would have our own bathroom. (Heck, if I could afford it, ...
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    6 Ways to Fight Office Fatigue

    6 Ways to Fight Office Fatigue
    Depending on what time you wake up and go to bed, you probably get a little sleepy around three or four in the afternoon each day. That’s due to your body’s natural circadian rhythms, or body clock, which prompts a slight drop in your core temperature about eight hours after you get out of bed in the morning. But some days, ...
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    10 Tips to Guarantee a Good Night's Sleep

    10 Tips to Guarantee a Good Night's Sleep
    Feeling sleep-deprived? You’re not alone. According to Newsweek, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll in 2005 in which they found that Americans sleep an average of 6.9 hours per night—and these numbers don’t even take into account the frantic schedules of college students. In fact, sciencedaily.com reports that college students are among the most sleep-deprived age group in the U.S. ...
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    How to Fit In Traveling With a Full Time Job

    How to Fit In Traveling With a Full Time Job
    I’m a traveling wanderlust kinda girl. I’ve lived on the beach in Costa Rica and in downtown Florence. I’ve traveled from Thailand to Tahiti to Europe. In the past, I found (and made) pockets of time where I could travel for cheap or live abroad as it worked into my life: summers working in between college or high school, studying abroad, ...
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    The Top 20 Perks in Corporate America

    The Top 20 Perks in Corporate America
    Every three months, GOOD releases our quarterly magazine, which examines a given theme through our unique lens. Recent editions have covered topics like the impending global water crisis, the future of transportation, and the amazing rebuilding of New Orleans. This quarter's issue is about work, and we'll be rolling out a variety of stories all month. Nothing takes a job ...
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    Gap Scraps Logo Redesign

    Gap Scraps Logo Redesign
    Looks like all the fuss about the Gap's new Helvetica bold logo—which was uniformly despised and then cleverly applied, by a friend of ours, to 10 of the world's most recognizable logos — has resulted in a take-back. Gap has announced that they're going back to the original. From the horse's mouth: At Gap brand, our customers have always come first. ...
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    Corporate Gardens Are Sprouting Up

    Corporate Gardens Are Sprouting Up
    Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, argues that today’s children suffer from “nature deficit disorder.” He cites studies showing that time spent in natural settings significantly reduces the occurrence of attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder in children, and helps to alleviate stress and protect children’s psychological well-being. His movement, Leave No Child Inside, seeks to reconnect children with nature ...
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    Hidden Dangers of Gold and Platinum Credit Cards

    Hidden Dangers of Gold and Platinum Credit Cards
    If you’re looking for credit, be wary of some ‘gold’ or ‘platinum’ card offers promising to get you credit cards or improve your credit rating. While sounding like general-purpose credit cards, some ‘gold’ or ‘platinum’ cards permit you to buy merchandise only from specialized catalogues. Marketers of these credit cards often promise that by participating in their credit programs, you will ...
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