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    Five Reality Television Shows That Inspire

    Five Reality Television Shows That Inspire
    The reality-television genre is not exactly known for shows that hold a mirror up to life or illuminate the delicate tragedies of the human condition. Unless by “life” we mean “kiddie beauty pageant contestants” and by “human condition” we mean “finding a date for an aging rock star,” it’s hard to find anything worthwhile or redeeming about them. Celebrities trying to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Be Centered in an Uncentered World

    Be Centered in an Uncentered World
    We are certainly in extraordinary times given the current economic downturn, which most of the "experts" are calling one of the most severe recessions in several decades. All around us, we hear sad stories of people losing their jobs, homes, savings and most distressing, their hope for the future. Some of us are living these stories ourselves. The reality is that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Worst Workplace Distractions

    The Worst Workplace Distractions
    If you think it's getting harder and harder to concentrate at work, you're not alone. Experts say workplace distractions are so widespread that even managers who extend their workday hours cannot avoid disruptions by colleagues, which come in the form of project requests, meeting reminders, last-minute or changing demands, emotional breakdowns, and even expressions of love. Read the story [page] Chances ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Dating My Job

    Dating My Job
    Recently, I admitted that I was unhappy at work. It’s been a nagging suspicion for a while, but I actually found myself starting to say it out loud. This is not an easy stage for me, as my work, like little else, has always been a default success area. I have had the luck of having many amazing opportunities at a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    3 Areas Where Women Outshine Men

    3 Areas Where Women Outshine Men
    Ask any woman what she can do better than a man, and she’ll likely tell you “everything.” But do women really have special abilities that men don’t? Yes, they do. Not only are women able to perform the obvious biological feats of childbearing and breastfeeding, but they excel in other, less maternally inclined areas as well. Precision and Penmanship Women tend ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    You Need a Vacation ... Seriously!

    You Need a Vacation ... Seriously!
    So what's your vacation got to do with the bottom line? Everything, say industrial psychologists, but that fact doesn't seem to have penetrated very well in corporate America. The majority of people still take work with them on vacation in one form or another, and more than 25 percent of corporate people don't take any absolute downtime at all. So what's ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Who Really is in Control?

    Who Really is in Control?
    What would happen if you were able to get all of your needs met in a constructive and consistent manner? What would happen if you could focus on what is truly important to you rather than on what you “think” is important? We all have needs. Some are universal (like food, water, air, shelter, love) and some are unique to each ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Manifest Luck in Your Life and Career

    How to Manifest Luck in Your Life and Career
    Most of the things we call luck are really results of statistical probability. When someone has a fender bender, it wasn’t bad luck that they happened to be on the road at that particular time. Everyone who was traveling that road had a statistical probability of getting rear-ended. Likewise, when someone wins the lottery, it wasn’t good luck that caused them ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Reboot Your Creativity with a Mind-Rest Date

    Reboot Your Creativity with a Mind-Rest Date
    Have you ever felt as if your mind was about to burst from being overwhelmed? Have you ever felt that nothing was going right no matter what you did? Do you feel immobilized when you are seeking answers and none seem to be appearing? Do you zone out watching television, eating when you aren’t hungry, or doing whatever takes you away ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Tame Your Gadgets Before They Take Over Your Life

    Tame Your Gadgets Before They Take Over Your Life
    Electronic communication! What did we ever do without it? Well, if you consider the research, the answer is a lot more than we’re doing now! Much like Pavlov’s dog (a classic psychological experiment) who was taught to salivate at the mere ringing of a bell, every time we humans hear a ding, beep, swoosh, vibration, or whatever obnoxious tone we decide ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Happiness Has Its Price

    Happiness Has Its Price
    Most married couples fall into two categories—satisfied or very satisfied with their marriage. The remaining minority of unhappy couples eventually becomes satisfied or very satisfied with their marriage or they end the marriage. The early years of my marriage are vividly etched in my mind…the joys…conflicts…and determination to create a successful marriage relationship. We learned that there are seasons of immense ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Best Cities for Women #16: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

    Best Cities for Women #16: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
    Overall Score: 76 Population: 3,175,041 Description: Actually composed of 188 sub-cities and towns, the twin cities region comprises the country's 16th largest metropolitan area. With a large number of theaters, universities, and a generally strong economy, the twin cities boast a music scene that warrants national attention and an extensive recreational and park system. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Empty Nesters, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Cities for Women #3: New York City, New York

    Best Cities for Women #3: New York City, New York
    Overall Score: 94 Population: 8,214,426 Description: Officially the largest city in the United States, New York City has over 8.2 million residents. New York City is incredibly diverse, and usually considered the cultural hot-spot of the entire United States of America. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Families Median Salary for Women: $43,434 Overall Diversity (Higher is Better) :5 / 5 Crime ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Spring Cleaning Checklist to Start the Season Fresh

    Spring Cleaning Checklist to Start the Season Fresh
    Spring is finally here, and most of us have the urge to purge our closets of heavier garments. But what about doing a little spring housecleaning? If you’re a conscientious individual interested in maintaining good hygiene, you probably already have a regular cleaning regimen, from daily chores like washing dishes to weekly chores like vacuuming or dusting. Spring cleaning addresses all ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Be Inspired: Mom-in-Chief Michelle Obama

    Be Inspired: Mom-in-Chief Michelle Obama
    Dubbed the “commander in sheath” by Vanity Fair and the “first lady of fashion” by ABC News, it’s little wonder why her wardrobe keeps us buzzing. But beyond her shoes and bags, what I hope more people will highlight is how helpful it is to have a new role model for a generation of mothers trying to figure out how to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top-Ranked Cities for Women: 16 - 25

    #25: Stamford, Connecticut #24: Bethesda, Maryland #23: Atlanta, Georgia #22: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #21: Portland, Maine #20: Providence, Rhode Island #19: St. Louis, Missouri #18: Madison, Wisconsin #17: Los Angeles, California #16: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota See Cities #6 - #15
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stress: What It Is and How to Alleviate It

    Stress: What It Is and How to Alleviate It
    Someone once told me that you don’t get stress from what you’re doing, but from what you don’t get done. I’m not going to tell you to just relax and take time off because you probably won’t do that. I will, however, help you understand why it’s important for you to potentially make some changes that can help you learn to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Women's Funding Network Announces $3 Million 'Women Moving Jobs' Commitment

    Women's Funding Network Announces $3 Million 'Women Moving Jobs' Commitment
    Women's Funding Network announced during the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative its commitment to fund $3 million in "shovel ready" projects for job creation, placement, and retention to improve the lives of thousands of women and girls and their families, especially single female heads of households with vulnerable children, while also contributing to the recovery of the U.S. economy. The program, Women ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +28
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    7 Questions to Never Ask a New Acquaintance

    7 Questions to Never Ask a New Acquaintance
    When we’re just getting to know someone—a friend, a business associate, a romantic partner—being inquisitive about the other person’s background and interests is a healthy and inevitable part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to fire off just any question that pops into your mind, no matter how burning your desire to know the answer is. In the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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