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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Cultivate Change with the Laws of Nature

    Cultivate Change with the Laws of Nature
    There are all kinds of cycles. In looking up the term “economic cycles” I found the following definition: “Traditional business cycles undergo four stages: expansion, prosperity, contraction, and recession. After a recessionary phase, the expansionary phase can start again.” I thought: “Isn’t that interesting? The traditional business cycle undergoes four stages much like the four seasons of nature.” • Recession ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    It's July. Have You Met Your 2008 Resolutions Yet?

    It's July. Have You Met Your 2008 Resolutions Yet?
    Half of the year has passed and where are you now from where you were six months ago? What were your New Year’s Resolutions, if any? More and more I hear people say they don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. The main reason they give for not making resolutions is that they don’t believe they will be true to their word in ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Child Care Can Cost More Than Money

    Child Care Can Cost More Than Money
    Woman is ready for a job. Woman is highly qualified. Woman has dress clothes for business environment. Woman has transportation to get to job. But wait: Woman is also a mother. Woman has dilemma. Challenges are presented when a mother chooses to go to work. Most households require the woman to work. If she is a single mom, she has to ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Never Satisfied? Try These Six Negativity Busters

    Never Satisfied? Try These Six Negativity Busters
    I am one of those people who has the tendency to never be satisfied. It is like a disease. When I was in college, I wanted a communications job in New York City. Once I had that job, I wanted to get ahead quickly. A couple of promotions later, I decided I didn’t like working in Corporate America and started my ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What My Mom Taught Me

    What My Mom Taught Me
    Recently, as my granddaughter was completing a complicated project, my daughter told her, “I’m so proud of you for trying hard and doing your best”. I realized she was repeating to her child a statement my mother had said to me and my grandmother had told her. This simple statement was starting its fifth generation (at least as far as I ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 11 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Best Cities for Women #14: Denver, Colorado

    Best Cities for Women #14: Denver, Colorado
    Overall Score: 76 Population: 2,408,750 Description: Nicknamed the Mile High City, Denver is the capital and most populous city in the state of Colorado. Best For: Families, Retirees Median Salary for Women: $42,370 Overall Diversity (Higher is Better) :2 / 5 Crime Rating (Lower is Better): 52 / 100 Cost-of-Living Index (Natl. Average is 100, Higher is Better): 74 Transportation: 73 ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Cities for Women #9: Richmond, Virginia

    Best Cities for Women #9: Richmond, Virginia
    Overall Score: 84 Population: 1,160,347 Description: As the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond is an independent city and not a part of any county. Richmond's economy is primarily driven by law, finance and government, with a surplus of local governmental agencies in the downtown area. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Retirees Median Salary for Women: $34,396 Overall Diversity (Higher ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Ways to Volunteer on Your Own Schedule

    10 Ways to Volunteer on Your Own Schedule
    No matter how many items I check off my list, undoubtedly, the list continues to grow. I’m always running out of time, so offering my time feels downright daunting. But with a little creativity and research, I’m finding that it is possible to give back. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities out there. It’s just a matter of finding one that ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    8 Ways to Revive Yourself at Work

    8 Ways to Revive Yourself at Work
    Like most people, I’ll probably be at a desk job for the majority of my career. One aspect of office life that concerns me is the health risks that come from working on a computer all day. Am I just complaining or do our sedentary desk jobs seem to be slowly affecting our health? Maybe I’ll just get used to it—the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Layover Lowdown: Making the Most out of Airport Delays

    Layover Lowdown: Making the Most out of Airport Delays
    In August of 2009, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) finished a study that analyzed airport on-time performance throughout the U.S. The airports that ranked the lowest on BTS’s list are some of the biggest and busiest in the country, which is no surprise to anyone who’s traveled recently. Very few of us haven’t dealt with the over-crowded planes and frequent ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Facing a Challenge? Be Proactive.

    Facing a Challenge? Be Proactive.
    Who is responsible for your life – your career – your choices? That may seem like a silly question, but more often than not, people choose to blame others, creating a victim mentally. ‘The others’ may be your parents, or the spouse that left you broke and broken-hearted. Maybe it’s an employer who let you go for whatever reason; or a ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is a Life Coach Right for You?

    Is a Life Coach Right for You?
    Major life decisions have hatched in Laura Neff's office, a sunny outbuilding flanked by organic gardens at her north Charlotte home. One woman, feeling she wasn't living the life she imagined, moved to England. Another decided to trade her corporate job for full-time jewelry design. Still others have followed longtime dreams or, especially in these daunting economic times, sought Neff's help ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    14 Ways to Lead in Your Life

    14 Ways to Lead in Your Life
    1. Don’t take your passions lightly. Invest your time in whatever it is that you love. Become an expert. You never know when one of your talents could help you start a business, get a promotion, or help you transition into a new career. 2. Find a mentor. Find a mentor (a friend, acquaintance, colleague) to bounce ideas off of. Getting ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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