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    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair

    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair
    How we fight sometimes says more about us than how we got into a fight in the first place. Living a conflict-free life, especially with a loved one, sounds nice but in reality is impossible. Not only that, but it's unhealthy. Disagreements from time to time, if dealt with maturely and with the requisite kindness, can actually help to strengthen the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology

    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology
    Technology pretty much runs our lives these days. From our work life to our home life, we have computers, phones, and gadgets helping us with our daily routine. But is technology taking over and shifting our societal norms? Is too much technology a bad thing? Sometimes we are so used to relying on technology to help us out, we forget how ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gorgeous 2011 Letterpress Calendars

    The new year is a time for looking back, reflecting, and then looking forward to the year ahead. What better way to celebrate how far you've come with a lovely little handcrafted calendar to mark your accomplishments this year? The calendars we've picked for 2011 all have that wonderful, unusual, discovering-a-new-boutique feeling — Enjoy! A note from the creator: "A collaboration ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Nasty Things Lurking in Your Cosmetics

    Quick disclaimer: We are patently against fearmongering, so don't anyone start panicking. That being said, when you look at some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and body-care products, it raises some serious questions of the "How is that even possible?" variety. Well, here's how: The cosmetics industry is self-policed, operating with very little regulatory oversight. As such, it is ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is Sexual Harassment a Severe Crime... or Not?

    Is Sexual Harassment a Severe Crime... or Not?
    The CEO of Hewlett Packard, Mark Hurd, got fired last week following an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a former contractor, Jodie Fisher. After the probe into the allegations, the company found Hurd had not violated HP’s sexual harassment policy but he did monkey around with $20,000 of company funds. Now Fisher, who was also a reality show contestant, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama Endorses Paycheck Fairness Act

    Obama Endorses Paycheck Fairness Act
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to press Congress today to pass pay-equity legislation that would make it easier for women to sue employers who pay them less than their male counterparts, the White House said Monday. "Women deserve equal pay," White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said in an interview, citing government statistics that show women earn 77 cents for every ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    25 Things a Professional Woman Should Never Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning *reflects how you feel about your job* – that you take your position seriously, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim this Summer

    Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim this Summer
    By the time June arrives, I’m ready to get outside whenever and however I can. My usual activities—whether I’m reading a book or fitting in a workout—are exponentially more enjoyable in the fresh summer air, beneath the warm sun (as long as it’s not too hot, of course). All winter long, I trudge through my cardio routine, avoiding the rain and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Get a Man to Listen

    One of the most common complaints I hear from women is that men don’t listen. Be it at work where their good ideas are ignored or at home when their spouse totally forgets what she told him. Why can’t men listen? They can, if you follow these five steps. So the next time you want to talk to your male ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    3 Ways Strong Women Ruin a Relationship

    3 Ways Strong Women Ruin a Relationship
    Are you a woman with a lot going for her in all areas except in love and relationships? Do men stop calling or withdraw after a few dates or tell you they’re not interested or don’t feel the right chemistry with you? Your intelligence and ambition may have gotten you where you are in your life and career, but are those ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The Summer's Top 10 Fitness Holidays

    The Summer's Top 10 Fitness Holidays
    LONDON, June 8, 2010 - Improving your fitness during a holiday may seem quite the opposite of a relaxing break, but getting away from the daily grind and doing some energetic and revitalizing exercise can be the perfect re-charge. It's all about using your free time away to allow you to indulge in the things you can't always fit into your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace
    When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale. According to a recent national survey, three out of five employed Americans feel more motivated to do their best ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    7 Ways to Fight Office Flab

    7 Ways to Fight Office Flab
    A growing concern for us working women: job-related weight gain. Not to mention cubicle-induced achiness, anxiety, lethargy, and dehydration. But listen up, ladies: you don’t need to quit your office job to stay healthy and happy. Here are seven ways to reverse your cubicle woes and greet the evening with energy to spare. 1) Put Your Glutes to Work There’s a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stressed Out? There's an App for That

    Stressed Out? There's an App for That
    Ever wished you had access to your therapist 24/7, without the high price tag of all that supervised navel gazing? Well, help is on the way in the form of what some psychologists are calling "mobile therapy" — applications you can download to your cell phone to help you track and manage your moods between therapy sessions. Dr. Margaret Morris, a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Fitness Advice from Cops and Firefighters

    Fitness Advice from Cops and Firefighters
    What’s one thing we all have in common with police officers and firefighters? While most of us probably don’t risk our lives on a daily basis, wear a uniform, or drive a vehicle equipped with a siren, the need to stay physically fit is something we can all relate to. Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL and author of several fitness ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    It Pays to Listen: Management Talks

    It Pays to Listen: Management Talks
    If 2009 was characterised by staff worrying about whether they will keep their jobs, in 2010 - which is showing tentative signs of recovery - the boot could be on the other foot. This time, it is employers that could be worrying about how they manage to keep hold of the talented staff, the ones that survived the recession, but who ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Career Lessons From Television

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/ / CC BY 2.0 1. Once More With Feeling The Show: Glee Like any other classic tale of geeks banding together in the face of adversity, the outcast characters of Fox's Glee made drama and singing cool again. An aspiring Broadway starlet, the captain of the football team, the head cheerleader, and the lowest of social misfits on the school ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Most Scandalous Workplace Hookups

    Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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