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Stacy Francis

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Penelope McDonnell Genes

Genes: A Tale of Two Mice

Genes. Such a hot topic, but oh, so confusing. Patients will walk in clutching 23andMe results looking for translation, others will have been diagnosed with a genetic disease they’ve never heard of and want to…

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Gift Guide for Travelers_Grit and Soul

Gift Guide for the Traveler in Your Life

Surprising the travel addicts in your life with all-expenses paid trips to far flung places would be amazing for sure, but if this might seem a little bit extra, here are ten practical and much…

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Motivators and Educators . . . M.E.!

Are you taking time for M.E.?

I’m a big believer in M.E. time. That stands for Motivators and Educators . . . M.E.! . . . things that inform, entertain, and energize me. And I find listening to podcasts can be…

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Why Women Should Seek Out Financial Advice Before Divorcing Or Separating

Why Women Should Seek Out Financial Advice Before Divorcing Or Separating

Contrary to what movies make us believe, rarely does a woman meet with my firm with the goal of taking every last penny from her spouse. Nor do we ever see women who hide assets,…

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The Boss Needs Feedback too

The Boss Needs Feedback Too!

No matter how much you like your boss or supervisor, there are probably things about him or her that you would like to change. I hear from so many people that their boss does things…

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How to Avoid Airplane Germs

When experts in North America want clues on how to predict what the flu season will be like, they look south to Australia, which experiences its flu season (and winter) from June to August. This…

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Seasonal Eating: Your Fall Shopping List

Clocks and clothes shouldn’t be the only things that change in the fall, foods should as well. We all get stuck in food ruts: smoothie for breakfast, salad for lunch, the same three veggies and…

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Natasha Muslih Travel expert

How to Travel Like a Travel Professional

As I write this, I am still part way through an extended summer holiday with my family. We’ve explored new places, revisited old ones, tried some new activities and spent a lot of time relaxing…

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Crying at work _ Grit and Soul

Crying at work – it happens!

I have certainly cried at work before – sometimes in the privacy of my office and sometimes in front of my boss.  And I hated it!! We’ve all been in one of those situations before…

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The Skill of Delegating

Delegation is key to maximizing our productivity and keeping ourselves rational during tight deadlines or heavy workloads. The trouble is that many of us don’t know how to effective delegate or don’t like to give…

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