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When You Want To Travel But COVID-19 Happened

When I lived in France a very long time ago, I had an elderly landlady who never left the city but insisted that she was a world traveler. I didn’t quite understand at first, thinking…

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How to Make Working from Home Work for You

Many people are now working from home for the next few weeks or months. While this can be a welcome change in the short run, it’s not something everyone feels comfortable with in terms of…

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Office Behavior That Drives Us (or Your Colleagues) Crazy! Part 1

We all have those colleagues or boss who do things that drive us to distraction. These days, most offices provide little in the way of privacy so co-worker behaviors can have a large impact on…

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Sixty Years of Change for Women . . . and One Trailblazer Who Led the Way

According to an analysis by Pew Research, in the first quarter of 2019, there were 29.5 million women in the labor force who held a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, compared to 29.3 million men. …

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What Marriage Story Left Out About Finances in Divorce.

Marriage Story is applauded as a heroic and truthful divorce story, but despite its very real portrayal of the emotional toll divorce can take on a couple and their family, the movie only glosses over…

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How To Get Your Motivation Back

It can be tough to stay motivated at work this time of year. The days are cold and short. The excitement of the holidays is long over. Summer vacation is months away. How can you…

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Making the Most of Meetings

Business meetings are a key venue where business reputations can be made and lost. It is where people can distinguish themselves, contribute to decision-making, and move their careers forward. But meetings can be a difficult…

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Why You Shouldn’t Keep Your Ex’s Financial Advisor

Divorce is meant to be a clean break with your spouse, so why do so many women stay with their exes’ advisors? In Allianz Life’s 2019 Women, Money and Power Study, 60% of the women…

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LinkedIn Best Practices That Set You Apart: Part 2

Now that your LinkedIn profile is nice and strong, here’s how you can make the most of your LinkedIn connections: Grow your connections People limit themselves on LinkedIn when they hesitate to hit the “connect”…

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LinkedIn Best Practices That Set You Apart: Part 1

LinkedIn has become an important part of presenting your professional skills, experience, and accomplishments in any industry.  Because it hosts more than 500 million professional profiles, which means nearly an unlimited supply of network connections…

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