Top 5 Fictional Females for the Aspiring Woman in Power

From time to time, we all get stuck in a rut in our professional lives. Sometimes we need a new challenge, a new project or just a boost of inspiration to get us back on track in our quest of climbing the career ladder.

While Hollywood has...

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17 Career Secrets I Wish I Got On Graduation Day

On our last night in the sorority so many years ago, our alums gave us some great life advice…if we nurtured the relationships we made during our college days, we would find these same women standing next to us at our weddings or...

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Book Review » 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

What if you had enough time to be in the best shape of your life, get more than seven hours of sleep a night and still have time left over to volunteer more hours in a year than over 90% of the country? Or instead of just talking about it,...

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Everything To Everyone

Everything to Everyone – Part I

Something tells me that when your roommate coerces you into bleaching your already-blonde eyebrows, you should say an unhesitant ‘no’. Even if she’s right – “it will look avant garde and model-like...

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Social Life Struggles of a Grad Student

If you're in graduate school, then I'm assuming you're motivated, hardworking, and truly enjoy learning. Grad students don't make it this far because “that's just what you do after high school” (something I frequently heard when I was an...

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Book Review » The First 90 Days

If you just started a new job (or ever plan on moving into a new role within or outside your current company) - stop everything, and pick up this book. I have used this book as a road map for the first 90 days on the job in ...

Filed in: Business Advice - Marketing, How To, Management, Networking Groups, Personal Branding, Personal Development, Professional Development, Taking A Risk, The Year Ahead, Who's The Boss?, Working Moms, Your Office Personality, Finding a Job, The C-Suite

Shattered Hearts in Sandy Hook And For Us All

I am a teacher. I am a public educator.I have never been so shaken.

I was teaching when I heard that some despicable, disgusting, pathetic excuse for a human being killed 20 students and six faculty members of Sandy Hook...

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Little Fish, Big Pond: Am I Obsessed With My Phone?

I recently read Dana Dillard's article about text anxiety (which is totally a real thing!) and I nodded my head, thinking that I do each and every...

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Get Up Already—You’ve Been Down Long Enough

Growing up I never understood what the word failure meant.  I was a top-notch student and never studied a day in my life.  School came “naturally” to me.  I was an amazing athlete; never once was cut from any team I ever tried out...

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A Letter to the Class of 2016

To the Class of 2016,

As the start of the school year rapidly approaches in New York, I've found myself thinking of my most recent graduates.  Like any good teacher, I worry and I hope.  I worry that...

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