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Books to help us write smart at work

July 24, 2014

Beware of career self-sabotage. It lurks in how we write office emails and memos. This has nothing to do with being a good writer. The problem is decoding office politics […]

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3 ways to get richer in the Year of the Horse 2014

February 3, 2014

This is the year that I makeover my finances by transitioning away from credit cards. So bye-bye, plastic. Hello, cash. This new strategy has also been kinda painful. To my […]

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A new mantra for 2014

December 31, 2013

As a single working mom on a budget, I’m not usually big on spending even a few bucks on greeting cards that recipients look at for two seconds and then […]

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Don’t be a perfectionist: 5 steps to recovery

December 22, 2013

I just rewrote my book manuscript for the third time — and it was total agony. The final, two-day push was a marathon effort involving very little sleep, six slices […]

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Why I’m unplugging for a whole month — yikes!

August 22, 2013

Time to tame my laptop and iPhone…I’ve decided to unplug for the next four weeks. What a scary thought: no Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or the constant checking of email. In […]

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My messy kitchen drawer, with photos: why cleaning at home is good

August 14, 2013

I’m always wondering what to keep and what to discard. Over the years, the issue comes up during changes in everything from career and relationships to personal goals. Letting go […]

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4 reasons to avoid sugar

July 23, 2013

If you’re not interested in dealing with the issue of sugar addiction, the new August issue of National Geographic might change your mind. The cover story on the evils of […]

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