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    Help Your Career Flourish By Learning to Stand Your Ground

    Originally published on Career Contessa, written by Laura Donovan During the final interview for my most recent job, my future boss remarked that I seemed like a very “nice” person. In the type of role I’d be holding, he warned, I’d need to let go of that from time to time. I told him

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    The Cutest Waterproof Shoes for Winter

    Trudging around during these dreary gray months is enough to get anyone down—not to mention ruin your leather shoes. The practical amongst us have already succumbed to pulling on big ol’ wellies every time we head out the door, and while there’s nothing wrong with them, we’ve found some stylish alternatives that will protect your feet from the elements and look

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    Healthy Living
    What Are Ovarian Cysts, And Do I Need to Get Them Treated?

    Ovarian health isn’t something to start worrying about only when you’re thinking about having babies. Our ovaries play a primary role in fertilization. They produce eggs and hormones that regulate our menstrual cycle. But they can also be sources of pain—and even death—if they aren’t functioning properly. As young women,

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    Outfit Ideas
    Our Favorite Thrifty Outfits Under $100

    Brought to you in partnership with National Thrift Week The Verily team loves a good shopping steal when we see one, and our elation most certainly overruns when we happen to find a buried treasure at a thrift shop or on the sale rack. (Have you read these fantastic style blogger tips for thrifting?)

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    Healthy Living
    5​ Things Emotionally Healthy People Don’t Do​

    We often hear about the dos and don’ts of taking care of our physical health. But what about our emotional side? This kind of well-being is more than just being in a good mood. It focuses on how we approach life on a day-to-day basis. Like most facets of well-being, emotional health

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    5 Reasons to Stop Analyzing Your Relationship to Death

    Let me first say that women have an incredible aptitude for peering into our own psyche and getting to the heart of the matter, all the while disentangling and connecting all the related loose ends along the way. Yes, the female mind may seem like a complicated, confusing, and generally

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    How to Be the Perfect Wingwoman

    It was midnight—the end of a disastrous Saturday evening. I lay cowering in bed, down comforter over my face, shaking with laughter while simultaneously trying to persuade my friend—yes, she was hiding in my bed with me, too—that there are in fact good guys “out there,” meaning beyond the safety of

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    Save Money By Maximizing Your Closet’s True Potential

    Brought to you in partnership with National Thrift Week You may have heard the statistic, “You wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time.” That’s certainly a wake-up call for your wardrobe this new year. If you’ve found yourself in a mid-season slump when it comes to getting

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    Why Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” Should Have Been a Solo

    What is it with duets these days? It’s becoming a frequent trend for the two parties to speak completely past each other in their co-sung songs. Gone are the days of duets between two voices in complementarity or at least in conversation. Two songs on today’s Top 40 come to

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    These Inspiring Women Are Breaking Stereotypes Every Day

    It astonishes me that, in 2015, portrayals of women in the hard sciences still seem to fall under several caricatures. One enduring image of female scientists is the Big Bang Theory-esque sketch of shrill-voiced biologists with poorly groomed eyebrows. At the other end of the spectrum, the Barbie computer-engineer-book fiasco and promotional materials that