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    5 Ways a Less-Than-Ideal Job Can Help You Build a Successful Career

    In an over-saturated job market, more and more people are putting aside chasing their dream job settling for starter jobs to pay the bills. This is clearly a boon for your bank account, but are you setting yourself up for long-term success by taking something that you think is “just for

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    Gentlemen Speak: Challenges Men Face In Marriage and How to Overcome Them

    Many men and women today think of marriage as the end of a romantic journey. Like the fairytale couple who overcomes gigantic obstacles to arrive in the end at the altar, real-life couples often assume that “the one” has been found and acquired and the most trying challenges are in the past. The

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    “Dear Future Husband” Is Relationship Poison

    Critics have dubbed Meghan Trainor’s new song “Dear Future Husband” the worst song of 2015 and—while I fault no one for rocking out to this addictive tune—I completely agree. Musical Pringles it may be, but the message Trainor’s song sends about what makes a man husband material is straight-up poison. OK, I’ll give Trainor

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    Workwear Looks Inspired By the Past

    It’s no news we love looking to the past for current outfit inspirations (Grace Kelly or Lauren Bacall, anyone?) And that especially extends to workwear. It’s tough to stay out of a style rut when it comes to your everyday office attire. But by looking back upon trends that graced screens decades ago,

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    5 Ways to Become a Better Listener

    Picture this: You’re out to lunch with a friend and she’s venting about her most recent conflict with her boss. You’re listening intently. Then your eyes wander to your phone. You see a notification pop up. Your curiosity gets the best of you and you can’t resist checking it. It

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    Style Essentials For a Sunny Spring Break

    Spring may have officially arrived last week, but for those of us in the northern states, the prospect of days at the beach are still a long ways away—unless you go on a spring break, of course! We’re day-dreaming of warmer climates and leaving our cell phones behind (well, at least

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    Loving the Real You In a World Full Of Edited Photos

    I love taking photographs of special events in my life. My collection of photos includes happy moments of family and friends playing instruments, laughing, or having playful conversations at cookouts. But the moment someone else takes the camera, I freak out. This isn’t just because the camera is my own and

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    How to Ask for a Raise: Advice from Top Female Professionals

    Originally published on Career Contessa, written by Elana Lyn Gross I asked for a raise for the first time last year. Asking for what I thought I deserved and having a frank discussion about money was definitely outside of my comfort zone—but I did it anyway. I researched the typical salary

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    While You Were Out: Cinderella’s Waistline, Cate Blanchett’s Adoption, The Best Road Trip Ever, and More

    “While You Were Out” is a Friday feature of short notes and commentary from the week. Whether it’s something you’d discuss at the water cooler or at happy hour, you’ll find it on our grid, together with our opinion as to if it’s praiseworthy or cringeworthy. We’re pleased to bring

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    Letting Go Of Guilt When Friendships Drift Away

    “She said ‘Yes!’” the Facebook announcement read. Brimming with joy and rapidly multiplying likes, the notification lingered at the top of my newsfeed. I let out an audible squeal of delight as this update from an old friend caught my eye, but as my finger lingered over the little blue