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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…

Telecommuting; What To Do When Your Family Doesn't Get It!

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I'm a telecommutter. I work from home. But my family doesn't seem to get it! Mami expects me to be her caretaker. She expects me to move down South and fill the role of The Nanny, but with less leopard print. This is the master plan she's…
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Halloween at the Office: It Pays to Dress for Success

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Without a doubt, Halloween is one of the most entertaining and carefree holidays; it's all about dress-up, candy, and a few healthy scares. And who doesn't relish slipping into somebody (or something) else's skin and shedding real life for…
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No Kids Allowed: Is the ''The Brat Ban'' Good For Business?

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On July 16, McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, made headlines when the management banned children under 6 from dining at the establishment. Owner of the casual bistro, Mike Vuick, sent an email to his customers, which read:…
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A Journalist’s Journey of Reinvention

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The high school principal, voice shaky, eyes glimmering with tears, stood behind the podium. Letting bad teachers go was part of her job, she explained, the next words scraping against her throat. Letting good teachers go was just…painful.…
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Should You Stay at Home or Go Back to Work Post Baby?

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Exclusive excerpt from The REAL COST of LIVING (Perigee/Penguin) by Carmen Wong Ulrich. Weighing the costs of staying at home vs. going back to work should be personal. Weigh your sanity and happiness against and alongside the financial…
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Three Steps to Negotiating the Pay Raise You Deserve

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The number one mistake women make when asking for a pay raise is focusing on themselves instead of on the value they bring to their organizations. So take note: Do not make your pay raise request all about you, especially to your employer!…